Monday, 29 September 2014

Big-Business loves corrupt politicians - Just look at the ANC and its business partners

Big-Business loves corrupt politicians, which is why they pushed so hard to get the ANC to power in South Africa.

Big business could not openly support terrorists, so they called them "freedom fighters". In so doing, they could legally finance them, train them, market them as heroes of "the struggle", because what they were seeking, was an open door to South Africa's minerals and wealth.

The fight against the South Africa under the National Party never was about racism or racial discrimination, it was all about money. The National Party blocked access to plundering big business and big business had to remove that obstacle.

The National Party's Separate Development policy, aimed at splitting South Africa into smaller independent countries, known as the TBVC states, was not good for business and had to be stopped.

Big business wanted only one government, preferably a very corrupt government, to negotiate with, not numerous smaller independent states.

One of the first things Nelson Mandela's ANC Regime did, when they came to power in 1994, was to abolish the TBVC states, reincorporate them back into South Africa, and remove all mineral rights held by private property owners. They nationalised mineral rights to pave the way for plundering big business.

It is a fact that more racism and racial discrimination existed in ANC supporting overseas countries than had ever existed in South Africa, but the word "Apartheid" was a powerful weapon in the hands of plundering big business.

Every country that ever supported the ANC, disguised as "freedom Fighters", is today a partner in South Africa's ANC Regime.

A close friend added:

"Don't forget that "Big Business" consists not only of "The Board" who are the decision makers, but also of the "shareholders" who are nothing other than loan-sharks who want - or rather DEMAND - a return on the loans the made in the form of "purchasing" shares.

They - the shareholders - couldn't care one hoot about the morality of "The Board's decisions", and usually they will claim ignorance of both the decisions and the consequences.

When the AA, and later BEE, and BBBEE legislation was promulgated, the Corporates could have stood up en masse and stated clear that interference in business will not be tolerated, but although they had the power to do so, they did not - they had debts and favours to call in and by staying in the good books of Pretoria, would ensure that they will be rewarded for their immoral support through the years. And the citizens be damned. They found it handy to oppose so-called "inhumane laws" when they were still currying favour with the terrorists, but when their prodigies promulgated laws which were beyond any previously "inhumane" laws, they showed their moral impotence.

There is not one single director of a company who will lose one second of sleep about the lives destroyed by their immorality - and neither is there one single loan-shark "shareholder" who would.

What they forget is that the term "shareholder" defines their position in the misery and death caused by these immoral corporates - they share in the blame, and they will have to have to carry that responsibility when the time comes."

More of them have now been exposed...

EXPOSED: How French arms giant, Thales, bankrolled SA ('President') Jacob Zuma and the ANC

President Jacob Zuma and the ANC were deep in the pockets of French arms giant Thales. This is according to explosive documents obtained exclusively by the Sunday Times that reveal how Thales fixer Ajay Sooklal allegedly arranged flights, fancy clothes, legal fees and lavish hotel stays in Europe for Zuma when he faced corruption charges linked to the arms deal.
Thales's South African subsidiary Thint won a R2.6-billion contract in 1997 to fit four new navy frigates with combat suites.
The documents are transcripts of testimony given under oath before retired Judge Phillip Levinsohn at confidential arbitration hearings held earlier this year in a fee dispute between Sooklal and Thales.
The transcripts, totalling 1358 pages, provide a detailed account of Sooklal's work as a lawyer and secret fixer for Thales for six years.
Sooklal claims he is owed R70-million in outstanding fees. Thales has offered him R42-million.
Zuma declined to respond to detailed questions e-mailed to his spokesman Mac Maharaj this week.
"Anyone with information relating to the arms deal should bring it to the attention of the Seriti commission," Maharaj said. "The commission has been established specifically to deal with such allegations and rumours."
The commission resumes on October 6 with testimony from arms deal activist Terry Crawford-Browne.
The transcripts expose for the first time that:
Zuma used the code words "Eiffel Tower" to accept a R500000-a-year bribe from Thales in return for political protection in the arms deal probe and to secure future business;
- Thales gave former ANC treasurer Mendi Msimang a cheque for €1-million (about R14-million at today's rates) in April 2006 to be paid from a secret Dubai account into an "ANC-aligned trust" shortly before the company was due to stand trial for corruption with Zuma;
- Thales was asked to bankroll the ANC conference at Polokwane in 2007, where Zuma was elected party president, but did not do so;
- Thales furiously lobbied ANC officials including former president Thabo Mbeki, former justice minister Penuell Maduna, former secretary-general Kgalema Motlanthe and Msimang to be let off the hook, even enlisting the help of French president Jacques Chirac; and
- Thales bankrolled Zuma and Sooklal to fly around the world and meet witnesses who could help the ANC president in his forthcoming corruption trial, even when they were unrelated to Thales.
- As deputy president and head of government business at the time, Zuma was also expected to promote the French arms and electronic company's future business ventures in South Africa in return for his alleged bribe.
The arms company has since clinched several lucrative state contracts.
These include a R1.87-billion rail signalling contract in the Western Cape in 2013, a R100-million electronic ticketing system for the Gautrain in 2007 and a R95-million air traffic control maintenance contract in 2009 that did not go out to tender.
Despite a decade of court proceedings, Sooklal's is the first sworn testimony that Zuma personally signalled his acceptance of the bribe that led to Shaik's conviction. The code words used, "Eiffel Tower", has also never been revealed before.
The documents show Shaik proposed the bribe and code words to Alain Thetard, who headed Thint at the time. On March 11 2000 Shaik brought Thetard to see Zuma at King's House, his official residence in Durban, where he allegedly said: "I see the Eiffel Tower lights are shining today."
This was taken to mean Zuma had accepted the bribe offer. At the meeting Thetard jotted down the terms of the bribe agreement on a piece of paper he later gave to his personal assistant, who typed it up and sent it via encrypted fax to Thales's Paris and Mauritius offices. The fax became a crucial item of evidence and helped convict Shaik on corruption charges.
Two courts found that the King's House meeting in 2000 led to the first R250000 tranche of bribe money being released to Shaik.
The transcripts reveal the extent to which Thales had Zuma and the ANC in their pocket.
Sooklal, a politically connected former government official, was hired in 2003 to "make representations to the highest authorities in the land" to get corruption charges against Thales withdrawn and arrest warrants for its top executives uplifted soon after then-prosecutions boss Bulelani Ngcuka announced he would charge Shaik - and said there was a "prima facie" case of corruption against Zuma.
Sooklal was mandated by Thales to help Zuma beat his corruption charges. Zuma and Thint were only charged in November 2005, after Shaik was convicted of corruption.
Pierre Moynot, who replaced Thetard to head Thales's South African arm, allegedly told Zuma in Sooklal's presence: "Your clothes and your other outgoings anywhere in the world, I will pay for that."
Moynot allegedly handed the à1-million cheque to Msimang at his Waterkloof, Pretoria, home in Sooklal's presence. "Mr Msimang was quite happy with the cheque" and asked Moynot to thank his boss in Paris, said Sooklal.
Asked to comment on Sooklal's allegations, Moynot said Thales had hired him because he had "very good relations with the government" but accused him of "lying" in his testimony. "We realised very soon he was not a proper guy - he would do anything for money," Moynot said.
However, he confirmed that Thales had bankrolled Zuma's clothes, trips and legal fees and made a substantial donation to the ANC. "He had no money at the time. That's why we helped him," he said.
Thales wanted Zuma's prosecution "to be stopped as soon as possible. If he had lost, the company would have a lot of problems in his country and we would have had to leave."
There was nothing untoward in the ANC donation. "A lot of companies want to have good relations with the ANC and give them money from time to time." Asked to confirm the amount of à1-million, he said it was "something like that".
ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa said "the ANC has got no record of such a donation. It's hearsay."
Sooklal's job with Thales ended after charges against Zuma and Thint were controversially withdrawn in April 2009 by prosecutions boss Mokotedi Mpshe, citing evidence of political interference contained in the so-called spy tapes.
Thales has declined to make any official comment, saying the arbitration matter was "sub judice at this stage". Sooklal said he would comment when the hearings ended. They are scheduled to continue this month.
Thetard and Msimang could not be reached for comment.


Further Reading

Camp Quatro – ANC crimes against humanity

How Big Business and the Media Sold South African Citizens to Communist Gangsters

Self Determination - Boer Republics, Volkstaat, Secession
(See paragraph under the heading "The battle for a United South Africa")

How international banks lured pre-1994 South Africa into a trap

Arms dealer had Zuma in its pocket - report
(Zuma also allegedly used the code words "Eiffel Tower", which when translated meant "bribe".)

SA's total Q2 2014 industry turnover was R1.86-trillion, less than in 2013

South Africa's total industry turnover for the second quarter (Q2) 2014 was R1.86-trillion, which at the current value of the Rand is US$165-billion.

"Year-on-year the increase has been positive," claims SA statistician general Pali Lehohla.

South Africa's total industry turnover for the second (Q2) quarter 2013 was R1.71-trillion, which at the value of the Rand at the time, was the equivalent to US$168-billion.

This means that measured against the US Dollar, South Africa is moving backwards. I'll rather not compare this to pre-1994 as it would shock most people into heart attacks.

South African economists are trying to convince the public that South Africa is going forward and growing.

  • The largest decrease was in mining and quarrying, which dropped by 5.7%
  • Community, social and personal services (excluding government institutions) dropped by 4.5%, manufacturing by 2.5% and trade by 0.2%.
  • "The electricity sector is growing," Electricity and water supply increased by 14.5%, construction by 4.4%, transport, storage and communication by 2.2% and real estate and other business services by 1.7%

Mining and manufacturing, major sources of foreign income, both dropped, while electricity and water, both of which are strangling South Africans to death, increased.

It is like the way economists are bragging about South Africans' salaries that are growing. That is like Zimbabwe bragging about their salaries now averaging 20-million Zim-Dollar per month.

Turnovers are increasing, because the Rand is depreciating, requiring them to print more worthless money and with almost weekly price increases on anything money can buy in this country, inflation is out-of-control, while economists are juggling the figures to make it seem stable.

R10,000 a month today is equivalent to US$891. In 1994 your R10,000 was worth US$2,813.

South Africa has been moving backward since 1994.


Saturday, 27 September 2014

55% of South Africans earn less than R10,000 (US$891) a month -$1,922 less than in 1994

55% of working South Africans earn less than R10,000 (US$891) a month - 13% earn less than R4,000 (US$356).

In Sept 1994 your R10,000 was worth US$2,813, today it is worth only US$891, but economists are trying to convince us that we're making progress and that our living standards had improved.

This is like Zimbabwean economists bragging that half of their working population are now earning 10-million Zimbabwean Dollars per month.

The total value of salaries paid out in South Africa amounts to just R44.8 billion, which is the equivalent of US$4,347-billion.

What could the total salary package of all working South Africans buy with thier US$4.3-billion?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have an annual budget of over $4 billion to purchase vaccines from drug companies.

Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion. "Facebook (FB) said it will pay WhatsApp $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in stock. WhatsApp's founders and staff will be eligible for for another $3 billion in stock grants to be paid out if they remain employed by Facebook for four years."

All working South Africans combined could only buy the vaccines for the U.S. CDC and only give the cash deposit to buy Whatsapp.

If you wanted emigrate to the U.S. with R10-million in your back pocket, you would arrive in America with just US$890,718.

Liberals and economists call this "progress"


More than half of working South Africans earn less than R10,000 a month

How Mandela, his ANC and Barack Obama failed the Henry Ford Test

Henry Ford said that "You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do."

The problem is that Henry never realised that, one day, the media would do exactly that for the ANC, Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama.

The media created a reputation for Mandela, based on what he was "going to do" for South Africa, even long before he was allowed to leave prison notwithstanding the fact that he refused to denounce violence until his predetermined date of death finally arrived, and just look at his legacy.

The media created a reputation for the ANC "freedom fighters", based on what they were "going to do" for South Africa, and just look at them now.

For the "Yes we can" man, Barack Obama, the media also created a reputation, based on what he was "going to do", even before he became president of the United States, and just look at the USA today.

One of the most important books ever written, "The Fourth Estate" by Joel Mervis, was only published in 1989, while Henry died in 1947 already. It came out too late for him to have read it before having made this statement.

In 1994 the ANC promised to build 300,000 a year with a minimum of one million low-cost houses to be constructed within five years. The ANC's Minister of Human Settlements promised in July 2014 that South Africa is about to become the biggest construction site in Africa and most probably in the developing world, because they were going to build 1.5-million houses in the next five years. During the 1999 election campaign the ANC promised to provide free electricity and water to the poorest households. The ANC is going to create 6 million jobs. The ANC is going to provide free healthcare and hospitalisation to all Black, Indian, Chinese and Coloured SA citizens and all illegal foreigners from Africa. (Sorry to inform you that whites, being of European origin, will not qualify.) The ANC was going to stimulate a 6% economic growth. In the run up to the 2014 general elections, the ANC promised a cleaner image and zero tolerance of corruption. The ANC promised better and free education for all. The ANC promised this and that and everything they've promised ended up as a disaster.

But in the end Henry Ford was right...

The media created a reputation for Mandela, for the ANC and Barack Obama, just to get them to power, but in each and every case they failed the Henry Ford test. All of them destroyed the reputations created on their behalf by the media, based on what they were "going to do", and today they all have the reputation of being failures.

How international banks lured pre-1994 South Africa into a trap

A most interesting article, worth reading. It shows how international banks lured pre-1994 RSA into a trap.

At the end of 1993, South Africa's international debt was US$25.8-billion. By 1994. Pre-ANC, South Africa posted net capital inflow of +R8 billion. SA's Debt 2014: US$137.8-billion

South Africa's National Debt: R. 1,542,277,891,445
Each Citizen's Share: R.30,540
Debt as % of GDP: 41.66%

South Africa External Debt
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook

Historically, mining and agriculture contributed the most to national output. With government assistance during and after World War II, manufacturing grew to become the greatest contributor to overall gross domestic product (GDP--see Glossary), and overall economic growth in the 1960s rivaled that of Japan--averaging 5.9 percent per year in real terms (compared with the 4 percent annual average growth of the 1950s). During the 1970s, however, growth in both manufacturing and agriculture stagnated, and the services sector--especially the insurance industry, financial facilities, and transport services--became the fastest-growing economic sector (see table 5, Appendix).

The price of gold was allowed to float (relative to the rand) in the early 1970s, and by the end of the decade, high prices for gold and other export commodities sparked a brief economic recovery. Mining continued to be vital to the nation's economic future, because minerals, especially gold, dominated exports and influenced the growth of other major economic sectors, which relied on gold exports to bring in much-needed foreign exchange. Thus, even as the importance of gold in the GDP declined, it continued to affect the country's balance of payments. When gold prices (and export revenues) declined, local industries often were unable to obtain imports, such as machinery and other inputs necessary to maintain production; as a result, other exports also declined.

Economic growth slowed in the late 1970s and the early 1980s, not only because of declining gold revenues, but also because of rising prices for oil imports and increased international competition in other traditional export commodities. The first recession of this period occurred in 1976, following dramatic oil price hikes. Strong export growth based on higher gold prices helped the recovery from this recession, but the country was hit by a series of droughts in the 1980s, which seriously affected agricultural output. Further erratic changes in gold prices led to a series of booms and busts, reducing average annual GDP growth for the 1980s to only 1.5 percent.
Negligible growth in the 1980s led to an overall decline in living standards, as population growth far outpaced economic expansion. Per capita GDP declined by more than 10 percent during the decade, and for the average individual, real wealth in 1990 was no higher than it had been in 1970.

National economic stagnation continued in the early 1990s. GDP declined in 1991 and 1992, and registered only weak positive growth in 1993, according to the government's Central Statistical Service. Private consumption accounted for 57 percent of GDP in 1993, representing a minimal (0.4 percent) increase over 1992. Private consumption was constrained by high consumer indebtedness, however, and by concerns over violence and job security.

The recovery strengthened in 1994. In that year, GDP amounted to R432.8 billion (US$121.9 billion) representing 2.6 percent real growth over 1993 (see table 6, Appendix). Per capita GDP averaged about US$3,010, placing South Africa among the World Bank's (see Glossary) upper-middle-income developing countries. The recovery continued in 1995, and officials predicted GDP growth would exceed 4 percent in 1996 (see fig. 13; fig. 14).

National accounting procedures were adjusted in 1994 to incorporate the economies of the four former "independent" African homelands--Bophuthatswana, Ciskei, Transkei, and Venda. In addition, GDP measurements were adjusted upward by 5.6 percent to include a modest estimate of output in the informal sector, which had been omitted from national accounts until 1994. The informal sector constitutes a "parallel" economy, consisting primarily of unrecorded and untaxed wages, barter trade, and other unofficial receipts. For many rural families in South Africa, as in the rest of Africa, informal economic activity accounts for most of the household income.
South Africa's advanced industrial sector made it the twenty-fifth largest economy in the world, a giant among African countries in the 1990s. Per capita GDP, in 1994, compared with the rest of Africa, was topped only by the Seychelles, Réunion, and Gabon. With only about 7 percent of the population and 4 percent of the total land area of Africa, South Africa produced more than one-third of Africa's goods and services, and nearly 40 percent of its manufacturing output.

External Debt

Loan capital was readily available during the 1970s, and both the public and the private sectors borrowed heavily, often in the form of trade credits. Then in the early 1980s, foreign investments declined relative to the value of foreign loans needed to finance economic growth. As a result, equity capital dropped as a percentage of foreign debt from 60 percent in 1970 to less than 30 percent in 1984, while South Africa's loans grew from 40 percent to 70 percent of foreign debt. The government encouraged this trend by stepping in whenever foreign bankers hesitated to increase lending and stabilized indebtedness through gold swaps or by borrowing from the International Monetary Fund (IMF--see Glossary). As a result of these policies, South Africa's net indebtedness to the international banks increased sharply, and about two-thirds of its outstanding loans in 1984 had a maturity of one year or less. The banking sector was responsible for 44 percent of South Africa's foreign liabilities, and a further 16 percent had been incurred by the public sector. Only about 40 percent were private liabilities. Britain dominated foreign capital loans and investments, accounting for about 40 percent of foreign investment in 1985.

South Africa was hit with a major foreign debt crisis in 1985, when a group of banks, led by Chase Manhattan, withdrew substantial credit lines. The banks refused to roll over existing loans and called in many of the short-term loans. As a result, the value of the rand dropped precipitously, and the government temporarily closed its financial and foreign-exchange markets. Unable to meet debt obligations so suddenly, the government declared a standstill on repayments of approximately US$14 billion of South Africa's US$24 billion total external debt. Liabilities not included in the standstill were trade credits, loans from the IMF and central banks, and credits guaranteed by Paris Club (see Glossary) member governments. Publicly quoted issues of South African parastatals (state corporations) were also left out.

During the standstill, government officials met with representatives of creditor banks and drew up a rescheduling plan, which proposed extending the 1985 debt freeze until June 1987 and repaying 5 percent of the total outstanding by April 1987. An initial payment of US$420 million was made in mid-April 1986, but additional rescheduling agreements in 1987 and 1989 extended many of these loans. The 1989 agreement stipulated that the amount of debt remaining in those categories affected by the standstill, originally amounting to US$14 billion, would be reduced to roughly US$6 billion in four years.

A key problem in repaying its loans was the large, but undisclosed, portion of South Africa's debt that was denominated in hard nondollar currencies, but appreciated in dollar terms as the dollar weakened. South Africa nonetheless repaid between US$1.7 billion and US$1.9 billion of debt by 1990, and some foreign bankers were increasingly willing to refinance maturing South African credits. For example, US$300 million of US$900 million bearer bonds in deutsche marks and Swiss francs were rolled over or replaced in 1990.

There was almost no external borrowing by South Africa from 1985 to 1990, so even its slowed schedule of debt repayment made South Africa a net capital exporter during the late 1980s. South Africa reduced its total disclosed foreign debt to less than US$20 billion in early 1992, down from nearly US$24 billion in 1985, according to the South African Reserve Bank. Currency fluctuations brought South Africa's international debt back to US$25.8 billion at the end of 1993, including rand-denominated foreign debt, and that figure continued to increase in 1994.

The government repaid about US$500 million in foreign debt in February 1994. At that time, South Africa was considered an under-borrower by conventional financial criteria, with a foreign debt/export ratio of about 60 percent and a foreign debt/GDP ratio of 15.1 percent, according to South African Reserve Bank figures. Overall, South Africa posted a net capital inflow of more than R8 billion in the second half of 1994. Foreign borrowing increased in 1995, when gross foreign debt rose to nearly 22 percent of GDP.

Data as of May 1996

Further Reading

How Big Business and the Media Sold South African Citizens to Communist Gangsters

Dear White South Africans. You are not of this land?

Liberals should read this together with the comments. Perhaps they would learn something, or not.....

"Heritage day is a day where we celebrate the story of South Africa, the story of its people, cultures and traditions."

So whites do not belong in South Africa? The country that was created by Britain and the Boers in 1910? There was no such place as South Africa before whites founded it 1910!!!

Whites do not belong in the Republic South Africa? The country that was made an independent sovereign state by the National Party in 1961?

Ignorance is not bliss, it is deadly

"Let’s start at the beginning……my dear white people, you are not descendants of this land called Afrika. Afrika has its own children that it has birthed and nurtures.
It is written in the history books (which your people wrote) that you came from Holland, France, Britain, Spain…..all these are European countries.
The moral of the story is….You are descendants of Europe.
You are the children of Elizabeth, Hitler, Bismarck and others that built their legacy on stealing lands and making people slaves."

The poor author of this ridiculous article obviously does not realise that the "South Africa" she is referring to was created by the whites she hates and it never existed before the whites created it in 1910. She obviously does not realise that Britain forced the various republics to merge into one single large area, called the "Union of South Africa", that she now claims her forefathers originated from.

Had it not been for Britain, there may never have been a place called "South Africa" and had it not been for the National Party there would never have been an independent sovereign country called "The Republic of South Africa."

So perhaps the anti-white liberals, anti-white blacks and their imaginary friends should take a relook at history and learn when this area, that everyone have been fighting over for so long, became the place called "South Africa".

Of course since the liberals' beloved communist gods were given control of this once sovereign Republic of South Africa, they've been destroying its economy and even its borders, because they do not recognise this country as being separate from the rest of this dark continent of Africa.

Perhaps we should remind them who brought Africa the the brick, the wheel, the pencil, the clothes, the cell-phones, the soccer, the buildings and written language....

Dear White South Africans

Monday, 22 September 2014

In South Africa you stand a 1 in 51 chance of being murdered in a lifetime

According to official data released by the SA Police Service 410,804 people were murdered in South Africa between 1994, when liberals put the ANC in power, and 31 March 2014:

2013: 17,068
2012: 16,259
2011: 15,609
2010: 15,940
2009: 16,834
2008: 18,148
2007: 18,487
2006: 19,202
2005: 18,528
2004: 18,793
2003: 19,824
2002: 21,553
2001: 21,405
2000: 21,758
1999: 22,604
1998: 25,127
1997: 24,486
1996: 25,470
1995: 26,877
1994: 26,832
Total: 410,804

South Africa, with a population of only 52.98 million (according to the latest Census, a survey among people with fixed addresses), has among the highest rates of violent crime in the world.

With murders up more than nine percent in the past two years, South Africa's murder rate is 5 times higher than the global average of 6 murders per 100,000.

The number of murders increased by 5% and attempted murder by 4.6% over the period 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014, compared to the previous financial year, reaching a total of 17,068 murders. This calculates to almost 47 murders each day, or just under two murders every hour. "That sort of figure is what one would expect in a war zone." Democratic Alliance MP Dianne Kohler Barnard said.

South Africa's official murder rate increased to 32.2 per 100,000 people, but what does this mean to the average citizen?

In the U.K., with a murder rate of 1.2 per 100,000, your chances of getting murdered in one year are 1 in 83,333. With life expectancy in the UK being 81.50 years, your chances of being murdered in a lifetime are 1 in 1022; In New York City your chances of being murdered in one year are 1 in 19,607 and 1 in 250 per lifetime.

In South Africa your chances of being murdered in one year are 1 in 3,105, while with a life-expectancy of 61.2 years, you have a 1 in 51 chance of being murdered during an average lifetime.

In the Eastern Cape, with a murder rate of 52.1 per 100,000, your chances of getting murdered in one year are 1 in 1,919, while in a life time it comes to 1 in 31.

KwaZulu-Natal could be considered the “riskiest” province, with 3,625 murders, down from 3,629 in 2012 financial year.

In the Eastern Cape 3,453 people were murdered, an increase of 3.3%.

Gauteng, the most populous province in South Africa, saw a marked spike in murders, with 11.2% more cases reported in 2013/2014. A total of 3,333 people were murdered during the 2013/2014 financial year.

Murders in the Western Cape increased by 12.8% to 2,909 from 2,580 in 2012/2013.

Free State: 946 murders, North West: 825 murders, Mpumalanga: 810 murders, Limpopo: 729 and in the Northern Cape: 438 people were murdered.

Is there a place more dangerous than South Africa?

Honduras has the world’s highest murder rate: 90.4 murders per 100,000 people. Honduran sources report lower rates of about 75 to 80 homicides per 100,000 people. At 90.4/100,000 your chances of being murdered in Honduras in one year is 1 in 1106, while with a life expectancy of 73 years, your chances of being murdered in a life time is 1 in 14.

At the current rate South Africa will soon overtake Honduras.

It should also be noted that, in 2011/12 South Africa's "official" murder rate was 30.9 per 100 000. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, at the time, South Africa's murder rate was estimated to be as high as 69.0 per 100,000!

If we are to work on that estimate now, your REAL chances of being murdered in South Africa ranges from between 1 in 3105 (official 2013/2014 stats) to as high as 1 in 1,449 (UN/WHO Estimate) in one year, which would mean that in an average lifetime your chances of being murdered in South Africa would be 1 in 24, versus 1 in 14 in Honduras.

Life threatening crimes are increasing and will continue to do so

Bank robberies, which are armed robberies, spiked by 200% in the 2013/2014 financial year. The SA Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric)'s crime statistics indicated an increase in bank robberies, bank burglaries and Cash In Transit (CIT) robberies (armed robberies) in the 2013/14 financial year.

Robberies at retail businesses (also armed robberies of course) increased by 30% and financial losses through these robberies grew by 32%.

Business robbery (armed) is up by 13.7% with 2 238 more attacks.

Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition increased 2.5%. These firearms and ammunition are used in armed attacks.

Car hijacking (also armed attacks) is up by 12.3% with 1 231 more attacks than occurred the previous year.

Truck hijacking (armed) increased by 5.1%.

Home robbery (usually armed attacks) is up 7.4%, with 1 334 more cases than the previous year.

The total number of "robberies with aggravating circumstances" (potentially deadly or which caused death) increase to 119 351, up from 105 888 the year before, a 12.7% increase.

It should be obvious that as life threatening crimes increase, the potential for murder also increases.

During 2013, ANC Regime spent R70-billion on the SA Police and the South African public spent another R70-billion on private security in a futile attempt to prevent crime.

Do these latest statistics make sense?

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) senior researcher Dr Chandre Gould said the anomalies in the 2013/2014 crime statistics were concerning. "The most serious categories of violent crimes have increased. Yet, curiously, cases of common and aggravated assault are down," she said.

Here is another example of how the manipulation of SA crime statistics comes crashing down:

“Total sexual crimes” as reported by the SA Police now include 59 separate offences ranging from sex work to rape. Increases or decreases in such a broad category of crime cannot tell us much. Due the new broader definition of "Sexual Crime", overall sexual offences now show it as having decreased by 11.2% since 2008/9.

Drug-related crimes have increased by 26.1 percent in the 2013/14 financial year. Drug-related crimes increased by 210.4 percent over the past ten years.

"Drug related crimes are higher", while "Rape is down by over 6%"? How does that make sense? It is a well-established fact that drugs, crime and especially rape go hand in hand.

The reason why SA crime statistics are released only once a year and six months after the end of the financial year is because the powers that be need enough time to manipulate the figures downward in an attempt to make it seem better than it really is.

And, like Democratic Alliance MP Dianne Kohler Barnard said, "What help is it to a home-owner to find out now that 18 months ago there was a massive increase in carjackings or house robberies in his area?"

South Africa's murder statistics could be understated by as much as 47% to 50% and notwithstanding the ANC Regime and their liberal helpers' best attempts to manipulate the crime statistics, crime in South Africa has been on the increase since 1994 and will grow much worse in future.

Had liberals, their beloved ANC regime and its loyal media not denied murder, rape & crime in South Africa, millions of victims could have been spared.

Sources and further reading

Why Africa Check failed to disprove Steve Hofmeyr - Whites ARE dying like flies

South African national crime statistics 2013/2014

FACTSHEET: South Africa's official crime statistics for 2013/14

SA murder rate increases for second straight year

SA murder rate 5 times higher than global average

SA murder rate reflective of 'a war zone'

Murder most foul: SA's deadliest provinces

SA crime statistics 2013/2014 outlining the murder ratio per 100,000 people per province

Murder up, sexual violence down, but do you feel safe?

Crime stats show that South Africa isn’t safe

Drug related crimes higher

Crime stats: Increase in serious crimes a cause for concern

SA Crime Statistics 2013/2014 : Sexual crime ratio per 100,000 citizens in each of South Africa’s provinces

Murder rate in global violence hotspots plunges 40% in 15 years as policing improves
Nations as diverse as Estonia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Poland, and Russia have seen average recorded murder rates drop by 40 per cent or more and out of 88 countries where trend data could be found, 67 showed a decline in homicide.

Cokie Roberts: Chances of getting murdered in New York are 1 in 25,000; in Honduras it's 1 in 14

South Africa's life expectancy jumps to 61.2 years

A Lesson in Mathematics South African Style

Trio crimes increase by 10.8%

Retail robberies up 30% - consumer council

SA more violent - FF Plus

Fighting bank crime needs joint effort - Sabric

South Africa urgently needs a new approach to crime, violence and public safety

Download the full crime stats fact sheet
Explaining the official crime statistics for 2013/14 (ISS)

Release crime stats more often – ISS

Our R140bn crime rip-off
The ANC Regime wasted R70bn on SA Police & the SA public another R70bn on private security to prevent crime

Violence And Private Security In South Africa

By the Numbers: Is the UK really 5 times more violent than the US?

Murders in the UK

Crime rate in England and Wales falls 15% to its lowest level in 33 years

List of countries by intentional homicide rate - Wikipedia

Thursday, 4 September 2014

How serious is the Ebola threat really?

The number of people dying in West Africa from the ongoing Ebola outbreak is poised to surpass the total number of people to ever have died from the virus in just 10 days, according to World Health Organization figures.

According to figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, over 1,900 people have died from the deadly Ebola virus since the current outbreak, which has been traced back to around February.

The outbreak continues to accelerate. More than 40% of the total number of cases have occurred within the past 21 days.

The recorded case and death tolls may "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak," said WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl

Preliminary results show that cases are still concentrated (62% of all reported cases since the beginning of the outbreak) in the epicentre of the outbreak in Gueckedou (Guinea); Lofa (Liberia), where cases continue to rise; and Kenema and Kailahun (Sierra Leone).

The overall case fatality rate is 52%. It ranges from 42% in Sierra Leone to 66% in Guinea.

South Africans fear for ebola, simply because we realise our health services have collapsed and doubt it would be able to cope with a serious disease outbreak such as ebola.

Now consider the following:
  • Africa has an estimated population of 1.111 billion people on 30.2 million km², while 1,900 have died from ebola, since February 2014;
  • While 1,900 people had died from ebola since February this year, at least 8,000 people have been murdered in South Africa during that same period (based on SA's official murder rate being an average of at least 16,000 each year);
  • 1,900 died from ebola, while malaria killed an estimated 627 000 (with an uncertainty range of 473 000 to 789 000) in 2012 alone. In 2012, 90% of all malaria deaths occurred in the WHO African Region;
  • On 22 August 2014, the United Nations put out an estimate of over 191,000 that had died in the Syrian Civil War (15 March 2011 to 30 April 2014).
  • In its most recent count, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports that 2,104 Palestinians and 72 Israelis were killed during the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict, a war that lasted just over 50 days.
Do you still believe ebola is our greatest threat?

References and Further Reading