The latest figures which indicate that the majority of residential homes in suburbs are being bought by black, brown and Indian people should move the ANC government to scrap its racially driven policies of affirmative action and black economic empowerment (BEE),” Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary spokesperson on the Economy says.
“The government’s objective to level the economic playing field by implementing affirmative action and BEE has resulted in the disposable income of black, brown and Indian people drastically improving and has grown at a much faster rate than that of white people. The prosperity which these racial policies had created for these groups had at the same time contributed to the increase in poverty amongst white people by increasingly excluding the white workers class from the economy.
“The ANC government has not succeeded in levelling the playing field but only succeeded in enriching one racial group at the expense of minorities. The fact that the greatest demand for high income housing comes from black people attests to this. Affirmative action and BEE have succeeded in creating a small elite group of black people.
“Statistics also indicate that the economic growth that black, brown and Indian people have been experiencing is not restricted to their income only but these groups now also own more assets than white people. The government should realise that if these racial policies are not scrapped, new inequalities which have been created through these policies, will increase. The FF Plus therefore once again calls on president Zuma and his government to scrap affirmative action and BEE and ensure in this manner that young white people are not forced into poverty due to their exclusion from the economy,” Adv. Alberts said.
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