Reconciliation would remain elusive in South Africa without economic reforms, says President Ramaphosa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on December 15 said that reconciliation in the country would remain unachievable if the implementation of successful land and economic reforms were resisted.

During his address on Reconciliation Day, President said that failing to acknowledge these important issues would be a blockage to true reconciliation. Further noting, he said, “We cannot build a truly caring society so long as the country’s majority live in conditions of poverty, inequality and deprivation, while a minority exists in comfort and privilege.”

While noting that racism was not longer legalized, South Africa was still faced with widespread racism, Ramaphosa said, “The state of race relations in our country remains fragile.”

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