News Sept 3 2012 South Africa
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Summary: Young Frenchwoman dies at SA diplomat’s house Paris; 95% of all SA-produced food is raised by Boers earning less than R300,000 ($30,000) yearly; Afrikaners increasingly besieged in their traditional Centurion suburbs; arsonist caught in the act of torching Free State farms; Edenvale up in arms about illegal businesses endangering residents
95% of all SA-produced food is raised by Boer farmers earning -R300,000 a year – propaganda myth that ‘all white farmers are rich…’
Dr. Pieter Mulder, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, warns that the ‘broader South African population” stops with its unreasonable criticism of commercial farmers and start realising their important contributions.
“It is also necessary to squash the racist propaganda myth that ‘all white farmers are wealthy’ and that it is ‘going well’with commercial farmers. More than Dr. Mulder was the speaker at the Dorper Sheep Breeders Association’s annual prize giving function at Hartbeespoort this weekend. The Dorpers are a black-headed sheep which were developed by Boer farmers during the 19th century specifically for South African conditions.The function was also attended by a visiting group of farmers from Brazil and farmers from Zimbabwe.
“The fact is that more than 50% of all South African commercial farmers have an annual turnover of less than (Euro) 30,000 each. Such a farm works to a loss or has a very low profit margin,” said Mulder.
Above: More than 3,600 Boer farmers have already been murdered since 1994 in political hate-crimes: and under these horrific siege-conditions, which get worse every year, they and their families have to pay extremely large amounts for security each month – with electric fencing, farm-security groups and private security guards.
Due to this high expense, only 5,400 farmers — or approximately 12% of all the commercial farmers in South Africa – have a turnover of more than (Euro) 200,000 annually. “This is equal to the average business in the business sector,” according to Mulder.
The Minister of Economic Affairs, Mr. Patel recently said that 95% of all food which is produced in South Africa, is being produced by commercial farmers. “That makes these farmers of extreme strategic importance when the future and the political stability of South Africa in the future are discussed,” Dr. Mulder said.
40% of all cattle owned by black subsistence farmers: yet they only produce 5% of all the meat-production for the market:
He also pointed out that 40% of all cattle in South Africa are owned by small and subsistence farmers in South Africa. These farmers however only make a 5% contribution to meat production in South Africa. “With a little bit of effort and assistance this sector can be developed to make a larger contribution and at the same time help to alleviate poverty in the rural areas,” Mulder said.Statement issued by Dr. Pieter Mulder, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Freedom Front Plus leader, September 2 2012
Suspected arsonist who torched Free State farms arrested in Bethlehem
Mon 3 Sept 2012 – Bethlehem – A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson in Bethlehem, this as the Free State battled raging fires this weekend. Provincial agriculture spokesperson, Malcolm Procter says farmers arrested the man on Saturday while he was allegedly trying to start a fire:Procter says this past weekend was declared a red weekend due to the high probability of fires. He says 10 and a half hectares were lost in Rouxville, bringing to 202 000 hectares the total amount of land lost since the beginning of this year in the province.
31 August 2012 Suzette van Huyssteen – Although it’s been known for months that the stinking foam floating in the Hennops River through Centurion, is caused by the municipality dumping raw sewage in it, no action is undertaken by the authorities to remedy the problem. Worried local residents such as Jurie Human said the once so pristine Hennops which runs through Irene, Centurion and Zwartkop estates, now is 100% sewage. “The muck clings to the river’s edges, it’s a health risk and the stench is unbearable. Who is responsible for this horrendous filth?”The Pretoria municipality ‘has launched an investigation’ they said, and they claimed that there was ‘no major sewage pipes into the river. They blame ‘neighbouring municipalities’. It seems the municipalities aren’t coordinating nor talking to each othera bout this either. http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/centurion/centurion-news-general?oid=6113610&sn=Detail&pid=1345599&Skuim-deur-rou-riool-veroorsaak
Afrikaners in Centurion are under siege:
Citizen-Policing Forum slams violent crimes and illegal businesses in Edenvale
Sept 3 2012 – At the Edenvale Community Police Forum’s (ECPF) monthly meeting held on Thursday, chairperson for the ECPF, Mrs Linda McKenzie, highlighted the recent spate of violent crimes in the community. (Charmaine Slater):
“I speak on behalf of the executive committee when I say that the ECPF is absolutely shocked at the brutal murder which took place in Hurlyvale,” she said.“My first reaction was ‘how many times do we need to tell the community not to employ workers off the side of the road’ but if we look at this situation, the resident had just moved up from Durban and was not aware of our warnings,” Mrs McKenzie said. “When you see a new neighbour moving into our area, go and introduce yourself. Inform them of the dangers and give them the sector vehicle numbers. Our condolences go out to the victim’s husband and family,” she said.
Stones nightclub: violence by bouncers: and vendetta among residents running illegal businesses:
She also spoke about the recent incident at Stones nightclub in Edenvale after which Mr Danjay Singh died on August 2. A man has since appeared in court on charges of culpable homicide and was released on R5000 bail. This is one of two incidents of alleged assault by bouncers at the same venue. “The cases which have been opened against the bouncers are being investigated. Let us hope that an end will be put this this type of behaviour, which is totally unacceptable,” Mrs McKenzie said.
Businesses operating illegally in Edenvale were also on the agenda for the meeting.“The ECPF asked the community to report any suspicions of illegal businesses which are being run from neighbour’s homes. This has turned into a vendetta among residents who feel that if they were reported then they will report someone else,” Mrs McKenzie said. She compared it to residents “acting like children”. “What some of the residents have forgotten is that when they angle grind, spray paint and hammer as early as 7am and on public holidays, this does upset the surrounding neighbours, who work every day and want to rest on the weekends and public holidays,” Mrs McKenzie said. She called on residents to accept it if they are reported and to “correct the wrong”.