An interesting article from Ivo Vegter addressing the distortion in the Press regarding the position of the DA.

“The DA has chosen an explicitly individualist and capitalist basis from which to challenge the collectivist, socialist policies of the ruling party.

That is both consistent with classical liberal principles, and worthy of celebration. It is an explicit rejection of the view that the DA is some sort of ANC-lite. It establishes the DA as an opposition party not only in name, but in values, principle, and policy.”

“The ANC has since departed from its non-racial principles, in favour of African nationalism and an explicitly race-based empowerment policy – so much so that the SACP recently called upon it to return to its non-racial roots.

The South African Constitution explicitly names non-racialism among the country’s founding values.

There ought to be nothing controversial about non-racialism as a political principle.”