Proffie, student and BBEE

November 2, 2011 in Sonder kategorie

For those non-South Africans( and South Africans) out there “BEE” stands for Black Economic Empowerment i.e. favouring Black people in the job market.


Shortly after class, an economics student approaches his economics professor and says, “I don’t understand the point of BEE. “Can you explain it to me?” The professor replied, “I don’t have any time to explain it at my office, but if you come over to my house on Saturday and help me with my weekend project, I’ll be glad to explain it to you.” The student agreed.


At the agreed-upon time, the student showed up at the professor’s house. The professor stated that the weekend project involved his backyard pool. They both went out back to the pool, and the professor handed the student a bucket. Demonstrating with his own bucket, the professor said, “First, go over to the deep end, and fill your bucket with as much water as you can.” The student did as he was instructed. The professor then continued, “Follow me over to the shallow end, and then dump all the water from your bucket into it.” The student was naturally confused, but did as he was told. The professor then explained they were going to do this many more times, and began walking back to the deep end of the pool. The confused student asked, “Excuse me, but why are we doing this?” The professor matter-of-factly stated that he was trying to make the shallow end much deeper.


The student didn’t think the economics professor was serious, but figured that he would find out the real story soon enough. However, after the 6th trip between the shallow end and the deep end, the student began to become worried that his economics professor had gone mad. The student finally blurted out, “All we’re doing is wasting valuable time and effort on unproductive pursuits. Even worse, when this process is all over, everything will be at the same level it was before, so all you’ll really have accomplished is the destruction of what could have been truly productive action!”


The professor put down his bucket and replied with a smile, “Congratulations. You now understand BEE.”


Blikskottel….knows that this was not an ANC proffie!

22 antwoorde op Proffie, student and BBEE

  1. Neander het gesê op November 2, 2011

    BEE is presies dit wat dit sê, BEE. Dit gaan nie om enige ander doel nie.

  2. Brilliant!!!!

  3. Nog n hopelose en bevooroordeelde voorbeeld van jou.

  4. …maar tog ‘n heel rake beskrywing. Ek weet een ding: poep teen die wind help nie, so as ‘n plan nie werk nie of boos is, maak ‘n ander plan.

    Jy ken mos die tipe ding:
    Hamer op die getuie
    hamer op die admin beampte
    hamer op die tafel

    en as alles nie werk:
    hamer op die getuienis en
    heel laaste, hamer op die waarheid!

    Ek geniet dit om in howe te sit en die ding te sien.

  5. Bertie..gaan gerus voort.

  6. Presies!

  7. Van ons geleerde vriende hierso dink nie so nie.

  8. Verduidelik bietjie meer…

  9. Neander het gesê op November 2, 2011

    Die doel is om werk te gee vir ‘n sekere groep mense van kleur wat voorheen nie werk gehad het nie.

    Dis waarom my swaer met BSc Ing meganies en MBA cum laude nou in Brazilië werk en ‘n staalfabriek regruk.
    Hy en my sus leer nou Portugees vir die vale.

    Wiens brood jy eet, diens woord jy spreek.
    Mens byt nie die hand wat jou voed nie.
    Beggars cant be choosers.

  10. Ek werk ook landuit, so ek weet presies wat die situasie is.

  11. lora2me het gesê op November 2, 2011

    BEE sou kon werk as die oorspronklike motief en doel daaragter toegepas is, maar nou het dit handuit geruk en ontaard in ‘n nepotistiese, voorskriftelike, haatgedrewe projek in baie gevalle.

  12. Excellent illustration, Bliks!

  13. It all depends from which viewpoint you look at it. As some comments here show, everyone does not share the sentiment.

  14. Verseker nie.

  15. Jy’s presies reg.

  16. TheSteve het gesê op November 3, 2011

    We have to start baking new pies, simply tring to share the existing pie, will never work. Great article.

  17. Traditionally, ex terries who are now governments have no idea on pie baking. They and there followers are by nature consumers and have never been producers.

  18. Thx for popping in.

  19. TheSteve het gesê op November 4, 2011

    Agreed I really like your Blog and despite what some may say think you let people think without insulting them.

  20. I try never to insult someone, but I am human and sometimes people might feel threatened by new ideas, leading them to believe I am insulting them.

  21. TheSteve het gesê op November 4, 2011

    Agree, but people can be logical one momemnt and when you post on what they deam there domain, be completely infantile. I really enjoy your take on matters legal and believe in large the little man i.e middle class citzen has little chance against the so called big boys, witch removes the reality of Justice.

    Have a great day. Continue posting.

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