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But to still have some white South Africans address their African compatriots as monkeys, baboons or kaffirs and impugn their intellectual and leadership capabilities as inherently inferior by reason only of skin colour, suggests the opposite.
And does in fact sound a very rude awakening call to all of us.
(ii) Each party is to pay its or his own costs.” 4.
(b) That part of the arbitrator’s award in terms of which Mr Jacobus Johannes Kruger was reinstated in the employ of the South African Revenue Service is reviewed, set aside and replaced with the following: (i) The South African Revenue Service must pay Mr Kruger compensation equivalent to his salary for six months at the time of dismissal.
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To be called a ‘kaffir’ is to be called a lazy and stupid person.
This is in line with the observation made about 33 years ago by Van Rensburg J and Jennett AJ that: “When a black man is called a ‘kaffir’ by somebody of another race, as a rule the term is one which is disparaging, derogatory and contemptuous and causes humiliation.” in colonial and apartheid South Africa it acquired a particularly excruciating bite and a deliberately dehumanising or delegitimising effect when employed by a white person against his or her African compatriot.
It has always been calculated to and almost always achieved its set objective of delivering the harshest and most hurtful blow of projecting African people as the lowest beings of superlatively moronic proportions.
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