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An In-Depth View of How the Apartheidizers Blame the

Victims in Contemporary South Africa

An Overview on Historical Talking Points
A casual look and perusal on the History, Media and information systems in South Africa reveal a
very well orchestrated effort to blemish the image of African South Africans who are Victims of
Apartheid in the eyes of the world, to that of a Tyrannical Majority as has been promulgated through
the Web. It was well and good that Mandela was freed from prison and became the first African
President of South Africa. But what has happened since then is what has been billed as Rainbowtype of social relations that have manifest themselves as a "new" reality to South Africa. In plain and
simple language, the strategy is to criticize African rule as being incompetent, corrupt and
tyrannical have become the buzz-words of South Africa today.
Some of it is true, the other is propaganda. The democratically majority-elected ANC has been
assailed by the minority former assets of the white intelligentsia who are also hurling all types of
accusations their way; and, it is that type of dialogue that is presently found and is dominant on the
Web and internal newspapers and radios/TV in South Africa today. What has happened in South
Africa to Africans under Apartheid has not really been told in its full Historical narrative from the
point of view of the victims, yet.
The Apartheid regime saw to it that during their rule, they erased "most" of the horrid and
degrading practices, history and memory on the Africans and what and how they did it by fully
utilizing their Censorship Board, Security Apparatuses, Draconian Laws, Shredding of Evidence, and
looting and seizing information from the African Press
Some books in the libraries had pages excised or plastered-over with hard glue and carefully cut
newspaper pieces, blackened out pages and the like, from through some Health for African South
Africans, segregated Sports, separate Social living, dilapidated Poor Housing, sparse Social services,
unequal land Inferior Education, One sided Economy, separate Religion and divided religious
practices; unequal allocation of the country's wealth, and unfair land allocation and distribution,
permeation and entrenchment of racist attitudes, Inferior foods, Intensive and torture, intimidation,
frontline wars murder and plunder and human degradation and dehumanization, in a word or so.
The erasure of African history in the past 50-plus years of Apartheidized rule and victimization and
genocide of Africans, is now being worked on and restored as the new communication of Internet
Medium makes possible access to the world easier and practical.
Genocide in Random House Dictionary is defined as: "The deliberate and systemic extermination of a
national, racial, political or cultural group." The continued deaths among the people of African
descent in South Africa from AIDS, TB, Cholera, Dysentery, Poverty and joblessness,Drugs, Crack,
Mandrax Pills crime and lack of medicines and poorly staffed hospitals and so on, has been recorded
in some books, and now it needs to be talked about more in the Web.
One of the main problems of the many is that the past of Apartheid has not still been properly
confronted, justly and fully addressed. Corruption and racism are deeply embedded deep within the
present society. Both these social evils are working in tandem to conceal, effectively, the many tears
that had been shed from the murderous and insane abuses of Apartheid onto the souls and society of

Africans. Many of the core apartheid machinery's most senior functionaries still remain within the
army, the police, the secret services and the civil services.
The present ANC leadership is beholden to its former masters and are compromised because they
too still harbor secrets and abuses which leave them open to blackmail and manipulation. They are
fully in cahoots with the past regime in a myriad ways. The collusion between the former Apartheid
Masters and their present oppressed ANC government need to be put into a much more clearer
perspectives in the future. Apartheid has and is alive and still decimating the African population
through one of the most horrific racist social engineering techniques of modern times in South
In the middle, between the Masters(Apartheid Regime) and the Slave drivers(ANC) , are the poor
and repressed, depressed and oppressed African Masses crying and in a schizophrenic way, give
loyalty and support to their detractors more specifically, the ANC government: which, and leaves the
people are now wondering about as to what type of government they have put in power, which
during its 20+ year rule, the ANC has been foreshadowed by time constraints, managerial
shortcomings, bungled social engineering efforts, corruption, inefficiencies.
Also, lacking-in-experience in governance and a myriad of other failures, cronyism, nepotism and
with this has drawn towards itself attack form their former masters as they, too, cover their
atrocities which they have dealt the African society, and now the African society has been left to its
own means meanwhile sustained criticism is consistently laid on the Door of the ANC administration
and all those that voted them into power.
South Africa's Hidden War Within
In the paragraph above, the definition for genocide has been cited from the Random House
Dictionary to be able to unveil the curtain of what is called the political miracle that is the "New
South Africa" is like, and this will be helpful in putting into perspective the hidden history of the
Apartheid's past and unstable and horrible concrete reality faced by the African masses.
The release of Mandela from prison in Robben Island did not end Apartheid, nor was he becoming
the First African President of the country since the coming of the European Settlers meant that the
African people were free; his release merely sub-ducted the Afrikaner past and atrocities into the
underbelly of turbulent contemporary South African society. A lot is known about the previous
Apartheid regime when it was in 'plain sight,' as a regional power and a government, but as to how it
got there, what did it do in the waning days of its last gasp and where it is lodged now, is a very hard
thing to do, and simply less known. It is important to begin by looking first overall Apartheid's Total,
as a desperate measure applied by the regime in various stages and areas of social endeavors,
throughout the South African Social life and within the African milieu.
The collapse of the Portuguese colonial empire in Mozambique(now Maputo) and Angola in 1974,
and then, six years later, the minority regime in Rhodesia(now Zimbabwe), made way for
independent African governments. The leaders of these countries were committed to opposing
Apartheid and to giving all possible support to the Majority Africans within and outside South Africa.
Inside South Africa, police repression had been so harsh that it successfully eliminated all African
opposition to apartheid.
In the mid-sixties, ANC had launched a series of moves trying to infiltrate some guerrillas into the
country but they were crushed in what got to be known as the Wankie wars; in this case, Ian Smith
played a very crucial role in intercepting the fighters as they tried to pass through the then

Rhodesia(Zimbabwe). But the police shootings of the youth protesters in Soweto, in June 1976
helped to swell the ANC ranks and the onset of guerrilla attacks within the country.
The challenge to white domination emerged at many levels - African protest and guerrilla activity at
home, the new African governments opposed to Apartheid on its borders, and intensified
international pressures through sanctions and boycotts, made it necessary to conceive of a strategy.
The total strategy doctrine conceived and applied by the Botha government was an attempt to
counter each of these multi-pronged attacks on it , that they relied heavily on their military
machinery and also on the intelligence and police apparatus. Botha's government decided to
implement a strategy by which modifications in the structure of Apartheid were to be carried out
behind a shield of aggressive military and various other covert and overt means which set the stage
for systematic oppression that has lasted to this day. This was orchestrated and managed by the
Broederbond and other state apparatuses
The Broederbond, Military, Police and the Security Forces
The National Party that came to power in 1948 was a vehicle of Afrikaner Nationalism, the political
expression of the interests and attitudes of a large majority of Afrikaner workers, farmers,
businessmen, lower-level civil servants, and Professionals. After the defeat of the Afrikaner
Republics in the Anglo-Boer War, at the turn of the century, and their incorporation into the united
South Africa, Afrikaners found themselves in the bottom ranks of White society. English-speaking
whites, who were generally better educated and trained, and with their ties to British capital,
dominated the social and economic structures.
The leaders of the National Party embarked on a campaign to weld the Afrikaner Volk together and
thereby regain political power. Under the guidance of the Broederbond, a secret society of select
Afrikaner leaders, ideological cohesiveness to promote the Volk through the National Party was
provided by linking Afrikaner churches, cultural organizations, and trade unions. A populist tone was
adopted, reflecting the subordinate economic and political position of Afrikaner among Whites.
Local English-speaking capitalists and their allies, foreign investors, were castigated both for
exploiting the country for their private gains and for promoting the "Black Peril" the threat of whites
being swamped by Africans. After World War II, the issue of the "black peril" took on greater
urgency. The United Party, then in power with General Jan Smuts as prime minister, was seeking a
means whereby the African urban population could be incorporated permanently into areas of the
country which had been reserved for whites and become a settled labor force. This did not sit well
with the Afrikaner public, and they rallied the base for the 1948 vote.
The Broederbond - The Hidden Boer Warlords
After winning power in the "Whites Only" vote for a "whites Only" parliament in 1948, the
Nationalists imposed their own solution to the "Black Peril": the Apartheid system. Africans were
allowed into white urban areas only as "temporary sojourners" and could stay only as long as they
were useful to the white economy. Whites were assured of African labor would stay in white areas
through a rigid system if Influx Control. The Pass Books which were given to Africans and were
required to carry them at all times and this was a way of monitoring them and controlling them .
The 1950s saw a rising confrontation between two major political forces: African Nationalism an
Afrikaner Nationalism. The Nationalist Part with its leaders, some of whom were Nazi sympathizers
branded the African opposition from virtually any quarter as communist-inspired reason. On March

21, 1960, a turning point was reached when the police opened fire on unarmed Africans protesting
the hated pass laws and system, and they killed sixty-seven and wounded one hundred and eighty-six
Africans in the Township of Sharpeville. The African National Congress(ANC) led by Mandela, and
the Pan African Congress(PAC) Led by Robert Sobukwe, were outlawed when the Apartheid Regime
declared the State of Emergency.
The hastily organized underground movements and resistance of the ANC and the PAC were
completely crushed by police repression. The Afrikaners, when they were not in power in South
Africa, underwent a considerable change, and became more bitter, more exclusive, more aggressive,
and they were gradually gaining in strength. They paid attention to an all-round development to
extra-parliamentary activities, politics, to their Church Affairs their society and their poor white
Volk, to education, sports, culture, trade and industry.
The Nationalist forces were intensely and extensively active on all fronts. This was only a dress
rehearsal, as we shall see in the later years what the Broederbond would conceive and implement,
behind the scenes and in secrecy, which lasts to this day.
Afrikaner Broederbond (Association of Brothers)
The Broederbond was formed in 1918 and maintained an open existence until 1924, when it went
underground and its affairs became largely a matter of speculation. The work of a small number of
well-organized and dedicated cadres brought about a complete transformation in the national scene.
The Broederbond was a guiding force in the rebirth of this nationalist spirit, and it was and is till a
secretive force and society which gradually and finally assumed a dominant position in the affairs of
the Volk.
This elite and durable organization had its membership staked to be 2,672, of whom 8.6 percent
were public servants and 33.3 per cent teachers. In 1952 the Rev. de Vos, who had broken away
from the Lawyers in Johannesburg Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in 1944 and formed a
reconstituted Dutch Reformed Church because the N. G. Kerk, he had alleged, was dominated by
members of the Broederbond, and he gave the following breakdown of the Broederbond
membership: 357 clergymen, 2,030, 905 farmers, 159 lawyers and 60 Members of parliament.
Its modus operandi was to coordinate activities among the Afrikaners and to ensure that Broeders
are placed in key positions which can then be utilized for the advancement of the Volk. This same
tactic and method of operation will soon be found and seen in the present ANC ruled government
and the insertion of key Broederbond members in key government position and spread-out
throughout the all the parties in South Africa. L. J. du Plessis, a former member of the Broederbond,
in 1948 described the early days of the existence of the Afrikaans Broederbond as follows:
"What happened since, I can surmise when hearing of prominent members like Bosman becoming
Manager of Volskas(A large and powerful bank); Erasmus, Secretary of the Onderwysers
Vereniging(Transvaal Teachers' Association); Diederichs, Chief Organizer of the
Reddingsdaadbond(Rescue-work Society- dedicated with uplifting poor Afrikaners); Albert Herzog,
'protector' of the mineworkers; Rev. Nicol, Moderator of the Dutch Reformed Church for three
consecutive synods; Klopper, head of the Afrikaanse Taal and Kultuur Vereniging(Association for the
Afrikaans Language and Culture); and last but not least, Dr. Verwoerd, the editor-in-Chief of the
All the people mentioned above were members of the Broederbond and were dispersed, entrenched
and embedded into the fabric of South african social life and decision-making bodies within these

portfolios.(Dan O'Meara) In an article in the Sunday Times of March 8, 1964, Mrs. Janie Malherbe,
wife of war-time Director of Military Intelligence and herself a Captain in Military Intelligence
during the war, described the forces which had been at work in the Broederbond during the thirties
as follows:
"This terrifying, octopus-like grip on the South African way of life was made possible by reorganizing
the Broederbond on the pattern of Hitler's highly successful Nazi State,complete with Fuehrer,
Gauleiters, group and cell leaders, spread in a sinister network over the whole of South Africa. This
was initially planned by a high ranking Nationalist and two Stellenbosch students who were sent to
Germany, at Nazi expense, to study the Nazi cell system."
The Broederbond was not only far-reaching in its operations, it was setting up for the future which
was changing and was able to morph its shenanigans under the cloak of secrecy.
In 1934, the Nazis sent Montmartin was sent to work secretly with the Broederbond leaders to
initiate plans that would ensure that South Africa would side with Germany in the world war which
hitler was already engineering. Malhebre writes:
"The immediate result of his visit was the reorganization of the Nationalist Broederbond on the Nazi
system, the main difference being that where Hitler re-invoked the rites of the German pagan Gods
to promote his ideologies, the Nationalists' Broederbond declared that their plan of complete
domination of White South Africa, and absolute subjugation of the non-Whites, and was in its
implementation within South Africa, 'God's-given destiny' for the Afrikaners."
This was a clever ruse, for by its means the powerful Dutch Reformed Churches could be roped in. In
the middle thirties, the Broederbond became more aggressive and they issued a circular in 1934 in
which Prof. J. C. van Rooy of Potchefstroom University, and the General Secretary, I.M. Lombard,
"Let us focus on the fact that the primary consideration is: whether Afrikanerdom will reach it
ultimate destiny of domination(Baaskap - Masters and Bosses) in South Africa. Brothers, our solution
of South Africa's ailments is not whether one party of another shall obtain the whip hand, but that
the Afrikaner-Broederbond shall govern South Africa." But Hertzog was well aware of the
machinations of the Broederbond behind the scenes, and in a trenchant attack on the organization in
a speech printed in the Star of 1935 - he characterized the Broederbond bond as:
"A grave menace to the rest and peace of our social community, even where it operates in the
economic-cultural sphere. Its members are sworn no to entertain any cooperation with the Englishspeaking population and thereby they stand in direct racial conflict with our fellow English
Afrikaners-speaking section to put their foot on the neck of the English-speaking South Africa."
Hertzog continued his attack of the Broederbond by saying that:
"The Broederbond had acquired a dangerous hold over education in the Orange Free State and I
know of few towns and villages in the Free State where the Broederbond has not established for
itself a nest of five or six, or more Broeders to serve as a focal point for Bond propaganda, and I also
know that there is hardly a single nest in which there isn't at least one teacher sitting as a hatcher."
Because of the subsequent attacks on Smuts, I.M. Lombard wrote a series of articles for Die
Transvaler in 1944 and 1945, by laying down the seven-fold ideal foe which the Broederbond was

(1) the removal of everything in conflict with South Africa's full international independence;
(2) the ending of the inferiority of Afrikaans-speaking and of their language in the organization of
the State;
(3) separation of all non-White races in South Africa, leaving them free to pursue independent
development under the guardianship of Whites;
(4) putting a stop to the exploitation of the resources and population of South Africa by strangers,
including the more intensive industrial development;
(5) the rehabilitation of the farming community and the assurance of civilized self-support through
work for all White citizens;
(6) the nationalization of the money market and the systematic coordination of economic policies;
(7) the Afrikanerization of public life and teaching and education in a Christian-National spirit, while
leaving free the internal development of all sections in so far as it is not dangerous to the State.
This were not merely stated objectives but were actualized realities: Whites had better housing,
better jobs, excellent education, upgraded cultural realm and activities; the Afrikaans language was
made into the Country's official language, and heavily imposed on Africans; churches were
segregated as well as burial grounds and all spheres of social endeavor; the money was customized
to reinforce Afrikanerdom's riches and Afrikaner social and cultural symbols printed on the money to
reflect the dominance and prevalence of Afrikaans culture and life. Lombard declared that:
"The Afrikaner Broederbond is born from a deep conviction that the Afrikaner nation has been
planted in this country by God's hand and is destined to remain here as a nation with its own
character and its own mission. This polices promulgated by Lombard underlay the policy and actions
of the Nationalist party ever since it came to power in 1948. And in 1949, when Malan was pressed
by the United Party to investigate the Broederbond which was alleged to be ruling the nation from
behind the scenes, he said:
"I belong to the Broederbond, and I have attended many of its meetings. All I can say to you is that
all the matters which are discussed there are in the interests of the people. No enmity towards other
sections of the community has been apparent at any of these meetings I attended. No pressure is
brought to bear on the government of the country from the Broederbond. I have always been able to
discuss these matters of importance to all aspects of the life of the people and I have come away
from these meetings feeling a better man than before."
Then as today, the defenders of the Broederbond never minced words as to the objectives of the
Bond, in the same breadth, they declare fairness of their apartheidized ideology and principles, by
still holding on to and reiterating their policies of White Supremacy formulated by the Broederbond.
This duplicitous doublespeak seemed to have confounded those who study the way apartheid was
implemented and applied.
The Broeder Bond has long laid down its plans for Total Strategy using all its resources, and in the
present day, has fine-tuned that approach to submerge and embed themselves much more secretly
and deeply into the South African society, milieu and mosaic, as we shall see later on.
The Origins of Total Strategy

From 1948 to 1970, South Africa experienced the second highest growth rates (behind Japan) in the
capitalist world. The widespread introduction of mechanized production techniques in the 1950s and
1960s reinforced the growing social differentiation between small stratum of wealthy farmers on the
one hand, and a contingent of marginalized farmers on the other hand. Between 1948 and 1975,
Afrikaner control of private industry increased astronomically from industrial output including that
of state corporations.
This accrual of wealth benefitted and enhanced Afrikaner businessmen on the British Dominance of
mining and manufacturing, and this helped companies like SANLAM, the Rembrandt group, along
with Volkskas, became implanted amongst the eight largest conglomerate group that dominated
South African Capitalism. Also, the proportion of Afrikaners in the professional strata of the petty
bourgeoisie doubled between 1948 and 1975, and the proportion of Afrikaners in white collar
occupational categories extended from 28 per cent t 65 per cent of the total. (Gilomee and Adam)
In sum, South Africa, has relied upon overseas trade and investment for the well-being of its
manufacturing operations and other basic industries. South African business depends upon imported
machine tools, plant machinery, electronic equipment, computers, oil and chemicals to maintain
regular production lines and to pioneer industrial expansion into new fields. South Africa's
dependence on transnational corporations means that the lack of such support and access to foreign
sources could potentially cripple the country.
In 1963, the Verwoerd regime proposed the formation of a 'common market/commonwealth' in
Southern Africa. This plan envisaged the establishment of a free trade zone as the first step toward
greater regional cooperation. He had hoped that these economical linkages would herald the
formation of a political union of sorts a commonwealth described by apartheid ideologues at the time
as an 'association of black and white states' with South Africa as the 'centralizing mother
country.'(Davis and O'Meara)
This commonwealth strategy failed to materialize. In the interim, Pretoria forged tighter links with
the colonial settler regimes in the surrounding buffer states. Buoyed by these tangible gains, The
Vorster regime launched a political offensive in the late 1960s in direct response to the rapid pace of
African decolonization and the increasing international condemnation of Apartheid. This 'dialogue
initiative', as it was called, scored initial diplomatic triumphs but eventually reached its zenith in the
early 1970s(Sam Nolutshungu - see chart in the photo gallery)
Immediately after the collapse of the fascist regime in Portugal in April 1974 which set the stage for
political independence for Mozambique(Maputo) and Angola, Vorster immediately countered with a
renewed diplomatic/political exercise known as 'detente'. The objective of this hasty reformulation of
regional policy was a rather nebulous vision of a 'constellation of completely independent states' on
Southern Africa which would form a 'power bloc' and 'present a united front against common
These overtures lost their momentum, however, in the wake of South Africa's large-scale military
invasion of Angola in 1975 and the gathering internal political crisis associated with the 1976/1977
Soweto Revolution.(Deon Geldenhuis and T.D. Venter). After P.W. Botha took office in September
1978, The Total Strategy doctrine became the nucleus of official state policy. Botha unveiled
Pretoria's grand vision of seven to ten states, comprising 40 million people, south of the Kunene and
Zambezi rivers, joined together in a 'constellation of states'.
These ambitious schemes included the so-called "Independent Homelands" or "Bantustans- and in
not so many words, Apartheid's Final Solution". Pretoria reasoned that the consolidation of a formal

association between neighboring African States and former Bantustans would imply recognition of
Homeland Independence and confer legitimacy on 'separate development(Apartheid](D. Geldenhuys)
President Kaunda of Zambia observed: "South Africa is to become the king-pin of all of us, and all of
us are going to be satellite or puppet states of South Africa(Rand Daily Mail, 1979) Lesotho's foreign
Minister echoed this condemnation:
"Through this stratagem South Africa hopes to win support and respectability for her Grand
Apartheid, which fragments Southern Africa into weak satellites dominated by a strong white state.
The growing public outcry forced South Africa to scale down the dimensions of this scheme."(Deon
The Apartheid government acknowledged that blatantly racialist aspects of Apartheid policies
undermined South Africa's international credibility and hence inhibited the establishment of
formalized alliances with the neighboring Independent States. One of their objectives was to lure the
reluctant neighboring states, who were in dire straits economically, into a common covenant with
Pretoria and eventually demonstrate the superiority of South African Capitalism over the 'socialist'
alternatives. This stratagem did not succeed.
The Total Strategy
The 1980s in South Africa were about reform, repression and resistance. This era was characterized
by deep social divisions and racial tensions. The situation was exacerbated by the powerful
influences of demographic changes, increasing urbanization, continued industrialization,rising
personal incomes, and spreading education affecting all of society, including mass communication,
national security and wars with the Frontline States. Another aspect to this social situation was the
fact that the South African political system itself was unstable.
This was possible because there existed three arenas of power: the State, political society and civil
society. The State in South Africa was composed of several institutions of public power: the
executive, administration, judiciary, police, military and intelligence organs. Political society
consisted of formal vehicles of competition of competition for state power: parliaments, local
councils,parties,fronts, alliances and coalitions.
Civil society was composed of innumerable collectivities in and through which people organized
their social life: clubs, sports, associations, recreational networks, churches, cultural organizations,
street committees, women's groups and so forth. The Apartheidizers operated within tis mix with
shrewd aggression and determined authoritarian force.
The authoritarian nature and state of the Apartheid government restricted and stifled society's
democratic processes. The very people that the Apartheid regime was disempowering built social
movements within their civil societies to express their political demands. The workers strikes in the
1970s, the students 1976/1977 uprisings, staying away fro work and public transportation and the
1984 rent boycotts led to the regime enforcing a state of emergency in the subsequent years, and
this exposed and heightened long-term structural contradictions in the economy, cities, rural areas
and within the political systems.
In turn, these stresses became the foci of the state strategy and ruling class reforms over the next
two decades. Within the state, there were important differences of opinion on how to respond to the
deepening post-Soweto crisis. The military, under the leadership of the Minister of Defense, P. W.
Botha(later became President), was highly critical of the laissez-faire practices of the Vorster

The latter was characterized by Empire-building, uncoordinated departmental action, internecine
conflicts within the Security establishment, and the absence of an overarching strategic plan. The
military's solution, under General Magnus Malan to these problems, was the formulation of "Total
Strategy", which was presented publicly for the first time in the 1977 Defense White
The Nooks and Crannies of Total Strategy
Total Strategy can be defined as involving the coordination of the military, economic, psychological,
political, sociological,diplomatic,cultural and ideological fields of state activities. The Total Strategy
was justified by the Apartheid regime that south Africa was under 'Total Onslaught,' and therefore
required a 'Total Strategy' capable of combining effective security measures with reformist policies
aimed at removing the grievances that revolutionaries could exploit.
The military was able to win support for these arguments from the Verligte(Liberal) element in the
National Party and sectors of the English and Afrikaans capital. By proposing that defense was more
than a military matter, the military also laid claim to their right to have a say in all public-policy
decision-making; also winning the mind and hearts of the African majority.
Having won the support of business and liberal nationalists, and also isolating the Verkrampte
(Conservative) elements in the National Party,the new political alliance(businessmen, politicians,
and security) embarked upon a three phase 'rationalization' program to reorganize the State.
When Botha became Prime Minister in 1978, the military build-up he had promoted as Defense
Minister was already underway. With his political opposition within the National Party on the
defense, Botha was in a position to start implementing Total Strategy. He and Magnus Malan, the
Minister of Defense under Botha, advocated for defending South Africa from what they termed to be
a "Total Onslaught".
Though known to be hot-tempered militarist, Botha established himself as a competent administrator
and an experienced political operator. Botha was also viewed as a hard-liner on racial issues, but as
a prime minister he had adopted a rhetoric that was markedly verligte( enlightened/liberal) in tone,
a reflection of the military's Total Strategy.
A report in the South African press identified a main source of the Total Strategy concept advocated
by Botha and Malan, as a slim, little-known book by a French General, Andre Beaufre, titled
Introduction a la Strategie. In this book, Beaufre draws from such classic military sources as Von
Clauswitz and Mao. Beaufre describes the implications for modern military planners and calls for a
"total strategy" coordinated throughout all fields of government policy.
The book describes various types of conflicts, including the kind of protracted guerrilla war South
Africa was facing. In speeches of both the military leaders and government officials paraphrased
passages form the book and describing their modern war as "Total," and they asserted that it was
going to be carried-out not only in the military sphere, but in all fields,including the political,
economic, diplomatic, cultural and even today as we speak, this are still in application in one form or
A very clear statement of the Total Strategy in South Africa appeared in the 1977 Defense White
Paper under the heading "National Security" and it states: "We are today involved in a war, whether

we wish to accept it or not. It is therefore essential that a Total National Strategy be formulated at
the highest level. The defense of the Republic of South Africa is not solely the responsibility of the
Department of Defense. On the contrary... [it] is the combined responsibility of all government
This can be taken further it is the responsibility of the entire population, the 'nation'*(in this case,
the 'nation' means the white nation only), and every population group. In 1971 South Africa had
established the State Security Council to fill a similar function of formulating "Total National
Strategy" for National Security. (Department of Defense White Paper, 1977) A more comprehensive
definition of "Total Strategy" was thus put forth as follows:
"... The comprehensive plan to utilize all the means available to a state according to an integrated
pattern in order to achieve the national aims within the framework of the specific policies. A Total
Strategy is, therefore, not confined to a particular sphere, but is applicable at all levels and to all
functions of the state structure."
The section concludes with fourteen aspects of Boer National security that are included in the
formulation of a Total strategy:
Political ActionMilitary/paramilitary actionEconomic actionPsychological actionScientific and
technological actionReligious-cultural actionManpower servicesIntelligence servicesSecurity
servicesNational supplies, resources, and production servicesTransport and distribution
servicesfinancial servicesCommunity servicesTelecommunications service
While the White Paper in 1977 cited the key role of the State Security in formulating the Total
Strategy, this body lay dormant after its creation. The origins of this body are linked with those of
BOSS(Bureau of State Security). When the Apartheid State was combating the new underground
and guerrilla activities, the failed ANC Wankie wars, from the mid-sixties, as noted above, several
national security bodies were established, (a State Security Committee and an Intelligence
Coordinating Committee), but these were apparently not considered adequate. Boss was formed in
1968-69 as the coordinating agency for intelligence and security.
The state Security Council included the prime minister, the ministers of justice, defense, police,
foreign affairs, commissioner, foreign affairs, national security, The chief of the Defense Force, the
police commissioner, the secretaries for foreign affairs and justice, as well as other ministers and
members of parliament co-opted on an ad hoc basis. In the Vorster government, the State Security
Council was not active and that its functions were performed on an informal basis by Vorster and
General van den Bergh of BOSS.
BOSS - Bureau Of State Security
"South Africa's New Gestapo" was the description given by the British journal 'New Statesman' when
the Bureau of State Security(BOSS) was officially formed in May 1969 by General Hendrik van den
Bergh. But it was, in reality, just the old Republican Intelligence network given a new name and
legalized by parliament. Boss was allocated a magnificent headquarters called Concilium in Central
Pretoria, and all the senior officers and desk men who worked for Republican Intelligence moved in
with all their files.
The new name BOSS made little difference to the agents in the field because the kept the same code
numbers, the same handlers and collected the same information, but they were told that they could
spend more because BOSS was allocated 20 million pounds to play with for a whole year.(The South

African public was told the figure was less than a quarter of that). For H. J. van den Bergh, however,
it meant he was suddenly elevated to being 'South Africa's spy-master number one'. He became the
overlord of all intelligence networks, including the Army, Navy and Air-Force, and was answerable
only to Prime minster John Vorster.
Boss was spying,torturing, assassinating, planting bugs and creating havoc amongst its targeted
enemies, and van den Bergh was seeking revenge against Winnie Mandela. Most of the charges
facing Winnie Mandela and her eighteen friends at that trial got him looking for revenge against
Winnie, and those which had been found not guilty in the first trial. All the nineteen were acquitted
again and released. The regime immediately put the accused victorious 19 accused people under
house arrest.
Van den Bergh's 'Dirty Tricks Department' [Division C3 of the Bureau of State Security(BOSS)]
planted a rumor around Johannesburg that Winnie Mandela was actually a BOSS agent. BOSS
posited that was the reason why Winnie was acquitted, and this was done in an effort to frighten
other blacks away form any connection with Winnie. The Dirty Tricks department made life
miserable for Winnie Mandela in many other ways. In the end, van den Bergh won and got Winnie
banished into Brandford, thirty miles form Bloemfontein, but she flourished there among the
township dwellers.(Gordon Winter)
The establishment of BOSS led to one of the most sustained outcries in South African history, with
protest coming from advocates, professors, politicians, churchmen and liberal editors. What these
protesters did not know was that there was an ultra-secret Republican Intelligence entity that was
operating with impunity against Africans for the past six years before the formation of BOSS. The
outcry against BOSS caused Prime Minister John Vorster to appoint a Commission of Inquiry into
State Security and Bureau of State Security(BOSS).
But this was the great confidence trick perpetrated on the South African public. It was so successful
that in later years, Vorster used the same trick in an attempt to save his political career when the
"Information Scandal" started erupting. The Commission of Inquiry into BOSS was carried out by
Mr. Justice H. J. Potgieter. He was chosen by the head of BoSS, General H. J. van den Bergh, and
approved by Prime Minister Vorster. Justice Potgieter completed his report in August 1970 and
tabled in the House of Assembly 18 months later in February 1972.
One of the main recommendations he made was: "to preclude any possibility of abuse and to secure
public goodwill and confidence, it should be made clear beyond all doubt that the Bureau's activities
will at all times be restricted to matters that have an actual connection with the Security of the
State." The report went onto say that it should equally be made clear that BOSS should never
interfere in the private conduct of person's, their business activities or their political views 'except
insofar as these are of a subversive nature'.
The machinations of BOSS subsequently proved, without a shadow of doubt, that Mr. Justice
Potgieter's recommendations were not worth the paper he typed them on. In August 1978 BOSS
officially ceased to exist. The name 'Bureau of State Security'[BOSS] was changed to the
"Department on National Security" (DONS). This was simply a cleansing tactic to get rid of the hated
nickname, BOSS, which had become synonymous with skulduggery all over the world. The South
African Apartheidizers had a way of changing names that damaged their reputation. For example,
when the word Apartheid became disgraced all over the civilized world as meaning "Apart Hate,"
they started using the phrase "Separate Development". When this in turn became despised, they
changed it to "Multi-national Development".

When overseas newspapers refused to fall for that phrase, Pretoria started talking about "Plural
Development," which was probably most cunning. Mr. P. W. Botha, who became the Prime Minister,
came up with another one. In August 1979 he said that South Africa was a "multi-national" society
and that the principle of "vertical differentiation" between the racial groups was accepted. For White
voters, at that time, in their language it was translated into the "standing differences". Meaning:
"We Whites will remain upright and the Africans will be kept down".(Gordon Winter) With all the
name changing by the regime to justify Apartheid rule and society, they failed dismally.
Botha's Total Strategy: Featuring National Joint Planning Center
But with P. W. Botha in office, the Council was activated to play a central role in formulating Total
Strategy, under the guidance of the Department of the Prime Minister. The process was described in
the 1979 Defense White Paper as follows: "At the national level the Cabinet is assisted by the State
Security Council [SSC] and its executive agencies to fulfill duties concerning the national security of
the Republic of South Africa.
The department of the Prime Minister was responsible for management at this level by issuing
guidelines, Total National Strategy directives, and Total National Strategies concerning National
Security. The national strategic planning process was conducted by the State Security Council with
its Work Committee and Secretariat and fifteen interdepartmental committees of the State Security
Council while coordination of the executive function is carried out by a National Joint Planning
Center. It is important to note that the Total Strategy being promoted so vigorously is a concept
which calls for a bureaucratic structure as a mechanism for the effective coordination of policies
that entrenched Apartheid more.
Botha gave the military greater powers and a much more prominent role within this bureaucratic
structure The South African Defense Fore was now taking part in a wide range of interdepartmental
meetings regardless of topic. Some senior commerce officials saw it as a waste of time teaching
military Generals the intricacies of exchange control regulations. Military Intelligence, under
General Malan was tasked with the investigating the impact of Apartheid laws in District Six, an
area where African residents were removed so that it could be turned into a whites-only area.
In 1980 the Defense Force document came to light detailing a plan to offset opposition criticism in
parliament of the defense budget on such issues as unequal burden borne by the infantry in the
Namibia war, conscientious objection, unlawful hunting of game by soldiers, pay problems, and
difficulties of recruiting Africans for the Defense force because of pay advantages given to whites.
They also met with the officials of the South African Broadcasting Corporations to stress the need
for more "saber-rattling" films for television. (Guardian, UK, 1980) This was done in order to pacify
the South African community.
In 1979 Botha showed interest of forging ties to the business sector by bringing his entire cabinet to
a meeting with three hundred business and industrial leaders. In his speech he stressed the
government's belief in 'free enterprise' and promised to relax state controls. Although when
speaking about the "Bantustans," following in the steps of John Vorster's 'Detente," he stressed the
importance of business in his plan to turn the region into a bulwark against "communist expansion'.
Botha's business ties was founded in the military's close ties to private industry through Armscor
arms manufacturing and procurement system. In 1979 Afrikaner businessman, John Maree, was
seconded from the giant conglomerate Barlow Rand to become Armscor's chief executive. In
addition, directors of top companies were appointed to the new Presidential Council and to the
Public Service Commission, which was controlled by the Civil Service. Botha expanded the ties by

appointing thirteen top business leaders, and these were:

A.M. Rosholt, chairman of Barlow-Rand, a manufacturing conglomerate ; Basil Nersov, chairman of
Anglo-Vaal, operating in mining and industry; Willem J, de Villiers, chairman of General Mining and
finance; Frans Cronje, chairman of South African Breweries and Nedsual(in finance) and eighteen
other companies; Gavin Reilly, deputy chairman of Anglo American Corporation; Richard John Goss,
executive director of South African breweries; Chris Saunders, chairman of Tongaat Sugar, a
conglomerate, and Huletts Corporation; Ian Mackenzie, chairman of Standard Bank, and six other
companies; Richard Laurie. president of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Protea Holdings;
Johannes G. van der Horst, chairman of Old Mutual(Insurance); Frederick J. du Plessis, chairman of
Trust Bank and managing director of Sanlam(insurance); Johannes A. Hunter, chairman of Volskas
Bank; Jacob Wilken, president of the South African Agricultural Union. Big Business was co-opted
and in cahoots with the Apartheid regime.
Apartheid's True Confessions - The Guts of Total Strategy
The new Afrikaner elite represented by the Botha government military and business leaders has
attempted to provide, through the Total strategy, a solution enforced by military power to the
political crisis generated by African resistance to Apartheid and the country's related economic
problems, and to stave-off or win the war against Front Line States. The new, powerful position of
President was proposed as a part of the new constitutional structure represents the culmination of
this effort to reorient South Africa's White politics.
The increasing strength of the 'far right', as reflected in the formation of a Conservative Party under
Andries Treurnicht indicated the difficulty for Botha and his Total Strategy in attracting substantial
support from the traditional Nationalist constituencies: White workers and the middle class, farmers,
civil servants, and the lower echelons of the military, professionals, teachers, lawyers who by the
way were under the 'octopus grip' of the racist Broederbond and its secretive cabal.
Thus, even though the goal of Total strategy has been to restructure apartheid to safeguard white
domination, with the heavy infighting between Botha's nationalists on the right and the
Conservatives and their allies on the 'far right', In their White enclaves and gatherings, Botha was
caught off-guard trying to woo and appease the right and the far right by delivering this grist of the
mill hateful and obsequious soliloquy, and it endeared him to the Volk by ranting as follows: (This is
a speech by South african President P. W. Botha. It is printed here from a South african newspaper,
the Sunday Times of August 18, 1985 under the by-line of David G. Mailu...)
Botha - Why We hate Blacks
"My beloved White Afrikaners, greetings to all of you brothers and sisters in the name of our holy
blood. On behalf of our precious country and myself, Botha, the President of the Republic of South
Africa. I take this opportunity to thank and congratulate you heartily for your courage and
determination in giving me your strong had to keep the Afrikaner flag flying high. We are going
through trying times, and I have chosen to write to you to assure you of my dedication and solidarity
with you through fire and brimstone.
We live among greedy savages who are after our blood, who hate us and want to take from us what
we have acquired. But do not forget we are hated because we are a gifted and united people. Long
live the White Afrikaner Flag! Long live Afrikanerdom!
Do not see me as a mere Botha by name, but the very living spirit and promise of our White brothers

and sisters. Verily, verily I say unto you, this is our God-given land for which we should fight to the
very last drop of blood. We cannot simply stand and watch all the laurels we have created being
plundered by these barbaric and lazy Kaffirs(Niggers ).
Pretoria has been made by the White mind for the white man. We are not obliged even at the least to
try and prove anybody and to the Blacks that we are a superior people. We have demonstrated that
to the Blacks in a thousand and one ways. The Republic of south Africa that we know of today has
not been created by wishful thinking. We have created it at the expense of intelligence, sweat and
The blood of our forefathers was poured on this very land of our salvation. We have therefore, a
great responsibility to safeguard our treasure, our history and pride. He cannot be wrong who fights
for his own survival and rights. Beloved citizens, you are aware of the kind of nonsense being spread
all over the world about us. We have been labeled everything bad; but this is not because we are
worse than anybody else. Come to think of it, my honorable citizens: The racism they talk about
didn't begin with White Afrikaner. It has always been a fact of this life.
Were they the Afrikaners who tried to eliminate the Australian Aborigines? Are they the Afrikaners
who discriminate against the blacks and call them 'Niggers' in the United States? England
discriminates against its Blacks and the "Sus" law is out to discipline Black. Canada, France, Russia,
Japan all play their discrimination too.
Why in the hell then is so much noise made about us? Why are the biased against us? Has the world
forgotten what the Russians have been doing to the Jews? What did the Hitler regime do the Jews?
Does anyone need to be told what the Whites did to the Red Indians? Don't we know what the
Israelis are doing to the Palestinians and the Lebanese? Or what the English are doing to the Irish?
I am simply trying to prove to you all that there is nothing unusual we are doing that the so-called
civilized worlds are not doing. We are simply an honest people who have come out aloud with a clear
philosophy of how we want to live our own White life. We do not pretend like the other Whites that
we like Blacks. The fact that Blacks look like human beings and act like human beings does not
necessarily make them sensible human beings. Hedgehogs are not porcupines and lizards are not
crocodiles simply because they look alike. If God wants us to be equal to the Blacks, he would have
created us all in a uniform color an intellect.
But he created us differently, Whites, Blacks, Yellow; rulers and the ruled. Intellectually, we are
superior to the Blacks; that has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt over the years. I believe
that the Afrikaner is an honest, God-fearing person, who has demonstrated practically the right way
of being. He does not engage in hypocrisy of all these others who love sounding substantive amount
of political hot-air, or to make the world believe that they are better-off. We give Blacks employment
and a thousand and one other amenities.
Nevertheless, it is comforting to know that behind the scenes, Europe, America, Canada, Australia
and others are behind us in spite of what they say. For diplomatic relations, we all know what
language should be used and where. To prove my point Comrades, does of you know of a white
country without an investment or interest in South Africa? Who buys our gold? Who buys our
diamonds? Who is helping us develop the nuclear weapon?
The very truth is that we are their people and they are our people. It's a big secret. The very
strength of our economy is backed by America, Britain, Germany, and I have on my list a number of
Black countries no kidding. Comrade Afrikaners, survival of the fittest didn't begin with us. It is not

the desire of the chicken that it should be eaten by the Hawk. It is nature's design that the Hawk
should eat the chicken; but aren't they both birds?
It is nature's design that the small fish should be eaten by the big fish. It is our strong conviction,
therefore, that the Black is the raw materials for the White man. So, bothers and sisters, let us join
hands together to fight against this Black Devil. I appeal to all Afrikaners to come out with any
creative means of fighting this war.
Surely God cannot forsake his own people who we are. By now, every one of us has seen practically
that the Blacks cannot rule themselves. Give them guns, and they will kill each other. They are good
in nothing else but making noise, dancing, marrying many wives and indulging in sex. You have just
to look around and take stock of what their independent countries have achieved. Don't we know
what is happening in Ghana, Mozambique, Sudan, Nigeria, Uganda, Egypt, to name but a few.
There is nothing else but chaos, bloodshed, corruption and starvation such as in Ethiopia. Let us all
accept that the Black man is the symbol of poverty, mental inferiority, laziness and emotional
incompetence. Isn't it plausible therefore that the White man is created to rule the Black man.
Come to think of what would happen one day if you woke up and on the throne sat a Kaffir!(Nigger!)
Can you imagine what would happen to our women? Does any one of you believe that the Blacks can
rule this country? Hence, we have good reason to let them all the Mandela's rot in prison, and I think
we would be commended for having kept them alive in spite of what we have in hand with which to
finish them off. I wish to announce a number of new strategies,(Total Strategy?/Final Solution? ),
that should be put to use to destroy this Black bug. We should now make use of the 'chemical
Priority number one, we should not, by all means allow any more increase of the Black population
lest we be choked very soon(See Aids Maps and pictures in the photo gallery) I have exciting news
that our scientists have come up with an efficient stuff(Dr. Wouter Basson?) I am sending out more
researchers to the field to the field to identify as many avenues as possible where the chemical
weapons could be employed to combat any further population increases.
The hospital is a very strategic opening, for example, and should be fully utilized. The food supply
channel should be used. We have developed excellent slow killing poisons and fertility destroyers.
Our only fear is that is in case such stuff come into their hands as they are bound to start using it
against us, if you care to think of the many blacks working for us in our domestic quarters. However,
we are doing the best we can to make sure that the stuff remain strictly in our hands.
Secondly, most Blacks are vulnerable to money and inducements. I have set aside a special fund to
exploit this avenue. The old trick of divide and rule is still very valid today. Our experts should work
day and night to set the Black man against his fellowman. His inferior sense of morals can be
exploited beautifully. And here is a creature that lacks foresight. There is no need for us to combat
him in long term projections that he cannot suspect. The average Black does not plan his life beyond
a year; that stance, for example, should be exploited. My special department is already working
around the clock to come out with a long term operation blueprint.
I am also sending a special request to all Afrikaner mothers to double their birth rate(This sounds
like the Mein Kampf!) It may be necessary too to set-up a population boom industry by putting up
centers where we employ and support fully White young men and women to produce children for the
[white] nation. We are also investigating the merit of uterus rentals as a possible means of speeding
up the growth of our population through surrogate mothers.

For the time being, we should also engage higher gear to make sure that Black men are separated
from their women and fine imposed be imposed upon married wives who bear illegitimate children. I
have a committee working on finding better methods of inciting Blacks against each other and
encouraging murder among themselves. Murder cases among Blacks should bear very little
punishment in order to encourage them.
My scientists have come up with a drug that could be smuggled into their brews to affect slow
poisoning results and fertility destruction. Working through drinks and manufacturing of soft drinks
geared to the Blacks could promote the channels of reducing their population.
Our combat unit is now training special White girls in the use of slow-poisoning drugs. Ours is not a
war that we can use the atomic bomb to destroy Blacks, so we must use our intelligence to affect
this, The person-to-person encounter can be very effective. As the records show that the Black man
is dying to go to bed with the White woman, here is a unique opportunity. Our Sex Mercenary Squad
should go out and camouflage with the Apartheid Fighters while doing their operations quietly,
administering slow-killing poison and fertility destroyers to those Blacks they thus befriend.
We are modifying the Sex Mercenary Squad by introducing White men who should go for the
militant Black woman an any other vulnerable Black woman. We have received a new supply of
prostitutes from Europe and America who are desperate and too keen to take up the appointments.
Money can do anything for you. So, while we have it, we should make the best use of it. (The Boer's
"Final Solution and Final Onslaught?)
In the meantime, my beloved White citizens, do not take to heart what the world says, I and don't be
ashamed of being called racists and King of Apartheid. I shall not become a monkey simply because
someone called me a monkey. I will still remain your bright star, His Excellency Botha. My last
appeal is that the maternity hospital operations should be intensified. We are not paying those
people to help bring Black babies to this world,but to eliminate them on the very delivery moment.
If this department worked very efficiently, a great deal could be achieved. My government has set
aside a special fund for erecting covert hospitals and clinics to promote this program.
Our operation for the elimination of loud-mouthed thugs who regard themselves as nationalists in
and outside South Africa has not been doing its best. We are capable of performing better than that.
Finally, I wish to remind you again that ours is a holy war. God does not want us to perish, he wants
us to liv in the very land he specially chose and gave to our forefathers whom he brought from
Let us fight for it and spread the gospel and civilization that he wanted us to spread. Therefore,
don't be shaken by even the economic utterances the world is sounding against us. We are a very
wealthy nation(See the chart of South Africa as a regional superpower-my addition), the strongest in
Africa and we are capable of containing any form of threat from anywhere in the world. We are
strong as we would like to be. In Fraternity(Broederbond Fraternity?) Of the White Blood, I am your
guiding star, HIS EXCELLENCY BOTHA!"
The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same
From the 1960s up to the 1980s, apartheid architects work assiduously to hone and fine tune their
repressive apparatus. The made sure that the conditions that they had created since their coming to
power worsened and empowered the white society in all spheres of South African lives. What Botha
trumpeted as the "Total Strategy" mantra, was in effect their applying of their "Final Solution," akin

to that of Hitler's Germany in the face of their facing revolt by their African subjects.
It is important to note that Africans in South Africa were living in abject poverty, a health system in
disarray, poisoned through their food and drink, exposed to all types of sexual diseases, suffering
from leprosy, TB, Cholera, Alcoholism, poor and shabby housing, inferior education, toxic
environment, high child immortality rate, teenage pregnancy, illegitimate children, rising divorce
rate, high rate of incarceration, intimidation from the local police, torture, low wages, low and slavelike labor, and in many cases, abused as mine laborers, assassination, as in the case of Steven Biko
and many that were assassinated in John Vorster Square Prison, Vlakplaas, subjected to attack by
Death squads and murder by BOSS, then DONS, military attacks and general abuse from the White
According to HIVPLUSMAG.com: "AIDS deaths are a driving factor behind a slowing of South
Africa's population growth rate for the second year in a row, according to Statistics South
Africa(SSA)> Over a one-year period ending June 2009, the population rose 1.07% compared with
1.1% during the previous 12 months. In 2001-2002, he growth rate was 1.38%, a report by the
Pretoria(Tshwane)-based statistics agency said: "AIDS will likely kill 263,900 South Africans in 2009,
accounting for 43% of all estimated deaths, the report said. Nearly 11% of the country's population,
or 5.2 million people, are infected with HIV, including one in five women ages 15-49.
SSA said there is evidence that antiretroviral drugs have increased life expectancy for people with
HIV and reduced the number of infant deaths. For males, life expectancy is estimated to have
increased to 53.5 years in 2009 up from 53.3 years in 2008, after declining every year from 2001 to
2004. Infant mortality fell to 46 per 1000 live births in 2009, compared with 46.4 last year, the
report found.
This increase in life expectancy at birth is expected to continue and about 800,000 HIV-infected
people over the age of 15 and another 70,000 children are expected to receive antiretroviral therapy
this year. It surely looks like Botha's plan of stopping population-growth by using prostitutes and
other chemical and drugs has gotten some serious traction.
The authors of this study mentioned above about AIDS as decreasing population growth in South
Africa, undertook the current study to understand the stabilization in HIV Prevalence in South
Africa, and to learn why despite behavior change and apparently moderate risk behaviors - HIV
prevalence has not further declined.
They compared HIV prevalence and four HIV-related sexual behaviors amongst African South
Africans and Ugandans(Ages 15-24) before and during HIV prevalence, stabilization, and decrease,
respectively. According to the authors, south Africans have shown behavior change and moderated
risk behavior, according to their standard indicators. HIV prevalence of the South African youth,
however, was more than twice that of the Ugandan youth, despite double the condom use and an
increase in secondary abstinence among the young females.
HIVPLUSMAG.com authors stated: "We observed inconsistent use of condoms and an extended age
distribution of risk, together with age and partner mixing. These increase the cumulative risk
beyond indicators, which are based on sexual behavior in the last year and condom use at last sexual
"In addition, the extended age distribution risk, together with age and partner mixing, increase the
cumulative risk beyond standard indicators, which are based on sexual behavior in the last year and
condom use at last sexual act. Comprehensive HIV prevention in South Africa needs to be intensified

beyond individual groups, for example youth should be encouraged to clearly promote consistent
condom use and reduction in sexual partners; also, they should focus on the transmission dynamics,
including older age groups.
"This should be based on careful behavioral analysis of the epidemic, which goes beyond standard
indicators. Our study shows the signifiant risks beyond apparently improving behavioral indicators
in Southern Africa, and helps explain the seriousness of the Epidemic in tis region."
According to UNICEF's South African representative, South Africa is in danger of losing the battle
against HIV/AIDS, and that the infection and death rates in the country are outpacing treatment.
This is having a devastating effect on children whose parents die of AIDS and sent out a dire
message for the future. If the present trends continued, there could be five million orphans in South
Africa by 2015.
South Africa is one of just nine countries worldwide where infant mortality is rising-from 60 deaths
per 1000 births in 1990, to 95 deaths today. The main reason is HIV/AIDS. The average infection
rate is 30% of the population in some regions it is closer to 50%.
According to the CIA World Fact Book, "South Africa's population has been shrinking for some time.
The birth rate of 17.94 births per 1000 people and a death rate of 22.45 births per 1000. Most of the
AIDS in South Africa is spread via heterosexual sex. The population of South Africa will shrink for
some years before the effect of AIDS is reduced."
There is a direct correlation and truth to what Botha said about reducing the African population
using chemicals and "Sex Mercenaries" to slowly poison and kill-off both African men and women
through use of both 'White Male and female prostitutes", because, according to Botha, "The Black
man has been dying to go to bed with a white woman" and "that he was now going to announce a
new strategy, and that we should now use chemical weapons".
This was planted not only in the African peoples "beer but also in their soft drinks," and cigarettes,
too. Botha also indicated that the Food supply should be poisoned; hospitals should not be used to
bring black babies to life; fertility destroyers and, as I have mentioned in the hub, use cesarean
operations to limit the number of babies an African woman will have a retarding effect on the
number of birth.
Yes, AIDS is the number one killer and population reducer in South Africa; also, we should look at
these other aspects mentioned that are in combination with the HIV/AIDS pandemic that are
reducing the population of South Africa. One other killer is Sugar Diabetes and High Blood Pressure
both caused by lack of healthy food and stress amongst the African population.
One of the most important facts not really mentioned in the report above is the issue of alcoholism,
or the access youth has to liquor. There are all sorts of activities in the African community that
contribute to liquor, licentious behavior, and community 'get-togethers' like the After Tears funeral
Events", Stokvels, Shebeens or Taverns, wherein consumption of liquor is tremendous,and those
make up for lewd and obscene behavior; that, if we are talking about sexual acts and the
inconsistent use of condom, in all population groups, we should then also look at the behavior of
people who are inebriated and the sexual acts following their unprotected sex in a drunken stupor.
In the early sixties, liquor was hard to come by for Africans. But when Verwoerd was in power, they
implemented a strategy that said there should be a liquor store next to all train stations in the
African Townships, and they even built beer halls that sold what was called "Bantu Beer"(See

pictures in the picture Gallery).

The conditions of poverty, over-crowdedness, lack of police control and the prevalence of police
corruption, breakdown of family mores and structure, general social anomie and a huge "Apartheid
Hangover" which has been contributing to what Frantz Fanon called "Colonial Mental Disorders,"
high incidences of rape, crime and anarchy, all render different effects and affects on the African
Today, we hear from the apologists of Apartheid that they are under the 'tyranny of the majority,'
and they are slaves under the ANC led government. They point out to the mismanagement of
government and other issues related to the corruption of the ANC. They created a victim out of the
Apartheidized African masses,and then turn around and blame them for the shortcomings which
they set them up for.
They have worked hard to make sure that Africans failed should they come to power, and like Botha,
Vorster and Verwoerd, pointed out to the failure of African independent state, and now, on cue, they
are blaming the Africans they set up to fail and try to hoodwink the world that Africans cannot rule
and are incompetent. They made sure that the education afforded to the Africans was designed to
make them fail.
One can look at the Matriculant results as a case in point. During the Apartheid era, Africans were
failing in larger numbers because of the way Bantu Education had been set up, i.e., to make Africans
fail and to make sure that only a few went to University. They staffed the Bantu Education
Department with Whites at the top and Africans in secondary position; they impoverished their
educational content so that it served their (Apartheidizers) Baaskap position and mentality. This is
still happening under the ANC and has worsened.
They underdeveloped the African peoples health facilities, made children suffer from malnutrition,
chased the African Nationalists into exile, and made sure nothing that was for Africans was right or
normal. Today, sixteen years into ANC rule, they clog the web with complains that Boer farmers are
being murdered, insufficient and faltering social services, and the leaders of the ANC they have
blackmailed and are in cahoots with, as incompetent, ruining the country, and that the country is
generally worse-off than it was when they were ruling.
Some truth rings in their presentations, but in the same breadth as saying all that they are still
'Blaming the victim' of apartheid abuse and crime upon their humanity' game which they
created.(See My Hub
They made sure that the TRC(Truth and Reconciliation Commission) did not present the truth to the
victim of Apartheid and the whole South African society. All those who were accused of the atrocities
were either not called nor gave up valuable information, and they were not persecuted, but given
Those in the upper echelons of Apartheid rule were never questioned and did not answer any
questions, nor make any appearance to the TRC; those lower ranking monsters of the Apartheid
regime were retired with fat bonuses and life-time retirement packages,or were incorporated into
the ANC government and held on to their position and pensions. Some of the Broederbond members
morphed into the new positions within the ANC government and are till operating as Broeders and
are crippling the policies of the new government.
Some have left the country and are working hard in propagandizing the ineptitude of the ANC

government in foreign lands mostly using the World Wide Web. Inside the country they have
retreated into the "Laager" and South Africa is more divided racially now than it was during
Apartheid. The control the economy of the country, and are pitying foreigners(mostly Africans)
against the local Africans and they call it Xenophobia.
They employ the Africans from the North for far less than local Africans, and the local workers are
unemployed in larger number. They pay the newly arriving Africans less than the locals, and do not
employ the local Africans in the same numbers that they do foreigners.
From the historical background above, that of the Broederbond, to Verwoerd, Vorster, Botha and de
Klerk along with the racist White Afrikaner public, they find no reason to respect the humanity of
Africans in South Africa. Some White people still believe that African is a "Dark Continent," using
the term "Black" as a pun, meaning backward Africa and its inhabitants skin color in the same
breadth and meaning.
Now that Africans rule, they are doing their level best to tear down the democracy as a "tyranny of
the majority" and are pining for the authoritative rule they have enjoyed for over four centuries in
South Africa. The supposedly "Rainbow Nation" that is the country's society, is nothing either than a
ploy to duck world criticism of their 'actual' belief and racist actions: the belief that Africans are
savages and incompetent to rule the country.
The apartheid regime attempted to wipe out their horrible historical memory of abuse and want to
tell the world that what took place in South Africa since 1948 to African never happened. Some go to
the extent to try and show how inept the present government is, and the inequalities that are now
taking place on the White minority, which are being savaged by the backward Africans in the
Darkest corners of Africa.
They have tried to spin history that, "God gave them the country" of South African by taking them
out of Europe to civilize the ignorant and backward Africans, and "to give the Black Bug" some sense
and responsibilities which they lacked. The story and history of South Africa has not yet been fully
told by the Africans themselves.
To date, Africans are still failing educationally, socially, health-wise, economically, and whatever
tourism or politics or civilization pertaining to South Africa is still moderated and regurgitated by
White people. As for Apartheid and its follies, according to White people, that did not happen, and
they hope their erasure of their horrible deeds will never be discovered, known nor related in full.
Having said all that, we now turn to the steps taken by the ANC to try and change Total strategy and
come up with rehashed ideas of their former masters to make sure that the Rainbow society is a
present day reality.
Total Strategy Part Deux:
A casual perusal of the writer of the Introduction to the book "From Defense to Development" by
Jacklyn Cock and Penny McKenzie, both made a study in the scaled down Defense of South Africa
and at the same time the Underdevelopment of development of South Africa's new policies and
African repression redux. It is very perplexing to see how the policies of the Botha regime have been
rehashed and presented as Defense scaled down and Development of the new Rainbow nation, and
at the same time the amount spent on defense increased, where there was no need to.
The two authors note thus:

"The successful transition to peace and democracy in South Africa, as elsewhere, depends on a
process of demilitarization that involves shifting power and resources away from armed formations
and military elites. Dwight Eisenhower said: "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every
rocket fired, represents, in the final analysis, a theft from those that hunger and are not fed, are
cold, and not clothed."
It is also disconcerting to note that the very spooks who ran the Total Strategy stratagem.,s are in
the employ of the present ANC government. For example, Norman Chandler notes: "National
Intelligence Agency Offers to protect Dr. Wouter Basson", the Star, February 6, 1997. '
The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) is the new name of former National Intelligence Service(NIS
consisting of members of the secret service, the ANC's former Department of Intelligence and
Security(DIS) and still employed-employed members of the old guard.
The 1996 White Paper is a misnomer and a Farce and a big ploy and con, and this portends a bad
omen and news, also hopes for Africans in South Africa. There is nothing new about the New
"Defense and Development" as encapsulated in the 1996 White Paper under the new government of
the ANC.
If one were to really study and understand the original 1977 Defense White Paper and the 1996
'From 'Defense to Development' as stated in the new government's White paper, one gets a sinking
feeling that the more things change, the more they stay the same and worse.
According to Cock and McKenzie: "The provision in the Constitution for the deployment of the South
African National Defense Force(SANDF) for service in support of any department of state for the
purposes of socio-economic upliftment is problematic. The task of socio-economic upliftment belongs
to other state agencies in co-operation with Deploying soldiers in this role is reminiscent of the
"Winning hearts and minds" programs of the Total strategy doctrine of the Apartheid army, the
South African Defense Force(SADF)." As the increasing deployment of SANDF in supporting the
police in essentially political tasks, internal deployment peaked up to 20,500 during 1994 elections.
Gavin Cawthra points out that:
"This was a far more extensive operation than at any time during the [Apartheid] State of Emergency
and that the SANDF claims that more troops were deployed internally at this stage than during the
[Boer]/Angolan war.
The process of demilitarization initiated in South Africa is complex and has some contradictory
consequences. The proliferation of small arms is ultimately the outcome of incomplete disarmament
and demobilization in post-Apartheid conflict and peace building. This has increased the supply of
guns and maverick banditry throughout the region and represents a form of privatized militarization.
In addition, the ideology of militarism, which views violence restructuring state institutions and
recast social relations in a much broader project of social transformation(Cock/McKenzie) The ANC
did not have much clout and much to say in the rearranging of the SADF into the SANDF.
In a sobering assessment, Feaver in 1996 pointed out that: "Other direct threats are poverty and the
proliferation of light weapons, which is linked to increasing to increasing rate of violent crime. The
World Bank has established that half of South Africa's population lives in poverty." In this study,
poverty is defined as an income of R301($40) or less per adult a month. The study found that the
bottom 20 per cent lived on an income of R118($17) or less per adult per month.

These figures are cold and lifeless indicators of human misery, hunger, diseases and homelessness.
At the same time, south Africa has one of the most unequal distributions of incomes in the world.
The current defense budget clearly absorbs resources which could be invested in infrastructure such
as housing, clinics, jobs, and schools. Civil society needs to be empowered to question why the state
is spending R875 million ($125 million) on 12 Rooivlak attack helicopters. The Rooivlak project
soaked R1.17($200+ million billion) in research and development money and has failed to create
more than a hundred jobs.
While much attention has been given to the relation between the military and political power in
South Africa, it is less obvious , but as sinister, is the ability of the military to destroy society by
draining it of resources.(Feaver) Right now the many social problems, mental health problems and
so forth that bedevil Africans, and yet there is no money to solve them, but money for arms that are
not needed.
Another direct threat to security is the rising level of violent crime related to the proliferation of
light weapons. Light weapons are a development issue: land-mines impede post colonial social and
economic recovery, and the availability of small arms exacerbates political violence and social
instability, and has direct effects on economic development.
Post-Apartheid South Africa is undergoing 'domestic arms race' in which sub-state
groups(principally, organized crime and private citizens) have acquired arms and are contributing to
the militarization of society. Firearm killing killings are the fastest-growing form of violence in South
Africa; every day, 19 or more people are murdered with a firearm.
The main cause is the proliferation of light weapons, the armed conflict that is taking place in the
region, ineffective demobilization, and the confusion as to who is to partake in the quelling and
squelching of this lower intensity warfare the police or the army.(Cock/Mckenzie)
Changing Unchanged Total Strategy
According to Adam Smith, the process of demilitarization was far from complete by May 1994, when
the ANC-led Government of National Unity(GNU) was inaugurated The new government adopted a
development orientated program ting the need for economic growth and distribution, the extension
and consolidation of democracy, and the improvement of social conditions.
These priorities were incorporated into the Reconstruction and Development Program(RDP).
However, even within the ANC and its alliance partners, there was disagreement over the extent of
the priorities as to whether to fund the new priorities with defense cuts. They also disputed the
relationship between defense spending, the defense industry and economic growth. At the heart of
the debate was a different concept of security.
These disagreements were sharpened when it came to defining the defense budgets. The 1994/5,
1195/6 and 1997/8 budget resulted in cuts in military spending. (although the 1994/5 showed a
slight increase due to the short-term cost of integrating the various armed formations, with
integration costs excluded, there was a 13 per cent cut). In the 1997/8 budget, defense was allocated
R9,579 Billion($2.1 billion) about 5.2 per cent of government expenditure and 1.5 per cent of GDP.
The White Paper on Defense was adopted by parliament in May 1996, and the subsequent Defense
Review, were the result of a wide-ranging and open consultative process.
To some extent, policy was still made in 'smoke-filled' rooms, but was praised as being transparent
and compared favorably with that of advanced countries. At this juncture, military re-armament of

the SANDF is not necessary as is the social engineering and financial backing that is needed by
African people.
This holistic approach to security is becoming commonplace; it pervades the ANC's security policies.
In apartheid South Africa, between 1977 and 1989 (roughly the period of P. W. Botha's presidency) a
multi-faceted security strategy was implemented, involving economic, social and political dimensions
as well as military prowess.
However, this Total strategy proved extraordinarily reductionist in its concept of a communist total
onslaught into which it categorized virtually all significant position to apartheid. As the crisis
deepened in the 1980s, Total strategy fell back onto military and police repression, and counter
insurgency doctrine. The ANC, in its policy documents has argued for a multi-faceted or holistic
approach to security.
They based this on the democratization of all aspects of life: security should not be restricted to the
military, police and intelligence matters, but ... political, economic, social and environmental
dimensions .... Underdevelopment, poverty, lack of democratic participation and abuse of human
rights were regarded as grave threats to the security of people(ANC, 1992: Section Q2). This
approach is implicit in the RDP. Peace and security from one of the six principle of the RDP as
originally formulated by the ANC. An integrated program, based on the people, that provides peace
and security for all and builds the nation. Links reconstruction and development and deepens
democracy thee are the six basic principles of the RDP (ANC 1994: Selections 1,3,4, 1,3,8).
Given the absence of an external threat, South Africa's security will et primarily on meeting the
needs of the population. Much will depend on an informed and transparent assessment of options
and the consolidation of democratic processes. Also, this approach of the ANC is reductionist too
since it pours too much money for defense and less for social development.
The Problems Of The Integration In Forming The SANDF
In south Africa, the integration process was determined by the Joint Military coordinating
Committee of h the Sub-council on Defense of the Transitional Executive Council(TEC).It was
intended that the integration process would be completed by the end of 1994, because of difficulties
were extended to over three years. The integration included the South African Defense
Force(SADF), the Armies of the so-called Apartheid created Homelands/Bantustans and Mkhontho
We Sizwe.
The Pan African Congress did not attend, but its military wing and combatants from APLA were later
included by a cabinet decision and an amendment to the Interim Constitution(Annexure D
amendment to section 224(2). Also, about 200 Inkatha Freedom Party(IFP), primarily from the IFP's
Self Protection Units(SPUs) entered the South African National Defense Force.
Many of the decisions on integration taken at the TEC were not discussed with rank and file soldiers
in the liberation armies, and many disagreed with the compromises and decisions of the Sub-council
on Defense. Integration was bit lopsided, and one-sided because only MK and APLA had to go before
the panel and answer questions and undergo tests before they could be accepted for integration and
given status those from the SADF remained as they were. "It looked more like MK and APLA were
joining the SADF and not forces being integrated as such ... I personally felt it was not a very fair
exercise"(Interview with MK veteran, 1996, by J. Cock).
There was a reluctance on the part of some informants to place these concerns on record, perhaps

for fear of being seen as biased against the integration process o the liberation process or the
liberation armies. (BICC, 1996) There are, of course, a range of reasons why the expected number of
ex-combatants did not report for integration. The problems which beset the integration process
could have been a disincentive for many to join the SANDF. Others had already found employment
and some man not have been interested in a military career. (J. Celliers, 1995)
Ex-combatants complained about the slowness of the process, administrative difficulties, the
language medium for instruction, the lack of respect for cultural differences, and the placement of
people in ranks which were deemed lower than deserved:
"Whatever years of experience you had didn't matter. I was senior to people who joined MK in the
1960s. I joined MK in 1983, yet I was senior to people who fought in Wankie because I was better
qualified and I can articulate myself in English.
"Can you believe it, people who are non-commissioned officers have to salute me, and they joined
MK when I was one or two years old? Half the time I want to cry; this is what a nation doe to people
who gave up their lives. It's SADF criteria; they do not understand any other language. I can't live
with that, I just can't live with that(Interview with MK soldier, 1996 by K. Gibbs). The SADF controls
the SANDF and this makes the former Apartheid Generals in charge of the National Army."
Another MK veteran echoed this sentiment:
'Some of the comrades are till very bitter, especially on the question of ranking. The people ranking
us did not know us. In the Soviet Union we got serious, good training. Some were very brilliant,
military cadres who had forsaken their education and careers; what was more important and urgent
for them was the liberation of our people, yet they got low rankings."
The ANC involvement in ranking seemed minimal, hence there was grumbling(Interview with MK
veteran, 1996). Although many of the initial integration difficulties were sorted out, there was still
widespread feeling among many former guerrilla soldiers that the integration process amounted to
the effective absorption of MK and APLA into the SADF. Complaints have persisted, particularly
about the composition of the force, racism, language , slowness of cultural change and inappropriate
Those who have integrated are resigning in droves. They don't feel at home, they don't get good
treatment and there is no neutral complaint system. some feel like they are being victimized and
pushed out(an interview with a parliamentarian, 1996) The minister of Defense, Joe Modise(now
passed away) indicated that these groupings had limited support and that their continued existence
could not be confirmed by military Intelligence(Citizen, 3 September 1995) There still dissatisfaction
among former non-statutory force members that the top echelons of the military are dominated by
white men
. At placement, only 1,375 men and 158 women from the non-statutory forces were placed at officer
level. The majority of combatants, 11,575 men and 1,830 women, were placed in non-officer ranks.
In the air force, for example, out of 150 non-statutory force members, the highest ranking officer
was one colonel and only two pilots were allowed to fly, despite the fact that some extensive flight
experience. (The Star, 6 October 1995) In bringing the Army under the ANC government,the African
leader in the government were impotent and hapless, and this is borne out by the comments made
by the 'fighters' in MK and APLA.
From Bantustan to Rainbowstan

When Mandela walked out of Polsmoor Prison with Winnie Mandela by his side, walking hand in
hand, Africans were euphoric and elated. The shackles of Apartheid were she, and the hope of a
better tomorrow loomed ever so high. Mandela formed a Government of National Unity with his
former enemies, the Afrikaners. Mandela's release coincided with the genocide that was taking place
in amongst African South Africa exacerbated by men like Wouter Basson and his medical Battalion
Dr. Kobus Scholtz implicated Basson and the 7th Medical Battalion he commanded in.
1. a chemical and bio-ware warfare program;
2. murders using poison;
3. chemical-bomb attack against Frelimo troops in Mozambique during the late 1980s;
4. corruption for personal gain;
5. running an execution squad. This hit-squad under Basson, composed of former members of old
CCB operatives and Special Forces, supposedly formed part of the core of the SADF's notorious
elimination actions; in 1997, NIS undercover agents observed bottles of poisoned beer cans to be
used to kill enemies in the neighboring states and in the beer for the Transkei people. Basson was
not only a dangerous individual, but also a very vulnerable one.
When the ANC government was elected in 1994, it considered him a man who knew too much. The
Minister of Defense,Ronnie Kasrils rehired him in the reconstituted SANDF in October 1995 and
claimed that he wanted to bring him under a greater degree of control and to prevent him from
leaking information to other nations.
Basson was reinstated as chief cardiologist at Pretoria's 1st Military Hospital in October 1995. Less
than 2 years after he was sacked by President de Klerk for his activities in the 7th Medical Battalion,
dubbed he "Third force". The murderous exploits of Basson are legendary, and the ANC has retained
him and might be carrying his work unabated in a clandestine manner.
Most of the time one hears about South Africa, it is either from the media or the South African
European who have taken the liberty of explaining, presenting African South African as they see fit;
who still call the country and the Continent as a whole backwards, Dark Continent; its people as
savages, Kaffir, Natives, Bantus, Plurals, Swaartgevaar; that the Africans are sojourners in the land
of Birth; they narrate African people's history by stating that Africans migrated from the north and
displaced the Khoi! Africans are called 'boys' and 'girls'; African schools are failing, especially the
matriculants, even though they now attend the white schools called "Model Cs," the passing
percentage is and has always between 33 and a 1/3% overall student GPA for Africans-Today, under
the ANC it is 30%.
Hospitals are lacking in medicine; there's and extreme gap between the 'ubber' rich whites and the
African petit bourgeoisie; also, a huge gaping gap in terms of affluence and material wealth between
the majority downtrodden, depressed and repressed poverty stricken and poverty subjugated African
majority; sick depressed poor Africans suffering from high blood pressure and sugar diabetes,
untreated, and poor diet complicating the conditions; today there is a growing number of poor
whites who are suffering from random senseless crime in the farms, suburbs, and cities.
There is some form of breakdown in delivery of social services; some African leaders are still on
some 'gravy train'; there is more corruption and a serious disconnect between the African leaders
and their wards, and a semi-relationship with the Afrikaner people. More and more people are living

in shacks, although the government through the RDP programs, has built some housing units, which
the people regard as of inferior quality and poorly built, in some areas. Many local administrative
representative are sloppy with their work with the African public, and embroiled in never-ending
scandals and ineptitude in performing their public tasks.
There is a lot of bribery, by the police and throughout the whole social system; alcohol abuse is the
Achilles heel of Africans of all stripes within the country; there is rife prostitution; drug peddling has
become the norm, and was exacerbated by Basson and his cabal in distribution Mandrax and other
chemical drugs which are affecting the African Youth immensely and devastating household today;
crack cocaine is now being filtered through the local townships and is spreading like wild fire; rapes
are high and homicide just as high.
There are still a lot of carjackings and high motor-car accident on the national roads and highways;
there is still police abuse and police related deaths; there are shootouts with the police in robberies
and other skirmishes; there is some sort of tension which is made palatable by the upcoming highly
anticipated 2010; some infrastructure issues and transportation, roads and houses have been
upgraded in preparation for the coming World Cup Finals. Stadiums have been built anew; there are
a lot of Bread and Breakfast(B&Bs) houses which too have been upgraded.
But as already been observed, Africans are still underpaid, unhealthy, terrorized by organized crime
and some militias; accused of xenophobia; accused of electing the present inefficient government
three times in a row; being betrayed by the leaders they have elected who are living large. Maybe it
is those inducement Botha was talking about, which he foresaw, that the present leaders are
feasting upon; accused of being backward; abused by the present government which denied that
there was an Aids pandemic, according to Thabo Mbeki,the ousted corrupt president educated in
London's School of Economics; African language, culture, and sense of self and ones historical
reality rejected as invalid, and only the colonizer's history being correct.
Africans run the politics, Europeans own the economy. The ANC does not control the SANDF and the
economy. In this case, Africans,with the leaders they elected, are caught between the rock and a
hard place-the rock being their past with Apartheid, and a hard place, being the new ANC
government. The soldiers went on strike, the doctors went on strike, all sorts of industries have been
striking throughout the ear.
There have been many corruption charges right up to the new president, President Zuma, who was
accused of rape and a litany of charges of which he was acquitted of them all(Now more recently),
his corruption and scandal of his R230 million($23-million) personal house upgrade. Since he came
to power, one of the most interesting things that he has done is increase the number of his wives,
although some changes are taking place administratively and so forth, he is nearing a year, and
Africans wait to see what has he got in his bag of the Presidency. so far, there is not much to show
for it, and the polity is disgruntled, and they even booed him at the Mandela's memorial in FNB
Stadium last year, 2013
During the days of Apartheid, forced removals took people to barren areas in the middle of nowhere
with no trees but ricks; in the days of the ruling ANC elite, Africans are wondering what have they
set themselves for with a 'neocon' crew hell-bent on sowing permanent social tensions, intimidation,
ineptness, inefficiency, corrupt and self-serving, arrogant and not taking care of the whole 40+
million africans who have not yet gotten any respite from the vicissitudes of authoritarianism of
Apartheid and a neo- and-post-colonial type of government, parading as law and order; and that it is
a juggernaut for governance and development.

The Gravy Train has not yet reach the wretched African multitudes, and those of other races that are
suffering through this mounting crisis. What will happen in South Africa after World Cup 2010, is
anybody's guess... It is about time to stop blaming the victim, and striving towards a strong, nonracial prosperous Mzantsi(South Africa) Otherwise, if that does not happen, it will then be true that
Africans have lived through the Bantustan era, and now living in a Rainbowstan reality. Cry some
more the beloved people and country....
Go nineteen seventy-six
We need you no more
Never come again
We ache inside
Good friends we have lost
Nineteen seventy-six
You stand accused
of deaths
And Detentions
You lost the battle
You were not revolutionary
We do not boast about you
Year of Fire, Year of Ash
This poem was written by Oupa Thando Mthimkhulu
Finally, "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."
(James Baldwin)
The problem of race relations is South Africa's main problem. After one has written about the abuse
of an entire people for generations, disrespect and denial of the humanity of Africans remains the
main sticking point towards affirmative race relations. The collective consciousness of the minority
white people, especially, remains rooted, embedded and entrenched in the belief that Africans are
not entirely human, cannot run government, their history is as told by their conquerors, their

suffering not worth talking about, considering nor acknowledging. Little has changed since 1652 to
the present.
So much dread and horror has marked and dotted the social interaction between African and White
races. Even today in 2010, a lot of the yesteryear animosities and drudged social relations. These in
turn tend to hurt both societies: the White supremacist race cling onto a self-righteous moral and
intellectual superiority; in the meantime the African race depressed, repressed, crimes against their
humanity continually being continually imposed on them in many ways as has been listed above. As
Bell and Ntsebeza have duly noted, South Africa has a lot of Unfinished Business to deal with.
The social relations in South Africa will eventually change, albeit in time unknown. What is amazing
is that in a country where the majority rules because of their democratic right, there are still people
in South Africa who are working hard towards intimidating anyone who speaks out from an African
point of View.
It is also amazing that the denizens of this forsaken land are the poorest, the most uneducated,
abused, jailed, hanged, tortured,murdered, starved, underdeveloped in all aspects of life, mass killed
over the centuries, controlled through draconian harsh laws, poisoned, drugged, chopped to bits or
exploded in grenades, dragged to ecologically disastrous areas and slum tenement,beaten down with
sjamboks, tear-gassed, shot at with bird pellets and to R1 Rifle bullets , killed not only in the streets,
but in hospitals, through liquor, poisoned cigarettes, malnutrition, debilitating diseases, kidnapped,
houses burnt, children maimed, killed and murdered, the whole African populace subjected to some
serious war of attrition for over 358 years.
It is really perplexing to see the minority Afrikaner population,[those who hold steadfastly to these
beliefs] trying to put down their handiwork and heavy handedness of over three and-a-half-plus
centuries on a people who have yet to recover, in the 16 years of their first time new self rule. With
many grievances which could fill a hub, there is still this smugness amongst the Afrikaner of not ever
going to accepting or respecting African rule and African policy of society and governance, political,
cultural and other aspects of national unity and progress.
Steven Bantu Biko has a lot say about Fear: "My premise has always been that black people should
not at any one stage be surprised at some of the atrocities committed by the government[Apartheid
government]. This to me follows logically after their initial assumption that they, being a settler
minority, can have the right to be supreme masters. If they could be cruel enough to cow 'natives'
down with brutal force and install themselves as perpetual rulers in a foreign land, then anything
else they do to the same black people becomes logical in terns of the initial cruelty.
To expect justice(or reconciliation, a-la TRC - my addition) from them is to be nave. They almost
have a duty to themselves and to their "electorate" to show that they still have the upper hand
upper-hand by ruthlessly breaking down the back of resistance amongst blacks, however petty that
resistance is."
Biko Continues: "To look for instances of cruelty directed at those who fall into disfavor with the
"security police" is perhaps to look too far. One need not try to establish the truth of the claim that
black people in South Africa have to struggle for survival. It presents itself in ever so many facets of
our lives. Township life alone makes it a miracle for anyone to live up to adulthood.
There we see a situation of absolute want in which black will kill black to be able to survive. This is

the basis of the vandalism, murder, rape and plunder that goes on while the real sources of the evil White society are suntanning on exclusive beaches or relaxing in the bourgeoisie homes. The
philosophy behind police action in this country seems to be "harass them! Harass them!". And one
needs to add that they interpret the word in a very extravagant sense.
Thus, even young traffic policemen, people generally known for their grace, occasionally find it
proper to slap adult black people. It sometimes looks obvious here that the great plan is to keep
black people thoroughly intimidated and to perpetuate the "super-race" image of the white man, if
not intellectually, at least in terms of force. White people, working through their vanguard the South
African Police - have come to realize the truth of that golden maxim "if you cannot make a man
respect you, then make them fear you."
This fear is still a reality in contemporary South Africa, and there are those who are serious about
using it to perpetuity, even if they do not have political and numerical power. The problem for the
Afrikaners is to accept the humanity of Africans and their majority rule as authentic. The fear of the
New ANC-led government is that of the masses becoming awakened, or educated thus enabling
them to see their smoke-screen of lies, deceit and inability to rule and promote 'true' democracy. If
the Lesson of the ANC's 'Quatro Prison' pamphlet are true, those murdered when they were ere
headed onto other ANC camps to hold a meeting on the implementation of true democracy with their
comrades in other camps, and were waylaid by Hani and his cronies, murdered and buried in mass
if that pamphlet were any indication of the attitude of the ANC and the truth about their distaste of
'democracy', then it would be advisable that in the near future that issue be revisited. this is article
is not only about how Apartheidizers continue to blame the victims of their own created apartheid,
but it is also about how the African government continuous this trend, and in this case, avoids and
ignores educating the masses, in order to keep them oppressed, ignorant, compliant and silent. Fear,
intimidation and elimination is what characterizes the ANC-led government in contemporary South
Africa, amongst the Africans, and to a certain extent, whites and other racial minorities. Since and
even before Mandela passed away, this fear has a grip on the lives of the Africans in South Africa,
today in 2014
Used And Abused People
Blaming the Electorate
Although some changes are taking place within South Africa, mostly because of the preparation for
the 2010, the ordinary people are still caught in no-man's land, and their interests are still not
addressed fully. As noted above, it will be interesting to see what happens once the World Cup is
over; the government of the day is going to be faced with a people who have had their needs not
fully addressed, nor are they even paid any attention today. About 4 years ago, Ronald Kennedy, in
the Spectrezine blog wrote:
"Plagued by corruption scandals, internal squabbling and mass discontent amongst the population,
The African National Congress now faces local elections. The lack of any strong opposition party
means that the most serious opposition will come from within South Africa's governing party itself.
Burning tires, dancing demonstrators and riot police shooting rubber bullets: this is South Africa,
right now, as pictured on south African TV news. The protests are not directed at a government
which oppresses people, but one which according to the demonstrators is failing hopelessly short of
fulfilling its duties.

"The biggest issues in the coming local elections are m therefore, also most elementary: electricity
and running water. Discontent seems well placed. According to South Africa's official statistical
service, 35% of the twelve million households lack fresh drinking water, 66% are not connected to
the electricity grid and 48% have to get by without mains sewerage. A large portion of slum dwellers
have only a bucket by way of sanitary provision. Mbeki had said that they were going to end the
"bucket system" by 2007; clean water for every South African by 2010 and electricity for all by
By 2005, John Daniel, an author, stated that:
"The criticism is largely unfair. The ANC has achieved a great deal. The government has, in the face
of the legacy of the apartheid regime, already built almost 2 million houses(of low quality that they
are falling apart-my addition), or apartments for former slum dwellers(locals complain that these
houses are being given mostly to foreigners who bribe officials for the habitats my addition), opened
hundreds of clinics(which lack medicines and doctors, and patients have to be turned back, even
though they came to the clinics as early as 4.00 a.m), and brought clean drinking water to millions of
people(which they have to pay exorbitant sums of money, even when they are given 6,0000 liters to
start with for free, most people are mostly without water, today). South Africa is relatively
poor.Benefits need to be set against the cost. The ANC must contend with a lack of education and
training at the levels of society where policies must be carried out."
This is no more just theory, it is the living reality of the poor masses of African South Africans today.
Well, the 2010 local elections are at hand for the year 2011, and the same issues that have been
addressed above are still the main outcries of the ANC electorate and other peoples of South Africa.
From 2006, to date, the same grievances against ANC, have worsened and widened tires have been
burnt just a week in to December and there are calls for demonstrations and protest against issues
of electricity, water, jobs, poor education, nepotism, cronyism, unemployment and the list goes on.
The poor are either ignored or blamed for being ungrateful with "all what the ANC has done for
them," but the locals want the local councillors to be thrown out as they did in 2004 local elections.
In the case of the upcoming elections, one thing remains true: "the More Things changes, the more
they stay the same and worsen". This will begin to erode on the confidence of the electorate who will
ultimately stay at home rather than vote. This disappointment will show itself in the turnout in the
2011 local elections.
Although the ANC will not be welcomed by the ANC, the opposition is too weak to profit from it. The
ANC is slowly destroying itself through it's ignoring of its electoral base, and this does not bode well
for the ANC-led government. The present ANC-led government is in cahoots with big monied
interests, business and countries who want or are controlling the natural resources of Africans in
south, and are destroying the African culture and the indigenous African peoples of South Africa.
One can see in their recent and much touted manifesto, of 2014, that it is nothing more than a
guarantee to the investors and big business that all is well, secured, and that business can proceed
as normal in the next coming five years. The people were forgotten in the past 20 years, and they
will still be ignored after the 2014 national elections in south Africa
Blaming The African Victims of Apartheid
At this point in the Hub, we will utilize William Ryans work, but regurgitate it as relating to African
south Africans, but the credit of all the information below will be completely given to Ryan William.

The reference below plainly points out to how Africans are victimized, and it is this author's
contention that whether it be in colonial times or post-neo colonial times, or the contemporary times
of South Africa's Africa-led government, is the same and it is becoming worse.
The former Apartheid overlords are pouring it on agains the African people and their children in
today's contemporary South Africa. Consider some victims. One is the miseducated child in the
slum/Township school. He/She is blamed for his/her own miseducation. He is said to contain within
himself the causes of his inability to read and write well.
The shorthand phrase is "cultural deprivation," which, to those in the know, conveys what they
allege to be inside information: that the poor child carries a scanty pack of intellectual baggage as
he enters school. He doesn't know about books and magazines and newspapers, they say. (No books
in the home; the mother fails to subscribe to Reader's Digest/or Drum Magazine.) They say that if he
talks at all-an unlikely event since slum parents don't talk to their children-he certainly doesn't talk
correctly. (Lower-class dialect? or Kasi Slang).
Note the tactic and technique of blaming the African child. What is the "culturally deprived" child
doing in the school? What is wrong with the victim? In pursuing this logic, no one remembers to ask
questions about the collapsing building and torn or nonexistent textbooks; the frightened and
insensitive teachers; the blustering, frightened Principals; the relentless [economic and social]
segregation; the callous administrator; the irrelevant curriculum; the bigoted or callous members of
the school boards; the insulting history books; the stingy taxpayers; the fairy-tail readers; or the elfserving faculty of the local teachers colleges.
We are being encouraged to confine our attention to the child and to dwell on all these alleged
defects. Cultural deprivation becomes an omnibus explanation for the educational disaster area
known as the inner-school or Township schools. This is Blaming the Victim lacking the hundred
additional desks.
This is exactly what is going on in contemporary South Africa. South Africa is hooked-up to America
through an economical umbilical and very fast, through theAmerica/European social and political
and cultural osmosis. The Blaming the victim chorus coming rom the former colonialists and present
venture capitalist monied class, extends to the family in this manner. Ryan writes: "Pointing to the
supposedly deviant Negro or African family as the 'fundamental weakness of the African family
[because this perception extends to all the lands and countries where Africans have been colonized],
is another way to blame the victim.
Like "cultural deprivation," "African Family" has become a shorthand phrase with stereotyped
connotations of matriarchy, fatherlessness, and pervasive illegitimacy. Growing up in the
"crumbling"African family is supposed to account for most of the racial evils of [South Africa] and
America. Insiders have the word, of course, and know that this phrase is supposed to evoke images
of growing up with a long-absent or never-present father (replaced rom time to time perhaps by a
series of transient lovers) and with bossy women ruling the roost, so as that the children are
irreparably damaged.
This refers particularly to the poor, bewildered male children, whose psyches are fatally wounded
and who are never, alas, to learn the trick of becoming upright, downright, forthright allEuropeanized Africans 'boys'. Is it o wonder Africans/Negroes cannot achieve equality(even if they
are the majority of voters-to which Africans say that, "They were looking for 'Freedom,' yet they
were given 'democracy[which I refer to as "Shamocracy". From such Families! And, again, by
focusing our attention on the Negro/African family as the apparent cause of racial inequality, our eye

is diverted. Racism, discrimination, segregation, and the powerlessness of the ghetto are subtly, but
thoroughly, downgraded in importance."
We further read on from Ryan's issues of Blaming The Victim that, "The generic process of Blaming
the Victim is applied to almost every[South African problem]. The miserable health care of the poor
is explained away on the grounds that the victim has poor motivation and lacks health care
information. The problem of slum/ghetto/Township housing can be traced to the characteristics of
tenants who are labelled as "Ignorant rural migrants" not yet acculturated" to life in the big cities.
The "multi-problem" poor, it is claimed, suffer from psychological effects of impoverishment, the
"culture of poverty," and the deviant value system of the lower classes; consequently, though
unwittingly,they cause their own troubles. From such a viewpoint, the obvious fact that poverty is
primarily an absence of money is easily overlooked or set asides" The Mbeki children, in the case of
the bludgeoning birth-giving rate amongst the teens today, who are fixated up on the money they
will get when giving birth to many children, "are also fallaciously linked together with the increased
number of illegitimate children as twin results of promiscuity and sexual abandon among members
of the lower orders.
Every important social problem-crime, mental illness,civil disorder, unemployment-has been
analyzed within the framework of the victim-blaming ideology. There is an abundance of literature
about the underdevelopment of the Third World, in which the lack of prosperity and technological
progress is attributed to some aspect of the national character of the people, such as "lack of
achievement motivation" and along with these postulations there are issues of racial injustice, social
welfare and human services in the urban areas."
I have been listening to the victim-blamers and pondering their thought processes for a number of
years. That process is often very subtle. Victim-blaming is cloaked in kindness and concern, and
bears all the trappings of and statistical furbelows of scientism; it is obscured by a perfumed haze of
humanitarianism. In observing the process of Blaming the Victim, one tends to be confused and
disorientated because those who practice this art display a deep concern for the victims that is quite
genuine. In this way, the new ideology is very different from the open prejudice and reactionary
tactics of the old days.
Its adherents include sympathetic social scientists with social conscience in good working order, and
liberal politicians with a genuine commitment to reform. They are very careful to dissociate
themselves from vulgar Calvinism of crude racism(The Jan Van Riebeeck-type- my addition), they
indignantly condemn any notion of innate wickedness or genetic defect. "The Negro/[African] is not
born inferior," they shout apoplectically. "Force of circumstance," they explain in reasonable tones,
"has made him inferior." And they dismiss with self-righteous contempt for any claims that the poor
man in America/[Africa] is plainly unworthy or shiftless or enamored of idleness .
No, they say, he is "caught in the cycle of poverty," He is trained to be poor by his culture and his
family life, endowed by his environment (perhaps by his ignorant mother's outdated style of toilet
training) with those unfortunately unpleasant characteristics that make him ineligible Victim is, of
course, quite different from old-fashioned conservative ideologies. The latter simply dismissed
victims as inferior, genetically defective, or morally unfit; the emphasis is on the intrinsic, even
hereditary, defect. The former shifts emphasis to the environmental causation.
The old-fashioned conservative could hold firmly to the belief that the oppressed and the victimized
were born that way-'that way' being defective or inadequate in character or ability. The new
ideology attributes defect and inadequacy to the malignant nature of poverty, injustice, slim life, and

racial difficulties. The stigma that marks the victim and accounts for his victimization is an acquired
stigma, a stigma of social, rather than genetic, origin. But the stigma, the defect, the fatal
difference-though derived in the past from environmental forces-is still located within the victim,
inside his skin.
With such an elegant formulation, the humanitarian can have it both ways. He can, all at the same
time, concentrate his charitable interest on the defects of the victim, condemn the vague social and
environmental stresses that produced the defect (some time ago), and ignore the continuing effect of
victimizing social forces (right now). It is a brilliant ideology for justifying a perverse form of social
action designed to change, not society, as one might expect, but rather society's victim."
Today the past Apartheid operatives and their followers, are hammering the ANC from all angles. It
would seem like the ANC-led government obliges them, and does not deal and steer away from
corruption, cronyism, and other social malaise.
Having been made victims of apartheid through its draconian rules, those who violated African
peoples humanity and human rights, are blaming the Africans for having been victims(of the
Apartheidizers smear): that is, they allowed themselves to be victims because of their backwardness
and inability to evolve with the modern what was done to Africans in South Africans, the outcome is
blamed on the Africans who are oppressed, depressed, repressed, to date! When one reads what
Ryan has written just cited above, it is as if one is speaking about the conditions of existence of the
Africans in South Africa.
Colonization affected many colonized people throughout the colonized world in the same way as
Apartheid did-in the other cases, it was just a matter of degree. On this point, Ryan writes:
"Blaming the Victim depends on a very similar process of identification [carried out, to be sure, in
the most kindly, philanthropic, and intellectual manner] whereby the victim of social problems is
identified as strange, different-in other words, as a barbarian, a savage. Discovering savages, then,
is an essential component of, and prerequisite to, Blaming the Victim, and the art of Savage
Discovery is a certain skill that must be acquired by all aspiring Victim blamers.
"They must learn how to demonstrate that the poor, the Black, the ill, the jobless, the slum tenants,
are different and strange. They must learn to conduct or interpret the research that shows how
"these people" think in different forms, act in different patterns, cling to different values, seek
different goals, and learn different truths. Which is to say that they are strangers, barbarians,
savages. This is how the distressed and disinherited are redefined in order to make it possible for us
to look at society's problems and to attribute their causation to the individuals affected."
Apartheid Victims, Today...
This contributed to an Apartheidized way of looking at people. All the added differences in of
themselves contribute to a skewed and Apartheidized way of looking at other people. This is one of
the core issues which will be dealt with further in this articles, and then some. This brings into sharp
focus the victimization of the victim by the victimizers.
After having been totally dehumanized, the victim is blamed for the state that has been created for
and find his/herself, for occupying and living the role imposed on him, that of being a victim of
abuse, oppression, depression, repression and being dismissed, ignored and broken up into many
disunited and incoherent and a constant reality dictated upon him to live the life of a backward,
barbaric and stagnant entity.

Ryan put in nicely above, to reiterate, "This is how the distressed are redefined in order to make it
possible for us to look at society's problems and to attribute their causation to the individuals
affected." All social ills and wrongs, being enforced on the victims, which results in anomie and
normlessness as a result, is blamed on the very victim who was victimized, scorned, dismissed and
This very act can be seen today as one reads some articles written by the former Apartheidizers who
are now, at present, relish and gloat in their utterances and attack on their victims without let-up.
Meanwhile, they have even become more affluent under the ANC government, more than they were
along with their Apartheid partners.
The Apartheidizers are bent on shredding the images and humanbeingness of the present Africans
by making ludicrous calls of judgement and self-righteousness as to the system they headed that was
Apartheid, and not what and how it had effected their African victims, but lauding the virtues of a
system that has been accused of gross human rights violation of the Africans in South Africa. Now
that they are in cahoots with the ruling ANC-led government lackeys, they are incessantly and
consistently harangue and blame the Africans for the shortcomings emanating from their present
There are all sorts of wild claims made about Africans by a cohort of internet savvy whites and
Apartheid demagogues from South Africa that they do it with impunity and the knowledge that they
have shredded so much of the evidence of the gross inhumane abuses visited upon any people in the
world, that they are comfortable that no one will ever know the full story, and that whatever they are
saying now about Africans on the internet and other media outlets, is justified because the Africans
in power now are inept, inefficient and blundering in their rule that the can cast this as being the
nature of African and their inability to govern and rule.
"We need to understand how the Africans are the victim in contemporary South Africa. Ryan gives us
this heads up view: "We have to consider who the victims are in the South African context. In fact,
everyone who depends for the sustenance of himself and his family on salary and wages, and who
does not have a separate source of income through some substantial ownership of wealth,is a
potential victim in South Africa./America.
"He is vulnerable to disaster of catastrophic illness in a private enterprise medical-care system; he is
vulnerable to the deliberate manipulation of inflation and unemployment; he is vulnerable to the
endemic pollution of air and food and to the unattended hazards of the factory and the highway that
will likely kill him before his time; he is vulnerable to the greed of the great oil companies and food
corporations. ... In addressing the issue of poverty and racism, were see that the real issue is
This is done in many ways, of which Ryan clarifies by stating that: "Many of the programs that are
designed by the former rulers who analyze the social problems, and also saturates the majority of
programs that have been developed to solve social problems in [South Africa]/America. These
programs are based on the assumption that individuals have social problems as a result of some kind
of unusual circumstances-accident, illness, personal defect or handicap, character flaw or
maladjustment-that exclude them from using the ordinary mechanisms for maintaining and
advancing themselves. For example, the prevalent belief in [South Africa]/America is that, under
normal circumstances, everyone can obtain sufficient income for the necessities of life.
Those who are unable to do so are special deviant cases, persons who for one reason or another are
not able to adapt themselves to the generally satisfactory income-producing system. In times gone

by these persons were further classified into the worthy poor-the lame, the blind, the young mother
whose husband died in an accident, the aged man no longer able to work-and the unworthy poor-the
lazy, the unwed mother and her illegitimate children, the malingerer. All were seen, however, as
individuals who, for good reasons or bad, were personal failures, unable to adapt themselves to the
In a word, they divide and shackle the poor into one divided whole with various classifications in his
victimhood, then they turn around and blame the victims, their own Frankenstenian creations, and
further victimize them on the Web and in many publications... It is time the world begun to
understand that the Africans in south Africa are victims of Grand Apartheid and post apartheid rule.
This then is the story of how Africans are being made victims in their own country and existence as
victims. As cited above from Ryan, this is the state of reality for Africans today in contemporary
South- and the poor are saying it is now even more worse... And they are being blamed for their
present and past condition(Now during the ANC-led governmental rule, and during Apartheid rule)
Corruption: Cronyism, Cabals, Nepotism and Clientelism
Corruption Through Government And By Business And Politics
The scourge of corruption in South Africa has tightened its grip on our society over the past decade,
threatening our democratic achievements, eroding the capacity of the state to advance serious socioeconomic transformation, and often undermining the solitary culture of our broad movement. Those
first formations to actively launch a mass campaign against the corrosive evil, men like Radioman
Ntshangase, of Mpumalanga and Moss Phakoe of Rustenburg, were gunned down for their
courageous stand against corruption.
One will find that what lies behind this terrible contagion various explanations are advanced in
South African public debate. Often it is reduced to bad individual behavior calling for moral
condemnation a "few bad apples," of whom "an example" must be made of. Clearly this is not
entirely wrong, those involved in corruption must be dealt with, regardless of who they are,
regardless of their political affiliations. In fact, we should expect a higher level of conduct from those
who are members of our broad democratic movement and especially those in public service.
This is how Njabulo Ndebele characterizes present-day corruption in South Africa:
"With the arrest and sentencing of Jackie Selebi, a highly credentialed 'big fish' of the new
dispensation has been finally been put behind bars. But there is another question that deserves
attention: just how far can the tide of this social and economic epidemic be significantly reversed by
the arrest and imprisonment of the prominent corrupt and they are its viral agents?
"The scourge of corruption, as we all know, cannot be entirely eliminated. Keeping it at bay
effectively is what most societies try to do at best. The successful ones keep it at bay through strong
governance systems and highly professionalized institutions. These derive their mandate, authority
and legitimacy from legal instruments founded on their respective national constitutions. Strong
value-based institutions exert ethical and moral constraints over and above legal ones.
"Since 1994, Selebi's particular group, which Mbeki described as the 'bureaucratic bourgeoisie' has
been in control of the state and has managed its wealth, largely a social and economic legacy of
South Africa's history of colonialism and racist oppression, [this means that the Selebi crew,
mismanaged (people's coffers) and managed local and international finance([for the interest of those

investors) very well. This accumulated wealth suddenly became available and accessible to Selebi's
ascendent group through political power.
"It has wielded this power in conditions in which the genuine personal material needs of its
members, shaped by historic deprivation, brutally compete with social commitment that once gave
meaning to the struggle for liberation. In this tension, personal needs, with political power now at
their disposal, will tend to trump social commitment. And the more that power yields material
gratifications of all kinds, the deeper grows the impulse to hold on to it. Access to accumulated state
wealth reduces any inclination there may ever have been to re-order society to create new
conditions for new wealth. The wealth now available will be spent far more than it can be replaced
or grown." (Njabulo)
Corruption Based On Herd Mentality
Njabulo continues: "In such situations, justifications to hold on to power abound. These may include
messianic notions of permanent power, "Until Jesus returns: or, notions that no one else can bring
about the necessary social transformations only the leaders of the group in power can. For such
consecrated leadership, constitutional rule soon becomes an impediment (As in the attack of the
press by the ANC government). It imposes the requirement of effort that is often too demanding on
personal and group capability. Indeed, the collective capability immediately available to the group
sets the standards and the norms for maintaining group cohesion.
These norms and standards are then reproduced internally and become more and more distant from
external realities and the pressures they may impose. The group then becomes prone to new
solidarities that eventually become corruptive. Soon, group interest substitutes for constitutional
rule. The once revolutionary commitment to radical social transformation is replaced by
opportunisms of the moment. Selebi's social group further defined its character when it fractured
into two sub-groups.
One sub-group negotiated with the moneyed asset holders who have historically built South African
capitalism, to share its assets. Black Economic Empowerment(BEE) was designed as the preferred
mechanism. The second sub-group successfully mobilized both the working class and the underclass
of millions of the poor and unemployed to gain political power. With direct access to enormous state
wealth, it began an unprecedented looting of the various levels of fiscal management. Examples of
splurging abound to indicate a looting well under way.
Meanwhile, traditional capitalists, overwhelmingly White, lost the buffer of the sub-group that first
negotiated with them, and are now directly exposed to the sub-group in power. They are vulnerable
to various forms of extortion. At this point, the political indulgence of personal material needs
results in something far more deeply menacing for the body-politic. It results in corruptive
Corruptive Collusion as Raison d'tre
These collusions become new foundations of group solidarity. They effectively replace the old
solidarities of struggle. The latter, can continue to be invoked and retained more as a necessary
mantra of commitment, and far less as an objective to be pursued. Corruptive collusions offer group
protection and will be hostile towards any regular measures, whatever their merits, which emanate
from outside the group. Even the national constitution is an outside phenomenon. Any guilt from
abandoning struggle values the group will share through ritualistic recalls of past heroism and
numerous political declarations of intent and a plethora of policies.

They deploy the mantras of "poverty reduction," "Job creation," "combating crime and corruption".
These mantras have high appeal. But their effect weakens only because the more the sub-group in
power asserts itself through a corrupted perspective, the less capability it demonstrates for solving
social problems that require committed and principled effort.
Thus, the corrupted perspective achieves a defining outcome: it conceals the real power of personal
material needs and its enormous capacity to violate a committed and principled attention to radical
social transformation. Corrupt concealment becomes the primary mechanism by which corruption in
general spreads throughout the body-politic. The impact on state governance is severe. Corruption
becomes a principle of solidarity. It feeds and maintains solidarity.
The political party thus infected becomes itself the very agent of corruption. Corruption becomes its
raison d'tre, lived but never declared; condemned generally, never specifically; and threatened but
never rooted outSo, no matter how many Jackie Selebi's can be jailed, many more are concealed
under the cloud of the cohesive power of corrupted solidarities. Instead, it will work to evolve more
inventive, and increasingly more invasive, ways of concealing their presence and their dark
(These are, as the topic of this article has shown, some of the backwards looking ways of governance
of those elected by Africans, are working assiduously for the extinction of Africans in South Africa.)
And the corruption discussed above, is one of the myriad ways through which Africans are being
eliminated, by their own elected leadership!)
Contemporary South African Predatory Vulture Capitalist
Corruption in South Africa then comes across as both transactional and then as a mode of perceiving
the political and economic reality and the possibilities that reality offers. Concealment and
obfuscation is its necessary method of operation or modus operandi. Indeed, corruption and
concealment are two sides of the same coin.
Seen from this perspective, South Africa may currently be moving through a dangerous transitional
phase from the ad hoc practice of corruption, to its steady institutionalization through law and
regulation. It is a phase that once crossed , will be difficult to reverse.
What we are dealing with then is corruption as a systematic phenomenon. This phenomenon involves
more than stealing from the public purse, more than obtaining the underserved tender from
colluding cronies in power. Rather, it becomes something more existential when it occupies the very
thinking and affective processes people use in making survival decisions.
All this does not mean that the vast majority of individuals in a corrupted system choose to live
corruptly. Many may probably abhor the system. But it can mean that many fail to demonstrate an
inclination to resist the system, and that by their failure they permit the system to taint them.
Through such accommodation, the corruptive culture triumphs
ANC: A Perfect Front For International Capital
It is important to note that the strength of the ANC is weakened by their poor rendering of services
in the African communities. Bond and Mayekiso write: The deterioration of municipal services and
declining standards of infrastructure have become commonplace in post-Apartheid South Africa and
housing has become a policy farce. All of this is not because South Africa is under "Black rule," as
many conservatives would have it, but on the contrary, because of a combination of factors

reinforcing residual White power remain.

These factors are evident in the profoundly anti-redistributive, market-orientated policies on
municipal services designed in the late 1994 by the World Bank and inexplicably adopted by the
Reconstruction and Development Program (Or RDP) office in 1995 and Department of Constitutional
Development (DCD) in 1996 once the RDP office was closed and local infrastructure became DCD's
responsibility. Once again, the ANC outsourced local market-orientated processes to the World
Bank, among the many other conglomerates.
In my next deposition, I will try and caricature the real ANC leadership and what it is up to in real
time and concrete terms. For now, be it known that we are dealing with a dressed up "Uncle tom"
government in Service of Imperial monied interests, and oppressing and killing-off its own people
who resist, as Zuma said in his speech after Mangaung here on TV. What could have been more
clearer and affirming to what I have posted above than that speech-that anyone who opposes the
ANC will be dealt with. If people did not understand that and know where it is coming from, then we
are nowhere near trying to solve the problems that are facing our people in this country today.
Erudite African Mass Potential Leadership
There is a pervasive sense of foreboding and impending doom among Africans who let themselves
look reality "dead in the face". In the face of the tremendous deterioration of their quality of life
mounting unemployment, increasing poverty, crime, moral degradation; devastating miseducation
and the even more devastating lack of education; overwhelming drug addiction and insensate
violence, homicide, terror, prostitution, disease and corruption.
In the face of children having children, social incivility, a youth culture whose raucous music speaks
of nihilism, rape, robbery and murder.The degradation and venal hatred of Black(African) women, of
everything Black(African); in the face of unfulfilled longings for the satisfaction of basic needs in the
midst of the "affluent" the need for food, for physical safety and security, for belonging, love,
acceptance, higher self-esteem; knowledge and understanding, freedom and autonomy,
achievement, creativity and self-realization; in the face of all these unfulfilled dreams and wishes,
the African community in ever-rising crescendos emits a heart-rendering cry for new leadership
Even the old leaders are calling for new leadership. The persistent call for leadership in the
Black(African) community is a call for help, a call for a set of leading persons, organizations and
ideas that can provide the community with a sense of unity, definition, direction, power, with a
developmental plan and the wherewithal to realize its abundant human potential.
The most persistent complaints the community makes concerning it current leadership are that they
have either been co-opted by the past apartheid White ruling regime; are outdated in terms of
values, goals and techniques; are not truly and deeply committed to the welfare of the people; are
self-centered, self serving, egocentric, 'corrupt' - out of touch with the current and future realities;
timid and cannot recognize the needs of the people or articulate those needs in ways which move the
people toward their satisfaction; are intellectually inept and are not effectively educating the masses
and inspiring them to realize the enormous power which lies dormant within themselves; are coopted and put into strategic position by the ANC government even if they had been rejected by the
communities and the African voting polity.
I won't debate or critically go into nor evaluate these complaints. I believe that even if the

contemporary Black(African) leadership accurately gauged and articulated the needs of African
people and their communities, this would not necessarily empower the masses. The generation of
social power requires appropriate 'organization,' 'tactics' and 'strategies' and a unifying vision or
sense of mission.
It requires a guiding set of ideas or an ideology whose attempted realization defines the social
attitudes, relations and institutions which together can empower a people. A people are empowered
or disempowered by the guiding ideologies of their leaders to whom they pledge allegiance. Though
leaders recognize the needs of their followers and are at one with them in terms of their own needs,
their choice of inappropriate social-political ideologies and goals may bring both themselves and
their followers to despair. This is the kind of poor, weak and tired leadership that the poor masses
have to deal with.
This then means that as we're evolving in our understanding of this decrepit situation, we need to
shine a brighter light on the problems that have been listed above and find out why is it so. It is here
in this article I turn to Sankara for a much more sober and focused laser-like analysis to our these
problem and what he has to say about it that will make our lack of understanding of these issues
much more clearer, and poor people can mull on them and think them through much more clearly in
a speech he gave on March 26, 1983....
Sankara runs the revolutionary rap thus:
Who are these enemies of the people?
They are to be found here at home and abroad. At this very moment they are trembling, but you
must expose them. You must drive them back into their holes. The enemies of the people are here
inside the country are all those who have illicitly taken advantage of their social position and their
place in the bureaucracy to enrich themselves.
By means of bribery,maneuvers, and forged documents they have become shareholders in different
companies. They are now involved in financing business and obtaining approval for this or that
enterprise in the guise of helping Upper Volta. These are the enemies of the people. They must be
exposed. This section of the bourgeoisie must be fought against, and we will fight against it.
Who are the enemies of the people? They are the men in politics who travel through the countryside
exclusively at election time. These politicians are convinced that only they can make our country
work. These enemies of the people must be exposed and combated. We will combat them with you.
The enemies of are likewise those who keep us in ignorance. Under the over of spiritual guidance
and tradition, they exploit the people instead of serving their real spiritual needs and their real
social interests. They must be fought against and we will fight them.
The enemies of the people are also beyond our borders. Their base is among unpatriotic people here
in our midst at every level of our society civilian and military men, men and women, old and young,
in town and country alike. These enemies from abroad neocolonialism are among us. From its base
among these stateless men, those who have rejected their homeland,who have, in fact rejected their
own people(the people Of Upper Volta [Mzantsi]?, this enemy abroad is organizing a series of
First will come the none-violent and the violent stage. At this stage we are living through the nonviolent stage [in the case of present-day South Africa, violence has become the norm]. This is the
enemy abroad imperialism, neocolonialism is attempting to sow confusion in the minds of the Voltaic

people. According to their newspapers,radios,and television, Upper Volta is all fire and blood.
You see, imperialism is wrong. But Imperialism is a bad student. Even though it's been
defeated,though it's been sent out of the classroom, it come back again. It's a bad student.
Imperialism never draws lessons from its failures. Its down in South Africa cutting African throats
just because Africans there are thinking about freedom, as you are today
Imperialism is everywhere, making us think like it, submit to it, and go along with its maneuvers by
spreading it culture (cultural Imperialism), far and wide with the he;p of misinformation. We must
bar the road to this imperialism. As I said,it will proceed to a violent stage. It is imperialism that
landed troops in certain countries we know. Imperialism armed those who are killing our brothers in
South Africa. Imperialism again is the assassin of the Lumumbas, Cabrals, Kwame Nkumahs,
Machels... Need I say more.
All I can add at this point is that practical application is needed, after writing such a pieces about
ideas of 'Leadership' and What its made of and is doing at present, will be added on. The readers can
make up their own mind about they have read here-the fact this remans an ongoing research project
from which we will be posting ideas that are practical and helpful for Africans of South Africa.
The piece above gives and intelligent view of the mass mind in a simple form, the second part are
the ideas of Sankara reinforcing the call for action, practice and tactics. The next post will put all
these in a digestible context for all to use. We need to talk about these issue of leadership so as to
sharpen our Critique and Anti-Critique of it... Its strange how power, society and leadership are still
an on going conversation in the African communities on the Continent and in the Diaspora, and
Sankara, in 1983, captured its essence and was evolving ideas how to really deal with it.
What South Africans do with this material is to make sure they read it, and pass it on to as many
people as people. An updated and educated masses is the most feared weapon by imperialism. The
task of Africans in South Africa today is to see to it that they educate and inform the masses. These
leaders and their shenanigans should be looking forward and toward in the future tactics, strategies
and social engineering using, implanting and embedding new formations, attitudes and ways of
doing for the poor like has never been done before I will be adding to this topic at length in the near
This problem is that there are people who work for these foreign invested interest and yet they do
not really understand the ramification of working within such an environment and orbit of
Imperialist. It is advisable at this point to take a much more closer look at Imperialism and its
constituents entities and all sorts of multiple business or any other tributaries.
The Coming Of The Firm: Corporate Imperialism
Are Africans Really In A Hurry To Become CEO's of These Firms?
Rodney had this to say about the European/African slave trade in Africa: "When one tries to measure
the effect of European slave trading on the African continent, it is very essential to realize that one is
measuring the effect of social violence rather than trade in any normal sense." The depopulation of
the African communities, the decline of African agriculture and manufacturing industry, a general
shift in social and state activity to slave raiding, kidnapping and fratricidal wars, which went on for
over three hundred years, have had severe effects in the East, Central and Southern Africa.
The havoc reigned upon these people, along with those in the Americas, Latin America and South

America, things like conquest, plunder, forced labor, taxation, and forced specialization in an export
monoculture, reversed the relative positions, and these peoples and their lands were progressively
reduced to underdevelopment too. 20 million people were decimated in the Congo, physically,
economically and culturally by the primitive exploitation of the Leopoldian 'system.'
It is estimated that at least 10 million died as a result of this system in the twenty-year period
between 1891 and 1911(Morel),more than the number of Jews killed in Hitler's concentration camps.
The case of the Congo is but one amongst the many other such types of murderous extermination of
a people, and in the meantime, these colonists made untold riches which have continued to be the
foundation capital of the modern imperial corporate wealth.
American and European Multi-Corporations have become the second government in America, or
around the world and they utilize their influence to make sure that their interests are served to the
maximum. For the corporations to maximize their profits, they have to have their feelers in all
aspects of the society, and in the end take up power to further advance their interest, uninhabited,
and unimpeded
The emergence of monopoly capitalism in the petroleum, copper, and aluminum industries was
marked by a number of characteristics common to all three. First, it was associated with rapid
technological change in the last quarter of the nineteenth century in the capitalist countries,
particularly. Such technological change had the effect of establishing these industries on a large
scale; they produced essential inputs for the expanding industrial system and enjoyed a high rate of
Before this time, while oil, copper, and aluminum were produced, this production took place on a
very small scale and at high cost, and was based largely on rich and easily worked deposits of basic
material, such as surface seepages or oil and deposits of high-grade copper ores. Between the 1860s
and 1900, however, a revolution in production technology took place which made available supplies
that were not only quantitatively greater but qualitatively different.
The development of drilling techniques enabled subterranean oil to be brought to the surface;
induced changes in the technology of refining and new methods of transport made it possible to
move oil over long distances. Ores that contained so little copper that they were once considered
worthless were brought into production by changes in the technology of mining and
refining.Aluminum metal began to be produced in commercial qualities for the first time.
The changes on the supply side were partly the cause and partly the effect of changes on the
demand side, in which technology also played an important part. In oil and aluminum, it was the
break-throughs in the technology of production in the 1850s and 1880s, respectively, that stimulated
new uses and the search for new markets; in copper, the rapid growth of demand for wire resulting
from the emergence of the electricity industry in the 1880s sparked the drive to mine and teat lowgrade ores on a large scale.
Subsequently, technical changes on both the demand and the supply side interacted with cumulative
effects. Thus, the automobile revolution in the early 1900s created explosive growth demands fro the
products of all three industries, and this induced further technical changes on the supply side.
Accompanying these changes was a revolution in economic organization which was no less
By the early 1900s, the large number of small, single-stage, local firms in the petroleum and copper
industries had been displaced by a small number of large, vertically integrated firms, national in

scope and with oligopolistic market control. In aluminum, monopoly of metal production was a
feature of the industry from the outset because of Alcoa's acquisition of the patent rights, and the
company soon set about integrating itself backward into raw material extraction and forward into
It appears that the emergence of the integrated, oligopolistic firm was an inherent and possibly
indispensable part of the revolution that took place in the scale of production and demand, in the
level of technology, and in the quantity of capital utilized in production. With much more capital
committed to production on a much larger scale, firms had to minimize the risks of investment and
make sure that their facilities operated at full capacity by acquiring their own raw materials supplies
and market outlets. All stages of production and marketing had to be brought as far as possible
within the bounds of corporate control.
Those firms that got a head start because of strategic control over one stage of the industry or over
production technology, because of capitalistic foresight and initiative, or because of a combination of
all three, were able, in one way or another, were able to absorb the weaker and more vulnerable
firms. This process continued until a small number of large firms faced one another, each with its
own supplies of raw materials and its own market outlets.
At that point, they discovered that their competitive struggles could be profitably diluted with
collusive market control, that is, Cartel arrangements to maintain prices and profits by restraining
output. What usually set the limit on the entry firms or provided the opportunities for new entrants
was the scarcity or availability of the natural resources indispensable for profitable production.
Thus, the discovery of new copper deposits in Montana in 1880s provided the basis for the new
Anaconda company to break the control of the Lake Michigan producing pool; the discovery of the
Texas oil fields at the turn of the century made it possible for the Texas Company and Gulf Oil to
challenge the hegemony of Standard Oil. In contrast, Alcoa's control of bauxite deposits and
hydroelectric resources helped effectively to prevent the entry of new companies into the United
States industry until after World War II, when Jamaican deposits began to be used by Reynolds and
The transnational corporation embodies not only a pattern of economic relationships but also a
pattern of domination, as expressed by the power relations within it. Raw materials operations have
to be subjected to the absolute control of the patent firm, for they are the basis upon which rests the
whole edifice of production and marketing, and hence of capital accumulation.
The transnational corporation not only has tremendous resources of finance and technology, it also
has an enormous flexibility growing out of the fact that its operations are based in a large number of
countries. Such flexibility and the integrated nature of its operations give it a wide range of options
to shift accounting profits, and ultimately new investment and even existing production facilities,
from one country to another. Outsourcing of jobs from America to other countries follows this model.
Furthermore, the transnational corporation normally enjoys a close relationship with the
government of its home country which means that the center country's government will bring
pressure to bear on the peripheral government in the interests of the firm. This can mean, in turn,
that the government in the peripheral country will pressure the labor force in the interest of the
local subsidiary of the corporation."
In many cases, these subsidiaries become a government of the country wherein they are extracting
or stealing raw materials, subverting locally elected governments, and this is the Corporate Imperial

In the case of the Koch Brothers, they are now attempting to take over the American government in
a brazen act to grab power, and along with other corporations, try to take over power("reclaiming
the country-taking it back"), for as we can now see, courtesy of the 2010 election, that their actions
and solutions offer an even much more sinister intent.
Which we still have to talk about in the case of South Africa which is really function as a siamese
twin of the American and European economies, politics and ethics... If you understand the history of
the firms above,it certainly is one and the same as the economy, politics and policies that are
emasculating and decimating the African nation in Mzantsi.
In the final analysis, the Victims of all these wrong doings are blamed for their suffering foisted upon
them as noted above. It is important that this type of information gets to the poor, in due time, so
that they can have a holistic view of the suffering and what it is about this corruption that is
"Dumbing Them Down"- and as they are victims-be blamed for it-ignored and lied to.