from The Sowetan:
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In a world driven and defined by immorality, the truth is often obscured by propaganda. The boundaries between natural and artificial are blurred. The conscious becomes the unconscious. To challenge the rationale is bold. To explore the minefield is brave. To unearth the truth - nothing better. Ne ultra - nothing beyond.
Below is a 30 minute video compiled from news clips of which some are 30 years old. It provides some insight into ANC ideology and how they intimidated moderates to follow them. There are various comments from educated black people, one ex-ANC member, on the deceitful and murderous nature of the ANC.
Keep in mind that intimidation and attacks on other party officials remain part of South African politics today. As does large-scale intimidation of voters through ANC comrades.
Please note that there are certain graphic parts of this video not suitable for young or sensitive viewers, as it contains brutal attacks on citizens.
This is the type of individual who is National Police Commissioner in South Africa. Then again, Jackie Selebi and Bheki Cele were her predecessors…
Johannesburg - National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega reportedly laughed and joked as footage of the killing of 34 miners in a clash with police was screened at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, The Times reported on Wednesday.
Phiyega reportedly joked with a state law adviser as a prelude to the killings was screened at the Rustenburg Civic Centre.
Surrounded by her senior officers, Phiyega smiled as she watched.
It was only after screams of horror echoed across the room, as the footage was played without any warning, that Phiyega's "humorous demeanour changed to that of an ice queen, blatantly ignoring the wailing families", the report continued.
"...Phiyega stared straight ahead, ignoring a widow screaming at her for answers about her husband's death," the newspaper reported.
"Why did they do this? Why did your policemen kill my husband? What did he do?" the woman screamed at her.
Later she was seen comforting one of the widows of the two policemen killed ahead of the August 16 shooting.
Asked repeatedly for comment on why she did not help those upset, and what she had been joking about, Phiyega said: "I am not here for that. I am here for the commission and the commission only."
Bishop Jo Seroka, a talks facilitator for the miners, said: "She sat there laughing and did nothing. You would expect a sense of remorse and empathy which was non-existent."
I don’t think our president with his grade 3 education really cares. And we will post a video later to show you why. In that video, black leaders criticise the ANC and their ideology. They offer some very sobering thoughts and facts. Do make sure you take some time out to view it, even though it is the best part of 30 minutes.
For all that it’s worth, the Transvaal Agricultural Union has rejected Zuma’s ridiculous land reform proposals.
from Farmer’s Weekly:
By Peter Mashala
President Jacob Zuma’s proposed land reform plan came under fire from TAU SA. In a statement in response to the proposed plan, TAU SA said Zuma's proposals are not feasible and may even be counter-productive in terms of food security.
The organisation said agriculture cannot assume government’s responsibility to handle social grants. “Agriculture is an economic and not a socialistic activity,” TAU SA said. It said Zuma's idea of District Reform Committees created doubt. “To use production time for meetings, which will in essence be to the detriment of other landowners by identifying their land to be sold below market value, is unethical,” said TAU SA.
It said this could cause tension within communities as well as reduce food production. “To buy land from whomever at 50% of its market value, amounts to expropriation or even nationalisation,” the statement said. “Some properties were bequeathed from estates, which means widows and orphans will be affected,” TAU SA said. The organisation said the proposal that commercial farmers who will participate in this project will qualify for BEE status and that their properties will be safe amounts to extortion.
"Help us to identify and remove other farmers and you're safe - farmers who may not have the ability to participate are thus running the risk to remain subject to erroneous legislation,” TAU SA said.
They can’t make the existing farms redistributed from white farmers work. In actual fact the vast majority of commercially operating farms acquired from white farmers are destroyed within two years of being handed over to uneducated black farmers. It has been reported on extensively, e.g. The Great South African Land Scandal.
The commercial farms not gobbled up by ANC cronies for self-enrichment is turned to dust in a few years. Instead of addressing the issue of people being handed commercial farms they have no clue of operating, the ANC now envisage accelerating land reform by screwing white farmers further by only paying them 50% of the market value of their farms. Sounds like a real solution.
from IOL News:
Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma proposed a new land reform plan in Pretoria on Monday evening.
“This is an innovative proposal that needs to be tested,” he told the first annual general meeting of the African Farmers' Association of South Africa (Afasa).
The plan proposed a district-based approach to land reform and its financing.
“It proposes that each district should establish a district land reform committee where all stakeholders are involved,” Zuma said.
“This committee will be responsible for identifying 20 percent of the commercial agricultural land in the district and giving commercial farmers the option of assisting its transfer to black farmers.” Does this mean that the current farmer should assist in the cost of transferring his land?
Implementation of this land reform proposal would include five steps.
Firstly, it would entail identifying land readily available from land already in the market; land where the farmer was under severe financial pressure; land held by an absentee landlord willing to exit; and land in a deceased estate.
“In this way, land can be found without distorting markets.”
Secondly, the state would buy the land at 50 percent of its market value. It does seem so. This, Zuma said, would be closer to its fair productive value.
The current owner's shortfall would be made up by cash or in-kind contributions from the commercial farmers in the district who volunteered to participate. Maybe you understand the logic.
Thirdly, in exchange, commercial farmers would be protected from losing their land and gain black economic empowerment status. So they either do this or the government takes by force. Now where have we seen this before and how successful was that? Oh yes, Zimbabwe, just across the border.
“This should remove the uncertainty and mistrust that surrounds land reform and the related loss of investor confidence.
Fourthly, a stepped-up programme of financing should also be created, Zuma said. This would involve the Treasury, the Land Bank, and established white farmers.
“The model envisages that the cost of land reform be spread between all stakeholders.
“It also envisages new financial instruments being designed for the purpose of facilitating land reform.” These could include 40-year mortgages at preferential rates for new entrants into the markets, as well as land bonds that white farmers and others could invest in.
The fifth step was increasing investment in agricultural research and development.
“We also need to use the investment more strategically.”
Zuma said the government looked forward to ongoing engagement with Afasa.
“So that we can develop and harness our vision for agriculture and food security together.” – Sapa
There has always been a lot of controversy surrounding the design of the AWB flag. It seems to have been cynically designed with the aim of repelling folks away from the organization in the aggregate / radicalize those who joined & to perpetuate an unflattering image of the cause of Boer independence in general. When considering who designed this flag - it becomes apparent that that was indeed the goal all along. A lot of folks have been deterred from or were given a misleading impression of the Boer independence movement due to the flag of this compromised organization [ which became a highly visible organization advocating Boer independence but did not start out that way & was still largely under an Afrikaner based ideology & heavily infiltrated & controlled by intelligence agents ] which only began to call for the restoration of the Boer Republics - due to the influence of Robert van Tonder who was advocating for the restoration of the Boer Republics since 1961 - about five years after adopting this curious & damaging flag. I have always suspected that this flag was designed for the purpose discrediting & marginalizing the Boer Republican movement [ & conservative political resistance to the government in general ] & further research clearly suggests that it indeed was. The flag was designed by the number two - the deputy leader of the organization: Jan Groenwald who was exposed in the book Sell Out as being a government informant / agent. The book further states that a secret government document was leaked to The Weekend Star in April of 1995 which outlined how the AWB was formed by the Vorster government.
We need more leaders like Rev Kenneth Meshoe in South Africa. Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi, founder of the IFP is one. Although not a political leader as such, Moeletsi Mbeki (brother of Thabo Mbeki) of the South African Institute of International Affairs is another. Leaders not scared or intimidated from criticising the ANC government. Leaders able to distinguish between fact and fallacy. And leaders prepared to be brutally honest, however uncomfortable the facts are as opposed to appeasers of political propaganda along racial lines.
from The New Age:
Shooting at a person in full view of police and television cameras is an indication that respect for life and fear of the police has been lost, the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) said on Tuesday.
"If people are not safe in the presence of the police, then where will they be safe? Because our streets are also no longer safe," said party leader Rev Kenneth Meshoe in a statement.
"Even our homes, which should be a place of safety, are being violated by criminals on a daily basis."
He was reacting to the shooting of Inkatha Freedom Party supporter Siya Dlamini in front of police and television cameras outside the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday.
IFP councillor Mdu Nkosi said the shots were fired while he was giving an interview following the appearance of three men in connection with the shooting of an IFP supporter a little more than a week ago at the KwaMashu hostels in Durban.
Meshoe called on Justice and Constitutional Development Minister, Jeff Radebe, to act swiftly and to ensure that the man who shot and killed the IFP member was prosecuted as soon as possible, preferably this week.
"Why would this case take months before it is finalised when there are so many witnesses to the murder? We would like to see swift justice done in this case, as we saw happen during the 2010 Fifa World Cup tournament."
The Congress of the People (Cope) said it was regrettable that the gruesome killings of both IFP and NFP (National Freedom Party) members continued to escalate despite continued calls for a political solution in KwaZulu-Natal.
"It is high time that inter-political battles in KwaZulu-Natal receive the necessary attention by means of a political intervention in order to stabilise the province," said spokesman on police, Leonard Ramatlakane.
He said such political intervention must seek to educate supporters of political parties about the co-existence of political opponents and tolerance of different ideas and political persuasion.
The man accused of shooting dead the IFP supporter outside the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court was expected to appear in the same court facing murder charges on Wednesday.- Sapa
Some interesting facts about the South African economy by The Economist. It seems like what we warned years ago would happen in South Africa due to large-scale corruption and incompetence is now coming to pass. We have been accused of racism, longing for the days of a minority white government and even hate speech for exposing the uncomfortable truths about the country post 1994.
The reality of our intention is of course something different. Decent, right minded folk just want responsible government. Like they do in any part of the world. Now there may be some debate as to what constitutes responsible government, but I can tell you without doubt what doesn’t equate to it:
Steve Hofmeyr, well known Afrikaans actor and musician, recently said that he doesn’t want a white government. He just wants a government that works. I am not sure whether he meant a government which is responsible and reasonably efficient (as can be expected from governments) or one that actually does something besides working on the square footage of their backsides whilst enriching themselves. Maybe it’s a bit of both.
from The Economist:
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Johannesburg - The Wall Street Journal has published an article painting a bleak picture of South Africa's economy, saying labour unrest has caused its economic growth to fall behind other African states.
"The unrest is exposing a stark reality - South Africa is falling behind, even in Africa," read the Wall Street Journal article, published on its website on Friday.
The article said Rwanda, which had 800 000 people killed in the same year the ANC took power, had managed to achieve annual economic growth near 8% since 2004, more than double South Africa's 3.7% growth rate during the same period.
It said that when Zambia held its democratic elections in 1991, it scrapped nationalisation, but South Africa "is debating nationalisation and other ways to intervene in the mining sector".
Countrywide strikes coupled with unemployment and income disparity were posing a grave challenge to the ruling party, read the Wall Street Journal article.
Brazil's economy had grown around the same pace as South Africa's but its income disparity had diminished, it added.
We have been saying for years that farmers are specifically targeted in farm murders in South Africa. And always had crack-head liberals accuse us of racism, extremism and so forth. Some of these liberals just have an axe to grind because they were chased away like dogs from the blogs they contributed to. Either for doing the stuff they accuse us of, specifically vile language (sometimes aimed at other races) and being two-faced bastards with hidden agendas.
Now the South African Institute of Race Relations had to back-track on initially reporting that the number of attacks per 100,000 farmers is no worse than attacks per 100,000 of the general population. But in true propaganda spirit, their back-track manoeuvre is published in Afrikaans media, so limiting the truth to those who understand Afrikaans. We have even reported on this before, that the majority of farm murders is only ever reported in Afrikaans media, thereby limiting international exposure. See “One farm attack per day”
I will place both articles with translation of the 2nd revised report of the institute in English where important.
Initial report from IOL News:
Johannesburg - Farmers are not uniquely vulnerable to armed attacks, the SA Institute of Race Relations said on Friday.
“The analysis of statistics did not indicate that farm attacks were not a problem,” the institute's CEO Frans Cronje said.
“Rather it revealed just how vulnerable all South Africans are to violent crime.”
The number of farm attacks per 100 000 farmers and their families was comparable to the number of criminal attacks per 100 000 people in the general population.
According to an analysis of farm attack data collected by farmers' union TAU, there were 108 confirmed attacks in 1994, and 85 in 2011.
The highest number of farm attacks occurred in 2002, with 229 across the country. The lowest number was 70 in 1996.
In 2011, the number of attacks per 100,000 farmers and farmworkers in the formal sector was 16.8.
If it was assumed that farmworkers were not targeted, and that attacks were aimed at commercial farmers and their families only, the rate of attack was 45.8 per 100,000 (assuming three dependants each).
The rates calculated were broadly comparable to rates per 100 000 people for other serious crimes among the general population.
In 2011, South Africa had a murder rate of 31.9 per 100 000 people. The house robbery rate was 33.4 per 100 000.
The total aggravated robbery rate was 203 per 100 000 people. – Sapa
from Afrikaans media outlet Rapport:
Boere voer ’n gevaarlike bestaan, maar daar was nog nooit sekerheid oor hóé gevaarlik nie.
Navorsing deur die Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut vir Rasseverhoudinge bied nou antwoorde.
Die navorsing het aanvanklik voorgestel boere is nie noodwendig blootgestel aan ’n groter risiko vir misdaadaanvalle nie. Dié navorsing is egter gegrond op onvoldoende data van TLU SA wat die getal plaasaanvalle tot sewe keer onderskat het. The research initially suggested that farmers are not necessarily exposed to higher risk of criminal attacks. This research was based on insufficient data from TLU SA which underestimated the number of farm attacks up to 7 times.
Ons het die navorsing dus weer gedoen en nuwe gevolgtrekkings gemaak. Thus we did the research again and came to new conclusions.
Ten einde te bepaal hoe gevaarlik dit is om ’n boer te wees, is dit nodig om die aantal plaasaanvalle per 100 000 boere en gesinslede te vergelyk met die aantal misdaadaanvalle per 100 000 mense in die breër bevolking.
Ons navorsing dui nou daarop dat daar in 2011 tot 422 plaasaanvalle per 100 000 boere en hul gesinslede was. Our research now indicates that in 2011 there were up to 422 farm attacks per 100,000 farmers and family members. Hierdie syfer moet dus vergelyk word met die aantal misdaadaanvalle op ander landsburgers.
Ons het eerstens die koers van gewapende huisrooftogte met plaasaanvalle vergelyk. In 2011 was daar 33 huisrooftogte vir elke 100 000 mense in die breër bevolking. Firstly we compared the rate of armed home burglaries with farm attacks. In 2011 there were 33 home burglaries per 100,000 people in the general population.
Teen hierdie maatstaf was boere se kanse om aangeval te word dus 13 keer groter as ander landsburgers s’n. This benchmark puts the risk of farmers being attacked at 13 times of that of the general population.
Tweedens het ons die voorvalle van gewapende rooftogte oor die algemeen met plaasaanvalle vergelyk. Dié koers meet álle gewapende rooftogte in die land en nie net huisrooftogte nie. In 2011 was daar 200 gewapende rooftogte vir elke 100 000 mense in die land. Teen dié maatstaf was dit dus twee keer meer waarskynlik dat ’n boer aangeval sou word. Secondly we compared cases of armed robbery in general with farm attacks. This rate measures all armed robberies and not only armed home burglaries. In 2011 there were 200 armed robberies per 100,000 people in the country. Against this benchmark, it was twice as likely for a farmer to be attacked. (Own comment – I regard this as bullshit statistic. Twice as many doesn’t sound as bad as 13 times, right? But how can you compare farm attacks, i.e. farmers attacked at home on farms with all armed robberies, which will include things like car hi-jacks on public roads, armed bank robberies, muggings, etc? If that farmer happens to be driving in town and hi-jacked, he is part of that statistic too. This measurement again downplays farm attacks.)
Selfs toe ons die syfers vir moord en poging tot moord by dié van die gewapende rooftogte oor die algemeen gevoeg het, was dit steeds 1,6 keer meer waarskynlik dat boere aangeval sou word.
Die syfer van 422 plaasaanvalle per 100 000 boere en hul gesinslede sluit wel aanvalle op kleinhoewes in.
Maar selfs toe ons aanvalle op kleinhoewes uitgesluit het, was boere steeds meer kwesbaar vir plaasaanvalle as wat gewone landsburgers vir huisrooftogte en ander rooftogte is.
Ons het ook vergelykings tussen die moordkoers op boere en dié op ander landsburgers getref.
Die navorsing dui daarop dat daar in 2011 tot 68 uit elke 100 000 boere in die land vermoor is. Die moordsyfer in die breër bevolking was 31 per 100 000. The research indicates that in 2011 farmers were murdered at a rate of 68 per 100,000. The murder rate for general population was 31 per 100,000.
’n Boer se kanse om vermoor te word was dus twee keer meer waarskynlik as ’n gewone landsburger se kans om vermoor te word. A farmer’s risk of being murdered is thus twice that of general citizens.
’n Mens kan net een gevolgtrekking maak. Dit is dat boere aan ’n hoër vlak van geweldmisdaad blootgestel is as ander landsburgers. A person can only come to one conclusion. Farmers are exposed to higher levels of violent crime than other citizens.
Lesers moet ook in ag neem dat ons nasionale moordkoers 500% hoër is as dié van die VSA en tot 3?000% hoër as dié van lande soos Duitsland en Australië.
Ons boere word dus deur ’n geweldige aanslag in die gesig gestaar. Our farmers are thus experiencing a massive onslaught.
Ons vra om verskoning aan die boeregemeenskap dat ons oorspronklike navorsing – wat op onvolledige data gegrond was – ’n ander indruk gewek het. We apologise to the farming community that our initial research, which was based on incomplete data, gave a different impression.