It’s known as the ‘January 8 Statement’ because the President of the ANC, the ruling party of South Africa, delivers it annually on that day. However, the incoming Cyril Ramaphosa delivered it today, January 13, a convenient Saturday for the 20,000 (unconfirmed) cheering ANC supporters who filled the Buffalo City Stadium in East London.Every South African should pay attention to speeches such as this which indicate the direction we’re heading…
Cyril Ramaphosa has become the President of the African National Congress (ANC), the ruling party of South Africa since 1994. Ramaphosa is closer to becoming President of an increasingly divided country when general elections are held in 2019. However, his ruling the nation isn’t guaranteed. It was a stormy road to the ANC’s 54th National Conference which was held this past weekend (December 16-20 2017). The build-up and the nature of politics carries insight into the uncertain future of South Africa. INCONVENIENT FRIENDS & CONVENIENT ENEMIES 2017 has arguably being the worst year for the ANC since its leaders were … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Is South Africa’s unhappiness linked to low IQ? IQ tests are modern day indicators to the mental and physical health of a country. This IQ map should horrify South Africans into positive action. Of course, it won’t (which is part of the problem but not the topic today). It’s unsurprising that South Africa is abused and too often backwards whereas Nordic countries are stable and China is growing in power. I’m betting the lower the national IQ average, the younger you will die. There are exceptions to stereotypes but, for the most part, the worse the IQ average, the more … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Today, in the Parliament of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma faces his eighth motion of no confidence. The difference this time is that it will be done via secret ballot. A loss would possibly mean a change in the direction of the country. A win would consolidate his power and silence many of his critics within in his party, possibly forcing some of them out. It’s both an exciting and important day for South Africa. Watch this historic moment live. If you don’t have the luxury of DSTV channel 408, you can stream it. In case any feed fails, there … ‘Click here to read full article…’
There are more people receiving social grants in South Africa than there are people with jobs. This is the finding from the latest South Africa Survey published by the IRR last week. Furthermore, as the economy slows, the government will find it harder to expand the rollout of grants, or to increase their value. According to IRR analyst Gerbrandt van Heerden: “In 2016, there were 15 545 000 people with jobs in South Africa while 17 094 331 people were receiving social grants.” Van Heerden said, “The numbers are a recipe for social and political chaos. With South Africa formally in recession, … ‘Click here to read full article…’
This is the murder rate in South Africa, broken down by province. Our Western Cape remains troubled, one of the most dangerous in our country. The image below is provided by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in their 2017 Quality of Life report.'Click here to read full article...'
According to the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR), South Africans unemployment rate is 36.4%. Here’s the breakdown by race and province:
South Africa is in trouble because too many South Africans are stupid… and armchair critics, especially us white folk, full of meaningless, online farting… Our country is under threat. Chaos beckons. International forces and internal politicians play for our future. Our fellow countrymen and countryladies suffer… and should expect greater suffering… In one week, the Rand has lost 11% of it’s value. One major credit rating company has dropped our investment status to ‘junk grade’. Officially, 27% of our fellow citizens are unemployed (unofficially, much more). Over the past 24hrs, the ANC’s Alliance partners, COSATU and the SACP, made history … ‘Click here to read full article…’