Charity beyond racial limit: iLIVE

05 November 2012 - 02:09 By Robert Nicolai, Howick
Lottery balls.
Lottery balls.
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I have always known the odds of winning a Lotto jackpot were mathematically slim (roughly one in 10 billion for Lotto, one in 2.9 billion for Powerball), but I had fun playing. Even when not winning, I felt it was going to charities that needed funds.

But now our ANC government wants all charities to be graded on a BEE scorecard and lose their funding if they do not distribute to 100% black recipients.

Let me inform the ANC and our Lotto people that I will not continue playing if my funds cannot help whoever needs them most.

The ANC has gone crazy in thinking only black citizens deserve charitable help. If they want to racially define charitable donations, they will destroy many important charitable organisations, like they destroyed the Limpopo schools and our corruption stats. How much more of this misrule are we going to endure?

We will all be forced to donate carefully.