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May 17 2018

Condition of South African Hospitals

Despite the progressive obsession with government-mandated healthcare for all, going to the hospital is not a pleasant experience in the socialist rainbow utopia born of political correctness. Black rule has had a disastrous effect on South African hospitals:

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) in North West has described what it calls the crippling effects of maladministration in the North West.

Among the complaints are lack of beds, so that patients are forced to share them; lack of food other than bread and mincemeat; lack of water; lack of medical supplies; lack of working generators for when the power goes out, so that babies have to be delivered by the light of flashlights; lack of linen and blankets; lack of infection control; and more:

“Non-functionality of mortuary fridges whereby deceased families are not receiving proper care. Smelling mortuaries with bodies of more than 150 days in some district hospitals has become the norm while mortuary attendants and nurses are supposed to wheel the deceased patients to such areas.”

Tembisa Provincial Tertiary Hospital is characteristic. Patients sleep on mattresses on the floor. Medicine is in short supply. The computer tomography scanner is broken. Newborns are packed close together, increasing the risk of infection.

The severely understaffed hospital serves a massive population. According to Public Servants Association shop steward Kansas Stefans,

“We don’t even have a proper referral system because we have an open-door policy where you cannot chase away any patient.”

Another sad lesson of socialism: When everyone gets healthcare, in the end no one gets healthcare.

On tips from ABC of the ANC.

May 16 2018

Despite High Unemployment, South Africa Imposes Minimum Wage

No worries; fundamentally transformed South Africa’s many problems will soon be over. The government is imposing minimum wage:

[Labor Minister Mildred Oliphant] said some of what she called propaganda against the minimum wage was “nothing but pure electioneering and attempts to score cheap political points” ahead of next year’s national elections.

“It is also disturbing that those who are against the national minimum wage, have nothing to offer as alternatives, but want to keep the status quo,” said Oliphant.

That is a familiar refrain among progressives. If you don’t have your own alternate plan for making things worse, then you lack ideas. Those who want to hold on to what’s left believe in nothing, unlike progressive nihilists who want to tear it all down.

The minimum wage will start low (at least by non-African standards) at R20 (US$1.59). But this being an easy issue for leftists to demagogue, you can expect it to climb upward until maximum unemployment is achieved.

Speaking of which, the unemployment rate in South Africa is 26.7%. Labor force participation is 59.3%. Anyone who expects minimum wage to improve these numbers needs to read Economics for Dummies.

On tips from ABC of the ANC.

May 09 2018

South African Army Lets Horses Starve

One group that definitely misses apartheid in South Africa is horses:

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) is engaging with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to find solutions for horses that are poorly treated at the South African Army Specialist Infantry Capability (SAASIC) unit.

On Monday the NSPCA expressed anger at the poor state of care for horses at the unit in Potchefstroom. The organisation had to put down 25 severely emaciated horses.

The starving horses resorted to eating dirt and their own droppings in a desperate attempt to keep themselves alive. Apparently, it didn’t occur to anyone in charge to feed them.

Within memory, South Africa had a respected First World military. It even had nuclear weapons. Now, it can’t keep horses fed. Progress works fast in a rainbow utopia.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

May 08 2018

Decolonization: Universities in South Africa Begin Erasing Western Civilization

As Western Civilization is rolled back, memory of it will be deliberately erased. Progressives refer to this as “decolonization”:

While student protests at campuses around South Africa have been calling for “free quality, decolonised education”, one university has started taking the first steps towards breaking down the notion that Western knowledge is superior.

That anyone could dispute with a straight face that “Western knowledge” is superior to ignorance and savagery indicates that education is already breaking down.

At the University of Stellenbosch (Maties), a curriculum renewal project will lead to the “decolonising” of at least 10 academic programmes, including medicine and law.

Dysfunctional aboriginal culture will take the place of Western Civilization.

Meanwhile, at the University of Johannesburg, a compulsory online module, African Insights, has been instituted for all first-year undergraduate students to introduce them to the reflections and writings of African thought leaders.

In addition to medicine, fields of study targeted for decolonization at Stellenbosch University include math and engineering. If you visit Africa 10 years from now, avoid driving over bridges.

Romans had glass windows. But the technology was lost after Rome’s fall. Glass windows were reinvented in Europe during the so-called “Dark Ages.”

If progressives prevail, all of the technology developed by the West will have to be reinvented. It will be not merely lost but deliberately erased in the name of the same depraved ideology that is causing the West’s decline.

If you think this only applies to South Africa, read up on the African population explosion and give some thought to whether all these Africans will stay in Africa, where they cannot feed themselves. The Africanization of Europe, although only in its infancy now, is already becoming violent.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Apr 22 2018

Gabola Church: Worshiping Alcohol in South Africa

As South Africa dies of political correctness, relics of civilization will be adapted by the savages who inherit the ruins to create new cultural phenomena like Gabola Church:

Gabola’s founder and self-declared pope, Tsietsi Makiti, says the church is for those who have been rejected by other churches because they drink alcohol. Gabola means “drinking” in Tswana, one of South Africa’s official languages.

Services are held in bars. At least they aren’t drinking engine cleaning fluid.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Apr 03 2018

Fate of Tractors in South Africa Presages the Country’s Future

Anyone who believes that significant food will be produced in South Africa after white farmers have been thrown off their land is referred to the history of Rhodesia, former Breadbasket of Africa — or to a recent article describing the fate of some tractors in South Africa:

A R500-million project intended to help emerging black farmers is on the brink of collapse. President Jacob Zuma handed over 85 new tractors to the Masibuyele Emasimini (back to the fields) project in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal in June 2010 to encourage small scale farming.

But, in Mpumalanga, of the 32 new tractors allocated to the Dr JS Moroka municipality only six are still running. The rest are idle because of lack of maintenance. …

In Mmametlhake and Marapyane, more than 30 farmers missed planting 65ha of sunflower seeds this season because 17 of the tractors allocated to their area were either broken or did not have fuel.

The African Farmers’ Association of SA said a total of 185000ha of once productive, redistributed land in KwaZulu-Natal was standing idle as farmers waited to benefit from the project.

No worries; a politician has a solution:

Eastern Cape DA [Democratic Alliance] leader Athol Trollip said all the agricultural colleges needed recapitalisation.

Confiscate more money from the last remaining whites and throw it at agricultural colleges. Surely this will convert African communists into people who can feed themselves.

The actual plan for after they have confiscated all the land and driven out or killed all the whites — unless South Africa’s rulers are completely delusional — is to let weeds take over the farms as in Zimbabwe and rely on international aid for food.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Mar 28 2018

Crimen Injuria: South African Woman Sentenced to 3 Years for Saying Racist Word

Imagine living in a country so tyrannical and deranged that you could receive a 3-year prison term for uttering a word deemed to be politically incorrect. This nightmare is reality in the rainbow utopia South Africa:

Convicted racist Vicki Momberg was sentenced to three years imprisonment with one year suspended by the Randburg Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Magistrate Pravina Raghoonandan, who imposed the draconian sentence, self-righteously barks:

“This case has become public interest, some may think the sentence is harsh … It must send out a clear message for people who use the k-word.”

The “k-word” is “kaffir.” It’s okay if Muslims call us infidels kaffirs, but in South Africa it means Negro, and is currently regarded as a forbidden pejorative.

Momberg will serve the full 3 years if she says the illegal word again — or presumably if she says anything else that qualifies as crimen injuria.

America’s Founding Fathers had good reason to list the right of free speech even before the right to bear arms. It makes no difference if your country is a democracy. If you can be thrown in jail for vocabulary infractions, you are not free.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Mar 23 2018

Making Education a “Right” Has Not Educated South Africa

Free countries honor natural rights, which generally entail your right to be free of coercion. The most crucial of them include the right to own property, the right of free speech, and the right to bear arms. In place of these rights, countries in the process of disintegrating into leftist tyranny offer privileges and goodies that come at the expense of the rights of others. A familiar example is the “right” to have other people provide you with healthcare goods and services, even if they have to be financed on a coercive basis. Like the United Nations, the government of South Africa has bestowed a universal “right” to education, so that everyone has a right for others to pay for it. Like all phony rights, this has not worked out:

Section 29 of the Constitution says every citizen has the right to a basic education and that the state – through reasonable measures – must make it available and accessible … and in South Africa our government each year allocates the lion’s share of its national budget to this very cause.

The results:

Of the 1 155 629 pupils who started Grade 1 in 2006, only 34.7% obtained a matric pass in 2017, according to data from Africa Check.

In addition, just 40% of 20-year-old respondents in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 General Household Surveys said they had a matric.

No doubt nonrespondents were even less likely to have obtained a matric — i.e., to have graduated from high school.

What’s worse:

Nearly 8 out of 10 children at Grade 4 level cannot read with meaning compared to 4 in 100 internationally, according to a PIRLS [Progress in International Reading Literacy Study] study conducted last year.

These numbers will not improve after the government has finished driving out (or killing off) the last whites.

Reasons given for this dismal performance include children dropping out of school to work because there are no parents in the household, drugs, alcohol, teen pregnancy, failure to see the value of education, the absence of books in the home, and of course, apartheid, which ended 24 years ago. In short, the reason is the dysfunctional culture, which brings us to the moral of the story:

Public education may be a good thing, but it is not a right. Authorities issuing a decree making it a “right” does not make people educated. Education, like wealth, is a product of a successful culture, not of government decrees.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Mar 19 2018

The Coming Race War in South Africa

Take political correctness to its logical conclusion and you get South Africa. That is, you get the genocide that has already gotten started and that may soon reach Naziesque proportions as the world pretends not to notice. The Suidlanders will attempt to hold back savagery, but are unlikely to receive international support:

Zuma was bad enough. Now the President of South Africa is Nelson Mandela’s handpicked successor Cyril Ramaphosa, who has advanced the confiscation of whites’ property without compensation.

Wakanda is not reality. Zimbabwe is reality. Completing the transformation of the former First World nation South Africa into Zimbabwe is likely to involve millions of dead Caucasians.

Then explosive African birthrates and welfare colonization will combine to export South Africa’s nightmarish demise to the rest of the West.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Mar 15 2018

South African Rivers Reduced to Sewers

If moonbats cared about the environment as much as they say, they would be less pleased with their handiwork in South Africa. International political correctness pressured the formerly advanced country into submitting to black rule. The consequences have been horrific not only for white farmers, but also for the Hennops River:

Plastic bags, used toilet paper discarded pieces of cloth and all kinds of rubbish are hanging from tree branches.

There seemed to be no attempt in the pipeline to restore the river, said resident Charl Niehaus. …

“Many years ago, it was a river everybody was proud of. You could swim, have picnics and walk along the river,” he remembered.

“Today it is a filthy, stinking river of sewerage, which seriously threatens the environment and human lives.”

One of the quaint and colorful customs that set apart the Third World is the habit of dumping waste directly into rivers.

The Letaba River has suffered a similar fate:

The DA found human excretion, blood, toxic waste and other dangerous medical waste spewing from the [Letaba Hospital] directly into the Letaba River. This is due to the pump station, which is supposed to pump toxic waste to a purifying plant, not being operational for over six months. …

The reason for the inactive pump station is allegedly the result of Eskom removing the breakers for the pump station last year, rendering it useless. This is apparently due to the excessive debts owed to Eskom by the Mopani District Municipality.

Sounds like government mismanagement. It set in like a terminal case of tuberculosis with the end of Apartheid in 1994.

The stench from the river due to the waste is unbearable. Surgical gloves, bandages and […] countless other waste litters the river.

Less than 200 meters down the river from the hospital, people were bathing and further down a water truck was found pumping water out of the river, possibly to sell to people in the area.

For some reason, the same international media that was all over South Africa like ants on a picnic prior to 1994 seems uninterested in this opportunity to expose crimes against Gaia.

Those who live there aren’t able to avoid the situation by ignoring it. In Cape Town, the sewage comes right into their homes:

Resident Mpumi Simani, 24, says over the past week residents in Albert Shweni Street (NY28) have had to deal with the stench of raw sewage and resorted to using buckets as they were unable to flush their toilets.

“The drain was overflowing and the water pushed up into our yards. We could not use our toilet for almost a week because the water would not go down, so we had to use buckets and it is very unhealthy,” Mpumi says.

“I contacted the City of Cape Town and they said we must wait for 48 hours, but we waited longer than that. This is not the first time this has happened and it started at the beginning of the year. Every time they fix it and it just happens again.”

Mpumi is advised to get used to it. Driving out the last whites will not improve the situation.

On tips from ABC of the ANC.

Mar 14 2018

South Africa’s Hate Bill Takes Tyranny to New Extremes

Taken to its logical conclusion, political correctness is a form of tyranny more insanely repressive than anything dreamt of by Stalin. If you doubt it, consider the hate speech law that is about to hit the country born of political correctness, post-Apartheid South Africa:

The Prevention and Combatting of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill (let’s call it the Hate Bill) is currently before Cabinet, and once approved, will be tabled in Parliament.

“Hate” is already against the law in South Africa. But not like it will be.

The Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (Equality Act) already prohibits and criminalises hate speech. The Hate Bill goes much further, however, criminalising even petty insults and hand gestures, and imposing lengthy jail terms even on first offenders.

The new bill extends the grounds for hate speech to race, gender, sex (including intersex), ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, religion, belief, culture, language, birth, disability, HIV status, nationality, gender identity, albinism, and occupation or trade.

South Africa has a constitution; Ruth Bader Ginsburg prefers it to the one she is sworn to uphold. But it may not be much defense against the Hate Bill.

The Constitution, in section 16 of the Bill of Rights, states that freedom of expression “does not extend to advocacy of hatred that is based on race, ethnicity, gender or religion, and that constitutes incitement to cause harm”.

In 2002, the Constitutional Court ruled that no law can extend the definition of hate speech beyond what it says in the Constitution.

This means that the Equality Act already contravenes the Constitution, by extending grounds for hate speech to race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth; or anything else that could perpetuate systemic disadvantage, undermine human dignity, or adversely affect the equal enjoyment of a person’s rights and freedoms in a serious manner that is comparable to discrimination on one of the listed grounds.

That’s a big jump, from “incitement to cause harm” to “adversely affect the equal enjoyment of blah blah blah.”

But if people are going to start being sticklers and insist that laws be constitutional, the Constitution can be changed, like they are doing to allow confiscation of property from whites without compensation. If Ramaphosa et al. will steal the farm that has been in your family for generations and leave you penniless, they certainly won’t hesitate to throw you in jail for being insensitive.

The Hate Bill also explicitly criminalises not only public communication of hate speech, but also private messages, and even gestures and bodily expressions that could be interpreted as insulting. If you flip the bird at someone, you’re up on charges. If you recoil at the touch of a gay person, because they are gay, you’re guilty of hate speech. If you make an expression of disgust at a police officer, it’s off to jail you go.

And jail it will be. The Hate Bill imposes extraordinarily harsh penalties upon offenders. A first-time hate speech offender could get a fine, three years in prison, or both. A second-time offender could face ten years in prison.

Basic liberty or “social justice.” Take your pick; you can’t have both.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Mar 10 2018

Race War Impends in South Africa

What began with South Africa handing over the wheel to Nelson Mandela is reaching the inevitable end game now. As mentioned earlier, the country’s black nationalist rulers are amending the constitution to allow confiscation of white property without compensation. Although Mandela’s ANC remains in control, the government’s increasing radicalism is largely driven by Julius Malema of the Economic Freedom Fighters, who continues to dial up the extremism:

During an EFF campaign speech Sunday, Malema cranked up the hate and hostilities toward South African whites, saying that his party had decided to remove the mayor of Port Elizabeth because he “is a white man.” He encouraged his followers to “go after the white man” and to cut “the throat of whiteness.”

Below is a taste of Malema in action. At 2:44, you can watch the audience cheer as he yells about “cutting the throat of whiteness.” This is no mere metaphor, as many a South African farmer could tell you.

What Hitler was to Jews in Germany, Malema is to the whites who have lived in South Africa for centuries. He doesn’t even need to take power; the politics of South Africa requires President Cyril Ramaphosa to keep pace with Malema or be replaced by him. Not that Ramaphosa — Mandela’s choice as successor — appears to have a problem with the tyranny and genocide Malema’s agenda entails.

Facing a choice between extermination and fighting back, even now there are Caucasians who will choose the latter:

White South Africans are only 9% of the population. Considering that they will be up against savages, they will win if they unite and fight without apology. But they will have the whole world against them. It will be just like during the fall of Apartheid, with the difference that now we can’t pretend we don’t know what the alternatives are.

Tip from Thoughtcriminal2084.

Mar 08 2018

Internet Censorship Bill Easily Advances in South Africa

How wonderful that Apartheid is over and freedom now reigns in South Africa. Oh, and by the way:

The National Assembly has approved legislation that aims to allow the FPB to regulate the distribution of online content in South Africa.

FPB = the Film and Publication Board, which ought to be a subdivision of the Ministry of Truth.

Known as the Internet Censorship Bill, the Film and Publications Amendment Bill includes provisions to give the FPB powers to have online content blocked in South Africa.

This includes “user-generated content”, such as posts published to Facebook, Twitter, and other social media services.

The bill passed 189-35 in the National Assembly. Now it only needs to get through the National Council of Provinces and get Ramaphosa’s signature.

The best thing about the unconstitutional bill is that it may be unenforceable, at least for now. Even so, it suggests an ominous future for free speech on the Internet.

It’s politically incorrect to point it out, but it’s true: Freedom of speech is a white thing. You only find it in white societies and societies that have embraced European values, like Japan. When progressives work to eradicate “whiteness,” they are eradicating liberty. Yet again, South Africa offers a warning as to what lies ahead on the road of multiculturalism.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Feb 28 2018

South Africa Moves Forward on Confiscation of Whites’ Property Without Compensation

Nelson Mandela’s handpicked successor is finally in power, and Cyril Ramaphosa is wasting no time securing the liberal saint’s legacy by confiscating property based on race:

South Africa took a step on Tuesday to hasten the transfer of land from white to black owners when parliament backed a motion seeking to change the constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation. …

Tuesday’s motion was brought by the radical left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party but was supported by the ANC, which controls almost two-thirds of the parliament compared with EFF’s 6 percent.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said after his inauguration two weeks ago that he would speed up the transfer of land to black people…

We know what comes next, because we saw the same moonbattery reduce Rhodesia (a.k.a. the Breadbasket of Africa) to Zimbabwe. Whites will escape to some country that allows them to own property, and the people left behind will go hungry.

U.S. taxpayers will shoulder much of the financial burden for providing a subsistence existence to the rotting remnants of what was once a prosperous country.

Europeans have lived in South Africa for as long as they have lived in North America. Many of the farms that will be confiscated without compensation have been in the family for generations.

Anyone who did not see this coming when Nelson Mandela took power is a fool. Anyone who celebrates it is morally depraved.

Meanwhile, leftists use immigration and welfare policy to make whites a minority in Europe and North America, so that the same scenario can play out repeatedly until we are gone. It would be difficult to imagine an agenda more evil.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Feb 27 2018

Fifty-Seven Officers in South Africa’s Family Violence, Child Protection, and Sexual Offenses Units Have Criminal Records

We know that the crime rate in South Africa is stratospheric, but we don’t know how stratospheric, because it is likely that many victims don’t bother telling the police. There isn’t much reason to, in light of revelations like this:

Fifty-seven police officers working in the police’s Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offenses units (FCS) have criminal records.

This was revealed in a written reply by Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to a Parliamentary question posed by Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Zakhele Mbhele. …

Mbhele said the members were convicted of at least three cases of culpable homicide, seven of common assault, two of assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, and one instance of pointing a firearm.

In A Clockwork Orange, Alex’s old droogs apply the skills they developed as street thugs to careers with the police. Something similar could be happening in South Africa, now that thieves run the government.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Feb 18 2018

Giant Rats Are Taking Over South Africa

As fiction, the symbolism would be too heavy-handed. But this is real life. Giant rats are taking over South Africa:

Johannesburg’s environmental health department said it is concerned by how quickly the rats are breeding, while the report stated an abundance of food for the rodents means their numbers are thriving.

The rats are not only numerous but huge. A recently caught “Ratzilla” weighs in at 1½ pounds (1 pound is big). According to city officials, there are “at least a dozen incidents a day” of rats biting Johannesburg residents. This of course spreads disease.

The problem isn’t limited to Johannesburg. Out in the townships, small children and old people have died after rats chewed their faces off. The rats are said to grow to 3 feet (counting the tail), with 1″ teeth.

A more apt metaphor for communist terrorist Nelson Mandela’s ballyhooed transformation of South Africa from an advanced and prosperous country to what you might call a s***hole would be hard to imagine.

At least South Africans are finally rid of President Jacob Zuma. But don’t expect the situation to improve under the newly installed Cyril Ramaphosa, also of the African National Congress. In his first State of the Nation address last Friday, he promised to “confront the injustices of the past and the inequalities of the present.” That means full steam ahead with race-based Marxism. Intones the new tyrant:

“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.

“This approach will include the expropriation of land without compensation,” he added.

This will have the same effect in South Africa that it had in Zimbabwe, where an identical policy quickly reduced the Breadbasket of Africa to starvation.

Mandela handpicked Ramaphosa to succeed him. The dead moonbat icon finally got his way.

At least the hordes of giant rats will provide South Africans with a food source — unless it turns out vice versa.

On tips from ABC of the ANC.

Feb 04 2018

Staying Safe in South Africa

Thankfully, Lauren Southern made it back safely from South Africa:

Katie Hopkins provides an example what all the security is meant to prevent:

It is fortunate that private security is still allowed. For it to protect any whites when the situation goes from bad to worse and the Economic Freedom Fighters take power will mean civil war.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Jan 30 2018

Europeans Acknowledge Horror Unfolding in South Africa

It’s far too little, far too late — but at least someone gives a damn about the horrific tragedy continuing to unfold in South Africa. The European Parliament’s Europe of Nations and Freedom group has organized a conference on the political situation in that benighted country. From a press release, via Gates of Vienna:

The conference will be hosted by UK MEP Janice Atkinson: “South Africa stands on a precipice. In 2019 they will hold national elections which could see the ANC fracture and the violent Marxists of the Economic Freedom Fighters holding the balance of power. If this happens, South Africa is finished.”

If you think South Africa has been hell on earth for whites under Jacob Zuma, wait until the terrifying Julius Malema takes command — though it won’t be worse than any reasonable person could have predicted when an advanced First World country allowed itself to be shamed into submitting to rule by collectivist savages.

The conference, entitled ““The Political Situation in South Africa: Some Humans’ Rights Matter More Than Others” to reflect the liberal establishment’s apathy, was scheduled for today. Don’t expect to see it featured on the evening news.

If we can’t save South Africa, we can at least learn from its lesson and save ourselves.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

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