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As we go about our lives every day, there is much strife in the world, we are aware of it in many places, but the world seems to remain blind to this to a large extent.  That South Africa is no exception. Their white farmers are being slaughtered, their wives, children brutally raped and killed, their farms destroyed, their animals killed, their crops in ruin. It is an ugly situation, with a president that openly dances and sings about killing the Boers.  Zuma is a disgrace, as a human being, and as the leader of that country.  The whites are outnumbered by about a 9 to 1 ratio.  Today, the farmers stood together and protested against the unfairness of the situation. The videos I'm going to post are from a Prof. H, they are from today.  My heart goes out to them.  I loved South Africa and all it's beauty, and saw many of their farms.  I cannot imagine what it must be like to live remote, on a farm like they do, and yet have to be constantly on guard for an attack, night and day, in which you and your loved ones most likely will be brutally murdered for no reason, other than that you are a farmer.  I am reminded of this "But for the grace of God, there go I." 

Steve Hofmeyr - Black Monday S.O.S.

 

#BlackMonday protest delays matriculants writing exams

 

Farmers gather at Voortrekker Monument for #BlackMonday

 

Makwassie Hills Black Monday protest against farm murders

 

#BlackMonday: Farmers protest against farm murders

 

BlackMonday video Sone Grobbelaar

 

 

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Majority party in troubled nation plans to seize private land

Dec. 21, 2017

South African ANC leader's agenda ominously similar to Zimbabwe's

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"Cyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of South Africa’s dominant African National Congress (ANC) party, has promised a “radical economic transformation” for the country, including the possibility of seizing land without compensation.

“This conference has resolved that the expropriation of land without compensation should be among the mechanisms available to government to effect to land reform and redistribution,” he declared.

He added that any redistribution must be done in a way that is “sustainable.”

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A considerable portion of land in South Africa is owned by white farmers, though their status is hardly privileged. White farmers have been under siege, suffering a murder rate 20 times the international average."

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http://www.wnd.com/2017/12/majority-party-in-troubled-nation-plans-to-seize-private-land/

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South Africa's Farm Murders: Jeanine's Story

 

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South Africa's Farm Wives: A Life of Fear

 

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South Africa’s New President: “We Will Seize White Land”

Feb. 18, 2018

"South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa—widely being hailed as that country’s new savior—has vowed to implement a policy of confiscating white farmland without compensation and handing it over to blacks—even though he has admitted that land already given to black famers is “derelict.”

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According to reports in the South African media, Ramaphosa said that the policy of land expropriation of land without compensation was taken by the ANC at its 54th Congress, where he was elected ANC President.

“We will accelerate our land redistribution program not only to redress a grave historical injustice, but also to bring more producers into the agricultural sector and to make more land available for cultivation,” Ramaphosa said during his maiden State of the Nation Address in Parliament last Friday.

“We will pursue a comprehensive approach that makes effective use of all the mechanisms at our disposal. Guided by the resolutions of the 54th National Conference of the governing party, this approach will include the expropriation of land without compensation,” he said.

He said the policy would work to ensure that the land is “returned to those from whom it was taken under colonialism and apartheid”.

He also called on financial institutions to help mobilize resources to “accelerate the land redistribution program” saying that “increased investment will be needed in this sector..

Earlier, Ramaphosa told the News24 news service that he would like a study of farms that have been reclaimed or redistributed to black South Africans since 1994.

The real issue, though, is that most of the redistributed land is lying derelict at the moment,” he said. “It’s not being worked.”

http://newobserveronline.com/south-africas-new-president-we-will-seize-white-land/

It seems nothing was learned by what happened in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)

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Very appreciating your posts on the thread, breezy!

Yes we knew the SAME shamed head replacing the old. 。:゚(。ノω\。)゚・。

But let's never to lose our hope, and let's keep on burning our HOPE for the people to be released from the slavery!

If we stop doing that, I feel that also makes the situation worse....for our individual consciousness influence the surrounding reality so much these days....

Let's never forget about our sisters and brothers suffering out there daily, whether black or white or anyone and anything in between.....we are one.

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The situation gets more tedious by the day in So. Africa.  I don't want to see anyone on either end of this, either giving or receiving, just because one person, or group, has decided it should be so. Things need to change, and quickly.  I recall hearing the same sort of things in the US just recently.  In fact a Univ in Calif. was going to offer classes for whites to teach them how to reject their whiteness.  Come on now, doesn't that border on ridiculous?  The world as a whole, needs to pay attention to this type of situation anywhere it occurs.

"Racist South African Political Leader Julius Malema: “Go After the White Man… We Are Cutting the Throat of Whiteness”

March 6, 2018   Jim Hoft

"In 2011 South Africa youth leader Julius Malema told his supporters that the white farmer’s land must be shared by all black Africans.

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He was arrested for playing “Kill the Boer (white man)” song at his rallies.

The South African Parliament voted to confiscate land from white farmers without payment last week.

On Sunday night Julius Malema called on his followers to go after the white man and cut the throat of whiteness.

Julius Malema: Go after a white man… We are cutting the throat of whiteness.”

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http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/racist-south-african-political-leader-julius-malema-go-white-man-cutting-throat-whiteness/

The following is a good video from a couple years ago that explains how it's going, and it's been downhill from this point.

Dan Roodt: "The South African Crisis in World Perspective"

 

 

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South African politician says Australia is a ‘racist country’, farmers should ‘leave the keys’ when they go

March 22, 2018  Frank Chung

SOUTH Africa’s radical opposition leader says white farmers should leave for “racist” Australia, but insists “we are not killing them”.

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"IF WHITE farmers want to flee for a “racist country” like Australia they should leave the keys to their houses and tractors behind, the head of South Africa’s radical Marxist opposition party says.

But Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema, who recently declared his party was “cutting the throat of whiteness”, denied white farmers were being killed. “We don’t know violence, we know negotiations,” Malema told a packed Human Rights Day rally in Mpumalanga Stadium on Wednesday.

“And we are very robust in our engagement sometimes. A racist country like Australia says: ‘The white farmers are being killed in South Africa.’ We are not killing them. Now Australia says: ‘Malema, EFF want to kill white farmers, they must come to Australia.’

“If they want to go, they must go. They must leave the keys to their tractors because we want to work the land, they must leave the keys to their houses because we want to stay in those houses. They must leave everything they did not come here with in South Africa and go to Australia.”

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http://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/south-african-politician-says-australia-is-a-racist-country-farmers-should-leave-the-keys-when-they-go/news-story/e98607c4fa66d30d9b2731aa30e2a956

Thank You Australia!  

 

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WATCH: Protesters set property alight in Hermanus protest

March 26, 2018    Kaveel Singh

 

"The situation in the coastal town of Hermanus remains tense as groups of protesters are still in a stand-off with police.

Netwerk24 reported that Hermanus Primary School and High School had closed on Monday due to the ongoing protests.

There is a strong police presence in the Western Cape Overberg town after attempts at a land invasion over the weekend."

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https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/schools-close-early-in-hermanus-as-tense-standoff-with-protesters-continue-20180326

The "protesters" were not locals, they were brought in on busses.  They burned down the police station and a library.  Not like you might need them, right?  Sad and volatile situation right now.   This is a town in the Western Cape.

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Protests around Kruger National Park leaves grim footprint

March 29, 2018

"Some tourists vowed never to return to the Kruger National Park after encountering protesters earlier this week.

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"MBOMBELA – A group of Australian tourists vowed never to return to the Kruger National Park after encountering protesters hindering their visit.
The Paul Kruger, Phabeni and Numbi gates were inaccessible due to service-delivery protests that took place on the R536 and R538 earlier this week.

Col Mtsholi Bhembe said the police swept through the area clean on Tuesday, and in the process arrested 23 protesters for public violence. SANParks’ Rey Thakuli said all gates were open by the time of going to press on Wednesday.

R538 to Numbi Gate open and safe for motorists -23 arrests made

The protests caused havoc among tour operators, who had to explain to expectant international tourists that these roads were closed because of the adjacent community having blockaded it with burning tyres and rubble. Guests and tour operators alike were advised to use alternative routes such as the Malelane or Orpen gates, which for some, caused a massive loss in business.
“The tourists were in a state of shock and panic. We were forced to cancel the trip and refund the customers. On the same day, with a bitter taste in their mouths, they left the Lowveld and took a plane to Cape Town. After an hour waiting it out at Mugg & Bean in Hazyview, we cancelled the trip and they vowed never to return,” said Hennie Bekker, co-owner of Private Kruger Safaris."

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https://lowvelder.co.za/427721/protests-around-kruger-national-park-leaves-grim-footprint/

We used the gate at Malelane one time, so it's sad to read about these goings on affecting Kruger, no other place like it in the world.  Wish it wasn't so.

https://twitter.com/AdrianaStuijt          copy/paste and go for that link

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White Land Expropriation In South Africa | Ernst Roets and Stefan Molyneux

 

 

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Avi Yemini at Perth protest against South African genocide

 

Thank you Australia!

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Protesters in North West say they will burn doctors who treat patients

May 4, 2018        Katharine Child

"Protesters are again blocking access to hospitals in the North West and are threatening to burn doctors who try to access their workplaces to treat patients.

On Friday morning, protesters blocked access to Potchefstroom Hospital. Doctors trying to access the hospital have been threatened with being burnt, Dr Ebrahim Veriava‚ a specialist at Tshepong Hospital, said.

He is monitoring the effect of the protests on his colleagues and the hospitals serving poor and disadvantaged patients.

One doctor took a video of burning tyres outside the hospital. Another doctor sent Veriava pictures of strikers who were removing doctors from wards of Klerksdorp Hospital.

Klerksdorp is a referral hospital treating the sickest patients from across the province but is now short-staffed‚ he explained.

This comes as the South African National Defence Force said its involvement in the crisis had rendered the situation back to normal.

 

Union Nehawu has been on a go-slow in the province since February‚ disrupting medicine supply at the main medicine warehouse, and is now keeping nurses from work. The union is tired of corruption in the health sector and a shortage of medical staff in hospitals.

The number of available posts for doctors and nurses has apparently dropped by more than 1,000 in the past three years‚ according to the Rural Health Project.

The union also wants North West premier Supra Mahumapelo to resign."

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https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2018-05-04-protesters-in-north-west-say-they-will-burn-doctors-who-treat-patients/

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Roads closed, cars set alight in Cape Town protest

May 2, 2018  Lavan Pijoos

 

"Protesters have barricaded several roads, damaged property and set a truck alight in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Jakes Gerwel Drive near Mitchells Plain and Highlands Drive have been closed off. 

City of Cape Town law enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason said Weltevreden, Morgenster, Varkensvlei and Fulan had also been closed off.

 

"Dyason said the roads had been barricaded by protesters who pushed two large containers into the road. Shops and a taxi had also been stoned.

"The reason for the protest is unclear, but we have emergency services on the scene," Dyason said.

According to Dyason, an ATM at a Caltex garage and fruit and vegetable store were damaged.

In Johannesburg, the N12 between Lenasia and the N1 near Grasmere tollgate had been re-opened following earlier protests.

Johannesburg Metro Police Department spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said officers had also cleared the N17 of burning tyres and rocks."

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https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/roads-closed-cars-set-alight-in-cape-town-protest-20180502

 

 


 

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Sounds to me as though the non Boer's are the ones declaring civil war.  

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South Africa to change constitution to legalize taking away white farmers' land

August 1, 2018

"South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the ruling African National Congress must initiate a parliamentary process to enshrine in the constitution a proposed amendment, paving the way for land grabs without compensation.

Ramaphosa, who vowed to return the lands owned by the white farmers since the 1600s to the country's black population after he assumed office in February this year, said on Tuesday that the ANC would introduce a constitutional amendment in parliament.

"The ANC will through the parliamentary process finalize the proposed amendment to the constitution that outlines more clearly the conditions under which expropriation of land without compensation can be effected," Ramaphosa, a prominent trade union leader and a close associate of Nelson Mandela, said in a televised address on Tuesday.

The millionaire ex-businessman argued that "it has become pertinently clear that our people want the constitution to be more explicit" about the proposal, which is viewed by the South African white minority as forceful expulsion that can incite violence against farmers.

There have been growing fears that the planned expropriation will deal a blow to commercial farming in the country and might put it on the verge of a food production crisis, like the one that struck Zimbabwe when it unleashed a similar crackdown on white farmers in 1999-2000. 

Promoting his plan to boost land redistribution in March, Ramaphosa sought to assure white citizens, who constitute roughly nine percent of the total population, that the government would handle the controversial matter through "dialog, discussion, engagement, until we find good solutions that take our country forward."

"There is no reason for anyone of us to panic and start beating war drums," he said at the time, noting that nothing should prevent farming activities from continuing as normal.  "
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https://www.rt.com/news/434784-south-africa-amendemnt-land-expropriation/

The world needs to rescue these farmers.  If the So. African gov't refuses to see them as an asset, some other country sure should!!  

 

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Praying hard for Sth Africa for peace....。:゚(。ノω\。)゚・。Revenge causes more of the same energy to be passed around to the ones who get oppressed the next. Someone gotta be strong enough to break the chain reaction. Historically very deep rooted issue it is....and praying people to realise the ones whom we need to remove from the power stake holding are existing elsewhere to start with. 

Sending huge healing thoughts to not only Sth Africa but all African continent as well.

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Dutch and South African History - ROBERT SEPEHR

 

and now this

S Africa Orders Confiscation of 300K Guns What's Next

 

Russia Welcomes Afrikaners: 15000 Boers Plan To Move To Russia From South Africa

 

Come on USA, we could use these farmers, as could  almost every country on earth.  They are out numbered 9 to 1 in S.Africa, and the land the blacks are claiming is theirs, never was.  They weren't even there back then.  Once again, an agenda is being pushed by someone, and others can't see they are being used. By the time they do, if ever, it'll be too late to correct it, and they will find it's their turn to be eliminated.  I dare say even less mercy will be shown them, than they are showing the farmers now.

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'Zimbabwe-fication' Begins: Farmers Panic As South Africa Seizes First White-Owned Land

August 21, 2018             Tyler Durden

"South Africa’s white farmers have been desperately trying to sell their lands at record pace ahead of planned government land seizures, according to a local farmer’s union. However, there are no buyers.

As Ryan Martinez writes for PlanertFreeWill.com, tensions among the country’s white farming community have been rising since the election of Cyril Ramaphosa who assumed office earlier this year and committed his African National Congress (ANC) to land expropriation.

ANC chairman Gwede Mantashe sparked panic last week when he said:

“You shouldn’t own more than 25,000 acres of land. Therefore, if you own more it should be taken without compensation.”

“People who are privileged never give away privilege as a matter of a gift,” he continued.  “And that is why we say, to give you the tools, revisit the constitution so that you have a legal tool to do it.”

Mantashe comments were condemned by both white and black farmers, with unions predicting such a move would lead to job losses and a situation in which South Africa may no longer be able to feed itself.

Omri van Zyl, head of the Agri SA union, which represents mainly white commercial farmers, said:

“The mood among our members is very solemn. They are confused about the lack of any apparent strategy from the government and many are panicking.

So many farms are up for sale, more than we’ve ever had, but no one is buying.”

“Why would you buy a farm to know the government’s going to take it?”

The National African Farmers’ Union (Nafu), which represents the country’s black farmers, said the scheme would lead to job losses.

Nafu president Motsepe Matlala said:

“From a practical and economical point of view it will not work.”

“Land will be a central issue in the looming 2019 election year, and rhetoric is always easier than transformative action.”

AfriForum, an influential lobby group, recently warned the government its plans would be “catastrophic”.  Ian Cameron, the group’s spokesman, said: “We’re really heading for a state of anarchy if something doesn’t change drastically.”

Local newspaper City Press is reporting that two game farms in the northern province of Limpopo were the first to be targeted for unilateral seizure after negotiations with the owners to purchase the properties stalled.

While the government says it intends to pay, owners Akkerland Boerdery wanted 200 million rand ($18.7 million) for the land. However, they are being offered just 20 million rand ($1.87 million).

 

The farmers were forwarded a letter earlier this year which stated:

“Notice is hereby given that a terrain inspection will be held on the farms on April 5, 2018, at 10 am in order to conduct an audit of the assets and a handover of the farm’s keys to the state. Akkerland Boerdery obtained an urgent injunction to prevent eviction until a court had ruled on the issue, but the Department of Rural Development and Land Affairs is opposing the application. “

“What makes the Akkerland case unique is that they apparently were not given the opportunity to first dispute the claim in court, as the law requires,” AgriSA union spokeswoman Annelize Crosby told the paper.

The newspaper said employees at the department had been ordered to press ahead with the process at the Land Claims Court. If the seizures go ahead, it would be the first time the state refuses to pay market value for land.

Since the end of apartheid in 1994, the ANC has followed a “willing seller, willing buyer” process to redistribute white-owned farms to black Africans.

A 2017 government audit found white people owned 72 percent of private farmland in South Africa.

According to the 2011 census, there are about 4.6 million white people in South Africa, accounting for 8.9 percent of the population.

ANC spokesman ZiZi Kodwa refused to reveal details of the farms being targeted and has attempted to calm investor fears, adding the proposed seizures were “tied to addressing the injustices of the past”.

“Over time I think the markets, as well as investors, will appreciate that what we are doing is creating policy certainty and creating the conditions for future investment,” he told the press.

”The government was accused of drawing up a list of almost 200 farms it allegedly wants to seize from white farmers, with AfriForum, a civil rights group representing the white Afrikaner minority, adding the document was being circulated by ministers as the ruling powers prepare to implement the policy.  It invited farmers to check if they were on it and urged them to make contact “so we can prepare a joint legal strategy.”

But the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform denied the list was real with spokeswoman Linda Page telling News24 that, “We don’t know where they got this from. There is no truth in this document.”

Analysts warn the move could undermine property rights and deter investment.

In Zimbabwe, violent land seizures which were authorized by Robert Mugabe in the 1990s which sent the country into a spiral of decline from which it has never recovered.

“Markets are sensitive to anything perceived to be ‘Zimbabwe-fication’ on the land-reform front,” market analyst Henrik Gullberg noted.

Agri SA states 20% of South Africa’s farms produce 80% of the food that feeds millions of people in southern Africa, and many of those properties would be affected by a 25,000-acre cap.

And, just as we warned previously, Ramaphosa's decision all but guarantees a banking crisis in South Africa:"

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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-20/panicking-white-farmers-are-dumping-south-african-farmland-ahead-zimbabwe-fication?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+(zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero)

 

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The End of South Africa, Prepare Yourself | Stefan Molyneux

 

Donald Trump's South Africa White Farmers Tweet Examined and Explained in Detail

 

WATCH | Malema tells 'pathological liar' Trump to keep nose out affairs in SA

August 23, 2018         ZIMASA MATIWANE

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"EFF leader Julius Malema on Thursday told US president Donald Trump‚ whom he referred to as a pathological liar‚ to stay out of South Africa's domestic affairs.

This comes after Trump tweeted that he had asked his Secretary of State to look into land expropriation without compensation in South Africa.

Malema said at a media briefing at the party's headquarters in Braamfontein that the EFF would not be intimidated by the US. "We want to send a strong message to the USA authorities‚ just like we did to the Australian authorities: Stay out of South Africa’s domestic affairs.

"South Africa is a post-colonial country with deep racial inequalities that were long designed by apartheid and colonisation. Our land expropriation programme seeks to realise the ideal of equality and human dignity‚" said Malema."

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https://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2018-08-23-malema-tells-pathological-liar-trump-to-keep-nose-out-affairs-in-sa/

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Amid Racist Land Grabs, Obama Praises South African Strongman 

Alex Newman           July 25, 2018

"In a highly controversial speech in South Africa, a nation on the brink of catastrophe amid racist land grabs and brutal massacres that experts have linked to the ruling regime, former U.S. President Barack Obama showered praises on President Cyril Ramaphosa (shown here with Obama) and other highly controversial figures. The adulation poured out on Ramaphosa went far beyond normal diplomatic courtesy. In fact, Obama claimed the radical left-wing strongman, who is right now leading the charge to steal land from minority farmers without compensation, was “inspiring new hope in this great country.” In reality, critics say he is driving it over the edge of a cliff.

Perhaps even more alarming, Obama appeared to praise Ramaphosa's dangerous efforts to supposedly reduce inequality in South Africa — efforts that mimic the disastrous land-expropriation schemes pursued in neighboring Zimbabwe by genocidal Marxist dictator Robert Mugabe that practically destroyed the nation. Touting the Marxist Goal 10 in the United Nations Agenda 2030 scheme, which calls for national and international wealth redistribution, Obama told the crowd in Johannesburg that “we're going to have to figure out how do we close this widening chasm of wealth and opportunity both within countries and between them."

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https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/africa/item/29634-amid-racist-land-grabs-obama-praises-south-african-strongman

IF Zimbabwe did not teach them anything, then history is, sadly, going to repeat itself in SA.  

 

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17 hours ago, breezy said:

The End of South Africa, Prepare Yourself | Stefan Molyneux

 

Donald Trump's South Africa White Farmers Tweet Examined and Explained in Detail

 

WATCH | Malema tells 'pathological liar' Trump to keep nose out affairs in SA

August 23, 2018         ZIMASA MATIWANE

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"EFF leader Julius Malema on Thursday told US president Donald Trump‚ whom he referred to as a pathological liar‚ to stay out of South Africa's domestic affairs.

This comes after Trump tweeted that he had asked his Secretary of State to look into land expropriation without compensation in South Africa.

Malema said at a media briefing at the party's headquarters in Braamfontein that the EFF would not be intimidated by the US. "We want to send a strong message to the USA authorities‚ just like we did to the Australian authorities: Stay out of South Africa’s domestic affairs.

"South Africa is a post-colonial country with deep racial inequalities that were long designed by apartheid and colonisation. Our land expropriation programme seeks to realise the ideal of equality and human dignity‚" said Malema."

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https://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2018-08-23-malema-tells-pathological-liar-trump-to-keep-nose-out-affairs-in-sa/

meanwhile ...............

Amid Racist Land Grabs, Obama Praises South African Strongman 

Alex Newman           July 25, 2018

"In a highly controversial speech in South Africa, a nation on the brink of catastrophe amid racist land grabs and brutal massacres that experts have linked to the ruling regime, former U.S. President Barack Obama showered praises on President Cyril Ramaphosa (shown here with Obama) and other highly controversial figures. The adulation poured out on Ramaphosa went far beyond normal diplomatic courtesy. In fact, Obama claimed the radical left-wing strongman, who is right now leading the charge to steal land from minority farmers without compensation, was “inspiring new hope in this great country.” In reality, critics say he is driving it over the edge of a cliff.

Perhaps even more alarming, Obama appeared to praise Ramaphosa's dangerous efforts to supposedly reduce inequality in South Africa — efforts that mimic the disastrous land-expropriation schemes pursued in neighboring Zimbabwe by genocidal Marxist dictator Robert Mugabe that practically destroyed the nation. Touting the Marxist Goal 10 in the United Nations Agenda 2030 scheme, which calls for national and international wealth redistribution, Obama told the crowd in Johannesburg that “we're going to have to figure out how do we close this widening chasm of wealth and opportunity both within countries and between them."

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https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/africa/item/29634-amid-racist-land-grabs-obama-praises-south-african-strongman

IF Zimbabwe did not teach them anything, then history is, sadly, going to repeat itself in SA.  

 

 

This isn’t true at all.  Read Obama’s speech.  It’s a fantastic speech in fact.  This is just made up “news” as usual.  Although there have been some farmers who have been murdered, most of them were black, but this is not a land grab and apparently the new president Ramaphosa is trying to come up with a solution.  The land was taken about 100 years ago from the Africans and a solution does need to be made.  It's not any different from whites coming to the Americas and other places throughout the glob and taking over Indian and tribal lands.  It sucks to be an indigenous person in your own land.  But on the whole black Africans are not killing white farmers for their land.  This is all fear spread by people who play homage to Trump.  He’s watching it and tweets what he sees and so spreads this “fake news” as he calls it to rile up his base.  This is extremely “sad.”  Trumps’ words will come back to haunt him.  Don’t buy into everything you read, please continue to research these stories as we used to do.

 

http://time.com/5341180/barack-obama-south-africa-speech-transcript/

https://www.weeklystandard.com/holmes-lybrand/fact-check-did-obama-say-he-fully-supports-seizure-of-white-farmers-land-in-south-africa

https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2018/08/25/land-reform-in-south-africa-has-been-slow-and-inept

https://ewn.co.za/2018/08/24/ramaphosa-sa-won-t-make-same-mistakes-other-countries-have-on-land-reform

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South Africa’s ruling ANC says land expropriation bill withdrawn for further reconsideration

August 28/29, 2018     Alain Evrard        RT

"A bill allowing the South African government to seize private land without compensation has been withdrawn by the Portfolio Committee on Public Works pending further study, according to the ruling African National Congress.
In 2015, the ANC proposed a constitutional amendment allowing the government to seize and redistribute land without any compensation to its owners. The draft, which has not been adopted so far, evoked widespread international outrage and multiple media reports of alleged violence against white South African farmers, including murders.

The committee’s chairperson, Humphrey Mmemezi, said the bill was referred to parliament on procedural grounds, but they couldn’t duplicate a separate parliamentary process.

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“If we, as Parliament, resolve to hear the people of South Africa on that important clause, it then goes without question that we must send the bill back to Parliament,” he said, adding the committee had no choice but to withdraw it.

However, the ANC reiterated its commitment to pursue the country’s controversial land reform program. The ruling party wants to redistribute the land confiscated from white farmers to the black citizens of the country. Since the end of apartheid in 1994, the ANC has followed a “willing-seller, willing-buyer” model. Under the plan, the government buys land from white landowners and redistributes it among black citizens of the country. However, the land reform program has not brought the results the ANC wanted.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced this month that his government is enforcing a change in the constitution to allow the expropriation of land without compensation. According to the ANC, the white minority in the country still own most of the land more than two decades after the end of apartheid.

Much of the farmland in South Africa is owned by the country’s white minority, also known as Afrikaners, descendants of Dutch and English settlers. The former British colony instituted a policy of strict racial segregation, known as apartheid, in 1948. It was formally abolished in 1994.

The ANC government denies there is a widespread or systematic campaign to kill or expel white farmers, but maintains that major redistribution is needed to correct the legacy of colonialism. A number of Afrikaners have already emigrated, with as many as 15,000 Boers recently expressing interest in settling in southern Russia.   >>anyone recall the ANC and then Pres. Jacob Zuma dancing to "Kill the Boer"a couple years ago? Boer means Farmer of Dutch, German or Hugenot descendants.

There has been a reported rise in violent attacks against farmers in South Africa. There were 74 farm murders and 638 attacks, primarily against white farmers, in 2016-17, according to data by minority rights group AfriForum.

The South African officials reportedly seized two farms last week from owners who refused to accept the government-set compensation."   >> here's that story   https://southafricatoday.net/south-africa-news/limpopo/brutal-farm-attack-owners-tortured-tied-up-lehau-warmbaths/  

https://www.rt.com/business/437051-south-africas-ruling-anc-says/

 

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As Land Confiscations Loom, South Africa Rules 300,000 Gun-Owners Turn Over Their Weapons

August 29, 2018             Jose Nino via Gun Powder Magazine

 

"A report from The Citizen explains what Section 24 and Section 28 entail:

“Section 24 of the Act requires that any person who seeks to renew a licence must do so 90 days before its expiry date Section 28 stipulates that if a firearm licence has been cancelled‚ the firearm must be disposed of or forfeited to the state. A 60-day time frame was placed on its disposal, which was to be done through a dealer.”

Now that the High Court’s initial ruling has been overturned, gun owners who failed to renew their firearms licenses must hand in their firearms to the nearest police station, where authorities will then proceed to destroy them.

Many naïve political observers will paint this event as a casual gun control scheme, but any astute student of politics will recognize that the floodgates are now open for further encroachments – not only on the gun rights of South Africans, but also on others facets of theirs lives.

A look at South Africa’s current political climate will give us an idea of the potential ramifications of this gun control scheme.

Political Trouble Brewing in South Africa?
Though South Africa witnessed rising levels of economic freedom shortly after Apartheid ended in 1994, the country has taken a more interventionist path to economic development in recent years.

This situation is becoming more pronounced with the South African National Assembly recently voting 241-83 to amend the South African constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation.

The socialist-leaning African National Congress (ANC) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) parties are leading the charge for expropriation under the banner of fixing racial disparities that have supposedly remained intact since Apartheid’s conclusion.

While land confiscation has not been officially finalized, South Africans should worry about the direction their country is going.

And how does gun control fit into this equation?

Gun Control: A Tool for Tyranny
No matter how socialist apologists rationalize it, the redistributionist agenda the South African government is pursuing will not be implemented passively. Ultimately, it must be carried out by force.

The kind of force socialists seek is a monopolized kind, which extreme forms of gun control like gun confiscation help facilitate.

The history of gun confiscation is one of repeated cases of tyranny.

From countries such as Cuba to the Soviet Union, aspiring demagogues have used gun confiscation to disarm the populace. Logically, an unarmed populace will put up little resistance against their tyrannical acts.

In South Africa’s case, farmers and their workers are already suffering ongoing attacks against their property. One could only imagine what it would be like for these persecuted farmers once they are stripped of their right to self-defense.

For many Americans who have enjoyed historically unprecedented gun rights, South Africa’s gun control experience may seem distant and strange.

But make no mistake about it, South Africa’s latest flirtation with gun control is not based on good intentions, especially when considering the political climate the country is enduring.

South Africa should serve as a fair warning to Americans of the dangerous consequences gun control poses."

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-28/land-confiscations-loom-south-africa-rules-300000-gun-owners-turn-over-their

The interesting thing I read on another site stated that they ruled these guns had to be registered 90 days before the registrations were due.  To that I say, how many of us would renew any registration 90 days before it was due, and how many got caught by having a registration that was coming due, say in a month from the date this 90 day renewal requirement went into effect?  I also wonder about the story I posted above.  Was it returned to the Legislature, until they could get the guns taken?  Timing of both situations is strange.  It will be interesting to see how this works out, regarding the ruling over the land, and the gun taking, especially the timing.    

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