President’s office orders ‘denialist’ officials from SASSA welfare agency to hold an emergency meeting with the Helping Hand charity over the problems of Poor Whites… with new campsites with Afrikaner squatters mushrooming…
The social-welfare agency SASSA has publicly refused to acknowledge the existence of ‘poor whites’ – and thus also was constantly denying all food-aid and other social-welfare benefits to many hundreds of thousands of poor Afrikaners who now wage a desperate battle for survival in the country of their birth.
The ‘poor-white’ problem is growing very rapidly now, with new reports flooding in daily from across the country of new marginal land-sites where destitute, homeless Afrikaner families have set up their tents and caravans – and are in desperate need of food, clean water, clothing and housing.
Mark Pullen LOCATION OF SITE: 26°20'59.49"S, 28°20'30.85"E ... Mark Pullen writes on Facebook: “This is a squatter camp with whites that we visited on the weekend, they need clothes, food and what ever else you can spare, at this point like Dolf the minister that heads the camps says money would be better spent with deeds and goods. This camp is on the Brakpan road between Brakpan and Heidelberg. Pullen reports: "we have started collecting for them and they needs a lot of things, books for the school-going kids that cannot get to school because of transport and money issues, food because of lack of jobs and also a transport problem. So if you have anything and don't know how to get the goods to them contact me directly and we can make a plan to assist you to get your goods there. To contact him access: Mark Pullen Facebook . Elsewhere, reports are also flooding in of people trying to help the desperate and often very hungry and cold residents of newly-established Afrikaner squatter camps, especially in the Gauteng region but also in Claremont in Johannesburg. http://www.farmitracker.com/search/?k=white+refugee+camps&b=search
Why is SASSA denying food-aid and disability benefits to Afrikaner poor?
Pres. Jacob Zuma – who visited the Bethlehem squatter camp for poor Afrikaners twice over the past two years, was deeply moved by the deprivation which greeted him both times. He also promised government help during his visits – yet this week his office still had to intervene in getting these poor whites any help from social-welfare agency SASSA – with the Zuma office forcing a meeting between ‘denialist’ SASSA officials and the private charity Helping Hand of Solidarity trade union
This trade-union-run charity runs on private donations only - and is waging an increasingly desperate struggle to help feed the by now considerably more than 600,000 of the 3-million unemployable Afrikaners who are trying to survive in marginal little squatter camps countrywide. The poverty among these working-class Afrikaners has grown by more than 195% since 1994 – which is the most rapid rate of poverty experienced by any indigenous South African minority.
This rapid poverty is due mainly to the ANC-regime’s socalled ‘black-economic-empowerment’ laws which are barring access to the job market to the majority of ‘whites’. They are also still actively being denied social-welfare and food-aid assistance from government agencies – despite Pres Zuma’s public promises.
- However the minority group which has suffered the most from these racist ANC-laws were the working-class Afrikaners: the skilled artisans and engineers who ran the railways and harbours; the nurses who ran the public hospital wards and -clinics, the police-officers, the teachers at the government schools, the technicians who ran the municipal sewerage plants and maintained the Eskom electricity networks, the working-class Afrikaner artisans in the mines and semi-state industries… and many are members of the Solidarity trade union.
Picture by Finbarr O’Reilly, Reuters news agency: This poor Afrikaner woman delivered her baby inside her shack. The social-welfare agency SASSA denied the existence of ‘poor whites” and refused to give them food-stamps for their daily survival needs…
Helping Hand this month also opened up its 100th regional branch – all are run by unpaid local volunteers who know the conditions in the local Afrikaner squatter camps well. These branches are also desperate for government help because a growing number of Afrikaner families now appeal to them for daily food-aid, shanty-houses, blankets, children’s school uniforms and even for medical assistance: poor Afrikaner women often complain of being refused treatment or of being treated very rudely, especially at the government hospitals’ maternity wards. http://www.solidariteitblog.co.za/presidentskantoor-gryp-in-reel-vergadering-tussen-sassa-en-helpende-hand/