“Affirmative action is not a threat either to standards or to individuals. It is an internationally recognised method of redressing past wrongs. To reject this mechanism is to accept the status quo and to ensure that the fruits of war, colonialism, racism, sexism and oppression continue to be nurtured in our society.”

Nelson Mandela quoted in Karima Brown ‘Is Ramphele Capable of Leading?”, Feb 2013 

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