A Solution to South Africa’s Chaos!

In the United Kingdom we go about our business freely with no apparent fear of crime even at night. There is an efficiency of the judicial system and the predictability and probability, as opposed to a remote possibility; of paying for one’s crime is the reason behind the peace and overall stability the people enjoy.

South Africa desperately needs a truly independent and efficient judiciary. When citizens know that there is an effective and efficient court system in their country and that arrest, prosecution, conviction and sentence for the guilty is predictable, then corruption and crime in general will go down.

Those who may wish to take power through unconstitutional means would be deterred from forging ahead with their unconstitutional plans by what an independent judiciary in their country could do to them.

When the other branches of government know that courts as the guardians of the constitution will always do their job without fear, favour or prejudice, they will observe and promote the rule of law.

When it is known that a challenge to the executive’s failure to deliver on a constitutional obligation could result in an executable court order against anybody from the president to a mayor, of their own accord government functionaries and role players in business will obey the law of the land, observe business ethics and good governance will materialise.

Don’t Incite Hatred to our Youth on this Youth Day!

I have recently come to realise that this notion is true and that some parents, teachers, political influencers and leaders in our communities are irresponsible by teaching our youths to hate and continue the struggle.

EFF and Zuma’s Cabinet are contributors to this ideology and a need to grow-up. The EFF are wearing red overalls and berets yet driving the latest German engineering (Grow up!). It is not anyone’s time, it is our country and it’s our time to act responsibly. Stop those in authority preaching their political prejudices by brainwashing our youths!

It’s clear that the wounds of apartheid are still raw in some of our people. Some can’t let go of the pains and anger, which have cost them great sacrifices so that this new South Africa can be formed – as one nation despite colour. However, the novelty of South Africa’s newness is slowly wearing-out and true emotions of hurt are yet again beginning to fester. The colours black and white are becoming more visible due to some of the unfair Policies Mr Zuma’s cabinet imposing on our nation to distinguish colour.

auMany of the young people who have not experienced injustice have taken it upon their stride to seek retribution. There is anger and hatred towards the oppressors of the past. Zuma’s administration has demonstrated that Madiba’s and Tutu’s philosophy of forgiveness and reconciliation showed weakness as opposed to the dominating of South Africa – so that the Whites, Indians, Asians and Coloureds all know that South Africa is not their land.

Being African is a current trend and we all want to show that we are – but the term, “African” can be ambiguous. It has subtly the connotation of the exclusivity towards the “native descendants of the Bantu”.

I have recently come to realise that this notion is true and that some parents, teachers, political influencers and leaders in our communities are irresponsible by teaching our youths to hate and continue the struggle.

EFF and Zuma’s Cabinet are contributors to this ideology and a need to grow-up. The EFF are wearing red overalls and berets yet driving the latest German engineering (Grow up!). It is not anyone’s time, it is our country and it’s our time to act responsibly. Stop those in authority preaching their political prejudices by brainwashing our youths!

Is the AU Summit to discuss the formation of the, “United States of Africa” or otherwise will be known as Communist Africa?

The European Union best awake from its slumber as the African Union gets ready for the formation of the “United States of Africa”. The next superpower is assembling.

Call me sceptical but why do I get the feeling that the African Union Summit is not all there is to it? Where are the other political parties with regards to the thugs which are being welcomed to South Africa? Why is South Africa associating with such people – Does not our government see the implications it will have upon our economy internationally?

auIs South Africa aiming to isolate itself from the Western Countries and become independent whilst forming the United States of Africa? Thenceforth to which the other communist countries such as Russia, and China become alliances to opposing the Western economy. Thereby relieving itself from the pressures of International Morality and the chains of democracy? Why else would Mugabe inconvenience himself to stumble into South Africa for the summit?

In February 2009, upon being elected chairman of the 53-nation African Union in Ethiopia, Gaddafi told the assembled African leaders: “I shall continue to insist that our sovereign countries work to achieve the United States of Africa.” The BBC reported that Gaddafi had proposed “a single African military force, a single currency and a single passport for Africans to move freely around the continent”. Other African leaders stated they would study the proposal’s implications, and re-discuss it in May 2009.

The African Union, by contrast, has set itself the task of building a “united and integrated” Africa by 2025,

Is this the mandate of the African Union, is it aiming to become the next superpower? From the trade partners one can see that South Africa has somewhat already aligned itself to its Coalitions.

Imports in South Africa decreased to 86526.46 ZAR Million in April of 2015 from 90862.87 ZAR Million in March of 2015. I

Imports in South Africa averaged 13840.27 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 110321.85 ZAR

Million in October of 2014 and a record low of 66.10 ZAR Million in September of 1961.

  • South Africa main imports are: fuel (24 percent of total imports),
  • nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances (14 percent), motor vehicles and car parts (9 percent),
  • telephone sets (3 percent),
  • pharmaceuticals (2 percent),
  • vegetables (2 percent) and live animals and animal products (1 percent).
  • Main trading partners are:
    • China (15 percent),
    • Germany (10 percent),
    • Saudi Arabia (8 percent),
    • the United States (6 percent),
    • India (5 percent) and Nigeria (4 percent).
    • Others include the United Kingdom, Brazil and Angola.

Rule of Law Not Respected in South Africa

More than 50 million people throughout the world have been forced to flee their homes. There are more than 13 million refugees worldwide. The United Kingdom currently has 149,799 refugees, which is calculated to 0.24% of the total population.

Many, including myself have made the United Kingdom home. Despite cultural, race and creed – I am a British Citizen. Born and bred in South Africa but I’m still British and to those born within the United Kingdom has to also acknowledge that I’m British and a subject of the Queen. However this is not so in South Africa for I’m within a pecking order as a secondary citizen because being Black matters – it’s called, “Black Economic Empowerment”.

When an asylum seeker is granted status to remain and later is issued with a passport of citizenship. One is able to see this Great Britain welcome its subjects as British. Now, whether the locals like it or not, the Rule of Law dictates the attitude to which all citizens are to respect and tolerate.

We have seen in recent months of the Xenophobic attacks in South Africa as they burnt fellow Africans for being foreigners. If the Leaders of the country who rob, plunder its resources and make a mockery of its legal system – how do the authorities expect the citizens to conduct themselves?

Despite the United Kingdom’s failures and faults – I feel safe and protected (not by the government, the police nor securities) for it is the Rule of Law/ and clearly delineated within the Magna Carta which instructs that even the King is not higher than the Laws of the United Kingdom.

What is the Rule of Law?

The rule of law is the legal principle that law should govern a nation, as opposed to being governed by arbitrary decisions of individual government officials.

Amidst all this mayhem – How we miss Mandela!

How we all miss Madiba, amidst the corruption charges of President Mbeki, Zuma and Julius Malema. Nelson Mandela was a man of principle. He understood the vital importance of the constitutional principles of accountability and the rule of Law. He submitted himself before the courts and the people he represented.

How we all miss Madiba, amidst the corruption charges of President Mbeki, Zuma, Julius Malema and others. Nelson Mandela was a man of principle. He understood the vital importance of the constitutional principles of accountability and the rule of Law. He submitted himself before the courts and the people he represented.

However it is a disgrace to see how the ruling elite has strayed from the example set by Madiba. The corruption in South Africa is definitely getting worse as is evident with Jacob Zuma defiance in rebelling against the rule of Law and protocol of Parliament.

South Africa is definitely in a better position than many of the other African countries to tackle the problem of corruption.   Given all the resources available to tackle corruption, do South Africans perceive the government to be failing in this regard. A study showed that on average a little over half (56%) of people on the African continent thought that their governments were doing a poor job in “their efforts to fight corruption”.

15% of South Africans said that they had paid a bribe in the previous year compared with an average of 30% of Africans, who had paid a bribe,

So there is evidence that the heart of the problem lies in the lack of accountability for maladministration and corruption. The problem starts with the president – while there are various efforts by the government to tackle corruption committed by politicians and government officials is driving negative public perceptions of corruption in South Africa.

President Zuma is not solely responsible for all corruption in the public sector, but he certainly has stymied any progress that could have been made in this regard. In addition to his own shady dealings with people like convicted fraudster Shabir Shaik, he has repeatedly appointed people of low ethical standards to key positions in cabinet and the criminal justice system.

Rather than trying to justify the indefensible or attacking important institutions such as the public protector, the ANC now needs to be at the forefront of holding its leaders to account for corruption and maladministration. Failing to do so will not only undermine Mandela’s proud legacy, but will also further damage South Africa’s prospects of solving its most pressing problems of poverty, unemployment and inequality.

The Funny thing about Load Shedding

Did you hear about that joke of a President, the Electrical Company Director and Energy Minister was in a meeting when the lights cut off. The Secretary ran into the boardroom and exclaimed, “so sorry sir its load shedding”. They all looked at her in amazement as if she was deluded.

loadsheddingDid you hear about that joke of a President, the Electrical Company Director and Energy Minister was in a meeting when the lights cut-off. The Secretary ran into the boardroom and exclaimed, “so sorry sir its load shedding”. They all looked at her in amazement as if she was deluded.

Is that not hilarious? The punch line is the fact that currently Johannesburg coined its slogan, “A World Class City in Africa” may just be as primitive as the Bronze Age. It takes a World Class City to have the luxury to switch on a light. South African do have light switches…yes, fancy expensive ones but no electricity.jozi

This World Class City does not know how to produce enough electricity for all South Africa. Since 2008, load shedding has cost the economy an estimated R300 billion. Thousands have lost their jobs as businesses have had to scale down, or scale back on investments. In addition to this, the international reputation as an investment destination has been seriously damaged by the government’s inability to service the country’s energy needs.

The funny thing about load shedding is that the electric gates, fences and CCTV cameras are all affected. Most foreigners don’t realise that load shedding means that even the traffic signals don’t work. The property I’m currently residing at has biometric scanners and the latest technology in security – all dependent on Electricity. I don’t like to imagine what could be the consequences of a robbery or an invasion from a neighbouring country?

In this World Class City Electricity is NOT a basic need only a luxury.

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

Stop & Search in South Africa (ILLEGALLY)

These actions to foreigners affect our civil liberties in the long term, erode the rights to our freedoms and destroy our democracy!

How would you have reacted if your property was raided and then you were forced to prove your right to residency? What would happen if a member of your family were unable to do so? How would you feel – if they were arrested?

The Constitution clearly forbids arbitrary search and seizure of your person, your property or possessions. If you are stopped by law enforcement officials they must have a valid belief that you may have been involved in the commission of a crime and that a search warrant would be issued by a Magistrate or Judge if they wish to search you or your vehicle and/or seize your possessions not providing you with these formalities would be a violation of your rights.

Despite South Africa’s painful memories of the Dompass- you think that the officials would be sympathetic given the history on restraining one freedoms based upon their status.

Yet recent news reports mention of the increasing number foreigners in South Africa are being stopped and searched. According to reports approximately 50 people were arrested in Johannesburg for being without valid documents in the country.

The statement release by the spokesman makes no mention that these arrests of these individuals were illegally or not. They were arrested for not having been able to show their documentation.

The raids are a result of foreigners arming themselves in preparation for further violence. The legitimacy of these raids have become questionable.

These actions to foreigners affect our civil liberties, erode the rights to our freedoms and destroy our democracy!

The True aborigines of South Africa

…is it not also true that no one particular ethic group owns South Africa and that they all are foreigners?

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How amazing is it that an invisible boundary-line can separate race, culture and tribe. In the name for these identities, people are willing to kill, steal and destroy each other so to covet, expand and protect what they believe belongs to them.

The history of South Africa is characterised by racial violence, territorial conflict, wars of conquest, and inter-ethnic rivalry.

The San have lived in the region for millennia acquired domestic stock in what is now modern day Botswana. Their population grew, and spread throughout the Western half of South Africa. They were the first pastoralists in southern Africa, and called themselves Khoikhoi, which means ‘men of men’ or ‘the real people’. This name was chosen to show pride in their past and culture.

Most of the rest of the population, however, trace their history to immigration since.

Indigenous Africans in South Africa are descendants of Khoikhoi and Bantu immigrants from further north in Africa, who first entered what are now the confines of the country.

White South Africans are descendants of later European settlers, mainly from the Netherlands and Britain.

The Coloureds are descended at least in part from all of these groups, as well as from slaves from Madagascar, East Africa and the then East Indies.

There are many South Africans of Indian and Chinese origin, descendants of labourers who arrived in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

On a crisp, clear morning 100 years ago, thousands of British, Belgian and French soldiers put down their rifles, stepped out of their trenches and spent Christmas mingling with their German enemies along the Western front. In the hundred years since, the event has been seen as a kind of miracle, a rare moment of peace just a few months into a war that would eventually claim over 15 million lives.

I’m of Indian descendants, born in South Africa and reside in the United Kingdom. Most especially I’m born on earth and belong to the species of the human race. However my passport tells me otherwise as I’m an alien to foreign countries.

But is it not also true that no one particular ethic group owns South Africa and that they all are foreigners?

To the murderers of South Africa

Please come to your senses, your father paid a price for you to be free and therefore use your freedom responsibly. We understand your plight and will ask you once again, please throw your weapons into the sea, so you can see the horizon of a better day.

It was Madiba who said, “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”
We understand that you must be raged by the Dutch, English, Boers and just about everyone who comes to your lands unannounced, to plunder your goods and eat of your food without your consent. This is indeed disrespectful and a violation of your hospitality. Years of abuse under an oppressive government -depriving you of basic benefits which would have made you a better person had left you now in a state of void which bitterness and hatred fills.

You are the children of slaves, servants- the Dompass carriers. Names associated with stupidity and the shamefulness to the colour of your skin has caused you to be the animal you are?
You are now restless, homeless, hopeless and loveless. It’s your turn to take what belongs to you and everyone says its wrong. Its your turn to protect which had being stolen for so long and they say its wrong.

You now have a different name to which is associated to insanity. It was alright when your fathers was beaten, insulted and your wives and daughters raped. One can’t imagine the anguish and pain you must go through to beat a person whether be child, women or man to semi-unconscience state and place a tyre upon them and setting it alight only to watch them awaken and seeing themselves burn. The screams of pleas and begging of sparring their lives makes you the god of the era now has the power of life and dead is in your hands.

Your political ideologies and justification will not silence the cries from which your brothers blood also calls revenge. The Bantu nation is a fearless and courageous nation, they are strong and enduring. God has sparred you to tell of your fathers struggles- there is no further cause of another cycle of bloodshed.
We hear you…you were hungry and no one gave you to eat, you where thirsty and no one gave you to drink, you were homeless and no one took you in…So Mr Murderer has food, water and a house has lost its taste to that of the flesh and blood of your brother?
Please come to your senses, your father paid a price for you to be free and therefore use your freedom responsibly. We understand your plight and will ask you once again, please throw your weapons into the sea, so you can see the horizon of a better day.