90 Miles From Tyranny : Why South Africa The First Country Built On Critical Race Theory Failed

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Why South Africa The First Country Built On Critical Race Theory Failed

Everything that is being done in America now, was implemented systematically by South Africa long back. South Africa is the first modern nation to be refounded on the principles of Critical Race Theory, and now the project seems to have dramatically failed.

South Africa did everything that is being done in America right now. As a hyperdiverse multiethnic, multilingual society, South Africa has followed almost every prescription embraced by the CRT proponents.

Despite being advised for more than a decade that its water supply infrastructure was inadequate, South Africa did not act and now its dams are almost empty.

Since 2007, South Africa has been experiencing massive blackouts and the government is now protecting that it may continue for another five years.

Despite being the “economic superpower” of Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa’s brain drain is significant and accelerating. Those who have options are abandoning the country.

There have also been an increase in the murder rates. In its report, South Africa’s Police Minister Bheki Cele revealed that even though overall crime declined by 8.5 per cent, the rate of murder and attempted murder rose by 8.4 per cent and 8.7 per cent respectively.

For decades, the South African economy has been shaped by a policy known as Broad Based Black Economic Employment. Despite the fancy sounding name, the policy is the same as that of activists in the United States.

BBBEE relies openly and explicitly on injecting racial preferences throughout the economy. Companies receive a BBBEE scorecard based on hiring black workers, elevating black management, and giving black South Africans a share of ownership.

Companies with high BBBEE scores are given favorable tax treatment and preferences in government contracts. Corporate actors are strongly incentivized to give contracts to high BBBEE scorers as well.

President Jacob Zuma himself in 2014 blamed the electricity blackouts on these racial policies:
“There’s a belief out there that the electricity challenge is a result of the failure of government, of lack of leadership … The economy of apartheid was racially skewed and structured to take care of the minority, not the majority of the country … Apartheid forced the majority of people to live far away from economic opportunities, this exclusion must be defeated”.
Eskom, South Africa’s public electric utility company, is one of the most aggressive adopters of BBBEE. South African National Assemblywoman Gwen Ngwenya described the outcome of this approach in a 2019 column:
Why is Eskom in trouble? Because it has...

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1 comment:

JD said...

I believe SOuth Africa is one of the few countries in the world where racism is expressly permitted in the constitution, because it took as it's inspiration the Canadian Constitution