13 Feb 2012 – The World Economic Forum warns SA’s eco-system is deteriorating so fast after 2 decades under ANC-hegemony that it’s placed at 128th worst out of 132 countries surveyed…
SA’s once so brilliant nature reserves, water-system, agriculture and fisheries have deteriorated nearly the fastest in the world under the ANC terrorist regime since 1992: and things will get even worse. The fraudulent regime insists on building a series of nuclear reactors along its pristine coastline…
The World Economic Forum announced its findings of the current state of 132 countries’ eco-systems since 1992: and South Africa has deteriorated so badly that it is placed at 128th place. Iraq is the worst, Switzerland looks after its environment and its people’s health the best in the world. These were the findings of scientist-teams at the Yale and Columbia universities in cooperation with the World Economic Forum.
They compared 132 countries’ eco-systems and human-health situations in 2011 with those same countries in 1992.
The report warns that the population’s health, its air- and water-quality, its biodiversity, its ecosystems’ fuctioning, its agriculture- and fishing industries all have ‘seriously deteriorated’.
Yet with its population’s health at such horrific risks from its rapidly-deteriorating eco-system, the ANC regime still insists on pressing ahead with its disastrous R1-trillion-costing plan to build a string of nuclear power plants along its once so pristine coastline – starting in Jeffrey’s Bay – the world-famous ‘endless wave’ recorded in the surfers’ cult-movie ‘Endless Summer…’ The WEF analysis can be downloaded by first registering at: www.epi.yale.edu
International surfing communities up in arms: “No nukes for Jeffrey’s Bay, they warn
The editor of Jeffrey’s Bay News writes that it is inexplicable for SA to steam so relentlessly ahead with its nuclear-plants plans, noting: …’As countries like Switzerland, Germany and Italy start moving away from nuclear energy, it is becoming increasingly difficult to understand why South Africa wants to invest over R 1-trillion in building a fleet of nuclear power plants. (Yet )in South Africa, we want to generate 20,000 megawatts of nuclear power through 6 nuclear power stations situated around the coastline.
“Thyspunt, near Jeffreys Bay has been identified by Eskom as the preferred site for the first of these nuclear reactors, despite material flaws in the Impact Studies that will give community organisations more than enough ammunition to fight the proposed development in court for years to come.
“Tourism remains one of the key economic drivers in the wider Jeffreys Bay region, and the international surf community have made their views known about a nuke that will have an impact on the world class surf breaks found in the bay. The Impact Studies actually admit that Seal Point will be affected by the dumping of thousands of tons of sand into the ocean during the construction phase.
“No mention is made on how long it will take for the spoil to disperse either.
“The stricken nuclear power plant Fukushima is still in a critical state, nearly a year after it melted down and started spewing radiocative waste into the atmosphere, causing a 30 km evacuation zone to be declared.
“The plant started heating up again this week, causing fears that even more radiation will be released. The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant has begun injecting more water into one of the reactors, after the core temperature rose above Japan’s safety limit.
“South Africa cannot afford to put the lives of our citizens at potential risk, nor can we impact on our tourism industry which will be the life blood of Jeffreys Bay for decades to come. Neither can we afford the R 1 trillion to construct the nuclear power stations.
“This deal has the potential to make the arms deal (*which turned into a massive bribery-scandal) look tame in comparision.”
“Surely renewable energy is the only viable solution to South Africa’s future energy requirements?” he asked.”
No commercial farmers were invited to the Flemish govt-funded chat-group which is planning to — wait for it — ‘overcoming hunger in SA by growing food at household level…’
The Flemish government is funding a chat-group at the elite Southern Sun Hotel in Pretoria on 30 June 2011 on the subject of ‘overcoming hunger’ – to which commercial farmers have not been invited. The ‘Southern Africa Trust’ and the ‘Institute for Democracy in Africa’ will host a ‘public policy dialogue on food security’. Its panel discussions are focusing on ‘achieving household level food security for people who grow food in smallholdings’
Less than 14,000 food-cropping commercial farms left on less than 0,5% of the total SA land surface… yet Winnie still wants to grab more land…
By 2006, South Africa’s shrinking number of taxpayers already paid R56.8-billion in poverty-grants to 12.4-million poor black recipients (one-fifth of the black population). While chronic hunger and malnutrition didn’t exist among the population when SA and Zimbabwe had well-run, and interlinked commercial agricultural sectors before 1994, hunger has now become very real for many tens of millions of people throughout the southern African continent — only due to Zimbabwe’s distrastrous approach to agriculture and South Africa’s Land distribution scandal…
By 2010, it’s probably news to most people that despite all its constant threats of ‘land-confiscation without compensation, the ANC-regime has already ‘absorbed’ close to 65,000 of the 85,000 Boer farms. One would think that it would be enough, even though ninety percent of those state-farms are producing no food whatsoever and are idle and empty. http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2011/04/sa-state-owns-64976-of-85000-boer-farms.html
In South Africa, one can only fully understand why its food-production has dropped so rapidly over the past 19 years when it is realised that a total of 1,155,508 land parcels in the SA Deeds Registration System already were state-owned land by 2010 – of which 1,085,084 parcels were urban sites, a fulll 64,976 sites were farms and 5,448 were ‘agricultural holdings’. And now, the regime is planning to go for the ‘smallholdings,’ holding out the claim that the country’s food-production can be managed ‘at household levels on smallholdings’.
The ANC-regime wasn’t even hanging its head in shame when it admitted on March 31 2010 that a full ninety percent of all these state-owned land parcels, their socalled ‘redistributed farms’, produce no excess food whatsoever. Yet they still want more land… to do what with? http://www.pmg.org.za/report/20100310-department-rural-development-and-land-reform-ingonyama-trust-board-st
It’s not as if the regime didn’t know that only a dramatic increase in food production would help South Africa survive this decade: In November 2007, one of the country’s most experienced former military commanders and analysts, ret.Maj-Gen Chris van Zyl, warned in a lecture hat the growing Southern African food-crisis was already creating massive political unrest throughout the southern African region. “People were now on the move by the many millions – mostly into South Africa from the rest of Africa, he warned: “This is the largest migration on the African continent now occurring right now in South Africa, where many millions of famished Africans arrive in their desperate search for survival”. The UN-sponsored news agency IRIN reported in May 2007 that many millions of South Africans were ‘struggling to cope with the country’s soaring food prices’. http://www.africancrisis.co.za/Docs/FOOD_SECURITY_IN_SOUTHERN_AFRICA.pdf
Six percent of entire land-surface was EVER suitable for food-cropping
In 1994, there were more than 85,000 privately-owned, food-producing farms in South Africa, which employed more than 1,6-million workers, who lived on the farms with their families. These farms produced excess-food on less than FIVE PERCENT of the entire surface of the country. They provided most of Southern Africa with affordable, wholesale and highly nutritious staple food. In fact between the hard-working, skilled group of Zimbabwean and South African commercial farmers, southern Africa had NO famine or food-shortages or malnutrition whatsoever.
Only 1,000 grain-farmers left in South Africa by 2010
By 2001, fifty-six percent of all the total land-surface in South Africa already belonged to the State – which in turn allocates land-use-rights certificates to black families; while 44% of the land including in the cities and towns, was in the hands of white people. By 2010, the Grain-SA Cooperative reported a membership of only 1,000 grain-producing farmers in the entire country. The rest of the members in the Transvaal Agri-Union TAU and Agri-SA produce other food-crops and products from livestock – while many commercial farmers who still manage to hang on to their land, also turned to the lower-overhead wildlife-farming and game-lodge tourism and hunting industry.
The CIA observations from space have also registered the fact that less than 0,5% (one-half of a percent) of the entire South African land-surface now is still being used for irrigated agricultural-production. http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2011/04/sa-state-owns-64976-of-85000-boer-farms.html
Yet despite all these harrowing facts, the South African government is still going full-steam ahead with its land-nationalisation programme. And this is done despite the fact that the government does not even know the exact extent of state-owned land-sites because of its faulty record-keeping at the SA Deeds Registration System, as was pointed out by the Chief Surveyor-General of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform on 31 March 2011.
2011 – No more than 14,000 privately-owned, registered commercial farms remain
However what this careful survey of these disreputable records in the SA Deeds Registration Office did reveal, was that there’s considerably more land owned by the State than they want to admit to: from the original 85,000 privately-owned food-producing farms (“Boer farms”) , no more than 14,000 farms and smallholdings now are registered as being ‘white-owned commercial agricultural sites’- all the other farms are in the hands of the State already.
Farming in South Africa is the most dangerous job in the world
Producing excess food under the present dangerous conditions in the countryside also has many farmers pull out and sell up – especially after the farmer or a member of his household has been murdered. It clearly is increasingly difficult for these farmers to continue producing food while large numbers of armed gangs from the cities endanger their families and attack their homesteads. putting their farms under virtual siege.
Out of 3,800 rural murders targetting whites, 1,489 were commercial farmers
Out of the more than 3,800 murders recorded in rural regions of South Africa since 1994 up to April 27 2011, a total 1,489 were commercial farmers, registered members of either the TAU or Agri-SA.
By 2006 12,4-million black people got poverty-grants, food-aid
By 2006, South Africa’s shrinking number of taxpayers already paid R56.8-billion in poverty-grants to 12.4-million poor black recipients (one-fifth of the black population). Empoverished indigenous whites are denied all this government-largese however – by law.
Now the Flemish taxpayers are funding a little left-wing chat group which is going to bend itself over the ill-fated idea of having 50-million South Africans growing food in their own patches of dirt – to provide food only for their own households. Meanwhile the three centuries of farming-experience and agricultural-skills in one of the most arid farming-countries in the world are being tossed out of the window.
South Africa has to feed more than 50-million ‘legal’ residents and some 10-million ‘illegal’ black African residents. It’s going to be an interesting exercise in human ingenuity to try and get each of these individual households – including in the overcrowded squatter-camps – to grow their own food consistently so that they feed only themselves.
Communists have always been the worst farmers in the world – and caused the largest famines
It is being claimed in the pre-publicity for this lavish Flemish-funded event on June 30 that ‘many efforts to build food security in Africa give attention to the supply of staple foods at a country level, with little or no attention to food security for families at a household level – where hunger becomes a reality.”
Financed by the Flemish taxpayers, the chat-group is planning to hold ‘in-depth discussion on the strategic importance of people who grow food in their homesteads (smallholder farmers), if we are to overcome hunger in southern Africa.”
Apparently, ‘studies will be presented that show the productive potential and economic viability of smallholder farming and explore the obstacles and limitations faced by smallholder farmers.”
And they trot out all the same old marxist propaganda: with the old saw that ‘the proportion of undernourished people in sub-Saharan Africa stands at about 30 percent with the proportion of people with insufficient daily calorie intake increased from 29% to 76% in Congo and a rapid growth in the number of underweight children in South Africa.”
They hold out much hope with claims that “smallholder farmers can reduce hunger where it matters immediately – at household level – “if they are supported to increase food production; and that ‘ too little attention is given to household-level farmers. We need a forum like this dialogue to reflect on these issues and agree on the best way forward with all the different role-layers,” claimed Themba Mhlongo.
No commercial farmers have been invited as panellsts – but the names of some participants have already been revealed. Present will be Lindiwe Sibanda from the Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN); Moses Shaha from the Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers’ Forum (ESAFF), Russell Wilderman from IDASA, Tendai Murisa from TrustAfrica, and Ishmael Sunga from the Southern Africa Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU). It’s not known how good they are at producing food at ‘household levels’ but hey – miracles at times do occur.
27 May 2011 Amanzimtoti, Doonside surfer Marc Dafel, 37, father of two small children, plans a security-awareness campaign after he was attacked, stabbed and nearly kidnapped at the beach.
Marc was just changing into his work clothes in the car park after a morning surf session on Friday, May 20 when two black men in their early 20s, armed with a knife and gun, strolled up to him – demanding his car-keys.(source: Earl Baillache).
“Luckily I had thrown my immobiliser in the car earlier, so they couldn’t start it.” The men then tried to force Marc into the bushes, but he resisted. In the scuffle, he was stabbed in the shoulder by one of the men.
Picture: Amanzimtoti has a large surfing community with its youngsters like this bright spark, producing many champions. However – surfers should be aware of attacks on South African beaches by armed black gangs and should never go surfing alone, warned 37-year-old Doonside surfer Marc Dafel atter the young father survived a knifing and attempted kidnapping on May 20. That’s not him on the picture.
‘People must never go to the beach on their own…’
“The funny thing was, I wasn’t scared of death, I was scared of not saying goodbye to my family,” said the father of a five-year-old child and one-year-old baby. Fortunately the men told him to run and he made it to a nearby house to call for help. His car was left untouched, but his wallet and wedding ring were stolen. As he got to the beach, he felt a premonition and hid his cellphone in the car before going into the water.”I often go to Greenpoint for a morning surf before work, usually on a Friday. There were about eight cars in the car park when I got there, but only mine left when I came out the water. People must be aware and not go to the beach on their own. At least three or four guys should go together.”
Marc underwent an operation at Kingsway Hospital on Friday night and he is on the road to recovery.However, instead of being traumatised by the event, he is hoping some positives will emerge.
“I decided never to live in fear a long time ago and this hasn’t changed. I want to act in a different way. I want to try and get across to the criminals that their way of life is wrong.” Marc is keen to get the surfing community to band together to get security at Greenpoint.