Is EFF the hope of South Africa?

Maritzburg College students: Olwethu Kuhle, Yamkela Mbabama and Aphiwe Mlotshwa.

It has been three years since Olwethu, Yamkela and Aphiwe portrayed EFF slogan and showed their support to the political party that its membership is growing tremendously.

EFF was formed in 26 July 2013 by Julius Sello Malema and Flyod Shivambu after he was expelled from the ANC Youth League.

EFF was formed based on its seven pillars:

1. Expropriation of South Africa’s land without compensation for equal redistribution in use.

2. Nationalisation of mines, banks, and other strategic sectors of the economy, without compensation.

3. Building state and government capacity, which will lead to the abolishment of tenders.

4. Free quality education, healthcare, housing, and sanitation.

5. Massive protected industrial development to create millions of sustainable jobs, including the introduction of minimum wages in order to close the wage gap between the rich and the poor, close the apartheid wage gap and promote rapid career paths for Africans in the workplace.

6. Massive development of the African economy and advocating for a move from reconciliation to justice in the entire continent.

7. Open, accountable, corrupt-free government and society without fear of victimisation by state agencies.

South Africa is a victim of racial discrimination and inequality. After 1994 SA became a democratic country but racism wants to open the apartheid doors again.

The recent racism allegation was leveled against Brackenfell High School in Western Cape by EFF when only white students were invited to the matric dance.

EFF went to the school and conducted a protest, but promised not to disturb examination that was still underway.

There is a huge gap between private and public education system in South Africa, most of the government schools do not have adequate educational resources hence black parents who can afford private education chose to take their children to the model c schools to get a best education, while those children become the victim of an everyday racism attack.

Schools that still conduct classes under the tree, is a disappointment to the nation after 1994. South African government should provide schools with all necessary educational resources that can be also found in the private schools as well.

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