South Africa must continue with black empowerment and affirmative action policies to bring more black people into the world of work, says President. Cyril Ramaphosa.
At the 95th birthday celebrations of former freedom fighter Andrew Mlangeni on Saturday, Ramaphosa said that accelerating economic transformation should be central to the economy benefiting all South Africans.
“We must do something about the legacy of racism that has caused blacks to live in poor areas, far from workplaces and opportunities.”
According to Ramaphosa, the promise of a better life for everyone in 1994 can no longer be postponed.
“The process of historical redress, especially on the land question, needs to be accelerated.
“Unless we make it a world that is truly free of the stupid heart and head, we will never be a united nation,” says Ramaphosa.
Ramaphosa said the death of George Floyd in America reopened deep wounds and that South Africa is in solidarity with African Americans.
“In the US, our black brothers and sisters started a massive fight to reclaim their dignity. The wounds are the wounds of our brothers and sisters in America have to live with every week and every year. ”
“This is why we stand in solidarity with our African-American siblings, and we wish that the American people could reconcile, as we have, and finally close the doors of racial injustice,” says Ramaphosa.