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Old February 6th, 2008 #1
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Background reading on South Africa

Christiaan De Wet's - Three Years War.
http://www.pinetreeweb.com/dewet-bio.htm

Oliver Ransford - The Great Trek
http://www.ourcivilisation.com/smart...ford/index.htm

If you want the critique of some of his incorrect conclusions. They can be found here.
http://www.whitenationalist.info/for...ead.php?t=3440

Commando by Deneys Reitz
http://www.ourcivilisation.com/smart...ando/index.htm

A Century of Wrong by F.W. Reitz (Deneys' Son)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15175...-h/15175-h.htm

Has a list of articles that I had gathered on the in depth views for battle scenes, and leading figures like De La Rey, Paul Kruger etc.
http://www.whitenationalist.info/for...ead.php?t=3440

The articles are derived from the South African Military history Journal with links to sources.
http://samilitaryhistory.org/journal.html





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South Africa's ANC Targets Serious Crime Fighting Unit
By Delia Robertson

Johannesburg
06 February 2008

In its first major initiative under the leadership of Jacob Zuma, South Africa's ruling African National Congress has ordered the government of President Thabo Mbeki to dismantle the country's highly successful organized crime fighting unit, the Directorate of Special Operations, or Scorpions. Zuma and other high-profile individuals are facing trials this year as a consequence of investigations carried out by the Scorpions. In Johannesburg VOA's Delia Robertson takes a closer look at the Scorpions, the work they have done, and what the future may hold for South Africa without them.


British Mark Thatcher (2ndR) is escorted by members of the elite Scorpions unit during his arrest at his home in Constantia, Cape Town

The Scorpions was formed in January 2001, 16 months after President Mbeki promised the national legislature that the government would set up a squad to fight so-called priority crimes. Peter Gastrow, of the independent Institute for Security Studies says there was growing exasperation in the country at police failures in addressing a rising crime wave.

"One of the categories of crime which the police felt inadequate to address and which they didn't really understand, was a relative new category for South Africa, namely sophisticated organized crime, particularly trans-border and trans-national organized crime," said Gastrow.

The Scorpions were placed under the authority of the National Prosecuting Authority or NPA, a constitutionally-mandated body within the Department of Justice.

Early on, Scorpions recruits received intensive training from experienced foreign organizations such as Scotland Yard and the U.S. Federal Bureau for Investigation.

By South African policing standards, the conviction rate on cases investigated by the Scorpions appears spectacular, 95 percent in the 12-month period ending June 2007, with a similar record in previous years.

But analysts say the performance of the unit is difficult to compare with other policing units.

"They have bust and successfully prosecuted very, very complex cases emerging from the business sectors, political leaders, government officials; successful prosecutions which conventional police investigation I don't believe would have been able to solve," he added. "So in short, the overall risk for sophisticated organized crime has risen as a result of their interventions."

Despite their success, the unit has been surrounded by controversy.

Police officers, supported by their trade union, objected to the better salaries, training and working conditions than those received by ordinary police officers

And it was not too long before the unit was accused of being an agent of the apartheid government as well as a tool by President Mbeki to settle political scores.

A 2004 commission, headed by a retired judge, found the allegations of its connections with the apartheid government without merit. But, the allegations of the squad being used for political influence came to a head when it became clear that the Scorpions were investigating Jacob Zuma, who, at the time, was deputy president of the country. Zuma was fired from this post in 2005 after his legal advisor was convicted on charges of corruption which implicated him.

Shadrack Gutto, a constitutional and legal expert at the University of South Africa, says that despite the litany of such allegations about the Scorpions, none were ever proven.

"These remain unproven allegations, the mere fact that they are being shouted and repeated often does not turn them into facts or truth," said Gutto. "And indeed if somebody has such evidence and there is a matter before the court, then they should and they could have brought this already."

While many analysts note that the Scorpions are not without fault, Gastrow is one of many South Africans who say problems within the squad can be solved.

"But the question arises does that warrant the destruction of an institution; should one not rather see or explore the possibility of fixing it," said Gastrow. "I think it an important point, in any institution, obviously these things happen, far more serious incidents happen; they are then debated, discussed and one tries to fix it, rather than demolish and take the destructive course of doing away with it, without putting anything in its place."


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The ANC's determination to get rid of the Scorpions has angered many South Africans who see it as an attempt to protect senior members of the new ANC leadership, including Jacob Zuma. Analyst Gutto agrees with this perception.

"Personally I do believe that there is good reason to suspect that the vigorous attempt to remove this is informed more, not by the fact of lack of lines of accountability, and so on; but rather in an attempt to remove the sting as it were and put it within the police force," continued Gutto. "And if this were to be done, it will send a very, very serious message out there to organized criminals that they have a field day , and impunity is also going to reign where particular important public figures may be protected against prosecution."

Opposition parties have warned they will do everything they can to prevent the dissolution of the Scorpions. Bantu Holomisa, leader of the United Democratic Movement, says his party is seeking to challenge the Scorpions' dissolution in the Constitutional Court.

"If they [the ANC] use their two-thirds majority to bull-doze this decision, then the UDM will be left with no other option but to seek a legal remedy. But the legal opinion which we are also seeking is whether we can not challenge this process before they come up with the amendment [to the law which founded the unit]. If we feel right now the rights of the citizen are being tampered with, there is nothing stopping us in filing an urgent application," he said.

The African National Congress says it is merely trying the align law enforcement agencies with the constitution which calls for a single police force. But constitutional lawyers argue that provision was originally intended to bring several apartheid-era police agencies under one roof. They add the constitution also includes a clause which allows the government to establish additional law enforcement agencies.

President Thabo Mbeki has not publicly commented on his party's demand except to say that he will act in accordance with the constitution.

http://voanews.com/english/2008-02-06-voa47.cfm

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Cape Town - Opposition parties have expressed optimism about the future of the Scorpions detective unit following President Mbeki's State of the Nation Address on Friday.

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa welcomed Mbeki's remark that the Khampepe Judicial Commission's proposals would be taken into account when the future of the Scorpion was being considered.

"There is relief in the sense that we may not have to follow what the ANC leadership had said about the Scorpions."

Even though Mbeki did not give much of detail on the Scorpions, it was encouraging that he did not reiterate the ANC's call for the Scorpions to disband, said Holomisa.

Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi was of the view that Mbeki had said everything he was expected to say.

"I was impressed by the fact that - even though he did not give enough details - he indirectly mentioned the issue of the Scorpions," Buthelezi said.

"In my view it was one of the best speeches he had ever made."

Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder said he was happy Mbeki had touched on the issue of the Scorpions, but added that he had expected more.

In his speech Mbeki said the future of the Scorpions would be known by the end of next month.

"Informed by the imperative to intensify the offensive against organised crime, as well as the recommendations of the Khampepe Judicial Commission on the functioning and location of the Directorate of Special Operations and continuing reflections on this matter, we shall by the end of March this year, interact with Parliament on legislation and other decisive measures required further to enhance our capacity to fight organised crime," Mbeki said.

http://www.news24.com/News24/South_A...267080,00.html
 
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How typically coonish, which is a combination of clownish and criminal. Jacob Zuma takes office, and his first move is to disband a police unit that has been investigating him. Niggers have no shame in the exercise of power. They don't understand the White mentality, which would be concerned for appearances. If they have the power, they use it.
 
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South Africa: Ministers to Speak On Scorpions' Future This Week

11 February 2008

South Africans can expect details surrounding the future of the Scorpions, to be outlined by the Ministers of Justice and Safety and Security later this week.

There has been speculation in the media that the Directorate of Special Operations, popularly known as the Scorpions, could be dissolved or realigned to fall under the South African Police Services - which reports to the Department of Safety and Security.

The DSO currently falls under the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which in turn reports to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

Speaking at his official office in Parliament on Sunday, Tuynhuys, President Thabo Mbeki said that the Minister of Justice [Brigitte Mabandla] and Safety and Security [Charles Nqakula] will address all of the details surrounding the Scorpions and their efforts to deal with organised crime this week.

The President delivered his State of the Nation Address on Friday.

Following his speech, government departments communicate how they will implement the plans outlined by the President, through the clusters under which they fall.

In his speech Mr Mbeki said Cabinet had agreed on a set of changes intended to establish a new, modernised, efficient and transformed criminal justice system.

On Sunday the President said this review had to look beyond the Scorpions as there was more than one element in government's system dealing with organised crime.

There is also an organised crime division in the police, the Financial Intelligence Centre, the National Intelligence Agency, the South African Secret Service and Customs Services.

He explained the Scorpions were set up to specialise in organised crime as it was an issue government had to address.

The Scorpions were the only unit placed under the NPA, said the President.

He said the issue which had arisen was whether or not government would continue to be determined to fight organised crime.

"At the end of the day whatever happens in terms of the comprehensive review of the criminal justice system, the question that must be answered is whether we have strength and the capacity to fight organised crime or weakened it."

In his address to the nation he said the fight against organised crime would be intensified.

"We shall by the end of March this year, interact with Parliament on legislation and other decisive measures required further to enhance our capacity to fight organised crime," he said in the SONA.

On Sunday he said in terms of the criminal justice system as a whole, "government remains very, very firmly committed to ensuring that our capacity to fight organised crime is enhanced, not reduced".

Government will try to ensure that the Scorpions capacity to fight organised crime and maintaining their specialised capacities are not lost.

In 2005, President Mbeki appointed Judge Sisi Khampepe to examine the Directorate of Special Operations, or the Scorpions, mandate and relationship with the National Intelligence Agency; ascertain how to strengthen integrated efforts against organised crime and provide options regarding its appropriate location.

Amongst recommendations that the DSO report to the Justice Minister, the Commission further recommended that the SAPS be afforded the same legal powers as the Scorpions.

In 2006, Cabinet approved the Commission's recommendation to have the Scorpions remain within the NPA.

However, the decision was taken to allow the Scorpions law enforcement activities to be overseen by the Safety and Security Minister.

http://allafrica.com/stories/200802111023.html
 
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Russia, South Africa to carry out space, nuclear co-op

MOSCOW, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- A senior Russian official said hereon Monday his country will carry out cooperation with South Africain space research and nuclear energy sectors.

Russian Minister of Natural Resources Yuri Trutnev and South African Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma are set to hold talks on such cooperation this week in Moscow, RIA news agency reported.

The meeting, slated Feb. 12-13, will also discuss schedule of the seventh session of the Russian-South African Intergovernmental Committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation in May, Russian officials said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a visit to South Africa in 2006 and the two countries pledged to enhance cooperation in such fields as investment, banking, mining and energy, transport, science and public health.
 
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That expression 'the grass is greener' gets bandied around a lot nowadays. However one man's grass is not the same as anothers. The real question is why would people leave this country at all? Most would say its for want of a better life. In my book a chief reason would be safety. I value that - as I do non-discrimination, being treated fairly and having the means to live life decently. Sure that ideal is not perfect in any country - but it sure comes close in some. I remember walking down the street at 3 in the morning in England and not being scared ****less. I remember having the ability to go on holiday on an average man's salary. I remember not being scarred of losing my job and the consequences thereof. I could go on. Its true that you will never be happy if you always look for faults where-ever you are. But if your focus is to see progress in your life, to see to your children's safety and to live a sane life, I'm sorry but South Africa presents a very dim view at the moment.

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Land expropriation in South Africa is happening whether the US likes it or not

20 February 2020

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government will press ahead with plans to distribute more land to the black majority in an orderly fashion, warning that a failure to do so would perpetuate an injustice that dates back to apartheid rule and constrain the economy.

“Land reform is an essential part of inclusive growth,” Ramaphosa said in a speech to lawmakers in Cape Town on Thursday. He reiterated that the government supported changing the constitution to make it easier for it to take land without compensation.

Ramaphosa’s comments came a day after US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo cautioned that land expropriation would be disastrous for Africa’s most industrialised economy and described the policy proposal as an example of centralised planning that has failed in other African states like Zimbabwe.

“Land grabs will not be allowed to happen in our country,” Ramaphosa said. “We refuse to be reckless.”

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Farmer Peet van Wyk (74) died protecting his wife

February 27, 2020

The man who died on a smallholding at Kameeldrift, Roodeplaat, near Pretoria, in the Gauteng province of South Africa early on Tuesday morning 25 February 2020, whilst trying to protect his 72 year old wife against home invaders has been identified as Mr Peet van Wyk (74).

The couple heard a noise in the house around 04:00 and Mr van Wyk got up and confronted the two black male attackers and tried to keep them away from the bedroom to protect his wife.

The attackers blinded him with cellphone lights and then stabbed him several times and beat him with a stone over the head. Mr Van Wyk’s neck artery was cut and he collapsed in the passage. When his wife came out, she was stabbed in the arm.

The suspects entered the house through a window. And fled the scene only taking a TV and 2 cellphones.

Mrs van Wyk managed to get into her car and drove to her son who stays close by. Her son called the Police and an ambulance.

Read about more farm attacks here

https://sauncut.co.za/farmer-peet-va...ting-his-wife/
 
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TODAY'S SITUATION REPORT

Ugh... I'm writing this purely because the process has an exorcistic effect on this ignoramus-cum-nitwit-White-Nationalist-bastard DESPITE the fact that most VNNers already have a pretty fair idea of the lowdown here. But anyway it's also the first few hours peace I've received (Praise be to the Lawd!) in this butthole-of-a-city called Cape Town/Slaapstad/City of Madness/Fuckupsville/whatever (however - just remember - it's NOT just jigaboo hassles we have here; there're plenty of WHITE assholes/scumbags/swamp-monsters lurking round this neck o' the woods too) - ANYWAY - that for another post.

RIGHT! South-gawddamned-freakin'-Africa: The Lowdown...
  • foreigners: do not even THINK about visiting this place; if you do business here, start pulling out; if you got loved ones here, pull THEM out; and forget about ANY 2010 World Cup Football in this dump - it's NOT going to happen (well if WE can help it anyway)
  • commodities: gold, metals, blah-blah-blah - on the stock market: prices are up; this, because production is low, because POWER is low - South Africa's going through a jigaboo-electricity-crisis 'cos kaffirs can't deal with the responsibility of keeping POWER PLANTS going; or maintaining ANYTHING -- least of all themselves -- for that matter
  • crime and the 'usual-suspects' black-on-white genocide shizen: cooking at an all time high (5:8 according to Genocide Watch last time I checked): kaffir-lusting lasses getting raped left, right and centre (we WN men ALL know how SOME liberal white women love black cock don't we now?) HIV/AIDS/STDs and all that jazz, keeping the sangomas and witch-doctors super-busy; they're smiling all the way to the bank - just a pity the banks have gone Affirmative Action; hence bank-charges sit at an all-time high too; ja - heh-heh... oh yeah: PLUS the average Libbie-Saffer-white-male still walks round with his head fastened firmly up his butt so no sympathies there either folks... SORREE... but I cannot save this Saffer White Tribe alone with two bare hands and a Shogun Kitchen Knife - nor am I interested in doing so either; they can fucking well go and sort their own shit out; I'll take care of ONLY the ones I love; the rest can rest for all I care (if you know what I mean)
  • Zooma: we have a kaffir UGH SORRY Noble Savage DAMNITALL Native El Presidento-in-waiting called Jacob Zuma (He... Great Improviser and Innovator of the 'just take a shower after screwing ugh RAPING an HIV-positive-kaffir-dyke-bitch and all-will-be-fine') lined up as First Citizen; that's IF he gets through his upcoming Fraud and Corruption Court case (which I'm sure he probably WILL - given the state (or, rather, NON-state) of Justice here these days
  • AND guess what? Land Expropriations... yep folks, white farmers are in for the high-jump from our kaffir-ANC-Govt shortly as they tighten the screw on OUR boere - who've successfully toiled the soil for several generations; watch this cursed country kick into food crisis mode shortly - think the kaffirs care? Nah
  • DAILY, in white suburbia around the major (and minor) cities and towns of this country, white folks are being murdered, raped, pillaged and plundered - just WHAT happened to virile, capable white men around here I do not know; funny how three years back I came clean out of a close shave with SIX sub-human scumbag-kaffir-beasts but I guess I shouldn't be so expecting or demanding of my white brothers should I now...? Nah - on second thoughts, we'll just leave them to their TV and six-packs and let them learn the hard way. Nobody helped me (but I expect nought) even when the tables WERE/ARE turned upside-down-arse-about-face
  • Politics: the usual ANC bullshit - as unstable as all Hell but we all know the kaffir is incapable of leading a horse to water OR making it drink -- why? -- because he wants to SCREW the poor thing afore it even arrives at the watering-hole damn! - 'cos kaffirs NEVER think further than their dicks
  • State infrastructures, hospitals, government departments and STOOPID white-slave supported parastatals... ALL in a state of near-collapse -- DUH!!! -- but you knew that anyway
  • ugh: apart from that, lifes just great here - JUST FINE... SEE YOU ALL IN THE WEST SOON-SOON (I hope) The Lawd be willing....
 
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It's too bad that Eugene Terreblanche leader of the AWB couldn't stop the commie kaffir Mandela from taking power and ruining South Africa.


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It's too bad that Eugene Terreblanche leader of the AWB couldn't stop the commie kaffir Mandela from taking power and ruining South Africa.
Yeah, it is too bad -- but I'll tell you what mate -- it could, and would, NEVER have happened. Let me explain to you what our (the white man's) downfall was in this country. We employed non-whites. We educated them. We medicated, hospitalised, nurtured, trusted, fed, clothed, attempted to civilise, ALL THE WHITE MAN'S MAGIC... we gave it to them all on a plate. And like the kaffirs that they are, they used it against us... backstabbed us BIG-TIME. That was our downfall.

Non-whites - out of our lives! Out of our lebensraum!
 
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Finance Minister Trevor Manuel: booshie-mongrel-jew architect
of the DESTRUCTION of South Africa's white-built economy

Finance minister Trevor Manuel has been the biggest nut in the machine known as the National Treasury for 12 years, giving him licence in this year's national budget to go right over the hump and crawl down to the brink of the flat world that this damned country has become. In return for his efforts accolades have been hurled at Manuel since he delivered his charming flotsam and jetsam speech on Wednesday.

Trevor Manuel's your typical communist crook. Not once did he mention the new mining royalties that are to start sucking yet more filthy lucre from the mining sector from 1 May next year. Leave this new form of legalised confiscation aside for a moment and consider that a senior mining executive recently presented to the national executive council of the ANC the gory details of the horrifying job losses that lie ahead this year amid record commodity and metals prices.

If Eskom power supply to the country's mines is rationed to 90% for the year, the estimated job losses on the mines, and indirect job losses in services and goods businesses supporting the mines, runs to around 200,000 people. With a fair multiple of about five times, it means that a million people are going to get jabbed in the ribs and then kicked in the head. The new mining royalty, based on the old profit-to-revenue formula, is going to rip further into flesh when it erupts into evil life next year.

Analysts who have done research on how these royalties work reckon that gold mines would suffer a 20% shrinkage of bottom line profits, with platinum mines a little better off at only 15%. There is no joking about the mining sector:
  • 18% of GDP (gross domestic product), directly and indirectly
  • 50% of exports including beneficiated minerals
  • 460,000 direct employees and ± 400,000 employed by suppliers of goods and services
  • 50% of Transnet's rail and port services
  • 93% of power generation from coal
  • 37% of liquid fuels via Sasol's fuels-from-coal technology.

This is the same Trevor Manuel who suppressed an International Monetary Fund Article IV country assessment report for nine months, before being forced by opposition politicians to release it back in mid-2004. Where Manuel had earlier referred to the report as "a very positive review of the South African economy and economic policies", when fully naked the document was found to contain hard-hitting statements on policy failures.

This is the same Trevor Manuel who in 2002 found himself in a world freaked out by the bankruptcy of Enron in Texas. This was a world eager to hunt out corporate cannibals and savages. In his 2002 Budget speech Manuel gleefully sprung a stinging attack on the private sector, with the sleazy comfort of the overlord status he holds in a 'simply perfect' public sector.

South Africa's 34 national public entities that are each year voted their own budgets by Parliament scored outstanding outcomes in the Auditor-General findings for 2006/07:
  • only three entities received "clean" reports
  • 19 entities were qualified by the A-G as to "other matters" and/or "matters of emphasis"
  • 11 entities were damned by qualified audit opinions, and
  • One entity was given a vomit-level "disclaimer" of opinion.

An overview of the 203 annual audits on national government departments performed by the A-G since 2001/02 gives just 12 audits (6%) with "clean" opinions. With his jaws sunk into the private sector in 2002, Manuel told Parliament: "The Enron debacle has brought into sharp relief a number of key issues - weak or non-existent governance structures, the fiduciary responsibility of directors, negligent and sometimes reckless management, ineffective auditing, independence of auditors and conflicts of interest arising from inadequate separation between auditing and consultancy".

This is the same Trevor Manuel who found himself surrounded by a group of classy and heavily enthusiastic advisors back in 1995, asking him to sign off documentation for new Eskom power stations. Everything was ready, to the last dot. With his demented cabinet cronies in the background, it took Manuel 12 years before he signed on the dotted line. For more than a month, the country has been on full electricity alert, and told to stay that way for at least the next five years.

This is the same Trevor Manuel who's now evading damnating prosecution for swindling and signing away this country as collateral for long-term loans (which won't be paid) with Barclays Bank London (the jew-bankers) to finance R60-BILLION (???and his kickbacks???) in the notorious Arms Deal Scandal.

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Watch this space - it's going to get worse - and watch this piece-of-fecal-filth-swine wriggle out of it unscathed...


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ANC president criticised for joining 'blacks-only' lunch in South Africa

Jacob Zuma, the newly elected president of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), was at the centre of renewed controversy yesterday after accepting an invitation to address a “blacks-only” meeting of South African journalists.

Mr Zuma, who is in line to become the country's next president in 2009, said that he saw nothing wrong in the decision by the Forum of Black Journalists (FBJ) not to allow any white journalists, including those known to be favourable to the ANC, to attend a luncheon at which he was the guest speaker.

Three well-known white journalists who tried to attend were asked to leave. The incident has infuriated many South Africans, of all races, who fear that it is a sign of Mr Zuma's intentions if he succeeds to the presidency when Thabo Mbeki steps down. Mr Zuma, who currently faces corruption charges, was elected ANC president in a bitterly fought contest last year.

“Such exclusion has no place in South Africa today and certainly not in a forum that represents journalists,” the South African National Editors' Forum, which represents white and non-white editors, said in a statement.

Radio 702, a popular phone-in radio station, has complained to the country's Human Rights Commission about the decision of the FBJ to restrict attendance to the event on the basis of skin colour alone. “What we are seeing here is reverse racism,” said one indignant caller, who was black.

Abbey Makoe, chairman of the newly formed FBJ, said that it was an association of people who “would politically in the South African context be defined as of African descent, coloureds and Indians”. He said that the body's “modus operandi” was to redress inherent past imbalances that affect journalists.

Mr Zuma appeared to agree. “All of us as South Africans in the 13 years of democracy come from different backgrounds ... there are experiences that people would have that they want to share together,” he said.

Many South Africans, particularly white people and those of mixed race, fear that a Zuma presidency would mark the end of the multiracial dream of a modern “Rainbow Nation”.

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Jews conspired to destroy the white South African government and murder the Boer-Afrikaaner people
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In the 19th century the British fought wars to subject the Boer states to British Rule. In 1948, the Boers took power democratically, with the election of the National Party.

In the 1960s the government of Hendrik Verwoerd took power and implemented the formal separate but equal policies in South Africa. These policies made South Africa the economically strongest nation in Africa, and gave the blacks in South Africa (and the whites) the highest standards of living of any African nation.

Verwoerd’s policies had two main opponents. One was a Jew named Harry Oppenheimer, the other a Jew named Anton Ruppert. Both controlled banking monopolies in the country, and wanted “rights” extended to black South Africans for the purpose of extending their money lending business. Oppenheimer had ties to the Rothschild banking family and to the US CIA, which throughout the 1970s through 1990s supported the overthrow of white South African rule, at the direction of the Jew Henry Kissinger.

Oppenheimer lobbied the Rothschilds to overthrow Verwoerd, who had publicly denounced the Jewish banking monopolies in Parliament. The Rothschilds secured the support of the Rockefeller, Carnegie and other “Anglo” families in the United States, and had those institutions lobby against the white government. Rockfeller influenced the Council on Foreign Relations and its members in the US government in particular to oppose white rule.

In 1963 a group of Jews founded the “African” National Congress. The ANC was founded by Lionel Bernstein, Bob Hepple, Dennis Goldberg, Arthur Goldreich, Hazel Goldreich and James Kantor, with a few African front men — Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki (father of Thabo Mbeki), Raymond Mhlaba, and Ahmed Kathrada. In this, the ANC followed the model the Jews established when they founded the NAACP in the United States, with the exception that the ANC was a much more violent and openly communist organization. These Jews and their African National Congress received funding and support from both the Soviet Union and the US CIA.

In particular, Ruth First, the Jewish wife of Jewish Soviet KGB Colonel Joe Slovo, a leader of the South African Communist Party, was primarily responsible for funneling funds to this “African” National Congress.

In 1966 the CIA financed the assassination of President Verwoerd, through their “lone nut” operative Demetrio Tsafendas, a Greek immigrant to South Africa. In particular, Oppenheimer’s South African Foundation funneled CIA money to Hendrik Van Den Bergh of the South African Security Police and John Vorster, the Minister of Justice, who were the men who recruited Tsafendas to assassinate Verwoerd.

By the 1970s the Jewish campaign to subvert South Africa was having no effect. The economy was unaffected by sanctions and communist unrest was minimal — though much was made of it in the Jewish owned elements of the US press.

In 1978 the CIA recruited Pik Botha, the South African foreign minister, as a spy and used him to subvert the South African government, working with Samuel Huntington and Chester Crocker, Botha was assigned to undermine and alter the attitudes of the South African government regarding black rule.

Botha recruited Minister of Sports Piet Koornhof and Head of Military Intelligence General Tienie Groenewald to the CIA-Jew operation. Groenewald in particular passed on the names of Afrikanner nationalist and white rights activists to MI6 and the CIA, and arranged for acts of violence and harassment, COINTELPRO style, against Boer activists in the country.

In the late 1970s and the early 1980s the banking families, Oppenheimer in particular, began to speculate in the Rand for the purpose of devaluing the currency. Inflation rose to 7 percent and growth fell to 3 percent, with inflation reaching 16 percent in the early 1980s.

In 1989 a Freemason with ties to B’nai B’rith, the Jewish Masonic fraternity which controls the ADL, was elected President of South Africa. Presient Frederik De Klerk was a Jewish-backed candidate with ties to the international Zionist establishment. De Klerk worked for, and eventually achieved, the Jewish goal of black rule in South Africa.

Today, South Africa’s central bank is run by a Jew named Gill Marcus, with the black frontman named Tito Mboweni taking instructions. Trevor Manuel, a Jew, is the Minister of Finance. Alec Erwin, a Jew, is the Minister of Trade and Industry. Helena Dolny, the Jewish ex-wife of KGB Colonel Joe Slovo, runs the Land Bank. Ronnie Kasrils, a Jew, is the Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry. Louise Tager, a Jew, is chairman of the railway system, Spoornet. Michael Katz, a Jew,is the chief consultant on taxation. Meyer Kahn, a Jew, is the managing director of the police service. Three Jews — Richard Goldstone, Arthur Chaskalson, and Albert Sachs — sit on the South African Supreme Court

What has happened in South Africa under the name of “democracy” and “diversity” has been the Jewish takeover of their country. As with all Jewish governments, South Africa is now a failed nation. It is poor, it is crime ridden, and it is not safe to walk the streets.

The Jews wage war on anyone who opposes their total domination of the world’s economy. They also work to make sure they control the governments of every single developed country in the world. Jews use whatever tools they can — phony allegations of “racism” or pleas for “democracy”, for instance — to win stupid, thoughtless non-Jews to their cause, but all celebrated communist, socialist, “democratic” and/or anti-racist groups in the world are Jewish run and Jewish financed.

The only solution to the world’s Jewish problem is the extermination of Judaism. All other solutions, from expulsion to oppression, have failed, and the result is today’s total world domination by Jewish interests who are impoverishing, murdering, warring against and destroying the entire rest of the world’s six billion people.
 
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The Afrikaners were the German-Dutch rural Farmers of South Africa, who got sick and tired of the British colonialists riling up the negros against them,who would then come and rape their women and destroy their villages they decided to wrest control of the country from the British.

I would guess the only reason South Africa ever became a livable place was because Dutch farmers producing food in enough abundance to keep them alive.

to the British/Jewish colonialists, South Africa is a dank, dark hole from which to extract Gold Ore. the Boers actually started to make it a beautiful place. The niggers are always duped by Satan into attacking the people who are actually helping them by improving their standard of living, to the point they don't need to work down in that dank hole, which was the problem the Afrikaners were causing.

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This was the historical context in which the Broederbond emerged. The scorched earth policy of the British during the second Boer War devastated Boer (that is, rural Afrikaner farmer) lands. In British concentration camps, 27 000 Boer women and children had died. The Boer surrender at Vereeniging, though pragmatic, was deeply humiliating. Lord Milner's inflammatory policy of Anglicization simply rubbed salt into Afrikaner wounds, and a backlash was inevitable. The National Party and ultimately the Broederbond were the long-term and powerful results.[10]

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The precise intentions of the founders (Bruderbund) are not clear. Was the group intended to counter the dominance of the British and the English language,[7] or to redeem the Afrikaners after their defeat in the Second Anglo-Boer War? [8] Perhaps it sought to protect a culture, build an economy and seize control of a government[1]. The remarks of the organization's chairman in 1944 offer a slightly different, and possibly more accurate interpretation in the context of the post-Boer War and post- World War I era, when Afrikaners were suffering through a maelstrom of social and political changes: [9]
The Afrikaner Broederbond was born out of the deep conviction that the Afrikaner volk has been planted in this country by the Hand of God, destined to survive as a separate volk with its own calling.
In other words, the traditional, deeply-pious Calvinism of the Afrikaners, a pastoral people with a difficult history in South Africa since the mid-17th century, supplied an element of Christian predestination that led to a determination to wrest the country from the English-speaking British and place its future in the hands of the Afrikaans-speaking Afrikaners, whatever that might mean for the large black and mixed-race population. To the old thirst for sovereignty that had prompted the Great Trek into the interior from 1838 on, would be added a new thirst for total independence and Nationalism. These two threads merged to form a Christian National civil religion that would dominate South African life from 1948 to 1994.
 
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Jews conspired to destroy the white South African government and murder the Boer-Afrikaaner people
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In the 19th century the British fought wars to subject the Boer states to British Rule. In 1948, the Boers took power democratically, with the election of the National Party.

In the 1960s the government of Hendrik Verwoerd took power and implemented the formal separate but equal policies in South Africa. These policies made South Africa the economically strongest nation in Africa, and gave the blacks in South Africa (and the whites) the highest standards of living of any African nation.

Verwoerd’s policies had two main opponents. One was a Jew named Harry Oppenheimer, the other a Jew named Anton Ruppert. Both controlled banking monopolies in the country, and wanted “rights” extended to black South Africans for the purpose of extending their money lending business. Oppenheimer had ties to the Rothschild banking family and to the US CIA, which throughout the 1970s through 1990s supported the overthrow of white South African rule, at the direction of the Jew Henry Kissinger.

Oppenheimer lobbied the Rothschilds to overthrow Verwoerd, who had publicly denounced the Jewish banking monopolies in Parliament. The Rothschilds secured the support of the Rockefeller, Carnegie and other “Anglo” families in the United States, and had those institutions lobby against the white government. Rockfeller influenced the Council on Foreign Relations and its members in the US government in particular to oppose white rule.

In 1963 a group of Jews founded the “African” National Congress. The ANC was founded by Lionel Bernstein, Bob Hepple, Dennis Goldberg, Arthur Goldreich, Hazel Goldreich and James Kantor, with a few African front men — Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki (father of Thabo Mbeki), Raymond Mhlaba, and Ahmed Kathrada. In this, the ANC followed the model the Jews established when they founded the NAACP in the United States, with the exception that the ANC was a much more violent and openly communist organization. These Jews and their African National Congress received funding and support from both the Soviet Union and the US CIA.

In particular, Ruth First, the Jewish wife of Jewish Soviet KGB Colonel Joe Slovo, a leader of the South African Communist Party, was primarily responsible for funneling funds to this “African” National Congress.

In 1966 the CIA financed the assassination of President Verwoerd, through their “lone nut” operative Demetrio Tsafendas, a Greek immigrant to South Africa. In particular, Oppenheimer’s South African Foundation funneled CIA money to Hendrik Van Den Bergh of the South African Security Police and John Vorster, the Minister of Justice, who were the men who recruited Tsafendas to assassinate Verwoerd.

By the 1970s the Jewish campaign to subvert South Africa was having no effect. The economy was unaffected by sanctions and communist unrest was minimal — though much was made of it in the Jewish owned elements of the US press.

In 1978 the CIA recruited Pik Botha, the South African foreign minister, as a spy and used him to subvert the South African government, working with Samuel Huntington and Chester Crocker, Botha was assigned to undermine and alter the attitudes of the South African government regarding black rule.

Botha recruited Minister of Sports Piet Koornhof and Head of Military Intelligence General Tienie Groenewald to the CIA-Jew operation. Groenewald in particular passed on the names of Afrikanner nationalist and white rights activists to MI6 and the CIA, and arranged for acts of violence and harassment, COINTELPRO style, against Boer activists in the country.

In the late 1970s and the early 1980s the banking families, Oppenheimer in particular, began to speculate in the Rand for the purpose of devaluing the currency. Inflation rose to 7 percent and growth fell to 3 percent, with inflation reaching 16 percent in the early 1980s.

In 1989 a Freemason with ties to B’nai B’rith, the Jewish Masonic fraternity which controls the ADL, was elected President of South Africa. Presient Frederik De Klerk was a Jewish-backed candidate with ties to the international Zionist establishment. De Klerk worked for, and eventually achieved, the Jewish goal of black rule in South Africa.

Today, South Africa’s central bank is run by a Jew named Gill Marcus, with the black frontman named Tito Mboweni taking instructions. Trevor Manuel, a Jew, is the Minister of Finance. Alec Erwin, a Jew, is the Minister of Trade and Industry. Helena Dolny, the Jewish ex-wife of KGB Colonel Joe Slovo, runs the Land Bank. Ronnie Kasrils, a Jew, is the Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry. Louise Tager, a Jew, is chairman of the railway system, Spoornet. Michael Katz, a Jew,is the chief consultant on taxation. Meyer Kahn, a Jew, is the managing director of the police service. Three Jews — Richard Goldstone, Arthur Chaskalson, and Albert Sachs — sit on the South African Supreme Court

What has happened in South Africa under the name of “democracy” and “diversity” has been the Jewish takeover of their country. As with all Jewish governments, South Africa is now a failed nation. It is poor, it is crime ridden, and it is not safe to walk the streets.

The Jews wage war on anyone who opposes their total domination of the world’s economy. They also work to make sure they control the governments of every single developed country in the world. Jews use whatever tools they can — phony allegations of “racism” or pleas for “democracy”, for instance — to win stupid, thoughtless non-Jews to their cause, but all celebrated communist, socialist, “democratic” and/or anti-racist groups in the world are Jewish run and Jewish financed.

The only solution to the world’s Jewish problem is the extermination of Judaism. All other solutions, from expulsion to oppression, have failed, and the result is today’s total world domination by Jewish interests who are impoverishing, murdering, warring against and destroying the entire rest of the world’s six billion people.
Why don't you mention the genocide of Britain on the Boer people?
 
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I also think Dan Roodt is soft on South African Jews. If you look at the post-war history of the ANC and SA Communist Party those are virtually Jewish movements with a few blacks, Indians and renegade Afrikaners coopted in. The two people who led the terror campaign were Joe Slovo and Ronnie Kasrils, both Jews. Oliver Tambo, after whom Jan Smuts airport in Johannesburg was named, was put up in London by some Jewish woman, think her surname was Bernstein.

Over the last few days there has been another propaganda push around the Rivonia trial where Nelson Mandela was sentenced, together with 5 Jews. Most of the accused in this "black nationalist movement" were actually Jews.

The payoff for Jews after 1994 has been huge and one could argue that 80 000 Jews in South Africa are trying to displace over four million whites. They are in the forefront of all the affirmative-action campaigns and crying "racism" wherever they go. One of the most ridiculous and extremist campaigns was that by Claudia Braude around 2000 who accused South African media on the whole of being "racist" in a long-winded pseudo-academic document that became known as the "Braude report". A photograph of a stork on a rubbish dump in Uganda was described as "subliminally racist" because it implied that Ugandans did not have good ecological standards (and we all know how the environment, including African big game, is being "cared for" by Africans).

Some people claim that 80% of the Johanesburg Stock Exchange is actually controlled by Jews. A man called Ivan Ischikowitz more or less sold off all of the old white army's equipment as "military surplus" to other African countries and made billions doing so. Some bribes must have been paid along the way, I am sure, as they always are.

I came across an SA Jewish website called MyShetl where they referred to the Sunday Times Rich List by saying: "Jews hit Rich List in force!". Two of the biggest supermarket chains, Woolworths and Pick 'n Pay, are owned by Jews. Earlier this year Woolworths openly announced discriminatory rules against whites.

Jews are also pushing hard for "land reform", presumably because that will deal a final economic blow to Afrikaners. The previous and current leaders of the opposition DA are Jews. The previous leader, Tony Leon, got posted to Argentina by the ANC as SA's ambassador. I wonder why? I read that there were 185 000 Jews in Buenos Aires.

Then, somehow I saw the light. If a Zimbabwean type land grab had to take place and the last Afrikaner farmers - those not murdered yet - are pushed off the land, most of our food will come from Argentina. I can only imagine that there must be a few Jewish grain traders in Argentina who will be supplying our milling monopoly (owned by Jews) who will then supply the Jewish supermarkets with the currency depreciating and prices going through the roof. In such an environment there will surely be huge profits to be made.

From what I can see, most of South Africa's coal mines were recently bought by Jewish concerns. So amid all of this "black economic powerment" or BEE preached by the ANC, there is actually vast JEE (Jewish economic empowerment).

To his credit, Roodt was the sole Afrikaner protestor in front of the Constitutional Court a few months ago where a Jewish-run NGO, together with the ANC's education dept., was launching another attack on majority-white schools where standards are still being upheld.

Another Braude, Nechama, recently attacked Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr, for his activism against farm murders by trying to discredit his figures on black-on-white murders. Her NGO is partly funded by George Soros's "Open Society Foundation".

Some of the key privately owned media are also in the hands of Jews and their production houses supply the public TV too. Many of the black celebrities of radio and TV actually have some Jewish backer or impresario somewhere, feeding them with anti-white animus.

The country's most famous cartoonist who received some kind of prize from the former Prince of the Netherlands, Zapiro, also very anti-white and anti-Afrikaner, is also a Jew, his parents or grandparents having come from Lithuania.

The irony is that Jews openly boast about their role in "liberating South Africa", in books and articles. But most whites are too scared to even mention it, either because they already bear the terrible burden of being considered "racist" by their brethren in the centres of so-called Western civilization or because they fear the even worse label of being called "anti-Semitic".

Apart from Zuma and his cronies looting the state coffers, South Africa is now being ruled by a Lithuanian "aristocracy" of sorts. They own most of its resources, except the land. Once blacks have grabbed it and turned it into a wasteland, they will surely be buying it at bargain-basement prices.

When gold was discovered in Johannesburg in 1886, around 40 000 Jews streamed into the city from Lithuania where there was some kind of pogrom going on. In the 1930s some of the German Jews also wanted to come to South Africa, but I think Hertzog and Verwoerd as newspaper editor opposed it and only about 7000 came through. Among them were the parents of Helen Zille, the current leader of the Official Opposition. Not so long ago she wrote an article about Verwoerd and his attempts to keep more Jews out in the thirties, which obviously qualified him to be called a "Nazi".

I can only shudder to think what condition we would have been in if there had been even more Jews in South Africa than the current 80 000 who have already dispossessed whites of all political power and influence and will soon dispossess them of their ancestral lands where they have farmed for generations.

All in the name of "anti-racism"!

On the state TV here, they showed the cartoonist Zapiro going back to Lithuania where his parents were apparently driven from in the thirties, all very moving. Also on that BBC World at War programme on World War II, I seem to recall that some of the first massacres of Jews in the late thirties took place in Lithuania.

I know extremely little about Lithuania. So I am wondering what moved the people there to abhor Jews so much that they dared to attack them physically? Was it simply prejudice or did they do something similar to them as they have managed to do to us in South Africa?

The average white here would not even know where to find Lithuania on the map. Little does he know the fatal influence that that small Baltic country has had on the evolution of South Africa.

There is something else that intrigues me, and that is the bad eyesight of these "Lithuanians". The vast majority of them seem to wear glasses with very thick lenses, including Joe Slovo. Having impaired vision does not seem to preclude political effectiveness, however.
 
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Johan DeWet > Johan DeWet • 13 days ago



Read Nadine Gordimer’s foreword in Guernica Magazine

Ruth First and Joe Slovo, husband and wife, were leaders of the war to end apartheid in South Africa. Communists, scholars, parents, and uncompromising militants, they were the perfect enemies for the white police state. Together they were swept up in the growing resistance to apartheid, and together they experienced repression and exile. Their contributions to the liberation struggle, as individuals and as a couple, are undeniable. Ruth agitated tirelessly for the overthrow of apartheid, first in South Africa and then from abroad, and Joe directed much of the armed struggle carried out by the famous Umkhonto we Sizwe. Only one of them, however, would survive to see the fall of the old regime and the founding of a new, democratic South Africa.

This book, the first extended biography of Ruth First and Joe Slovo, is a remarkable account of one couple and the revolutionary moment in which they lived. Alan Wieder’s heavily researched work draws on the usual primary and secondary sources but also an extensive oral history that he has collected over many years. By intertwining the documentary record with personal interviews, Wieder portrays the complexities and contradictions of this extraordinary couple and their efforts to navigate a time of great tension, upheaval, and revolutionary hope.

Visit the blog for Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid

A truly remarkable work. Alan Wieder shows himself as a writer equal to their life story, their inspiring bravery in action and self-analysis.

—Nadine Gordimer, author, activist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

The South African victory over apartheid quickly became the stuff of legend: the power of good triumphing over the forces of evil, the mighty Nelson Mandela offering a beacon of hope to oppressed peoples the world around. True, true, and of course much more complicated in reality. Alan Wieder’s great accomplishment here is to provide a clear window into that complex reality, and in the process to rescue the revolution from its myth-makers. Focusing on the lives of the colorful and contradictory revolutionaries Ruth First and Joe Slovo, Wieder provides detail and context, personality and character to one of the epic struggles of all time. This book is a gripping social history, a love song to the revolution, and a passionate and enlightening portrait of a partnership, a love-affair, and two extraordinary activists who cast their fates with the dreams of people everywhere for justice and freedom.

—Bill Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn

Demonized by apartheid, Joe and Ruth were revolutionary heroes for black South Africans. They were formidable opponents in word and deed. This absorbing account does them justice and illuminates the complexity and richness of their often stormy relationship and extraordinary times.

—Ronnie Kasrils, anti-apartheid leader and solidarity activist; former Minister of Intelligence in South Africa; author, The Unlikely Secret Agent

Wieder’s book enlarges and enriches our understanding of the lives of First and Slovo, their intense and turbulent relationship, their personalities and impact on others, and their various roles as lawyer, journalist, underground operative, researcher, teacher, author, political and military leader, negotiator and cabinet minister. The evocation of the Johannesburg left during the 1950s—Gillian Slovo called them her parents’ Camelot years—is vivid and well-observed. Ruth, Joe, and their circle combined commitment and camaraderie with conspiracy and concealment—and also with carelessness and complacency. The account of tensions between the ANC and SACP, and Joe’s efforts to reconcile African nationalism and socialism, is nuanced and important. The discussion of Ruth as writer-researcher and researcher-teacher makes use of earlier evaluations, but goes beyond them in an important assessment of her work as an academicengagé.

—Colin Bundy, former Principal of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford

It has been a real privilege for me to read Alan Wieder’s book. It brought me back in touch with two remarkable and complex people and activists. Ruth First and Joe Slovo emerge from this book as flesh and blood human beings facing monumentally difficult decisions. Each of them, and those dearest to them, paid a high price for their respective life choices. Yet Ruth and Joe’s integrity and full-throated commitment to a different kind of South Africa not only played an important role in doing away with the obscenity that was apartheid, they also represent a clear road not taken in post-apartheid South Africa. This book evokes a vital period which became a focus of myth-making rather than the kind of clear-eyed, honest history Ruth and Joe would each have ultimately have deemed essential.

—Dan O’Meara, author, Volkskapitalisme, and coauthor, The Struggle for South Africa

To the Movements he led, he was known by his initials. JS. His last name had become anthemic when the mostly black guerilla army belted out “Joe Slovo” in song as they marched on parade or executed sabotage missions in the secret war against apartheid. You can’t really appreciate South Africa’s transition to democracy without knowing why Nelson Mandela relied on his sense of strategy and how his bravery inspired a revolution committed to non-racialism. He was a communist known for red socks and a willingness to make compromises with capitalists that sealed the path to freedom. And just like Nelson’s relationship with Winnie made him stronger through his long years in confinement, Joe’s often tumultuous relationship with his wife and comrade Ruth First, a brilliant journalist and analyst, until her assassination, helped define the discourse of the ANC’s painful years in exile. Now Alan Wieder has plunged into their past of domestic and political struggle to share their story with the scope, context, and detail that it deserves. And we all will appreciate his commitment and style in critically respecting their contributions and bringing this dynamic duo alive as the complex, loving and caring people they were.

—Danny Schechter, Founder and Director of “South Africa Now,” Director of six films on Nelson Mandela

Alan Wieder is an oral historian who lives in Portland, Oregon. He is distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina and has also taught at the University of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. In the last ten years he has published two books and numerous articles on South Africans who fought against the apartheid regime. Nadine Gordimer is a South African writer and activist. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991.

 
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