Thursday, 27 August 2015

We could learn so much from SA Public Protector Thuli Madonsela

Liberals could learn so much from SA Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela:

"When somebody starts insulting you, just know that you have won and
that they are surrendering their power to you. It is the same thing
when people stop discussing the issue at hand and start discussing you.

"They do it in soccer when the player starts playing the man instead
of the ball, it is because they are desperate and they are losing the
game," said Madonsela.

"I understand that sometimes humans kick because they are afraid. So
when they kick me, I know that they are doing the best that they can
and the driving force is fear."

The above describes the typical behaviour of liberals. They will
always insult you as a person, your intelligence and your knowledge.
And liberals do so because liberals are losers, they ALWAYS lose.

Self-entitled blacks and South Africa's white conservatives can also
learn from SA Public Protector Thuli Madonsela:

"When you put the attention on yourself, you see yourself as a victim
and once you see yourself as a victim, you are a danger to yourself
and to society because victims tend to do nothing wrong..."

While this is so typical of the ANC and Africa as a whole, all we have
been hearing from whites in South Africa, since 1994, is how they are
being victimised. We have heard more talk and read more complaints
about Britain's genocide against the Boers during the Anglo-Boer War
over the past 10 years than during entire past century combined. South
African whites have become victims of their past.

We read daily about the killing of whites, but we never hear about the
circumstances that led up to it, let alone about the total lack of
situational awareness that so often paved the way and created the
opportunities for it.

We read about a 50-year-old woman being shot in her car at a garage,
but we do not read about the fact that it was after midnight and that
she had just stopped on her way from one night club to the next, alone
in a car that time of the night, in Pretoria. This is but one example
of many.

The great Col. Jeff Cooper wrote in December, 1994: "The subject of
personal defense is far more psychological than technical. As soon as
you decide and insist that you will not be victimized, you have done
more than any weapon can to provide for your safety."
Whites have become a danger to themselves, not just because of
cowardly liberal sellouts appeasing those they fear most, but because
SA whites have developed a shameful "poor-us" victim mentality.

One has to wonder if SA whites will also be crying about being victims
of the ANC decades after the ANC Regime had been toppled, just as
blacks will still be crying about being victims of Apartheid for the
next 2,000 years.

One can foresee a time in the distant future where blacks and whites
will unite by crying on each other's shoulders, blacks about being
victims of apartheid and whites about being victims of the ANC Regime.

What would have happened to South Africa had the Boers also sat back
crying "victim" after the Anglo-Boer Wars? Fortunately the Boers
looked at what they had left to work with and to build upon, rather
than crying "victims of Britain".

1994 was the tenth Border War, the one and only Border War we lost,
and of the third Anglo-(American)-Boer War, the one where we just gave
it all up, rather than choosing to fight for our rightful place in
South Africa, the country that never even existed before 1910.

There is no one else to blame but ourselves, because South Africans
willingly and knowingly chose this path for themselves. We are not
victims of the ANC. We are victims of ourselves, victims of a
contorted history and a false breed of our own people.

We are not victims of war, victims of oppression, anti-white racism
and discrimination. We are victims of peace, victims of instilled
white guilt and victims of the criminally insane Human Rights
Movement, victims of big business' greed, victims of money and image,
victims of "international participation" and "international
integration", and last but not least;

We are victims of religio-political pacifism that taught us that,
"because of our sins of Apartheid" capitulation would serve as a kind
of repentance and an attempt to redeem our "our sins of Apartheid",
while resistance would "prove" a lack of remorse.

We could, like all of Africa, continue crying "victim" for the next
few hundred years, or we could choose to do something like a S.W.O.T.
analysis to determine what we have that we could use, that we could
build upon for a better future.

Only we can make this choice for ourselves, no one else can or will do
it on our behalf.

When somebody insults you, know that you have won - Madonsela
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/When-somebody-insults-you-know-that-you-have-won-Madonsela-20150825

Thursday, 30 July 2015

While the world is focussed on 13-year-old Cecil the Lion

While everyone is making the biggest hype in history about a 13-year-old lion, with a life-span of 15 years and his contribution to the gene pool and survival of his species ending at the age of between 10 to 12 years, I shall rather focus my attention on the survival of one of the countries that have been growing the numbers of the lion species, being South Africa. There are more than enough people all-over the world fighting for Cecil the 13-year-old Lion, so I am quite sure that it does not need any further input from me.

Here is a letter from a "Concerned Johannesburg citizen" to the Gauteng Premier David Makhuru, which might as well have been written to the president of South Africa, as this is the state of things throughout the country:

"I write on behalf of those living and working in Johannesburg who are killed, robbed, intimidated, and brutalised by criminals on a daily basis. Black, white, the aged, women, children, physically and mentally challenged, no one is spared.
Johannesburg is in a state of emergency due to the level of crime. Nowhere is safe and people are virtual prisoners in their homes. Arriving or leaving home is a nightmare. Our children travel to and from school in fear.
The rise in crime has an impact on all Gauteng citizens, and load-shedding makes it easier for criminals to escape.
We need an urgent solution to the crisis in Johannesburg and Gauteng.
We as Community Policing Forum members are unable to make a visible difference. Not even the police are able to curb the crime plague.
The police need the support of the SANDF to restore order. Public order has broken down, and state security is threatened.
We have become a failed province on the issue of crime, failing to protect our citizens.
Premier, we beg that the SANDF be deployed in Johannesburg before another family loses another father or mother or child to crime."

Here are few other issues in our newspapers that I have tweeted over the past seven days (The tweets listed below can be found at @toxinews):

  • In Cape Town, Manenberg drug dealers have found a new way to get kids hooked on drugs - by sneaking narcotics into their hookah flavour.
  • "SA doesn’t have surplus water and 28% of the country’s towns have inadequate water supply,"
  • Over 300 people have been convicted over the past 18 months after being nabbed at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg for either smuggling drugs or trying to enter the country with fraudulent documents
  • SA's water treatment works are in a critical state and only 41% of water samples collected by the CSIR were found to be of an acceptable quality.
  • South Africans take note: Water shedding - Feel it, it is (almost) here. Engineers warn SA public to start preserving water - Under the ANC Regime water shedding is a reality
  • SA Labour Minister reappointed a R1-million fraudster as her special advisor.
  • The Deputy chief justice of the SA Constitutional Court says it is legal to expropriate land and that the willing buyer willing seller system is not constitutional.
  • There are more than 2 000 headmen in KwaZulu-Natal and tax payers would need to fork about R171-million to cover their annual salaries for looking nice.
  • a High Court judgment had effectively struck Communications Minister Faith Muthambi’s legal adviser, Daniel Mantsha, off the roll of attorneys in 2007 for his unprofessional behaviour, dishonesty and misappropriation of funds.
  • Riot police had to fire rubber bullets and tear gas at CHILDREN protesting (like in 1976) in Port Elizabeth over the closure of 33 schools because of a shortage of teachers
  • South Africa’s Hotels are empty, jobs are on the line, as onerous new visa regulations have wreaked havoc.
  • Under the SA Communist Party-controlled ANC, South Africa is mow ranked among the top 8 ‘corruption hot spots’ in Africa.
  • 'SA must better prepare for impending death of mining industry', says analyst - And it is already happening.
  • SA’s steel industry is on the ropes | ArcelorMittal confirmed it may close its Vereeniging steel works
  • Justice is finally on the way for 4-year-old Jasmin-Lee Pretorius, who was raped, then murdered, and then stuffed underneath a bed.
  • An ANC Poo-flinger Western Cape executive declared war on the SA justice system urging the public to 'kill for justice'.
  • Just as a matter of interest, "A third Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood Vice President Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies", but we do not see the same level of outcry about this as we have been seeing about Cecil the 13-year-old lion in Zimbabwe, the second poorest country on earth, ruled by a hoodlum who have had thousands of people murdered.
  • Even the ever-so-positive Magnus Heystek is now warning about the crash of the SA Rand.
  • SA farm attack victims voiced their anger in the past week, but this regime does not listen, because they do not care.
  • ‘He pulled my vagina from his pocket’ A few minutes later, Phuti Malema returned them to his pocket and went to boil water, telling Mapula Malemone, 29, who is now wheelchair-bound, that he was going to kill her. - Moretele Magistrate’s Court
  • A Mining jobs ‘bloodbath’ hits SA, due to falling commodity prices and increasing wage demands. Thousands will lose their jobs.
  • Ousted Port Elizabeth mayor now the R1-million-a-year "additional special adviser" to the EC premier.
  • Eskom aims to install an extra 6250MW of coal-based power after Medupi and Kusile and will import coal, because South Africa has run out of good quality coal supplies.
  • A SA Police officer was stabbed to death on the N2 highway, while changing a tyre on his way to work. Cape Town crime is madness.
  • It is 2015 and yet 12 people have been arrested after a KwaMashu man was beaten and burnt alive by a mob who accused him of witchcraft.
  • Two kids 10 and 12, accused of raping a 7-year-old girl in Mitchell’s Plain to be criminally assessed.
  • Four murders in six weeks have left Hout Bay residents reeling as a wave of crime continues.
  • Telkom more than doubled executive directors’ pay as they plan to retrench thousands of employees
  • 14 000 boxes of suspected stolen alcohol seized at a bottle store in Marabastad, Pretoria
  • Hijacking Safety Tips are issued for driving on the N2 highway near Cape Town International Airport
  • WARNING is issued: Upsurge in vehicle stoning on R300 near Cape Town - Drive on a full tank and not stop for any reason
  • Student murdered while on his way to study at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus
  • Underberg farm, armed criminals assaulted and robbed owners and foreign guests
  • Interim chairwoman of the state-owned oil company PetroSA has quit - Golden Handshake is coming
  • 1 dead after shootout at Tembisa taxi rank in taxi war between rival associations
  • Boy, 14, opens fire in Johannesburg street with an unlicensed / illegal firearm
  • Job cuts in SA mining industry likely to continue as high-cost mines close over the next 3 years
  • Metro Police officer shot dead during a armed robbery at the Junction Mall, south of Johannesburg
  • Patching of potholes halted in Johannesburg due to yet another nationwide shortage of bitumen
  • The SA Communist Party-led alliance wants to enforce army conscription in South Africa
  • Couple kills two house robbers in southern Johannesburg - One shot dead and one fell from balcony
  • Members of AfriForum and relatives of victims of farm attacks were 'pushed around and threatened' by SA Police in front of SA Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's office..
  • 'Don't scream, don't hoot or I'll shoot', an armed hijacker warns driver ar the intersection of William Nicol Drive and Main Road
  • Raging riots cripple the northern areas of Port Elizabeth
  • Live ammunition was reportedly fired at rioters in Port Elizabeth’s Northern Areas
  • Teenager stabbed multiple times while walking to his school in Middelburg
  • South Africa's racist ANC Regime is offering incentives to keep whites out of jobs
  • Six adults and four children held at gunpoint in a Richards Bay flat
  • Granny fights off housebreakers with telephone book | Discovers use for Telkom directories
  • Malema threatens Transnet and supermarket chains Shoprite and Pick n Pay over labour brokers
  • ANC Regime's foreign policy creates poverty in SA with millions of Zimbabweans having fled to SA
  • Husband kept busy while his 36-year-old wife was gang-raped by 4 men at Monotomosetlha village
  • Affirmative Action and cadre deployment in hospitals can kill and SA health's system proves it
  • 6000 miners are about to lose their jobs. Unions, Eskom partly to blame
  • Six armed robbers shot and critically wounded a Centurion businessman on Saturday night. 33-year-old man was shot and killed during an armed robbery in Centurion, Pretoria
  • Three prisoners tunnel out of KZN police station cell | No one noticed anything strange?
  • Power and greed derail parastatals | Of the 300 state-owned enterprises, most are in leadership crisis
  • Quantifying South African Rape & Murder Since the Fall of Apartheid (2014-2015) is worse than a horror
  • SASSA employees allegedly deducting from grants unlawfully
  • A company which failed to deliver textbooks is now in charge of tablets, laptops for schools
  • 14 toilets at a school cost R4.7m to build and the super-expensive toilets do not work
  • ANC Jacob Zuma personally called SAA chairwoman Myeni to torpedo multimillion-rand Emirates deal
  • There is Sewage in Gauteng's drinking water | Sewage in goverment too
  • S Africa’s macadamia industry in chaos, may see substantial losses as Chinese exports fall through
  • Road traffic rules changed again to make it easier to catch e-toll and traffic fine defaulters
  • SA state owned PetroSA set for record multi-billion rand loss - Check ANC cadres' bank accounts
  • One on five SA teenagers try to commit suicide
  • Activists film horrific slaughter of 250 whales by humans in Faroe Islands (GRAPHIC VIDEO) - While the world goes crazy over one lion and says NOTHING about this.
  • Three East Rand teenage girls have gone missing, since July 14 in unrelated cases
  • SAA chief strategy officer believed to have resigned over 'dysfunctional' board of technical directors
  • Bloodshed will be seen if pay a strike was called at SA gold mines
  • 76-year-old man stabbed to death in his Kelvin Estate home | flesh on one of his arms was ripped off
  • Police launch manhunt: - 50-year-old Adam Balim was fatally shot at a parking lot in Sandton
  • Sex assault shock at prestigious Reddam House private school for Cape Town’s wealthiest children
  • Richards Bay Pensioner shot in wrestling match with robber
  • Lonmin says 6 000 jobs at risk in planning to close or mothball several mine shafts
  • SANDF has paid 597 soldiers more than R340-million to remain on special leave
  • Report on corruption in asylum system must be tabled in Parliament - Democratic Alliance
  • Floor of government building in Riverside caves in | journalist prohibited from taking photos
  • Well-known economist Dawie Roodt was hacked with a panga at his home
  • "Kumba Mine In Thabazimbi To Close Shortly"
  • At least 29 Gauteng police officers fired over corruption in the past three months
  • SA mechanics jobless, while ANC imports 100 Cuban mechanics to help with SANDF vehicles
  • Allegations of vehicle maintenance corruption in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF)
  • Knife-wielding gang of train-robbers hit commuters at Retreat station, Cape Town - SA is screwed
  • Inside Prasa's dirty battles | "suggests pressure exerted to pay an ANC-aligned supplier"
  • 645,098 whites have left South Africa since 1986, of which more than half (340,986) left since 2000
  • Congress of South African Students (Cosas) blames government for its members looting Pretoria shops
  • ANC Regime takes more than 1000 companies to SA Labour Court to force black job quotas
  • Investors starting to snub SA over "bribery and corruption," warns lawyer
  • ANC Pres Jacob Zuma’s family NGO scams revealed: No financial reports are just the tip of the iceberg
  • Woman drugged and kidnapped at popular Presley’s nightclub in Boksburg
  • ANC's Minister of Energy Joemat-Pettersson jetsets while PetroSA suffers R15 billion loss - DA
  • Discovery Health wants a detailed and explicit photograph of your anus before paying your claim
  • SA Police vehicle set alight in Burgersfort
  • EFF Gauteng's 7-day ultimatum - threatens chaos in the Johannesburg CBD over its demands
  • Assault claims against Edenvale police officers pile up
  • ANC's Apartheid-style race-based laws damaging SA's employable future - Youth unemployment at 63%
  • Allegations of corruption as dep chief of Tshwane metro police is building a R-multimillion mansion
  • 76-year-old man shot and killed armed robber in the driveway of his home in Horizon, Roodepoort
  • Australian TV Exposes Britain’s Westminster Paedophile Scandal | Britain’s ‘biggest ever scandal
  • Economists should wake up and realise that South Africa's economy is not producing millionaires. The ANC is making tax-theft millionaires.
  • Nkandla site visit an 'eye-opener' – Ad hoc committee Chairperson | Gross inflation of construction prices. (Too many tweets on this issue to list here.)
  • Goat sh*t and a mattress - how Zuma's R135-million security village was furnished
  • Under the SA Communist Party-controlled ANC, South Africa is sinking deeper into violence red zone
  • Newly proposed medical aid rules on prescribed minimum benefits will make patients suffer
  • Nightmarish details emerge in kidnapping saga of Impala Park resident Margaretha Compaan (29)
No similar outcry?

By November 2014 The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has executed nearly 1,500 people in Syria in the five months since it declared the establishment of a "caliphate" and when It Comes to Beheadings, ISIS Has Nothing Over Saudi Arabia

In the first four months of 2015, a record 393 rhinos were killed by poachers – up 18% on the same time last year.

Using this outdated estimate and 2012/13 rape statistics suggest that 444,384 rapes were committed in 2012/13.
The most recent study into reporting rates found that in South Africa’s Gauteng province, only one in 25 rapes (4%) had been reported to police.

"researchers estimated that approximately 100 million sharks are killed per year by humans. However, they add that this is a conservative estimate, and the true number could be as high as 273 million sharks killed annually by humans."

Since the International Whaling Commission moratorium on whaling went into effect in 1986, 30429 whales have been killed. Despite bans on commercial whaling and the trade in whale products, Japan, Norway and Iceland still kill 2000 whales between them each year and also continue trade in whale products.

According to a national homicide study by the SA Medical Research Council, a total of 1 018 child homicides were recorded across the country in 2009 alone, with 454 being fatal child abuse cases.

Personal Note

As a matter of interest, I am not particularly fond of trophy hunting and personally I have an ethical and moral issue with trophy hunting, BUT I also realise that had it NOT BEEN for trophy hunting and hunting in general, South Africa's wild life would not have been steadily increasing over the years, and it would also have declined to near extinction as in the rest of Africa.

One has to weigh the pros and the cons of everything in life and we have to be practical and not just emotional about issues such as Cecil the lion.

In the meantime, while the world is running wild with the lion issue, the very same people screaming and crying on TV and social media about this lion, never say a damn word about ISIS, because they are too damn scared to say anything. It is therefore easier for them to cry and scream about a lion at the end of his life, than taking issue with serious matters such as the crime, murder, rape, beheadings, fraud and corruption of terrorist regimes.

Lion Numbers in South Africa vs the Rest of Africa

In 1999, there were between 800 and 1,000 lions in cages in South Africa. In 2005 there were between 3,000 and 3,500 captive lions. According to credible organizations like Panthera, South Africa has between 2,700 and 3,200 “wild” and “managed” lions—split roughly 50/50. The wild lions live in two parks, Kruger National Park and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Managed lions inhabit private reserves such as Phinda and Tswalu and are managed in the name of keeping the gene pool diverse. The South African Predator Association (SAPA) keeps track of captive lions and captive breeding facilities, and based on interviews we’ve done with SAPA and also with the South African department of environmental affairs, some 7,000 lions now live in captivity.

Latest Lion Population Estimates in Africa

Throughout Africa many people and organizations are working to assess the numbers of lions in a variety of areas. 

On this page we will bring you the latest news as we get it about the remaining lions in Africa. 

February 2014:  Surveys of lions Panthera leo in protected areas in Zimbabwe yield disturbing results: what is driving the population collapse?

Direct estimates of lion populations from surveys in Gonarezhou suggests a total population of 33 lions (95% CI 28–39).  In Tuli, no lions responded physically or vocally to calling stations, and no lion tracks were observed on the roads during 4 days of searching.

January 2014:  The Lion in West Africa Is Critically Endangered

"Results suggest that only 406 (273–605) lions remain in West Africa, representing <250 mature individuals."

Estimates for four areas containing lions in West Africa were given as:

16 (0 - 54) in Niokolo-Koba NP, Senegal
356 (246 - 466) in W-Arly-Pendjari Lion Conservation Unit, Benin / Burkina Faso / Niger
32 (23 - 63) in Kainji Lake National Park, Nigeria
2 in Yankari Game Reserve, Nigeria

October 2013: King of Beasts Losing Ground in Uganda's Paradise (read online article here)

"According to the results of a recent survey, African lions in Uganda have decreased by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years in some areas of the country, mostly the result of poisoning by local cattle herders, retaliations for livestock predation, and other human-related conflicts. The downward trend in lion numbers has conservationists concerned about the species' long-term chances in the country, often described as the "Pearl of Africa" for its natural wonders."

Estimates for five areas containing lions in Uganda given as:

144 +/-22 in Queen Elizabeth Protected Area
132 +/-24 in Murchison Falls Conservation Area
132 +/-77 in Kidepo Valley National Park
2-8 lions in Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve
up to 5 lions in Lake Mburo National Park

March 2013: A study of lions in northwest Tete Province of Mozambique suggests 185 lions (range 136 - 227) exist in the region, down from a previous estimate of 295 lions made in 2009 and Chardonnet et al., which suggested 507 lions.

Further reading:

Inside the Grim Lives of Africa's Captive Lions
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/150722-lions-canned-hunting-lion-bone-trade-south-africa-blood-lions-ian-michler/

Latest lion population estimates - ALERT | African Lion & Environmental Research Trust
http://lionalert.org/page/lion-population-latest-estimates

Child abuse and murder cases that shocked SA in 2014 | The Citizen
http://citizen.co.za/294007/child-abuse-murder-cases-shocked-sa-2014/

100 Million Sharks Killed Each Year : Discovery News
http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/100-million-sharks-killed-annually-130305.htm

How Many Sharks Do Humans Kill Per Hour? | IFLScience
http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/how-many-sharks-do-humans-kill-hour

Will 74,400 women be raped this August in South Africa? | Africa Check
https://africacheck.org/reports/will-74400-women-be-raped-this-august-in-south-africa/

Whaling Information and Whale Hunting Facts - WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation
http://us.whales.org/wdc-in-action/whaling

South Africa Violence Against Women Rated Highest In The World
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/08/south-africa-violence-against-women_n_2837804.html

ISIS executes nearly 1,500 people in Syria in 5 months - Al Arabiya News
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/2014/11/17/ISIS-executes-nearly-1-500-people-in-syria-in-5-months.html

When It Comes to Beheadings, ISIS Has Nothing Over Saudi Arabia
http://www.newsweek.com/2014/10/24/when-it-comes-beheadings-isis-has-nothing-over-saudi-arabia-277385.html

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Liberals' Mainstream, Popular, Public Opinion, Where "Assent Becomes a duty"

Something was said first by one, then by two, three and so on, and now it has become what some call a "public opinion" an opinion of the majority.

Conformists mean nothing to this world. They are zombies, useless eaters and consumers. They follow the stream, never introducing anything new. Like zombies, conformists always follow the "norm", the mainstream and popular "public opinion", because they are unable & unwilling to think for themselves.

Arrogance is the measuring unit for liberal ignorance and the ANC serves as their base standard. Liberals cannot learn anything, yet they are the ones who establish "public opinion".

The following piece, "Assent becomes a duty" written by D.V. Grauvogl, was published in Shipman's Grauvogl (V.II., p.390) in 1870:

"What is commonly called public opinion is, plainly speaking, the opinion of two or three persons, and we should convince ourselves of the truth of this, could we but see into the mode in which this public opinion originated.

We should then find that there are two or three people who first assumed or decided or affirmed that such and such a thing was so without taking the trouble very thoroughly to examine it. Taking for granted that these had sufficient capacity of judgement, a few others also accepted their opinions; three again are believed by many others, whose indolence rather inclines them to believe it at once than to take the trouble to test it.

Thus grows from day to day the number of such indolent, easily believing adherents; for if the opinion had only gained a goodly number of advocates, those who adopted it afterwards attributed its prosperity to the quasi fact that those already accepting it would have done so only on account of weighty reasons.

Others were now constrained to accept what everybody else accepted, lest they might pass for restless souls who were setting themselves up against generally received opinions, and for malapert hinds, who would be wiser than the rest of the world. Assent now becomes a duty.

Now the few who are capable of judging must be silent; and those who are permitted to speak are those who, perfectly incapable of forming their own opinion or judgement, are the mere echo of the opinions of others; nevertheless, they are all the more zealous and intolerant advocates there of. For they hate in those thinking otherwise, not so much the diverse opinion they hold, as the arrogance of daring to judge for themselves; something, by the way, which they never venture themselves, of which they are at least conscious.

In short, very few can think, but all claim the right of having opinions; what else then remains for these latter, since they cannot make opinions for themselves, but to adopt the ready-made opinion of others? As this is the case of what avail now are the voices of a hundred million of men?"

"Dico ego, tu dicis, sed denique dixit et ille; dicta que post toties nil nisi dicta vides!" - D.V. Grauvogl

There you have it, the nature of "public opinion" originated by ignorant liberals, explained even long before we started calling them.... "liberals".

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Harry Truman was a different kind of President

It's one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read. They won't believe this happened, but it DID. Harry & Bess.

Harry Truman was a different kind of President.  He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation's history as any of the other 32 Presidents preceding him.  However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.  The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence, Missouri.  His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.

When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year.  Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an 'allowance' and later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves.  There was no Secret Service following them.  When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, "You don't want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn't belong to me.. It belongs to the American people and it's not for sale."

Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, "I don't consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise."

As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.  Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth.  Today, too many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices.  Political offices are now for sale.

Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, "My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician.  And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!  We ought to have cloned him for telling it like it is and being frugal with our tax dollars!  If you agree, forward it.  If you don't, delete it.  I don't want to know one way or the other.  By me forwarding it, you know how I feel.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

The Lie of Apartheid

This is a re-post of "3rd Degree Journalist" Facebook posting for the intent and purpose of debate.

In 1988, a German book was published on South Africa during the height of apartheid. Below are some of the facts referencing 1988

In 1972, SA blacks owned 360,000 vehicles. (More than all the black African states together)

The monthly income of blacks per capita in 1988 was R352 per month in South Africa – Malawi and Mozambique was less than R20 per month.

In 1988 black people could undergo a complicated heart valve surgery for just more than $ 1 while black Americans had to pay $ 15,000. In a Pretoria hospital between 2,000 and 3,000 of these surgeries were done per year.

In 1970, black workers earned R1,751 million, or 25.5% of the total wage fees in SA and increased to R17,238 million in 1984 (1,000% growth) and 32.3% of total wages in SA.

In the 1986/1987 financial year, whites paid R9,000 million and blacks R171 million tax. Indians paid R257 million and coloreds paid R315 million on tax.

Between 1962 and 1972 the UN paid $ 298 million to underdeveloped countries compared to South Africa that spent $ 558 million on the development of its black areas.

The budget amount for black education increases every year from 1970 to almost 30% more than any other government department.

From 1955 to 1984 the number of black scholars increased from 35,000 to 1,096,000. In 1988 71% of the adult black population could read and write versus 47% in Kenya, 38% in Egypt and 34% in Nigeria. On average during the year 15 new classrooms per working day were built for black scholars.

In 1985 there were 42,000 black students enrolled at SA universities.

There were 5 black universities and 28 higher education institutions funded by the government.

Soweto with its population of 1.2 million had 5 modern stadiums versus Pretoria with its 600,000 whites who had three. Soweto had 365 schools versus Pretoria 229. In Soweto in 1978, there were 115 football fields, three rugby fields, 4 athletic tracks, 11 cricket fields, two golf courses, 47 tennis courts, 7 swimming pools, 5 bowling halls, 81 basketball fields, 39 children playgrounds and countless community halls, cinemas and clubhouses.

In Soweto in 1978, there were 300 churches, 365 schools, 2 technicons, 8 clinics, 63 kindergartens, 11 post offices and its own fruit and vegetable market.

The white government built a huge hospital Baragwanath 3,000 beds in Soweto. One of the largest and most modern hospitals in the world.

Its 23 operating theaters were equipped with the best equipment money can buy.

Here blacks were treated at a nominal cost of R2 for an unlimited period.

In 1982, no fewer than 898 heart surgeries were done here.

Next to the Baragwantha Hospital is the St. John-eye clinic, famous for the treatment of glaucoma, previous fix retinas, traumatic eye injuries and rare tropical diseases.

There were over 2,300 registered firms, 1,000 taxi operators and 50,000 car owners in Soweto.

Dr. Kenneth Walker, a Canadian physician, visited Soweto and made the following observations:

He saw several houses worth more than R100 000 with various BMW’s at the door.

Only 2% of homes are shacks with neat buildings with lawns. If he had to choose between the decaying apartments in New York, Detroit or Chicago than he would rather stay in Soweto.

He’d rather be very ill in Soweto as in some Canadian cities.

He says the city has more schools, churches, cars, taxis, and sports fields than any other independent African states.

In 1978 the South African government built a highly modern hospital MEDUNSA on the border of the independent state of Bophuthatswana at a cost of R70 million on 35 hectares. In this “city” there were living and sleeping facilities for male and female students.

Black doctors, dentists, veterinarians and para-medical staff were trained. It is the only specialized university of its kind in Africa and one of the few in the world financed by white taxpayers exclusively to benefit blacks. Almost all students who mainly came from the national homelands costs were taken care of by the government.

The practical training took place in the nearby Garankuwa Hospital farm where the whole range of human ailments is covered.

Garankuwa had the facilities for kidney transplants, isotopes units with specialized laboratories where 200 doctors were trained practically every year.

South Africa provided training for the airline personnel of Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zaire and the Comores.

In 1979, when the train traffic to the Malawian capital Lilongwe was interrupted by rebels, SA sent transport aircrafts with fuel drums to keep their economy going.

In 1986, 80,000 black businessmen from Africa visited Cape Town to finalize business deals.

South Africa provided the grain needs of its neighboring countries and wider. In 1980, Zambia received 250 000 tons of maize, Mozambique 150,000 tons maize and 50 000 tons of wheat, Kenya 128,000 tons maize and Zimbabwe 100 000 tons. Other countries that also received South African grain were Angola, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mauritius, Tanzania and Zaire.

At least 12 countries of Africa, according to the “Argus African News Service” were so dependent on SA grain that a total ban on imports and exports would have destroyed them economically.

About half of Lesotho’s male population worked in South Africa, about 146,000 in 1983, and earned R280,6 million which was about half of Lesotho’s treasury.
In the 1982/83 financial year SA budgeted R434 million for assistance to the independent neighboring states.

SA produced more electrical energy than Italy, as much crude steel as France, more wheat than Canada, more wool than the US, more wine than Greece and more fish than Great Britain.
South African trains ran on more rail lines than in West Germany, carried more passengers than Switzerland, have better punctuality record than Austria and exported car parts to 100 countries.

SA mines bore down to the depth of 3,480 meters and holds the record for the deepest vertical shaft at 2,498m deep into the hardest rock in the world.

They were accused by the world that they were a police state:

In SA 1.4 officers for every 1,000 people while the world is as follows: UK 2.2, Israel 3.5, New York 4.3, and Moscow 10 per 1000. In South Africa there were 16,292 white policemen versus 19 177 non-white.

They were accused of killing their political offenders:

In 1979-1980 there were no deaths in SA prisons. In the previous 10 years 37 died versus 274 in the same period in Wales and England.

They were accused that they payed starvation wages:

In 1974, the average monthly income of black workers in South Africa were $ 127 versus the $ 140 in the US, the richest country in the world.

They were accused that they locked up thousands of political prisoners:

In 1983, 127 such prisoners are confined in SA and 11 whose movements were limited. A further 32 were under house arrest.
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Originally posted on "3rd Degree Journalist" Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=850787658323958&id=101541629915235&substory_index=0

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Dr. Myles Munroe's Last Lesson on Legacy in his "Change Through Leadership" Series

Dr. Myles Munroe (1954 to 2014) "Change Through Leadership" Series
Dr. Munroe published 60 books of which 49 were best sellers. One of the greatest men of our time, Myles Munroe was awe-inspiring, a visionary leader, a teacher blessed with unparalleled wisdom and insight... may he Rest In Peace.

Here is the verbatim script of part of his last TV interview as written down by Rose Iga Akudo:

"The greatest act of leadership is what happens in your absence.

If all you have done dies with you, you are a failure. True leadership is measured by what happens after you die.

This is why true leaders don’t invest in buildings (Jesus never built a building), they invest in people. Why? Because success without a successor is failure.

So your legacy should not be in buildings, programs, projects…your legacy must be in people.

The greatest act of leadership is mentoring. Who are you mentoring to take your place?

True leaders make themselves unnecessary. (I’m gonna repeat it again). True leaders make themselves unnecessary.

A true leader works themselves out of a job. So great leaders measure their greatness by their absence.

Study Jesus, the greatest leader of all. Listen to His words. “It is better for you that I go away. If I do not go away, you won’t be great. My absence is your greatness”.

He proved His greatness by leaving. He left. And His organization grew in His absence.

My question is, if you die today, as a leader, leaving the studio, in an accident, what happens to your organization, what happens to your church, what happens to your business?

If it dies when you die, you are a failure.

So I encourage you right now, identify your successors, and mentor them, and train them.

This is why in our organization, I am unnecessary. I can travel the world and our ministry grows. The companies grow.

My son, 29 years old, is running my businesses. My daughter, who is 30, is running our global organization. Why? I mentored them.

Jesus Christ said to Peter: Do you love me? Yes Lord. He said then, the company is yours. Feed the people. And He left.

What happens in your absence? That’s your legacy."

Watch the video:

Dr. Myles Munroe's Last Lesson on Legacy en EspaƱol #wow
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153252482847334

In the last media interview which he had in Kenya on October 24, Dr. Munroe talked on KTN’s JKL Show about dying and about being unafraid of death.

He said: "I want to challenge every Kenyan to go to the cemetery and disappoint the graveyard. Die like the Apostle Paul who said I have finished my course, I have kept the faith and I have been poured out like a drink offering. There is nothing left. I am ready to die. That’s how I wanna die because there is nothing else for me left to die,"  he told the show’s host, Jeff Koinange. "When you die, die like I am planning to die. Empty. It’s finished," Munroe added.

In this last interview also he explained why "The wealthiest spot on earth is actually the cemetary...":

Dr Myles Munroe speaks of death on the Jeff Koinange Live Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ7CJvYduqI

A few quotes from the follow three videos:

"Show me your friends and I'll show you your future"

"Nothing is worse than allowing a poor person to enter a place of power, because they use the power to empower themselves."

"Leadership is not determined by how many people serve you, it is determined by how many people you serve."

"True leaders never seek followers, they attract them."

"True leaders do not use power to empower themselves."

"Anytime a leader wants to be served, that's not a leader, that's a parasite."

"No tree ever eats its own fruit."

"Corruption is a result of a poor, poverty, mentality."

"Woe to the land when a slave becomes king."

"..at the end of revolutions, those who won, based on numbers obviously, end up in power without training, positions without principles...."

"Vision is the key to successful leadership. Where is no vision the people perish. But it never says where there is no leader. Vision is more important than leadership."

"Never cancel people. Don't assume you know anybody and never speak negative to a child, because in that child could be a best selling author."

"I get an average of 4 hours sleep everyday. You cannot really make an impact on the world and get 8 hours sleep, it's impossible."

"Once you know where you are going, you'll also know where you don't want to go."

"The greatest distraction to people is good things, not bad things."

"One of the weakness I think in emerging countries in Africa and other places is that we are so focused on employment we never focus on deployment, so we create dependency over our people rather than independence."

"I don't fight for human rights, I was born with them."


In the first video he explains his own life story: "Every successful person has a story. Their story is more important than their success..."

Jeff Koinange Live with Dr. Myles Monroe, American Televangelist ( Part 1 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ_eKcKAu3I

Most African countries are the product of revolution after colonialism: "What happens at the end of revolutions is, those who won, based on numbers obviously, they end up in power without training, positions without principles...."

Jeff Koinange Live with Dr. Myles Monroe, American Televangelist ( Part 2 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj7OG7KHAiA

"Every human being on earth is motivated by five questions..."

Jeff Koinange Live with Dr. Myles Monroe, American Televangelist ( Part 3 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDC0cbpzmSI

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Dear Mr. #SteveHofmeyr, have I ever told you the story of the Bee?

Have you ever experienced what happens when a bee flies into a movie theatre Mr. Hofmeyr?

The audience sits watching the film, which contains a huge amount of information being flashed at the screen, at a rate of 24 or even 48 frames per second, and the next moment a tiny little bee enters room.

The film is projected at 2.2 MP (megapixels), which is 2,200,000 pixels (dots) of visual information projected unto the screen at 24 or even 48 frames per second. Some theatres even use 8.85 MP (8,850,000 pixels) resolution at 24 frames per second.

That is a huge amount of visual information passed by the audience per second. Now add to that the huge amount of audio information being absorbed at the same time.

Movies are supplied to the theatre as a digital file called a Digital Cinema Package (DCP). For a typical feature film this file will contain anywhere between 90GB (gigabyte) and 300GB  of data (roughly two to six times the information contained on a Blu-ray disc)

Each time you blink you lose millions of pieces of visual information.

The bee steals your attention

When a bee flies into a movie theatre, everyone's attention gets shifted from the vast amount of information on the screen to this tiny little "pest" flying around. In the meantime the movie does not stop rolling and the audience loses unimaginable amounts of information in the process.

The bee distracts everyone's attention from what they should be focusing on.

Everyone in the audience follows the bee, they chase the bee, they try catching the bee and they even try to kill the little bee, all the while completely forgetting about the movie and the vast amount of information, including the story-line, that they are missing.

At this point in time the media and politicians in South Africa are using you as one of those many little bees Mr. Hofmeyr. They are using your tweet as a bee to distract the public's attention away from much more serious, much more important, much more dangerous issues affecting this country right now.

Does it make any sense that, suddenly, the entire country flares up just because you tweeted an opinion that no one bothered to "Go figure!" as you suggested in the very tweet? Have you ever seen the killing of a sport star get such explosive attention as the recent killing of the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper?

Do you recall when the Rev Kemo Waters tweeted: “The only way to end racism is to kill a material number of whites. ... “ Mr. Hofmeyr?  Do you recall any of the individuals, movements, groups or organisations now attacking you, ever having said a single word about that tweet Mr. Hofmeyr? 

The only reason that particular tweet made the news was because it made reference to the leader of the Democratic Alliance "@helenzille your indifferent and patronising stance is a double dare…”, but none of those now attacking you, ever stood up against that tweet did they?

Mr. Hofmeyr, at least 410,000 people had been murdered in South Africa since 1994, roughly about 17,000 people each year or some 45 people each and every single day of each year that the media, the South African government, the tourism industry and economists do not want the world to know about... and your tweet Mr. Hofmeyr, is just one of the little bees being used to draw everyone's attention away from the horrific and unique murder situation in this country.

At least 66,387 rapes were reported to the SA Police in 2012/2013 alone, and your tweet is the little bee being used to draw the world's attention away from this serious danger in South Africa, Mr. Hofmeyr.

Eskom is collapsing and South Africa is facing a very dark future and your tweet is the bee being used to draw people's attention away from that dark future Mr. Hofmeyr.

South Africa is running out of water and food and your tweet is being used as just another bee to draw away the attention from that life-threatening situation Mr. Hofmeyr.

The communist, self-enriching, plundering tripartite alliance is splitting and South Africa is racing towards its very own "Tunisia-day" and your tweet is the bee keeping everyone's attention away from preparing for that looming catastrophe Mr. Hofmeyr.

The SA Airways (SAA) is collapsing, the SA Post Office is collapsing, mines are laying off thousands and offering retrenchment packages, hundreds of businesses are closing down and thousands are losing their jobs each day, none of which even make it to the newspapers Mr. Hofmeyr, because they have so many bees being used to draw away the public's attention .

A vast amount of serious, dangerous, life-threatening information is presently being ignored by the South African public, because a liberal puppet with little or no knowledge of politics or history, saw a bee, grabbed a hold of it, and let it loose in this movie theatre called the New South Africa.

The very groups, organisations and "movements, drawing everyone's attention to your tweet, never have and never will draw such attention to the threats of violence on Facebook, on twitter and in comments on news article:

Vssta Ramailane - "Works at Gauteng Department of Community Safety"




These are just three (very recent) examples of hundreds of real, actual threats filled with blatant racial hatred, openly being posted regularly on public social media and widely distributed for all to see, yet strangely, it never draws any attention from any of the very same people and groups abusing your tweet, a personal opinion, as a bee Mr. Hofmeyr.

The attack on you and your tweet is not just an attack on freedom of speech, it is not just an attack aimed at destroying  you personally and your career, it is not just an attack on the Afrikaans language aimed at destroying Afrikaans music and Afrikaans culture...

Your tweet Mr. Hofmeyr is being used very effectively as a very noisy bee to draw the public's attention away from the most dangerous and most difficult situation in the entire history of South Africa.



References and Further Reading

‘Kill whites’ reverend backs down
http://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/kill-whites-reverend-backs-down-1.1210575?showComments=true#.VGMyyFSUf8s

Will 74,400 women be raped this August in South Africa?
http://africacheck.org/reports/will-74400-women-be-raped-this-august-in-south-africa/

Digital Cinema Package
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Cinema_Package

DVD-Video
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Video

Pixel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel

Do You Know the Difference between a Gigabit and a Gigabyte?
https://www.atlantic.net/blog/2013/03/29/do-you-know-the-difference-between-a-gigabit-and-a-gigabyte/

Gigabit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabit

Gigabyte
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte

Vssta Ramailane
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005817347994&ref=ts&fref=ts

Monday, 10 November 2014

Egypt and UAE launch secret airstrikes in the war over Libya's oil

Libya War Continues Three Years After Gaddafi Assassination
Egypt, UAE launch airstrikes as rebel forces battle for control
October 21, 2014

Two regional states which participated in the imperialist-engineered war against Libya, - Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), - have been carrying out periodic airstrikes against alleged “Islamist” strongholds in various locations in the east and west. Also the former renegade Gen. Khalifa Hefter, a longtime Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) asset, has mounted a bid for power utilizing sophisticated weapons and air strikes.

A dispute over who could actually sell Libyan oil on the international market was eventually addressed by the U.S. when it sent a naval warship to reclaim cargo traded by interests inside the country who were not endorsed by Washington.

Unrest has erupted again surrounding which political group claiming authority in Libya would control the proceeds from oil sales. Both the parties controlling the capital of Tripoli who are often labelled as “Islamists” and the “government in exile” in the eastern city of Tobruk, say they are entitled to the revenue generated from the trade in oil.

The response of aerial bombardments from Egypt and the UAE will only further the generalized sense of lawlessness and terror.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/libya-war-continues-three-years-after-gaddafi-assassination/5409010

The UAE Has Been Secretly Sending Warplanes To Bomb Islamists In Libya
August. 26, 2014

The United Arab Emirates has secretly sent warplanes on bombing raids against Islamist militias in Libya over the past week, using bases in Egypt

The strikes signaled a step toward direct action by regional Arab states that previously have fought proxy wars in Libya, Syria and Iraq in a struggle for power and influence.

"The UAE carried out those strikes,"

The UAE -- which has spent billions on US-manufactured warplanes and other advanced weaponry -- provided the military aircraft, aerial refueling planes and aviation crews to bomb Libya, while Cairo offered access to its air bases, the paper said.

But it remained unclear whether and to what degree Egypt and the UAE had informed the Americans in advance of the airstrikes.

Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Emirates view Islamist militants in the region as a serious threat and have forged cooperation against what they see as a common danger.

Without mentioning any air strikes by the UAE and Egypt, the statement said "outside interference in Libya exacerbates current divisions and undermines Libya's democratic transition."

The air strikes also underscored how Washington's old allies are more willing to act on their own, without backing from the Americans.

Saudi and UAE leaders in particular have expressed concern that Washington can no longer be counted on, citing US diplomatic overtures to Iran and a cautious approach to the Syrian conflict.

The strikes in and around Tripoli demonstrated the UAE's readiness to employ its air power, as the Emirates have built up one of the region's most proficient air forces with American gear and training.

About 5, 000 American troops are based in the Emirates, most of them airmen stationed at Al-Dhafra Air Base.

http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-uae-aircraft-bombed-islamists-in-libya-us-says-2014-8

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The impact of refugees, legal and illegal immigration on the future of South African citizens

A recent article stated that "There are 20.1 million economically active people in South Africa"

"South Africa's economically active population is growing, an indication that more people are coming into the labour force. Unfortunately, the growth in the number of economically active population does not correlate with the growth in the number of jobs created year-on-year,"

South Africa has 20.1 million economically active people but the country's labour absorption rate has remained stagnant at around 42.8%, according to the Annual Labour Market Bulletin. This lagged well behind the international average of about 60%.

The department's Employment Services for South Africa recorded 607,229 new job seekers in the past financial year, of which only 2.5% were placed in positions in the same period.

It recorded a sharp increase in trade union membership, which grew by 22.6% in the last financial year, compared to a 10% dip the year before that.

"Sustainable economic growth, restoring the country's competitiveness in the global economy and better matching of the work-seekers with the jobs are required for government to be able to find employment for more than five million unemployed people," the report stated."

"With half of South Africans without formal employment, the issue of illegal immigrants from neighbouring states had become one of the most sensitive political issues. Illegal Mozambicans alone are said to number between 500,000 and 1 million." The shocking part about these figures is that it comes from an article published in 1994. "Last year [1993] 96,000 illegal immigrants - 81,000 from Mozambique - were expelled from South Africa compared with 44,225 in 1988."

Ten years later, during the first 10 months of 2004, the South African government had deported 41,069 Zimbabwean citizens from Limpopo province alone, a nine percent increase from the total of 37,796 deportations in 2003.

"In 2009, the Chinese population in Africa was estimated at between 580,000 to 820,000. Today, that number is likely closer to (or even over) 1 million, although exact counts are virtually impossible to ascertain due to the mobility of Chinese migrants as well as highly porous borders within Africa, high levels of corruption within some African government agencies, and inefficiencies within agencies tasked with immigration and border control."

"South Africa, as one of the most developed countries in Africa, is a popular destination for Chinese moving to the continent. According to some reports, well over half of all Chinese migrants heading to Africa end up at the southern tip of the continent."

"After the dawn of democracy in South Africa in 1994, this country experienced a huge influx of immigrants and refugees. The increased flight of immigrants and refugees from some African as well as the SADC countries into South Africa has resulted in rapidly growing problems for the latter as the host country."

"In 1989 the South African Institute of International Affairs estimated that there were 1.2 million illegal immigrants in the country.

By 1994 they estimated the number at approximately 5 million (Minaar et al. 1995: 33). It is interesting to note that over the same period, however, the South African Police Services (SAPS) estimated the number of illegal immigrants at between 2 and 3.5 million or between 5 and 8 percent of the total population. Senator Carl Werth of the Freedom Front (FF), during a Home Affairs debate in the Senate in August 1994, announced that the number of illegal immigrants in the country was 8 million. A month later, Dr Frederick van Zyl Slabbert announced at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) symposium that the number of illegal aliens in the country might be as high as 12 million (Minaar and Hough 1996: 127)."

"In 2010, more asylum applications were lodged in South Africa than in any other country in the world. The trend continued in 2011, and the heavy demands on the asylum system resulted in a backlog of more than 300 000 applications awaiting a decision. Most asylum applications and refugees in South Africa are from nationals of Burundi, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Somalia and Zimbabwe.

As of December 2010 some 58 000 people, mainly from Angola, the DRC, Burundi, Rwanda and Somalia had been recognised as refugees in South Africa. They were allowed to work and to avail themselves of basic social services."

"By June 2011, the Department of Home Affairs had received approximately 181 000 asylum applications for the year 2010. Ironically, this was a fifth of the total number received globally during the same period, making South Africa the world’s largest recipient of individual applications for asylum."

"In 2012, the ANC government tried to ease the pressure on the asylum system and made it more efficient. This saw some 275 000 Zimbabweans apply for work, study or business permits."

"Despite the above statistical data, there is general consensus among researchers in the migration field that migration into and within South Africa is poorly collected and coordinated (Wa Kabwe-Segatti and Landau 2006: 5;

Forced Migration Studies Programme Report 2010: 1). The Forced Migration Studies Programme (FMSP) Report of 2010, based on its extrapolation from [useless] census data, estimated the total foreign population to be between 1.5 and 2 million or 3-4 percent of the South African population (FMSP Report 2010: 3). In agreement with the above sentiments, Solomon (2003: 90) argues that the researchers were confronted by the central problem of the illegal and clandestine nature of this form of population movement because it provides an inadequate basis for its quantification."

It should be quite obvious that the above estimate of the total foreign population being between 1.5 and 2 million is absurd to say the least. It suggests that the total number of illegal foreigners increased from 1.2 million in 1989 to only some 2 million by 2013.

South Africa welcomed a total of 9,616,964 tourists in 2013. Africa, remains the largest source of foreign tourism arrivals to South Africa with 6,889,389 in 2013. This means that of the 9.6 million, 6.6 million were from Africa, as every other year, and no one can tell how many of those ever leave the country again.

Statistics South Africa reported that the annual number of deaths in South Africa increased by 57%, from 318,287 in 1997 to 499,268 in 2003. Calculated South African population growth could only account for approximately 10% of this increase. This means that 57% more people are dying, while South Africa's population is growing at a rate of only 1.3% per year (2013). By 2008 the total annual death figure had increased even more to 592,073 from 499,268 in 2003 and 318,287 in 1997. South Africa's latest population growth rate: -0.48% (August 2014 estimate), while 57% more people are dying.

According to Census 2011, we are, remarkably, five times less certain about the population than we were in 2001, which, says Mr Moultrie, "simply does not make sense". - Jury out on statistician's counting

Conclusion

It should be obvious that for South Africans the future looks very bleak. South Africa's infrastructure cannot cope with the demands posed by the population explosion caused by the influx of illegal foreigners and refugees.

Soon Chinese, Pakistanis, Zimbabweans and Nigerians will be filling the posts that should have been filled by South Africans. South Africans will be dying from thirst and be stuck without electricity, because foreigners and their extended families, refugees and illegal foreigners will extend the demand to way above the maximum available supply.

South Africa is running out of water, electricity and jobs.

There is more than enough evidence that South Africa has run out of electricity and jobs.

"We all know that there is not enough water in South Africa for the future,"

South Africa faces a growing gap between water supply and demand. Estimated demand for water in South Africa will reach 17.7 billion cubic meters in 2030. Current (2010) supply, by contrast, will equal only 15 billion cubic meters and South Africa purchases nearly 25 percent of its total water supply from nearby Lesotho, which is not politically stable. Demand for water would overtake supply by as early as 2025 and growing demand is greater than the Vaal river’s “sustainable supply”. South Africa’s annual rainfall is half the world average and the water infrastructure is crumbling due to lack of maintenance since 1994. South Africa’s plan to double its power generation capacity by 2025 will further constrain water resources.

South Africa's health services cannot cope with the demand, while more and more hospitals are closing down. More and more health professionals are fleeing the country. It is impossible to train health professionals fast enough to cope with the growing shortage. Mines are closing down, businesses are closing down and large corporations have been withdrawing in a steady stream.

The worst is that South Africa's farming community is shrinking fast due to communist legislation disguised under the banner of "land redistribution" forcing commercial farmers out of business, farmers being murdered at

Hundreds of schools have been closed down by the ANC regime and the country is suffering a serious shortage of teaching staff. South Africa already has the lowest standards of education in the world.

3.3 million people are paying 99% of all income taxes in South Africa and the tax burden on those 3.3 million people, which is also shrinking, is fast reaching breaking point.

The ANC regime is stealing money faster than South Africa's Industry and Commerce can generate.

SA's total Q2 2014 industry turnover was R1.86-trillion, less than in 2013 and measured against the US Dollar, South Africa is moving backwards.

55% of South Africans earn less than R10,000 (US$891) a month -$1,922 less than in 1994.

The South African Rand has lost its value. If you wanted emigrate to the U.S. with R10-million in your back pocket, you would arrive in America with just US$890,718.

Big-Business loves corrupt politicians, which is why they pushed so hard to get the ANC to power in South Africa, but now big business is threatening the ANC Regime with withdrawal:

"If we dump you, it will snowball. Businessmen are as susceptible to the herd instinct as anyone else. When the disinvestment tide started in the 1980s, few could resist it."

"So we are now telling you in public what we say about you in private. We’ve had enough of your threats, your corruption, your incompetence, your incessant interference, your empty promises, your racism, and your ideological fantasies.

You and your party and your communist friends are killing the goose that lays the golden eggs, including your personal golden egg."

One can expand and continue listing more examples, but it should be quite obvious that the artificially created South African bubble is about to burst.

While, according to the latest Census figures, South Africa has about 52 million citizens, anyone with the least bit of common sense would realise that, together with the refugees and illegal immigrants, the total population of South Africa exceeds 100 million and the country's infrastructure cannot cope with the demand.

It strongly suggested to also read the previous article on the subject of South Africa's population:

A Lesson in Mathematics South African Style
http://toxinews.blogspot.com/2012/01/lesson-in-mathematics-south-african.html

The above article was the precursor to the article:

Why Whites Would Lose a Fight Against Africans
http://toxinews.blogspot.com/2012/02/why-whites-would-lose-fight-against.html

In order to understand the total untrustworthiness of South African statistics read:

Why Africa Check failed to disprove Steve Hofmeyr - Whites ARE dying like flies
http://toxinews.blogspot.com/2013/08/why-africa-check-failed-to-disprove.html

References and Further Reading

There are 20.1 million economically active people in South Africa
http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2014/10/27/there-are-20.1-million-economically-active-people-in-south-africa?utm_source=cheapsms247.com&utm_medium=cheapsms247.com

Illegal Immigration in South Africa
http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc0501/article_395.shtml

Living In Between: The Chinese in South Africa - January 4, 2012
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/living-between-chinese-south-africa

South Africa: Rough road home for illegal immigrants
http://www.irinnews.org/report/51981/south-africa-rough-road-home-for-illegal-immigrants

An Analysis of Attempts by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Solving Immigrants and Refugees Problem in the SADC Region: A Case of South Africa
http://www.krepublishers.com/02-Journals/JHE/JHE-44-0-000-13-Web/JHE-44-1-000-13-Abst-PDF/JHE-44-1-065-13-2451-Twala-C/JHE-44-1-065-13-2451-Twala-C-Tx[8].pmd.pdf

South Africa welcomed a total of 9,616,964 tourists in 2013
http://www.eturbonews.com/46000/south-africa-tourism-numbers-reach-record-high-close-10-million

South Africa Population growth rate
http://www.indexmundi.com/south_africa/population_growth_rate.html

SA's total Q2 2014 industry turnover was R1.86-trillion, less than in 2013
http://toxinews.blogspot.com/2014/09/sas-total-q2-2014-industry-turnover-was.html

Big-Business loves corrupt politicians - Just look at the ANC and its business partners
http://toxinews.blogspot.com/2014/09/big-business-loves-corrupt-politicians.html

How Big Business and the Media Sold South African Citizens to Communist Gangsters
http://toxinews.blogspot.com/2014/05/how-big-business-and-media-sold-south.html

55% of South Africans earn less than R10,000 (US$891) a month -$1,922 less than in 1994
http://toxinews.blogspot.com/2014/09/55-of-south-africans-earn-less-than.html

Confronting South Africa’s water challenge
http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/sustainability/confronting_south_africas_water_challenge

Water crisis looms, but there's hope in the pipeline
http://mg.co.za/article/2012-03-22-water-crisis-looms-but-solutions-can-keep-the-taps-flowing

South Africa's water shortage -- the future looks dry
http://journalism.berkeley.edu/projects/southafrica/features/features.html

Monday, 27 October 2014

Can Africa be saved from itself?

"Sorry to offend but in my books Blacks were the architects of Apartheid. Go figure." - Steve Hofmeyr 11:33 AM - 23 Oct 2014

On 26 October he posted the following tweets on Twitter tagged as #RealArchitectsOfApartheid :

"Denial.Expected no less. It's tough to know that no-one wanted to play with you. They even institutionalised a little distance.
If other kids don’t want to play with you, it isn’t always their fault
If nobody wanted to invite you in as partner, it wasn’t always their fault
If nobody wanted to assimilate to your collective habits, it wasn’t always their fault
If folk did not want to share a country with you, why is it always their fault?
If governments send you home on trains and trucks back to this continent, it isn’t always their fault
If other governments tighten immigration laws against you, it isn’t always their fault
If the world doesn’t buy into African systems, mentality and reputation, it isn’t always their fault
If there has hardly been a prosperous black-led country, it isn’t always other people’s fault
If international investors flee the country, it isn't always their fault
If women, toddlers, grannies complain about your contribution to the rape rate, it isn’t always their fault
If horrified citizens complain about your contribution to the murder rate, it isn’t always their fault
If, back then, a sovereignty legislated you out of their lives, it wasn’t always their fault
If nobody is envious of pre- or post colonial African achievement, it isn’t always their fault
Does anybody get the metaphor now? Apartheid was cruel, unfortunate and unsustainable, but WHAT inspired that maddening segregation?"

Following on Mr. Hofmeyr said, let us consider the following:

In an article entitled ‘SA could become like Nigeria’, 26 October, Professor Kole Omotoso (The "Yebo Gogo" man in Vodacom's television advertising campaign of some 20 years ago), an African himself, says:

The question I keep going back to, and which really gets to me, is this: What were the leaders of African countries thinking when they got their independence in the 1960s?

“They must have had such big dreams of what was possible in a post-colonial era. I think so often of all the people I got to know during apartheid who were involved with the anti-apartheid movement… What were they all hoping for when South Africa was finally liberated? And why has that dream been shattered? What kind of people have allowed this to happen?”

Although based in South Africa, Omotoso visits Nigeria regularly. “It is a real tax on the senses. It is so good to be back in a country [South Africa] where you don’t have as much hassles to deal with on a very basic everyday existence – like roads, lack of electricity, and running water. It’s good to be back,” he said.

Nigeria has been crippled by corruption. “Take the steel industry for example. The government awarded a contract to a company to build steel factories in 1979. When it was 90 percent completed, it was abandoned, then re-awarded to the same company for another amount of money, and then abandoned again. When each government comes in, they award the same project. Nigeria is a country that talks about industrialisation but hasn’t produced a nail. There are no municipal services, so every house is a local government on its own. In Nigeria you could not ask to see a domestic municipal bill… there is nothing like that. So you walk down the street, and you will see and hear one generator plant after the other, from house to house. The noise is unbearable."

“There is also no meaningful provision of electricity or water. Everybody has their own generator or water supply." "... although the president is in power, Corruption is in control. Corruption is the decisionmaker.”

Omotoso had a warning for South Africa: “We might get to a point where the ANC is in power but corruption is the decisionmaker.”

Is South Africa heading towards being crippled by corruption? “Yes, I think so, and it’s happening fast. Take the arms deal… It’s a case of those in power going out and buying something the country does not need because of a huge kickback. What was the deciding factor in going for that deal? Was it security needs or corruption? You can reduce the arms deal down to what is happening on a local government level, where projects become ‘ATMs’ for governments in power as they keep awarding contracts at inflated costs to society.

“What is particularly disturbing is the way people accept corruption in South Africa."

“They have not experienced living in a country that’s been brought to its knees by corruption, where corruption is in power. Nigeria has reached that point. We in SA have not.”

Back in 1969, John Mbiti, a Professor of African Philosophy and Religion, an African himself, explained 'The African Concept of Time':

"He wrote that the concept of time may help to explain beliefs, attitudes, practices, and general way of life of African people, not only in the traditional set up, but also in the modern situation (whether political, economical, educational or church life).

Time to Mbiti, in African concept, is of little or no academic concern, especially in their traditional life. In his words, to Africans, time is simply a composition of events which have occurred, those which are taking place now and those which are immediately to occur. He wrote that what has not taken place or what has no likelihood of an immediate occurrence falls in the category of “No time”. What is certain to occur, or what falls within the rhythm of natural phenomena is in the category of inevitable or potential time.

In the traditional African setting, according to Mbiti, time is a two dimensional phenomenon, with a long past, a present and virtually no future. This is contrary to the linear time concept in western thought, with an indefinite past, present and future. Based on his research in some tribes in East Africa, Mbiti concluded that African has no time consideration in the perspective of the future. This is because the events in the future have not taken place."

"Mbiti portrayed that beyond a few months from the present, African concept of time is silent and indifferent. To him, it means that the future is virtually non-existence as actual time. To them, what will constitute future should be extremely brief. This is so because any meaningful event in the future must be so immediate and certain that people have almost experienced it.

On the other hand, if the event is remote, say beyond two years from now then, it cannot be conceived by the people. It cannot be spoken of and the language themselves have no verb tenses to convert that distant future dimension of time.

It becomes obvious that time in the African concept, at the pre colonial era is tied to or related to the events of the time. The linear time was alien to the people. They see time in the perspective of actuality, dominated by events. Time to them has to be experienced. It makes meaning to them when it is related to whether, seasons, natural phenomena around them. Time then was not mathematical or numerical. It is simply time as experienced by the people in relation to events around them."

Just recently, one of the reasons the ANC Regime's President Jacob Zuma believed criminal charges against him relating to the SA arms deal should be dropped was because corruption is only a crime in a “Western paradigm”.

In 2006, Zuma said that a woman wearing a wrap or a kanga, construed a sexual signal, and that “in Zulu culture, you don’t just leave a woman [when she is aroused] ... she will have you arrested and say you are a rapist”.

A Rare, Astonishing Conversation with Credo Mutwa - by Rick Martin 1999, The SPECTRUM newspaper

"I live in Africa. Here are my people. Here is my home. But I see Africa being destroyed in wars that make no sense whatsoever to me as an African. I look at India which, like Africa, suffered the scourge of colonialism by the French, the English, and other European powers. But India, through her independence as a country, has achieved the things which we, Africa, have failed to achieve. Why?

India has exploded the atomic bomb and is today one of the feared nations of this world. India has launched satellites into orbit. India, although she has the same problems as Africa has-a burgeoning population, religion as well as tribal strife-although India has got an incredibly poor section of her population, as well as an incredibly rich one, she has achieved things that Africa has failed to achieve."

"I am in South Africa now. Here I was born, and here I was to die. But I see my country falling apart like a rotting mango. South Africa was once a powerful country. She had a powerful army. She had huge industries, which were producing everything from locomotives to little radios. But today my country has become a drug-sodden, crime-ridden piece of rubbish. Why?"

"There are wars which take place in Africa, where after an African country has gained its independence from the colonial power, then a force of rebels pick up weapons against that country’s government, but instead of the rebels fighting the government to the bitter end, what happens again and again is that the rebel forces split into various groups which end up fighting not only the government in power, but also each other. And the result is that, in several African countries, the country is so destroyed that, no matter which party wins, the people lose. In other words, Africans have now started fighting wars which bring about not victory, but the destruction of themselves, as well as their people."

"There were no drugs in South Africa during the days of the apartheid government. Now, under our democratic government, our country has become one drug-sodden cess pit. Why?"

In a speech during the festive season in KwaZulu-Natal in 2012, ANC President Jacob Zuma told Africans that “Even if you apply any kind of lotion and straighten your hair you will never be white,”

References and Further Reading:

Steve Hofmeyr
https://twitter.com/steve_hofmeyr

‘SA could become like Nigeria’ - By Sue Segar
http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/sa-could-become-like-nigeria-1.1770740?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=dlvr.it#.VE6B8VSUf8t

African Concept of Time, a Socio-Cultural Reality in the Process of Change, Journal of Education and Practice, Vol.4, No.7, 2013
http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JEP/article/download/5290/5293

Zuma wanted charges dropped because corruption is a Western thing
http://www.citypress.co.za/politics/corruption-western-thing/

Seven ways you know you're an African, according to Jacob Zuma
http://mg.co.za/article/2014-10-14-seven-ways-you-know-youre-an-african-according-to-jacob-zuma

A Rare, Astonishing Conversation by Rick Martin
http://www.metatech.org/wp/aliens/reptilians-africa-zulu-shaman-elder-credo-mutwa-alien-abduction-reptilians-1/