It is often stated that education is the key to resolving the problems of South Africa and Africa as a whole. It is also very frequently stated that the National Party Government did not provide schooling for black children and that the schooling was sub-standard compared to that of white schools.
"There had never been more schools build for blacks in SA then in the period that I was Minister of Bantu Education. I will go to the TRC and ask for forgiveness for this crime an also promise never to do it again!" - Said by Dr Ferdi Hartzenberg (Leader of the CP and ex-Minister of Bantu Education) when subpoenaed to appear before the truth And Reconciliation Committee (TRC)
Even prominent black scholars today agree that the education received by blacks during apartheid was superior to what they are receiving today.
Even the self-made multi-billionaire mining magnate Patrice Motsepe stated on SA Television just a few weeks ago, that had it not been for the high standard of education he was afforded during the time of the National Party he would not have been where he is today. He went on to say that the discipline he learned in those schools carried him through to where he is today. He praised the old South Africa for what it gave blacks during those years.
A friend provided the following interesting facts:
Just have a look at the prominent ANC members and other blacks associated with them :
Tutu studied at the Pretoria Bantu Normal College from 1951 to 1953, and went on to teach at Johannesburg Bantu High School and at Munsienville High School in Mogale City.
Mandela attended a Wesleyan mission school located next to the palace of the regent. Following Thembu custom, he was initiated at age sixteen, and attended Clarkebury Boarding Institute. Mandela completed his Junior Certificate in two years, instead of the usual three. Designated to inherit his father's position as a privy councillor, in 1937 Mandela moved to Healdtown, the Wesleyan college in Fort Beaufort which most Thembu royalty attended. At nineteen, he took an interest in boxing and running at the school.
After enrolling, Mandela began to study for a Bachelor of Arts at the Fort Hare University
Mbeki attended primary school in Idutywa and Butterworth and acquired a high school education at Lovedale, Alice. In 1959, he was expelled from school as a result of student strikes and forced to continue studies at home. In the same year, he sat for matriculation examinations at St. John's High School, Umtata.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a Zulu, was born in Natal, the eldest of eight children. She completed high school at the Amanzimtoti Training College in 1967. In 1971, she started her studies in Zoology and Botany at the University of Zululand, from where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Science (BSc). She subsequently started her medical studies at the University of Natal.
Jacob Zuma - had no formal school according to the ANC's info page.
It is strange how all, or most of the ANC dignitaries had their schooling in SA under the "bad old Bantu education system", yet they all have obtained degrees at reputable Universities:
Govan Mbeki - South African politician,
Yusuf Lule - Interim president of Uganda 1979,
Kaiser Matanzima - President of bantustan Transkei,
Oliver Tambo - member, African National Congress,
Joshua Nkomo - Founder of the ZAPU,
Nelson Mandela - Former President of South Africa,
Lionel Ngakane - South African filmmaker,
Seretse Khama - First President of Botswana. Later Sir Seretse Khama,
Julius Nyerere - President of Tanzania,
Robert Sobukwe - Founder of the Pan Africanist Congress,
Robert Mugabe - President of Zimbabwe, attended 1949–1951,
Kenneth Kaunda - First President of Zambia,
Mangosuthu Buthelezi - Leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party,
Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri - Minister, South Africa,
Manto Tshabalala-Msimang – Minister, South Africa,
Chris Hani - Leader of the South African Communist Party,
Makhenkesi Arnold Stofile – Minister, South Africa,
Bulelani Ngcuka - South Africa's former Director of Public Prosecutions,
Loyiso Nongxa - Vice-Chancellor of WITS,
John Hlophe - Judge President of the Cape Provincial Division of the High Court.
The issue around Afrikaans was a handy stick which the communist propagandists used. They played with the lives and the future of the black students, and today there is a whole generation of blacks who never finished their schooling because they were being used as pawns by the communists. Go to any communist take-over in history and you will see that the one thing a communist regime does not tolerate, is educated people. That is the privilege of the elite.
Please do some serious research and you will see the anomalies in their stories, and how they twist the real facts of history to turn the truth into lies and the lie becomes their new truth.
As mentioned above the thousands of successful black graduates from schools and universities during the Apartheid era. No one ever cares to mention the more than 2,500 class rooms destroyed by fire when hundreds of black schools were burned down between 1976 and 1994, which did leave SA blacks without proper education. The long-term effects of "Liberation first Education Later", has been a nightmare to the ANC Regime to this day, a slogan created by themselves as part of their strategy to make SA ungovernable, starting with the 1976 Soweto Uprisings. They dug a hole for themselves and created generations of uneducated, undisciplined hooligans, for which so-called Apartheid is being blamed to this day.
If education was the key things should have been very different in SA, had they not burned down their own schools at such a rate that the NP Government could not keep up restoring the damaged class-rooms. Those that did receive education ended up as great leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, business people, etc. Speak to someone like Prof. Mogotlane (http://web.up.ac.za/default.asp?ipkCategoryID=17&language=0) and ask him his opinion as to the standard of education during Apartheid vs today and ask him why he thinks blacks do not have education and why they claim not to have received proper education during the Apartheid years. I worked with him and I would enjoy some ignorant liberal taking him on about it, because even his students tried it while we were working at MEDUNSA in the 1980's.
Revolution in Black SA Schools-Part 1
Revolution in Black SA Schools-Part 2
You could even refer to the following liberal propagandist thesis, particularly the first two pages of this chapter.
"Today much is being said about Black education under Apartheid, but the truth is that in 1987 at the height of Apartheid, six million black children were at school, a new record for South Africa at the time. In the previous year 1800 classrooms for secondary education were built by whites, with white money for blacks. About 130 new schools were built. If one considers the schools burnt down by blacks at the same time the education standards of blacks could have been even higher.
At the time black South Africans had the highest literacy rate amongst other blacks on the entire continent. Blacks had eight universities in South Africa producing lawyers, doctors, teachers, etc of world standard. None of those people would say today that their education and degrees are of an inferior standard. Quite the contrary, they are extremely proud of their education they underwent during Apartheid. Telling them that their education was “Sub standard” would be insulting them.
As I have mentioned before, South Africa was a world leader in medical science during Apartheid and established a unique Medical university called MEDUNSA which produced amongst others on average 200 black doctors per year. MEDUNSA also trained nurses and other medical staff." - Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box – Part 5 – Black cognitive ability. Third Rationale for Apartheid. http://mspoliticalcommentary.blogspot.com/2010/04/opening-pandoras-apartheid-box-part-5.html
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