Sandile Memela on black matric failure

Everyone has been commenting the South African matric results lately, including the fact that whites outscore blacks in marks and distinctions.

One black columnist doing some soul-searching is The Sowetan’s Sandile Memela. He writes:

A FEW days ago I had

Black Man’s Wheels en die Mercedes-Benz SEB-klas

By al die absurditeite wat hierdie droewe land tans teister, is daar Cosatu se jongste betigtiging van ministers met uitspattige voertuie. Asof “demonokrasie” van die Afrikatipe nie juis rondom ‘n keiserlike lewenstyl vir politici in bankrot lande draai nie.

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Adapt and die – South Africa’s new motto

Have another look at this, my classic article from late 2004; it is still as valid as ever.

During the time of National Party reforms in the seventies and eighties, the cliché “adapt or die” used to do the rounds. …