posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 05:14 AM
reply to post by DataWraith
Hopefully Nelson Mandela while still continue to live a good long life.
The Night of the Long Knives appears to be a myth (started by right-wing Afrikaners), however since then a lot of militant black youth seems to have
taken to the idea quite nicely. Personally I don't think there will be any such thing - The increasingly large black middle class have adapted
themselves to a Western way of living and don't have any inclination to change the status quo.
South Africa and most African countries south of the Equator are not muslim influenced nor are do they have any large or radical muslim-based groups
or political parties. South Africa, though, does have a relatively large muslim population who are extremely moderate.
They are the least of our worries.
Today is Heritage Day - I am just about to go downstairs and sample culinary delights from our companies many diverse ethnic groups. We are all
dressed in our varous cultural or traditional clothing, and the mood is festive and happy.
Despite our problems, South Africa remains a political miracle - even after 15 years of true democracy.