Sunday, April 20, 2008
REVIEW ON ECONOMICS AND WELFARE IN SA
Research: How is this "fact" established? Acknowledging that we have not come across any research in this area, we turned to the experience of removal companies and their ratio of inbound/outbound removals. Recently we contacted a number of eminent companies in this regard and they tell us that the ratio is 1.8:1. In other words they are bringing in almost two families in for every one family they are taking out. Unfortunately, it is difficult to establish the profile of these families, as this information is confidential. We also know that Britain is experiencing one of the worst brain drains in its history and that many people leaving are contemplating South Africa as a destination.
Category: shoddy journalism.
The quality of our education is not only low, in many instances it is the lowest in the world… literacy rates of grade 4 pupils indicates South Africa is among the worst in the world.
We do not hold a candle for education or for the Department of Education but cursory research tells us that South Africa ranks +/- 150th in the world in respect of literacy (out of 230 countries) and that our literacy levels are on a par with countries like Brazil, Bolivia, Malaysia and Turkey.
Category: selective distortion.
A quarter of South Africa's population lives on grants - the highest in the world. And this massive spending without saving fuels inflation.
We would agree that the number of people living on grants is approximately 25% of the population and that this is among the “recorded” highest in the world. But this is a bold observation; approximately 70% of the grant recipients are children and the balance predominantly old age pensioners and people with disability. Supporting children in the interests of adequate nutrition, proper shelter, decent care, clothing and access to education as part of our war on poverty should not be denigrated as "fuelling inflation”.
Category: selective distortion.
All of the analysts in London we spoke to are convinced that we are under-selling ourselves. They all agree South Africans overseas and here have reason to be much more upbeat about the country and the economy.
We agree with this, Derek Watts’ concluding comment, and asked ourselves why. The conclusion we come to is that these analysts probably have a better understanding of what the circumstances are in their investment destinations, are somewhat more objective, and have a longer-term view.
Those are some of the claims that Carte Blanche passed off as fact on Sunday (April 6).
Here are some additional conventional wisdoms that you may have come across:
In South Africa the rich have become richer and the poor poorer.
The source is various newspapers, the research is that of the South African Advertising Research Foundation (SAARF) who report via their All Media and Products Survey (AMPS) that while the incomes of the poor have risen slower than the incomes of the rich, they have risen. The disparity has grown, but GDP per capita has risen by 20%, across the board over the last five years, and in particular the incomes of the poorest 10% of South Africans have grown by 70% over the past five years (Statistics South Africa). The gap has grown, but the poor are not poorer. On the contrary, their living circumstances have improved.
Category: selective distortion.
Our HIV/Aids infection rate is the highest in the world.
Most authoritative agencies agree that about 12.5% of the total population is HIV positive (about 22% of the adult population) i.e. 5.5 million people. According to the 2008 CIA Factbook, Botswana (37.3%), Lesotho (28.9%), Swaziland (38.8%) and Zimbabwe (24.6%) have higher infection rates although the number of people who are infected is less than South Africa’s by virtue of population size. Likewise India and China have just overtaken South Africa’s number of HIV positive people, although obviously the percentage infection rate is much, much lower.
Category: shoddy journalism.
Our crime is the worst in the world.
Most newspapers and talkshow hosts will agree with this claim. Firstly, crime is notoriously badly reported globally. Secondly, only 180 out of 230 countries report crime at all. Thirdly, countries categorise crime statistics differently to deliberately play down the seriousness of the problem e.g. “assault by a youth” may be “assault” in one country and “juvenile crime” in another. Our violent crime at 40 murders per 100 000 of population is in the top five in the “reported” world, but in all other categories of crime SA does not stand out in the developing or developed world (Interpol and the Institute of Security Studies).
Category: shoddy journalism.
Poverty has doubled in the past ten years.
The source is the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR). At the end of the day, this was a sensationalist headline which did little to justify really good inside research. The SAIRR could just as easily have reported: "Poverty on the Decline”. With GDP per capita rising at 20%, with 12.5 million South Africans receiving social grants (up from two million 12 years ago), with SAARF showing that families living in Living Standard Measure (LSM) 1 and 2 (the poorest of the poor) have reduced by 30% over the past 12 years, this claim cannot be substantiated.
If poverty is defined as “the lack of access to the necessities of life in the form of food, clothing and shelter in such a manner that one’s life becomes precarious” (Mandla Seleoane of the Tshwane University of Technology), then over the past 12 years 2.3 million homes have been built, 3.5 million homes delivered electricity, and 15 million citizens have access to fresh water that didn’t before. This "delivery" has impacted the poorest 20% of our population.
Category: selective distortion.
South African schools are the most dangerous in the world.
The source (again) is the South African Institute of Race Relations. Their report is based on outside research compiled by “Progress on Reading and Literacy in Schools” covering 41 countries. There were approximately 120 variables in the research, two of which had to do with school climate. Children were asked: “Do you experience bullying, theft or injury less than once a month (South Africa 23%), more than twice a month (South Africa 4%) or somewhere in between (South Africa 73%). Similarly in 23 other countries, 4% of children experienced bullying, theft or violence more than twice a month, and in 12 countries the percentage was higher e.g. France 5%, England 6%. The Institute took the 23% figure and claimed that only 23% of our children feel safe in school.
Category: intentional deception.
South Africa’s abortion rate amongst the highest in the world.
The Star reported this week that 50% of pregnancies end up in abortion. Women activist groups agree the figure is 2 - 3%.
Category: shoddy journalism.
Our Social Welfare System supports 12.3 million people and will create unhealthy dependency.
The HSRC report "Giving and Solidarity” agrees that 12.3 million people are beneficiaries of our Social Grant System, but argues on the basis of extensive research that social grants are promoting considerable entrepreneurship; economic activity in poor, rural areas; and better circumstances for children, particularly at school. The Financial Mail in an editorial argued the case of unhealthy dependency - “this growth is staggering and worrisome… income grants can create dependency by encouraging citizens to rely on the state to care for them rather than trying to find employment, by dampening human endeavour, grants entrench poverty rather than making gradual inroads into it”. 70% of the recipients of our social grants system are children, the balance largely pensioners and people with disability, odd conclusion I think.
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All whites has to be erradicated from all levels in the country, whether it is financially, schooling, sports, work- you call it- whites are eliminated and excluded by force. The ANC has their "Diplomatic" terms for it- Affirmative action, BEE, Quotas, Equity acts, Land Distribution, etc, etc- but their bottom goal is to clean Africa from whites! Hundreds of aliens are welcome to work, stay- and vote in SA- so long they do not appear in their WHITE pajamas- otherwise- they are free to enter and get all the royalties SA can offer. White citizens in SA can only get ONE royalty the regime has to offer: The royalty of leaving SA!
Uncanny -isn't it: The ANC- mostly aliens themselves- are now alienating true SA citizens- and claiming the country belongs to THEM ( Sounds very much parasitic to me)
This Blog also want to show the world what type and caliber our so-called "government" really are- the thievery, banality, corruption, denails, communism, witch hunts, racism, hate speeches agains whites, "don't care" attitudes, gravy train riding, cliques , lavish money spending, exauburant salaries and many more attrocities under the banner of "Democracy."
Never in the history of this country- was there such an esculation of crime, corruption and "high profile"-if you can attach that term- arrests as when this corrupt regime took over.
Since the ANC international supported hi-jack of SA- everything falls apart- and are in shambles: The Defence Force, Education, Medical sector, Police Force, City Councels, Airports, Borders...and about everything that is being run by an ANC deligate. Now the ONE unit that actually made a success- The Scorpions- are to be dismantled because too many ANC "comrades" are caught for corruption- and sent to jail, where they belong. Zuma and his corruption with Shabir Sheik- after he just-just missed jail for rape, and Mbeki and the top clique for having a couple of front companies where millions of rands are swooping through.
We also remembered the Scorpions zeroing-in on other top criminals like Jackie Selebe (So-Called Police Commisioner), The Parliamentary Flygate bunch, Crooked Toni Yengeni (M.E.C), Mantho Tshabalala Msimang and her ex-Botswana corruption history when she ran away, Pnuel Maduna and the millions of litres of oil he sold and deposit the takings in ANC accounts, Nkosana Zuma and the cool 50 million donated for AIDS she squandered, The Vice president and her 40 thousand she spent on a luxury holiday from taxpayer's funds and so-on and so-on. The list just keep on growing. NOW you know why the elite unit HAS to be stopped- otherwise SA will sit without a government by the end of 2008...all back in jail where most came from!! We will not even go down in history as far as '94 when other criminal ANC "high-ups" like Winnie "Necklace" Mandella and her "soccer team" rattled the ANC beloved liberal world with the Stompie Sepei murder- one she did not even go to jail for- and her thousands of rands of debt!
We do not even talk of Mr. Robert McBride of the Mangoo's Bar bomb slaugter- who was found guilty- sat 3 wonderful years in prison, became Mbeki's attache in Chille- and now SECURITY CHIEF- again in court for "Marxist" tipe of rule in the councel, corruption- and drunk while driving. One of these days there will be more ANC top-hats in jail that common criminals!! Now the Scorpions are dismantled for doing their job too good- instead of the whole ANC parliament being fired!!!
Currently- SA is being run by Lethuli house, The millions of unions, the Communist Party, thousands of ANC affiliated "Groups & Leagues- and the top ANC clique.
SA has three unconditional laws since the ANC took hold of our system:
1. IF IT MOVES- KILL IT-
2. IF IT LIES MOTIONLESS- RAPE IT-
3. IF IT DOES NONE OF THE ABOVE- STEAL IT.
Thus the reason why capital punishment was abolished by the ruling regime- they were too scared that should the death penalty stay- most of their comrades would've been wiped out- it is a natural common way of life in Africa. If something stands in your way of progress- be a natural warrior- and kill it. Young Africans are taught to rape virgins to cure themselves from aids. You can't steal- you just take what you want/need. Nothing wrong in participating in the above three catogories, because all blacks have "Ubuntu"(Goodness) in them- so- you have no evil in you.(That is reserved for whites.)
We hope that those 'Free the ANC" liberal movements and past as well as current donators will open their eyes to the horrible reality in S.A- not only are S.A whites slaughered- but also white tourists from YOUR countries. Please wake-up- and stop your donations to this ruling racist regime.
If you are still unsure of the situation- please do what you are so good at: Send in the camera troops unnoticed for- say 3 weeks (Just tell them to hold on tight to their cameras, equipment and cellphones)....and see for yourself the deterrioration of a country that once was a leader in many technologies. You murdered our country for your own personal gain- so, if you have any concious left- stop this bullying non-functional government now! Remember- this is not SA anymore....THIS IS NOW GANGLAND, and we are ruled by the norm of this new system- Crime, corruption, murder, rape....and o- I forgot- GOVERNMENT DENAIL AT ALL TIMES!
NOW- LET US INTRODUCE A SHORT BACKGROUND OF YOUR ELECTED "DEMOCRATIC" ANC "GOUVERNMENT" YOU SO NEATLY SCREAMED FOR........
End of an Era
The first-hand testimony by former combatants of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) about the cruel ANC prison regime are an event in South African history. Never before has such concentrated factual evidence been presented about the inner nature of the ANC and its eminence grise, the South African Communist Party.
- If people wish to understand the current operation of the ANC/SACP, they must look here:
The ANC/SACP did a very good job in preventing public knowledge of its secret history from emerging. Those who survived the Gulag system of the ANC/SACP did so knowing that to reveal what they had been through meant re-arrest, renewed tortures and in all probability, death. They had to sign a form committing them to silence!
KGB-directed torture chambers led to suicides...
These ex-detainces in Nairobi have revealed that other prisoners, including Leon Madakeni, star of the South African film Wanaka, as well as Nomhlanhla Makhuba and another person known as Mark, committed suicide rather than suffer re-arrest at the hands of their KGB-trained guardians. Madakeni drove a tractor up a steep incline in Angola, put it into neutral and died as it somersaulted down the hill ...
- The ex-guerrillas in Nairobi displayed immense courage in speaking out publicly - their courage might have contributed to secure the lives of eight colleagues who had fled Tanzania through Malawi hoping to reach South Africa on the principle that better a South African jail than the ANC 'security.'
- This group, including two leaders of the mutiny in the ANC camps in Angola in 1984, arrived in South Africa in April, were immediately detained at Jan Smuts Airport by the security police for interrogation, and then released three weeks later.
- The day after their release they gave a press conference in Johannesburg, confirming the account of the mutiny published on this page.
This regimen of terror, extending beyond the gates of the ANC/SACP `Buchenwald' of Quadro, was a necessary element in the total practice of repression and deception which made the Anti-Apartheid Movement the most successful Popular Front lobby for Stalinism anywhere in the world.
- No international Stalinist-run public organization has ever had such an influence and shown such stability, reaching into so many major countries, for so long
- Vital to its success has been a practice of open and covert censorship The ANC's prisoners were its necessary sacrificial-victims.
The KGB in Africa
The prison system to which they were subject goes back to the late 1960s. It was the successor and the complement to the prison system on which blacks in South Africa are weaned with their mothers' milk.
- In 1969 one of the editors of this journal met two South Africans in London who said they had fought in the first MK guerrilla operation in mid-1967 - a disastrous fiasco across the Zambezi River into the Wankie area of Rhodesia, along with guerrillas from the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU), then led by James Chikerema.
- (The ZAPU president, Joshua Nkomo, was in detention).
- The two men described how they had eventually succeeded in escaping from Rhodesia, and how their criticism of the operation had led to their imprisonment in an ANC camp in Tanzania.
- An article on the theme appeared the same year in the British radical newspaper Black Dwarf then edited by Tariq Ali.
The revelations by the Nairobi five indicate how little has changed. In his book on black politics in South Africa since 1945, Tom Lodge, (Black politics in South Africa Since 1945, Ravan, 1987), writes:
In 1968 a batch of Umkhonto defectors from camps in Tanzania sought asylum in Kenya, alleging that there was widespread dissatisfaction within the camps. They accused their commanders of extravagant living and ethnic favouritism. The first Rhodesian mission, they alleged, was a suicide mission to eliminate dissenters. In political discussions no challenge to a pro-Soviet position was allowed (p300).
- From 1968 to 1990, nothing basic altered in the ANC's internal regime in the camps, except that in the high noon of the Brezhnev era it operated para-statal powers under civil war conditions in Angola, where a large Cuban and Soviet presence permitted the ANC security apparatus to 'bestride the narrow world like a Colossus.'
From the account of the ex-mutineers, ANC administrative bodies ruled over its elected bodies, the security department ruled over the administrative organs, and KGB-trained officials - no doubt members of the SACP - ruled over the security apparatus.
- Umkhonto we Sizwe functioned as an extension in Africa of the KGB.
- Its role in the civil war in Angola was to serve primarily as a surrogate to Soviet foreign policy interests, so that when the ANC rebels proposed that their fight be diverted to South Africa this counted as unpardonable cheek, to be ruthlessly punished.
- Over its own members, the ANC security apparatus ruled with all the arrogance of a totalitarian power.
There is a direct line of connection between the ANC reign of terror in its prisons - which a UN High Commission for Refugees official described as more frightening than Swapo prisons - and the 'necklace' killings exercised by ANC supporters within South Africa, especially during the period of the 1984-86 township revolt, but now once again revived against oppositional groupings such as Azapo.
- (The ANC's' necklace' politics was also a definite contributory element provoking the carnage in Natal). Two former ANC prisoners, Similo Boltina and his wife Nosisana, were in fact necklaced on their return to South Africa in 1986, after having been repatriated by the Red Cross (letter from Bandile Ketelo, 9 April 1990).
- When leaders of the Mass Democratic Movement publicly expressed their 'outrage’ at Winnic Mandela's 'obvious complicity’ in the abduction and assault on 14 year-old Stompie Mocketsi Seipe, leading to his murder, this was in response to very widespread and very well-founded revulsion among Soweto residents - especially ANC supporters such as members of the Federation of Transvaal Women (Fetraw).
- They were enraged by the jackboot politics of the so-called Mandela United Football Team, whose 'coach` - to the satisfaction of Fetraw members - has been convicted of Stompie's murder.
- This squad of thugs, based in Mrs Mandela’s house, acted within Soweto in the same way that the ANC/SACP security acted abroad, in Angola, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Ethiopia and Uganda.
The welcome of Captain Dirk Coetzee, head of the regime's assassination squad, into the arms of the ANC is an indication of the future course of development, as is the decision by the new Swapo government in Namibia to appoint a number of top South African security policemen, including the former chief of police in the Ovambo region, Derek Brune, to head its secret organs of coercion.
The South African prison system was replicated in the ANC prisons even into everyday terminology, above all at Quadro. This is a name that requires to become common currency in political discourse: it is the Portuguese for `No.4' the name used throughout South Africa for the notorious black section of the prison at the Fort.
Sneers by warders at soft conditions in 'Five Star Hotels', the common description of punishment cells as 'kulukudu' and the whole atmosphere of brutal crassness is quintessentially South African, spiced with the added sadism of the Gulag. The ANC prison system combined the worst of South African and of Russian conditions fused together, and it is this new social type - as a refinement and augmentation of each - that is now offered to the people of South Africa as the symbol of freedom.
Read the entire terrifying tale here:
READ one of the original ANC reports on:
KwaMashu, still my home"-- Hate-speech movie against Asians and Whites features ANC-leader Zuma:
April 7 2008 - By Adriana Stuijt. The following You-Tube film extract is from an upcoming documentary KWA MASHU: STILL MY HOME, directed by the African-American anti-slavery filmmaker Owen 'Alik Shahadah.
It was produced by the South African business K-CAP and UK business Halaqah Films together with the African Holocaust Society.
Owen 'Alik Shahadah, who refers to South Africa as "Azania", is actively engaged in spreading hate-speech among blacks with his films, targetting Asians and whites in South Africa, grotesquely even claiming that "South Africa is under majority-European and Asian control'...
"South Africa is under majority-European and Asian control... across the board there is always a white face holding senior rank, might it be Zulu lodges, private game reserves, tour operators, hoteliers, all exclusively non-African. And to add to this the Africans employed do not hold any managerial positions...
"On any given day in Durban it is possible to see large exclusive congregation of Asians around central social business spots like restaurants. A brief tour of Durban shows a stark monopoly of supermarket ownership, restaurants, practically everything that is worth owning. Even the small one-man street vendor trades are dominated by them. And now with the “death” of Apartheid the European and Asian business are venturing into the townships, the heart of the African community, and setting-up large business...
He is an avid supporter of Jacob Zuma, new leader of the African National Congress ruling party, and who is widely seen as the future new president of S.Africa.
March 16 2008 - The black residents association of this state-owned apartment building in Mafikeng who posted this sign still insist that 'they aren't racists - they just don't want any whites to buy into the building...'
Read the entire sad tale here:
Senior ANC MP makes death-threat gesture to white MP
The woman in this picture is the ruling ANC party's parliamentarian Winkie Direko, caught in the act of making an offensive death-threat gesture to the Democratic Alliance MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard in the SA parliament. Winkie is the former premier of the Free State. The parliament was in session at the time.
March 5 2008 - CAPE TOWN. The Democratic Alliance opposition party has laid a charge against Winkie Direko, the former premier of the Free State, after the ANC-MP made an very offensive death-threat gesture at DA MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard during a sitting of parliament.
Direko drew her finger across her throat (see pictures above) when Kohler Barnard was asking questions of Safety & Security minister Charles Nkakula relating to the dissolution of the Scorpions police unit.
Ian Davidson of the DA commented that Direko’s shocking gesture served to heighten racial tension and promoted hatred and anti-White violence which was already wide-spread in South Africa.