Perspectives on SA's apartheid.


Jan 22nd, 2006, 11:40 PM
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by the way... it is not necessary to put the word coloured in inverted commas when talking about the coloured people of South Africa. It is not the same word as the American word and it doesn't have the same connotations. It is a widely used and accepted word in South Africa.
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Jan 22nd, 2006, 11:47 PM
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This is from one of South Africa's most liberal newspapers, the Mail and Guardian...dated 6 January 2006...and illustrates the use of the word coloured:

“Turnout will decide this election,” said one ANC strategist. “It will determine whether the ANC is the largest single party, or gets more than 50% of the vote. We are concentrating on ensuring that voters in our base areas, including African and coloured areas, vote.”

Zille’s candidacy was prompted in part by an opinion survey showing she is overwhelmingly favoured by the DA’s traditional supporters and is most likely to get them to polling stations. Apathy in ANC-supporting wards and energy in the DA’s suburban heartland could see the city shift control, party officials believe.

In 2000, 54% of the vote went to the recently allied Democratic Party and New National Party. Lacklustre turnout in African areas (about 50%) and coloured areas (45%) was countered in white areas, where 65% and 80% of registered voters cast ballots. The DA lost control of the city during the October 2002 floor-crossing, as NNP-aligned councillors defected to the ANC.

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Jan 23rd, 2006, 10:52 PM
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Spent much of my life in RSA and I would observe that apartied has evolved from a black and white issue to the same issues we have world wide and that is the 'havs and the hav nots'
very simple.
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