South Africa without Madiba

There are many things being said about how South Africa is going to wake up the day after Madiba parts. Most are saying that violence will errupt almost immediately between white and black. To be honest, I think that is total crap. Democracy came into this country back in ’94; enough time has gone by for people to understand that the path to follow is that of unison. Look at Zimbabwe, Angola and Mozambique. It didn’t quite work out after the so-called revolutions. They had no Mandela, and until today are still trying to establish themselves. You see, hate is a disease, one that renders its bearer useless. Mandela put that aside. He knew life was greater than that; to look ahead and see possibility, then work toward it – the lesson he gave every South African.

We stand in awe of Mandela, whether we admit it or not. de Klerk set things in motion, and Mandela wisely sought to keep the nation together. And he did. South Africans believe the country steered clear of racial war because of him, and that he, after leaving the presidency, remained with watchful eye over all. We trust him and know he is the balance, the symbol of the new South Africa. With him gone, so is the balance, at least we believe.

So, what is in store for us? I don’t know. Let’s just hold on to example: forget your grudges and gripes. Raise your heads, the future awaits. As for the past, let it be. It has long found a home in the annals of history. Bringing it back time and time again is short-sightedness, an act performed only by fools.

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“Sorry for Zuma”, says Juju Malema

This guy surprises me time and time again. When you least expect, he pulls off some marketing stunt just to get his ugly mug in the headlines. Which stunt you ask? Rude and racially discriminating? Nope. If it were, it’d be easily ignored ’cause all South Africans know he is all talk, and no brain… sorry, action.

The stunt is that of nationally apologizing to South Africans on SAfm for helping bring Jacob Zuma to power. Such a statement is clearly one of desperation, an attempt at reaping some sort of non-existant approval from JuJu haters across Sunny South Africa. He must have recalled how most politicians stepped away from former US president George W.Bush just to save face in that country’s upcoming elections, when the world saw an acting out, well almost, of John Grisham’s novel “THE BRETHREN”. Back on topic. Malema did something similar while in London for the 2012 Olympics, declaring that merit, not politics, should determine who represented South Africa at the Games. Such a statement went against his demeanor of pro-black and kill-all-whites. Could Mr. Big Mouth had undergone a change of heart? No! Of course not, silly! Delving into local newspapers, I quickly discovered a crystal clear motive: the man was humbling himself, like male hyenas do when the female’s around, for but one reason only … he wanted back in the ANC.


So, does being apologetic for Zuma’s office make the ANC roll out their red carpet? Well, it is opportune especially now that ANC leaders are – at least I believe –  a bit on the emotive side with Madiba in hospital and all. Maybe tears will blind them to Malema’s past verbal atrocities.

But, it’s a tough one to answer. See, Juju apologized to the people for Zuma being president, but at the same time he apologized to Zuma for having offended him.

“We apologise to him, but we do not apologise for disagreeing with him on policy direction and his leadership style.”

Ok kids, let’s put this one together:

Juju said…

… sorry for Zuma.

… sorry Zuma.

… Zuma you suck.

Ok, got it! For a second there I thought he had turned over a new leaf, but he’s still the same Juju as always.

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59 days before WC2010 and SAMWU demands a 15% wage hike

With an event such as World Cup 2010, a nation would be pulling together to show the world what they´re all about. Finally, the world can see what South Africans are really like. Apartheid sufferers? I think not. Usurpers? Definately!

Just hope those visiting South Africa don´t get robbed, stabbed, hijacked, shot, raped, gang-raped, broom-stick impaled, hacked, or even bound in used tires and burnt alive.

Are you visiting South Africa? Pack mace, a shotgun, and bring your police-trained rottweiler along for the ride.

Just saying it as it is

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Malema wants an apology? How cute…

Local South African clown Julius Malema wants a formal apology from BBC journo Jonah Fisher for questionaing why Sir Mal”EN”ema criticized the Zimbabwean political party Movement for Democratic Change for operating out of Sandton-based offices, an uptown area of the Johannesburg region. The question was made to confront Malema’s hypocritical remark, once the ANC Youth League “whatever” lives in Sandton himself. As a result, Julius “Anus” Malema called the reporter a bastard and accused him of being a conspirer, undermining, quote, “the credibility and integrity of African leaders”.Yeah, I questioning that too… 😉

Just a note: all South African politicians drive top market cars and live in posh neighbourhoods while the people they should be representing are left to the dogs…

10 two-way dildos for Mal-ema for this latest F*** up.

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Low Turnout at Stadiums

seatsOne of the main concerns that FIFA had during the Confed Cup was the low fan turnout at the stadiums. I had already mentioned that charging almost US$100,00 per ticket was sheer greed from their part (way above $100,00 at the final), considering that soccer is the sport of the masses in Sunny South Africa, but today I got some further info on what really caused disappointing crowd numbers: corporates trying to please clients.
The scoop is that companies bought a large amount of tickets and dished them out to clients as a “thank you for your business” gift. Now, most of those clients never showed up at the stadiums, because the majority of them are downright cricket or rugby fans. It’s no mystery that soccer, cricket and rugby draw in different crowds, a fact that event organizers are fully aware of. For the 2010 WC, they cannot, in no way, allow corporates to rake up a great portion of tickets to gift clients with; it’s not fair! Sell tickets, and this at a low price, to fans of the sport!!! If they do this, then maybe you’ll see fans on the stands. This is a far greater issue to be dealt with than the vuvuzela trumpet!

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Schalk Burger tactics

The All-Seeing Eye!

The All-Seeing Eye!

To be honest, the British Lions have every right to make such a big fuss of Schalk’s new rugby tactics, but they’re clinging onto this with hopes that it’ll destabilize the Springboks. Desperate measures call for a lot of crying; let’s call it the Lions’ last resort before the final test match on July 4th.

But I think Div put it correctly today. The Springboks are passionate about the game, and are therefore rough and tough when on the pitch. It’s rugby for crying out loud! If you’re going to bitch because some bloke accidentally gauged your eye, gear up for badminton, girlieboy! Furthermore, why isn’t anyone blasting away Brian O’Driscoll’s tackle that knocked out Danie Rossouw? I bet that didn’t make the Queen Mother proud! Pommiecrites!!

There’s something about the Brits since they lost power over all their colonies: they seem to sob about everything…

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Vuvuzela Trumpets

vuvuThis Confed Cup is arguably the best held to date with powerhouses Italy, Spain and Brazil putting on strong performances – yes, I’m being sarcastic. If there’s team that is playing with heart, that team is Egypt. The pharoahs are taking the Cup seriously and really showing the world why they are African Champions. If they win, it’ll be great for Africa.

Now, I believe Fifa took on the King Fahd Cup because it saw the championship as a means of testing the structure of the nation to hold the next World Cup. South Africa has put on a good show so far despite some stadiums being a bit empty. There’s an explanation for that: at $100,00 a ticket, and games being held during working hours(the first match only), how the hell does FIFA expect to have fans on the stands? Idiots! Although this issue does bother, it is easily over looked the minute your ear drums start aching to the unceasing buzz echoing from the stands: the vuvuzela trumpets. The sound is annoying! That’s why the walls of Jericho fell! The people of Jericho broke the walls down on themselves to escape the blaring! Death was the sweeter option. Now, as for those South African fans, they are ALL LUNGS! Don’t they realize the commotion they’re creating? I’m fully aware that it is the country’s soccer culture, but it has to be done away with! Nobody will buy a ticket to have some guy blow the crap out of a vuvuzela throughout the match!

The players and the media have already taken note of this and I believe FIFA will have to come to a decision of whether to ban the ogrish trumpet or not. If nothing is done, the 2010 World Cup is bound to be marred by the ghastly vuvuzela.

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Joel Santana the man?

joelI really don’t want to be harsh here against South African coach Joel Santana, but I cannot sit back and not shed my thoughts on SAFA’s decision in contracting him.

There is no doubt that he is talented, and can put together a team to win tournaments: he has shown this in Brazil. But glory in Samba land doesn’t guarantee success elsewhere and I see two factors that keep Joel from making SA football worthy of watching.

First: South Africa has no players! All respect to Pienaar and the boys, but there was no renewing of the team after the Dr. Kumalo/Bartlett/Fish etc generation called it a day. They, SAFA, probably thought a fresh batch of players would just pop out of fertile mother Africa. Did anyone see them water the ground atleast? Or were they too busy counting the cash in their own pockets?

Second: This one is Joel’s own Achilles Heel – language. Even though South Africa is a country of eleven official languages, Santana speaks none. Ok, he tries to scrape some English out, but how can you get respect if you don’t know how to communicate? Remember Scolari in Chelsea? No English? No job!

SAFA should have tried Guus Hiddink or SA’s own Clive Barker: the former speaks English and has freakin’ wide experience, and the latter knows what SA clubs have to offer in terms of players.

I just hope Bafana-Bafana make it through to the second round or they will have No-fan-a No-fan-a.

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Trust in the ANC?

tThere’s nothing more vomit inducing than having to read sh*t like this. According to ANC deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe, they only want trustworthy people to be part of their political affiliation. Oh yes, and they want Jacob Zuma for President. Trooly honest, hey?

ANC was built on truth and it lives by the truth.

There should be some kind of penalty for politicians that go out publicly claiming to be honest, concerned with the good of society. Come election year, and we’re blown aback by this tidal wave of crap: corrupt people promising this and that, but the only promise they keep is that of filling their own pockets.

If voters had common sense, no ballot would be folded. Trustworthy, my friends, is just a word found in a dictionary.

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Desmond Tutu agrees!

The man who was named after the South African dial tone spoke out. And I´m glad he did! I give you Desmond Tutu:

1/Jul/08 “We have to remind some in our country that there are those in Zimbabwe who have been ready to kill for Mr Mugabe,” said Tutu. “See what happens. They [the South Africans] speak about a revolution. Now, I don’t know what that refers to, but whatever it is, that revolution is not going to be sustained and preserved by intemperate, almost inane utterances. That revolution, the dream that is South Africa, the promise that is South Africa, that is going to be preserved when you and I are vigilant, you and I preserve freedom, you and I stand up for justice… you and I say, hey, our people did not shed blood for nothing.”

So, stop singing for Zuma. Don´t waste your time singing for men in general. It is not he who will feed your family or whatever, but you! Get off you political arses and start working for South Africa, and not for a political party that will do away with you if necessary.

You thought apartheid was tough? You think you´re free now? If you continue submitting to a man with no scruples, you´re done for. Think for youselves!

Consider Mugabe. Zimbabwe is every african´s dream, hey? puh-lease!

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