That is very interesting, thanks.Some thoughts
Well here were the report is supposed to be
Sadly it does not work.
I would like to add the following
document into the discussion. Caution, it is a word document.
From this document it I would like to bring out several important facts.
The thing that is most interesting to me is that 40% of the white population earns less R35,000.00 a year.
It seems not all whites are rich hey?
Interesting there are more blacks earning R35,000.00 a year or more (3,5 million) than there are whites (3.25 million).
The amount of whites in the lowest income groups climbed 30% and the amount of blacks in the lowest income groups decreased by 16%. Considering the disparateness of the population numbers of white and black (4.5 million) and 30 million that is huge difference.
In 2001 the percentage of black people in the civil service increased to 86%
The civil service spends 25% of its procurement budget on consultants.
60% of empowerment deals in 2003 went to two people Tokyo Sexwale and Patrice Motsepe.
Black South Africans control virtually all levels of government and of public administration representing 28% of GDP.
The number of graduates from South African universities doubled from 478 198 in 1992 to 975 993 in 2001.
According to a survey conducted by the Institute for Race Relations, the number of Black graduates increased by 259% between 1991 and 2002, Indians by 104%, and coloured graduates by 27% and the number of white graduates declined by 11%.
Whilst all students in all countries showed very high levels of patriotism and pride in their identity as citizens of their own country (80%), and felt committed to the future of development of their country; 79% of students had considered moving to another country when they graduated, and only 17% had never considered it. (This is a reference to the SADC region not SA)
In short, we can see some the effects the governments policies have had. Such significant progress in black upliftment is laudable, however the question should be is it necessary to punish the whites through punitave actions to acieve the upliftment. Can the upliftment not take place without retribution.
If it cannot, why should we stay to be the victims of the retribution, especially as the end for it is not in sight.
but how can something decrease by 259%.. maby i'm just being stupid.. but surely something can only decrease by 100%, as that is all it is?