Sikonathi Mantshantsha is one of our premium writers. Today we are offering you the opportunity to read his analysis for free. To read his columns every week, subscribe to BusinessLIVE Premium for just R120 a month. Being black. There’s no time as exciting to be black in SA as now. I mean; you could be anything you ever wanted to be. And you could be anything you’ve never wanted to be. All at the same time. Everybody but yourself, it would seem, knows what you should be doing and thinking, especially about matters of national importance. Others just seem to know what trade you are in. You could be admiring the wares on offer when some pale face interrupts: "Excuse me, where do I find low-fat milk?" In annoyance, you take a day off work to go hiking with your friends. The very first person you come across asks how long you have been a guide. And you look around and realise that yours is the only black face enjoying the beauty of nature. No sooner had you bid the "racist" farewell tha...

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