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  • South African president in hospital for tests

    06/07/2014 8:33:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 7, 2014 9:49 AM EDT | Christopher Torchia
    South African President Jacob Zuma was admitted to a hospital for tests on Saturday, and doctors are satisfied with his condition, his office said. The announcement came two weeks after Zuma was inaugurated for a second five-year term following the election victory last month of the ruling African National Congress party. …
  • South Africa’s ruling party poised for win

    05/06/2014 11:24:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2014 1:10 PM EDT | Bram Janssen and Christopher Torchia
    Phakisho Mojaplo, 20, belongs to a new generation of South Africans who never experienced firsthand the harsh system of white minority rule that ended in 1994, and will vote in national elections for the first time on Wednesday. She is deeply dissatisfied with what she describes as a growing culture of elitism and corruption in her country despite its new freedoms and other advances during her lifetime. Chief among Mojaplo’s grievances is her sense that the ruling African National Congress, which is expected to win re-election with a possibly reduced majority, has betrayed the commitments to clean governance and basic...
  • Desmond Tutu has said he is “glad Nelson Mandela is dead” 20 years after South Africa’s…

    04/27/2014 3:21:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 27 April 2014 | Tomas Jivanda
    Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has said he is happy Nelson Mandela is dead—so he does not have to see what South Africa’s current leaders are doing to the country. Since Jacob Zuma became president, Tutu has become increasingly critical of the African National Congress (ANC), which has held power in South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994—first under the leadership of Mandela. “I didn’t think there would be a disillusionment so soon,” he told South Africa’s Sunday Times, before adding: “I’m glad that Madiba is dead. I’m glad that most of these people are no longer alive to...
  • Zuma tells South Africa’s main broadcaster not to report on calls for him to stand down…

    12/25/2013 3:11:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16:59 EST, 24 December 2013 | William Turvill
    The South African public broadcaster has been warned not to report on calls for Jacob Zuma to step down as president, according to campaign groups. A spokesman from the country’s Right2Know group said the interference “makes a mockery of the principle of freedom of expression”. The claim, which is denied by the South African Broadcasting Corporation, was reported by Right2Know and fellow campaign group SOS Coalition. …
  • Mandela's legacy: The freefall of South Africa (Rapes, murders, disease, corruption, poverty,...)

    12/18/2013 6:22:18 PM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    WND ^ | December 18, 2013 | Alex Newman
    The horror stories about life in South Africa under apartheid are endless, of course, and the fall of that morally repugnant political system is universally hailed as a triumph. But two decades after the white-led government relinquished power, and especially in the afterglow of worldwide praise for the nation’s former president Nelson Mandela after his passing at age 95, an objective look at South Africa today is very disturbing. In fact, even among the harshest critics of apartheid and racial oppression, there is an acknowledgement that in many ways the “rainbow nation,” under African National Congress and South African Communist...
  • Mandela the Marxist

    12/15/2013 7:41:05 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 4 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | December 15, 2013 | Ellis Washington
    The globalist, progressive propaganda campaign deifying South Africa’s Marxist revolutionary and former president Nelson Mandela should be galling and disgusting to all people of good will who love truth, real history and hate lies. The Big Lie is that yes, Mandela experimented with communism in the 1940s early in his political career at the dawn of the black struggle against the racist White Afrikaners and that he and his organization, ANC (African National Congress) only turned to armed struggle in the early 1960s once he saw the futility of overturning capitalism while seeking to establish Black majority rule in South...
  • Remembering Mandela, without Rose-Colored Glasses - The South African reality differs from the...

    12/15/2013 7:07:37 AM PST · by neverdem · 40 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 14, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The South African reality differs from the Western lore.‘Go safely Umkhonto. Umkhonto we Sizwe. We the members of the Umkhonto have pledged ourselves to kill them — kill the whites.” These are lyrics from the anthem of Umkhonto we Sizwe, or “Spear of the Nation.” The organization is better known as the MK, the military wing of the Marxist African National Congress (ANC). The MK was established by its commander, Nelson Mandela, to prosecute a terrorist war against South Africa’s racist apartheid regime. Mandela had been out of prison for about two years in September 1992 when, fist clenched in...
  • Sign "interpreter" at Mandela's Funeral is not signing in SASL, but using old Racist ANC Gang signs.

    12/11/2013 6:17:38 AM PST · by jlpigois · 26 replies
    FourFourTwo ^ | 12/11/2013 | Laura Murphy-Oates
    The international deaf community is angry over what they say was a fake sign language interpreter used at Mandela's memorial. Watch: The sign interpreter signing at the Mandela memorial service https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJlttIL2PSs (Real SASL in the box to the left. My comment.) It was an event the whole world was watching, but some deaf people couldn't understand a word spoken at Mandela’s memorial and took to Twitter to vent their frustration. Allegations have been made that the sign language interpreter used at the memorial may have been unqualified. Braam Jordaan, a deaf South African citizen and board member of the World...
  • Can whites escape post-Mandela bloodbath? ('...evidence of government incitement to genocide')

    12/09/2013 6:10:35 PM PST · by Perseverando · 52 replies
    WND ^ | December 09, 2013 | Alex Newman
    With the death of South African revolutionary icon Nelson Mandela, outside analysts and locals alike express fear of a coming genocide of European-descent Afrikaners. So significant is the threat in South Africa, some genocide experts are urging Afrikaners to consider fleeing their homeland. Dr. Gregory Stanton, head of Genocide Watch and a man who himself fought against the Apartheid system, warned as early as last year that South Africa was at Stage 6 out of 8 on the road to genocide: the planning and preparation phase. “There is thus strong circumstantial evidence of government support for the campaign of forced...
  • Payton: Remembering Mandela's visit to Oakland

    12/09/2013 10:32:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    That Saturday in June, 23 years ago, it was a clear, hot day. The Coliseum was packed with people who had come to see Nelson Mandela, recently released from prison in South Africa after serving 27 years as a political prisoner. When he stepped up to the podium, 60,000 people leapt to their feet and waved yellow, black and green ribbons -- the colors of the African National Congress flag.
  • ‘South Africans Don’t Hate Israel, They Hate Oppression’ (says their ambassador to Israel)

    12/09/2013 9:56:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 12/9/2013, 6:13 AM | Elad Benari
    South Africa’s ambassador to Israel said on Sunday that the people of his country do not hate Israel. Speaking to Army Radio in the wake of the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela, Ambassador Sisa Ngombane said that South Africans “hate oppression”, hinting at the fact that Israel was oppressing Palestinian Authority Arabs similar to how blacks were oppressed in South Africa. “There is a claim that South Africans hate Israel, but it’s totally untrue,” said Ngombane, adding, “South Africans hate oppression. Mandela was the representative of the oppressed and therefore it has been said that he identified...
  • Unknown Evidence from the Soviet Archives: What organization did Nelson Mandela belong to?

    12/09/2013 6:46:25 AM PST · by se99tp · 9 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | December 9th, 2013
    The Soviet documents clearly show the true nature of the activities of the African National Congress of the South Africa, which Mandela belonged to. Without them the image of the Nelson Mandela would not be complete.
  • Caveat on Nelson Mandela

    12/07/2013 6:58:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    A Martian visiting earth this week, coasting TV channels and perusing papers, would have to conclude that among the items that most interest this planet’s news bureaus is the plight of former political prisoners, especially black ones. Well, many Cubans (many of them black) suffered longer and more horrible incarceration in Castro’s KGB-designed dungeons than Nelson Mandela spent in South Africa’s (relatively) comfortable prisons, which were open to inspection by the Red Cross. Castro has never allowed a Red Cross delegation anywhere near his real prisons. Now let’s see if you recognize some of the Cuban ex-prisoners and torture-victims: Mario...
  • Statement of the South African Communist Party on Nelson Mandela (Yep, he was a commie)

    12/08/2013 9:06:32 AM PST · by kristinn · 11 replies
    Workers World ^ | Friday, December 6, 2013
    “The true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.” Last night, the millions of the people of South Africa, majority of whom the working class and poor, and the billions of the rest of the people the world over, lost a true revolutionary, President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Tata Madiba. The South African Communist Party joins the people of South Africa and the world in expressing its most sincere condolences to Ms. Graca Machel and the entire Mandela family on the loss of what President Zuma correctly described as South Africa’s greatest son, Comrade Mandela. We also wish to use...
  • SACP confirms Nelson Mandela was a member (South African Communist Party)

    12/07/2013 7:40:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Business Day Live ^ | 06 December 2013, 19:05 | Natasha Marrian
    Former president Nelson Mandela was a member of the South African Communist Party’s (SACP’s) central executive committee at the time of his arrest in 1962, the SACP and the African National Congress (ANC) confirmed on Friday. Even though it had always been denied, the ANC and the SACP confirmed that Mr. Mandela had served on the party’s central executive committee in their statements paying tribute to the anti-apartheid icon. There had been much debate about the issue among historians and academics. SACP deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila on Thursday said he was a member of the party, but it was...
  • After Snubbing Thatcher Funeral, Obama and Michelle to Visit South Africa for Mandela

    12/06/2013 9:42:24 PM PST · by chessplayer · 52 replies
    On Friday, the White House announced that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama would travel to South Africa next weeks to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela. Obama has already announced that the White House will fly the flags at half-staff though December 9 in Mandela’s honor. When former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died, President Obama did not lower the White House flags, nor did he attend her funeral, instead sending ex-Secretaries of State George Shultz and James Baker III.
  • Matthews: South Africa’s White Apartheid Leaders Were More Patriotic Than GOP

    12/06/2013 2:08:23 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | December 06, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Fresh off his interview with President Barack Obama, MSNBC host Chris Matthews appeared on Now with Alex Wagner to review what the president said and to express his thoughts on the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Matthews linked the GOP to South Africa’s white apartheid advocates and declared that those who facilitated the transition to Mandela’s presidency were more patriotic and had greater regard for their country than the Republicans in Congress. Matthews acknowledged a point that Rev. Al Sharpton had made earlier in this broadcast where he noted that the last apartheid president, F.W. de Klerk,...
  • Obamas to travel to South Africa next week

    12/06/2013 9:50:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa next week for Nelson Mandela "memorial events," press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.
  • Rest In Peace, Nelson Mandela, But You Left South Africa A Hellhole

    12/06/2013 7:30:28 AM PST · by joeclarke · 21 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 12/06/2013 | JoeClarke.Net
    I come not to bury Mr. Mandela in the mire that he was involved in much earlier in his career that was destined to transform South Africa from an apartheid state into what it is today - one of the most violent and disease ridden countries on earth. Without him things could have been worse, but I am not sure how much. And, that cannot be entirely blamed on Nelson Mandela, because he was in his latter years more of a peacenik than rabble-rouser. In the end he became a more gracious, kinder and gentler man, even while his...
  • Mandela's passing and the looming threat of a race war against South Africa's whites.

    12/05/2013 7:49:24 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 29 June 2013 | ANDREW MALONE
    The horror started just before midnight on Wednesday this week. After listening to the latest television news about the health of Nelson Mandela, a South African family living not far from the former President’s hospital unit turned in for the night. But Roelof and Laura du Plessis, a married couple with four children who live on a heavily fortified farm outside Pretoria, did not have a peaceful night’s rest. In fact they were about to become the latest victims of what white pressure groups in this troubled nation say is nothing less than a savage war against them. Hearing noises...
  • A dark day for the rainbow nation: Tears on the streets as South Africans begin to mourn

    12/05/2013 7:41:03 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5 December 2013 | STEVE NOLAN
    The news of former South African President Nelson Mandela's death provoked an emotional display of patriotism and grief as hundreds took to the nation's streets in a show of mourning last night. Mourners converged on Mr Mandela's home in the city to light candles and pay tribute to the man who ended apartheid and gave them their freedom. While some looked sombre and quietly said prayers following Mr Mandela's passing, others celebrated his achievements in a loud show of nationalistic pride.
  • South Africa in the Shadows

    12/06/2013 5:27:29 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 6, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - South Africa in the ShadowsPosted By Daniel Greenfield On December 6, 2013 @ 12:48 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 10 Comments “People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in them,” James Baldwin wrote. Few men have had as much history trapped in them as Nelson Mandela.To those outside South Africa, the country has been reduced to Nelson Mandela just as it was once reduced to apartheid. Mandela was the ending to a story that everyone thought they knew. With his death, the story comes perilously close to losing its meaning.The history trapped...
  • The real Mandela in his own words

    12/08/2013 4:45:07 PM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | December 08, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    I noticed over the weekend that lists of quotes from Nelson Mandela had gone viral on the Internet. None of the lists I saw included any of these – which say more about the man and the myth than you could have learned by reading all the reports in the international establishment press. 1) “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” 2) “Long live the Cuban revolution. Long live comrade Fidel Castro … Cuban internationalists have done so much for African...
  • Cruz: Mandela Will Live In History for Defenders of Liberty

    12/06/2013 3:05:17 PM PST · by re_nortex · 75 replies
    Press Office of Ted Cruz ^ | December 5, 2013 | Ted Cruz?
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, reacted today to news of former South African President Nelson Mandela's passing: "Nelson Mandela will live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe. He stood firm for decades on the principle that until all South Africans enjoyed equal liberties he would not leave prison himself, declaring in his autobiography, 'Freedom is indivisible; the chains on any one of my people were the chains on all of them, the chains on all of my people were the chains on me.' Because of his epic fight against injustice, an...
  • Afrikaans Author and Academic Daan Wybenga Tortured To Death in Clarens

    10/18/2013 12:18:23 PM PDT · by Main Street · 27 replies
    praag.org ^ | October 11, 2013 | http://praag.org
    The well-loved Afrikaans author and academic Prof. Daan Wybenga, 69, has just been tortured to death in his house in Clarens, in the Free State. His body was found on Monday night in his home. Wybenga is the latest casualty in South Africa’s spate of sadistic black-on-white murders, fueled by racial animosity and years of communist propaganda. His body was so badly mutilated that his son, Mr. Wim Wybenga, 37, could only recognise him by his hands. According to him, the killers threw boiling water over his dad, hit him over the hand, tied up his hands and feet, and...
  • Nelson Mandela ‘no saint’ in new biopic

    09/10/2013 2:03:32 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 09/09/2013 | Neil Smith
    A new screen biopic of Nelson Mandela does not shy away from the less flattering aspects of his character, according to its British star. "It was important we had both sides, the good and the bad," said Idris Elba. Early scenes in Justin Chadwick's film show Mandela as a womaniser who was violent to his first wife Evelyn. "I didn't want to deface Mr Mandela in any way," the Luther actor continued. "But I didn't want to portray him in a way that wasn't honest." Elba was speaking at the Toronto Film Festival, where Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom had...
  • "Saint" Mandela? Not So Fast! -- He's a Communist, Terrorist, and a Liar

    07/03/2013 4:10:05 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 July 2013 | William F. Jasper
    While much of the global political establishment and the major world media prepare to declare Nelson Mandela a saint, massive evidence continues to pile up showing Mandela and the African National Congress (ANC) are communists and terrorists. "Saint" Mandela? Not So Fast! The New American 03 July 2013 Related Articles: New Evidence Shows Mandela Was Senior Communist Party Member Mayor Linda versus Mandela Mandela's Messianic Image: The Rest of the Story "Invictus" Means Invincible, Like Hollywood Myths
  • In jeopardy: Future of white South Africans

    06/17/2013 10:05:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 22 replies
    WND ^ | June 15, 2013 | Alex Newman
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden – As former South Africa President Nelson Mandela remains hospitalized and reportedly in serious condition, questions about the future of increasingly marginalized European-descent South Africans are edging into international headlines. Recent developments on multiple fronts are striking fear into the hearts of many Afrikaners, descendants of primarily northern Europeans who began arriving in South Africa three to four centuries ago. From legally mandated race-based economic discrimination against whites to the thousands of farm murders targeting Boers across the nation, the problems are only getting worse. Poverty and unrest are spreading quickly as well. Genocide The world’s most prominent...
  • Mandela in “serious” condition in hospital

    06/08/2013 4:06:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jun 8, 2013 6:29am EDT | Ed Cropley
    Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was in a “serious but stable” condition on Saturday after being taken to hospital with a recurrence of a lung infection, the government said. The 94-year-old, who became the first black leader of Africa’s biggest economy in 1994 after historic all-race elections, has been in hospital three times since December. He has been battling the infection for several days, a statement said. …
  • Welcome to Orania... as long as you're white: Remote town in South Africa

    05/08/2013 5:57:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8 May 2013 | Nick Enoch
    'Welkom in Orania' proclaims a mural, painted in white, blue and orange. But this South African town, in the remote Northern Cape province, does not extend its welcome to everyone. The colour scheme on the wall - accompanied by the community emblem of a boy pulling up his sleeves - harks back to the old apartheid flag. Orania, one of the last outposts of racial segregation, is a whites-only enclave. Around 1,000 people live in the rural community, established in 1991 during the last years of apartheid.
  • BBC 'creates bad image of South Africa'

    04/29/2013 6:43:08 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    The New Age ^ | April 30, 2013 | WARREN MABONA
    The ANC has expressed outrage over a BBC documentary on the Marikana Lonmin mine massacre. The two-hour documentary, titled “South Africa: The Massacre That Changed a Nation”, depicted what appeared to be the ANC’s failures in providing services for the people since the organisation came to power in 1994. It was created by British Labour Party MP and filmmaker, Peter Hain, who visited the scene of the Marikana massacre and the Eastern Cape to interview the families of the deceased miners. ANC spokesperson, Jackson Mthembu, said it was not for the first time that the British media created a bad...
  • South Africa’s Hell on Earth

    03/19/2013 9:36:17 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    When a 23-year-old woman was raped and tortured to death in Delhi, the case captured the attention of the world. Two months later, a 17-year-old girl was raped and tortured to death near Cape Town in an eerily similar case, but hardly anyone noticed. In both cases, the women were gang raped, mutilated and cut open. But the rape and murder of women has become horrifyingly common in South Africa. Nelson Mandela is still officially venerated as a saint, his smiling face appearing on countless posters, while the man himself, having solved all the problems of his native country, tours...
  • South Africa is an angry nation on the brink, warns Nelson Mandela's wife

    03/07/2013 3:50:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    TelegraphUK ^ | Thursday 07 March 2013 | By Aislinn Laing, in Johannesburg
    Graca Machel, the human rights activist and wife of Nelson Mandela, has warned that South Africa is an “angry nation” teetering on the brink of “something very dangerous” if extreme levels of violence in the country are not addressed. ... Mrs Machel was speaking at the memorial service on Wednesday of Mido Macia, a 27-year-old taxi driver who died in custody after he was tied to the back of a police van and dragged for 500 metres by officers, apparently for arguing over a traffic infringement. The death of Mr Macia came after other recent examples of police brutality, including...
  • Oscar Pistorius's father accuses South African government of failing to protect white people

    03/05/2013 6:33:19 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | March 5, 2013 | Jill Reilly
    Oscar Pistorius' father Henke has been accused of racism after blaming South Africa's ANC government for failing to tackle crime against white people. .... 'It speaks to the ANC government, look at white crime levels, why protection is so poor in this country, it's an aspect of our society,' Henke Pistorius said. 'You can't rely on the police, not because they are inefficient always but because crime is so rife,' he told the Sunday Telegraph. But the 26-year-old has quickly 'distanced' himself from his father's comments . The Olympic athlete's uncle Arnold who is acting a spokesperson for the family...
  • Graphic video shows man dragged behind police van; South African watchdog probes death (Horrifying)

    02/28/2013 9:47:28 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 31 replies
    AP via Toronto Star ^ | 02/28/2013 | Raf Casert
    They bound his hands to the rear of a van, and then sped off, dragging the slender taxi driver along the pavement as a crowd of onlookers shouted in dismay. The man was later found dead. A gut-wrenching video of the scene is all the more disturbing because the men who abused the Mozambican immigrant were uniformed South African police officers and the van was a marked police vehicle.
  • Future primitive: America parallels South Africa

    02/27/2013 10:48:20 PM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WND ^ | February 27, 2013 | Eriik Rush
    Exclusive: Erik Rush sees chilling prescience in Ilana Mercer's 'Into the Cannibal's Pot' One of the most distressing things I encounter on a regular basis from Americans is the belief that it can’t happen here and that scenarios representing incomprehensibly radical, dystopian transformations of our society are not only preposterous, but the product of delusional minds. More often than not, when I speak of such things I am referencing the fundamental transformation of America President Obama and his Marxist co-conspirators are foisting upon us. To those for whom such things as the Holocaust and the Killing Fields are too far...
  • Who is William Arkin, and why does it matter?

    02/26/2007 5:38:10 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 37 replies · 1,133+ views
    The New Dominion ^ | Feb. 26, 2007 | Max Friedman
    As most of you have read or seen by now, a journalist and NBC/MSNBC media consultant named William “Bill” Arkin has created quite a stir by viciously insulting American soldiers in Iraq. He wrote at his Washington Post blog, “Early Warning: William M. Arkin on National and Homeland Security” column (1/30/07), that “… this NBC (Nightly News) report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary - oops sorry, volunteer force that thinks it is doing the dirty work” re Iraq. The “report,” according to Arkin, featured “a number of soldiers (who) expressed frustration with...
  • South Africa: Farm workers’ protests turn violent

    01/10/2013 5:45:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2013 7:58 AM EST
    Striking farm workers in South Africa have clashed with police for a second day during protests for higher wages. … The protesters want their daily wages to be more than doubled to 150 South African rand ($17.50). Vineyards in the province are key to South Africa’s wine industry; laborers also work on apple and other fruit farms. …
  • Nelson Mandela “proven” to be a member of the Communist Party after decades of denial

    12/09/2012 12:54:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:00PM GMT 08 Dec 2012 | Colin Freeman and Jane Flanagan
    For decades, it was one of the enduring disputes of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle. Was Nelson Mandela, the leader of the African National Congress, really a secret Communist, as the white-only government of the time alleged? Or, as he claimed during the infamous 1963 trial that saw him jailed for life, was it simply a smear to discredit him in a world riven by Cold War tensions? Now, nearly half a century after the court case that made him the world’s best-known prisoner of conscience, a new book claims that whatever the wider injustice perpetrated, the apartheid-era prosecutors were indeed...
  • South Africa sliding downhill while rest of continent clawing its way up

    10/24/2012 11:26:49 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 18 replies
    The Economist ^ | October 20, 2012
    NOT so long ago, South Africa was by far the most serious and economically successful country in Africa. At the turn of the millennium it accounted for 40% of the total GDP of the 48 countries south of the Sahara, whereas Nigeria, three times more populous, lurched along in second place with around 14%. The remainder, in raw economic terms, barely seemed to count. Despite South Africa’s loathsome apartheid heritage, solid institutions underpinned its transition to democracy in 1994: a proper Parliament and electoral system, a good new constitution, independent courts, a vibrant press and a first-world stockmarket. Nelson Mandela,...
  • South African Tells of Genocide in Communist-dominated South Africa

    10/07/2012 7:55:48 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | October 06, 2012 | Christian Gomez
    On Tuesday, October 2, 2012, the Fox Valley Conservative Forum, which meets regularly for a luncheon on Tuesdays in Appleton, Wisconsin, hosted a talk by South African Sonia Hruska (pictured). Hruska, who now lives in the United States, discussed the ongoing genocide against white people in her country under the largely communist-controlled ANC government of Jacob Zuma. Born in Victoria, South Africa, to a nontraditional Afrikaner family, with a right-wing father and a left-wing mother, Hruska would go on to work in politics as a consultant in the presidential administration of Nelson Mandela from 1994 to 2001. “I was the...
  • Says ANC Government Worse Than Apartheid Regime Over Dalai Lama Visa Flap [Cukoo Tutu, again...]

    10/11/2011 8:46:51 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies
    ibtimes ^ | October 5, 2011
    Desmond Tutu Says ANC Government Worse Than Apartheid Regime Over Dalai Lama Visa Flap - International Business TimesOctober 5, 2011 10:04 AM EDT Archbishop Desmond Tutu is outraged by the government of South Africa's refusal to stand up to China by failing to provide a visa for his friend, Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama.   Speaking to reporters in Cape Town, Tutu said the African National Congress-party dominated government of President Jacob Zuma is worse than the regimes under apartheid and that he prayed for the collapse of the ANC.   The Dalai Lama had been invited to Tutu's 80th...
  • South Africa police say they killed 34 platinum miners

    08/18/2012 3:08:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    <p>JOHANNESBURG — Frantic wives searched for missing loved ones, President Jacob Zuma rushed home from a regional summit and some miners vowed a fight to the death Friday as police finally announced the toll from the previous day's shooting by officers of striking platinum miners: 34 dead and 78 wounded.</p>
  • Robbers Drowned Boy, 12, In Boiling Water

    07/25/2012 10:34:56 AM PDT · by Main Street · 56 replies
    news24.com ^ | 7-25-2012 | News24
    Johannesburg - Horrific evidence has been heard in the Vereeniging Regional Court where three men pleaded guilty to several charges of murder, rape and robbery - before walking back their cells, laughing. Beeld reported that the men’s lawyer told the court that they had broken into the home to steal possessions and get revenge on the way they had been treated by their employer, Geraldine Viana, 42. The family’s gardener, Patrick Petrus Radebe, 24, their domestic’s son, Sipho Mbele, 21, and David Motaung, 20, broke into the house in Walkerville, assaulting and shooting dead Tony Viana, 53, and brutally raping...
  • South Africa economy 'remains in hands of white males'

    07/15/2012 1:12:15 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 26 June 2012 | Aislinn Laing
    Mr Zuma said that the African National Congress's advances since it won power in 1994 had been "primarily political". He admitted that it has been unable to so far reach its goal of "a truly prosperous, inclusive, non-racial and non-sexist society". He said that the ANC would now be looking at increasing taxes on mining firms profiting from South Africa's rich natural resources, and a revamp of the policy to transfer land from white to black ownership. "The time has come to do something more drastic to accelerate change, towards economic transformation and freedom," Mr Zuma said. Mr Zuma was...
  • In South Africa's slums, mob justice rules

    07/14/2012 1:49:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:15pm EDT | Wendell Roelf
    Beaten and set alight, Ncedile Gigi's unrecognizable remains have not been buried since March, when a mob fed up with poor policing took the law into their own hands, torching the 26-year-old in a crime-ridden South African township. … For South Africans, the violence also evokes the dark days of apartheid when suspected collaborators of the white-minority regime were executed by "necklace"—a car tire wedged over the torso, followed by a can of gasoline, and then a match. … Mob justice has been an ugly part of township life for years, but the escalating violence in Khayelitsha—Cape Town's largest black...
  • Pres S.Africa sings about committing genocide against white people(Boer), shooting and killing them.

    03/21/2012 6:03:17 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 15 replies
    vladtepesblog.com ^ | 21MAR12 | Eeyore
    Either you are for racism, or you are not. If you object to racism then this is about as objectionable as it gets. Frankly I grow so disgusted with the leftist and smug narrative of so many people on these matters while the very existence of massive groups of people, who, quite frankly, have been the most benevolent group in the history of the world. One only needs look at the populations of countries that white people built to bear that out. This is truly awful. I hope indeed that some nation or powerful group will come to the aid...
  • Alaska: Poster state for crony capitalism

    10/31/2011 10:24:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 28, 2011 | Joe Miller
    Crony capitalism thrives in Alaska, center stage held by the Alaska Native Corporations (ANC). From the pending shakedown of taxpayers through a wholesale land grab (S.730 and H.R.1408) to recent arrests of four people in one of the "most brazen federal contracting scandals in our nation's history," there seems to be no end to the scams, a consequence of an ANC system run amok. It's not enough that over $29 billion of taxpayer money has been transferred to the ANCs under the 8(a) minority no-bid federal contracting scheme. The state's seemingly permanent political class has recently orchestrated sister bills in...
  • HI JACK!

    07/21/2011 3:04:55 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 21, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Opening credits clip from the 1997 South African film Panic Mechanic...  Fighting the rapid decay of the country under (USSR-communist-trained) ANC corruption and incompetence with humor, producer/comedian/actor/singer Leon Schuster is regarded a comedy genius both in and outside the Afrikaans community. With other satirical/slapstick comedies to his credit such as There's a Zulu on my Stoep! and Schuks Tshabalala's Survival Guide to South Africa, perhaps it helps them to laugh a bit while having to endure the mindless socialist destruction of the nation they love. Tragically, Americans can now say that we know the feeling... [YouTube] Video clip/more at Reaganite Republican _____________________________________NYT   IMDb   Wikipedia
  • Alaska native status gave tiny, inexperienced firm a $250 million Army contract

    11/25/2010 5:52:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/25/2010 | Robert O'Harrow, Jr
    In summer 2008, the U.S. military had a major problem. More than 2,400 service members had reported being sexually assaulted the previous year, and that number was rising. Congress wanted immediate action. The Army responded by reaching out to a tiny firm in Delaware. It was an unlikely choice for such a sensitive task. The year before, United Solutions and Services, known as US2, had just three employees and several small contracts for janitorial services and other work. It was based in a four-bedroom Colonial, where the founder worked out of his living room. But the firm had one quality...