I have taken note of your passionate congratulations to Woollies for the stance they have taken. I am white and a fifth generation African, I know exactly who my forefathers were and I know where I come from. Is it also the case with ...?
I am a businessman and I am doing well. I work all over Africa and love the continent and its people with a passion.
I have a new contract that will start soon and I need to employ twelve people to do the work. I am sitting with a dilemma and I am sure you might be able to assist me.
I must decide whether I am going to throw these opportunities open to all South Africans or should I just employ a certain race group? You see, my problem is that I am so unhappy with the grand theft of taxpayer's money and then the high and holy attitude of those that do the stealing that I don't think I even want to have my base in South Africa any longer.
So to answer this question myself, I think that I would register a new company in one of our neighbouring countries. It is actually quite easy to do. After all, my (international) client does not ask me whether I conform to equity laws, but whether I can do the job and therefor I have decided to put out word in my industry that I am looking for contract workers and that it will be a case of employing the best person for the job. No advertisements that exclude other races, I promise.
There are two additional opportunities with this contract - two young people will get the chance to gain extremely valuable experience - and get paid while doing so - over this period and might even have a full time job after the contract has been completed. Due to the absolute racist equity laws in our country I am obliged to offer this opportunity to white candidates. I am sure that you will understand.
Seeing that the grants that the DTI offer for a specific part of this work requires AA involvement, I have decided to do this in a much-hated Western country where they offer me a better grant, but sadly I cannot bring the savings on this part of the work into South Africa where you can claim your highly inflated taxes.
I also have another problem and that is that it would be unethical to have a company in a neighbouring country and not pay tax there. I am sure that you will agree that the tens of millions of rand that this contract is worth should be for the benefit of that country. You see, they also offer me a much better tax deal and corruption is under control there.
So Mildred, even though I have voted "yes" for change in 1992's referendum and shared the excitement of the first true democratic elections, I must admit that I have made a mistake. I was eager to start building this country and to help it to excel beyond all expectations, but it is with sadness that I must admit that I have never thought that it would become just another racist regime.
Mildred, you and the the rest of the ANC have failed us all and I do not have any other choice but to look only after my own people. That is an example that was set by you, so please do not blame me.
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