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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Business Day by Gareth van Onselen.]

Julius Malema’s relationship with “white people” fits comfortably into that binary mechanism we love to understand so much by. He hates them. Case closed.

Truth is, it is a little more complex than that, as is Malema himself, as people tend to be. Hate might still be the conclusion you arrive at after some consideration but even hate alone is a complicated beast.

For example, Malema has said of his bête noire, “I would die in defence of the white minority — they must enjoy the same rights as Africans.” And, “You must never buy the story that we are anti-white and we want whites to be driven to the sea. This is your home, your country and it belongs to all of us.”

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.6% y/y in February 2020 (CPI) & +4.5 y/y in February 2020 (PPI)
-1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2019)
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