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The entire Opening Pandora's Apartheid Box series
By Mike Smith - 12th of April 2012 - Many people asked me to put the links to the entire series of Opening Pandora's Apartheid Box. So here it is for quick reference. I have also put it in the righthand side column. Just click on the link and it will take you to the article.
Time to open Pandora’s Apartheid Box – Part 1
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 2 - What “diversity” means in South Africa
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 3 - The violent nature of Blacks. First rationale for Apartheid
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box – Part 4 - Black culture and customs. Second Rationale for Apartheid
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 5 - Black cognitive ability. Third Rationale for Apartheid
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 6 – Other Rationales for Apartheid
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 7- The role of a government
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 8 - The lies about the Homelands
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 9 - The lies about the Townships
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 10 - District Six, A case study in forced removals
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 11- Bantu Education under Apartheid
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 12 - The Architects of Apartheid
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 13 - The Apartheid laws on mixed marriages
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 14 - Scapegoating Apartheid to steal our country and our wealth
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 15 - Smuts and Rhodes’ “World State”
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 16 – The hidden government
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 17 - The Banking Conspiracy
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 18 - Hypocrisy at The United Nations
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 19 - The Role of the Commonwealth
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 20 - Dr. Verwoerd, Nationalist Visionary, “The most hated man in South Africa” and the success of Nationalism
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 21- The Assassination of Dr. Verwoerd
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 22 - Holy Terror: How the Church Crucified South Africa
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 23 - Behind the Paper Curtain...And Beyond
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 24 - P.W. Botha – Start of the Final Betrayal
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 25 - Stumbling on the Banks of the Rubicon
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 26 - The role of Government, and what Treason actually means
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 27 - The Internationalists setting the stage for the Utimate $ell-out
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 28 – De Klerk 1989-1990
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 29 – Secret talks with the enemy
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 30 - The NP pulls off the biggest Confidence Trick in the history of South Africa
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 31 - De Klerk’s liberal conversion and the mindset of treason
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 32 - Who does the land belong to?
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 33 - How the negotiations were lost
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 34 (A) - How the right was neutralised
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 34 (B) - How the right was neutralised
Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box- Part 34 (C) - How the right was neutralised
Did SA trade nuclear-weapons secrets to Iran for oil?
With all the previous Afrikaner-Calvinist checks and balances of governance falling away under SA’s black-economic-empowerment juggernaut, did it also facilitate the ANC-regime’s alleged nuclear-bombs trade-off deal with rogue regime Iran? The Afrikaners had dismantled their secret nuclear-bomb programme before 1994 - fearing that the materials would end up in the hands of terrorists...
- Afrikaner leaders voluntarily dismantled their nuclear-weapons programme before handing over hegemony to ANC-regime in 1994...
ANC-executives’ excessive luxury-lifestyles and massive salaries are overwhelming country’s growth rate – IMF warns: and SA now even tries to get its expats to start paying taxes from abroad:
It appears that this New South African regime has no pangs of "human-rights consciousness" when they started dealing with Iran, Zimbabwe, Cuba, North Korea.
US lawsuit filed in Washington DC by Turkish company against SA communications company MTN accuses top ANC-executives 'with close links to the government' of selling the country's nuclear weapons-technology to Iran in exchange for oil :
http://bit.ly/w1VsIa - Oct 28 2011 -
(Picture of reactor building: U.S. Government Public Domain). Since the demise of the pebble-bed programme in South Africa, the more than 2,000 dedicated, skilled, top-quality South African nuclear scientists have left for other countries: and many were hired by Westinghouse. ...
TLU pointed out that this South African-developed state-owned company 'grew into one of the largest nuclear reactor design and engineering companies in the world. "
"At the time more than 1,000 South African scientists and engineers were involved in the project, which also embraced universities, private companies and research institutes." media statement:
In Dec 2008, South Africa scrapped its plans for safe, locally-developed pebble bed nuclear power-generating mini-plants costing some R26billion. The pebble-bed technology is much safer than water-cooled nuclear reactors - but the regime claims the pebble-bed mini-reactors would be 'too costly".
That cannot be the real reason however - because in October 2011, the Zuma-cabinet decided to install a series of antiquated, dangerous French-built water-cooled nuclear reactors, costing more than 1,6trillion Rand.
Eskom spokesman Fani Zulu said back in 2008 that they had "terminated the bidding process for construction of the pebble-bed project." The two bidders, Areva of France and Westinghouse of the U.S.A. were informed of Eskom’s decision. South Africa's scrapping of its nuclear plant programme was however just 'temporary' said Portia Molefe, the department of public enterprises director-general.
The price tag for the pebblebed reactors would have been the largest single investment in the state-run South African electricity company's history, argued the ANC -regime - claiming that it was 'too costly'. However three years later, they replaced this safe programme with a multi-trillion French project which is moreover going to create long-term, permanent health and safety hazards for future generations.
National demand was 36,000 mW in 2008
In 2008, the regime 'hoped to start construction of the new pebble bed modular reactor towards the end of 2010. It would have had a capacity of between 3200 and 3300MW." That year, the national demand was 36,000 mW.
South Africa is ideally located to generate nuclear energy and still does so with its antiquated, apartheid-er, water-cooled nuclear power station at Koeberg near Cape Town. Its income is based on a monopoly: the southern-african electricity grid is the only one providing power to some 15 southern African countries; South Africa in 2008 still had an experienced workforce of nuclear engineers, it had a nuclear-fuel production plant near Pretoria and also mined its own uranium yellow-cake until recently. It also is available in large quantities from neighbouring Namibia. South Africa's own only uranium mine, Dominion, closed down in October 2008, ostensably over the slump in the price of uranium. The government had hoped to create a network of safe, pebble-bed mini-nuclear reactors by 2025 to boost the electricity grid's capacity to 20,000 megawatts -- more than 10 times the current output.
Demand soars: township residents in 2008 stole electricity to the tune of 3400 MW a year...at leastSince 1994, the country's electricity use has risen by 50% -- however at least 10% of this increase was caused not by growing economic strength, but by the many millions of empoverished residents in squatter camps and townships who risk their lives by plugging into the grid illegally - running the live wires across their fencing and rooftops. This electricity theft last year was conservatively estimated at 3400 mW, said a report by electrical engineer Chris Yelland of EE-news -- and township residents are stealing electricity to the tune of at least R5,34-billion a year, he said. Read report here:
At the moment, South Africa's aging electricity network - which is also suffering from a massive brain-drain of engineers -- gets 80% of its electricity from its huge supply of coal reserves. South Africa's economy is beginning to suffer because of the growing power shortages, which forced ESKOM to limit its power output to certain areas to reduce the drain, a system referred to as 'rolling blackouts'. The country had pinned much hope for improving the network on the new pebble-bed nuclear reactor, which would have had a capacity of between 3200 and 3300 mw.
Its nuclear research facility at Pelindaba near Pretoria had already developed an efficient new way to develop tiny, much safer 6mm nuclear fuel pebbles for the new reactor.
PIC: The pebble-bed reactor uses tiny 6mm pebbles of nuclear fuel and graphite pebbles instead of long graphite rods - which designers say, makes the fuel much safer in use and waste storage than those of older nuclear power stations. (Westinghouse).
Eskom meanwhile was that year also still negotiating with the World Bank for a loan of $5billion US because its credit rating was cut by Moody's Investors Service.
The reason for their failed credit rating was, Moody Investors Services said, that the country's state-run electricity regulators had tried to appease the country's electorate by only allowing a 27 percent rise in electricity price.
To make ends meet, South Africa should have increased its electricity rates by 61 percent, Moody's said.
And By April 2012, Moody's dropped SA's credit-rating to 'unsatisfactory'.
In 2008, the French hoped that South Africa would come back to them...
The contractors were disappointed, saying: "we've put a lot of work into the process, but we're hopeful the South African government will remain committed to developing nuclear power," said Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier, a spokesperson for Areva in Paris. "If South Africa comes back to us, we'll be there."
Financial expert Jac Laubscher of Sanlam insurance company claimed: 'it's not a train smash that they've cancelled the nuclear plan, because the country's electricity needs will drop because of the financial downturn." He was not very optimistic, projecting that the SA economy now was expected to expand by only 3 percent next year and 4 percent in 2010, he said.
South African black-economic-empowerment laws' barring whites from labour market: similarities with Neuremberg laws barring Jews from public life during nazi-German hegemony of Europe
- SA denies playing both sides of nuclear coin:http://newsletters.creamermedia.co.za/servlet/link/19/47912/172850/1064146
- Will SA's plan to build 6 nuclear pebblebed plants strand on its BEE-anti-white job restriction laws?http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2012/03/will-sa-reactor-plan-be-strangled-by.html
- SA Pebblebed nuclear reactors:http://thebulletin.org/web-edition/features/the-demise-of-the-pebble-bed-modular-reactor