South Africa To Amend Constitution To Allow Land Expropriation From White Farmers

Confirming long-running speculation that South Africa is on its way to becoming just another Zimbabwe, on Tuesday the country's president Cyril Ramaphose said the ruling African National Congress should initiate a parliamentary process to amend the constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.

Back in May, the ANC had said in May it would “test the argument” that land redistribution without compensation is permitted under current laws, a plan that would have avoided the risky strategy of trying to change the constitution. Since then the expropriation movement has only accelerated, and Ramaphosa, who also vowed previously to return the lands owned by the white farmers since the 1600s to the country's black population after he assumed office in February this year, said on Tuesday that the ANC would introduce a constitutional amendment in parliament.

"The ANC will through the parliamentary process finalize the proposed amendment to the constitution that outlines more clearly the conditions under which expropriation of land without compensation can be effected” Ramaphosa, a prominent trade union leader and a close associate of Nelson Mandela, said in a televised address on Tuesday.

The billionaire former businessman added that “it has become pertinently clear that our people want the constitution to be more explicit" about the expropriation proposal, which is viewed by the South African white minority as forceful expulsion that can incite violence against farmers.

As Reuters notes, most land remains in white hands, making it a potent symbol of lingering inequalities 25 years on from the end of apartheid. Since white minority rule ended in 1994, the ANC has followed a “willing-seller, willing-buyer” model whereby the government buys white-owned farms for redistribution to blacks. Progress has been slow.

There have been growing fears that the planned expropriation will deal a blow to commercial farming in the country and might put it on the verge of a food production crisis, like the one that struck Zimbabwe when it unleashed a similar crackdown on white farmers in 1999-2000.

Promoting his plan to boost land redistribution in March, Ramaphosa sought to assure white citizens, who constitute roughly nine percent of the total population, that the government would handle the controversial matter through "dialog, discussion, engagement, until we find good solutions that take our country forward."

"There is no reason for anyone of us to panic and start beating war drums," he said at the time, noting that nothing should prevent farming activities from continuing as normal.  

However, many of the Boers, descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa, do not take the government's promises at face value, instead seeking asylum abroad from what they say is a surge in violence and government-fueled hostility against them.

Rights groups said the initiative incites violence - there were 74 farm murders and 638 attacks, primarily against white farmers, in 2016-17 in South Africa - and while the government doesn't dispute the figures, officials say farmers are victims of crime like just other citizens of the country gripped by violence and that they are not targeted because they are white.

Last month, a call from Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton to provide emergency visas for South Africa's white farmers, who are reportedly facing persecution at home, sparked a diplomatic scandal, with the head of the South African opposition labeling Australia "a racist country" for granting refuge to white farmers both in the Mandela era and now.

Boers have also appealed to Russia, seeking to resettle farmers who no longer feel at home in South Africa. A delegation consisting of some 30 South African farming families arrived in Russia's farm belt Stavropol Region last month, asking the local authorities to consider resettling up to 15,000 Boers.

Moving "is a matter of life and death" for them the head of the delegation told the media.

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Meanwhile, South Africa’s economy has barely grown in recent years, with the growth outlook remaining much lower than the 5 percent annual growth government is aiming for to make a dent in near-record unemployment. Tuesday data showed that South Africa’s unemployment rate rose to 27.2% of the labor force in the second quarter from 26.7% in the first quarter.

In other words, South Africa is well on its way to converting itself into a banana republic; as such confiscating the land of the whites appears to be the logical next step.

Comments

Dutti Fiat Pirate Wed, 08/01/2018 - 20:56 Permalink

Can you imagine any western country expropriating based on race?

The remaining Sout African white farmers are getting an offer they cannot refuse: hand over the land or die.

South Africa, the most prosperous country on the continent is clearly on a path to becoming a more substantial shithole.

Look at the excellent "Farmlands" documentary by Lauren Southern:

https://southafricatoday.net/media/south-africa-video/political-videos/…

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the phantom T-NUTZ Wed, 08/01/2018 - 21:02 Permalink

Billionaire who was a "union leader" and close associate of Mandela.  Yeah, is that all it takes to become a billionaire in South Africa... be a union leader?  Russia has a lot of land, needs people, and is a Christian country.  This is a no-brainer for both sides. Edit:  It would be a great move for the US, but we only want uneducated illegal alien Latinos, male mooooslims, or bankers.

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toady JimmyJones Wed, 08/01/2018 - 21:14 Permalink

Stupid fucks are committing a genocide against themselves! Ten years, tops, after the bulk of the white farmers are gone these fuckers are gonna be starving and begging for someone to save them.

Also, weren't these fucks supposed to run out of water about six months ago?

Electrolytes, it's what plants crave.

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Guderian bh2 Thu, 08/02/2018 - 00:04 Permalink

The ANC (a terrorist org) has forever promised milk and honey for the blacks -once evil whitey is out of-, and ANC in power. 

Now ANC is in power for 25 years. Nothing has changed -for the better, that is.

As everywhere in Black Africa, those in power have filled their coffers, installed family- and tribes members and ruled without the slightest regard for improvement for their fellow blacks, leave alone the commonwealth.

This 'land redistribution' is nothing but a populist approach to fend off the ever-growing EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) a racist and communist party, that is gaining weight with every year passed and every promise unfulfilled. EFF promises are even more insane and what else would you expect of communists -moreover when they're black Africans.

I recall a lengthy article on the 'land redistribution' in Rhodesia. The white farms were raided and lots of tools and assets stolen within the first few days. Then land was distributed -and that was it! Those who got a piece of land didn't have the knowledge, the training and craftmanship, machines, seed, fertilizers, storage or even transport for their harvest* (if there was any). So they failed and simply squatted on theit plots. The finest farms went to govt members and family. Some were run much like before, except whiteys expertise, planning and oversight. So they produced little. Other farms were simply used as weekend getaways for the powerful and farming activities all but ceased.

The same has already happened in RSA! Only, MSM won't report on it! The ANC govt has already bought ~4000 farms, most of which have not been redistributed as yet and of those that have, ~70% are now fallow. That's ~8m hectares of land!

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Guderian Guderian Thu, 08/02/2018 - 00:24 Permalink

*: The association of farmers of Rhodesia had called on Mugabe 3 times, to establish a land distribution program. They were ready and willing to share their land and carve out plots that would provide viable basis for farming. They were willing to train the new farmers on the job and assist them in a transition period. Their plan included state credit for shared machines, seed, fertiliser, pesticides, storage and transport. They also proposed formal training in schools for basic accounting, planning and so forth. This was not just some sweet talk, it was a viable plan and would have lowered tensions and boosted Mugabe's popularity. Mugabe just shrugged and ignored the plan. Then the economy collapsed and Mugabe blamed it all on whitey. So whitey would pay. And off he sent the 'veterans' to take whitey's farms. The rest is history.
What I'm saying here is, no matter what whitey does, black Africans will ignore, blame, riot and in the end slaughter whitey.

It is much the same in the USA. Blacks are preferred in school, college, training, job and housing. In many instances they need not even pay for the aforementioned, because they have been labelled 'entitled'. It comes with the colour of their skin. The truth to the matter is, that black USAmericans have failed in climbing the social and economic ladder despite all the entitlements. Since this cannot be attributed to a lack of intelligence, interest and effort, it again must be whitey's fault. Same goes for black violence. It's the police's fault! When all the facts point to themselves. And that's exactly why blacks (except for the shiny exceptions) never have progressed. Instead of making their own lives, the lives of their families and communities better, they run them down and then blame whitey, asking for more privilege and more handouts.

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hendrik1730 Guderian Thu, 08/02/2018 - 00:46 Permalink

Correct. Blacks are an inferior race only capable of murder, rape and plunder. Which explains why Africa - the richest continent on earth in all respects - got NOWHERE before the white man came. It took them 10.000 years to develop the mud-hut.

And NOW, the white man is the cause of everything going wrong an Africa. WHO built roads there? WHO started agriculture there? WHO introduced modern medical care? WHO invented and introduced electricity, clean water distribution systems, telecom, cars, trains, IT, .... in black Africa?

If all whites left Africa today, the blackies would be be back to the stone age TOMORROW plus 5 days. ( that's when the department stores go "empty". )

Black ineptitude. And now, all these morons are spilling over to Europe. Because their own governments do not function - they will DESTROY Europe.

And what do European "politicians" say? We NEED them. 

I rest my case. Certified political madness.

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Hmmm... hendrik1730 Thu, 08/02/2018 - 13:31 Permalink

Regarding:

" Blacks are an inferior race only capable of murder, rape and plunder. Which explains why Africa - the richest continent on earth in all respects - got NOWHERE before the white man came. It took them 10.000 years to develop the mud-hut. "

 

Hang in there my good man.  Punky and I can see that you are really suffering and all of your brothers and sisters here on zh can feel your pain and care for your struggles.  Hang in there son and keep your heart & your spirit clear and maintain a desire to perpetuate the positive aspects of "love" while you are here on this planet... Keep those feelings alive and Strong. 

Take care now, ya hea!  {smile}

Pam&Punky

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kbohip Snout the First Wed, 08/01/2018 - 22:41 Permalink

In the US, rich liberals claim to hate racism and ideas like apartheid but they are all for it judging by their actions.  They practice economic apartheid by "gentrification" (read make a community's values go so high that none of the former inhabitants can afford the property tax) and their love of gated communities and expensive HOA's.  This ensures that none of the...ehem...."diversity" encroaches on their property while they are out doing things like making movies that show how bad racism is or attending art walks, or participating in pussy marches.  These evil bastards can't be erased from history soon enough. 

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TruthWhetherYo… Snout the First Wed, 08/01/2018 - 23:02 Permalink

Apartheid is good.  It beats extermination.

“Deep rooted prejudices entertained by the whites; ten thousand recollections, by the blacks, of the injuries they have sustained; new provocations; the real distinctions which nature has made; and many other circumstances, will divide us into parties, and produce convulsions which will probably never end but in the extermination of the one or the other race.”   Thomas Jefferson, excerpted from Notes on the State of Virginia

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Guderian hendrik1730 Thu, 08/02/2018 - 00:47 Permalink

Albert Schweitzer, awarded with the Nobel Peace Price for his work in Africa, wrote in his "African Notebook" in 1939 the following passage (excised from subsequent editions):

 

"I have given my life to try to alleviate the sufferings of Africa. There
is something that all white men who have lived here like I must learn and
know: that these individuals are a sub-race. They have neither the
intellectual, mental, or emotional abilities to equate or to share equally
with white men in any function of our civilization. I have given my life
to try to bring them the advantages which our civilization must offer, but
I have become well aware that we must retain this status: the superior and
they the inferior. For whenever a white man seeks to live among them as
their equals they will either destroy him or devour him. And they will
destroy all of his work
. Let white men from anywhere in the world, who
would come to Africa, remember that you must continually retain this
status; you the master and they the inferior like children that you would
help or teach. Never fraternize with them as equals. Never accept them as
your social equals or they will devour you
. They will destroy you."

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Son of Loki Anderson Coope… Wed, 08/01/2018 - 22:14 Permalink

And yet check out some of the wealthiest people in Paris and NYC---- many African leaders who have embezzled Billions from the foreign aid flooding in.

USA, Russia, Australia, etc should open their doors to these people before they are all slaughtered. I have met a few Indian people whose land was stolen by these African rulers in parts of Africa. They had to leave and move to places like the Uk and Canada basically so their families would not be murdered.

Disgraceful!

 

 

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TruthWhetherYo… JimmyJones Wed, 08/01/2018 - 23:03 Permalink

“Deep rooted prejudices entertained by the whites; ten thousand recollections, by the blacks, of the injuries they have sustained; new provocations; the real distinctions which nature has made; and many other circumstances, will divide us into parties, and produce convulsions which will probably never end but in the extermination of the one or the other race.”   Thomas Jefferson, excerpted from Notes on the State of Virginia

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tmosley JimmyJones Wed, 08/01/2018 - 21:14 Permalink

Same thing happened before the whites first showed up. The Bantu invaded and slaughtered the native Khoi and San people (and others who did not survive) then found that they were unable to survive without the skills of those people to produce sustainance from the land. They starved to death and fled back north.

The same will happen again. But this time, when we recolonize, we will not forget. Every black bastard that crosses the border will be killed before they can set their second foot inside.

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