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Blacks worse off: Malema
Black people are worse off than they were during the apartheid years, expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema said on Thursday.
30 August 2012 | Penwell Dlamini
JOHANNESBURG – “We are worse [off] than during the times of apartheid. We are being killed by our own people. We are being oppressed by our own government,” he told mineworkers at the Aurora mine in Grootvlei, Springs.
More than 1000 mineworkers from the liquidated Aurora Empowerment Systems and the neighbouring Gold One arrived to hear Malema speak.
He said politicians could not help the workers because they benefited from the mines and had shares in them.
“Every mine has a politician inside. They give them money every month, they call it shares. But it is protection fee to protect whites against the workers.”
He said the fact the Aurora crisis had lasted for four years showed there was no leadership in the country. Aurora Empowerment Systems bought the mines when the previous owner, Pamodzi Gold, went into liquidation. Since then workers have not been paid and the mines have been stripped of assets.
“If there was leadership in this country it can’t take four years. Four years shows that there is not leadership. When they (politicians) arrive to represent you, they give them money and they forget you.”
Malema told the workers they should form a committee to speak to the lawyers and present their complaints to the liquidators of Aurora.
He announced what he labelled the start of a revolution in the mining sector.
“We are going to lead a mining revolution in this country. We are going to each mine. We will run these mines ungovernable until the boers come to the table,” he said.
“We want them to give you a minimum wage of R12,500. These people can afford R12,500. Mining in South Africa amounts to trillions of rands.”
About 5000 people had been left jobless at Aurora. It was currently under liquidation.
The prospective buyers of Aurora mines, Gold One, have allegedly fired over 1500 workers who went on strike demanding a minimum wage of R6500.
The miners claimed management then replaced them with contract workers.
Rector of SA university threatens to shut down Department of Afrikaans and Dutch
Cape Town, South Africa
23 August 2012
Prof. Malegapuru Makgoba, rector of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (on the east coast of South Africa), suggested that several departments at this school should be closed down and added that the department of Afrikaans-Dutch is at the top of his list of priorities.
Even though the message sent by the rector by email to several prominent personnell contained various spelling and grammar mistakes, its contents was quite clear. Although not official policy, dark clouds are gathering for those departments the rector means to axe.
Darryl David, head of the department, Afrikaans-Dutch, says he finds it peculiar that his department and its 165 students, which by the way, isn’t the smallest language department at this university, should be singled out for closure, when its student numbers have actually increased from the year before.
The change of premises planned for the faculty of education, from the Howard College campus to the Edgewood campus in Pinetown and the dis continuation of Afrikaans as mandatory proficiency language for the law department, has reflected negatively on student numbers over the last few years.
Makgoba in his strongly worded letter says:
“It has become clear that certain disciplines are dying, in other words they aren’t attracting the necessary student numbers and have therefore become unsustainable and too expensive to maintain by the institution, take Afrikaans as example!!!!”, (followed by four exclamation marks.)
He furthermore suggested that people should “stop praying and cherish false hopes” and that these departments need to close in order for the university to concentrate on its strong points.
Makgopa says that the silence over this issue has been going on for too long and that the situation needs to be addressed with urgency and a “sharp scalpel” – (suggesting a quick, clean cut to remove the unwanted departments).
His letter concluded with the instruction to all vice-chancellors to compile lists containing the names of program’s and departments that fit the criteria of redundancy.
Ignorance feeds resentment towards whites
August 21 2012 at 06:49pm
By Max du Preez
Max Du Preez
Go back to Holland, read the poster at a protest rally during the Jacob Zuma Spear episode. I saw a similar one at a protest last week. In 2005, Judge John Hlophe allegedly called a white Afrikaans-speaking lawyer a “white s***” and told him to “go back to Holland”. Last week an angry woman told me on Twitter to go back to Holland after I criticised the president.
Less malicious, but as ignorant, was the very sympathetic young black man who recently asked me to explain how it happened that “you Dutch people didn’t go back to the Netherlands after the British became the coloniser of SA”.
Perhaps it is this ignorance of our history that feeds the still festering resentment towards white South Africans.
Many black South Africans still see us as colonial occupiers.
I am not saying they don’t have reason to resent whites, but it would help if they did it for the right reason, so to speak. White South Africans have a lot to answer to, but being here is not one of them.
This obsession with colonialists is not unrelated to the surge of narrow black nationalism in the ANC. But it was former president Thabo Mbeki who reintroduced the colonial terminology with his constant references to whites being colonialists of a special kind.
Some black intellectuals specialise in analysing the South African question in terms of colonialism.
This was very clear during the Zuma Spear debate when several analysts trotted out explanations of the white colonialist obsession with the black penis and compared artist Brett Murray’s depiction of Zuma with his genitals exposed to the case of Saartjie Baartman, the Khoi woman who was paraded naked in Europe more than a century ago because of what they thought was her peculiar body shape.
Let us start with the Holland obsession. I am a typical Afrikaner in terms of ancestry, so let me explain who my ancestors were.
I get my surname from Hercule des Pres, a French Huguenot who fled from religious prosecution and arrived at the Cape in 1687. His son Philippe married the daughter of a slave in 1727.
My mother’s first local ancestor was a Kruger who arrived from Germany a few years earlier. His son Jakop married a slave woman in 1718.
My paternal grandmother was a Saayman, or Zaayman as the family was originally called. They came with the first Dutch settlers in the 1650s. Daniel Zaayman married Pieternella, daughter of Krotoa, the Khoi woman who lived at the household of Jan van Riebeeck.
I unfortunately do not know who my maternal grandparents were.
So I am not really from Holland. I am a proper bastard. I have been to Holland several times and, apart from being able to decipher much of the language, it is not a familiar place to me.
The food, the architecture, the clothes, the attitudes are not what I am familiar with. In contrast, I felt very much at home the first time I went to London in my early twenties, despite the fact that I have no British blood in me.
My earliest French, Dutch and German ancestors at the Cape all became trekboers, farmers who worked the land independently of the Dutch East India Company.
Several of them are recorded in the history books as being among those who rose up against first the Dutch and then the British colonial authorities.
I am married to someone who passes as a white English-speaking South African. And yet her paternal ancestors were Indian and Chinese from Mauritius, mixed up locally with Afrikaners and descendants of the 1820 British Settlers.
A large chunk of white English-speaking South Africans are descendants of the farmers who were settled in SA by the British government in 1820. They also stopped being British long ago and got intermarried with other groups, like Afrikaners.
But there are many other white South Africans that do not have Afrikaners or 1820 settlers among their ancestors and have also become proper African South Africans.
Think of people like George Bizos, who was born in Greece; Joe Slovo, born in Lithuania; Johnny Clegg, born in England; or Maria Ramos, born in Portugal. Colonialists? I don’t think so.
I have long made it my business to help educate white South Africans about black South Africans’ history and have written extensively on pre-colonial African leaders and events.
I thought it was important for white South Africans to get a proper appreciation of this part of our past in order to understand the attitudes and memories of the majority.
But perhaps an equally important task is to help black South Africans to properly understand |the history of their white compatriots.
An absolute precondition for what has become a new catch phrase, social cohesion, is a proper acceptance on behalf of black South Africans of the fact that white South Africans are not settlers, but an integral part of this nation.
Genocide level raised again for Afrikaner-farmers, to stage 6
August 14, 2012
Why are Afrikaner farmers being murdered in South Africa?
by Leon Parkin & Gregory H. Stanton, President – Genocide Watch
14 August 2012
The following report is the result of an intensive personal inquiry in South Africa conducted July 23 -27, 2012.
Deliberate inaction of the South African Government has weakened rural security structures, facilitating Afrikaner farm murders, in order to terrorize white farmers into vacating their farms, advancing the ANC/S. A. Communist Party’s New Democratic Revolution (NDR.)
The South African Government for the last 18 years has adopted a policy of deliberate government abolition and disarmament of rural Commandos run by farmers themselves for their own self-defense. The policy has resulted in a four-fold increase in the murder rate of Afrikaner commercial farmers. This policy is aimed at forced displacement through terror. It advances the goals of the South African Communist Party’s New Democratic Revolution (NPR), which aims at nationalization of all private farmland, mines, and industry in South Africa. Disarmament, coupled with Government removal of security structures to protect the White victim group, follows public dehumanization of the victims, and facilitates their forced displacement and gradual genocide.
Afrikaner farm owners are being murdered at a rate four times the murder rate of other South Africans, including Black farm owners. Their families are also subjected to extremely high crime rates, including murder, rape, mutilation and torture of the victims. South African police fail to investigate or solve many of these murders, which are carried out by organized gangs, often armed with weapons that police have previously confiscated. The racial character of the killing is covered up by a SA government order prohibiting police from reporting murders by race. Instead the crisis is denied and the murders are dismissed as ordinary crime, ignoring the frequent mutilation of the victims’ bodies, a sure sign that these are hate crimes.
However, independent researchers have compiled accurate statistics demonstrating convincingly that murders among White farm owners occur at a rate of 97 per 100,000 per year, compared to 31 per 100,000 per year in the entire South African population, making the murder rate of White SA farmers one of the highest murder rates in the world.
Incitement to genocide is a crime under the International Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, to which South Africa is a state-party.
The ANC government has promoted hate speech that constitutes “incitement to genocide.” The President of the ANC Youth League, Julius Malema, revived the “Kill the Boer, Kill the Farmer” hate song at ANC rallies, until it was declared to be hate speech by a South African judge, and Malema was enjoined from singing it. For other reasons, Malema was later removed as ANCYL President. His followers continue to sing the hate song, and the Deputy President of the ANCYL has called for “war,” against “white settlers.”
After the judge’s injunction to halt singing of the hate song, even the President of South Africa, ANC leader Jacob Zuma, himself, began to sing the “Shoot the Boer” song. Since Zuma began to sing the hate song on 12 January 2012, murders of White farmers increased every month through April 2012, the last month for which there are confirmed figures.
There is thus strong circumstantial evidence of government support for the campaign of forced displacement and atrocities against White farmers and their families. There is direct evidence of SA government incitement to genocide.
Forced displacement from their farms has inflicted on the Afrikaner ethnic group conditions of life calculated to bring about its complete or partial physical destruction, an act of genocide also prohibited by the Genocide Convention.
High-ranking ANC government officials who continuously refer to Whites as “settlers” and “colonialists of a special type” are using racial epithets in a campaign of state-sponsored dehumanization of the White population as a whole. They sanction gang-organized hate crimes against Whites, with the goal of terrorizing Whites through fear of genocidal annihilation.
What is dehumanization?
The process of dehumanization has the effect of numbing and decommissioning the moral sentiments of the perpetrator group. Polarization creates the “us vs. them” mentality, in SA the “Indigenous Black People” group versus the “White Settler Colonialist” group.
ANC leaders publicly incite followers using racial epithets. By dehumanizing the White victim group, members of the perpetrator group exclude the victim group from their circle of moral obligation not to kill its members. Dehumanization is the systematic, organized strategy of leaders to remove the inherent natural human restraints of people not to murder, rape, or torture other human beings. Taking the life of a dehumanized person becomes of no greater consequence than crushing an insect, slaughtering an animal, or killing a pest.
The ANC denies its genocidal intentions. But the South African Communist Party is more open about its plan to drive Whites out of South Africa. Gugile Nkwinti, South Africa’s Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform has declared that all “colonial struggles are about two things: ‘repossession of the land and the centrality of the indigenous population.’” Mister Nkwinti is confirming the goals of the South African Communist Party’s New Democratic Revolution (NDR) and stating that the colonial struggle is not yet over in post-1994 South Africa. He is saying that Whites are unwelcome “settler colonialists” with no role to play in South Africa’s future.
The Transvaal Agricultural Union, Freedom Front, Democratic Alliance, IFP, Afriforum and numerous other organizations have on a regular basis called for the South African Government to declare farm murders and rural policing a South African government priority. The President, who should be the guardian of the constitutional rights of all the people, has deliberately ignored these calls for action.
Former President F. W. De Klerk, on 25 July 2012 during the De Klerk Foundation’s Crossroads conference correctly accused the current generation of ANC leaders of cynically manipulating racial sensitivities for political ends. In our analysis, the current ANC leadership also publicly uses incitement to genocide with the long-term goal of forcibly driving out or annihilating the White population from South Africa.
This report has explained the rationale for the deliberate inaction of South African government functionaries to prevent, prosecute, or stop the murders of Afrikaner farmers. As a group, Afrikaner farmers stand in the way of the South African Communist Party’s goal to implement their Marxist/Leninist/Stalinist New Democratic Revolution and specifically the confiscation of all rural land belonging to White Afrikaner farmers.
Genocide Watch is moving South Africa back to Stage 6, the Preparation stage in the genocidal process.
Copyright 2012 Leon Parkin & Dr. Gregory H. Stanton
Source: Genocide Watch
‘Kill 30 blacks for every white murdered’
PHILLIP DE WET – Mar 21 2012 20:02
That, Visagie said, was the general consensus of the 100 or so people who gathered in Bloemfontein for a “nood volksvergadering”, or emergency meeting of the nation, which he had called to address the issue of farm murders, and the killing of white people in urban areas.
“People said the murders of more white people would be a declaration of war. They also said changing the Constitution to restrict press freedom and remove property rights would also be a declaration. They don’t want politics anymore. They don’t want to use legal avenues. Afriforum pushed the government into a corner through the courts, but the government can just change the law. They want revenge.”
Visagie, the leader of the Afrikaaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) for a short period after the murder of Eugene Terre’Blanche, is perhaps best known for the “don’t touch me on my studio” incident that followed. He is also the leader of the Geloftevolk Republikeine, (Covenant People Republicans) which considers itself the last over-arching body where many hundreds of militant and far-right groups can hold discussions — and even he is worried about what he heard from his audience.
“Some people came from very far, from all over the country,” he said about the short-notice meeting. “That may mean that we had a more radical element here.” Whether the group was representative of broader feeling or not, however, it represents an unequivocal threat of race-based murder, and Visagie said he does not know how to deal with that.
“At this point I’m sitting with my head in my hands. If there is a wave of murders of white people by black people now, then I guarantee you there is no way we could stop the violence that would follow. We need another outlet, some way to put people at their ease so they will be more tolerant.”
One avenue — albeit one that would likely make the police more than a little nervous — would be marches, intended to show just how frustrated (and close to violence) some Afrikaans-speaking white people are. But because white people who associate themselves with the far-right cause would be victimised, Visagie said, his group is obtaining legal opinion on whether participating in marches while wearing balaclavas would be legal. He admits such gatherings could be dangerously explosive, but said there are worse things.
“What I’d worry about is that people wouldn’t come to such protests, but would go in small groups and wreak their own vengeance. That’s what worries me.”
The Geloftevolk Republikeine, which take their name from a vow Voortrekkers made to God in return for protection from a Zulu attack, is due to discuss the outcome of the meeting at a top management meeting of its own on the weekend. The group has lodged hate-speech complaints with the South African Human Rights Commission, saying President Jacob Zuma’s singing of the infamous “kill the boer” amounts to inciting murder. It is also concerned about what it describes as a “private ANC army”, and is agitating for a sunset clause for black economic empowerment in employment.
The South African Police Service recently said it kept a close eye on right-wing groups that could be capable of violence.
However, academics and other analysts have largely discontinued monitoring the far right, because it has not been considered a true threat to national security or stability for some time.
Human Rights Day: South Africa (March 21, 2012)
Reflecting on the injustices in a racist society
By J. Mare
21 March 2012
Today South Africa is commemorating Human Rights Day.
The ANC government, in their failed endeavor to promote human rights seems, not have made a difference since they came to power in 1994. On the eve of Human Rights day the country was ablaze with service delivery protests that even escalated in one area, into a full-out race war.
The links to stories about the ANC failure to live up to their promises of a ‘ Better life for all’ that erupted into violence can be found at the end of this story (Source URL’s).
While the black population protests violently against the ANC’s inability to govern, Afrikaners are also silently suffering as a result of the very same issues their black brothers are protesting about. The difference however, is that these Afrikaners don’t have a voice. Whereas the ‘black masses’ can boldly proclaim victim-hood, the Afrikaner community is seen as the culprit -, the reason for -, and the instigators of -, black suffering.
Bizarre logic influencing black perceptions
There’s a a bizarre logic at work influencing black perception.
While blacks voted the government of the day into power, subconsciously and very overtly, they still blame whites for their misgivings. One finds manifestation of this ‘failed thinking’ in the racist diatribe published on ‘Africanist’ or ‘African Nationalist’ pages like the PAC (Pan African Congress), ANCYL (ANC youth League) and even the governing party’s own social network page – from time to time.
But nowhere does it come more clearly to the fore, than in the black news publication, The Sowetan. This type of reasoning usually follows controversial articles and culminates in the most vile ‘anti-white’ racism by blacks in the commentary section afterward.
It is not unfair so conclude that the black youth is at a ideological crossroads. Will they allow the perception of ‘past injustices’, erroneously lead them on a path of genocide against whites and lately, even the coloured communities – or, will the realization dawn that the party they voted into power – is to blame for everybody’s misery?
It is not likely that the masses will choose to reject their own.
Why? Because nowhere is there a voice of dissent to be found, against the governing party’s unjust policies.
Nowhere will you find exceptions to the rule that ‘Africanization’ or ‘indigenization’ of everything, from the private to the public sector – should stop. Nowhere will you find a voice of dissent against the extreme poverty created by ANC policies in the white community. Nowhere will you see protests against racist Affirmative Action and other racist ‘job reservation’ legislation strangling the Afrikaner population to death. Not even the official opposition can afford, to dare to come out in defense of this community, for fear of loosing the precious few black voters they’ve managed to convince to vote for them, thus far.
But this is not the story of political rivalry or angry youths at the crossroads. This is the story of a small very visible and increasingly beleaguered community that has been demonized to such an extent, that even the mental exercise (of trying to afford human right to these people), leads to cognitive incongruence for most people in the global village.
The effect on the Afrikaner community
The Afrikaner Journal has published 89 posts thus far, since its inception in 2010 to highlight the adverse effect “Africanization’ or ‘African Nationalization’ has had on my people. Most of the articles deal with the abject poverty experienced by this community as a result of ‘job reservation’.
Most youngsters have already left the country of their birth in search of a better life – where ANC racism can’t get to them, but for the aging community left behind, there’s only a bleak future of poverty in the land they once helped to make the greatest and wealthiest in Africa.
It is indeed a tragedy of epic proportions that looks (at this stage), as though it will culminate in the destruction of the entire South African society as we have known it to exist, for centuries. Cultures and languages are slowly eradicated and replaced by a single globalized identity enforced upon the South African populace by this ‘marxist-communist’ regime.
Meet Sue Appelgrein. Sue is a living example of the degeneration of living conditions experienced by Afrikaners.
Sue is the only white person living in the village of Ngcolosi, outside Hillcrest in KZN province, SA. She lives here at the mercy of the black residents of the village, who agreed that she could live there among them. This is a situation that can change at the drop of a hat however, and Sue may find herself homeless again should she fall out of favor with the villagers.
Sue grows vegetables and teaches the villagers how to sew for a living. She says she takes a taxi to collect her pension at the pension pay point.
Sue lost both her husband and her son. They died some years ago.
She says she’s been living in this village for the last seven years.According to her, the family moved there when their business failed, and with nowhere else to go, was forced to take up residence here.
Sue is a 68 year old pensioner.
She says she doesn’t consider herself to be a ‘mlungu’ – white person (privileged), anymore.
Many elderly Afrikaners find themselves at the mercy of others. Many don’t have food to eat, because the pension offered by the regime is way beyond inadequate and are the cause of many, slowly starving to death.
The amount changes every year. It is currently, since April 2011, R1140.00 ( app. 160$ Am, 114 Euro) per month, per person. If you are older than 75 years, it is R1160.00 per person per month. Source:State Pension
Sometimes, these meager pensions feeds several family members and it’s not uncommon to hear stories of the destitute surviving on canned pet food.
How you can help
Those interested in helping can contact:Solidarity’s Helping Hand Fund charity.
International donors can contribute to the Afrikaner Reddings Actie Fonds (ARAF) – a Dutch based organization redirecting welfare donations for the up-liftment of the Afrikaner community, to South Africa.
You can contribute to this fund from any where in the world.
Violence in Ogies – Mpumalanga
ANC begs for calm, before Human Rights Day celebrations
Sharpeville residents, setting tires alight, vandalizing monument in angry protest
Looting, arson, race war, Heidelberg on fire – Sowetan Live
‘Blikkiesdorp’ (Krugersdorp, South Africa)
A portrait of misery and hope – Introduction:
18 March 2012
The Look Local website reported on March 2nd, 2011 that residents of Appel Park in Krugersdorp were overjoyed when they were given houses by the ANC city council (29 February 2011).
Executive mayor, Koketso Calvin Seerane pointed out that members of the Mogale City council, are ‘people of their word’.
The following is the original publication that brought the problem of housing for the marginalized Afrikaner community in Krugersdorp, to my attention – I quote it here in full:
Some residents of Appel Park were overjoyed when they were given their houses on 29 February from the Mogale City Municipality.
02 March 2012 | Chemélle Barnard
The Mogale City Local Municipality has handed over more homes to deserving residents of Appel Park.
The Burgershoop Community Hall was filled with emotions on the morning of 29 February.
Executive Mayor, Koketso Calvin Seerane pointed out that members of the Mogale City Council are people of their word.
“We have made a commitment to give ownership of the houses to the residents, and we are here to do exactly that. Poverty does not only exist in the townships, but also in the suburbs,” said the Mayor.
He mentioned that they are aware of poverty and that they aim to make Mogale City a better place for all.
“We have already handed over 66 houses, and 101 must still be handed over.”
Jakkie Naudé, Ward Councillor for Ward 20 says that he believes that there are only 100 houses to be handed over because one has burnt down and has not been repaired. Residents stood waiting anxiously for news of who would be receiving the deeds to their houses.
“We are excited about what is to come and hope we will receive good news today,” said resident Erika van Loggerenberg.
“We are so proud of Oom Jakkie and hope it is our turn for homes,” said Koekie du Toit.
The Mayor also spoke to the people about their future as homeowners.
“Maintenance of these properties now goes from the municipality’s hands into the hands of the new owners.” The Mayor added, “It does not mean that if you didn’t get your house today, we have forgotten about you. Unfortunately procedures take some time, but everyone will get their homes.”
There were tears of joy and relief as residents signed their ownership documents and headed back to their own homes.
VISITING BLIKKIESDORP – 10 March 2012
by J. Mare
I visited ‘Blikkiesdorp’ in Krugersdorp yesterday.
Krugerdorp is situated to the west of Johannesburg and it is now called Mogale city.
‘Blikkiesdorp’ is the unofficial name for the suburbs Appelpark and Burgershoop and should not be confused with the other Blikkiesdorp in Cape Town’s township of Delft.
According to one resident, most of the residents are Afrikaners. About 90% of these people are unemployed . The majority of them are surviving on a meager state pension.
Those who have children (or look after children) do so, with the ‘help’ of an additional child support grant. Many are also surviving on a pension for the medically unfit.
This, is what is keeping these people alive.
Afrikaner poverty caused by ANC policies
Why this growing misery?
The ANC has very successfully barred whites from the job market with their racist job reservation legislation – based on the American concept of Affirmative Action.
The reality of the abject poverty these people are subjected to, is clear where-ever you turn your gaze. Dilapidation is the order of the day and many Afrikaners receive food aid from feeding schemes set up by donors.
They do not receive any other help from the government and cannot look forward to any change in policy – because of the colour of their skin.
The houses they live in belong to the municipality and some of the residents have been paying rent to the council for thirty-two years. The Mogale city council is now in the process of transferring the burden (of the upkeep and maintenance of the houses) to the lessee’s – by transferring ownership of the property into their names.
Residents will now be left with the impossible task of trying stop the dilapidation of the houses given to them, with the little money they get from the state – which obviously isn’t even enough for the basics of life.
The degeneration resembles a picture of suburban decay, unpainted roofs, and (according to the above quote) one house has even burnt down. Just like in Pretoria and other cities and towns – backyard shacks have been erected in order to accommodate the growing number of destitute
The council sincerity is in question
Has the municipal council failed in their obligation to uphold and maintain the houses they have been renting to the residents of ‘Blikkiesdorp’?
Are they transferring ownership to these unsuspecting victims because they want to get rid of the problem?
How long will it take before these Afrikaners will be forced to abandon these structures once it has become too unsafe for human occupation – or before the very same ANC council forces them from their property because:
- they either cannot pay their rates and taxes or,
- they have to demolish the houses due to council regulations for safety?
It seems as though the ANC has planned this so-called generosity very carefully, to milk it for all the PR they can get from it. It looks like they’re planning to try and get rid of these ‘problem houses’ and to sidestep responsibility at the same time for their ‘inaction’ to maintain the safety of the property they’ve been renting to people.
Be it as it may – the transfer of ownership of the houses will go ahead and nobody seem to want to question the motives of the council or the reason for their supposed generosity.
The injustice, continues….
I will be following up on this story in the coming weeks and hope to be able to answer these questions as well as other pressing issues related to the housing crisis that Afrikaners face.
I will also bring you feedback from the politicians who are allowing this to happen.
We will also be meeting the people of Blikkiesdorp. I’ll publish interviews with them (their story, in their own words).
Watch this space.
- ANC metro council destroys another Afrikaner home!
- Destitute elderly – forcefully removed and teargassed by local council.
- VVK registration campaign – Daspoort, Pretoria – (forced evictions discussed)
- Championing Europe’s Leadership in the Fight Against Extreme Poverty: – The South African perspective – The Afrikaner Journal
- Land invasion – ANC begins its ethnic cleansing campaign
- Ethnic cleansing of Afrikaners: Pretoria
- Poverty in South Africa is a man-made disaster
- Afrikaner extermination – The evil face of the ANC
CALIFORNIA, USA – 28 February 2012
By J. Mare
A peacefull march by Project SA (protesting the vicious murders Afrikaners by ANC thugs in SA) was violently interrupted by supporters of the ‘Occupy’ movement.
In the scuffle that followed two police officers were injured and taken for treatment.
The words “fucking, Nazi’s” can be heard above the noise during the commotion. It is sad to see and hear, how Americans have been brainwashed to believe that any resistance by white people to be racist – irrespective of the reality of the suffering the victims are subjected to.
Since the end of Apartheid, in excess of 3500 Afrikaans speaking farmers and a further estimated 40 000 urban Afrikaners have been slaughtered by thugs adhering to the ANC’s call to ‘kill the Boer’.
Recently the ‘Geloftevolk’ group has laid formal charges at the South African Human Rights commission against Jacob Zuma (president of the ANC), for inciting violence by means of ‘hate speech’-songs against this beleagered community.
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Pretoria, South Africa,
06 February 2012:
Helen Zille wrote today in the Cape Times that White and Black victims are in denial.
Miss Zille argues that both races should learn from the late Steve Biko who advocated a change of attitude or perception about their humanity in order to free their minds and truly become South Africans.
She quotes Biko who proposed that whites should be ‘made to realize’ that they are not superior, but human and blacks should be made to realize they’re human not inferior. Biko, she says, wanted people to free their minds …”wage a struggle inside their heads. They had to stop seeing themselves as victor or victim and start believing in their own and other peoples’ value and legitimacy as equal human beings”.
“Only when people have freed their minds will they be able to change their own circumstances…. Human beings (blacks in that context) are not merely passive victims…they can choose to become agents of development and progress in the environment.”
From the above miss Zille decides that many white South Africans (note how she refuses attach an identity to the current victims) see themselves as victims. She says that victimhood gives them a ‘sense of identity’ and ‘entitlement’ – allows them to disengage from the ‘project of nation building’ and justifies the ‘creating of a comfort zone with other victims in which to reinforce a sense of ‘grievance’ through constant complain.
Furthermore, she labels these people as ‘professional whites’ – a term she’s proudly coined to justify her demonization of Afrikaners and Whites in general.
I’d like to respond to Miss Zilles’ tirade with the following: It is clear that she’s noted the recent developments in Europe with scorn and maybe a sense of trepidation. She must’ve seen the response and heard what was being said about the hideous murders of the farmers and the slaughter of urban Afrikaner at the conference held at the European Parliament to discuss these very issues, she (Zille) don’t seem to be able to address on behalf of the very electorate that had entrusted her with their needs.
She implies that Afrikaners (yes, miss Zille, that is who we are – we are Boere Afrikaners) are still deluded by the idea that they are superior to other South Africans – a suggestion that is not only far-fetched, but in the current circumstances, way beyond ridiculous.
She also implies that we shouldn’t see ourselves as victims (as if we need her permission) and even if we do qualify as victims, it is our own responsibility to overcome our own adverse circumstances.
In response to that piece of advice just this: We wouldn’t have needed to plead for help from foreigners if you’d done your job, lady – if you’d taken up the torch on behalf of us, and fought for our rights. Yes, our human rights, miss Zille the very same human rights afforded to all South Africans, but it has become clear that the only rights you are interested in fighting for, are those of those voters that can put you in power, namely the black vote.
We’ve realized, quite some time ago that you fancy yourself the Morgan Changerai of South Africa. You aspire to be more than just the queen of Cape Town. Well miss Zille, thank you for showing us who you really are. For your information the ‘project of nation building’ that you’re referring to is doomed to fail, because we don’t have to built nothing of the sorts – South Africa already consist of many nations.
This fact, you and your fellow ambitious project-builders conveniently overlook in your zeal to combine a fragile ‘majority of money’ that can put you into power. Furthermore we take exception to your sarcastic reference of our victimhood. We are dying – no thanks to you. We are losing our lives, sometimes on a daily basis.
We are losing the right to have our children educated in their own mother-tongue. The government is actively running a racist quota system to prevent our children from attending university. We are getting marginalized and impoverished with every piece of racist legislation promulgated by this Marxist ANC regime. We cannot find employment because we don’t qualify for the same human right (equal access to employment opportunities) that your black voters qualify for – all of this while you are watching and doing jack shit.
Don’t tell me I cannot claim to be a victim, don’t you dare! You have been right about one thing though, miss Zille, and that is that we’ve been suffering from the ‘psyche of victimhood’ for too long. We’ve allowed you to keep us there – because we trusted you. For a long time we couldn’t understand why our condition kept worsening – and now we know.
You’ve been keeping us docile and pacified us with your empty promises and lately, your silence on issues of life and death to this community, is speaking for itself. You should’ve been in Belgium, you should’ve fought the good fight, but alas – you didn’t bother.
Well, the honeymoon is over.
Now that we’ve discovered that part of the reason for our victimhood, is due to your inability and blatant disregard for our rights and needs, we are taking back our future out of your hands. We don’t need you Zille….Why we ever thought that we needed you for anything in the first place, I’ll never know but, I can assure you, we are done with you.
‘A better life for all’ will have to wait……
By: Max Du Preez
10 January 2012
The proudest, oldest liberation movement in Africa’s history. The movement that played a key role in isolating the apartheid regime and forcing them to the negotiating table through immense internal pressure. A movement that brought us two Nobel Peace laureates. A “beacon for the world”, in the words of British Prime Minister David Cameron.
This is all true. Would it then not follow that the ANC’s celebration of its founding day a century ago would be a momentous, joyous and historic occasion of great proportions?
It wasn’t. Not at all.
The man called the leader of the next generation of ANC leaders, Julius Malema, used the occasion to whip up emotions against the present leadership and against white South Africans. Some of the core ceremonies were for the privileged few only; the ordinary supporters simply having to jump out of the way for the one high-speed blue light brigade after the other. At the climax of the festivities, President Jacob Zuma haltingly read from a boring speech and by the time he was done, most people had left the stadium.
Just about the most memorable moment was when deputy president Kgalema Mothlanthe, surrounded by the ANC bigwigs with glasses of champagne in hand, proposed a toast “to ANC unity” and told the ordinary faithful that if they did not have champagne, they could take photographs of their leaders drinking, or raise clenched fists. “The leaders will now enjoy the champagne, and of course they do so on your behalf through their lips,” he said. As they have been doing for quite a while now.
Perhaps it would now finally dawn on those who still didn’t realise it that the ANC has stopped being a liberation movement and has become just an ordinary political party depending on history and ethnicity to stay in power. They did not, after all, learn from the mistakes other liberation movements in the region made after they took power.
I believe historians would one day point to the last five years or so of ANC rule and call it a shame and a tragedy. South Africa’s project to cement in a democratic culture and work towards an equitable society and a developmental state got stuck in the sand of faction battles, self-enrichment, corruption, nepotism and laissez-faire governance.
Since the Polokwane putsch four years ago, the ANC has increasingly targeted freedom of speech and launched an assault on the independence of the judiciary instead of broadening our democracy. Despite well-intentioned programmes to build houses for the poor and to supply water, electricity and sewerage systems to the millions who did not have it, the ANC has made no noticeable dent in the overwhelming poverty of the townships, squatter camps and rural areas and our education system remains one of the weakest in Africa.
There was a lot of angry talk and threats on social media this past weekend of ANC supporters blaming whites for the continued poverty and lack of development, some saying the settlement of 1994 was a mistake and the ANC leadership (read: Nelson Mandela) should never have “forgiven” whites for the evils of colonialism and apartheid.
I have no illusions of the enormous damage colonialism and apartheid had done to our society and that its after-effects can still be seen all around us. But this form of black anger is fast becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy; a doctrine all by itself. Isn’t it time that this anger be channeled to fuel the fires of a zealous project to turn this country into the winning project the world thought it was going to be after 1994?
Shouldn’t these angry people now turn to the politicians who spend hundreds of millions on their own luxurious lifestyles and allowed most of our local governments and much of our provincial governments to collapse? Shouldn’t we all be very angry about the way a whole generation of youngsters had their education messed up?
Those who spew venom at whites eighteen years after our liberation should go back and read what our great visionaries had written about freedom, democracy, development and “the national question”: Robert Sobukwe, Steve Biko, Oliver Tambo, Joe Slovo, Nelson Mandela and others. You don’t have to forgive and forget, but don’t let your hatred retard the growth and development of the people of South Africa.
Malema, hero to many of these bitter people, has previously said he wouldn’t rest until whites were “as poor as blacks”. Now he says he wants to see white domestic workers. I get the underlying emotion, the desire to punish. But wouldn’t it be much better if he fought for blacks to be “as rich as whites” and for all women to get meaningful, well-paid employment?
Zuma said some really good things in his centenary speech. But we only know one thing for sure: 2012 will be dominated by more power struggles in the ANC as it prepares for its elective conference in December. I suppose “a better life for all” will have to wait until next year.