Saturday, January 23, 2016

Paul Kruger


Stephanus Johannes Paulus "Paul" Kruger (10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904) was one of the dominant political and military figures in 19th-century South Africa, and President of the South African Republic (or Transvaal) from 1883 to 1900. Nicknamed Oom Paul ("Uncle Paul"), he came to international prominence as the face of the Boer cause—that of the Transvaal and its neighbour the Orange Free State—against Britain during the Second Boer War of 1899–1902. He has been called a personification of Afrikanerdom, and remains a controversial and divisive figure; admirers venerate him as a tragic folk hero, while critics view him as the obstinate guardian of an unjust cause.
Born in the Eastern Cape Colony, Kruger took part in the Great Trek as a child during the late 1830s. He had almost no education apart from the Bible and, through his interpretations of scripture, believed the Earth was flat. A protégé of the Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius, he witnessed the signing of the Sand River Convention with Britain in 1852 and over the next decade played a prominent role in the forging of the South African Republic, leading its commandos and resolving disputes between the rival Boer leaders and factions. In 1863 he was elected Commandant-General, a post he held for a decade before he resigned soon after the election of President Thomas François Burgers.

Kruger was appointed Vice-President in 1877, shortly before the South African Republic was annexed by Britain as the Transvaal. Over the next three years he headed two deputations to London to try to have this overturned and became the leading figure in the movement to restore the South African Republic's independence, culminating in the Boers' victory in the First Boer War of 1880–81. Kruger served until 1883 as a member of an executive triumvirate, and then was elected President. In 1884 he headed a third deputation that brokered the London Convention, under which Britain recognised the South African Republic as a fully independent state.


Following the influx of thousands of predominantly British settlers with the Witwatersrand Gold Rush of 1886, "uitlanders" (out-landers) provided almost all of the South African Republic's tax revenues but lacked civic representation; Boer burghers retained control of the government. The uitlander problem and the associated tensions with Britain dominated Kruger's attention for the rest of his presidency, to which he was re-elected in 1888, 1893 and 1898, and led to the Jameson Raid of 1895–96 and ultimately the Second Boer War. Kruger left for Europe as the war turned against the Boers in 1900 and spent the rest of his life in exile, refusing to return home following the British victory. After he died in Switzerland at the age of 78 in 1904, his body was returned to South Africa for a state funeral, and buried in the Heroes' Acre in Pretoria.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mmusi Maimane, Do Not Worry, I Won’t Vote For The DA!


Today at the Apartheid Museum Maimane at last took of his blue jacket and put on his green, black and gold jacket!

I am a proud white South African but I am not a racists as branded by the ANC, EFF and also now by the DA. But today Maimane lost it just like Zuma lost it many moons ago.

It is good to say that if you are racist please do not vote DA but in his speech he hint that it is whites who are racists but what the poor man do not understand is that he himself is a racist when he last week tweeted about whites doing shopping but blacks must work in that shops. And what the poor man further does not realize is that due to Equity and Affirmative Action whites are not appointed to work there due to their skin colour – not naked racism Maimane to barr a certain race from working based on racists’ laws? So, Maimane, are you also not going to vote DA as you are a racist? And do you realize that it is the money of the white racists (racists according to ANC, EFF and DA) that pay those blacks’ salaries?

PS: for more than a week I tweeted you with information of incidents of black racism, even of Zuma but you did nothing but when a white is accused of racism you are immediately on your donkey like a Don Quixote storming the racist windmills!

Another PS: Although I am not a racist, I will not vote ANC, EFF or DA because I do not vote for a racist party!


By Nigel Olifaunt

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Democratic Alliance (DA): Quo Vadis?


Everyone (except the ANC) was over the moon when Mmusi Maimane was elected in May 2015 as Federal Leader of the Democratic Alliance. It was especially the black constituents and the white liberal die-hards of the party that thought this was the Moses that was destined to lead South Africa out of the political desert  dear old Zuma and his ANC created.

But just like the ANC, the new leader (black for the first time) and his black liberals were not very happy with the whites in the party – their vision was to be a black party just like the ANC.

And then it was when the bells tolled for the demise of the DA. Why? Because the DA’s roots go back to the United Party and De Villiers Graaff, through to Helen Suzman, Colin Eglin, Tony Leon and Helen Zille – all white liberals! So, Maimane it seems was not happy with the white burden his party has to carry and in the process alienating the black supporters.

And then his lucky day arrived with Dianne Kholer Barnard and the joke that she was a racist for sharing a FB post that it was better with PW Botha in charge of the country. And like a true Don Quixote on his donkey started to fight the evil white racists – Penny Sparrow, Chris Hart and all the 4 million odd whites.

But, that was his party’s death knell!  What he forgot is that the DA and its predecessors were the traditional home of the liberal whites who were against Apartheid. And now with his ‘war against white racism’ is going to cost him the white conservative and liberal vote The author of this article do not support white racism but what about black racism? Here Maimane is mum on black racism because he cannot afford to alienate black majority voters.  There are many examples on the social media of incidents of black racism but Maimane turned/is turning a blind eye. Remember for what Kholer Barnard was called a racist for? But when Tutu and the Zulu King publicly said that SA was better off during Apartheid than under Zuma and the ANC did Maimane jumped on his donkey to fight these “vicious racists”? NO!!

Maimane is full of confident that the DA will give the ANC a hiding in the Municipal elections of 2016 – yes with the white vote but the conservative whites will see through him.

And what Maimane does not realise is that the majority of black voters will only vote DA to get rid of Zuma. But once Zuma is gone, there will be an influx of black voters back to the ANC!

So DA, with alienating white voters and black voters to go back to the ANC once Zuma is gone, quo vadis? (Where to Then?)


Easy: Get rid  of Maimane and start fighting racism per se!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A White South African Shares His Story of Apartheid


Yesterday - 16 December - was Day of Reconciliation in South Africa – a public holiday.

As reconciliation is a pipe dream and a farce, people of all races, yes  whites included joined hands to march against the useless president Zuma – so at least for the momentous moments where all races thinking alike could reconcile to voice their concern and dismay over useless Zuma, and he used this day to lash out against whites once again – boring you would say because it happens regularly  just as his mentor Mugabe cannot stop talking about the whites and how they despise them.  But anyway, as long as Zuma and Mugabe talk about the whites, it means they still envy the whites for their superiority in everything – except dragging a country into the gutters and sewage – on this matter Zuma and Mugabe and their cronies are experts!

Back to my story – so, Zuma told a skeleton number of people (it were only those nobodies who usually vote for the ANC for the freebies who attended) at a Day of Reconciliation event in Port Elizabeth that there cannot be any reconciliation unless all races, including whites talk about Apartheid and share their stories of Apartheid. NOTE: I personally see this as a threat from Zuma that there must be a revolution before they (ANC) will reconcile with whites! (READ THE REPORT ABOUT THE EVENT HERE)

Here is my story of Apartheid:

As a white I am not ashamed of Apartheid and never will I say sorry for the system. Apartheid just meant separate development (Afsonderlike Ontwikkeling) – where every race could develop and manage themselves in designated areas. Even blacks accepted the system and its implementation with the establishment of inter alia Bophuthatswana, Transkei, Ciskei and other areas.

But, terrorists organisations like the ANC and PAC rather decided to reject it.Rather than to follow the avenue of consultation and diplomacy, they opted for the way of terrorism to fight this system. Read my article: Why the ANC is/has been doomedto fail as a Government.
The ANC brag that they established a democracy in South Africa? This is hogwash! You cannot establish a democracy by means of terrorism! That is why the ANC fails as a government.

Therefore, I will never reconcile unless the ANC accept responsibility for all their terrorism  attacks and acts of war crimes during their so-called struggle:

Bombings



In 1983, the Church Street bomb was detonated in Pretoria in front the South African Air Force Headquarters, resulting in 19 deaths and 217 injuries. I WAS THERE WHEN THE BOMB EXPLODED!!!



 During the next 10 years, a series of bombings occurred in South Africa, conducted mainly by MK:
In the 1985 Amanzimtoti bomb on the Natal South Coast, five civilians were killed and 40 were injured when Andrew Sibusiso Zondo detonated an explosive in a rubbish bin at a shopping centre shortly before Christmas. Fortunately this bastard was hanged!



In the 1986 Durban beach-front bombing, a bomb was detonated in a bar, killing three civilians and injuring 69. Robert McBride received the death penalty for this bombing which became known as the "Magoo's Bar bombing". McBride was supposed to hang too but he received clemency and what did the ANC do to spite the whites?? They appointed him as chief of MPD Ekurhuleni as reward for the bomb!

In 1987, an explosion outside a Johannesburg court killed three people and injured 10; a court in Newcastle had been attacked in a similar way the previous year, injuring 24. In 1987, a bomb exploded at a military command centre in Johannesburg, killing one person and injuring 68 personnel.

The terror campaign continued with attacks on a series of soft targets, including a bank in Roodepoort in 1988, in which four civilians were killed and 18 injured. Also in 1988, a bomb outside a magistrate's court killed three. At the Ellis Park rugby stadium in Johannesburg, a car bomb killed two and injured 37 civilians. A multitude of bombs in Wimpy Bar fast food outlets and supermarkets occurred during the late 1980s, killing and wounding many people. Wimpy were specifically targeted because of their perceived rigid enforcements of many apartheid laws, including excluding non-whites from their restaurants. Several other bombings occurred, with smaller numbers of casualties.

Landmine campaign

From 1985 to 1987, there also was a campaign to place anti-tank mines on rural roads in what was then the Northern Transvaal. This tactic was abandoned due to the high rate of civilian casualties—especially amongst black labourers. The ANC estimated 30 land-mine explosions resulting in 23 deaths, while the government submitted a figure of 57 explosions resulting in 25 deaths.

Zuma, there you have it – my apartheid story as asked by you and the reason why I despise the ANC just like they despise me.

If you want real reconciliation then you and all the main peanuts of the ANC who were responsible and gave orders for all the terrorist attacks must first apologize and then we will take it from there.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Why the ANC is/has been doomed to fail as a Government


The Media and the Social Media is rife with concerns over the way Zuma and his ANC are governing this once beautiful country.

There are many examples of Zuma’s foot in the mouth utterances but the most recent one that still has the country up in arms is that the ANC comes first and then the country.
And that remark is exactly what this article is all about – that is the typical rhetoric of a terrorist organisation and that is why South Africa is down the drain, because the ANC was and still is just a terrorist organisation and not a political party, only concerned with their own selfish agendas!!!!
I don’t have the faintest respect for Mandela because he lived a life of terrorism and died a terrorist, not an icon. I know people want to crucify me, they can, and I do not give a damn. Like a Luther of many centuries ago I can only say “Here I stand, I cannot deviate from my beliefs.” I even wrote an article about the Mandela as terrorist and you can read that article HERE!

But let us get back to the current situation of good governance (or lack of it!) in South Africa which is a farce. The ANC came to power as a terrorist organisation and never made the transition to a political party and equipped themselves as a political party to govern this country as it should be. (Mandela and his cronies were rather prepared to spend their lives in prison rotting than empower and equip them and their followers for this humongous task of governing a country!)

The difference between the ANC as terrorist organisation and the ANC as political party which they could have become is that terrorism is a means, not a cause. First mistake of the ANC, they thought they were fighting for a cause. Wrong! You can love the sinner, but you must hate the sin. Terrorism, by its very nature, is random. It must strike the innocent. Terrorism must kill the child if it is to shock the adult – and thus it only becomes a horrendous criminal act! Terrorism must hurt the helpless if it is to gain the world’s attention – making Mandela and his cronies nothing more than war criminals!
Terrorism is evil! It did not matter how noble was the cause that the ANC terrorists served, the methods were evil. Making them evil men and women. You could wrap terrorism in a flag of the most delicate black, green and gold, but that did not make it right!

The idiot liberals would say the ANC had no choice! WRONG!! A terrorist always chooses to use the bullet and the bomb because he knows that if he relinquishes those weapons then he is reduced to the level of the ordinary politicians who had to struggle with the mundane problems of EDUCATION, HEALTH, UNEMPLOYMENT, and all other pillars of government!! Terrorists (ANC) having no answer to those matters, talked in transcendent terms. They claimed their bullets would bring in the millennium and their bullets would make a perfect South Africa – 21 years after 1994, where are South Africa????  And the country is still gripped by terror, this time in another format!!

21 years into the so-called democracy, the ANC still have no answers to the mundane problems of EDUCATION, HEALTH, UNEMPLOYMENT, and all other pillars of government!!


Therefore, I rest my case; the ANC could never bridge the gap from terrorist organisation to political organisation! We are doomed!

Daniel H

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Zuma: A President to be Respected and Trusted?

Zuma: A President to be Respected and Trusted or A President to be Booted Out?

Can You Trust and Respect This Man?

In a democracy where the people has spoken and decided by means of a fair election who must lead and govern the country, those who did not vote for the winning party or are not supporters of that party must accept this principle and actually support the elected government, to put the country first! That is where the expectation also comes from that the elected president and government must be trusted and respected.

But, a coin always has two sides and equally true and applicable is the principle that the president and his government are there to serve all citizens of that country and all citizens must also be equally respected, everyone is equal and the country comes first.

Unfortunately these noble principles of a democracy are not applicable to Zuma anymore. My opinion is that it was never applicable to him. Remember, whoever you are, you do not deserve respect and trust, you must earn it, and once you have earned it, you will deserve it.

From day one when he was elected for his first term, he did nothing to earn the trust and respect from all citizens. Think for yourself, could/can he be trusted when during the election campaign he sang with his rowdy supporters “Kill the Boer?” Certainly not, I for one do not and cannot trust him, will never!

And as his term continued and he even went into the second term he became more and more untrustworthy and since his first election up to today, he did not move a finger to earn respect. How can I respect him if he does not respect me, does not respect my language, does not respect my heritage, using every opportunity to blame the White people for everything that went wrong at the hands of the ANC during the past 21 years? And how can I respect and trust if he does not move a finger to safeguard my language and heritage, or my rights?

And the cherry on top was when he publically announced that the ANC comes first, only after that South Africa.

Can you trust and respect such a president. I cannot, I despise him!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Racism In South Africa: A White Perspective

A week does not go by in South Africa without at least one article in the Media or social platforms about racism in South Africa. Which may be good, but the manner in which it is done, gives me the creeps – it is usually a mumble-jumble of how this phenomenon is eating away the South African society like cancer but no facts are provided no solutions, and it is subtly suggested that it is Whites only who are the racists and it just stay there with the usual rhetoric week after week.

I am White and I will be the first one to admit that there are Whites who are racists and I despise it. But just to suggest that all Whites are racists is ludicrous. And to deny the fact or to keep quiet that Blacks, Coloreds and Asians are racists is also just as ludicrous and before I shoot myself in the foot, not all Blacks, Coloreds and Asians are racists. Just like with the Whites, they are in the minority.

It is also my opinion that Whites are the victims of racism in South Africa and before I am accused of generalization, here are my facts:

-       Street names and names of cities and towns were/are changed for the sake of hurting and spiting the Whites –what does names like Nylstroom, Pietersburg, Beit Bridge, Church Street, Vermeulen Street, etc. have to do with Apartheid? Nothing!  Even now, in 2015, the EFF declared war on ‘white town names’ in the Western Cape! Racism at its best, EFF!

-         The Kholer Barnard issue: by the mere fact that the ANC explicitly branded it a racial issue and even branded her as a racist because she is White and also branded the DA as racist because of the many Whites supporting the DA, the ANC was racist!

-          Zuma used/uses any opportunity to gun the Whites – example, his remarks on Jan van Riebeeck were according to me racist. And what about him singing “Kill the Boer?”

-          Vandalizing monuments and statues relating to the cultural heritage of the Whites because ‘it reminds Blacks of Apartheid’ is nothing less than racism against whites.

-          It is racism to have exclusive White institutions and bodies like schools and universities but it is not racism to have exclusive Black institutions and bodies like the Black Lawyers Association or the Black primary school in Devon where the language is Zulu and requests to introduce English also to allow Whites were rejected “in order to keep it Black’.

-       ANC politicians branding Whites as disloyal to South Africa because they do not attend cultural and public holiday events (because it is high jacked for political gain) is also racism.

-   The so-called campaigns against Afrikaans in the National Anthem, in schools and now also universities are also racism because it ‘is the Mother tongue of Whites’.

-   My perception is that the Black rhetoric that “this or that reminds us (21 years into the democracy?) of Apartheid” is nothing more than a reflection on Whites that “there is indeed no place for you in South Africa” which is racism.

There you are; my perceptions that that racism against Whites are alive and well in South Africa. Remember, it is a White person’s perceptions!

So, the Blacks, Coloureds, Indians and Whites all have their perceptions that they are the victims of racism.


What are the solutions? Easy, let us set perceptions aside and focus on individual cases and facts and address and solve those and those alone. And let us refrain from generalization. Only then we could move forward and avoid creating unnecessary racial tension and subsequent division of races into camps, because then the EFF’s wish will come true for a South African revolution where nobody will be winners!