White South Africans could be forced to give up their own homes from next year as the nation’s government steamrolls through plans for land expropriation over claims ‘Africa’s original sin’ must be reversed.
Land is a huge issue in South Africa where racial inequality remains entrenched more than two decades after the end of apartheid when millions of the black majority were dispossessed of their land by a white minority.
The National Assembly agreed to the establishment of a committee that will draft an amendment to section 25 of the Constitution – a law which will allow the government to take homes from the people – and refuse to pay them compensation.
As many in the nation see the move as retribution for the ‘original sin’ when decades ago black people were driven off their land, it is believed white farmers will be driven from their homes immediately.
MPs in South Africa have adopted a report on a proposed change to the constitution, which would allow land to be seized from white owners without compensation. An attempt to stop it in court failed last week.
On Tuesday, South African parliament approved a report which recommends changing the national constitution to allow the state to take privately-owned land without compensation as long as it is justified by public interest. Redistribution of land, supporters believe, would be beneficial to the South African public.
Beneficial to the public. Right. No wonder Justin loves Cyril.
Durban – About 80 to 100 South Africans who have been at Islamic State camps abroad have returned home.
This is according to Na’eem Jeenah, director of the Afro-Middle East Centre (Amec), a think tank which focuses on research across North Africa and the Middle East on security and terrorism.
The centre hosted a seminar on Wednesday in Sydenham, Durban, on South Africa’s connection to Isis.
“We have had a number of returnees, about 80 to a 100, especially families. They are almost definitely under surveillance. Upon their return, they were interviewed by the State Security Agency (SSA) before being released and the government has been involved in ensuring their proper repatriation,” said Jeenah.
A violent riot broke out by a school in South Africa when students began attacking each other with machetes to settle a dispute.
South African city Ekurhuleni is preparing to seize without compensation land from private landowners as the country’s officials consider the legality of seizing land from white land owners.
The South African Parliament may soon adopt a law forbidding South Africans from obtaining firearm licences for the purpose of self-defence. A flat out gun ban. If a leaked draft copy of the Firearms Control Amendment Bill is to be considered the final intention of the ruling ANC government.
There is an insidious racism with which the West treats black African Marxist leaders. They are not held accountable to the same standards that whites are.
The interrogation to which U.S. Judge Brett Kavanaugh was submitted last week had the assiduity worthy of a war crimes tribunal. At the same time, South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa lied to the United Nations–with jejune consequence.
South Africans have expressed outrage following the alleged rape of a seven-year-old girl in a restaurant toilet.
A 20-year-old man allegedly followed her into the women’s restroom before snatching her and raping her in the men’s section, police said.
The suspect was arrested at the scene and charged with rape and possessing drugs. He has been remanded in custody and has not yet been asked to plead.
South Africa has one of the highest incidences of rape in the world.
It follows my journey through South Africa, meeting the white farmers being systematically cleansed from the land.
There are victims, like lovely Marietta, whose face was blown away by a shotgun blast, or the beautiful Mariandra, who buried her husband after he was shot at point black range in his home. She gave birth to their first son five days later.
Black First, Land First spokesperson Lindsay Maasdorp has told the author of this article and others about the controversial party that my “existence is a crime.”
He also repeated his party’s slogan, “land or death.”
h/t DR. J
Loathe or admire the apprentice who became the president, all owe a debt to Donald Trump. Upon telling his secretary of state to home in on fears that Mandela’s legatees had declared open season on white farmers and farmland, the habituated tweeter provoked his opposite number to defend what, to many, seems gutter politics.
If a road to Hell is paved with good intentions, another road going to the same venue is paved with bad intentions. It’s the road South Africa is on.
Ayanda Mabulu’s piece drew criticism after it was briefly displayed at a Johannesburg art-fair.
A former president, Mr Mandela is a much-loved figure in South Africa, credited with ending white-minority rule.
Mabulu said that he was speaking on behalf of poor black South Africans.
“Mandela failed to deliver the dream and that makes him an equivalent of Hitler,” he told the BBC.
More than 20,000 people were killed between April 2017 and March 2018, figures show
Murders in South Africa have surged by more than 7% in the last year, with more than 20,000 people killed in 12 months, new official statistics have shown.
The country has long struggled to with violent crime. The new figures, released on Tuesday, showed that 57 people were murdered daily over a 12-month period between April 2017 and March 2018.
“It borders close to [a] war zone while there is a peace,” said Bheki Cele, the police minister.
Observers say migrants are being used as scapegoats in the latest wave of violent attacks. The government has been accused of failing to admit that xenophobia remains a serious issue in many townships.
A number of recent violent attacks in South Africa have served as a reminder that xenophobic violence remains very much a reality in a country still struggling with attitudes towards migrants.
Four people were reportedly killed in the Soweto area of Johannesburg last week by angry protestors. Mobs looted and destroyed properties belonging to foreign nationals, many of them Somalis, who were accused of selling fake and expired food products.