Is the Department of Women worth the money?

Budget vote speeches are traditionally a platform for bragging by the relevant ministers. It’s in their interests to play up their achievements over the past year, to show that their department’s work represents value for money and deserves ongoing support. What the budget vote speech delivered by Lulu Xingwana last week suggests, however, is just how scarce tangible outcomes are for the Department of Women, Children and Disabilities.

Is the Department of Women worth the money?

The budget vote speech for the Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities seems to have escaped much media scrutiny – perhaps a sign of the low importance accorded to the department. But there are some rather extraordinary aspects to the department’s budgeting. For instance, it appears that one third of all staff in the department earn on average R1 million a year. This would represent a greater ratio of millionaire staff members than the departments of Health, Education and Treasury, to name a few. By REBECCA DAVIS.

It is noteworthy, for instance, that almost every initiative mentioned by Xingwana when it comes to work on the women’s portfolio has been carried out in partnership with other bodies. International Day for Rural Women was undertaken with the KZN Premier’s office and the Rural Women’s Movement. Research into “gender responsive budgeting” was carried out with the Motsepe Foundation. The same goes for the institution of the annual Children’s Parliament, undertaken with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and the On-Line Child Safety campaign (carried out with Google SA and other departments).

With regards to its work on children, the department listed as one of its “main achievements” the establishment of the department itself. Clearly the department did not start the department, so this is something that can’t be taken credit for. Other listed achievements are the drop in mother-to-child HIV transmission (thanks, Department of Health); the introduction of the child support grant (thanks, Department of Social Development); the availability of a formal pre-primary year of schooling (thanks, Department of Education); and the improvement in rates of registering children’s birth (thanks, Department of Home Affairs).

Xingwana used her speech to cite the cases of individual women running successful businesses (with the help of the department’s partnership with bodies like the DTI). “For example, in Gauteng Ms Anna Phosa has her business, Dreamland Piggery, doing exceptionally well,” Xingwana said. The intention may have been to humanise the speech and use these cases to inspire. Unfortunately, however, the effect was to suggest that there are so few of these cases that they can be individually listed.

A boast repeated throughout the speeches by Xingwana, department deputy Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu and MP Dorothy Ramodibe was the levels of female representation in the ANC, with Xingwana at one stage hitting out at other parties for not doing similarly: “If the other parties in this august House could follow suit, we would have long reached the 50/50% target in South Africa”. But the 50/50 representation policy of the ANC had literally nothing to do with the department: indeed, it preceded its establishment by two years. Fifty/fifty representation in the ANC was adopted at Polokwane in 2007, and the department was founded in 2009.

The National Council Against Gender-Based Violence, launched in December 2012, is also lauded in the speeches as one of the department’s important advancements. But the Daily Maverick has it on good authority that the council has thus far been hamstrung by an incoherent mandate and shambolic organisation. In her speech, Dorothy Ramodibe betrayed a hint of this by saying: “It is not clear from the budget exactly how much has been allocated to this council.”

One may argue that by its very nature, the mandate of the department lends itself to cross-departmental collaboration. Because what, exactly, is the Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities supposed to be doing? When it was established, a resolution at the 51st ANC conference specified that “there is a need to strengthen coordinating, monitoring and performance mechanisms and evaluation, across government departments.” Fair enough, but it appears that these priorities may not be followed through with when it comes to allocating money within the department.

As the DA was quick to point out at the presentation of the budget speech, the department exhibits a tendency towards “overspending on the administration programme and underspending on core mandates”. The starkest illustration of this was the report by the Sunday Independent in February that Minister Xingwana had allegedly spent R2,1 million of state funds decorating her office. By contrast, the DA points out that the department underspent by 66% on the Rights of People With Disabilities programme. DA shadow women’s minister Helen Lamoela noted that R5 million is allocated in the budget to fund event coordination for “special days”, and only R950,000 to research projects.

(Incidentally, one administrative area in which the department seems not to be overspending is its website. If you believe you can tell something about an institution by the state of its website – well, feast your eyes on the glory that is

It’s not like the department has a lot of money to throw around. The total budget for the department is a relatively modest R198,3 million for 2013/14; the Department of Sports and Recreation, by contrast, is getting R1,073 billion. Yet despite this, the Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities is not shy to splash cash on salaries. Its ENE (Estimate of National Expenditure) states that 48 staff members earn salary levels 13-16, with a unit cost of R1 million per annum.

“Even though that may sound like a small amount of employees earning this much, one has to note that this is 48 staff members out of a complete 149 staff complement,” IFP MP Liezl van der Merwe pointed out to the Daily Maverick. “Therefore one third [32%] of the staff in the DWCPD earns on average R1 million per annum.”

Van der Merwe says that by comparison, the Department of Social Development has budgeted for around 14% of the staff to earn on average R1 million a year. In the Department of Health, the ratio is around 9%.

“Clearly, the salaries Minister Xingwana are paying her staff are an anomaly in government departments, and begs the question why these staff members are so handsomely rewarded, when they have failed to meet more than 50% of their targets in the past financial year,” Van der Merwe says. “Also, these salaries are not warranted considering that Minister Xingwana is on record saying that she does not have the requisite skills within her department.”

In some cases, the department doesn’t just lack the requisite skills, but any skills. The budget speech revealed that the department has filled only 61% of allocated posts. Some of these are due to the fact that they are “unfunded vacancies”. But ANC MP Dorothy Ramodibe also acknowledged that there was a “high turnover of staff”, which is often a warning sign within an organisation.

Xingwana has also previously been accused of making appointments nepotistically, which is why an independent law firm – Fluxmans – was appointed last year to investigate “allegations of corruption, nepotism and mismanagement in the department”. (An individual who wished to remain anonymous who has seen the report described it to the Daily Maverick as “super incriminating”.) This year, Xingwana said, that’s all in the past: “I am pleased to inform you that the investigation has been finalised and its recommendations have been implemented,” she said. “As the African National Congress (ANC) government, we have declared zero tolerance to corruption and mismanagement.”

Nonetheless, it’s worth noting that the department’s current director-general, Veliswa Baduza, also served as director-general in Xingwana’s previous department – Arts & Culture.

There are those who think that the Department of Women, Children and People With Disabilities should be dissolved entirely. The DA is among them. “We have called for the disestablishment of the department and to rather either have functions distributed between line departments, or to have the Department of Social Development presiding over the monitoring and oversight role currently mandated to the DWCPD,” Helen Lamoela told the Daily Maverick. “At present the department is definitely not delivering on its mandate and with the present minister heading the department we will never achieve the goals set.”

The IFP takes a more cautious line. “I don’t think the answer lies in disbanding this department, but the political leadership needs to commit itself to creating a leaner, meaner, more effective department that actually delivers on its core mandate,” Van der Merwe said. “So for starters, more money must be channeled to the core programme; smaller delegations sent on overseas trips; fewer big events; appropriately skilled, appropriately compensated, visionary passionate talent attracted, and so on.”

Of course, the Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities is extremely unlikely to be disbanded while Jacob Zuma remains as president. That’s because it was Zuma himself who launched the department. And with 2014 elections round the corner, we don’t expect to see anyone in the ANC going out on a limb with a call for Xingwana’s head.


Analysis: Is the Department of Women worth the money?


South African economy slows dramatically

South Africa’s real gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0,9% in the first quarter of 2013, Statistics South Africa said on Tuesday.

South African economy slows dramatically

The increase in GDP was lower than the 2,1% achieved in the fourth quarter of 2012. However, when compared to the first quarter of 2012, the GDP increased by 1,9%.

Main contributors to the increase in economic activity in the first quarter of 2013 were the mining and quarrying industries, finance, real estate and business services, which each contributed 0,7 of a percentage point.

General government services contributed 0,3 of a percentage, while wholesale, retail, motor trade, catering, accommodation, transport, storage and communications each contributed 0,2 of a percentage point.

Sectors which experienced declines were manufacturing at -1,2%, while the agriculture, forestry, fishing, electricity, gas and water industries each contributed -0.1 of a percentage point.

Nominal GDP at market prices in the first quarter of 2013 was R814bn, which was R1bn less than the fourth quarter of 2012. Finance, real estate and business services expanded by R7bn to R161bn in the first quarter of 2013.

Agriculture, forestry and fishing expanded by R4bn to R14bn, while the construction sector grew by R4bn to R31bn. Wholesale, retail and motor trade, catering and accommodation decreased by R15bn to R115bn.

The transport, storage and communications sector declined by R5bn to R63bn. Mining and quarrying decreased by R3bn to R63bn. — Sapa

SA economy slows dramatically

Geen werk vir Blankes in Johannesburg – ANC

“Ons staan aan die begin van die nuwe finansiële jaar in die Johannesburg Metro en die Uitvoerende Burgemeester, Parks Tau (ANC) het dit baie duidelik gemaak dat geen werk vir wittes geskep sal word nie en dat die ANC sy Swart Ekonomiese Bemagtiging-strategie aggressief sal navolg”, het Franco de Lange, VF+ Hoofsweep in die Johannesburg metro gesê.

Geen werk vir Blankes in Johannesburg - ANC

Die uitlating spruit uit die vrae wat Rdl de Lange al vyf keer in die Raad gevra het oor ‘n periode van drie jaar. In die vorige termyn van 2006 tot 2011 het die stad se EPWP projekte 165 000 korttermyn werksgeleenthede geskep waar jong mense sekere vaardighede kon leer om hulle vir die privaatsektor voor te berei.

Die VF+ het ‘n voorstel ter tafel gelê dat die stad vir elke tien swart aanstelings, een blanke in diens kan neem maar die ANC het geen belangstelling getoon nie.

Raadslid de Lange het beklemtoon dat armoede regoor die kleurgrens strek en dat werkskepping nie net na die een kant toe kan plaasvind nie.

Hy het ook ‘n dringende beroep op die regering gedoen dat dit nou hoog tyd is om van regstellende aksie ontslae te raak want dit veroorsaak rassespanning tussen Suid-Afrikaners.


BRICS – For those who don’t know what it is

BRICS, originally “BRIC” before the inclusion of South Africa in 2010, is the title of an association of emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. With the possible exception of Russia, the BRICS members are all developing or newly industrialised countries, but they are distinguished by their large, fast-growing economies and significant influence on regional and global affairs. As of 2013, the five BRICS countries represent almost 3 billion people, with a combined nominal GDP of US$14.8 trillion, and an estimated US$4 trillion in combined foreign reserves. Presently, South Africa holds the chair of the BRICS group.

In 2012, Hu Jintao, who at the time was President of China, described the BRICS countries as defenders and promoters of developing countries and a force for world peace. However, some analysts have highlighted potential divisions and weaknesses in the grouping, such as India and China’s disagreements over territorial issues, slowing economic growth rates, and disputes between the members over UN Security Council reform. India’s foreign policy in regards to BRICS is also heavily criticized by analysts in USINPAC.



The foreign ministers of the initial four BRIC states (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) met in New York City in September 2006, beginning a series of high-level meetings. A full-scale diplomatic meeting was held in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on May 16, 2008.

First BRIC summit

The BRIC grouping’s first formal summit commenced in Yekaterinburg on June 16, 2009, with Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Dmitry Medvedev, Manmohan Singh, and Hu Jintao, the respective leaders of Brazil, Russia, India and China, all attending. The summit’s focus was on means of improving the global economic situation and reforming financial institutions, and discussed how the four countries could better co-operate in the future. There was further discussion of ways that developing countries, such as the BRIC members, could become more involved in global affairs.

In the aftermath of the Yekaterinburg summit, the BRIC nations announced the need for a new global reserve currency, which would have to be ‘diversified, stable and predictable’. Although the statement that was released did not directly criticise the perceived ‘dominance’ of the US dollar – something that Russia had criticised in the past – it did spark a fall in the value of the dollar against other major currencies.

Entry of South Africa

In 2010, South Africa began efforts to join the BRIC grouping, and the process for its formal admission began in August of that year. South Africa officially became a member nation on December 24, 2010, after being formally invited by the BRIC countries to join the group. The group was renamed BRICS – with the “S” standing for South Africa – to reflect the group’s expanded membership. In April 2011, the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, attended the 2011 BRICS summit in Sanya, China, as a full member.


The BRICS Forum, an independent international organisation encouraging commercial, political and cultural cooperation between the BRICS nations, was formed in 2011. In June 2012, the BRICS nations pledged $75 billion to boost the lending power of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). However, this loan was conditional on IMF voting reforms. In late March 2013, during the fifth BRICS summit in Durban, South Africa, the member countries agreed to create a global financial institution which would rival the western-dominated IMF.


The grouping has held annual summits since 2009, with member countries taking turns to host. Prior to South Africa’s admission, two BRIC summits were held, in 2009 and 2010. The first five-member BRICS summit was held in 2011. The most recent BRICS summit took place in Durban, South Africa, in March 2013.


Member countries



Black South Africans attack Black Foreign Africans

These are very well-organised ‘flashmob’ events in which black foreigner’s shops are targetted, looted and people chased out of the townships…

In black-ruled South Africa – where many millions of foreign black Africans migrated to since 1994 – local black South Africans say they are increasingly ‘fed-up’ with “foreign blacks taking their jobs and their women”. Since 2008, there have been increasing outbreaks of xenophobic violence which have resulted in often very gruesome murders of foreign blacks. often in vicious mob-violence.

Due to migration from the rest of the continent, South Africa’s population has soared from 21-million to 51-million over the past twenty years: according to the government’s Statistics-South Africa agency.

Foreign owned spaza shops looted

It appears as if these organised attacks are again breaking out in May 2013 – it has already starting in the overcrowded townships around Vereeniging, such as Sebokeng and elsewhere.

These are very well-organised ‘flashmob’ events in which black foreigner’s shops are targetted, looted and people chased out of the townships.

The latest attack occurred at Diepsloot near Johannesburg this past weekend and elsewhere in Gauteng province; in Mayfair Johannesburg: and in Boksburg: Last year’s violence was equally ferocious, with black foreigners killed in xenophobic mob-violence in Pietermaritzburg on 25 June 2012, when Ali Mkhuluziza of Burundi and Aiwalie Saineti of Malawi were murdered in Mpumelelo township’s ‘France’ squatter camp. In 2012, at least 86 incidents of’xenophobia’ were recorded: including the gruesome triple-murders of a defenceless Chinese shopkeeper Long Liang Chen 31, his young wife and baby girl in their shop in Warden, Free State on Sept 16 2012. The South African police hesitates to refer to such racist attacks against black foreigners as ‘xenophobia’, preferring to refer to such gruesome violence as ‘common crime’.

However – In the latest incidents in the Gauteng province’s most overcrowded townships such as Diepsloot and Sebokeng, the black South African community held a meeting a month earlier to discuss strategies. People decided to chase out ‘all the black foreigners’. Now the violence has flaring up in well-organised attacks against shops and spaza’s owned by foreign blacks. The attacks are motivated both by greed for loot – but also by hatred towards the black foreigners. Reportedly, the ‘flash-mobs’ are organised via cellphones.

At Diepsloot Johannesburg this past weekend, foreign shop owners in Diepsloot had fled to a local car wash and were under guard by the SA police – following looting at their businesses on Sunday evening, May 26 2013. An Ethiopian man was quoted by Eyewitness News as saying on Monday that owned a grocery shop in Extention One of the township – but feared it would be targeted and was there so that police could protect him.

“It looks like separation,’ he told Eyewitness News. ” The people do not rob locally-owned shops but only want to rob shops owned by foreigners.”

Residents of Diepsloot said the killing of two Zimbabwean nationals and widespread looting of foreign shops on Sunday night were the result of frustrations over unemployment and poverty. The two Zimbabwean men were allegedly shot dead by a Somalian shopkeeper after he’d claimed they had tried to rob his spaza shop. Black South African residents reportedly responded to this shooting by damaging the Somalian’s shop and looting it overnight.

An eyewitness said after the shooting residents turned their anger to all thje foreigners living in the area and threatened to burn down their shops. “There were many people surrounding his shop. Others were screaming and shouting that they would burn the shop.” A small group of people gathered at the scene while police cleared the roads of burning tyres and rubbish from the protest. They were later dispersed by authorities.

The police’s Lungelo Dlamini said, “Members of our Tactical Response Team were on the scene and dispersed the crowd. We will monitor the situation and see what happens but the police will be in the area to make sure the place is safe.”

At the same time Diepsloot residents said on Monday xenophobia was still rife in their community. The informal settlement saw violent xenophobic attacks claim the lives of several foreign nationals in 2008. Five years after xenophobic violence claimed numerous lives in Diepsloot, resident Alpheas Daphazi said he still did not feel safe.

“They say go back home and remove Mugabe. What are you doing in our country? Why are taking our jobs? Why are you taking our women?” Daphazi was forced to move to Diepsloot in 2007 after violence in his country Zimbabwe became too much to handle. He told Eyewitness News in Johannesburg that foreigners in the community face a daily onslaught of insults from the community. With elections due to take place in Zimbabwe later this year, Daphazi said he would like to return home to cast his vote so he can escape the abuse of the Diepsloot community.

Two Zimbabwean men murdered by black South Africans

Black South Africans attack Black Foreign Africans in mob violence

Skep moed & stop die moorde

Die regering se stilswye oor plaasmoorde skep agterdog onder die publiek.

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The war against the indigenous people of Europe

The native European is attacked, intimidated, lied to structurally discriminated against, robbed, beaten and even killed in the line for who he is: a white European.

The war against the indigenous people of Europe

PLEASE NOTE: This article has been auto translated using Google Translate, as-is, so there will be some grammatical/spelling errors in this article.

Yes, let’s consider just call it like it is. The native Europeans is attacked, intimidated, lied to structurally discriminated against, robbed, beaten and even killed in the line for who he is: a white European. The native Europaan has declared war.

Hans Janmaat dared to say he wanted to abolish.’s Multi-cultural society Now I never found Janmaat one of the brightest and even suspected him of racism but his position was more than worth it to engage in debate. Already in its time hit the impoverishment of the masses by cities to immigrants who wanted to reap the benefits of the Dutch piggy banks but us and our culture just hate deeply. We know what happened. No one went with him in debate. He was gagged and intimidated with an attack on the hotel where he held a meeting. Is well known that the left church was responsible for that.

Pim Fortuyn everyone knows the famous recording in which he at a meeting of his heart Liveable Netherlands air and said what everyone was already thinking. “A fifth column, sir We have a fifth column in Europe, It is five to twelve”. He was talking about Islam. Not the people, but the Islamic political system is what democracy invreet, it erodes, by making use of our free and open society legislation. Abuse He was murdered. Also it we know who is responsible. “The bullet came from the left”.

Fortuyn’s words had not died away or Theo Van Gogh was murdered. By exactly that Islam where he warned. The left Cohen and the queen did not know how fast they were going to beg them to please that they never would. To a mosque And the government? The corpse was not cold or the law on blasphemy had to be tightened. Because that Van Gogh had about Islam. Such crude talk.

Gregory Nekschot was his bed lifted because of a few cartoons, exhibitions were canceled, piggy banks were captivated, complaints about pavers bare-chested and gentlemen cleavage as it is outside 30 degrees, claims are that had to be removed because of offensive and to expose, Christmas trees lost ground, hands that no longer were shaken, sit as was enforced, suddenly no beer and wine more on table at Pauwels and PRATE, an immigrant quota in public broadcasting, leaflets in Amsterdam where on platelets Dutch as xenophobic Tokkies put down the court enters be shelters where repainted, excuse immigrants had to come in a big city, our fretting was halal certified without that we know, without value in parliament, a Muslim mayor bikinis from H & M are the most extreme Sharia clubs are here welcome to conferencing, Hamas, Milli Gurus to Hizb ut-Tahrir, one after another mosque opened, “event of equal suitability, preference is given to a foreigner”, the minarets are higher every year, the mosques increasing and in the most remote provincial towns must suddenly the call to prayer blaring over the rooftops. Allah is the greatest! Submit! Long live the PvdA, Green, SP, D66 and all the so-called liberal and Christian parties! And who also happen to be all-popping Europhile. And nobody even thinks to just apply to smother them. Discriminatory intolerant shit in the bud the Dutch law

In the Telegraph today was that three people were arrested in the wake of “the stabbing “in London. Let it penetrate you. The penny drops already? Lee Rigby on Islamic manner, under “Allahu Akbar” shouting and with a declared by the perpetrators themselves motivation from Sura 9 of the Koran, their throats cut and even beheaded. Reduced to “stabbing”. I estimate one week: and it was his own fault. As with Van Gogh.

No, what is NOT in the Telegraph is that 11 Britons were arrested because they are on Twitter and Facebook expressing their rage this exuberant Islamic folklore in their capital. The blood under the nails of people drawn by the years of political correctness where citizens with sighs. As it happens everywhere: There are no Sharia neighborhoods, a headhunting under “Allahu Akbar”-sounding has nothing to do with Islam and in Sweden rioting “youths”. And you write down in a fit of pent up anger that she foreigners out to all marbles or typhoid that Muslims entering the country to take over without anyone but a straw in the way she explains. But then you’re suddenly a racist! And then the police immediately in action as opposed to the slaughter festival in Woolwich where unarmed agents have been watching it for 20 minutes someone was there with a gun who dared to step thin. Shit with the legs out of his car

In Sweden the Husby district is already under attack by hordes week mainly Muslim immigrants. Meanwhile the violence already beaten to other Swedish cities. The reason? The police defended themselves against an armed man. Same reason here in Amsterdam West a few years ago for weeks many cars went up in flames. Same reason the suburbs in France days were the scene of a large-scale civil war against everything but immigrants came to the feet. The car fires in Amsterdam West not even made it NOS News more after a few days. It took four days for the NOS News the word “immigrant” finally in the mouth dared to take over the civil war in Sweden. That Swedish Stockholm where natives are arrested who want to defend their neighborhood while police Vollmann nothing against immigrant gangs.

All power and media bastions in our society are connected as by cultural Marxists. You do not meet their distorted world you can count on a Berufsverbot, intimidation, you Nazi, xenophobic, racist and the whole string chewed more qualifications. In Germany, England, France, Netherlands, Sweden: Everywhere schools where white children are discriminated against based on their indigenous origin. Please note in their own country! A right-wing broadcasting as Popned need to see 50,000 members to get them but can broadcast a Muslim broadcaster gets a bag subsidy from the government and goes nice its course on the Dutch State Television. In the textbooks state that Pim Fortuyn was murdered by a white man with a cap, without indicating which way it came, but if there is even a foreigner pulls something than it is about “young people”.

Old white Dutch ladies of 85 street robbed by that Muslim scum. Not their own mothers and grandmothers Dutch but they attack. Blonde girls are raped on the assembly line in Sweden. Not headscarves from their own clan. In Malmö lives by now already no longer Jew so bad that people are harassed. Blonde girls dye their hair is dark but not to the victim. In France the Muslims now determine the outcome of the elections. Obviously they vote on the cultural Marxists Hollande. In the big cities of the Netherlands is the most chosen boys name newborns Muhammad. In Germany you can speak no more football and the left bokkeblaadje of that city finds out that you have criticism of Islam. You can track teachers forget when you are in your private time on the Internet say what you think about Islam and an avid journalistje of (again) you get a leaf left in his sights and the director of the school calling. As a politician, you have been for years with armed gorillas roam from safe house to safe house if you dare to openly say what ‘m the shoe pinches. I myself get the police Haaglanden and Complaints Bureau for Discrimination on the Internet on my roof with threats onwelgevalligs that something would have been said on this site where they do not agree with the politics. It goes on and on. Google is even turned on so the ads-weggevanderknijfft-because the texts would not fit within the cultural Marxist and Islamic doctrine here that this site financially broken and mouth must be silenced because we just fucking say the truth here as it is.

This whole leftist propaganda machine in Europe through their power bastion since the 60s throughout Europe structurally disrupted by political correctness, which for decades has been engaged to import its own illiterate Muslim electorate is now working through the oudcommunisten in the EU superstate off force which all European nations, driven by poor economy, migrate through each other. Dutch to Eastern Europe, Eastern Europeans to Western countries, southern Europeans flock to the north and the borders remain open for even more unskilled Muslim immigrants and asylum seekers.

Why? Why this violent chaos firing on the once peaceful post-war Europeans? To disrupt. Every form of nationalism For every glimmer proud of your country to detract. In the British Parliament was once said by a leftist politician: “We’ll diversity in the press with their noses”. To deny our identity. To dispose of everything our own is us. For step by step to demoralize the people of Europe and bogged down. Ultimately into total chaos And you know what, like a rabbit out of the hat, the solution is? A tyrannical European Super State which supposedly have to be formed to restore order. A multicultural EUSSR with five-year plans, where whole nations be removed from their native soil as in the Soviet Union and as did the Nazis. A dictatorship with a European police European taxes, a European bank, a single currency and a handful multicuturalistische Marxists that free markets are divided among a handful of big industrialists amenities such as water, agriculture, fisheries, energy, raw materials and food control.

It’s not so much that Allah with his Quran 1400 years ago declared. War on us That Muslims are just stupid jumping jacks who dance to the tune of every diabolical hatred beard standing with Saudi money imam can call.
No, the biggest enemy of the free democratic west is still, even long before the Second World War, Marxism. Marxism that now “liberal” social-democratic “,” GL “or just” socialist “calls while the Christians by now have a stiff neck the other cheek. Marxism that now forms the backbone of the European Union.

The cultural Marxists are responsible. That the force that entire cities are taken over by Muslims in Europe and the indigenous population is persecuted and driven from their homes is. They hope for more Breivik so they can suppress all facets of society and could deprive. The last glimmer of freedom under the guise of “security” Karl Marx has declared war on us and he lives in The Hague, London, Berlin, Paris and Stockholm and his office is in Brussels.

They are the indigenous people of Europe declared war. Well, they can ‘t get. Because they made a mistake. They have not learned from history and not all still kill us or let murder. The European nations will claim their birthright and land. Regardless of price.

De oorlog tegen de autochtone bevolking van Europa

BBC discovers White Genocide in South Africa

The BBC wrote a report asking: “Do white people have a future in South Africa?”

Working-class white people, most of them Afrikaans-speakers, are going through an intense crisis. But you will not read about it in the newspapers or see it reported on television…

Do white people have a future in South Africa?

BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson examines the challenges facing white South Africans.

The report generally takes a liberal ‘all whites are complicit in South Africa’s misery’ tack, and sandwiches various incontrovertible facts about whites in South Africa between such language.

With those bits excised, we get:

  • The people who are suffering now are the weakest and most vulnerable members of the white community.
  • Ernst Roets, a leading Afrikaans campaigner from the AfriForum organisation, took me to a squatter camp outside the country’s capital, Pretoria. A white squatter camp.
  • It has been set up on the property of a sympathetic white farmer and is called, optimistically, Sonskyn Hoekie – Sunshine Corner.
  • There are broken-down cars and bits of discarded furniture everywhere. Beyond the wooden shacks lie ditches and pools of dirty, stagnant water where mosquitoes breed. Two basic toilets serve the whole camp.
  • According to Roets there are 80 white squatter camps – many of them bigger than this – in the Pretoria area alone. Across South Africa as a whole he believes there could be as many as 400,000 poor whites in conditions like these.
  • Sonskyn Hoekie has no water and no electricity. The inhabitants live on two hand-out meals of maize porridge a day, which is provided by local volunteers. There is no social security for them, no lifeline…
  • Semi-skilled white people have little chance of getting a job when so many black South Africans are unemployed.

In an article last year in FrontPage, Dan Greenfield writes:

Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) policies, the South African version of Affirmative Action, have closed job markets to white South Africans. Racial benchmarks have been incorporated into private industry and government service. As a result, Black South Africans with a higher education are 34% more likely to find a job than white South Africans with that same level of education. And even that education is becoming hard to come by as white students with excellent grades are being shut out of higher education and given few options besides a refugee camp or immigration to one of the few countries that will have them.

Towards the end of the BBC article, the writer acknowledges the post-apartheid genocide of whites in the country:

  • There is another group of white Afrikaners, far higher up the social scale, who are deeply threatened – in this case, literally. Virtually every week the press here report the murders of white farmers, though you will not hear much about it in the media outside South Africa.
  • In South Africa you are twice as likely to be murdered if you are a white farmer than if you are a police officer – and the police here have a particularly dangerous life. The killings of farmers are often particularly brutal.
  • Ernst Roets’s organisation has published the names of more than 2,000 people who have died over the last two decades. The government has so far been unwilling to make solving and preventing these murders a priority.

2,000 targeted, murdered whites (murdered at four times the rate of rural black South Africans) is a low-ball figure. To see the horrific nature of these attacks, see here [Warning: graphic photos].

Meanwhile, these persecuted white families, many of whose lineage in South Africa goes back to the 1600s, are regularly being denied political asylum in western countries. And what sorts of Western voices are chiming in on the issue?

  • …Professor Mark Behr, of Rhodes College, in Memphis, Tennessee, and Dr Dennis Laumann, of the University of Memphis, have rejected requests that they help the family.
  • I am not interested in assisting Afrikaners claiming discrimination in a non-racial, democratic, post-apartheid South Africa,” wrote Laumann.
  • In my scholarly opinion, there is absolutely no basis for their allegation – whatever evidence they may present.
  • Behr – who is an award-winning South African author – said he did not believe the law firm would find “any fair-minded scholar” to support the family.

Maybe if, on their immigration request forms, the white families said they were Muslim or non-white, they would improve their chances for successful asylum.

NOTE: Behr teaches courses in Fiction Writing, Post-Colonial Literature, Queer and Gender Theory, African Literature, Literature and War, and Contemporary World Literature.

One can safely guess what his politics are.

In the FrontPage piece, Dan Greenfield writes:

Dr. Stanton of Genocide Watch, a respected human rights organization, has stated that the white population of South Africa is now in the sixth of the center’s eight stages of genocide. That sixth stage is defined as “Preparation.”

“Victims are identified and separated out because of their ethnic or religious identity. Death lists are drawn up. Members of victim groups are forced to wear identifying symbols. Their property is expropriated. They are often segregated into ghettoes, deported into concentration camps, or confined to a famine-struck region and starved. At this stage, a Genocide Emergency must be declared.”

The next stage after “Preparation” is “Extermination”.

BBC Discovers White Genocide in South Africa

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Real story behind Western Cape farm violence

Mr Noseyman (Nosey) Pieterse, who emerged as a key figure behind the “strikes”, is mobilising for the next round of the “rural struggle” he claims to lead.

From years of experience, I know that when I am in a political pressure cooker, it is best to allow the heat to subside and some steam to escape before analysing what happened.

The Real Story behind the Western Cape’s Farm Violence

Helen Zille, Leader of the Democratic Alliance (Photo: DA)

At the height of a crisis, when perceptions are sharply polarised, people aren’t prepared to question their pre-conceptions. They only see the “evidence” that supports their prejudices.

The recent “farm strikes” that shook the Western Cape for most of December and January (with a short Christmas break) was a case in point.

Let’s look at what really happened, not because the crisis is behind us, but because we are in a lull between storms. By all accounts, Mr Noseyman (Nosey) Pieterse, who emerged as a key figure behind the “strikes”, is mobilising for the next round of the “rural struggle” he claims to lead. Mr Pieterse wears several hats. He is simultaneously a farmer, the President of an association of BEE farmers in the wine and spirit industry, as well as a trade union leader, organising workers in the industry.

We should, in the weeks ahead, be prepared for the possibility of further rural “strikes”. In this context, it would help to have a better understanding of the crisis from which we have just emerged.

Before I begin, let me be clear: the life of a seasonal farm labourer is a very difficult one. Thousands of poverty stricken people come to the Western Cape from across Southern Africa (particularly Zimbabwe, Lesotho and the Eastern Cape) for the fruit-picking season, desperately seeking work in one of the few remaining sectors that employ unskilled labour. Many of these migrants have remained in the Province permanently and have set up “home” in shack settlements on the outskirts of rural towns. Unemployed for most of the year, they rely on the short fruit-picking season to earn some income, much of which disappears immediately into the coffers of loan sharks on whom they depend to keep their families alive. And as growing numbers of desperate work-seekers arrive, the competition intensifies between them for the shrinking number of jobs available, a result of the consolidation of farms and escalating mechanisation. As tough as it is to survive on the daily minimum wage, it is far tougher to earn nothing at all. And, as happens world-wide in situations of conflict over scarce resources, individuals band together in groups to protect and advance their interests. In divided societies, the fault line between groups is often determined by ethnicity. Here there are four distinct groups of seasonal work-seekers on the Province’s deciduous fruit and grape farms: Zimbabweans, Basotho, amaXhosa and traditional Western Cape farm workers, who would (in terms of the old apartheid designations) have been classified Coloured.

This is fertile ground for exploitation. And so it is easy to see how the dominant (but entirely misleading) narrative arose: “heartless white farmers and labour brokers make ‘super profits’ by using ‘divide-and-rule’ tactics to drive down workers’ wages as their lives deteriorate”.

It is easy to see how this narrative fuelled the anger and rage that led to the destruction of tens of millions of Rands worth of farm infrastructure (packing sheds, cooling stores, tractors, orchards and vineyards) in an orgy of violence lasting several weeks.

And one can discern the ANC’s interest in fuelling this narrative. It was a golden opportunity to drive a wedge between two strong sectors of DA support — farmers and farm workers – while seeking to position the DA on the side of “heartless farmers” and the ANC as the “champion of exploited workers”.

Unsurprisingly, this narrative was parroted by many observers, reinforcing stereotypes and creating conditions conducive to disinvestment and job losses in a sector that is the backbone of the Western Cape’s economy.

Except that the truth was the exact opposite.

I have rarely come across a case study that so graphically illustrates the disjuncture between perception and reality.

Some of the key facts (that explode this narrative) are as follows:

  • The workers’ protests started on a farm called Keurboschkloof, previously a model farm in the Western Cape where workers were paid far above the minimum wage. When the farmer, Pierre Smit, died, his farm was taken over by a Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) consortium that immediately CUT WORKERS’ WAGES from an average of R14.51 to R10.60 per hour.
  • This, understandably, elicited protests by workers, further aggravated by the fact that a former ANC Councillor, who is also a labour broker, tried to bring in “scab labour” at the behest of this BEE consortium to replace the protesting workers.
  • Braam Hanekom (nephew of an ANC Cabinet member) and his organisation “Passop” sought to unionise the workers for the COSATU affiliate, the Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU).
  • He was challenged by Nosey Pieterse, a rival unionist, who claimed sole right to organise workers in the area.
  • When the protests spread to the Royal Mushroom Farm and Normandy Farm in mid-October, I was tipped off about an ANC strategy to “bring Marikana to the farms of the Western Cape” – a phrase used repeatedly by the ANC, and particularly Tony Ehrenreich, who combines a role as COSATU provincial general secretary and the ANC caucus leader in the City of Cape Town.
  • And as the protests spread, ANC Western Cape Leader Marius Fransman made his presence felt, announcing “die Boere gaan k.k”, while the Minister of Agriculture, Tina Joemat-Petterrson also visited the area and used inflammatory language.
  • But the one Minister actually responsible for labour matters, Mildred Oliphant, remained abroad for weeks, and did not bother to cut her trip short despite the protest against the minimum wage SHE HAD SET. All the while, the ANC sought to blame the farmers.

So the truth is exactly the opposite of the prevailing narrative

In fact, the best option available for unskilled, seasonal farm workers in South Africa is to secure a job with a farmer like Pierre Smit, who is not a rare exception in the Western Cape. In fact, research by Ben Stanwix of UCT’s Development Policy Unit shows that on average farmers pay significantly higher wages in the Western Cape than other provinces. This is one of the reasons why tens of thousands of desperately poor people leave their homes in far more fertile regions across Southern Africa to seek work on the rocky mountain slopes of De Doorns and other farms in the Western Cape.

The truth also reveals a number of profound ironies

Irony number one: while the ANC was slamming “heartless white farmers”, many of them were actually paying their workers more than the minimum wage that had been set by the ANC Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, in consultation with COSATU.

Irony number two: When the workers went on strike in protest, and the ANC was slamming labour brokers for playing a role in the exploitation of workers, a former ANC councillor, Nelie Barends, who is also a labour broker, tried to provide the BEE farming consortium that took over Keurboschkloof farm with scab labour. In fact, throughout the period that the ANC was slamming labour brokers’ in the Hex River Valley, their own members (including ANC councillor Pat Marran and his wife) were playing a key role as brokers supplying seasonal labour to farms.

Irony number three: as the ANC, Passop, FAWU and Nosey Pieterse claimed to be representing the interest of the workers they were actually at war with each other, a conflict which seriously jeopardised worker interests, causing serious divisions and infighting between different groups of workers, usually divided on an ethnic basis. But they all shared one common goal: to convince workers that their “war” was actually with the farmers. All the while, ANC politicians sought to spread the unrest across the province for their political advantage.

Irony number four: While the ANC accused farmers of fanning xenophobia, it has actually been driven by labour brokers representing differing groups of workers, and exploiting the fault lines caused by ANC policy. While Zimbabweans were legalised through a special amnesty of the Department of Home Affairs (with the support of the farmers), workers from Lesotho were excluded from the amnesty and their employment was deemed illegal and penalised through heavy fines. This meant that thousands of Basotho who had been previously employed, were now unemployed due to ANC policies, while the ANC sought to fan and exploit their anger to spread the unrest.

Irony number five: While the ANC claims to be against labour brokers, it was the farmers, together with the Zimbabwean workers who really fought to get rid of these broker intermediaries. The Zimbabweans, in particular, resisted a consortium or labour brokers (including those with ANC links) who sought to extract from farmers R10 per day for every worker the brokers placed in a job. Zimbabweans wanted to contract directly with farmers, without an intermediary role of labour brokers. This was vehemently opposed by the labour brokers, dominated by ANC public representatives, who were determined to defend the “super profits” they earned from placing workers.

Irony number six: The ANC and its various allied organisations, were happy to drive the conflict between the Basotho, Zimbabweans, and local labour to extend the unrest throughout rural areas, in their attempts to present the Western Cape as being exploitative, racist, and ungovernable.

Why should anyone believe me? Go and read the primary academic research such as Ben Stanwix’s article “Minimum wages and compliance in South African agriculture” as well as a discussion document by Jan Theron (co-ordinator of the Labour and Enterprise Policy Research Group at UCT) titled “Changing employment trends on farms in the Hex and Breede River valleys” and the research paper “Violence, Labour and the Displacement of Zimbabweans in De Doorns, Western Cape” written by Jean Pierre Misago of the University of the Witwatersrand’s Forced Migration Studies Programme that contain some in-depth interviews on this matter (over and above my direct discussions with farm workers and farmers).

There is much priceless information out there if one is prepared to join the dots

The best of all of these is an article titled “Oogsten in Afrika” published in the magazine Quote in October 2012, which quotes Anton de Vries, the Dutch co-founder of the BEE consortium that took over Keurboschkloof farm (that cut worker wages as soon as they took over) saying he had set up a venture to “profit” from land reform. He boasted that it was an official partner of the ANC national government and has contacts in the highest levels, which is its greatest asset.

It is time we woke up and saw what is really happening in our platteland, instead of continuing to bow before the ANC’s warped and deliberately distorted version of events.

The reality is that while most farmers pay significantly higher than the minimum wage they are struggling to make ends meet because of the low return on their product. For example, a “Capturing Gains” research project revealed that when it comes to the final retail price for table grapes from Hex River Valley imported to the United Kingdom, 42% goes to supermarkets, 32% to distributors, while only 18% is retained by the farmers, who must cover all their costs from this return.

Instead, of falling prey to the ANC’s ‘divide-and-rule’ tactics, farmers, farm workers, civil society and government need to work together to address this highly distorted value chain and increase profitability on farms so that the individuals putting in the hard work start reaping the benefits.

By Helen Zille, Leader of the Democratic Alliance – 17 March 2013

The Real Story behind the Western Cape’s Farm Violence

‘ANC is most racist party’

One respondent told the researchers that “in the ANC racism is still very strong and it can be proven any day, anywhere.”

Grassroots members of South Africa’s ruling ANC believe that the famed anti-apartheid party is sidelining non-black supporters, according to a potentially politically explosive study published on Wednesday.

'ANC is most racist party'

Research by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation — formed by Nelson Mandela’s ex-prison mate and fellow anti-apartheid activist — showed that ANC members who are not black feel left out because of their race.

“Generally speaking, branch members have deep-seated concerns with non-racialism in the ANC and in society more broadly,” said the report posted on the foundation’s website.

One respondent told the researchers that “in the ANC racism is still very strong and it can be proven any day, anywhere.”

Another said “the ANC is more racist than any political party at the moment.”

The ANC “preaches about being non-racist… but is doing the opposite,” added another party member.

The impression that the party promotes the interests of blacks first has seen its support base eaten away in sections of the population, the report concluded.

“Indeed the perception (whether real or imagined) that the ANC is advancing only the interests of Africans has led to loss of electoral support in ‘minority areas’.”

The study was conducted in the country’s largest city and its economic hub, Johannesburg.

Respondents were sampled from South Africa’s four main racial groups — blacks, whites, people of Indian descent and those of mixed race, known colloquially as “coloureds”.

Branch members in the predominately coloured Eldorado Park neighbourhood and those in the highbrow and mainly white suburb of Sandton “are frustrated with the party and feel much anger about the way they are treated,” the report said.

“This has made the role of being an ANC branch member in these areas very challenging, and often thankless.”

The results of the study showed that the party, which prides itself as an example of democracy in Africa, has fewer members of the minority races occupying leadership positions at branch level.

“Many branch members are disillusioned about the manner in which members are awarded senior positions,” said the study, with many believing these are ‘only open to Africans’.”

“This raises significant questions about democracy in the party,” it added.

ANC officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

While acknowledging that race relations have significantly improved since the ANC took to office nearly two decades ago, the study noted that members also feared broader societal trends.

“Branch members feel not enough change has taken place and that racial tensions are impeding social cohesion and concomitant growth and progress in the country.”

ANC is most racist party

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