According to the South African government’s own statistics Whites in South Africa although they make up less than 10% of the country’s population owns over 87% of the country’s land. The wealth gap between the two races has widened 18 times in favour of Whites since the end of apartheid, Whites in S.A. are now the richest they have ever been. While Black unemployment stands at a staggering 31% for Whites it is closer to 4%. All the country’s major industries and the upper echelons of the organs of state are still in the hands of the White minority.
Manufacturing; mining; retail; financial; construction;tourism the media you name it they are all in the hands of the White minority. This also include the top brass of the military; navy; airforce and crucially the judiciary. For some well connected political actors in S.A. these are good times, but for the vast majority of South Africans the end of apartheid brought little positive change to their dire economic situation.
Haile Selassie warned African people
NOT TO BE DECEIVED BY EMANCIPATION AND INDEPENDENCE THAT EXISTS ON PAPER ONLY
Here is what he had to say about independence that only exists in an anthem:
“However this achievement can not redound to the credit of African peoples if independence attained is one in name only. In such a situation, the emergence from colonialism is but illusory, and the use of the word “independence” would constitute not only a distortion, but also a disservice to the cause of African freedom by erecting a screen behind which those same foreign influences which hitherto were revealed to the world as colonialist interest could, in disguise, continue to operate.
In other words, those who seek independence must be prepared to struggle for it rather than accept it; and having won it, to stand on their feet without dependence and without favours.
They must be prepared to assert their ability to maintain independence without exchanging it for financial support or for subsidies. Independence can not be a simple word devoid of meaning, it must remain a principle admitting of no compromise or suspicion, a principle demanding respect for self and at the same time equal respect for the rights of others”.