Tuesday, April 7, 2009

re lekgotla

It has just been pointed out to me that it is not that the word bosberaad - see previous posting - is politically incorrect but rather that lekgotla is seen as an assertion of a new black paradigm where one relates to terms which are derived from black culture. So if a workplace is so-called black, but top management is mainly white and the culture is white despite the company having a so-called black name, they would never call their management brainstorming session as a lekgotla. It would be a bosberaad. The company I work for gets angry if people refer to our bosberaad. It's a lekgotla and nothing else.

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