DA can't solve our ills: iLIVE
The Democratic Alliance claims it can fix South Africa's biggest social and economic ills, such as education and unemployment. But can it really succeed?
Firstly, it is black youth, black professionals and rural black dwellers who are most affected by unemployment.
To this day rural dwellers remain the lowest-paid farm workers and miners in the country.
The social causes directly connected to these demographics and patterns are policies supported by the DA and its backers.
For example, the DA resists and overtly attacks unionisation of workers and transformation in the workplace by opposing affirmative action and employment equity.
If the DA were to create employment, it would be employment that would exclude the very sections of the population most affected.
Contrary to its claims and promises, which are nothing but tactics to lure voters, the DA will deliver nothing to the black electorate.
If anything, the DA will destroy whatever self-esteem and pride blacks still have in their national identity.
Was it not through the DA's endorsement or complacency - during its time as an official opposition of apartheid - that the pencil test and other racial criteria were applied to determine whether or not you received superior education?
There is no record showing that Helen Zille or the DA ever boycotted the privileged quality education they received while their fellow countrymen and women were subjected to Bantu education.
Did Zille attend schools in Nyanga or Guguletu as a form of protest against Bantu education?
Is it not under DA-run municipal wards where everything is being done to block black children from the townships from accessing Model C schools?