Adriana Stuijt Reports
Tribute to a Hero
Everything reflected on this page comes from the archives of Adriana. This page is a tribute to Adriana and her dedication to exposing the truth about Genocide against the white minority in South Africa. Adriana Stujit dedicated her entire adult life to these people and I want to make sure she is not forgotten.
ZATERDAG 7 MAART 2020 March Afrikaner Murders:
Murders From January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Murders and culpable homicides in South Africa. UPDATE FROM JAN. 1, 2019 to PRESENT: From January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, the death rate for Afrikaners for “unnatural death” were 223 in totak. Bringing the total death rate of Afrikaners from January 1. 2019 to Febuary 2020 to 284 deaths. This from a very tiny minority of only about 1.5 million Boer Farmers.
Above: Afrikaner’s begging in the streets are often the victims of feudal land lords who force them to beg in exchange for food and board
Child Sex Slavery in South Africa
South Africa remains centre of Human Slavery Trade: US State Department
South Africa is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking.
Children are trafficked mainly within the country, from poor rural areas to urban centers, such as Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, and Bloemfontein. Girls are subjected to sex trafficking and domestic servitude; boys are forced to work in street vending, food service, begging, criminal activities, and agriculture.
Nigerian syndicates dominate the commercial sex trade within the country, though local criminal rings and street gangs organize child prostitution in a number of South Africa’s cities. Syndicates recruit and transport South African women to Europe and the Middle East, where they are forced into prostitution or domestic service.
Traffickers control victims through intimidation and threats, use of force, withholding of passports, debt bondage, and forced use of drugs and alcohol. In 2011, South African trafficking victims were discovered in Bangladesh and Turkey. May 25 2013
We have compiled a video record of their excellent work of the special SAP unit which rescued so many enslaved children before they were disbanded.
January 2005 – “Afrikaans girls are forced into sex-slavery by Nigerian gangs”.
In January 2005, the SAPS still had units trying to rescue these girls. By July 2013, very little news is published of children being rescued by the police.
The video below shows the action while police rescue prostituted Afrikaner children and in one case, an Afrikaner mom who was forced into prostitution while they kept her small toddler hostage. She refused to take drugs – which is the usual way in which white and coloured Afrikaans-speaking children are prostituted.
In all these cases, Nigerian gangs were involved. In January 2005, Journeyman Pictures followed a team of police officers around – all Afrikaners — as they a major child sex syndicate. Girls as young as ten were fed drugs to force them into a life of prostitution. “Priscilla was only 16 but already she’s a hardened drug-addicted prostitute.:
I don’t know if I’ll see 21 years if it goes on like this,” she confides. “She was the victim of a nation-wide Nigerian sex syndicate, which rotates girls between brothels in four cities. Her 14 year old sister, Candice, was also being held captive. “Child exploitation attracts a lot of attention — it becomes more dangerous, it becomes more lucrative,” explains one police expert.
“There’s even a website where pimps can advertise their girls.
Most girls were enslaved after being force-fed drugs but more sinister methods were also used. One mother’s three year old son was abducted by her pimps to force her onto the street.
Another child was brutally gang raped after she tried to run away. And another girl who refused adamantly to ‘cooperate’, was torched outside the Orange Farm squatter camp as an example to the others.
Child Sex Trafficking in South Africa
Unknown white girl torched outside Johannesburg squatter camp - but nobody noticed a thing...
Sisters Sold Into Slavery;
Hooking in Johannesburg 2
"Tik" drug turns SA children into monsters:
The child-protection units in Gauteng province were disbanded by the ANC-regime ;
Uproar as police disband special Child Protection Units – Sept 24 2006
By Eleanor Momberg IOL.co.za: “Members of the police’s family violence, child protection and sexual offences (FCS) units in Gauteng have received their marching orders, and will take up positions as normal detectives at police stations across the province on Tuesday. This was confirmed by police spokesperson Director Selby Bokaba, who refused to comment further on the “redeployment” of the members saying he did not want those affected to read about their transfers in the media.
“This affects the entire policing in Gauteng; it is not just about certain units so some members will not be affected,” said Bokaba. Information about the transfers would be communicated “when the time is right”. Reports that the FCS and other specialised units would be disbanded have abounded for several years, with police saying the moves were aimed at improving expertise at police-station level. Members of the anti-hijacking unit, the former narcotics bureau and the endangered species protection unit are among those who have already been redeployed to police stations.
NGOs and unit members confirmed experts employed in the FCS were informed of their redeployment’s on Tuesday, and that they received formal notification on Thursday. As of Tuesday the FCS units in Gauteng, the first province to be affected by the move, would cease to exist. Child and adult victims of rape, family violence and abuse will have to report to their local police stations where detectives will handle their cases. The redeployment of particularly the FCS has been criticised by opposition politicians, child and women’s rights groups, who slammed the lack of consultation about the change, saying the move was detrimental to child and women victims of rape and abuse.
Mike Waters, social development spokesperson for the Democratic Alliance, said service delivery would be hampered as cases already under investigation would be sub-divided between the police stations where FCS members would be stationed. Waters was concerned about the fact that there were no offices for the members to report to on Tuesday, that they had no phones or desks and that police stations did not have the specially equipped interview rooms the FCS had to interview children and rape victims about their ordeals.
The DA and the Ithemba trauma and rape centre called on Charles Nqakula, the safety and security minister, to intervene in line with government’s policy of no tolerance of crimes against women and children and reverse the decision to scrap the units. “He should rather create more child protection units around the country,” said Waters. Phillip Stoneman of Ithemba said they worked closely with Benoni FCS whose members had been redeployed to Daveyton and Tembisa, assisting the unit by doing the forensic examinations, medical exams such as blood tests, providing medical treatment where required, and helping victims of sexual offences, child abuse and family violence through trauma counseling. Carrie Shelver of People Opposed to Women Abuse said the crisis that already existed was being made worse by the actions of police management.
“There are already an unacceptably high number of cases that are thrown out of court … and countless don’t make the point of prosecution because of poor investigation,” she said.
"Bring back specialised police units dealing with violent sexual crimes": 2013: Yusuf Abramjee, Pretoria News
By 2013, Yusuf Abramjee’s wrote in his column ‘We can all do something about rape’ (Pretoria News) that the specialised police units dealing with violent sexual crimes should be brought back; and that officers should be trained to deal with such crimes. The SAPS claimed however that all these crimes were ‘covered by the “Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) units” installed in 2012. He claims a ‘high success rate’ with a conviction rate of 73 percent for “crimes against women above 18 years old and 70.04 percent for crimes against children under 18.” However the word ‘child sex-slavery’ hardly ever is mentioned any more by the SA news media – unless they are writing about other countries. As far as the ANC-regime is concerned, these are all ‘sex-crimes’.
Sex-slavery gangs still actively kidnapping Afrikaans children, from home and school:
Meanwhile the slavery gangs remain very active, with frequent warnings on Afrikaners’ Facebook pages of specific people lurking about at their schools, looking for children to kidnap.. And when they are, the facts are very carefully hidden – very little is reported about these events in the SA news media these days. Above all, the ANC-regime does not want any ‘bad publicity… and the safety of Afrikaans, coloured and white, as well as Indian children is nothing the ANC-regime worries about.’
We have recorded several examples of Afrikaans girls who were kidnapped recently, and mysteriously ‘found back again’. The circumstances remain murky, and we do not know what happened to these children while they were ‘missing’ from their homes. And as soon as the ‘missing persons’ announcements are made, there are immediate claims of ‘hoaxes’ by SA police sources. This has become a trend this past year.
So we don’t know what really happened to these children:
Joyline Pretorius, 15, possibly kidnapped en route from her Booysen home to Afrikaans Hercules High School - May 8 2013:
Bianca Joubert (19)
This was the first report:
“Bianca Joubert, 22, kidnappThis ed from parking lot in Tzaneen, July 6, 2013.Saturday. Her future mother-in-law was waiting for her in the parking area and saw how blacks grabbed her, struggled with her, grabbed stuff from her handbag, and when she went to pick it back up they dragged her into a mini-taxi, while she was putting up a horrific fight.
They also beat her to get her into the taxi. Call her mother Hannie at Telephone 084-581-3302 sourced: Facebook picture and story by Lelani Anderson, Pietersburg/Polokwane and also by Jaypee Smuts on their Facebook pages.
Unidentified little white girl kidnapped from home in Pretoria West June 30 2013 was 'found back unharmed". What happened to her?
Notified by the Citizen Policing Forum of Wierdabrug 30 June 2013:
@CPFWierda Twitter: “Unidentified white female child 10, kidnapped from her home Pretoria West July 12 2013 last night by two men in a silver bakkie with a canopy.picture:
She was ‘found’. The details remain murky. It was later claimed by faceless people on Facebook that it had been ‘a hoax’.
We don’t think so: EblockwatchCoZa’s Adriaan Snyman also placed it on his page. And he ‘s a very reliable source. http://pic.twitter.com/Z4J5yZd03m – http://twitter.com/CPFWierdastatus/351228962074144768
Visser Rosemary 15, April 22 2013 kidnapped from home Kevin court Parow Street, Parow found July 9 2013.
No explanations by Pink Ladies which missing-persons ngo works closely with SAPS.July 9 2013 – Found: Parow WC Rosemary Visser 15 yrs 22 Apr 2013.
Circumstances: Rosemary went missing (first report said KIDNAPPED) on 22 April 2013 at approx. 8am from Kevin Court Parow St Parow, north of Cape Town. Thanks to SAPS WO Spannenberg & WO Simpson, “she is found and safe. Let the healing begin”. Thanks, Nana PLTT media and all other role players. Pink Ladies:
Natasha Werner (17)
Found : Boksburg North GP Natasha Werner17 31 May 2013.
Circumstances: She was last seen on the 31 May 2013 at approx 15.00 hrs.
Her mother who resides in Claremont GP reported her missing on 5 June 2013. Thanks to SAPS family friends, Patty Nana Stephanus PLTT, fb members, media and all other role players”:
‘She came back to the woman she had been staying with of her own accord.” Her mother fetched her and she is safe and unharmed. Let the healing begin. Pink Ladies.
Twane Griffin, 24: missing March 8, 2013. Found with a male Muslim friend'...
Vereeniging GP Twane Griffin 24 yrs 8 March 2013. OB 1290/06/2013.
Circumstances: Twane left home in Cas Maartens St, Sonlandpark, Vereeniging with a male Muslim friend on the 8th March and had contact with her parents until about 3 weeks ago.
Thanks to Sgt Theletsane, family friends, Patty Nana Pltt, fb members, all other role players “she has been found in Akasia. SAPS closed case let the healing begin”.
Roeline Viljoen: 16, "missing, now found"..
Vanderbijlpark GP Roeline Viljoen white female 16 yrs 6 July 2013. Ser 4/7/2013/- OB 696/7/2013
Circumstances: Roeline went missing from their home in Vanderbijlpark on 6 July 2013 at 7pm. Thanks to SAPS, Nana, Patty, Stephanus, Debbie PLTT and all other role players “she is safe home and family will get counseling. Let the healing begin”
We know (partially) what happened to this girl: Nicole Haji-Loucas, 14
FOUND: Report by the Pink Ladies: July 2 2013 – Pretoria Moot Nicole Haji-Loucas white female 14 yr 2 July 2013.
OB 01/07/2013. Circumstances: Nicole and her step brother Quintin Bezuidenhout went missing in the Moot area o 2 July 2013.
They were last seen at the Pretoria Central bus station. Thanks to SAPS Pretoria Moot Capt Thiri, Const Tibane and team, family friends, PLTT, fb members and all role players she has been found and safe with SAPS.
The half brother has been arrested. Let the healing begin.
AND MANY MORE...
Posted 10th August 2013 by: Adriana Stuijt
Afrikaners are slaves under ANC-regime
- their children are often kidnapped into the very lucrative child sex-slavery trade; and
about 1million homeless, impoverished Afrikaners are totally at the mercy of brutal feudal Afrikaner landlords:
Poor Afrikaners often are forced to beg and work on ‘hell-farms’ for their survival:
The feudal-slavery system has reared its ugly head in South Africa, where hundreds of thousands of impoverished, homeless Afrikaner whites, fleeing to smallholdings and farms for their survival, are abused by Afrikaner landlords as ‘begging-slaves’ . The feudal landlords also confiscate all the income from frail elderly pensioners and force them to work on their ‘hell-farms’. This is all caused by the fact that Afrikaners ‘whites’, are denied most permanent jobs in South Africa: 96% of all the fulltime jobs in the public and private sector are reserved for ‘black Africans’ under the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act.
Boer are Dying in Camps Again
Why are so many Afrikaners dying in squatter camps? And what can you do to help?
By Adriana Stuijt. April 7 2014 – Ever since 1994, when the ANC-regime came to power, as a retired SA-Dutch journalist I’ve been keeping track of the Afrikaner people’s growing destitution – which is deliberately created by the ANC-regime’s more than 100 laws to bar ‘whites’ from the South African job market.
Following is a summary of this ongoing process of deliberate genocidal behaviour leading to the deaths of many Afrikaners as they drift into destitution.
Lately there have been a growing number of reports that Afrikaner people are dying of water-borne diseases such as cholera in these camps. They are also dying of other preventable communicable diseases such as TB – which during apartheid was kept so well under control that they had a 95% cure-rate. Many Afrikaners also die in fires in their squatter shacks because they have no access to electricity. Many children also are maimed in such fires and have to spend the rest of their lives as crippled invalids.
Avoidable cholera-deaths in Afrikaner squatter camps reported:
Genocide of 70,000 Whites: Poster War
Poster war on Twitter highlight the genocide of white South Africans – Where did all the White South Africans go?
It is often said that one picture is worth a thousand words. This week South African tweeter @ExUnitateVires started posting representative pictures of 70,000 white South Africans who have been murdered since the ANC-regime took over in 1994. Let these posters speak for themselves – and the facts behind them: In 1994, South Africa had more than 5,5million white residents – and the majority lived in the thriving, well-ordered CBD’s of all the major cities – Pretoria, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth… By 2013, there were at least 51-million blacks in South Africa, and only 3,5million of them were white Afrikaners…
By June 19 2013, 2013, the US State Department was also issuing warnings to its travelers to stay out of the (100% black) ‘ Critical Crime Cities ‘ of Pretoria, Johannesburg and even Cape Town.
Where did all the ‘whites’ go”?
In 1994, South Africa had more than 5,5-million ‘white’ residents – including 4,5-million Afrikaners whose forebears have lived there since 1656. By 2013, less than 3,5million Afrikaners remain according to the latest census. Traditionally Afrikaner voortrekker cities such as Pretoria and Bloemfontein were 100% Afrikaner cities.
By 2013, the US State Department issued warnings to its travelers to stay out of the (100% black) ‘Critical Crime Cities’ of Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town. Where did all the ‘whites’ go”?
112 Table Mountains of murder in SA! http://pic.twitter.com/NS4UzgwnbA
Daily updates of hatecrimes against SA minorities:
US government issues “Critical Crime Threat Spots’ for South Africa’s major cities: Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town
June 19 2013 – A warning issued to tourists by the United States says Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town are “critical crime threat spots.” The warning was released in a document by the US state department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. It states: “Violent and confrontational crime is a major concern. Such crimes include home invasion robberies, burglaries, car-jackings, street muggings, smash-and-grabs, organised attacks on commercial and retail centres, bombings of ATM’s, as well as attacks on cash-in-transit vehicles and personnel.”The report warns visitors that South African criminals do not hesitate to use lethal weapons and that townships should be avoided. “visitors should be aware that criminal activity is prevalent throughout the country and can be violent. Violent crimes, such as armed robbery, carjacking, mugging, “smash-and-grab” attacks on vehicles, and other criminal acts are still common and do affect visitors and resident U.S. citizens.
Visitors to the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria and U.S. Consulates General in Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg should be aware of the risk of muggings, several of which have occurred near U.S. diplomatic facilities. While measures have been taken to address concerns about potential muggings, visitors approaching U.S. government facilities should be aware of their personal security and carry as little money and valuables as possible.Visitors and residents are advised of ongoing criminal activity involving organized crime gangs targeting individuals and commercial businesses at shopping centers and other public places. Once a victim has been identified, he/she may be followed back to his/her residence or hotel and robbed. Robberies often involve weapons; the use of force is used from the moment of attack and generally escalates greatly for those offering some form of resistance.
These gangs target people of opportunity and not always appearing to be affluent. Crime affects all sectors of society to include those driving expensive cars, wearing eye-catching jewelry, flashing large amounts of cash, and/or making high-value purchases. Criminals also gravitate towards “soft” targets – people who appear preoccupied and do not pay attention to their immediate surroundings. Visitors who believe they are being followed should travel directly to a police station or other public location of safety.
Cash-in-transit (armored vehicles) robberies remain common; tourists should try to avoid traveling near these vehicles and personnel during a cash delivery or pick-up, particularly at shopping centers or other public locations. Crimes against property, such as carjacking, have often been accompanied by violent acts, including murder, when victims resist or are slow to respond to attackers’ demands.
South Africa also has the highest reported occurrence of rape in the world. Foreigners are not specifically targeted, but several have been the victims of rape. Victims of violent crime, especially rape, are strongly encouraged to seek immediate medical attention, including antiretroviral therapy against HIV/AIDS. Questions about how to receive such treatment should be directed to the nearest U.S. consulate.
Criminal activity, such as assault, armed robbery, and theft, is particularly high in areas surrounding certain hotels and public transportation centers, especially in major cities. Theft of passports and other valuables is most likely to occur at airports, bus terminals, and train stations. A number of U.S. citizens have been mugged or violently attacked on commuter and metro trains, especially between Johannesburg and Pretoria.
In the Western Cape, police resources have been strained by continuing gang conflicts and vigilante violence in the low-income areas and informal settlements around Cape Town. People who are unfamiliar with the Cape Flats/Khayelitsha area, surrounding townships, and squatter camps should not visit these areas. Additionally, travelers should be aware that muggings have occurred along
travelers should be aware that muggings have occurred along popular hiking routes on Table Mountain. Visitors to Table Mountain should be vigilant, hike in groups, and not carry/display valuables.
Crime in Durban remains high. Visitors should avoid traveling in the city center after dark, as well as all travel to the surrounding townships. The suburbs north and west of the city are generally considered to be safer than the city center, but all visitors should remain vigilant and exercise situational awareness at all times.
If confronted by an armed individual, you should immediately comply, and avoid making sudden movements. Any hesitation on your part could be perceived as a threat and may result in unnecessary violence.
ATMs: Criminals often loiter near ATMs, targeting persons withdrawing cash. A common scheme is the “Good Samaritan” fraud, where a criminal attempts to “help out” with a particular ATM transaction. Often the ATM in these situations has been tampered with to record the card information, and the “Good Samaritan” will then take the information and use it to withdraw cash later. This is a prevalent crime, and both residents and visitors have been targeted. Do not accept “assistance” from anyone, or agree to assist others with ATM transactions. Travelers should also try to avoid using ATMs after business hours, on the street, or in remote locations.
Criminals have also used commercial explosives to blow up ATMs in South Africa. ATM bombings have taken place in the early hours of the morning in remote or isolated areas, although some attacks have taken place at gas stations and shopping complexes. Based on these threats, the following security precautions are recommended: Avoid using ATMs in dark, remote, or isolated areas. Never allow someone to assist you at the ATM, and never assist anyone else at the ATM, either. ATMs located inside shopping malls, hotels, and banks are preferred since they are normally high-traffic areas, and are monitored by security guards and cameras. Avoid using an ATM with a cord or any foreign object attached to it. If you notice a suspicious device on or alteration to an ATM, immediately leave the area, take cover, and notify the police. Shrapnel and debris from an explosion can travel long distances and cause serious injury or death. Before withdrawing money, scan the area for any suspicious persons or activity. Should anyone approach you while you are withdrawing money, immediately cancel the transaction, remove your card, and leave the area.
Incidents of credit card fraud, counterfeit U.S. currency, and various check-cashing scams have also been reported. When giving your credit card to a store or restaurant employee for processing, do not let the card out of your sight. Most South African restaurants and gas stations have portable credit card machines that can be brought to your table or car.
Hotel Security: Thefts from hotel rooms throughout the country remain a concern. Travelers are strongly encouraged to make use of hotel-provided room safes or lock-boxes at the front desk for all valuables.
Financial and Romance Scams: Visitors should also beware of telephone, internet, and e-mail fraud schemes, which attempt to win the confidence of unsuspecting persons who are persuaded to enter into a romantic relationship via email, or to provide financial assistance, or to travel to South Africa and assist in a supposedly lucrative business venture. Since 2008, there have been several cases of U.S. citizens losing thousands of dollars and putting themselves in danger by responding to either romantic or financial scams (also known as “419 scams”). “Lonely hearts” scams are a common and growing problem, with “engagements” via internet used to lure victims into sending money to assist with supposed education, health or job problems. Victims have lost tens-of-thousands of dollars on these scams. If you are contacted by someone claiming to be a U.S. citizen you met on the internet or only know online asking you for financial assistance, instruct them to contact the nearest U.S. consulate. You should exercise extreme caution when sending funds to individuals overseas for any reason whether your relationship with them is of a business or personal nature. Some scam victims have traveled to South Africa only to lose more money, and in a few cases, to be physically attacked or kidnapped for ransom. Click to view the State Department’s financial scam web page. If you have lost money in a financial scam, please file a report with your local police and with the Internet Crime Complaint Center. Victims can also report Internet fraud to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) online or by phone, toll-free, at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). To check on a business’s legitimacy while in the United States, contact the International Trade Administration, Room 3317, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 1-800-USA-TRADE or 202-482-5149, fax: 202-482-5198. If you are abroad, contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Car Thefts and Carjacking: Carjacking and thefts from cars remain serious problems. Doors should remain locked and windows rolled up at all times. Motorists are urged to hide bags, cell phones, and other valuables from view at all times and to be extremely cautious when approaching intersections. “Smash-and-grab” robberies are common throughout South Africa, particularly in urban areas, at traffic lights, and at highway off-ramps. A criminal, sometimes posing as a vendor or beggar, will walk between lines of vehicles waiting at an intersection, surveying the contents for valuables. Once an item of value is identified, the perpetrator will quickly smash the window and grab the item off the seat before fleeing, often before the driver can determine what happened. In another scenario, an individual (or two working in tandem) may indicate to a driver an apparent flat tire or other problem and wait for the driver to pull over or exit the car before grabbing exposed valuables.
If you see a car pulled over to the side of the road do not stop to offer assistance, but rather call the police to report the vehicle’s location so that authorities can render assistance. You should avoid carrying anything of value inside the car (e.g., briefcases, purses, laptops, etc.) that could attract potential assailants. When parking your vehicle, use parking lots that are well-lit and have a security presence, and physically check that the vehicle is locked before you walk away. Criminals have perfected the technique of blocking the wireless alarm remote signal and either stealing the vehicle or waiting inside the vehicle for the driver to return in order to rob them.
Criminals, working in groups, have placed debris on the road (rocks, bricks, shards of metal, etc.) in an effort to puncture a vehicle’s tires. Another less-frequently used tactic is for criminals to throw rocks, bricks, paint, or eggs from freeway overpasses onto moving vehicles to damage cars and disorient drivers, forcing them to pull over. Other criminals hide along the road and rob the driver once he has pulled over to inspect the damage.
Airport Safety: Travelers leaving the airport have been targeted by criminals for robbery while en route to their hotels or places of residence. As such, all travelers should be extremely vigilant when leaving the airport and ensure that a reliable mode of transportation is used (such as arranging pick-up directly with a hotel, or using airport-approved modes of transport, such as Gautrain or official metered taxis from the taxi rank).
Concerted efforts have been made to reduce luggage theft and pilferage at International Airport Johannesburg with noticeable results. However, travelers are encouraged to lock their suitcases when possible and avoid placing valuables in checked baggage. A good practice, regardless of destination, is to make an inventory of items and contact your air carrier immediately if you experience a loss.
Criminals are known to also target travelers at ATMs in airports. Travelers should refer to the above section, “ATM Scams,” for security precautions at ATMs.
Firearms: Travelers to South Africa may not import or take in-transit any firearms or ammunition without a temporary import or in-transit permit issued by the South African Police Service. Information on how to obtain a permit for firearms for personal protection and hunting can be found at the South African Police Service’s Firearms website.
If you violate South Africa’s laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking in illegal drugs in South Africa are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.
Engaging in trafficking or sexual conduct with children or using/disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime, prosecutable in the United States. Please see our information on Criminal Penalties. Based on the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, bilateral agreements with certain countries, and customary international law, if U.S. citizens are arrested in South Africa, they should request that the police, prison officials, or other authorities alert the nearest U.S. consulate of the arrest, and to have communications forwarded to the nearest U.S. consulate.
- Notification by local authorities of U.S. citizens arrested in South Africa is rare. As such, U.S. citizens should request consular notification in the event that they are arrested.
HIV and AIDS remain major public health concerns in the Republic of South Africa. According to the UNAIDS Report on the global AIDS epidemic (2010), about 5.6 million people are estimated to be living with HIV in South Africa, with 17.8 percent of the adult population (15-49) affected. Women account for approximately 55 percent of HIV-positive people. Women in the age group 25-29 are the worst-affected, with prevalence rates of up to 40 percent. For men, the peak is reached at older ages, with an estimated 10 percent prevalence among men older than 50 years.
- We recommend you exercise appropriate precautions if engaging in sexual activity, or if you are exposed to a blood source other than that supplied by a hospital for transfusion purposes.
Accessibility: While in South Africa, U.S. citizens with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation very different from what is found in the United States. South African law mandates access to buildings for persons with disabilities, but these laws are rarely enforced. Even in government buildings, it is not unusual to encounter entrances with multiple stairs and elevators that have not been operational for some time, and many private businesses are no different. However, many of the tourist attractions, along with restaurants near the tourist attractions, are somewhat better-equipped with ramps and other options to facilitate access. If you are a traveler with a disability, you should plan ahead to ensure that your lodging and planned activities are able to accommodate any special requirements.
Private medical facilities are good in urban areas and in the vicinity of game parks, but they may be limited elsewhere. Pharmacies are well-stocked, and equivalents to most American medicines are available. However, travelers taking specific medications should bring an adequate supply for their entire stay and a prescription with them. Nearly all private South African hospitals are owned by one of the following three corporations:
Life Health Care (http://www.lifehealthcare.co.za/),
NetCare ( http://www.netcare.co.za/live/netcare_index.php ), or
Mediclinic ( http://www.mediclinic.co.za/Pages/default.aspx ).
In many places, doctors and hospitals still expect payment in cash at the time of service. Your regular U.S. health insurance may not cover doctors and hospital visits in other countries. If your policy does not go with you when you travel, it is a very good idea to take out a temporary insurance policy for your trip, ideally one that covers air ambulance evacuations. For more information, please see our medical insurance overseas page.
Malaria: While most of South Africa is malaria-free, malaria risk exists throughout the year in rural low-altitude areas of Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, including Kruger National Park and neighboring game reserves. Risk also exists in the coastal lowlands of KwaZulu-Natal north of the Tugela River (including in Zululand, but excluding urban areas of Richards Bay). Risk is much lower from June to September. Visitors should prepare accordingly and use malaria prophylaxis and mosquito repellent. For information on malaria, its prevention, protection from insect bites, and anti-malarial drugs, please visit the CDC’s malaria web page.
Tuberculosis is an increasingly serious health concern in South Africa. For further information, please consult the CDC’s Travel Notice on TB. Many insect– and tick-borne illnesses are present. Tick and insect precautions are recommended. Schistosomiasis is present in far northeastern and eastern coastal freshwater bodies, including untreated water around game parks and inland resorts. Travelers should avoid freshwater exposure in these areas. Note the Yellow Fever information under “Entry Requirements.” Please also note the information on South Africa’s high HIV/AIDS prevalence under “Special Circumstances” above.
Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) hotline for international travelers at 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747) or via the CDC’s website. For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad, consult the World Health Organization’s (WHO) website. Further general health information for travelers is available from the WHO.
TRAFFIC SAFETY AND ROAD CONDITIONS: South African law does not require an international driver’s license for U.S. citizen tourists who are licensed to drive in the United States and who are in South Africa for less than six months. A valid driver’s license from any U.S. state or territory that has the signature and photo of the driver is valid to drive in South Africa for stays of less than six months. However, while South African law does not require an international driver’s license, insurance companies for both long-term residents and rental car customers often require proof of a South African or international driver’s license in order to honor an insurance claim, even when such proof was not requested at the time the policy was secured.
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Robert 'Bomber' McBride claims victimisation
March 8 2013 Reprinted from Tia-MSOA who writes: “The fact that the criminal and murderer, Robert McBride, is still not behind bars yet is definite proof that there is something seriously wrong with South Africa’s justice system. On 8 April 2011, the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court convicted McBride for drunken driving and defeating the ends of justice. His bail was extended, pending his sentencing on 15 July 2011. However, his sentencing only took place much later, in September 2011. He was then sentenced to two years imprisonment for driving under the influence of alcohol and an effective three years imprisonment for attempting to obstruct the course of justice. The later charge relates to McBride’s attempt at submitting a fraudulent medical certificate to the court. ( Reprinted from: ” This is Africa, My Simple Online Abode: )
“The vain-glorious lout then appealed his sentence and his bail of R1 000 was extended… That was almost 18 MONTHS ago! Now suddenly, when his appeal case is FINALLY reaching conclusion after all these months, he claims that he was victimised by the Organised Crime Unit of the SA Police for apparently making allegations against them. Well, the man has certainly got his timing right as far as juicy media-stories are concerned, and particularly in view of the high number of reputation-destroying incidents the police have been involved in lately!
“In his appeal case in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria heard on Thursday, 7 March 2013, McBride claimed that the three former colleagues who testified that he had been drunk on the eve of 21 December 2006, when he smashed his official car after attending a Christmas party, had all been coerced and intimidated by the police into making incriminating statements or changing statements which infringed his right to a fair trial.
“The three men initially made statements supporting McBride’s version that he had not been drunk and did not leave the scene of the accident to evade justice. All three witnesses later changed their minds, and alleged that McBride had been heavily under the influence of alcohol and that he systematically started covering-up the incident with their assistance.
“Two of the witnesses, Johnston and Segathevan, later obtained a court interdict to protect them from McBride and the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department, as they claimed McBride had made death threats against them. In an official report, related to separate incident, a senior SA Police officer claimed that McBride swore at police officers and threatened to have them shot.
See news report: ‘Who the f*** are you?’ (below)
Background to “Bomber Mc Bride” history and victims:
See also Wikipedia for other pertinent details about this criminal.
Robert McBride’s bomb: Three women pedestrians were killed when the Magoo Bar bomb exploded, and many bar patrons wounded. McBride and a companion were sentenced to execution. A pardon negotiated by former president Nelson Mandela saved McBride from death row. McBride then became a diplomat and later the metropolitan police chief of the East Rand. He did apply for amnesty from the Truth and Reconcilition Commission, but stands by the bombing, saying that if he was in the same situation, he would do it again.
McBride’s performance as police chief:
Innocent bystander Qenesane Benjamin Hans shot dead at Ramaphosa Squatter Camp on McBride’s watch as metro-police commander
June 1 2008 — On McBride’s watch as commanding police officer, innocent people were also injured and killed. This photograph by Rapport newspaper photographer Christiaan Kotze was taken while the East Rand/Ekurhuleni metropolitan police had been ordered to shoot at a crowd at the Ramaphosa squatter camp. The man in the red shirt in the foreground died just minutes after this photograph was taken. He was Qenesane Benjamin Hans, a South African resident who lived at the Ramaphosa squatter camp and walked past, enroute to his job.
And the policemen which can be seen firing behind him all belong to the EastRand/Ehkurhuleni police force – they had just been ordered to ‘fire on a crowd’ at Ramaphosa squatter camp by Robert McBride, who had just arrived and taken over command of the action from the national SA Police Service.
Kotze and Hans both were injured by rubber bullets and shotgun-pellets being fired in volleys fired from metropolitan-police guns just seconds after this photograph was taken and pellets had also shattered the camera-lens. The two injured men were taken to hospital in the same ambulance. Mr. Hans had suffered severe head wounds and succumbed in the ambulance, Mr. Kotze was treated and discharged. Kotze states that he had noticed that Mr Hans clearly had been an innocent bystander who really was just walking through the area and had not been involved in any ‘xenophobic attacks’. Kotze had not noticed him amongst the rowdy crowd behind them before he and Kotze were shot. The entire incident is even more controversial because at that time, the officially ‘suspended’ metropolitan police chief Robert McBride had arrived in the middle of these xenophobic attacks and intervened with the national SA Police’s attempts to calm down the crowd — by taking over command. Shortly thereafter, when a bottle was thrown at McBride from the crowd, orders were given to shoot at them – injuring Hans and Kotze, amongst others. McBride ‘s actions were so controversial because he had officially been placed on ‘extended leave’ pending the outcome of his trial for drunk-driving…
Top squash-player James-Thomas Geldart, 20, shot and injured by Ekhurhuleni metrocops on Robert McBride’s watch:
April 19 2008 A young Afrikaner Unisa student, and one of the country’s top ten squash players, James-Thomas Geldart (20) was reportedly recovering from serious gunshot wounds in Glynnwood hospital after he was shot in the groin and the face by members of the notorious EastRand/kurhuleni-metropolitian police on the N12 highway near Springs.He was returning from the Benoni Country Club. He’s a trainer there and plays in its top honours-winning squash-team.
Photographed with him by Beeld newspaper left, were his parents James jr and Amanda, and sister Petri, 15. The unarmed Unisa student was returning from the Benoni club when he was shot at around 12:30 and, chasing home with serious gun-shot wounds, crashed his car into a wall.
The family said he was dragged from his car covered in blood, and kept saying: ‘dad I thought I was being hijacked, they were shooting me.’ The Geldart family already was badly traumatised by violent crime: recently they were also was attacked by armed black men inside their home, and about a year ago, James-Thomas’ car also was hijacked. He said the shots were fired by two groups of armed men in two unmarked cars who had followed him on the N12 highway near Springs. They were giving no indications that they may have been cops. Believing they were hijackers or robbers, he called his security company CMS while he continued driving to his parental home.Spokesmen confirmed that they could hear the shots while he was calling them in sheer panic — and immediately rushed to his house because a security alarm had also been raised there by his mother. Mr Geldart, bleeding profusely and weak from the gunshot wounds, by then had lost control over his car and crashed it into a wall a block away from his house. There was no sign of the men who had been following him. He was treated on the scene by paramedics and rushed to Glynnwood hospital.SA Police captain Julia Claasen claimed that the metro-cops were ‘following’ the young Afrikaner when he had ‘ignored a red traffic-light’. They are now ‘investigating attempted murder,’ she added. His dad says he cannot understand why his unarmed son was shot at at all. “He’s still a child, he was the headboy at Brandwag (Afrikaans) High School and among the top-ten squash players in the country. “He’s in his third year studying for a B-com in financial management at Unisa.’ The father ‘had heard that the metro police were busy with some kind of crime-prevention campaign in Springs. Perhaps that had something to do with it.’
ANC nazi social engineering creates black-power elite
Dr Anthea Jeffreys of the SA Institute for Race Relations calls for the immediate scrapping of BEE and EE-laws: (the Black Economic Empowerment and Employment Equity laws which reserve 75% of all the country’s jobs only for black-Africans).
Only the black-power elite enriched by BEE/BEE:
She warns in a speech on February 2 2013 that these social-engineering laws by the ANC are enriching only a small black-power-elite inside the ruling coalition while leaving 19million undereducated black-Africans and one-third of the 3,4-million Afrikaner whites totally destitute — despite their qualifications, job-experience and skills. And this year’s amendments to the Employment Equity bill is also causing growing unemployment for SA coloureds in the West Cape and KwaZuluNatal’s Indians.
Angry black-African flashmobs increasingly destroy large swathes of property and loot CBD’s and shopping centres:
The massive anger in the black-African South African community especially frequently boils over with large flash-mobs destroying valuable income-generating properties such as farms and factories – and many foreign-owned shops are looted. In 2012, South Africa averaged one violent riot every other day by these well-organised, often very large black mobs. Since January 2013, however, the flashmobs are showing their discontent at least once a day.
Above; Municipal IQ: 17 January 2013: 2012 tally: a violent and diverse year for service delivery protests – 17 Jan 2013
Jeffreys compares situation for USA’s African-Americans to black South Africans
South Africa is the only country in the world which created laws to ‘empower’ the vast black majority. In the USA, such laws were enacted to ‘empower the black minority which at the moment, is outstripping white Americans in their birth rates and rapidly becoming the ‘black majority’ in that country. In her speech this week, Jeffreys draws comparisons between the South African situation and the current debate in the USA to end such empowerment-schemes.
She warns that despite BEE/EE’s vast cost to the SA economy and the growing discontent of the black masses, the ANC-regime still wants to step up its 75% black-Africans only requirements. The regime has also enacted laws which will see business-owners imprisoned for years — merely for ‘failure to comply’ to the employment quotas in their firms, or for hiring black managers as ‘fronting mechanisms’.
‘ Since 1994, the ANC-regime’s Black Economic Empowerment laws have cost the SA economy some R600billion – just to create the ANC’s unproductive black power-elite ‘
Anthea Jeffreys: ‘the case against race”
Dr Anthea Jeffreys calls for the immediate scrapping of the BEE and EE (the Black Economic Empowerment and Employment Equity laws which limit 75 percent of all the country’s jobs to black-Africans only. The head of Special Research and Gawith Fellow at the South African Institute of Race Relations addressed the Conference on “Uniting Behind the Constitution” at the Protea President Hotel in Cape Town on February 2 2013 , hosted by the FW de Klerk foundation. Below is a summary of her speech.
The Constitution and the Equality Clause — What the Constitution says
“Most parts of the equality clause (Section 9) of the Constitution are unambiguous, clearly stating that ‘everyone is equal before the law’ and that neither the state, nor any private person, may ‘unfairly discriminate against anyone’ on racial (or other) grounds. In addition, discrimination on racial grounds is automatically unfair unless the contrary is shown.
The devil lies in the detail of Section 9(2), which says: ‘To promote the achievement of equality, legislative and other measures designed to…advance persons disadvantaged by past discrimination may be taken.’
It was never intended that people without appropriate qualifications would be appointed to posts merely on racial grounds: FW de Klerk:
“During the constitutional negotiations, all parties to the talks – including the African National Congress (ANC) – accepted that Section 9(2) requires a soft’ form of ‘affirmative action’ for the black-African majority — with a focus on training and ‘inputs’ rather than quotas or ‘outputs’.
- Says former state president F W de Klerk, ‘There was never any talk about imposing demographic representivity.’ Nor was it intended that ‘people without the appropriate qualifications would be appointed to posts merely on racial grounds’. Instead, it was widely agreed that ‘the most important and effective form of affirmative action was through the provision of excellent education…and the creation of employment’.
Contrary to this understanding, Section 9(2) has become the fountainhead for employment equity (EE) and black economic empowerment (BEE) rules (laws) which aim at demographic representivity in many spheres and often require the fulfilment of unrealistic racial quotas.
Costs and consequences of the Employment Equity Act of 1998 caused crippling loss of (white) skills:
The Employment Equity Act (EE Act) of 1998 has been energetically implemented in the public sector, where it has brought about a crippling loss of skills and institutional memory. This is evident in the collapse of municipal services in many small towns; the inability of most state agencies to keep sound financial records and achieve clean audits; and the persistent use of costly external consultants to do the work that (well-paid) public servants should themselves be able to carry out.
— 75% black-African racial quotas very difficult to meet: only 3% of black-Africans have tertiary qualifications for management posts:
Most private firms have yet to reach the Government’s goal of 75% black-African representation at all levels of management. Hence, under the EE Amendment Bill of 2012, they could soon face massive fines, of up to 10% of annual turnover, for failing to achieve this quota. Yet fines of this magnitude could force firms into bankruptcy and cost the country still more jobs, as the Government is well aware. In addition, a quota of this kind is clearly very difficult to meet when only 3% of Africans have the tertiary qualifications often needed in management posts and only 25% fall within the 35-64 age cohort from which managers are usually drawn.
Black Economic Empowerment Cost SA economy up to R600billion: money which was allocated to racial reshuffling only for the benefit of the small black elite:
— As for BEE, the value of declared ownership deals from 1998 to 2008 has been estimated at between R550bn and R600bn. This is an enormous sum to allocate not to productive investment, but rather to the racial reshuffling of share ownership for the benefit, in general, of a small and politically well-connected elite.
— Waste and Corruption due to BEE:
Preferential procurement has also contributed to waste and corruption. ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe admitted to the waste last year when he said that BEE companies must ‘stop using the State as their cash cow by providing poor quality goods at inflated prices’. Mr Mantashe also said: ‘This thing of having a bottle of water that you can get for R7 procured by the Government for R27 because you want to create a middle-class person who must have a business is not on… It must stop.’
“You pay to be introduced to the political *ANC-) principals…
— Preferential procurement also gives impetus to corruption, as one BEE businessman implicitly acknowledged last year when he said: ‘You pay to be introduced to the political principals, you pay to get a tender, you pay to be paid [for completed work], and you must also…make donations to…the ANC,…the youth league, the women’s league, and the SACP [South African Communist Party].’ Understandably, few other businessmen have admitted to making such payments, but the comment seems to provide insight into a wider pattern of conduct. It is also consistent with the high level of corruption (roughly R30bn a year) uncovered by the Special Investigating Unit and the auditor general BEE ‘strikes fatal blow against black entrepreneurship by creating small, unproductive upper-class’
— At the same time, BEE has done little to help small black businesses, says Lawrence Mavundla, president of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nafcoc). According to Mr Mavundla, BEE has ‘marginalised’ small businesses by promoting ‘tenderpreneurs who are tender thieves because they get their tenders through [political] connections’.
In addition, Moeletsi Mbeki, brother to former president Thabo Mbeki, has long criticised BEE for ‘striking a fatal blow against black entrepreneurship by creating a small class of unproductive but wealthy black crony capitalists made up of ANC politicians’. BEE, he says, thus robs South Africa of the key to economic and industrial development: ‘an entrepreneurial bourgeoisie’.
In 2010 the finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, accurately summed up the situation when he said: ‘BEE policies have not worked and have not made South Africa a fairer or more prosperous country.’
Business-managers face jail sentences if ANC racial equity laws are not complied with:
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is now intent on tightening up BEE requirements and making them much harder to fulfill.
- Its proposals put still more emphasis on costly ownership deals, and threaten directors with prison terms of up to ten years for ‘fronting’, as very broadly defined. If these changes are adopted in their present form, it will be the first time since 1994 that jail sentences will be available for failing to comply with racial laws.
Costly EE and BEE rules are justified by reference to Section 9(2) of the equality clause, on the assumption that this is what the Constitution requires. However, there is nothing in wording of Section 9(2) to require a focus on outputs rather than inputs. In addition, these racial laws are premised on two false assumptions:
- that they will benefit the poor, and
- that they are essential to narrow racial inequality.
EE and BEE hurt rather than help the poor black masses:
— Like other affirmative action measures all around the world, EE and BEE measures are largely irrelevant to the poor. The demand they create is for the best qualified and most experienced among the African population, many of whom have indeed drawn significant advantage from racial set-asides. However, for the 19m South Africans still living on less than R5000 a month for a household of eight or more, EE and BEE will never bring benefits in the form of ownership deals, management posts, preferential contracts, or new small businesses to run.
As Mr FW de Klerk – (South Africa’s last Afrikaner president) — recently summed it up, affirmative action might help the top 15% but it brings no benefits to the remaining 85%. Worse still, it harms that 85% by deterring investment, growth, and jobs: by hobbling the economy and preventing it from reaching its potential.
Crippling uncertainty of mining titles:
In the mining industry, for instance, vague BEE rules and their often arbitrary interpretation by bureaucrats have cast doubt on the certainty of mining titles and restricted growth and investment. Despite a major commodities boom from 2001 to 2008, the value added to GDP by South Africa’s mining industry thus remained flat. Yet in the same period, the mining sector in Chile, a key mining jurisdiction in the developing world, experienced a 12% growth in value added to GDP. Moreover, in the 2000s, investment in the mining industry in Australia advanced by 24%, whereas average investment growth in South Africa was a relatively pedestrian 7%.
BEE is not, of course, the only constraint on investment in the mining industry, which also confronts soaring electricity and other input costs, poor skills and productivity, inadequate infrastructure, and persistent strikes and labour unrest. However, in this already difficult business environment, the imposition in addition of unrealistic racial quotas simply gives investors yet more reason to avoid or reduce exposure to South Africa.
Mining jobs dropped from 488,000 in 2001 to 357,000 in 2012 under ANC-rule:
No one knows how much investment has been lost this way – but the diminution in mining jobs is clear, the number of people employed in mining having fallen from 488000 in 2001 to 357000 in 2012, a decrease of 27%.
— Racial inequality has been declining since 1970: under National Party rule:
— EE and BEE rules are also said to be essential to the reduction of racial inequality. However, such inequality has been declining steadily since 1970, via a process which began under National Party rule and long before the advent of affirmative action. Over the past 40 years, many factors have contributed to the narrowing of racial inequality, among them rising skills, unionisation, and better paid jobs for black-Africans. Redistribution via the budget has also played a vital part and has, of course, accelerated since 1994. As a result, 16m people are now on social grants, while the Government also provides free RDP houses, free schooling in 60% of schools, free health care to many, and free basic water and electricity to the indigent. In addition, public sector employment has been steadily expanding, while average wages in the public sector (where black-Africans predominate) outstrip those in the private sector by around 40%.
Cash grants and other benefits, along with rising real wages for those with jobs, have helped reduce the number of people living in absolute poverty (on less than $2aday) from 8.4m in 1999 to 1.4m in 2011. The State’s interventions have also helped to raise the living standards of the poorest, as measured by the South African Advertising Research Foundation. People on the lowest living standard measure (LSM1) have only a radio and minimal access to services, but those in LSM6 also have stoves, water, electricity, TVs, DVDs, flush toilets, fridges, and cell phones. Between 2001 and 2011, the proportion of adults in LSM1 dropped from 11% to 1% in 2011, while the proportion in LSM6 nearly doubled from 13% to 22%. Millions of black South Africans have thus seen their living standards move much closer to those long enjoyed by whites.
The poor want jobs insted of more state-aid:
The (ANC-) Government has thus done well in improving housing, services, and overall living standards. However, despite its evident successes, many of the poor are far from being content – as rising social and labour unrest makes clear. Recent research by the Unilever Institute at the University of Cape Town helps show the reason why. According to The Majority Report 2012 recently released by the organisation, ‘the number one aspiration of adults living in relative poverty is to get a job’.
The report says that the poor want employment rather than more state aid. This makes sense, for people living in free RDP homes and enjoying free schooling and other services often lack something yet more fundamental: a monthly income from employment. Many of their key needs have indeed been met through state delivery – but their most vital requirement often remains unfulfilled.
Joblessness has risen significantly under the ANC’s watch:
Unemployment figures show the extent of the problem, for joblessness has risen significantly under the ANC’s watch. In 1994 some 1.6m Africans were unemployed on the official definition, which excludes discouraged workers no longer seeking jobs. But in 2012 some 3.8m Africans were thus unemployed, an increase of 135%. On the expanded definition of unemployment, which includes discouraged workers, the picture is also bleak. In 1994, roughly 3.2m black-Africans were jobless on this definition, but by 2012 the number had risen to 6.8m – an increase of 112%.
The ANC has thus failed to achieve what the poor most want – the generation of more jobs. If anything, the ANC’s policy interventions, from unrealistic EE and BEE laws to coercive labour regulation and a host of other dirigiste measures – have made it much more difficult for the unskilled to find employment.
Though racial inequality has significantly diminished over the past four decades, it nevertheless persists. To cite but some examples:
in 2010 black-Africans owned 17% of shares on the JSE, whereas white (foreigners and South Africans) owned 45%;
in 2011 annual income per capita among Africans was R21 400, whereas among whites it was R165 000;
in the same year, 3% of black-Africans had completed post-school education, compared to 21% of whites; and
in 2012 the unemployment rate among black-Africans (on the expanded definition) was 42%, whereas among whites it was 7.5%.
South Africa’s racial disparities thus remain stark. Can they realistically be overcome via racial quotas in employment at management level, by BEE ownership deals, or by preferential procurement for black businesses?
- Such interventions clearly do provide a leg-up to a relative elite within the wider black-African group. For the great majority of black-Africans, however, these racial set-asides are simply irrelevant. This is not surprising, for the march to equality in fact begins much earlier – with strong and supportive families, sound schooling, and a social environment that encourages hard work, integrity, and risk-taking entrepreneurship.
Dinesh D’Souza and The End of Racism – debate in USA:
In the United States (US), where affirmative action has been in place for almost 50 years but has done little to assist the truly disadvantaged among African-Americans, there has long been a debate as to whether racial set-asides are an appropriate remedy for deep-rooted social problems. An important contribution to this debate has come from Dinesh D’Souza in his book The End of Racism, published in 1995. Here, Professor D’Souza identifies the barriers to black advancement in the US as including:
the collapse of family life, leading to single parenthood and absent fathers;
high rates of crime;
widespread alcohol and drug abuse;
a ‘street’ culture that celebrates violence and challenges authority;
bad public schools and often uncaring teachers;
a reliance on welfare and a more general dependence on government to provide;
debilitating perceptions of victimhood and entitlement; and
a mistaken reliance on affirmative action measures, which generally benefit a relative elite while bypassing the poor.
In his book, Professor D’Souza urges policy makers in the US to acknowledge the salience of these social factors, and start ‘boldly confronting’ the problems of the black underclass at their roots. Professor D’Souza’s list is highly relevant to South Africa as well, as the analysis below makes clear. But whereas in the US the debate about these issues is relatively vigorous and is beginning to result in some policy shifts, in South Africa there is far too little recognition of equivalent barriers to upward mobility – and far too much reliance on racial set-asides instead.
— A growing body of international research shows that fathers play a vital role not only in providing material support but also in contributing to the intellectual functioning and emotional balance of their children. Hence, children who grow up without fathers often do less well at school, while girls are more likely to have lower self-esteem and boys are more likely to display ‘hypermasculine’ behaviour, including aggression.
In June 2012 these findings were reinforced by an international study covering more than 10 000 children in various countries. This research found that fathers often have even more influence on children than mothers do – and that a father’s contribution (or the lack of it) has particular impact on whether a child later drinks to excess, takes drugs, or engages in other bad behaviour.
Research conducted in South Africa points in the same direction. In 2009, for instance, a study by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) found that 73% of men who admitted to having raped a woman had grown up without a father or with one who was hardly home.
A recent World Bank study also stresses that inequality of opportunity is greatly affected by family circumstances. Critical factors include whether both parents live in the household, the number of children below the age of 16, the education level of the household head, the urban/rural location of the household, and whether children have access to early childhood development.
As Mr de Klerk has written, if these criteria are applied in South Africa, ‘white children have enormous advantages’. Almost 80% of white children come from two-parent families and have only a limited number of siblings, while they mostly live in urban areas and have access to good education and early childhood development. By contrast, only about 30% of black children come from double-parent families, while many live in rural areas, have parents who are functionally illiterate, and lack access to decent schools.
The importance of good schooling in this knowledge-based era is self-evident. The many failures of public basic education are also too well known to bear repetition here. In September 2011 Zwelinzima Vavi, general secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), summed up the situation when he said: ‘South Africa’s education system is a catastrophe and the children of working class parents are being condemned to a deep black hole with minimal chances of escape.’
A key factor contributing to the malaise is poor teacher performance, as a host of studies have now shown. In October 2011, for instance, the HSRC and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) found that ‘teachers commonly do not complete the curriculum, teach too slowly, do not develop concepts, set insufficient written work, and provide pupils with few opportunities to read. Many teachers come late to school, leave early, spend only 46% of their time teaching each week, and hardly teach at all on Fridays’. Yet the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) continues to resist attempts to reintroduce inspectors in schools or make teacher pay dependent on performance – while the ruling party is too supine to confront its trade union ally on these issues.
Many of the problems with schooling can be traced back to poor policy decisions, including the introduction of a flawed and badly implemented system of outcomes-based education (OBE).
Negative social conduct: looting and stripping down of schools by local communities:
However, poor performance by the State is also sometimes compounded by negative social conduct, as Jonathan Jansen, vice chancellor and rector of the University of the Free State and president of the South African Institute of Race Relations, has pointed out.
In 2009 in the Western Cape, for instance, one man started stripping wood from a prefabricated school building to light a winter fire and was immediately joined by many others. Writes Professor Jansen: ‘Within hours the feeding frenzy leveled the school with the ground. There was nothing left. Their own children who attended the school, now had no building in which to learn during the harsh Cape winter.’
In addition, as the minister of basic education, Angie Motshekga, has noted, schools are often stripped of computers, furniture, and other essentials by thieves who break in during school holidays. Misconduct by pupils also plays a part, it seems, for recent research shows that 57% of pupils have experienced bullying at school, while 68% are worried about being physically assaulted or threatened with weapons.
Alcohol and drug abuse – even thirteen-year-old kids drink and use drugs:
Between half and two-thirds of South Africans are teetotalers, putting the country’s overall consumption of alcohol per capita in the middle range on a global comparison. But if alcohol consumption is averaged out across the population, the ‘average’ South African drinks a ‘bakkie-load of booze’ or 20 litres of pure alcohol a year, said the Central Drug Authority of the Department of Social Development in November 2011. Among those who drink, roughly 37% imbibe from early Friday afternoon until Monday morning, staying drunk all weekend. Some 10% of drivers on a Monday morning are likely to be drunk, while about half of South Africa’s 14 000 deaths a year in road accidents are caused either by drunken drivers or by the reckless conduct of drunk pedestrians. Alcohol abuse also exacerbates the murder rate, contributing to 75% of the killings committed with knives and the like, 50% of those carried out with blunt instruments, and 40% of those involving firearms. Drunkenness also plays a major part in rape and the spread of HIV/AIDS.
South Africa also has one of the highest rates of foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in the world. Preliminary studies in Johannesburg and the Northern Cape indicate that a million South Africans suffer from FAS, while between 4m and 5m suffer from a lesser form of the condition, known as foetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Either way, the condition is irreversible, resulting in permanent mental retardation and reduced capacity for impulse control.
Many high school pupils now also drink. During a recent study by the Bureau of Market Research (BMR) of Gauteng pupils in grades 8 to 12, some 67% said they had been drunk, 45% admitted to ‘binge drinking’, and 80% said they ‘regularly consumed’ alcohol. Rehabilitation centres for alcoholics comment that they ‘now see 13-year-olds with drinking problems, which never used to happen’.
The BMR survey also showed that 27% of Gauteng high-school pupils use illegal drugs, of which cannabis (dagga) is the most popular (95%). Addiction to crystal methamphetamine (‘tik’) has reached pandemic proportions on the Cape Flats in Cape Town and is now spreading to the Northern Cape. According to the Central Drug Authority, the use of dagga and cocaine in South Africa is twice the global norm.
Where to from here?
This brief overview suggests that D’Souza’s list of the obstacles to the advancement of poor African-Americans is equally salient within South Africa. It also suggests that a flawed emphasis on affirmative action and racial set-asides is distracting our attention from these core issues.
ANC wants to advance its National Democratic Revolution:
The ANC nevertheless remains intent on enforcing demographic representivity in many spheres: not because this notion is required (or even mandated) by the Constitution, but rather because it helps the ruling party advance its national democratic revolution (NDR). Though the doctrine of demographic representivity has been endorsed by many countries for non-NDR reasons, in South Africa it clearly assists the ANC’s revolution by:
providing a cover for deploying loyal ANC cadres to all levers of state power;
supplying a rationale for eroding the property rights of all South Africans;
hobbling the economy and hindering job creation;
undermining the existing autonomous middle class;
increasing dependency upon the State; and
giving the Government an excuse to intervene yet further as social instability worsens in response to its previous interventions.
Russian economist: Governments who want to take freedom from people need a crisis to justify their taking away of liberty:
Against this background, a recent warning by Yuri Maltsev, a Russian economist and former adviser to President Mikhail Gorbachev (who defected to the West in 1989 and visited South Africa last month), has particular salience. Said Dr Maltsev: “Governments which want to take freedom from people need a crisis to justify their taking away of liberty. The crisis can be real, or it can be imaginary, or it can be produced. Often there are elements of all three.’
Scrap BEE and EE – start confronting the problems of the black-African underclass at their roots:
To avoid the further crises likely to lie ahead, we need to scrap both EE and BEE, go back to the true meaning of Section 9(2), and start confronting the problems of the African underclass at their roots. This requires effective action to improve poor schooling and overcome other pressing social problems.
This will not be easy, for it requires, among other things:
– facing Sadtu down over poor teacher performance;
– overcoming the negative effects of OBE, which has severely undermined the teaching of such basics as reading, writing, and arithmetic; and
– finding effective ways to strengthen families, restore social values, and limit alcohol and drug abuse.
Even this challenging list is not enough, for we also need to deal effectively with violent crime, gangsterism, and a range of other crucial but thorny issues – among them, communal land tenure, the widespread abuse of women, and coercive labour legislation.
The ruling party also needs to jettison the failed ideology of the NDR and shift its ‘big idea’ from redistribution to growth. For 18 years, the ANC has put its emphasis on redistribution rather than on promoting economic growth. But a different way of dividing up the existing economic pie – without expanding it as well – will never be enough to meet the needs of a growing population. By contrast, as Gill Marcus, governor of the South African Reserve Bank, said late last year: ‘With growth of 7% a year, you double your income every ten years.’
A rising tide of this magnitude would lift all boats. Coupled with effective steps to liberate the poor, it would succeed far better than any amount of social engineering in enhancing the prosperity of all.
(This was a summary: the entire speech can be read on:
ANC is adept at whiles and tricks of warfare:
Coloureds and Indians also affected by Employment Equity Amendment Bill
n an attempt at damage control, President Jacob Zuma has sought to assure coloured people in the Western Cape and Indians in KwaZulu-Natal that the Employment Equity Amendment Bill does not mean what it says, states the South African Institute of Race Relations.
Dutch article: “Protest Nation South Africa re-awakens’
Dutch financial daily correspondent Elles Van Gelder writes in the NRC Handelsblad about the growing anger amongst the black-African population in South Africa. “The South African research agency Municipal IQ counted 173 large protests in 2012 – twice as many as the previous year’s. The anger explodes mainly at local level such as township Zamdela (near Sasolburg). The ANC-elite’s nepotism-network’s supporters get rewarded withy money, power and business deals at municipal and provincial levels. “The bomb burst because nobody listened to us,’ said unemployed Sam Mthembu in Sasolburg, while slaloming between burning tyres, writes Van Gelder. Mthembu is the chairman of a group called ‘Concerned residents of Mersimaholo’ and his organisation arranged a meeting where riots broke out.’ Mthembu looks at the (oil from coal) Sasol plants next to the township – still the town’s largest employer but 43 percent of the township residents are jobless. “The (provincial) premier wants to fuse our township with his birthplace because the factory is here and thus his own community will be enriched. We don’t want that,’ he was quoted as saying. When the premier failed to show up for the meeting, anarchy broke out: the huge mob poured through the downtown CBDs of many north-Free State towns including Sasolburg and Parys, looting, burning and attacking cars as they went.
Background: Municipal IQ, an independent local government data and intelligence service, releases key findings from its Municipal Hotspots Monitor in order to contribute to a better understanding of service delivery protests, staged against local government. The Monitor identifies where service delivery protests have taken place since 2004. Key findings: The Hotspots Monitor shows that service delivery protests in 2012 accounted for 30% of protests recorded since 2004, with the second and third quarter of 2012 recording more protests than any other quarter since 2004.The Western Cape was the most protest-afflicted province in 2012, followed by the Eastern Cape and Gauteng. Kevin Allan, MD of Municipal IQ, nonetheless notes that: “Gauteng was far less susceptible to protests in 2012 than in previous years. By contrast, protest activity, especially in Nelson Mandela Bay, increased the Eastern Cape’s prominence as a protest-ridden province”. Karen Heese, Economist as Municipal IQ observes that: “The Free State, North West and Mpumalanga all remain stubbornly prevalent sites of protest, with the Northern Cape and Limpopo both rising marginally off their relatively low bases. These diverse communities typically demanding better access to basic services, with over 40% or protests demanding better access to housing and water”. On a more positive note Heese argues that: “Notwithstanding violent protest activity staged by farm-workers in the Western Cape and a record annual tally, the Hotspots Monitor conformed with a typical end-of-year lull for municipal service delivery protests. 2012, however, remains a worrying record, with a growing number of service delivery protests – over three quarters – being violent in nature”. Opinion: Protests remain a consistent and worrying social phenomenon in many South African communities. Vigorous work to address inequality, unemployment and poverty, as well as lagging service delivery remains crucial as the ultimate solution to address the trend.
Methodology: Municipal IQ’s Hotspots Monitor records major protests staged by community members against a municipality, as recorded by the media, raising issues that are the responsibility or perceived responsibility of local government (such as councillor accountability, the quality and pace of basic service delivery, and in metro areas, housing). These protests may be violent or peaceful, but there is a clear dissatisfaction with the management of a municipality. Not included are issues falling outside of local government’s service delivery mandate such as demarcation, industrial relation disputes or clear party political issues (including candidate lists). Where protests are sustained over several days or weeks (such as those in Olifantshoek), these are recorded as a single entry, with qualitative details updated on the database.
‘New American’ slams Genocide in SA
Above: Along a highway on a grassy hill, thousands of white crosses — each one representing an individual victim of brutal farm murders, or plaasmoorde in Afrikaans — are a stark reminder of the reality facing European-descent farmers in the new South Africa. One of the iron crosses was planted last year in memory of two-year-old Willemien Potgieter, who was executed on a farm and left in a pool of her own blood. Her parents were murdered, too — the father hacked to death with a machete. Before leaving, the half-dozen killers tied a note to the gate: “We killed them. We’re coming back.”
- Relevant: ex-consultant in Mandela Presidency warns of SA genocide: http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.nl/2012/10/ex-mandela-consultant-warns-of-white.html
The Potgieter family massacre is just one of the tens of thousands of farm attacks to have plagued South Africa since 1994. Like little Willemien’s cross, many of those now-iconic emblems represent innocent children, even babies, who have been savagely murdered, oftentimes after being tortured in ways so gruesome, horrifying, and barbaric, that mere words could never adequately describe it. The death toll is still rising. (daily updates)
Above: Texas-based human rights site http://www.friends4humanity.org details genocidal acts of ANC-regime against Afrikaner minority
US immigrant Andre Vandenberg: five relatives brutally murdered in SA:
Like countless South Africans, Andre Vandenberg has lost multiple relatives to violence in the so-called “Rainbow Nation.” In separate incidents, according to Vandenberg, a motorcycle exporter and former military man who now lives in the United States, two of his female cousins were brutally and repeatedly raped in front of their husbands. One of the women was pregnant with the couple’s first child. All five victims were murdered. After sodomizing and killing the husbands, in both cases, the ruthless attackers raped Vandenberg’s cousins again.
Enduring the horror for hours, one of the women was eventually shot. The other had a tire filled with gasoline put around her neck and set ablaze — the agonizing punishment known as “necklacing,” which was once commonly meted out to black opponents of the predominantly black African National Congress (ANC) now ruling South Africa in an unholy alliance with the South African Communist Party (SACP) and an umbrella group for labor unions. Nelson Mandela’s wife, Winnie, was known for publicly supporting the barbaric act. Nobody was ever arrested in connection with those two farm attacks.
Before Vandenberg lost his cousins, his father was killed by a truck driver in a suspicious accident. The drunken suspect, apparently a respected figure within the ANC, was arrested at the scene. However, under pressure from the ANC, the killer was released on $100 bail. Again with help from the ANC, Vandenberg said, the driver fled and was never prosecuted for the killing. No explanation was ever given by authorities, despite repeated appeals for answers.
Vandenberg’s brother deported back to SA: murdered within a year of arrival:
After being deported back to South Africa from the United States over an alleged failure to report a change of address, Vandenberg’s brother was killed, too.
- Within a year of his arrival, he was brutally murdered. Witnesses watched the murder unfold and told police, but as has become typical, nobody was ever prosecuted. A male cousin of Vandenberg’s, meanwhile, was shot in the chest while being robbed. And as is often the case, the murder was labeled an “accident” by authorities.
“It’s racial crime,” insisted Vandenberg, an Afrikaner descendant of Dutch settlers, in an interview with The New American. “The ANC people are using genocide — they’re pro-genocide. Long term, they want all the property that belongs to the whites.” The black-led ANC-communist regime is “twice as racist” as the former white-led apartheid government ever was, he added. And along with its supporters, the South African government is willing to do “anything” to accomplish its goals.
Below: “We are going to shoot them with the machine gun; they are going to run; you are a Boer [white farmer]; shoot the Boer,” the South African president sang at an ANC rally in Bloemfontein in January 2012, an incident that was caught on film and posted online.
Above: When top ANC government leaders, including South African President Jacob Zuma, chant about exterminating whites, “some people think they’re just singing songs,” Vandenberg said, becoming visibly uncomfortable at the thought of it. “But I think they’re very serious about that. That’s why we have all the farm murders…. What they do, their followers will follow.”
In its defense, the ANC regime points out that “crime affects all South Africans”; and it is true, the country has one of the highest murder rates in the world — blacks, whites, people of Asian origin, and others are all terrorized by it.
ANC lies about anti-white genocide:
But respected independent experts who have investigated allegations of anti-white genocide in the Rainbow Nation have concluded that the government is not being honest about the wave of genocidal murders. The ANC’s national spokesman declined repeated requests for comment.
This is an orchestrated Genocide… top expert:
Following a fact-finding mission to South Africa in July, Dr. Gregory Stanton, head of the non-profit group Genocide Watch, announced his conclusions: There is an orchestrated genocidal campaign targeting whites, and white farmers in particular. The respected organization released a report about its investigation shortly afterward. On a scale the group developed to identify the phases of genocide, South Africa has been moved to stage six: the preparation and planning phase. Step seven is extermination. The eighth and final stage: denial after the fact.
- Among the startling discoveries, long known to South Africans and analysts monitoring the powder keg, was evidence pointing to the ANC regime itself. “There is thus strong circumstantial evidence of government support for the campaign of forced displacement and atrocities against White farmers and their families,” Genocide Watch leaders said in their report, entitled Why Are Afrikaner Farmers Being Murdered in South Africa? “
“There is direct evidence of SA [South African] government incitement to genocide.”
According to experts and estimates compiled by citizens who track the killing spree, at least 3,000 white farmers in South Africa, known as Boers (from the Dutch word for “farmer”), have been brutally massacred over the last decade. Some estimates put the figures even higher, but it is hard to know because the ANC government has purposely made it impossible to determine the true extent.
With the total number of commercial farmers in South Africa estimated at between 30,000 and 40,000, analysts say as many as 10 percent have already been exterminated. Even more have come under attack.
Above: This Afrikaner farmer was dragged on a dirt road for miles in horrendous torture ordeal: Many of the SA genocide victims, including children and even infants, are raped, men or sodomised, many are savagely tortured or both before being executed or left for dead. Sometimes boiling water is poured down their throats. Other attacks involve burning victims with hot irons or slicing them up with machetes.
The South African government, dominated by the communist-backed ANC, has responded to the surging wave of racist murders by denying the phenomenon, implausibly claiming that many of the attacks are simply “regular” crimes. Despite fierce criticism, authorities also stopped tracking statistics that would provide a more accurate picture of what is truly going on.
In many cases, the murders are simply classified as “burglaries” or even “accidents” and ignored, so the true murder figures are certainly much higher than officials admit.
Police also involved in murders and coverups:
Police, meanwhile, are often involved in the murders or at least the coverups, multiple sources report. A white South African exile living in the United States told The New American that when victims are able to defend themselves or apprehend the would-be perpetrators, many of the attackers are found to be affiliated with the ruling ANC or its youth wing.
Experts are not buying the government’s coverup.
“The farm murders, we have become convinced, are not accidental,” said Dr. Stanton of Genocide Watch during his fact-finding mission to South Africa. It was very clear that the massacres were not common crimes, he added — especially because of the absolute barbarity used against the victims. “We don’t know exactly who is planning them yet, but what we are calling for is an international investigation.”
Indeed, most unbiased analysts concede that the thousands of brutal killings and tens of thousands of attacks are part of a broader pattern. And according to Dr. Stanton, who was also involved in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and has decades of experience examining genocide and communist terror, the trend points toward a troubled future for the nation.
“These things I have seen before in other genocides…” Dr Stanton of Genocide Watch:
“Things of this sort are what I have seen before in other genocides,” he said of the murdered white farmers, pointing to several examples, including a victim’s body that was left with an open Bible on top and other murder victims who were tortured, disemboweled, raped, or worse. “This is what has happened in Burundi; it’s what happened in Rwanda. It has happened in many other places in the world.”
Speaking in Pretoria at an event organized by the anti-communist Transvaal Agricultural Union, Dr. Stanton also lashed out at the effort to dehumanize whites in South Africa by portraying them as “settlers.” The label is meant to paint Afrikaner white farmers — descendants of Northern Europeans who arrived centuries ago, some as far back as the 1600s — as people who do not belong there.
- “High-ranking ANC government officials who continuously refer to Whites as ‘settlers’ and ‘colonialists of a special type’ are using racial epithets in a campaign of state-sponsored dehumanization of the White population as a whole,” Genocide Watch said in its latest report. “They sanction gang-organized hate crimes against Whites, with the goal of terrorizing Whites through fear of genocidal annihilation.”
Dehumanisation process of Afrikaners which leads to genocide:
It is the same process that happened prior to the infamous genocide against Christian Armenians in Turkey, Stanton explained. The dehumanization phenomenon also occurred against the Jewish people in Germany under the National Socialist (Nazi) regime of mass-murderer Adolf Hitler, well before the Nazi tyrant began implementing his monstrous “final solution.”
Unfortunately, South Africa might be next in line. “Whenever you have that kind of dehumanization … you have the beginning of that downward spiral into genocide,” Stanton noted, adding that the situation in South Africa had already moved well beyond that stage. The next phase before extermination, which began years ago in South Africa, is organizing to actually carry it out.
Stanton: worried about genocide plans of organized militia-groups
Stanton: “We are worried that there are organized groups that are in fact doing that planning,” Stanton continued during his speech. “It became clear to us that the [ANC] Youth League was this kind of organization — it was planning this kind of genocidal massacre and also the forced displacement of whites from South Africa.”
Genocide Watch: SA in Stage Six – preparation – of Genocide.
:Genocide Watch first raised its alert level for South Africa from stage five to stage six when then-ANC Youth League boss Julius Malema began openly singing a racist song aimed at inciting murder against white South African farmers: “Shoot the Boer” and “Kill the Boer” were some of the lyrics. Described by the anti-genocide group as a “racist Marxist-Leninist,” Malema has also been quoted as saying that “all whites are criminals” and threatening to steal white farmers’ land by force. He said the farm murders would stop when Africans of European descent surrendered their land.
After the calls to genocide made international headlines, the South African judiciary ruled that the song advocating murder of whites was unlawful hate speech. Genocide Watch moved South Africa back down to stage five. Incredibly, however, the president of South Africa, ANC’s Jacob Zuma, began singing the song early this year, too.
“We are going to shoot them with the machine gun; they are going to run; you are a Boer [white farmer]; shoot the Boer,” the South African president sang at an ANC rally in Bloemfontein in January 2012, an incident that was caught on film and posted online.
Since then, the number of murdered white South African farmers has been growing each month, according to reports. (link of latest updates
Other senior government officials, meanwhile, have openly called for “war.” South Africa is now back at stage six.
“This is the kind of talk that of course is not only pre-genocidal, it also comes before crimes against humanity,” Dr. Stanton said, urging everyone to remember that they are all members of the human race. “Those who would be deniers, and who would try to ignore the warning signs in this country, I think are ignoring the facts.”
There is also increasing “polarization,” where the target population — white farmers in this case, and even moderates of all races — are portrayed as an “enemy,” Stanton explained about the march to genocide. And that phenomenon is ever-more apparent in South Africa today, with the situation starting to spiral out of control.
ANC-regime disarming struggling ‘white’ farmers:
Meanwhile, the South African government is stepping up efforts to disarm the struggling white farmers — stripping them of their final line of defense against genocidal attacks. As has consistently been the case throughout history, of course, disarmament is always a necessary precursor to totalitarianism and the eventual mass slaughter of target groups. In fact, arms in the hands of citizens are often the final barrier to complete enslavement and even extermination.
“The government has disbanded the commando units of white farmers that once protected their farms, and has passed laws to confiscate the farmers’ weapons,” Genocide Watch noted on its website in an update about South Africa posted in July. “Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocidal killings.”
Jail for whites is a virtual AIDS-death sentence
Even mere possession of an “unregistered” or “unlicensed” weapon — licenses have become extraordinarily difficult to obtain, if not impossible — can result in jail time. And in South Africa, especially for whites, prison is a virtual death sentence, with widespread rape and HIV infections being the norm.
Those who do surrender their guns may find themselves defenseless in the face genocidal terror — again, a potential death sentence. South African exiles who spoke with TNA said that many of the guns confiscated from whites by officials have later been found at the gruesome murder scenes of white farmers.
- The United Nations defines genocide as “the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group.” The term also includes actions other than simply wholesale slaughter, though. According to the UN, among the crimes that can constitute genocide are causing serious harm to members of a specific minority group; deliberately inflicting conditions on the minority aimed at bringing about its destruction in whole or in part; seeking to prevent births among the targeted population; and forcibly transferring minority children to others.
Former Mandela adminsitration consultant warns of Afrikaner genocide:
South African Sonia Hruska, a former Mandela administration consultant who served as a coordinator in policy implementation from 1994 to 2001 before moving to the United States, told The New American that many or even most of those conditions have already been met — and any single one can technically constitute genocide if it is part of a systematic attempt to destroy a particular group. “Acknowledge it. Don’t deny it,” she said. Other activists and exiles agree.
Meanwhile, Hruska and other experts say that the government is encouraging the problem, actively discriminating against whites, and in many cases even facilitating the ongoing atrocities.
“Forced displacement from their farms has inflicted on the Afrikaner ethnic group conditions of life calculated to bring about its complete or partial physical destruction, an act of genocide also prohibited by the Genocide Convention,” Genocide Watch said in its most recent report. “In our analysis, the current ANC leadership also publicly uses incitement to genocide with the long-term goal of forcibly driving out or annihilating the White population from South Africa.”
Many South Africans are in denial:
Of course, not all South Africans — especially city dwellers — are convinced that there is an ongoing genocide in their country, or even that one may be coming. The vast majority of blacks and whites would simply like to live in peace with each other.
However, virtually everyone who is paying attention agrees that without solutions, the precarious situation in the Rainbow Nation will continue to deteriorate, going from bad to worse, sooner rather than later.
Communist Threat: grab Land, Mines; enslave SA under totalitarian rule:
Behind the genocide lurks another issue that is inseparable from it — the ongoing communist effort to completely enslave South Africa under totalitarian rule. In fact, aside from white supremacists, who have seized on the problems in the Rainbow Nation to spread hate against blacks, most activists believe the stirring up of racial tensions is not an end in itself. Instead, it is a means to the ultimate end of foisting socialism on the nation while eliminating all potential resistance.
The issue of land distribution, which has become one of the key drivers of the downward spiral, is among the greatest concerns. The white minority in South Africa still owns much of the land despite ANC promises to redistribute it to blacks.
- But the redistribution that has occurred — as in neighboring Zimbabwe — has largely resulted in failure, with redistributed farms often failing quickly while producing little to no food.
Despite the atrocious track record so far, extremists, including elements of the ANC-dominated government, are now hoping to expropriate land from white farmers more quickly, with some factions even arguing that it should be done with no compensation at all. And the communist agenda here, as in virtually everywhere else where forcible land redistribution has been adopted, has even broader goals than just enriching cronies.
“Whatever system of land tenure is adopted in South Africa, the communists — in the long run — have in mind to take away all private property. That should never be forgotten,” Stanton warned, noting that he has lived in communist-run countries before. “Every place you go where communists have taken over, they take away private ownership because private ownership gives people the power — the economic power — to oppose their government. Once you have taken that away, there is no basis on which you can have the economic power to oppose the government.”
Of course, this would not be the first time a similar tragedy has happened in southern Africa. When Marxist dictator Robert Mugabe seized power in Zimbabwe (formerly known as Rhodesia, once one of the richest countries on the continent — “the breadbasket of Africa”), he began a ruthless war against the white population and his political opponents of all colors.
The country promptly spiraled into chaos and mass starvation under the Mugabe regime when the tyrant “redistributed” the farms and wealth to his cronies, who of course knew nothing about farming. The regime butchered tens of thousands of victims, and estimates suggest that millions have died as a direct result of Mugabe’s Marxist policies. Many fled to South Africa.
Whites who refused to leave their property during the “redistribution” were often tortured and killed by the regime or its death squads. With Mugabe still in charge, the tragic plight of Zimbabwe continues to worsen today. But the mass-murdering despot is still held in high regard by many senior officials in the ANC.
“As a group, Afrikaner farmers stand in the way of the South African Communist Party’s goal to implement their Marxist/Leninist/Stalinist New Democratic Revolution and specifically the confiscation of all rural land belonging to White Afrikaner farmers,” Genocide Watch officials noted in their most recent report.
Beyond land, there is also the mining sector, which is crucial to keeping the rapidly deteriorating South African economy afloat. With the recent labor unrest and miner strikes focusing international attention on the “Rainbow Nation,” there are still more questions than answers. What has become clear, though, is that at least certain factions within South Africa’s ruling elite are seeking to exploit the crisis to advance the cause of nationalization.
Hysteria is whipped up amongst black South Africans by politicians, aspiring powerbrokers:
Politicians and aspiring powerbrokers seized on the escalating crisis — multiple gold and platinum mines were idled because of the ongoing strikes — to whip up hysteria for political purposes, analysts said.
Above: In mid-September (*and to the present)over a thousand soldiers were deployed to support an embattled police force, as the ruling ANC regime and its communist partners sought to blame business for the tensions.
The ruling alliance consisting of the ANC, the South African Communist Party (SACP), and the Conference of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) implausibly claimed after an inquiry that mining companies were to blame for the chaos: “It is therefore our considered view that employers have an interest in fanning this conflict to reverse the gains achieved by workers over a long period of time.”
According to the ruling alliance, the mining businesses were deliberately stirring up union rivalries to suppress wages and benefits. However, credible analysts largely rejected the allegations as preposterous; the firms in question have already lost huge amounts of money as many of their mines remained shut down because of the strikes. Stock prices plunged, too.
Meanwhile, multiple communist agitators within and outside the ANC renewed their calls to nationalize the mines. The move, however, was hardly a surprise. Consider that even before seizing power, state ownership of the sector was established ANC policy. “The nationalization of the mines, banks and monopoly industries is the policy of the ANC and a change or modification of our views in this regard is inconceivable,” Nelson Mandela said in a 1990 statement from prison.
Malema inserted himself into the centre of the growing labor unrest in South Africa
They are still at it today. Marxist agitator and former ANC Youth League boss Malema, famous for corruption, inciting genocide against white South Africans, and demanding that the regime nationalize virtually the entire economy, inserted himself at the center of the growing labor unrest. He called for, among other schemes, nationwide strikes and the nationalization of the whole mining industry.
After Malema was expelled from the ANC earlier this year, the suspiciously wealthy communist racist — he lives far beyond his means and was recently charged with corruption — has started to attack South African ANC President Zuma, a polygamist and fellow open communist who also regularly sings the infamous hate song calling for the extermination of whites. After strikers were killed by police last month, Malema, apparently upset that Zuma had not sunk South Africa into total communist tyranny quickly enough, said, “How can he call on people to mourn those he has killed? He must step down.”
Observers, even those within South Africa’s ruling alliance, however, suggested the unrest was actually being carefully orchestrated by power-hungry elements within the communist-backed ANC itself. Even top officials within the alliance are suspicious about what is going on. According to COSATU President Sdumo Dlamini, for example, Malema supporters within the ANC were hoping to plunge South Africa into deeper chaos to solidify their power. “We also understand that there have been certain individuals behind him who are funding this for their own political ambitions,” Dlamini said. “Julius Malema may be the point person running at the front, but we know that there are big guns behind him.” And big money, too.
Dlamini said COSATU was “very angry” that unsuspecting mine workers were being used as pawns by opportunists, sometimes even being killed in the process. “This is a systematic, orchestrated, long-time plan that is unfolding now,” he added. “The ANC as the ruling party shouldn’t be afraid to be bold, condemn and expose…. The ANC must continue to identify and deal with those who fund this chaos.”
Communists historically often create superficial impression of internal division
Communists, of course, have historically been known to create the superficial impression of internal division to further their agenda while collaborating together behind the scenes — the use of strategic disinformation, as defectors have called it. Obviously, there are occasions when would-be communist despots fight among themselves as well. It remains unclear what, if anything, may be going on outside of the limelight between the ANC, the SACP, and other totalitarian forces working to crush individual liberty and all resistance within South Africa.
Other analysts attributed the expanding labor unrest to widely different causes, ranging from anger over the ANC regime’s lawless corruption to genuine grievances about dangerous working conditions and low pay at the mines. Tribal tensions have also been cited as playing a role, though just how significant is difficult to determine.
Numerous observers have attributed the violent tensions to rivalries between the ANC-linked National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), which is the largest member of COSATU, and its increasingly influential rival known as the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU). Some experts said the crackdown on protests was an effort to quash the AMCU before it further splintered workers’ support for the ruling ANC-SACP-COSATU alliance.
Critics have accused the AMCU, which touts itself as anti-communist and has long criticized the established powerbrokers for corruption, of fomenting the unrest. The South African Communist Party even called for AMCU leaders to be arrested after the incident, and among the ruling communist establishment, fears about the renegade union are reportedly growing.
The chaos has been ongoing since early this year, but it exploded and entered into the international headlines in August after dozens of striking miners were killed in what has since been dubbed the “Marikana massacre.” Police, who were reportedly fired upon by armed demonstrators, returned fire, killing more than 30 people.
(*On the video below: it is mentioned that some miners also were found with bulletholes in their backs, indicating they were shot dead by their own comrades charging towards the police behind them.)
Top government officials — many of whom have personal stakes in the situation including shares in the mining firms — have vowed to crack down on the strikes. Proud communist revolutionary Jeff Radebe, the “Justice Minister” in the ANC regime, said at a September 14 press conference that authorities were intervening because the mining industry is crucial to South Africa’s crumbling economy. “The South African government has noted and is deeply concerned by the amount of violence, threats and intimidation that is currently taking place in our country,” he told reporters, warning that anyone taking part in “illegal gatherings” would be “dealt with” very swiftly. “Our government will not tolerate these acts any further.”
Critics of the harsh response warned that raids and use of force against miners would likely contribute to further unrest. Perhaps that is the desired outcome, with anarchy helping to pave the way for police-state measures. While the crisis was growing, however, Marxist genocidal forces seized the opportunity to unleash an even larger bloodbath.
Friends 4 Humanity:
A newly formed U.S.-based group of human rights activists and South African exiles known as Friends 4 Humanity, founded to raise awareness about the genocide of the South African minority, told The New American at the time that the number of racist attacks and murders against Afrikaner farmers had surged dramatically amid the labor unrest.
- There were at least 30 documented attacks in the first two weeks of September — many resulting in multiple murders. http://friends4humanity.org/
“Since the beginning of 2012 we have noticed that murders increased to approximately one every second day, with some victims as young as six months,” said Sonia Hruska, the former Mandela consultant who is also a founding member of the new organization. “However, since the start of the mining unrest it has now escalated to as much as at least one attack a day with multiple fatal victims.”
Impeding the Plan
The New American magazine warned readers almost two decades ago that the ANC leaders of the anti-apartheid movement and their foreign backers, despite the establishment media’s bogus claims, were deliberately plotting to condemn that nation to communism. The signs were all over the place — literally. For example, Nelson Mandela made a public appearance in front of a giant hammer and sickle with SACP chief Joe Slovo. Now, after almost 20 years of patient waiting, that conquest appears to be nearing its final phases as anti-communist whites are slaughtered to make way for a collectivist “utopia” ruled by the ANC and the SACP. Troublesome blacks were exterminated by the ANC and its allies before 1994.
Among South Africans and foreigners concerned about the ongoing problems and a looming calamity, however, there is a wide range of thoughts about what should happen.
Dr Stanton of GenocideWatch’s promise and warning to Afrikaners: ‘don’t give up your guns…’
Dr. Stanton of Genocide Watch promised the Afrikaners that he would visit the U.S. Embassy and bring the issue to the attention of world leaders. However, he also urged them not to give up their guns and to continue resisting the communist “ideology” espoused by so many of the political and party leaders that now dominate the nation’s coercive government apparatus.
So far, efforts to garner the attention of the “international community” appear to have been largely unproductive. The Dutch Parliament, though, narrowly defeated a recent bill calling for the government of the Netherlands to investigate and help combat racist violence directed at Afrikaners in South Africa by offering expertise and judiciary support while helping to preserve threatened basic rights, such as freedom of the press.
- Despite failing to pass, the effort was taken as a sign that world opinion may be changing, albeit slowly.
Activists call on European, USA governments to accept vulnerable white refugees from SA as a high priority:
Activists are also calling on European governments and the United States to immediately begin accepting especially vulnerable white refugees from South Africa as a high priority. There are less than five million whites left in the country, about 10 percent of South Africans, down from almost a quarter of the population decades ago.
Analysts say that giving them asylum may prove tough politically — partly because it could expose the myths of Nelson Mandela and his communist ANC being “heroic” so-called freedom fighters.
Even if it were possible, millions of white South Africans would refuse to leave the land of their forefathers anyway, at least at this point, knowing that if they left, the Afrikaner culture and language may disappear forever.
- “Up to a million people have already emigrated, almost as many as left Lebanon during the civil war. However, mass emigration would mean the demise of our nation, together with our unique language, history, literature and culture,” Pro-Afrikaans Action Group (PRAAG) chief Dan Roodt told The New American.
“You must also remember that to most of the Western countries, we represent unwanted immigrants, despite being educated, law-abiding and Christian. Despite being persecuted, very few actually get political asylum as the mass media still portray South Africa as a model democracy.”
Roodt also wants an autonomous homeland in Southern Africa for his people
Like a significant subset of the Afrikaner minority, Roodt wants his people to have their own autonomous homeland in Southern Africa, a proposal that the ANC regime rejects out of hand. “Many of us want to stay and fight and turn the tables on this anachronistic left-wing, racist regime,” explained the controversial Afrikaner (-rights) advocate.
Other South Africans hope the international community will intervene to protect persecuted minority groups — either militarily if the downward spiral continues, or at least through sanctions and diplomatic pressure. More than a few sources who spoke to The New American said foreign action is a necessity: They view South Africa as a sort of “canary in the coal mine.”
The Rainbow Nation might be the first to go, but Western civilization, they say, will not be far behind.
Unsurprisingly, the establishment press has barely reported a word about the looming potential catastrophe in South Africa. However, there is hope: Activists say that if Americans get involved, even just helping to raise awareness, a bloodbath of apocalyptic proportions may well be averted.
It will certainly not be easy to roll back the blood-red tide of communism and genocide in South Africa. The roots have been firmly planted, nurtured by Western governments and communist tyrants for decades. But for South Africans of all colors, and for humanity itself, activists insist that the battle must go on. It will.
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