I’m all right, Jekwa
I’M SO GLAD Sizwekazi Jekwa remembers something from her (no doubt expensive) university training: that is, understanding the market mechanism of supply and demand. First, because she admits that the government of the Eighties, which she apparently dislikes so much, gave her the chance to study and, second, because she doesn’t share the Communist views of the ANC in the Eighties.
After all, the Communist views of those years were one of the reasons why the government restrained the ANC terrorists in their efforts to kill many people and in that way introduce a Communist dictatorship through fear. The government therefore also protected Jekwa.
Unfortunately, Jekwa doesn’t understand the market mechanism of supply and demand very well. If the demand for a person’s skills is created artificially by the State’s intervention, the market isn’t a free market at all and the long-term results are poor.
For example, the current intervention of race quotas in the workplace does mean that more blacks are entering the professions; but it also results in fewer local whites entering the same professions, or any professions in SA. The overall result is that the pool of professional people doesn’t grow as much as is required by supply and demand.
The supply is smaller, because the price is higher. Perhaps Jekwa’s support of black favouritism is simply based on personal benefit?