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Sunday, 26 June 2011

TRP rips Michelle Obama apart on SA comments

american_flag-971804.jpegNot even FLOTUS gets a “get of out jail free” card.  Vintage Frank from The Right Perspective demolishes her comments on the “liberation movement” made whilst visiting South Africa.  He wants to know how a movement could be referred to as liberation when they were given refuge by the country responsible for the worst human atrocities known.  He calls her terminology a “communist technique”.

The ANC is described as what they really are – Bolshevik armed guerrillas.  He even mentions the ANC death camps, where the communists beat and killed their own kind when they didn’t want to execute terrorist attacks.

I don’t want to elaborate further – rather listen to reason and real knowledge of world affairs in action.  Pity we don’t have more of their kind in the west.


Friday, 24 June 2011

The fattening effect of the South African gravy train…

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Blacks didn’t need World Cup

HT Exzanian

300Giving their all 'We forget at our peril how by-laws were changed, people removed, schools destroyed, hawkers made to disappear and tax laws altered to make sure Fifa was happy'. (David Harrison, M&G)



The Fifa World Cup cost South Africa about R120-billion. We will be coughing up at least R100-million annually to service the stadiums, our beautiful cathedrals of self-enslavement. Set the cost of the Fifa World Cup against our development needs, and you can't but conclude that we didn't need it, nor could we afford it. So why did we go all out to host such an unnecessary event?

Anyone who has doubts about just how bad things are for the majority of South Africans should read Trevor Manuel's National Planning Commission report on the state of things. Education for black people has basically gone to hell. Even the allegedly improved matric pass rate is a ruse, because the "67.8% pass rate hides the fact that only 15% achieved the pass rate mark of 40% or more. This means that roughly 7% of the cohort of children born between 1990 and 1994 achieved this standard". In a normal country with a caring politics, such a report would have led to the fall of a government.

It gets worse. Manuel tells of shocking death rates, unimaginable inequality, an appalling state of healthcare and high rates of theft as a result of corruption. In short, our country, perceived from the bottom, is in a permanent state of crisis. The black majority is left outside the democratic experiment. Why would a nation engulfed by such challenges choose to take money away from hospitals and schools to host a party?

This conundrum is partly ans­wered by the euphoric piece our former president Thabo Mbeki wrote for Bloomberg news: "We were convinced that, were we to win the right to host the soccer World Cup, this would make a decisive contribution to the achievement of the goal of vital importance to all Africans, of destroying the demeaning stereotype of a hopeless continent."
The hopelessness of being black is overwhelming. So powerful is the desire to be acknowledged by the white world that we blacks will do anything to get the nod. Our beloved Desmond Tutu shared Mbeki's sentiment that we blacks needed to do all we could to show that we were human too. He said it didn't matter if after the World Cup those stadiums were white elephants.
We forget at our peril how by-laws were changed, people forcibly removed, schools destroyed, hawkers made to disappear and tax laws altered to make sure Fifa was happy and its profits guaranteed.

Now we must look beyond the social and financial costs of the World Cup and focus on what it promised the abandoned black child in search of approval from its indifferent white father. The success of the World Cup moved our former philosopher-king to enthuse: "A giant step forward has been taken towards achieving the goal of destroying the age-old negative stereotype of Africa and the Africans. Similarly, as Africans we have also made an important statement to ourselves that we are as capable as any in the world to organise for success that brings a sense of fulfilment to billions."

The World Cup was indeed organised for the delight of the (white) "world". We blacks could now walk the talk. Ostensibly, we had shown the doubting Thomases that we were human too. This is pathetic self-delusion. In spite of more than 500 years of denigration, oppression and enslavement -- which continues without so much as a "sorry" -- we believed that if we could demonstrate our humanness somehow, the white world would get it. This is a case of powerlessness that begets well-deserved contempt.

When I look at the World Cup and how we valorise the temporary psychological satisfaction it brought us blacks it reminds me of my own childhood on the farms of the old Transvaal. Our parents, who were virtual slaves, competed among each other for the approval of the baas. The things our parents did at times were downright embarrassing.

Blackness is an amputation, a lack that can be fulfilled only by white acknowledgement. Even ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's ramblings against "bloody whites" must be understood in this context.

The tragedy of it all is that whiteness has already stymied our efforts to be seen as human. We perform this futile exercise again and again, with the same results. Even as a proponent of black consciousness, with its promise of a self-validation that requires no external source, I know we blacks are defeated before we start -- and this makes me sympathetic to our black follies.

Andile Mngxitama is the editor of New Frank Talk, which in conjunction with The Bioscope will screen Tin Town, about the people evicted for the Fifa World Cup, on Saturday June 18 at 5.30pm at The Bioscope at Arts on Main in Jo'burg. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Mngxitama and Denis Beckett.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Mike Smith on Sharpeville and Cato Manor

Get the facts on “Sharpeville massacre” at Mike Smith’s blog.  He provides excellent background on the Cato Manor incident which preceded Sharpeville.  It’s a good read folks…


Continue reading here…

Friday, 17 June 2011

Malema calls for land seizures

LA Par6223762.jpgBy Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times

June 17, 2011

Reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa—


ANC Youth League President Julius Malema, right, addresses a crowd outside a Johannesburg court in April. Malema denied that singing the anti-apartheid struggle song, "Shoot the farmer," incited violence against whites. He is now calling for seizing land from whites to redistribute to blacks. (Alexander Joe, AFP/Getty Images / June 17, 2011)


Julius Malema, the ambitious, firebrand leader of the South African ruling party's youth wing, Thursday called for the nationalization of mines and seizure of land without compensation — policies the government has repeatedly ruled out in the past.

Speaking at the African National Congress Youth League's electoral conference, Malema said the youth league had put nationalization and land seizures on the agenda. He has also pushed bank nationalization in the past.

Malema faces a leadership challenge, but is expected to be reelected and his nationalization drive will probably gather steam in the lead-up to next year's ANC national conference, which sets policies for the party.

"Our calls for mines to be nationalized and land to be expropriated without compensation is currently our most important issue," he told delegates in a 90-minute speech.

Malema, flanked by President Jacob Zuma, said past efforts to redistribute resources from the white minority to the black majority had failed dismally.

"The struggle for land reform and transfer of land is long overdue and should be speeded up to avoid the conflicts that characterize many post-independence African states," he said. "We refuse to continue living like we are in a colony. The only solution available to us now is expropriation without compensation.

"We have demonstrated, through sound political and ideological arguments, that mines in South Africa can be and should be nationalized," he added.

South Africa currently derives most of its export earnings from mining, including of platinum and gold.

Government officials, such as Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Mines Minister Susan Shabangu, have taken pains to reassure investors and international markets that nationalization of mines will not happen any time soon.

Supporters tout Malema as a young Nelson Mandela, based on the former president's rebellion against ANC leaders in the late 1950s to push successfully for the party to take up arms against apartheid.

Yet it was Mandela who abandoned nationalization after his 1991 release from prison, because of warnings that investors would abandon South Africa, which he believed would have been catastrophic for the country as it tried to move past the poisonous legacy of apartheid.

Malema's economic policies put him closer to Zimbabwe's leader, President Robert Mugabe, who in 2000 ordered seizure of farms from whites without compensation, a policy that has caused the collapse of the nation's agriculture-based economy. Mugabe's government also passed a law in 2008 to force international mining companies to hand over 51% of their assets to Zimbabweans, and in March, firms were ordered to submit plans on how they will meet the requirement.

Malema attacked critics who described him as reckless.  "What is reckless about calling for changing property relations to favor the working class and the poor?" he said. "We should be the voice of farmworkers, of garbage carriers, of street sweepers, of manufacturing workers, of the unemployed reserves of workers. We should be the voice of all people in informal settlements and underdeveloped areas."

Malema has kept Zuma guessing on whether he will support him for a second presidential term, with media reports that the youth league leader and allies are part of a faction planning to oust Zuma at next year's national conference.

But on Thursday he pledged his loyalty to Zuma — just two weeks after commenting that former President Thabo Mbeki, Zuma's archrival, was the best leader the ANC ever produced.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

White farmers ‘being wiped out’

Sunday Timesfrom The Sunday Times

Dan McDougall in Ceres, Western Cape

THE gunmen walked silently through the orchard. Skirting a row of burnt-out tyres, set ablaze months earlier to keep the budding fruit from freezing, they drew their old .38 revolvers.

Inside his farmhouse Pieter Cillier, 57, slept with his 14-year-old daughter Nikki at his side. His 12-year-old son JD was having a sleepover with two teenagers in an adjoining room.

As the intruders broke in, the farmer woke. He rushed to stop them, only to be shot twice in the chest.

In his death throes he would have seen his killers and then his children standing over him, screaming and crying.

The attackers, who were drug addicts, simply disappeared into the night. Cillier’s murder, at Christmas, was barely reported in the local press. It was, after all, everyday news.

Death has stalked South Africa’s white farmers for years. The number murdered since the end of apartheid in 1994 has passed 3,000.

In neighbouring Zimbabwe, a campaign of intimidation that began in 2000 has driven more than 4,000 commercial farmers off their land, but has left fewer than two dozen dead.

The vulnerability felt by South Africa’s 40,000 remaining white farmers intensified earlier this month when Julius Malema, head of the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) youth league, opened a public rally by singing Dubula Ibhunu, or Shoot the Boer, an apartheid-era anthem, that was banned by the high court last week.

Malema’s timing could hardly have been worse. Last weekend in the remote farming community of Colenso, in KwaZulu-Natal, Nigel Ralfe, 71, a dairy farmer, and his wife Lynette, 64, were gunned down as they milked their cows. He was critically injured; she died.

That same day a 46-year-old Afrikaner was shot through his bedroom window as he slept at his farm near Potchefstroom. A few days later a 61-year-old was stabbed to death in his bed at a farm in Limpopo.

The resurrection of Dubula Ibhunu, defended by senior ANC officials as little more then a sentimental old struggle song, has been greeted with alarm by Tom Stokes, of the opposition Democratic Alliance. He said the ANC’s continued association with the call to kill Boers could not be justified.

“Any argument by the ANC that this song is merely a preservation of struggle literature rings hollow in the face of farming families who have lost wives, mothers and grandmothers,” he added.

He was supported by Anton Alberts of the right-wing Freedom Front Plus party: “Malema’s comments are creating an atmosphere that is conducive to those who want to commit murder. He’s an accessory to the wiping out of farmers in South Africa.”

Rossouw Cillier, Pieter’s brother, bristled as he pointed to the bullet holes in the panelled kitchen of the farmhouse near Ceres in the Western Cape. “They shot him through the fridge from the back door — the bullets came straight through here, into his heart. He never had a chance,” he said.

A successful apple and pear grower, he believes his community is living on borrowed time: “More white farmers have been killed than British soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yes, we are at war here.”

His brother’s farmhouse is now shuttered and empty. “I can’t spend time here. We’ll have to sell. This farm has been in our family for generations but it must go. Who’ll manage it? The children will never come back here. They held their own father as he died in front of them. Will they ever get over that?”

As we walked across the orchard, fruit destined for the shelves of Tesco and Sainsbury’s in the UK was still being picked. A tractor passed a 10ft cross erected in honour of the murdered farmer.

“It lights up at night,” Rossouw said. “My brother was a religious man. It’s all that’s left of him here.”

Across South Africa many farmers feel endangered. In Northern Province a tribute has been created beneath an enormous sign with the stark Afrikaans word “plaasmoorde” — farm killings. Thousands of white wooden crosses have been planted across a mountainside, one for each fallen farmer.

Recently the government’s department of rural development has been airing proposals to nationalise productive farmland as a “national asset”. Critics claim it is designed to deflect criticism from the ruling ANC’s failures.

“It’s a lot easier talking about nationalising farms than building decent houses, making clean water come out of taps or honouring promises to redistribute farm plots to millions of landless poor,” said a spokesman for AgriSA, the farmers’ union.

On the outskirts of Ceres there are few groceries in the township store — tins of pilchards, baked beans, some dried biscuits. A group of teenage boys sit on the burnt-out remains of a Ford Escort. This is where Cillier’s killers gathered, in a shebeen, a drinking club, where they fortified themselves with cheap hooch before they set off to rob him. They escaped with nothing.

According to Rossouw Cillier the most telling detail is that his brother was unarmed when they attacked. “If we brandish a weapon, we’ll go to prison, not them. What did they gain from this murder? It was an act as pointless as their lives.”

Sunday, 12 June 2011

The Rainbow that never was

deklerk-mandela-1FW de Klerk, who sold out his own people to communist terrorists in 1994, suddenly seems worried about the state of the “Rainbow Nation”.  Now he wants to attack Zuma for openly supporting that excuse for an animal capable of walking on its hind legs aka Julius Malema and his “Kill the Boer” songs sung at political gatherings.

De Klerk and Meyer, along with the rest of the sorry bunch of Afrikanerbond traitors, enriched themselves in the deals struck with the ANC long before the 1994 elections.  They all made sure they are well looked after, so I guess South Africa turning into a cesspool of criminal thugs and corrupt government officials is not that much of an issue to them.  It just happens to be bad news for those sold out.

Here follows an article from The Windsor Star where de Klerk expresses his concern.  However, I want to focus your attention to the sound clip after that.  A sound clip of Dave Stewart of the FW de Klerk foundation as guest of The Right Perspective.  Now listen carefully how this man attempts to bullshit his hosts.  He must have thought these Americans couldn’t possibly know anything about South African history.  And if they knew anything, it was probably the propaganda sold to them either before or after 1994.  Before 1994 by the communist ANC thugs and their useful liberal idiots.  Or after 1994 by the media and Afrikanerbond cohorts about a “Rainbow Nation” and how they averted a blood bath in 1994.  De Klerk and his buddies seem to forget about the most horrific crime statistics in the world bar a few Southern American drug lord run countries.

F.W. de Klerk, the former South African president who negotiated the end of apartheid with Nelson Mandela, has accused President Jacob Zuma of fomenting racial divisions.

The last leader of white South Africa launched an unprecedented attack on the conduct and policies of his successors in a speech that reflected deepening divisions in the so-called rainbow nation.

Mr de Klerk, 75, said there was no justification for Mr Zuma's outspoken acolyte Julius Malema, the ANC's Youth League president, to sing Shoot the Boer. Mr Malema calls the song "a legitimate struggle" anthem but is facing a hate speech charge for singing it. "The historical context is irrelevant," Mr de Klerk said. "It would be equally unacceptable for Afrikaners to sing Boer War songs calling on people to shoot the English - or for Americans to sing World War Two songs about killing Japanese people."

He said Mr Malema's claim that white farmers were criminals who stole land was also unacceptable and it was even more unacceptable for Mr Zuma to share a stage with him but not condemn his "racist" comments.

"Malema's behaviour is irreconcilable with the constitution that the president has sworn an oath to uphold," said Mr de Klerk. He warned South Africans that the consequences would be "dire" if they ignored such pronouncements. Mr Malema's comments about whites stealing land has provoked fear among farmers of Zimbabwean-style land invasions. Mr Zuma did not contradict Mr Malema, although other officials said the remarks did not represent government policy.

Mr de Klerk also accused the ANC of seeking to enforce black domination over the racial minorities and erode South Africa's liberal constitution. Cronyism, corruption and "divisive racial politics" were rife in government, he added.

"I believe that we are approaching a pivotal point in our history where all South Africans of goodwill, regardless of their race, circumstances or political affiliation will have to rally around the constitutional rights, values and vision upon which our new non-racial democracy has been established," he said.

Mr de Klerk said the ANC was seeking "massive and forced redistribution of property and wealth from the white minority to the black majority".

"Whites, Coloureds and Asians would be corralled into demographic pens in all aspects of their economic and professional lives according to the percentage of the population they represent," he said. "The prospects of South African citizens would once again be determined by the colour of their skins - and not by their skills, their contribution."

Dave Stewart, the executive director of Mr de Klerk's foundation, said he had taken a necessary risk in his speech. "He is an elder statesman and feels he has a duty to uphold the values he and Mr Mandela worked towards," he said.

Zizi Kodwa, a spokesman for Mr Zuma, said Mr de Klerk had been misled by headlines. "Mr Zuma takes former president de Klerk very seriously but for him to just respond to headlines without checking the facts is very unfortunate."

Rainbow NationNow listen to Dave Stewart.  He laughs when John of Staten Island calls the ANC government a bunch of communists.  He then says South Africa isn’t run by communists.  NewsGuy then mentions the ANC tripartite alliance with the South African Communist Party (and COSATU).  Now Stewart suddenly changes his tune.  His FW de Klerk foundation now suddenly wrote articles to warn South Africans of this threat.  The same threat which didn’t exist 15 seconds ago.

John mentions an article from The New York Times from 2002, stresses how even a liberal paper writes about nostalgia for Apartheid amongst all race groups.  Poor Dave returns to the only retort he knows, which is laughing.  But we know this from liberals, don’t we.  They’ll either laugh, interrupt you or start calling you names.

Dr Lets Pretorius from Boerevryheid then cites some statistics of the “New South Africa”, or the “Rainbow Nation” as it is often referred to.

The Rainbow that never was.

Friday, 10 June 2011

‘Only a life lived for others…’

Only a life lived for others is worth living.  So proclaimed one of the greatest minds of our time.  In my opinion it is quite significant that a man with such enormous mental capacity should use simple, common words to describe the value of life.  Or rather its contribution to this world.  And yet, captured in that simplicity, lies a truth so great that it is more often than not too great to see.  Maybe we have “progressed” so far that we value life differently now.  Maybe we have a different view of what adds value, what contributes to the greater good of man.  Or maybe we have become so trapped in chasing what is best for us, that we don’t stop to think of what might be good for others.

One person who understands the value of life, is Lita Fourie.  She runs the Tabita charity in South Africa.  She helps victims of farm attacks to cope with the trauma of vicious assaults, torture and attempted murder.  Apart from raising awareness of the horrible crimes committed against farmers and others living in rural areas, Lita raises funds for those in need of expensive medical treatment following such attacks.  Many years ago Lita’s own parents were brutally murdered after being tortured on their farm.

Recently she organised the planting of additional white crosses at the White Cross monument, also known as Plaasmoorde (farm murders) monument.  These crosses represent the latest farm murder victims.  Below are some photos of the event:









Thanks Lita, for caring about others.

Thanks for helping those in need.

But most of all, thank you for reminding us all about life lived for others.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The Intellectual Architect of Grand Apartheid.

When folks think of Apartheid & the semi-executed Separate Development offshoot of it: most people tend to believe that it was created by the "local White population" [ folks with long roots in the region ] & many even erroneously believe that it was created by Boers or descendents of Boers [ in spite of the fact that the Boers were often largely impoverished & did not have or even go to institutions of higher learning even when they were independent in the 19th cent. & were soon outnumbered by the larger White population once they were incorporated into the new state of South Africa. ] More people are starting to realize that the British instituted the policies which were soon termed Apartheid but not too many people appear to realize that even the Separate Development phase - also termed Grand Apartheid [ 1 ] was not created by folks with a linage in the South African region. A lot of people already know that the most notable politician who promoted Grand Apartheid was the Dutch born Hendrik Verweord but fewer tend to mention that Verwoerd's right hand man & the intellectual architect of Grand Apartheid was the son of a German missionary named Werner Eiselen: [ 2 ] [ aside from Verwoerd ] the actual brains behind the plan to implement Separate Development. [ 3 ] Fewer people still even realize that Werner Eiselen left the government over the belief that he felt that Separate Development was not being authentically & fully implemented by the government.

The following is the relevant quote from The White Tribe of Africa. [ Dr Werner Eiselen, a leading Broederbond theorist and Verwoerd's Secretary of Native Affairs, resigned his post in 1960 and became High Commissioner for Bophutha Tswana. Some said it was because of his general disillusionment that so little had been done to promote genuine separate development. Some time later he gave an interview to a French journalist who wanted to know why the government had not practiced what it had preached. "My dear sir, you can't imagine the bitterness of our internal political struggles. The opposition criticizes us when we put into practice what they demand in theory, that it to say when we improve the lot of the Bantu. The farmers lose sight of our aim, they do not think ahead. When the state purchases land for the Bantu they say: ' Perhaps it is my farm they are going to buy up tomorrow. ' Our people... only think of their daily comfort. They accept the theory. But at the same time they want comfort. Obviously a generous theory and unchallenged comfort are incompatible." ] From: Page 180 of The White Tribe of Africa: South Africa in Perspective. By David Harrison.

The West likes to impugn White South Africans in general over those former top-down policies as though they had a direct hand in their implementation. Fact is even the White Afrikaans speaking electorate did not support the National Party in a majority [ forming a government only requires wining a plurality of SEATS - not to win the majority of the popular vote ] until after the 1960 referendum [ 4 ] on turning South Africa into a [ nominal ] republic. Therefore when folks accuse us of "creating Apartheid" one should give them a quick history lesson demonstrating that its creators were from abroad or from parents who were not from the lineage of the local peoples of the region.


1. Apartheid. New Histories.

2. [ The best known among these theorists was Dr Werner Eiselen, the son of a Berlin missionary and a highly qualified Africanist. ] Gunther Pakendorf. A Brief History of the Berlin Mission Society in South Africa.

3 Quote: [ Besides Verwoerd the creator of Apartheid ideology was his close confidant the German Werner Eiselen. ]

From Page 47 of South Africa, the prospects of peaceful change. By Theodor Hanf, Heribert Weiland, Gerda Vierdag.

4. Quote: [ After General Hertzog's renunciation of Republicanism in 1927, and particularly following "fusion" in 1934, a small group of intellectuals who ran the Afrikaner Broederbond set out quite deliberately and self-consciously to fashion a new 'Christian-national' identity for all white Afrikaans-speakers. Yet most of this target group displayed no great interest in such a definition of 'their' culture and identity. Electoral studies reveal that it was probably not until the election of 1958, or even the 1960 referendum on the Republic, that an overwhelming majority of white Afrikaans-speakers voted for the National Party and its project to 'Afrikanerize' South Africa. ]

Dan O'Meara. Département de science politique Université du Québec à Montréal.

Addendum: On an interesting note - the goal of Separate Development was to end Apartheid - or at least it was SOLD to the people as a means to end Apartheid. [ ie: segregation. ] Read the following excerpt.

[ Piet Meyer ascribed full credit to the man at the top. "Verwoerd gave us our direction. He said that Apartheid must end. Now it is going to be Separate Development. We have to give them full freedom & independence. It took a lot of selling. I had doubts myself". ] Page 176 - 177. The White Tribe of Africa. South Africa in Perspective. By David Harrison.

Though some folks will assert that any system that maintains a White regime over the bulk of the South African macro state is Apartheid even though the regimes were in the process of considering granting a lot more land to the TBVC states to make them contiguous. But that plan faced the problems as noted by Werner Eiselen in the above quote. The key to having made Separate Development truly work would have been with the viable development of the TBVC states & other self governing regions into stable self sufficient polities. Which of course was easier said than done. Paradoxically the various South African regimes refused to grant the Boer people self determination as the Boers were politically co-opted into the larger White electorate & largely under the dispossessing Afrikaner designation. Thus Boer independence would have caused a significant portion of the White electorate to transfer out of South Africa proper & into their own Boer homeland / republic.

For further reading:

The Apartheid Dialectic. Examining how Apartheid was implemented & its subsequent dialectic.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Malema’s cousin tender rip-off


26578_358413915816_537235816_4273322_3720906_nBy Piet Rampedi, Fin24

Johannesburg -  ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema’s cousin won a R44m pharmaceutical contract in Limpopo without ­submitting a ­formal tender.

Tshepo Malema's Arandi ­Trading Enterprises is one of eight companies whose dealings with the province’s health and social ­development department is now the subject of an internal fraud and corruption probe.

The companies were awarded tenders worth R167m to supply syringes, surgical blades, disposable needles, labels for medicines and patient referral forms to Limpopo’s hospitals and clinics.

Despite treasury regulations, which require competitive bids for all contracts above R500 000, the ­department issued the tenders through a written quotation ­system in February this year.

Departmental spokesperson Joe Maila confirmed that Phil Setsiba, the senior manager for pharmaceutical services, has been ­suspended for allegedly inflating the quantity of stocks needed and the costs involved.

Maila said: "We picked up there could be some issues related to procurement at the depot. So we have since instituted an internal ­investigation to determine what could have happened."

Setsiba declined to comment.

Vuna Healthcare Logistics, a company contracted to manage the department's pharmaceutical depot, its procurement, warehousing and pharmaceutical distribution systems, distanced itself from the controversial tenders.

Stanley Mashego, one of its ­directors, said: "Everything was done by the department.

"After deciding who gets what, they just tell us what it is they have awarded to which person, and that we should take orders."
Maila would not say why the ­department outsourced the ­depot's procurement systems, ­saying he would comment further after investigations.

City Press is in possession of an internal memorandum, written on February 21 by the department's manager for regulatory and quality assurance, Happy Mohale, to ­Deliwe Nyathikazi, the acting head of department, labelling the tenders as "corruption and maladministration of public funds".

Mohale’s memorandum also alleges that bid members were made to sign an "oath of secrecy form" to keep quiet.

Nyathikazi refused to sign off payment orders, saying she ­"cannot sign an order" worth R167m as it was "way above my level".
She also slammed the tender process, saying it was  "impossible for an item's usage to increase from 1 300 to 500 000".

Tshepo Malema this week said that everything was above board.

He said: "I delivered, but did not get anything. I have not yet reached the stage of enquiring why I have not been paid."

Another beneficiary of the tender is Nthabiseng Ntshangase, a business partner of known Julius Malema ally Ali Boshielo.
Ntshangase, who shares a ­Polokwane residential address with Boshielo, said she won the ­contract fairly.

Boshielo’s company, Bitline SA 694, built a house for athletics champion Caster Semenya on ­behalf of ­Julius Malema two years ago. Ntshangase and Boshielo are business partners in another ­company called Candopro (Pty) Ltd.

Boshielo did not return repeated calls and a text message.

- City Press

Sunday, 5 June 2011

How many blacks died under Apartheid?

An old article from 2001, written by a black journalist.  He mentions some of the statistics of deaths during the Apartheid years and also thereafter.

By Vusile Tshabalala, journalist

August 2001-- At the start of the year 1900, the number of African South Africans was found to be 3,5-million according to the British colonial government census. By 1954, our African population had soared to 8,5-million -- and by 1990, there were a full 35-million of us -- all carefully managed, closely policed, counted, shunted around in homelands and townships -- and all of us chafing and griping under the suppressive yoke of the Afrikaner Broederbond's rigid racial segregation system.

During apartheid, our population grew apace however because we also had the benefit of the Broers' medical knowledge and their excellent agricultural skills.

Our population growth and our average life expectancy in fact showed us Africans in South Africa to be in better than average health when compared to other Africans on the rest of the continent: in the decades prior to the official policy of apartheid,(which was started in 1948), the average life expectancy of African South Africans was only 38 years.

However, during the last decade of the apartheid era from 1948 to 1994, our average life expectancy had risen to 64 years -- on a par with Europe's average life expectancy. Moreover, our infant death rates had by then also been reduced from 174 to 55 infant deaths per thousand, higher than Europe's, but considerably lower than the rest of the African continent's.

And the African population in South Africa had by then also increased by 50% percent.(source: "a crime against humanity: analysing repression of the Apartheid State", by Max Coleman of the Human Rights Committee).


Deaths due to political violence during apartheid:

Max Coleman's authoritative book analyses all deaths due to political violence from 1948 to 1994 in South Africa and Namibia.
According to the HRC statistics, 21,000 people died in political violence in South Africa during apartheid - of whom 14,000 people died during the six-year transition process from 1990 to 1994. The book lists the number of incidents, dates, and those involved.

This includes SA Defence Force actions, for instance the 600 deaths at Kassinga in Angola during the war in 1978.

Of those deaths, the vast majority, 92%, have been primarily due to Africans killing Africans -- such as the inter-tribal battles for territory: this book's detailed analyses of the period June 1990 to July 1993 indicates a total of 8580 (92%) of the 9,325 violent deaths during the period June 1990 to July 1993 were caused by Africans killing Africans, or as the news media often calls it, "Black on Black" violence - hostel killings, Inkatha Freedom Party versus ANC killlings, and taxi and turf war violence.

The activities of the Civil Cooperation Bureau as outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, were also included in these figures.

The security forces caused 518 deaths (5.6%) throughout this period.

And again, during the transitional period, the primary causes of deaths were not security forces nor white right-wing violence against blacks, but mainly due to "black-on-black necklace murders", tribal conflict between the ANC-IFP, bombs by the ANC and PAC's military wings in shopping centers, landmines on farm roads, etc.


After apartheid:

The present Aids-HIV epidemic -- against which the Mbeki-regime undertakes no action and still is publicly failing to properly acknowledge -- the World Health Organisation estimates that more than 6-million African South Africans will be dead within the forthcoming decade. And the Mbeki-led ANC regime, which could have undertaken a huge prevention campaign such as Uganda's a long time ago, has done nothing to stave off this terrible death rate.

SA hospitals "becoming places of death"

In November last year it was being reported in The Star that South African hospitals are becoming places for dying -- instead of healing. In June this year, it was reported that our cemeteries were filling up so rapidly that upright funerals were being contemplated to save space. Still, Aids is not being spoken about at our funerals, and the silence and utterly unscientific public statements about HIV-Aids from Mbeki's continue unabated while our people are dying.

Democratic Alliance spokesman Jack Bloom warned late last year that the 20% rise in deaths over the past four years among patients treated at Johannesburg Hospital could only be blamed on the high crime rate and the very serious decline in patient care. Why is our patient care so poor now, and our crime rate so high? The answer is simple: our public funds are being looted by the ANC hierarchy. And the police seem helpless to stop it.


Tuberculosis funds looted:

On July 10, 2001, the SA health department announced that it was going to stop R6,6-million in annual funding to the SA National Tuberculosis Association because of the ongoing looting of its funds and the lavish lifestyles of its (African) executives, who award themselves R400,000 annual salaries and spend R5000 a month on cellphone calls alone... while millions of South African TB patients go untreated and are wasting away of a deadly, but curable disease.

During apartheid, please note that the SANTA executives were seen to be extremely frugal with the governments' funding -- that many thousands of patients were cured annually, and that many doctors and nurses even VOLUNTEERED their services free of charge.

The question is this: "why is this man still CEO of SANTA? Why has he not been fired on the spot?"


Violent deaths from 1994 to 2000:

And the SA Police reports this month -- access their website's statistics at http://www.saps.org.za -- that a total of 174,220 people died violent deaths, from crime-related violence, between 1994 and the year 2000.

So my question is this: "did apartheid ever kill as many Africans as are now being killed by the deliberate neglect and looting of our tax funds by the current, supposedly democratic Mbeki regime?"

Socialistic Satanomics

Opinion may be divided on some of his views, but this guy often displays a knack for sidestepping media psyops and ANC propaganda to cut to the chase.  Which is very useful in this era of revisionist feel-good history perpetuated by the ministry of lies.

Here is Mr Smith’s take on “Problem-reaction-solution”:


Click above to read his post

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Death of Johannesburg

As requested by an old friend – Exzanian…