The people, eish, she’s heppy, heppy.
The fact that the scheme is based on the colour of one’s skin pigment 14 years after apartheid ended eludes the reporter and the world at large.
No CNN, BBC, Sky News, nothing, no mainstream media shouting “racism!”
Where are the liberals who scream their egalitarian society ideals? *crickets*
That’s right, who gives a shit.
It’s whitey who’s getting shafted and as long as someone isn’t pretending to piss on food and giving it to blacks, who cares that this mass racist action is taking place? Not newsworthy.
Hey, didn’t Paris Hilton do another nudie video? Now that’s real news...
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Big interest in Sasol’s black share offer.
Anyone wanting to buy into the Sasol Inzalo black empowerment share scheme has only until 5pm today.
It was a mad rush on the eve of the deadline, with people queuing up at post offices to hand in their applications.
Sowetan Online hooked up with would-be shareholders at the Rivonia Post Office. Nomathemba Buthelezi and Delisile Nyembe, who are from KwaZulu-Natal working as domestic workers in Johannesburg, say they are looking forward to reaping great rewards with the shares.
"We would be really happy if we were to get some money, because we’ve been playing the Lotto and Push-Push (a money making game) with no rewards. You end up losing a lot of money," Nomathemba Buthelezi told Sowetan Online.
She was filling in applications for herself, her brother and her two children. She also sent application forms to relatives in KZN for them to apply.
Priya Patel, 29, said she had been in the queue for two days, because the Post Office system had been down. "Every time we come to the post office they are offline, so we’ve been standing here for two days, waiting," she said.
Khatija Patel is spending "a substantial amount" on Sasol Inzalo. She says she’s happy to spend the money and looks forward to more companies opening up such opportunities.
"This is an excellent idea that they came up with, you know, for black people, because how else are you going to get empowered," she asked. (Oh, I dunno..WORK for it, I suppose. Compete with others for the same opportunities instead of expecting a hand-out and a hand-up from a racist government policy? Just a thought...)