- Colonization: the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically.
- Decolonization: Remember this is W2W. Decolonization is the undoing of colonialism, where a nation establishes and maintains its domination over dependent territories. Undoing political control and economical exploitation. Before we get carried away let’s listen to what other people mean. Do we want to be part of Africa or hang on to European connections? Is the way we dress critical? Should we continue to name the houses at schools after queens of England? Have schools and churches got formal transformation strategies clearly sending out a signal of embracing our new SA? Do our schools still have a colonial feel about them? These are “our” rules – ship in or ship out? Decolonization has nothing to do with academic excellence and standards. Should each school pursue a transformation plan on how to embrace the new SA? What do people mean when they say churches have not changed in 22 years? Question: Are you prepared to listen to other people?
- Imperialism: A policy of extending a country’s power and influence through colonization, use of military force, or other means i.e. British Empire Britannia rules the waves.
- Separation: is a system that keeps different groups separate from each other, either through physical dividers or using social pressures and laws.
- Inequality: the condition of being unequal; lack of equality; disparity; social or economic disparity; inequality between the rich and the poor. Our Gini coefficient is the worst in the world.
- Poverty: is general scarcity of possessions or money. Absolute poverty or destitution refers to the lack of means necessary to meet basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter.
- Unemployment: is a phenomenon that occurs when a person who is actively searching for employment is unable to find work. Unemployment is often used as a measure of the health of the economy.
- White supremacy: a person who believes that the white race is inherently superior to other races and that white people should have control over people of other races.
- Unearned white privilege: is the ability for whites to maintain an elevated status in society that masks racial inequality. Athletic track: Lane 1,2,3,4, whites, coloureds, Indians and blacks. 1. Schooling, 2. University, 3. Career (job reservation) 4. Home & family
- Intergenerational privilege: 1820 Settler – dairy farm – boarding school – jobs – nice house – good school – university – better job – home etc (Father businessman, farmer etc) next generation doctors, architects, pharmacists, professors etc.
- Black tax: Black university graduates have to manage extended family financial needs. Black students stay in townships. School learners catch 2 taxis to and from school every day.
- Influence of Darwinism & Enlightenment: Whites superior species – white people better than black people. Whites came to Africa and exploited blacks. Whites looked upon blacks representing heathens & wanted nothing to do with them. Afrikaners saw the English as bringing Darwinism and ideas of enlightenment which placed science above the bible and they did not want to be contaminated by others.
- Redistribution: to share something out differently from before, especially in a fairer way.
- Reparations: the action of making amends for a wrong one has done, by providing payment or other assistance to those who have been wronged.
- Restitution: the restoration of something lost or stolen to its proper owner.
Perpetrator, Victim, Bystander, Resister and Beneficiary