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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:34 pm    Post subject: South Africa goes full Black Nationalist! Reply with quote

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‘The time for reconciliation is over’: South Africa votes to confiscate white-owned land without compensation
“THE time for reconciliation is over.” South Africa’s parliament has backed a motion to confiscate land owned by white people.
Frank Chung@franks_chung news.com.auFEBRUARY 28, 201812:11PM

SOUTH Africa’s parliament has voted in favour of a motion that will begin the process of amending the country’s Constitution to allow for the confiscation of white-owned land without compensation.

The motion was brought by Julius Malema, leader of the radical Marxist opposition party the Economic Freedom Fighters, and passed overwhelmingly by 241 votes to 83 against. The only parties who did not support the motion were the Democratic Alliance, Freedom Front Plus, Cope and the African Christian Democratic Party.

It was amended but supported by the ruling African National Congress and new president Cyril Ramaphosa, who made land expropriation a key pillar of his policy platform after taking over from ousted PM Jacob Zuma earlier this month.

“The time for reconciliation is over. Now is the time for justice,” Mr Malema was quoted by News24 as telling parliament. “We must ensure that we restore the dignity of our people without compensating the criminals who stole our land.”

According to Bloomberg, a 2017 government audit found white people owned 72 per cent of farmland in South Africa.

ANC deputy chief whip Dorries Eunice Dlakude said the party “recognises that the current policy instruments, including the willing-buyer willing-seller policy and other provisions of Section 25 of the Constitution may be hindering effective land reform”.

ANC rural affairs minister Gugile Nkwinti added, “The ANC unequivocally supports the principle of land expropriation without compensation. There is no doubt about it, land shall be expropriated without compensation.”

Thandeka Mbabama from the Democatic Alliance party, which opposed the motion, said there was a need to right the wrongs of the past but expropriation “cannot be part of the solution”. “By arguing for expropriation without compensation, the ANC has been gifted the perfect scapegoat to explain away its own failure,” she said in a statement.

“Making this argument lets the ANC off the hook on the real impediments — corruption, bad policy and chronic underfunding. Expropriation without compensation would severely undermine the national economy, only hurting poor black people even further.”

Pieter Groenewald, leader of the Freedom Front Plus party representing the white Afrikaner minority, asked what would happen to the land once it was expropriated. “If you continue on this course, I can assure you there is going to be unforeseen consequences that is not in the interest of South Africa,” he said.

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota said there was a “danger that those who think equality in our lifetime equates that we must dominate whites”, News24 reported.

Mr Malema has been leading calls for land confiscation, forcing the ANC to follow suit out of fear of losing the support of poorer black voters. In 2016, he told supporters he was “not calling for the slaughter of white people‚ at least for now”.

Civil rights groups have accused the EFF and ANC of inciting an ongoing spate of attacks on white farmers characterised by extreme brutality, rape and torture — last year, more than 70 people were killed in more than 340 such attacks.

Ernst Roets, deputy chief executive of civil rights group Afriforum, said the parliamentary motion was a violation of the 1994 agreement in which the ANC promised minority interests would be protected post-apartheid.

“This motion is based on a distorted image of the past,” Mr Roets said in a statement. “The term ‘expropriation without compensation’ is a form of semantic fraud. It is nothing more than racist theft.”

He earlier hit out at “simply deceitful” claims that “white people who own land necessarily obtained it by means of oppression, violence or forced removals”.

“The EFF’s view on redistribution is merely a racist process to chase white people off their land and establish it within the state,” he said. “This is not only deceiving, but also a duplication of the economic policies that the world’s worst economies put in place.”

Afriforum said it would take its fight to the United Nations if necessary. The matter has been referred to the parliament’s Constitutional Review Committee, which must report back by August 30.

Earlier this month, Louis Meintjes, president of the farmers’ group the Transvaal Agricultural Union, warned the country risked going down the same route as Zimbabwe, which plunged into famine after a government-sanctioned purge of white farmers in the 2000s.

“Where in the world has expropriation without compensation coupled to the waste of agricultural land, resulted in foreign confidence, economic growth and increased food production?” Mr Meintjes said.

“If Mr Ramaphosa is set on creating an untenable situation, he should actively create circumstances which will promote famine. His promise to expropriate land without compensation, sows the seed for revolution. Expropriation without compensation is theft”.
frank.chung@news.com.au
http://www.news.com.au/finance.....3576c4c0bc


Sad. Do we have to predict what will happen? In Zimbabwe, they kicked out the white farmers without compensation and lost a big chunk of their international trade. The farmers produced cash crops like tobacco. With less trade, the country sank into a lower standard of living, but then the got involved in a war. At one point, they spent their last foreign exchange on military hardware. They became an economic basket case and a kind of political horror show, reminiscent of Haiti in the bad old days.

Maybe Justin could go over there, put a bone through his nose, and tell them how multiculturalism works ...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this policy is dumb , its obvious there is better ways to create prosperity among the black population than to seize white land .

like giving out grants to start small businesses , or scholarships so they can attend college and other ways to enhance employment options

just to have land doesn't equal prosperity anymore , look at parts of the US , where one can be land rich but dirt poor in places like west Virginia or other rural areas


it takes skills and knowledge to be a farmer , just giving a black person land and hoping they prosper is doomed for failure just like in Zimbabwe


my understanding on this issue after reading about it a year or so ago , was there already is a land claims system in place , blacks can already file a land claim and few have been doing so , this new policy is enhancing that and perhaps making it easier to seize some white lands
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There tragedy is that South Africa is the economic lynch-pin of sub-Saharan Africa. If it goes down this road, with the same results as in Zimbabwe, a lot of Africa will suffer.
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