EDITORIAL | DA and EFF are their own worst opposition
South Africans often bemoan the ANC, but we should perhaps be even more concerned about its rivals
The opposition DA reckons its policy conference this past weekend was a resounding success. This is where it penned a “values and principles” document that rejects the notion of race – ironically, in the same weekend its political rival the EFF declared war on Clicks stores for a racist hair advert on its website.
“Nonracialism is the rejection of race as a way to categorise and treat people, particularly in legislation. The assumption that one’s race represents people who think, feel or have the same experience of shared events, based on their physical appearance, is false,” reads the document.
“However, while there is a scientific consensus that race itself does not exist, racialism and racism do exist and have a ‘profound and damaging’ impact on the lives of individuals and society. They are abhorrent and detestable.”..