Future of Multi-culturalism in South Africa – Dr Mathews Phosa

Die toespraak van Mathews Phosa was ook op die FW de Klerk stigting geplaas nes wat Buys en ander die geleenthede gebied word om oor hul multi-kultuur gewoontes en voorkeure te praat, weg waar volksvryheid nie voorgestaan word nie.   Deel van liberalisme en kommunisme.    Dis duidelik leiers wat multi-kulturalisme voorstaan en ook bevorder.

Dr Mathews Phosa


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Multi-kulture word opgehemel maar as “een nasie” gesien, tog is daar aparte gebiede, soos Ingonyama trust net vir Zoeloes (voorheen die Zoeloe tuisland of reservaat), asook die duisende aparte CPA’s, waar ons as belastingbetaler al hierdie ander multi-kultuur leiers moet onderhou en dit beloop triljoene rande.

Almal, veral ons blankes,  dink aparte gebiede het verdwyn, inteendeel, die liberales en klassieke liberales op die groen stoele in parlement vra dan ook vrae oor aparte CPA’s en trustgebiede, oor begrotings wat gespandeer is sedert 1994.

Trustgebiede en CPA wetgewings is duidelik – dis “wettig” ingestel deur die regering en sluit ons ander daarby uit.   Name en vanne verskyn op wetgewings en CPA , wie daar mag bly en voordeel trek uit besighede en finansierings.

Dit is net vir sekere volke, die families wat daar “mag” bly of die wat dit ge-eis het.

Daar was inteendeel heel onlangs versoek dat die Ingonyama Trust ondersoek en teruggeplaas word onder die ANC en die ooreenkoms met die Zoeloe’s vergete.

Daar bly 30 miljoen plus in die Trust en CPA gebiede met 8840 tradisionele leiers in Hansard van Desember 2018.

Hoekom moet ons belastingbetalers hierdie leiers wat niks van ons is nie, maar teen ons diskrimineer met swart bemagtiging, regstellende aksie en onteiening, onderhou?

Wat is dalk volgende – ons gaan waarskynlik ook almal die pad volg soos die swart bemagtigings kampe wat ontaard in niks anders as konsentrasie-kampe van 1900 waar ons weer ‘n volksmoord in die gesig staar.  Hoeveel ander volkslede vermoor word is ‘n ope vraag, want ook swart, bruin en indier word uitgewis.   Volke word uitgewis. Is dit hoekom daar soveel aanvalle, misdaad, korrupsie, moorde plaasvind en verkragtings is. Dit is ook skending van menseregte en deel van die voorloper vir ‘n volslae volksuitwissing, maar skend ons reg tot lewe.

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The speech of M Phosa was also placed on the FW de Klerk Foundation, just as Buys and others are offered the opportunity to talk about their multi-cultural habits, away from freedom of the people. These are clearly leaders who promote and promote multi-culturalism. Multi-cultures are rampant but as “one nation”, yet there are separate areas, such as Ingonyama trust only for Zulu (formerly the Zulu homeland or reserve), as well as the thousands of CPAs, where as taxpayers we need all these other multi-culture leaders maintain and it amounts to trillions of rands. Everyone, especially our whites, thinks separate areas have disappeared, on the contrary, the liberals and classical liberals on the green chairs in parliament are also asking questions about separate CPAs and trust areas, about budgets spent since 1994. Trust areas and CPA legislation are clear – it’s “legal” and excludes others. It is only for certain peoples, the families who “stay there” or those who demanded it. On the contrary, it was requested that the Ingonyama be put back under the ANC and the agreement with the Zulu forgotten. There are 30 million plus in the trust and cpa areas with 8840 traditional leaders in Hansard as of December 2018. So why should we pay taxes to leaders who are none of us but discriminate against us with black empowerment, affirmative action and expropriation. What’s next – we’re probably all going to follow the road, too, like the 1900 concentration camps where we face another genocide. How many others are killed is an open question, because black, brown and indian are also wiped out. Peoples are wiped out. Is that why there are so many murders, assaults and rapes. It is also a violation of human rights and part of the precursor to complete genocide.

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The question is Who have decided on Affirmative Action and Black Economic Empowerment, if everybody tell us today it is a failure.  Dr Rina Venter told everybody and written a book that something went wrong.  Also leaders of Kodesa told us today and we all can see and feel it, it is a failure, what was the purpose in the first place and on who instructed that to be implemented against only the WHITES of South Africa.   That started already before 1994 with the previous regime – how dare they, we have aolso a right in this country.   Tday, B-BBEE is still there,  it is still a failure and even land expropriation is build on taken all land and properties from the WHITES minority peoples, how conveniently.

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2016

No living people, black or white, are responsible for what other black and white people did generations ago. It is true that your past does not determine who you are. However, your past prepares you for who you are to become.

These were the words of Dr Mathews Phosa this week in Cape Town where he was a keynote speaker at the FW de Klerk Foundation celebratory events. It was not the first time that Phosa expressed his dismay about the ruling party’s inability to fix the downward spiral the country has taken.

In recent weeks he has been joined by ANC stalwarts like former president Thabo Mbeki and Archbishop Desmond Tutu who publicly denounced the current administration’s lack of accountability and its inability to govern.

In his speech Phosa said that Black Economic Empowerment was a dismal failure. “There are those who are punting the development of ‘Black Industrialists’ with billions of Rands set aside to implement such a skewed and misinformed policy that may have an impact on employment in the distant future.

As much as entrepreneurs are not created at will by declaring them, handing out key infrastructure and other tenders to cronies and relatives won’t do it either.”

Phosa said it wasn’t easy to forget the triumphant early days of a free South Africa where the country was praised for its economic growth and international economic expansion and a time marked by prudent fiscal and monetary management and discipline at the Reserve Bank and the Treasury. He said these policies helped the country survive the global economic crush in 2008 which slowed the economy down but never led to a meltdown.

“Times were tough but still good as foreign investment readily found its way to our shores and we could borrow freely internationally as a country.”

But, said Phosa, in recent times it has changed. “We have seen the once established and principled leadership eroded at national and provincial level. Negative defining moments for South Africa were the shootings at Marikana, Nkandla, the case of Hasan Ahmad Al Bashir, economic disruptive load-shedding implemented by Eskom, the expansion of the executive to more than 70 members, the removal of former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene, all following in close succession.”

He took a swipe at the current structure of government and said “the bloated presidential, ministerial and deputy ministerial executive structure is costing you and I, as taxpayers, hundreds of millions of rands.” Phosa touched on the issue of whether all the money spent, really brought value and said that these bloated structures had a cause. “By accommodating friends, acquaintances and other hangers-on to use the party as a ladder to positions and wealth, our beloved ANC has weakened itself, the alliance, the economy and the country.”

He warned the youth who eloquently quote the writings of Karl Marx in attempt to detract from the fundamentals behind the poor economic growth in the country, to look around them and read articles and writings about the failings of socialism in countries like Poland, the former USSR, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and other nations where the rate of unemployment and poverty became equal to or far greater than in South Africa.

“The ANC is not a socialist organisation, never has been and never should be. We have a socialist party, the SACP, don’t attempt creating another one!”

Click to access Dr-NM-Phosa-FW-de-Klerk-Foundation-Annual-Conference-02.02.2016-final.HO2_.pdf

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A speech of 2015

To move forward, we must learn from the lessons of history. It is often convenient to pitch our tents in the past – that way it is easy for us blame everything that is not working on everybody else – rather than building our own home of the future with due cognisance of the shortcomings and good things of the past.

The wave of change currently building around the world will catch us off guard if we decide to remain in our past dwellings. By coming together to form responses and make plans to address some of the pressing local and global issues collectively, we will be able to participate in the now order.   If not, we run the risk of ending up in the museum or feature on the walls of the exhibition halls of the successful.

I don’t see a single party in this venue today that is not part of the hope and the future of our country and the African Continent. Everyone of have a role to play in making South Africa and Africa great.

We must never forget that this country raised many leaders that positively influenced world events. From the likes of Jan Smuts, Nelson Mandela and other politicians, peace laureates such as Desmond Tutu, scientists, theologians, artists and many others, South Africa – with only zero comma eight percent (0,8%) of the world population – can continue to have an impact internationally.

Every South African, and in the context of this Roundtable Discussions, the Afrikaner, has a role to play in the future of our country. I hear that some of the Afrikaners feel that they are threatened by the government’s policies on issues of empowerment, land and quotas in sport.

It is not “government policies, it is parliament legislations“.    There are big differences between a policy and legislation against only whites in the country.  What else is it  else than racism and discrimination,  if you see, what is happening in South Africa with B-BBEE and it is only against a small minority white people?   To keep us away from all economies.

Whilst it is justifiable true, these are small issues that allow politicians to overlook important matters. Our leaders must be held accountable – we must not allow them to mess with our futures or that of the world.

We need to use platforms such as this to debate and make inputs to government regarding the impact that ill thought out or poorly implemented and administered policies are having on our livelihoods and food security for our nation.

I was once asked by a colleague as to when somebody can be regarded as a South African. Although the question was politically loaded, my response was that South African citizenship can, subject to the provisions of the South African Citizenship Act,1995,  be acquired by birth, descent, naturalisation and previously also by registration in specific instances.

Now what this imply is that once the above requirements are met, you are a South African and should be respected, protected and valued by the State and other South Africans. Your rights in terms of the constitution must be respected and your potential contributions to the economy and society in general should be sought.

Our economy is ambling along at a substandard level as a result of our inability to gather and direct the skills and expertise that is available as well as from the interference by government in employment policies and practices.

This economy can only grow at expected levels once we acknowledge that everybody has an equal role and responsibility in making it successful.

Successful nations are built on education, skills development and harnessing experience. They also allocate substantial resources to research & development and entrepreneurial support.

You noticed, no reference to culture, colour or language – only Education, Skills Development and Experience!

Let’s open the doors and welcome those skilled and experienced Afrikaners and other whites that abandoned their beloved country in search of security, stability and acknowledge their skills in our economy. Let’s make it easy for them to return and to stay.

As for social stability, the momentum of the student challenge of the past weeks appears to be unstoppable and should provide a guide for what may come in the future.

We have seen dissent in the past. Protest action, occupation of public spaces, militant rhetoric and destruction of critical infrastructure. We have indeed seen it happening time and again.

Following this, as always, is a nervous middle class joined by business and institutions, scrambling to protect assets and making plans to abandon projects and growth plans.

Often, government is nowhere to be found, only arriving on the scene when the smoke is thick and the security forces are tested to its limits. Then we get the promises, the political jostling for position and the masses dispersing. They often regroup in another form, with another agenda. But they certainly regroup.

Will the next crisis stem from the grannies occupying Parliament in search of higher pension and other social welfare benefits putting a further strain on the economy?

Only time will tell, but be careful, every time it happens it is worst.
Our thoughts, aspirations and wishes of a new South Africa where we all work together for the well-being of all is a distant memory. With current events fresh in our memory, we must define the foundations of a new dispensation before further militant action, equivalent to those of the 1980’s, is forced upon us by opportunistic populist and racist politicians and pseudo leaders.

The exiting road we chose in 1994 is long gone. Deep potholes and divisions are now threatening the very order on which our democracy is build. Populist calls for unfair land alienation and other suicidal economic policies threaten South Africa and its place in Africa and the World. A realisation of the need for change and the establishing of a new economic and social order in South Africa must become a priority.

More than twenty years have passed since Nelson Mandela became the first president of a free and democratic South Africa.

Although measurable progress was made in a number of areas, prosperity can only become the norm if we abandon the idea that we are a revolutionary state. I call on all our leaders to engage in debate and to ensure that South Africa become the society we all desire. South Africa became a Constitutional Democracy in 1994 and its leaders cannot continue to believe that revolutionary leadership will lead to Nation Formation and Social Cohesion.

Careful examination and planning the extension of tertiary education to include aspects such as the training of healthcare professionals, education colleges and vocational training institutions will have to include addressing the critical shortage of skilled and experienced faculty at the tertiary education level.

Partnerships and other joint ventures, including calling on qualified professionals in the private sector, needs to be sought to alleviate the pressures and shortages experienced in the training and education sector.

Before we seek to become a powerful nation on the continent we need to grow our economy. With the current Debt to GDP level projected to be more than 45% in 2018 (from approximately 28% in 2009) we need to ask serious questions regarding our government policies. The current capital expenditure of approximately 12% of the national budget is fast being caught by the 2015 interest expenditure budget of 10% of the national budget.

I see trouble on the horizon if we don’t address this issue by either cutting the expenditure budget or by emancipation of the economy to provide the required growth in GDP. The recent and forthcoming increases in taxation is a certain recipe for a further reduction in economic growth in favour of instability and social tension.

We all have a role to play in restoring trust and building mutual respect between all South Africans. Engaging on matters of national importance through roundtable debates such as this, allowing free thinking and engagement in robust debate form the building blocks of our nation.

To build a new order in South Africa, where whiteness and blackness does not matter, our leaders must:

·         Engage in unselfish public debate that is void of populism, racism and rhetoric;

·         Have mutual respect between them and have respect for our constitutional and social institutions;

·         Must share a vision for the development of South Africa to be a respected global citizen – nations without a shared vision and distrust between leaders leads to a broken nation where moral decay is the order of the day; and

·         Promote inclusive nationalism without tribalism.

In closing,

A conflict free South Africa, reinforced by sustainable economic growth and full employment, will support the long term economic and political stability of the continent and the world.

Whereas human rights and human development feature equally high with regards to economic stability and development, conflict resolution, the establishment of stable democracies and long term capital investment and economic growth are preconditions to fairness and regional stability.

A successful and cohesive nation engages in practices where everybody is treated equally, without favour. They apply the law in all aspects of social life consistently and without prejudice. Their leaders leads from the front, engaging in constructive debate taking responsibility for nation building and condemn corrupt activities.

With powerful functioning business and community structures such as the Afrikaanse Handels Instituut (AHAI, the Afrikaanse Taal en Kultuur Vereniging (ATKV) and local Sakekamers, the Afrikaners have an important role to play in the development of South Africa.

Our antagonism towards a language or those peaking it as a first language at home is often based on our perceptions or lack of information. An analysis of the results of the 2011 census indicated that more black, coloured, and Indian South Africans speak Afrikaans at home than white South Africans.

According to a study by the SA Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR), only 40% of those who speak Afrikaans at home are whites. This means that out of 6.9 million people who speak the language at home, 2.7 million are white, while the rest are from other racial groups.

In short, the results from the 2011 census indicated that Afrikaans is spoken at home by 13,5% of the population, second only to the 22,7% of the population that speak iSizulu at home.

I call on all white Afrikaners to engage in forming an inclusive and cohesive cultural bond between all Afrikaans speaking South Africans as the foundation for inclusiveness and nation building without elitism and exclusion of other cultural and population groups.

We are all South Africans, be it by birth, descent, naturalisation or another Home Affairs action. Let us not overemphasise Whiteness, Afrikaners, Afrikaans or any other popular term. We must all stand up and hold hands to build a future that Madiba can be proud of I dare you to do it now – stand up, hold hands – you will realise it is easy and does not require undue effort or energy.

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