South Africa Continues To Struggle On Issues Of Race And Economics While Celebrating Youth Day

South Africa Continues To Struggle On Issues Of Race And Economics While Celebrating Youth Day

As South Africa celebrates Youth Day, the country continues to struggle with issues like racial inequality, economics, white genocide, and farm murders. South Africa has one of the highest rates of murder in the world, and for farmers, it is the most dangerous occupation in the world. Since the end of apartheid in 1994, the estimates on the number of farmers who have been murdered hovers between 3,000 and 4,000, with only 30,000 farmers countrywide.

The Economist reported that the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), is failing South Africans and needs to be replaced. As South Africans commemorated the Sharpsville Massacre that took place in 1960, looters hid behind headstones in a cemetery that housed those who had been killed in the massacre. Police chased them from the premises after 200 people had looted two grocery stores nearby.

As South Africans, particularly black South Africans, continue to demand running water, housing, better schools, and electricity from the South African government, the African National Congress continues to blame apartheid for the problems and has been largely ineffectual in solving those problems. The apartheid government in South Africa was disbanded in 1994, and the reins of government were passed to Nelson Mandela, a member of the ANC and the head of the MK, the military wing of the ANC and an organization responsible for 156 acts of terror under apartheid.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the number of white squatter camps in South Africa point to a failure in leadership by the ANC. White South Africans have been closed out of the job market, and for working class whites, this means little opportunity to earn a living. In its efforts to undo racial inequality in South Africa, the ANC-led government implemented a policy called Black Economic Empowerment (BEE). The policy not only penalizes white South Africans, it penalizes white children born in post-apartheid South Africa.

The economy in South Africa is in dire shape as the country faces a downgrade in its credit. The country currently sits at six on a scale of eight for white genocide. That puts the country in the preparation stages of killing all the whites in South Africa.

News 24 reported that Youth Day marked South Africa’s racial struggle. Youth Day marks the Soweto Uprising of 1976, which was the result of protests against the Bantu Education System instituted by the South African government in 1953. Under the Bantu Education Act, education in South Africa was segregated according to race, similar to the separate but equal laws in the United States.

The uprising actually began months before when students in the Orlando West Junior School in Soweto went on strike in 1976. A mass action committee was formed, and a protest was later planned for June 16 of that year. An estimated 10,000 to 20,000 students showed up for the protest, and they were blocked by police. The ensuing tensions resulted in the deaths of 176 people, 23 of those occurring during the first day of the protests.

Although the ANC took power of the government in 1994, they have been largely ineffective in solving the problems they claimed they struggled with under apartheid. Black South Africans continue to struggle for the same things they claimed they were denied under apartheid. Whites in South Africa are facing genocide as many in South Africa blame them for the current problems in their country. In spite of a change in government and a new Constitution that granted equal rights to all South Africans, South Africans still struggle with the same problems they faced before 1994.

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