CENSUS RULES - EXPLAINED BY AFRIFORUM YOUTH
SEPT 19 2011 - Many security-conscious South African white people admit being terrified of the census-takers who may come knocking on their doors starting 20 days from now. Countdown by StatsSA
White fears are caused by the fact that many whites now are being targetted by large gangs of black criminals since 1994, and SA ‘s white community – before 1994 especially the Afrikaners were world-famous as being the most hospitable people on the planet -- have become very security-conscious and very wary of strangers under the black-majority ANC-regime.
Military training for ‘rural census-takers” upset many whites:
PICTURE: It also does not allay their fears that the the ANC-regime has been giving military training to some 8,000 ANC youth league members, with the claim that these ANC youth league ‘cadres’ will be helping out with the ‘rural census’.
The ANC youth league and indeed the ruling ANC recently last week were rapped over the fingers by a top SA law court which ruled that their most popular chant, ‘Shoot the Boer,’ was hatespeech which could lead to the genocide of the country’s very small white minority. Also: Opposition leader Helen Zille: ‘Shoot the Boer’ chant is hatespeech
THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF SA RESIDENTS WHEN CONFRONTED WITH CENSUS-TAKERS:
Afriforum Youth today placed some brief advice pointers on Face book about the most-asked questions concerning the census.
1. Concerns about arrests and fines in relation to the Census
The Statistics Acts determines that any person who refuses to 'adhere to ‘the reasonable requests of an official from Statistics South Africa, or who hinders such an official in carrying out those duties, can be imprisoned for up to six months or be fined up to R10,000 if found guilty. Afriforum Youth notes that as far as they were aware, no such court case has ever been made against anyone; even though Statistics South Africa claims in its publications that ‘people frequently refuse to participate in their census’. This act – Afriforum.co.za noted, is ‘tempered by the requirement that ‘a person’s right to dignity and privacy must be respected at all times when questions are asked’.
2. Refusal to admit census-taker inside your home
Afriforum: “it not necessary to admit the census-taker inside your home to help complete the census-form. This can be completed in the garden or on the street – or the form can merely be accepted, the recipient can complete it by themselves in good time, and the census-taker can then come and fetch the completed form at a time pre-arranged between the interviewee and the census-taker when the form is handed over. The census-takers – all part-time officials of Statistics SA – have all been vetted to establish whether they had previous criminal records. “The chance that criminals will pretend to be census-takers will be reduced by the placards with photographs and cellphone numbers of the authorised census-takers in the specific areas. People can easily determine whether the census-taker who knocks on your door, is from Statistics South Africa or someone pretending to be.’
3. Sensitive questions such as income…
”Most of the questions do not concern sensitive private matters. Most of the information noted down in the questionaire could be easily determined by anyone standing in the street and looking at your home – or would pertain to information which people would provide freely to any stranger.’
The only sensitive questions could pertain to levels of income or the contents of the home. These questions are relatively vague so DETAILED information is not requested: you could indicate for instance that your income ranges in a specific category ranging from R25,000 to R50,000 and that you have a TV, a computer, and a car in your household. The census-taker can in fact already determine your standard-of-life by merely looking at your home from the street.
4. The Act determines that the information gathered may not be used for any other purpose except for the compilation of combined information for the Census. The information may for instance not be used in any court-cases as evidence, and it may also not be given to the SA Revenue Service. No information which could identify a person individually may ever be spread outside Statistics South Africa. The officials who abuse such information face heavy fines and imprisonment if found guilty of doing so.
WHAT THE CENSUS WILL NOT BE USED FOR;
The census will NOT be used to establish how many weapons and ammo would be needed to wipe out the white population, as some of our readers have asked us. “Such very exact information would not really be needed to carry out a genocide anywhere in the world. The estimated number of whites in South Africa can be easily guessed at. It would make no sense to waste R3billion on a census if the plan was to use the information to buy weaponry with – why not simply buy weapons and ammo with that money then?
The census will not be used to establish how many ‘excess rooms’ are in the homes of white people so that these could be ‘occupied’ by black people, as is being suggested. It is irrational to think that if such a radical plan were to be followed, a detailed and expensive data-gathering process would be followed anyway: practically speaking, the takeover of any white property would not need to know the number of ‘excess rooms’.. The question on the form about the number of rooms in the home is a question widely asked in censuses world-wide. These are usually an indication of the living-standard of its occupant.
The census is taken because the State and the private sector benefit from having good information about the population. We are often angry with the government when they admit to not knowing facts such as the number of foreigners living in South Africa. The census is one instrument which can be used to enable the government to answer such questions accurately – but only if people participate in it.
Afriforum Youth concludes its advice by noting that in view of ‘the race-obsessed policy of the ANC-regime, such as affirmative action and black-economic empowerment laws, it is also important that – as happened in previous censuses) the government underestimates the number of white people in the country – because we would then be shooting ourselves in the foot.”
Contact us with any further questions at: http://www.afriforum.co.za