Privilege, whites can't apologise they have to pay R150k
Interesting.How? When I'm literally homeless, no job and no way to make 150, nevermind 1000x that? Can't get a job cause I'm white, can't get a loan cause I'm white, can't work for government, cause I don't have a criminal record (and I'm too light skinned black)
The only privilege I've ever had was the privilege to breathe fresh air...
I wish I had [insert number here], cause then I could pay for a shelter, and maybe one of those fancy burger king whappers, cause the sauce tastes amazing, even when cold.
Oh, and the last time I received unemployment grant was 2015... Cause I'm... You get the idea.
Age, 43 And lucky to have made it this far.What's your age, and why didn't you study further.
What jobs did you do before you supposedly became "destitute"?
Did you ever apply for scholarships?Age, 43 And lucky to have made it this far.
Family was not well off, and without my electrical papers, I could only find subcontracting jobs for what I can only assume is below the board installations, I tried at eskom, I tried at telkom, I even tried getting into an apprenticeship at the sadf.
So now I rent a bed, and find odd jobs like fixing appliances, or helping a garage door / alarm fitment place, when they need it.
I started saving up to study further through UNISA ( I managed to save up 30000!), and for a while it was going well, until around 2012, when work just dried up. I had to lower my rates, and take smaller jobs.
And now, it seems, even though I have 15+ years experience in the electrical industry, I've wired houses, I've fixed everything from cars to kettles, I've built radios and installed air conditioners. I'm just too old, and too white to have what other people seem to get handed to them for free.
One of the younger guys on the last site I worked was talking about getting into uj on a scholarship. And that just broke me, as his work ethic was lacking.
“I am not justifying apartheid in any way whatsoever… I profusely apologised for that but there is a difference between calling something a crime – genocide is a crime – apartheid cannot be [a crime against humanity]. More people died because of black-on-black violence than because of apartheid,” De Klerk told the SABC.
Zindzi Mandela tweeted a photo of her mother Winnie Madikizela Mandela being handled by white police officers during apartheid.
She said according to De Klerk’s interview, he justified this.
“As a loyal and dedicated member of @MYANC [ANC] I am heartbroken this happened to my mother and many others under De Klerk's watch. According to his interview, he justified this, therefore saying that my mother and others deserved this aggression. What do we stand for?”
Fair enough to a point.... calling it a crime against humanity is still WAY too far a stretch though given how light a burden it was in comparison to real crimes against humanity.He'll never tell the whole story, in the same breath ANC will never tell entire story of what happened at the camps.