- Jan 20, 2009
The practicalities of the WC leaving South Africa are immense:
1) How would you control the WC border? The border runs through some of the most remote desolate parts of the country. It would be close to impossible to police it.
Far less remote than most borders in Africa (think of DRC, or Chad), and far easier to police too.
That would be negotiated I guess, but I am guessing if the WC goes it would be when a full on race war is brewing post an almost complete collapse of the economy. Hence the criteria will be all races currently targeted by the ANC for extermination/theft of everything welcome. Individual black African's can also apply but only the best and those that are non-racial will be accepted. People who dissent will be expelled to the North if African, or arrested otherwise.2) How would you decide who gets to live and be a citizen of this new country? People who were born there? What about people who've lived in the WC their whole lives but just happened to have been born in another province?What about families who would be torn apart? For reference look up the partition of India and Pakistan and the millions of peoples lives who were ruined. What about people who don't want to be a part of this new country? Will they be forced to leave?
The international community will be welcoming it post the many atrocities and crap that has gone down by the point such a split would happen. African governments would be against it, but the EU, and western world will back it. Legally the Cape can claim none of the Nguni tribes where in the Western Cape by the time white people settled it hence other than the San no other African tribe can lay claim to it better than white and coloured people can. It will fly if we are Zim 2.0.3) International recognition - without the support of the rest of the world the new country will not be recognised, and anybody who is a citizen of this new country would find it very hard to travel internationally.
At the point the WC could split there would be little left of that nature to sort out. Hyperinflation would have already taken most of it away and hence it would be immaterial.4) Economically it would be a minefield to separate the WC economy from the rest of South Africa. A new central bank and currency would have to be established. What would happen to people's savings, home loans, vehicle finance, pensions, retirement annuities, shares, unit trusts, etc that would still be held in banks and institutions that would be in the remainder of SA?