South Africa’s Current Situation Is A Power Game

South Africa’s current situation in 2016 had been planned some fifty-two years ago by a think-tank, the “Bogenhagen Report” of 1964. The Bantustans/Homelands would become provinces in a country, governed by the African majority through a rural political party in the form of the African National Congress (ANC).

An urban political party by design could govern South Africa as from 2019. This too is reflected in that “Bogenhagen Report”.

Today in 2016 it seems that the struggle inside the ANC is among those, who want the old status quo of grand apartheid’s “National Party” back and those, who capitulate into a rural political party.

Considering the outcome of the last Local Government elections, the above-mentioned strategies could make sense. In other words, the Democratic Alliance (DA)-Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) would govern the Western Cape Province; Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape Province; Bloemfontein in the Free State Province; the capital Pretoria and the economic and financial hub, Johannesburg both, in the Gauteng Province.

Would the new urban political party be the DA-EFF and the rural political party the ANC?

In this process, the owners of the economy, also known as captains-of-industry and architects-of-apartheid with their hitmen and chequebooks in the shadows, seem to test the waters on how to overthrow the president. Foreign interests, who reduced the Ukraine to civil war and regime change, would not work in BRICS member, South Africa. This country has an elected head-of-state and commander-in-chief.

Brazil, also a BRICS member, had to deal with its coup d’état. Ousted president Dilma Rousseff faced a legally acceptable coup plot. The highly unpopular vice president, Michel Temer, replaced her. Temer has hardly any following and is viewed as corrupt.

Meanwhile, the same power mongers and their minions in their think tanks hawkishly observe the situation in South Africa developing. It would certainly not work to impeach president Jacob Zuma, as he and his ruling party, the ANC, retain the backing of the country’s majority. But, a collusion of many forces seems to work, similar to that used to topple president Dilma Rousseff and reduce the Ukraine to outright “civil war”. The forces seem to be the same.

The DA’s take-over of the Western Cape should be thoroughly studied. The former apartheid National Party, merely wearing a different coat this time around, consolidated the Western Cape, having done an analysis of the vulnerabilities of that province and then focused on them. The DA was indeed successful.

Not putting up an efficient and effective intelligence, the ANC has contributed to its major losses of Port Elizabeth, Pretoria (Tshwane) and Johannesburg in the last Local Government’s elections.

South Africa’s corporate mainstream media cartels bombard public opinion daily with Afropessimistic, anti-ANC horror stories. It is latently racist. In fact, their efforts could be described as “brainwashing of public opinion”. The old apartheid Strategic Communications (StratCom) media reports to deceive public opinion, seems alive and at work. The strategy of 70% fact and 30% fiction blended and emotively presented makes for effective media-propaganda. Eventually, the victims of the lie become its biggest protector.

In the up-coming preparations for the next party- and country president, the corporates and multi-nationals, their hitmen and their chequebooks collude to break the ANC up into polarized and tribal camps. They are working hard at securing their dispensation. Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is their man. Much money is thrown at their power-game. That could be the reason for Ramaphosa defending Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Certain senior and experienced members of the ANC and its National Executive Committee (NEC) spoke to this writer under the condition of anonymity, expressed their concern and frustration, when they explained, “The ANC has bought into this new strategy. It’s not the movement we know anymore.”

The above-mentioned also pointed out, “In this power game senior members of the ruling party quietly worked with the opposition. They are all well known to the ANC. Their day will come when they’ll be named and shamed. They cannot be part of the ANC’s history.”

Daily media reports reflect countrywide student revolts and previously, also service delivery protests. President Jacob Zuma declared those unrests as democratic, as long as they are registered, legal and do not do damage to any property and, or persons. If however, property and, or persons are attacked and arson is committed, the culprits would be arrested.

If South Africa’s Police Services (SAPS) would allow student revolts and service delivery rebellions to get out of hand, the police would be viewed as staging a putsch against the state. If police services would be allowed to oversee revolts and rebellions, for that matter any form of anarchy, it would be self-destructive.

For the ANC to consolidate and protect itself against its enemies and to move forward, the movement would benefit from the following strategies.

  • The ANC needs to roll out a massive national debate to address all problems and obstacles. Branches, gatherings, meetings, conferences, newly re-established street committees, Afro-friendly media and other such platforms could be made available to address shortcomings and weaknesses.
  • A think tank could be established to work along the lines of a research institute or, a foundation. It would be tasked to do all research, work in a focused way with the movement throughout the country. That way, history could be put into perspective.
  • The ANC could further bring its newspapers such as SECHABA back to the national market, linking it to above network, progressive institutes, the BRICS structures, if and where possible.

In addition to above, it is important that the “blind trusts”, that are held by judges and politicians, will be outlawed and abolished as soon as possible. The electorate needs to know those “blind trusts”, as they seem a cesspool of corruption and power mongering through corporate influence. It is the cancer that could destroy the ANC. Parliament needs to pass laws to protect against such invasions; otherwise the chequebooks rule and the voters have no say. That is unfair and unsettling.

The rightwing, or neo-con economic strategies, such as the arms deal, the “Reconstruction and Development Programme”, also known as RDP under the late former president Nelson Mandela. The “Growth, Employment and Redistribution” (GEAR) programme followed. It was a macro-economic strategy under recalled, former president Thabo Mbeki.

None of them worked, least of all in favour for South Africans. Finally, they were done away with. The current programme, “National Development Plan” (NDP 2030) under the incumbent, Jacob Zuma, replaced the previous attempts. Will it work, given the history of the previous programmes? It does not seem like it. There are too many corporate interests with hidden agendas at play to control the ANC and its government.

South Africa’s flawed judiciary needs serious attention too. The biggest evil that grew from the CODESA negotiations in 1994 was the secret “Sunset Clauses”, protecting covert local and foreign structures. Those have greatly influenced the judiciary through a host of corporate cabalists, their lobbies, think tanks and societies and their joint secret trusts. If no changes will be undertaken, the unelected judiciary will keep pushing to take over power from government. It would be anti-democratic, undermining the nation.

Finally, the progressive forces need take charge for all to see and follow. How to take charge needs to be debated nationally as soon as possible. The ANC leadership needs to take the nation along, constantly informing and preparing it for any further efforts of destabilisation and sabotage.

South Africa Today, The Script Unfolds …

South Africa’s recent election outcome with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) having lost hundreds of thousands of votes came and went as no surprise.

One of the major reasons seems to be, as repeatedly documented; the ANC has become insensitive to the poor majority and has to urgently redefine itself.

moneyIt will have to act on, for example, the e-tolls system and do away with rightwing policies forthwith. In fact, the ANC and its government will not get away without a high-quality, effective and efficient intelligence force, a force similar to that of Zimbabwe. ESKOM, Rand Water and the Traffic Departments are all in serious need of honest, hands-on management. Outsourcing has become a swear word and should be treated as such, because it is one of the roots of corruption.

About thirty years ago a group of well-qualified senior ANC intelligence officers read the strategy of the racist-apartheid Nationalist Party (NP) regime then, which was fully backed by the international West.

A small group of senior ANC NEC members explained under the condition of anonymity, “The White NP regime together with the owners of the economy collaborated as ‘architects-of-apartheid’. Their strategy was to unban the ANC, SACP, PAC, Cosatu and all its affiliates, to put together a multi-party democracy, as they had done in the late 1970s in occupied Namibia. Their “democratic model” would be a two-tier system, similar to the old Roman structures.”

“Their two-tier system would include a host of strategic structures such as the NP’s “regional governments”; the Progressive Federal Party (PFP)-Democratic Alliance (DA) “federal system”, which mischievous armchair academics describe as a “Swiss Canton model”; the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) called it the “con-federal system” with the IFP ruling KwaZulu-Natal on its own and the apartheid-Homeland leaders like general Bantu Holomisa and Lucas Mangope, who would call that system ”Bantustans.”

“The above would leave the ANC, SACP, SACTU, COSATU on the outskirts of the corridors of government.”

Like SWAPO Party in Namibia, who was strongly against South Africa’s NP regime’s dictate with its huge host of 149 political parties then, competing against incoming SWAPO, the ANC intelligence officers and strategists were directly opposed against a similar strategy for South Africa.”

“Whittling down support of both liberation movements would create inflated and hugely expensive provincial governments with nine ministers and their staff complement for as many portfolios. This strategy would lead to ‘consumption expenditure’ instead of ‘infrastructural development expenditure’, this writer was told.

As it is today, the treasury pays 55% of the annual national budget towards the nine provincial administrations. If only a two-third majority in parliament would allow the number of provinces to be reduced to four, maximum five provinces, then central government and its treasury would simply have to cut its budget for the provinces.

The ANC team of strategists and intelligence officers also warned that the Western Cape would be won by an apartheid-colonial NP-alliance. That structure would establish a corridor through to the Free State Province and its capitol, Bloemfontein. The Gauteng Province would fall to the same DA conglomerate by 2019. Will the Gauteng Province ever return to the ANC mold again?

In above context, it is small wonder that ANC strategists and intelligence officers were not at all surprised at the Local Government elections outcome. In fact, the late Chris Hani did not support the regional government system in any way.

As revealed to this writer, “During the Codesa negotiations in 1994 the international West had forced the ANC team to adopt the secret “Sunset Clauses”, as developed by FW de Klerk and Joe Slovo. The alternative was that the racist-apartheid regime threatened, it would kill millions of native African South Africans in their townships by dropping nuclear devices on them.”

The same ANC intelligence officers further warned against “Chris Hani being murdered, as he stood in the way of the covert plotters. The enemy’s covert operations were to kill Hani, as he was intelligent and not corruptible. He understood the enemy tactics too well, including those of certain suspicious ANC leaders and insiders”, this commentator was told.

“The above-mentioned report included that covert operations would follow Hani’s murder up by character assassinating Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. Both were described as easy targets, as one had a drinking problem and the other a problem with women and money. Such character assassinations could lead to self-destruction. The ANC intelligence had warned the movement about such nefarious activities some thirty years ago.”

Recalled Thabo Mbeki met the EFF leaders on the eve of the elections. He also did not attend any of the ‘star rallies’ of his ruling party and avoided to go onto the campaign trail. When interviewed whom he would vote for, if, he expressed his abhorrence over corruption. Mbeki hinted about his vote and said, “The electorate would have to follow its conscience.” Did it not actually send a message to the ANC members not to vote?

The revered, late ANC President in exile, Oliver Reginald Tambo, maintained that no living being would be stronger than the ANC.

The late ANC and country president, Nelson Mandela, is on record having said in 1993 before he was elected as president of a new South Africa, “If people relax their vigilance, they will find their sacrifices have been in vain. If the ANC does not deliver the goods, the people must do to it what they have done to the apartheid regime … “

What is it that both above-mentioned leaders knew then already, that the rest of the leadership and its voters have not been exposed to?

Internationally renowned researcher, author and journalist, professor John Pilger commented, “The economic ‘growth’, which Nelson Mandela applauds, was once described by Joseph Schumpeter, the doyen of Harvard economists, as ‘creative destruction’.”

South African businessman, Mzi Khumalo, comments, “Three ways the White minority has outsmarted the native black majority in the democracy numbers game are:

  • They concentrated their numbers into the Western Cape and secured themselves a dominion. (This is similar to Namibia’s secessionists of the Caprivi Strip, which was argued and punished as “high treason”, this writer.)
  • They follow the divide and conquer strategy by promoting the EFF through the corporate mainstream media cartels and fund it to dilute the impact of Black unity.
  • They then convinced ANC voters that (president) Zuma is unacceptable to vote for, while convincing their most racist voters to vote for the DA, even if their leader is Black.”

“It’s not the ANC, who must smell the coffee, because they will loose power. It’s the Black voter who must smell the coffee, or loose political expression”, Mzi Khumalo explains.

Have power; patronage, resources and subsequent arrogance destroyed the ANC elite?

Have the academic and corporate mainstream media cartels’ propaganda war waged against the ANC, eventually contributed to the ANC’s demise?

Would the ANC be reduced to a rural political party by 2019, whereas the DA and its coalitions would ascend to become a multi-party, urban conglomeration, ruling South Africa?

In fact, the DA did not make any progress in these last elections. The ANC regressed, as voters simply did not vote. The DA rides on a tribal ticket to split the ANC. Have certain ANC factions, lobbied with outside interest groups to accept a “thirty-year-plan” to divide the amaZulu from within the ANC?

Senior ANC NEC sources under the condition of strict anonymity expect, “The funds for the EFF would be re-directed away from a dwindling Congress Of The People (COPE) to the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to capture the youth and assist the DA in its move to enter the native Black living areas. But, once the EFF tastes power, it will self-destruct. It will be then that the former racist-apartheid NP and owners-of-the-economy’s offspring, the DA, will have used the EFF to its hilt and spit it out.”

South Africa’s judiciary would play a major role, as it slipped through the backdoor into the corridors of political power. The liberal abuse of the constitution has already become the order of the day. The electorate seems confused, who actually wields power in South Africa. However, the electorate understands the problems of the ANC leadership.

The election outcome unfolded exactly as analysed above.

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South Africa’s Private Business Sector Unpatriotically Undermines State Sovereignty

If South Africa’s hostile private business sector indeed supports the political opposition for its own benefits, it clearly undermines democracy. If it lobbies and compromises influential politicians and senior government officials in return “assisting to draft policies that work against people and country, to the advantage of the multinational corporates, such destructive strategy actually structures poverty for particularly the indigenous African majority and destroys the middle class.”

The fuel industry is a case in point of how lobbyists function to the disadvantage of the electorate. An economist from within the fuel industry points out, “South Africa’s oil refineries are in dire need to be refurbished to produce cleaner fuels. But the oil companies do not plan to pay for it. Their exemption from the Competition Commission comes to an end in December 2015. The owners of the oil companies however, would want to extend their exemption for another ten years.”

Meanwhile, the liquid fuel industry closed its doors on the BBBEE structure and will not adhere to indigenous African South African programmes of integration. This means, that radical economic transformation will not be able to take place. Economic growth under an ANC-led government would be destroyed and the ANC would be blamed again.

“Lobbyists focus their destructive manipulations on the ministry of trade and industry (dti), as well as the respective parliamentary committee to place their draft in parliament during the quiet season at the end of 2015. This is how the oil companies will receive their extension for another ten years”, the fuel expert explained.

The department of trade and industry would then grant the aforementioned exemption.

Hostile international corporates do not produce wealth, but structured poverty. In that context, the corporate sector demonstrates its blatant disrespect for South Africa’s sovereignty. This they do with impunity to protect their wealth.

The above-mentioned evil is a crime against humanity, just as the UNO declared apartheid a crime against humanity. It is a strategy derived from colonial-apartheid oppression. The same ‘architects-of-apartheid’ structured poverty for the masses. It leaves them voiceless and creates more poverty and death. In fact, wealth concentration among the rich accelerated since the great depression. This is also known as “finance capitalism”, not “industrial capitalism”. Financial pressures from all angles on the system are huge.

In pre-election South Africa and with the able assistance of the ratings agencies, Standard & Poor (S&P), Moody’s and Fricke and the manipulation of world currencies such as the US Dollar, the Rand currency is still falling. At the end of 2015 as currency prices fluctuate on a daily basis, the Rand stands already at ZAR14.13 per US$1.

It is important for all to know and understand – to engineer the collapse of South Africa’s currency and economy is an act of high treason. This writer has been told, “A highly specialised group of concerned citizens will assist South Africa’s authorities and certain financial institutions to investigate those corporate structures, which seem to connive bringing down the economy. It needs to be seen to be corrected.”

A respected senior ANC NEC and NWC member explained under the condition of anonymity, “The target is to undermine and force the ANC to recall president Jacob Zuma, embarrass and close the ANC’s business arm, Chancellor House, to ensure that funding for future elections will be ceased.”

According to the enemies’ covert strategies, “Starving the ANC of sponsorship would inevitably lead to the ANC losing the Gauteng Province in the next elections in 2016.”

If the allegation were indeed correct that an amount of ZAR1billion has been made available to the political opposition, mainly the DA, it would mean that the business community directly meddles with South Africa’s political power balances.

The above-mentioned source asked, “Has the DA committed itself to the big corporates to win the Gauteng Province at the next elections in 2016? If this is correct and if the ANC wins the Gauteng Province in the next elections, how would the ZAR1billion affect the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)?”

“What is the role of the “Mayfair Group” in London and its links with certain senior members of South Africa’s political landscape”, has been queried too. “A certain Nathan Kirsch is alleged to be a member of the aforementioned group. Are Zimbabwe’s John Bredenkamp, the DA’s Helen Zille and recalled Thabo Mbeki also members of that “Mayfair Group” in London,” suspicious senior ANC members demand to know.

South Africa’s private business sector has proven throughout that it plays crude power politics to its own advantage only and to the disadvantage of the electorate. Only a strong and determined hand will be able to rescue the country from marginalization of the masses, further mass-plunder of its resources and serious national destabilisation efforts.

Beware Of Arrogance – It Plays Into The Hands Of The Counter-Revolutionaries And Agent Provocateurs

Under the cloak of democracy “majority rule and minority protection” were part of the bruising CODESA negotiations of 1992 to 1994.

As repeatedly cautioned, the secret “Sunset Clauses”, the “Demarcation Board” and the resulting “proportional representation” have denied the voting public their real democracy in the form of “one person, one vote elections in a constituent assembly”. But, this system will not be changed until those in power will have lost their power.

As a number of senior ANC NEC and NWC members explained bluntly, the above-mentioned, more “particularly ‘proportional representation’ and that ‘Demarcation Board’, could at best be described as a most serious ‘electoral fraud’. It has led to corruption, factionalism, polarization, anarchy and destabilisation, whittling the ANC’s voter-base down.”

An elite stands accused of arrogance. And, arrogance always comes before the fall.

Against the above background, South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) rules at the behest of the minorities. The minorities have entered into an alliance with the majority to form a South African-style “democracy”.

Should the minorities believe that they are disrespected, they could intensify tension between the majority and the minorities.

In South Africa’s case the minorities are made up of a host of miniscule political parties, civil society, capital and judiciary, all of them hostile to black majority rule, even when they use black South Africans for their credibility. These minorities would translate disrespect as arrogant. If this would be the case, “They would translate it as the majority misleading the nation”.

It would therefore, be important to build a strong middle ground, made up of the ruling ANC, the opposition DA, business and civil society. To ignore this development in the case of South Africa, further engaging in looting of private citizens’- and public funds, of taking land and other assets through over-taxation, land-grabs of any nature, would lead the country onto dangerous ground.

2015 is a far cry from the times of the so-called “Cold War” and the struggle against colonial-apartheid oppression. A well-funded opposition, civil society and capital, that cuts across the entire political-, academic- and judicial spectrum, would take up the challenge.

Agent provocateurs would be deployed to destabilise the country. The ‘counter-revolutionary forces’ today are not what they were forty years ago. Today, they are organised and occupy strategic key positions across the private and public sectors.

The ‘counter-revolutionary forces’ would, most likely, not shy away from shutting South Africa and possibly the entire SADC region down for some ninety days and longer by destroying the country’s fiber optics.

The electronic and other supportive structures such as for example, wifi, mobile phone networks, telecoms, bank cards, ATMs, supermarket- and other tills, petrol pumps, banking- and retail industries, traffic- and air traffic control would grind to a halt. Water, electricity and cash would run out, as people would not be prepared for such all-affecting destructive collusion. It would be a tool to intimidate and eventually rule with fear.

As it stands, the ANC-led government is facing an undermining front with hostilities from within and outside which include media, academia, established capital and judiciary. It showed its united, hostile hand at the time of the African Union (AU) summit in Sandton, Johannesburg, when Sudan’s head-of-state, Omar Al-Bashir, showed up.

The Southern African Litigation Center (SALC) with the support of South Africa’s judiciary opportunistically litigated against Al-Bashir, to have him handed over to the racist “International Crimes Court (ICC)” in The Hague, the Netherlands, Europe.

Together, the corporate media cartel, the mafia-apartheid judiciary and the political opposition misled the public in its attempt to embarrass South Africa’s majority-led government. Their cunning approach however, did not bear fruit, despite trying to hide behind the rule-of-law and the constitution.

Government refused to declare war on Sudan by disrespecting international law, deliberately ignoring Sudan’s sovereignty and delivering Al-Bashir to the ICC. At the same time, they tried to weaken government’s credibility nationally and globally.

The “Southern African Litigation Center (SALC)” is heavily sponsored by one of the architects of Ukraine’s war-of-destabilisation against Moscow to force a Western favored “regime change”. He is George Soros and his “Open Society Foundation”. Another player is the US-Ford Foundation. There are others. The SALC has access to huge funds.

The media reported that a certain wealthy Israeli, Nathan Kirsch in London, sponsors political opposition in South Africa through among others, the “De Klerk Foundation” and his London-based “Mayfair Group”. The beneficiaries include the Democratic Alliance (DA), the EFF, possibly also AMCU and AGANG SA.

In addition to the above, the national electricity supplier, ESKOM’s taunting electricity cuts usually at peak times, have not been seriously investigated and dealt with appropriately. To make things worse, the traffic departments do not seem willing, or able to coordinate with the electricity supplier. Electricity cuts and traffic gridlocks have become the order of the day.

The national water suppliers have to deal with run-down and broken equipment. Subsequent poisonous water and water cuts seem to raise their ugly heads.

In fact, all parastatals seem to have been rendered dysfunctional. South Africa seems faced with economic terrorism in a drive to privatize all parastatals for a song. Economic growth seems to dwindle fast.

It also remains unclear who really benefits from the imposition of e-tolls in the Gauteng Province. Interestingly, the company rolling out e-tolls is not South African. The profits leave South Africa for Austria. Who really benefits?

With fifteen million South Africans living below the poverty line and over 26% of the country’s youth being unemployed, racial inequalities persist. So does the slave wage. This is worrisome.

Who would benefit from such ‘dustbowl tactics’ and subsequent trials and tribulations affecting all living in South Africa?

A respected senior source in the ANC’s NEC told this writer on condition of anonymity, “The ANC has raised matters of e-tolls, race-based economic inequalities, the remaining slave wages and the high youth unemployment within the branches and took them up to its national levels. Many cadres are concerned about the impact those developments will have on the ANC voters’ base.”

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The Onslaught On South Africa’s Ruling African National Congress Intensified

“The ANC of 1990 does not exist anymore. It’s a political party just like any other,” say many of its old cadres from both, inside and outside South Africa.

Today’s leadership of the African National Congress stands accused by its Secretary General Gwede Mantashe as taking “dirty money, killing the ANC”. According to the national daily newspaper, ‘The Sowetan’, Mantashe compiled a secret document saying, he was concerned that “incompetent business owners buy their way to state tenders”.

Since 1994 the elected ANC has accepted the current “proportional representation”. A well-known, senior member of the ANC NEC and NWC, who spoke to this writer under condition of anonymity, said: “Had the ANC followed the ‘Freedom Charter’ and the expectations of its electorate, it would have accepted nothing less than a ‘one-person-one-vote electoral process in a constituent assembly’.

“But, the secret “Sunset Clauses”, negotiated between apartheid-De Klerk and the SACP’s Joe Slovo saw to it that ‘one-person-one-vote in a constituent assembly’ would not happen. Apartheid was legalized.”

The secret “Sunset Clauses” further weakened the ANC when the former Bantustans were transformed into Provinces. To date, the provincial administrative structures absorb about 55% of the annual national budget.

“Comrade president Nelson Mandela and his deputy, Thabo Mbeki, never considered the structural problems inside the ANC. This had made it easy for recalled Mbeki to collapse the ANC branches and centralise power in the presidency of the ANC.”

He further explains, “All the above-mentioned have paved the way for corporates, mining companies, banks, financial institutions, retailers and many more with interests in South Africa to sneak their lobby groups and hidden agendas in. Their influence on the ANC’s leadership is powerful. Many leaders were compromised. Corporates took power.”

In the above-mentioned context, the senior ANC NEC and NWC member expressed his concern; “South Africa is in clear and present danger today.”

Today, Glencor-Exxaro controls 40% of all coal supplies to ESCOM and 50% of coal exports from South Africa. The other major coal miners are ‘BHP Billiton Coal’ and ‘Anglo Coal’.

If the lights are switched off, the power utility will be killed and the economy destroyed. The one who controls power and water, controls the country. Who benefits from such “economic terrorism”? According to “power economics”, why would anyone pay ZAR40billion for a mere 1 900 megawatt? Yet, it does not show how much energy actually is in it for so many megawatt hours. What is really going on at Eskom? Who builds a war chest with those huge profits from diesel for Eskom? Who is behind all the cover-ups making serious profits?

In the recent worldwide development of corporates taking over governments, seriously funded corporate lobbies wield extraordinary influence. They cozy up to leadership in their hidden efforts to isolate them from their powerbase, which is the majority of the electorate.

In addition to above, the emotional land issue would have to be addressed soon too to avoid further political and socio-economic ruptures and opportunistic destabilisation.

Eskom’s taunting of the nation of South Africa, the upcoming land issue and the continuous price hikes, have put the majority of the population under siege.

Meanwhile, the political opposition and more so its funders; the academia; the mafia-apartheid judiciary and the corporate media cartel ganged up against ANC- and country president Jacob Zuma. Those forces will also agitate from within the movement hoping to force the forthcoming ANC’s NGC in October this year 2015 to be turned into an elective conference.

Their not so hidden drive is to have president Zuma recalled, similar to the fall from grace of his predecessor, Thabo Mbeki. It is their choice to bring in deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa as head-of-state and secretary general Gwede Mantashe as his hopeful deputy. Their hopeful success however, will not materialize yet. “The ANC’s branches would not stand for such.”

South Africa is a member of BRICS. But, the owners of its economy, the “former” architects-of-apartheid reject BRICS. The broad electorate, the poor majority however, is in favour of BRICS.

Will those corporates get their way by putting their ambitious “business mogul and billionaire”, Patrice Motsepe, into the ANC’s top six by 2017 as Treasurer General (TS)?

It seems known among the ANC’s leadership that the outsider, Motsepe, desperately wants to be South Africa’s president in 2022. This seems unacceptable to the majority, as his history and background are unknown. Motsepe only became an ANC member in the 1990s.

The well-established owners of ‘Teal Mining Company’, an offspring of the old ‘Anglo Vaal’ group, met with young rural attorney and socialite Patrice Motsepe and created for him ‘African Rainbow Minerals’ (ARM) as a BBBEE partner. Motsepe was made a “celebrity share billionaire”; at the same time a buffer between white capital and black African majority.

Motsepe receives much media exposure and acts as benevolent sponsor, co-owns a football team, always appearing at any and every ANC event, seated among leadership. Almost all senior members of the ANC NEC openly reject that. Who continuous to attempt giving him that weight?

At the same time, the media reports that the ANC and government leadership are corrupt. The corporate media cartel affords Motsepe the platform he revels in. The consuming public is conscientised that “the country needs a wealthy head-of-state who is not corrupt”.

Foreign interest groups argue that South Africa’s president could only be an African with direct assistance from outside. Africans who do it by themselves are destroyed. In fact, their principled and historic positions are being undermined. That includes their ideology; anti-apartheid struggle credentials therefore, a solid position in the country’s history.

Without any of above-given background, is Patrice Motsepe the good face of imperialist neo-liberal, capitalist-democracy? Motsepe too would have to dance to the piper’s tune.

The long-term plan for the ANC’s future includes rendering the movement dysfunctional and democratic. The above-mentioned senior ANC NEC and NWC stalwart fears that “Branch members at future conferences would be paid to be controlled.”

It is a destructive strategy, which would particularly affect the indigenous black South African majority. They would be the losers, be made voiceless and redundant. Structured poverty is as much a crime against humanity as colonial-apartheid was.

The real problem is that when government is in the grip of corporates, it is not a welfare state, which keeps the economy in debt. It is a centrally planned economy that needs land reform, financial and real estate sectors reducing the rest of the economy to rent payers and debtors. We live in the age of “neo-feudalism”.

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Namibia And South Africa, Beware Of False Prophets In The Academia

“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it” – George Orwell

It is trendy to worship the academia and its academic qualifications, academic “analysis” and “PhD essays”, presented in an academic jargon that has become all too flowery and removed from the truth. And of course, therefore, it is misleading. Serious problems of whatever size simply get intellectualized away, more particularly, when of political nature.

In fact, mischievous armchair academics have two things in common, their egos and their hidden agendas, always ready to advertise their “opinion” under the guise of “analysis” of “news and current affairs”, to lend “credibility and weight”. Yet, it is usually nothing new.

It has become the academics’ clarion call to all those seeking employment to have academic qualifications. Because, if they not, they will simply not get a job and the much needed income. They and their families would be part of the unemployed and would finally starve, whilst admiring the “academics and intellectuals”.

It creates an unnecessary and inhumane class-system. Such is not part of SWAPO Party, or ANC, or Frelimo, or MPLA or ZANU-PF, who fought for the freedom of all oppressed and disenfranchised, against racism and unfair educational- and economic systems, making life hell for the disadvantaged indigenous black African majority in their own land on their own continent. This is in fact, a declaration of war to plunder and kill with impunity and in exclusivity.

To undermine the struggle for freedom for all living in the land is counter-revolutionary. To attack SWAPO’s and the ANC’s constitution as well as its senior founders would be an attempt to reduce Namibia and even more so, South Africa to puppet states. Independence is hard earned and is not for sale. Hot academic air should not confuse students and the public out there.

Ghana’s late former president Kwame Nkrumah documented in his publication, “Handbook of Revolutionary Warfare”, “Local reactionaries would assist foreign infiltration in an attempt to suppress progressive and revolutionary forces throughout the continent.”

Education is one of the most important pillars of society. But, it should benefit all and should be balanced.

After World Wars 1 and 2, Germany created its new middle class mainly through a technical education programme. Education does not mean it has to be exclusively academic. Technical education contributes not only to a broad tax system. It also helps to build an independent, self-sufficient country. Today, Germany is the most powerful country within the EU. Its economy rates among the top four of the world. The powerful middle class forms the tax-base of government.

An arrogant global corporate approach to acquire useless academic qualifications to land a job, will lead to a class system, based on exclusivity and elitism, marginalizing the majority in mainly Third World and African countries into mass unemployment, abject poverty and starvation.

An elitist class system has never been part of any freedom struggle, unless one would succumb to the collective amoral reflection of the US box-office film, “Wolf of Wall Street” and its sordid bling-bling levels of deadly greed.

An exclusively elitist, well-connected and academically highly qualified small middle class would assist the ‘grand apartheid’s’ equally evil ‘structured poverty’, sowing starvation and destablisation, compromising struggle leadership.

We do not need to look far for a working education system. Zimbabwe is right here on Namibia’s and South Africa’s borders – the British publication, the “Guinness Book of World Records” hailed Zimbabwe’s educational system among the top three in the world for years. It shows in the Diaspora. Zimbabweans hold top positions in banking-, mining-, retailing and many other industries.

It would be a grave blunder to expose the University of Namibia (UNAM) for example, to academics, who do not have Namibia’s interests at heart. Their history and their actions speak for themselves. With their hidden agendas to promote corporatization of state and economy, those hooligan armchair academics contribute to misinformation and subsequent tension all around. They have become agents’ provocateurs, promoting a foreign democracy that would lead to anarchy and regime change. Meanwhile, they enjoy the public platforms, masquerading as “intellectual giants, influential and well-connected opinion makers and democratic thinkers”. However, they are the exact opposite.

They actually play politics. Those academics would do anything, to get into positions of influence to manage public minds and opinion. Their scheming mindsets are equal to those of mercenaries.

Why do those over-ambitious academics not form their own political parties? Or, are they part of an agenda to destabilize their respective countries in order to bring about a ‘regime change’ like the ‘Bolsheviks’ did in Russia, leading up to the Red Revolution in 1917? You might recall, Lord Milner and Lord Rothschild, heading the British Exchequer in London, financed the ‘Bolsheviks’. Together, they brought the reigning Tsar to a fall, killed his entire family, because he refused to underwrite a Central Bank for Russia. In whose interest do certain academics remain persistent to get into leadership positions in academia?

Had it not been for the leaders’ drive and the understanding of history, of colonial-apartheid-structured-poverty and of discrimination, those same academics would not have been in their aspired and worshiped positions today. Unless of course, they would receive compromising payments from the powerful men in the shadows. The only explanation would be that those academics are in actual fact soulless intellectual prostitutes, far removed from teaching the truth, preparing the youth for economic participation.

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Namibia And South Africa, Beware Of False Prophets In The Academia

“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it” – George Orwell

It is trendy to worship the academia and its academic qualifications, academic “analysis” and “PhD essays”, presented in an academic jargon that has become all too flowery and removed from the truth. And of course, therefore, it is misleading. Serious problems of whatever size simply get intellectualized away, more particularly, when of political nature.

In fact, mischievous armchair academics have two things in common, their egos and their hidden agendas, always ready to advertise their “opinion” under the guise of “analysis” of “news and current affairs”, to lend “credibility and weight”. Yet, it is usually nothing new.

It has become the academics’ clarion call to all those seeking employment to have academic qualifications. Because, if they not, they will simply not get a job and the much needed income. They and their families would be part of the unemployed and would finally starve, whilst admiring the “academics and intellectuals”.

It creates an unnecessary and inhumane class-system. Such is not part of SWAPO Party, or ANC, or Frelimo, or MPLA or ZANU-PF, who fought for the freedom of all oppressed and disenfranchised, against racism and unfair educational- and economic systems, making life hell for the disadvantaged indigenous black African majority in their own land on their own continent. This is in fact, a declaration of war to plunder and kill with impunity and in exclusivity.

To undermine the struggle for freedom for all living in the land is counter-revolutionary. To attack SWAPO’s and the ANC’s constitution as well as its senior founders would be an attempt to reduce Namibia and even more so, South Africa to puppet states. Independence is hard earned and is not for sale. Hot academic air should not confuse students and the public out there.

Ghana’s late former president Kwame Nkrumah documented in his publication, “Handbook of Revolutionary Warfare”, “Local reactionaries would assist foreign infiltration in an attempt to suppress progressive and revolutionary forces throughout the continent.”

Education is one of the most important pillars of society. But, it should benefit all and should be balanced.

After World Wars 1 and 2, Germany created its new middle class mainly through a technical education programme. Education does not mean it has to be exclusively academic. Technical education contributes not only to a broad tax system. It also helps to build an independent, self-sufficient country. Today, Germany is the most powerful country within the EU. Its economy rates among the top four of the world. The powerful middle class forms the tax-base of government.

An arrogant global corporate approach to acquire useless academic qualifications to land a job, will lead to a class system, based on exclusivity and elitism, marginalizing the majority in mainly Third World and African countries into mass unemployment, abject poverty and starvation.

An elitist class system has never been part of any freedom struggle, unless one would succumb to the collective amoral reflection of the US box-office film, “Wolf of Wall Street” and its sordid bling-bling levels of deadly greed.

An exclusively elitist, well-connected and academically highly qualified small middle class would assist the ‘grand apartheid’s’ equally evil ‘structured poverty’, sowing starvation and destablisation, compromising struggle leadership.

We do not need to look far for a working education system. Zimbabwe is right here on Namibia’s and South Africa’s borders – the British publication, the “Guinness Book of World Records” hailed Zimbabwe’s educational system among the top three in the world for years. It shows in the Diaspora. Zimbabweans hold top positions in banking-, mining-, retailing and many other industries.

It would be a grave blunder to expose the University of Namibia (UNAM) for example, to academics who do not have Namibia’s interests at heart. Their history and their actions speak for themselves. With their hidden agendas to promote corporatization of state and economy, those hooligan armchair academics contribute to misinformation and subsequent tension all around. They become agents’ provocateurs, promoting a foreign democracy that would lead to anarchy and regime change. Meanwhile, they enjoy the public platforms, masquerading as “intellectual giants, influential and well-connected opinion makers and democratic thinkers”. However, they are the exact opposite.

Those academics would do anything, to get into positions of influence to manage public minds and opinion. Their scheming mindsets are equal to those of mercenaries. Why do those over-ambitious academics not form their own political parties? Or, are they part of an agenda to destabilize their respective countries in order to bring about a ‘regime change’? In whose interest do they remain persistent to get into leadership positions in academia?

Had it not been for the leaders’ drive and the understanding of history, of colonial-apartheid-structured-poverty and of discrimination, those same academics would not have been in their aspired and worshiped positions today. Unless of course, they would receive compromising payments from powerful men in the shadows. The only explanation would be that those academics are in actual fact soulless intellectual prostitutes, far removed from teaching the truth, preparing the youth for economic participation.