Jihaan Haffajee raises stark issues about race (“Race is always an issue (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/letters/2019-11-12-letter-race-is-always-an-issue/)”, November 12). Of course race is in the equation. Of course racial inequality exists — that was after all the objective of apartheid. The question is: what should we do?

Haffajee states that restoring equality requires some advantage to be given to the disadvantaged. There are two ways to do this. To use an analogy, one can give a man fish, or teach a man to fish. The former will achieve nothing. Financial transfers between races are already at their maximum and cannot ipso facto bridge the divides...

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