Africa is for the Africans?
How amazing is it that an invisible boundary-line can separate race, culture and tribe? In the name for these identities, people are willing to kill, steal and destroy each other so to covet, expand and protect what they believe belongs to them or it’s the survival of the fittest.
The history of South Africa is characterised by racial violence, territorial conflict, wars of conquest, and inter-ethnic rivalry.
The San have lived in the region for millennia acquired domestic stock in what is now modern day Botswana. Their population grew, and spread throughout the Western half of South Africa. They were the first pastoralists in southern Africa, and called themselves Khoikhoi, which means ‘men of men’ or ‘the real people’. This name was chosen to show pride in their past and culture.
Most of the rest of the population, however, trace their history to immigration since.
Indigenous Africans in South Africa are descendants of Khoikhoi and Bantu immigrants from further north in Africa, who first entered what are now the confines of the country.
White South Africans are descendants of later European settlers, mainly from the Netherlands and Britain.
The Coloureds are descended at least in part from all of these groups, as well as from slaves from Madagascar, East Africa and the then East Indies.
There are many South Africans of Indian and Chinese origin, descendants of labourers who arrived in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Despite these facts some iterate politicians incite hatred among the Black communities indicating that Africa is for Africans. Thus implying that other races have their own countries of origin.
I find this sincerely a primitive and prehistoric ideology for with globalisation and intermarrying we have to realise that either where a person is born is there home or if one adopts the culture and traditions of what it means to be South African – should they not have the right to identify as they should desire and that there isn’t a knighting process.
However, radicles would like the exclusively of bestowing who and what is African based upon their stability as the chief and lord over those who will submit to these type of absurdities. At present it is quite fashionable to be African – the colours and patterns, the music and dance, the food and vibrancy all boasts the beauty of our Country. Therefore I believe its wrong when indicators of skin colour, hair and language are the attributes to identify a South African.
If these uneducated simpletons are not challenged I believe that other race groups which are not Black will soon be made to believe that they are merely a guest in their own country.