Migrants are bad for South African society and its economy?

The most important reasons behind the prevalence of xenophobia in South Africa are economic and the tendency to criminalise foreigners.

The most important reasons behind the prevalence of xenophobia in South Africa are economic and the tendency to criminalise foreigners.

Existing explanations in terms of economic crises, political transition, relative deprivation, or remnants of apartheid all contain an element of truth but are not in themselves sufficient.

Proclamations from politicians coupled with media reporting on drug syndicates, prostitution and human trafficking, all feed and in turn feed off a popular perception that migrants are bad for South African society and its economy.

It is all too easy for the media and the government to place blame on immigrants for crime, unemployment and housing problems but it is not a long-term solution and, eventually, can only be detrimental for the economy, culture, society and international image of South Africa.

The government faces a pressing need to find a way for citizens and foreigners to live peaceably together and to tackle the problems that xenophobes justify their actions by.

Xenophobia may manifest itself violently through rioting and attacks on foreigners amongst the poorer, black population, but it is an issue for all sectors of South African society and one that is becoming increasingly urgent for the government to address.

Perhaps the most important point to realise is that these misguided feelings of hatred and bitter resentment are based solely on the perception of economic harm and of immigrant involvement in criminal activities, therefore the primary focus for the government must be education and to correct these misperceptions.

 

 

 

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source:http://www.saccps.org/pdf/2-2/SAPSS%202(2)%20Solomon%20&%20Kosaka.pdfaccessed07/05/16

Will the EFF make South Africa a “BASKET CASE”?

According to the EFF founding manifesto The state should, through its legislative capacity, transfer all land to the state, which will administer and use land for sustainable development purposes.

The manifesto says those intending to use land under state control will apply for a land-use licence .

The licence would be valid for 25 years and could be renewed based on whether the land was being used as planned.

EFF leader Julius Malema says he is not aiming to be president of South Africa, but is focusing on his party becoming the government by 2019.

The party was open to working with any party who represents clean governance, anyone who wants to restore the dignity of black people , but would reject those who wanted to bring white dominance through the back door .

When asked whether the EFF policies would turn South Africa into an economic basket case with ratings agencies already breathing down the country’s neck, Malema said South Africa was at a point where alternative policies could be introduced.

We need to go to the court and stretch that constitutional clause, Malema replied, adding that the court should issue a declaratory order over whether compensation is necessary.

He wants the EFF to become the government, just not under his leadership.

“I don’t have ambition to become a president, I have an ambition of making the EFF the government of South Africa,” he said in an interview with Al Jazeera on Sunday night.

“I am not in this thing for myself.”

According to Malema’s math, the 6% his party got in the 2014 elections should increase to a point where the EFF is a serious contender in 2019… he’s obviously not paid that much attention to the Cope ‘fairytale’.

“We want to take this country by 2019,” he told Jonah Hull. ”And if we don’t take this country by 2019 we must be an official opposition with a clear direction of taking over power. Because we said, from the beginning, we are government in waiting.”

He added that the EFF is open to collaborating with any other political party “who represents clean governance, anyone who wants to restore the dignity of black people”, but not those who intend to bring back white dominance “through the back door”.

“We want a party that is ready to empower a black nation.”

Malema was then asked whether his party’s – insane – policies would turn SA into an economic “basket case,” but he simply said that SA is ready for alternative policies.


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source: http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/malema-i-dont-have-ambitions-to-become-a-president-20160425[picture]http://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/chaos-reigns-as-malema-takes-on-jz/accessed25/04/16

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.

Are Immigrants Human?

It will soon be acceptable to pass laws that negate our responsibilities to care, as we watch immigrants come and die at our borders. It does not matter what their stories are nor does it matter who raped or killed whomever, for they are all mere parasites! …Are they?

jfIn recent days immigrants have been the subject of discussion in the United Kingdom, France, USA and also South Africa. The population is increasing and people are realising that the world is not as big as they once believed. Goods and services are being traded from east to west without prejudice.

I read an article of how difficult imposing sanctions on a country would be enforced. Just look at our cell phones and we can see that the components have been sourced to various countries for manufacturing yet enemies have decided to look beyond the product or ethical buying, as globalisation has fuelled capitalism which means that the colour of the money is the moral compass.

I believe this also currently guides our immigration policies. I don’t believe that countries would reject or attempt to turn away wealthy, intelligent and resourceful people into its borders. The United States and Europe were built by the hands of skilful immigrants and slaves. So when boats of tanned, dirty and malnourished immigrants come close to the borders the thoughts of them draining upon the economy and abuses of the welfare system are calculated.

assWe have painted all immigrants with the same broad brush, which is that they all want to abuse our country. History will testify that the West were also immigrants to the lands of Africa, China and other lucrative colonies – proudly planting their flags of discovery upon “new found lands”?

As politics become fanatically polarised it will be acceptable for people like Donald Trump and others who monopolise the fear of having immigrants as liabilities, and this would further alienate these immigrants as “aliens” not belonging to humanity.

It will soon be acceptable to pass laws that negate our responsibilities to care, as we watch immigrants come and die at our borders. It does not matter what their stories are nor does it matter who raped or killed whomever, for they are all mere parasites! …are they?

How are immigrants taking our jobs?

Most people who are under the “poverty-line” are finding it difficult to seek employment in the United Kingdom. The influx of foreigners making the United Kingdom home- poses a great threat.

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Most people who are under the “poverty-line” are finding it difficult to seek employment in the United Kingdom. The influx of foreigners making the United Kingdom home- poses a great threat. The plight of the natives finds themselves being at times having to compete for jobs on merit-basis “in their own country”. In addition these foreigners are willing to work for lower wages, longer hours and willing to go the extra mile “trying to please their boss’” all these attributes creates challengers for the locals, as a job should never be given that much of preeminence.

Many do not understand the burdens of being poor and living demands within the United Kingdom. Despite the numerous governmental benefits: Job seeker allowance, Disability allowance, Child benefit, Low-income support, Emergency grants, Tax credit, and Free medical prescription from a pharmacy (Wales only).

There are basic commitments such as the Sky plus, Broadband and mobile bills. Not mentioning the credit loans for the LCD 40” Television and the IPad and the annual IPhone upgrades. (Please don’t misunderstand that this is not all Britain, but my experiences- from working with charities have given me insight to the world of the “poverty stricken”). Many of these poverty households have no idea how to manage their finances. Therefore all the benefits received are just not enough. Also strangely the source of most murmurings regarding foreigners taking jobs derive from these disgruntle patriots’.

I would not want to go through the here-say chatter about how Muslim communities how they “multiply like rabbits” for they don’t see children as a liability but blessings therefore given the most chosen name for a male child in 2009 was, “Mohammed”. Or the fact that these minorities are buying up the villagers and neglect their houses “creating a slum neighbourhood”.

Whether you admit it or not, these irrational prejudices exist and are formed by the hurt and the envious because many are just too lazy to get-off the gravy train and be productive. Many are with regret of not being able to pay for tuition so that their kids could have a better life, get away from the bondage of claiming benefits for generation after generation. Fearful of taking a job should the benefits be stopped or less than when they were not working.

When Moses was leading the Israelites to the promise land, “the land flowing with milk and honey” he definitely had no idea of Britannia…in this land- if you don’t work – you can still eat!