a letter from a guy who has been disbarred from law in the US for 13 years ( skelling trevor manuel, the architect of south africa's functional economy??? please.
the pretense on which manuel wrote the letter was completely justified. and i've met many people who fail to see the interest or the controversialness (it is a word) of Manyi's comment, saying "but there are lots of coloureds in the western cape...they should blah blah blah" and, unfortunately, this needs to be repeated: the mandate awarded to the ANC to govern SA is not to govern a nation of different races, it is to govern South Africans in their own country. now, until Manyi changes that and gets all the 'coloureds' ('saardjie baartmans', 'strandloopers', 'ge-bastered'-gangsters, suni and shiite muslims, khoisan, namas, and brian habana) to hand in their passports in exchange for a dompas, these South Africans are going to stay where ever they dam well please.
the way i view Ngobeni's letter is simple: he helped zuma with the arms deal and now he's looking for more game. also, the colour of the labour does not infer a flavour, thus, it is not a quality of the labour market - what differential? in fact, his knowledge of economics is putrid and self-damming - ngobeni simply implies that the magic pointing finger that these 'coloureds' posses is required throughout the country, 'come here coloured boy, you have what i cannot find anywhere else'. apartheid's coloured preference policy is read as "divide en konker plan, subseksy 2".
i've been told never to underestimate the power and intelligence of government, but this only serves to marginalize the already marginalized. i just dont see what the benefits could be for the government.
the only logical conclusion is that this entire debacle has something to do with Trevor Manuel moving to COPE... he was, after all, the only high profile ANC member not to step over. maybe south africa's about to mature into a tumultuous democracy??? all that is certain, is that investor confidence over the long term is down; we'll see if trevor takes this very generous gift or not.