Friday, March 8, 2013

ANC: You won't even know what hit you!

After thinking long and hard about this, I have decided I would like to find those who would like to join me in starting a New Movement (Revolution?).

One reason why I believe it is time to change is because not only have the wheels worn out on this ‘wagon’ in South Africa, but its crux is slowly dilapidating, causing pain and hurt to the very people sitting in it.

Let us be frank and honest with each other. We are just tired of all this talk and no action that politicians do every day, clad in expensive suits and dining on the most expensive cuisine in these so-called “breakfasts” that we pay for with our hard-earned tax money.

Change is needed, ladies and gentlemen, and I am ready to take that pledge today going forth.

As a young person in South Africa, my dreams and aspirations cannot be built on other people’s mishaps. I’m tired of the ‘Apartheid’ song. It is so old it is out of tune already.

‘Apartheid’ didn’t renovate a home for R250m. It did not even build and maintain a website for R140m in the Free State. Neither did it buy furniture for over a million rand for some premier in Johannesburg and put aside R7m+ for renovations.

Enough is enough.

When will this blood-sucking unworthy dross of a lot that ‘veils’ its true nature behind words like Democracy and ‘Rainbow Nation’ stop stealing from its own people? My answer is they will NEVER. Rainbows simply exist in their pockets, in the form of all kinds of money that you can think of, tightly packed to the max.  Action needs to be taken, and it needs to be taken NOW. It’s been 19 years people, and if we are not careful they will suck us dry till we lay in our graves breathless, with nothing to show for our existence in this world, or left behind for our children, grandsons and daughters. The dream of attaining a ‘better’ life will simply linger on, when we are long gone and have withered away, and even our children will not even smell the so called ‘freedom’ when they are being enslaved by their own people.

Some will label me a traitor. Some will call me names. But who cares what you call me? As long as I know that what I’m working towards will surely bury this racial ratchet that this country is being built upon for good. Democracy has remained nothing but a mystery for the better half of the ruling party members. It is either they don’t understand what it means or they simply enjoy fooling the people they lead.

I’m tired to the core of all this nonsensical behaviour that the leadership exerts. They have proved, beyond doubt, that they not only don’t know how to lead and rule the country, but they only went into office with one thing in mind: to enjoy the fruits of a new South Africa, eagerly ready to F%@& the rest of the country from behind and enriching themselves and their families
Ladies and gentlemen; Black, White, Indian, Coloured, Chinese, Brown, Blue, Orange or any colour that exists under the sky, I don’t care where you came from, who you are, or why you were born this land. But if you are TRUE in your desire for unity, peace, and democracy, then you can be my friend, ally, comrade and brother.

The Black majority has been fooled, and it is a shame that many seem to be basking in this folly, oblivious of what is going on around them. Fortunately, my mind was “emancipated from this mental slavery” that the ANC has installed in the people of this land.

I won’t give you suggestions, or answers to anything. What I will give you though is warning of what is about to happen. Because if it doesn’t happen, we will bury our children while we still roam this earth, and we will never get to see them grow to being better adults than us. All this will happen under this cloud of evil. This plague that has taken a firm grip on the heart of this land. If this doesn’t stop, we will be sent to our graves before our time, while our leaders sit and dine in the comfort of their mansions, cushioned by the multitude of bodyguards they have.

How about us? How about us, the ordinary citizens? How about the majority who don’t afford bodyguards, electric fencing, armed response, personal firearms? How about the majority who can’t afford all these, albeit the crime rate sky-rocketing and murder-cases increasing every day? They will die at hands of killers, rapists, murders, paedophiles and assassins, while the government does absolutely zilch about it.

I am ready to fight. I hope you are!

Mandela's Wife On The Violence In South Africa

Graca Machel has spoken out about the high levels of violence in the country, describing South Africa as an angry nation on the brink.
Machel made the comments at the memorial service of fellow Mozambican Mido Macia in Daveyton on Thursday, The Telegraph reported.
Macia died in custody after being dragged behind a police van and then allegedly being beaten by police officers.
'Bleeding and breathing pain'
Machel, who is married to former president Nelson Mandela, said the "increasing institutionalisation of violence" was creating a police force "actively aggressive towards a defenceless public".
"South Africa is an angry nation… We are on the precipice of something very dangerous with the potential of not being able to stop the fall.
"The level of anger and aggression is rising. This is an expression of deeper trouble from the past that has not been addressed. We have to be more cautious about how we deal with a society that is bleeding and breathing pain," she told the crowd.
The death of Macia at the hands of the police and the killing of 34 striking miners at Marikana have put a spotlight on police brutality, while incidents of violence against women and children, including the recent deaths of Anene Booysen and Reeva Steenkamp, have left sent shockwaves through South African society.
Political commentator Allister Sparks told The Telegraph it was "extremely unusual" for Machel to speak out on any political issues, and "significant indeed that she has done so now".
Extreme violence
According to Adam Habib, vice-chancellor of the University of Witwatersrand, violence was now endemic in protests over corruption, a lack of basic services and continued inequality.
"People feel that extreme violence is the only way they can get heard - and police react in an even more violent way, which is beginning to seep into the national psyche," The Telegraph quoted him as saying.
Meanwhile, as Macia's memorial service was under way, President Jacob Zuma was addressing traditional leaders in Parliament, calling for a universal response to combat the recent spate of violent crime.
He pointed out that one should not lose sight of the fact that the "overwhelming majority of the 52 million South Africans are peaceful, caring, law-abiding citizens".
"They love their country. They do their best each day to make South Africa a better place. Therefore, when expressing outrage, we should be careful not to then paint all South Africans as violent and brutal. We should be careful not to rubbish our country," Zuma said.

Categorizing South Africans

This article was posted on Facebook by my very good friend Elizabeth Elizabeth Bezuidenhout

I can categorize the different types of White South Africans. 

1. The ones that love their country with all their heart but are really too scared to live there and don't have the funds to leave.

2.The ones that love their country and do have the funds to leave and do, but would love to go back if only the country was not ruled by a communist government and the crime and corruption was gone. 

3.The ones that have left and are very happy where they are at now and say they would never go back no matter what. They still love their homeland but would never go back.

4.The ones that are in denial and think that it is normal to live in gated communities. Or with walls, fences, razor wire, and bars. And that everyone should just get used to it because that is just the way it is now.

5. And the most dangerous of all. The ones that think we should just "trust" everyone no matter what. And that if we trust everyone, everyone will all get along just like one big happy family. Sorry folks that just isn't going to happen in SA!!!!

Robert McBride Still Not In Jail.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Robert McBride claims victimisation

Robert McBride

The fact that the criminal and murderer, Robert McBride, is still not behind bars yet is definite proof that there is something seriously wrong with South Africa’s justice system. 

On 8 April 2011, the Pretoria Magistrate's Court convicted McBride for drunken driving and defeating the ends of justice. His bail was extended, pending his sentencing on 15 July 2011. However, his sentencing only took place much later, in September 2011. He was then sentenced to two years imprisonment for driving under the influence of alcohol and an effective three years imprisonment for attempting to obstruct the course of justice. The later charge relates to McBride’s attempt at submitting a fraudulent medical certificate to the court.

McBride gets five years in jail

The vain-glorious lout then appealed his sentence and his bail of R1 000 was extended… That was almost 18 MONTHS ago!

Now suddenly, when his appeal case is FINALLY reaching conclusion after all these months, he claims that he was victimised by the Organised Crime Unit of the SA Police for apparently making allegations against them.

Well, the man has certainly got his timing right as far as juicy media-stories are concerned, and particularly in view of the high number of reputation-destroying incidents the police have been involved in lately!

Robert Mcbride claims victimisation

In his appeal case in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria heard on Thursday, 7 March 2013, McBride claimed that the three former colleagues who testified that he had been drunk on the eve of 21 December 2006, when he smashed his official car after attending a Christmas party, had all been coerced and intimidated by the police into making incriminating statements or changing statements which infringed his right to a fair trial.

The three men initially made statements supporting McBride's version that he had not been drunk and did not leave the scene of the accident to evade justice. All three witnesses later changed their minds, and alleged that McBride had been heavily under the influence of alcohol and that he systematically started covering-up the incident with their assistance.

Two of the witnesses, Johnston and Segathevan, later obtained a court interdict to protect them from McBride and the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department, as they claimed McBride had made death threats against them. In an official report, related to a separate incident, a senior SA Police officer claimed that McBride swore at police officers and threatened to have them shot. See news report: 'Who the f*** are you?' 

See also Wikipedia for other pertinent details about this criminal.

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Police Brutality Fiasco, While Police Minister Enjoys His Honeymoon.

When Mido Macia died, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa was on honeymoon. As the murdered Mozambican was mourned and former comrades called for Mthethwa's head, the minister remained on holiday. But though the beating the reputation of the police has taken will leave a mark on his career, it won't make for a mortal wound.

The Marikana massacre did not cost Mthethwa his job as police minister. Nor did the death of Andries Tatane in Ficksburg. So it came as little surprise when President Jacob Zuma this week rejected calls for his head to roll amid public outrage, and international incredulity, at the way police treated the taxi driver.

Mthethwa's job appears safe – even if the minister dangerously ignored public sentiment by not cutting his holiday short and even though, in addition to the human tragedy, the death of Macia represents election season ammunition that opposition parties are sure to use against Zuma and the ANC more broadly.
Mthethwa married high-powered businessperson Philisiwe Buthelezi shortly after Valentine's Day, and left for a honeymoon that staff would only confirm had taken him out of the country. Macia died about a week after the wedding. Mthethwa will remain on "special leave" until March 12 as planned, his office confirmed this week.

"Through legislation and resources the minister has capacitated those who police the police," said Mthethwa's spokesperson, Zweli Mnisi, when asked why the minister had not returned to the country to provide political leadership and reassurance to a nation in collective shock. "If he had been there on the day, how would he have stopped it? What could he have done?"

Since the video showing Macia being dragged behind a police van was first aired, Mnisi has largely acted as the public face of the police response, with occasional appearances by acting police minister Siyabonga Cwele (who continues to run state security at the same time) and a statement from Zuma's office.

This week, former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils became the most prominent of those who have suggested Mthethwa should resign or be fired. Kasrils lost some currency with his former comrades after taking a strong stance against the secrecy Bill but, if anything, is a more trusted public figure for it.
"What Zuma needs to do to arrest this descent into police-state depravity is dismiss his minister and commissioner of police," Kasrils said in letter published in Business Day, adding that he had warned of increased police brutality in 2008.

Recent upsurge in police brutality

Those who deal with police excesses on a daily basis are convinced there has been an increase in the frequency of beatings and torture of late, though those are meted out in a workaday fashion rather than with greater brutality.

"We've seen some recent cases of very severe torture, where the cops virtually kill you and chop you up, but the kind we tend to see is a more moderate form," said Peter Jordi, who focuses on such cases at the Wits Law Clinic. "It's still torture and I can tell you I'm pleased it's not happening to me, but we more typically see smothering and those kinds of more sophisticated techniques."
The problem, according to Jordi and others who deal with victims on a regular basis, is that abuse at the hands of police is common, far more common than reflected in statistics, because complaints are often not laid.

There are plenty of theories on why police beat up citizens (and foreigners) with impunity: a brutalised society that never fully healed after apartheid; the high level of threat faced by police officers and their sense of being under siege; little proactive investigation of police excesses; remilitarisation of the police force that failed to instil discipline but did come with "shoot to kill" overtones; and orders to be tough on crime and criminals - orders that come right from the top.

However, regardless of cause or combination of causes, blame must ultimately be laid at the door of either Mthethwa or the president, who has failed to replace him after both have been in their jobs for more than four years. That he will remain in his job speaks both to the fact that the government does not share the public's outrage and to Zuma's collectivist approach to government.

"We view this as a collective effort," said Mnisi this week. "[Policing] is not about personalities. We need a system, not a face."

Since before his election to the ANC's top job, Zuma has stuck to a similar policy of collective decision-making. The implication is one of shared rather than personal responsibility.

That, and improved numbers, will in all probability keep Mthethwa in his job.

Statistics on police brutality verge on the meaningless, analysts say, because of everything from poor reporting to legitimate use of violence in subduing suspects. The most reliable statistics available – deaths at the hands of police – have shown an improvement in the past two years of reporting. During the same time, under Mthethwa’s watch, serious and contact crime has declined.

Zuma Insists SA Is Not In Turmoil

President Jacob Zuma on Thursday (7th March 2013) said the recent spate of gender violence cases has created the wrong perception that South Africa is a violent country.

Addressing traditional leaders in Parliament, Zuma insisted the country is stable.

He added South Africa is not in turmoil.
“By expressing our disgust we should not lose sight of the fact that the majority of 52 million South Africans are peaceful and law-abiding citizens.”

Zuma however added in every peaceful country there are bad elements.

South Africa is not a violent country. It is certain people in our country that are but we are a peaceful country.”

Meanwhile, a 23-year-old man was killed for his cellphone this week.

Tabit Samodien’s phone was snatched through his open car window on Wednesday night on the N1 Highway at the Gordon Road offramp.

The country has also been outraged at incidents of police brutality.
Taxi driver Mido Marcia was killed after he was allegedly tied to the back of a police van and dragged through the streets of Daveyton.


South Africa - A Stable Economy?

This is a post from ToxiNews website.

So South Africa is a stable economy built on solid rock is it?

There is not a single example in the history of the world where a revolutionary communist terrorist movement had taken control of any country and made a success of it. One could call a terrorist a "freedom fighter", but once a terrorists, always a terrorist. Never in the past 100 years had the ANC ever had to work for their money, because standing with their cupped hands they've always been sponsored by a criminal liberal world. The ANC is nothing other than a bunch of spoiled beggars. Anyone who gives a country to a group of beggars with AK47s must expect the worst. Anyone who sympathises with the followers of terrorists is a fool to say the least. Only liberals are so feeble minded as to think it could work. Perhaps it has been working for the appeasing liberals who took their BEE money and fled, but the rest will suffer the consequences of the actions of the appeasing industry and liberals. 

Think about this:

99% of all taxes are paid by 3.3 million South Africans. 

"The government is wrong when it states that only 35% of the annual budget is spent on wages. The true figure is 88%,"

The question is; What percentage of taxes earned by SARS come from money paid from taxes. People working for the State are paid from tax money. Contractors working for the state are paid from tax money. 

All these huge infrastructure projects are paid for from tax money, so the taxes earned from those companies and their employees come from taxes anyway.

The pensions of retired Government employees come largely from taxes. The rest of the state pension fund earnings come from investments in state-funded projects.

The SA government employs more than a fifth (22.8% in 2011) of formal sector workers in South Africa and pays its employees an average 34% more than the private sector does. 

SA has more civil servants than the total number of people employed in mining and manufacturing combined.

The state salary bill was about R382-billion in 2011. People become millionaires by working for government.

In 2011 SA government salaries accounted for more than 12.8% of GDP and, when the salaries paid by state-owned enterprises are added, it increases to more than 14.3% of GDP.

The taxes they pay are paid from taxes paid to the government. So while 3.3 million people pay 99% of all taxes, what percentage of those taxes are paid from taxes?

More people in SA get an income from welfare than from employment.

Besides this the corrupt regime steal billions of Rand each year. Virtually all government projects are given to useless corrupt BEE (Black Elite Enrichment) companies that overcharge government to hell and back. Most of the work given to those companies never get done and are then re-allocated to other equally useless corrupt BEE companies that again overcharge government, which means we pay two to three times for the same, already overcharged, projects.

Add to the above the brain-drain over the past two decades, BEE and transformation that excludes whites from active participation in the economy, land-grabbing by the government giving huge productive farms to inexperienced, unqualified self-sustenance farmers.

Add to the above the fact that more and more farmers are selling off their farms, wanting to get out. Whites are no longer buying farms, but for the dumb liberal fools who believe in the miracle of the rainbow nation farce.

At an average of 18,000 murders each years since 1993 at least 342,000 have been murdered in the past 19 years, many of which were productive contributors to the economy, now lost.

By October 2011, South Africa's vehicle population was 10,156,186, according to the eNaTIS.

64,504 (176 per day) cars, worth more than R9-billion, were stolen and 10 627 vehicles were hijacked in 2011.

This means that of the 570,012 vehicles sold in 2011, at least 75131 occurred due to theft and hijackings.

The Taxi Recapitalisation Programme (TRP) was financed by the SA government with tax money. This added to the sales figures of new vehicles, further bluffing the public into believing that new vehicles sales figures keep rising year on year.

Tens of thousands of vehicles are scrapped each year due to world-record high number of road accidents and not being road worthy, further adding to vehicles sales. The Road Traffic Management Corporation announced that over 6000 unroadworthy public transport and freight vehicles were scrapped from service on South Africa’s roads in October 2011 alone.

Do not be fooled by flashy figures issued by industries such as the vehicle industry, because the sales do not reflect the true economic situation in the country. New vehicles sales would have been much, much less and in a negative downward spiral had it not been for theft, hijackings and vehicle accidents. Most of the new vehicles running around today are the result of state funded BEE projects and affirmative action government employees anyway.

Add to the above the serious wastage trend of this regime. School books dumped in rivers, food by the tons rotting at schools and other feeding programs, ministers going on vacation with chartered airplanes paid for with tax money, fuelled with tax money, the so-called state president being flown to the US to attend one stupid meeting escorted by two empty airplanes, Nkandla palace costing taxpayers more than a billion Rand and those contractors paying tax on income paid from tax money.

Add to the above all the companies owned by government employees paying tax on huge sums of money earned from projects allocated to them by the state, which were paid for with tax money.

It does not matter how we look at it, SA is on a self-destruction path that cannot be turned around and that cannot be undone.
Now add to the above the amount of money leaving the country thanks to migrant workers from the rest of Africa, illegal foreigners sending their earnings out of the country, huge companies withdrawing from SA with the help of liberals/industry created BEE. 

BEE was created by the liberals (PFP/DP/DA) as means to get their money and clear out. MacDonald's, De Beers, and too many others have withdrawn from SA. They supported the ANC and then convinced them to lend money to buy them out (BEE) so they could at least be paid very profitably to flee the country. It should be remembered that BEE stands for Black Economic Empowerment and not for Black Economic Development. The same cake has been sliced up into ever smaller pieces, without any form of economic development taking place. BEE, like land distribution, is nothing other than legalised sophisticated theft. Using tax money to buy farms for private citizens is nothing other than sophisticated theft. Stealing from tax payers to benefit a connected few to the detriment of all. Not only fuel price hikes threaten SA's food security, farms murder,s farm attacks, land distribution (land grabs), violent farm worker wage riots and even climate change threaten our food security.

Then we have the mining companies closing down mines, taking their money and leaving SA with the task of cleaning up the mess they left behind, such as acid mine water, destroyed rivers, etc.

In the fourth quarter of 2012 unemployment increased by 6.1 percent (257 000), the number of discouraged work-seekers decreased by 2.5 percent (58 000) and other (not economically active) increased by 1.4 percent (180 000), resulting in a net increase of 121 000 in the not economically active population.

In the meantime the Rand has hit R9,1220 against the US dollar and now remains floating around R9.00 to the dollar. Petrol has hit a record high, eTolls are being instituted, the communist National Health Insurance scam is being introduced to be paid for by the few non-government financed (independent / private) tax payers. 

The deficit on South Africa’s trade account reached a new record high of R24.5bn in January from a deficit of just R2.7bn in December.

Fuel prices are being increased to make up for the tax short-falls and SANRAL's debts.
The retail price of all grades of petrol would increase by 81 cents a litre from Wednesday.
Both diesel with 0.05 and 0.005% sulphur content would go up by 58.3c/litre wholesale.
The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin would go up by 57c/litre, and the Single Maximum National Retail Price (SMNRP) would rise by 76c/litre.
The maximum retail price of LP gas would go up by R1.18/kg.

South Africa’s small tax base is a major hindrance to the government’s growth objectives. 
More than 50% of personal tax revenue to come from individuals earning R500,000 or more, although they make up just 8.4% of taxpayers. Taxpayers with an taxable income of R150,000-R250,000 a year are projected to account for 13.2%

What applies to taxes also applies to Electricity and water as only a very tiny percentage of the SA population pay for the "right" to to those. It would not come as a surprise if only 3.3million people also pay 99% of the water and electricity bill in this country.

Eskom has an investment grade rating from Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and Moody’s, mainly because of the R350bn financial guarantees provided by the state. TAX MONEY from the 3.3million taxpayers. The 140 largest consumers of electricity have to pay more. Mining companies used 14.5% of Eskom’s 2012 electricity sales of 224,785 gigawatt hours and heavy industry used 26%. BUT remember that they pay much less per unit than household consumers. "This comes at a time when the viability of half the platinum sector is being challenged and is unprofitable, and 37% of the gold sector is in a similar position," In the meantime strike actions are killing the chances of preventing the SA grid from collapsing.

Add to the above that gold is set for longest run of monthly falls in 16 years. South Africa's mining sector has been shrinking consistently and strikes are making it much worse. Most potential investors are now looking outside SA.

Now how is it that some people are still hopeful and positive about the future of this communist country? ENTITLEMENT is the biggest threat to South Africa and it is obvious that South Africa, as it currently functions, is unsustainable and must and shall collapse, sooner or later.


'Civil service eats up 88% of budget'

Government Wages Constitute 88% of Annual Budget

How many taxpayers are there really (2013)?

SA government employs 1.3m people

Gross wages of SA government employees higher than other sectors combined

SA's sizeable and costly public sector

Theft Of 4×4′S And Other Vehicles Is About To Become Less Profitable

SA's car crime numbers detailed

Over 6000 dodgy vehicles scrapped

SA Government Information - Transport

Taxi Recapitalization


South African vehicle sales strong in 2011

South Africa Unemployment Rate

Trade deficit high, expected to worsen

Much of tax burden falls on the wealthy

Eskom’s reduced hike ‘bad news dressed as good’ - the increase would fuel inflation

Eskom reels as regulator grants half of tariff hike

Gold set for longest run of monthly falls in 16 years

Opposition parties irate at Eskom’s BHP Billiton deal

Rand fall no joy for Zim

Price hikes 'threaten' food security

The End Of Non-Racialism?

ANC rhetoric consistently characterises whites as "the other"

In his recent address to the Cape Town Press Club Hlumelo Biko pointed to the increasing tendency within the ANC to "obectivise", to "other" and to "border" non-black communities - and particularly whites. He warned that this process was not good news for those who are being objectivised.

What did he mean?

A speech by Jeff Radebe last month in Parliament provides some pointers regarding the manner in which the Government is ramping up its rhetoric. In a relatively short address, he referred no fewer than seven times to the depredations of the past -

  • to "apartheid colonialism";
  • to "the struggle against colonialism and apartheid";
  • to "the forces of colonialism and later of apartheid, on the one side, arrayed ...against the forces of freedom and democracy on the other side;"
  •  to " ... the heroic stance by the United Nations when It declared apartheid a crime against humanity and a threat to world peace;"
  • to "...the untold suffering, strife and racial hatred sowed by apartheid..."; and
  • to "...the poverty trap and vicious cycle of inequality perpetrated by the legacy of apartheid and colonialism..."

Such references pepper most policy statements made by the ANC. Whatever their historic merit - or lack of merit - it would be surprising if they do not stir up some degree of racial animosity - or at the very least - reinforce perceptions of white moral inferiority and black entitlement. Inevitably they fuel demands for restitution - particularly of land - which most black South Africans firmly believe was stolen from their ancestors.

The message characterises whites as "the other" and places them beyond the border of "us" because they are presented as being either directly responsible for "apartheid colonialism" - or as being its present day heirs and beneficiaries. Whites are indelibly tarnished by the past - while blacks are identified with the forces of freedom and democracy. 

The "legacy of apartheid and colonialism" is routinely identified as the root cause of most of South Africa's problems - and particularly of the triple crisis of poverty, unemployment and inequality.

Increasing use is made of the term "apartheid colonialism" - implying that whites are transient alien interlopers. For example, the Green Paper on Land Reform proclaims that "all anti-colonial struggles are at the core about two things, repossession of lost land and restoring the centrality of indigenous culture" (i.e. placing blacks at the centre and "bordering" and "othering" minorities at the periphery).

The message continues that, in the second phase of national transition, the time has now arrived to take action against these vestiges of apartheid and colonialism.

All this raises questions about the degree to which non-racialism is still a core value of our new society, of our government and of the ruling alliance.

It is a question that was recently addressed by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation in a study of racial perceptions in a number of ANC branches in Guateng. The findings revealed "a growing sense of isolation and fracture among non-African constituencies" which could have "profound implications for the party's (the ANC's) ‘identity' as a non-racial party."

Although participants in the survey noted that the ANC "theoretically supports the ideal of non-racialism" they felt that there were "significant problems with race relations within the ANC, at all levels" - particularly in branches with strong minority membership - such as Eldorado Park, Sandton and Lenasia. Among the problems were perceptions of racism and the sense that non-Africans were excluded from leadership positions.

The authors of the study go on to discuss the ANC doctrine that the institutional racism of "colonialism of a special type" can be overcome only through the "empowerment of blacks in general and Africans in particular". This will require "the radical restructuring of key aspects of the economy so as to destroy the material basis of the white racist power structure." 

This process - which lies at the core of the ANC's National Democratic Revolution - is described by Firoz Cachalia as "anti-racist-racism". 

According to Pallo Jordan

"The movement adopted as policy the conscious and deliberate re-racialisation of South Africa by undertaking a host of measures, among which are affirmative action, to ensure that the results of decades of systematic discrimination and denial of job opportunities are reversed. In other words, the purpose of affirmative action is to create circumstances in which affirmative action will no longer be necessary."

The ANC's updated 2012 Strategy and Tactics document states that "the need for such affirmative action will decline in the same measure as all centres of power and influence and other critical spheres of social endeavour become broadly representative of the country's demographics. In the process, all inequalities that may persist or arise need to be addressed."

The "re-racialisation" of South Africa is gathering pace. The government rigidly allocates posts in the public service according to demographics - down to the first decimal point - regardless of merit or objective circumstances. 

Coloured employees of the Department of Correctional Services in the Western Cape are informed that they will not be promoted - because they have exceeded their national racial quota of 8.8%. 

1 500 white members of the SAPS have been refused promotion to vacant officers posts because they have exceeded their 9% quota. 

Late last year Minister Rob Davies said that demographic representivity should also be applied to the private sector: "We need to make sure that in the country's economy, control, ownership and leadership are reflective of the demographics of the society in the same way the political space does. "

What we are experiencing is racial social engineering on a Verwoerdian scale, where once again, the course of South Africans' lives is being determined by their race and not by individual merit. Because it will take generations to achieve broad demographic representivity in all centres of power and influence minority communities can expect to be subjected to "anti-racist racism" for the indefinite future. 

For all intents and purposes South Africa is no longer a non-racial society.

The "re-racialistion" of South Africa is the antithesis of the constitutional values of human dignity, equality and on-racialism on which our new society has been based. 

It contravenes South Africa's international treaty obligations - and it will certainly destroy any hope of national unity. 

Without national unity we will have little chance of successfully implementing the National Development Plan or of addressing the many challenges that confront us - including the pressing need for a rational and workable transformation process.

Dave Steward is Executive Director of the FW de Klerk Foundation