Professor Chris Malikane's article, "Our chance to complete the revolution" (April 16), is an insult to our intelligence, disrespects our achievements and threatens our plans for the future. So it's a relief that the minister of finance has made it clear that this article doesn't represent ANC or government policy. But that's not the end of the matter. South Africa can't afford to let Malikane's personal ideas gain popularity or become government policy: the professor doesn't speak for us. He wants to lead us to disaster. In a way typical of extremists, Malikane imagines that all our country's social and economic problems are the fault of a conspiracy made up of "white monopoly capital" and its black puppets. What an offensive concept - South Africa's black entrepreneurs and professionals are nobody's puppets. Then, in the militaristic language loved by ultra-left and far-right propagandists, the article states economic transformation as a "civil war" between classes and racial grou...

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