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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Politicsweb by James Myburgh.]

Despite its many failures in government the African National Congress has been extraordinarily successful in one respect at least; making its racial goals the goals of society as a whole. In China Communist Party cadres are evaluated according to how successful they are in promoting economic growth in their regions. In SA all institutions and businesses are judged according to scorecards measuring their diligence in progressively attaining pure racial proportionality, and in forcing those below them in the economic food chain to do the same.

Almost all sectors of our society, including the English-language media, pay obeisance to the ‘imperative of transformation’; the basic policy being that whites occupying high positions should be steadily weeded out until the ratio of whites (and other minorities) in prominent posts and occupations about equals their ratio to the total population. Or to be technically accurate, to their share of the economically active population; so 9% White, 9,6% Coloured and 2,6% Indian.

The ANC’s racial agenda has become so hegemonic that, paradoxically, it rarely features at all in ‘mainstream’ local or international academic or journalistic analyses of the country’s current predicament. This was recently illustrated by the response to the latest Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) report on the pursuit of demographic representivity in the workplace. According to the commission 27 485 reports were submitted to them by employers for the 2018 year, covering 7 415 876 individuals. Every person affected had been classified by their employer, by race and gender, and their status and position submitted to government.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.1% y/y in March 2020 (CPI) & +4.5 y/y in February 2020 (PPI)
-1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2019)
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