Tagged: South African advice
February 25, 2016 at 10:47 pm #47514
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.
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
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.February 25, 2016 at 11:20 pm #47515
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.February 26, 2016 at 12:19 am #47517
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.March 8, 2016 at 7:37 pm #47766
Kwazulu Natal : Protesters continued petrol-bombing and looting factories and businesses in the area on Monday night, North Coast Courier reported.
and on a lighter note – http://www.viralbru.com/cyclists-chased-by-an-ostrich/March 8, 2016 at 8:10 pm #47768
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.March 8, 2016 at 9:34 pm #47770
“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.
March 12, 2016 at 12:58 pm #47825
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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-20160312March 12, 2016 at 1:31 pm #47826
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.March 12, 2016 at 2:35 pm #47827
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.March 12, 2016 at 3:19 pm #47830
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.June 21, 2016 at 3:17 pm #49223
Gauteng – Pretoria been placed in “Code Red”
Riots and Looting
Pictures – Gauteng PretoriaJune 21, 2016 at 11:34 pm #49224
Make sure everything is current, shots, food, meds, and of course that everything is properly oiled and loaded.June 22, 2016 at 2:19 am #49227
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.June 22, 2016 at 9:21 am #49230
Thanks for these updates Leopard. Very insightful!July 20, 2016 at 8:55 pm #49547
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).
“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?
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