- Jun 25, 2010
I agree.not YET
The DA (and CoCT) is very keen on racial integration, especially to integrate the rich and the poor. All developments supported by the CoCT is to mix low up to high-income housing. The DA has an emphasis on narrowing the gap between the rich and the poor, one may look at this in class, but when looking at the inequalities they put forth this is on the basis of race.
I don’t agree with turning demographics upside down geographically, and you can see why the ANC wants to have fewer provinces in this regard. The DA may use EWC to their advantage to disrupt the traditional suburban setup.
When poor people move into the middle class, they start to look beyond their race, their background and past loyalties. It is an established pattern, thoroughly observed and researched. This surely can only apply when you have succeeded from one income level to the other and have applied your new living standards accordingly.
As said, I don't agree with forced integration. Here where I live, systematic change has been good and everyone I know is accepting the change, but once you force it you will force the traditional home dwellers out of the suburb.
To quote Maimane from last year, to snip,
Racial division and integration dominate Maimane speech
However, Maimane never spent much time discussing the thorny issue of land or land expropriation without compensation, only saying, “We need a plan that gives people ownership of their land, and then protects the property right of all South Africans.”