Thursday, September 1, 2011

Malegapuru Makgoba, Grey High School, Michael Moore, affirmative action

Prof Malegapuru Makgoba wrote an article in the Sunday Times in January, 2005, which sparked a welter of responses. Mine was among them. This posting also includes an article by Mkhuseli Jack proposing that Grey High School's name be changed, and my reaction as well as that of others. There is also a review of a Michael Moore book attacking George W Bush.

The writer, Rian Malan, led a page of letters in the Sunday Times of January 30, 2005, in response to a piece supporting affirmative action by Prof Malegapuru Makgoba. Unfortunately I don't have that original article. Note the piece on the left, by Dan Roodt, which concludes below. (Please click on the text to see it larger.)

My contribution to this debate, alongside the concluding part of Roodt's letter.

Meanwhile back on the Herald in Port Elizabeth, former anti-apartheid activist Mkhuseli Jack had a go at colonial names, especially that of Grey High School. This appeared on February 1, 2005.

I seemed to get a response in almost immediately, on February 2.

These letters on the subject were run on February 4.

My review of The Official Farhenheit 9/11 Reader by Michael Moore, which appeared in the Herald's TGIF supplement on February 4, 2005.

The affirmative action debate in the Sunday Times continued the following week. These are some of the letters which appeared on February 2, including one attacking yours truly.

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