The Effects Of Capitalism In South Africa

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The year 1492 marked the demolition of an unparalleled coexistence between the Jews, Muslims and Christians. The enforced conversation based on religious ideology led to the manifestation of a nascent racial ideology. It also marks the year which some might refer to as the New World where Columbus through his inquisition discovered America. Columbus first voyage was treated differently by many. Some people believe it to be the beginning of the new world where democracy, civilisation and different forms of arts were introduced whilst others mostly those of African descent, identified Columbus with imperialism, colonialism and conquest. Historians still debate as to whether he should be remembered as the discoverer who brought European culture …show more content…
South Africa’s dark times (Apartheid) is solemnly owing to the creation of race. Today the nation seeks to achieve national liberation by first undoing racial capitalism. Like most capitals states the ruling class consists of those who have economic ownership of the country’s system. In South Africa the economic systems are run by the national bourgeois who so happened to be white capitalist their mining and farm operations are only operational if there is an unlimited cheap labour supply thus the a split in the labour market; one for cheap black-labour and skilled to semi-skilled white labour. Race in South Africa is so impactful that in actual essence to remove the term could take up to a century or so. This point above has been illustrated in “Sow the Wind” when it suggests that it is impossible to have non-racial capitalism in South Africa owing to the class struggle and national struggle against racial oppression that has become one struggle. The fact that race a non-scientific discovery with no evidence stating that exists still dictates so much of our lives and creates so many apparent injustices is the very reason why we should mourn

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