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- Retired South African medical journalist, ex-Sunday Times of Johannesburg.
Sapa Friday, 11 December 2009 -Johannesburg - Thousands of black workers of the Pick ‘n Pay supermarket chain - protesting against ‘racism’ - handed over its long list of grievances at the company head office in Kensington, Johannesburg on Friday. However the supermarket chain describe these allegations as factually incorrect and dating back ten years – questioning why it took the union ten years before lodging their complaints… statement
The union-workers complained about ‘over-representation of whites in senior positions’; claimed that ‘blacks were marginalised”, that ‘white workers’contracts were extended while those of blacks were not’. And they even accused white co-workers of the ultimate sin, namely that they were using seperate bogs. Pick ‘n Pay protest story
The pictures of the protest, taken by Werner Beukes of the SA Press Association, can be ordered directly from their website by commercial news media outlets at http://www.sapapics.co.za/
Pick ‘n Pay however said in a statement on their website that many of these complaints about ‘racism’ dated back ten years, were not been backed up with proof, and were factually incorrect. “Some of these allegations refer back to statements that SACCAWU says were allegedly made as long as 10 years ago. SACCAWU will not tell us why if these statements were in fact made, it has taken over a decade to raise with us. We reject their allegations outright.”
The company pointed out that ‘in an attempt to address the concerns of SACCAWU Pick n Pay has on four separate occasions proposed that an independent Commission of Enquiry be conducted which SACCAWU has rejected on each occasion. Pick n Pay as always will adhere to the requirements of the law in addressing this dispute and will respect SACCAWU’s rights in this regard as it always has in the past. We believe these allegations are a disgrace, without any foundation and are in any event completely contrary to the company’s value system and what it has stood for, for over four decades.
However, the South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers' Union (Saccawu) deputy secretary general Mduduzi Mbongwe repeated these claims of racism, as submitted in their memorandum on Friday and accused senior management of ‘refusing to act against white managers found guilty of racist practices in the workplace.”
They specifically targetted the white chief executive officer Nick Badminton, left, calling him a racist for allegedly saying that ‘..it takes longer for black people to develop (managerial skills)". Among the demands are that ‘Badminton must withdraw this statement and apologise publicly.’
Wearing red union T-shirts and caps the protesters sang ‘struggle songs’, blew vuvuzelas and wielded placards reading: "White colleagues use their own canteen and toilets. This is a virus. No to racism"; "My colour is skin deep, I can't remove it"; "Only one black director out of 34 000 employees"; and "Stop racism within the workplace".
Pick n Pay South Africa's group human resource director Isaac Motaung received the memorandum and said: "Thank you very much for coming. It is important to give the company an opportunity to respond to these grievances comprehensively. You will hear from us within the specified time (48 hours) ," he said.Workers dispersed after the protest. The union said they would be back at work on Saturday as they waited for the company's response.
“When he became the General Manager of Pick ‘n Pay for the Western Cape, he did something interesting - an action that would go a long way towards getting a team to be open. Badminton rolled out ‘grievance’ or ‘gripe’ sessions across the province. He called in managers and then assistant managers and challenged them to fill up a board with their frustrations and what annoyed them. On most occasions they solved about half of the issues; they could do nothing about 30 percent of the issues and the rest were deferred to the next meeting. As Badminton said: “The real issue was that they were able to talk and many of the issues faded away after that. It really got everyone very positive.” http://www.leader.co.za/infocentrearticle.aspx?s=5&f=1&c=113&a=1352&p=2
“He has been with Pick 'n Pay since he was 18, fresh from Bishops, where his father was the music teacher. All the Ackerman boys went to Bishops. So did Summers. Badminton was 26 when he got the company's Executive of the Year Award for the Western Cape, and 33 when he was made GM of the Western Cape. As MD of the retail division for the past five years, handling 90% of the company's business, he was the obvious person for the position of CEO. He was there in the control room during the much-publicised dramas of recent years - the poison scare, the price war with Shoprite over plastic bags, the strike last year, and this year's "pyjama party", related to the wage negotiations: he was the one who explained to the newspapers why 27 staff members who had come to work in pyjamas had their Disney World trips withdrawn. Badminton has done nine Pick 'n Pay cycle tours.In 2006 he also did the Tour de France, spending 10 days cycling around southern France http://secure.financialmail.co.za/06/0908/people/people.htm
“The desire of many of South Africa’s 180,000 traditional healers to be absorbed into the mainstream health system was given a boost earlier this year when Wits University launched a degree for sangomas. March 2009 The Times of SA article
A bachelors or masters degree in indigenous knowledge systems is on offer at the university’s school of medicine. Once qualified, traditional healers will be able to diagnose diseases such as HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and diabetes, and refer patients to state hospitals.
They will also be taught how to sell their medicines and open their own surgeries.
Professor Gundidza Mazuru, of the school’s pharmacy department, said Wits would start training its first 100 students in September 2009. “Our first intake will be traditional healers from all over the Southern African Development Community,” he said, adding that they would share some classes with medical students.
“I will be one of the professors who will be teaching them about manufacturing their products, clinical tests, packaging, and the regulations governing manufacturing and distribution before they could think of putting their products on the shelves.”
27-million South Africans use muti in a R2-billion-a-year industry:
The course was launched after demands by a gathering of 1400 traditional healers from across South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Lesotho to formalise their status. Traditional Healers’ Association spokeswoman Phephsile Maseko accused the government of “dragging its feet” despite the fact that ‘27 million South Africans use traditional medicine, which contributes R2-billion a year to the economy”. (March 2009 The Times of SA article)
Ritual sacrifice of an animal at launch of courses, and at graduation:
Wikipedia wrote: ‘A sangoma is a practitioner of herbal medicine, divination and counselling in traditional Nguni (Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele and Swazi) societies of Southern Africa (effectively an African shaman). The philosophy is based on a belief in ancestral spirits. Both men and women can be called by the ancestors (a consequence of refusing the calling is usually ongoing physical or mental illness), though sangomas are usually female. A trainee sangoma (or twaza) trains under another sangoma, usually for a period of years, usually performing humbling service in the community. At times in the training, and for the graduation, a ritual sacrifice of an animal is performed (usually a chicken, a goat or a cow). The spilling of this blood is meant to seal the bond between the ancestors and the sangoma. ‘ http://www.thetimes.co.za/News/Article.aspx?id=1033796
African occult allows cruel live slaughter of animals – and live sacrifices of people
On 4 December 2009 in a court room in Pietermaritzburg (IOL/PDF), a judgement was issued by Judge Nic van der Reyden, dismissing an Application by Animal Rights Africa Trust (ARA), which sought to restrain Zulu King Zwelithini from causing or permitting a bull to be slaughtered, or in any way ill-treated, at the Ikweshwama ceremony, also known as the Festival of First Fruits. The judgement was hailed, with the screams of ‘Amandla’, as a victory for the Zulu nation.
On 5 December, President Jacob Zuma and King Zwelithini attended the Festival of Fruits, where the Bull was killed barehanded, taking about 20 minutes to die. King Zwelithini stated umkhosi wokweshwarna was a “wonderful” ritual, and it was “despicable” to suggest that Zulu’s had no respect for animal rights (PDF).
According to Word Wright, in The SPCA, SA Law, 2010 World Cup & the Planned Sacrifice of Animals, the laws against Savage Animal Sacrifice are that the sacrifice should be done: “in a humane way as is reasonable within the particular religious or cultural values of the person effecting the slaughter and subject to the requirements of the SPCA.”
However, Word Wright’s ‘humane’ and the African occult cultures definitions of ‘humane’ clearly do not agree. President Zuma and King Zwelithini viewed this ritual as described below, and praised it as ‘wonderful’.
“The animal’s legs are tethered together and it is flipped on the side. You can hear the moaning, while held down by two or three people while a fourth one is standing by with a small dish and a fifth person wields the knife. They slit the throat, but the animal does not die. It screams and struggles, trying to throw off the assailant. He stumbles backwards and comes for the animal again, cutting some more. Its eyelids are still batting and the eyes are filled with panic and fear as he hacks away at the crature’s throat. The animal continues struggling weakly as the man with the dish approaches it to catch the blood spurting from the arteries. It still is not dead. “ There is no post- or pre-incision stunning. It will take a while before the animal will have bled enough to die – much longer than the 51 second YouTube clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaxRE44Erss&feature=player_embedded
Human sacrifices are carried out in the same cruel way to harvest ‘body-parts” but these ‘official sangomas” claim it’s ‘not part of their culture’.
Whites’ body parts also ‘ harvested live for muti ‘ - names, details:
- KOEKEMOER, SAREL, 69, 20090909 BULTFONTEIN AH PRETORIA NORTH – BADLY MUTILATED http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/4de002454c034b859c2d8b850e127e1c/11-09-2009-02-49/Hulle_het_hom_regtig_verniel%E2%80%99
- LOTTER, 77, LOTTER; ALICE 57, HELEN F MOTHER/DAUGHTER 20090306 Allenridge FS killed by glass shards in vaginas, muti murders: “Kill the Boer” ritually smeared with victims’ blood at crime scene http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2009/11/genocidal-black-gangs-target-sa_30.html
- STEENKAMP, GERRIT 39 m 19970813 BOTHAVILLE FARMER/MUSICIAN: KILLED FOR MUTI TWO BLACK MEN GUILTY http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2009/09/unreported-farm-murder-gerrit-steenkamp.html
- UNNAMED DUTCH TOURIST’s HAND, BREASTS CUT OFF AT CAR ACCIDENT AND OFFERED FOR SALE AS MUTI TO SANGOMA 20090621 ACORNHOEK MP – NAMES OF VICTIMS WITHHELD – TWO ARRESTS http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2009/11/farm-murders-names-dates-sources.html
- 2009-03-27 Jan van Wyk, 82, penis cut off while alive -- mutilated for ‘traditional medicine’ on farm Vierfontein Viljoenskroon, Free State http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2494684,00.html
- 2009-03-27 Basie Venter, 65, penis cut off while alive - mutilated for 'traditional medicine' on farm Vierfontein, Viloenskroon, Free State http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2494684,00.html
- 20020212 Catherine Watkins (21) found dead windpipe torn out, muti murder, Potchefstroom, NW http://www.100megspop2.com/crimebusters/FarmVictims.html
by poet/activist Breyten Breytenbach
“Afrikaners are expected to transfer their skills, farms, schools, bank cards, shares, cell phones, arms, liquor, gardening tools… quietly, in guilt, before they themselves disappear from Africa and history… and they have no moral right to object to their fate…’
Friday, 11 December 2009, RAPPORT newspaper - As a disillusioned utopian I believe that we have not only lost the dream of ‘one nation’, but that South African society in all its forms is showing terminal symptoms of power abuse, arrogance, racism, paranoia, fear for survival, and an endemic dishonesty. Political brown-nosing now appears more important than ability and political, cultural and physical brutality rules.
(Of course this is a generalization: “Not all of us are like that.” Perhaps one should rather say: “Not all of us need to be like that.” And I also want to add: I believe this can be changed by struggle.)
Implosion of the country .. and where there ever ‘South Africans’ ?
Can the further implosion of the country and its institutions be prevented? How does one prevent the battered consciousness of being “South African” from dissolving further? Were there ever “South Africans”?
What is the common denominator between different population groups and classes inhabiting the same geographical area – whether it has been historically demarcated, annexed or imagined?
Is our only link perhaps the negative one of competing nationalisms and contesting histories, of spilled blood and the intimate relationship between the oppressor and the oppressed, between predator and prey? If we cannot unite in a consciously shared “whole”, is there a space for co-existence not regulated by violence? (click for the entire article, this is a summary)
(…) ‘After 1994, for a period, there was an inclusive will to unite around the dream of a new nationhood that could embody the morality of forgiveness and even perhaps mutual trust, but it quickly drifted into the sewer of betrayed expectations and predator politics, of fear and uninhibited greed, immorality and racism. Nothing was done to promote inclusiveness. How then could “healing” have taken place?
Black Nationalism now rules …
After the initial transitional phase of cohesiveness it quickly became clear that the One Nation as a promised land would be directed by hegemonic Black Nationalism and a deep desire to excise the past and rewrite history. In practice, the ruling party’s demand that “it is now our time, it is our turn to eat” – which manipulates nationalism based on skin colour as the last refuge of the scoundrel and a way to excise the past – means the ruthless enrichment of deployed cadres to the disadvantage of the remainder of the population.
Afrikaners must disappear from Africa and history…
This “disadvantage” – impoverishment and lack of service delivery – has now made the country hostage to crime and ethnic populism.
- And everyday reality makes it increasingly clear that it is expected of Afrikaners to transfer their skills, farms, schools, banking cards, shares, cell phones, arms, liquor, and gardening tools, quietly, in guilt, before they themselves disappear from Africa and history, and that they have no moral right to object to their fate.
For some time now, we have not been in a paradigm of reconciliation. And despite anything said by those who crawl on their knees revelling in guilt in their desire to become “black”, invisible and completely silent, every citizen of the country has the same right to equal and dignified treatment.
The Afrikaners, like all their compatriots, have the right to their own language that can be expressed and lived to its fullest potential, have the right to security and decent schools and hospitals.
We have the right and the obligation, as individuals and as a culturally recognizable population group, to publicize our cause internationally with every ounce of influence we have, to clearly draw the distinction between historical complicity in apartheid and survival, to fight for rectification and transformation.
This means that discussions, fuelled by a moral and practical imagination, about the necessity of a newly formulated South Africa – rooted in a dispensation of functioning federal states, with the same rights and opportunities for everyone – should start on all levels. (If not, it is all over).
But this time civil society must prevent that decisions made by crooks and political horse thieves and robbers and angels of revenge and committee cockroaches and those praising themselves in all hypocrisy, are again forced upon us.
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