Race is always complex to discuss. Still, it remains an important issue to continually deconstruct and, in the right company, can be exciting to debate. As the chief informant of the range of socio-economic opportunities any given South African had available to them in recent history, it’s important that we continually gauge whether race still influences how much access we have to opportunities today – in order to grasp how far we’ve come.
Have we taken significant enough steps on our path toward being the truly equitable, post-racial society we hoped to become in 1994? Thabiso Molatlhwa and Hymie Sokhupha spoke to some students in Braamfontein, Johannesburg this week about whether or not they believe their race plays a part in their career prospects. Check it out video below.
Do YOU feel as though your race informs your career prospects and general life opportunities? Tell us about it. #LiveVIPZA
Join us on Tuesday 28 October 2014 at the Bannister Hotel in Braamfontein as we debate whether South Africa has truly moved any closer toward being the post-racial society we hoped for in 1994.
The #2014Elections has set an exciting and vibrant context for the future of South Africa politics to unfold upon. What happens now that you’ve voted? How do we gauge whether we’re “moving the country forward”, whether we’re “bringing change” or “economic freedom in our lifetime”? Stick with #LiveVIPZA and we’ll give you analysis, debates, comments, polls and all YOU need to understand, enjoy and interact with SA politics.