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DA poster about white supremacy - Cosatu

2012-01-25 19:10

Durban - The DA student wing's poster showing a young mixed race couple in a clinch entrenches the notion of "white supremacy", Cosatu in KwaZulu-Natal said on Wednesday.

"It entrenches white supremacy that we fought against during the liberation struggle," said Zet Luzipo, provincial secretary of the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

He said the poster, crafted by the Democratic Alliance Students' Organisation, opened up old wounds and it was not about education.

"The posture says join the DA to have an affair with a white person. The DA thinks our struggle for democracy was about the Immorality Act and the Group Areas Act," Luzipo said.

"We will not be excited with having an affair with a white person; we will not be enticed by that."

He said if the DA wanted to discuss non-racialism this would be welcomed.

"We must address inequality between black and white learners. We must discuss how far we have come since 1994."

DA youth leader Makashule Gana said the poster was part of a campaign to create debate about race.

"To say that the poster is sexual is taking it to the extreme. The poster is saying a lot," Gana said.

"They are embracing each other, and it shows in this country that we can find an opportunity to embrace each other."

Comments
  • Sean - 2012-01-25 19:15

    Felt this response from cosatu is fickle.....

      Boer - 2012-01-25 19:31

      How is it about white supremacy? Clearly the poster shows black and white embracing each other. Cosatu you are obviously on the back burner of politics in South-Africa, do you need some attention???Shame.

      Gollum - 2012-01-25 19:57

      If the poster depicting a white male and black female is about white supremacy (according to Cosatu), are they saying males are superior to women. Sounds like Cosatu has both, a race and gender inferiority complex and need to go see a head mechanic about it.

      Mike - 2012-01-25 20:04

      OK Cosatu! No wonder our science is also going down the drain! The little respect I had for you, gonners!!! You mix two colors and get white?? No clue how you get to it! My conclusion is: Whatever you don't like is back to black and white! Did you know however that there are no black or white humans in this country? (Look at a color chart IF you know what that is)!

      Mike - 2012-01-25 20:15

      HAHAHAHAAhahhahahaaaaaaaa, morons they had to say something and then got verbal diarrhea

      richard.hipkin - 2012-01-25 20:22

      Hahahaha, oh cosatu how desperate.... hahahaha

      christian.helberg - 2012-01-25 20:23

      @ubhejane, i have read all your comments and you are such a racist. have a good look at the man in the mirror, dont you want more for South Africa.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-01-25 20:24

      @ubhejane, where did you get your "results" from last time I looked not only were white women in support of this black people both male and female found the poster acceptable... good grief you live in lala land. And like I said you must change your name to umkhombo because I still believe you a fake.

      Mikhail - 2012-01-25 20:35

      @ Ubhujane we would probably end up continuing our debate previously. I have been thinking about what you are saying and am I right in saying that this is an insult to culture? I dont think you can group people who comment here and say that is a representative opinion. I respect what you say, I don't want you to think like a white person and I relish diversity. However, I don't think you afford me the same respect I afford you. You should understand that as much you don't want me to make you think like I do is it not fair that I would ask the same? You need to think outside your Zulu bubble. Do not mistunderstand me like you have before when I say this. You can live inside your Zulu bubble, no one is saying dont. What the progressive thinkers here are saying is don't allow this make you scourne others. We need lessons in tolerance, we need acceptance. And what your comments prove as that people in SA are incapable of this. Your comment about whites discredits you. I do, however, share your views that are first focus should be on our government, brain drain etc. On an aside, don't take my personal info on facebook as an invite to judge where I live and what problems I face. You dont know how long I'm here for, my circumstances etc, I opine about SA and that is the country where my heart lies...

      Carla - 2012-01-25 20:37

      Ha Ha fickle is an understatement. Cosato still lives in the Apartheid area.

      Carla - 2012-01-25 20:37

      Ha Ha fickle is an understatement. Cosato still lives in the Apartheid area.

      Max - 2012-01-25 20:47

      I also don't know about many white people that will be excited to have an affair with the average Cosatu member neither be enticed be it.

      TheWatcher - 2012-01-25 20:48

      ubhejane disagrees about one stupid poster and he becomes a racist black guy.. I hate to break this to you but most of the time he's the voice of reason on this forum. He's offended by this poster and its his right to express it. ubhejane could you please detail what aspects of the poster offend you and why. Is it the picture and/or the written message. Your previous posts in other pages that I read were rather emotional but not detailed. I'd like to understand better. (or point me to a ling where you have done so if I've missed it)

      Barry - 2012-01-25 21:08

      She is really hot. Any one got her cell number ?

      ubhejane - 2012-01-25 21:10

      @Watcher. As you know, I have voted DA in the last two elections. I had to look soberly at what I wanted for my country before I chose who I voted for. The DA has never once disappointed me over the last 5 years except for the fact that I think Mrs. Zille is pushing the gender issue a bit too hard. But that could be solved. Never however did I feel my identity was threatened. I don't feel after 20 years of interracial relationships in South Africa that this was an issue to use to tell us what our future should be. I solemnly believe this poster was created ala ANCYL style to provoke and nothing else. It freaked the Afrikaners out, it freaked me Zulu out and then a few religious people. The reactions, when reading my messages on Facebook, were diverse and most of my friends had different reasons for disliking the poster. Mine however is firstly I don't believe this poster is relevant for our times, because I have a number of friends married to other races, but respect my views that I personally would only marry someone from my own tribe. I don't need a political party to come tell me I'm a racist because I won't entertain the thought of marrying anybody else but a Zulu girl. It is my democratic right to be able to so. I fail to see how this preference of mine has caused this stir when all I ever do on here is fight to keep the brains from leaving the country and the abolishment of BEE.

      Sheda - 2012-01-25 21:18

      COSATU S H O W I N G Y O U R R A C I A L S I D E........... and your hate for woman COSATU IS ONLY UPSET BECAUSE THEY GIRL IS NOT WHITE AND THE GUY BLACK That is obvious from their racist misogynistic response....... That is obvious from their racist misogynistic response....... That is obvious from their racist misogynistic response.......

      TheWatcher - 2012-01-25 22:29

      @ubhejane Thank you for clearing that up for me. While I seriously doubt threatening anybody's identity was their intention I think I understand where you are coming from. For me this is just the youth league trying to be hip and controversial and doesn't really effect my opinion of the DA. The DA focuses a lot on breaking down racial barriers and getting the job done which is a good thing but don't really pay that much attention to cultural background which is their only real major flaw. Unfortunately its impossible to please everyone all the time but on the whole (excluding the fallout from this poster) they do the right thing. I don't think this mistake is worth denying them a vote considering the alternative parties but I'm not you and don't have your cultural background and I'm not threatened in the least by this poster (I just think its childish and meant to turn heads).

      Geronimo - 2012-01-25 23:36

      @ubhejane - sigh. You keep MISSING the point. Nobody is trying to tell you not to marry one of your precious Zulu girls, you are free to choose what or who you want to marry. The DA isn't out to get everyone involved in an interracial relationships... I can't believe I'm having to explain that!... the simple fact is that race is still a huge factor in SA, despite everyone being equal before the Constitution etc. Lately, ANC politics has developed a sinister racial slant and spread no thanks to the influence of one Malema (despite the party professing to be non-racial)... "economic freedom" ... read redistributing the wealth of white people... nationalisation of land without compensation... read compulsory expropriation of white owned land without compensation... nationalisation of mines, etc etc. This country is sliding to Zimbabwe proportions and 32 long years after Zimbabwean independence do you think race is not an issue in Zimbabwe after they booted out most of the white farmers? Do WE still want race to be an issue in SA 32 long years from free elections? All the DA is saying is that in the ideal future, according to the DA, RACE WILL NOT MATTER (nothing to do with threatening anyone's identity or culture). White, black, Indian, coloured, Chinese, Innuit, Mongolian, it doesn't matter who you are and nobody should think twice about who you mix with. Now please comprehend that and stop showing your complete ignorance with your silly posts n this subject.

      ubhejane - 2012-01-26 00:16

      I'm starting to wonder if these attacks on me aren't because I've snubbed some lighter toned ones? And here all of you thought we were all dying to marry the paler skinned ones and now that I tell you that I too am protective of where I come from and would like to keep it that way, now I'm the new enemy? And Geronimo...all this stale information about Zimbabwe is totally irrelevant to this debate. Another misconception of yours. Just because I'm black, now I automatically condone the Zimbabwean situation? What is the next post of yours going to be? Probably like Mikhail who posted above, when he told me yesterday to crawl back to hut in the bush and give my Western invention of a car back to the Western world and go be a savage? I'm starting to enjoy this. And what makes this so great is the fact that I have the constitutional right to marry whoever I want, even if it is my own tribe. So does this poster say the DA is also stuck in the past like the ANC? I think so. They don't have anything new to offer. Same old same old story, like the ANC. I need a progressive thinking party that would solve the corruption and focus on education, not one trying to get me in bed with a white woman.

      Geronimo - 2012-01-26 00:32

      @ubhejane - and now you suggest that you are some sort of racial victim in all of this... I would have thought you'd have a more reasoned response but your answer merely confirms the validity of the purpose of the DA's poster.

      ubhejane - 2012-01-26 00:42

      LOL LOL Racial Victim!!!! How on earth would I claim a thing like that? I'm not the one drowning and choking to death when Malema or Zuma opens their mouths. You are. You are the new victim. I'm free. My fight on here daily is to free you. You know that by now! So here it comes again for the 400th time. I will only marry a Zulu girl and have Zulu babies but that doesn't mean I want to stop fighting for your freedom. There are many aspects of your culture that I can't live with and don't want near my kids. And if you can't afford me the right to hold onto my tradition and belief systems, then I don't want to share a political party with you.

      ubhejane - 2012-01-26 01:39

      The racial divide in our country is caused by the white population. Before you all start screaming at me, read and think before you post, please. For the last 400 years since you have arrived, you have spent all your time trying to get us to adapt to your cultural values. We on the other hand had to hide our culture because you never let an opportunity go by telling us we are the worst possible creations on earth. If you haven't spent all this time being destructive, this country would have been a lot more advanced. Why? Because of the white attitude towards our culture you are driving everybody into the arms of the ANC. You are giving South Africa on a silver platter to the ANC. You are so blinded by this cultural fog you are living in, that it has never dawned on you that if you accepted us with our witch doctors and Voo Doo dolls, we could have been a lot further down the road of reconciliation. We don't like certain aspects of your culture. The majority of you are extremely rude in our eyes and in our culture that screams a lack of breeding. Some of you might have read the responses to my post on the DOSA Facebook page by whites. I would be too ashamed to appear in public with people like that. I clicked out of the site and was thankful I'm black. So to get back to the DOSA poster. The DA lost more votes than they will ever know because if there were people ready to stop voting along colour lines, they were driven straight back into the arms of the ANC.

      Mikhail - 2012-01-26 02:36

      I think people are a lot more accepting than you think. It seems you are taking this poster very literally. No white forces their culture on black people nowadays. True you probably know more about white culture than I do about black culture but you would be surprised how hard I try to learn and so do a lot of other black people. I think Watcher summarised it perfectly. My interpretation of the poster is not that white men are going to be forced on your woman, but rather if a black woman so happens to have a relationship with a white man they will not be judged and perfectly accepted into society. So for the 400th time, go have your zulu babies, we are happy for you no one is forcing you not to. I think you may some more thinking to do if you abandon a party because of a poster from their youth league.

      ubhejane - 2012-01-26 03:10

      @Mikhail. Initially the poster was the issue for me primarily because this is really an issue we have dealt with 20 years ago and those that wanted interracial relationships have done so already. I didn't need to be told that I'm only enlightened if an interracial relationship, portrayed in this sexually provocative manner is OK. It isn't for me, and not for many other people, black and white. What was an eye opener, was the "white" reaction I got on the DOSA Facebook page. I was asked by some to come do their garden work and others suggested I come suck on their genitals. What this said last night was that if I don't agree with the new found progression of the DA, I'm only good enough to work in their gardens. You need to understand that I come from a culture where we would never in our wildest dreams think of stooping that low. So tonight, I'm over the poster and over the DA, but thankful I don't have to be associated with this kind of mentality that is rife within the DA. The whites that demeaned me and some other blacks on this issue, are the reason I would rather group myself with my own kind. Maybe this was meant to be. Maybe if those of us with a better vision for the ANC become active within the movement we stand a better chance of steering the train back onto the tracks, because now it has become a runaway train off a cliff. By default you will benefit from this.

      ubhejane - 2012-01-26 03:40

      @Mikhail. I'm sure you must have caught on by now that we are talking to each other from the same time zone. So maybe we should compare diaries and meet at the Cheesecake Factory just off Rodeo Drive. We can then sit face to face and debate this issue. I promise I will eat with a fork and not my hands and nobody will notice that I belong in the bush. The last few words were just put in to yank your chain a bit! LOL LOL

      Mikhail - 2012-01-26 04:21

      I think that is a good idea, I definitely think this issue merits a lot of attention from all of us... LOL, thank you for the courtesy! Let me extend the same and promise I will not ask you to suck my genitals or ask you to tend my garden... Will make make the arrangements via FB.

      ian.bosch - 2012-01-26 09:19

      come on cosatu time ot stop swiging from that family tree no ad get ith the ral world.. progress is what it is ad no matter how you bad mouth it, it will happen unlike anything then cANCer is involved with...

      Edwin - 2012-01-26 09:30

      I agree with Ubhejane, it's not about intollerence, it's about a country that just and hopefully finally closed the Malema chapter and now the DA is starting another racial debate. I understand what they are trying to do, but they are stepping on a lot of toes with their choice of modus. It's funny how people are commenting people should be more open minded when just 3 months ago, Malema was invoking blacks to kill and take everything from whites. Now the DA is just promoting that gesture by offending conservative people. And watch, the ANC and ANCYL are going to spin the story that DA wants the whites to take black people's women and sleep with them, just throwing more fire on the racial debate. People are not that gullible? Oh yes the poor black uneducated population is indeed.

      Nkulekweni - 2012-01-26 10:00

      Ubhejane...don't sweat and don't rejoin the ANC. There are a lot of people in this country that are where you are. Whilst I still think your intepretation of the poster is tangential..most of your arguments make sense to me. You will get insulted on this forum for saying that you prefer your own culture and in terms of partners your own tribe. This is because there you have touched a raw nerve...the majority of white people in this country believe that they are superior to blacks..(you only have to read the postings here) and they also believe that black people want to be them. If you watch advertisements in this country you will see that there is a whole ... use a white person then black people will buy kind of thing going on. Now by you challenging that ingrained belief ...people here have come out with swords blazing because you are saying to them ...by the way I do not want to be you ...I do not believe you are superior to me. Apartheid was not voted away by white people...had it not been international and other pressure the majority of white people would still be voting for the Nationalist party. I salute you broer...but do not join the ANC other solutions have to be found.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-01-26 10:06

      Wow, and we wonder why we have such high rape stats in this country with men with mindsets like yours.. White supremacy? So if it was a black man would it be Black Supremacy? Who said they naked? You cannot see from the waist down. Who says they not a married couple just embracing each other lovingly? I do that with my wife all the time, it is special and you feel the love transferring between each other. No sex involved, try it one day..

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-01-26 10:48

      Just because ubhejane is proud of his heritage, and doesn't like a certain poster doesn't make him racist... He is allowed his opinion, and the fact that he voted DA twice, shows he at least has an open mind about things and isn't an ignorant bigot.

      Bigwolf - 2012-01-26 10:50

      Do you think? hahaha I think they missed the point totally. Just shows the level of intelligence. Remember Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.

      eric.vanvuuren - 2012-01-26 11:55

      Oh ya, I must say the poster was a little tasteless How can you unite people by attacking them? Not everybody in this country wants to see that kind of a thing. And if I’m seen as a racist for my view on this. Then know this, we are all racists no matter how much you try to be politically correct, or socially acceptable. The fact that so many people attack people just for expressing ideas that isn’t popular. We need more people to voice their fears, especially if they are born from ignorance and race. Ignoring the important issues is the problem.

      yola.me - 2012-01-26 12:20

      LOL, its just funny. Its so 1800 to have issues wt what race one is dating. They should grow their balls a little bit @Cosatu.

      Newsmonger - 2012-01-26 12:20

      Cosato you idiots. If anything I would like to see you all disbanded havent you got a fire to create and toy toy around.Perhaps go do your appointed work instead of make comments on a poster which in effect has nothing to do for you. White supremacy, how do you get that out of that picture? You are a bunch of idiots and will remain so!HERE HAVE A BANANA!

      Brent - 2012-01-26 12:28

      casatu AKA silly billy

      kgosi.otimile - 2012-01-26 12:35

      @ubhejane,I'm a black guy (Tswana) and i can marry any race on this planet earth and i respect your view on marrying only a Zulu woman. Most of your comments has sense within. The funny thing is what if you were not mean't to marry a zulu woman and can you please tell us what makes you firmly and extremely careful in terms of marriage and marrying only zulu woman?

      ubhejane - 2012-01-26 14:48

      @Kgosi. I know my comments have freaked out a lot of black people as well. I still need some time over this weekend to go sit and analyse this reaction I had about this poster. As you know there are many mixed race couples around us and at university many are sleeping together. I didn't. But all I can tell you this minute, is that I go ballistic when anything threatens my identity. I come from nothing and my identity and principles were all I had. I still don't care for the black Mercedes even though it would be very normal today to have one, along with the many other trimmings that our new constitution has brought us. I have to think about a reply to you and probably tell you I will evolve and this important matter will fade and I too will eventually come around, but for now I want to hold onto my Zuluness and just be me and dream about my little Zulus running up to me. Maybe I want to create a world for my little Zulus where they will grow up and not be rejected by other people.....maybe this all about self preservation. I don't know how many of the threads of outrage against me you have read, but two days after this racial war started, I am even more determined to be me and create a safe world for my kids where I can protect them from the insults I had to endure growing up. I work with white guys that buy sex when we go seminars and I don't know why, every time I look at this poster all want to do is grab the girl and protect her from hurt and harm.

      rheinhardt.peens - 2012-01-26 15:02

      What BS!!!

      Monika - 2012-01-26 15:26

      @ Ubhejane I understand completely where you come from. And you don't need to analyse your reaction down to the last and deepest point. We have instincts, and if we are true to ourselves and listen to our inner voice, these instincts indicate to us truths that cannot be rationalised and made explicit. Culture is an incredibly important aspect of our identity, and where culture is destroyed, people are uprooted. That does not mean that culture should not evolve. We should let go of customs that don't work or fit anymore and assimilate customs or principles that would help our culture survive and adapt in an every changing world. I can see how you feel that your world will stay whole and healthy if you marry a Zulu girl and bring up Zulu children who feel grounded and safe because they know where they come from and who they are. And with that security and confidence they will then be able to face, accept and interact with strangers and foreign customs.

      ubhejane - 2012-01-26 16:10

      @Monika. Thank you. You would have a better understanding what I'm trying to say, you know and work with the students everyday.

      thozi - 2012-01-26 16:23

      What COSATU is actualy saying is that Black women are stupid and cannot decide for themselves. COSATU men are probably aware that black women get treated better with love and respect by their white lovers and not treated as mental minors all their lives. It can only be "white supremacy" if the woman was forced into it by a 'stronger man' as is the case in the mentality of COSATU's spokesperson. I don't know why they cannot just admit that the DASO came up with a brilliant idea that left them with envy. It's a good poster by all reaonable standards.

      Mikhail - 2012-01-26 18:31

      I think people here are making valid points and at least thinking about these issues in an intelligent manner. As far as white people thinking they are more superior than black people, I think that is a big generalisation. I know a lot of black people that have accomplished more than me with less resources available and I take my hat off to a lot of accomplishments they have made on their own especially given a disadvantaged past. But I do think we need to stop arguing about who is racist, who is better. Leave the ignorant behind, don't heed comments on those who have inferiority complexes or are insecure because ultimately that is where racism is bourne forom. We are all South Africans and it is our responsibility to look after our children and build better futures for them than we had. This country needs to be spurred forward. What happened in the past changed people, black and white. What we should be focusing on is how we can bring about positive change, equal opportunity, increase living standards and train people to think and behave ethically. Obviously our government is incapable of this and is an abomination of the former values they stood for. But we are society not them. Be the change you want to see in the world and I challenge you all to do that today and going forward.

      ubhejane - 2012-01-26 19:24

      @Mikhail. Brilliant post! A thousand thumbs up for you!

      Chrono - 2012-01-27 08:44

      Funny how Cosatu's reaction is so very racist while the DA advert was trying to achieve the opposite.

      Chrono - 2012-01-27 08:51

      @ubhejane, I agree with a lot you convey about the role of whites in the racial divide in SA. I think much of the black racism is in reaction to what whites dish up. We whites need to realise that we are a small minority and we no longer call the shots. There are so many things that blacks do that are regarded as rude or harsh or barbaric by whites simply because in does not fit into their world view and because they do not know where these things originated from. I often feel our world views are as different as the colour of our skin.

      Hugh - 2012-01-27 10:19

      @Chrono, I'm not sure that your statement of "what whites dish up" is totally correct. I think that the perception of the average politically minded black is that anyone who opposes the ANC is racist and trying to hang on to old apartheid policies. There are however a growing number of Africans, mostly young and educated that are seeing through the ANC rhetoric and making sound decisions on their own about whats right and wrong. Guys like Ubhejane have been lambasted because of his comments, but he is one of the free thinkers that will still be our countries salvation. He has every right to be offended, because his morals lead him. Most parents dont want to have their children in mixed relationships, but see it as ok for others. My sons first love was a coloured girl, totally freaked me out, but Ive since lived in West Africa and mixed relations is the order of the day. Is it right or wrong? Neither. There is no right or wrong here.

      kgosi.otimile - 2012-01-27 12:36

      @Ubhujane, I've heard you clear! but you still have an element of insecurity when it comes to other races, ( You must let go of the past)because you are too protective for your blood line or culture... Yet there is nothing wrong with that, though it will last for the period of your years on earth then it will be up to your kids! I work with both black and white people and there is still colour issue (pardon me for deviating from the topic). My point is i've been exposed to good and bad (racist) white people (especially old folks). But still i know even black people are racists too, even to each other. I still have white friends to this day. My point is let's let go of the past!!! Let's build a future with all races without building a great chasm between us. Even intellectuals needs psychotherapy and have weakness which at times take some time to heal. I'm subjected to be corrected. That's how i understood you bro!!!

      John - 2012-01-27 19:37

      Cosatu is a confederation of Trade Unions. Cosatu copies the whites. Trade Unions copy the whites. They charge membership fees. Just like the whites. For money. Brought to SA by the whites. They print a lot of books and written material. Using the white printing press. Using the white alphabet. Take photos, make films, videos, cd's, dvd. Using white information storage methods. Speak over microphones, radios, tv,s, etc. All invented by whites. In the past they used to kill people. With the white machine gun AK-47. So exactly what is Cosatu's problem with white supremacy?

      Gary - 2012-01-27 20:28

      You can expect anything from cosatu, no surprizes here...

  • Comrade - 2012-01-25 19:16

    COSATU IS ABOUT BLACK RACISM

      Jou - 2012-01-25 19:33

      Indeed. They advertise their bigotry with pride like a bright red "I'm a racist prig" flag. What pathetic uneducated cretins. Who needs them in this country.

      Gerhard - 2012-01-25 19:48

      No racist bigger than a black racist

      Sean - 2012-01-25 19:53

      They still stuck manually pushing a wheel, while the rest of us have long since moved onto engines.

      Oreabetse Awwsum-Dash Sebitloane - 2012-01-25 19:55

      Racists come in all shapes, sizes, colours N creeds. To comment saying there's no bigger racist than a black racist is trying to hide from the truth that yes COSATU are proving that statement to be true, however they aren't the only ones with that type of mentality in this country. And to say it excites white people N angers blacks - last I checked I was black N I find it to be a fantastic promo for a non-racialist SA

      Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-25 20:02

      @ Oreabetswe, I'm black and am not offended byy the post too, and to say it offends black I doesn't ALL. I'm also not writing on behalf of black people I'm merely stating my opinion

      Patrick - 2012-01-25 20:04

      go back to history and see who the racist were.

      Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-25 20:24

      @ Rob, I'm a married father of 2 and have no other sexual desires/fantasies besides my beautiful wife(black).

      Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-25 20:39

      @ Rob, I have never met a black racist, all we have is respect for white people but we just don't want to be taken for granted.

      Blip - 2012-01-25 22:08

      Everyone is taken for granted because nobody is more special than others. That's how EQUALITY works.

      Mosesbongane - 2012-01-26 00:32

      DA the issue is not about the poster, is about how we must redistributing the wealth of those who benefit from apartheid and share,then you can make poster of mix race.

      Sean - 2012-01-26 13:20

      FFS , no matter what you do , these black racists will always turn evrything in to a race issue , pathetic ! They can all go f@ck themselves !! It is seariously a sin to be a white person in South Africa ! Two years time I`m out of this once beautiful country which is run to the ground by the ANC ! Some races just didn`t change with evolution , they got left behind !

      eric.vanvuuren - 2012-01-26 13:28

      @ Patrick - We can do nothing about the "history" you speak of. That still leaves the fact that you are responsible for your own actions. So there are no justifying current actions with past ones.

      Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-27 10:15

      @ Janine Can you share a personal encounter with a black racist

      J-Man - 2012-01-27 12:31

      @ Myancmyfuture - to say you've never met a black racist is bullsh*t to say the least, and you know it. This "blacks cannot be racist" statement is pathetic and a blatant lie,and I've met many white racists, black racists, brown racists etc, especially in SA so please, spare us the bullsh*t.

  • Sean - 2012-01-25 19:20

    This has to be one of the most childish responses I have ever heard. Sorry Cosatu, who exactly are you?

      Comrade - 2012-01-25 19:21

      CASATU is the RACIST wing of the ANC.

      Jou - 2012-01-25 19:29

      Unfortunately if this wasn't so comical it would be very very sad. The comments by COSATU fuel hate and division. As I already stated in my blog, it's illiterate bigots like Zet Luzipo and other influencial leaders that influence and shape the course of history and indeed the future of our country. These dinosaurs have lost their way and dragging generations of future bigots with them.

      Sharon - 2012-01-25 20:24

      I took a long look at the poster, and truly, all I saw was 2 people embracing. Was he beating her with a stick? NO Was he humiliating her? NO - Honestly, COSATU, sometimes it is better to remain silent and appear the fool...

      Chris - 2012-01-25 21:21

      Sometimes i feel like giving up with our fellow black people. What do you want from the whites???? I we don't join you it's apartheid, if we embrace you it's white supremacy. I know it's not all of you, so please if the shoe fits, WAKE THE H&LL UP.

      Odicito - 2012-01-25 22:16

      Its actually unbelievable! I dont see any possibility of any decent discussion whatsoever in the near future. The level of understanding is sooo low we have to somewhat dig a whole to get there. My my my...this poster seems to have given us a very good measure of what South Africa is really about. Extremists and fools populate this place and Im just wondering who this people we call our countrymen really are. I still say kudos to Da youth for bringing this up, gives one an idea of the kind of mental situation in this country - SHOCKING!

      Peter - 2012-01-26 06:25

      They are an organisation that claims to represent the labour interests of their members, but are just actually another whanabe political party. They have achieved nothing but lost employment for their members, and have spoilt working relationships between management and labour countrywide. They are a destructive force in a country that should want to advance itself.

  • Mo - 2012-01-25 19:21

    You know who's most racist? Black people. This just proves it.

      Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-25 19:39

      It depends on where you're standing

      Ian - 2012-01-25 20:04

      @ myancmyfuture The only people who have a problem with this poster are White and Black supremacists and sexists. It doesnt matter who is standing where because I dont suffer from racism or sexism. I think that maybe you do though and maybe you need to take a look in the mirror and see what you actually are... So much for a multi racial, free democratic society, it was obviously just a slogan.

      Patrick - 2012-01-25 20:06

      @mo you claim black are racist go back to pre 1994. or you did not know how it feel to be at the receiving end.

      Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-25 20:09

      @ Ian, are you trying to imply that I should only comment if I suffer from racism and sexism?

      Ian - 2012-01-25 20:14

      @myancmyfuture, aaahhh I see you are beginning to change your tone to more of a fence sitter on this subject. Your earlier posts through the past few days have been a lot more extreme. Took a look in the mirror eh?

      Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-25 20:21

      @ Ian, not realy the poster is about the DA who has been long regarded as a mainly white political party. There were issues when Zille appointed her cabinet which was mainly white males and now when DASO comes with a promo of a white male and a black girl then our minds automatically goes back to the DA image on our minds.

      Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-25 20:45

      I actually feel the same about him and many people in his hometown share the same sentiments and to suggest that he's representative of black people is an insult.

      Christopher - 2012-01-26 06:21

      Actually, it looks like there're a lot of idiot white racists and a lot of idiot black racists all saying the other group is worse. While you have a group in the middle (black and white) wondering what all the idiots are complaining about. While trying to make sense of their retarded comments about the other group being more racist than their group. Where did all these idiots come from? Here's how you redistribute wealth: Jobs go to the best candidate, race or sex have nothing to do with it. If a person works hard they get a better job, irrespective of race and sex. At school students who work the hardest get better grades, then get better jobs, then get more money. RACE SHOULD HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT

      Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-26 10:30

      @ Christopher The problem with jobs is that it has been proven that in many companies whites still earn more than blacks whilst they still do the same job with similar experience. Secondly if you beleive that kids from rural eastern cape schools schooling under the tree have the same eqaul opportunities than schoolkids at Pietersburg Hoerskool is plain hypocricy. If women are still regarded as properties in the Pondoland and girls as young as 12 are married by 50 year old men then we need to ensure that women and disabled are prioritised for job opportinities otherwise slavery will continue. Next time, instead of taking a vacation to the fancy resorts visit schools in the villages and see the difference to their counterparts in the Model C's.

      Dewald - 2012-01-26 16:22

      @myancfuture - One group of people earning more then the other has got nothing to do with race. It is all about marketing yourself. in my own experience I earn almost double that of one of my Colleague's same exeperience etc. Reason: If you set the benchmark a little higher when you look for you first job you'll probably earn 1/3 more 5 years down the line than the oke who just accepted the intial offer. this is something engraved in the white populous.. or at least where i come from.

      Charles - 2012-01-26 16:54

      This is a silly, racist and childish argument on which race is the most racist, blacks or whites etc. Try not to generalise and speak to the individual. Then we can have a proper argument about a poster (sigh, a poster). I think we all have specific traits that we will not negotiate on when seeking a partner, nothing wrong with that. Just allow other people to make their own choices, and not throw our toys out of the cot when we will not personally make the same choices.

      Charles - 2012-01-26 16:58

      @myancmyfuture; Whos fault is the difference in education quality? Are you really blaming whites? We may be devils, but we do pay taxes, and this should be spent wisely so that future generations do not have the same inequalities what we have to deal with today.

      J-Man - 2012-01-27 12:36

      @ Myancmywhatever - "I actually feel the same about him and many people in his hometown share the same sentiments and to suggest that he's representative of black people is an insult." oh really? Just a few months ago you were lecturing on us how great he is and how he is the future and that cr@p. make up your mind, Hypocrite.

      Gerhard - 2012-01-28 07:15

      Black racism stems from inferiority, white racism from superipority.

  • George - 2012-01-25 19:21

    Sexwale and few others are married to white women So expel them from the anc party

      Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-25 19:56

      And yet you don't see Tokyo and Judy's naked photos as an ANC promo

      Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-25 20:14

      @ Jeffrey, they don't look dressed to me, please don't insult me just put your point.

      Patrick - 2012-01-25 20:35

      @rob. free education. black did inherite good education. our mother born before 1950. most cannot read or write, no tertiary education. they mind were program to to form 5. and work for baas

      George - 2012-01-25 20:51

      @ Myancmyfuture The only thing that is naked is it stuff that holds your ears apart

      Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-25 20:55

      @ George, or perhaps what you're covering in that trouser you piece of thresh

      Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-25 21:11

      @ Rob, your guesstimates are scary and that what makes us beleive that the only good party we have is the ANC

      Chris - 2012-01-25 21:17

      Myancmyfuture You won't see a poster like that from the anc as it is a black racist party. Once the old whities (Beyers etc) that supported the struggle are gone there will be no whites in the anc. You do not see any white ancyl leaders. Bunch of hypocrites you are.

      Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-25 21:44

      @ Rob, I don't see any part where I blamed apartheid but let me try and put this to you. The fact that in 1912 Jan Smuts govt prohibited natives from studying towards many courses didn't stop OR Tambo from graduating with distinctions in 1928 and the fact that the standard of education as well as conditions were compromised never stopped people like Mamphele Ramphele from graduating with straight A's from the rural villages of Ga-Matlala, nor did 27 years of jail stopped Mandela from leading this country. The comforts and benefits that were enjoyed by whites also never blinded the likes of Ingrid Jonker, Hellen Zille/Suzman, Naude, Hogan from standing for the truth

      Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-25 21:56

      @ Rob, it seems to you that the policy of good neighboutliness was working well, but bear in mind that it has been known even those days that black people's blood that was donated would be thrown away. Even when former Pres Mbeki donated in 2005 his was also thrown away, Do you recall any mishaps about apartheid?

      Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-25 22:03

      @ Rob, you mentioned Tutu and Mandela and you should read what I wrote as a response to that not "Priding"

      Blip - 2012-01-25 22:10

      Tokyo and Judy are old and wrinkly.

      Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-25 22:15

      @ Rob, I asked if according to you there were any negatives about apartheid

      Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-26 09:49

      @ Rob. Asking us not to blame apartheid is no different from a rapist asking his raped victim to simply move on and forget about being raped. (DON'T READ THIS IN LINE WITH JUJU'S SONG I'M MERELY MAKING THIS AS AN EXAMPLE) Under apartheid blacks were prohibited from investing in properties either than townships and were not allowed to invest in mining and the bulk of agricultural land was seized by merely relocating people with no compensation. In 1994, not even 1% of blacks had any substantial investments because we were only allowed to invest only on Unit trusts and stokvels. The schools that were built were mere walls and no support was provided to black kids in the villages, and how easy can you go to school with no school uniform/shoes and an empty stomach?

  • Alex - 2012-01-25 19:21

    oh come on. do they really just not get it?

  • Paddy - 2012-01-25 19:21

    "We must discuss how far we have come since 1994." His comments show exactly how far we have come.....Not very far !

      Comrade - 2012-01-25 19:25

      COSATU + ANC know they are SCREWED as far as intellect, common sense, good governance and decency....the only card left to play is the RACE CARD. .....*DESPERATION!!*

      shelly.santiago - 2012-01-25 19:28

      Well it was just 1994! Things like this take time. Each generation will get better, as you learn tolerance. I'm from the United States and we still have race issues. People didn't learn hate in a year. They learn to hate over the span of childhood..which means it will take a while to unlearn it.

      Carla - 2012-01-25 20:55

      @Christopher. OMG... have you ever been outside SA, to think about it outside your neighbourhood. Your comment at Shelley show how naive you are about racial issues the world over and as they say in afrikaans "n Goeie begryper het n halwe woord nodig". She was talking about generations learning tolerate and learning new behaviour but one needs to learn that from childhood. Have you pass grade 10 yet?

      Peter - 2012-01-26 06:27

      We've gone backwards.

      Merven - 2012-01-27 07:33

      Good point Shelly, research in the USA showed that it takes on average 3 generations (50 years) to overcome racism. Granddad was a big racist, his son is also a racist but look with new eyes too other races and start questioning his granddads principles and teachings. His son, being much more open minded than his dad question his forefathers openly and reaching out to other races etc. Now, his son will be confused by racism and will never understand how his forefathers could've been the way they were (unless they sit under a government that keeps racism alive with BEE, AA and other race related laws). Then the whole racist cycle starts again.

  • clinton.nobrega - 2012-01-25 19:22

    Are Cosatu actually being serious!?!?!? God, talk about one step forward and 500 steps back.....

  • Clive - 2012-01-25 19:23

    At some time in our country,all people are going to have to start respecting each other,their cultures & beliefs. I am a grandfather and often attend various functions at my grandaughter's school and all the children are interacting with each other like it is the most natural thing to do. Eventually we must get there but we must start now. Time is beginning to run out.

  • Patrick Saunders - 2012-01-25 19:23

    cosatu is living proof of the failure of the south african education system.

      Merven - 2012-01-27 07:35

      I was thinking, how is COSATU in anyway different than the ANCYL?

  • jen.bader - 2012-01-25 19:24

    Out of all the ridiculous statements made about the poster, this one gets an A+ for plain stupid!!

  • maritza.meyer - 2012-01-25 19:24

    Who are the Racist opressors now Cosatu?

  • Janneman27 - 2012-01-25 19:25

    COSATU clearly don't care about equality, they care about black people killing white people...they're sicksicksicksick...

  • Gideon - 2012-01-25 19:26

    Wow, somebody totally missed the boat. How is this poster representing white supremacy again? Cosatu running out of actual contributions to make in public? Scared of losing members amongst the workers because you don't actually mean sh:t?

  • Anthony - 2012-01-25 19:26

    Hahahaha, sometImes one can have a good laugh on this site!!!!! "White supremacy" !!!! You mean, he on TOP ?? Somehow, I think , she does not mind !!!!!

  • Blip - 2012-01-25 19:28

    Hasn't Cosatu noticed that the top leadership in the DA consists entirely of females? Instead they assume, with typical black sexism, that the MAN in the poster is "in charge"...

  • heinrich.crouse - 2012-01-25 19:31

    Shame, you must really have had your sense of self seriously messed up to get that kind of message from this poster. Apartheid did some serious damage.

  • tony.calitz - 2012-01-25 19:33

    Oh GET A LIFE, Cosatu!! The world is tired of hearing all the complaints about racism that emulates form the racists themselves. Oh, I almost forgot - Empty vessels make the most noise. . . sound familiar?

  • Perfume5 - 2012-01-25 19:38

    "We must address inequality between black and white learners. We must discuss how far we have come since 1994.".......please let us taxpayers know after your discussion, cause all we see is destruction everywhere. I have not heard Cosatu utter a word about the hospitals that have no food to feed patients, more pressing issues to attend, than worry about a bloody poster. Kudos to the ad agency, the couple posing in the poster are STUNNING!!!!!

      Eduard - 2012-01-26 13:54

      I agree, the poster is gr8

  • edan.suricate - 2012-01-25 19:40

    lol what retards. They are the ilk who hold Africa back.

  • Alex - 2012-01-25 19:44

    Zet dude, you are a dummy!

  • Oreabetse Awwsum-Dash Sebitloane - 2012-01-25 19:47

    OH GROW SOME BRAINS!!! Bloody hell

  • Wouter - 2012-01-25 19:48

    Zet, jou kop raas.

  • Wayne - 2012-01-25 19:48

    OMG! How do they come to these weird conclusions? How do they read that in the poster? Definitely smoking some hectic stuff in that side of the country to be able to dream up these conclusions. Instead of trying to build a better future and seeing the poster for what it stands they have to play a political card. In SA the parties are organised according to your race and that is so wrong, we will get nowhere while people continue to think this way. The DA is the only party that is multi-racial and actually trying to bring the races together and addressing "REAL" issue, instead of playing the race card like the other parties to continually reminding everyone about how disadvantaged and segregated they where a few years ago.

  • Marius - 2012-01-25 19:49

    This response from Cosatu only serves to entrench the common notion of white supremacy when it comes to intellect.

  • General.AlanMuller - 2012-01-25 19:50

    As the Famous V-mesh of Jam Alley used to say "Sorry Bongani Sorry" Cosatu ...

  • Trevor - 2012-01-25 19:50

    COSATU...the most RACIST organisation in SA...so it's no surprise they would read this into an innocent poster....uneducated idiots!

  • The-Azanian - 2012-01-25 19:51

    cant just politicians vanish...blame-game, posters, corruption and on and on. in feature politicians should wear suits like those of f1 drivers so that we could see what they made off and whos sponsoring their motives.

      Heiku - 2012-01-26 10:17

      Good plan

  • Mikhail - 2012-01-25 19:53

    From the initial comments on the first poster it seems that a poster saying racial boundaries are going to fall away, a lot of people are objecting citing race as the problem. Why do black people feel that mixed relationships are such a problem. This is a purist attitude adopted by Hitler. Maybe I will never understand and maybe I should stop trying but am I the only person that feels shame that people still react this way? Two people, not a black and a white person but 2 people and sentences such as "affairs with white people" are used. I am starting to feel real disgust at the people of South Africa for the first time. Mostly I feel ashamed of our government but this week my shame is directed to all you out there. Those who say this is wrong, those who defy change. What happended to the unity our country had during the world cup? I see that our country still has very far to go... I am open to commentary, I want to understand why black people are so enraged by this?

      Gerhard - 2012-01-25 20:28

      She's beautiful and I am ready.

      Naledi - 2012-01-26 20:28

      do you keep a face cloth next to you to wipe the fake tan off your women

      Naledi - 2012-01-27 21:09

      Black people are not, black men are: Ive travelled to UK/US/EU and its the same. Black males will proudly and boastfully date white women, but hell will break loose if a black woman does the same. Its a sense of entitlement and power and that a black man has. He doesnt have economic power over the white men, the only thing he has, is is choice of women. Hence the multiple sex partners, abuse of women and baby mama syndrome, but lack of commitment for marriage. They use the "white slave master" argument to keep us away from white males while they indulge in raunchy sexcapades with women from all over, they want us to "wait" for them to be finished and satisfied. They will also tell white men how bad we are as women, how angry, loud, fat etc its their way of keeping our self esteem low while other men wont date us cause we so horrible! They refuse to acknowldege that they infact are the real sex slaves ......i think far more black males are used for sex than black women. Just cause they are men, it seems plutonic. Many women from western worlds travel to Africa and the Carribbean paying black men for sexual favours, is that not exploitation! This their way of power, keep black women to themselves yet screw white women. hence this picture is offensive, it shows one that black women have options, and 2 we can be embraced by other men. Its like an insult for them, we own the economy and now we can have your women. Its all about ego and entitlement!

  • gordon.p.jacobs - 2012-01-25 19:55

    Is this a joke?

  • Keith - 2012-01-25 19:55

    How far have you come since 1994.people still don't have water!! Need I go on.

  • Johan - 2012-01-25 19:55

    Bollocks !

      Mosesbongane - 2012-01-25 23:43

      tea girl she must also be neked, and make another poster with son of the madam.

  • Goodluck - 2012-01-25 19:59

    I see that most of the people who are commenting are actually whites. I wonder how would you feel if the ANC has posted this poster and actaully put a Black male and a white woman. stop this nonsence and focus on real issues that affect our country. Shame on DA youth for being so shallow...What did we expect from them....

      Se-a Spencer Ikeremm - 2012-01-25 20:28

      Lol, GoodLuck. Not just the ANC, but if anyone had done it- the outrage would have been worse! I can just imagine Piet in Klerksdorp, Juan in PTA, and Kyle in CT hitting the next black man they see ^^

      Hotkop - 2012-01-25 20:49

      The real issue affecting out country is ANC rule.

      chrisharvy - 2012-01-25 21:07

      An unfair statement again judging people on race, black-white-DP-ANC.........it shouldnt matter. This poster should not even be a problem to begin with and the reason for the responses being made by mostly whites is that we are being persecuted for this action by COSATU when what we should all be trying to do is move forward as a nation!!!!

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-01-26 00:58

      I have absolutely no issue with the poster. There are mixed-race couples all over SA, and lots of TV shows, both local and imported where partners are all colours of the rainbow. The issue is with Cosatu making such a brain-dead statement.

      Cristina - 2012-01-26 11:36

      For heavans sake, I'm BLACK and commenting here, and I see no darn problem with a White/black couple dressed, naked or whatever!!! (Poster or not)..where's the darn crime there?,,humm???..P.S: I happen to think the dudes HOT (dont like the chicks hair cut to much, but that's for another silly and useless debate) ..P.S: Hate me if you will..Had to say it!!

      Naledi - 2012-01-27 21:13

      What hair issues, white men are far less judgemental about hair than black men. White guys just like you for you are, weave or afro. the ones who complain would never date black women regardless so i dont know why they comment?

  • TrueBlue - 2012-01-25 19:59

    It's far better than the Soviet-inspired, flag waving "revolutionaries" in the posters of COSATU, which takes us back to the 1930s in the Soviet Union. It might be a good idea for COSATU to examine the racism in Affirmative Action and Employment Equity, as well as cadre deployment, before even uttering the word supremacy, because these promote inequality and racial division.

  • Ben Nel - 2012-01-25 20:02

    Cosatu is a trade union, therefore their comments has to relate to trade and labour (?) I must therefore assume that they interpret this poster as an exchange of favours in return for compensation. Are they implying that they only condone black on black prostitution and exploitatoon? Would they be comfortable if the races of the couples were inverted? Does this make Cosatu her pimp? Where does the Freedom Charter stand on White on Black affection? This is so confusing. Is there a manual I can download from Cosatu to guide me on these sensitive escort related issues? Please help

  • Traygon - 2012-01-25 20:02

    Bwahahahahahahahaa... *breathe* Bwahahahahahahahahahahaaaaa... *choke* ... BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ... *spit dangling off lip*.... Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaa!!!! ....*pain in stomach*..... Bwahahahahahahahaa.... Hey wait, I got a single friend, but he is white, can he join and also have an affair with a white person....?

  • alexander721 - 2012-01-25 20:07

    it is a shame that cosatu felt the need to throw racism into the picture. unfortunately people who would cry racism at a picture like that are in fact uneducated and ignorant. One could argue that the picture, in the eyes of a particular race, would claim sexism, showing a male as still the dominant one, and so happen to being white claim racism...shame. would they feel better if the man were black and the women white? And as far as Zet Luzipo is concerned, this was not about him, so whether he would be "excited" about being in a relationship with another race or not is irrelevant to his argument. Cosatu, you are becomming as prehistoric as the ANC when it comes to looking for simple issues to blow out of proportion. Better time spent solving real problem.

  • christian.helberg - 2012-01-25 20:09

    Zet, you are an idiot, how you manage to see that amazes me. Furthermore, it was not only black people who fought in the struggle, think about the sanctions, etc, but you are so blinded by your hatred, that you refuse to see. Do some reading, instead of misinterpreting pictures. You twist everything into racism, you are deperate, because you know, the youth are unifying and all that hatred you carry around with you everyday, is going to die with your generation and those before you.

  • Nick - 2012-01-25 20:09

    Instead of focusing on the positive aspect of what the DASO are trying to promote with this poster, Cosatu goes and creates an imaginary meaning for what it "thinks" (if one can even call it that) the poster is depicting. Morons...

  • alexander721 - 2012-01-25 20:09

    maybe cosatu is jealous, black women prefering white men, stands to reason we are way more polite and against violence on women.

  • Hugh - 2012-01-25 20:12

    Hear Ye! Hear Ye! So preach the people who have few black or white friends and whom would wet themselves if their children married out of race. In reality what self respecting black woman would marry or befriend a white guy in SA. His job propects are slim pickings.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-01-25 20:14

      *sigh* Clearly idiots like you still exist..

      Jeffrey - 2012-01-25 20:17

      You are drowning in your own stupidity and racism.

      steph.barton1 - 2012-01-27 01:03

      Hahahahahahahaha, I have to agree with xen, white guys in SA have difficulty looking for jobs and self respecting black women only want to marry or befriend people with money and not for the love of it.

  • David - 2012-01-25 20:13

    This statement is more than a little bit looney--it also shows unbelievable immaturity.

  • jorg.steinhage - 2012-01-25 20:13

    White Supremacy, WTF!?

  • Heinrich - 2012-01-25 20:15

    I suppose if you are a racist, you will see racism in anything and everything.

  • boatmedic - 2012-01-25 20:20

    I will embrace the future...... Does it mean I have to hug everyone I see???

  • hennie.dreyer1 - 2012-01-25 20:20

    Hmmm...........and the Zulu King stands for gay rights, ja sure it all makes sense know!!

  • lukas.delport - 2012-01-25 20:23

    Quite obviously it takes a racist mind set to look at a poster simply depicting the breaking down of racial barriers and put a white supremest spin on it. That attitude is counter productive and should be outlawed as racist rhetoric. Any person with a sane mind can see the poster's message is about racial integration and removing racist mind sets but in a country where racism is used as a political tool to rally support for an organization by inciting racial tension its not surprising Cosatu would dream up this white supremest nonsense. Thankfully most South Africans are quite capable of understanding the poster and see through Cosatu's attempts to further their own agenda. I am surprised feminists haven't jumped on to this opportunity to further their agenda by saying this is feminist because the man appears to be in control with the woman being submissive ... there's still time for that though.

  • Eddie - 2012-01-25 20:25

    Come on! be a little lenient towards COSATO. After all they are just a LABOR union so it is to be expected that they will be a little inept when they venture outside their field of expertise and try to play the higher game of politics and morality. Also one must remember that most of the current disgruntled COSATO leadership are pre-appartheid and thus suffer from a build in inferior complex and inherent hate - it is to be expected that they will read "racism" into every little thing that happens in their lives. This is the very same hipocrates who whined to the world that it is wrong and should for ever be stopped for one race to discriminate against another (the whites over the blacks in the appartheid years) but who made a 90 degree tail-about and now propagates that it is right for one race to discriminalte over another (blacks over the whites)so nobody should take them very seriously. Without the race card COSATU would quickly collapse as they sure as hell will not remain in existance because of their performance and achievements in the labor fields. they managed a few riots and incidents of public destruction and disturbance to the detriment of the nation as a whole but not much else as the current unemployment figures shows. But of course that is not COSATO's fault is it? - watch them blame everybody else for it but themselves!

  • datraveller - 2012-01-25 20:26

    Oh the irony - COSATU is so black focused that they have not even noticed that this is probably targeted at whites the very same people COSATU claim the DA is for i.e. they're trying to say to whites do you really see blacks equally - equality enough to date them - if you look twice perhaps you need to do some more soul searching. The sooner whites actually see blacks as equals there will be no need for things like AA and land redistribution.

  • Larry - 2012-01-25 20:32

    What an astonishing statement. These guys have some serious issues that they need to deal with.