Saturday, November 4, 2017

What has Blacks done for South Africa

From 1910 until 1961 our country, South Africa, with exactly the same borders that it has today was a colony of Britain. It was called the Union of South Africa. That was a period of 51 years.
It wasn’t until 1961 that South Africa became an Independent Country and was officially named The Republic of South Africa.
During the time when the country was under the British, the South African whites (Boers) were very dissatisfied with the way things were done and they wanted nothing and absolutely nothing less than self-rule; self-determination. The right to decide their own future. Now, everybody knows that the Boers are fiercely patriotic and proudly nationalistic. I must confess that I know of no other people who are so proud of their identity, so confident of their abilities, and so optimistic about their capabilities and prospects like the Afrikaners of South Africa. (I cannot help but feel pure unalloyed admiration for the spirit of nationhood; volksheid, that the Afrikaners have among themselves. Something that the black people should perhaps emulate)
In Parliament the Boers fought British domination tooth and nail until they won the government in 1948 under the auspices of the National Party until 12 yrs later they won total independence from the British and could call the country their own. Now, the Boers were not only passive talkers. They were shrewd planners and industrious men, hard workers who were not shy to roll up their khaki shirt sleeves and get dirty from work. The Boers were not only hard workers, but they were hard thinkers too. And the Boers were tireless community organisers too. The following explanations will attest to the assertions I made above.
While the Boer fathers and grandfathers were debating in parliament about the future of South Africa, Afrikaner Volksbewegings (Civil Society Movements) were doing a great job in organising Boer communities across the country to solidify social cohesion. And private funds were established to send bright young Boer students to Universities overseas to learn the wisdom of those times. As a result bright eyed young Afrikaner scientists graduated from European universities with degrees that equipped them with the knowledge of how to convert iron ore into an industrial product called steel which proved to be a commodity whose commercial value was inestimable. Now, the Boer Fathers and decision makers set up an industrial milk cow named Iscor/Yskor.
In 1958, even before they got independence from the Britons, the Boers withdrew from the British Commonwealth. They now had a challenge of importing fuel at inflated prices from countries which were members of the commonwealth. But like I said before, the Afrikaners, the South African Boers, are smart thinkers, shrewd pragmatists and tough minded business dealmakers. They had earlier, a few years before, sent clever Boereseuntjies, bright and sharp young Afrikaners to study abroad about what was then a relatively new technology of converting coal into fuel. With the new witchcraft which they have learnt overseas, the Boereseuntjies, helped their Vaders to establish an oil processing giant which they proudly named the Suid Afrikaanse Steenkool and Olie Ko-operasie/ South African Coal oil Industry ; that is SASOL to This was another cash cow; die geldelike melkkoei, if I may borrow the Boeretaal phrase.
With cash generated from the self made industrial milk cows, the Boers could simply and very easily launch and sustain secondary industries; Transport (SAA, SAR,), civil service (Post Office), Infrastructure(Telkom, EVKOM) etc.
The Boers even establish their own research organ, the CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) When the ANC took over government from the Boers, the Boers had already made serious progress into research about Nuclear Power (Electricity) generation.
There’s no enough space here to explain everything that the Boers, had done for the country that they called theirs. But my point is; what are black people doing to lift themselves up just as the Boers wanted to lift themselves up and free themselves from the Brits? What are black people willing to do except wail, whimper and cry?
Where are Black Civil Society movements? Even up to today, the Boers still have AfriForum. The name might have changed from Broederbond, Volksbeweging, or whatever the Afrikaners decided to call it, but the Spirit is still the same; the Spirit of self-determination and the indomitable desire to have the freedom to decide your own destiny. The Spirit of Volksheid(Natio
nhood, Community, Togetherness, Unity, or brotherhood if you like). The right Spirit. The Spirit without which nothing can be accomplished.
Maybe when Oliver Tambo said in 1979 that the ANC must sometimes imitate their enemy, he had in mind some of the few things I mentioned here which the Boers have without any shadow of a doubt accomplished; and accomplished so magnificently.
Education for the Boerekinders during the reign of the NP was something to be admired. It was an education that empowered them to create giants like EVKOM, TELKOM, YSKOR (I am deliberately using Afrikaans abbreviations), SASOL, SAS (Suid-Afrikaanse Spoorwee) and others. What kind of education do we feed our kids today? If you care, you may look at an article I posted two weeks on my timeline here on Facebook, I haven’t removed it. It is titled EDUCATION OF A BLACK CHILD.
And lastly, what have we created in the twenty three years that the ANC, a black man’s liberation organisation, has been in power. Where is Black Power? What are we doing except except complain and project ourselves as victims? The Afrikaners still have Afriforum; what do we have?
Written by
Mmatlou Josias Ntjana

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Black South Africa, Time to Look In The Mirror

"Black South Africa, Time to Look In The Mirror'
I hear my brothers complain about how the rest of the world has oppressed our people, our history, our culture, and magically always seem to control our behaviour, lifestyle-choices, etc.

It's time to break free from this mental enslavement:
We are the reason we have never better documented our ancestral history.
We are the reason we did not develop the ability to create & save written records of our people, or didn't appreciate the relevance of the written word at a time when many societies did.
We are the reason we let other thriving cultures influence and dominate us.
We are the reason we have not built our own self-sustaining African-centric economy, our own factories, industrial complexes, and mega cities, when many others would have by now.
We are the reason we can't grow our own food proficiently, and master advanced agricultural & irrigation techniques, so that we may feed ourselves.
We are the reason we can't adequately educate ourselves, we allow our schools to deteriorate while school administrators drive Mercedes and make a living on ensuring we keep the bar low for our future generation. Our ability to compete in an ever-competitive world as a result has waned.
We are the reason we continue to let arrogance, laziness & criminal behaviour permeate our government institutions, our ability to enforce the constitution, enforce the law and maintain discipline is questionable.
We are the reason we allow tribal-despots, ignorance and empty heads to waste our time in politics and desecrate our beloved land.
We are the reason we have let the ANC become rotten to the core - to where now the stench is intolerable & offensive - and we are now considered to be the 'court jesters' of Africa for our inability to be accountable to ourselves.
We are the reason we are regarded as a joke by world cultures - due to our ineptness, irresponsibility and inability to implement the values we hold high - black consciousness, Ubuntu and Pan Africanism concepts. We throw them away - We are all talk.
We are the reason millions pray for our morality - for allowing the crime, rape, and HIV to run rampant, exposing the depravity in our black leadership - they embarrass us by constantly blaming others to deflect from the glaringly obvious issues.
We are the reason we continue to elect leaders who are not good stewards of our country and our people.
We were the reason we are weak and allow our resources to be scavenged by government officials who sponsor deals that leave our people unemployed, underpayed, while they capitalise on the suffering of the underclass..whilst the ANC Elite laugh and sip their cocktails.
We are the reason we are weak and have allowed the new dark forces to take hold, along with the throng of BRICS countries in queue behind them with their bribe money in hand, ready to indebt us for the next century ... they all laugh at us behind our backs as our leaders sell their souls while pumping their fists in self-serving victory...Mother Africa weeps.
We are the reason we can't unite fully as South Africans, and allow our government to divide us with class-envy, racial rhetoric, and stupid songs.
We are the reason we always talk about our suffering, but never really do anything about it, and actually seem to revel in victimhood and perpetuate it.
We are the reason we are weak and divided, and allow this to happen.
We are the reason we flounder as black people and continue to be mentally unable to rise to the challenge..always blaming others...never looking within.
Look in the mirror black South Africa, resolve yourself to take action, it is squarely our responsibility now, no more excuses, fix it or become a footnote in the history books.
For those who are surprised that I can string two words together, and that I can speak the truth - you will quickly say that I write like a 'white man' - I am sad for you, and that attitude is part of what deeply ails our country. Stop it! Look at the words, understand them, and we will all be able to heal together.
Namuhlanje sengikhulile
Ngiyamaz’ uNobuhle noNobubi
Mus’ ukungikhohlisa weKhohlisile
Inkambo yami ngiyayazi
Izinwele zami ngiyayazi
Ibala lami ngiyalazi;
Ngiyeke ngobulongw’ engingabazi
Ngimuhle nginje.
Menzi Solomon Shange
[Through Knowledge, Justice & Righteousness, South Africa Will Be Liberated]
Menzi Solomon Shange is from Kwazulu Natal where he spent his childhood. Mr. Shange currently lives in Gauteng - he owns a successful business that services the mining industry. Mr. Shange started publicly writing in the last few years and is providing razor sharp commentary on social-political issues, providing an insight and a vision that is striking a chord amongst many South Africans. Mr. Shange has developed a strong anti-ANC following - his powerful, intelligent, and unique writing style has become his key signature, and easily recognised by his followers. His strong belief that the ANC is impeding/undermining the advancement of millions of poor South Africans has strong support across many mainstream groups, both community-based, political-based, and business-based.
Many have recognized Mr. Shange' s efforts in exposing ANC ineptness & corruption - these efforts have been an influential factor in the growing support for opposition parties. Opposition parties were successfull in winning key metropolitan areas from the floundering ANC in the 2016 municipal elections. A strong victory is expected in 2019 should the ANC continue to betray black South Africans and continue to drive the country into its precipitous economic slide, while stealing and plundering the countries resources.
For More Details on a Community that Menzi is part of, see South Africans For Change - SA4C

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Lies about Apartheid unmasked

In 1988, a German book published how benevolent the White giant of Africa actually was. Below are some of the facts referencing 1988
In 1972, SA blacks owned 360,000 vehicles. (More than all the black African states together)
The monthly income of blacks per capita in 1988 was R352 per month in South Africa – Malawi and Mozambique was less than R20 per month.
In 1988 black people could undergo a complicated heart valve surgery for just more than $ 1 while black Americans had to pay $ 15,000. In a Pretoria hospital between 2,000 and 3,000 of these surgeries were done per year.
In 1970, black workers earned R1,751 million, or 25.5% of the total wage fees in SA and increased to R17,238 million in 1984 (1,000% growth) and 32.3% of total wages in SA.
In the 1986/1987 financial year, whites paid R9,000 million and blacks R171 million tax. Indians paid R257 million and coloreds paid R315 million on tax.
Between 1962 and 1972 the UN paid $ 298 million to underdeveloped countries compared to South Africa that spent $ 558 million on the development of its black areas.
The budget amount for black education increases every year from 1970 to almost 30% more than any other government department.
From 1955 to 1984 the number of black scholars increased from 35,000 to 1,096,000. In 1988 71% of the adult black population could read and write versus 47% in Kenya, 38% in Egypt and 34% in Nigeria. On average during the year 15 new classrooms per working day were built for black scholars.
In 1985 there were 42,000 black students enrolled at SA universities.
There were 5 black universities and 28 higher education institutions funded by the government.
Soweto with its population of 1.2 million had 5 modern stadiums versus Pretoria with its 600,000 whites who had three. Soweto had 365 schools versus Pretoria 229. In Soweto in 1978, there were 115 football fields, three rugby fields, 4 athletic tracks, 11 cricket fields, two golf courses, 47 tennis courts, 7 swimming pools, 5 bowling halls, 81 basketball fields, 39 children playgrounds and countless community halls, cinemas and clubhouses.
In Soweto in 1978, there were 300 churches, 365 schools, 2 technicons, 8 clinics, 63 kindergartens, 11 post offices and its own fruit and vegetable market.
The white government built a huge hospital Baragwanath 3,000 beds in Soweto. One of the largest and most modern hospitals in the world.
Its 23 operating theaters were equipped with the best equipment money can buy.
Here blacks were treated at a nominal cost of R2 for an unlimited period.
In 1982, no fewer than 898 heart surgeries were done here.
Next to the Baragwantha Hospital is the St. John-eye clinic, famous for the treatment of glaucoma, previous fix retinas, traumatic eye injuries and rare tropical diseases.
There were over 2,300 registered firms, 1,000 taxi operators and 50,000 car owners in Soweto.
Dr. Kenneth Walker, a Canadian physician, visited Soweto and made the following observations:
He saw several houses worth more than R100 000 with various BMW’s at the door.
Only 2% of homes are shacks with neat buildings with lawns. If he had to choose between the decaying apartments in New York, Detroit or Chicago than he would rather stay in Soweto.
He’d rather be very ill in Soweto as in some Canadian cities.
He says the city has more schools, churches, cars, taxis, and sports fields than any other independent African states.
In 1978 the South African government built a highly modern hospital MEDUNSA on the border of the independent state of Bophuthatswana at a cost of R70 million on 35 hectares. In this “city” there were living and sleeping facilities for male and female students.
Black doctors, dentists, veterinarians and para-medical staff were trained. It is the only specialized university of its kind in Africa and one of the few in the world financed by white taxpayers exclusively to benefit blacks. Almost all students who mainly came from the national homelands costs were taken care of by the government.
The practical training took place in the nearby Garankuwa Hospital farm where the whole range of human ailments is covered.
Garankuwa had the facilities for kidney transplants, isotopes units with specialized laboratories where 200 doctors were trained practically every year.
South Africa provided training for the airline personnel of Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zaire and the Comores.
In 1979, when the train traffic to the Malawian capital Lilongwe was interrupted by rebels, SA sent transport aircrafts with fuel drums to keep their economy going.
In 1986, 80,000 black businessmen from Africa visited Cape Town to finalize business deals.
South Africa provided the grain needs of its neighboring countries and wider. In 1980, Zambia received 250 000 tons of maize, Mozambique 150,000 tons maize and 50 000 tons of wheat, Kenya 128,000 tons maize and Zimbabwe 100 000 tons. Other countries that also received South African grain were Angola, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mauritius, Tanzania and Zaire.
At least 12 countries of Africa, according to the “Argus African News Service” were so dependent on SA grain that a total ban on imports and exports would have destroyed them economically.
About half of Lesotho’s male population worked in South Africa, about 146,000 in 1983, and earned R280,6 million which was about half of Lesotho’s treasury.
In the 1982/83 financial year SA budgeted R434 million for assistance to the independent neighboring states.
SA produced more electrical energy than Italy, as much crude steel as France, more wheat than Canada, more wool than the US, more wine than Greece and more fish than Great Britain.
South African trains ran on more rail lines than in West Germany, carried more passengers than Switzerland, have better punctuality record than Austria and exported car parts to 100 countries.
SA mines bore down to the depth of 3,480 meters and holds the record for the deepest vertical shaft at 2,498m deep into the hardest rock in the world.
They were accused by the world that they were a police state:
In SA 1.4 officers for every 1,000 people while the world is as follows: UK 2.2, Israel 3.5, New York 4.3, and Moscow 10 per 1000. In South Africa there were 16,292 white policemen versus 19 177 non-white.

They were accused of killing their political offenders:
In 1979-1980 there were no deaths in SA prisons. In the previous 10 years 37 died versus 274 in the same period in Wales and England.
They were accused that they payed starvation wages:
In 1974, the average monthly income of black workers in South Africa were $ 127 versus the $ 140 in the US, the richest country in the world.
They were accused that they locked up thousands of political prisoners:
In 1983, 127 such prisoners are confined in SA and 11 whose movements were limited. A further 32 were under house arrest.