Should the 1913 cut off-date for land claims be changed to the 1800s?

In support of black empowerment, South Africa reopened its land claim process in June 2014 after closing it at the end of 1998, giving land claimants another five years to lodge claims. Any person or community dispossessed of land rights after 19 June 1913 as a result of racially discriminatory practices are able to lodge a claim to restore such a right or receive compensation by 30 June 2019.

In support of black empowerment, South Africa reopened its land claim process in June 2014 after closing it at the end of 1998, giving land claimants another five years to lodge claims.

1913Any person or community dispossessed of land rights after 19 June 1913 as a result of racially discriminatory practices are able to lodge a claim to restore such a right or receive compensation by 30 June 2019.

President Jacob Zuma raised the prospect of shifting the goal posts today in terms of land claims, re-opening the debate on whether the cut-off date for claims should be 1913 when legislation paving the way for black people to be dispossessed of their land was passed.

Zuma noted, “I believe in percentage wise, the land taken after 1913 is very small, very insignificant than the land that was taken…particularly in 18-something – that’s when the biggest chunk of land was taken.”

Zuma said currently the land claims process was skewed against South Africas black populace. It is very easy for a land owner to say you don’t own the land.

“I believe, as a son of a black man, being black, being on my own as always, that you need to shift that cut-off date, but you need to find a reasonable way of addressing the issue, within the Consitution, within the law…,”

He quoted former ANC secretary general Sol Plaatje, who wrote that when the Land Act came into force, black men went to sleep owning land, and woke up being worse off than slaves. Souh Africa reopened its land claims process in 2014.

 

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Would you agree that our President Zuma is an “angel” compared to Julius Malema?

These are crucial times for South Africa despite President Zuma’s corruption cases. Mr Zuma has done his best in developing trade and industries in South Africa whereas Julius Malema may be too inclined with black supremacy to seek the overall economic benefit of South Africa!

Boundaries move slowly but gradually just enough so that society does not realise the ground that they were standing on has moved. The political landscape of South Africa is changing and it’s changing using humour. Many of South Africans don’t mind bad news so long as it comes with humour, as being very much optimistic we South Africans would not admit to the glass being half-empty.
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It is with that as a premise to which I would like to mention the person who is keeping our President Zuma up at night that he actually had to build a state of the art bunker at his popular homestead.

We must recognise and be alert that Julius Malema is no Mandela or Zuma! In fact he is an inexperienced, uneducated politician with radical ideology to that synonymous of Robert Mugabe.

jmI strongly believe that the mainstream media will regret providing Malema all the free publicity to fuel his campaigns. May the same media not forget that he was the one verbally abused the British reporter years back, once in power he will remove all freedom of expression. Thus labelling anything opposing to his thinking as “racist”.

These are crucial times for South Africa despite President Zuma’s corruption cases. Mr Zuma has done his best in developing trade and industries in South Africa whereas Julius Malema may be too inclined with black supremacy to seek the overall economic benefit of South Africa!

Failed Class of 1994 – South African Government needs Discipline

Proof that a dictatorship can co-exist with democracy! Following protocol only restraints the voice of the minority, a revolution is necessary in such times.

This is proof that a dictatorship can co-exist with democracy! Following protocol only restraints the voice of the minority, a revolution is necessary in such times.

Zuma’s Government is in breach of foundational values of our constitutional democracy

Jacob Zuma and his administration are in breach of the South African Constitution. To which he must step-down or be removed. The current administration is sabotaging the economy, infrastructure and alienating South Africa from the Western countries – to aligning us with Communistic countries such as Russia and China. Putin+Zuma+Mar+26+2013Instead of promoting peace, good governance and to build a sustainable economic stability. We as a country are are losing the confidence of the international community and potential/current investors. As the President of South Africa, Zuma should realise that at the heart of the observance of the rule of law, which the Constitutional Court of South Africa

Jacob Zuma and his administration are in breach of the South African Constitution. To which he must step-down or be removed. The current administration is sabotaging the economy, infrastructure and alienating South Africa from the Western countries – by aligning us with communistic and dictatorship countries such as Russia, China, etc. Putin+Zuma+Mar+26+2013Instead of promoting peace, good governance and to build a sustainable economic stability. We are losing the confidence of the international community and potential/current investors. Zuma, as the President of South Africa, should realise that at the heart of the observance to the rule of law, which the Constitutional Court of South Africa explained in these terms:

‘The exercise of public power must … comply with the constitution, which is the supreme law, and the doctrine of legality, which is part of that law. The doctrine of legality, which is an incident of the rule of law, is one of the constitutional controls through which the exercise of public power is regulated by the constitution. It entails that both the Legislature and the Executive “are constrained by the principle that they may exercise no power and perform no function beyond that conferred on them by the law”. In this sense the Constitution entrenches the principle of legality and provides the foundation for the control of public power.’

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Central to the affirmation or oath of office is the obligation to uphold the foundational values of our constitutional democracy, which include the rule of law, human dignity, equality, freedom, transparency and accountability.

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The Rule of Law is the concept that a functioning society needs an accessible, independent and transparent legal system, along with a set of laws that everyone, including the government, follows. Where the Rule of Law is strong, day-to-day essentials such as health, safety, shelter, employment, education and family are often taken for granted.

Where the Rule of Law is weak, the above-mentioned essentials are often absent and suffocating poverty, debilitating illness, human rights violations and government corruption stand in their place. Does Zuma want to destroy South Africa or maybe he just is not qualified for the job?

Future President of South Africa? – Don’t misjudge Julius Malema for a fool

Many people make jokes about Mr Malema and his incoherent rhetoric, his educational background and obliviousness nature in dealing with allegations. People laugh at his uniform and protests. However I’m afraid that Mr Malema would soon have the last laugh.

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Many people make jokes about Mr Malema and his incoherent rhetoric, his educational background and obliviousness nature in dealing with allegations. People laugh at his uniform and protests. However I’m afraid that Mr Malema would soon have the last laugh.

Peruse through his curriculum vitae below and see that this is not your “garden-boy”. He is ambitious and his ideologies are controversial. He deliberately captures and spins the media to his bidding. He has been strategic and cautious in choosing his battles- given that 2013 may have not been the best year for him. This morning’s news article mentions: “The opposition Economic Freedom Fighters, which has contested very few by-elections since its launch as a political party, will take part in by-elections in KwaZulu-Natal for the first time on Wednesday.” If Mr Malema is such a fool then how is it that he appears to be recently the voice of reason. The voice which is speaking the people’s language, this may well be the people spokesmen! He has some seriously controversial policies, which can be liken to the leaders of Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda, and to that just may result in the South African economy being destroyed. But is that a bad thing? Should monetary gain be the greater importance in comparison to an entire nation? Should not the mines and commodities of South Africa belong to the people of South Africa? Or the land of the homeless to reclaim property to which had been plundered? At present everyone is mentioning the symptoms of a bad managed government however Mr Malema is brave enough to express his radical ideas for change. The politicians in their lovely suits and entourage are too busy being pampered while Mr Malema is in his overall working hard to be the President of South Africa. Given that the GDP & GNP may decline, that inflation may increase and that food scarcity and foreign aid may diminish. Given that foreigners may have to leave and that Indians, Whites, and Coloured may fall at the hands of a radical for who needs skill when equality and justice means more than money?

The CV of the future President of South Africa:

CURRENT POSITION (S)
Founder Member | Economic Freedom Fighters
May 2013 – present
Social Development and Community Services

Commander in Chief | Economic Freedom Fighters
2013 – present
Publishing, Printing and Print Media

PREVIOUS POSITION(S)
President | Youth League | African National Congress
South Africa | 2008 – 2012
Government, Public Administration and Defence

National President | Congress of South African Students
South Africa | 2001
Government, Public Administration and Defence

Provincial Chairman | Limpopo | Congress of South African Students
South Africa | 1997 – 2001
Government, Public Administration and Defence

General Secretary | Youth League – Limpopo Branch | African National Congress
South Africa | 1995 – 2012
Government, Public Administration and Defence

Regional Chairman | Seshego Branch | African National Congress Youth League
South Africa | 1995 – 2012
Government, Public Administration and Defence

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY
SECONDARY
Mohlakaneng High School, Limpopo, South Africa

TERTIARY
University of South Africa
2011 – present
Bachelor of Arts degree – Communications and African languages
University of South Africa
2008 – 2010
Two-year diploma – Youth Development