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  • #47514
    Leopard
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    Thank you !

    Earlier this week at the North -West University. Security trying to control violent students. Students were looting and set fire to the buildings. The campus is now closed.

    UFS University (University of the Freestate) : http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2016/02/23/%E2%80%98War-declared-at-UFS%E2%80%99

    Some other news not getting attention The highly criticised expropriation bill has been passed in Parliament. The bill was passed despite objections. It provides for property to be expropriated in the public interest, as well as for public purpose. The bill, which has been criticised for being too broad in definitions, was introduced to speed up land reform.

    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/mps-pass-problematic-expropriation-bill-20160223

    Several buildings were set alight during violent protests in Phagameng near Modimolle in Limpopo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RUrVxoI0QE
    and an article on Dividing SA on race is all ANC has left

    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/dividing-sa-on-race-is-all-the-anc-has-left-zille-20160225

    People are struggling to pay their bills and to afford the bare basics. And for that reason we are probably still working and doing what we need to do every day. If we keep working – the wheels keep on turning. Every now and then an area gets targeted like Sabie in Mpumalanga, earlier this month. All the entrances to this small village got barricaded. The people were told to stay inside their houses. They threatened to attack anybody that tried to enter or exit Sabie. They had to close the hospital and all the businesses. Trucks were torched and burned out.

    People are talking to each other about what is happening and where.

    #47515
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    I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised about the expropriation bill. It destroyed the agricultural sector in Zimbabwe and SA can ill afford to follow in their footsteps. They will steal more than just farms though.

    #47517
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    They will steal more than just farms though.

    Exactly. As Leopard said,

    The bill … has been criticised for being too broad in definitions,

    There should be little doubt that the “too broad” issue was not due to sloppiness or ignorance. There is much too much similarity in these kinds of things, all over the world, to assume that it’s all just coincidence. The “playbook” is out there, and is well read.

    GS
    "Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."

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    #47766
    Leopard
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    Kwazulu Natal : Protesters continued petrol-bombing and looting factories and businesses in the area on Monday night, North Coast Courier reported.

    http://lowvelder.co.za/lnn/152403/anarchy-as-isithebe-protests-continue

    and on a lighter note – http://www.viralbru.com/cyclists-chased-by-an-ostrich/

    #47768
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    First, I had no idea ostriches could run that fast that long. Incredible.

    On the factory burning, it is hard to comprehend that they think their grievances will be addressed or their situation improved if they destroy the economy. The protesters are not rational in the least.

    #47770
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    “The reason for the protests was still unclear.

    ANC Ilembe district leader, Ricardo Mthembu, condemned the violence and said they were not yet sure what the reason for the protests was, but they will have a community meeting before the end of the week to find out the motive for the unrest and address it.”
    — from the Lowvelder article

    Would I be out of line to suggest that the “reason” might just be the ANC itself? Socialism puts a lot of folks in the Yosemite Sam mode.

    Back Off!

    Cry, "Treason!"

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    #47825
    Leopard
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    An elderly man, his son, his son’s fiancé and her 9-year-old daughter were killed in a brutal attack at a Doornfontein farm this week, police said on Saturday.

    The attack was assumed to have happened between Wednesday evening and the early hours of Thursday morning.

    All four of them were allegedly beaten to death. They had sustained blunt force trauma, said Captain Appel Ernst.

    “The 73-year-old male was allegedly visiting South Africa after his family emigrated to the United Kingdom a few years back,” Ernst said in a statement.

    The man’s family in the UK became concerned after he failed to return their calls
    Link : – http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/family-beaten-to-death-in-doornfontein-farm-attack-20160312

    #47826
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    Senseless violence that accomplishes nothing more than scaring the productive farmers off of their land in a country with a devaluing currency that will make imported food all the more expensive. Blacks simply taking possession of the land does not automatically translate into them being able to produce food on it. They just need to look at Zimbabwe to see how well that worked out. Hard to understand how they think this is going to solve their grievances. Then again thinking people would never commit such barbarity.

    #47827
    Leopard
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    I had some “visitors” two nights ago. They took a few things from outside buildings. They then wanted to break a security door to come into the main house and moved a wooden bench that made a noise. That woke me. I spoke to my son at first, but realised soon he was asleep and there was trouble. I am glad they made a duck for it. Where was my dog? Visiting his girlfriend. New rules in place now.

    Being careful inspecting a strange noise…very important. Link : http://kormorant.co.za/20529/another-victim-shot-in-de-wildt/
    André Both, his wife Mart-Marie and their three small children were in their house around 23:00 when André apparently heard a noise outside. When he reached the glass door to the patio, he was shot from outside.

    Four robbers entered the house and presumably thought André was dead.

    #47830
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    Good counsel in any neighborhood, anywhere in the world these days. Thanks, Leopard. And obviously, you have had a counseling session with your alarm system (dog) as well. ;-)

    Being careful inspecting a strange noise…very important.

    GS
    "Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."

    #49223
    Leopard
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    #49224
    Whirlibird
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    Make sure everything is current, shots, food, meds, and of course that everything is properly oiled and loaded.

    #49227
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    Leopard, though I don’t understand what prompts the protests, the unraveling of SA as a functioning society seems to be accelerating. Do not let yourself be the proverbial frog in a pot of water that is slowly being brought to a boil.

    #49230
    Toby C
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    Thanks for these updates Leopard. Very insightful!

    #49547
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    Y’all heard about the mess in Zimbabwe just a few days ago, right? No? Oh – I forgot. Kim Khardashian and BLM took precedence over any and all other news. Here in the U.S. media it’s not news when an entire country gets shut down – particularly if it’s “only” in Africa. Consider the following: http://www.cathybuckle.com/index.php?id=210 (thanks to Whirlibird for this resource several months back).

    Other perspectives:

    http://us.blastingnews.com/world/2016/07/zimbabwe-citizens-call-on-international-media-as-police-action-increases-over-protests-001000475.html

    http://www.newzimbabwe.com/news-30172-Biti+backs+shutdown,+urges+SADC+action/news.aspx

    “People power reigned supreme,” said the original (top) article. Indeed. Does the rest of the world have to descend as far as Zimbabwe before they figure it out?

    GS
    "Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."

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