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I KNEW I was fooling myself by expecting an avalanche of congratulations to the Democratic Alliance (DA) for actualising most people’s dream — "transformation".The DA, a supposed majority "white" party, voted overwhelmingly for a black leader. They gave him "control" of the party. Is that not what affirmative action advocates? Then where are the compliments?The inference is that "transformation" means whites accommodating blacks in institutions whites have developed or built. Whether it be a school, a business enterprise, a university, (a country?), the hue and cry of most people who comment on the radio, in newspaper letters and on blogs is to be accommodated in the white world.Whites seen as being against "transformation" are those perceived not to want to accommodate Africans in their space. Development for Africans is seen as successful assimilation into white western ways and accommodation in white institutions. Then, as it inevitably happens at times, reality strikes that they...

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