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


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

The above article was the precursor to the article:

Why Whites Would Lose a Fight Against Africans

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

References and Further Reading

There are 20.1 million economically active people in South Africa

Illegal Immigration in South Africa

Living In Between: The Chinese in South Africa - January 4, 2012

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

South Africa welcomed a total of 9,616,964 tourists in 2013

South Africa Population growth rate

SA's total Q2 2014 industry turnover was R1.86-trillion, less than in 2013

Big-Business loves corrupt politicians - Just look at the ANC and its business partners

How Big Business and the Media Sold South African Citizens to Communist Gangsters

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

Confronting South Africa’s water challenge

Water crisis looms, but there's hope in the pipeline

South Africa's water shortage -- the future looks dry


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