20 years later - is it not PC to criticise Mandela's Rainbow nation?

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  1. klipkap

    klipkap Well-Known Member

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    The basic question is: "Why does the Western media not criticise the trend in South Africa more?" Is it because of a misplaced view that it would not be PC to criticise a regime that led the country out of the apartheid era with Nelson Mandela as the flag-carrier?

    The following Economist article, although a few months old, seems to sum it all up rather well; but does it?:
    http://www.economist.com/news/middl...orruption-scandals-top-so-disquieting-nkandla

    1) What is praiseworthy?:
    2) What is lamentable?:
    I believe that there are other praiseworthy trends; but these are far outweighed by 'hidden' problems. With the negative focus by the Economist almost exclusively on president Zuma, this respected British magazine shows that it too bends the knee to PC-ness. There are many other issues that are seriously lamentable. It is time to lift the politeness veil and to expose these. They ARE being exposed in South Africa, but little makes its way into the international media. Over here we hear nothing of the 'hidden' karbunkels.

    Any comments as to what the other pros and cons could be?
     
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    kazenatsu Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    No comments to add but it's a very well thought out and well written post. :thumbsup:
     
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    Cyril Ramaphosa have been elected the new leader of the ANC and likely next president of South Africa, Ramahosa were head of the ANC's negotiation team prior to the transfer of power from the National Party. I sincerely hope Ramaphosa brings with him the heart and intent of what was originally agreed on when apartheid ended. One can only hope
     

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