The world’s first “rainbow nation” … gears up for a “second transition.”
“”The structure of the apartheid-era economy has remained largely intact,” Zuma told several thousand ANC delegates.
“The ownership of the economy is still primarily in the hands of white males as it has always been,” he added.
Without giving details, he called for a “dramatic shift and giant leap” in coming years to spread the country’s wealth more equitably, mentioning the distribution of mineral resources and land ownership as areas which needed to be overhauled.
Zuma said this proposed “second transition” was necessary to complement the negotiated end of apartheid in 1994, when he said “certain compromises” over economic ownership had been made to ensure a smooth political transition from white minority rule.”
Note: Technically, Saint-Domingue under Touissant L’overature was the first nation in world history based on racial equality, bu that changed under Jean-Jacques Dessalines in 1804, when Haiti won its independence and massacred the French population.