“Political dissent refers to any expression designed to convey dissatisfaction with or opposition to the policies of a governing body. Such expression may take forms from vocal disagreement to civil disobedience to the use of violence. Historically, repressive governments have sought to punish political dissent”.
The above-mentioned definition of political dissent as per Wikipedia, ironically refers to “Historically” repressive governments that “punish” dissent, for instance, the old apartheid government.
How does the modern South African government “Punish” dissent?
The same method as used by the previous regime: they do not wait for dissent, they simply legislated the laws of Affirmative Action, Employment equity, BBBEE and now Land expropriation without compensation, to enrich by skin colour and exclude the poor of all colours.
During the struggle “natives”, as Mandela called them during his famous Rivonia trial, were deprived of certain rights by law in the apartheid era. White and coloured men and women, young and old are now deprived of fair employment which should be granted to them based on skills and capabilities. They now have to remain unemployed or be deprived of promotion because of the colour of their skin, which is justified by the unfair policies of quotas which the government forces employers to impose in the workplace.
The realisation of inferior education to blacks has a long history,
William Tecumseh Vernon, the historical and lifelong proponent
of education had this to say in the late 1800 during the slavery era:
“With education symmetrical and true we will take the dead mass buried
by slavery's hand and touch them to life. This beauteous angel, which has
always done its work for those on earth, will roll away the stone from the
tomb, where is buried a race and my people, will come forth to their glory
and the amazement of the world” —William Tecumseh Vernon
. Born 11 July 1871. Lebanon, Missouri, USA Died 25 July 1944 Kansas City, Kansas, USA Occupation Minister William Tecumseh Vernon 11 July 1871 -25 July 1944 The same words can be used by all South Africans today while we wait for the government to realise that these discriminating laws cannot and will not succeed in overcoming our biggest struggle yet: EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION!!!!!!!
If all the money lost to the Guptas, state-capture and other corrupt officials were spent on education South Africa would be 25 years ahead of where we are currently
The following are typical examples of national and local government failures:
1 Electricity, 2 Water, 3 Roads, 4 Health, 5 Defence, 6 Transport, 7 Education, 8 Postal services, but to name a few. The list goes on. It all boils down to lack of education: not the lack of capabilities but the lack of knowledge and understanding.
The economic impact on South Africa due to sanctions during apartheid was enormous, but the cost of BBBEE, affirmative action and now Land expropriation without compensation is destroying the country. Just remember The Gupta family qualify as “previously disadvantaged Individuals,” and it is due to those privileges that they were able to cause the enormous harm to the country
Workers Trust creates wealth where it is most needed, with the poor. It does not enrich only a few “political buddies.” However, it complies with the real empowerment of the masses. Workers trusts structured purposefully will ensure that the worker's children receive a top class education.
Well, structured Workers/employees trusts, ensure that the donor companies, maintain and remain in control. Education first, then wealth and then property becomes affordable.