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Remembering the Anglo-Boer War Genocide
April is #Genocide #Awareness month -
By Jacques Mare
April 2, 2014
April is “#GenocideAwareness” month and #BoerAfrikaner activist remember the #ABWgenocide of 1899-1902 during which 33 000 Boer women and children were starved to death in #British concentration camps in South Africa.
NO….. the concentration camp wasn’t invented by the German’s during WWII. It was actually tried, tested and perfected against my people first, before being exported to the world by #Britain.
Today, we are facing similar conditions, but this time we are being held captive by Africanist laws and policies, designed to impoverish our communities, expropriate our property, deny our freedom to work and trade where we want to, dictate to us who we must employ, prevent us from work, rob us of our hard-earned assets, and refusing us constitutionally guaranteed safety and security rights
Our whole country has become one big concentration camp.
In fact the extent of the current human rights abuses are cleverly hidden within government policy framework and legislation, and any adverse affects, bordering on genocide is not only denied, but is encouraged to be interpreted as “accidental by-products” of upliftment programs and policies.
Commissions and omissions by government are sculpted in such a way as to have “unfortunate but understandable” socio-economic side-effects or drawbacks for Boer-Afrikaners, and other minorities. It basically means that actions or non-actions by government are geared at positive outcomes for the majority only.
It furthermore implies that reserving upliftment for the majority, without maintaining the basic living conditions for vulnerable minorities will have a slow diminishing effect on living conditions of the latter, that may eventually lead to grinding poverty and neglect and can therefore be interpreted as calculated, and willful acts of sabotage.
It is unheard of for governments to treat minorities like this in many countries, and most of the latter have embarked on extensive programs to cater to the needs of communities on the edges of society.
South Africa is the only in the country in the world where it is acceptable practice to discriminate against a minority in order to uplift a majority.
In South Africa, we are increasing finding ourselves delivered into the hands of thugs and murders (literally) as a result of lack of concern by government and sometimes, as the result of murderous incitement by the same.
How then can this not be construed as acts of genocide when up to 800 000 people have been deliberately impoverished to satisfy the ANC’s need for vengeful retribution?
In addition to poverty induced condition of hardship, we are suffering an unprecedented onslaught on our lives.
Boer-Afrikaner farmers are being massacred on the farms almost daily with the disputed figure estimate at between 1500 and 4000 people, if family members are included.
This tiny population is being forced off the land they’ve owned for generations, in order to make way for redistribution policies of the African National Congress.
It is beginning to look as though this government isn’t only satisfied to use legislative means to achieve their means of committing acts of daylight robbery, but have resorted to violent intimidation and the services of roaming gangs of thugs to torture and kill farmers without mercy.
The situation has become so dire that Afriforum, the Afrikaner civil rights movement have embarked on an international awareness campaign to ask for support to force the ANC into action to protect our food-growers.
What are your thoughts on this matter?
Do you think the Boer-Afrikaner people are again at the receiving end of extermination policies and acts of genocide?
SOURCES and further reading:
Building self-sustainable communities to turn the tide against ANC poverty
By: J Mare
27 January, 2014
Many people by now are aware of the debilitating poverty conditions the Boer-Afrikaner people of South Africa are experiencing in recent years, and it won’t come as a surprise to many that the white ethnic minority of South Africa is in deep trouble. The conditions we experiencing now, are a hundred-fold more severe, than at any other time in our history. ANC induced poverty is threatening to annihilate our community and wipe us off the demographic map of this country.
The Afrikaner Journal has published several articles about the heart-wrenching poverty developing in the Boer-Afrikaner community since 1994. Links to these, and other sources are available at the end of this article.
Data gathered by the Solidarity Helping Hand charity shows that (up and until 2009) a 150% increase in dire poverty developed in this community, because of government intervention and transformation policies. The ANC government has promulgated corrective (race-based) legislation addressing poverty and joblessness among black South Africans, but the very same legislation flowing from this so-called well-meaning intervention has had severe consequences on the lives of ordinary Boer-Afrikaner people.
We are becoming poor at a rate of 8% per year, since 1994
According to the StatsSA only 9% of white people are unemployed, despite being “unemployable” due to employment quota’s inherent in employment legislation. This appears to be in stark contrast with the official unemployment rate among blacks, but the figure, presented as truth by this government-funded and controlled institution, neglects to mention the broader implication that this redress legislation and current social conditions have had on poverty in the Boer-Afrikaner community.
For instance, the figure for unemployment cannot be used as a sole measure to calculate poverty conditions among Boer-Afrikaners, as this figure does not include pensioners, those who receive child grants and/or grants for medical unfit persons, or the children in these communities. These factors contribute to the larger picture of poverty in our community and makes it possible, and not unreasonable to increase the percentage of possible destitute to that closely resembling that of blacks.
At the rate Boer-Afrikaners have been impoverished, The Afrikaner journal estimated in 2010, from figures supplied by the Solidarity Helping Hand Charity that the figure of destitute Boer-Afrikaners should now be close to, if not exceeding 800 000 people. These severely effected population now finds itself on the fringes of our cities, living as squatters in hundreds of tiny refugee camps.
Incidentally, many of these people are healthy, highly trained citizens, discarded by the ANC as possible workers, because of the colour of their skin. We are seeing a growing number of skilled Boer-Afrikaner people whiling their time away in squalor and poverty. This situation has prompted several people, groups and organizations over the years to investigate and attempt intervention strategies to try to stem the tide of unemployment in our communities.
Many like the Volkshulp 2ooo, Solidarity Helping hand and other charity organizations have tried to intervene by collecting and distributing basic food stuffs and clothing to the needy. But, helping to stave of hunger only, is clearly not a viable option and a permanent solution to empower and uplift people from poverty to become economically self-sustaining. One solution the Solidarity Movement came up with, was to start a technical training college to educate youngsters to become skilled tradesmen, and by doing so, preparing them for a better future. Skills will also give them a better chance of finding employment.
All of these interventions, although very successful in addressing the needs of those individuals who can afford the funds for training, have not been enough to stem the tide of poverty, however. Fortunately, we are beginning to see the beginning of another type of upliftment program taking root all over South Africa. It seems like Boer-Afrikaners are going back to their roots. Several self-sustaining communities can now be found all over the country in what could be better described as Boere-kibbutz corporations.
The rise of the Boere-kibbutz
Self-sustaining communities are not an entirely new concept in South Africa, or the world for that matter. There are many cultural villages in South Africa that work on this principle. The ownership of the land is held in trusts by traditional leaders and the land redistributed by chiefs to villagers who then cultivate food for consumption by all members of the community.
Boer-Afrikaner have also tentatively started similar communities and we now have two cultural centra (Boer-Afrikaner communities) one in the Northern Cape province called Orania and the other east of Pretoria called Kleinfontein. Both these communities are protected by law because both are registered corporations in which all members own shares in the business (and or land) they hold collectively.
These two communities have been so successful that small towns have now sprung up around the business hub and all the assets are owned and administrated by the community. But the success story of Orania and Kleinfontein are not completely accidental or isolated incidents of successful community intervention. We are hearing encouraging news of other entrepreneurs attempting to copy this very same idea, elsewhere.
Kleinvallei is born
In early January of this year (2014) the Journal got word of yet another exciting project called Kleinvallei, founded 30 km east Pretoria, South Africa, that aims to create a self-sustaining Boer-Afrikaner community in that area. The project is the brain-child of Boer-Afrikaner activist and entertainer, Sunette Bridges and her “Boere Vroue Liga” (Boer Women’s League).
According to their website the project leader explains the reasons for establishing this self-sustaining community as follows:
There are many people who think that these [Boer-Afrikaner] people simply need to be taught skills to generate an income and uplift themselves. Sadly, the reality is that this is not an option for more than 70% of them! Approximately 50% of the 600 000 are Children younger than 18 and about 20% are Elderly Folk. In many cases the children are left in the care of Grandparents hardly able to fend for themselves, much less take care of a child.
This leaves us with 30% – approximately 180 000 people between the ages of 18 and 50 that, given the opportunity, could make a better life for themselves… A large number of this group is in desperate need of rehabilitation! It is easy to judge these people from a position of comfort but if you were never exposed to their circumstances – growing up with absolutely nothing and no reference to a better way of life – you couldn’t possibly understand their frame of mind or their reasons for “giving up hope”. A substantial number of this group also suffers some form of Mental or Physical handicap and they will always be dependent on the care of others.
…but, there are at least 150 000 able-bodied people, who, given the opportunity CAN turn their lives around forever! …and then there’s the CHILDREN! If we can save them then we can break this vicious cycle!
The project is well on its way of becoming the next, very successful community project initiated entirely by the Boere-Afrikaners, to uplift their own. It is clear from the above that the tiny Boer population is not going to continue to sit idly by and allow ANC de-humanization policies to destroy their identity and their culture. Already thousands of people have shown interest in the project from all over the country (and the world) and the BVL have already started receiving donations to get the project off the ground.
Although the project leaders have already secured permission from the authorities to develop the area, they are still negotiating terms with the current owners of the land. We will have to wait until the official announcement of the project, to bring you more on this extremely exciting chapter in our history.
Those who would like to contribute to developing Kleinvallei can so so by donating to the BVL. You can also visit their facebook page and/or website for more information about these organizations and the work they do.
The Anniesdale kibbutz, Viljoenskroon district, Free State province, South Africa
Earlier this week I met Adriaan Kleynhans who told me about his kibbutz in the eastern Free State province.
Adriaan says that since its start in March of 2012, the kibbutz has housed several couples who worked and lived on the small-holding. The area consists of 10 hectares of land of which some is under cultivation and produces vegetables, where-as the rest is used to raise chickens. He says there’s a lot of water (three bore-holes) to supply in their every need and the small-holding also has two huge barns, and of course the housing facility for those living and working there.
At the moment Adriaan says he is renting the property and they have to make do with supplying in their own needs. He says it is either this or giving up and joining a local white squatter camp. He says that apart from producing poultry meat, they also produce eggs and vegetables for the local market, but funds are always a problem. He says they also supply food to the local squatter camp of Vierfontein.
He says he is in need of financial help to make the project even more viable and to secure more equipment to improve production. Adriaan says they do not receive any financial help from any one at the moment and will be grateful for any donations from the public to keep his concern going and the poor, fed.
Adriaan is 63 years old and is managing all of this on his own, with the help of migrating labour. He says he’d very much like to transform the facility into a haven for destitute people, or those fleeing the conditions of their own grinding poverty.
Adriaan says he lost his job in 2012 and wasn’t ready to just lie down and die. He started this project to survive, but it has morphed into so much more, and it is now providing not only in his and his partners needs, but they actually produce excess with which they can help others.
Those of our readers who feel that they’d like to support Adriaan with a donation can do so by donating funds into the follow bank account (our foreign friends will find the swiftcode helpful for donations from outside South Africa):
Account Holder: M.T Myburgh
Bank: Standard Bank SA (Viljoenskroon)
Account No: 148224830
Branch code: 051001
SWIFT CODE: SBZAZAJJ
You can also follow their progress on the facebook, here:
Clearly this community is starting to find its feet, and I’m sure it won’t be long before we will see drastic improvement in the lives of my people, as ordinary citizens join hands against this scourge. We have experienced similar conditions twice in the last hundred years and each time we had risen to the challenge to safe our own. It is with hope in my heart that I end this blog post.
I hope this has inspired the readers too, to help us in realizing our goals.
With your help we can do this – we can safe a people from destitute and poverty.
Addisional information about poverty in the Boer-Afrikaner community, follow these links:
Blood service may no longer ban whites from applying – Solidarity
Blood service may no longer exclude whites when advertising vacancies
The Labour Court in Braamfontein today issued an order in terms of which the South African National Blood Service (SANB) may not exclude whites when advertising vacancies in the future. The implication of the court order is that any person from any racial group will be able to apply for vacancies at the SANBS in the future.
According to Dirk Hermann, Deputy General Secretary of Solidarity, the trade union represented Theodore Reyneke and Sanet Schönfeldt who have worked for the SANB for 28 and 24 years respectively. ‘Solidarity took the blood service to court after the applicants had been prevented from applying for promotion posts because they were white. The court issued the order following negotiations between the parties out of court. During the negotiations the blood service gave its assurance that vacancies would be open to all applicants in future. This undertaking was at the centre of the Labour Court’s order.’
‘We are very pleased with the court order. The Employment Equity Act does not make provision for quotas or promotion ceilings. We trust that this order of the court will send a message to other employers as well,’ said Hermann.
The blood service offered severance packages to white employees over the age of 55 last year, thereby creating 14 vacancies. The vacancies were subsequently advertised and it was stipulated in the advertisement that only black Africans could apply for the jobs in question.
Statement issued by Dirk Hermann, Deputy General Secretary: Solidarity, October 24 2013
Bloody racial court case
Written by Peter Church
While 75% of blood donors in South Africa are white, the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) do not want to employ whites.
This is the sad facts and basis of a court case starting this week in the Johannesburg Labour Court.
Trade union Solidarity’s case against the SANBS over its absolute ban on certain racial groups’ applications for vacancies will get underway in the Johannesburg Labour Court on Thursday, 24 October 2013.
The case has started controversially, says Dirk Hermann, Deputy General Secretary of Solidarity: ‘The SANBS refused to meet Solidarity’s request for the disclosure of its blood donors’ racial demographics. Solidarity understands that approximately 75% of the blood service’s donors are white. We believe the blood service should take the demographics of its blood donors into consideration when appointing personnel.’
In the case Solidarity is representing Theodore Reyneke and Sanet Schönfeldt who have worked for the SANBS for 28 and 24 years respectively. ‘Last year the blood service embarked on a space-creation strategy and offered severance packages for white employees over the age of 55, thereby creating 14 vacancies. The vacancies were subsequently advertised and in the advertisement it was stipulated that only black Africans could apply for the jobs in question.
Solidarity will request the court to concede that Reyneke and Schönfeldt were unfairly discriminated against on the basis of race and that the blood service should be prevented from applying similar practices in future.’
Hermann says the principle according to which people are barred from applying for posts if they are not of a specific race must be tested in court. ‘If we succeed in setting a precedent through this case, it will apply to all companies that follow this practice. This practice amounts to a quota system which is not permitted by the Employment Equity Act. An absolute ban may not be placed on the promotion of white people.’
*As a foot note to this story, do yourselves a favour and go to the SANBS website’s photo gallery honouring those who have reached milestones in giving blood, like more than 200 blood donations. It’s a rather “pink” affair.
We say blood is red, not black or white.
Let’s continue to
Fight the SA government’s obsession with race
#BANC (Boere-Afrikaner national council): Reporting back from special meeting at Carletonville, South Africa
#BANC (Boere-Afrikaner national council): Reporting back from special meeting at Carletonville, South Africa
By J. Maré
21 October 2013
The BANC – as the only elected council with a mandate to speak for #Afrikaners (#Boers), assembled at #Carletonville last week, to discuss important issues and proposals.
According to #AbelMalan, counselor and spokesperson for the body, three important issues have been resolved.
The first suggestion was a motion tabled, to forward additional information to the South African state, as requested by its legal council. This pertains the councils original request to dialogue with the regime about the councils mandate to seek self-determination for its members. This motion was accepted.
The second very important issue was the motion to lay a charge of #HateSpeech against the #EFF and its leader #JuliusMalema for singing and propagating hate speech against the Boere-Afrikaner #minority at its founding meeting, held last week. This motion was also accepted and the BANC will lay a charge at the #Nelspruit SAPS (police station) this week.
The council then decided to accept a motion to continue with the third phase (international phase) of its plan to secure freedom for this beleaguered minority of South Africa, within the confines of international law.
The last important issue discussed was that of the importance of holding regular elections to renew the original mandate of the council and expand the scope of the councils work. In this regard the council requests all eligible voters to register for next year’s elections.
Informal discussions then followed on the councils facebook page, about ways and means to secure funds for the upcoming elections. Those who would like to contribute financially, can do so by donating to the Freedom Fund (Vryheidsfonds) a fund specially created to fund the working of the council.
We urge all our readers to consider donating as well, to further this worthy cause.
You can access information for the fund here:
SOURCE (Story and Photo):
Facebook page, Boere-Afrikaner National Council
RETURN TO REASON
Blade runner killing and the media blackout
Exclusive: Ilana Mercer reveals realities of South Africa’s ‘color of crime’
21 February 2013
After decades of indifference from America’s infotainment industry, imagine my surprise to hear TV anchors like Megyn Kelly of Fox News allude to the killing fields of South Africa.
South Africa should be in the news every day. It isn’t. Scant few among the West’s Yellow Press care to chronicle the country’s favorite blood sport: murder. The Afrikaners, in particular – arguably that country’s founding people – are being killed off at genocidal rates with nary a murmur from the media – although the same crowd is on the scene to report on Nelson Mandela’s every wheelchair-bound move.
According to Genocide Watch, South Africa under the African National Congress is now at stage 6 of the 8 stages of genocide. However, were it not for a little-known, heroic Internet journalist (cited in “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa”), few would know who the victims of this racial onslaught are and how they die.
Soon jurist Alan Dershowitz was chiming in about “how dangerous” life in South Africa was. Dershowitz even denigrated the country’s judiciary as “a very politically correct judiciary,” “filled with people from the ANC and supporters of the ANC”; most certainly “not one of the finer judiciaries in the world.”
A subject that had been submerged since 1994 – the ramshackle state of post-apartheid South Africa – was suddenly being raised, if in veiled terms.
The reason for the heightened awareness among the criminally comatose is Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius’ run-in with the law. The Olympian amputee killed his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, in what he contends was a case of mistaken identity. This being South Africa, the crime scene in suburban Pretoria is rumored to have been contaminated by the new and notorious South African Police Services. And the prosecutor has overreached, charging Pistorius, who has no priors, with premeditated murder.
The high-profile murder is PC and TV perfect for a left-liberal media, in South Africa and beyond, that wish to peddle the myth of “colorless” crime in South Africa. It is no such thing. In the aggregate, violence in the Rainbow Nation – more appropriately called the “Rambo Nation” – is unidirectional: black on black and black on white. Violence against women generally flows in the same direction. Considering, moreover, that the country now has one of the world’s highest murder rates and lowest conviction rates, a South African thug can safely pursue his vocation without fearing the consequences.
South African authorities, universities and think tanks no longer provide information about victimization patterns by race of victim and offender. Nevertheless, in the research for my book, I uncovered data according to which, at 76.6 percent of the population, blacks committed 76.4 percent of “intimate femicides” (defined as “the killing of a female person by an intimate partner”). And they committed 68.3 percent of “non-intimate femicides”: “the killing of a woman by someone other than an intimate partner.”
Whites have proven woefully inadequate to the task of filling their pro-rata crime quotas (page 38). At less than 9 percent of the population and dwindling, the corresponding numbers for white South Africans were 3.9 and 2.6 percent, respectively.
With respect to incarceration rates, whites “underperformed” again. According to the South African Department of Correctional Services, 113,773 criminals had been sentenced as of June 2008, of whom only 2,190 were white. Whites make up only 1.9 percent of the number of sentenced criminals.
Weighing in with 90,013 sentenced individuals – approximately 79.1 percent of the total number of criminals sentenced – blacks more than filled their per-population crime allotment.
This high-profile celebrity case involves a class of people – wealthy white South Africans – whose role in the country’s violent crime is statistically insignificant. Trust a hypocritical media to turn a statistical outlier, an anomaly, into a perfect foil for the continued blackout on the color of crime in South Africa.
The incontinent gushing over Pistorius has given way to condemnation. Paranoid about security is how the athlete’s “obligingly stupid” journo friends are now labeling him. They had only ever jetted in from low-crime or no-crime countries for an interview.
More at home among the international glitterati, Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius is no Afrikaner “everyman,” says activist Dan Roodt, who is such a man. Even so – and for all his privilege – Pistorius knows the rapacity and invincibility of the criminal class in his country. Like every other Afrikaner, he knew in his gut what infiltrating gangs would do to a legless Boer. He had seen images of the mangled bodies.
Perhaps Pistorius will speak up.
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.”
ANC NOT TO BE TRUSTED WITH AGREEMENT ON HATE SPEECH
01 November 2012
“The Freedom Front Plus would have welcomed a court decision in the Malema hate speech case, as it would have brought clarity and would have been enforceable.
The ANC cannot be trusted with the agreement it signed with Afriforum and the TAU SA about the Malema hate speech case. It is not the first time that the ANC has undertaken to encourage its supporters to desist with hate speech. Historically, the Freedom Front Plus, in 2007 had a similar agreement with the ANC, following a complaint it submitted to the Human Rights Commission (HRC). The complaint arose from placards in Dendron containing the words “All Boers are Killers” and “A Boer will remain a F***** Boer” in a protest march of the ANC. The agreement was concluded on 17 April 2007 in the hearing of the HR. and the ANC even agreed to take disciplinary action against members. Needless to say, the ANC did not stick to the agreement,” Mr. Pieter Groenewald, parliamentary leader of the FF Plus said.
“Even if the agreement with Afriforum and the TAU SA is made an order of the court, it is difficult to enforce in practice. An undertaking to “advise and encourage supporters and the leadership to act with self constraint … to avoid giving offense” is too wide. Nowhere was it agreed to, that the words sung by Malema is hate speech. According to information Malema was not present and it is doubted whether he would at all stick to the agreement,” Groenewald said.
Statement issued by Mr. Pieter Groenewald (MP), FF Plus Parliamentary Leader, October 31 2012
South Africans kept in dark over census results – David Ross
14 October 2012
DA MP says StatsSA delaying release, but allowing govt prior access
South Africans left in the dark on national population statistics
The DA is extremely concerned about Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA’s) decision to grant government early exclusive access to the 2011 census results, effectively stonewalling the media, opposition and civil society from informed comment on the upcoming medium term budget policy statement (MTBPS).
The announcement of the census results was originally scheduled for 10 October. Stats SA has since announced a delay in the release.
The DA finds it curious that Stats SA would delay the releasing of the results by 20 days, only to then grant government privileged access before the scheduled date. The upshot of this move is that government gets to review the 2011 census results whilst all other interested parties are left out of the loop.
Whilst we think it sensible for the census results to be released early, given the importance of evidence based decision-making in the upcoming medium term budget allocations, we are of the belief that the findings should be made available to all South Africans.
It would be a genuine shame if the date shuffling exercise has been orchestrated to preclude the media, opposition parties and civil society from engaging government on an equal footing.
I will be writing to the Chairperson of the standing committee on finance, Mr Thabadiawa Mufamadi, to request that Stats SA Statistician-general, Pali Lehohla, presents the results of the 2011 census to members of the committee prior to the MTBPS.
We cannot effectively hold government to account when the very same government sees to it that we are left in the dark.
Statement issued by David Ross MP, DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Finance, October 14 2012
Many people believe that the delay is possibly due, to instruction by government in order to sanitize the data for policy and propaganda purposes.
Some also believe that the government may have given instruction to StatSA to alter and therefore, misrepresent population data to hide the negative effect African nationalist policies have, on the European minority and the Afrikaner nation in particular.
We furthermore believe that the ANC will do anything to hide the genocide of our People; even falsify data to achieve this.
It is in the light of these allegations that we have a serious distrust for any data published by any institution who have to answer to the ANC government.
We remind all our friends and supporters to use the data published by StatSa, with caution and with the above in mind.