Confronting Racism: Final Episode Focuses on Economy and Racial Politics
In this final episode of Confronting Racism, Koketso Sachane delves into the power of the economy and how it was used throughout Apartheid and beyond to instill the racial divides in our nation. Sachane delves into this week's topic with Economist and Managing Director at Nascence Advisory & Research, Xhanti Payi and Sibusiso Nkomo, Communications Coordinator for the Afrobarometer Network in Southern Africa.
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The ownership of the economy probably lies with the people with the education levels but also historically people who have had access all along.Sibusiso Nkomo, Afrobarometer Network
The most well off people are white South Africans, Indian South Africans…white people have benefited and they still continue to benefit.Sibusiso Nkomo, Afrobarometer Network
We really need to look at 'what do we need?' 'What does South Africa do best', 'which areas can we plug into?'Sibusiso Nkomo, Afrobarometer Network
The first bit of work is to actually change people’s attitudes towards black people.Xhanti Payi, MD Nascence Advisory & Research
Racism has always been a feature in South African political and social discourse since the colonial era, but there are differing views on what constitutes it; how it came to being; how it manifests itself; and how it can be dealt with.Read More