In a tweet two days ago, she said: "Black people were better off under apartheid. It's time we admit this - at least those of us with honour. Cronje said there were no grounds in principle or in fact for arguing that SA was better off under the "depraved" system of apartheid. He was responding to inquiries following Kwaza's tweet. However, the tweeted comment that apartheid was better than democracy does not accord with the position of the organisation or that of the great majority, almost without exception, of staff and office-bearers.
Furthermore, the comment does not accord with the facts," he said. Provable data reveal that there are no grounds for arguing that apartheid was a better option. Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? Subscribe Sign in. The Institute of Race Relations has distanced itself from a tweet by council member Unathi Kwaza claiming that black people were 'better off under apartheid'. Kwaza was elected to the IRR council earlier this year.
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Master KG - Jerusalema [Feat. Nomcebo] Official Music Video.Unathi Kwaza has been confirmed as a new board member of the Free Market Foundation of Southern Africa, having addressed audiences in Johannesburg as well as across Cape Town on the vital need for property rights, the ease of doing business and economic freedom. We must stand up for each other against government overreach whenever it comes.
There is an Economic Freedom of the World Index that shows how it is done everywhere on earth. Only the corrupt in — or close to — government benefit by not doing the right thing of freeing the markets and the people. Ahead of her first meeting on the board of the FMF, Unathi Kwaza will also join a two-day summit of largely African think tank leaders in Johannesburg later this month.
Many will testify on the horrors of expropriation without compensation and the removal of property rights in their home countries. It is a warning of what awaits us if we allow the evil in government the powers to take our rights to economic access, our possessions, our homes and our very dignity. No more subsiding government and their business cronies at our expense, while using regulations to keep us out of the economy. South Africa deserves nothing less than full economic freedom!
Menu Skip to content.In a tweet two days ago, she said: "Black people were better off under apartheid. It's time we admit this - at least those of us with honour. Cronje said there were no grounds in principle or in fact for arguing that SA was better off under the "depraved" system of apartheid.
He was responding to inquiries following Kwaza's tweet. However, the tweeted comment that apartheid was better than democracy does not accord with the position of the organisation or that of the great majority, almost without exception, of staff and office-bearers. Furthermore, the comment does not accord with the facts," he said.
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The data also exposes the opposite nonsense, that apartheid was the worst tyranny in history and that the ANC has delivered us into heaven. Nobody has better data on the welfare of blacks under apartheid and democracy than the Institute of Race Relations IRR. It has shown in painstaking detail the improvements in the lives of black people since These include better housing, better provision of services, the lifting of millions out of mass poverty, and the enormous benefits of social grants to an otherwise destitute multitude.
If, like me, you are not living on the edge of subsistence, you would say that the greatest improvement since was simply the scrapping of the wretched apartheid laws, including the Pass Laws, Population Registration, Job Reservation and Group Areas. The worst of these laws had been scrapped before This brought freedom.
Sometimes, a dictatorship will feed people better than an incompetent democracy. Inmost German people seemed happy to surrender their freedom for jobs and food. Some things are worse now than under apartheid. Unemployment is worse. Industry has gone into decline. Eskom and other state-owned enterprises are collapsing. Massive bureaucracy and strangling labour laws are crippling our economy. The new racist laws of affirmative action, employment equity and black economic empowerment are shutting down businesses and sending investors into flight.
Insults fly as Phumzile Van Damme & Unathi Kwaza engage in public Twitter tiff
Nonetheless, as a privileged white male, looking at the data, I believe life for black South Africans is profoundly better than it was under apartheid. Working class people always choose to move from socialist countries to capitalist countries and then often vote socialist.
Under apartheid, ordinary black people did not move out of South Africa only political activists did so ; thousands of black people from other countries in Africa chose to move into South Africa.
This did not change when democracy came. Under Ian Smith, ordinary black people did not leave. Under Robert Mugabe, millions left. Suppose the democratic South Africa of today were sitting right next to the apartheid South Africa of In which direction would ordinary blacks choose to move?
The answer is yes. They had the whole world on their side, eager to help and trade and invest. They just had to leave the people free to trade and do business with one another. The people are naturally enterprising and hard-working and would have delivered a high-growth economy. Instead, the ANC used the dead hand of the state to choke enterprise and initiative. They passed a host of ruinous laws that strangled the economy and prevented poor blacks joining the formal economy.
In short, the ANC has done a bad job sincebut not as bad as Zanu-PF; we are now better off than we were under apartheid, but not nearly as well off as we should be.
South Africa: A New Assault on Economic Liberty
How does columns like this advance liberalism in SA? To the thinking crowd, which to be fair is not exactly the largest crowd, that simply does not matter. Facts and logic, fam. Gee, mentioning his identity send some reader off in a huff. Liberals of the old school can still indulge in virtue signaling.
Kenney was not doing that. Quite the opposite. On reading the whole piece, it seems to me that it states the liberal case rarther well — get the State off the back of the economy. The only thing I would have added is a plea to abandon the idea that the Government can solve all problems.A few high-profile, anonymous whistleblowers from within the Humanities faculty at UCT have come to us with a story that exposes some of the rot at the Universi In a committee was established to select a candidate to fill the post.
A candidate was recommended to faculty board, which did not approve the candidate. The decision was then made to begin a new selection process in A procedural error was then found in that process. A newly-composed selection committee met in March Taking racial transformative considerations into account, the committee proposed Prof Grace Khunou, who is female, black and South African.
One source says that the impression Khunou made on them was that she was 'woefully incompetent, completely self-interested, and incapable of running a faculty, especially one as large and diverse as Humanities'.
Dr Kessi who is black, female and Tanzanian was then proposed by the appointments committee. Faculty Board attempted to vote on her appointment at a meeting last month. But this meeting was disrupted.
Lushaba was so filled with nationalist fervour, that after Faculty Board cast their votes to confirm Kessi, he ripped up the ballot boxes, trampled on the ballot papers, and shut down the meeting.
One of our sources say they saw Lushaba put one of the ballot papers in his mouth and eat it. This is pure and simple xenophobia. The process for selecting the Dean of Humanities has since ground to yet another halt.
Explain why the University is so willing to allow its processes to be derailed by violent, disruptive and xenophobic Fallists. Be transparent with the public about what disciplinary steps are being taken against Dr Lwazi Lushaba and anyone else who disrupted Faculty Board.
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Was it really better under Apartheid?
I really wouldKwaza is a businesswoman, board member of the Free Market Foundation and council member at Institute of Race Relations. Van Damme, who is not one for holding backresponded to Kwaza, inviting direct communication:.
You tweet so much about me it is creepy. You tweet so much about me it is pathological. Leave me alone! Go and show off how much you hate black people to those you are trying to impress.
Leave me out of it. It is not. Hardly anyone takes you seriously least of all the people you are trying to impress. Well, she decided to be the trash I know her to be. You are not one. Seems to me all u do is crave attention every chance you get.
As taxpayers who feed your fat ass, we have a right to know. I know what normal MPs do. Why did Stellarated block u? Ucinga ungubani idiot, who do you think you are?
Rhaaaaa, taxpayers feed your fat ass. Now, u can block me again. I own your ass, as long as I pay your fat salary. You will respond to my questions. Fuck off, you know this is about an article that Stellarated blocked your ass for what you said about her. See what I mean? Leave me alone. I wanted her to lose it and prove my point about how intellectually hollow she is. I want her to continue to be angry and reveal herself more.
Many said they could have handled the situation in a more mature manner, without having to resort to insults. When they go low, you should go high. Seeing our leaders argue like this on social platforms is something else.
Dear Phumzile, Unathi seem to hv some sort of influence hence you give her attention, she is a member of the IRR as she notes. But the point here is not which position and institution gives her power station. The point is, you are both irresponsible people with influence. U and her are same WhatsApp group — son of the soil isaac July 22, Keep shining. So 1 point to you. Haha, thanks! Screamed at me during a committee meeting. Swore at me. Me, sweet innocent, why would she do me dirty like so?Despite deeply worrying headlines, South Africa is among the best positioned developing countries able to achieve an economic boom according.
Its freedom champions require the same international solidarity they received in the fight against apartheid. South Africa has hit the headlines in recent weeks amidst a deeply contentious motion to remove property rights, again ; this time almost twenty-five years after apartheid.
White farmers are the target, according to proponents of Expropriation without Compensation. The picture is far more complex. The recent developments and wider debate take place in a county where discourse includes issues of race and the historical dispossession of land, claims of alleged or imminent white genocide and ongoing grinding poverty for the majority of black South Africans.
Part of getting to the truth means considering the extremes of the global alt-right and radical left within South Africa, who have had outsized influence on many platforms.
Both are obsessed with race and collectivism taken to dangerous extremes, in contrast to individual liberty. The legacy of apartheid as well as its repressiveness is hard to overstate. Over two decades into democracy, millions remain excluded from the economy.
The hard-left paints a picture of free markets as the cause, but exclusion is the core issue. While the iconic statesman Nelson Mandela accepted the importance of markets and property rights during negotiations to democracy, opponents within the ruling African National Congress and the ANC breakaway party the so-called Economic Freedom Fighters are pushing for a roll-back.
One of the central misunderstandings about EWC is that it does not propose taking land from whites alone. It removes property rights for all South Africans. His fellow long-time activist Temba Nolutshungu leads a program to restore property ownership to those dispossessed under apartheid. Nolutshungu says state companies inherited from the previous regime should be privatized, and the state should grant formal ownership of property to the millions of South Africans who still remain tenants on government land — including land inherited from the apartheid state, which had confiscated it from private black owners.
Both Louw and Nolutshungu played a role in negotiations to democracy, and successfully included property rights in the Constitution. Earlier this month they brought together leaders from Venezuela and across Africa to share their insights into the disastrous consequences that befall nations which take the path proposed by the South African government today. I have worked with rising voices like Unathi Kwaza, an eager supporter of reforms that would easily catapult South Africa into the top ten most economically free countries.
Given public opinion today and a tradition of fighting for direct ownership and open markets in South Africawhy does the debate persist? With the perspective of graduate studies on related issues in the field of RhetoricI would argue the equation has surely been one of the greatest rhetorical coups pulled off by a political party. The notion has been aided by the relatively new President positioning himself as a business-minded reformer — somehow able to implement Expropriation without Compensation without derailing the economy.
It gives the EFF leadership bargaining power for positions they could not acquire when originally within the ANC prior to breaking away. Thus, for Mandela-styled moderates within the ANC who want to implement urgently required reforms, even assuming the President himself is among them, the task is extremely difficult if not impossible in the short term, given the political constraints.
He served as a former executive politician in the country and is the founder of a venture capital firm. Bloor currently resides in Toronto. African National Congress, apartheid, South Africa. From Apartheid to the Present The legacy of apartheid as well as its repressiveness is hard to overstate. Categories: Uncategorized.