„Where in the whole wide world today can you find a more just society than South Africa has?“

As Minister of Defence, East London NP Congress, 6 May 1976, as cited in PW Botha in his own words, Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, p. 16

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Pieter Willem Botha
südafrikanischer Politiker, Premierminister und Staatspräsi… 1916 - 2006

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„South Africa, renowned both far and wide
For politics and little else beside.“

—  Roy Campbell (poet) South African poet 1901 - 1957

The Wayzgoose, lines 3-4 (1928)

Cheryl Strayed Foto

„Maybe I was more alone than anyone in the whole wide world. Maybe that was okay.“

—  Cheryl Strayed, buch Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Quelle: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Jan Smuts Foto
Haruki Murakami Foto

„My point is: in this whole wide world the only person you can depend on is you.“

—  Haruki Murakami, buch Kafka am Strand

Quelle: Kafka on the Shore

Arun Gandhi Foto

„I find that what is happening here [in Palestine] is ten times worse than what I had experienced in South Africa. This is Apartheid.“

—  Arun Gandhi Indian activist 1934

Occupation "Ten Times Worse than Apartheid" http://www.ipc.gov.ps/ipc_e/ipc_e-1/e_News/news2004/2004_08/179.html, Speech, Palestinian International Press Center, August 29 2004, accessed September 17 2006

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„South Africa has witnessed the replacement of racial apartheid for what can be accurately described as 'class apartheid.“

—  Patrick Bond American academic 1961

Quelle: South Africa and Global Apartheid: Continental and International Policies (2003), p. 8

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„There is not an Indian community in the world that is better off than the Indians in South Africa. That is the type of apartheid that I stand for. That is the type of apartheid that is not dead.“

—  P. W. Botha South African prime minister 1916 - 2006

As prime minister in the House of Assembly, 23 April 1979, as cited in PW Botha in his own words, Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, p. 40

Frantz Fanon Foto

„I said just above that South Africa has a racist structure. Now I shall go farther and say that Europe has a racist structure.“

—  Frantz Fanon, buch Black Skin, White Masks

Quelle: Black Skin, White Masks (1952), Ch.4, p. 92

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„Today we are entering a new era for our country and its people. Today we celebrate not the victory of a party, but a victory for all the people of South Africa.“

—  Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013

1990s, Inaugural speech (1994)
Kontext: Today we are entering a new era for our country and its people. Today we celebrate not the victory of a party, but a victory for all the people of South Africa.
Our country has arrived at a decision. Among all the parties that contested the elections, the overwhelming majority of South Africans have mandated the African National Congress to lead our country into the future. The South Africa we have struggled for, in which all our people, be they African, Coloured, Indian or White, regard themselves as citizens of one nation is at hand.

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„South Africa, so utterly improbably, is a beacon of hope in a dark and troubled world.“

—  Desmond Tutu South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner 1931

As quoted in "Truth and reconciliation" at BBC Focus on Africa (January-March 2000)

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George W. Bush Foto

„Zimbabwe used to feed South Africa. Today it's a net importer of food because the rule of an incompetent government destroyed the economy of the country.“

—  George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946

2010s, 2011, Q&A with Former President George W. Bush (January 2011)
Kontext: Yes. I also put in the book that I felt Hugo Chavez was the Robert Mugabe of our hemisphere. In other words, this is a case for – where leadership is destroying a country. Zimbabwe used to feed South Africa. Today it's a net importer of food because the rule of an incompetent government destroyed the economy of the country.

Jan Smuts Foto
Bernie Sanders Foto

„These days, the American dream is more apt to be realized in South America, in places such as Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina, where incomes are actually more equal today than they are in the land of Horatio Alger. Who's the banana republic now?“

—  Bernie Sanders American politician, senator for Vermont 1941

Close The Gaps: Disparities That Threaten America https://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/must-read/close-the-gaps-disparities-that-threaten-america, Valley News, 5 August 2011
2010s

Bernice King Foto

„But it is just possible that we can begin to create a less violent society, a society in which nonviolent conflict reconciliation is a more widely-held value, a society in which individuals with serious mental health problems are more likely to be identified and more likely to receive needed treatment and care.“

—  Bernice King American minister, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963

"A Call for Prayer – and Action -- Against Violence in America" (2012)
Kontext: What, we wonder, can be done to prevent such unpredictable outbreaks of violence? No, we can’t always pinpoint when a specific individual will erupt in a spree of deadly violence. But it is just possible that we can begin to create a less violent society, a society in which nonviolent conflict reconciliation is a more widely-held value, a society in which individuals with serious mental health problems are more likely to be identified and more likely to receive needed treatment and care.

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