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What is the Duty of All Contemporary Africans? Muzi Kuzwayo Explains

How to Fix South AfricaMuzi Kuzwayo recently wrote an article for City Press in which he laments the way that capitalism has crept into the heart of transformation: “Currently, we seem to be concerned with constructing mounds and mounds of stomachs while our souls are starving.”

Kuzwayo is one of the contributors to How to Fix South Africa: The country’s leading thinkers on what must be done to create jobs edited by Ray Hartley. In the article he highlights the duty of all Africans to rebuild the land: “Our work as contemporary Africans is to rebuild a continent ravaged and plundered by apartheid, colonialism and slavery; not with bricks and mortar alone, but with culture as well.”

Read the article:

In effect, transformation has meant more skin-lighteners and weaves in the workplace. We are copying everything white, including racism and xenophobia. It’s embarrassing how black executives make jokes about blacks to their white colleagues.

They’re inadvertently perpetuating prejudice, as they mistake self-deprecation with self-defecation.

The best you can do is to be yourself. The people you do business with will have no respect for you if they suspect you are a fake.

Remember, it is not by fluke that you are where you are, but because you are good. So keep your head high, wear that Afro and those ethnic earrings. If they complain about your attitude or complexion, smile, because you’re doing something right.

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  • How to Fix South Africa: The country’s leading thinkers on what must be done to create jobs edited by Ray Hartley
    EAN: 9780620549882
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