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Duisende begeesterde Afrikaners woon geloftediens by - baie jongmense...
Also see Canadian news report: Afrikaners: "Ruling party is plunging South Africa into civil war with its greed, malice...' http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/263651
Dec 16 2008 PRETORIA -- Duisende mense het gister vir die jaarlikse geloftediens na die Voortrekkermonument gestroom. Foto: Leon Botha (DIS DAREM MAAR JAMMER DAT HULLE NIE DIE HELE MENSEMASSA WYS NIE)
Hilda Fourie skryf: Mnr. Pierre Eksteen (79) was op 16 Desember 1938 teenwoordig met die hoeksteenlegging van die Voortrekkermonument in Pretoria. Op 16 Desember 1949 het hy ’n foto geneem van hoe die deure van dié monument tydens die inwyding oopgestoot word.
Gister was Eksteen een van duisende mense wat vroegoggend vir die jaarlikse geloftediens hierheen opgetrek het.
“As kind was dit vir my ongelooflik om hierheen te kom,” het Eksteen gesê. “In 1949 het daar 250 000 mense van oor die hele land hier saamgekom.”
Met die inwyding van die monument het Eksteen en sy vrou, Bokkie (nou 78), aan die massa-volkspele deelgeneem.
Hulle was toe nog nie getroud nie, maar volgens Eksteen “was dié goeie dame tot oor haar ore verlief”.
Mev. Eksteen kan nog onthou hoe daar in die oomblikke voordat die son op die senotaaf geskyn het, stilte en spanning in die lug was. “Dr. D.F. Malan (destydse eerste minister) het nog met sy mooi stem iets gesê, toe val die son op die senotaaf,” het mev. Eksteen gesê. Gister het dié egpaar, wat in Krugersdorp woon, die geloftediens kom bywoon omdat dit 170 jaar sedert die Slag van Bloedrivier is. Anders as in 1949 het hulle dié keer nie gesien hoe die son op die senotaaf skyn nie omdat dit bewolk was. Eksteen vermoed hy is die enigste persoon wat gister se verrigtinge, die hoeksteenlegging ’n die inwyding van die monument bygewoon het. “Toe die massa mense die Transvaalse volkslied gesing het, het ek hoendervel gekry dat my tone krul.” Wat nog ’n riem onder die hart vir Eksteen was, was hoe baie jongmense dié geleentheid gister bygewoon het. “Ek dink werklik daar is ’n toekoms vir Afrikaners.“Iets moet net los en wakker gemaak word. Soos hier vandag. "http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2442934,00.html
Afrikaans poet Breyten Breytenbach to Afrikaners: ...'leave SA'..
One of South Africa's most celebrated Afrikaner writers has issued a damning attack on the South African political order for failing the country's citizens. Breyten Breytenbach, the poet, writer and anti-apartheid activist, has written a scathing article titled Mandela's Smile: notes on South Africa's failed revolution, in the latest edition of the US magazine, Harpers.http://www.harpers.org/archive/2008/12/0082308
Breytenbach now divides his time between New York, where he teaches creative writing at New York University, and the Goree Institute in Senegal.A reviewer of the article said that Breytenbach cites "the relentless, mindless violence, nepotism and corruption that prevail here as sources both of South Africa's shame and of Breytenbach's incendiary call to quit the country".
More houses were built for the poor under apartheid than now...
In a subsequent radio interview, listen here Real Audio Stream: Breytenbach charged:
- "Critical institutions have practically imploded under our national health system, to some extent our educational system, certainly our security system. It is claimed that even under apartheid more houses were built for the poor than has been built by the new government."
"... a lot of it must be brought to the door of responsibility of those in power within the ANC. There's been a very rapid promotion and enrichment, quite obscenely so, of a small number of senior cadres."
He said the transition to democracy could be rightly described as a "boardroom revolution", to the exclusion of the poor he told Democracy Now.
"Rural areas are war zones..."
Breytenbach was appalled by South Africa's crime rate. "The situation is that we have an average of 55 murders a day. We probably have something like 150 women being raped. We have, in vast parts of the country in urban areas, what are in effect being considered as war zones. With organised hijacking, with police repression."
The Harper's article is accessible to subscribers only, but news reports on the internet quote Breytenbach suggesting:
- "If a young South African were to ask me whether he or she should stay or leave, my bitter advice would be to go. For the foreseeable future now, if you want to live your life to the full, and with some satisfaction and usefulness, and you can stand the loss - then go!"
- This article was originally published on page 5 of The Cape Argus on December 17, 2008
Global minorities recognise Afrikaners - the Sowetan
Meanwhile ANC-leader Jacob Zuma, surrounded by a wall of body guards,left, also held a commemorative service. He celebrated the fact that it was 49 years ago when his party in exile decided to 'join the violent struggle' and created their military wing, the Spear of the Nation, Umkhonto we Sizwe. This militia is supposed to be defunct, but there they were, dressed in military uniforms. Doesn't anybody remember that Nelson Mandela had sworn off armed violence back in 1994? Why is MK still parading around in Bloemfontein then? Zuma placed wreaths at the monument for his fallen comrades at a time when South Africa's ruling party is splitting straight down the middle. It is being challenged by a new upstart called COPE, led by the former 'freedom fighter' Terror Lekota.
Yesterday Lekota also held a rally, where he promised that the affirmative actions programmes would come to an end if he won the power battle. AA -- designed to protect an overwhelming majority from a tiny minority -- has rapidly empoverished more than one-million of the 3-million Afrikaners because they are being barred from the job market by law. One Afrikaner, retired dominee and farmer Piet Grobler of Thabazimbi, was so excited about this promise that he promptly joined up as a member at the venue. He was carried to the podium by the cheering crowd.
Meanwhile the following story also is very relavant to all of the above:
AFRIKANERS RECOGNISED BY INTERNATIONAL BODY REPRESENTING MINORITIES
The Afrikaners have joined an international organisation fighting for the rights of minorities
The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), at its General Assembly in Brussels over the weekend, accepted the Afrikaner people as one of its 70 members which include Australia’s Aboriginals, the Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania and Tibetan monks. According to the Freedom Front Plus, the inclusion in this international pressure group was one of the parties’ greatest achievement’s to date.
“If you look at the situation in South Africa at the moment, it would be unwise for a group such as the Afrikaner not to consider other options, and one of those options is to internationalize our case,” Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder told reporters at a press conference in Pretoria on Monday.
UNPO’s membership consists of indigenous peoples, minorities, and unrecognised or occupied territories. “It is an organisation that fights for the right of the world’s silent voices,” Mulder said. It has grown from its original 15 founders, to representing almost 70 members worldwide.Except for minority groupings, it also includes countries that have declared independence and have not been recognised internationally such as Somaliland which is part of Somalia, and Iraq’s Kurdistan.The organisation lobbies internationally for the rights of these communities and countries including at the United Nations and European Parliament. It counts the recognition of Kosovo as one of its successes. Sapa http://www.sowetan.co.za/News/Article.aspx?id=769135
ANC SCRAPS AFFIRMATIVE ACTION - BECAUSE WE NEED THE MOST QUALIFIED...
His government would start allowing municipalities to 'sidestep racial quotas' so that the most qualified can work.
- At least 70 municipalities are without an engineer or artisan, due to affirmative action laws, noted Mantashe.
“Important statistics show that unless we produce at least 2.400 new engineers a year we are not going to cope with the skills shortages in the country”.
Discussion about ending affirmative action quotas in South Africa began last August. The new announcement came about after discussions with The Afrikaans Handelsintituut (AHI).
- AHI President Venete Klein said Afrikaners have “a lot of skills that could add a lot of value in the areas of housing, healthcare, finance and many other critical areas. If we join hands and work together, success will to the benefit of all South Africa”.
Source URL: http://www.therightperspective.org/?p=602
South Africa must be the only country in the world where the ruling majority actuaslly felt the need to create a law just to bar a tiny, disenfranchised minority from the entire labour market... Under the UN Genocide Convention, this is actually considered as part of the genocide process.