Leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) Mmusi Maimane on Tuesday delivered a speech on race relations in South Africa.
His position on race matters came under fire amid the uproar over a social media post by former DA member Penny Sparrow.
According to Maimane, reconciliation is still possibility in South Africa.
Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:
Reconciliation is still a possibility in South Africa and we need to start by recognising our history.— Mmusi Maimane, DA leader
We need to stop talking past each other... The solutions require collective dialogue as South Africans.— Mmusi Maimane, DA leader
We need to start building diverse institutions that are committed to addressing the historical legacy of apartheid.— Mmusi Maimane, DA leader
The Penny Sparrow incident indicates that we are polarising again, simply because we are competing for fewer resources.— Mmusi Maimane, DA leader
I think many South Africans don't see the extent of poverty.— Mmusi Maimane, DA leader
We cannot achieve a non-racial society without economic intervention.— Mmusi Maimane, DA leader