Apartheid – the get rich quick scheme?

Thereby the standard of living increased for the Whites, the provision of and access of good education and jobs, black labour was cheap and plentiful, and investment flowed in as South Africa appeared stable and the economy appeared healthy.

In science the empirical tests of elements result in a reaction to which the elements brings about a change. Likewise, I naively once believed that politics was merely on the basis with anthropological structure and without gaining empirical evidence. Yet today after an insight from Leftwich (2010), What is Politics? I have come to realise that my country, South Africa. where deliberately or not has undergone the ultimate Political experiment, which portrays how elements of society can be used to provide a normative result for control of a society.

The acts for the abolishment of the Apartheid Movement though the moral rationale might not have come without the realisation of the once strength of the system of apartheid, which had oppressed people for the gain of another. This system of which was created to maintain control over non-whites had in the past yielded great benefits to the “super-race” with relatively low costs, in comparison to those countries where all men are equal.

Thereby the standard of living increased for the Whites, the provision of and access of good education and jobs, black labour was cheap and plentiful, and investment flowed in as South Africa appeared stable and the economy appeared healthy.

On evaluation of the evidence presented by the apartheid system – it can be seen that economically it created conditions for a good economy with the cost to the subjugation or degradation of a people group which lowered expenses so that output increased.

So, which leaves me to conclude that when FW de Klerk began dismantling the system of apartheid, was it because the system had run its course, which resulted in the economic cash cow growing weak, thereby the system no longer was economically viably functioning as intended? For the elements of morality and justice took precedence over the day which “costed” more and weighted heavy upon the apartheid system thus replacing it with another form of control.

Though the white supremacy ideology has been removed from South Africa, this has been replaced by Capitalism to which has still bound those oppressed by apartheid. The dominance power has changed face from the “white man” to now the “colour of money!”

Corporate and Societal Interests must Converge

Over the past several decades, one of the great discussions within capitalism has centered on defining exactly what a business is and what its obligations are to society at large and to the many stakeholders participating in business systems, including customers, shareholders, employees, suppliers, and communities, to name a few.

Over the past several decades, one of the great discussions within capitalism has centered on defining exactly what a business is and what its obligations are to society at large and to the many stakeholders participating in business systems, including customers, shareholders, employees, suppliers, and communities, to name a few.

Even when faced with reputational challenges, companies sometimes launch social initiatives as side projects only tenuously linked to the core business, rather than strengthening and articulating the ways in which the core business adds value to society.

While it is important to operate the core business in a way that delivers value for society and the business, a healthy, high-performing company can and must go further.

To achieve the magnitude of change the United Nations, World Wildlife Fund, CDP and others have called for in food, such as a reduction in water usage, a 3 percent annual decrease in private-sector greenhouse-gas emissions, and a 15 percent increase in yield in the next ten years, leaders of the food system must take concerted, coordinated action.

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source:http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/strategy/business_and_society_in_the_coming_decadesbyKathleen McLaughlin

Currency Manipulation?

South Africa’s increasingly weak currency is again in the spotlight as the Competition Commission starts a probe into alleged currency manipulation.

South Africa’s increasingly weak currency is again in the spotlight as the Competition Commission starts a probe into alleged currency manipulation.

Now the commission is looking into whether JPMorgan Chase, Barclays Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Citigroup, Swiss-based UBS and Bank of America manipulated the rand and caused it to plummet.

These international institutions were fined a total of $5.6 billion for currency manipulation by UK and US regulators some time ago.

Manipulation does happen, he says, and currencies are manipulated to keep governments in check and protect the interests of countries such as the US, which dominates global trade as the bulk of international interactions are done in dollars.

Another way of shorting is to sell to the lowest bidder, and keep selling so the item – currency, futures or stock – is pushed lower, which allows traders to buy back in at the lower price and, hopefully, make a profit.

Mohammed Nalla, head of strategic research at Nedbank Capital, argues, however, that there is no market manipulation, and that it is not possible to short sell a liquid currency.

 

 

 

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 source:http://www.iol.co.za/business/markets/currencies/whats-going-on-with-the-rand-1976799accessed28 January 2016Nicola Mawson

What did Cameron do when visiting Apartheid South Africa?

Just months after he was elected leader of the Tory opposition Cameron admitted his party had got it wrong on apartheid, but glossed over his own trip to South Africa as a young 23-year-old fast-rising Tory researcher in 1989.

David Cameron is facing demands for him to apologise for a sanction-busting trip to apartheid South Africa in a week when he welcomed African National Congress political prisoners to Downing Street.

Just months after he was elected leader of the Tory opposition Cameron admitted his party had got it wrong on apartheid, but glossed over his own trip to South Africa as a young 23-year-old fast-rising Tory researcher in 1989.

Critics say it was a mission to remove South Africas nuclear weapons before apartheid ended and Nelson Mandelas black-majority ANC took power.

Webbe, a councillor in Islington where the ANCs London office were bombed in 1982, allegedly by South African security agents, said: From its opposition to sanctions to its demonisation of the ANC and Mandela himself, the Tories ought to apologise for their past ideological attack on freedom, justice and equality.

In 1989 Cameron accepted an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa which his office later described as a fact finding mission to see for himself the effects of racial segregation.

South Africa is full ! Please No more Immigrants!

Our government must and should control our border and land. We should not be open to bribes which allow criminals to seek refuge in our country solely because they have money! There should be a quota in relation to our population and financial growth as to how many and to who and on what basis that individuals are allowed within our borders.

Mugabe suffered a heart attack – What will happen if…?

A UK newspaper has run with a report that Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has suffered a heart attack while on holiday.

The letter suggests the 91-year-old was on holiday with his family when he fell ill and saying that it was unlikely that he would survive.

The letter published on ZimEye yesterday said: ‘President Robert Mugabe is reported to have collapsed after suffering a heart attack while on holiday with his family and is in critical condition.’

It continued that ‘sources close to the president are said to be holding high-level meetings as it is believed that he won’t be able to recover.’

The letter suggests Mugabe and his family have been flown out of the country and extra troops are to be deployed in the capital, Harare.

According to www.zimbabwesituation.com

What happens if Mugabe dies now?

A constitutional law expert says Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is in a position to assume power in the event that President Robert Mugabe is incapacitated.

Dr. Alex Magaisa of the University of Kent in Britain says Zanu PF conflicts can derail the succession of the president in case something happens to the 90-year old leader.

But he says the constitution is clear on what should happen in case the president is incapacitated while in office.

“The person who is acting president at the time a vacancy arises is the one who takes over up to 90 days as acting president. Then within that period, the political party which was represented by the exiting president will sit down and select a successor.”

Section 101 of the Zimbabwe Constitution stipulates that succession of the president takes place in the event of death, resignation or incapacity of the president.

“If the President dies, resigns or is removed from office, the first Vice-President assumes office as President until the expiry of the former President’s term of office; the second Vice-President assumes office as first Vice-President until the expiry of the former President’s term of office; and upon assuming office as President, the former first Vice-President must appoint a qualified person to be second Vice-President until the expiry of the former President’s term of office.”

It further states that if the first vice-president dies, resigns or is removed from office, “the second Vice-President assumes office as first Vice-President until the expiry of the former first Vice-President’s term of office; and the President must without delay appoint a qualified person to be second Vice-President until the expiry of the former first Vice-President’s term of office.”

 

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source:http://www.zimbabwesituation.com/news/zimsit-m-what-happens-if-mugabe-dies-now-nehanda-radio/http://metro.co.uk/2016/01/13/has-robert-mugabe-had-a-heart-attack-rumours-spread-about-zimbabwe-presidents-health-5619540/accessed 13/01/16-Studio 7– Nehanda Radio 3 January 2015 by Gibbs Dube

We Must Get the Beggars off our Streets!

Assisting a fellow human in need is a benevolent gesture to which I also enjoy participating but people who are placing their lives in harm’s way begging on our roads are going to contribute to the death. Authorities should be held responsible just as they are eager to collect fines from speeding motorist!

Who thought driving through the CBD of Johannesburg at every traffic lights junction (robots) will be a face of beggar. As I drove from my hotel to central Johannesburg this morning I encountered numerous beggars (a daily affair) walking from vehicle to vehicle requesting spare change for dancing, washing windscreens or merely displaying their disability.

From my personal interaction with these obstacles on the road many are from Zimbabwe and other neighbouring African Countries. Why are the local councils encouraging these acts, if not for the safety of such individuals, some even beg with their infants in the blazing summer conditions.

If this does not affect the by-laws, then why not in the name of Human Rights get them of the streets? We need to put a stop to this! They are a hazard to drivers, and if not dealt with this will grow to become a feature of our roads.

Assisting a fellow human in need is a benevolent gesture to which I also enjoy participating but people who are placing their lives in harm’s way begging on our roads are going to contribute to death toll.  Authorities should be held responsible just as they are eager to collect fines from speeding motorist!

Is South Africa for Sale?

Our people are forgotten and our government have abandoned their own. Where once Whites ruled this land based upon the colour of their skin now the domination is based upon the colour of their money, and our “comrades” are presenting South Africa on the silver platter to the highest bidder and no surprise it’s the Chinese who are the first in line!

More than twenty years of “freedom” for South Africans since becoming a democratic country. Relieved from the oppression of White supremacy so that every citizen is no greater than the other despite creed, race or background.

The “Rainbow Nation” is home to all types of cultures and traditions benefiting from the fruits of this bountiful land, yet you would not need to go far to find the neglected and abandoned “Child of South Africa” – still living in a shack, still having the need for basic essential services such as sanitation and clean water.

Have you ever walked the beautiful streets of Sandton City? Well, behind this affluent and prominent architecture and home to the wealthy lies the Township of Alexandra, home to the rats which are the size of cats and sewage lined streets in contrast to the tree lined suburbia of Houghton or Melrose.

Our people are forgotten and our government have abandoned their own. Where once Whites ruled this land based upon the colour of their skin now the domination is based upon the colour of their money, and our “comrades” are presenting South Africa on the silver platter to the highest bidder and no surprise it’s the Chinese who are the first in line!