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Life stinks for these families
Timeslive article on Afrikaner poor in Daspoort Pretoria
SIPHO MASOMBUKA | 26 February, 2013
A nauseating stench spews out of the dilapidated house on Charl Cilliers Street, in Daspoort suburb, about 11km north of Pretoria.
Dog faeces, dead rats and trash lie everywhere in the yard. A heap of rubbish stands in the backyard, where at least six creaky wooden shacks stand.
This is home to pensioner Nicolaas Krugel, for which he and about eight others pay between R700 and R1000 a month.
“No one deserves to live like this. Look around you: it is a sea of filth. There’s no electricity,” says Krugel, a retired motor mechanic.
The divorced father of three said he moved into the “rubbish dump” in November. His R1200 state pension goes to his R700 rent, leaving little for food.
“I am starving. It is hard,” he said, struggling to get up from his makeshift bed in the tiny shack he shares with three others.
His 58-year-old shackmate, Arther Coetzee, ekes out a living as a car guard at Pretoria Garden Church. Coetzee became homeless after his mother died.
Life is an uphill struggle for these backyard squatters but car guard Henry Venter says they have nowhere to go.
On average, the 37-year-old makes R60 a day and has to pay R50 for transport to and from a Centurion mall.
Venter’s unemployed wife, Lynette, 49, says they get food from a local grocery store once a week.
The couple pay R1000 rent a month. Venter said: “We are not proud to be living here but it is better than the streets.”
The couple are on the waiting list for an RDP house in Danville, Pretoria West.
Tenants say they share a “dirty” toilet in the house and at night they use buckets.
Isabel Potgieter, the owner of the property, said food, beverages and cigarettes were included in the rent but tenants dispute this.
She threatened to sue The Times if the story were published and said she would dump the “people at your offices . if you damage my name in the newspaper. I have a very f*** good lawyer”. She later apologised for her comments.
- Magda Stroebel, founder of the Angels At Work welfare organisation, said there were about 5000 destitute people squatting in backyards in the suburb.
“These are poor people who have lost everything,” she said.
About 26 families live in her back yard – in wooden shacks and a camping tent. She said “they pay a small amount”.
Why I joined AfriForum
05 February 2013
Rabelani Dagada says the organisation provides a platform for those who wish to fight against new forms of racism
I have little respect for racially based organisations like the Black Management Forum and the Afrikaner Boerderbond, especially during this era of a democratic dispensation. Be that as it may be, few months ago I joined the AfriForum, which is wrongly perceived as being a white, and specifically an Afrikaans, organisation.
If AfriForum was truly an exclusively white organisation I wouldn’t have joined; never! I joined AfriForum because the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), and its government, have abandoned their non-racialism principles.
They have betrayed the ideology that propelled Nelson Mandela to fight for liberation: “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination”. It is sad to note that today, South Africa is not “a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony with equal opportunities” as Mandela had cherished.
We have become a country where some of those, who have recently become members of the elite, are also the new oppressors. The oppressed in this instance are our minority groups – coloured, white and Indian.
Due to our history, the ANC has correctly realised that there was a need for redress to balance out socio-economic anomalies amongst the racial groups. Unfortunately, the ANC has used affirmative action and black economic empowerment (BEE) policies, in some instances, to deny the minority groups educational, employment, and commercial opportunities.
Other than creating new forms of discrimination, these policies brought unintended consequences.
Firstly, BEE has made a small elite very rich while the majority of black Africans remain very poor. These ‘elites’ didn’t acquire wealth by engaging in entrepreneurship; but through gaining a shareholding in existing companies without adding any value.
Secondly, BEE has actually benefited those white experts who were involved in deal structuring as well as the banks that financed those deals.
Thirdly, affirmative action has led to unnecessary unemployment, early retirement and emigration of technically skilled white professionals.
Fourthly, these policies don’t create new jobs, but rather see a person from a designated group replacing a white person in an existing position.
This is not the right way of creating employment. If you appoint a highly experienced artisan, regardless of race, her contribution to innovation and economic development may create at least ten new jobs and previously disadvantaged people will benefit from these newly created positions.
The perpetuation of these policies has led to economic stagnation and disempowered the very people they intend to empower. Lastly, affirmative action has, mostly in government and state owned enterprises, put black African professionals in positions that require technical skills.
As a result, billions of taxpayers’ Rands are spent on consultants because these black administrators lack technical know-how. It is my strong view that genuine black empowerment can only be achieved through proper education and skills development.
It is heartbreaking to note that the standard of education in South Africa has plunged drastically under the ANC government and that there are many young people who leave the schooling system before they reach Grade 12. The provision of inferior education and the offering of subjects like Mathematics Literacy and English Second Language constitute the continuation of ‘bantu education’ under the ANC’s administration.
It appears that, both in the party (ANC) that Walter Sisulu and Oliver Tambo worked so hard for and in its government, only black Africans can occupy the positions of president and deputy president.
The possibility of Trevor Manuel, one of the ANC’s bright minds, becoming either a deputy president or president of the ANC or of the Republic is very slim indeed because he is not black enough. I am not putting up a fight for Manuel; he is a big man and can take care of himself. My problem is the treatment of the ordinary coloured people, the rank and file.
Look at how they were treated by the Department of Correctional Services which argued that coloured officers cannot be promoted because they were overpopulated in the Western Cape Province. You see? Jimmy Manyi, who once said coloureds were over concentrated in the Western Cape, has supporters in critical places.
In other words, if coloured officers wanted to satisfy the Department of Correctional Services’ Affirmative Action Plan, they would have to move to other provinces, in line with Manyi’s tirade. When Manuel lambasted Manyi for his racist utterances, he received no support from the ANC.
Actually, it was as if it was Manuel who was out of order. The disillusioned Manuel thus declined nomination to the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) during the last congress in Mangaung. It is this discriminatory treatment of the minority groups that drove me to join the AfriForum.
The AfriForum provides a platform and voice for those who want to fight against new forms of racism by the ANC government. I want to encourage our black Africans to fight against new discrimination in our country. During the struggle against apartheid, there were many compatriots from minority groups who joined forces against the apartheid regime.
Amongst others, these include Helen Suzman, Neville Alexander, Ahmed Kathrada, Beyers Naude and Bram Fischer. We should all be appalled with the way the ANC’s policies have led to an increment in poverty amongst our people. Are we going to do nothing when the government lacks political will to prevent farm murders? The plundering and looting of our resources by a few of the ANC’s aligned elite requires us to engage in a new struggle. Aluta continua!
Dagada is a development economist based at the Wits Business School. You can follow him on Twitter: @Rabelani_Dagada.
An edited version of this article first appeared in the Sunday Times.
Afriforum is a South African civil rights organizations that fights for -, and promotes …”equal rights and responsibilities for the total population, including the members of minority communities”.
You can read their Civil Rights Manifest here
Source for the story:
Why I joined AfriForum
The Afrikaner Journal, News Digest – 13 January, 2013
Compiled by: Jacques Maré
Highlights of stories focusing on the plight of Boere-Afrikaners in South Africa.
- Cosatu’s communist insurgents continues “striking”.
- ANC body, threatens action against Afrikaans university.
- Vicious ANC sponsored murders of Afrikaner-elderly, continues unabated.
- Four Afrikaner men charged with conspiracy to set off explosives at the ANC’s Manguang conference, denied bail.
- Hate Speech demonizing Afrikaners, increase.
- Letter to Amnesty International
- Jacob Zuma threatens “unfair” expropriation and warns that inequality is bad for reconciliation.
- Destitute at the receiving end of ANC discrimination – NO food aid if you’re not an ANC member!
- Afrikaners defending themselves against murderous attacks, arrested for assault
- Twist in Boeremag trial – case postponed to 24 January 2013
Cosatu’s communist insurgents continues “striking”.
The year started ominously and violently in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Communist insurgents, belonging to the African Nationalist governments labour alliance, COSATU, continued destabilizing the province. This comes in the wake of promises by the union that they will make this province “ungovernable”.
The Western Cape province is the only province, not run by the African Nationalist government. The Democratic Alliance (DA) governs this province and it has been a thorn in the side for the ANC ever since the DA took power, several years ago. Embarrassingly, the DA is making a huge success of delivering services, in contrast to the ANC who is home to at least two failed provinces under its administration, that of the Limpopo province and the other, the Eastern Cape – where service to the public has all but disintegrated.
Union secretary general Tony Ehrenreich and Western Cape ANC party leader, Marius Fransman has taken it upon themselves to amass hordes of “fake” farm workers to protest a wage dispute, and at the same time, high-jack the real concerns of farm workers for their own political agenda. It is clearly a blatant attempt at disrupting a fully functional province in the way the ANC is handling the issue.
Wage negotiation in South Africa is based on the principle of supply and demand – just like in other countries. Agreements between employer and employee is furthermore governed by legislation – promulgated and enforced by the state through its Labour department. The department is tasked with setting minimum wages for the different industries. They do this through consultation, by convening meetings between stakeholders to ascertain the needs of both employers and employees – before publishing minimum wages that employers must follow.
It is crystal clear from the above that COSATU’s actions in the Western Cape, amounts to much more than striking for wages. It is also very disturbing that the government is allowing the situation to continue and the violence to spread when it is IN THEIR POWER TO STOP THE ANARCHY AND CALL A HALT TO THE DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY AND THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY OF THAT PROVINCE – which leads us in turn to the only reasonable conclusion for the governments ambivalence – that it is in fact, part of the ANC government’s plan to violently disown Afrikaner farmers, by means of communist anarchy and thuggery.
The ANC government has issued a call (in the meantime) to suspend the strike, but it has allowed its lackeys to run amok on a very long leash, to do serious damage to the industry and the local economy.
Farm workers may now be faced with a very unsure future and many may lose their jobs. The ANC hasn’t called any of the perpetrators to book about the violence, intimidation and damage to property and we don’t expect that it will ever happen.
In related news, the Cape secessionist party (Cape Independence) has called upon the citizens of the Western Cape Province, to rally together behind the idea of independence, reject the failed administration of the ANC and secede from the republic to form their own independent nation. It is a call that seem to have found a lot of willing ears on social networks such as facebook and Twitter.
These are the links to the stories describing the clashes between police and insurgents,most of whom hails from the failed neighboring province of the Eastern Cape.
Also notice how the South African media plays along with the notion that these anarchist are ”farm workers” when they are actually Xhosa “seasonal invaders” following orders of their ANC masters.
ANC body, threatens action against Afrikaans university.
The Afrikaner Journal copied an article published by Times Live, describing the bizarre attack on the newly established Afrikaans language University, Akademia by the Higher Education Transformation Network.
According to the Network the university “potentially discriminates against students who wish to study in other languages and is therefore “unconstitutional”.
The Solidarity Movement’s Dirk Hermann said in response:
“Even though Akademia teaches in Afrikaans, it does not mean that only Afrikaans students are allowed to attend.”
The Solidarity Movement and many other pro Boere-Afrikaner organizations, view this as a direct assault against the Boere-Afrikaner nation, their language, their culture and their people.
It is inconceivable that an association related to government, should be so concerned about NOT allowing a minority to exercise their constitutional rights, that they would actively seek to stop these rights, because it “MAY POTENTIALLY HARM THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF THE BLACK MAJORITY” – however bizarre that may be.
You can read that story here:
Vicious ANC sponsored murders of Afrikaner-elderly, continues unabated.
Four Afrikaner men charged with conspiracy to set off explosives at the ANC’s Manguang conference, denied bail.
Lani Fouché reports for OFM:
Bloemfontein – Closing arguments and verdict of the bail application of the four alleged right-wingers, accused of plotting to kill top ANC officials during the Mangaung Conference in December last year, has been postponed in the Bloemfontein Regional court.
The state alleges that they planned “The Battle of Mangaung” which involved eliminating the country’s top leadership. The men have denied the claims as well as alleged meetings that took place during which the plot was conceived.
The investigating officer claims to have a strong case against the four.
OFM’s Lani Fouché reports that the families of the accused are frustrated at the postponement and that it was once again an emotional day in court. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=412915618782925&id=100001934720901&refid=48
Hate Speech demonizing Afrikaners, increase.
Letter to Amnesty International
Censorbugbear posted this letter to the international human rights watch group, Amnesty International, written by Adriaan Parker.
The letter is a very well written argument explaining the reasons why Afrikaners feel that they are at the receiving end of genocidal policies.
This is not the first letter of its kind sent to Amnesty International and will in all likelihood, not be the last. Most responses from the organization have been dismissive, thus far.
AI basically denies that the ANC is acting with deliberate intent to destroy Afrikaners and refuse to link evidence presented to them, as possible proof of such events taking place.
Judge for yourself:
Jacob Zuma threatens “unfair”expropriation and warns that inequality is bad for reconciliation.
The ANC president made a lot of controversial statements last week.
At the ANC policy conference he proposed that the “willing buyer, willing seller” approach be dropped as it was too costly and slow, according to the Independent Online.
It (the ANC) also agreed that expropriation of land with “just and equitable” compensation was the preferred alternative.
The ruling party would “not have to” change the constitution, as it makes provision for “expropriation with compensation in the public interest”, according to IOL.
The nature of the compensation offered, will show whether the government is expropriating fairly. If the compensation is not based on current market value, it will be unfair and cause for legal challenge. Unfortunately the regime will be the judge of what is fair, and we can expect expropriations of property for ‘way below’ the real value as a unilateral decision by the Africanist regime, with no recourse or possibility for appeal except maybe, via the courts.
I foresee that Afrikaner-farmers will face many exhaustive legal battles for many years to come. Battles that will ultimately result in the loss of their ancestral land and in many cases – their only means survival.
Should the constitutional court however find in favour of farmers – it will signal the end of the honeymoon period (of equality for all in the New South Africa), as the ANC will be “forced” to adopt many “qualifying amendments”, to give effect to their land policy.
This will eventually change the constitution from “free” to ”totalitarian” – making way for a communist ANC dictatorship.
In addition the head of the ANC said that “inequality is bad for reconciliation”, a statement that seems agreeable to most people who agrees that the gap between rich and poor are indeed a huge problem in South Africa.
The problem with this statement lies in the way the ANC has attempted to narrow the divide over the years. These attempts not only failed, but in retrospect, clearly amounts to acts of genocide against the vulnerable minority Afrikaner population.
They have literally done everything in their power to marginalize Afrikaners (and whites in general) by:
- barring them from the certain jobs,
- restricted access to the labour market,
- trying to restrict access to services like charity,
- complained about Afrikaner attempts to start a Afrikaans university,
- barring Afrikaans students from certain study areas at state universities,
- complained about Afrikaans as a medium of education in schools,
- refusing to investigate incidents of hate speech against its own members,
- making themselves guilty of hate speech,
- refusing to investigate charges of genocide against Afrikaner-farmers,
- initiating expropriating policies to turn Afrikaners into internal refugees,
- denying Afrikaners the status as a minority group,
- refusing to declare farm murders a priority crime
- and a host of other, overt measures pointing to African Nationalism as a racist genocidal instrument.
It is in the light of the above that Zuma’s statement of, “inequality is bad for reconciliation”, should be read. It is not as benign as one would have hoped.
This statement is a threat – a declaration of intent to intensify the murderous policies of dehumanization of Afrikaners that will lead to their ultimate demise.
Destitute, at the receiving end of ANC discrimination – NO food aid if your not an ANC member!
Afrikaners defending themselves against murderous attacks, arrested for assault.
Intimidation has taken on a new form in South Africa.
The south African police are locking up both the victims, as well as perpetrators of violent crimes together. The practice has been going on for a while and it is suggested that it may have come about, because most perpetrators of crime realize that they can influence the outcome of the judicial process, if they lay counter-charges against their victims, and - also because the SAPS must give effect to the constitutional rights of detainees as well, by complying with their wish to lay counter charges, should they wish to do so.
This action then forces the police officers to act against both parties, sometimes locking both up together in the same cell, where the victims trauma is extended for days and months, afterward.
These innocent citizens then have to endure physical abuse at the hands of their aggressors, while the guards sometimes, may turn a blind eye.
In desperation, and as a way to escape physical harm, victims would then drop the criminal charges against the perpetrators hoping that it will secure their release.
In some cases this blackmail, accompanied by a fat bribe will do the trick.
It is unacceptable that the legal system in South Africa will allow a victim to be victimized twice – first, by the perpetrator, and a second time by the legal apparatus and the perpetrator, together.
Victims of violent crimes now know that “defending yourself”, has become a sure way of ending up being treated like a criminal and landing up with a conviction, yourself.
Take the following incidents as disgraceful examples of this travesty of justice taking place:
In the first story, Gert Seegers (75) en Willie van Zyl (56) managed to apprehend a burglar, who then alleged that the two elderly Afrikaner men, “assaulted” him.
Needless to say, the police then arrested the two men as well, on a charge of assault.
They were given bail of R500 each, but must still appear in court to face charges of assault.
A perpetrator – who knows very well that the unlawfulness of his actions may result in harm to himself – takes revenge on his victims by laying a bogus assault charge, to get back at his victims and defeat the ends of justice in the process….
Let me spell it out for you….. a 75-year-old man, defending his home from a violent 25-year-old invader…..is charged with assault …??????
Has defending yourself become illegal in South Africa????
In the second story an Afrikaner woman Chrystal Grobler, who owns a gas station in Johannesburg, was attacked by a black man when she inquired about his strange behaviour.
Apparently, he was copying information on products stocked inside the shop – without Groblers consent.
In the argument that followed, Grobler sustained a broken nose when the aggressor kicked her in the face.
Again, the police arrested both parties on charges of assault.
Both will have to appear in court.
Even if you take race out of the picture, a man….. kicked a woman… in the face and broke her nose ….. and SHE IS ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT ????
Now put race and cultural identity BACK into the equation, and ask yourself whether the South African Police would have acted the same if the actors in the stories above, had been of the same race or cultural identity…….
We will leave you to decide what is universally accepted norms, values and practices and, whether the above amounts to gross violation of minority rights in South Africa, instead.
Twist in Boeremag trial – case postponed to 24 January 2013
Pretoria – Boeremag members found guilty of high treason could apply for their convictions to be overturned, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Monday.
They claimed new evidence of a police conspiracy against them had surfaced. Judge Eben Jordaan postponed the action by 20 Boeremag members to January 24 to give them time to seek the advice of a senior advocate.
Paul Kruger, who represents some of the accused, said a former policeman, Captain Deon Loots, had made statements about the alleged conspiracy which were published in a Sunday newspaper in October last year.
The Rapport published two articles which quoted Loots claiming police spies had planted evidence and enticed Boeremag members to commit crimes. He said crime intelligence eavesdropped on conversations between the accused and their lawyers while they were in custody.
Initial indications were that they might bring an application in terms of Section 38 of the Constitution, which deals with the right to approach a court concerning the violation of fundamental rights. He said he was only allowed to consult with Loots in the middle of December because he had to work through Loots’ lawyer, who initially did not want to let him talk to Loots. “I could not put a gun against the man’s head. I was in his hands,” he said.
Senior prosecutor Paul Fick objected to the trial being postponed. “The court has already made a finding and cannot review itself. The application will have to be made before another court.”
Defence advocate Bernard Bantjes said if there was substantial evidence, the men’s conviction would have to be set aside by another court. Jordaan started giving judgment in the nine-year trial in July last year. He convicted the last of the 20 accused – master bomb maker Kobus Pretorius – in August last year.
All 20 were convicted of high treason resulting from a far-right wing plot to overthrow the African National Congress-led government. The Boeremag’s bomb squad – Kobus Pretorius, his brothers Johan and Wilhelm, and Herman van Rooyen and Rudi Gouws Ä were also found guilty of attempting to murder former president Nelson Mandela.
In addition, they were convicted of murdering Claudia Mokone, who was killed when a piece of steel dislodged by a Boeremag bomb planted on a railway line was flung into her shack in Soweto in October 2002.
During his judgment, Jordaan rejected claims the State had taken part in planning a coup. Although the accused claimed they were involved in a legitimate war against a “racist regime”, Jordaan said they could not have believed that civilian structures, such as a mosque, were legitimate targets. – Sapa
If you are interested to read more about the story of the Boeremag trialists, you can get access to more information here:
Better still – why not befriend them on facebook, and learn why these young men (incarcerated for ten years and now waiting to be sentenced for high treason against the African Nationalist state) – would commit actions (similar to the ones Nelson Mandela had been convicted for) – in the name of freedom?
Let it be known that where there is injustice – there will be resistance
Pro-Boere Afrikaner news stories, related to the above, can be accessed at the following websites in Afrikaans:
For additional news sources in English:
Afrikaans university threatened with closure by ANC
Imagine the following scenario:
The US federal government decides that universities teaching exclusively in English, are racist because it will exclude Spanish speakers,
Or for an European example:
Imagine the Belgian government decides to ban a Flemish University because it discriminates against French speakers.
Well, read what the African Nationalist government’s attitude is toward Akademia, the only distance education university in the world, serving Afrikaans-speakers of ALL ethnic backgrounds.
Afrikaans institution against our constitution.
A year after its establishment, officials at a tertiary institution specifically targeting Afrikaans speakers have hit back at critics who have labeled the institute as “exclusive”.
Akademia, a private institution registered with the Department of Education, was criticised at the weekend over its language policy by the Higher Education Transformation Network.
“Akademia only admits Afrikaans students and thus potentially discriminates against students who wish to study in other languages,” said the transformation network’s chairman Lucky Thekisho.
The network wants the education authorities to “review the institution’s accreditation” and is even willing to take legal steps.
However, Solidarity Movement’s Dirk Hermann said: “Even though Akademia teaches in Afrikaans, it does not mean that only Afrikaans students are allowed to attend.”
Akademia uses distance learning and is an independent institution within the Solidarity Movement, said Hermann. It is registered with the Department of Education.
It is this registration that the Higher Education Transformation Network now wants to challenge.
“We wish to question the criteria and guidelines utilised by the Umalusi (Council for Quality Assurance in the General and Further Education and Training) and CHE (Council for Higher Education) granting provisional accreditation status to Akademia College.”
The transformation network believes Akademia’s Afrikaans-only policy is inconsistent with the constitution, the Education White Paper of 1997 and the Higher Education Amendment Act of 2011.
“Contrary to promoting the interests of a unified South African society to advance economic prosperity and fight poverty, Solidarity and Afriforum are playing a very divisive nefarious role in higher education by seeking to entrench the exclusion of blacks from higher education,” claimed the network.
But Hermann said that Akademia was founded to make higher education more accessible.
“If South Africa has a higher education landscape that is only English, then it would be exclusive,” said Hermann.
The country already has too many institutions teaching exclusively in English, he said.
“The constitution promotes multilingualism and it can only work in practice if there are institutions serving different language communities,” Hermann said, adding that the majority of Afrikaans speakers were not white and that Akademia is ideally suited to serve poor communities such as in the Northern Cape.
He said that the Solidarity Movement was willing to engage with other stakeholders to roll out the “Akademia model” for mother- tongue instruction in other African languages.
Higher Education South Africa acting CEO Jeffrey Mabelebele said it would be premature to comment as he had not seen Solidarity’s submissions to Umalusi and CHE or the reasons Umalusi gave for supporting the institute’s registration.
UNPO publishes report on unrepresented South African minorities
Compiled by J. Mare
30 December, 2012
The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization
According to their website, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is… “an international, nonviolent, and democratic membership organisation. Its members are indigenous peoples, minorities, and unrecognised or occupied territories who have joined together to protect and promote their human and cultural rights, to preserve their environments, and to find nonviolent solutions to conflicts which affect them.
Although the aspirations of UNPO Members differ greatly, they are all united by one shared condition – they are not adequately represented at major international fora, such as the United Nations. As a consequence, their opportunity to participate on the international stage is significantly limited, as is their ability to access and draw upon the support of the global bodies mandated to defend their rights, protect their environments, and mitigate the effects of conflict.“
South African members
The African Nationalist regime of South Africa does not acknowledge existing minorities within its borders, even though South Africa is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-cultural territory. There are at least 13 distinct languages spoken in South Africa that enjoys constitutional protection, although the nations speaking those languages, are not recognized.
In addition to the report on Southern Africa, UNPO also published details on all its other members in the report. To access the full report and view the concerns, conditions and issues effecting minorities in your area – click on the link at the end of this excerpt
Members examined: Rehoboth Basters, Vhavenda, Afrikaner
The pursuit of economic and political stability of Southern Africa is a great concern to the countries in the region.
Like many other nations in the continent, colonialism has left its mark on development, but has also led to the coming together of new cultures and the creation of new traditions to represent these changes. The main factors impeding economic growth of today’s Southern Africa have to do with poverty, corruption and discrimination, which represent some of the same struggles our Members experience in the region as well.
The Rehoboth Basters
In central Namibia lies the Rehoboth Basters people, descendants of European Colonists and Indigenous Khoi-People. During colonial times, they set up their own political system, which guaranteed them the right to selfdetermination.
The German occupation, however, ended at World War I, and Namibia (formally called South West Africa) became a League of Nations Mandate territory, administered by the Government of the Union of South
During the South African occupation, much of the Basters rights were suppressed, and their land alienated. In the late 70’s South Africa passed the ‘Rehoboth Selfgovernment Act’ granting the Basters autonomy, allowing them to grow and develop.
In 1990, Namibia became an independent nation and the Baster self-Government was abolished. Seeing that it was the self-Government itself who owned the Bastercommunal land, with its extinction, all the land was seized and claimed by the newly formed Namibian government.
The pretext for this illegal shift of ownership was that it was public property under the South African rule. The Basters were the sole minority community to not receive any compensation for their loss. Furthermore, their traditional authorities are also not recognized due to the fact that they no longer hold any communal land. It is thus clear that the Basters lack the same status as all other ethnic groups of Namibia, as they are also the only ethnic community to not be included in the 2002 Communal Land Reform Act.
In the coming years, the Rehoboth Basters have made several attempts to regain control of their land, but their rights remain neglected. Besides land and property rights issues, Basters also suffer discrimination against their language and cultural heritage.
In the last year, UNPO worked closely with the Basters to guarantee further awareness for their cause. In August 2012, the organization brought to the attention of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Prof. James Anaya, the main issues facing the Basters, and appealed to him to visit their community during his official visit to the country the following month. The Special Rapporteur thus met with Baster leaders, where they discussed their struggles pursuing economic, social and cultural development.
In the neighboring country of South Africa, two Members also strive for greater representation and respect for their cultural heritage.
The Vhavenda are a tribal community living mostly near the South African border with Zimbabwe. During the apartheid era, the National Party of Venda was the ruling party of the Venda homeland, a self-governing region.
Nonetheless, as South Africa transitioned to democracy,in early 1990’s, the National Party of Venda was suspended and the Venda homeland re-absorbed into South Africa, in 1994. In the same year, the Venda Pension
Fund, which was created in 1979 for the Venda Civil Servants working for the homeland, was privatized and liquidated. Beneficiaries were promised their proceeds before the amalgamation of the funds.
The privatization exercise, nevertheless, did not live up to the desired objective as the beneficiaries did not receive the benefits they were entitled to. They were denied their rightful pension claims from
the beginning, although it corresponds to a constitutional right in South Africa.
The case was brought before the Court, but no favorable resolution has yet been reached. UNPO will thus continue to press strongly for the
recognition of their rights within South Africa and plans on pursuing a campaign to bring more international awareness to their cause.
Also in South Africa, another group has been struggling to preserve their cultural identity and language: the Afrikaners. Afrikaners are the descendants of early European settlers that migrated to South Africa during the seventeenth century. Afrikaners are mostly a Germanic ethnic group, descending from mostly Dutch, but also French and German origins.
South Africa was under Dutch control until 1795, when itwas taken over by British forces. The Afrikaans-speaking community soon became discontent with the new colonial rule and migrated to the country’s interior, hoping to establish independent republics. Two of them were
founded in the 19th century and unrest soon erupted asgold was finally found in the region. This led to a series of gold rushes, which attracted prospectors to their land and caused tension with the local Afrikaner population. As war broke out, the Afrikaner republics were reinstated
under British rule, and were later combined to form the
Union of South Africa.
As segregation policies were gradually implemented, discrimination legislation soon led to the separation ofpublic spaces based on ethnic divisions. The Apartheid era was finally declared over in the early 1990s, when Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk, among others, paved the way for
democratic elections upon holding a referendum on thematter. In 1994, the Freedom Front Plus party wasfounded to represent the Afrikaner interest within thenewly formed democracy. The importance of the creation of the party lies on the fact that in the past years, the Afrikaner community has witnessed increasing disregard for their cultural, economic and political rights, despitespecific guarantees by the Constitution.
Language rights are one of the key issues. Over 50% of the schools that used Afrikaans as a language ofinstruction have been dismantled since the end of Apartheid. Also, towns and place names in Afrikaans have been deliberately changed and there are much fewer of them left as a result. The language issues may well force Afrikaners to learn other traditional African languages, but also imposes a threat to the cultural identity of the
In early 2012, the government expressed interestin changing the name of the country’s executive capitalPretoria to Tshwane. However, surveys have shown that most South Africans are against the name change is it may bring further disagreement among its people.
In addition to this, Afrikaners, especially farmers, havebecome a key target for ethnic violence. The governmentoften describes these attacks as intrinsic to the largerscenario of violence prevailing in the country. However,many believe particular attacks to be motivated by antiwhite
motivations, as an attempt to drive the farmers off
UNPO vehemently condemns the unlawful killings ofAfrikaner farmers and calls for ongoing monitoring of thesituation in South Africa. In 2011, the UNPO Program Coordinator paid a visit to South Africa and met with
young Afrikaner representatives to discuss future project ideas and implementations by the organization and the Freedom Front Plus. The promotion and protection of cultural and political rights is of particular value to UNPO and we will continue to campaign for accountability within
the South African government.
The Afrikaner Journal, News Digest – 09 December, 2012
Compiled by: Jacques Maré
Highlights of stories focusing on the plight of Boere-Afrikaners in South Africa: This week:
- New petition site for Boere-Afrikaner friends and supporters in the USA – 02/12/2012
- Afrikaner civil rights movement, Afriforum announces successful conference on Afrikaans and minority rights hosted by AfriForum in The Netherlands – 04/12/2012
- Censorbugbear-reports: Dutch parliament hears Afrikaner plight – 05/12/2012
- Farm unrest in the Western Cape province continues – reports by BKA (Boer Crisis Action) – 04/12/12/2012
- SA farm murders grow more sadistic, Space van Adriana – 02/12/2012
- Special procedural assembly in the second chamber of the Dutch parliament, hosted prominent Afrikaners, discussing the plight of the Afrikaans language under African Nationalist rule.
- Prominent Afrikaners present report on the Afrikaans language to the Dutch Language Union – 07/12/2012
New petition site for Boere-Afrikaner friends and supporters in the USA – 02/12/2012
The petition site http://www.petitions.whitehouse.gov has registered a new pro-Boere-Afrikaner petition. The site is host to many petitions soliciting support from the United States government.
Most petitions besiege the White House to get involved in all sorts of issues that range from the mundane, such as requesting funds for public projects to the more serious such as, requesting stays of executions and clemency for convicted prisoners and, to intervene in mass atrocities and genocide, internationally.
These petitions work, because the US government (in most cases) does not have a legally obligation to act and it is up to the American public to put pressure on the state apparatus to realize its moral obligation to intervene in contentious issues of national and international concern. The public pressure ultimately results in the promulgation and enactment of legislation to give voice to the publics demand for intervention.
The new pro-Boere-Afrikaner petition, aims to do exactly that.
“Sanction South Africa for its Genocide of White Farmers!” – petitions the White house to intervene in the slaughter of South Africa’s white Afrikaner farmer population, by imposing sanctions against the African Nationalist government.
The petitioners demand the following:
“We petition the government of the United States, to impose sanctions on the present government of South Africa for allowing the torture, murder, and eradication of the White farming class of South Africa.
Since our U.S. media does not report this genocide against Whites, we petition our government to make a public announcement to inform United States citizens about what is being done to the White population of South Africa.”
The Afrikaner Journal requests all United States citizens, friendly to the Boere-Afrikaner cause, to aid us by signing the petition and spreading the link to the petition site.
This will help tremendously as the US president will automatically be informed of the petition as soon as the number of petitioners reach 25 000.
We thank you in advance for your help in this regard. SOURCE: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/sanction-south-africa-its-genocide-white-farmers/kjN0NSN0
Afrikaner civil rights movement, Afriforum announces successful conference on Afrikaans and minority rights hosted by AfriForum in The Netherlands
AfriForum hosted a most successful conference on minority rights in The Hague, Netherlands. Several internationally renowned opinion makers and minority rights experts attended the conference.
The speakers included, among others, Derk-Jan Eppink (Member of the EU Parliament), Jan Diedrichsen (Director of the Federal Union of European Nations / FUEN), Prof Karen Magrethe Pedersen (University of South Denmark) and Prof Reinier Salverda (University College of London and Director of the Fryske Akademy).
The theme of the conference was:
“The position of cultural minority groups with special reference to the Afrikaans minority in South Africa”.
According to Alana Bailey, Deputy CEO of AfriForum, the purpose of the conference was to create international awareness for the challenges faced by the Afrikaans-speaking minority in South Africa, as well as to create an opportunity for European and South African experts in the fields of minority and language rights to share their knowledge.
The contributions of the speakers and the open discussion afterwards proved that both Europe and South Africa still has much to do to understand the needs of minority groups adequately, and to ensure that their constitutional rights are realised.
Minorities do not want preferential treatment, but neither can they be treated as second-class citizens.
“It is encouraging to see that European experts are more than prepared to make their expertise available to the Afrikaans-speaking minority and are looking forward to closer cooperation with us in future,” Bailey said. “AfriForum today established a platform that can be used with great success in future.”
Additional News from Afriforum: 2012 12 05 – AfriForum lightens children’s hearts
Censorbugbear-reports: Dutch parliament hears Afrikaner plight – 05/12/2012
Adriana Stuijt reports on Censotbugbear-reports that the Dutch parliament are to examine plight of Afrikaners:
“Dec 5 2012 – For the first time since the Anglo-Boer war of 1899-1902, the plight of the Afrikaner people under the current regime will be discussed in Dutch parliament. On December 5, the Lower House of the Dutch parliament’s permanent foreign affairs commission will be examining the problems faced by this small ethnic-minority in South Africa.
The hearing was arranged on the initiative of Dutch MP Raymond de Roon of the PVV ( email@example.com ) Invited to address the commission hearing: – Professor Koos Malan of the Law Faculty at the University of Pretoria. – Kallie Kriel, chairman of the civil rights movement Afriforum.
Several days earlier Mr Kriel also delivered a detailed report about the suppression of minority-rights in South Africa to the United Nationsl human rights council regarding minorities.
Tabled for discussion on Dec 5 in the Dutch commission hearing are:
- Farm murders: ‘plaasmoorde’; details of the great many sadistic murder-attacks carried out against Afrikaners and their families countrywide;
- Structural discrimination against minorities like the Afrikaners under the ruling SA government’s ‘black economic empowerment’ laws;
- Land confiscations specifically targetting Afrikaner farmers;
- Hatespeech campaigns specifically against Afrikaners: with leading ruling-coalition members singing “Shoot the Boer’ etc
- The severe limitations placed on even the best-performing Afrikaner youths and other ethnic-European minority-members to access higher education only because of their ‘race’.
- Ethnic cleansing in the form of the destruction of ‘Afrikaner’ names on the SA map such as ‘Pretoria’.
- Destruction of the Afrikaans language in education – (the home-language of nearly 7million South Africans as per 2011 Census).
Details of hearing venue 5 december – can be heard via internet: 10h30 Klompé hall; Lower House of Dutch Parliament building (‘Tweede Kamer’).
Farm unrest in the Western Cape province continues – reports by BKA (Boer Crisis Action) – 04/12/12/2012
Boer Crisis Action: Update on ‘FarmStrike:
“Presently in most West Cape rural areas there are reports of ‘very few to none’ violent protests. The majority of workers were informed well about the negotiations of the past two weeks.
It seems that the Boers have informed the permanent workers that they would lose their jobs if they stayed away from work (the strike is illegal and unprotected). Most permanent workers are at work. (AJS: This was also confirmed by WC premier @HelenZille). One mostly sees the seasonal (temporary) worker at the meetings and there are also indications that from tomorrow people [will] be driven in by buses from other regions.
This COSATU ‘rent-a-crowd’ has been causing most of the problems thus far. They can be mobilised at short notice.
The BKA then issued this warning and advice:
“We ask our members in the area to be calm and aware. Don’t let their threats cause fear. None of the roads have been closed thus and as far as we are aware, only two incidents of stone-throwing [have been] reported. Four whites have been questioned after they were stopped at a road-blockage and weapons were found in their possession.
BKA then asked its members to make sure that all the weapons in its members’ possession are legally registered, and that transportation of the said weapons occur in the prescribed legal manner. Members were also advised, that no police officer can arrest anybody or detain people for ‘questioning’ if all weapons are properly registered.
The quote from the facebook page update of the Boer Crisis Action gives us an idea of how much the tension in that region of South Africa has escalated.
The government affiliated COSATU workers union started a wage strike, demanding R 150-00 wage for farm workers per day. Most Afrikaner farmers can not afford the demand and it seems as though the government is very skillfully playing workers and employers off against one another to further the cause of the (NDR) National Democratic Revolution (a communist based trash-ideology document, which demands that all farmland should be redistributed and the current owners, stripped of their property rights).
The government hopes to fast track changes in the agricultural sector in line with their communist policies by inflaming the tension between the workers and the farmers, abusing the emotional vulnerability of the workers and using them as the tool, for the government’s agenda for communist change.
SA farm murders grow more sadistic, Space van Adriana – 02/12/2012
‘Space van Adriana’, published this very disturbing report on farm murders. It claims that SA farm murders, are indeed growing more sadistic every year. The website quotes an interview with the now famous ‘blood-sisters’, Eileen de Jager en Roelien Schutte, so named, for their gruesome occupation of cleaning up crime scenes.
“The Rapport newspaper ‘s Llewellyn Prince interviewed the two Afrikaner sisters, who last year alone cleaned up 117 farm-crime scenes countrywide through their company Crime Scene Cleanup. They have been doing this for 13 years. The sisters say they can ‘read a murder-scene very quickly and accurately’.
“The things which happen during these farm murders are very cruel. I don’t believe people realise the cruelty used when the farmers and their family members are murdered in their homes’.
People also are erroneous in their assumption that the younger farmers fight back more during an armed attack: actually the older victims fight back more because they have collected more valuables during the years and want to protect them.’
Often everyone inside the homestead is killed: even the pets…
‘However every farm dweller is targetted – there’s no age-discrimination.’ De Jager also added that over the years the farm murders have become ‘increasingly sadistic’. “Often everyone inside the homestead are killed – even the pets. And people often are tortured in their homes for DAYS before the attackers finally leave.
“The public must know how cruelly these people are being murdered. We were at scenes were people’s skins were peeled off their bodies; where children are drowned in boiling water. It’s horrific’.
Lately De Jager said many farmers are also installing ‘very solid doors’ into their homesteads which make it more difficult for attackers to break into the homes.”Many farmers have also started patrolling their own farm-borders in attempts to protect themselves and their families’. http://www.rapport.co.za/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Plaasmoorde-is-uiters-wreed-20121201″
The rest of this very insightful article, featuring the latest in the massacre of Afrikaner farmers can be read here:
Additional: The Solidarity Movement has, for the first time published a report on farm attacks available in PDF format here:
The website, “Farmitracker” has been keeping exact details of these vicious attacks for a several years now. Their database can be accessed here:
Special procedural assembly in the second chamber of the Dutch parliament, hosted prominent Afrikaners, discussing the plight of Afrikaners and the Afrikaans language under African Nationalist rule.
On December 5, 2012, Kalie Kriel (Afriforum) addressed the Dutch parliaments Second Chamber, in the Netherlands. He explained the precarious position of Afrikaans and the discrimination and violence inflicted on its speakers (Afrikaners), under African Nationalist rule.
Kriel appeared as a guest speaker at the conference, according to the PRAAG (Pro Afrikaans Action Group) website.
According to Kriel, subtle diplomatic pressure [by the Netherlands] on the ANC regime may result in a positive contribution, for a better future for all South Africans.
Professor Koos Malan (University of Pretoria) added that foreign countries (like the Netherlands) should set strict conditions for investment in South Africa, implying that countries like the Netherlands should examine and call the South African government to account about corruption and human rights abuses brought to its attention. He also expressed the hope for stronger ties between the Netherlands and South Africa, first established in 1652 with the arrival of the first Dutch settlers.
The descendants of those brave pioneers, the Boere-Afrikaners are appealing to the Netherlands (as their ancestral “motherland”) for help to stave off the relentless attack by the Africanists on their nationhood, their identity, their language and security.
Kalie Kriel furthermore appealed for a student exchange program between South Africa and the Netherlands.
Malan said that it seems as though the ANC is following a totalitarian marxist ideology, replacing qualified persons by unqualified loyal party members, resulting in the disastrous decline service quality to the public.
Kriel said that the Afrikaner minority are at the receiving end of systematic discrimination, weakened and painted as enemies of the regime. The Afrikaans language are supplanted by English [in Schools and public life]. Many [Afrikaner] farmers are robbed and murdered in the most gruesome fashion (the so-called “farm murders”). White farmer are murdered at a rate that is 6 times higher than the average.
Dutch member of parliament Van der Staaij (SGP) said that the house had had a lot to say about South Africa in the past, but lately, no-one seems bothered.
De Roon (PVV) said he will address the issue of the plight of Afrikaners “our blood-brothers”, during the debate on the budget of the Foreign Affairs Office.
Prominent Afrikaners present report on the Afrikaans language to the Dutch Language Union – 07/12/2012
According to Leopoldt Scholtz of Die Burger newspaper, it was an historical occasion when Afrikaans was heard for the first time (according to him) in the Dutch parliament on two different occasions this week.
The first of these happened on Monday when Henry Jeffreys (Ex Editor of the Burger Newspaper), Flip Buys (CEO of Solidarity), Dr. Michael le Cordeur (Afrikaans Language Council) and Prof Koos Malan (University of Pretoria) addressed the Dutch senate on invitation by the Dutch Language Union.
Scholtz says that it was an extremely emotional experience to hear Dutch and Flemish parliamentarians ask questions in their own languages about the plight of Afrikaans in South Africa and hear the melodic sound of Afrikaans in response to the questions.
According to Scholtz it seems as though a renewed eagerness can be detected among Dutch organizations to aid the Afrikaans language. At the moment the Dutch Language Union represents three dialects, Dutch, Flemish and the dialect spoken in the Dutch colony of Suriname.
Scholtz says that the DLU is limited in its capacity to influence government, but that both the Dutch and the Flemish governments seem willing to promote increased cooperation between language and civil organizations of all three countries.
The message that Afrikaans (spoken by 7 million people in South Africa) is sidelined by the ANC regime and actively supplanted by English came across clearly in the presentation by some delegates. The threat to its survival due to ANC policies and the failure to protect traditional Afrikaans schools and Universities, were proffered as sufficient reasons for the perceived threat.
The Afrikaner Journal, News Digest – 02 December, 2012
PRETORIA – South Africa, the following stories are the most important stories which directly affected the Afrikaner community this week:
- Solidarity’s, ’Stop Rob’ campaign brilliant success
- Boere-Afrikaner National Council delivers Liberty Claim to foreign embassies
- Stop the Boer Genocide protest march held in The Hague, Netherlands
- Civil rights movement Afriforum’s, ’Stop the Murders’ march in Pretoria (protesting the massacre of Afrikaner- farmers of South Africa) declared a huge success.
- Afriforum presents report to UN on minority rights issues in Geneva, 27 /11/2012
Solidarity’s ‘Stop Rob’ campaign crowned with brilliant success.
Solidarity announced the ‘Stop Rob’ campaign earlier this week. This happened as a result of the governments proposed amendments to the B-BBEE, Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment legislation aimed at uplifting the previously marginalized black community of South Africa.
Unfortunately the proposed changes would have resulted in severe discrimination and an effective cessation of most, if not all welfare contributions to the white destitute community. The adverse consequences would have meant that up to 1 000 000 Afrikaner poor would have been left out of the loop and into the cold in reference to welfare.
According to the proposal, big companies intent on doing business with government,would have been forced to choose recipient charities and other NGO’s based on their lack of needy whites if they expected to continue doing business with the African nationalist government.
In addition, charities would have had to make the heart-renting choice of turning white destitute Afrikaners, desperately in need of those generous contributions away, if they wanted to continue receiving food and other donations from big business.
The government has since announced that it will withdraw the proposals.
Solidarity in a message to its members declared it a huge success. It claims that it received 11 000 messages condemning the proposed amendments from its members and the public. This means that 1000 people protested electronically, every day through-out the 11 day run of the campaign, to stop the ANC in its racist tracks.
Unfortunately, it seems as though the aim of the legislation was to give effect to government policy to make B-BBEE all-pervasive and applicable across all spheres of government and public life. The fight against black racism is therefore not over, yet. We should get ready and expect the racist monster to raise its ugly head soon, in some other form and place – it’s intent, crystal clear: total annihilation of the white minority of South Africa, at any cost.
Luckily Solidarity and it affiliates will be there to fight the good fight.
Boere-Afrikaner National Council delivers Liberty Claim to foreign embassies.
The Afrikaner council (Boere-Afrikaner National Council) elected by the people in a nationwide election on September 24, 2011 delivered a freedom manifesto to various embassies in Pretoria on November 30, 2012 as well as the regional office of the United Nations in the CBD.
According to the council, the German and French embassies refused receipt there-of, but the Dutch and United States embassies responded kindly and signed for the document.
This mission forms part of the process the council believes will lead to self-determination. They’ve previously delivered letters informing the South African government of their intent to seek self-rule. The ANC government did not consider it important enough to respond to the councils writ.
The council will now continue with its plan the seek freedom for Afrikaners from ANC oppression as mandated by the electorate in September 2011.
Stop the Boer Genocide protest march held in The Hague, Netherlands.
December 1, 2012 civil rights group Afriforum embarked on a massive protest march in the central CBD of Pretoria, South Africa protesting the vicious murders of Afrikaner-farmers throughout South Africa.
The march started at the Kruger statue, Church Square and proceeded tot the office of the ANC’s Minister of Police, Nathi Mthethwa. Some protesters, (family members of slaughtered farmers) held placards bearing the faces of their deceased loved-ones. Ernst Roets organizer of the ‘Stop the Murders’ campaign read the memorandum to the crowd outside the office of the absent minister. The memorandum demanded that government take steps to prioritize farm murders.
Prioritizing a crime means that government commit to the undertaking to take special steps to counter, prevent and prosecute offenders of the particular priority crime. It also means an increase in manpower and other resources to combat the problem. The South African government has already done so with several crimes such as, ‘Rhino poaching’ and ironically ‘Police Murders’. It is therefore not a foreign concept, or impossible to put in effect seeing that they’re already prioritizing several crimes.
Roets, in his speech informed the commissioner that Afrikaner-farmers are more likely to die a violent and brutal death at the hands of roaming black criminals, than even policemen in the line of duty.
The government’s response thus far, has been to state that it can not prioritize farm murders as a special crime, because that would be like saying ‘certain members of the South African community are more special than others and deserve special treatment…. Afrikaners cannot expect to be treated differently to other ordinary citizens.
Afrikaner-farmers are 6 times more likely to be murdered, than policemen on duty, making it the most dangerous occupation in the world.
Stop the Boer Genocide protest march held in The Hague, Netherlands
In solidarity with the Boere-Afrikaner cause, the Dutch-based Vrije Nationalisten held a protest against the Boer Genocide outside the ICC (International Criminal Court), The Hague, Netherlands a few hours later on December 1, 2012.
Scores of people braved the icy northern winter to take part, some having driven hours to reach the manifestation.
The Afrikaner Journal received many messages of gratitude from the Boere-Afrikaner nation on its facebook page for this selfless act of kindness. We thank the organizers – we will never forget.
Afriforum presents report to UN on minority rights issues in Geneva, 27 /11/2012
Report to the UN Forum on Minority Issues
Genève, 27-28 November 2012
Kallie Kriel, CEO of AfriForum
Introduction and Background:
“In stark contrast to the praiseworthy efforts by the Forum on Minority Issues to implement the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities in UN member countries, the South African government is increasingly stripping its minorities of the limited minority rights they still have.
The motive for doing so is set out in the policy documents of the South African governing party, namely the African National Congress (ANC), as to what it calls ‘the National Democratic Revolution’ (NDR).
In terms of the ANC’s NDR policy documents South African minorities such as Afrikaners and whites in general are not regarded as fellow Africans, but as ‘colonialists of a special type’ (CSTs). By labelling South African minority communities as CSTs, depicting them as the antithesis of the so-called ‘motive forces’ of the continued struggle, the government is portraying the CSTs as opponents, or even enemies of the revolution. In terms of this logic of the ANC, the NDR is in effect engaged in a struggle against the CST. The CSTs are not part of the ANC’s ‘we’, namely Africans, South Africans and ‘motive forces’, but rather the ‘they’ against whom the struggle should be fought.”
The rest of the report can be read here:
Other news stories relevant to the Boere-Afrikaner cause:
The cosatu-led violent farm workers wage strike:
Human Rights issues that made the news this week:
- 2012 11 29 – AfriForum goes ahead with farm murder protest
- AfriForum in the news on 30 November 2012
- 2012 11 30 – Protest against farm murders: AfriForum will present letters of protest to hundreds of police stations, holds a march in Bloemfontein
- 2012 12 01 – AfriForum, celebrities and families of victims of farm murders march to Minister’s Office
- 2012 12 02 – March over murders – Sunday Argus
- 2012 11 30 – March against farm murders – The Star
- 2012 11 30 – AfriForum to march against farm murders – Citizen
- 2012 11 30 – Minister slams march against farm murders – Pretoria News
- 2012 11 30 – Stop using political card for farm murders – New Age
Compiled by: Jacques Mare
In this issue:
- Kommandokorps: Army Camp (07 – 16 Desember 2012)
- This week in retrospect (as reported by Censorbugbear – reports)
- Radio Pretoria gagged from broadcasting to certain areas by the ANC government
- Protest action in The Hague, steam-rolling ahead
- Public hearing in the Netherlands to investigate and verify the threat to-, and the future of, the Afrikaans language.
- Afriforum’s music festival at the Voortrekker monument, to celebrate the founding of Pretoria, declared a huge success.
- Freedom Front Plus political party to attend UNPO conference in Geneva.
- “Stop Rob”- campaign against proposed new amendments to the BEE legislation launched.
- Murders and Attacks recorded for November 2012.
Kommandokorps: Training Week
The Kommandokorps has sent out invitations for Boere-Afrikaner youngsters to enroll for a training camp. The training camp will start on the 7th of December and will end on 16 December 2012 on the day of the Vow. According to the newsletter the training will cost R1200-00 per person and the KK has asked families to consider enrolling their children for training in basic self-defense. They’ll also receive lectures on patriotism and the meaning of being a member of our small nation, facing a massive onslaught against their culture, language, history and identity.
In the newsletter col. Jooste emphasize that the training camps offered by the KK are not hate-camps but self-defense training facilities. Children will be taught core cultural values.
For more about the proposed camp, follow this link to the news letter:
This week in retrospect (as reported by Censorbugbear – reports)
Censorbugbear-reports, wrote extensively on the violence experienced by Afrikaner-farmers during the last week of union-driven unrest in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
Labour movement Cosatu – a tripartheid alliance member of the governing ANC regime and the SACP (SA communist party) – has caused considerable damage to property of Afrikaner-farmers. The union federation has produced some horrific examples of hate-speech during the incitement phase of their campaign to destabilize agriculture in the Western Cape province.
The week kicked off with the promise of more violence on the 12 and 13 of November. CBB reports that cosatu had said that “Marikana has come for farmers in the Western Cape”.
Marikana in the North West province of South Africa was the scene of deadly clashes between police and striking mine workers who demanded a R12 500-00 wage.
44 Mine workers lost their lives when ANC police opened fire on the crowd.
Afrikaner farmers believe the attacks against their farms form an integral part of the violence-pattern which developed all year including at Marikana platinum- and other mining operations – and that this violence forms an integral part of the ANC/SACP/Cosatu ruling alliance’s sonamed ‘Second Transition’- by which is meant the ‘Second Stage of the Communist Revolution’
With ‘second stage of the revolution’ the ANC, means economic emancipation. They argue that blacks had won political freedom in 1994, but according to them, the majority is still economically enslaved to Apartheid capitalist structures that has largely remained in tact.
In stepping up their campaign to liberate the masses from perceived slavery, the capitalist masters must be made to relinquish their wealth and have it redistributed to the poor. In order to achieve this goal, the ANC and its communist partners are employing violent rioting, incitement, genocidal hate speech, rolling mass-action and malicious damage to property to bring about change that can easily be achieved through legislation.
Afrikaners are concerned that the ruling ANC regimes’ intent may be much more sinister than what is officially propagated. Everything it seems, is pointing to the genocide of the Afrikaner-Boer nation at the hands of Nelson Mandela’s ANC.
Nov 15 2012 – ‘Labour and Government agreed to suspend the farm-strike for two weeks’. CBB reports that despite this announcement more violence erupted with the result that more people got injured and property damaged.
Afrikaner farmers are at the receiving end of retributive and murderous action for dispossession and redistribution of their property. Various news sources including CBB and Praag, together with many news blogs like the Afrikaner Journal have been exposing the genocidal nature of the vicious murders of Afrikaner-farmers for many years now.
It seems as though the African Nationalist government (the ANC) has decided to step up their campaign to annihilate this vulnerable minority. Openly calling and inciting people to damage property through riotous behaviour is just the beginning. They’re using the ruse of ‘exploitation’ as ‘a-means-to-an-end’ because, it is the government’s responsibility to set minimum wages after all.
Calling on farm workers to riot against their employers, are simply ludicrous when taking the above into account.
CBB then revealed another facet of the violence:
[Xenophobic attacks on]… Somali shopkeepers in the townships and squatter camp near the town of De Doorns. The Somali refugee-families’ shops were looted last Monday-night by the “rolling flash mob’.
It is clear that African Nationalism is out of control. The ANC government is polarizing the South African society along racial lines and in the process it is even alienating foreigners. It should take responsibility for the human rights atrocities committed in the name of economic liberation.
Finally CBB exposed the ANC government and its partners for the duplicitous nature of these strikes on 17 November 2012.
TAU-SA: “Pretending to be “up in arms” about their minimum wages – (which is set annually by the ANC Labour Minister) — rioting, killing, torching properties and general mayhem have occupied SA’s media over the past week. However – there are other dimensions and agendas at play. “A monumental political power struggle is reaching its zenith in South Africa: the Western Cape is run by the official opposition the Democratic Alliance (DA), and despite unabated ANC pronouncements about the “new democratic order” under their stewardship, they cannot abide opposition.
South Africa’s commercial farming sector is not going to sit idly by as this anarchy spreads, according to CBB
In addition the news blog reported that farmers are not going to sit idly by, while their farms are burnt to ash.
The Journal has noted that farmers have started mobilizing and organizing in their own defense. They’ve set up road blocks preventing rioters access to properties for example, and networks of communication seem to have sprung up overnight.
The internet was abuzz with news and rumours about the mass-action. All over South Africa Boere-Afrikaners (urban as well as rural) rallied together in aid of their brothers in the Western Cape. The Boere Krisis Aksie facebook-group (Boer Crisis Action Group) with a membership of in excess of 30 000 saw a massive rise in membership. The organization is in the process of establishing separate groups – one for each town in South Africa – to deal with the onslaught and help consolidate rescue efforts and resistance.
The fact that more people didn’t lose their lives during this week of unrest is truly remarkable and borders on the miraculous. It could have been far worse – it could have been the start of an all-out civil war in this country – all courtesy of the wretched ANC regime and its blood-thirsty alliance partner, cosatu.
The ‘wage dispute’ will now be handled by the proper authorities we are told and we may see a sharp decrease in unrest in the coming week. Knowing the ANC however, those in the know realize that what follows may just be a pause as the aggressors regroup, assess the situation and continue the onslaught somewhere else. What is crystal clear is that this short reprieve in hostilities is just that. The communist anarchist won’t stop until they’ve violently dispossessed all private property in the name of-, and on behalf of the state.
Radio Pretoria gagged from broadcasting to certain areas by the ANC government
Radio Pretoria, the Pretoria based radio station, celebrating Boere-Afrikaner culture was ordered by Icasa (The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) to stop its broadcasts to outlying areas. According to the station these relay stations are known to the broadcasting authority and was listed and attached to the original approved licence.
The order meant that the radio station would incur losses if they are forced to abruptly discontinue broadcasts. They’d also be in breach of contractual obligations with advertisers. In response to the order the station instructed their lawyers to apply for an urgent interdict in the Pretoria High court. The court granted the order and the station will now be able to continue broadcasting to the listed areas until January 29, 2013 when the court will decide on the matter.
Radio Pretoria has through the years become much more than just a local community radio station. The station has found many fans in outlying areas, beyond the Pretoria municipal boundaries and boasts many listeners from all over the world, via audio-streaming.
The Journal will keep you up to date with this story.
Protest action planned for The Hague – steam-rolling ahead.
The Journal reported previously of a planned protest march organized by the Free Nationalist movement (Vrije Nationalisten) in The Netherlands. The aim of the march is to protest against the slaughter of Afrikaner-farmers in South Africa.
As far as I could ascertain, the march is going ahead as planned and many of our friends from Flanders and The Netherlands have indicated that they will be there to voice there concern and show their support.
The Afrikaner Journal, News Digest – 12 November, 2012
Public hearing in the Netherlands to investigate and verify the threat to-, and the future of, the Afrikaans language.
Censorbugbear and the Solidarity Movement reports that various delegates from several organizations representing Boere-Afrikaners, will be in Europe on December 3, 2012, where they will attend a public hearing organized by the Dutch Language Union, to discuss the future and problems facing the Afrikaans language.
The following delegates will present their opinions and findings which will ultimately shape the policies of the Dutch Language Union, towards the Afrikaans language:
- Dr. Michael Le Cordeur, Afrikaans Language Council, University of Stellenbosch
- Flip Buys, of the Solidarity Movement, with FAK (Federation for the Afrikaans Language) and the civil rights movement, Afriforum
- Henry Jeffreys, Ex-editor and chief of Die Burger newspaper, Cape Town
- Professor Koos Malan, faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
In addition to the above Dirk Hermann (Solidarity) announced that they’ve just returned home after successful talks with various organizations through-out Western Europe (Flanders and The Netherlands). He mentions the CDA (Christelijke Democratiese Appél) political party by name and raved about the hospitality of the people of Flanders. They also met with the Christelijk National Vakverbond (Christain National Workers Union).
Afriforum’s music festival at the Voortrekker monument to celebrate the founding of Pretoria – declared a huge success.
Thousands of people attended the Afrikaans music festival held at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria to celebrate the 157th anniversary of the founding of the city by the Boer-pioneers.
The festival under the patronage of the civil rights movement Afriforum is growing every year and has become a must-do event on the calendar of many music lovers and cultural enthusiasts.
This year the crowd was not only entertained by the cream of the crop in Afrikaans music but also with the sight of 157 balloons released into the blue yonder – each balloon representing a year in the history of the city – built by Boere-Afrikaners.
Pretoria may soon lose its name though, when the ANC completes the process to permanently alienate the descendants of those early pioneers, by renaming the capital, Tshwane. Many Afrikaners including myself, sees this as an insult and an attempt to rewrite history to exclude the contributions of our people to the construction of this beautiful place.
Freedom Front + political party to attend UNPO conference in Geneva.
The Freedom Front Plus, (political party) has announced that it will represent the Boere-Afrikaner at the conference of the Unrepresented Peoples Organization to be held in Geneva, December 3, 2012.
The Freedom Front Plus is the only important political party still contesting elections in South Africa with policies geared at preserving and protecting the rights of Afrikaners. The party has lost most of its voter base to the DA (Democratic Alliance) which now claims to be the official opposition in the South African government.
UNPO however, is a human rights organization fighting for the human rights of unrepresented smaller nations. Most of these nations live as minorities in host countries often hostile towards them and their needs. The organization aims to further the cause of self-determination for every member nation. The Afrikaner (Boere-Afrikaner) has joined this organization to further their yearning for freedom from ANC oppression.
In a private facebook message to the Afrikaner Journal, UNPO gave its blessing for the proposed protest march planned for The Hague December 1, 2012, but pointed out that it won’t be able to attend because of the conference in Geneva.
With support like this, the Boere-Afrikaner nation will hopefully also one day be able to stand free and independent – masters in a land of our own.
VF Plus gaan in Genève SA minderhede se posisie bespreekwww.dievoorblad.co.zaDr. Pieter Mulder, leier van die Vryheidsfront Plus, vergesel deur mnr. Andre Fourie, Vryheidsfront Plus-stadsraadslid in Kaapstad, vertrek hierdie week na Genève Switserland om UNPO (Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization) se tweejaarlikse Kongres by te woon.
For more information on the working, goals and members of UNPO follow this link:
UNPO: Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization
Stop Rob campaign against proposed amendments to the BEE legislation announced by Afriforum
On 5 October 2012 Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies published amended broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) codes in the Government Gazette (vol. 568, no. 35754). The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) awaits comment until 5 December 2012.
The codes contain, among other things, amendments to the way in which companies can earn BBBEE points from spending on socio-economic development (SED). Company contributions to SED are now recognised for purposes of BBBEE, but only if 100% of the beneficiaries who directly benefit from a contribution are classified as generically black. If any of the direct beneficiaries are not classified as generically black, a company will not receive any BBBEE points for that spending.Trade and Industry (DTI) awaits comment until 5 December 2012.
This will in effect mean that to do business with government, companies will have to select beneficiaries on the basis of their skin colour and not necessarily based on need. Companies may be forced to abandon destitute Boere-Afrikaner poor in favour of preferred black beneficiaries.
The proposed amendments are blatantly racist and must be stopped.
Those who live in South Africa can join the Solidarity movement campaign to fight the ANC on this matter. An estimated 1 000 000 Boere-Afrikaners are living in abject poverty according to the latest statistics published by Statsa.
BEE and its evil twin, Affirmative Action has had a devastating effect upon the ethnic-European minority community. Some people are openly calling it tools of genocide.
Boere-Afrikaner friends living overseas can help by writing to their ministers, senators, governors or even their presidents to object to this blatant racism of the African Nationalist government of South Africa.
Murders and Attacks recorded for November 2012.
Attached is a photograph with the names of those who have succumbed to violence and torture of lawlessness, according the genocide data base Project 2010.
Please note that the list is by no means complete. These names represent the tip of the iceberg of those incidents that made news. Many deaths go unreported by the media.
You can get access to the database for any date and call up the stories of how these brave people lost their lives in the battle against roaming black militias terrorising our neighborhoods and slaughtering our people with what seems, the blessing of the governing regime.
AN estimated 70 000 Boere-Afrikaners and other members of the ethnic-European minority have been tortured and murdered since the ANC took power in 1994. This figure is twice the known genocide statistics of 35 000 women and children, starved to death by Britain in concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer war.
Today, Britain has all but forgotten the descendants of those settlers in its imperial drive for world domination.
Projek 2010 Databasis
Solidarity Movement announces findings of special report on farm murders
Report: Farm murders should be classified as a priority crime
By Nico Strydom on 27 November 2012
‘Farm murders and attacks should be recognised for the national crisis that it is and therefore deserving of priority status and focused attention’. This is one of the recommendations in a report on farm murders and attacks that was released today by the Solidarity Research Institute (SRI). The report forms part of a national campaign against farm murders by the Solidarity Movement which includes the SRI, the trade union Solidarity, AfriForum and Kraal Uitgewers.
The report deals with subjects such as the: nature and extent of farm attacks, levels of violence during farm attacks as well as psychological effects on victims. According to Dirk Hermann, Deputy General Secretary of Solidarity, farm attacks and farm murders should be declared priority crimes. ‘Government refuses to declare farm murders, in particular, a priority crime, because as far as government is concerned it simply forms part of the broader murder category. This is unacceptable and irresponsible,’ Hermann said.
Hermann’s concerns were echoed by various experts who were involved in compiling the report. ‘It is obvious that the government no longer considers the ongoing attacks on farms and the murder of persons involved in the farming community as a priority,’ said Dr Johan Burger, senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, in the report’s introduction. ‘The strategic and operational response to the threat of farm attacks and murders is clearly not based on the acknowledgement that the farming community is disproportionally targeted when compared to the victimisation risk of other citizens or groups in South Africa.’
According to Prof Christiaan Bezuidenhout, a professor of criminology at the University of Pretoria, it is evident that South Africa is struggling to cope with violent crime in general and farm attacks in particular. ‘I am under the impression that the current government is not taking the disastrous enigma of farmers under siege seriously enough and they are making the farmer the outcast instead of the provider of the nation.’ Lorraine Claasen, a criminologist, says it is disconcerting that farm attacks are still not given the attention they deserve despite the harrowing details that become apparent after only reading the details of a few farm attacks; thousands of attacks have been documented. ‘In conclusion, no human being deserves being killed and in such an inhumane, unjustified and brutal manner. Why is this allowed?’
AfriForum, the movement’s civil rights organisation, distributed memorandums about farm murders to 110 embassies and international institutions in October to create international awareness about the crisis. According to Nantes Kelder, head of AfriForum’s investigating unit, the establishment of community safety networks is the most practical step a community can take to drastically reduce crime in its area. It is a legal way in which communities can take the initiative to enhance their own safety.
Media statement, Solidarity, 27 November 2012.
’We are undermined by whites’
File category: Hate speech, demonizing genocide target group
SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande has called for a law protecting President Jacob Zuma against insults, The Star reported on Thursday.
South Africans had shown little respect towards blacks and their culture, and only treated Jews and Afrikaners with respect, he said.
Nzimande backed the call made by the SA Communist Party in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday, for a law protecting the Presidency from attacks that were “unfair, and lacking in fact and truth”.
He warned that Zuma supporters would soon reach boiling point.
“People can differ with me and you can insult me as you like, but disrespect, that is not acceptable,” Nzimande, the higher education and training minister, was quoted as saying by the paper.
“We are being undermined by whites.”