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Horrific decay of SA mining industry

The rivers of gold, ferro-chrome, platinum, uranium, coal, diamonds, and countless other valuable minerals which are so valuable to Western industries, are drying up in South Africa – while the enslavement of the South African people under the Communist yoke continues relentlessly:

Alister Sparks writes: “There are many microcosms of decay that one can use as examples of the decay of the macrocosm of South Africa. In many respects the booming of South Africa's mining industry and its current decay under the ANC's BEE system is a microcosm of the booming of the Republic of South Africa under Apartheidand its decay under the ANC regime.

During the first half of the 20th century, gold was discovered on severalfarms south of the Freestate town of Odendaalsrus. After the Second World War, Sir Ernest Oppenheimer and his Anglo American Corporation, theprogenitor of Anglo Gold bought up all the prospecting rights in the areaand decided to mine the richest gold find in the history of South Africa. Prices of property in Odendaalsrus skyrocketed so Sir Ernest Oppenheimer decided that he would build his own town for his miners instead of paying the exorbitant prices in Odendaalsrus.

WELKOM TOWER CITY CENTRE

He drove 20km south and climbed a hill called "Koppie-alleen" (Hill alone) and looked down on the plains where his mines would be and decided to build a town from scratch called "Welkom", named after the farm where the gold was first discovered.

The people of Odendaalsrus were upset and took him to court objecting to the new town. Ernest Oppenheimer's lawyer was Abram (Bram) Fischer, an Afrikaner Communist and Anti Apartheid activist that would later defend Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia trial.

Fischer was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and travelled to the
Soviet Union in 1932. He was also later awarded the Lenin Peace Prize (1966)
the Soviet equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize was normally
awarded to prominent Communists who were not Soviet citizens.
Fischer, incidentally, was married to Molly Krige, the niece of liberal Boer
General Jan Smuts. She was also a staunch Communist.

Nevertheless, in 1947 the Provincial council issued Oppenheimer with the
birth certificate of the town of Welkom. In his mind Oppenheimer envisioned a beautiful garden city with broad streets. He commissioned the design of Welkom to leading town planner William Backhouse and landscape gardener Joane Prim.
For Backhouse the design of a town from scratch was a dream came true. Space
was not a problem on the Freestate plains, so he designed the streets broad
with no traffic lights, only roundabouts, to keep the traffic flowing.and no
high-rise buildings. In the centre of Town he wanted a Roman Forum with a
square where town folk could gather. It was surrounded by a horseshoe shaped
road of 75metres wide, known affectionately by the town people as the
"Hoefie" short for the Afrikaans word "hoefyster" meaning horseshoe.

Sports clubs, golf clubs, olympic swimming pools, cinemas, theatres,
hospitals, parks, schools, a technical college and an airport was built -- all with the riches of the gold below the soil.

The town attracted people from all over South Africa. Money was flowing,
salaries were high. By the 1970's Anglo Gold was operating six massive mines with 22 deep level shafts in which 122,000 people worked. The mines of Welkom were producing 35% of South Africa's gold, which in turn was producing 75% of the world's gold. Everyone was driving a new car at least every year. They would say that when the ashtray was full, it was time to buy a new car. The "hoefie" gave rise
to the hot-rod culture of Welkom where young men would drive around at night
showing off their new Ford Cortinas with eagles painted on the bonnets and
flames on the sides, fur on the dashboard and plastic oranges on the radio
antennae. This culture also gave rise to the building of a Grand Prix racing
track at Welkom.

Times were good for blue collar whites –but also in the nearby black township of Thabong and the coloured township of Bronville, the living standards were very high.****

But then the ANC took over in 1994, mostly with the help of the Oppenheimers
and J.P. Morgan who founded Anglo American Corporation in 1917. Hardly have
the ANC communists taken over or they wanted not only a cut of the pie from
the mining industry, but the whole thing.

Black Economic Empowerment was introduced and mines had to give away half of
their assets to black ANC members. For Anglo American Corporation the
writing was on the wall and before they could lose everything, they merged
with Minorco in 1999 and moved their assets to London.

More than 100,000 jobs have been lost in Welkom: mines are plundered for scrap-metal.

WELKOM residents under siege from illegal goldmine panners[

In the last 10-15 years more than 100,000 jobs have been lost in Welkom. The
skip wheels of the mines are not turning anymore and the noise of the mines
as well as the hot-rods have fallen silent. The ziggurat-like walls of the
slime dams next to the R73 road are the last remnants of a once thriving
mining industry.

Today, the mines are in the hands of BEE companies and being plundered for
scrap metal. The municipality of Matjabeng is run by the ANC. In June 2011it
came into prominence as one of the worst examples of ANC corruption and
misrule. How a small town blew R2bn on dodgy
deals

Most of the whites have left Welkom. Blacks make up 90% of the population and whites 8%. The town is a shadow of its former self . The decay is obvious everywhere and it is fast becoming a ghost town. 1500
staff houses at the mines are standing empty. Even churches have closed
their doors. The remaining Afrikaner-whites in the area, mostly farmers are struggling under stocktheft and viciously violent farm attacks, tortures and
murdershttp://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/farmer-wife-worker-injured-in-farm-attack-1.474519

The super-exploiters and slave-owners of Aurora Gold Mine:

Elsewhere it is not going any better. The Aurora mine at Grootvlei, which is owned by the Zuma and Mandela families and at one stage employed 5000 workers now have less than 200. Aurora is now a ghost town,

On 8th of May 2011 in a Carte Blanche TV show, it was revealed that
Cosatu calls the owners of Aurora (Zuma and Mandela) "Super exploiters".
If there is an abyss of desperation these men at the hostels are in it. At
Grootvlei, near Springs, the water and electricity have been cut, the toilets
are a shock. On good days they have hot food.****

Two hours drive to the west is the Orkney mine in Klerksdorp. There is an
inescapable feeling of sadness here. Cooking pots are empty here too. Ntsani
Mohapi has been on the mine since the mid '70s, he should be in line for a
pension but that is all gone now. There are people who are crying, there are
people who are dying because we deal with people who are lying."

As things stand hundreds of miners are still in limbo; millions are
outstanding in salaries. Wives have left husbands, children have dropped out of school, people have been blacklisted. They can't even claim Unemployment Insurance Funding. The allegations against Aurora's directors are damning: since they took over the Pamodzi mines in 2009, which were fully operational at the time, they
have been accused of not paying salaries, making endless broken promises,misappropriating UIF and pension fund money and stripping assets of minesthey haven't paid for. (Source Carte
Blanche.
http://www.solidaritylegalservices.co.za/aurora-iii/ )

Even the BBC has extensively reported on how the Zuma and Mandela families
exploit their workers -- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13275704 and treat them worse than slaves.  While the Zuma and Mandela family members grow rich and fat, they do not pay their starving workers, which effectivelymakes them slave owners.

These weren’t Freedom Fighters: they are enslaving their people under a communist yoke:

Is this the "Freedom" Mandela and Zuma spoke about and fought for?
They were not Freedom Fighters. They were not fighting for the Freedom of
the people, rather for the enslavement of the people under a communist yoke.
The Grootvlei mine now stands in
ruins… http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/grootvlei-mine-now-stands-in-ruins-1.1075667  ****

What could not be stolen and sold for scrap is cut up and sold to Chinese
state-owned mining company Shandong Gold.

The white foreman at Aurora can only watch as the looting of the mine
continues: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/foreman-watches-as-aurora-mine-was-looted-1.1075668.

This is the same ANC which wants to nationalize the
mines:
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Politics/ANC-must-nationalise-mines-Malema-20091023; the banks and the the banks and the farms.

Can you even imagine the utter enslavement of blacks, the dilapidation and
ruin of South Africa that will follow? As the rivers of gold and other critical minerals that once flowed from South Africa dries up one after the other due to BEE and nationalisation, the world and especially the Oppenheimers will long back to the good old days when the whites were in charge of South Africa and they were making their fortunes. The day will still come that they will realize that they
might have betted on the wrong horse.

As the blacks are being more and more impoverished by their ANC masters and
South Africa driven into a starving Zimbabwe-like state – those  who have let the genie out of the bottle will have to put him back again.
Main Source: *Beyond the Miracle: Inside the New South Africa*. Alister
Sparks. 2003. Page 239-246****

stories on Welkom’s decay:

Free State attacks against ethnic minorities: map: http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2011/06/free-state-attacks-map.html

Golddust-robbery gangs wage vicious in Welkom, other mining towns: http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2011/07/chaos-grows-in-sa.html

http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2008/11/sa-mining-industry-in-serious-decline.html 

The once so motivated, community-spirited working-class Afrikaners in Welkom are living in a state of siege from illegal gold-mine pirate-gangs – and the town’s vibrancy is slowly ebbing away into destitution, homelessness, addiction and hopelessness:

http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2011/11/alcoholic-homeless-murderer-victor.html

Boere Crisis Action declaration to the UN

from Boere Krisis Aksie (B.K.A.), Hannes Engelbrecht

  • To the President and Cabinet of the Republic of South africa;
  • To the United Nations’ Security Council
  • To the Member States of the United Nations
  • To parliamentarians of foreign governments outside South Africa

DECLARATION OF INTENT: January 17 2012

A. Recognition of our right to self-determination;
  B.  Recognition as a legitimate resistance movement;
   C.Call for financial assistance.

In terms of the United Nations’ resolution adopted with a 143 – 4 majority in September 2007 regarding the right to self-determination we, the Afrikaner/Boer people of the Republic of South Africa, hereby give notice that we seek sanction through the United Nations and supporting organisations to declare our independence from the Republic of South Africa, after a consultation process determining our claims to all spheres of life.

Article 1 of both the ICCPR and the ICESCR reads:
1.  All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.
2. All peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources without prejudice to any obligations arising out of international economic co-operation, based upon the principle of mutual benefit, and international law. In no case may a people be deprived of its own means of subsistence.
3.  The States Parties to the present Covenant, including those having responsibility for the administration of Non-Self-Governing and Trust Territories, shall promote the realization of the right of self-determination, and shall respect that right, in conformity with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations.

Self-determination is also recognized as a right of indigenous peoples in the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (DRIP), adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007.

Articles 3, 4 and 5 of the declaration read as follows:
- Indigenous peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.
- Indigenous peoples, in exercising their right to self-determination, have the right to autonomy or self-government in matters relating to their internal and local affairs, as well as ways and means for financing their autonomous functions.
- Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain and strengthen their distinct political, legal, economic, social and cultural institutions, while retaining their right to participate fully, if they so choose, in the political, economic, social and cultural life of the State.

As a signatory to this adopted United Nations Resolution of September 2007 we trust that the Republic of South Africa and the ruling ANC government will not stand in our way of preserving our own lifestyle as a unique ethnic group.

We want to reiterate the following: that we, as a people from European descent, find it incompatible to align ourselves with the African culture on the grounds of language, religion, culture, history and outlook on life.

We also condemn the statutory entrenchment of discriminatory measures against our people such as affirmative action, black economic empowerment, sport quotas, tender procedures and the allocation of funds.

Nationalisation of farms, businesses:

But most of all, we seek assistance and self-determination because of the disproportionate number of racial attacks and murders against the Afrikaner/Boer since 1994 and the rapid acceleration thereof during the past two years; plus the constant threat by leading government supporters about nationalization of farms and businesses.

Furthermore, we seek from the United Nations support in accepting us as a legitimate resistance group, as set out in their policies: When resistance groups meet certain tests and follow the rules set out by the Geneva Conventions and other humanitarian (armed conflict) law, they are not considered terrorist organizations or mercenaries, but legitimate parties to a conflict. Therefore they have recognized legal status, granting them specific rights.

Lastly, we seek financial and logistical assistance for a referendum or election among our own Boer people to determine the support for self-determination and eventual independence.

In our present situation it is financially impossible to take part in any election due to the practice in the RSA that electoral political parties are financed by taxpayers’ money through Parliament, making it impossible to obtain a level playing field for any minority group or any European group consisting of less than 10% of the electorate.

HANNES ENGELBRECHT

Boer Krisis Aksie – Boer Crisis action

Soldiers patrol Cape Town streets

Pierre de Vos: Why are soldiers patrolling the streets of Cape Town? Are we at war with our own citizens?

 Jan 16 2012 – CAPE TOWN Pierre de Vos of ‘Constitutionally Speaking’ writes: “I was rather startled when I opened my newspaper this morning and spotted a picture of soldiers with automatic weapons and wearing what looked like full combat gear, parading outside the Khayelitsha District Hospital. For a moment I thought I was back in 1988 and “Boetie” had gone back into the township.  

SOLDIERS IN THE STREETS OF CAPE TOWN JAN 17 2012 KHAYELITSHA DISTRICT HOSPITAL (2)

De Vos: “”The newspaper informs me that soldiers were called in to help control a crowd of protestors outside the hospital. The contingent of soldiers told the Cape Times that they had been diverted to the hospital after being on a routine patrol in the area with the SA Police Services. But why were soldiers patrolling the streets of Cape Town with members of the Police Service (remember, the Constitution talks about a Police Service, not a Police Force)? Can this be legal?
http://constitutionallyspeaking.co.za/why-are-soldiers-patrolling-the-streets-of-cape-town/

Section 200(2) of the Constitution confirms that the Defence Force should not normally be employed inside South Africa,  stating that:

-- The primary object of the defence force is to defend and protect the Republic, its territorial integrity and its people in accordance with the Constitution and the principles of international law regulating the use of force.

-- Section 201(2) of the Constitution provides for an exception to this rule, stating that the President, as head of the national executive, may authorise the employment of the defence force in co-operation with the Police Service or in defence of the Republic.
-- Section 201(3) then states that when the defence force is employed with the Police Service, the President must inform Parliament, promptly and in appropriate detail, of the reasons for the employment of the defence force; any place where the force is being employed; the number of people involved; and the period for which the force is expected to be employed.

-- If Parliament does not sit during the first seven days after the defence force is employed as envisaged, the President must provide the information to the appropriate oversight committee.
-- In the context of section 200 and 201 it is clear that the Constitution does not allow the employment of the Defence Force inside South Africa in circumstances other than in co-operation with the Police Service. There are good reasons for this...

(according to a Mexican study which only counted the number of people murdered in each city, (whereas in South Africa homicides and murders are listed seperately and should be added together to obtain the correct statistic)  claims that Cape Town was the most dangerous city outside the Americas: http://www.volksblad.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Kaap-gevaarlikste-stad-buite-Amerikas-20120116

details posted on murders on farmitracker.com  over the past two years disagree however: they instead show that Greater Johannesburg/Pretoria are the most dangerous cities in South Africa – not Cape Town – especially for minorities.

AFRICA UNSAFE FOR ALL WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS MAP FARMITRACKER AUG222011