Played for a fool by foreigners who saw our weak spots, we parrot their race-baiting insults

30 June 2019 - 00:03

Whether it's because of an inferiority complex or the lack of internal consensus among ourselves on critical issues affecting the country - it's difficult to put a finger on it - South Africans often seem keen to give more weight to the views of foreigners than to our own judgment. Sometimes we live to regret it.

If you want to sell something good or bad to a South African audience, get somebody to bark it from London or Washington. The message seems more credible when it emanates from such exotic places...

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