Traffic Light Solicitors of Handouts BEE Imbalances


A Solicitor plying his profession by receiving a handout at Traffic Lights

Black Economic Empowerment
Or B E E for short,
Is meant to say how many sent,
From each race, in jobs to sort.

But means all those who blacker show
Are to be put in jobs,
For whites, though, there’s a big no-no:
All these, right out, one lobs.

And competency has no place
In questions such as this,
Oh, no, indeed, it is the race
Dictating hit or miss.


For ‘Traffic Light Solicitors
Of Handouts’, there is, though,
Discrepancy to give one pause —
Too many Whites, you know!

It can’t be that they’re best at it,
For B E E don’t care,
So who then can have messed at it
To leave so many spare?

The T L S of H should now
More other races seek,
For such imbalances are how
B E E’s up the creek!

Rufus the Spotted Eagle Owl from Tabika hasn’t put in an appearance for quite a while:

© August 2018 Colonialist

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8 Responses to Traffic Light Solicitors of Handouts BEE Imbalances

  1. Colline says:

    I agree. BEE is not such a good policy.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. equinoxio21 says:

    Yes, I’m afraid dark days are ahead.
    All this reminds me of Africanisation in Kenya, shortly after Independence…
    Racism is not exactly where “the good folks” think. It is the other way round.
    Very sorry about what is happening in SA.
    And wish you all the best my friend.


    • colonialist says:

      Too many ‘good folk’ have made things worse by encouraging the myth of entitlement without responsibility.

      Liked by 1 person

      • equinoxio21 says:

        Another good definition: entitlement. “We are entitled”! The “legitimitate” claims… etc.
        We are going to Hell in a handbasket.


        • colonialist says:

          ‘We wahnt so we must get. If we not get, we trash it so nobody gets.’

          The logic of wrecking what you do have because it doesn’t operate to your satisfaction, be it schools, trains or buses, completely escapes me. You improve operation by preventing it from ever operating again?

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          • equinoxio21 says:

            There is no logic. Just nihilism. I can’t have it so I break it so no-one can have it.
            Or, from another perspective: I’m a victim (of what/whom?) so I deserve everything.
            As an Egyptian-born German intellectual put it: “Why is it that the Vietnamese community never makes any trouble?” I might add: they work, they don’t whine… 😦

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