Apartheid survivor and small business owner Dixie Kolditz gave a heart warming, well received speech on her experiences in leaving South Africa and becoming an American Citizen and small business owner. The speech was given on Saturday, April 27 at the 2013 Lincoln Day Dinner Celebration, hosted by the Clark County Washington GOP, and held at the beautiful Heathman Lodge in Vancouver Washington.
Transcribed from introductory bio: “She grew up in Johannesberg South Africa during Apartheid. She participated in the political process teaching voter education classes and also voting in South Africa’s first free election. So these things we take for granted she got to experience first hand that transition. In 1995 she applied [sic] and received a journalism scholarship from the Scripps Howard News Service to attend BYU in Provo Utah and it was there that she met her husband a southwest Washington native and started a family. Dixie and her husband Curly own and operate two businesses, a company providing residential care to people with disabilities, and a wholesale home decor company. In 2010, Dixie was invited by Jamie Herrera to testify to Congress about her experiences and challenges with government regulation, and it’s impact on business. Dixie is passionate about the free market, and people being able to provide for themselves and their families.”
The speech is shown unedited and in it’s entirety.