#RiotingStudentsMustFall

To All Whom This May Concern

This open letter is written concerning the violent riots that are taking place at the universities around the Republic of South Africa by the students demanding “free tertiary education” with their #FeesMustFall campaign. History is repeating itself and the ANC/SACP government is greatly at fault for how the masses are acting! In times past the youth were encouraged to rebel against the wicked apartheid government and today they are rebelling against their very own wicked ANC/SACP government, too, for we can read in GOD’s Word,

2  When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. ~ Proverb 29:2

South Africans are mourning at present!

Students at the Durban University of Technology march as countrywide protests demanding free tertiary education continue. Picture: Rogan Ward. Credit: REUTERS

Do you notice the political war regalia being worn?

Holistic Education Diminished

Due to the South African ANC/SACP government removing from its school system the Holy Bible as the standard and true authority for holistic education, starting each day with prayer to the GOD of Creation YEHOVAH, Darwinian evolution which is the religion of atheism has taken the Holy Bible’s place and is now promoted and taught in our school systems as part of the curriculum to the young minds of this generation and the generations to come. Teaching the theory of evolution – which is not an observable science – is GOD-hating and a Marxist attack on the Creator, thus spreading lies that all of Creation that can be seen came into existence by millions and billions of years stemming from a “big-bang”, so the story goes. The atheistic attempt to remove GOD the Creator from the equation is promoting the lie that humanity evolved from an organism known as the “last universal common ancestor (LUCA)[1][2][3] which lived approximately 3.5-3.8 billion years ago,[4] although a study in 2015 found ‘remains of biotic life’ from 4.1 billion years ago in ancient rocks in Creation vs. EvolutionWestern Australia.[5][6]”. In all of this, I wonder how this gels with South Africa saying humanity started in their “Cradle of Humankind” where “in 1935, Robert Broom found the first ape-man fossils at Sterkfontein”.[7] This is the figment of deceived  imaginations of wretched mankind who sadly masquerade as teachers, lecturers, scientists and professors, and who tell the fanciful theoretical stories that man has over millions and billions of years evolved through the animal kingdom resulting in their nearest relatives being primates – also known as apes / monkeys!

The Truth of the matter is, for we read,

18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 
20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 
21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 
22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 
23  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 
24  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 
25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. ~ Romans 1:18-25 

By diminishing the Truth into a bold-faced lie through the education department coupled with the outlawing of corporal punishment – for those who do not know, it was caning or lashes for ill discipline or failure to follow school rules and regulations and for not doing one’s homework or fighting at school – the government has created a disrespecting lawless generation of scholars. Scripture teaches the following,

13  In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. ~ Proverb 10:13

24  He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. ~ Proverb 13:24

15  Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. ~ Proverb 22:15

13  Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. ~ Proverb 23:13

14  Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. ~ Proverb 23:14

3  A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back. ~ Proverb 26:3

15  The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. ~ Proverb 29:15

UKZN campus arson destruction Where no discipline is you have the breeding of lawless delinquents. Whilst the government has enforced their man-made laws, the parents of this current generation of school and university students are responsible before GOD for how they have raised their children. Whilst many are pagan and heathen for not following after the One and Only True and Living GOD YEHOVAH (YHVH), it is for this very reason that they are not GOD fearing and therefore they are not educating their children according to GOD’s Word, for

7  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. ~ Proverb 1:7 

10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. ~ Proverb 9:10

10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever. ~ Psalm 111:10 

This generation is not GOD fearing, but a government-created generation of reprobates who will go to Hell if they should die in their wretched sin (lawlessness)(see 1 John 3:4) and on Judgment Day they will be eternally condemned to the lake of fire which is the second death (see Revelation 20:14), unless they have their “. . . repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21). For it is written,

27  And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: ~ Hebrews 9:27

Dumbed-down Standard of Education

The University of KwaZulu Natal Pietermaritzburg campus resembles a war zone again this evening after students erupted in violent and disruptive protest. This in turn led to police and security tear gassing the students The school education system has been downgraded, and the standard of the pass rate and tertiary education qualifications have also been lowered. In the past (pre-1994), in order to obtain a university entrance you had to pass Matric (Standard 10, now Grade 12) with distinctions in your subjects at the Higher Grade level. This was applicable in writer’s Matric year in 1982, and although he passed he did not qualify for a university entrance. If you just scraped through your Matric year, you would most probably not be seeing the inside of the university lecture rooms.

Dare writer say, post-1994 students with the present minimum requirements to obtain a university entrance, bearing in mind the pass rates were of a higher standard of education, being either the Higher Grade or the Standard Grade levels, these were the applicable grades:

  • A = 90% – 100% (Distinctions)
  • B = 80% – 89%
  • C = 70% – 79%
  • D = 60% – 69%
  • E = 50% – 59%
  • F = 40% – 49%
  • FF = 35% – 39%
  • G = 30% – 34%

Using this yesteryear system of grading for possible university entrance, it is ridiculous to think that you can qualify to study for a Higher Certificate with a minimum “G” grade in the language of learning and teaching, a Diploma with a minimum “F” grade and a Bachelor’s Degree  with a minimum “E” grade![8]

South Africa should be ashamed of this standard of higher education! Ha – what a joke. Further, many who are shouting the odds as so-called “Student Representatives” for “Free Education” are by their hateful devilish rhetoric inciting violence, lawlessness and anarchy! This is what can be expected from a society lacking the reverence and fear of GOD, morals and proper education! If representatives are making their anarchist violence a racial-thing again demanding “decolonised education” then they should start by decolonising themselves with the benefits of westernised / colonial homes, cell-phones, vehicles, clothing, straight-hair and eye-lashes, money-systems like banks, internet and computers, medicines and hospitals, sciences, architecture, engineering, law degrees, writing utensils, books and encyclopaedias, water and electricity infrastructure, etc., etc. And remember Universities and employment are colonial practices!

Tertiary Education is a Privilege

Whilst at the PMB campus, the William O’Brien residence was torched early last week. Tertiary education is NOT a must – it is a privilege. First the student must excel at school to gain a university entrance pass with distinction passes. Then if he/she has money to pay for the degree they can make an application to enrol. If you have no money then you take out a loan or get a bursary to enrol, or as applicable at present the promising poorer students can obtain financial aid from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). If you still have no money you go out and get a job (well this worked well in the past). Today there are highly qualified students with LLB Law Degrees, B.Proc Degrees and the like who cannot even be employed due to a lack of jobs, which includes a majority of “born-free” matriculants in the job-seeking market. No jobs you might say. Well sign up with SAPS and fight crime and arrest the students burning down the universities in vandalism and arson or do some national service with the SANDF and you will be able to get an education through them!

In The Witness newspaper dated October 5, 2016, the following was reported:

NSFAS [National Student Financial Aid Scheme] has supported more than 1,6 million students from poor backgrounds, most of whose parents had never seen the door of a university or college. This year alone, NSFAS is dishing out R14,2 billion to support more than 200 000 students at universities.

The minister [Blade Nzimande] said the exemption of NSFAS-qualifying students and the so-called “missing middle” from fee hikes would cover about 75% of university students.

So if this is true, it appears that there is financial aid being offered to assist with tertiary education fees for the poorer students, but no, they all want free tertiary decolonised education. Which brings us to the point of many who are crying for free education yet they are from privileged backgrounds where they have attended private schools. Here are the Top 10 of SA’s most expensive schools[9]:

SCHOOL BOARDING PUPIL DAY PUPIL
1. Hilton College, KZN R219 500 N/A
2. Michaelhouse, KZN R208 320 N/A
3. St. Andrews College, EC R199 140 R88 950
4. Roedean School for Girls, GP R196 539 R107 670
5. Kearsney College, KZN R195 800 R134 800
6. St. John College, GP R194 231 R115 067
7. St. Andrew’s School for Girls, GP R189 830 R102 400
8. St. Martins, GP R184 460 R112 000
9. Bishops, WC R184 120 R105 520
10. St Stithians, GP R181 693 R104 770
— Maritzburg College, KZN R95 230 R38 330
— Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool (Affies) R62 765 R31 760

So, let me understand this. All the children who attend at just these top 10 most expensive schools (plus Maritzburg College and Affies to show the affordability) cannot afford University Fees? Are you saying, most of the matriculants who attend expensive schools do not attend university? If the violence continues in the universities, the only true losers will be the truly poor students who do want an education. Should the universities close, the rich will just use their wealth and send their children abroad for education, both in schools and universities.  

Free Education Will Not Work

Firefighters extinguish the fire at the William O'Brien Res at UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus on 26 September 2016. Image by: Yasantha NaidooFree education will not work. If free education is given students will not have the drive to truly excel. As it is at present we have many, not all, undereducated students taking on higher tertiary education. Whilst writer did not attend university to study, he surely did attend university frat parties! Nothing has changed. Varsity students party hard and this behaviour is commonly seen in and around the UKZN Pietermaritzburg precinct. Giving university students free education will create even more irresponsible students who spend their parents’ money on luxuries such as fashionable hair-extensions, clothing, night-clubbing, parties, alcohol and drugs. Even recently during a police raid at the UKZN residences marijuana was found on campus! “No fees” will create a mentality for students to flunk without any consequences. It is worrisome that the students’ attitudes could degenerate to: “If I fail so what! Someone else is carrying my costs!” Many already have this attitude and are busy flunking. With the present lack of respect for authorities – lecturers, police, security, the government and your neighbour (fellow man) – and a lack of respect for other peoples’ property, it is clear that the students who are engaging in violent, lawless acts are criminal and a menace to society with hatred and murder in their hearts. It can also be expected that lectures will be skipped with no consequences to parents paying hard-earned cash, for it all will be free. Students won’t feel it in their own pockets when they mess around and they will be even less accountable to their parents. In fact the parents should thrash their revolting children and get them back to their studies!

At Howard College in Durban, the law library and a nearby cafeteria were burnt down.Having “free tertiary education” will certainly create a hive of slothfulness where students will make the university campuses their place of lazing-about (which is already the practice for many) at someone else’s’ expense; guaranteed at the taxpayers’ expense! There will not be the need to complete one’s studies and go seek employment, so how will the universities police the number of students in attendance. The lecturers who are siding with these rogue students cannot even think clearly as to how this will all pan out and who is to pay their salaries or pay for the chemicals, for example, in practical science lessons. Nothing comes cheap! South Africa, a once prospering nation, can ill afford more fiscal burdens as this country teeters one level above “junk status” – the equivalent of insolvent Zimbabwe!

Surely, if university students want “free education” then they should also be willing to work for free if and when they eventually find employment! I am sure they will not! Like in life, you want something of worth, you need to pay for it. Nothing is for mahala! Wise up!

The Judicial system is failing

SAPS enforcing law and Order The violent arson destruction of university and public property that presently runs far in excess of R600-million nationally needs to be recovered some way. Those responsible for the vandalising and destruction of property should be brought to book to repay the repair costs or, at the least, do jail time. The old adage: “You do the crime, you do the time” should be enforced. The judicial system, especially in the Gauteng province, is failing the law-abiding citizenry of South Africa by allowing, in certain cases, arrested students to be released with a mere warning. This is preposterous! The judicial   system is sending these criminals straight back into the battle to fight another day. However, the Pietermaritzburg courts have detained – at the last count – eighteen UKZN students in custody without bail. It is yet to be  seen what the outcome of these cases will be. We do pray for true justice to be done with jail time for violent arsonists, that a clear succinct judicial order will be sent out that lawlessness will not be tolerated! However, do not hold-your-breath for the UKZN has a restraining order in place that is being violated daily by rebelling students!

Further, whilst a court session was in progress regarding the bail for the UKZN students, witchcraft was Impepho customtaking place outside the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court with students “summoning the ancestral spirits by burning impepho”. Scripture is very clear that no person is to consult with the dead in necromancy. We read,

10  There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
11  Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. ~ Deuteronomy 18:10,11

GOD has made only One to be a mediator, as we read,

5  For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; ~ 1 Timothy 2:5

GOD calls this an abomination and people dealing with ancestral spirits in witchcraft will receive Hell fire unless they repent towards GOD! Also the “protestant churches” that have aligned themselves with supporting violent student protestors are nothing but harlot daughters of the great Harlot Roman Catholic “church” as we can read: “. . . MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” (see Revelation 17:5). 

VIDEO: Students outside PMB Magistrate’s Court calling up “ancestors”

“Peaceful” Demonstrations

The students have a right to “peaceful” demonstrations according to the South African Constitution, which should however not infringe upon the rights of others. That would include the students who do not want to engage in protest to continue unhindered with their studies which have been paid for in order for them to write their examinations and possibly obtain their degrees. They have constitutional rights too. Disrupting lectures will inevitably have a knock-on effect where if the academic year cannot be completed this year, the courses will have to be done next year at further costs. Have the riotous students ever stopped to think (if that is possible) that by destroying the university campuses their unlawful actions will eventually result in no place to study and obtain any degrees or diplomas for this current generation and the following generations to come. The riotous students do not care about the wellbeing of the upcoming matriculants who would want to enrol in the next academic year come January 2017 for there will probably be no places available for them, let alone a place of learning. Your barbaric actions are impinging upon the rights of others. Not only are the students being affected, but so is the man on the street who has the right to move about unhindered without being pelted with bricks or having to run a gauntlet avoiding violent acts and having his property vandalised.

It would appear from the much media footage that there appears to be sinister third forces orchestrating these protests. The student representatives are inciting violence, lawlessness and intimidation against students that want to get on with their studies and their lives. If the protests were conducted in a peaceful manner no law enforcement with shotguns, rubber bullets, stun grenades and teargas would be needed.

For he beareth not the sword in vain

There is a Biblical mandate that GOD commands in His Word concerning the government using force to maintain law and order, where we read,

1  Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 
2  Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 
3  For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 
4  For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 
5  Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. ~ Romans 13:1-5 

Protesting students confronting SAPS' Law Enforcement Officers This particular portion of Scripture deals with government authority. We also read in Daniel 2:20-22, as it is written: “20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: 21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: 22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.” Whilst governments are generally evil and wicked in their dealings, the evil and wickedness of men cannot be ascribed to a holy, perfect and good Creator GOD. And whilst we read in Proverbs 29:2, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn” we still are commanded to be subject unto the higher powers (the government). We can see that the government does not bear the sword in vain for those that keep the law, but for the lawless. Back in the first century A.D. the authorities had swords, but nowadays in this context they bear shotguns, firearms, bullets (metal and rubber), stun grenades and teargas. The “lawbreaking reprobate students” are those who do evil in the aforementioned Romans’ portion of Scripture.

VIDEO: SAPS justify legal restraint

The SAPS are not engaging in “police brutality” as the wretched rioting students claim, for they are enforcing the law for which they have been employed to do, who should be righteous ministers of GOD. If anyone takes the law into their own hands and physically assault and throw life-endangering projectiles at Law Enforcement Officers then you can expect to meet force with force. Jesus gives a stern warning in Matthew 26:52, “. . . for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.” The police never instigated the outbreak of violence, arson and destruction. If you keep the law, no harm will come to you. Act in a devil-possessed manner which is evil, then expect the full might of the law to come down on you!

VIDEO: Clashes at UKZN Pietermaritzburg Campus

Some of the Molotov cocktails and petrol found at at UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg’s Malherbe residence on Thursday. (Supplied) In The Witness dated October 7, 2016, it is also reported that ‘Molotov Cocktails’ – a Russian-Franco Communist weapon of origin used by the ANC during the Apartheid years – and petrol was located in the UKZN Pietermaritzburg Malherbe’s residence (pictured above). This is why the revolting students want the campus security and SAPS removed from campuses. It is so they can engage in lawlessness and anarchy! How much longer must this violence A student is injuredcontinue? Until someone loses their life? If these violent protests continue then the government needs to implement a State of Emergency and get the military involved and arrests need to be made rounding up all illegal anarchist protestors! This is a situation waiting to implode! If the students cannot act in a civilised manner then the powers that be should shut all universities until such time that law and order is established. However, this is what the third forces would want, an age-old communistic ploy to create mayhem and then order out of chaos, from the Latin ORDO AB CHAO.

If these rioting students are the “leaders” of tomorrow, I fear for this nation and for their souls. #RiotingStudentsMustFall

Soli Deo Gloria

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Footnotes:

Items [1] to [6] hereunder can be found at Wikipedia: Evolution –

[1] Kampourakis 2014, pp. 127-129

[2] Doolittle, W. Ford (February 2000). “Uprooting the Tree of Life” (PDF). Scientific American. Stuttgart; Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. 282 (2): 90-95. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0200-90. ISSN 0036-8733. PMID 10710791. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-09-07. Retrieved 2015-04-05.

[3] Glansdorff, Nicolas; Ying Xu; Labedan, Bernard (July 9, 2008). “The Last Universal Common Ancestor: emergence, constitution and genetic legacy of an elusive forerunner”. Biology Direct. London: BioMed Central. 3: 29. doi:10.1186/1745-6150-3-29. ISSN 1745-6150. PMC 2478661. PMID 18613974.

[4] Schopf, J. William; Kudryavtsev, Anatolly B.; Czaja, Andrew D.; Tripathi, Abhishek B. (October 5, 2007). “Evidence of Archean Life. Stromatolites and microfossils”. Precambrian Research. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Elsevier. 158 (3-4); 141-155. doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2007.04.009. ISSN 0301-9268.

[5] Borenstein, Seth (October 19, 2015). “Hints of life on what was thought to be desolate early Earth”. Excite. Yonkers, NY: Mindspark Interactive Network. Associated Press. Retrieved 2015-10-20. 

[6] Bell, Elizabeth A.; Boehnike, Patrick; Harrison, T. Mark; et al. (November 24, 2015). “Potentially biogenic carbon preserved in a 4.1 billion-year-old zircon” (PDF). Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences. 112 (47): 14518-14521. doi:10.1073/pnas.1517557112. ISSN 0027-8424. PMC 4664351. PMID 26483481. Retrieved 2015-12-30.

[7] http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle_of_Humankind

[8] Parent24.com for Matric Passing:

Firstly, there are three pass levels:

1. Higher certificate
2. Diploma
3. Bachelors Degree (which was commonly known as an exemption).

Here are the pass requirements for each of these levels

Higher certificate pass requirements
  • Must obtain 40% in your Home Language.
  • Must obtain at least 40% in two other subjects.
  • Must obtain at least 30% for three other subjects.

It is important to note that one of your languages must either be English or Afrikaans to qualify for a Higher Certificate.

Diploma pass requirements
  • Must obtain at least 40% for your Home Language.
  • Must obtain at least 40% for four other High Credit subjects.
  • Must obtain at least 30% for two other subjects.
Bachelors Degree pass requirements
  • Must obtain at least 40% for your Home Language.
  • Must obtain at least 50% for four other High Credit subjects.
  • Must obtain at least 30% for two other subjects.

[9] http://www.702.co.za/articles/2977/sas-most-expensive-schools-and-are-the-fees-worth-it

The Gospel . . . Racism and South African History

On Saturday January 30, 2016, Jono and Gary went to minister outside the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg at the Maritzburg United vs. Mamelodi Sundowns ABSA Premiership soccer match. We would be having conversations, handing out Christian literature/tracts and proclaiming the Law and the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in the open-air.

Mbongeni and Snqobile The early evening started off well with a conversation with two gate-stewarts named Mbongeni and Snqobile (to the left) who both were very open and receptive to the Law and the Gospel message of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please pray for their souls and the many other hearers of the Good News.

Jono and a brother who attends their fellowshipThe crowds are arrivingFans at the entrance to the stadiumFans milling around as night falls 

There were huge crowds of people out that evening and sadly many are lost in their sins, many were drunk even before entering the grounds, and sadly there is still that scourge of racism from black Africans demanding their land back; as one man said, “Give back our land then we can talk!” about Christianity. We white Africans were Jono listening to this racist man - please pray for his soulsubjected to some racist slurs whilst handing out Christian tracts and preaching the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. A short video revealing an African man’s heart – seen to the right speaking to Jono – is posted here to show the wickedness that exists in men’s hearts, as we can read in GOD’s Holy Word,

9  The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? 
10  I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. ~ Jeremiah 17:9,10 

From the video you will learn sadly of a false history. This is largely due to a lack of knowledge which may well be from a lack of education. However, the history of South Africa has largely been changed to fit men’s political ideologies to further their own agendas for wicked gain and control of people groups. Karl Marx said, “Democracy is the road to socialism.” How true that quote is when one considers that the African National Congress (ANC) comrades were trained under Stalinism and Marxism ideologies and are in a tripartite alliance with the South African Communist Party (SACP) and COSATU (a workers’ union that can cripple the South African economy at will with their strike actions). It is therefore no surprise that the South African history has been changed to fit with the governing socialist-communism agenda to further their propaganda. Since 1994 to present 2016 (22 years) South Africa has declined under the lack of leadership, maladministration and fraud which has seen a once prospering nation financially raped and economically plundered to a BBB-credit rating of only one level above ‘junk status’ according to Fitch Ratings in December 2015. Even in the so-called dark days of apartheid, writer does not advocate apartheid, the South African Rand (ZAR) currency was stronger against the US Dollar (USD) and the British Pound (GBP) trading in the positive, at times +2:1, where our Rand was stronger than foreign currencies. Historically, the South African Rand reached an all time high of R16.84 in January 2016 and a record low of R0.67 in June 1973 against the US$. Whilst South Africa had economic sanctions imposed against her in the 1980s the Rand still held its value against the US$! Since 1994 the ZAR has also reached an all time high against the GBP of R24.51 on 11 January 2016. Now we are seen as a ‘third world beggar’ nation that pleads poverty yet millions and billions of Rand are wasted, misspent, and pilfered through governmental schemes, like travel-gate, Nkandla-gate, tender-entrepreneur-gate, et al! This UCT 001beautiful land of ours that belongs to all peoples’ groups is slowly being destroyed from the Presidency’s office at the Union Buildings through the corridors of parliament downwards to the man on the street, the fiscal has become a  joke, crime is out of control, and arson appears acceptable when students destroy the universities and torch priceless portraits as happened at UCT – learning institutions of our future leaders. It is outright wickedness that shows these rebellious heathen thugs as reprobate in their actions. Where are the law enforcement agencies? Where is the rule of law? Anarchy prevails! While all of this lawlessness is playing out across the landscape of our society various people groups are being marginalised and victimised by these actions. As can be seen in the photograph hereunder a barbarous statement is made on a Tee-shirt: “KILL ALL WHITES”. This incites hatred, racism and xenophobia against a particular race group!

UCT 002 UCT 003 UCT 004UCT 005 UCT 006 UCT 007 UCT 008 UCT 009 UCT 010UCT 011

Continued political speeches enforcing apartheid rhetoric effectually indoctrinates the majority of the black Africans by bringing up a distorted past that portrays all white Africans as racists of the apartheid regime. Not all whites are to be tarred and feathered with one brush! Not all stood for the apartheid regime and in many quarters English speaking whites were not always given the same working opportunities as Afrikaans speaking whites during the apartheid years. At the same time, you cannot class all Afrikaans speaking whites in the same category of the apartheid regime! We are white Africans for we were born in Africa. GOD’s Word is very clear about our habitation as we read,

26  And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; ~ Acts 17:26

How to identify a 'Racist' GOD “hath determined the times appointed, and the bounds of their habitation” – that is where we should live. I am therefore proud to be a white African, however, sinful humanity will call being ‘white’ racist and being a supremacist!

So here is a brief overview of South African history pertaining to apartheid, and Jan van Riebeeck’s landing at Table Bay on April 6, 1652. Some even believe the absurdity that apartheid came to these shores with  Jan van Riebeeck, a devout Dutch reformed Christian, not to be confused with the ‘Dutch Reformed church’ of the apartheid era. Apartheid “officially” only existed during the period from 1948 to 1994, a time period of 46 years. The term apartheid was introduced into South African politics in 1948 as part of the election campaign by D.F. Malan’s Herenigde Nasionale Party (HNP – ‘Reunited National Party’). From the 1950’s the ANC’s anti-apartheid “peaceful” Defiance Campaign was orchestrated. After the SA Police had tragically opened fire at a Defiance Campaign held at Sharpeville killing 69 and wounding 186 and thereafter the South African Government banned the ANC and the PAC on March 30, 1960, the ANC commenced their retaliation with their terrorist armed-struggle in 1961, with their military wing Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) carrying out in 18 months 200 acts of sabotage.  From 1961 to 1990 MK engaged in many incidents of bombings, torture and murder, killing hundreds of civilians. These attacks, for there are always two sides to a story, also included these two soft civilian targets by way of example to demonstrate the atrocious terror inflicted on civilians, both black and white, amongst others –

Magoo’s Bar is bombed” which report reads as follows:

Saturday, 14 June 1986

Three people died and sixty-nine are injured in a bomb explosion in Magoo’s Bar on the Durban beach. An ANC’s arm wing uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) cell, led by Robert McBride, planted a bomb in a car outside the popular “Why Not Magoo’s Bar”, with the belief that the place was frequented by security branch police. There was a campaign at that time by MK members to attack police stations and places frequented by police. McBride was caught and convicted, and later granted both a reprieve from death row, and amnesty by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

Source:

  • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau.

and “Bomb in Benoni Wimpy kills Mary” which report reads as follows:

Saturday, 30 July 1988

Mary-Anne D’Oliveira Netto Serrano (21) was killed in a bomb explosion in the Wimpy Bar [Restaurant] at the Benoni Plaza, Benoni on the East Rand. About sixty [66] people were injured, of whom nine seriously. Four men, Tebogo [Christopher] Kebotlhale, Molwedi Mokoena, Phumzi [Ernest] Sigasa and Elfas Mabore Ndhlovu who declared themselves as ANC members, applied for amnesty to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) for the bombing in Benoni and an ambush outside Lindela Hostel in Katlehong in 1988. They alleged that they had targeted the Wimpy, because they believed it was a regular meeting place of police officers. The four men were granted amnesty in 1999.

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The ensuing terrorism ultimately pressured the Nationalist government and led to the South African State President F.W. de Klerk – of the now defunct Nationale Party (NP – ‘National Party’) – beginning negotiations to end apartheid, culminating in the multi-racial one-man-one-vote democratic elections of 1994. De Klerk began the process of dismantling apartheid with the release of Mandela’s mentor and several other political prisoners in October 1989. Nelson Mandela (born 18 July 1918 – died 5 December 2013?) was released from the Victor Verster Prison on February 11, 1990. The official abolition of apartheid occurred in 1991 with the repeal of the last of the remaining apartheid laws, but it is widely regarded that apartheid fell at the 1994 democratic general elections. The scars of the apartheid years were finally put to rest, so it seemed, at the subsequent Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). However, this is far from the truth as we still see and hear that the post-1994 State of the Nation Address (SONA) by the Presidents of the new South Africa continue reminding the citizens of the apartheid years using it as a ‘fear tactic’ to win votes and also as if the ruling ANC party still have ‘an enemy to get rid of,’ and this is into their 22nd year of rule (1994-2016)! Many of today’s youth were not even born during the apartheid years yet the Marxist ANC government still continues indoctrinating young and old minds alike about apartheid never putting the past to rest! This is why South Africa as a nation will never progress as it holds onto the scars and unforgiveness of yesteryear. Two wrongs do not make a right! Scripture tells us,

2  When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. ~ Proverbs 29:2

While people suffered and mourned under the wicked apartheid regime, today post-apartheid people are still suffering and mourning under the wicked rule of the ANC-led government!

Portrait of Jan van Riebeeck landing in Table Bay, meeting with the KhoiIn the video posted above the man being recorded states that when Jan van Riebeeck arrived at the Cape there were no women with them and earlier he had stated that the Dutch raped the indigenous Khoikhoi women! That statement incites hatred and makes false accusations against a particular people group, which is racist and xenophobic. For the record, whilst writer at the time indicated that he was not sure of the number of women who accompanied Jan van Riebeeck and his crew, it was ascertained that “8 women” accompanied them and is recorded here to complete the historical record:

On 24 December 1651, accompanied by his wife [Maria] and son, Jan van Riebeeck set off from Texel in The Netherlands for the Cape of Good Hope. Van Riebeeck had signed a contract with the Dutch East India Company (VOC) to oversee the setting up of a refreshment station to supply Dutch ships on their way to the East. Sailing on the Dromedaris with two other ships, the Rejiger and De Goede Hoop, Van Riebeeck was accompanied by 82 men and 8 women. [writer’s emphasis]

When Van Riebeeck left The Netherlands in 1651, the Council of Policy, a bureaucratic governing structure for the refreshment station, had already been established. On board the Dromedaris Van Riebeeck conducted meetings with his officials – minutes of the meetings of the Council of Policy, dated from December 1651, have been carefully archived.

Source: South African History Online

While white South Africans are collectively termed as “Europeans” and seen as colonials or colonists who have “stolen the black’s land” this is also so far from the truth. In The Witness newspaper dated Friday, March 4, 2016, you can read an extract on page 2, which full report has been gleaned from the internet, which appears here, under a heading titled,

Land date ‘unfair’

Zuma says 1913 cut-off lopsided against SA blacks

CAPE TOWN – Should the 1913 cut off-date for land claims be changed to the 1800s? President Jacob Zuma raised the question as he opened the National House of Traditional Leaders in Cape Town on Thursday.

“The very law that we have today to claim is lopsided against the black people. It is very difficult to prove that the land belonged to the ancestors and very easy to say we can’t have the land. That’s how the law is.”

“Was the decision to make 1913 the cut-off date correct? Perhaps yes. But was the land taken in 1913?

Most of the land was taken in the 1800s. Very little land was taken after 1913. This was when the colonialisation of South Africa was consolidated, he said.

He added later that he did not care if people called him names over his statements.

Zuma said that the 1913 Native Land Act, which banned blacks from buying or renting land, was merely about white colonialists shoring up whatever fertile land they had not yet claimed for themselves.

“I could forgive the period before [the 1800s]. It would be reasonable,” he said to murmurs of approval from the royalty and high chiefs assembled before him.

“The dispossession of land is the source of the poverty and inequality which have become the ugly hallmark of our nation and an impediment to the future of shared prosperity.”

He quoted former ANC secretary general Sol Plaatjie, who wrote that when the Land Act came into force, black men went to sleep owning land, and woke up being worse off than slaves.

Zuma said: “I believe as a son of a black man, and a black man… that we need to shift that cut-off date. But we need to find a reasonable way of addressing the issue. Within the Constitution, within the law. But look at the facts. Where do these people in informal settlements come from? Where is their land? Is it a lie that their land was taken?”

South Africa reopened its land claims process in 2014. It would run until June 2019. Every week, new claims were gazetted. On February 23, the National Assembly passed amendments to the Land Expropriation Act. They make matters clearer, including the administrative processes involved and the land owner’s rights.

Zuma’s comments come at the same time as some student organisations tear down symbols of colonial era lawmakers and soldiers and tell white people that their forefathers stole land in South Africa.

The EFF has also made land redistribution one of its top priorities.

In the National Assembly on Tuesday, FF Plus leader Pieter Groenewald said Zuma’s comments about land, which he made at the ANC’s birthday celebration in Rustenburg in January, were against nation building, and racist.

Groenewald reacted when ANC Chief Whip Stone Sizani stood up to say that the land was taken at the barrel of a gun.

Zuma said last year he urged traditional leaders to join efforts in claiming land, rather than lodging competing claims. He said he looked forward to debating his address in Tshwane on March 22.

– News 24

See also The New Observer dated February 4, 2016: SA President Faces “Hate Speech” Suit

For the record, land/territories/colonies can be annexed in two ways: Either through war/combat or by way of peaceful negotiations concluded by signing a deed/acceding land by agreement or sale. An extract from the South African History Online website that deals with Jan van Riebeeck’s Dutch/European bureaucratic framework wherein he operated would be to negotiate the sale or renting of land with strangers in a culture using written records supported by a bureaucratic system of governance. Hence Van Riebeeck, coming as he did from a bureaucratic culture with a unilateral, albeit written, mandate to establish a refreshment station, refused to acknowledge that land ownership could be organised in ways different from the Dutch/European way. In other words, if there were no written documents confirming land ownership, the land was free for use, renting, purchase or sale. The extract reads as follows:

Although the VOC did not originally intend to establish a colony at the Cape, permits were issued in February 1657 to free nine company servants (who became the Free Burghers) to farm along the Liesbeeck River in order to deal with a wheat shortage. They were given as much land as they could cultivate in three years but were forbidden to trade with anyone other than the VOC. With the number of private farms increasing, by 1659 the station was producing enough to supply any passing ship. The station also began to experience a chronic labour shortage and because the Khoisan were seen as ‘uncooperative’, slaves were imported from Batavia (now northern Jakarta) and Madagascar in 1657.

The land on which the Dutch farmed was used by the Khoikhoi and the San, who lived a semi-nomadic culture which included hunting and gathering. Since they did not have a written culture, they had neither written title deeds for their land, nor did they have the bureaucratic framework within which to negotiate the sale or renting of land with strangers from a culture using written records supported by a bureaucratic system of governance. Hence Van Riebeeck, coming as he did from a bureaucratic culture with a unilateral, albeit written, mandate to establish a refreshment station, refused to acknowledge that land ownership could be organised in ways different from the Dutch/European way. He denied the Khoisan rights and title to the land, claiming that there was no written evidence of the true ownership of the land. Consequently in 1659 the Khoikhoi embarked on the first of a series of unsuccessful armed uprisings against the Dutch invasion and appropriation of their land – their resistance would continue for at least 150 years.

In response to the growing skirmishes with the local population, in 1660 Van Riebeeck planted a wild almond hedge to protect his settlement. By the end of the same year, under pressure from the Free Burghers, Van Riebeeck sent the first of many search parties to explore the hinterland. Van Riebeeck remained leader of the Cape until 1662. By the time he left the settlement in May 1662 it had grown to 134 officials, 35 Free Burghers, 15 women, 22 children and 180 slaves.

Source: South African History Online

It should also be noted that the indigenous black African tribes, which among others include the Sotho, the Xhosa, the Zulu, the Basotho, the Tswana, the Pondo, etc. who were all originally from the greater Nguni tribe from western and central Africa who migrated south and settled in southern Africa which is now South Africa. The indigenous tribes of the Nguni were not originally from the areas which they came to occupy, but through many tribal wars came to stake claim to the land. Just as with the Khoikhoi and San of the western region of southern Africa, the Nguni indigenous tribes’ claims to their land were through oral tradition as they had neither written title deeds for their land, nor did they have the bureaucratic framework within which to negotiate the sale or renting of land. Land was obtained by tribal wars/combats and therefore there are no records prior to European colonialists establishing a written culture of archiving records of land ownership.

This part of history is not told to the majority of black Africans by the politicians. Neither are the facts of a legitimately signed title deed between Piet Retief, a Dutch reformist Christian, and Zulu King Dingane, where Dingane gave vast tracts of land rightfully to the Boers in Natal. On that same day, February 6, 1838, Piet Retief and his Voortrekker party were massacred at Hlomo amabuto, uMgungundlovu. In hundreds of historical documents it is recorded that King Dingane had met with Piet Retief, a leader of the Voortrekkers, in November 1837 and it was agreed that in return for the recovering of some stolen cattle from a rival Chief Sekonyela, Dingane would sign a deed of cession of lands (written in English) for the benefit of the Voortrekkers. Wikipedia records the record as follows,

It is generally believed that Dingane knew what he was signing, although he could not have had any formal education, and could not have read the contents of the document, nor could have understood the concept of permanent land ownership, since it was not a custom of the Zulus to permanently assign land to individuals. On 6 February 1838, after two days of feasting, the chief had Retief and his diplomatic party killed. They had been told to leave their firearms outside the royal kraal. Suddenly, when the dancing had reached a frenzied climax, King Dingane leapt to his feet and shouted Bulalani abatagati! (Kill the wizards!). The men were totally overpowered and dragged away to a hill called kwaMatiwane, named after a chief who had been killed there. Retief and his men were savagely butchered to death. It is alleged by some that the reason why they were killed was that they withheld some of the cattle recovered from Chief Sekonyela. The general opinion is that Dingane did not wish to yield the land ceded to them in the treaty and mistrusted the presence of the Voortrekkers. At the same time, Dingane’s forces massacred Retief’s undefended trek party, about 500 Boers and native servants, including women and children. The Boers called this the Weenen massacre. The nearby present-day town of Weenen (Dutch for “weeping”) was named by early settlers in memory of the massacre.

In a further act of war, Dingane ordered his army also to seek and kill the group of Voortrekkers under Andries Pretorius. The Zulu impis attacked the Voortrekker encampment [laager], but they were crushingly defeated in the ensuing Battle of Blood River [Afrikaans: Slag van Bloedrivier; Zulu: iMpi yaseNcome] on 16 December 1838. An estimated 3,000+ Zulus were killed from an estimated strength of 12,000-21,000 men, while three Voortrekkers were slightly wounded from a strength of 464 Pioneers + 200 servants.

Following the decisive Voortrekker victory at Blood River, Andries Pretorius and his “victory commando” recovered the remains of the Retief party. They buried them on 21 December 1838.

Also recovered was the undamaged deed of cession from Retief’s leather purse, written by Jan  Gerritze Bantjes, Retief’s secretary, as later verified by a member of the “victory commando”, E.F. Potgieter. Two exact copies survive, (either of which could be original) but legend states the original deed disappeared in transit to the Netherlands during the Anglo-Boer War.

Source: Wikipedia

Another document that can be read from Missionary Owen’s eye witness account, is: The Great Murder: Chapter 8 of ‘The Great Trek’.

South Africa has a government that GOD has allowed for a season, just as GOD raised up Pharaoh for HIS own purposes, as we read,

17  For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
18  Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. ~ Romans 9:17,18

And Pharaoh and Egypt were judged of GOD Who raises and destroys nations, for GOD has all righteous, just authority over HIS creation, as we read,

12  With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
13  With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.
14  Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.
15  Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.
16  With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.
17  He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.
18  He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a girdle.
19  He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty. 
20  He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged. 
21  He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty. 
22  He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death. 
23  He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them
again.
24  He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.
25  They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man. ~ Job 12:12-25

In Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary we read concerning Job 12:12-25 the following,

This is a noble discourse of Job concerning the wisdom, power, and sovereignty of God, in ordering all the affairs of the children of men, according to the counsel of His own will, which none can resist. It were well if wise and good men, who differ about lesser things, would see how it is for their honour and comfort, and the good of others, to dwell most upon the great things in which they agree. Here are no complaints, or reflections. He gives many instances of God’s powerful management of the children of men, overruling all their counsels, and overcoming all their oppositions. Having all strength and wisdom, God knows how to make use, even of those who are foolish and bad; otherwise there is so little wisdom and so little honesty in the world, that all had been in confusion and ruin long ago. These important truths were suited to convince the disputants that they were out of their depth in attempting to assign the Lord’s reasons for afflicting Job; his ways are unsearchable, and his judgments past finding out. Let us remark what beautiful illustrations there are in the word of God, confirming his sovereignty, and wisdom in that sovereignty: but the highest and infinitely the most important is, that the Lord Jesus was crucified by the malice of the Jews; and who but the Lord could have known that this one event was the salvation of the world?

~ Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

This nation’s only hope is to cry out in sackcloth and ashes to the One and Only True and Living GOD – the GOD of Abraham, the GOD of Isaac, and the GOD of Jacob – Who is the GOD of Creation Who has commanded men everywhere to repent! YHVH has called the nations to turn back to HIM! Let GOD not bring a famine of HIS Word upon this nation or any other through wickedness, as we read,

11  Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
12  And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it. ~ Amos 8:11,12

Judgment Day is coming . . . and before then, salvation of GOD can only be obtained through the Lord Jesus Christ – or else those who are not born again will stand naked, poor and condemned before GOD’s Judgment Seat. South Africa – Repent today . . .Soli Deo Gloria

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