Yes, I am well aware of the fact that I’m also a White South African and that the heading of this post contradicts itself. To get back to my point, it is no secret that we have issues in this country, crime, poor governance, poverty, unemployment, over population, education, etc. Probably topping the list, Just for the record, neither affirmative action or apartheid made the list - sad, I know. a Scenario - a black child is born in 1994 in the new South Africa, on the same day a white child is born - if both have stereotypical black and white families respectively, everyone would agree that the white child would be better off financially, live in a better town/city, go to a better school, possess a better command of the English language, possibly have access to tertiary education, etc. Those two children would be 18 in 2012, currently on the brink of finishing matric, thus justifying Affirmative Action in 2012. – it really is that simple.