SA one of the most unequal societies - Madonsela

Johannesburg - South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said.

In a speech delivered at the University of Stellenbosch on Saturday, Madonsela said this was despite the constitutional promises which include the substantive notion of equality.

"Compounding the situation is that poverty and unemployment have worsened and also the fact that, that too follows the contours of racial, gender and other forms of structural inequality or discrimination."

She said as long as there was injustice somewhere, the country and the world could not have peace.

"We may not be paragons of non-discrimination as that is impossible [given that we are] products of a society where the hierachisation of difference is entrenched through socialisation from birth," she said.

"All we need to do is play our part in our respective spaces as earnestly as possible."

Read more on: thuli madonsela cape town
Unusual username 2014-08-17 09:56:05 PM
"the hierachisation of difference is entrenched through socialisation from birth," We are born racists? That's depressing Thuli.
Archie Dempster 2014-08-17 10:05:26 PM
I think there's too much emphasis on colour and this can be fixed by plenty work and
Jaguar Randall Nell 2014-08-17 10:05:54 PM
speak like a true guinine lady, i suggest one way or other way around you might be somehow contesting of becoming a first woman president of South Africa!
Ndzalama Hlaneki 2014-08-17 10:08:34 PM
Too much media coverage for u huh?
Mvubu Sibongile 2014-08-17 10:13:05 PM
Thank you thuli I wish you can wish corruption in saps reservist they dont get paid but they got tax returns now they want to dismiss all because they refuse to indemnity forms some of the reservist in the system they are permanent but they dont get salary
Mvubu Sibongile 2014-08-17 10:13:36 PM
Thank you thuli I wish you can wish corruption in saps reservist they dont get paid but they got tax returns now they want to dismiss all because they refuse to indemnity forms some of the reservist in the system they are permanent but they dont get salary
Warren Beard 2014-08-17 10:25:08 PM
You continue to impress. Thuli Madonsela to replace showerhead!
Sibusiso Mcebisi Matinise 2014-08-17 10:25:34 PM
That's true.I wish she could be SA.'s 1st elected woman president.
MJS1234 2014-08-17 10:29:19 PM
Because our government has failed to give the biggest gift, EDUCATION! The only way we can solve inequality. Not taking from one to give to another but giving all people the chance to use their minds to build a great life.
Kevern Upton 2014-08-17 10:33:08 PM
Aaah yes, the "good story" of the anc hey Thuli. Don't recall you being this verbal about it pre-elections. Anyway, your sentiment is still more hounerable than most cadres, thx for the message.