By P. Van Neikerk, in the Globe & Mail Thursday Feb 25th Johannesburg S.A.
A total of 918 people applied last year to be reclassified from one racial group to another under South Africa's race classification laws...
...Mr. [Stoffel] Botha said one white had become "Cape coloured" 69 Cape coloureds had become white, five Malays had become white, three Indians had become Cape coloureds, two Cape coloureds had become Indian, and one Malay had become Indian.
In addition, 133 blacks had become Cape coloureds, one black had become a Griqua and one Cape coloured had become a Malay.
Among the unsuccessful applicants were four Cape coloureds who wanted to become Chinese, nine Indians who wanted to become Malays and three blacks who wanted to be "other Asians."
It's funny...I just wish it were a joke.