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- Retired South African medical journalist, ex-Sunday Times of Johannesburg.
An anarchist communist group in Dublin, Ireland recently hosted a South African comrade named Jonathan* from the underground Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) to address them about the current situation. The comrade issued dire warnings, saying that the SAPS is using the Community-Police-forums not only to spy on social networks, but also to assassinate uncooperative citizens and local community leaders.
His complaint is amazingly similar to such claims by conservative Afrikaner/Boer communities; who are also struggling with unexplained assassinations of whites – usually community- and business leaders such as for instance the recently retired chief-executive in the KwaZulu-Natal premier’s office, Dr. Warwick Dorning last month and Afrikaner business-leaders in the greater Pretoria/Brits areas.
The South African communist made the comments while on a speaking tour of Ireland and Britain on the subject of ‘After Apartheid: Social struggle in South Africa’. Listen to his talk: And also, view his Racist pamphlets
He said about the CPFs: “We believe that the CPFs are illegitimate tools not of protection, but of repression; that all CPFs must be disbanded, and that working class and poor communities across the country can then take it upon themselves, wherever possible, to organise community self-defence units, block-watches and street committees to patrol the streets and keep them safe and free from crime.” (*Jonathan may only be using his first name as all good Communists-Anarchist do, but he can be reached by telephone at 084 946-4240)
“The residents of Sebokeng Zone 20 have shown that, through militant mass direct action and solidarity, the popular classes can chase out those reactionary elements in their communities which benefit from the suffering of others, and can indeed begin to take control of their communities and their lives. Let this be an example to all poor and working class communities suffering at the hands of the police and their illegitimate CPF allies. We will make this country ungovernable again. We have kicked out the racists; we can kick out the CPF, the SAPS and the bosses and politicians too…”
The SA anarchist-communist also said that the Zuma-regime has been carrying out massive raids on their shack-dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo at the Kennedy road informal settlement in Durban, KZN during their ongoing clearances of city-centres to make them look more ‘gentrified’ for the visitors of the FIFA World Cup 2010. This has made thousands of people homeless countrywide.
“In Durban, several people were killed and over 1,000 displaced when an ANC-led gang targetted the settlement and a meeting that was in progess there. People were teargassed in police cells after their arrests.”
The Dublin meeting heard that the communist-anarchist movement in Southern Africa is pretty much ‘ semi-underground as it operates under conditions of dictatorship.”
“Zuma is a conservative, openly-homophobic Zulu Nationalist…’
“Zuma who was elected as President this year, is a conservative, openly homophobic Zulu nationalist. There have been attacks on immigrants and gays and lesbians and moves to sweep back progressive gains. Legitimate discontent is being re-directed against scapegoats leading to rampages against immigrants with 60 people being killed and hundreds of thousands of migrants flleeing the country.
“The Shack Dwellers Movement predicted that these attacks against immigrants would be followed by internal ethnic conflict which is what happened on Kennedy Road. They implemented a 10pm curfew on shebeens to avoid ethnic conflict.”
The SA anarchist warned at the meeting in Dublin that the FIFA World Cup 2010 also means that the ANC-regime is hastily ‘clearing the city centers of ‘undesirables’ as part of a program of gentrification; that the shack-dwellers movement Abhahali is mobilizing against this – and this is why they were being targeted.
“The ANC had promised one million jobs but in the first ten years under their rule, a million people have lost their jobs. The first big strike was in 1999 of municipal workers and the Anti-Privatization Forum was launched at Wits University. In 2001 the APF was a federation of community organizations, single issue social movement and campaigns fighting against privatization, evictions etc. There was a struggle against electricity-cuts off as the State tried to collect outstanding bills. Battles were won but the campaigns went into decline afterwards. Another significant struggle was that against water meters.
Meetings of more than 15 people are restricted under ANC:
“The State has tried to break the backbone of new social movements (like ours) by using apartheid era legislations against gatherings of more than 15 people. Part of the strategy is to break the social movements financially by making arrests and forcing them to raise lots of bail, activists have also been tear gassed in police cells.
Moreover, the SAPS has set up Police-Community forums which are used to spy on social movement activists.”
Economic recession has hit South Africa hard:
“The recession has hit South Africa hard -- providing an excuse for Zuma’s failure to deliver on his promises. Community based revolts and strikes have escalated in the last couple of months but they tend to challenge corrupt local ANC-councillors -- rather than the economic policies of the President,’ Jonathan concluded. http://www.zabalaza.net/index02.htm
Assassination of Sebokeng residents Mathafeni Majobe and Teboho Diventsha Tsotetsi: “CPFs”Eyes and Fists of State Oppression”,
“In July last year the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) activist Mathafeni Majobe was killed by members of the CPF after partaking in a service delivery protest in Sebokeng. In March 2009 the victim was Teboho “Diventsha” Tsotetsi, who was stabbed to death in front of his parents on Wednesday 4 March by members of the CPF for refusing to withdraw charges he had laid against those same CPF patrollers, who had severely beaten him and stolen his cell phone and wallet the previous Friday. http://www.zabalaza.net/index02.htm
Jonathan’s meeting in Dublin, Ireland: southafricanov09talk.mp3
Assassinations of Afrikaner/Boer community leaders; and English-speaking white South Africans under ANC-regime:
- Why was Dr Warnick Dorning’s KZN farm murder-suspect Sokhela still a policeman?
- Four Catholic priests murdered in SA in 2009
- Private detective Kevin Trytsman shot dead, Bedfordview: did probe for Thabo Mbeki
- Assassinations of whites in S.Africa
- Farm attacks
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille threatened, attacked by drunken ANC-members at Winterveldt:
Anti-white ‘drunken lout rioters’ – as confirmed by the SAPS -- burnt the Democratic-Alliance flag, and threw beer bottles, burning tyres, rocks and tree-stumps at the dapper DA-leader and Western Cape premier Helen Zille when she visited the squatter camp Slovo Park near Pretoria. The picture was taken on December 6, 2009 by Beeld photographer David Mbekwa. Bystanders also reported that racist curses were also hurled at the South African opposition party leader.
The DA said in a statement that ‘a group of about 50 people, shouting ANC slogans and singing Mshini Wami, (bring my machinegun) lit a bonfire with wood and a burning tyre, next to the DA’s trailer in an attempt to drive about 200 DA supporters out of the area. Many in the unruly crowd, who identified themselves as ANC supporters, were openly drinking various kinds of alcohol. Some were clearly intoxicated.They tried to prevent the DA supporters from dousing the fire, or preventing the acrid smoke choking the area. Eventually a police contingent dispersed them with pepper spray and rubber bullets. A fire engine was called to the scene to prevent the fire from spreading. http://www.da.org.za/newsroom.htm?action=view-news-item&id=7680
Pick ‘n Pay threatened with strike action over re-hiring of whites
Johannesburg - The South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers' Union (Saccawu) is planning industrial action against listed retailer Pick 'n Pay, the union said on Monday. In a statement, the union said the proposed action followed "the long, drawn-out dispute between Saccawu and Pick 'n Pay over a range of racist practices." Saccawu's grievances against Pick 'n Pay included ‘ inconsistency in its application of discipline, with a bias against black employees and Saccawu members.’ They accuse ‘some managers of being racist and that the supermarket chain ‘failed to disclipline them.’
However their main reason for threatening the company that they didn’t want Pick’n Pay to ‘re-employ white retirees’. They also claim that whites were paid more than blacks during the same jobs. It further alleged that "racial comments" against black employees had been made by Pick 'n Pay's chief executive officer Nick Badminton. The situation has been worsening steadily, with Pick ‘n Pay management forced to obtain a successfull court interdict against a ruling by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) which would have allowed the union to ‘embark on protected industrial action set for Friday December 11.” The union on Tuesday challenged the interdict in the Labour Court. http://www.fin24.com/articles/default/display_article.aspx?ArticleId=1518-24_2564398
December 9 2009 -- Africa-field-writing expert Lukas Swart warns this week that there's a lot of unnecessary panic-mongering and disinformation about a specific "African-field-writing sign" spotted in Pretoria at the moment -- and that this disinformation often is even being spread by security-companies...
"Not all signs are African field-writing,' he warns. The latest example of this disinformation is a small spray-painted sign resembling a red Christmas stocking, which residents in the Pierre van Ryneveld suburb have been noticing outside their homes of late. The local residents reported that these marks are spray-painted on the sidewalks or just beneath lamp-posts. It is reproduced below:
Writes Pierre van Ryneveld resident Francois Jonker: "I've done a quick patrol through the neighbourhood and found 6 marks, but there may be more. One of the houses at Windswawel Street with such a mark was burgled on November 6 2009. I have also spoken to a resident in Volstruis street whom says the mark has been there over a month." An email has been circulating among security companies and police crime-prevention units to this effect.
The advice from Swart is that this one pictured above is not a genuine African field-sign and would not indicate that a house is being marked for burglar or other crime however. “ There's also a lot of unnecessary panic-mongering by security companies which interpret such signs incorrectly,' he warns, adding that this specific sign is rather suspect. He writes: "I have undertaken 15 years of empirical research in the SADF to investigate these signs for the purpose of crime-identification. After I left the defence force, I continued this research and now have 22 years of experience and am still learning.'
"This specific spray-painted sign which people believe as being an African field-sign, is however very suspect to me and, following all the standards known to me about this at the moment, do not follow the usual pattern of African field-writing. I suspect that instead, its origin rather is some security company or another which is trying to spread panic in communities to increase their membership and income," he said.
Swart explains that there is a lot of genuine African-field-writing which people also should not worry about because they merely are used as a social-function. Learning to differentiate between these signs is what he’s been teaching and studying for the past 22 years. One can obtain a low-cost book and a CD explaining the true meanings of African Field Writing in Afrikaans from his organisation, AKSKA. He also travels across the country teaching detailed courses on ways to prevent crimes or confuse lead criminal gangs – but he repeats that it’s important that people don’t mess around with the signs themselves before checking with experts first. Learning these courses will help people learn to ‘read many of the signs in one’s immediate environment.
However he warns people should never take steps on their own regarding these perceived Africa-Signs because they could be misinterpreting them and make dreadful mistakes which could endanger their lives.
These signs flourish all across Africa -- despite cellphone communications – and will probably never die out, he believes: “They serve a social function all across the continent, including inside South Africa. It's the best method to communicate securely for African tribal communities - and such 'muti's' which are part of African culture, for instance also are used as a form of security to warn criminals when their plans have been compromised".
What does African Field Writing look like?
He said Westerners require only 26 letters in their alphabet to fully communicate all their messages, feelings and intentions with.”Tribal Africans however are group-oriented – and his aspect of their culture is expressed the best in their ways of communicating. They can describe a person exactly for instance without being able to write that person's name.
"African field-signs are expressed in forms, colours, objects and numbers. There are between 75 to 100 forms which each combine into one 'meaning'.
They also are expressed in colours - and each individual colour has its own meaning; so with a combination of colours, they can express and communicate one meaning 100%. They are also expressing their meanings with objects - such as tree-bark from various trees will have different meanings; as do individual dead reptiles. Objects like this usually are used to support forms and colours. They also use numbers - and these were brought in by the communists to support crime-signs. For instance a number 7 usually means a knife. A Nr 4 usually refers to a specific place; a number 5 with security; and combinations of figures which each carry their own meaning. The most astonishing about these signs is that they also can link specific distance to one another. For instance, a Coke-tin on the erf in front of your street, may form part of a series of African-field-writing signs which explain the times when there is dagga (marijuana) available at a shebeen (informal pub) three kilometres away.
Most of the African field-writing signs relate to some social activity such as the times when servants go off-duty; which houses give food to beggars; where marriages, funerals and parties take place.These signs also show where there are political factions in specific areas – or indicate places where political meetings are being held.
African field-writing signs and crime-plans:
Such signs however also indicate the places where drugs and prostitutes can be found, which shebeens sell drugs. They can also indicate plans for robberies, house-burglaries, rapes being planned in the finest details. These can show you where weapons-caches are located; where insurgency routes are; where murders are being planned; where thefts of livestock, diesel, batteries or minerals take place.Criminal signs can indicate exactly by day, date and time within 2 minutes with great precision.
The Crime-signs Mandate System in southern Africa:
The Mandate-system was launched by the communists, is independent of political movements and is self-sufficient, he writes. “ It basically exists on two levels and has been an integral part of the communist revolution on the African continent. It now carries a different name, “The war of the classes’, but its tactics have not changed.
“Today the War of the Classes is the system of social inequality which, similar to apartheid before 1994, existed for centuries all across the world. One can read more about this interpretation of the War of the Classes system on the website http://www.zabalaza.net/ (picture left from ZABALAZA),” he writes.
“These criminals related to this Mandate system still undergo a six-month training programme and follow a two-year apprenticeship inside the gangs before they are declared ‘fully-fledged criminals.’
After they finish their crime-training, they are absorbed into the various crime-syndicates and those criminals who can identity specific opportunities for crimes are referred to as the Khid.
These are men who find new recruits in shebeens, courts, the CCMA and other sources and are always searching for ‘people with a specific problem’. Suppose that “Sanna,” who works for the Brink family, owes a debt to the OK bazaars for furniture and they threaten to reposses her lunge suite because of her payment arrears. The Khid will tell her that he can help her. He establishes the address of her place of work, whether she has keys to the house, whether she knows the code to the security gates; the number and kind of of vehicles owned by the family; whether there’s a safe in the house; where the safe is located; whether there’s contact between neighbours and if a neighbourhood-watch system is active. The list of questions this Khid will ask of the worker runs to more than 36.
He then submits a ‘business proposal’ to the Stakosh – also known as the Mission Corb. This person can be referred to a as a kind of ‘area crime-boss-manager” and various neighbourhoods can resort under his control. Among the Cape Flats crime-gangs he’s known as a General. All the crime-syndicates in his area of responsibility will be headed by him. Everything that is stolen, will be equally divided between him, the Khid team, the complainant (i.e the maid); and the hid-squad.
The Stakosh also pays a percentage of the crime’s profits to the Commissar. He’s like a provincial manager – but in crowded regions such as Gauteng there will be more than one Commissar creaming the earnings from crimes. Beneath each Commissar there are several Mission Cobs reporting to him. When the Mission Corb receives money from his crime-gangs, he will also have to pay a percentage to the Nkloko– he’s the head of the criminal system. Namibia and Zimbabwe each have one Nkloko In South Africa, there is a large committee of Nklokos. Between Rivonia and Lenasia for instance, there could be two Hklokos.
Each Nkloko receives a portion of the crime-loot paid to him in bales of cash. In some of the houses where they live, bales of cash can be stacked to the ceiling – and this cash is used for the next phase, which is the guerilla-phase where illegal arms are purchased. http://www.akska.co.za/modules/tinyd6/index.php?id=11
24,146 “highly skilled” posts open – yet “skilled whites’ remain excluded from 94% of those jobs…
8 December 2009 The Democratic Alliance revealed that 36,588 government posts remain unfilled. It revealed in its annual research report on the vacancy rates across South Africa's national departments that 24,146 of the highly-skilled posts in all 29 Departments are open – and that these increasing vacancies in national departments ‘negatively impact on the ANC-government’s ability to deliver crucial services to its taxpayers and voters.’
Picture: The report, presented by parliamentarian Anchen Dreyer, right at the press conference, does not include municipal- and provincial government job openings. It also did not examine the broader reasons for the skills-shortage crisis, such as the regime’s harmful black-economic empowerment laws which bar most skilled whites from 94% of all jobs; the AIDS-TB co-epidemics which are killing many thousands of working-age black adults each year; and the dramatic drop in the quality of education. For the full report: click here
Dreyer: “The vacancy levels of highly-skilled jobs are on the increase. This reflects the ANC government's inability to fill key positions in national departments. Nearly 80% of the vacant posts are in the most crucial departments, namely the Departments of Safety and Security (including the SAPS) The SANDF and prison warders at the Correctional services Departmentment. There are many open posts of administrators responsible for policy implementation and the running of departments.”
The key findings:
- 36 588 posts across 29 government departments are vacant - equating to a general vacancy rate of 8.9 %.
- This is some 3,300 posts more than 2009, or a 0.4% year-on-year increase.
- If one excludes the three largest departments (SAPS, SANDF and Prisons), the general vacancy rate increases to 19.7 % (or 17 732 posts). There now are 2,500 more open posts (1.6 % more) than in 2007.
- Across all 29 departments, there is a vacancy rate for ‘highly skilled' positions of 5.9 % (or 24,146 posts). This is 0.2 % less, but 20 posts more than 2007.
- If one excludes the three largest departments, ( SAPS, SANDF and Prisons ) the vacancy rate for ‘highly skilled' positions increases to 11.6 % (or 10 412 posts). This is a 0.2 % increase and some 770 posts more than 2007.
She pointed out that this analysis was not designed to identify or examine the broader reasons for South Africa's skills shortage crisis “This is one specific study, of one specific aspect of South Africa's skills deficit. And what more appropriate barometer of the skills crisis than to turn the microscope on the very heart of South Africa's government and to assess how it is holding up in this regard,’ writes parliamentarian Anchen Dreyer.
‘Stop tolerating mediocrity’
The DA report points out that ‘many of the problems identified occur because a specific individual, with a specific job description, is not performing that job properly”. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that, in many cases, performance management systems are not properly implemented.
- “Those people responsible for these administrative shortcomings must be held to account and, those people responsible for managing, assessing and leading them must also take responsibility for their failure to do so. By tolerating mediocrity, not only do standards drop, but the mechanisms which underlie any given institution are themselves eroded.”
The Government should also “send out a single, clear and coherent message on skills, acknowledge the problem and work towards a solution,” the MP said.
“The DA has already submitted a series of parliamentary questions to all government departments in an attempt to establish to what degree departments have complied with performance management requirements - specifically, what percentage of staff have signed performance contracts. The party will analyse these answers with a view to producing a further document and ask additional questions to establish what action has been taken against those individuals who fail to meet the required standard.”
‘Find out what works best - and copy its successes’
Dreyer also sounded a note of optimism when recommending that the government should find out which Department works best – and then copy its methods across all 29 Departments:
“The DA's findings show that some departments have coped far better than others - Transport being a case in point. Social Development is another, as too is Communications. All three of these departments managed to reduce their overall vacancy rate (10%, 11.3%, and 15.9% respectively) and reduce their vacancy rate among highly skilled positions (by 8.2%, 10.9% and 11% respectively). They must be doing something right, which should be replicated by other departments.”
Statement issued by Anchen Dreyer, MP, Democratic Alliance shadow minister of public service and administration, December 8 2009 http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politicsweb/view/politicsweb/en/page72308?oid=154008&sn=Marketingweb_detail
sources and relevant reading:
- Gov’t wastes time on racial bean-counting…