Contents Welcome .................................................................................................................... 7 Wie is ons? / Who are we? ......................................................................................... 8 Revival of Nongqai ..................................................................................................... 9 No longer a SA Police Museum .............................................................................. 9 Administration ............................................................................................................ 9 Legalities .................................................................................................................... 9 Churches in the grounds of the SAP Training Depot / SAP College .......................... 9 Dutch Reformed Church: SAP College ................................................................. 10 GEPF: “Beskerm ons Pensioenfonds”– MS du Toit ................................................. 15 GEPF: “Beskerm ons Pensioenfonds”: Indrukke deur Hennie Heymans ................. 16 Violence on South African Diplomats ....................................................................... 19 Ambassador (Ret) CF & Mrs Sandra Jacobs: Attacked in Home ......................... 19 Ambassador Gardner “Eddie” Dunn: Kidnapped in El Salvador ............................... 21 Railways Bayonet: Phil Millan ................................................................................. 23 ‘Food security can’t be left to racist farmers’ ............................................................ 24 SA Police Stud Farm: Grootdam & SAP Remount Camp: Kamfersdam: Remounts 25 1960 Cato Manor: Massacre of Police: via Gillian Scott-Berning ............................. 34 Cato Manor: Roll of Honour .............................................................................. 37 Magistrate Suspended ............................................................................................. 40 James Blackhouse as he comes home: Peter A Dickens ........................................ 41 Information wanted: Quatro en Mbokodo the "Boulder that Crushes" ..................... 42 Grahamstown: SAP Training Depot ......................................................................... 42 Police Helicopter: Commemorative Tablet in Swakopmund ..................................... 42 Commemorative Tablet in Swakopmund .............................................................. 43 CS Brown: The Browns of the Easter Cape: A Unique Military Family ..................... 44 Long Range Desert Group .................................................................................... 44 Chopper 2016: 27-08-2016, AFB Swartkop, 5 Hangar 11.00 to 19.00. .................... 46 Chopper 2016: 26 August 1966: Paul Els ............................................................. 46 Chopper 2016: Crow Stannard & Slade Healy ..................................................... 46 SAP - SAW: Aanvalsmag 26 Augustus 1966: Paul Els......................................... 47 We will Remember Them: SAP Hall of Fame / SAP Heldesaal ................................ 48 SAP Hall of Fame - WW2 ..................................................................................... 48
Kapt LC Louis Heap: SA Weermag: Hennie Heymans............................................. 53 Boodskap aan Sam Heap ..................................................................................... 54 A Point to Ponder: Lappe Laubscher........................................................................ 54 South African Navy Ranks And Insignia: Part Four: Senior Officers: Captain (SAN) (Retd) Charles Ross ................................................................................................. 55 Droogte kan einde van woestynperde beteken ........................................................ 60 Die wildeperde van Garub: Foto’s deur Hennie Heymans ................................ 61 Did the South Africa “betray” Rhodesia? .................................................................. 63 Private William Frederick Faulds VC, MC, 1st Battalion, 1st South African Brigade: Captain (SAN) (Retd) Charles Ross ......................................................................... 63 Citation ................................................................................................................. 64 South African Commonwealth War Casualties Buried Across the World – Part One by Captain (SAN) (Ret) Charles Ross ...................................................................... 65 El Alia War Cemetery, Algiers .............................................................................. 66 La Reunion War Cemetery, Algiers ...................................................................... 66 Le Petit Lac Cemetery, Algiers ............................................................................. 67 Brig JS Human: Frans Kloppers ............................................................................... 68 Special Constabels “Kitskonstabels” ........................................................................ 69 Hennie Heymans se Museum .................................................................................. 69 Die Bloulig: SAP Klipplaat ..................................................................................... 70 Onbekende lid van die OVSRDM: Zetef du Plessis ................................................. 71 Farm murders to be officially prioritised - AfriForum ................................................. 71 Farm murders to be prioritised .............................................................................. 71 Crime and violence on farms an emerging priority: SAPS .................................... 72 Madonsela death threats must be taken seriously: Zakhele Mbhele ........................ 75 RSA: Beeldmateriaal: Onluste: Lt-genl Roy During .................................................. 75 Our own Police Web Site: Ons eie polisiewebtuiste ................................................. 75 Summary ........................................................................................................... 76 Statistics: Nongqai Vol 7 No 4 .................................................................................. 76 Top 10 countries ............................................................................................... 76 Lifetime Statistics for our publications................................................................... 76 Murder most foul? .................................................................................................... 77 The Lamont Case: Crimminal & Civil: War, Wine and Women: H.P. Lamont, alias Wilfred Saint-Mandé ................................................................................................. 79 3
Sources ................................................................................................................ 81 Die Handelstak: Gedenkboek: SA Polisie 1913 – 2013: Saamgestel deur Daan le Roux ......................................................................................................................... 83 Bestelvorm ............................................................................................................ 86 1989: Letter from Pres Sam Nujoma: SWAPO: Corrie Prinsloo ............................... 87 Swapo: Ruacana: 1st of April 1989 .......................................................................... 89 UNTAG: Sports at Ruacana ..................................................................................... 91 Riot Control: Radioactive beam & Skunk Spray: Lt Gen Roy During ....................... 96 Israelis crowd control method ............................................................................... 96 Skunk (weapon) Skunk Spray: Compiled by HBH .................................................... 96 Product ................................................................................................................. 96 Removal ............................................................................................................... 97 History .................................................................................................................. 97 Response ............................................................................................................. 98 Six Creepy New Weapons the Police and Military Use To Subdue Unarmed People .................................................................................................................. 99 South Australia Police Historical Society ................................................................ 105 The BSAP: Terry Schwartz .................................................................................... 105 WW2: Red Tabs: Rooi Lussies: Peter Dickens ...................................................... 106 South African Pro Nazi movements – Oswald Pirows’ New Order: PA Dickens .... 107 Zuma’s guards to reporter: I will take you away from here! .................................... 109 LW Magxwalisa [ANC-MK]: Upington SAR Bridge: Gariep River: 1982 ................. 111 Photos from train while going over the bridge over the Orange River................. 112 World War One: Construction of the bridge ........................................................ 113 Foundation for Equality before the Law .................................................................. 115 WW2: JJ van Rooyen & S Nel ................................................................................ 117 Maj HPR Filter: Saam op Kommando: Walter Volker ............................................. 118 Veldkornet .............................................................................................................. 122 Field cornet ............................................................................................................ 123 References ......................................................................................................... 124 Statute Law: Transvaal ....................................................................................... 124 Veldwagmeester .................................................................................................... 124 Opmerking: HBH ............................................................................................. 126
Wagmeester / Veldwachtmeester ............................................................. 126 4
Brigadier .................................................................................................... 126
Konstabel .................................................................................................. 126
Veldmaarskalk / maarskalk ....................................................................... 126
Konstabelmagte en die gendarmerie ........................................................ 127
Vaandrig (Suid-Afrika) ............................................................................................ 127 Kornet ................................................................................................................. 127 Cornet (Second Lieutenant) ................................................................................ 127 Cornet (rank): [From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia] ....................................... 127 History ................................................................................................................ 128 The Grave of Bhambatha: His Severed Head Was Buried Later (1906): Dr. JC van der Walt .................................................................................................................. 129 Inspector Charles E Fairlie & Other related photos (HBH) .............................. 131 The Romance of the Nongqai: Those who seek out!.............................................. 134 Die suider Afrikaanse Kommandostelsel ................................................................ 135 Militêre Treine ........................................................................................................ 136 Spoorwegsekerheid ............................................................................................ 136 Who really died at Auschwitz? (via Ben Kruger) .................................................... 137 Hawks boss Ntlemeza could be charged ............................................................... 138 Nhleko ignored Ntlemeza criminal complaint .................................................. 139 If we do nothing, we may find ourselves in police state: Ronnie Kasrils ................. 140 Durban: Audit reports slams Metro Police .............................................................. 141 The Battle of Salaita remembered: Rodney Warwick ............................................. 142 Salaita Hill ....................................................................................................... 144 SAP Colours ........................................................................................................... 150 Can UCT be allowed to die? RW Johnson ............................................................. 150 Howard College: University of Natal (Durban) ........................................................ 156 ‘We are not the apartheid police’ – Police comment on brothels ............................ 157 The question is, who appointed Phiyega? .............................................................. 160 SAPS waste R2m on awards: Zakhele Mbhele ...................................................... 162 Sports codes will be punished for missing race targets - Fikile Mbalula ................. 163 Sporting ban a smokescreen to hide ANC failure to develop sport - Solly Malatsi . 167 Fikile Mbalula's meddling against international sports rules – AfriForum ............... 168 Sport Minister’s prohibition on major events clashes with international sport regulations .......................................................................................................... 168 5
Konvensionele Plofwapen Opruimingskursus Piet Van Zyl .................................... 168 Interessante artikel: Dominique Venner: Leon Lemmer ...................................... 169 Dominique Venner, ‘n regse Franse historikus: Leon Lemmer ....................... 169 Janusz Walus loses bid for freedom....................................................................... 175 Racism a national security risk - Mahlobo .............................................................. 176 Reinstate corruption charges against Zuma – deputy minister in Cabinet.............. 177 HNP: Mediavrystelling: Regter Mabel Jansen en Rassisme .................................. 178 Onderwysdepartement: Swart verkragtingskultuur ‘n kopseer in skole .................. 179 Steve Hofmeyr comes out in support of Judge Jansen .......................................... 180 DANC, linkse HSM verhewig heksejag teen regter Mabel Jansen ......................... 182 Slot ......................................................................................................................... 183 Solitude and being alone ........................................................................................ 184 Greetings................................................................................................................ 184
First General Staff of the Union Defence Force1 1
Welcome You will notice that we represent various viewpoints. Some viewpoints come from the right while others come from the left side of the political spectrum. Should we deem a subject interesting we shall publish it. Waaraan dink ek? vra Facebook my vandag (6 Mei 2016). Ek het pas die koerante deurgelees: Afrikaans, Engels SA, 'n Britse koerant en twee media-nuusbriewe. My slotbeskouing is; die wêreld is besig om "mal" te word! Regtig van die parlement in Kaapstad tot in Engeland via Gibraltar - net waar jy kyk vind verstommende dinge plaas. Toe ek klein was, was die wêreld meer rasioneel? Ek dink die mens kan nie sy eie vryheid hanteer nie! Ons waardestelsel is heel te maal deurmekaar ... 23 Corrie Prinsloo, Fanus Jansen Van Rensburg en 21 ander Opmerkings Gavin Tischendorf It feels as if there was a balance shift, as if a dam wall is breaking. It does seem as if the world is going mad, but what can we do? Nico Frylinck Presies soos jy sê Oom Hennie. Amper geen land of plekkie op aarde waar mens n normale sorgvrye lewe kan voer nie. Mense het mal geword.
Derek Walker Its always been ‘mal’, it is just that more people are writing about it. Tiny Nortje En London kry 'n Muslim burgemeester... WAT?? Terrence Schwartz And, getting worse. Gerhard Pieters Goed gestel, stem saam. Gavin Tischendorf I think a lot has to do with these 'social justice warriors' that have way too much say on the internet (Facebook), and too many people buying into the 'we are all one' nonsense. Humans need rules and barriers, we need good borders. Tiny Nortje Maggie het haar kabinet geneem vir Lunch. Sy bestel steak en die waiter sê: “And vegetables Madame? Maggie antwoord: “They wil also have steak!” Robert van Onselen Ware woorde Corrie Prinsloo Ek dink die sosiale media speel 'n rol in die heel oortreffendste trap...alles wat gebeur, bespiegel of andersins versin word, is met die druk van 'n knoppie beskikbaar! Gelukkig was my oorle oupa Prinsloo nog in Angola - hy het geglo die Aarde is plat! En toe my oorlede ooms vir hom sê nee, dis rond en draai om sy eie as...toe wou Oupa weet : "...en wie sou dan nou daai as ghries?" Wonder wat die ou voorvader vandag sou gedoen het met my slimfoon in sy hand, met kennis om dit te hanteer en te google... Sien ook: http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/petition-started-to-removejudge-over-rape-comments-20160509 Liefde, die sterkste Wat liefde kan eis, Leen ek vir jou, dat die swakste die sterkste Liefdevol diens kan bewys. [C Louis Leipoldt].
Wie is ons? / Who are we? We are an informal group of police and defence veterans as well as civilian researchers who would like to foster an interest in South Africa’s police, defence and national security history from 1652 with cut-off-date 1994; when the new South Africa came into being. As veterans we only tell and explain what we did; for we were the “on the spot” eyewitnesses! In fact we are the ones you saw on TV and in the news reels of the time following orders from parliament. However we have to debate the incidents because our memory is fallible as we grow older. In the terms of the day "we earned the T-shirt and right to tell our stories for you to enjoy with malice towards none." We all can learn from the past.
Revival of Nongqai We have revived the old “Nongqai” – to conserve our southern Africa national security history.
No longer a SA Police Museum Since 1652, the date from which we kept records, the records show that policing in southern Africa was relatively good! Bad apples were kicked out. Later we got Inspector King from the UK. Our first detectives were not bad either, taking into consideration the limited forensic assistance available. We are attempting to conserve and preserve our national security history. So much is owed to so few – those few who formed a dotted line between peace and total anarchy.
Administration We are mainly a “one-man-show”, so if we do not respond immediately to your email – please send a reminder to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Hennie Heymans at 012-329-4229. We were “fighters” and not “writers” - but as we mellow with time we have not become very good “clerks”. History is such an all absorbing subject; we have do much reading, research, scanning, liaison and other tasks - so sometimes we tend to forget, however that’s one of the ‘bonuses or plights’ when we get old.
We also need knowledgeable persons for our website which is a virtual museum and archive.
Legalities This publication is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all developments in policing/ national security or to cover all aspects of those referred to. Readers should take legal and other advice before applying the information contained in this publication to specific issues or transactions. The Nongqai contains various and sundry personal opinions of different correspondents and neither the compiler of The Nongqai nor The Nongqai will be held responsible for any of their comments which is entirely their own and not necessarily that of eNongqai or its publishers.
Churches in the grounds of the SAP Training Depot / SAP College
The new “Native” Church at the SAP Training Depot - Nongqai 1940-02
Dutch Reformed Church: SAP College
During the years we all contributed to this Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) which stands on the grounds of the old SAP Training Depot, later the SAP College Pretoria. There is no longer the symbiotic relationship between the state and the DRC. This is now a â€œgovernment buildingâ€?. The statue and plaques that served as a memorial have also been removed.
One of the aims of the police was to improve the body, mind and soul of the recruit. It kindled the spirit to “serve and to protect” and “to share and to care”. 11
The old church hall â€“ I think this was the second one â€“ where many of us fell asleep during the services. In daardie dae was daar nie menseregte nie. As jy â€˜n student-konstabel was het die polisiesersante het met jou gal gewerk! Hier het seuns manne geword!
GEPF: “Beskerm ons Pensioenfonds”– MS du Toit Beste GEPF Vriende, Die onderstaande dien as ‘n opsomming van die GEPF Werksessie wat op 3 & 4 Mei 2016 by GEM Village, Irene, plaasgevind het. Dertien lede verteenwoordigend van die SANW (individuele basis en nie amptelik namens die SA Weermagvereeniging nie), drie van VOLNI en een lid van DKD het bygewoon, terwyl verskoning vir afwesigheid agv. siekte of werksomstandighede, deur vier lede aangebied was. Die Voorsitter (ook as lid van die PSA) en gade, AP en Petro Stemmet, het op eie onkoste vanaf Kaapstad hierheen gevlieg terwyl die Voorsitter van die VOLNI Tak Tafelberg, ook vanaf Kaapstad, (betaal met dank deur hulle tak,) hierheen gevlieg en bygewoon het. Die volgende oorhoofse besluite was aanvaar nl: Dat die doel van optrede bly as “Beskerm ons Pensioenfonds en dat die groep bekend sal staan as “Besorgde Pensionarisse ‘n Staande dagbestuur, onder Voorsitterskap van Antonie Visser word in Pretoria gevestig wat maandeliks sal vergader, met verteenwoordiging van die SA Weermagvereniging, SAPD, VOLNI en DKD, met SSM verteenwoordigers van ander organisasies soos beskikbaar van dienende staatsamptenare, onderwys en vakbonde. Ander lede soos benodig kan koöpteer word. Die oorhoofse voorsitter bly Mnr. AP Stemmet met tuisadres te Durbanville. (email@example.com en tel 021-654 4848 / 072 243 3334) Die nodale punt vir korrespondensie word voortaan Antonie Visser by firstname.lastname@example.org of tel 012 361 2967 of 082 781 6790. MS word ‘n ruskans gebied sodat sy gesondheid in ag geneem kan word. Namens AP Stemmet word almal wat die werksessie bygewoon en bydraes gelewer het, hartlik bedank. Ook ons dank aan Hennie Heymans wat as verteenwoordiger van NONGQAI teenwoordig was. ‘n Beknopte opsomming van die werksessie is soos hieronder ingesluit. Agtergrond Media berigte oor groot bedrae beleggings in verskeie organisasies deur die OBK (Onafhanklike Beleggings Koöperasie) van die Regeringspensioenfondse (GEPF) asook die bedanking van verskeie dienende lede uit die Regeringspensioenfonds die afgelope tyd, het sekere pensioenlede bekommerd gemaak oor die versekering van hulle pensioen in die toekoms. Die lede het besluit om byeen te kom ten einde hulle besorgdheid te bespreek vir beter duidelikheid en/of antwoorde en om hulleself te vergewis van toepaslike wetgewing, voorskrifte en die nuutste 2015 GEPF Jaarverslag. Werksessie ‘n Waardevolle werksessie onder leiding van mnr A. P. Stemmet is oor twee dae gehou en konstruktiewe gedagtes, opinies en feite is gedeel. Na insiggewende aanbiedinge en in diepte gesprekke, is besluit om binne die raamwerk van die Regering Diensnemer Pensioen Wet (GEP Law), 1996 ‘n plan te formuleer, meer informasie in te win en groter duidelikheid oor bepaalde knelpunte te kry.
Doel Die doel van die Besorgde Pensioenaris Groep is om hulle regmatige pensioen te verseker. Pad vorentoe Daar is besluit dat kommunikasie vanaf die GEPF met die lede en veral pensioenlede, baie ruimte laat vir verbetering en deursigtigheid. Dit sluit ook in dat lede gemaklik geleentheid moet kry om onduidelikhede by die GEPF uit te klaar en spoedige antwoorde op vrae te ontvang. Die werkgroep het toe op die volgende plan vir die toekoms besluit: Fase 1 a. Fase 1. ‘n Inligtingsessie met die GEPF Raad van Trustees moet gehou word. Tydens die sessie kan die GEPF aan die lede die werking van die GEPF en Raad van Trustees verduidelik word met spesifieke verwysing na die beleggingstrategie, die mandaat aan die OBK en ander instansies wat regulerend optree. Die lede ook verder toe te lig mbt sekere beleggings en spesifiek watter voordeel dit vir die lede inhou soos onderneem in die Wet. b. Fase1 Opvolg. Indien die voorligtingsessie nie die bekommernisse bevredigend kan oplos nie, sal dit met formele kommunikasie opgevolg word en wat ook sal dien as rekordhouding van gebeure. c. Fase1 Verteenwoordiging. Die eerste fase is om verteenwoordigend te wees van afgetrede lede /pensioenarisse uit die Verdedigingsfamilie, SAPS, Korrektiewe Dienste en Nasionale Intelligensie. Dit sal later uitgebrei word tot die ander GEPF pensioenarisse , indien so n behoefte by die lede bestaan. Verskillende Forums sal gebruik word om aktiewe deelname van lede aan te moedig. Fase 2 d. Fase 2. Uitgebreide Kommunikasie. Die fase sal slegs genoodsaak word indien Fase 1 se kommunikasie nie bevredigend is nie. In die fase sal bekommernisse en onafgehandelde vrae gekommunikeer word aan die Minister van Finansies, Tesourie en of die Openbare Beskermer. Fase 3 e. Fase3. Bewusmaking. Relevante Forums en Instansies wat op verskeie Regeringsvlakke kan help met bewusmaking en begrip vir die saak, sal genader word.
GEPF: “Beskerm ons Pensioenfonds”: Indrukke deur Hennie Heymans Hierdie is my eie kommentaar en geniet geen status nie Beste MS Ou kollega, baie dankie vir 'n wonderlike geleentheid wat u en “AP” aangebied het oor ons GEPF. Ek het die konferensie met ŉ gevoel van hoop op die toekoms verlaat. 16
Die insette deur die verskillende deelnemers was van hoogstaande gehalte. Ek was deurentyd geboei en nooit verveeld nie - alles was "nuut" vir my. Ek het diep onder die besef gekom dat ons na ons belange moet omsien en dit nie aan een of twee persone moet oorlaat nie. Hierdie is ŉ baie ernstige saak. Baie dankie dat die bespreking heel voor begin het – so te sê de novo - en dat ons "laatkommers" die wette en die regulasies ivm ons pensioen kon aanhoor en bestudeer. My woordeskat is aansienlike verbreed met nuwe finansiële begrippe. Dit was ook 'n voorreg om die GEPF se jaarverslag onder oë te neem. Die verduidelikings en aanvullende kommentaar daarop was uit die boonste rakke. Dit het baie verdraaide persepsies in konteks geplaas. Natuurlik is die voorligting nie uit die lug gegryp nie! Mens kan sien dat die aanbieders van voorligtings goed voorberei was. Dit moes baie tyd geneem het om al die voorbereiding te doen. Baie dankie daarvoor. “MS” dankie vir u stafwerk in die verband. Dit was ook 'n openbaring om van al die beleggings te hoor - ook van die beleggings wat nie goed gedoen het nie. Ook dat die beurs tans nie so goed vaar nie. Die hele kwessie is baie kompleks en een van spesialisasie op verskillende terreine. Dat Frankryk se pensioenfonds platsak geraak het is ook interessant. (Om die teetafel het een van die manne vertel dat Zimbabwe steeds pensioen betaal al beloop die waarde slegs R20) Natuurlik het ons sekere vrae. Wat duidelik na vore getree het is: -
die leemte om met pensionarisse te skakel en hul voor te lig oor sake rakende die GEPF en sy beleggings; dat 'n “pensionaris”-kanaal geskep moet word om met die GEPF te skakel; dat 'n regspersoon met dagbestuur daargestel moet word, en dat mens voortdurend "finansiële inligting" rondom ons beleggings sal moet bekom.
Ek was verstom om te verneem dat ons bates meer as Triljoen R1,5 beloop. Dis so baie geld ek kan dit nie eers in syfers uitskryf nie! Die voorligting het ook sake in perspektief gestel veral mbt "inkomste" van die GEPF teenoor die “verlies” agv die skerp styging in bedankings van ongeveer 5 000 lede (wat hul pensioengeld onttrek het) - teenoor 'n jaarlikse gemiddelde bedankingsyfer van ongeveer 2 000 jaarliks. Betrokkenheid: Een van die belangrikste feite wat na vore getree het is "interdepartementele" betrokkenheid deur afgetrede mense. Pensioenarisse van alle departemente moet betrokke raak. Dit sal op een of ander wyse tot die GEPF deurdring dat daar ook 'n oorsigfunksie deur afgetredenes bestaan (of tot stand gekom het.) 17
'n Enkele pensioenaris kan aansoek doen om verdere inligting en verduidelikings by die GEPF - maar dit sal beter wees as â€˜n organisasie met 'n mandaat namens afgetredenes sodanige skakeling kan onderneem. Ek sien dis belangrik dat alle verskillende lede-organisasies hierby betrek moet word. Kennis is Mag: Dit was ook goed om kennis te neem van die iSibaya-fonds en ook dat die GEPF by infrastruktuur en gemeenskap betrokke moet raak. Die dag sal nog aanbreek dat wit-plakkerbewoners ook gehelp moet word. Dit was ook goeie nuus dat ons geen geld sover in die tolpadprojek verloor het nie. Dit was 'n genotvolle ervaring om weer ou kollegas van die 1980's te ontmoet. Ook om ou kollegas van die SAW, NI, SSVR en korrektiewe dienste weer te sien. As 'n ouer man staan ek verstom oor die jonger manne se aanwending van multimedia tydens die aanbieding van hul voorligtings. Duidelik is al die voorligtings op die reg, wettereg en op feite gegrond. Dit is die indrukke waarmee ek die vergadering verlaat het. "AP" & Petro - dankie dat julle opgevlieg het van Kaapstad en ook vir mnr James Galdwin van NI se afgetredenes saam gebring het. Dankie dat ons kon praat en verskil! Dankie vir u voorsitterskap. Kommentaar ď‚ˇ
Ek is bevoorreg om die verrigtinge te kon bywoon. Ek het in hierdie twee dae baie geleer. Dis verbasend om waar te neem wanneer kennis eers versamel is en bespreek word, waarna dit koud en klinies vertolk word om 'n juiste prentjie te skep van wat aangaan. Deurentyd het die prentjie verander totdat ons die regte en juiste prent verkry het. Die Bond van Oud-polisiebeamptes, die Bejaardsorgfonds, die Generaalsklub vir lede van die SA Polisie en alle ander polisie-instellings behoort kennis te neem van die nuwe inisiatief wat deur mnr Stemmet en kie onderneem is. Hoe meer siele hoe meer vreugde.
Sien ook hierdie koerantberig: http://www.heraldlive.co.za/retired-policeman-takesstand-highlight-pension-plight/ Met agting en met dank Hennie Heymans
Violence on South African Diplomats Ambassador (Ret) CF & Mrs Sandra Jacobs: Attacked in Home
Not all the criminal news is reported in the press. I mentioned on Facebook that my cousin has been attacked in his house. He was severely beaten and when he faked death the left his house taking very little of value. My niece was also attacked. It is ironic that Pres Nelson Mandela appointed Jakes as ambassador in Ankara, Turkey. Hennie Heymans 21 April om 02:59 NM. 路 My neef en niggie - Neels & Sandra Jacobs - is in hul strandhuis in Scottburg aangeval. Dit was Vrydagmiddag na 17:00 - hulle is hospitaal toe - min is gesteel maar hulle het seergekry! (Neels was ons ambassadeur in Ankara.) Wens hulle alle beterskap toe - ek meld dit op FB dat my vriende kan sien - nie alles wat gebeur kom in die koerant nie. Hel, wie sal 'n diplomaat aanval - hulle is altyd so vriendelik en minsaam. 56 JC Strauss, James Henry Charles Dalton en 54 ander Nico Frylinck Dankie vir die deel Oom Hennie. Ons dra hulle in ons gebede op. Lyk my daar is nou n groot aanslag op ons wittes. Petro Heyneke Jammer. Hoop daar is gou beterskap. 19
Johannes Wolmarans Jammer om te verneem.sooedige beterskap Mariet Ferreira Sterkte vir hulle Netti Botha Ag nee wat dis sommer afskuwelik Hennie...ek wens hulle sterkte toe !! Hein Kilian Sterkte daar en spoedige herstel Raymond Griffiths sorry om dit te hoor scotties was altyd so veilig maar lyk of die filestyne nou daai plekke aanval Nico Moolman Eina... Nico Visser Wys jou net, niemand word gespaar. Sterkte vir hulle. Tienie Bosman Dit laat my bloed kook. Sterkte aan hulle. Vick McPherson Jammer om te hoor. Mike Huxtable Jammer om te hoor Hennie... hoop hul herstel gou Marius Prinsloo Dalk 'n breinlose drommel wat glo die wĂŞreld skuld hulle iets? After all, meer as 60% van ons stemgeregtigde bevolking in SA dink so. Sterkte en spoedige beterskap aan hulle. Lynette Spies Ai jammer om te verneem. Baie sterkte en beterskap. Elria Wessels JAmmer om daarvan te hoor Ek hoop hulle herstel gou en dat die verantwoordelikes vasgetrek word. Quintin Papenfus So jammer om dit te lees . Len Els Phok... David Holmes Ah no Hennie - dreadful! Gertina van der Merwe Sterkte aan julle en die gesin! 20
Leonie Loock Grobler Ai jammer om te hoor.Sterkte toegebid Tom Louw Jammer om dit te lees. Sterkte en voorspoedige herstel Herman Sadie Nerens is meer veilig nie. Jacobus Marais Sterke oom Hennie Heymans, ek hoop hulle vang die ouens en sluit hulle toe Frida Merks Hoop en bid dat alles weer goed Komt. Beterschap.van af Australia. Boela Snyman Spoedige beterskap daar. Anemari Jansen Ai Hennie jammer om dit te hoor. En spoedige beterskap Piet Kierie Fourie Spoedige beterskap en herstel vir oom Hennie se familie. Landman Reid Rentia Min word berig. Jy is reg. Lorayne Benadè Sterkte vir julle almal Hennie Heymans. Al herstel hulle liggaamlik, die vrees en sielkundige skade dra mens opbeperk saam met jou . . . Ek bid vir hulle volkome herstel. Claudette Sabatini Irvine Sorry to hear,praying for a speedy recovery Gawie Lotter Slegte nuus Hennie! Ons bid vir hulle! Wynand van Bakel Jy vra, "wie sal 'n diplomaat aanval" ? Ek sal jou sê, 'n persoon met 'n mahogany blok vir 'n kop. Margaret E. Truter Hennie, I'm so sorry this had to happen to them. These folks that do this sort of thing should be LOCKED UP AND THE KEY THROWN AWAY. Hope they are okay. Jan Jordaan Sterkte daar aan hulle.
Ambassador Gardner “Eddie” Dunn: Kidnapped in El Salvador Source: Lakeland Ledger page 11 dated 30 November 1979. 21
Comments HBH: After my cousin Jakes and his wife Sandra were attacked I sat down and thought if any of our RSA ambassadors have been attacked or killed? I then remembered that Ambassador Dunn was kidnapped somewhere in South America. I only remembered it because my late father told me that my aunt was a distant relation of Ambas Dunn. I could trace no other attacks on our embassy staff however I think our embassy staff could have came under threat in the Transkei and in Bophuthatswana. Naand Hennie. Ja, ek onthou Eddie Dunn baie goed en wat met hom gebeur het: Ek was destyds die Lessenaar-beampte vir Suiden Sentraal Amerika. Ek was ook lid van die â€œCrisis Management Teamâ€?! Sal dit nooit vergeet nie. Dalk sal ek later tyd kan inwerk om my eie inligting omtrent die insident weer te gee! Dankie en ek sal my ervaring vir jou deurstuur. Jakes.
Railways Bayonet: Phil Millan Hi, I hope I'm speaking to the right person, but I tracked this address via Google images after a bit of a detective job. I was recently clearing out my father-in law's goods and came across a bayonet with the SAR-SAS 1941 mark on its sheath and marked on the hilt. My wife has no knowledge of any of her side of the family who was involved in the railway police/infantry (????). It might have been acquired as an antique. Unfortunately, he's not around to let us know. I'll attach a few pics of it with this e-mail. It's in great condition with all the patina expected. If this piece has some provenance I would love to know. Phil Millan
‘Food security can’t be left to racist farmers’ NEWS/POLITICS / 19 February 2016 at 14:38pm: Jonisayi Maromo Pretoria – South Africans need access to their arable land so that they are able to contribute to the nation’s food security, ANC secretary general, Gwede Mantashe, said on Friday. “We must have access to land. Our people must have access to land. The question of food security cannot be left to the preserve of TAU-SA [Transvaal Agricultural Union SA], a racist farmer’s organisation,” Mantashe told thousands of ANC supporters at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. He said the current farmers in South Africa “want to create an impression that food production is a preserve of white farmers only”. “We can be farmers (too), but to be farmers we must have access to land. You can’t be be a farmer unless you farm. You can’t be a writer unless you write. You can’t be a politician unless you are active in politics. Why are we expected to be farmers without accessing the land? Let’s access the land,” said Mantashe. He was addressing thousands of ANC supporters during the anti-racism march organised by the party. Traffic was brought to a standstill in Pretoria central on Friday morning as the thousands marched from the Burgers Park in the city centre. By midday, the marchers had arrived at the lawns area of the Union Buildings, where loud music was being played from a public address system. A high security perimeter fence separated the thousands who were clad in yellow ANC t-shirts from the party leadership including several government ministers, Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa and Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Many in the crowds were wearing yellow ANC t-shirts written “Hands off Zuma” and “Vote ANC”. Some were waving placards that said “Register to vote ANC”. African News Agency 24
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SA Police Stud Farm: Grootdam & SAP Remount Camp: Kamfersdam: Remounts
The railway station was nearby to the stud farm – Photo: JJ Wepener Flamingos at Kamfersdam:
Photo: Hennie Heymans
Grootdam is 36 miles from Kimberley. Kamferdam
1960 Cato Manor: Massacre of Police: via Gillian Scott-Berning Photos from the S B Bourquin-collection, Local History Museum, Durban
Durban Bantu Administration security corps leaving for riots in Cato Manor
A SA Naval detachment guarding a public building in Cato Manor
A police patrol in Cato Manor April 19602 (Ek dink hierdie was die weermag gewees – HBH)
Armed women at Cato Manor clamouring for the closure of all (beerhalls? – HBH) 2
As jong polisieman te SAP Wentworth het ons by die stasie ook ŉ paar Saracens gehad. As jong “laaitie” was dit lekker om saam te ry as die Saracens maandeliks ‘n paar “myle” moes ry – HBH.
Armed women shouting insults make mock rushes at the police
Murder of nine policemen during liquor raid, Cato Manor. (Let op die geskokte SAPlede.) [2de van regs is â€˜n skoolvriend, konst Nannie Sauerman.]
Police have established themselves inside the Cato Manor. (Let op die patrolliewaens van destyds) Cato Manor: Roll of Honour 119702 2/K/Sersant K. Buhlalo 36446 Konstabel C.P.J.S.Rademan 35490 Konstabel G.J. Joubert 36496 Konstabel L.W. Kunneke 34624 Konstabel C.C. Kriel 133633 Konstabel P. Jeza 130543 Konstabel F. Dhludhlu 37
134706 Konstabel M. Nzuza 136349 Konstabel P. Mtetwa Kommentaar deur Hennie Heymans 1. Die land het gedurende 1960 verskeie opspraakwekkende gebeure ervaar. In baie opsigte was 1960 die waterskeidingsjaar vir die Unie van Suid-Afrika.3 Dit is die jaar waarin ons “ja” het vir die republiek gestem het. Die grootste kataklismiese voorval was Sharpeville! Sy weerklank het vir jare internasionaal voortgeduur. Die volgende jaar is ons uit die Statebond “geskop” en het ons, dit is die nuwe RSA - toe kliënte van MI6 geword. [Ons vriende, toe ons in die Statebond was, was MI5. Hulle is toe weg na Rhodesië.] 2. Dit het my verstand te bowe gegaan waarom dr HF Verwoerd nie toe al ‘n sentrale siviele inligtingsorganisasie gestig het nie. Die politieke oorlog het in felheid op alle fronte teen die land voortgeduur, binnelands sowel as buitelands. Ons opponente die SAKP – met sy lang termyn doelwitte - het toe al die ANC infiltreer en die ooste en die weste, die VN, kerke en elke denkbare organisasie is teen ons ingespan. 3. Bier en die Zulu: Eers ŉ paar jaar later het ek uitgevind hoe ŉ belangrike rol tradisionele bier in die Zulu se kulturele speel. (Soos biltong en braaivleis in my lewe speel). Die vrou het die lande bewerk en die mielies en sorghum geplant waarna sy die bier gebrou het. Kinders was die beeswagters, die waterdraers en houtsoekers. Die man het ŉ oënskynlik redelike lui-lekker lewe gevoer. Hy was die beskermer, die beesboer en vegter by uitnemendheid! Die Zulu het die Britte by Isandlwana en Rokesdrift verslaan. Hy wou nie suikerriet kap nie! Hy hou van veg! Hulle is van die beste polisiekonstabels wat ek gesien het, absoluut vreesloos. Onthou die etiket wat ons geleer is: Eers bier drink en gesels oor koeitjies en kalfies, dan vra die hoofman wat die doel van die polisie se besoek is. Hy het destyds sy eie stampolisie gehad. Die eerste keer toe ek betrokke was by ‘n arrestasie in ‘n biersaal het die Zuluspeurder wat my gevra het om hom te help, my eers voorgelig: “Kosaan haal jou pet af, haal jou wapens af en dan kom u saam met my. Dan gaan arresteer ons die verdagte”. Sy verduideliking was: “Die mense sal dink jy kom baklei.” 4 Ek was vrek bang om ongewapend in ‘n biersaal te wees! Laat my pet en wapen by die wabemanning – ek hoop net nie maj FLC Engels sien my sonder pet nie. Ons betree die biersaal waar die Zulu’s bierdrink. Dis ‘n geroesemoes van stemme en dit word stil: Ongewapende polisieman en die speurder. Ons verduidelik die doel van ons besoek. Toe leer ek in die praktyk Polisiekunde ll sonder ŉ professor: Polisiëring moet geskied met openbare goedkeuring! Ons verduidelik ons soek “die man wat daar sit” en die speurder wys hom uit. Ons word gevra wat die klagte teen hom is. Verkragting. Hulle klomp drinkers is te vrede en arresteer die arme kêrel en boender hom agter in die patrolliewa. 3
Lees gerus oor dr Verwoerd en sy dienstermyn om meer besonderhede te bekom - HBH U kan gerus hoofkonstabel Bill Joyner se boek oor etiket en die ondersoek van stamgevegte lees. Hy het manalleen ‘n horde arresteer en na die polisiestasie marsjeer. Hy het die mense se gewoontes geken en hulkle het hom respek getoon - HBH 4
Met verstedeliking het die mans in die handel en nywerheid gewerk. Stadig het die mans hul bande met die kraal verbreek. Die vrou het dan stad toe gekom om hom te soek, want hy stuur nie meer so gereeld geld huis toe nie. Sy kon twee dinge doen – bier brou en dit verkoop of haar lyf verpand ten einde geld na haar kraal te stuur. Die Durban Stadsraad het sy eie bierbrouerye en biersale opgerig en bier aan die Zulu’s verkoop. Die winste is teruggeploeg in die gemeenskap bv hostels is op gerig om “herberge” soos Kwa-Tickey te vervang. In terme van wetgewing (deur ‘n liberale stadsraad) het die polisie en ander wetstoepassers op die “onwettige” bierbrouers toegeslaan. Dit het reuse konflik veroorsaak. 4. In geskiedenis is daar altyd ironie. In Cato Manor het maj Jerry van der Merwe vir ‘n persfotograaf, Laurie Bloomfield, gevra om foto’s vir die polisie te neem. Hy het die majoor gevra om ŉ opruktrok op ŉ sekere plek trek, waarna hy op die dak geklim het, en foto’s na hartelus geneem het. Een van die foto’s wat die majoor “bestel” het was om te wys hoe min polisie daar is en dat minimum geweld aangewend word. Hieronder verskyn die foto geneem te Cato Manor wat ons as polisiestaat uitgebeeld het. Die foto het ‘n wêreldwye ikoniese status behaal. Erkenning: Tyson, H: Editors under Fire, Random House, 1993. In my tyd as lessenaaroffisier (Kompol x 301) het ek hierdie foto destyds baie gesien op verbode lektuur en in propaganda stukke. Navorsing toon die foto is op versoek van die SAP geneem om aan te toon dat slegs ‘n klein groepie man teen ‘n hele horde moes optree terwyl minimum geweld aangewend is. Tog is die foto met welslae teen ons aangewend. Tyson vertel die foto is in ‘n ommesientjie oor die aardbol versprei. Maar kyk hoe angswekkend en sinister lyk die foto!
5. Die foto is par 4 is aangewend. Niemand vandag dink aan die nege polisiemanne nie. Vier van die nege was onervare jong seuns – ons kan maar sê kinders – en hulle is met vrees en benoudheid die ewigheid in. 6. Verskeie mense het my al gevra of ek dink dat die moorde op die polisie in Cato Manor wel ‘n invloed op die polisiemanne gehad het wat in Sharpeville opgetree het? My antwoord is “ja”. Die antwoord word op polisie-geskiedenis gegrond en nie op sielkunde nie. Die eerste na-oorlogse moord op polisie was op ŉ groep beredepolisie te Witsieshoek. Maj IPS Terblanche5 was in bevel.. ŉ Luitenant en konstabel het daar gesterf. Daarna was dit die moorde op die polisie in Bergville. Hulle was besig om 5
Jare later sou kol IPS Terblanche weer as held by Caledon Plein optree. Lank na aftrede is hy met die ere-rang van brigadier deur mnr A Vlok vereer. Lt-genl Johan Ferreira ken diè storie - HBH
daggaplantasies te vernietig6. Die moorde het groot opspraak verwek. Daarna is die nege polisiemanne te Cato Manor vermoor.7 My Vader was self in die polisie en onthou as polisiemanne gesels het. Ek het by die polisiestasie na hul praatjies geluister. As kind het ek ook vir my Vader en sy kollegas afgeluister as hulle oor onluste gesels. Oom At – later lt-kol AJ de Villiers was by Witsieshoek tydens die moorde op polisie teenwoordig en het my Vader “alles” vertel van wat daar gebeur het. Die polisiemanne het geweet na Cato Manor kom daar “iets”. My Vader het oor mnr Harold McMillan se toespraak oor die “winde van verandering” gepraat en die besoek van Dag Hammarskjold aan dr Verwoerd. Ons het die Belgiese vlugtelinge ervaar. 7. U moet daarop let dat die polisie altyd in die minderheid optree. As voorbeeld: Ons was baie keer net vier gewone polisiemanne in twee patrolliewaens wat ernstige klagtes van stamgevegte of klopjagte moes bywoon. SAP Montclair se twee man en twee man van SAP King’s Rest sou in die nag bv die SJ Smith-hostel alleen klopjag. Ons was maar net met knuppels, boeie en .38” Smith & Weston met 12 patrone bewapen. Swart lede het slegs kieries en/of knuppels gedra. ‘n 100% van die kere wat ons klagtes bygewoon het, het ons nie vooraf geweet wat vir ons voorlê as ons eers by die klagte of toneel opgedaag het nie. Eers dan, kon ons vir versterkings vra nadat ons die situasie gewaardeer het. Speurders en veiligheidsmanne het self hul arrestasies uitgevoer – baie keer sonder hulp of bystand van die uniformtak. In daardie dae was daar nie een ŉ spesiale taakmag nie. 8. Vandag as ek terugkyk hoe die geweldpleging, onluste en onrus in aard en omvang toegeneem het, kan ek die konstabels en sersante van 1984 – 1994 wat so professioneel opgetree het, net salueer. Kinders in Mag, maar manne van Staal! 9. Vandag kyk ek ook terug en dink aan ons wetgewing ivm dobbel8, oor tradisionele bier en bierbrouery, dagga, prostitusie, onwettige handel in goud en diamante, die onwettige stook van mampoer en verbode lektuur; dan kan ek net wrang glimlag! Alles was te eintlik te vergeefs!
Magistrate Suspended Die Burger 6 May 2016: Waarnemende landdros geskors ná klagte van wangedrag: Maygene de Wee ’n Waarnemende landdros wat daarvan beskuldig is dat hy die naam van die landdroskommissie in oneer gebring het, is vir eers voorlopig geskors. Lukhanyo Zantsi, waarnemende landdros in Laingsburg, moet weer op 18 Mei in die 6
Interessant skryf Oom Jan van Riebeeck reeds in 1658 oor daccha [dagga] – sien Van Riebeeck deel ll p 259 – red. Prof. HB Thom. Daar was ‘n tyd toe dagga wettig verkoop is sien ook Crampton,H : Dagga – A Short History, ISBN 978-1-4314—2215-9. 7 Ek weet nie van ‘n groter moord-treurspel wat die polisie getref het nie - HBH 8 Nou doen ek diens by die perdereisies te Clairwood renbaan. Almal dobbel wed op die perde! Dis wettig wat dit vereis vernuf! (Dit bring ook inkomste vir die provinsie in.) Speel die arme drommels “crown & anchor” dan vang ons hulle want dis ‘n gelukspel.(Hier kry die provinsie nie sy deel nie.)
landdroshof op drie aanklagte van dronkbestuur verskyn. Zantsi is in April in ’n tugverhoor deur die landdroskommissie skuldig bevind op 14 klagte van wangedrag en dat hy die naam van die landdroskommissie in oneer gebring het. Luidens ’n dokument in Netwerk24 se besit is die 14 klagtes waarop Zantsi voor die landdroskommissie verskyn het: 1. In Augustus en September 2014 het hy glo onder die invloed van drank of dwelms by die landdroshof in Laingsburg aangemeld. ’n Klerk van die hof het hom huis toe geneem. 2. Op 4 en 5 November was hy glo so onder die invloed van drank of dwelms dat hy nie vir diens by die landdroshof in Laingsburg kon aanmeld nie. 3. Dit het veroorsaak dat hy sy pligte as landdros versaak het en; 4. dat hy sonder ’n geldige rede afwesig was. 5, 6 en 7: Op 14 Januarie 2015 was hy afwesig sonder om sy onmiddellike hoof in kennis te stel. Dit het veroorsaak dat hofverrigtinge nie kon plaasvind. 8. Op 17 Februarie het hy glo sers. Anna-Marie de Kock gevloek deur haar ’n * f****n wit gemors, * f****n wit, * aan haar te sê: “dis omdat jy f****n wit is”,* en haar te dreig met die woorde: “Jy sal sien wat nou met jou gaan gebeur” en “ek sal jou nou wys.” 9. Op 17 Februarie 2015 is Zantsi in hegtenis geneem vir dronkbestuur. Hy het glo op sy maag in die polisiekantoor gaan lê en vloekwoorde in die teenwoordigheid van die polisie en die publiek geuiter.
James Blackhouse as he comes home: Peter A Dickens
James Blackhouse as he comes home9. This week we especially remember the fallen from the Angolan/SWA Border War and the ‘Battle of Cassinga’ on the 4th May 1978 – in this very emotional picture we remember Rifleman Edward James Backhouse from 3 Parachute Battalion as he comes home. There is an unwritten law to all servicemen – you don’t leave your buddies behind in a fire fight. Eddie was Killed in Action during the Battle of Cassinga. He was 22. 9
As a mark of respect, especially due to the highly controversial circumstances that surrounded this action, letâ€™s remember the immense sacrifice and loss experienced by all who participated in this battle and not get into any political platforming, it will only serve to disrespect the fallen. Thank you to Graham Du Toit for the image and reference.
Information wanted: Quatro en Mbokodo the "Boulder that Crushes" Is daar nie iemand wat vir ons wil navorsing doen oor Kamp Quatro en die Mbokodo nie? Alhoewel die SAKP-ANC Alliansie betrokke was, is dit deel van ons nasionale veiligheidsgeskiedenis.
Grahamstown: SAP Training Depot
Meer besonderhede word verlang, asb.
Police Helicopter: Commemorative Tablet in Swakopmund Words: Malinda Lensing Press copy: Robert Brand
Robert Brand skryf: sommer net vir interessantheid.... die berig was in Die Burger geplaas onder Ĺ‰ kolom.... 50 jaar terug of so iets. Daar is Ĺ‰ gedenknaald buite Swakopmund
Commemorative Tablet in Swakopmund In memory of the crew of a police helicopter who died on 21 April 1966 when their aircraft crashed into the sea at Terrace Bay. Members Lieut. T. J. Winterbach Sgt. H. J. Morton Const. Dirk Brand Civilian Mr. P. J. holmes Civilian Mr. D. Bernhardt Unveiled: 26 July 1967. Reference: Sarp, November 1967: 54. Source: East Cape Genealogical Society. Newsletter No. 472, May 2005. - Het enige iemand dalk 'n foto van hierdie onthulling in 1967?
CS Brown: The Browns of the Easter Cape: A Unique Military Family
Above: Craig Stuart Brown. Above right: Grandpa Staff Sgt Hermanus van Wyk meeting his son Uncle Andre in the Western Desert, it was the last time they saw each other.
Long Range Desert Group
My Uncle with the LRDG; his brother was wounded at Dellville Wood and his Father served in Basutoland - how proud!
Highlanders doing their thing
With Gen McGill Alexander
Chopper 2016: 27-08-2016, AFB Swartkop, 5 Hangar 11.00 to 19.00. Chopper 2016: 26 August 1966: Paul Els More Hennie, Hier is die lys van manne wat op BWB was. Die manne wat miskien nog lewe - vra om vir Slade Healy of my te kontak. Ons wil hulle uitnooi vir die da. Beste Paul Els
Chopper 2016: Crow Stannard & Slade Healy
From: Slade Healy [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: 26 March 2016 11:06 AM To: Paul Els Subject: Chopper 2016
CHOPPER 2016 – 27 August 2016, AFB Swartkop, 5 Hangar 11.00 to 19.00. Please note that a big Chopper Function is being planned for August. The initial indications are that the day will coincide with a SAAF Museum Open Day as well as a SAAF Force Preparation Exercise. There should be lots of activity. Please use the Facebook Group “Chopper 2016” to tell us if you will be attending or not. We need this information desperately for security control and catering. You can either post your name on the site or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please invite chopper friends and to the FB group. There will be a small fee for entrance to cover barman and cleaning costs. Otherwise food and drink will be available. I am working on memorabilia and will advise all as soon as I have items and costs etc. We will be using two badges - the young and the old:
Please forward this email to all your chopper friends. Regards and thank you Crow Stannard co-ordinator.
SAP - SAW: Aanvalsmag 26 Augustus 1966: Paul Els Aanvalsmag 26 Augustus 1966 Missieleier Chopper: SAP 14 Vlieënier Maj Loubser 1. Aanvalsleier Kapt Swanepoel 2. Lugbeheer Kol JPD Blaauw Burgess 3. Waarnemer Maj WHJ F Paetzold 4. Fotograaf Konst Holiday SAP 5. Gids ‘die Majoor’
Gryp Span Chopper: SAP 10 Vlieënier Lt E J Westley 1 Bev Inl Kmdt TJ Renfree 2 LMG SAW fotograaf Sers R A 3 Geweer Sers Bennett 4 HMK Konst van Vuuren 5 Tolk S/Sers Johannes
Veespanne Chopper SAP 8 Chopper SAP 12 Vlieënier Lt V van Buuren 1 Bev Veespan Kapt J Breytenbach (Foto) 2 LMG Sers M J Potgieter 3 HMK Konst J Visagè 4 HMK Konst J Steenkamp 5 Geweer Konst Marks
Vlieënier Lt Frayne 1 Bev aanvalsmag Kol Dillon* 2 Gids Lt Ferreira 3 LMG Kpl J P Snyman 4 Geweer Konst de Beer 5 HMK Konst A Zowitsky (radio)
Chopper SAP 11 Vlieënier Lt P G Snyman 1 2IB Veespan Lt Kaas vd Waals 2 LMG Sers J Kruger 3 HMK Sers Voster 4 HMK Konst vd Merwe 5 Geweer Konst Booysens STUITSPANNE Chopper SAP 13 Vlieënier Lt H H Vos 1 Bev Stuitspan Maj Engels 2 Geweer Sers IJ von Wielligh 3 HMK Konst Visser 4 HMK Konst Freeman 5 Geweer Konst Sinden
Chopper SAP 9 Vlieënier Lt J Cloete 1 Bev AO Gert Smit 2 HMK Sers Britz 3 HMK Konst van Dam 4 Geweer Konst Stassen 5 Geweer Konst Kallis
Chopper SAP 7 Vlieënier Lt D Beneke 1 Bev AO Ben Badenhorst 2 HMK Sers vd Merwe 47
3 Geweer Sers Gelderblom 4 HMK Konst de Lange 5 Geweer Konst Starbuck. Reservemag lede: Leier: AO BWJ Labuschagne 1. Sers HJ Visser 2. Konst A Jansen 3. Konst LS Jonker 4. Konst Jacobs 5. Konst Mùhlenbech 6. Konst Bothma 7. Konst Doman 8. Konst de Wit 9. Konst de Vos
Breytenbach, Jan DVR SD SM MMM
10. Konst Liebenberg Medies: Kmdt (dr) Klomp, ssers Slade* en sers D H Welthagen. Kommunikasie: Kapt Viktor en Radio operateur Sers G M Norval Transportgroep 1. Sers Wouter Hugo SAW 2. Sers T Smit SAW 3. Sers W D Houy SAP 4. Konst Cronje Die agt tegnici Sers: RJ Stacey, JM Pretorius, LJ Visser, LA Schlebusch, RO Beukes, WG Hoffman, SJ Brits en CJ van Zyl, het by Ruacana agter gebly. Vermoedelik is die res van die Pasco groep by Ruacana en hulle was Sonnekus, von Litzenbough, Dries Struwig, Ras, Ben Badenhorst, Matjeni en Mokgabudi. [Hier was Ras verantwoordelik vir die verbinding na die aanvalsgroep] SAW-lede word in blou aangedui – PE.
We will Remember Them: SAP Hall of Fame / SAP Heldesaal SAP Hall of Fame - WW2 Some Information on 72 SAP Members killed during WW2 (2 Februarie 2010) Military Number, Police No, Army or Police Rank, Name, Initials, Date of death & Remarks
SAP 195499 18343 Const Baillie, D. 1944-09-27 Italy.10 SAP 195959 [SAAF] 18575 Const Barford, J Flying accident Union of SA SAP 196835 11903 Lieut Baseley, WFB 1944-05-27 Middle East - 6 SA Armour. Div SAP 196224 16494 Const Basson , HAW 1942-11-29 Drowned at sea. SAP 196224 16496 Const Basson, JA 1941-12-14 Bardia 10
Indien ek reg onthou, was hy en nog ŉ SAP-lid deur die Italianers fasciste tereggestel. Sy maat kon konst Fourie gewees het. Nog ‘n storie om na te vors – HBH.
SAP 196795 19774 Const Beer, B 1943-12-08 Air-raid on Aquila Station, N Africa SAP 195679 16249 Const Bester, JPK 1942-12-12 POW SAP 195822 13686 Const Bezuidenhoudt 1945-06-30 Drowned on Active Service. SAP 196013 12300 Const Booysen, AB 1943-10-27 Enemy action - POW SAP 197014 13463 Const Botha, LJ 1942-05-29 North Africa SAP 195524 18765 Const Burns, HG 1942-01-15 North Africa SAP 196317 15640 Const Cloete, J 1945-02-27 POW Germany SAP 195510 18271 Const Close, ET 1942-01-14 KIA North Africa SAP 195490 15483 Const Coetzee, DA 1942-01-15 KIA North Africa SAP 196822 13458 Capt Coryndon-Baker 1942-05-28 Arcoma Keep SAP 195782 13922 Const Du Bruyn, JD 1942-01-12 Sollum SAP 196039 19106 Const Dorfling, CJ 1942-01-02 KIA Bardia SAP 195892 19560 Const Du Preez, RP 1942-02-27 Air attack: Germany SAP 196535 1570 Const Du Toit, GJ 1942-12-02 POW SAP 198317 14109 Const Engelbrecht, 1942-06-16 Drowned on Active Service. SAP 196259 19168 Const Estherhuizen, JEJ 1942-11-29 Drowned on Active Service. SAP 198037 19673 Const Ferreira, PNJ 1941-12-20 Bir Silkiya, North Africa SAP 195498 17705 Const Fourie, JLS 1944-09-25 POW SAP 195921 18407 Const Fourie, WJP 1942-01-02 KIA Bardia SAP 195554 10211 Const Geyer, MWP 1942-01-15 KIA North Africa SAP 196019 12794 Const Gold, LR 1944-02-19 Murdered POW - Germany SAP 195617 11621 Const Gratton, DR 1942-08-01 POW SAP 195425 13104 Const Griessel, FCJ 1942-05-29 Died – wounds North Africa SAP 195519 18997 Const Grobler, IH 1942-04-15 KIA North Africa SAP 195736 17579 Const Grove, AM 1940-11-15 Drowned SAP 196364 20077 Const Grove, S 1945-04-29 POW – recaptured and shot SAP 195584 18435 Const Heath, TGC 1942-01-02 KIA - Bardia SAP 195719 16467 Const Hodgson, L 1940-08-04 Drowned SAP 198243 10663 2 /Sgt Holley, DJ 1942-05-10 Drowned SAP 195513 17428 Const Jackson, EVW 1942-01-26 North Africa SAP 196075 10366 L/Sgt Jansen van Rensburg, HPJ 1940-09-21 Drowned SAP 196198 13711 Const Jooste, TS 1942-01-12 Sollum SAP 196162 16248 Const Kaber, TP 1942-01-02 Bardia SAP 196572 15821 Const Kock, WP 1941-10-20 Drowned SAP 198062 18391 Const Labuschagne, DP 1940-10-01 Drowned SAP 196450 6852 Const Lee, TC 1942-11-13 POW SAP 196701 18700 Const Liebenberg, JJL 1943-11-23 POW SAP 195801 17620 Const Lottering, BL 1942-01-02 Bardia SAP 195983 19071 Const Lubbe, PC 1942-01-02 Bardia SAP 196093 12098 Const Lynsky, PJ 1943-12-08 Missing SAP 196376 20039 Const Oosthuizen, AS 1943-01-31 Suicide SAP 196933 12679 Const Pieterse, JJS 1942-06-16 North Africa SAP 188090 18907 Const Rademeyer, J 1942-01-12 Sollum 49
SAP 198028 29169 Const Roberts, JK 1945-03-10 After liberation killed in Railway accident Krakow, Poland SAP 198091 18892 Const Rothman 1940-12-07 Drowned SAP 196216 13593 Const Saaiman, JD 1943-10-27 POW SAP 197071 12951 Const Smith, HFH 1944-05-22 Germany SAP 198220 18036 Const Taljaard, FW 1942-01-02 Bardia SAP 196677 12033 Const Upton,WJ 1945-05-10 Aircraft crash Kisumu SAP 195776 12200 Const Van den Berg, AJ 1942-08-02 POW SAP 196995 18136 Const Van der Merwe, JH 1942-02-07 North Africa SAP 196840 14725 Const Van Dyk, PJ 1942-10-11 POW SAP 196992 14658 Const Van Heerden, PJ 1941-02-07 Drowned SAP 197074 13596 2/Sgt Van Niekerk, CA 1944-11-03 Drowned while escaping POW camp SAP 195728 17170 Const Van Rooyen, GI 1942-07-03 North Africa SAP 196541 18847 Const Van Staden, JJ 1941-12-20 Bir Silkiya SAP 196609 17834 Const Van Straaten, AS 1941-12-09 En route to Italy SAP 198012 19465 L/Sgt Van Zyl, BF 1943-08-25 POW: Air attack SAP 195505 19759 Const Vermaak, SJC 1942-01-02 Bardia SAP 196959 11496 Const Vlock, NJ 1942-03-08 Blasting accident SAP 195534 6482 Const Voster (sic) PR 1942-02-02 North Africa SAP 196569 18324 Const Watermeyer, JS 1942-12-24 North Africa SAP 196441 17585 Const Wentzel, JF 1942-01-11 Sollum SAP 195491 16880 Const Wessels, FH 1942-01-03 North Africa SAP 197971 4483 2/Sgt Wessels, WJP 1942-05-27 North Africa SAP 196760 9657 2/Sgt Whitfield, RW 1941-06-29 Drowned SAP 196788 18083 L/Sgt Wiid, FJJ 1942-05-10 Drowned at Sea ď‚ˇ
Photos of late members and their graves will be welcome! After all these years we still remember them! Salute!
Sandy Evan Hanes Mountain Rise Pietermaritzburg Coetzee, Private, B P, 198242, 1st Bn., South African Police. 29 April 1941. Hennie Heymans Thanks Sandy - I found a couple of names in 1947 Force Orders - will check against this list! Sandy Evan Hanes Labuschagne, Private, D P, 198062, 2nd, South African Police. 1 October 1940 is buried at Castor farm Aliwal North District. Upton, Lance Corporal, W J, 196677, 2nd Bn., South African Police. 10 May 1945. Age 38. Who died in an air crash at Kisumu East Africa is buried at East London (East Bank Cemetery) at Grave Ref. Sec.11C. Grave 729W. 50
Sandy Evan Hanes SAP 198028 (29169) Const Roberts, JK 1945-03-10 His grave (2.A.5) in the Krakow cemetery Poland has his initials as J.R and it is him as the service # is 198028 and date of death is the same. Sandy Evan Hanes SAP 195703 Private JJG Van Der Merwe 27/02/1945 on a special wall in Berlin Hi Hennie, Some of the SAP dead have other Regiments names on the heads stones. I think they are the chaps who evaded capture at Tobruk by either escaping or were not there. They then continued serving in other Regiments. Hennie Heymans Maj-Gen Bobby Palmer, Brig CC von Keyserlingk & Maj-Gen Patrick Dillon (and others) remained members of the SAP when they were seconded to other British (and Allied) units - however they had the "SAP" prefix to their UDF numbers making them the highest paid soldiers in the Empire as they kept their Police pay. (The “SAP” is there as a prefix to show that the SA Police paid them.) Hi Hennie I was on a Battlefield Tour to Egypt and Libya. The only place I found graves site to members was at Sollum. I was just walking through the rows of graves at the Commonwealth War graves cemetery when I came across them. Most were from the 2nd Police Brigade From: Robert Suberg ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hi Hennie All the SAP graves in North Africa were moved to the Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery after the war and all members without graves are listed on the Alamein Memorial i.e. Pieterse,JJS and Lynsky. Sandy Evan Hanes Egypt near the Libyan border on the map look for the town Sollum. Halfaya is nearby and is the key pass. It was called “Hell Fire Pass” by the Allies as the Afrika Corps gave them a real hiding there. The Afrika Corps were a very weak Korps (two under strength Divisions) as N/Africa was just a side show for the Germans to support the Italians. 80% of the German Army was on the Eastern front. There were more German troops in Norway than in North Africa. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------I think that we have most info as received from Sandy --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I have to add names to the original list. Hennie Hennie Heymans Are there any photo's available of these graves scattered over the worlld? 2 Februarie 2010 om 05:40 NM. 路 Hou van Sandy Evan Hanes All foreign cemeteries and Memorial Walls for those with no known grave concerning SAP members for WWII so far known to me. Egypt - Alamein Memorial - Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery - Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery - Heliopolis War Cemetery - Knightsbridge War Cemetery Acroma - Tel El Kebir War Memorial Cemetery Libya - Tobruk War Cemetery - Tripoli War Cemetery Germany - Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery - Durnbach War Cemetery Italy - Ancona War Cemetery - Arezzo War Cemetery - Bari War Cemetery - Rome War Cemetery - Milan War Cemetery - Padua War Cemetery Poland - Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery Koot van Schalkwyk 52
Yes those were the men that gave their lives for this Country... Always to be remembered... We were only youngsters, babies and many not even born yet when they went to fight for their country.... We Salute these brave Men who were prepared to lay down their lives. (RIP)1 Julie 2010 om 02:03 NM. Eight years later Mr JJ van Rooyen made this entry on Facebook: JJ van Rooyen sent us this photo of his grandfather JJ van Rooyen of the SAP Brigade attached to the 1st SA Police Battalion
Kapt LC Louis Heap: SA Weermag: Hennie Heymans 50 jaar gelede, gedurende 1966 is die SAP se Mobiele-eenheid in Port Natal onder bevel van maj FLC Engels deur die SAP, SALM en die SA LeĂŤr in teen-insurgensie opgelei (tussen in het ons ook daggabome afgekap met pangas. Daar was geen arbeider-konstabels nie, ons moes die dagga self kap, bymekaar maak en verbrand.) Vanuit die SALM se helikopters kon ons die reuse lande dagga in die onherbergsame Umkomaasriviervallei sien.) Sien gerus Paul Els se lys van die gevegspan, talle SAP Port Natal-lede se name kom daarop voor bv maj Engels, AO Sterk-Gert Smit en konst VisagĂ¨. 53
Sam Heap skryf soos volg: “Kmdt Louis Heap - sy name was Lucas Cornelius van den Bergh Heap. (Noemnaam Louis) Groete Sam Kmdt Heap kan ook tereg as een van die “Vaders van Teen-insurgensie” beskou word. Hy het ons “ou” konstabels lekker verniel. Ek kan nog van sy gesegdes onthou. Ek het die opleiding vreeslik geniet. Hier is twee foto’s van hom:
Boodskap aan Sam Heap “Namens die polisiemanne van Port Natal se Mobiele-eenheid (ek dink ons was pelotonne 7 en 8) gedurende 1966 onder bevel van maj Frikkie Engels (later lt-genl) wil ek graag hulde bring aan u Vader. Hy was ‘n voorloper in TIN-opleiding in SuidAfrika. In 1966 was ons in die SAP vir “oorlog maak” nog met .303’s en 50 patrone uitgereik. Ons is deur die SAW in die R1 – destyds nog die “FN” genoem, opgelei. Ja hy was ŉ goeie instrukteur en ons het met “army humor afgetjop! Een uitdrukking destyds was toe ons die “leopard crawl” gedoen het: “Jy is nie nou ‘n polisieman wat ‘n arrestasie in ‘n lokasie gaan maak nie, jy is ‘n soldaat! Kruip plat! As ooggetuie kan ek verklaar dat sy naam in die anale van die “bosoorlog” met eer vermeld behoort te word.
NS – ek dink ons het kapt Heap eervol vermeld in Paul Els se boek: ONGULUMBASHE – Die begin van die Bosoorlog.
A Point to Ponder: Lappe Laubscher Ons minister van sport voel erg beswaard dat transformasie teikens nie gehaal word nie. Hy gebruik die demografie van die land as vertrekpunt. Sommer so vir die snaaksigheid speel ek ook toe die speletjie sonder die hulp van Williie Basson. My telkaart lyk so: Minister van sport - `n man; adjunk-minister van sport - `n man; president van SASKOK - `n man; direkteur van die departement van sport - `n man; persoon wat die minister se telkaart opgestel het - `n man. Aantal vroue wat SuidAfrika vanjaar by die Olimpiese Spele in swem gaan verteenwoordig - nul. Eina!
En terloops Derick Hanekom, minister van toerisme, pleit hartstogtelik vir meer toeriste na Suid-Afrika en ons sport minister vertel dat hy geen internasionale byeenkoms hier ter lande gaan duld nie. Dien die twee in dieselfde kabinet?
South African Navy Ranks And Insignia: Part Four: Senior Officers: Captain (SAN) (Retd) Charles Ross In our previous articles we addressed the rank insignia of the Junior Rates, Senior Rates and warrant Officers in the South African Navy and as mentioned in the article on the Brief History of the South African Navy it adopted the Royal Navy rank structure. Over the years there have been minor changes to the rank insignia of South African Navy, but it has largely remained in line with that of the Royal Navy. The South African Navy have more uniforms than the other Arms of Service of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and rank insignia are therefore adapted to each of the these uniforms. Add to this that the South African Navy also have various branches for which each have a unique insignia worn by Warrant Officers while there are also Warfare Type Affiliation badges for the various Flotillas, Submarines, Mine Warfare, Surface Warfare and Combat Support Ships. Qualification badges (commonly referred to as “Water Wings”) are worn by members that are Bridge Watch Keeping qualified in Silver and in Gold for having or had command at sea. There is also a Marine Officers badge. Medals are worn differently to the other Arms of Service. All these will be addressed in a later articles. The various uniforms will also be addressed in a future articles. Lowest of the Senior Officers is that of Lieutenant Commander (L Cdr) and is also the first to wear “scrabble eggs” on his cap. The Rank Insignia shown on the left is that worn on dress where the rank is worn on the shoulders. This includes inter alia white ceremonial dress (dress 1 AW), white formal dress (dress 1 BW), service dress (dress 2 W), semi-formal summer dress (dress 3 AW) and service dress non-seasonal (dress 3 B and dress 3 C), action working dress (dress 4) and mess dress (dress 5). On the black ceremonial dress (dress 1 A), formal dress (dress 1 B) and service dress (dress 2) the rank insignia is worn on the sleeve of the jacket. Officers do not wear any branch badges.11 The words “SOUTH AFRICA” in blue on both arms 3 mm below the shoulder seam. The same configuration is applicable to the winter, ie black, uniform, except that the letters will be in gold. Lieutenant Commander ranks with Major in the other Arms of Services.
The same policy was follow
Next is the rank of Commander (Cdr) and the first rank to wear “full scrabble eggs” on his/her cap. The Rank Insignia shown on the left is that worn on dress where the rank is worn on the shoulders. This includes inter alia white ceremonial dress (dress 1 AW), white formal dress (dress 1 BW), service dress (dress 2 W), semi-formal summer dress (dress 3 AW) and service dress non-seasonal (dress 3 B and dress 3 C), action working dress (dress 4) and mess dress (dress 5). On the black ceremonial dress (dress 1 A), formal dress (dress 1 B) and service dress (dress 2) the rank insignia are worn on the sleeve the black jacket. Officers do not wear any branch badges. The words “SOUTH AFRICA” in blue on both arms 3 mm below the shoulder seam. The same configuration is applicable to the winter, ie black, uniform, except that the letters will be in gold. This ranks with Second Lieutenant in the other services. Commander equates to that of Lieutenant Colonel in the other Arms of Services. Last of the Senior Officers is that of Captain (SAN) abbreviated as Capt (SAN). The Rank Insignia shown on the left is that worn on dress where the rank is worn on the shoulders. This includes inter alia white ceremonial dress (dress 1 AW), white formal dress (dress 1 BW), service dress (dress 2 W), semi-formal summer dress (dress 3 AW) and service dress non-seasonal (dress 3 B and dress 3 C), action working dress (dress 4) and mess dress (dress 5). On the black ceremonial dress (dress 1 A), formal dress (dress 1 B) and service dress (dress 2) the rank insignia are worn on the sleeve the black jacket. Officers do not wear any branch badges. The words “SOUTH AFRICA” in blue on both arms 3 mm below the shoulder seam. The same configuration is applicable to the winter, ie black, uniform, except that the letters will be in gold. As with the Navy rank of Lieutenant the Captain (SAN) rank often leads to confusion as it is often interpreted as a normal Captain. Captain (SAN) equates to a Colonel in the other Arms of Services. Naval Cap badge
All officers in the South African Navy wears the same cap badge. The cap badge on the left is the badge worn on the cap. A similar metal badge without the black background is worn on the Side Cap.
Dress officers Dress 1 A Ceremonial Dress (Black)
Dress 1 AW. Ceremonial Dress (White)
Dress 1 Formal.
Dress 3 AW – Semi Formal Summer Dress
Onthou ‘n vlootkaptein is gelykstaande in rang met ‘n kolonel 59
Droogte kan einde van woestynperde beteken Submitted by Republikein on Wed, 2016-04-27 01:00 - Elvira Hattingh Die wilde perde van die Namib sal vanaf Junie vir die helfte tot driekwart van hul daaglikse kos van skenkings afhanklik wees. Andersins mag die droogte die einde van dié perde beteken, wat reeds ’n eeu lank in die woestyn oorleef. Sedert die begin van die droogte is meer as 100 wildeperde dood en hul bevolking is nou net 160 sterk. Volgens dr. Telané Greyling van die Namibië Wildeperde-stigting, wat reeds twintig jaar lank navorsing op die perde doen, moet minstens vyftig merries en vyftig hingste oorleef om die genetiese integriteit van die perde te behou. Nie ’n enkele vul het oor die afgelope drie jaar oorleef nie. Tydens die begin van die droogte het veral die baie jong en ou perde afgesterf. Hiënas het ook ’n groot invloed hierop gehad omdat die verswakte perde ’n maklike prooi is. Tans het die Namibië Wildeperde-stigting, danksy skenkings, net genoeg kos tot die begin van Junie oor. Weens swak reën sal daar geen gras teen die begin van die winter oor wees nie en die perde se getalle kan drasties afneem. Geen laat somerreën het geval nie. Die stigting vra vir skenkings in die vorm van geld of goeie gehalte gras om die perde deur die winter te haal. Dit sal moontlik nodig wees om gras en lusern van Suid-Afrika af in te voer. Die wilde perde het sy oorsprong uit die Kububstoetplaas. Die perde het die Garubsoldatebasis in 1915 verlaat en hul bevolking het tussen 50 en 300 oor die afgelope eeu gewissel. Die woestynklimaat het die perde se gene geslyp en hulle is nou geharde diere wat aangepas het om in dié omstandighede te oorleef. Oor die jare het hulle ’n groot toerisme-aantreklikheid in die Suide geraak met duisende toeriste wat jaarliks die Garub-watergat naby Aus besoek. In 2012 het die Namibië Wildeperde-stigting tot stand gekom om die welstand van die perde te monitor. Die stigting werk nóú saam met die ministerie van omgewing en toerisme en bestaan uit lede vanuit die toerisme, veeartsenykundige-, navorsings- en omgewingsbestuursektore. Die stigting het sy dank uitgespreek teenoor verskeie skenkings vir die perde oor die afgelope ses maande. Hiermee kon aanvullende lek aan die perde verskaf word, wat in tussen ’n derde tot ’n kwart van die perde se daaglikse voedingsbehoeftes voorsien het. Die perde het tot dusver hoofsaaklik gras, lusern en ’n proteïenlek ontvang, maar sal vanaf Junie méér kos moet ontvang om te oorleef. Enige skenkings, klein en groot, is nodig. Die stigting se bankbesonderhede is soos volg: Namibia Wild Horses Foundation, First National Bank of Namibia, rekeningnommer 622 466 59489, Klein Windhoek-tak, takkode 281479, swift: FIRNNANX. Vir meer inligting, besoek die webwerf www.wild-horses-namibia.com/foundation.
http://www.republikein.com.na/rampe/droogte-kan-einde-van-woestynperdebeteken.267496 via Martin Nel op 27 Maart 2016. Die wildeperde van Garub: Fotoâ€™s deur Hennie Heymans
Dink tog maar asb aan die perde wat daar rond wei vanaf die 1914 â€“ 1918 oorlog in Duitswes. Dit het vir my gelyk of daar nie veels is om tussen die klippe te eet nie. 62
Did the South Africa “betray” Rhodesia? Did the “old” South Africa really “betray” Rhodesia? Is there somebody “out there” who could do some factual research on this matter and write a few balanced and concise pages about this betrayal? I have read Ian Smith’s book: The Great Betrayal. This is a serious matter. We as the “SA Police” fought there and we should leave the correct history behind for our grandchildren and for the rest of the world to take note of the correct facts. Note: I am in possession of a 30-page report entitled: Rhodesia: The Great Betrayal by Dean McCleland in Casual Observer.co.za Opinion Pieces June 6, 2015 http://thecasualobserver.co.za/rhodesia-the-greatbetrayal/
Private William Frederick Faulds VC, MC, 1st Battalion, 1st South African Brigade: Captain (SAN) (Retd) Charles Ross William Faulds was born in 34 Market Street, Craddock in the then Cape Colony on 19 February 1895. He attended the local schools and started work at the Midland Motor Garage until 14 October 1914 when he joined the Craddock Commando. He served with the Union Defence Force in the German South West African during the early part of the campaign and was discharged on 12 January 1915.
When call came for volunteers to serve outside the borders of South Africa, William again enlisted with the 1st Infantry Battalion, comprising mainly soldiers from the Regiments in the Cape Colony, at Potchefstroom on 23 August 1915 and arrived in
France as part of the 1st South African Brigade, 1st Infantry Battalion on 16 April 1916. At the time that William and the rest of the South Africans arrived in France the war on the Western Front had largely been static since early 1915. The Commonwealth forces were however preparing for a major offensive which were supported by the French Army to the north. On 01 July 1916 the Battle of the Somme was launched with one of the objectives to capture the French town of Longueval. By 14 July 1916 the objective of taking Longueval was largely achieved. However they were threatened by the Germans in the Delville Wood which bordered Longueval to the East. On 15 July 1916 the 1st South African Brigade was tasked to take and hold Delville Wood at all costs. This resulted in an epic battle in which the South Africans suffered extremely heavy losses. The South Africans were subjected to serve artillery bombardments and machine gun fire. On 16 July 1916 William Frederick Faulds showed great bravery and devotion to duty when he rescued Lieutenant Arthur Craig and on 18 July 1916 recued another wounded soldier. For this he was awarded the prestigious Victoria Cross.
Citation For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty On 16 July 1916 a bombing party under command of Lieutenant Arthur Craig attempted to rush across 40 yards of ground which lay between the British and the German trenches. Coming under heavy rifle and machine gun fire, Lieutenant Craig and most of the party were either killed or wounded. Lieutenant Craig, unable to move, laid half way between the British and German trenches in fairly open ground. In full daylight Private Faulds, accompanied by two other men, climbed over the parapet and ran out and picked up Lieutenant Craig and carried him back, one man being severely wounded in doing so. On 18 July 1916 Private Faulds once again showed most conspicuous bravery in going out alone to bring in a wounded soldier, carrying him nearly half a mile to a dressing station, subsequently rejoining his platoon. The artillery fire was at the time so intense that stretcher-bearers and others considered that any attempt to bring in the wounded man meant certain death. This risk Private Faulds faced unflinchingly, and his bravery was crowned with success. His Victoria Cross investiture was on 08 January 1917 by King George V at Sandringham in Norfolk. William Faulds was promoted to Lance Corporal on 20 August 1916, Corporal and Lance Sergeant on 18 October 1916. On 12 April 1917 he was promoted to Sergeant and on 19 May 1917 to Temporary Second Lieutenant.
Temporary Second Lieutenant Faulds served for a short time in Egypt before returning to France in early 1918. During a German offensive he led a group of soldiers at Heudecourt which enabled the rest of the Battalion to withdraw with only slight losses. He was reported to be wounded and taken prisoner of war on 24 March 1918. On 19 November 1918 he was repatriated and promoted to Temporary Lieutenant. On 16 March 1919 promoted to Lieutenant and returned to South Africa where he demobilised. On his return to South Africa William Faulds joined De Beers Consolidated Mines as a mechanic where he joined the Kimberley Regiment in 1922 and made Captain. William later worked at Jagersfontein in the Orange Free State and then in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). In 1937 he was a member of the Southern Rhodesia contingent at the Coronation. Over the period 1941 – 1942 he served as Lieutenant East Africa and in 1945 became Government Industrial Inspector. William Frederick Faulds passed away on 16 August 1950 in the Salisbury Hospital in Southern Rhodesia and was buried on 17 August 1950 in the Salisbury Pioneer Cemetery. Apart from the headstone in the cemetery he is commemorated at the South African National Memorial in Delville Wood in France, Memorial Gate in Hyde Park in London and a plaque in the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town, South Africa. Apart from the Victoria Cross and the Military Cross William was awarded the 1914 – 15 Star, British War Medal 1914 – 20, Victory Medal 1914 – 19, 1939 – 45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal 1939 – 45, Africa Service Medal 1939 – 45, War Medal 1939 – 45 and the Coronation Medal 1937. Sadly his Victoria Cross was stolen from the Museum of Military History in Johannesburg, South Africa during October 1994.12
South African Commonwealth War Casualties Buried Across the World – Part One by Captain (SAN) (Ret) Charles Ross South Africans participated in almost every theatre of war during both the First and Second World Wars. According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Casualty Data Base 7 290 (includes 607 unknown) First World War casualties and 9 12
Theft is a “continuous offence” – should the medal one day “surface” the Museum of Military History in Johannesburg may rightfully claim the medal back as the “other party” is in possession of “stolen property” - HBH
986 (includes 84 unknown) Second World War casualties are buried in 1 207 cemeteries while 2 959 First World War and 2 005 Second World War casualties are commemorated on 48 memorials. This does not include the 1 750 members of the South African Native Labour Corps and the 306 from the South African Book of Remembrance whose names are in the process of being added to the Commonwealth War Graves Commissionâ€™s Casualty Data Base. With South Africans having served far and wide it is not surprising that you would find single or small group graves in cemeteries across the world. Here are some of those cemeteries where one or a very small group of South Africans are buried.
El Alia War Cemetery, Algiers
Allied troops made a series of landings on the Algerian coast in early November 1942. From there, they swept east into Tunisia, where the North African campaign came to an end in May 1943 with the surrender of the Axis forces. The cemetery was originally an Allied war cemetery, but was taken over as a civilian cemetery by the municipal authorities when most of the non-Commonwealth war graves were moved to other burial places. El Alia Cemetery now contains 368 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. Eight war graves of other nationalities remain in the Commonwealth plot and there are also 15 non-war graves, mostly of merchant seamen whose deaths were not due to war service. Lieutenant Charles Cross, South African Air Force, who died on 12 June 1943 is buried in this cemetery.
La Reunion War Cemetery, Algiers Allied troops made a series of landings on the Algerian coast in early November 1942. From there, they swept east into Tunisia, where the North African campaign came to an end in May 1943 with the surrender of the Axis forces. 66
Bejaia (formerly Bougie) was the landing place of the 36th Infantry Brigade Group on 11 November 1942. La Reunion War Cemetery contains 211 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. Second Lieutenant C. H. G. Ruddle, South African Air Force, who died on 21 January 1944, is buried in this cemetery.
Le Petit Lac Cemetery, Algiers Allied troops made a series of landings on the Algerian coast in early November 1942. From there, they swept east into Tunisia, where the North African campaign came to an end in May 1943 with the surrender of the Axis forces. The assault landings in the harbour at Oran failed, with heavy casualties, but landings east and west of the port were successful. Le Petit Lac Cemetery contains 200 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 50 of them unidentified, and ten war graves of other nationalities. There are also 14 non-war burials, all of merchant seamen whose deaths were not due to war service. The cemetery also contains ten First World War burials which were brought here from Oran (Tamashouet) Cemetery in 1959. These include seven casualties of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry, who died as a result of a submarine attack on the transport 'Mercian' in November 1915. South Africans buried in this cemetery are: Captain Philip Cohen, South African Medical Corps and Lieutenant Denis Oswa Bilse, 216 Squadron Royal Air Force. Both were killed on 03 June 1944. 67
Story for the South African Legion of Military Veterans by Lgr Charles Ross based on information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Casualty Data Base and photos of the cemeteries by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Brig JS Human: Frans Kloppers Frans Kloppers skryf: “Ek was vandag bevoorreg om by een van die “Groot Mentors” in my polisieloopbaan weer 'n draai te gaan maak terwyl ek in Pretoria was. Oud-brigadier Jan Sarel Human was sedert 1975 deel van my grootmaakproses as jong polisieman op Westonaria. Saam met hom sou ek en al my kollegas daardie tyd deur die vuur loop. Oom Jan word eersdaags 80 maar is nog net so helder soos altyd en ons het nou vir bykans drie ure vandag ons herinneringe met mekaar gedeel. Oom Jan se gesondheid is nog redelik goed alhoewel hy ruk gelede hartaanval gehad het wat hom effens geknou het en hy met sy balans sukkel. Hy stuur vir almal baie groete. Ek is so dankbaar dat ek vandag besluit het om by hom te gaan draai maak.”
Special Constabels “Kitskonstabels”
In a bid to bolster the strength of the police force to contain increasing unrest, a crash course in police work is launched to establish a unit dubbed the 'kitskonstabels' or 'blueflies'. Description provided by Tony Grogan. http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/collection/islandora-6190
Hennie Heymans se Museum
Begraafplase in Suid-Afrika het gevaarlike plekke geword om te besoek met inbegrip van die “Helde Akker” in Pretoria; geleë in “ou Kerkstraat-Wes”. So onthou ons my 69
vader, sers AF Heymans, en seun van my gade, inspekteur A van den Bergh, elke dag!
Die kuns- en raamwerk is deur kaptein Jan Idema.
Die Bloulig: SAP Klipplaat SAP Klipplaat: Die voëltjies maak nou nes in die lig wat eens op 'n tyd gebrand het. Ek glo nie sy liggie sal meer skyn nie – aldus ‘n vriendin van Jvr Photo-Art
Onbekende lid van die OVSRDM: Zetef du Plessis Zetef du Plessis het op die histories groep: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek Politie / De Staatsartillerie 1880 -1902 â€˜n Foto van â€˜n onbekende OVS polisieman wat aan die OVSRDM behoort het, geplaas. Verdere inligting sal met groot dank verwelkom word.
Farm murders to be officially prioritised - AfriForum Ernst Roets | 05 May 2016. Ernst Roets says acting SAPS national commissioner Lt Gen Khomotso Phahlane has committed to this
Farm murders to be prioritised It was announced today at a joint media conference of AfriForum and the acting National Police Commissioner, Lt Gen Khomotso Phahlane, that farm murders will be officially prioritised. This conference follows a joint workshop attended by AfriForum and Phahlane. Various steps will be taken, which comes down to a focused strategy against farm murders. The plan especially involves closer cooperation between the Police and local communities.
The discussion happened at the request of AfriForum after Phahlane earlier this year stated in the media that farm murders should enjoy greater priority. “We were concerned that this was simply a passing remark that would not necessarily lead to real action,” said Ernst Roets, Deputy CEO ofAfriForum. During the discussion, AfriForum presented a submission to the Police about farm murders, the impact thereof and the reasons why it should be prioritised. This was followed by a presentation by the Commissioner about the steps that the Police intends to take in a bid to curb farm attacks. “We are convinced that these steps, if implemented, will have a real impact and that we could expect a decrease in farm murders.” AfriForum has been driving a campaign since 2012 to have farm murders prioritised, and is of the opinion that, although the problem has not yet been solved completely, this step is a giant leap in the right direction. “AfriForum will continue to cooperate with the Police to ensure that the plan will be implemented from ground level up,” Roets said. Statement issued by Ernst Roets, Deputy CEO, AfriForum, 5 May 2016 http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politics/farm-murders-to-be-officially-prioritised-afrifor?utm_source=Politicsweb+Daily+Headlines&utm_campaign=bbcc3d13b1DHN_9_May_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a86f25db99-bbcc3d13b1130042309
Crime and violence on farms an emerging priority: SAPS Khomotso Phahlane | 05 May 2016 Khomotso Phahlane says there has been a major shift in target selection from small holdings to more isolated farms Acting National Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane: AfriForum meeting on violence on farms and small holdings 5 May 2016 - Ladies and gentlemen of the media, - Senior management of the South African Police Service, - The leadership of AfriForum, Good afternoon, The South African Police Service has identified incidents of crime and violence on farms and small holdings as an emerging priority in the current 2016/2017 financial 72
year as part of our integrated approach towards eradicating crime and criminality in this country. It is for that reason that we have resolved to properly define these incidents as acts of violence against persons residing on, working on or visiting farms and small holdings; whether with intent to murder, rape, rob or inflict bodily harm. These include farm owners, farm workers and all other citizens of this country, irrespective of race, colour, creed, religion or sex. In addition to that, all acts of violence against the infrastructure and property in rural communities aimed at disrupting legal farming activities as a commercial concern are also included. Therefore, the South African Police Service has committed to collaborative efforts various stakeholders such as AfriForum as well as a number of organised agricultural unions around the country. The following incidents involving violence on farms and small holdings as well as persons in those environments should be reported to the Provincial Commissioners within 24 hours of occurrence; Contact Crimes (Direct Acts): Murder Attempted Murder Rape Assault GBH; and Armed Robberies, including hi-jackings Contact-related and Property-related Crimes (Indirect Acts): Intimidation; Arson; and Malicious Damage to Property Our analysis has shown that there is a particular modus operandi visible during the commission of these incidents of violence and crime on farms and small holdings. The analysis has shown that there has been a major shift in target selection from small holdings to more isolated farms. Furthermore, another feature is that they mostly occur between Thursday and Saturday at night while most victims are attacked while asleep. The number of perpetrators at a time ranges from two to eight; split into two groups at most incidents; they have been identified as mostly male and comprising of foreign nationals between the ages of 20 to 35 while the majority of victims are 50 years and above. It is pleasing to mention that most of the arrests that have been effected are due to good cooperation from the local, farming communities. The commission of these attacks has led to the theft of motor vehicles and firearms as well as disposable items such as cellular phones, electronic equipment and jewellery. We have since seen a serious decline on the number of reported incident of violence on farms and small holdings from 532 in the 2010/2011 financial year to 446 in the last financial year; which is 2015/2016. 73
In addition, there has also been a decline in the number of reported murders on farms and small holdings from 80 in the 2010/2011 financial year to 49 in the 2015/2016 financial year. The South African Police Service has identified KwaZulu-Natal, North West, Limpopo and Gauteng as hot spot provinces with stations where more than two incidents of violence and murder were reported in the 2015/2016 financial year. Among those stations identified are:
KwaDukuza in KZN, Brits, Rustenburg, Potchefstroom and Mooinooi in the North West, Hercules, Hekpoort and Muldersdritf in Gauteng, Modimolle, Westenburg, Letsitele and Lephalale in Limpopo.
Our efforts have also ensured that convictions from the investigation of incidents of violence on farms and small holdings across the country in the last three years; with some of the suspects sentenced to a minimum of 25 years in the Eastern Cape to a maximum of 80 years behind bars in KwaZulu-Natal. We have engaged, as the leadership of the South African Police Service, with AfriForum today on matters of common interest aimed at ensuring continuous collaboration and cooperation; specifically to deal with crimes aimed at people living on, working on and visiting farms and small holdings. Both parties have since agreed to have a round table discussion between SAPS, AfriForum and the various agricultural unions under one roof to collaborate on matters of common interest, in due course, and to chat a way forward based on our Back-to-Basics approach to policing. In addition, we have agreed that there is a need for increased representation of farming communities in the Community Policing Forum structures countrywide. Ladies and gentlemen of the media, we also met with the leadership of the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) earlier today to also discuss matters related areas of cooperation in the fight against crime and criminality. SANTACO had requested an audience with us to enable us to work together to eradicated crime in the taxi industry as well as to request us to have a relook at cases that had been opened in the past and remain unsolved; mostly related to taxi violence and related murders. We have since agreed that we are going to have a working relationship on these matters of common interest as well as prioritising the sharing of information. Furthermore, we have agreed with SANTACO that there is a dire need to share information that will help both parties address the availability and circulation of illegal firearms in the taxi industry. We also agreed to create a platform for regular interaction between the SAPS, SANTACO and the Chiefs of Metropolitan Police Departments in the country. 74
The South African Police Service remains committed to ensuring that we continue to build these collaborative efforts with civil society to achieve a crime free, safe South Africa
Statement issued by Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, South African Police Service, 5 May 2016 http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politics/crime-and-violence-on-farms-an-emergingpriority--?utm_source=Politicsweb+Daily+Headlines&utm_campaign=bbcc3d13b1DHN_9_May_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a86f25db99-bbcc3d13b1130042309
Madonsela death threats must be taken seriously: Zakhele Mbhele Zakhele Mbhele | 08 May 2016
DA MP says he will write to WCape Police Ombudsman Vusi Pikoli if SAPS fails to act
Madonsela death threats must be taken seriously For further info click on: http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politics/madonsela-deaththreats-must-be-taken-seriously-z?utm_source=Politicsweb+Daily+Headlines&utm_campaign=bbcc3d13b1DHN_9_May_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a86f25db99-bbcc3d13b1130042309
RSA: Beeldmateriaal: Onluste: Lt-genl Roy During Hallo Hennie – hoop dat jy my kan help of na iemand verwys wat wel oor geskikte materiaal beskik. Ek moet Junie ŉ groep inwoners van Belvedere (Knysna) toespreek oor die aanloop na die 1994 Demokratiese verkiesing met veral klem op die onluste en gepaardgaande geweld. (Ek soek) ... ŉ DVD wat die ware situasie destyds behoorlik uitbeeld - geweldstonele, necklacing’s, ens. Die meerderheid van die gehoor sal bestaan uit welgestelde burgers (professionele mense) wat veral gedurende die tydperk 1990 – 1994 ver verwyderd van die werklikheid, veilig in hul verskanste rykmansbuurte gewoon het en nou nog! Dankie by voorbaat – Roy.
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Murder most foul? Biénne Huisman 2016-05-01 15:00 Nearly 30 years after his death at a bloodied house in Cape Town’s Athlone, the Hawks have reopened the cold case file into how struggle hero Ashley Kriel died at the hands of apartheid police torturer Jeffrey Benzien. In 1999, Benzien was granted full amnesty for killing Kriel, but Kriel’s family approached the National Prosecuting Authority to reopen the case this year after a new documentary on Kriel’s life, called Action Kommandant: The Untold Story of a Guerrilla, apparently brought fresh evidence to light. This week, Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed that the prosecuting authority had assigned them “to locate the docket and get fresh information, if available”. At Kriel’s death inquest at the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court in 1987, Benzien testified that the young man had died in a scuffle. At the time, forensic scientist David Klatzow testified that police were covering up a murder, as Kriel had clearly been shot in the back, from a distance. 14
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This week, Mulaudzi confirmed that a Hawks investigating officer contacted Klatzow for new evidence last month, but they were still waiting to receive information. Meanwhile, Klatzow showed City Press an old, leather-bound book with pages of scrawled notes about Kriel’s death, plus photos of his dead body and copies of documents, including a police autopsy report, which is conspicuously devoid of detail. Records compiled by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) relate how Benzien, then a member of the SA Police’s now defunct terrorist detection unit – and a colleague called Constable Ables – arrived at Kriel’s house in Athlone disguised as municipal employees pretending to check the sewerage, when a scuffle ensued. “Kriel suddenly stood up, but Benzien held him from behind with the pistol still in his hand. Then a shot went off and Kriel fell to the ground. He had been wounded and blood came out of his mouth and nose. Ables handcuffed Kriel. Benzien went to his vehicle and radioed for help. When Benzien returned, he found that Kriel was dead,” reads the document. “Benzien maintained that their intention was to arrest Kriel and not to kill him. He said that the shooting was accidental,” according to the document. Benzien’s “wet bag method” made headlines internationally when he demonstrated it at TRC hearings in 1997. It involved a cloth being placed over the heads of victims, which took them to the brink of asphyxiation (suffocation from lack of oxygen), repeatedly. He also used this method on ANC leader Tony Yengeni, who confronted him at the TRC hearings. Now 70, the retired security officer lives in Cape Town’s northern suburbs with his wife. Several telephonic and emailed efforts to contact him via official SA Police Service spokespeople were unsuccessful. He has not spoken to the media since the TRC hearings. Kriel was a popular emerging Umkhonto weSizwe leader when he was killed at the age of 20. Kriel’s older sister, Michel Assure – who identified his body at the Salt River Mortuary in 1987 – told City Press that the TRC had failed them. “There was blood on the floor, splattered on the walls, on clothes. How did all that blood get there? It has been difficult to deal with all the hurt and the anger.” Assure says Benzien extended his hand to her after the TRC hearings, but she could not take it.
“I would not take his hand, and I still feel the same way. My experience is, he was putting on a show. I am a Christian and the Bible teaches us not to judge people, but he is a cruel and devious man.” Nelson Mandela lauded Kriel for his contribution to the fight against apartheid in a speech upon the former’s release from prison in 1990. The new documentary on Kriel’s life will be screened at the Encounters SA International Documentary Film Festival in June. http://city-press.news24.com/News/murder-most-foul-20160430-2
The Lamont Case: Crimminal & Civil: War, Wine and Women: H.P. Lamont, alias Wilfred Saint-Mandé (Via Facebook and Herman Labuschagne) The discourse about a notorious new book on this forum, suddenly made me think about how it happens once in a while that publications of questionable literary substance slip through and achieve a measure of commercial success. One such example from the 1930's was a book called by H.P. Lamont, alias Wilfred SaintMandé, who also shines forth as a harddrinking, womanizing loafer with a sharp tongue and a breath-taking carelessness with reality and facts. No wonder that he succeeded in upsetting people and causing quite an uproar. No doubt the controversy served his sales figures fairly well. Here's an extract, which rather speaks for itself, in which he quotes a conversation between him and a character called Danesford, which he seems to have invented: "The Dutchman hates us like hell and will never forgive. I saw the closing stages of the South African war and admired the Boer as a clean fighter. But there my admiration ends. He will never learn anything and will never forget anything. He is ruled by the predikants and they are the bloody limit. Narrow-minded, intolerant, selfish, harsh and un-spiritual, they rule the dorps with a rod of iron. They have as much power as the Catholic priests in Ireland. Britain conquered the Boers and then set out to civilize and educate them. A few years after beating them, we handed their country over to them, and they show their gratitude by staging a full-blown rebellion when the empire is fighting for her life. 79
After having solemnly signed the peace treaty and the Act of Union they treat them as scraps of paper. Smuts and Botha are the only leaders who are worth anything, and they will be hated or suppressing the rebellion, mark my words. Even if the Boer fought fair in the South African War, he has made up for it since, with his tales about British atrocities in the concentration camps. Doctors and nurses worked with a devotion beyond all praise to teach the back-velders the elements of hygiene, and were accused of poisoning the ilk and putting fish-hooks in the meat. The back-veld Boer bathes only for baptism, marriage and burial. He has no notions about sanitation and often uses his bedroom as a latrine. We had to destroy the farms, as they were the bases of the Boer commandos, and the war would never had [sic] ended if the supply-bases had not been cut off. Any other modern power would have done the same. If France or Germany had conquered South Africa there would have been no language problem. You see, the original Dutch settlers in the country, known as Voortrekkers, were, on the whole, a pretty poor lot. Many were illiterate boors, surly an morose. Their favourite pastime was begetting children, both with their wives and their numerous black concubines. Today the Dutch South African depicts the Voortrekkers as saints persecuted by the British. The truth is that they resented any form of government and cleared off as soon as they saw the smoke of another man's chimney on the horizon. Pieter Retief and the other leaders disclaimed all allegiance to Britain, and in the same declaration promised to uphold the first principles of liberty, and proceeded to enslave every black man they could get hold of. The white man's record in South Africa is a record of theft, murder and oppression. The descendants of the Voortrekkers are the 'poor whites,' utterly degenerate; they despise manual labour and live worse than natives. Another enemy of the native is the white artisan who sees in him a potential competitor. The South African as a rule earns big money on the mines; his ignorant and vulgar wife thinks she is a lady and parades the streets in tawdry finery while the K..... does all her work. A black girl, probably, looks after the baby, so allowing Mrs. Ignoramus to have her tennis, dances, flirtations and gossip. The white worker, utterly ignorant of the first principles of economics, thinks he can only keep up his inflated wages by keeping the n......r's down." But what about the young South African Dutchman to-day?" I inquired; "isn't he grateful to Britain for developing the country and granting them autonomy so soon after the Boer War?"
"He is so grateful that he is doing his best to kick us out of the country. Many of them go to the States, get a cheap doctorate and an American accent, after which they return to the land of their birth, and show their gratitude to their mentors by doing everything in their power to get rid of them. Things are bad enough at present but they will get a damn sight worse before many years. Besides the country is infested with Jews; it has been well said that the arms of South Africa should represent a cow, with a Boer holding the tail, and an Englishman at the head, with a Jew underneath, milking it." "What about the missionaries?" I further queried; "haven' they done good work?" "They certainly have, but their labours have by no means proved an unmixed blessing. There have been some fine men among them, but many fools. Besides, they are trying to force an abstract religion down the nigger's throat and he cannot understand it. All he learns is that he will always be forgiven, so the so-called Christian native is usually the biggest liar and thief you could find. The white Christians in South Africa are most amusing. Their attitude to the native is worse than that of any pagan. They live in a perpetual state of fear that one day the black man will swamp them." Lamont's sharp tongue succeeded in offending just about everybody, but most of all the Afrikaners whom he so viciously depicted. He was quickly discovered to be the character hiding behind the nome de plume. The "Lamont case," as it became known, eventually cost him his job as a French lecturer at the University of Pretoria.
Sources http://reference.sabinet.co.za/webx/access/journal_archive/10113053/300.pdf 385. [LAMONT, H. P.] SAINT-MANDÉ, WILFRED pseud. – War, Wine, and Women. London: Cassell & Co., 1931. In-8°. pp. 552. SS.a.385. – Included in both the 1945 and 2008 catalogues. A novel of the author's experiences in the trenches of WWI. There is a copy of the tenth edition in the General Catalogue at pressmark: 010821.f.46. It was published in 1936. A reprint was published at London in 1951 by Cassell. Copies of the original edition of 1931 are preserved at Trinity College, Dublin, Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru [National Library of Wales] and Oxford. A copy is also kept in the restricted section of the National Library of Scotland at pressmark Phi.112. – Mr. Ed Potten, of Cambridge University, kindly inspected their copy of this title and wrote: “…this has two press cuttings pasted within, both of which are clearly in the public domain, although I have thus far failed to identify which newspapers they appeared in. The first, dated 29/4/31 is bluntly factual: 81
‘War Book Withdrawn. Every copy of War, Women and Wine, a war novel, by Wilfred Saint-Mande, which Messrs Cassell were to have issued to-morrow, has now been recalled by the publishers.’ “The second, dated May 1932, gives some context…: ‘Pretoria, Monday. Professor H.P. Lamont, a member of the Senate of the University of Pretoria, and Lecturer in French, was to-day tarred and feathered and thrown out of a motor car in the main square of the town. He was clad only in a pair of bathing slips, and a placard had been slung on his neck, inscribed, War, Wine, and Women. Later four young men called upon the police and confessed to the outrage. The incident marks the climax of a wave of indignation which has lasted several weeks over a war book entitled War, Wine, and Women, which contained passages deemed to be derogatory to the Dutch community in South Africa. … It is stated that two of the men concerned are grandsons of the late President Kruger.’ ” Articles published in the London Times provide further information: – FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT PRETORIA, May 23. Professor H. P. Lamont, of the University of Pretoria, the author of the book War, Wine, and Women, was tarred and feathered to-day by four men as a protest against the anti-Afrikaans sentiments which, it was said, he expressed in the book. He was roughly handled and released almost naked in the middle of the city. The public conscience has been stirred and the police are taking action. The incident is the culmination of a “heresy hunt” lasting several weeks. Professor Lamont wrote the book under the pen-name of Wilfred Saint-Mandé. War, Wine, and Women was published last year and at once aroused vehement protests from Afrikaans-speaking people, who demanded the withdrawal of the book from circulation and the dismissal of the author from his appointment. Professor Lamont stated in defence that it was absurd to attribute to him sentiments which he had put in the mouths of some of his characters, but that as certain references in the book had given offence, he would unreservedly withdraw them and delete them from any future editions. The Times, May 24, 1932, p. 13.
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT PRETORIA, June 20. Four men were to-day sentenced to a fine of £50 or six months' imprisonment for tarring and feathering Mr. H. P. Lamont, author of a book called War, Wine, and Women, which was considered a reflection on Afrikaans-speaking people. The Chief Magistrate, Mr. A. B. Herold, severely censured the accused. 82
A “more contemptuous disregard of the law of the land,” he said, “and a more deliberate taking into private hands of the right to punish it is difficult to conceive. The assault is of a gross and aggravated nature and justifies imprisonment without the option of a fine. The assault was a deliberate revenge and conduct of a reprehensible nature.” In the courtyard the son17 of General Hertzog, the Union Prime Minister, shook hands with the four sentenced men. The Times, June 21, 1932, p. 13.
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT PRETORIA, October 20. The Transvaal Division of the Supreme Court gave judgment to-day in favour of Professor H. P. Lamont for £750 and costs against three of the four men who tarred and feathered him in May as a protest against his book, War, Wine and Women. The fourth man was not included in the action as he had become insolvent. “The action of the defendants,” said the Judge President “was gross and wanton in the extreme, deliberate in its conception and diabolical in its execution. They showed the plaintiff no mercy.” The Court felt, however, that Professor Lamont should have anticipated that the offending passages in the book would cause strong feeling, and could not see the necessity for publication of the book at all since All Quiet on the Western Front had revealed the horrors of the War. The Times, October 21, 1932, p. 13. http://www.scissors-and-paste.net/pdf/SS.pdf
Die Handelstak: Gedenkboek: SA Polisie 1913 – 2013: Saamgestel deur Daan le Roux Geagte vriende Hieronder verskyn besonderhede van die voltooide boek onder bogenoemde naam. Uit erkenning vir elkeen van u se bydraes en insette, wil ek graag ‘n eksemplaar aan u skenk. Dit sal uiteraard nie moontlik wees om dit by elkeen van u af te lewer nie. Stef Grobler het onderneem om ‘n samekoms iewers in ‘n restaurant of ander plek te reël. Dit sal in die 2de helfte van Mei maand wees. Stef sal met u skakel. As u nie in die boek belang stel nie, moet u asb my laat weet. As dit onmoontlik is om die byeenkoms by te woon, moet u asb my van u posadres voorsien sodat ek die boek vir u kan pos.
Waarskynlik dr Albert Hertzog - HBH
So baie van ons ou kollegas het ons reeds vooruitgegaan. Maar uit erkenning aan hulle stel ek voor dat ons ‘n eksemplaar skenk aan die gesin / oudste seuns van Martin Nel, Louis Esterhuizen, Krappie Deerans en KerneelsTaljaard (en ander aan wie u mag dink). Ek neem die vrymoedigheid om ‘n beroep op u te doen om by ons byeenkoms ‘n donasie te maak om die kostes te dek. Ek hoop ook om skenkings te doen aan brig. Scherman (nou reeds 86 jr.oud) en genl-.maj Nick Snyman) Die een aanhangsel hierby reflekteer die buiteblad. Ek heg ook ‘n bestelvorm aan WAT NIE VIR U BEDOEL IS NIE maar wat u kan reproduseer en (saam met my epos adres) aan enigeen kan verskaf wat in die boek belangstel. Uself kan dalk oorweeg om ‘n boek aan te koop as ‘n geskenk vir iemand. Beste groete Daan le Roux Enkele kenmerke van die boek is as volg: Die boek is in Afrikaans geskryf, beslaan 23 hoofstukke, bevat 28 kleur- en 21 wit en swart foto’s asook pensketse van 30 lede met hul foto’s daarby. Dit bevat ‘n redelik volledige geskiedenis van die Handelstak insluitend ‘n hoofstuk vir elke provinsiale kantoor en oor die lede wat die handelstak verlaat het. Kort verslae van 51+ opsienbare en interessante hofsake en ondersoeke asook 38 staaltjies en stories is ingebou om die werk, sub-kultuur en karakter van die Handelstak te weerspieël. Ruimte word ook afgestaan aan die politieke oorgangstydperke en die impak van “Nuwe Suid-Afrika” op diegene belas met ondersoek van handelsmisdaad. Sien die aanhangsel vir die buiteblad van die boek. ‘n Bestelvorm is aangeheg. Die koopprys van die boek (R208) maak geen voorsiening vir wins deur die skrywer nie, maar dek bloot basiese uitgawes soos taalversorging, bladuitleg, drukkoste, administratiewe koste, verspreiding, aflewering, ens. Ek dink nietemin dat die boek waarde vir u geld bied.
Hennie ek groet! Dit was goed om weer van jou te hou. Ek en die wederhelf hou nog uit te midde van allerlei skete. Solank dit skete bly, is dit nog OK, maar pasop vir kwale. Ek vertrou dit gaan nog goed met jou en die wederhelf. Pas julle tog net mooi op. Ja die boekskrywery was maar ‘n affêre. Ek moes maar sukkel om medewerking van oud-kollegas te kry maar op die ou einde was daar tog ‘n stewige groepie wat na vore gekom het. Verder het ek maar my eie stories ingesit om die boek darem ‘n “body” van so 300 + bladsye te gee. 84
Die kostes is natuurlik enorm, waarvan die taalversorging die duurste is. Die kwotasie was vir ‘n A4 boek, maar toe die rekenings opgestel word toe is dit ‘n A5 boek. Toe kry ek ‘n vrywilliger wat oor die nodige taalkennis beskik. Ongelukkig vat dit haar toe meer as ‘n jaar om die job te doen. Toe die proefboek gedruk is, ontdek ek talle foute, soveel so dat ‘n 2de proefskrif gedruk moes word..... waarna nog foute ontdek is. Intussen loop die koste op, bv die aanvanklike bladuitleg sou R8.50 per blad wees. Dit het by R26.60 geëindig. Die drukkoste sou aanvanklik R75 per boek wees. Met prysverhoging styg dit toe na R102 per boek. Op daardie stadium moes ek die “advertensie” uitstuur sodat ek betyds ‘n aantal boeke by die Bond se Nasionale Kongres kon hê om saam met die afgevaardigdes te stuur. Daarná moes ek verneem die kleurfoto’s ‘n ekstra koste is en die drukkoste styg na R152 per boek. Gevolglik styg die prys bokant my “advertensie” prys... tot my eie verlies. Maar dit is mos maar hoe die noodlot loop en die prys wat beginners betaal. Ek vra dus dat indien jy nog nie my vorige berig en bestelvorm in die Nongqai geplaas het nie, om asb die aangehegte bestelvorm met die nuwe prys van R208 te gebruikte gebruik sodat ek die ergste verliese kan opmaak. Die bestelvorm wat reeds uitgestuur is gaan ek maar so laat, ten einde groot verwarring en misverstande te voorkom. As jy die bykomende inligting in my vorige e-pos in Nongqai wil gebruik, verander asb die verwysing na die prys ook na R208 aan. Dit sluit pos/versending koste in. Indien jou Nongqai reeds gepubliseer is voordat jy hierdie e-pos ontvang het , los dit dan net soos dit is. Bo en behalwe die inligting in my vorige e-pos bevat die boek ook inligting oor die geskiedkundige ontwikkeling van die Handelstak teen die gelyklopende politieke situasie sedert die Anglo Boere-oorlog, opleiding, korrupsie en politiek, Justisie se rol, 1994 en daarna, die nuwe bedeling, wat geword het van die ouens wat weg is , so ‘n bietjie wenke oor die toekoms ens. Alles is ook nie lofsange nie maar kritiek word ook gelewer waar nodig. Die werklike doel van die boek is om uit te wys dat alles in die SA van weleer, nie net negatief is nie en ‘n poging is om nog iets op rekord te plaas van die ware geskiedenis, al is dit beperk. Ons sien mekaar ná die Bond se Kongres wat op 13 Mei eindig. Sterkte en groete vir mevrou.
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1989: Letter from Pres Sam Nujoma: SWAPO: Corrie Prinsloo As jy hierdie brief kan lees wat deur president Sam Nujoma aan my gestuur is, dan kan ons sien hoe groot die Goeie Vader se Genade vir ons was tydens die Bosoorlog en die afloop daarna. Want amper was die geskiedenis van Namibië dalk heelwat anders aangeteken, met meer bloedverlies, verlies van geliefdes...’a fate far too horrible to contemplate...’ Toe President Nujoma by Okatana net noord vanOshakati sy verkiesingstoespraak gehou het, het die afspraak met die noodlot begin aftik. Ek was aangestel as sy Security Aide van SA Magte se kant, en het saam met hom in sy koeëlvaste Mercedes gery. Vanaf Okatana sou ons konvooi deur Oshakati na Ongwediva beweeg, waar sy volgende toespraak gelewer moes word. Daar was tienduisende mense op ons roete vanaf Okatana deur Oshakati, waar hulle die konvooi ingewag het. Net toe ons by Okatana inklim, het ek 'n baie kort boodskap ontvang en dadelik die President se Sekretaris/Aide en bestuurder/lyfwag "overrule". Iewers langs die roete het iemand ons ingewag met 'n RKG 3 teen-tenk handgranaat! Die probleem was net, niemand het geweet wie en waar nie! En die soektog vir daardie persoon was in volle swang. Die volgende oomblik was die Alouette bo ons, rigting oos (en nie suid soos beplan nie), die beveiliging se eerste jaagvoertuig (Polisie) voor ons en die tweede volgvoertuig (Swapo) net agter ons. En ons het met 'n hoë, veilige snelheid op 'n tweespoorpad wat nie eens gevee is nie, noordoos van Oshakati deur oshonas en tussen makalaniepalms deur koers gekry. Drie kilometer oos van Oshakati het ons weer op die teerpad geklim, waar die res van die beveiligingspan by ons aangesluit het. Tydens hierdie rit het die President heel kalm en bedaard voorgekom. Elke keer as ek omgedraai het om met hom te praat, het hy vorentoe geleun en sy hand om my skouer gesit. Sy Aide (gevegsnaam Kaunda) was maar vaal om die kiewe. Maar die bestuurder (gevegsnaam Talako) was 'n professional, die Mercedes het nie een keer die tweespoorpad verlaat nie. Die politieke deel van die konvooi het ons eers by Ongwediva ingehaal.
Toe ons by die "venue" aankom en uitklim, het die president daardie kenmerkende breĂŤ glimlag van hom opgesit en my bedank. Ek dink die werklikheid het eers later by almal van ons ingesink. Daar is so baie wat so vinnig verkeerd kon geloop het! 88
Ek kan my ongelukkig nie uitlaat oor hoe die aangeleentheid vir die voornemende sluipmoordenaar afgeloop het nie. Die RKG 3 is 'n kragtige teen-tenk handgranaat wat dodelik in die hande van 'n goed opgeleide operateur is. Of 'n selfmoordbommer. Ons sou nie 'n halwe kans gehad het nie! Vandag weet ons hoe goed alles eintlik afgeloop het. As ons uitgehaal is daardie dag sou almal mekaar beskuldig het, wantroue aan die orde van die dag en wel, back to square one! Maar ons het dit gemaak - die President, Kaunda, Talako en ek. En Suidwes het Namibië geword...vreedsaam.
Swapo: Ruacana: 1st of April 1989
Corrie Prinsloo het sy plasing gedeel. 19 Maart 2016
Ruacana... die Witbult, met die ‘Hippo Pools’ en die Kunene gedeeltelik sigbaar vanaf die bruggie oor die wateruitvloei van die SWAWEK tonnel op Ruacana, WesOwambo. Die pad oor die bult is duidelik sigbaar op die foto. Net bo op die bult split die pad in twee - reguit aan suidwaarts verby die Witbadfontein (daar is regtig 'n wit, emalje bad gewees!) langs die kraglyn af, en weswaarts rant-af rivier toe, verder wes na ‘Frederik se Hek’ (Kaokoveld se grens), Swartbooisdrif en die see... 89
Die Witbult sal altyd in my gedagtes wees... ingebrand as deel van my Ruacana herinnerings. Ek sal nie met sekerheid kan sê hoeveel keer ek daardie Witpad geloop of gery het nie... dit was seker 'n paar honderd keer! Tog, vir al die kere wat ek daaroor is, is daar een gebeurtenis wat uitstaan, en wat partykeer nog in my drome na my terugkeer... dan is die lied in my kop nie "die Kaplyn" nie, maar eerder "die Witbult" roep my... en dit was/is as gevolg van die moeilikste taking (sielkundig) wat ek nóg as SAP Veiligheidstak operateur ontvang het... Op 1 April 1989 het SWAPO in absolute minagting van internasionale ooreenkomste suid van die 16de Breedtegraad gekom en die grens op verskeie plekke oorgesteek... met die hoop en bedoeling dat UNTAG sou intree en die PLAN vegters na onbemande SAW basisse sou vergesél... en hulle vasgeloop teen 'n vasberade kontingent Polisiemanne - tóe die laaste lyn van verdediging wat beskikbaar was. Agter die Witbult het Koevoet se Sersant Zaako en sy seksie die eerste groep spore berg-in gevolg. Hulle het in 'n lokval ingeloop, en alhoewel daar ‘gunships’ bo hulle was, het die ‘pilots’ nie magtiging gehad om te vuur nie, behalwe uit selfverdediging. Ná daardie eerste hewige kontak is drie spoorsnyers vermis, twee is bevestig as gedood tydens die skermutseling, maar hulle lyke kon nie herwin word nie. Ek en Swaer Bertie Steyn het die gevegspan reggekry om by Koevoet te gaan aansluit, soos soveel keer in die verlede. Ons was gespesialiseerd in bergwerk, voorspoorsny en teenspoorsny op harde terrein. Maar ek is geroep radio toe voordat ons kon uitbeweeg... en op die ‘scramblerstel’ het ek opdrag gekry om die span eers terug te hou. Generaal Dreyer het my beveel om my bestes te vat, gereël dat 'n Puma ons uitvlieg berge toe en gevra dat ek vir sersant Zaako moes gaan soek en hom vind, lewend of dood. En te probeer vasstel wat presies SWAPO se planne was... die Koevoet gevegspanne was voltyds besig met kontakte in die berge, daar was nie tyd om lyke en toerusting deur te gaan nie... Ek, Bertie en agt spoorsnyers is uitgevlieg na die area agter die Witbult en is neergelaat binne 'n radius van een kilometer waar die ‘ambush’ gespring is. Jare later het 'n voormalige PLAN vegter vir Bertie vertel hoe hy en sy makkers die Puma dopgehou toe ons oor hulle gedraai en toe 'n ent verder gaan land het... binne trefafstand van RPG 7's! Die ‘gunships’ het hulle van enige aggressiewe optredes weerhou... (dankie Goeie Vader, weereens). Ons het ons taking suksesvol uitgevoer, en in die proses ook een KG (krygsgevangene) gevang, wat baie van ons vrae oor SWAPO se optrede beantwoord het. Die twee gevalle kollegas is eerste gevind, in lyksakke gesit en uitgevlieg huis toe. Ons het 'n bloedspoor gekry wat noord uitbeweeg het vanaf die ‘ambush’-posisie, maar dit later verloor. Uiteindelik het ons, ons vermiste kollega gekry. Sersant Zaako het die hoogste offer betaal... hy was gewond tydens die ‘ambush’ en weggebreek in 'n noordelike rigting. Ongeveer een kilometer verder het hy hom weer vasgeloop teen die vyand, en al skietend sy lewe gegee. Sy "last stand" is beëindig met 'n dodelike kopwond. Ons het hom in 'n lyksak gesit, en saam met hom met die Puma uitgevlieg Ruacana toe. Op pad terug het ons teruggekyk na die Witbult... die laaste keer wat sersant Zaako dit oorgegaan het. Terug op Ruacana het ek, Bertie en die spoorsnyers ons Casspirs beman, en uiteindelik gaan aansluit by ons kollegas... om ook ons plig te gaan doen om die inval te help afweer... Zaako en sy manne kon huis toe gaan om te gaan rus, die 90
eerste Polisie-ongevalle op 1 April 1989 - agter die Witbult, wes van Ruacana. Soveel ander sou nog sneuwel voordat ons, met die behulp van die Weermag, daardie inval kon stuit en uiteindelik al die PLAN lede weer noord van die Sestiende Breedtegraad in Angola gekry het. Ná die April-inval was dit ons taak om die berge wes van Ruacana, en rivieraf wes van die Witbult tot naby Swartbooisdrif in die Kaokoveld, te fynkam vir caches (wapenopslagplekke) en lyke van gevalle PLAN vegters, wat nooit opgespoor of oor verantwoording ná kontakte gedoen kon word nie. Ons het heelwat uitrusting en wapentuig opgespoor... en ook kontaktonele gevind wat deur die ‘gunships’ weg van die spoorsnygroepe en gevegspanne afgedwing is. In totaal kon ons 'n verdere 13 gevalle vryheidsvegters by die SWAPO verliese aandui. Hulle rus in ongemerkte vlak grafte (waar ons kon), maar die meeste se beendere sal stil getuies in die berge wees totdat dit ook vergaan het... Die laaste groot opslagplek is deur ons teen die einde van Augustus 1989 teenaan die rivier wes van die Witbult, naby ‘Frederik se Hek’ (Kaokoveld se grens met Owamboland) opgespoor. Minder as twee maande later was ek die SWAPO-leier, en later die eerste demokraties verkose President van Namibië, Sam Nujoma, se ‘Security Aide’ vanaf die Polisie se kant. Ek het saam met hom in sy koeëlvaste Mercedes rondgery tydens sy besoek aan Owamboland kort voor die verkiesings. Nooit sou ek myself in my heel wildste verbeelding kon voorstel dat ek my 10 en 'n half jaar op die Grens so sou afhandel nie. Die Witbult is vandag 'n stil getuie van my omswerwinge in daardie geweste. Op die bult en agter hom, langs die rivier af, was dit eens so rustig dat ons daar kon rondloop, koedoes en rooibokke jag. Dit is weer rustig daar... daar is 'n goeie pad langs die rivier en mense kan in ‘lodges’ oornag. Maar ek is seker dat die aandwindjie stemme rondswaai tussen die bome en makalaniepalms deur. Sersant Zaako en sy gevalle makkers, die PLAN lede wat hulle vasgeloop het teen 'n vasberade "thin blue line"... en die Witbult sal steeds daar wees as die res van ons ook by daardie stemme gaan aansluit. Wanneer ons wat daar geveg het, geroep sal word vir die Laaste Patrollie...
UNTAG: Sports at Ruacana Corrie Prinsloo het sy plasing gedeel. Corrie Prinsloo 28 Maart om 10:32 NM. Ruacana... die Valle met die damwal op die agtergrond, en die brug ongesiens voor die wal. Baken Een... waar die pylreguit grens (jati) oos gaan tot by die Kavango. Die damwal en brug lê op Angolese grondgebied, maar vir ons was dit tegnies van aard... altyd gevoel dat dit deel van Ruacana en Namibië was. Die pad daarheen het langs die ou FAPLA wagposhuisie, geverf in die Angolese vlag se kleure, gegaan en langs die bouvalle van die ou Angolese Ruacanadorpie geloop.
Ek (foto) en neef André Prinsloo (RIV) het baie kere boop daardie wal gestap, en soms inspeksie binne die toevoertonnel vanaf die dam na die surge headbay (opgaartenk reg bo-op die ondergrondse kragstasie suid van die grens) gestap - en in die proses hope vis opgetel. Vir my was dit maar altyd 'n groot benoudigheid, want sê nou net iemand maak die reuse toevoerklep oop as ons binne is? André het my altyd laggend verseker dat daar 'n "foolproof switch" was wat dit sou voorkom. Maar ek was maar skepties... in Ovamboland het al baie snaakse dinge gebeur. Maar hierdie verhaaltjie gaan nie oor die Valle, die damwal en die brug nie...dit gaan oor UNTAG, en my wedervaringe met hulle daardie laaste jaar op die Grens... Op 29 September 1978 het die Verenigde Nasies se Resolusie 435 in werking getree, met so 'n vyfduisend internasionale polisiemanne en soldate bestem oppad Namibië toe om die "vrede te handhaaf". Hierdie groep het bekend gestaan as die United Nations Transitional Assistance Group (UNTAG), glad nie geliefd by ons nie. Wedersydse wantroue in die ergste graad...! Ruacana het uiteindelik 'n groep Maleisiese polisiemanne gekry wie in twee huise in die dorp geplaas is. Een huis was reg langs die barracks en die ander een was my Skoonmense se buurhuis. Die peloton soldate was 'n spul arrogante Aussies... en hulle het vir hulle 'n tydelik/permanente basis op 'n bultjie effens suidwes van Baken Een (by die FAPLA waghuisie) opgerig. Ons het egter baie goed met hierdie spesifieke groep Maleisiërs klaargekom... dit was van die begin af duidelik dat daar wedersydse respek vir mekaar was. Hulle was feitlik daagliks by ons kantore langs, en moes die wapentuig en uitrusting afneem 92
wat deur ons in die berge gebuit is. Ek en die Majoor het baie gesels...en hy was verras met my kennis oor die Maleisiese agtergrond t.o.v. hulle eie suksesvolle onderdrukking van die kommunistiese insurgensie wat hulle selfs oor 'n paar jaar moes veg. Soos ons teen SWAPO. Die Aussie-luitenant en sy sa’majoor was egter twee ou suurknolle. Die eltie het wraggies een dag gesê dat hy glo ons wys die gebuite goed oor en oor net om SWAPO te inkrimineer! Voordat ek hom kon antwoord, het die Majoor hom uitgesort...en uitgenooi om na al die VN fotos en video opnames van die wapentuig te kyk. En toe jaag hy die Aussies die werf uit!!! (gee daai Majoor 'n Bells...!) 'n Paar dae later het ek die Aussie eltie teruggekry, met rente...! 'n Periode ná die inval, toe al die rookwolke, boombasse en klipsplinters tot ruste gekom en ons die gevalle kamerade en bloedbroers tot ruste gelê het, het die ‘grootmense’ besluit dat alle PLAN-lede nog suid van die grens die kans gegee moes word om met hulle wapentuig ongehinderd die grens noord te kon oorsteek en noord van die 16de Breedtegraad te gaan rapporteer. Die oorgangspunt by Ruacana was by Baken Een, by die ou FAPLA grensposgeboutjie ... en so 'n honderd meter van die Aussies se kamp af! 'n Paar baie versigtige lede van die opposisie het een nag die punt benader vir die deurtog noord, seker geskrik vir iets of moedswillig - om koppe laag te hou of om te kyk of hulle reaksie sou uitlok... en 'n handgranaat na die wagpos geslinger. Geen reaksie van die Aussies, en die PLAN-lede is verby die pos, langs die ou bouvalle verby, oor die brug en vort met 'n groot spoed in die algemene rigting van Chitado! Vroeg die volgende oggend was die Maleisiese Majoor by my aan op kantoor, en ons moes die "skending" gaan ondersoek. Die Majoor het saam met my in my bakkie geklim (teen alle reëls in - maar die Majoor was van 'n ander stoffasie!). Sy manne het ons in hulle wit UNTAG Range Rover gevolg, en Tjikaka en 'n seksie spoorsnyers agterna in die nommer een Casspir (sonder die gemonteerde masjiengewere!) Die manne van Oz sou ons op die toneel kry. By die FAPLA wagpos het ons gewag vir die dapper luitenant, sy samajoor, enige troep... selfs die kok. Maar niks! Die spoorsnyers het die handgranaat se slaghefboom gekry, en die Majoor het dit afgeneem met sy kamera waar dit gevind is, met verwysing na die wagpos, ensovoorts. Ek het dit uitgeken as 'n Oosblok-vervaardigde M75 offensiewe handgranaat...'n klein, ronde, geniepsige dingetjie wat ronde metaalballetjies (ball bearings) in plaas van gefragmenteerde stukkies skrapnel uitgeskiet het. Met Tjikaka se jagmes het ek 'n paar uit die muur herwin en vir die Majoor gegee. Toe ons klaar was met die ondersoek en besluit het om terug te keer Ruacanadorp toe, besluit die Aussies om nader te sluip... in volle gevegsformasie! Eers een groepie voorwaarts, platval en teikens soek, dan die ander groepie totdat hulle voor ons tot stilstand gekom het! Ek het stilletjies vir die Majoor gefluister om die hefboom versteek te hou en net die ysterballetjies te wys. Toe kom die luitenant in volle gevegsmondering nader, salueer die Majoor en kyk my meewarig aan: "Well, Sergeant Major... anything to report, mate?" Ek het die luitenant nie salueer want ek het nie my pet opgehad nie... en ek salueer nie soos die Amerikaners sonder 'n hoofdeksel op nie! Ek het oor sy skouer gekyk, 93
en met my vinger so drie denkbeeldige hobbels getrek van drie debkbeeldige punte af tot in hulle basis. Toe aan hom die amptelike uitslag - Ruacana style - gegee nadat ek die Majoor gevra het om net die ysterballetjies vir die luitenant te wys: "SWAPO shot at you with a shotgun... AAA birdshot! And I see it took your guards only three kangaroo hops from here to the safety of your base. Well done, eltie!" Ek dog die Maleisiërs lag hulle dood vir hulle Aussie-kollegas, alle eer en waardigheid daarmee heen. Die manne van Oz onttrek toe na hulle basis... en die Majoor belowe hand en mond hy sal die vure doodslaan by hulle debriefing later, as hy die M75 hefboom en die ysterballetjies kon hou as bewys. Sweet revenge... Namibië een, UNTAG nul... Die laaste rondte is egter deur UNTAG gewen... indirek, bygesê! Iewers in die omgewing van 24 Augustus 1989 spoor ons 'n groot opslagplek op teenaan die rivieroewer naby ‘Frederik se Hek’. Senior offisiere van Pretoria en Windhoek, sowel as 'n SAUK-nuusspan, was in Oshakati en is besluit dat hulle die toneel moes bywoon. Ek het hulle met 'n Puma helikopter laat invlieg en by ons laat land. Die volgende dag was ek op die nasionale televisienuus sonder dat ek dit eens geweet het, terwyl die inhoud van die opslagplek vir die wêreld gewys is! Terwyl die Puma op die grond was, het 'n senior kollega my meegedeel dat UNTAG senior lede van SWAPO in Owamboland rondry, en my gevra om inligting (en bewyse) daaromtrent te kry. So drie dae later was ek en 'n seksie in die omgewing waar ons die opslagplek gelig het. 'n Beriggewer het ons ook meegedeel dat daar 'n gewapende man in kamoefleerdrag net oorkant daardie plek was... blykbaar iemand wie 'n oog oor die plek moes hou - dit was op 'n infiltreerroete. Maar my hooftaak was om die UNTAG voertuig wat skemer daar verby sou kom, te monitor en te sien wat hulle planne was. En hulle moes nooit uitvind dat ons vir hulle water lê nie. Die seksie het so 'n kilometer of wat ‘inland’ die tydelike basis ingerig. Die eerste deel van die operasie was om te kyk of ons iets oor die gewapende man kon agterkom. Die tweede deel van die sending daardie dag sou wees dat ek teenaan die pad by die rivier sou gaan wegkruip om die UNTAG konneksie te probeer uitpluis. Getroue Tjikaka sou my op die eerste sending vergesel, en sersant Thys Niemand (Recce toegesê aan ons kantoor) en twee buddies sou my rug dek tydens die tweede deel van die operasie... Terwyl ek en Tjikaka versigtig nader aan die rivier beweeg en op 'n plat spoelrantjie stelling ingeneem het, het 'n skoot geklap van oorkant die rivier. Toe nog een. Die eerste een het oor ons getrek en die tweede het vasgeslaan 'n ent voor ons. Ek en Tjikaka was dit eens dat die skieter ons onmoontlik kon sien naderkom... ons is darem al 'n paar jaar in die besigheid! Ek het op my rug gedraai, die R1 suutjies gespan en die klappe van die teleskoop afgehaal. Tjikaka het dieselfde met sy R5 gedoen.. Ek het bitter stadig tussen 'n mopaniestruik se lae lowerblare deurgeloer en wat soos 'n ewigheid gevoel het, die R1 in posisie gekry. Tjikaka het baie stadig agter 'n klip inbeweeg, binne raakafstand van my. En net toe ons wou begin bespied, klap die derde skoot! Trouens, ons het eers die klapgeluid gehoor soos die koeël deur die klankgrens probeer gaan of iets, en toe die skoot gehoor! Dit was bitter naby, sekerlik in sentimeters gemeet. Vir die eerste keer het ek Tjikaka hoor swets... Afrikaans vooraan en toe gevolg deur 'n string Herero lekkernye! En ek is seker hy het gehoop dat die gevegspan se laaste "kill" daardie dag aangeteken sou word! En
die ergste van alles, ons kon lekker by die huis gewees het... as dit nie vir die bleddie UNTAG was wat gemonitor moes word nie! Ons kon nie beweeg of praat om vir die seksie te sê wat aangaan nie. Ek het in elk geval reg vermoed dat hulle reeds suutjies maar baie vinnig oppad was na ons vir die nodige ondersteuning. In elk geval... ek het baie stadig begin om die teiken area oorkant die Kunene te bespied deur die teleskoop... en my teiken gekry. Honderd en dertig meter weg, en besig om my stip in die oë te kyk! Hy het doodstil gestaan, met 'n SKS aan die skouer, reg om te skiet. Ek het die teleskoop effens weggedraai om die blaarlower te bestudeer vir wind. Niks. Toe die kruis terugbeweeg na sy voorkop, op sy neusbrug... en gewag. Iets het my teruggehou, iets in die man se houding.... hy was besig om te luister vir iets. Toe lig hy die SKS baie stadig op, laat sak sy kop om te korrel. Ek het die kruis op sy voorkop opwaarts getrek om te kompenseer vir afstand... en toe ek sy haarlyn bereik, het ek my asem stadig begin uitblaas terwyl ek die sneller begin druk het. Toe raak Tjikaka se hand die R1 en druk dit saggies opwaarts. Die volgende oomblik klap die SKS weer en ons hoor hoe 'n trop tarentale met 'n geskree oor die rivier wegvlug. Terug in my teleskoop sien ek hoe die man selfvoldaan af buk en 'n dooie tarentaal optel, sy brak al om sy bene... dit was 'n ouerige man, waarskynlik 'n ou FAPLA-grenswag wat weer sy rivierpatrolliediens hervat het ná die vyandighede tot 'n einde gekom het... (Dankie Vader... alhoewel geregverdig, sou dit tog maar moord gewees het...?) Teen skemer was ek reg vir UNTAG! Ek het stelling in 'n rivierbos teen die pad ingeneem... slegs met my pistool bewapen. Naby genoeg om reg binne die Range Rover te kyk, op 'n plek waar 'n spoelsloot die voertuig feitlik tot stilstand sou dwing. En ek wag... Die dreuning van die UNTAG voertuig en die gelui van die voorbees se klok het my ore dieselfde tyd bereik. Die beeste is ongestoord verby my, gevolg deur die Ovahimba beeswagter. Die Range Rover was so 'n honderd meter verder terug. Die Ovahimba sien my bos raak, stap nader en... wel... toe begin dit reën! Genoeg was genoeg! Om vir ‘Volk en Vaderland’ natgepiepie te word was nie deel van my "job description" nie. Landmyne trap, vir koeëls te koes... definitief! Maar nie dít nie! Die UNTAG's was reg langs ons toe my eer en waardigheid my finaal laat besluit het... al was Sam Nujoma nou ook in daai Range Rover, ek gaan opstaan... Die Ovahimba hardloop seker nou-nog! Hy is met gemak verby die voertuig en sy beeste... en was seker sleg in die moeilikheid toe hy by sy pa se kraal aankom voor die beeste, en sy verhaal probeer verkoop aan die ou man... Hierdie laaste een het UNTAG gewen... my bevelvoerder op Oshakati kon maar net sy kop skud en lag. Maar ons het nooit weer daardie UNTAG-kar langs die rivier gesien nie... en daardie beeswagter? Ek wil amper glo dat hy en daardie Aussie luitenant iets in die mou gevoer het... uit weerwraak vir daardie "birdshot attack" op hulle. Maar die meeste van alles... UNTAG of nie, direk of indirek... 'n breukdeel van 'n sekonde was al wat nodig was om die verskil tussen lewe en dood te maak... het ek die sneller getrek, sou ek my lewe lank daarmee moes saamleef. En vir UNTAG die skuld gegee, omdat dit hulle was wat my op daardie tyd op daardie plek geplaas het... Darem kan ek nou met 'n glimlag terugdink aan Uniform November Tango Alpha Golf... hulle moes ook maar net hulle werk doen... 95
Riot Control: Radioactive beam & Skunk Spray: Lt Gen Roy During Believe it or not – in about 1989 – 1990 a radioactive beam was being developed for possible use in riot control that, when directed at a rioting crowd, would cause them to completely lose control over their bowls! This was however, for obvious reasons, never put into practise – would have been one hell-of-a stink about it! Groete – R. (Hennie het jy ooit hiervan gehoor?)18 BOY! Do we need this in South Africa to control the daily riots and disturbances that are forever ongoing and so destructive at our universities, municipalities and city centres. Great stuff Israel! Crowd Control....Excellent]
Israelis crowd control method Now we are Talking — Brilliant Skunk spray! Leave it to the Israelis to come up with ingenious crowd control method! For those who want less violent means used in handling protests, this seems to be the perfect fit. This is a riot control weapon that really works. Non-toxic, non-lethal, but very effective. The Palestinians want it banned because it makes them feel degraded. I wonder how long the aroma lasts on a demonstrator. Looks like these guys may be eating outside for a while rather than around the family dinner table. Great stuff. The Israeli biomedical engineers have done it again.
Skunk (weapon) Skunk Spray: Compiled by HBH From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia19 Skunk carrying vehicle, Bil’n "Skunk" is a malodorant, non-lethal weapon used for crowd control by the Israel Defense Forces. It was developed and is manufactured by Odortec, with two supporting companies, Man and Beit-Alfa Technologies. The liquid's strong odor is intended to be an improvement over the rubber bullets and tear gas used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) against Palestinian protestors. The IDF has received criticism for its tactics during deployment, including accusations of use against businesses and people not involved in protests. Product Deployment in Nilin during a demonstration in 2012 18 19
Ek kon niks hiervan opspoor nie - HBH https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunk_(weapon) – afgelaai op 1 Mei 2016 – HBH.
The material used is an organic and non-toxic blend of baking powder, yeast, and other ingredients. Deriving its name from the animal of the same name, "Skunk" is dispersed as a form of yellow mist, fired from a water-cannon , which leaves a powerful odour similar to rot or sewage on whatever it touches. The inventors plan to market Skunk to law enforcement agencies worldwide, specifically American local police departments. A BBC reporter describes its effects as follows: “Imagine the worst, most foul thing you have ever smelled. An overpowering mix of rotting meat, old socks that haven’t been washed for weeks – topped off with the pungent waft of an open sewer. . .Imagine being covered in the stuff as it is liberally sprayed from a water cannon. Then imagine not being able to get rid of the stench for at least three days, no matter how often you try to scrub yourself clean.”  A reporter for Reuters described its effect in the following words: Imagine taking a chunk of rotting corpse from a stagnant sewer, placing it in a blender and spraying the filthy liquid in your face. Your gag reflex goes off the charts and you can't escape, because the nauseating stench persists for days.  Removal There is reported to be a special soap, available to authorities but not the general public, that neutralises the smell of skunk water if officers are accidentally sprayed. It has been suggested that rubbing a surface contaminated with skunk with ketchup, and then washing it off, will diminish the smell. History Skunk in action against targets in Bil'in First attempts at developing an odour-based form of crowd control began in Israel in 2004 by Rafael. The IDF reconsidered at the time a change in its open fire procedures, and adopting other crowd dispersal methods after an Israeli demonstrator, Gil Na'amati (21), was shot during a protest over the separation barrier, near the West Bank village of Mas-ha in late 2003. It reportedly does not wash off easily and may linger on clothes for up to five years.  The development of Skunk followed numerous accusations against Israeli forces that they often employ disproportionate force in clashes with Palestinian protestors (e.g. using rubber bullets or tear gas), which has led them to seek new, non-lethal but effective methods of crowd control. Skunk was first used for crowd control in August 2008 in the Palestinian village of Ni'lin where daily protests had been taking place in response to the construction of a security barrier. Spraying the liquid has developed into one of the preferred measures adopted by the IDF to meet the challenge of civil disobedience and demonstrations by Palestinians. The tactic was devised to tamp down organized civilian protests in the West Bank. It has been used regularly against the villagers of Bil'in, Ni'lin, Kafr Qaddum and Nabi Saleh, where weekly protests against the occupation are practiced. In Hebron it was used on the 26 February 2012 to disperse a crowd of an estimated 1,000 people which clashed with Israeli soldiers during a protest described as commemorating the anniversary of the Cave of the Patriarchs or as pressing for the 97
reopening of the zone of Shuhada Street  A funeral procession waiting for the riots to be dispersed were also doused with the liquid. It has been used during clashes with "Palestinian protesters calling for the release of Palestinian hunger striker Mohammad Allan near Barzilai Medical Centre" in the Israeli city of Ashkelon". Response Among Palestinians, the liquid is known simply as "shit". Amnesty International, Bâ€™Tselem, and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel have been critical of the IDF's use of the product. Concerns have included accusations of indiscriminate use against people, homes, and businesses not involved in demonstrations. The IDF has also been accused of deployment in a manner described as punitive. Critics have said that the IDF sprays Palestinian houses after protests as a form of collective punishment.  In response to a negative B'tselem report, the Isreal Defence Forces has stated that "Skunk" is used only when demonstrators become violent or engage in vandalism and has specific rules of engagement for its use.
Skunk in action against targets in Bil'in
Skunk carrying vehicle, Bilâ€™n Photo credit: Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunk_(weapon)
Six Creepy New Weapons the Police and Military Use To Subdue Unarmed People From microwave energy blasters and blinding laser beams to chemical agents and deafening sonic blasters, these weapons are at the cutting edge of crowd control. By Rania Khalek / AlterNet August 1, 2011- This article has been updated. The US is at the forefront of an international arms development effort that includes a remarkable assortment of technologies, which look and sound like they belong in a Hollywood science fiction thriller. From microwave energy blasters and blinding laser beams, to chemical agents and deafening sonic blasters, these weapons are at the cutting edge of crowd control. The Pentagon's approved term for these weapons is "non-lethal" or "less-lethal" and they are intended for use against the unarmed. Designed to "control crowds, clear streets, subdue and restrain individuals and secure borders," they are the 21st century's version of the police baton, pepper spray and tear gas. As journalist Ando Arike puts it, "The result is what appears to be the first arms race in which the opponent is the general population." The demand for non-lethal weapons (NLW) is rooted in the rise of television. In the 1960s and '70s the medium let everyday Americans witness the violent tactics used to suppress the civil rights and anti-war movements. Todayâ€™s rapid advancements in media and telecommunications technologies allow people to record and publicize images and video of undue force more than ever before. Authorities are well aware of how images of violence play out publicly. In 1997, a joint report from the Pentagon and the Justice Department warned:
"A further consideration that affects how the military and law enforcement apply force is the greater presence of members of the media or other civilians who are observing, if not recording, the situation. Even the lawful application of force can be misrepresented to or misunderstood by the public. More than ever, the police and the military must be highly discreet when applying force." The global economic collapse coupled with the unpredictable and increasingly catastrophic consequences of climate change and resource scarcity, along with a new era of austerity defined by rising unemployment and glaring inequality have already led to massive protests in Spain, Greece, Egypt, and even Madison, Wisconsin. From the progressive era to the Great Depression to the civil rights movement, Americans have a rich history of taking to the streets to demand greater equality. Meanwhile, tens of millions of dollars have been invested in the research and development of more "media-friendly" weapons for everyday policing and crowd control. This has lead to a trade-in of old school weapons for more exotic and controversial technologies. The following are six of the most outrageous "non-lethal" weapons that will define the future of crowd control. 1. The Invisible Pain Ray: The 'Holy Grail of Crowd Control' Source: Pasadena Star News It sounds like a weapon out of Star Wars. The Active Denaial System, or ADS, works like an open-air microwave oven, projecting a focused beam of electromagnetic radiation to heat the skin of its targets to 130 degrees. This creates an intolerable burning sensation forcing those in its path to instinctively flee (a response the Air Force dubs the "goodbye effect”). The Pentagon's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP) says, "This capability will add to the ability to stop, deter and turn back an advancing adversary, providing an alternative to lethal force." Although ADS is described as non-lethal, a 2008 report by physicist and less-lethal weapons expert Dr. Jürgen Altmann suggests otherwise: " ... the ADS provides the technical possibility to produce burns of second and third degree. Because the beam of diameter 2 m and above is wider than human size, such burns would occur over considerable parts of the body, up to 50% of its surface. Second- and third-degree burns covering more than 20% of the body surface are potentially life-threatening – due to toxic tissue-decay products and increased sensitivity to infection – and require intensive care in a specialized unit. Without a technical device that reliably prevents re-triggering on the same target subject, the ADS has a potential to produce permanent injury or death. " The weapon was initially tested in Afghanistan, but later recalled due to a combination of technical difficulties and political concerns, including the fear that ADS would be used as a torture tool making it "not politically tenable," according to a
Defense Science Board report. The tens of millions of dollars spent to develop the ADS did not necessarily go to waste, however. While the weapon may be too controversial for use on the battlefield, it appears that nothing is too sadistic for use on US prisoners, so the ADS has since been modified into a smaller version by Raytheon, for use in law enforcement. Last year, the renamed Assault Intervention System (AIS) was installed at the Pitchess Detention Center's North County Correction Facility at the behest of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). Former LASD Commander, Charles “Sid” Heal had been lobbying for the pain ray for years, calling it the "Holy Grail of Crowd Control" due to "its ability to make people scatter, almost instantly." The device is operated by a jail officer with a joystick, and is intended to break up prison riots, inmate brawls and prevent assaults on officers. Sherriff L Baca added that it would allow officers to "quickly intervene" without having to physically enter the area to incapacitate prisoners. The ACLU claims that use of such a device on American prisoners is "tantamount to torture." The organization even sent a letter to the sheriff in charge, demanding he never use the energy weapon against inmates. “The idea that a military weapon designed to cause intolerable pain should be used against county jail inmates is staggeringly wrongheaded,” said Margaret Winter, associate director of the ACLU National Prison Project. “Unnecessarily inflicting severe pain and taking such unnecessary risks with people’s lives is a clear violation of the Eighth Amendment and due process clause of the U.S. Constitution.” The pain ray’s use in the Pitchess Detention Center is a pilot program. If successful, the weapon could find its way into other prisons around the country. The National Institute of Justice has also expressed interest in a hand-held, rifle-sizedm shortrange "that could be effective at tens of feet for law enforcement officials." 2. The Laser Blinding 'Dazzler' Source: Air Force Fact Sheet The Personal Halting and Stimulation Response rifle, or PHaSR, is a massive laser shooter. PHaSR technology is being co-funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP), and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and is being developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory. While JNLWP is interested in the technology for military applications, NIJ is focusing on its law enforcement use. So what is the purpose of this light-shooting toy? Well, it won't kill you, but it will temporarily blind you — or as the NIJ prefers to say, it will "dazzle" you into disorientation — by shooting you with two low-power diode-pumped lasers. Protocol IV, the Blinding Laser Protocol of the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons, states that, "The use of laser weapons that are specifically
designed, as their sole combat function or as one of their combat functions, to cause permanent blindness to unenhanced vision is prohibited." After the US agreed to the Blinding Laser Protocol in 1995 under President Clinton, the Pentagon was forced to cancel several blinding laser weapon programs that were in the works. But the PHaSR rifle can skirt this regulation because the blinding effect is apparently temporary due to its low-intensity laser. According to a U.S. Air Force fact sheet, "The laser light from PHaSR temporarily impairs aggressors by dazzling them with one wavelength. The second wavelength causes a repel effect that discourages advancing aggressors.” The JNLWP website says that "a significant amount of research and experimentation is still required to gain a full understanding of the safety, military effectiveness, and limitations of these future capabilities." 3. The Taser on Steroids Source: Taser website The Albuquerque Police Department now has Taser shotguns in its arsenal. Most of us are familiar with hand-held Tasers and understand that they only work if the police are standing pretty close to you (about 20 feet). But Taser has developed the Taser X12, a 12-gauge shotgun that instead of firing lethal bullet rounds, is designed to fire Taser projectile rounds. Known as Extended Range Electronic Projectiles (XREP), the XREP cartridge, as defined by the Taser website, is a "self-contained, wireless projectile that delivers the same neuromuscular incapacitation bio-effect [a fancy way of saying electric shock] as the handheld Taser, but up to 100 feet." According to a July 21 press release, Taser International has taken the XREP to the next level, teaming up with the Australian electronic gun company Metal Storm to enhance the 12-gauge Multi-Shot Accessory Under-Barrel Launcher (MAUL). The two companies will combine Metal Storm's MAUL stacked projectile technology to "provide semi-automatic fire as fast as the operator can squeeze the trigger," which boasts a full weapon reload of up to five rounds in less than two seconds. Picture five rounds of Taser XREP cartridges flying out in less than two seconds up to 30 yards away -- that is the plan. In September 2010 Raw Story reported that the rate of Taser-related deaths was on the rise. The story cited an Amnesty International report from 2008 that found "351 Taser-related deaths in the US between June 2001 and August 2008, a rate of just slightly above four deaths per month." About 90% of the victims were unarmed and did not appear to pose any serious threat, according to an article in the Boston Review. The Amnesty report points out that Tasers are “inherently open to abuse as they are easy to carry and easy to use and they can inflict severe pain at the push of a button without leaving substantial marks.“ In Amnesty's US 2010 report, the Taserrelated death toll had increased to 390. If the MAUL-Taser combined shooter finds 102
its way into police departments around the country, it may not bode well for the rate of Taser-related deaths. Another project of Taser International described by Ando Arike is the Shockwave Area-Denial System, "which blankets a large area with electrified darts, and a wireless Taser projectile with a 100-meter range, helpful for picking off “ringleaders” in unruly crowds," In 2007, Taser's French distributor Announced plans for a stungun-equipped flying saucer that shoots stun darts at "criminal suspects or rioting crowds"; however, it has yet to be unveiled. Clearly there is no limit to Taser International’s capacity for creativity. 4. Calmative Agents for Riot Control The Sunshine Project, a transparency and accountability organization, defines calmatives as "chemical or biological agents with sedative, sleep-inducing or similar psychoactive effects." Although the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention prohibits the use of riot control agents in warfare, JNWLP and NIJ have long considered calmatives for both military and law enforcement applications, such as dispersing a crowd, controlling a riot or calming a noncompliant offender. The most well-known and widely used riot-control agents are tear gas (CS) and chloroacetophenone (CN), also known as mace. A few ways that more advanced non-lethal calmatives might be administered, depending on the law enforcement environment, would include "a topical or trans-dermal skin application, an aerosol spray, an intramuscular dart, or a rubber bullet filled with an inhalable agent," according to NIJ research. In the March 2010 issue of Harper's magazine, Ando Arike gives an extensive overview of riot control technology in his article "The Soft Kill: New Frontiers in Pain Compliance." He wrote: Pentagon interest in “advanced riot-control agents” has long been an open secret, but just how close we are to seeing these agents in action was revealed in 2002, when the Sunshine Project, an arms-control group based in Austin, Texas, posted on the Internet a trove of Pentagon documents uncovered through the Freedom of Information Act. Among these was a fifty-page study titled “The Advantages and Limitations of Calmatives for Use as a Non-Lethal Technique,” conducted by Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory, home of the JNLWDsponsored Institute for Non-Lethal Defence Technologies. Penn State’s College of Medicine researchers agreed, contrary to accepted principles of medical ethics, that “the development and use of non-lethal calmative techniques is both achievable and desirable,” and identified a large number of promising drug candidates, including benzodiazepines like Valium, serotoninreuptake inhibitors like Prozac, and opiate derivatives like morphine, fentanyl, and carfentanyl, the last commonly used by veterinarians to sedate large animals. The only problems they saw were in developing effective delivery vehicles and regulating dosages, but these problems could be solved readily, they recommended, through strategic partnerships with the pharmaceutical industry. 103
Little more was heard about the Pentagon’s “advanced riot-control agent” program until July 2008, when the Army announced that production was scheduled for its XM1063 “non-lethal personal suppression projectile,” an artillery shell that bursts in midair over its target, scattering 152 canisters over a 100,000-square-foot area, each dispersing a chemical agent as it parachutes down. There are many indications that a calmative, such as fentanyl, is the intended payload—a literal opiate of the masses. 5. Screaming Microwaves That Pierce the Skull Source: Wired Researchers are in the process of developing the Mob Excess Deterrent Using Silent Audio or MEDUSA (that's right, from Greek mythology), which uses "a beam of microwaves to induce uncomfortable auditory sensations in the skull." The device "exploits the microwave audio effect, in which short microwave pulses rapidly heat tissue, causing a shockwave inside the skull that can be detected by the ears," explains David Hambling in the New Scientist. MEDUSA’s audio effect is loud enough to cause discomfort or even incapacitation. It may also cause a little brain damage from the high-intensity shockwave created by the microwave pulse. MEDUSA's intended purpose is deterring crowds from entering a protected perimeter, like a nuclear site, and temporarily incapacitating unruly individuals. So far the weapon remains in development and is funded by the Navy. 6. Ear-Splitting Siren Source: Associated Press The Long Range Acoustic Device, or LRAD, developed by American Technology Corporation, "focuses and broadcasts sound over ranges of up to hundreds of yards," according to David Axe in Wired's Danger Room. LRAD has been around for years, but Americans first took notice when police used it in Pittsburgh to ward off protesters at the 2009 G-20 summit. David Hambling says it is generally used in two ways: "as a megaphone to order protesters to disperse; or, if they disobey, as an “ear-splitting siren” to drive them away." While LRAD may not be deadly, it can cause permanent hearing damage. Similar sonic blasters have proven deadly. One is the Thunder Generator, an Israelideveloped shock wave cannon that farmers commonly use to scare away crop destroying birds. According to a Defense News report last year, Israel's Ministry of Defense licensed ArmyTec to market the Thunder Generator in military and security versions. In a brief overview, Hambling explains that it works using "gas from a cylinder of domestic liquid petroleum," which is mixed with air. When detonated it produces "a series of high-intensity blasts," at a range of 50 meters." While the makers insist it doesn't cause permanent damage, they warn that people within 10 meters could suffer lasting injuries or possibly death. 104
The Impact The application of pain to control to coerce people into submission helps achieve the desired aims of perception management, while sheltering the public from the brutality of such devices. Perhaps these less-lethal tactics for crowd control do result in fewer injuries. But they also severely weaken our capacity to enact political change. Authorities have ever more creative ways to manage dissent, at a time when the need for change by popular demand is vital to the future of our society and the planet. EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been corrected since its original publication for more accurate attribution to original sources. http://www.alternet.org/story/151864/6_creepy_new_weapons_the_police_and_milit ary_use_to_subdue_unarmed_people afgekaai op 1 Mei 2016 – HBH.
South Australia Police Historical Society Mounted Constable Roy Harvey at Callington (thought to be 1925/1926) performing South Australian Railways Payroll Escort Duty.
The BSAP: Terry Schwartz A quip from Terry Schwartz: “Hennie, some Sunday afternoon reading for you.” http://www.bsap.org/pdfbin/CapeOutpost_78_March2016.pdf -
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WW2: Red Tabs: Rooi Lussies: Peter Dickens Pride in “Rooi Lussies” (red tabs), branded “rooi luisies” (Red Lice) by some. WW2 South African propaganda poster, promoting the ‘Red Oath’ and the special volunteer epaulette flash worn by all who took the oath and volunteered for service during World War 2.
This poster is designed to swing opinion in the Afrikaans community where the wearing of the red flash was seen as an oath to the British and viewed by some as betrayal. In these sections of the Afrikaans community they were called ‘Rooi Luisies’ (Red Lice) instead of ‘Rooi Lussies” (Red Tabs), as a means of degrading those who volunteered.
The Red Oath was devised by the Union government to legally allow South African Forces to serve in the war. Peter Dickens Comments by HBH: Members of the SA Police also wore “red tabs”. My father told me that in Durban during the war if a policeman attended to a complaint the complainant would, in many cases, send the ‘unpatriotic’ policeman away and ask for a “loyal” policeman, i.e. one with “red tabs”, to attend to his complaint.
South African Pro Nazi movements – Oswald Pirows’ New Order: PA Dickens
A little more South African “hidden” military history the Pro Nazi paramilitary organisations who sought to destabilise South Africa and the Union during the Second World War, three main movements existed which supported Nazi Germany and embraced its ideology, the Ossewabrandwag, the SANP “Greyshirts “and the “pure” Nazi movement – The “New Order” – led by the well known South African Politician/Public Prosecutor – Oswald Prow. Oswald Pirow is seen in the feature image in Nazi Germany, November 1938 being sent off in Berlin with soldiers from the Luftwaffe, to his left Wilhelm Canaris, to his right Ernst Seifert. Oswald Pirow was born in Aberdeen (Cape Province, South Africa) on 14th August 1890, and was the grandson of a German missionary and son of a doctor. Pirow studied law in Potchefstroom, Germany and London, and then practised as an advocate in Pretoria. He made several unsuccessful attempts to enter parliament and finally in 1924 he was elected for Zoutpansberg. Smuts defeated him in 1929 in Standerton but he returned to parliament and in the same year and he was appointed Minister of Justice in General Hertzog’s cabinet. As Justice Minister he passed the first anticommunist legislation in South Africa. In 1933 he was appointed Minister of Railways and Harbours, and from 1933 to 1939 he was Minister of Defence. In 1936 Pirow attended the Olympic Games in National Socialist (Nazi) Germany and in 1938 again visited Europe, including Spain, Portugal and Germany. These 107
visits confirmed his admiration for this new style of government in Europe and, in particular, for National Socialism. A vehement anti-communist – Pirow vowed to legislate communism out of existence, he also became an admirer of Adolf Hitler – especially after meeting him in 1933. Oswald Pirow (left) at a reception of the Nazi Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop in conversation with Erhard Milch (right) and Walter Hevel on November 19, 1938 During these tours he also met Benito Mussolini, António de Oliveira Salazar and Francisco Franco and became convinced that a European war was imminent, with Nazi victory assured. When General Smuts committed South Africa to war against Nazi Germany, Pirow found his position in government untenable and he gave his support in 1939 to Hertzog’s neutrality policy and then resigned on the outbreak of war as a minister. By September 1940 he had launched his own “New Order” group within the breakaway National Party – the Herenigde Nasionale Party (HNP), backing a Nazi style dictatorship. This group took its name from his 1940 New Order in South Africa pamphlet in which he embraced the ideology. To understand what the concept of the “New Order” was – the New Order (German: Neuordnung) or the New Order of Europe (German: Neuordnung Europas) was the political order which Nazi Germany wanted to impose on the conquered areas under its dominion. The establishment of the New Order was publicly proclaimed by Adolf Hitler and entailed the creation of a pan-German racial state structured according to Nazi ideology to ensure the supremacy of an Aryan-Nordic master race, massive territorial expansion into Eastern Europe through its colonization with German settlers, the physical annihilation of the Jews and others considered to be “unworthy of life”, and the extermination, expulsion, or enslavement of most of the Slavic peoples and others regarded as “racially inferior”. D.F. Malan from the “Purified” National Party initially tolerated the actions of the New Order but soon came to see it as a divisive influence on the HNP and at the Transvaal party congress of August 1941 he forced through a motion ending the group’s propaganda activities, particularly their insistence on a one-party state. Pirow and 17 of his New Order supporters continued to be associated with the HNP and continued to attend their caucus meetings. The group finally broke from the HNP altogether in 1942 after both Malan and Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom openly rejected the Nazis.
His political career within the Afrikaner Nationalist parties was effectively over, he returned to legal practice, and during this time became a friend of Oswald Mosley (an infamous British Nazi) and with him developed an idea for the division of Africa into exclusively black and white areas. The two met after Pirow read a copy of Mosley’s book The Alternative and by 1947 they were in discussion over founding an anti-communist group to be known as the “enemies of the Soviet Union” (although this plan never reached fruition).The two cooperated during the early 1950s, with Pirow writing articles for the Union Movement journals Union and The European, some of which were reprinted in German magazine Nation Europa. Very famously Pirow, in his legal guise also acted as a public prosecutor during the Treason Trial of 1956. The Treason Trial was a trial in which 156 people, including Nelson Mandela, were arrested in a raid and accused of treason in South Africa in 1956.The main trial lasted until 1961, when all of the defendants were found not guilty. During the trials, Oliver Tambo left the country and was exiled. Some of the defendants, including Nelson Mandela were later convicted in the Rivonia Trial in 1964. Following the trial Pirow largely lived in retirement, publishing several books, especially on JB Hertzog of who he was an admirer, he also wrote books on wildlife and adventure books for boys. He died of heart failure. He was cremated and his ashes are kept at his Valhalla Farm residence near Pilgrim’s Rest.
Zuma’s guards to reporter: I will take you away from here! 2016-04-21 13:40 - Lauren Hess, News24 Cape Town – A News24 reporter has been left shaken after some of President Jacob Zuma’s guards threatened her when she tried taking photos of his motorcade outside Parliament on Thursday. Jenni Evans, a Parliamentary reporter, said she thought she’d try to get a few snaps of Zuma as he was exiting the precinct. As she was doing so, one of his bodyguards approached her and tried to block her from taking pictures. “[He] wanted to arrest me. I said be my guest but read your standing orders before you do so,” Evans said. She said another guard joined in and then a third who was in a military suit.
One of the guards trying to block Evans from taking a picture. 109
The guards told her she was a risk and said “I will take you away from here. Do you want me to take you away from here?” Meanwhile, the members of the motorcade shouted to their colleagues that they should “take her phone”. But Evans was having none of it. “Thank God I’m 6ft tall and luckily the one guy was quite short!” Zuma had emerged from Parliament after announcing the findings of the arms deal commission of inquiry. The commission found that there was no evidence of corruption or fraud in the deal.
(Jenni Evans, News24)
(Jenni Evans, News24) http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/zumas-guards-to-reporter-i-will-take-youaway-from-here-20160421
LW Magxwalisa [ANC-MK]: Upington SAR Bridge: Gariep River: 1982
‘n Navorser vertel: “An Umkhonto we Sizwe special operation unit of 5 men, armed with pistols and hand grenades were sent from Mozambique via Swaziland to blow up spans 14 and 15 of the Upington Railway bridge. The bridge spanning the Orange River (now the Gariep River) was vital for the transport of military supplies to the SADF in Namibia (SWA). The men set up the explosives, uplifted from a cache (D.L.B.) pre-placed near the bridge on spans 14 and 15 at night, but could not get the igniters to work. At first light, they left, leaving the un-exploded ordinance on the bridge. Three of the Unit managed to exfiltrate to Swaziland, but two were killed in a skirmish with the SAP in Benoni.”
Brig Christo Davidson beaam die storie:
“Ja, dis reg. Die verklaring van Lungile Wiseman Magxwalisa vertel hierdie storie in detail. Hy was die leier van die sabotasie groep. Ek sien geen probleem dat sy naam genoem word nie want dit het alles uitgekom in die hofsaak waarin hyself, ene Dinqca en nog 'n ander man, sy naam is in die verklaring en ek kan help daarmee, skuldig bevind is. Magxwalisa het 45 jaar gekry in die Hooggeregshof in Pietermaritzburg maar is na ontbanning van die ANC vrygelaat. hy is daarna terug na Zwide in PE, waar hy vandaan kom maar het later by misdaad betrokke geraak en is in die proses gedood.”
Photos from train while going over the bridge over the Orange River
Above: Sunrise over the then-Orange River – photo Hennie Heymans Share with me the beauty of an African sunrise while we travelled over the Gariep River. The Upington railway bridge was built during WW1 when the Union Defence Force had to rush troops and materiel to German South West Africa. MK tried to blow up this bridge because it was of strategic importance, the SADF were using this line to send troops and materiel to SWA – especially to Grootfontein.
What a beautiful sight! Sunrise over the Orange River â€“ photo Hennie Heymans
World War One: Construction of the bridge
Work in progress: bridge over the Orange River: Upington. SADF-photo No 7017373
WW1 pontoon over the Orange River â€“ SADFF-photo.
WW1 at Orange R pontoon 7 class The line was built from South Africa to Karasburg. The engineers worked day and night to complete the line. While the bridge over the Orange River was about a mile
long and it was being constructed, the building of the line “on the other side” of the river continued.
Stretch between Proeska and Upington. Today the line is hardly ever used
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FIAT JUSTITIA RUAT CAELUM - LET JUSTICE BE DONE REGARDLESS OF THE CONSEQUENCES. : JANUSZ WALUS According to media reports, the SACP insists that Janusz Walus discloses the names of the persons who allegedly gave the order for the murder of Martin Thembezile (Chris) Hani; these statements further state that it is well known that the army and the national intelligence service had planned the assassination of Chris Hani and other ANC / SACP-leaders. The way in which the parole of Janusz Walus is approached by the ANC / SACPalliance in general and media reports in particular, raises the question of what weight the relevant provisions of the Constitution, law, justice as well as ethical and moral principles in South Africa carries? The conclusion paragraph of the Interim Constitution, which is also the basis for the current Constitution, inter alia reads as follows: In order to advance such reconciliation and reconstruction, amnesty shall be granted in respect of acts, omissions and offences associated with political objectives and committed in the course of the conflicts of the pastâ€Śâ€Ś. The investigation into the murder of Chris Hani has been done in a professional, thorough and transparent manner. Adv. Klaus von Lieres und Wikau, at the time the Attorney General of the Witwatersrand, allocated a member of his staff, the wellknown advocate, Gerrie Nel, to assist with the investigation. As an independent observer, a foreign detective from Scotland Yard, Commander C. Coleman of Scotland Yard was attached to the investigating team. He was appointed to continually monitor the course of the investigation. During the investigation no evidence whatsoever came to light, neither during the subsequent criminal trial nor during the amnesty hearing, that with the exception of Clive Derby-Lewis, Janusz Walus and Gaye Derby-Lewis who were prosecuted for the murder, any other person or entity was involved in this murder. The ANC / SACP-alliance managed to compile the provisions of the Act on the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation is such a way, that the amnesty process could be used as a political football. Consequently Clive Derby-Lewis and Janusz Walus have been refused amnesty for the murder of Chris Hani amnesty. In contrast, the late Mr Hani was a hardened communist who publicly supported the ghastly necklace murders which were widely condemned as inhumane and barbaric. Amnesty has been granted to four APLA members who mowed down defenceless worshipers, including women and children, in the St. James Church in Kenilworth in Cape Town using AK-47 rifles and hand grenades. Mr. Letlapa Mphahlele, who at the time was the president of the PAC and who ordered the attack, was initially prosecuted for the murders, but the case was struck from the roll and disappeared into oblivion. The National Prosecuting Authority has so far not lifted a finger to proceed with this prosecution. Mr. Mphahlele has publicly declared on TV that he refuses to apply for amnesty for the incident.
Although damning evidence is available to prosecute certain members of the NEC of the ANC for several murders, including the killing of defenceless women and children, among others, arising from the Church Street-, Ellis Park and Amanzimtoti bomb incidents, the National Prosecuting Authority have not in these cases taken any steps to prosecute the alleged offenders known to the Police. In contrast, several leaders of the National Party, generals and other former members of the Defence Force and Police were prosecuted and are still being prosecuted. We plead for equality before the law! JOHAN BOTHA: CHAIRMAN FOUNDATION FOR EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW
WW2: JJ van Rooyen & S Nel I’ve been doing research about my grandfather’s WWII experience for a good few months now. It all started with a box of photographs my father kept safe on the top shelf in the kitchen pantry. Some of the photographs had small notes or some sort of description on the back which I used as clues to put his war story together. I have slowly uncovered so much information which makes me a very proud grandson. Michael Nel One highlight that stands out so far on this journey was meeting a man named Michael Nel. This is only a segment of what I’ve discovered on this historical family quest so far. Sam Nel Many of the photographs I have of my grandfather I noticed the same man standing next to him. Eventually I found a photograph that identified the man as Sam Nel. I knew they were in the same battalion because of the identical uniform and that’s all the information I had. My father could not identify who this Sam Nel was but we assumed they were very good mates. I asked a family member of mine (aunty) if she’s heard of a man named Sam Nel. She replied and said. “Yes, he was married to tannie Ticky.” Tannie Ticky was the sister of my grandmother. This means my grandfather and Sam Nel married sisters of the same family after the war. This made me very excited because this was my father’s uncle and we didn’t even know. The next thing I did was I posted all this information on the WW2talk website to see if anyone could assist to help confirm the identification of Sam Nel and to find more information about him. A few weeks went by and I got a reply from a younger man that claimed he is the grandson of Sam Nel. He said his father Michael Nel is the man to ask to confirm that we have the right connection in the story. I contacted Michael Nel, emailed him a photograph and gave bits of information and he replied, “Yes, that’s my dad right there.” He shared with me that he kept his father’s P.o.W logbook and in this logbook there are photographs of my grandfather and letters where his name is mentioned. I told Michael that I have about 21 photographs of his father during the war that he has never seen before. We were both very excited and we made a plan to meet up and share more details and 117
stories. We finally met up on a Wednesday morning in Cape Town and an instant connection was made. Michael still lives in Durban where I am originally from but we’ve already made plans to have a braai next month in Durban so we can have more time to share our stories and information. We feel like long lost brothers in a way and I’m sure we will develop a strong friendship in time to come. In a way we will keep the legacy of friendship my grandfather and his father shared. Background information Sam Nel20 and my grandfather JJ van Rooyen21 were both in the Durban police force. They were enlisted during the war in 1941 and joined the police brigade. They were part of the 6th Infantry Brigade in the 1st SA Police Battalion which formed the 2nd SA Division. Their leader in command was Brig. F.W. Cooper. They fought together in the North African Campaign with battles at Bardia, Sollum, Halfaya, Gazala and Tobruk. They were both captured and were P.o.W's in Italy and Germany for a total of 3 years. They were liberated in 1945 and returned to Durban and continued their careers in the police force. The Van Rooyen’s and the Nel’s
Maj HPR Filter: Saam op Kommando: Walter Volker Middag Hennie Uiteindelik kom ek daarby uit om jou die foto van die voorblad te stuur van die boek Noord Natal Kommando. 20 21
At this stage I find no record of Sam Nel – HBH. No 18266(F) Const & No SAP 195635 Corp JJ van Rooyen POW Camp 4B – HBH.
Die boek is geskryf en gepubliseer deur ‘n voormalige burgermag lid, naamlik majoor Hellmut Filter. Hy was ‘n boer van die distrik Paulpietersburg, en het so ‘n paar jaar terug afgetree. Meer besonderhede kan by die 4378 of email@example.com
Die boek beslaat meer as 260 bladsye. Die voorwoord is geskryf deur genl Georg L. Meiring voormalige Hoof SAW / SANW. Die skrywer se eie inleiding lui soos volg: Nadat ek ŉ bietjie in ons familie geskiedenis rondgeblaai het en daarna die voorgeskiedenis ondersoek het onder die vraag: wat het tot die en die gebeurtenis aanleiding gegee en ek meer vertroud geraak met die verloop van die geskiedenis in ons omgewing, het dit tot verdere blaai in boeke gelei. Wat van my eie 70 jaar? Wat van my betrokkenheid in die Noord-Natal Kommando oor die jare? Dit het daartoe gelei dat ek probeer het om gegewens oor die N-N Komdo. in die hande te kry, buite dit wat ek self beleef het, om iets positiefs bymekaar te kry, daar die N-N Komdo. tot niet is. Hier en daar het ek by al die navrae brokkies bymekaar gekry en die brokkies het ek maar bymekaar gerangskik in ŉ poging om een of ander gestalte aan my poging te gee. Dit het die vraag laat ontstaan: Was Noord-Natal Kommando in die huidige omstandighede dan ŉ verleentheid vir die manne wat op Kommando gedien het, of dienspligtig was in Noord-Natal Kommando; wil almal daarvan vergeet? Noord Natal Kommando was en is deel van ons geskiedenis in Noord-Natal en was ŉ eervolle diens in die tydvak in ons geskiedenis. Laat ons dit boekstaaf as ŉ eervolle diens aan ons Land en Volk, vir diegene wat in die luisterryke Eenheid gedien het as ŉ genotvolle en waardevolle herinnering. My navrae het my om en by 2005 tot me. Rita Keeve gelei, weduwee van kmdt. A.P. Keeve, my laaste kommandant. Sy het haar belangstelling te kenne gegee en my haar versameling van koerantuitknipsels oor kmdt. A.P. se Kommando betrokkenheid, vir gebruik beskikbaar gestel. Verder het sy my laat skakel met oudkommando offisiere, Dirk Janse en oud lt. kol. Alex Theron van Vryheid. Was my verbasing toe groot, toe ek moes vasstel dat kol. Alex van die dokumentasie van Noord Natal by hom gebêre het, toe die Kommando gesluit was. Gesamentlik het ons besluit, dat ek maar verder van die gegewens gebruik kan maak en aan die poging van my uitbou, totdat ons op ŉ punt kan besluit wat en hoe om als aan te wend, moontlik in ŉ boek vorm. Hierdie aanbod het min verwesentlik en ek het maar op my eie bymekaar gemaak met my eie persoonlike ondervinding as agtergrond, tot op ŉ latere stadium in die poging toe ek hulp gekry het. Verskillende oud-offisiere en lede is versoek om in hulle argiewe of nalatenskappe te delwe en moontlike materiaal na vore te bring vir gebruik in die opbou van die navorsing: Noord-Natal Kommando.
Intussen het die brokkies tot ŉ aansienlike hopie gegroei en kry dit gestalte. Wat nog kort is gegewens van sekere bevelvoerders en die storie van die laaste paar jare voordat die Eenheid se bestaan geëindig het. Die laaste paar jaar sedert 1987, het ek nie persoonlik meegemaak nie en beskik nie oor ŉ duidelike oorsig daaroor nie. Die versameling van Albert Schmidt wat ek van maj. Thinus Myburgh, my oudkollega, ontvang het, was in my siening ŉ baie waardevolle bydrae tot hierdie versameling, daar dit ŉ persoonlike skets is van die Anglo-Boereoorlog hier in ons wêreld. Graag wil ek my waardering betuig vir al die samewerking en ondersteuning wat ek van oudkollegas en vriende in hierdie poging geniet het. Ek vertrou dat die lees hiervan aangename herinneringe in oudkollegas en kommando-vriende sal wakker roep, ook ŉ trots vir eie deelname in die Noord-Natal Kommando. Intussen het ek die genoeë gehad om met kmdt. Alex Theron te kon skakel en ook lt. Arno Engelbrecht in ŉ poging om die gaping in die werk aan te vul, ook die van maj. Gustav Röhrs, wat die poging onder oë geneem het en help beplan het. Die bydrae wat deur die Koerant uitknipsels van die Vryheid Herald verkry is, word baie gewaardeer en is amper onontbeerlik. Baie Dankie! Oor die skrywer – Maj Hellmut Filter Hellmut Peter Ernst Filter is gebore op 20 Oktober 1934 op die plaas Labella Esperance, in Spes Bona, Paulpietersburg, as die enigste seun van Hermann Filter en Clara gebore Schütte. Van die kinderjare af was hy in die Braunschweig omgewing van Natal, op hul plaas Verkocht. Sy pa is in sy driejarige ouderdom oorlede en ma het later met ŉ Duitser, Herbert Monstadt getrou en op die plaas geboer. Van die plaas af het hy sy laerskool jare op Braunschweig Laerskool besoek en daarna vir twee jaar Hermannsburg Hoërskool naby Greytown. Omdat ma geboer het, moes hy die laaste twee jaar Weston Landbouskool, by Mooi Rivier, skool gaan en daar matrikuleer. Hy het ook ŉ tegniese kursus in Ficksburg bygewoon om kennis oor plaas masjinerie op te doen vir ŉ loopbaan op die plaas. Hy het in 1958 met Rosa, gebore Schroeder getrou en op die familie plaas saam met die ouers gewoon. Hy was nie vir diensplig geloot nie en het so by die 1957 by die plaaslike Peloton van Noord-Natal Kommando op Lüneburg aangesluit en sy wapen gekry en met die Kommando se doen en late deelgeneem. In 1961 is hy deur die kommandolede versoek om die luitenant vir Lüneburg te word en homself te kwalifiseer, daar die luitenant Reinhard Hambrock op kursus in Oudshoorn ernstig siek geword het en sy pos as luitenant nie meer kon volstaan nie. Vanaf Februarie 1964 het hy met sy opleiding by 1 SAI te Oudshoorn begin en nog verdere twee kursusse daar bygewoon soos in die skrywe berig word. Die verdere kursusse was op Danie Theron in Kimberley tot die rang van majoor.
In die loopbaan as kommando-offisier was hy deurentyd vir B Kompanie – Paulpietersburg distrik verantwoordelik. Daar ŉ redelike skaarste aan offisiere in Noord-Natal Kommando geheers het, moes majoor Filter in verskeie opleidingtake help, daar die kommando ook uitgebrei het, veral met die Oefening Buttermilk. ŉ Junior offisier kapt M.W. Myburgh het hom in 1985 as kaptein gekwalifiseer en geleidelik die kompanie oor gevat en Maj. Filter het uitgefaseer daar hy naby sy ouderdomsgrens was van 51 jaar. Op 18 Julie 1958 is Hellmut getroud met ROSA Linda gebore Schroeder. Die huwelik is geseën met vier kinders – Hermann in 1959, Heidi en Elke in 1961, en Johann in 1965. Sy seun Johann, met wie hy saam geboer het, is in 1996 in ŉ motorongeluk oorlede en maj. Filter het agt jaar daarna sy hele plaas verkoop en hy en Rosa het na die Christelike Aftree Oord te Paulpietersburg verhuis. Hier het hy begin om historiese materiaal van die omgewing bymekaar te maak en die versameling: ’Settlers in the upper Pongolo Valley’ was die eerste poging onder andere. Dit was ŉ nuwe land vir hom om te breek. Hierdie is sy tweede boek – die keer met ‘n militêre tema, Ons Kommando. Badie dankie Walter Volker.
Veldkornet [Wikipedia, die vrye ensiklopedie]
Genl Koos de la Rey, wat op 'n stadium 'n veldkornet was.
Genl CR de Wet, ook 'n eertydse veldkornet.
Die veldkornet was ŉ veelsydige amptenaar wat in die uitgestrekte binnelandse distrikte van Suid-Afrika sedert die Nederlandse bewind op administratiewe, regterlike en militêre gebied ŉ rol gespeel het. 122
Aan die Kaap het die poste van veldwagmeester, kornet en vaandrig saamgesmelt tot veldkornet. Groot binnelandse distrikte is in wyke, veldkornetskappe genoem, verdeel. Die veldkornet is gewoonlik aangewys uit die vooraanstaande boere van die distrik en het meestal geen salaris vir sy werk ontvang nie, maar is vrygestel van belasting en rekognisiegeld op sy plaas. In die VOC-tyd was sy taak om binnelandse vrede en veiligheid te verseker. Tydens die Bataafse bewind is sy pligte uitgebrei en duideliker omskryf. Met die Britse oorname is hy beskou as assistent van die landdros. In 1846 is die pos selfs tot Natal uitgebrei. In die tyd van die Groot Trek is die veldkornet deur die burgers verkies. Toe was hy betrokke by die trekplanne en laerinrigting, handhawing van die wet en orde, verhoudinge met die bediendes en die oplos van geskille. Tydens verkiesings moes hy die landdros bystaan. In die Boere-republieke speel die veldkornet ‘n groot rol in die organisasie van die pioniersgemeenskap. Hier tree hy op as ‘n soort assistent-landdros, bekendmaker van wette, vrederegter, hou toesig oor die behandeling van die gekleurde personeel op die plase, beheer die jag, is die natuur- wildbewaarder, doen lykskouings, registreer geboortes en sterfgevalle, arresteer misdadigers en oorhandig hulle aan die landdros. As oorlog dreig, roep hy die weerbare manne op vir krygsdiens en stel die kommando saam. Na die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog is die pos afgeskaf. So het ‘n belangrike skakel tussen die bevolking op die verafgeleë plase en die regeringsinstellings verlore gegaan. Wet 16 van 1916 het alle wette met betrekking tot veldkornette herroep en is die amp vervang met vrederegters. In 1960 het die SA Leër die titel kortstondig laat herleef. Tot 1968 was ŉ luitenant bekend as veldkornet. Ook die Voortrekker-jeugbeweging het veldkornette en veldkornetskappe geken.22 Bibliografie
Kruger, D.W. (red.): Geskiedenis van Suid-Afrika. Kaapstad: Nasou, 1965. Pienaar, P. de V. (red.): Kultuurgeskiedenis van die Afrikaner. Kaapstad: N.B.B., 1968. Standard Encyclopedia of Southern Africa, deel 4. Kaapstad: Nasou, 1971. ISBN 0-625-00320-9. Van Jaarsveld, F.A.: Van Van Riebeeck tot Vorster 1652–1974. Johannesburg: Perskor, 1976 ISBN 0-628-00795-7.
Field cornet [From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia] A field cornet (Afrikaans: veldkornet) is a term formerly used in South Africa for either a local government official or a military officer. 22
https://af.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veldkornet afgelaai op 24 April 2016.
Originally, the term was used for a civilian official in a local government district (drostdy) of the Cape Colony, acting as and invested with the authority of a military officer and empowered to act as a magistrate. The field cornet was subject to the landdrost of the district and acted as his representative. As such, a field cornet performed important functions in administrative, judicial and police matters. In addition, in peacetime the field cornet was the head of the militia and was responsible for maintaining law and order in his area. The term later came to denote a military rank equivalent to that of a lieutenant in the boer armies as well as in the South African Army between 1960 and 1968. A second lieutenant was referred to as an assistant field cornet. The term field cornet replaced the word adjutant in the commando organisation in 1968. References 1. "A dictionary of South African English on historical principles". Dictionary Unit for South African English - Rhodes University. Retrieved29 December 2014. 2. Duxbury, G. R. (June 1968). "Changes in Ranks and Designations in the South African Defence Force". Military History Journal (The South African Military History Society) 1 (2). ISSN 0026-4016. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 3. Van Jaarsveld, F.A. (1970–1976). Standard Encyclopædia of Southern Africa, 12 volumes IV. Cape Town: Nasou Ltd. p. 488. 4. The title of field-cornet disappeared finally as a civil office and was replaced by ‘justice of the peace'. In 1960 the military rank was restored and took the place of lieutenant, to denote an officer of a particular rank in the South African army, but only in the land forces. The former second lieutenant now became assistant field-cornet.
Statute Law: Transvaal Please also refer to Act No 34 of 1907 (Transvaal Colony): An Act to provide for the appointment of and to determine the powers jurisdiction and duties of Field Cornets.
Veldwagmeester Veldwagtmeester n. hist. Also feld wag(h)t meester, veldtwagt(e)meester, veld valkt meester, veldwachtmeester, veldwaght(er)meester, veldwagmeester, and with initial capital(s). ORIGIN: S. Afr. Du., fr. Du. veldwacht field patrol, country guard, veld (battle) field + wacht a military unit + meester master. A colonial peace-officer at the Cape, whose duties included measuring land by pacing, assisting the Magistrate with military duties in times of war, and settling land disputes.
Subsequently given extended powers under the new name of VELD-KORNET (sense 1). c1795 W.S. VAN RYNEVELD in G.M. Theal Rec. of Cape Col. (1897) I. 252: Veld Wagtmeesters were those persons appointed by the Landdrost and the College of Burgher Officers to execute some functions belonging strictly to the Magistrate or other persons whose duty it is to preserve good order in a certain part of the district. 1797 EARL MACARTNEY in S.D. Naudé Kaapse Plakkaatboek Deel V (1950) 100: The ‘Veldwachtmeesters’ of the Cape district are to be proposed by the Burgher Senate and to be appointed by the Government...In the first place they are in the country districts to maintain public peace and good order among the inhabitants. 1801 [see BAAKEN sense 1]. 1877 T. BAINES Gold Regions of S.-E. Afr. 72: Not many years ago their own surveyor general was mobbed for using a theodolite in the streets of Potchefstroom instead of stepping off the distance like the Veld-Valkt meester of the good old times. 1890 J. MACDONALD Light in Afr. 4: There were neither surveyors nor surveyor’s implements in the country, and the ‘official pacer,’ or Veldt wagt meester, could take an extra long step when measuring for a friend or favourite. 1904 H.A. BRYDEN Hist. of S. Afr. 36: The quantity of land upon a Government farm, according to the old Dutch custom, consisted in the distance covered in one hour’s walk across it. The Veld-waght-meester, or peace officer, was usually called in to pace the distance in dispute. 1927 C.G. BOTHA Social Life in Cape Col. 72: The Field Cornet, formerly known as a ‘Veldwagter’ or ‘Veldwagmeester’ (Field Guard), undertook duties of a judicial and civil nature and in time of war acted in a military capacity. 1936 Cambridge Hist. of Brit. Empire VIII. 194: This step was followed by a codification of the functions of the Landdrost and his heemraden together with an important extension of the civil functions of the veld wachtmeester, now renamed veld kornet, whose relation to the central authority became analogous to that of the Tudor justice of the peace. 1968 E.A. W ALKER Hist. of Sn Afr. 135: The veldwachtmeester had accumulated civil in addition to his military duties. All these duties were now regularized and his name changed to veldkornet. 1981 NEWTON-KING & MALHERBE Khoikhoi Rebellion 7: Other measures were unofficial, but were often given tacit sanction by veldwachtmeesters and landdrosts — deserters, when recaptured, were savagely beaten and sometimes put in irons. 1988 P.E. RAPER tr. of R.J. Gordon’s Cape Trav. 1777–86 I. 81This Koerikei called to the veldtwagtemeester Van der Merwe ...while standing on a cliff.
Copyright © 2015 Dictionary Unit for South African English.23 Opmerking: HBH Wagmeester / Veldwachtmeester Tydens besoek aan Nederlandse polisie het ek uitgewerk dat ŉ wagmeester [ook veldwachtmeester] ongeveer gelykstaande is aan ŉ sersant in die polisie of stafsersant in die leër. Jare gelede het ek gelees dat die burgerlikes verbonde aan die Kaapse Milisie in die tyd van die VOC, nie met die rang “veldwachtmeester” te vrede was nie. Hulle kon nie op gelyke voet met die offisiere in die kasteel onderhandel en gesels nie. Die kort van die storie is; hulle het offisiersrange gekry en veldkornette geword. ‘n Kornet is gelykstaande aan ‘n 2de luitenant. Brigadier In Nederland is ŉ brigadier aldaar natuurlik iets gelykstaande aan ŉ “korporaal”. Soos die naam aandui is hy lid van ŉ brigade (u onthou nog die “Tierbrigade” op die SAUK-TV en die Engelse word: “Fire Brigade”? Hier het die begrip brigade ŉ kleiner betekenis as by ons. Dis iets soos ‘n peloton. ŉ Brigadier in Suid-Afrika is by die Nederlanders gelykstaande aan ŉ “brigadegeneraal”, in die VSA en Taiwan is ŉ brigadier as ŉ een-ster generaal bekend. Die VK het korporaals en brigadiers. In die polisie kry mens brigadiers en in die weermag brigadier-generaals en admiraals (junior-graad.) Konstabel Range is maar snaaks: Die woord konstabel kom van die Fransetaal (connètable) waar die “konstabel” die hoof van die koninklike perdestalle was. Konstabel was ‘n baie hoë rang, vandag is dit die laagste rang in die polisie (Frans: agent de police). So bv dien ‘n generaal in Engeland gewoonlik as “the Constable of the Tower of Londen.” Veldmaarskalk / maarskalk Die woord “maarskalk” kom van die Nederlands: “Schalk” = kneg, “mare” = perd in ander woorde “perdekneg”, insgelyks is veldmaarskalk (ook maarskalk) die hoogste rang in die weermag terwyl ‘n maarskalk (Engels bv US Marshall of tydens optogte het die mense van “marshalls” gebruik gemaak om orde te handhaaf. Die woord “mare” (dink ook aan die woord nagmerrie) kom ook in die benaming van die militêre konstabelmag van Nederland: De Koninlijke Marechaussee.24
http://www.dsae.co.za/#!/search/xref/e07624 - afgelaai op 24 April 2016. Genl-maj (meester) W van den Hoek: De geskiedenis van het Wapen der Koninklijke Marechaussee (1963) 24
Konstabelmagte en die gendarmerie Die soort magte dateer uit Napoleon se tyd. Hy het die dapper manne wat die brandende granate (handgranate) gewerp het as lede van die polisie aangestel. Al die magte wat tot die gendarmerie behoort dra internasionaal die granaat as simbool met trots. (Soldate in Nederland sê die kenteken lyk soos ŉ ui wat uitloop!) In Europa kry mens siviele polisie en militêre konstabelmagte – hulle doen diens as polisie – maar val onder die bevel van die weermag.
Vaandrig (Suid-Afrika) [Wikipedia, die vrye ensiklopedie] 'n Vaandrig was 'n soldaat van 'n lae rang. Die titel is vandag in Suid-Afrika slegs van historiese belang. Oorspronklik was 'n vaandrig 'n jong soldaat wat die eer gehad het om sy kompanjie se vlag te dra. Dikwels was so 'n vaandeldraer 'n jong edelman. In Suid-Afrika het die titels kornet, veldwagmeester en vaandrig saamgesmelt tot veldkornet. In die regeringsperiode van die VOC aan die Kaap het veral die leiers van verkenningstogte na die binneland die titel vaandrig gehad. Voorbeelde hiervan was Jan van Harwaerden, Isaaq Schrijver, Hieronimus Cruse, Olof Bergh, Johannes Tobias Rhenius en August Friedrich Beutler. Die latere landdros van Graaff-Reinet (sir) Stockenström het ook die titel gehad. 'n Plaas langs die Sonderendrivier tussen Stormsvlei en Swellendam het die naam Vaandrigsdrift. Schrijver is in Januarie 1689 hier deur die rivier.25
Kornet Die Nederlandse betekenis: “Kornet (militair), oorspronkelijk een compagnie van de cavalerie, nu in Nederland de rang van vaandrig bij de cavalerie en de artillerie bij de Nederlandse Koninklijke Landmacht.”26 3. “(militaire) (a) Een troep van de cavalerie; - Zogenaamd uit haar wezen vergezeld van een cornet speler. (Verouderde) "Een lichaam van vijf cornetten van het paard." Clarendon. (B) De norm van zo'n troep. (Verouderde) (c) De laagste rang van onderofficier in een Britse cavalerie troepen, die de norm. Het kantoor werd afgeschaft in 1871.” 27
Cornet (Second Lieutenant) Cornet (rank): [From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia] Cornet was originally the third and lowest grade of commissioned officer in a British cavalry troop, after captain and lieutenant.
https://af.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaandrig afgelaai op 24 April 2016. https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kornet - afgelaai 24 April 2016. 27 http://internationale-woordenboek.com/definitions/?dutch_word=cornet - afgelaai 24 April 2016. 26
It was abolished in the Cardwell Reforms of 1871, except in the Blues and Royals and Queen's Royal Hussars, where it is still used. It is equivalent to today's Second Lieutenant. This rank was also used in other countries, e.g., in the Russian Empire. History The rank was in use by the time of the English Civil War. Among famous cornets in that conflict were George Joyce, Robert Stetson, and Ninian Beall. It was abolished along with the purchase of commissions in the Army Reform Act of 1871, replaced by Second Lieutenant. The ranks of Ensign and Cornet were abolished in the US Army in 1815. The rank also existed in other nation's cavalry troops, such as those of Sweden (Kornett) and Imperial Russia (корнет), and by the Continental Army in the American War of Independence. General Alexander Macomb was initially commissioned a Cornet in a career in which he eventually became Commanding General of the United States Army. It is still used in the artillery and cavalry divisions of the Netherlands (Kornet). The rank of Veld-Cornet (Field Cornet) was used for the senior officer of a ward or sub-district in the independent republican states of the Transvaal and OranjeVrystaat (Orange Free State) in late 19th century South Africa. They were elected by the commandos of their ward for periods of three years. In the case of large wards, an Assistant Field Cornet could also be chosen. The rank is reminiscent of the Dutch use in cavalry troops that the commandos most closely resembled. Traditional duties The subaltern rank of Cornet was the equivalent of the contemporary infantry rank of ensign, today's Second lieutenant in each. The cornet carried the troop standard, known as a "Guidon".28 References Jstor.org p. 973 Tucker, Spencer C. The Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Early American Republic, 1783–1812: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes]: A Political, Social, and Military History ABC-CLIO, 11 Jun 2014 Bell, William Gardner, Commanding Generals and Chiefs of Staff, 1775–2005: Portraits & Biographical Sketches of the United States Army's Senior Officer (Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 2006). ISBN 0-16-072376-0. Major-General Sir Frederick Maurice, History of the War in South Africa 1899– 1902 v. 1 (of 4) (Hurst and Blackett Limited, 1906)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornet_(rank) – afgelaai op 24 April 2016.
The Grave of Bhambatha: His Severed Head Was Buried Later (1906): Dr. JC van der Walt inKhosi Bhambatha kaMancinza Zondi (40) and some armed 1 500 poll tax rebels (Ibandla) fled to the Mome gorge in Zululand to conduct guerilla war against the Government. Volunteer troops brutally massacred 600 rebels on 10 June 1906. The Mome area is of immense symbolic value to the Zulu Nation. On 9 June 1906 the rebels camped on open ground in an old mealie field at the entrance to the gorge itself. It was bitterly cold during the night and the rebels decided to light fires to warm their weary bodies. It was a mistake. The Government troops spotted some 60 fires in the open and decided to encircle the rebels during the night. They planned to attack at first light. During the moonlight night two units of the Transvaal Mounted Rifles (TMR) climbed the very steep hills on the left side of the gorge. Their final position was directly above the rebels. The 90 men of the Natal Native Police, the Nongqayi of eShowe, plus two units of the TMR stationed themselves on the right hand cliffs of the Gorge. They were also directly above and behind the rebels. Inspector CE Fairlie was in command of the 90 Nongqayi (Zululand Native Police) of eShowe during the massacre in Mome Gorge. The black police swept the forests clean of rebels. The rest of the troops and the 15-pounder shell-firing guns were placed on the centre level ground on the left-hand side of the river. A hill on the left side of the Mome River made escape deeper into the Gorge difficult. Col. Sir Duncan McKenzie planned a military trap and he took an active part in the military action. At 06h50 the next morning the troops opened fire with Maxim machine guns sponsored by the Castle Beer Company, 15-pounder guns and rifles. The rebels were simply mowed down by a semi-circle of bullets and shells. It was not a battle. It was a bloody massacre. The rebels tried to run up a hill to get deep inside the forest in the gorge. However, they were too late. The forest was swept clean of rebels. Only a few rebels escaped. It is said that few wounded rebel prisoners were taken. The brutal action in Mome gorge was over by 16h30. The troops killed some 600 rebels in Mome Gorge and the rebel snipers killed three Government volunteer troops. Bhambatha was seen fleeing from the severe bombardment and was making his way up the Mome stream. A loyalist spotted him and planted his assegai into his body. A Nongqayi policeman noticed the struggle and he shot the rebel through the head.
On 13 June 1906 a Nongqayi policeman arrived at the Government camp with the severed head of Bhambatha.29 The severed head was photographed and returned to the Mome gorge where it was later buried with the corpse. Siyekiwe, the wife of the rebel leader, never went into mourning. She firmly believed that inKhosi Bhambatha was still alive. Photographs 1). Mome Gorge where 600 rebels were massacred. 2). The severed head of inKhosi Bhambatha. 3). Siyekwe, the wife of inKhosi Bhambatha.
There is a very interesting story to tell about this severed head â€“ Hennie Heymans
Inspector Charles E Fairlie & Other related photos (HBH)
Reader's Digest p 287
Inspekteur (kaptein) CE Fairlie in-bevel met die Nongqai, die dapper polisie van Zululand. [Nongqai beteken “armed watchman”.]
Ons het ook baie navorsing gedoen oor hierdie voorval in ons geskiedenis. Genl Louis Botha wou as bemiddelaar optree, maar die Britse kolonie van Natal, het sy hulp van die hand gewys. Genl Botha was goed aan die Zulus bekend. Die Britse koloniale magte was in bevel en het hulle het selfs ‘n medalje uitgereik. Volgens brig (prof) Deon Fourie word medaljes gewoonlik nie vir rebellies of opstande uitgereik nie. Ek wou die slagting te Momre Gorge met ander konflik soos bv Cato Manor, Sharpeville en Marikana vergelyk. Vergelyk mens Marikana met Sharpeville is Marikana eintlik ‘n riller!
The Romance of the Nongqai: Those who seek out!
Die suider Afrikaanse Kommandostelsel Met die ontbinding van die kommandostelsel in Suid-Afrika deur onder andere mnr Jackie Selebi31 is daar belowe dat die vakuum wat deur die kommando’s gelaat is, weer gevul sal word met polisiereserviste. Destyds het ek hieroor ongelowig geglimlag; hoe vul jy ŉ rekenpligtige, verantwoordbare, deursigtige stelsel soos die kommando’s wat van oudsher bestaan, met eie kultuur en struktuur, met polisiereserviste? Wie gaan die stafwerk, die logistiek (geboue, voertuie, wapentuig, uniforms, papierwerk en gebiedsleggers) en dies oorneem? Hoe gaan die polisie die administrasie oorneem. Daar was reeds mense in plek gewees wat na “time, money, man and machine” omgesien het. Waarom die wiel herontwerp? Is daar ŉ politieke motief agter die sluiting van die kommando’s? In die ou dae het die distrikskommandant en die Groepbevelvoerder saam gewerk. 30
Nongqai: 1956 08 29 By geleentheid tydens ‘n vergadering te Wachthuis was ek in mnr Selebi se teenwoordigheid. Nuus van een of ander wandaad wat na bewering deur ‘n kommando gepleeg was in Mpumalanga, is tydens die vergadering onder sy aandag gebring. Hy het uitgevaar teen die kommando’s. Hy het nie teen die misdaad wat gepleeg is, uitgevaar nie. Hy was ontsteld oor die beweerde misdaad van die kommando. Hy het te kenne gegee dat dit tyd is dat die kommanso ontbind moet word. As jy iets ontbind moet jy weer iets in daardie vakuum plaas. 31
Die Groepbevelvoerder was in bevel van die kommando’s. Meeste kommando’s was onder bevel van kommandante (nou lt-kol’s). Hoe gaan die SAPS die leemte vul? So ver ek weet is die leemte nog nooit weer gevul nie. Wat doen die oudkommandolede vandag? Waar is hulle? Plaasmoorde gaan steeds voort. Wil iemand nie vir ons bietjie navorsing doen oor hierdie interessante onderwerp nie? Alternatiewelik, indien u oor enige inligting beskik deel dit asb met ons.
Militêre Treine Spoorwegsekerheid
Wie kan ons lesers meer vertel van hierdie tipe operasies? – foto: Facebook
“Kobus” soos aangewend en gebruik deur die “ou” spoorwegpolisie in SuidwesAfrika.
Who really died at Auschwitz? (via Ben Kruger) It's our children and grandchildren who will suffer more than the present. Interesting article from a Spanish writer: What really died at Auschwitz? Here's an interesting viewpoint. The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodriguez and published in a Spanish newspaper. It doesn't take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe and possibly to the rest of the world. â€œI walked down the streets in Barcelona and suddenly discovered a terrible truth Europe died in Auschwitz . . . We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world. The contribution of these people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned. And under the pretence of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty, due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride. They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime. Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts. And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition. We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs. What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe. Recently, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it 'offends' the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving in to it.
It is now approximately seventy years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, twenty million Russians, ten million Christians, and nineteen-hundred Catholic priests who were 'murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated. Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it is imperative to make sure the world "never forgets." This e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people. Be a link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the world. How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center 'NEVER HAPPENED' because it offends some Muslim in the United States? If our JudeoChristian heritage is offensive to Muslims, they should pack up and move to Iran, Iraq or some other Muslim country.
Hawks boss Ntlemeza could be charged CRIME & COURTS / 29 Apr '16, 09:16am. Angelique Serrao and Shain Germaner Johannesburg - The countryâ€™s top detective responsible for rooting out serious crime will know next week if he will be charged with defeating the ends of justice. The Star can reveal that the head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in Limpopo is sitting with a completed docket against Lieutenant-General Berning Ntlemeza, the head of the Hawks, who is accused of ignoring a complaint against a former police captain at Polokwane police station.
Head of the Hawks Lieutenant-General Berning Ntlemeza will know next week if he will be charged with defeating the ends of justice. File picture: Ian Landsber. Credit:INDEPENDENT MEDIA The officer, Thomas Rallele, who was allegedly romantically linked to his daughter, was caught red-handed with a cellphone taken during an armed robbery and defrauding the police by falsifying vehicle logs. The complaint was submitted by Lieutenant Boitumelo Ramahlaha, who was stationed at Polokwane police station and investigated Rallele, and ultimately convicted him after detailed reports proved Rallele’s guilt . Ramahlaha reported the misconduct to Ntlemeza, who was the deputy provincial commissioner for Limpopo at the time. The complaint has seemingly been ignored for the past five years. The Star understands that the completed docket is finally in the hands of the NPA, who will decide by next week whether Ntlemeza should be charged with defeating the ends of justice. Nhleko ignored Ntlemeza criminal complaint According to the Mail & Guardian, a fraud case was lodged against Rallele at Polokwane police station in April last year, but by August the case was closed. When Ramahlaha requested the reasons from the NPA, he was later told that the case had never been submitted to the prosecuting authority. Ramahlaha then opened a case of defeating the ends of justice against Ntlemeza for failing to pursue the case. Ramahlaha alleged at the time that the reason Ntlemeza was protecting Rallele was because the police officer was romantically linked to Ntlemeza’s daughter. When The Star asked Ramahlaha for comment, he redirected queries to his lawyer. “I am not afraid to tell the world the truth. I am, however, as per policy directives, not allowed to speak to the media,” he said. His lawyer, Matome Moloto, said Ramahlaha had been requested by the National Director of Public Prosecutions to submit a supplementary affidavit to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) earlier this month. “Our client believes strongly that there is a case to answer to by (Ntlemeza),” Moloto said. Ipid spokesman Robbie Raburabu said the case had been before them for some time, but the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had some queries about it. Raburabu said these questions had now been answered and the docket had been sent to the NPA for a decision. NPA spokesman advocate Luvuyo Mfaku confirmed the Limpopo DPP had received the docket and was set to make a decision on whether to pursue charges by next week.
Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said Rallele was fired from the police following Ntlemeza's intervention, “so if there is any other investigation regarding a person who is out of the police system, it’s unthinkable”. He added: “Lieutenant-General Ntlemeza has always been forthright that this smear campaign will not deter him from doing his job. It is not surprising that there are individuals and so-called civil-society organisations that are after his scalp, and will stop at nothing to make sure that they protect their interests. Mulaudzi said they welcomed any investigation on any matter. “We even encouraged those individuals to go further and report any concerns to the DPCI (Directorate of Priority Crime Investigation) to investigate any unbecoming behaviour.” http://mini.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/hawks-boss-ntlemeza-could-be-charged2015629 Wanneer gaan daar weer stabiliteit in die polisie se leierskap kom? Generaal George Fivaz en sy span was die laaste groep wat nog “onbetwis” in bevel van die polisie was. Ons het vandag reg tot toegang; maar of hierdie tipe nuus die polisie bou of afkraak is debatteerbaar. Hoe kan volle vertroue weer in die polisie herstel word? Die polisie moet eerstens onthou dat hulle nie bo die reg verhewe is nie en dat hulle net soos die burgers onderhewig aan die reg is wees. Daar is BAIE goeie polisiemense. Ek dink ŉ paar punte wat aandag kan geniet is: -
Stiptelike dienslewering kan verbeter – en hul kan maak of hulle in hul werk belangstel; Eerlik en beginselvas wees; ‘n Goeie voorbeeld stel, onberispelik in uniform en in die openbaar wees; Onomkoopbaar wees; Enige misdryf of vermeende misdryf dadelik ondersoek; Met die geweldige invloed van die sosiale media, moet polisiehoofde (in samewerking met vakbonde) vinnig optree teen mense wat die polisie in ŉ swak lig stel; ŉ Vet polisieman is gewoonlik ŉ lui polisieman - alhoewel hy slim en ervare kan wees. Raak fiks! Is 12 uur skofte nie te klank nie? Party polisie is te lui om op te staan en na die toonbank te stap. Verantwoordbaarheid van bevelvoerders vanaf aflossing-vlak vereis.
If we do nothing, we may find ourselves in police state: Ronnie Kasrils 2016-04-21 16:23 ; Jenna Etheridge, News24 Cape Town – Former intelligence minister, Ronnie Kasrils, warned on Thursday that South Africa could become a police state, but added he was still hopeful about the country's future.
With the rainbow nation still "a work in progress", he said some might be incredibly fearful and "pack for Perth". "You can also be very positive and hopeful when you are in interesting times, given the challenges. I happen to be one of that sort and there is pretty good evidence of that," he said at an address in Stellenbosch. Kasrils said the Constitutional Court’s ruling on President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead was, for him, on a par with the day the country held its first democratic elections in 1994. Zuma's 'proclivities' He knew many people had been fearful of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s appointment. "South Africa surprises when given responsibility," he said. Kasrils said his greatest hero today, someone on the same level as Chris Hani, was Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. He likened those who had died in protests over the last few years to the struggle heroes of the past who also died for a cause. Kasrils said he decided to move to the left of the ANC because its principles, objectives and programmes had been deserted. "I am happy. At the same time, I am also fearful that if we do nothing, we might find ourselves in another police state," he said, given Zuma's "proclivities". http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/if-we-do-nothing-we-may-find-ourselvesin-police-state-kasrils-20160421
Durban: Audit reports slams Metro Police More than R20-million worth of ratepayers’ money went down the drain on lost or stolen city stock over a six-month period says audit report. The city’s audit committee has released a damning report in which they said ratepayers’ money was going down the drain. Addressing the city’s executive committee, the audit report showed that Metro Police accounted for R12.7-million lost from police stores. Items range from stationery to uniforms to fuel and toiletries. According to the report, more than R20-million worth of ratepayers’ money went down the drain on lost or stolen city stock over a six-month period. uMhlanga ward councillor, Heinz de Boer, believes there is currently no oversight to prevent problems by a department ‘plagued by problems’.
“It’s extremely concerning that a huge amount of money is being wasted and unaccounted for within the Metro Police. Most of the R12-million was lost in uniforms, which were either not recorded properly or misappropriated. It’s an absolute nightmare. Another item of contention is the city’s pounds, which are full to capacity. In some cases, vehicles are being impounded for longer than a year. “Not only does this open the city to huge legal challenges because criminals are stealing vehicle parts and some vehicles are being vandalised. I know some cases in which the vehicle has been in the pound for longer than a year. It is just poor management. I think the city needs to look at disciplinary action against Metro officials, but the city manager also needs to take responsibility as this is a city department,” he said. http://northglennews.co.za/80855/audit-reports-slams-metropolice/#.Vxt8G5ASLlk.facebook
The Battle of Salaita remembered: Rodney Warwick Rodney Warwick | 04 May 2016 Rodney Warwick writes on the South African involvement in the German East Africa campaign one hundred years on The Battle of Salaita Remembered – German East Africa, February 1916. Earlier this year marked 100 years since the battle of Salaita Hill: 12 February 1916, and the First World War German East Africa (GEA) campaign that followed in and around what is today Tanzania. The then Union’s involvement in GEA cost the lives of more than 2 000 South Africans – the vast majority from appalling campaign-induced deprivations to their health. Thousands more Union men were emaciated by tropical illnesses, scant and poor rations, to the extent that in many cases, they required continued hospital treatment well after the war’s conclusion. In order to read and understand the GEA campaign it is necessary to locate it within its early 20thcentury historical context, and most particularly the context of war. Notably, the fatalities of white troops in the campaign were dwarfed by those of black Africans. This is because the logistical transport units of both British and German Empire armies were predominantly black African porters who perished in their hundreds of thousands from disease and enemy action. Like many other sagas concerning black African suffering, this chapter is little covered and even less remembered than the GEA campaign is as military history; the latter in part being the primary concern of this essay. My personal connection to the campaign lies in the fact that between 6 January and 21 February 1916, my grandfather Lieutenant Algenon Sparks of the 5 th Mountain Battery, South African Mounted Rifles (SAMR) - a first generation South African of English/Scots descent - led a pack mule train consisting of one hundred such 142
animals 850 kilometres through the British Nyasaland (now Malawi) bush from Limbe to Vua. Sparks was a member of the Union Defence Forces’ (UDF) (today’s SANDF) tiny permanent force; then barely four years old. Sparks’ command included seventeen white soldiers and forty nine “native” artillery drivers. Most of those serving under him were volunteers and their task formed part of the South African plan to penetrate German defences on GEA’s southern border with Nyasaland. While the guns and other SAMR personnel travelled by pont across Lake Nyasaland, Sparks was to bring his unit’s pack animals overland; well to the West in order to avoid the treacherous tsetse fly belt. This disease would have decimated the animals needed to carry the SAMR’s German 75 millimetre mountain artillery pieces captured during the German South West Africa campaign - and dissembled and its requisite ammunition, along with other supplies. Sparks achieved this objective, losing only one mule on the trek and re-joined his battery to participate in later GEA fighting.
Salaita Hill The battle of Salaita Hill was a baptism of fire for the South Africans and one which shook the beliefs held up until then by white English and Afrikaner troops alike: Their contempt towards the German-officered black troops and the Indian soldiers under British Imperial Command; their confidence in their British and South African commanders; and not least, the assumption that a quick and easy victory in German East Africa was assured. Salaita is located in south-eastern Kenya close to the border with Tanzania. Mount Kilimanjaro lies across the about fifty kilometres to the North West. In 1916 the military option authorised (but not planned) by the overall Imperial Campaign commander, British General Horace Smith-Dorrien, a veteran of the Anglo-Zulu and Boer Wars, was determined by geography. The route from here into GEA was via a thirty kilometre gap of flat terrain located between the Pare Mountains’ in the south-east and the foothills of Kilimanjaro in the north-west, covered by “thick bush” according to 1916 military maps. Also astride this “gap” lying sixteen kilometres to the west of Salaita, were several other rock outcrops in which German forces were lodged. As the GEA campaign opened, General Jan Smuts – then serving as defence minister – accepted, with Prime Minister Louis Botha’s enthusiastic support, an urgent offer from the British government to take over the overall GEA Imperial command from a seriously ill Smith-Dorrien. Smuts arrived in mid-February. While the majority of white English-speaking South Africans had responded with patriotic enthusiasm at the 1914 call to arms in common with their British Empire kin across the globe the white Afrikaner position was more complicated; with the division between nationalists and the (governing) South African Party supporters (Sappe). Although Smuts’ pro-British Empire sentiments alienated many Afrikaner nationalist elites, this hardly restrained thousands of Boers flocking to Union Jack colours. In 1914 South Africa used the Union Jack as a national flag; an existing red Union flag with the Union Jack in the corner and SA Coat of Arms diagonally opposite was very rarely used. These Afrikaner volunteers included both veterans of the South African War and newcomers going for the first time on commando. Despite detractors, and even the 1914 Rebellion, popular Afrikaner mobilisation for war had occurred during the GSWA campaign and was repeated for GEA. This campaign in central Africa would mirror, so the Boers believed, that which had been so successfully completed in GSWA. Besides it was assumed that East Africa would also suit the South African historical military pattern of mounted warfare; applicable alike to both the traditional Boer commando and the former colonial light horse regiments. In the GEA campaign the traditional Boer/Calvary enveloping sweeps would be hindered by expansive jungle and bush terrain.
Although South African politicians like Smuts assumed that given the Boer commando tradition Afrikaners would choose and excel in an African rather than a European campaign. In fact just over half the mounted South African troops in GEA were English-speaking, a result of the fine mounted colonial regiments developed in the colonial Cape, Natal and then Transvaal – such as the Imperial Light Horse. Soldiering came rather naturally to the white South African male of a century ago – a point further commented upon below. Amongst both his Afrikaner nationalist opponents and the now displaced, suspicious British GEA staff officers, Smuts very quickly earned a reputation of surrounding himself with his own loyal men. Two of Smuts’s most senior field commanders were close confidants and explicitly trusted comrades from 1899 – 1902: Jaap Van Deventer and Coenraad Brits. Both were appointed Brigadier-Generals and took charge of the South African 2nd and 3rd Mounted Brigades respectively. Van Deventer would later succeed Smuts as GEA Imperial Commander and was knighted after the war, becoming “Sir Jaap”, much to his bemused Afrikaner contemporaries. Other Boer War veterans close to Smuts: Manie Botha and Denys Reitz for example, were slotted directly into field leadership. One trusted English South African was allowed to breech Smuts’s inner circle as his Chief of Staff. This was the highly professional permanent force officer Jack Collyer. Smuts also attached to this staff his own brother in law, Tottie Krige. Another regular officer was appointed Staff Captain - Piet Van der Byl whom Smuts had personally invited to join the UDF. Van der Byl hailed from a prominent Cape Dutch family. Smuts had also long harboured ambitions for extending South African borders north; these musings dating back to his senior civil service days in Kruger’s Transvaal Republic. The notion that a conquered GEA could well be parcelled out as cheap farming land to the victors had trickled down as rumours to both Boer commandos and the largely English-speaking South African infantrymen and mounted regiments. Smuts even speculated that some kind of peacetime international arrangement might be plausible regarding Portuguese Mozambique, by which South African control might be extended to at least the Zambezi. In terms of their service conditions the South Africans in GEA were mustered as Imperial Service Units, volunteers to the Imperial Forces and paid by the British government. My grandfather’s SAMR 5thMountain Battery was the only UDF permanent force unit. The mouthpiece of JBM Hertzog’s recently created National Party Die Burger, caustically commented that Smuts was escaping his political difficulties and seeking an English (sic) general’s pay in addition to that of a South African Cabinet Minister. But for Smuts, Botha and their supporters, South African involvement in the war also provided a potential opportunity to unite English and Afrikaner white South Africans through common adversity and forge a white nationhood. This ideal received a tepid and glum response from his republicanorientated rivals. It is also doubtful whether many Afrikaners served in GEA with this white South African military brotherhood ideal in mind; most were following their own leaders; 145
performing a male passage rite of going on commando; seeking adventure and anticipating rewards. One could hardly expect the same kind of mass mobilization amongst white Afrikaners today regarding some distant war on behalf of another country and no white Afrikaner leader, political or military, currently exists with the stature of Smuts and Botha a century ago. The white English-speaking South African troops would have been part motivated by similar male rite of passage impulses as the Afrikaners, but amongst many there was also the intense British loyalty felt across the British Empire by so many white colonials of this period, whether in the Cape, Natal, Canada or Australia. The battle at Salaita occurred barely before Smuts had departed Durban harbour; the British field commander, Brigadier-General Michael Tighe, invariably tipsy from regular drinking, launched his attack with a force of 6000 men, half of whom were South African infantry from Brigadier-General Bevesâ€™s 2ndSA Brigade.
Worried by Tighe’s “strategy”, the British-born Beves, a careful professional officer moulded by his experiences of fighting the Boers in 1899-1902, was not satisfied with the manner of his troops’ deployment. Furthermore, Tighe had devolved command for Salaita to his staff associate, Brigadier-General Wilfred Malleson, a British Indian Army veteran of theatrical mannerisms, but despite his seniority to Beves woefully lacking in any serious combat experience. Malleson’s haughty demeanour and witless over-confidence was not lost on Beves who immediately queried the planned frontal infantry attack on relatively open ground from the north, for thick bush or not it would be visible by the Germans several kilometres distant from Salaita. The South Africans would also have an exposed right flank to a German counter-attack from the main German base ten kilometres away at Taverta. Beves requested far more extensive artillery support than had been provided for but Malleson tartly brushed these concerns aside, insisting there would be no further discussion of Tigue’s orders. The eventual result was a morale battering defeat; for around Salaita were up to 1400 well entrenched men with twelve machine guns commanded by Major Kraut and his fellow white German officers. This German force’s strength and precise positioning only became obvious to the South Africans during the course their illfated attack. The German black Askari troops who comprised the rank and file of the GEA colonial army were drawn from tribes that had in the preceding century been used as slave catchers by both white and Asian slave traders. Colonel von Lettow-Vorbeck, a markedly resourceful professional officer and the overall German commander in GEA, had drilled his officers and men into the most formidable black African army then existent. Furthermore, South African observers noted that the Askaris were of a markedly superior physique and significantly more aggressive than other GEA blacks. These black German troops also projected themselves as a higher caste amongst the majority population, who in comparison, were noted by white troops as evincing a disposition of timidity and inferiority towards the Askaris. But the white South African troops, despite cautions by British officers, contemptuously dismissed the German Askaris as “kaffirs” and the British Indian Army troops as “coolies”. It was a confident 2nd Brigade of white South African soldiers, comprising largely English-speaking men from across the Union, who after a long arduous detour march to attack the hill from the north, began advancing amidst baobabs and acacia bush towards the German position. This despite no telephone line communications between Beves and Malleson’s headquarters, the latter officer having further exacerbated his mismanagement by receiving and ignoring a last minute note from an aircraft observer, who reported that Salaita appeared too well fortified for a successful frontal assault. At 8am the infantry charged directly towards trench lines only now observed at the koppie’s foot and from where the German troops poured rifle and automatic fire. Scores of South Africans dropped to the heavy lead bullets from the Askaris’ vintage rifles, but more damage came from the modern German machine guns.
In addition, just as Beves had predicted, German Askaris under Lieutenant Schultz launched a counter-attack from Taverta in the west. As Schultz’s six hundred men charged screaming: “Piga, Piga” (Shoot! Shoot!), there was confusion amongst the South Africans as poorly relayed orders were shouted by officers to cover the vulnerable right flank. Men from the three different battalions tumbled upon one another as they withdrew in haste through thick hot bush, while also rushing out their wounded on groundsheets. By now the 110th Baluchis - British Indian troops had under white British officers, had advanced two and a half kilometres from across the east, confronting Schultz’s Askaris with disciplined fire control, but not before considerable South African losses had been incurred. Von Lettow-Vorbeek later recorded the Germans buried more than sixty “Europeans” while the Askaris brought in many dejected prisoners, wounded or otherwise. But not all these apprehended South Africans went into captivity; the following morning three bodies, all with throats cut, were brought in by Baluchi, Rhodesian and British troops. After the battle it was wretchedly embarrassing for the South Africans to receive some of their own abandoned weaponry from their Asian allies, including a note from the Baluchis reminding the Union men their Indian compatriots were “sepoys not coolies”. Total South African casualties for Savita were 138, including dead, wounded and missing; many of the latter being never heard of again; probably also killed on capture by Askaris. This would have further reinforced a pre-battle rumour amongst the South Africans that a white Rhodesian soldier lost on patrol had been found with his arms hacked off and eyes cut out. Denys Reitz while fighting later in dark, disease-ridden jungle around the Mgeta river 200 kilometres south-west of Dar-es-Salaam, reported his anger and depression at finding wounded South African soldiers having had their heads smashed in by the Askaris. No doubt such atrocities were returned with interest. Smuts was furious at the unnecessary loss of his men at Salaita and he made short work of the incompetent Malleson and inebriated Tigue. Beves’s infantry had been shot down in the same kind of 1899 trap, the hidden line of trenches at the base of the koppie which caught the Highland Brigade at Magersfontein, similarly executed by De La Rey against General Methuan’s troops at Modder River. Within weeks, after further hard fighting and additional evidence of their incapacity to wage war without unacceptable casualties, Smuts wrote to the British War Office demanding and getting Malleson, Tigue and some other senior British officers’ removed. For a detailed GEA campaign account, one is advised to obtain Brigadier-General J.J. Collyers’ 1939 book: The South Africans with General Smuts in German East Africa 1916, for it comprises the most vital primary source for all subsequent histories. The GEA campaign went on, long, arduously, and inconclusively until the 11 November 1918 Armistice, and was by the end being largely fought by white officered black African troops on both sides. Fatal casualties amongst the South 148
Africans were hugely swelled by those succumbing to disease: malaria, dysentery, tick-bite fever, but also malnutrition and fatigue. 12 000 of the Union’s troops were eventually declared no longer fit for duty and repatriated back home. The difficult logistics of properly supplying the UDF men and the harsh conditions brought curses onto Smuts’ head from his men. No more was this better illustrated than when he received an invitation to join the British War Cabinet and prepared to depart GEA after handing the Imperial command across to Van Deventer. Four hundred of Smuts’s officers, awaiting repatriation from Dar-es-Salaam, declined his request that they go on parade to shake his hand and say farewell. Remaining imperial units which saw the GEA campaign out to 1918 included the Cape Coloured Corps infantry, who viewed themselves as proud Imperial sons; for as a community they had appealed for the opportunity to display their patriotism. In response the SAP government sanctioned the Cape Corps formation against vehement Afrikaner nationalist protest. The story of the thousands of South African black soldier-labourers used in GEA, alongside the wretched black porters, remains unremembered, unlike those of the SA Native Labour Corps contingent who perished during the 1917 Medi sinking in the English Channel. If Afrikaner nationalism, Boer War leadership popularity, Imperial loyalties and a hope for advantageous land acquisition were amongst motives that took white and coloured South Africans to fight in GEA in 1916, we can easily still admire their courage and sacrifices. The 1914-18 War Centenary within South Africa should be a fitting occasion for unveiling a memorial for the many dead from the GEA campaign; for it is an African story of heroism in battle and of men on the march against odds ranging from the formidable German Askaris, disease, hunger, a formidable physical environment, strategic blunders, bureaucratic apathy and incompetence. Salaita Hill and the German East Africa campaign represents some of literally scores of historical topics where a common history of 21st South Africans might be traced. Dr Rodney Warwick PhD MA (University of Cape Town) References and further reading: Brown, James Ambrose: They fought for King and Kaiser, published Johannesburg, Ashanti Books, 1991. Collyer, John J. Collyer: The South Africans with General Smuts in German East Africa 1916, Government Printer, Pretoria, 1939. Reitz, D., Trekking On, Faber & Faber Limited, 1933, London. Van der Byl, P., From Playgrounds to Battlefields, Howard Timmins, Cape Town, 1971. The Nongqai 1916. http://www.politicsweb.co.za/news-and-analysis/the-battle-of-salaitaremembered?utm_source=Politicsweb+Daily+Headlines&utm_campaign=e7379a0df 149
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Note: German East Africa 1916 – 1918.
We have forgotten “SWA 1966 to 1989” – especially the role of SAP Coin & Koevoet?
Can UCT be allowed to die? RW Johnson RW Johnson | 29 April 2016 RW Johnson writes on how to save the university from the race fanatics and their facilitators University Challenge 150
Watching the ruin of UKZN under the Vice Chancellorship of William Makgoba was a dismal business. Early on certain departments and faculties were slated for cuts. At the same time a series of “affirmative” appointments and promotions took place which gave administrative power to some people who were devoid of administrative ability and, often, with little real sympathy or understanding of the academic world. Simultaneously, the whole Admin was aggressively Africanised. This meant the early exit of seasoned administrators and soon the complete loss of institutional memory so that no one knew how anything worked any more. A number of senior appointments were made whose holders seemed exempt from teaching or marking duties, thus increasing the load on those below them. All foreign language teaching - Latin, Greek, German, Spanish and French began to disappear from the scene. (There was a tragi-comic interlude when the threatened subjects decided to band together for protection into a department of European studies which, in the light of that term's unfortunate history in South Africa, was instead termed the department of Europe studies.) Naturally, the department of Afrikaans-Nederlands also endured a lingering death as did the study of the various Indian languages. The medical school was purged of many leading Indian academics and serious gaps in the school's ability to teach a whole series of medical specialisms began to develop. The once thriving school of architecture shrivelled to the point where loss of professional recognition of its degrees became a hot issue. The teaching of English literature was gradually dismantled and what was left merged into a vacuous “cultural studies”. History was similarly eviscerated. There was instead increasing emphasis on the use of Zulu, though of course in almost every subject there were no books in Zulu. When you spoke to academics you realised that all of them were very, very frightened. They had seen some of their colleagues brought low for trivial or even non-existent reasons and knew that one false step might bring the same fate upon themselves. They were scared to speak on the phone and they believed that their emails were being read. And they feared for the loss of their jobs and pensions. Most tried to move elsewhere, of course, but inevitably many couldn't, a fact which lowered their morale even further. Meanwhile the white students who had been the university's historic clientele simply decamped en masse for other universities and they were followed by many of the better Indian students. In their place came ever-greater numbers of African students from disadvantaged schools and homes. They were often only semi-literate, had no habits of study, seldom read books and depended entirely on regurgitating what they had picked up from lectures. Their failure rate was enormous though many were still somehow coaxed through with a low pass, thus enabling them to become township teachers who would then re-create all the old problems with a new generation. A tiny few overcame all these disadvantages and achieved very commendably but these were rare birds indeed.
Inevitably standards slumped while at the same time there were so many of these newcomers that teaching loads soared. To complete the picture one should add that large amounts of money were spent on buying in “transformation” appointees on high salaries and also on all manner of symbolic events, publications and full page adverts trumpeting the university's wondrous new achievements. Yet at the same time donations from the horrified alumni had largely dried up. By the end of the Makgoba period UKZN was nearly R2,000,000,000 in debt: in practical terms it was bankrupt. In February 2015 Dr Albert van Jaarsveld bravely took over as Vice Chancellor but no one could pretend that his was more than a rescue job. There were several remarkable aspects to this process. One was that some of the white academics picked up the ball and ran, becoming born-again transformation zealots, militantly trying to reserve all appointments for Africans on frankly racial grounds, insisting on getting rid of “Eurocentric” subjects and so on. In some cases such people went around wearing Afro shirts and hair, showing their own personal transformation. For some it was simply easier and more cheerful to try to make themselves believe the new ideology but few were unaware that such energetic collaboration with their new masters might win them some favour or, at least, a stay of execution. One very pale young white academic at UKZN told me with great passion and enthusiasm of how he had helped devise a 20 year programme for Zulu to be the language of instruction. It turned out that he could not himself speak Zulu. Re-visiting the campus two years later I enquired after him. He had left. So much for the 20 year programme. Meanwhile, throughout this disastrous evolution the university's PR machine purred smoothly on. UKZN was “the premier university of African scholarship... dynamic teaching… diversity... innovative…. transformation and redress... rich heritage of excellence” etc. The university's pamphlet on postgraduate education summed up the desired image – a young smiling black woman wearing traditional Zulu attire with Zulu beads around her head: learning with the maximal degree of traditional Africanness. The second remarkable aspect was the way all this was allowed to happen without any attempt at restraint by either the Durban city, the provincial or even the national authorities. Yet the city and the province depended utterly on UKZN to produce the teachers, lawyers, architects, doctors, dentists and engineers it needed. They could not afford to see this supply cut off. Even nationally, the effective collapse of the country's third best university was bound to have some significant impact. Yet not only did nobody do anything but Professor Makgoba received praise for the wonderful job he had done. In truth, the ANC politicians of Durban and the province were often not educated men or women and were much preoccupied with questions of their own personal welfare but in time to come their silence will seem odd. 152
Now, because I happen to live in Cape Town, I am inevitably conscious of many of the same things happening at UCT. Again, academics there all tell you how terribly frightened everyone is and how the sight of their Vice Chancellor kow-towing so cravenly to a small minority of radical black nationalists has merely sent the message that he is more scared than anyone and that they are therefore wholly unprotected by any sort of leadership. Once again there are the sums that don't add up. On the one hand the failure to put up fees (and that decision was never the President's or the Minister's to take: fees are decided by each university) means that the university is already talking of a 4% budget cut. Yet the university has now agreed to in-source all staff posts, thus hugely increasing its costs. (No one ever seems to remember that it was an ANC education Minister, Kader Asmal, who first pressured universities into out-sourcing these jobs to save money.) On top of which all sorts of new measures are envisaged to attract, nurture and retain black staff including the appointment of new academics on an opportunistic basis, even when no vacancies exist. This is pretty certainly going to mean picking a whole lot of very highly paid black staff, some of whom will probably do little teaching. And to this equation, which already does not add up, one will almost certainly have to factor in a falling income from donors, judging by the angry voices of alumni that one hears all around. And will UCT even attempt any further fee increases or just accept a steeply falling real income year by year? That road leads to job cuts, pay freezes and higher workloads. To anyone who lived through the Calvary of UKZN many of the notes sounded in the Vice Chancellor's new Draft Strategic Plan are distressingly familiar. The plan is to “forge a new identity for the university…. fully embracing our African identity” and to “interrogate the role dominant epistemologies play in constructing curricula” (Trans: radically change curricula in an Africanist direction). It will “redress the legacy of colonialism and apartheid”, “bring an African lens to research”, intensify networking and co-operation particularly with African universities, contribute to “positioning African academics and scholarship as thought leaders”, graduates are to have “communicative competence in at least one African language, other than Afrikaans” plus investigate “requiring all students to do a communicative course in Xhosa”, “as a norm, include statements in advertisements that preference will be given to appointable Black South Africans in the first instance, then extended to other black South African candidates” (trans: the capital B means Africans; if none can be found Coloureds and Indians may possibly get a look in; whites need not apply); UCT must “seek funding for more career development posts to retain up-andcoming early/mid-career black academics” (trans: these posts will be more highly paid, reserved for one race only and may carry lighter duties). All appointments and selections will have to be monitored and reported to a Transformation Advisory Committee: one can imagine what that means. There is a lot more like this.
What this means is that UCT will give up all ambition to be a world university and will vote to fall steeply not just in the international rankings but in the national rankings too. No one could imagine, after all, any major world university artificially restricting itself to appointing candidates of one race or ethnicity. And in particular not just to Africans, given that Africa has fewer world ranking universities than any other continent. Not even the old tribal colleges were willing to cripple themselves to that degree: they were always willing to appoint multi-racially. But logically this would soon reduce UCT to the level of Turfloop, Venda or Fort Hare. The requirement that all students become competent in Xhosa more or less rules out any further intake of international students, certainly any from outside Africa. And note how peculiar is the choice of Xhosa: Africa's dominant languages are English, French, Arabic and Swahili. Xhosa is not even the dominant language in the Western Cape. Note also that it is quite impractical to think one can “forge a new identity” with a badly scared and demoralised faculty. Such an enterprise is somewhat dubious anyway – which of the world's leading universities have ever set out to forge a new identity? - but could only really be achieved if there was great enthusiasm and lots of money. It will be seen that this is an even more striking case than that of UKZN. UCT has normally seen itself as the country's top university and is, with Wits, the best known internationally. The Draft Strategic Plan is a plan to end all that. It is, indeed, a remarkable document, a singular case, a university setting out to plot its own decline. But, as at UKZN, one will no doubt find at least a handful of somewhat freakish bornagain transformation zealots on the campus, hoping to ingratiate themselves with the powers-that-be by embracing the terms of their own capitulation. The question again arises, though, as to whether the Western Cape and Cape Town city governments can really accept such a capitulation. It is not that they have always relied on UCT to produce competent professionals. It is much more than that. UCT, as the country's top university, has always been the jewel in Cape Town's crown – that is why, after all, Iqbal Surve's Cape Times has gone to such lengths to make trouble for the university and sought to undermine it. This has all been part of the larger ANC strategy to undermine DA-led Cape Town. There has, after all, been no similar campaigns against their local universities by the Independent Newspaper group through the Mercury in Durban, the Star in Johannesburg, or the Pretoria News in Pretoria. And there is no doubt that Surve and the ANC have understood how vital UCT is to Cape Town. But even they cannot have hoped that UCT would commit hari-kiri. There seems only one logical alternative. All the world's most successful universities are either private foundations (as with the US Ivy League) or enjoy significant independence from the state (as with Oxford and Cambridge) because they have substantial private endowments. UCT has some endowment but nothing like enough to go independent and present policies are actively turning donor funds away. So what needs to happen is for the province and city governments to come to its rescue, assisting it with money from a large bond issue. UCT itself needs to set 154
course in a different direction and must begin by using its power to increase fees, dealing firmly with any attempted violence that that might produce. Instead of downgrading itself to the level of a tribal college, the university should capitalise on its No.1 status in Africa. It should be obvious to both the city and the province that this is in their own vital interest. The more that UCT is a beacon of learning for the whole of Africa, the more that the Cape becomes the continent's intellectual capital. But if UCT goes down the drain, both the city and the province will suffer disastrously. UCT has, after all, an incredibly favourable market position. Africa's growing middle class desperately needs to find an affordable university destination for their children which is competitive with what European and American universities offer at a much higher price. Currently only UCT, Wits and Stellenbosch are really in the market to satisfy that demand â€“ for a market of one billion people which will almost double in size in the next thirty years. And UCT is currently No.1 and is already drawing some students from the rest of Africa. Instead of imposing a Xhosa language requirement to drive them away, UCT has to grow that base energetically. At the moment the Nigerian, Ghanaian and Kenyan elites all send their children to British and American universities (they want English, not Xhosa and not even Yoruba, Hausa or Kikuyu) at great expense. They would be delighted to send them to UCT instead. No doubt quite a few of their academics would like to teach at UCT as well. In other words, UCT should copy what most South African big businesses are doing and move energetically into the rest of Africa. The last thing any of them want is to be confined to the South African market which is parochial and stagnant: they want growth. UCT should be the same and should become Africa's top university, not just South Africa's. The only thing that really matters is maintaining and increasing UCT's position in the international rankings: merit, merit and more merit is the key, not race. That is the basis on which all other leading universities in the world work and anyone who wants to count among their number has to play the game the same way. That is simply non-negotiable. Harvard, Oxford or Stanford would never dream of handicapping themselves with what passes for â€œtransformationâ€? here. Meanwhile, being an African university is not a new identity which needs to be chosen; UCT ineluctably has that identity anyway, though it would do well to increase its French, Arabic and Swahili language skills. As it is, it can thank its lucky stars that it is English-speaking since more and more of the world wants degrees in that language. As it launches itself towards that market leader position UCT would need to galvanise both domestic and international financial support. The big international institutions are keenly aware that there are almost no good universities left in Africa and know how vital it is to the continent's future to keep some bright lights burning in African higher education. The aim should be for UCT to be able to decline any further financial assistance from the South African state and move towards financial independence, buoyed initially by 155
support from its city and province. Of course, financial independence would doubtless mean that the university would have to accept the disciplines of the market, though the aim would be – as at all the world's best universities – to have sufficient funds to be able to offer scholarships to bright but needy students. There is little doubt that the adoption of such a target could do wonders for UCT's demoralized and fearful faculty and could inspire real enthusiasm and commitment. It is an ambitious target and getting there would require courage, determination and leadership. But since the alternative is to plan for a steep and inevitable decline, there is really no point in refusing to set one's sights high. Already many better-off South Africans are wondering whether they should try to send their children to British universities because they are fearful of what disruption and decline will do to local universities. It is crucial for the whole country that that does not happen for then we would end up in the position of, say, Nigeria, where the better-off have off-shored their money, their children's education and all too often their children's futures. It is very difficult for a country to develop from such a state of dependency. And there are still at least some people of intelligence and patriotic commitment within the ANC. It should not be impossible to convince them that the country's future is best secured by having strong, independent and successful universities, not more trainwrecked institutions, of which we already have too many. http://www.politicsweb.co.za/opinion/can-uct-be-allowed-todie?utm_source=Politicsweb+Daily+Headlines&utm_campaign=62d757af3bDHN_3_May_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a86f25db99-62d757af3b130042309 Afgelaai op 5 Mei 2016 – HBH.
Howard College: University of Natal (Durban) The University of KwaZulu-Natal was formed on 1 January 2004 as a result of the merger between the University of Durban-Westville and the University of Natal. The new university brings together the rich histories of both the former Universities. The University of Durban-Westville was established in the 1960s as the University College for Indians on Salisbury Island in Durban Bay. Student numbers throughout the 1960s were low as a result of the Congress Alliances’ policy of shunning apartheid structures. This policy gave way in the 1980s to a strategy of “education under protest” which sought to transform apartheid institutions into sites of struggle. Student numbers grew rapidly and in 1971, the College was granted University status. The following year, the newly-named University of Durban-Westville moved into its modern campus in Westville and was a site of major anti-apartheid struggle. UDW became an autonomous institution in 1984, opening up to students of all races. Founded in 1910 as the Natal University College in Pietermaritzburg, the University of Natal was granted independent University status in 1949 owing to its rapid growth in numbers, its wide range of courses and its achievements in and opportunities for
research. By that time, the NUC was already a multi-campus institution, having been extended to Durban after World War 1. The distinctive Howard College building was opened in 1931, following a donation by Mr T B Davis, whose son Howard Davis was killed during the Battle of Somme in World War I. In 1946, the government approved a Faculty of Agriculture in Pietermaritzburg and, in 1947, a Medical School for African, Indian and Coloured students in Durban. The two KwaZulu-Natal universities were among the first batch of South African institutions to merge in 2004 in accordance with the government’s higher educational restructuring plans that will eventually see the number of higher educational institutions in South Africa reduced from 36 to 21. Confirmed by a Cabinet decision in December 2002, the mergers are the culmination of a wide-ranging consultative process on the restructuring of the Higher Education Sector that began in the early 1990s. http://www.ukzn.ac.za/about-ukzn/history afgelaai op 5 Mei 2016.
‘We are not the apartheid police’ – Police comment on brothels “The Police of the current dispensation are not operating like the apartheid police where certain people were not allowed on certain place at certain times. We governed by the constitution of the country and other legislation. (sic)” April 17, 2016
A photo and interview sent to brig. Mohlala in response to the fact that you cannot simply arrest someone because of how they are dressed. This is the answer given by the Head of Communication for the Provincial Office of the Police by brig. Selvy Mohlala in reply to why police are doing nothing to combat the ever growing prostitution and brothel problem in Middelburg.
In a desperate attempt to get answers about why the criminal laws, as well as the municipal bylaws of the Steve Tshwete Municipality are not being upheld, questions were sent to Capt. Khanyisile Zwane of the local police communication office, Prudence Magutle of the Steve Tshwete communication office as well as the acting station commander col Manus Oosthuizen, the office of the mayor and the provincial police communication office. Questions raised in November last year, were once again brought up. The police were asked the following: • Why has nothing been done? • Why are sex workers allowed to shamelessly conduct their business with police taking no action? • Why are law abiding citizens being intimidated to move out of their homes to make way for criminal activities? • Why do law abiding residents have to suffer financially and physically by losing tenants, rent and by being intimidated at the hands of people who break the law? The Sexual Offences Act allows police to take immediate action should the suspicion of a brothel arise. All they need for search and arrest warrants are three statements. Brig. Mohlala had the following to say: “Firstly we need to understand that we cannot arrest a person by the virtue of the fact that he or she is on the street. Secondly you cannot arrest a person because of the (sic) dress code. The only prospects for arrest is if we found two people engaging in sexual intercourse on a public space.” How he deems it possible to catch two people engaging in sexual intercourse when they make use of a private residence for illegal purposes, guarded by fellow sex workers and their handlers, remains a mystery. When a crime is made easy to commit and almost impossible to prove, it is common sense to expect it to flourish, as is the case with the brothels in Meyer Street and drug dealers in general. In response to his reply, brig. Mohlala was sent photos and videos proving the fact that these are not merely a matter of dress code or about someone being ‘on the street.’ That is when the ever predictable ‘race-card’ was pulled. Combating crime and arresting law-breakers were compared to ‘apartheid police’ as if arresting sex workers, closing down a brothel and cutting off a R90 000 per month cash flow to criminals were compared to chasing people of a certain colour out of certain suburbs at a certain time. Or is this one of the issues, the possibility that the brothels in Middelburg and the people that complain about them are seen as ‘white’ complainants having a problem with ‘black’ neighbours. The evasive answer is yet to be revealed. Questions sent to the municipality about why they are not upholding the bylaws, preventing someone from advertising their business by shouting in a public place, why sex workers are allowed to loiter in public (a sidewalk is deemed a public space) 158
for the purpose of prostitution and why the bylaw that clearly states that no one is allowed to keep a building, house or even a room as a brothel, remains unanswered. Read previous stories here: What was in that envolope Video: Prostitutes ‘fight over clients’ Video – (Not for sensitive listeners): House used by prostitutes Sex trade booming in Middelburg Update: Victory againts prostitution ‘Everyone is buying sex’ In November, with the first email, Mrs Magutle promised meetings with shareholders and to give a substantial answer in due time. It never happened. It seems that the municipality is content with keeping its mouth shut and its reputation intact. When the time comes to convey to the world that Steve Tshwete Municipality have received yet another clean audit, communication channels will surely be buzzing. For now however, all is quiet on the Western Front.
An interview and photo with one of the sex workers in the reception area of one of the brothels.
How can police claim that they do not know it is a brothel if they are constantly ‘attending complaints’ at the houses? 159
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The question is, who appointed Phiyega? MERCURY / 04 May 2016 at 14:31pm- By: Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya It was left to a police officer with two months' experience to make the biggest decision in post-apartheid SA, writes Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya. Durban - This week Judge Cornelis Claasen started the probe into National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega’s fitness to hold office. President Jacob Zuma asked Judge Claasen, assisted by advocates Bernard Khuzwayo and Anusha Rawjee, to establish whether Phiyega and her leadership misled the Marikana Commission of Inquiry by hiding the fact that police decided to implement the option to use maximum force - read “kill if necessary” - against the striking workers at the Rustenburg mine. The meeting took place the night before the Marikana massacre of 34 miners and the wounding of 78 others. Judge Farlam has said Phiyega did mislead the commission. As things stand, Phiyega, former North West provincial commissioner LieutenantGeneral Zukiswa Mbombo, provincial officers Major-General Ganasen Naidoo and Brigadier Ledile Malahlela could face criminal charges if the Independent Police Investigative Directorate finds reason for this. As with the recently concluded Arms Deal commission, the state will once again spend millions of much-needed cash on an outcome that anyone with common sense can see from a mile away. Mangwashi Victoria Phiyega was never suitable to be a national police commissioner. In fact, one way of establishing Phiyega’s fitness for office, which should have happened before she took the job, would have been to ask her if she thought she was up to it. If she said yes, then that would be ample proof that she wasn’t the woman for the job. Phiyega couldn’t possibly have been the best woman for such a specialised job. She must have known this. Her CV suggests she’s no airhead. She’s an accomplished woman. Knowing what I know about our media, I’m sure our investigative journalists would have turned over every stone to find dirt on her and opened every cupboard to find skeletons that would have made her morally and ethically unworthy of the position. They didn’t find anything. I can’t think of any other job that requires one to be an expert on crime-fighting, prevention and detection, as the chief executive of a 190 000 workforce spread over 1 300 branches across the country.
It also required one to have a thick skin and turn a deaf ear to the people who will blame you for every crime - ranging from cash-van heists to men raping their partners in their homes - and then still have a rubber spine to bend to the will of the powers-that-be. Phiyega should have simply said no. She didn’t and here we are. Absent from the dock, as it were, would be the person or persons who thought she was fit for office. In that sense, the Phiyega inquiry is another case of selective accountability. A national police commissioner doesn’t appoint herself. That it was left to a police officer with two months’ experience to make the biggest decision a law enforcement officer has had to make in post-apartheid South Africa is an indictment on those who appointed her. I hope the inquiry will establish who appointed her and what they must have promised they would do to compensate for the obvious skills gap. They would have to explain how they saw the maverick appointment working out. It is often pointed out, correctly so, that her predecessors Bheki Cele and Jackie Selebi had no policing experience when they were appointed. What these two had between them was the political gravitas and experience of working within a state machinery that invariably makes room for party considerations. Incidentally, many of those who heaped scorn on the appointments of Cele and Selebi had nothing but praise for the then minister of safety and security (as it was known), Steve Tshwete, when he appointed SAB chairman Meyer Kahn to head the police service. Kahn replaced General George Fivaz, the only career police officer to have been at the helm of the force (they are a force even if they call themselves a service). 32 All that Fivaz had going for him was that he was a policeman by training. It wasn’t good enough. As with Cele, Selebi and Phiyega’s appointments, the consensus was that the job required more than having a cop’s skills. It needed a tough business head as well as the respect of the political elites, hence Kahn’s optimistic but ultimately futile appointment. Phiyega will probably be humiliated, to the relish of the many foes she has made since accepting the job. Victims and family members of those massacred at Marikana will find some joy in at least one head rolling. But as we talk about transformation in the workplace, we must also ask the SAPS and the government an important question: What have they done in the 22 years of democratic government to ensure that they groom a policeman with the right 32
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political credentials, academic and business qualifications and respect of their peers to stop the treadmill of national commissioners going nowhere? * Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya is the editor of The Mercury. Follow him on Twitter @fikelelom http://www.iol.co.za/mercury/the-question-is-who-appointed-phiyega-2017413
SAPS waste R2m on awards: Zakhele Mbhele Zakhele Mbhele |25 April 2016 DA says bulk of money could have been used for vehicles, infrastructure upgrades, specialised equipment or the recruitment of more officers Under-resourced police spend R2 million on Excellence Awards 25 April 2016 A reply to a parliamentary question has revealed that almost R2 million was spent on the Annual South African Police Service National Excellence Awards held at the Sandton Convention Centre earlier this year. This while the SAPS around the country remains chronically underresourced while crime continues to soar year on year. While the DA is mindful that police employees should be recognised for their roles in the fight against crime in South Africa, it is simply unacceptable to spend such an exorbitant amount on an awards ceremony. The cost of the most recent police awards, held in March this year, increased by a massive 48% compared to the previous year and illustrates the inability of SAPS management to prioritise funds effectively. In recent years, the SAPS has been plagued by the “four U’s” (under-resourced, under-trained, under-equipped and under-staffed) that impacts directly on the police service’s ability to carry out their responsibility to protect the citizens of this country. For an effective police service and the reduction of crime in South Africa, we need to ensure that the “four U’s” are diligently addressed and efforts made to mitigate the “four U's"’ effect on crime in our nation are resolved. To this end SAPS officers need to have the necessary resources, training, equipment and staff they need to carry out their jobs of keeping South Africans safe. The R1,93 million spent on the awards ceremony could have been better utilised on police vehicles, infrastructure upgrades, specialised equipment or the recruitment of more officers. The latest crime statistics, released in September last year, showed an overall increase in crime nationally. It is clear that where the SAPS are most underresourced, crime is highest. Yet, poor leadership and a failure to adequately assign the resources the SAPS leadership has continued to constrain the SAPS’ ability to prevent and respond to crime. 162
The appropriate resourcing of the SAPS is a national competency and the SAPS is constitutionally enjoined to act to prevent and curb spikes in violent crime on the rise. Specifically, the effect of under-resourcing is presently rearing its head in Manenberg in the Western Cape, where gang-related violence is endangering the lives of all who live there. The massive increase in spending on the Annual South African Police Service National Excellence Awards once again shows the lack of prioritisation, good management and leadership within the SAPS. A DA government can and will bring an improved police service with competent management who have the right priorities to ensure well-resourced, adequately staffed, fully equipped, proficiently trained police officers at station level to tackle and reduce crime that injures the dignity of all South Africans. Issued by Zakhele Mbhele, DA Shadow Minister of Police, 25 April 2016 http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politics/saps-waste-r2-million-on-awards-zakhelembhele?utm_source=Politicsweb+Daily+Headlines&utm_campaign=05d2575fa1ABTest_26_April_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a86f25db99-05d2575fa1130042309
Sports codes will be punished for missing race targets - Fikile Mbalula News24 | 25 April 2016 Sports minister revokes the privilege of ASA, CSA, NSA and SARU to bid for international tournaments Minister Fikile Mbalula: Eminent Persons Group on Transformation in Sport Report 25 April 2016 Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr Gert Oosthuizen, MECs for Sport and Recreation,Director-General of Sport and Recreation, Mr Alec Moemi, President of SASCOC, Mr Gideon Sam, CEO SASCOC, Mr Tubby Reddy, Representatives of Federations and Sports bodies, Members of the Eminent Persons Group on Sports Transformation, Ladies and gentlemen of the media, Today I am pleased and delighted to receive the results of the third Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Transformation in Sport Report for 2014/2015. This occasion also presents me with the opportunity to pronounce on the Transformation Barometer as submitted to me by the EPG in its dual capacity as an Advisory Committee and Transformation Commission.
The findings and outcomes of the report are presented to the 19 federations and the South African citizenry for public scrutiny, critical reflections and flawless execution by our federations and sport bodies. It is my intention to afford an opportunity to all the 19 sporting codes mentioned above to consider the findings and recommendations with a view to revert to me with individual barometers clearly spelling out transformation targets covering the next five years. I have written to the 14 additional federations inviting them to present to me their barometer and prepare themselves for signing Memoranda of Agreements with the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa as a matter of urgency. These federations and sport bodies are Basketball, Chess, Table Tennis, Softball, Volleyball, Boxing, Hockey, Gymnastic, Swimming, Baseball, Rowing, Bowls, Juskei and Tennis. You will recall, ladies and gentlemen, that the transformation status report referred to above covered Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, South African Football Association, Netball South Africa and South African Rugby Union. These ‘big five’ federations provided the EPG Secretariat with information and data that was analysed and thus enabling the EPG to interpret the data in line with our multi-dimensional scorecard embedded in our transformation charter. It is on this basis that the EPG made its findings and recommendations to the Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa. The findings and recommendations were announced at a public event in May 2015. Thereafter the five federations, had out of their own volition, signed a Memoranda of Agreements (MoA) with the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa in 2015. The MoA is premised on the transformation barometer with clear and concrete transformation targets and goals over the next five years. The MoA further delineates roles and responsibilities of each party to the agreement and stipulates punitive measures to be taken in the event of non-compliance. I take this opportunity to remind you what these punitive measures entail. In the event of a federation failing to meet its own set transformation targets, it is within my right and prerogative to consider applying any of the following penalties: I may suspend or withdraw Government’s funding to the said federation due to noncompliance; I may withdraw Government’s recognition of the particular federation as a National Federation and where after I will publish such a decision in the Government Gazette; In essence, I may revoke the privilege of a federation to host and bid for major and mega International tournaments in the Republic and withdraw recognition of the said federation;
I may withdraw the federation’s opportunity to be awarded national colours via SASCOC to players who participate under the auspices of that particular federation in order to represent the Republic internationally and nationally;
I may terminate the relationship and any cooperation between SRSA and the said federation due to non-compliance.
Finally, I may withdraw political support and endorsements for sponsorships.
Ladies and Gentlemen I am applying these measures informed by the urgent task for the sport sector to reconstruct the fragmented and deeply discriminatory sport and recreation landscape by establishing a unified sports system that is underpinned by the principles of democracy, equity, transparency, demographic representation, access and increased participation. The third EPG Report reminds us and confirms that social reconstruction of our sport and recreation system has linkages to economic development in t h e context of global economies and competitiveness. This report offers respite from the suffocating prism through which we as South Africans view our past and present. At this hour of destiny, South Africa needs more than ever before, sport for development and peace. This report is about the future of South African sport provisioning and quality of opportunities to all sport-loving people of our beloved country. The Transformation Charter, is the loadstar of the sport movement that draws our attention to the immediate and inevitable necessity for the Sport System to Transform for both Moral and Strategic imperatives: Morally: Because it is “the right thing to do” considering the grave injustices of the past; and Strategically; because of the reality that 84% of the country’s under 18 year old population grouping is Black African and only 16% is white, Coloured and Indian. To ignore this strategic reality from sustainability perspective alone would be suicidal. Thus the reasons for sport organisations to transform rapidly have not only become compelling it had become fundamental. I have applied my mind to the aforementioned reality and have taken into account the strides made by men and women within the sports movement to achieve transformation goals. I recognise and acknowledge the political will and tremendous efforts made by federations and sport bodies in the implementation of National Sport and Recreation Plan and its attendant Transformation Charter. It is not my intention to disrupt the momentum gained from the implementation of the Transformation Barometer and the global competitive edge of some federations and sports bodies. However, I am mindful of the urgent task for federations to move with speed in the direction of providing quality of opportunities and access to the youth of our country. 165
On the basis of the aforementioned reasons I have therefore resolved not to revoke punitive measures that may either paralyse our federations financially or deny opportunities to our athletes to compete continentally and globally. I have therefore resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa (ASA), Cricket South Africa (CSA), Netball South Africa (NSA) and South African Rugby (SARU) to host and bid for major and mega international tournaments in the Republic of South Africa as a consequence of the aforementioned federation, not meeting their own set transformation targets with immediate effect. I will review this decision when considering the results of the 2016/2017 Transformation Barometer. In respect of the South African Football Association, I am delighted that the SAFA has met its transformation targets. I will however issue a Ministerial directive to SAFA as a consequence of their poor drive to penetrate and roll-out football in former model C schools and private schools. I am directing all federations and sport bodies to establish transformation committees and appoint transformation officers as cricket and rugby has done. These structures must be mainstreamed and be integrated in all business units of the federations and sport bodies. I have issued the Director-General to convene a Special Heads of Department s meeting (HEDCOM) to consider the EPG Report implications on the recommendations pertaining to Government. These include but not limited to school sport, club development, funding for sport and facilities. Ladies and Gentlemen, the transformation project must succeed as our Government directed the sport sector to among others:
Promote social cohesion and nation building across society through increased interaction across race and class through sport. Advocate for transformation in sport and recreation. Develop talented athletes by providing them with opportunities to excel. Support high performance athletes to achieve success in international sport competitions. Increase by 10% annually the number of citizens accessing sport and recreation activities.
I end by expressing my gratitude and word of appreciation to Members of the Eminent Persons Group on Transformation in Sport, their invaluable contribution to the sport and recreation community. Their steady hand and unremitting endeavours places the sport movement on a progressive growth and development trajectory. The production of the third EPG transformation status report would not be possible had it not been for the diligent behind the scene work driven by Dr Basson and his team. The Director-General of Sport and Recreation SA has been a pillar of strength and support to the EPG in the last three years. 166
I am looking forward to the successful implementation of the EPG on Sport Transformation findings and recommendations. I believe that given the political will and support from Government at all spheres and the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), we will achieve an accessible, adequately funded, demographically representative and equitable, democratic and non-racial sporting landscape. Issued by Sport and Recreation South Africa, 25 April 2016 http://www.politicsweb.co.za/news-and-analysis/fikile-mbalula-punishes-sportscodes-for-missingr?utm_source=Politicsweb+Daily+Headlines&utm_campaign=05d2575fa1ABTest_26_April_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a86f25db99-05d2575fa1130042309
Sporting ban a smokescreen to hide ANC failure to develop sport Solly Malatsi Solly Malatsi | 25 April 2016 The decision taken by the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, to ban certain sporting bodies from bidding for international tournaments is a poorly thought out gimmick to hide the ANCâ€™s continuous failure to develop sport for black South Africans and undo the damaging legacy of Apartheid. The reality is that this ban will not make any substantial difference to the status quo, as none of these federations have formally submitted bids for mega events, nor has government offered to support any existing bids. This shows just how much the ANC has changed. Instead of doing what is needed to put the most vulnerable in our society first, they opt for a smokescreen that will do nothing to correct more than 300 years of colonialism and Apartheid. In the past, the evil Apartheid government deliberately and maliciously sought to ensure that only white South Africans received resources - this included sport. 22 years after our first democratic elections, little has been done to undo this legacy. Instead, astro-turfs are built at Nkandla for the President and his friends. The DA, as part of its founding values, upholds and cherishes diversity. We want all sporting teams to reflect all the people who call South Africa home. We want this to be done by sustained and rapid development of sporting infrastructure and grassroots development in those communities who still carry the burden of the past. Because we know that if every child is provided with an equal opportunity, and if structural racialised inequality is addressed, every team would reflect our beautiful nation.
The sad truth is that this ban will do nothing to change the status quo, because the ANC will continue to waste money on corruption, and do little to provide opportunities for black South Africans who need it most. The DA wants to bring about the change that is needed to change the horrific legacy of the past – this is change that will create jobs, deliver better services, and stop corruption. This is the change that will move South Africa forward again. Issued by Solly Malatsi, DA Shadow Minister of Sport, 25 April 2016 http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politics/sporting-ban-a-smokescreen-to-hide-anc-failureto-?utm_source=Politicsweb+Daily+Headlines&utm_campaign=05d2575fa1ABTest_26_April_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a86f25db99-05d2575fa1130042309
Fikile Mbalula's meddling against international sports rules – AfriForum Sport Minister’s prohibition on major events clashes with international sport regulations AfriForum is of the opinion that the prohibition by Fikile Mbalula, South Africa’s Minister of Sport, on SA Rugby, Cricket SA, Netball SA and Athletics SA to apply for the hosting of major international sporting events, conflicts with international sport regulations. According to the civil rights organisation, the international sport regulations expressly forbids any form of political interference in sport. Kallie Kriel, CEO of AfriForum, says the organisation will instruct its legal team to investigate action steps to submit complaints to the international sports bodies. “The Minister’s prohibition is nothing more than blackmailing sports bodies into imposing Government’s racial ideology of transformation.” Kriel points out that the greatest obstacle to ensure access for all South Africans to sport events lies with Government itself. “It is also Government’s responsibility to provide sporting facilities and a good functioning education system where children are exposed to sport.” Issued by Kallie Kriel, CEO, AfriForum, 25 April 2016 http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politics/sport-ministers-prohibition-conflicts-withinterna?utm_source=Politicsweb+Daily+Headlines&utm_campaign=05d2575fa1ABTest_26_April_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a86f25db99-05d2575fa1130042309
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Interessante artikel: Dominique Venner: Leon Lemmer Een van die mees interessante artikels wat ek in ‘n lang tyd onder oë gehad het, het in PRAAG verskyn. Lees gerus: Dominique Venner, ‘n regse Franse historikus: Leon Lemmer
Foto van Dominique Venner Posted by: Leon Lemmer 23 APRIL 2016 In Europa is daar skuldgevoelens omdat die twee wêreldoorloë daar ontstaan het. Daar is ‘n diepe besef van die ontwrigting en verwoesting wat tydens oorlogvoering aangerig word. Daar is gevolglik groot begrip vir vlugtelinge en ontheemdes uit gedestabiliseerde gebiede. Dit is waarom daar so sagkens teen die invloei van immigrante opgetree word. Hoe groter die skuldgevoel, hoe meer die empatie. Dit is waarom die Duitse regering die grootste toevloei van immigrante verduur. Dit is ook waarom regse politiek na die Tweede Wêreldoorlog stadiger in Duitsland as in Frankryk ontwikkel het. In Frankryk het die Nouvelle Droite (Nuwe Regses) onder die leiding van Alain de Benoist (gebore in 1943) en GRECE, ‘n navorsings- en studiegroep oor Europese beskawing (gestig in 1968), tot stand gekom. Een van die medewerkers was Dominique Venner (1935-2013). Hy was ‘n nasionalistiese, anti-kommunistiese aktivis. Hy noem kommunisme die vyand van Europa (bron hier onder, Kindle 304). Hy is uit die skool geskors omdat hy ‘n kommunistiese plakkaat verwyder het (310). Hy vergelyk die rolle wat nasionaliste en kommuniste in die Franse weerstand teen die Duitse besetting in die Tweede Wêreldoorlog gespeel het: “Venner stresses the degree to which traditional French nationalists played heroic roles in this struggle, in contrast to the French Communists, who went from collaborating with the invaders to killing their enemies after the German evacuation” (88). In die jare vyftig, kort na die begin van die Algerynse Oorlog, het Venner twee jaar lank teen die Moslems geveg. Toe die Hongaarse opstand in 1956 deur Sowjetmagte onderdruk is, was Venner een van diegene wat die kantore van die Franse Kommunistiese Party in Parys aangeval het. In 1961 het hy deelgeneem aan ‘n mislukte staatsgreep teen die regering van Charles de Gaulle, wat die belange van die blanke Algeryne versaak het. Van De Gaulle sê Venner: “He severely lacked any noble-mindedness himself” (356). Venner het 18 maande tronkstraf uitgedien. Van 1971 af het hy sy aandag eerder op geskiedkundige navorsing en publikasie toegespits. Hy is onmiskenbaar ‘n Franse geskiedkundige, soos wat Hermann Giliomee, volgens eie erkenning, ‘n Afrikaner- (maar nie-regse) historikus is. Venner was ongetwyfeld ‘n man van entoesiastiese aksie, al het die verlangde resultate dikwels agterweë gebly. “I do, however, believe in the positive effects of radical thought” (368). Kenmerkend van sy lewe was verset teen Franse identiteitsvernietiging en intense besorgdheid oor die toekoms van Europese beskawing. Hy het dit teen die toename van immigrante in Frankryk gehad; immigrante afkomstig uit die Derde Wêreld in die algemeen en Moslems uit NoordAfrika (veral Algerië) in die besonder. Hy het gefabriseerde multikulturaliteit as ‘n onding van veral Amerikaanse oorsprong beskou. In Algerynse stede, soos Algiers en Oran, word die werkloses en leeglêers wat in die openbaar rondstaan “muurleuners” genoem. Baie van daardie muurleuners kan deesdae in Franse stede gesien word. Dit is nie ‘n resep vir voorspoed en vooruitgang nie.
Venner was die trotse pa van vyf kinders. Kort nadat wetgewing in Frankryk goedgekeur is wat selfdegeslaghuwelike* toelaat, het hy as ‘n teken van openbare protes selfmoord in die katedraal Notre Dame gepleeg deur homself in die kop te skiet. Van hom kan gesê word: “He refused to live in a degenerate society” (1083). Ook: “He was in discord with the era he lived in” (1180). “It often takes great courage to stay alive, but it also take great courage to detach ourselves from the temptation to prolong our life despite both its degradation and the machinations of fate” (1214). Al drie hierdie aanhalings kan op my en my verhouding met die nuwe Suid-Afrika toegepas word. [*Naas die twee tradisionele geslagte word ‘n derde of oorgangsgeslag of tussentoestand met minstens sewe variasies, LGBTIQA (lesbies, gay, biseksueel, transgender, interseksueel, queer en aseksueel), deesdae erken. Kinders word egter steeds en feitlik uitsluitlik op die tradisionele, natuurlike manier verwek.] Myns insiens is daar ‘n beletsel op selfdood. Venner se selfdood is moontlik geïnspireer deur die voorbeeld wat deur die Japanese outeur Yukio Mishima (19251970) gestel is (1083). “Death is preferable to a life not worth living” (1108). Maar ‘n mens moet besef dat “the right to suicide” (1173) die betrokke subjek van alle moontlikhede (denke, handelinge, belewing) in die sintuiglike werklikheid ontneem. Selfdood is ‘n nie-herhaalbare, dus eenmalige, protesaksie en dus in daardie sin onbevredigend. Ek verkies om eerder nog voort te veg teen bv onreg, immoraliteit en ondoeltreffendheid. Sommige van Venner se boeke is in ander tale vertaal, maar nie in Engels nie. In 2011 is hy gevra om ‘n oorsig van sy werk te skryf vir publikasie in Engels. Dit het hy ongelukkig nie gedoen nie. Daar is, wat hom betref, op ‘n makliker opsie besluit. Die joernalis Pauline Lecomte het sogenaamde onderhoude met hom gevoer. Die resultaat is ‘n teks wat veronderstel is om ‘n inleiding tot sy denke te wees: The shock of history: religion, memory, identity (London: Arktos, 2015, 160p; Amazon Kindle $5,13). Die boek is in 2011 in Frans gepubliseer en deur Charlie Wilson in goeie Engels vertaal. In die boektitel word na religie verwys, maar Venner het voorkeur aan die heidense idees van die antieke Grieke gegee: “Paganism in no way previewed our present multicultural, feminist culture” (76). Hy dateer die Europese beskawing terug tot by veral Homerus (8ste eeu vC). Wanneer hy na religie verwys, het hy egter dikwels bloot hedendaagse manies in gedagte, bv: “The opiate of the masses for whom football games serve as the high mass. This religion’s tablets of law are human rights, or the right to zombification, which becomes man’s moral obligation. The dogmas are those of humanitarianism, whose secular arm is NATO, national, and international courts. Its witchhunters seek out and destroy difference, individuality, love of life, nature, the past, critical thinking, and those who refuse to be martyred before the almighty deity of humanitarianism” (1540). Uit die teks is dit duidelik dat daar nie konvensionele onderhoude met Venner gevoer is waarin hy spontaan mondeling gereageer het nie. Dit was blykbaar veel eerder soos die onderhoude wat via die internet gevoer word. Venner noem dit “a dynamic method of presenting my works and thoughts” (224). Vir my bly die resultaat onbevredigend omdat die onderwerpe nie grondig en sistematies aangespreek word nie. Die publikasie is nogtans glad nie sonder verdienste nie. 171
Daar word baie gekerm en geskryf oor kolonialisme asof die gevolge daarvan net sleg was en is. Een van die redes vir hierdie oorvloedige afkeer is omdat net blanke lande op hierdie manier gediskrediteer word. Oor die weerslag van kolonialisme, naamlik die grootskaalse invloei van wettige en onwettige immigrante uit die Derde Wêreld na voormalige koloniale lande, is tot onlangs meesal geswyg. In hierdie neokolonialisme neem die verskuiwing van mense groter afmetings aan (of kan groter afmetings aanneem) as tydens die kolonialisme van destyds. Histories het kolonialisme die kolonies ten minste in sekere opsigte, bv met die skepping van infrastruktuur, bevoordeel. Neo-kolonialisme, daarenteen, lei tot die oorvoorsiening van armlastiges wat parasiteer op welsynstelsels en die kwaliteit van die gasheerlande se lewenswyse ondermyn. Dit is ook ‘n feit dat dit nie net mense uit vorige kolonies is wat hulle in die betrokke koloniale land (probeer) vestig nie; dese en gene (vlugtelinge asook ekonomies-kansvattende immigrante) maak in groot getalle hulle selfgoedgekeurde opwagting. Venner praat van “the colonisation of Europe by extra-European migrants” (522). Wat feitlik deurgaans verswyg word, is dat dit ‘n misdaad is om sonder ‘n geldige paspoort (en dikwels ook ‘n visum) ‘n landsgrens oor te steek. Die “shock of history” in die boektitel het betrekking op hierdie massa-immigrasie. “Europeans are now in the process of being colonised in the name of the very same principle against which they do not know how to defend themselves: if all men are brothers, nothing can stop the arrival of others on our doorstep … Europe has been thrown, naked and defenceless, into a world aching to vengefully humiliate her” (187). “The key word here is identitarian. In this way, Islam is not simply a religion. It is in fact much more than that: it is ‘a community, a law, a civilisation'” (200). Moslemkultuur word oorheersend deur Islamreligie bepaal, wat op sy beurt geen ander religie duld nie en dus ook geen ander kultuur (bv Westers/Europees) nie. “In order to zombify the once rebellious European people, mass immigration has proved most useful. This has allowed the importation of cheap foreign labour, all the while destroying national identities. The installation of non-native living areas further accelerates the proletarisation* of European workers. Deprived of the protective powers of a coherent nation, they become ‘naked proletariats’, zombies in power, as they are blamed for imaginary crimes attributed to their ancestors, such as colonisation. An unexpected difficulty, however, has come from the immigrants themselves. Strangers to European social conduct, they have built Islamised communities in the ghettos. Entire regions of sovereign territories are now breaking free from the laws of the republic in favour of self-government, policed by the ‘older brothers’ of their communities” (1527). [* Proletariaat: “Klas sonder besittings; onderste laag van die samelewing” (HAT).] Sekularisasie/verwêreldliking het veroorsaak dat die christelike godsdiens nie meer ‘n samebindende mag in Europa is nie; in elk geval nie in dieselfde mate as voorheen nie, al bly Europese moraliteit breedweg op Christelike waardes geskoei. Europa moet saamstaan teen die kulturele bedreiging van veral Islam en is gevolglik op soek na nuwe bande: “Ties capable of uniting Europeans with each other and arming them morally so that they may confront the impending threat of complete disappearance into the great void of the universal melting pot and of ‘brazilisation'”
(218). “Brazilisation” verwys na die grootskaalse etniese verbastering wat daar reeds eeue lank in Brasilië plaasvind. “We must rise above political and denominational variables and rediscover the permanence of tradition, which has permeated our founding poems for millennia” (224). Daardie “founding poems” van Europese beskawing is veral Homerus se Ilias en Odyssee: “My holy texts are the Illiad and the Odyssey, the founding poems of the European soul” (380). “We are tasked with recovering the spiritual continuity of our primordial tradition” (387). “The ancient Greek city-states … were founded upon the ethnic homogeneity of their citizens. Remember too that their fate, like that of all states, was dependent upon the quality of the leading class” (1958). “Like plants, men cannot exist without roots” (1744). “My stated intention was to lay the groundwork for a reformation through the discovery of our origins” (1789). “With Homer, the future takes root in the memory of the past” (2536). As ‘n polities regse verwys Venner na die “Hyperborea” van die antieke Grieke (245), wat eintlik maar ‘n sinoniem vir die blankes of Ariërs is. Hy verwys na “the kinship between the peoples of the Indo-European language group, who I refer to as ‘Boreans’, in reference to the legendary Hyperboreans whom the ancient Greeks saw as their ancestors” (2176). Maar etnisiteit is nie al wat in die spel is nie. “Birth alone is insufficient; it is our consciousness that makes us who we are. I exist solely through my roots, a tradition, a history, and a territory” (263). Iedere mens word kultuurloos gebore en word dan mettertyd deur ervaring (van bv die omgewing en opvoeding) ‘n kulturele wese. Met ander woorde iedere mens is geskool in ‘n bepaalde lewenswyse. “The distinctive feature of all humans, regardless of race, is the aspect of their culture that transcends their animalistic nature. In other words, people are the sum of their heredity, culture, and archetypes” (1307). Daar kan diepgewortelde kulturele verskille tussen etniese groepe wees. “I do not believe in the homogenisation of cultures, even in Europe, despite what certain corrupt elites would like us to believe” (588). Wat Venner betref moet Franse kultuur onmiskenbaar Frans bly. Hy identifiseer die ondergrawers/”moles” van daardie kultuur as “showbusiness, teaching, academia, medicine, law, and the prison system” (1552). ‘n Vorige Franse president, Nicolas Sarkozy, het gesê: “I believe that none should live in France without respecting our culture and values” (1754). Tipies Frans (en soos De Gaulle) het Venner sy mes in vir die Amerikaners, bv (dalk vergesog): “As confirmed by secret documents posted to Wikileaks in 2010, American elites have favoured extra-European and Muslim invasions of Europe by immigrants in order to break and undermine the European people” (599). “A great historical paradox has willed that the United States be both the extention of Europe and also its negation” (1577). “The American pretention to refuse their country’s European legacy is excessive. That said, the split is undeniable” (1583). Die Amerikaners sien hulleself as “the perfect society that must impose itself upon the world” (1608). Anders as die res van Amerika, die “old South retained much of its European character” (1344). Dit is juis die suidelike state van Amerika wat dikwels polities met die blanke bewind in Suid-Afrika vergelyk word. ‘n Ander raak opmerking van Venner is: “High-risk sports … has become a sort of substitute for warfare” (1382).
“I had a feeling that the Algerian War* [1954-1962] was far different than what those naïve champions for French Algeria, with whom I did not share the dream of a multiethnic utopia, thought. My sympathy lay with the Europeans under threat” (278). Nasionalisme en patriotisme was vir Venner van deurslaggewende belang. In SuidAfrika sou hy hom ongetwyfeld by die blankes geskaar het. Die verkwanseling van ons land, wat blankes sonder ‘n eie grondgebied gelaat het, sou hom rasend verontwaardig gemaak het. Hy het dit teen “the general regress of the White world” gehad (510). [* Ek onthou dat AM van Schoor, die redakteur van Die Vaderland, kort na die begin van die Algerynse Oorlog in sy radioprogram “Wêreldgebeure” voorspel het dat wat in Algerië met die blankes gebeur ‘n aanduiding sou gee van wat die lot van blankes in Suid-Afrika gaan wees. Vier dekades later is hy reg bewys.] Enigeen wat vir blankes in die bres tree, word van rassisme beskuldig. “Accusations of ‘racism’ lead to social and civic death. Hunted down by a pitiless inquisition, the accused will be convicted by the long ‘secular arm’ of the law” (1570). “We reject the egalitarian33 lie, and we bow before the hierarchies established by nature” (949). “Men exist only by what distinguishes them” (1744). Later kom hy hiernatoe terug: “We exist only by that which distinguishes us and by what is unique to us: clan, lineage, history, culture, and tradition, all of which are things we need as much as oxygen in order to truly be alive … tradition … is not the past, it is that which does not pass away. It comes to us from that which is most distant, but always present. It is our interior compass, the benchmark of all the norms that suit us and that have survived all that has tried to change us” (1819). “If a tradition survives over time, it is because it rests upon the hereditary dispositions of related peoples, and a spiritual heritage whose origin reaches back into prehistory, through the long and mysterious period that led to the emergence of the Indo-Europeans” (1844). “When it comes to European tradition, Homer is the very source itself” (2165). Daar is ‘n tradisionele Franse kultuur en ook ‘n breër Europese kultuur. Die onderskeibare kulture wat in die verskillende Europese lande aangetref word, kan dus as subkulture van die omvattende Europese kultuur beskou word. Venner noem dit die “hidden Europe” (777). Die kultuurverskille in die tradisionele Europa was nie van so ‘n diepgaande aard dat dit as “multikultureel” gekarakteriseer kon word nie; altans nie in dieselfde sin as wat hierdie woord deesdae graag gebruik word nie. Die kultuur van immigrante uit die Derde Wêreld verskil fundamenteel van die Franse en ander Europeërs se lewenswyse. Multikulturaliteit het dus ‘n negatiewe betekenis vir Europeërs. Hulle voorspoed, lewenswyse en selfs voortbestaan word deur 33
Egalitarianism (from French égal, meaning "equal")—or, rarely, equalitarianism or equalism — is a trend of thought that favorsequality for all people. Egalitarian doctrines maintain that all humans are equal in fundamental worth or social status, according to theStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the term has two distinct definitions in modern English: either as a political doctrine that all people should be treated as equals and have the same political, economic, social, and civil rights; or as a social philosophy advocating the removal of economic inequalities among people, economic egalitarianism, or thedecentralization of power. Some sources define egalitarianism as the point of view that equality reflects the natural state of humanity. Bron: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egalitarianism afgelaai op 11 Mei 2016 – HBH.
selfaangemelde vreemdelinge bedreig. Die meeste Europeërs begeer hulle eertydse monokulturaliteit. Al het gebeure Venner tot selfmoord gedryf, was hy nogtans optimisties. “Signs of popular awakening are arising all over Europe, evidence that Europeans are regaining their sense of self-awareness” (528). “I do not wish to join the chorus of pessimistic ‘declinists'” (549). “The European Union seems to be losing its political weight, and European governments are losing their faith in economic globalism and the moral code of human rights” (542). “One can clearly see the signs that guiltridden attitudes towards European history are fading. The fact that this immoral system of economic predation needs to criminalise our past in order to maintain its pretention to purity, has become all too obvious” (1806). http://praag.co.za/?p=37861&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_ca mpaign=Feed%3A+praag+%28Pro-Afrikaanse+Aksiegroep%29 afgelaai 24 April 2016.
Janusz Walus loses bid for freedom 2016-04-26 11:40 News24 Correspondent MK veterans outside the Western Cape High Court protesting against Janusz Walus's parole bid. (Tammy Petersen, News24)
Pretoria - Janusz Walus, the Polish immigrant who murdered SACP leader Chris Hani 23 years ago, has lost his application for his immediate release on parole. Judge Nicolene Janse van Nieuwenhuizen in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria dismissed Walus' application for his immediate release while appeal proceedings against a March 10 ruling that he must be released on parole within 14 days was pending. Walus and former Conservative Party MP Clive Derby-Lewis, who supplied the weapon Walus used to shoot Hani to death in the driveway of his Benoni home in 1993, were sentenced to death for the murder in October 1993. Their death sentences were commuted to life imprisonment in November 2000. Walus applied for parole in 2013, but Justice Minister Michael Masutha turned down his application in April last year.
He then launched a review application and Judge Van Nieuwenhuizen on March 10 set aside the Minister's decision and order and ordered that he must be released within 14 days. Earlier this month, she also dismissed the Minister's application for leave to appeal against her ruling. The Minister has applied to the Supreme Court of Appeal for leave to appeal against the ruling. Walus thereafter applied for an order to enforce the order for his release, claiming there were exceptional circumstances to justify his immediate release. These included his apology to the Hani family and the people of South Africa, his "positive profile" for release and the inordinate delay between his application for parole and the Minister's decision. He maintained he had become eligible for parole eight years ago. â€˜Political pressureâ€™ Walus' advocate argued that it appeared from a torrent of political comments that political pressure was being exerted on the Minister to keep him incarcerated for as long as possible. Advocate Gcina Malindi SC submitted on behalf of the SACP and the Hani family that Hani's murder remained an exceptional crime because it was an assassination of a prominent leader that was committed on the eve of our democracy and could have resulted in civil war. He argued that Walus' remorse was not sincere and that his release would undermine nation building and reconciliation. He argued that Walus had no chance or rehabilitation because of his hatred for communism and communist leaders have not changed. The Minister denied any suggestion of political pressure and said the right to liberty could be limited on just cause in terms of the Constitution. Judge Van Nieuwenhuizen found that Walus had not established exceptional circumstances to justify an enforcement order. She said the suspension of orders was a feature associated with most matters in which orders have been granted and the suspension of the release order pending appeal was an inevitable consequence of an appeal process. http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/janusz-walus-loses-bid-for-freedom20160426 retrieved 26 April 2016.
Racism a national security risk - Mahlobo 2016-04-26 11:24 - Thulani Gqirana, News24
State Security Minister David Mahlobo (Lulama Zenzile, City Press) Cape Town – Racism poses a risk to national security, State Security Minister David Mahlobo told Parliament on Tuesday. "If racism is allowed to manifest itself like in other parties, institutions, and countries, where racists are harboured and seek refuge, it poses a security risk to our national security," he said during his department's budget speech. He told MPs that over the past few months, the country had seen cases of racism which were of major concern. "It is a stark reminder of our painful past experience. It creates profound racial tensions and conflict in virtually all aspects of life in a society," he said. Mahlobo said the country could not claim to be truly free when racism reared its ugly head in institutions of higher learning, the media, and the private and public sectors. He called on South Africans to refuse to be part of "this barbaric, backward thinking and inhumane belief that some races are inherently superior physically, intellectually, or culturally to others and therefore have a right to dominate them". http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/racism-a-national-security-risk-mahlobo20160426 retrieved 26 April 2016.
Reinstate corruption charges against Zuma – deputy minister in Cabinet 2016-05-02 10:15 ; Jeremy Cronin (File) Durban – A top SA Communist Party and Cabinet member has urged that arms deal corruption charges be reinstated against President Jacob Zuma. SACP deputy general secretary and Deputy Public Works Minister Jeremy Cronin told The Mercury newspaper on Sunday that the 783 charges against Zuma should be reinstated so that the president can clear his name. Cronin said that as long as the charges “hang over him they do impact him”. This comes after the High Court in Pretoria ruled that former acting national director of public prosecutions Mokotedi Mpshe acted irrationally in April 2009 when he decided to drop the charges against Zuma.
News24 reported on Friday that the ANC downplayed the ruling, which was a result of the opposition Democratic Alliance’s decision to take the National Prosecuting Authority to court over Mpshe’s decision. "It is important to note that the court did not deal with the merits of any allegations against President Zuma, nor did it make any finding declaring guilt on any matter against President Zuma," ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said in a statement. "Today’s judgment was solely a judicial review of an administrative action taken by the NPA as allowed for in our law. We trust that it shall therefore not be used by any in our society to infer any culpability in any crime or offence by the president." http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/reinstate-corruption-charges-againstzuma-cabinet-minister-20160502 retrieved on 1 May 2016.
HNP: Mediavrystelling: Regter Mabel Jansen en Rassisme Die bohaai oor “rassisme” wat opgeskop word en dae lank aanhou telkens wanneer iemand op die onaanvaarbare gedrag of optrede van Swartmense wys soos Penny Sparrow en regter Mabel Jansen — onaanvaarbaar volgens die Witman se norme van beskaafdheid en ordentlikheid — onderstreep die feit dat rasseverskille dieper lê as velkleur. Dit onderstreep ook die verskriklike fout wat gemaak is toe Suid-Afrika in 1994 juridies tot die gemeenskaplike land van al sy inwoners gemaak is, en die grense wat vreedsame naasbestaan van die verskillende bevolkingsgroepe in Suid-Afrika bewerkstellig het, weggeneem is. Die gevolg is die heersende deurmekaarspul, agteruitgang, wanorde en “rassisme”. Ras en rasseverskille is ‘n werklikheid. Dit is onherroeplik in die skepping ingebou en is die sterkste onderskeidingfaktor tussen mensegroepe. Hoe meer dit ontken word, hoe sterker word dit beklemtoon. Ontkenning, propaganda, “opvoeding” en teorieë van die liberalisme kan dit nie verander nie, ook nie wette, lemmetjiesdraad, menseregtekommissies, gedwonge integrasie of ander dwangmiddele nie (en van lemmetjiesdraad gepraat: watter beter demonstrasie is daar dat grense die beste manier is om vyandige groepe uitmekaar te hou en vrede te herstel?). Die rasbewustheid en -vyandigheid — “rassisme” — sal voortduur totdat die heersende grondwetlike bedeling met ‘n nuwe vervang word wat uitvoering gee aan elke volk se reg op eie volkskap in sy eie grondgebied, waar elkeen sy eie kultuur, norme en waardes kan uitleef. Andries Breytenbach: Leier van die HNP
Onderwysdepartement: Swart verkragtingskultuur ‘n kopseer in skole
Swanger in gr. 3. Hoe gebeur dit? Posted by: PRAAG 11 May 2016Deel op Google+Deel op LinkedinDeel op Pinterest Die heksejag teen die “rassistiese” regter Mabel Jansen – wat vermoedelik gevoer word om EFF-leier Julius Malema se politieke loopbaan te red – het Suid-Afrika se swart verkragtingskultuur belig. Die departement van basiese onderwys het verlede jaar verklaar dat die verkragtingskultuur in swart skole ‘n probleem is. Dit sluit laerskole in wat regstreeks dui op ‘n verkragtingskultuur. Die verkragting van twee sewe-jarige skoolmeisies deur ses seuns by ‘n skool in Vosloorus, het glo verlede jaar gedurende skoolure by Rebonthseng Primêre Skool plaasgevind. Phumla Sekhonyane, ‘n woordvoerder van die departement het gesê die seuns het nie verstaan dit is ‘n oortreding nie. Hulle het slegs gedink hulle speel, het sy gesê. Sekhonyane het gesê die seuns het na die verkragting vir die twee meisies geld aangebied en laggend gesê dis vir lobola. Die Gautengse Onderwysdepartement sê hulle is in kennis gestel van die voorval deur die plaaslike gemeenskap en nie die skool nie, vermoedelik omdat dit algemeen by die skool is. Premier David Makhura en die LUR vir onderwys Panyaza Lesufi het eers daarna in Augustus 2015 ingegryp. Die skool se beheerliggaam het die seuns, tussen sewe en tien jaar oud vir vyf dae geskors, terwyl hulle ‘n dissiplinêre proses aan die gang gesit het. Die departement het na oorleg met die ouers en skool verklaar dat hulle bekommerd is oor die manier waarop die voorval gehanteer is en dat die skoolveiligheidsbeleid nie gevolg is nie.
‘n Paar maande tevore het die LUR met ‘n soortgelyke geval by ‘n skool in Tshwane te doene gehad, en toe gesê dit is een van die kwessies wat telkens opduik. Lesufi het toe opdrag gegee dat berading ook uitgebrei moet word om die ouers van al die kinders in te sluit. Tien swart seuns het in Februarie in die Durbanse streekhof verskyn vir die beweerde bende-verkragting van ‘n 15-jarige meisie by ‘n skool in Lamontville. Die polisie ondersoek die voorval nadat ‘n video van die verkragting op sosiale media versprei is. Die video is na bewering deur een van die betrokke seuns gepos wat daaroor gespog het, en het onder die aandag van die polisie gekom nadat ‘n onderwyser die video gesien en gerapporteer het. Vyftien seuns is in hegtenis geneem, met vyf van hulle wat in die Durbanse landdroshof verskyn het. Die ander 10, minderjarig, is vrygelaat in die bewaring van hul ouers. Die polisie ondersoek ‘n klag van verkragting nadat ‘n kleuter (2) na bewering verlede maand by ‘n kleuterskool in Strand verkrag is. ‘n Mediese dokter het die ma se vermoede dat haar kind verkrag is, bevestig. Die kleuter is glo onlangs anaal verkrag en het ou wonde aan haar vroulike dele gehad wat gewys het sy is voorheen al verkrag. Kapt. FC van Wyk, ‘n polisiewoordvoerder, het bevestig dat die polisie ‘n aanklag van verkragting ondersoek. Intussen het die vermeende verkragter van ‘n 14-jarige skoolmeisie wie se aansoek om borgtog op 15 Maart in die plaaslike landdroshof geweier is, Vrydag vlugtig in die landdroshof in Cradock verskyn. Die getroude onderwyser, se naam kan nie genoem word totdat hy gepleit het nie. Die landdroshof het hom by ‘n vorige geleentheid borgtog geweier. Die skool se naam word weerhou om die identiteit van die slagoffer te beskerm. https://www.google.com/url?hl=enGB&q=http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/praag/~3/oFkOKuylO5I/?utm_source%3Dfeed burner%26utm_medium%3Demail&source=gmail&ust=1463048204365000&usg=AF QjCNGXkldX5IdGOb5C1Y3iGduW4MOyiQ
Steve Hofmeyr comes out in support of Judge Jansen 2016-05-11 11:34/ Ahmed Areff, News24 Video Mabel Jansen's racism shows we're hypocrites, claims Schutte 2016-05-10 06:52
Johannesburg - Controversial Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr and right-winger Dan Roodt have come out on social media in support of beleaguered High Court Judge Mabel Jansen. This followed an uproar after Jansen was accused of making racist comments about black people and rape on Facebook. Hofmeyr tweeted on Tuesday: "#MabelJansen #denial All nations rape & murder, but in the rape capitol [sic] of the world disproportionate contributions should be checked." He also tweeted the question "How wrong was Mabel Jansen" with a link to a blog with the title: "Judge Mabel Jansen is 100% correct". Joining him was Roodt, who tweeted "If you are wondering what black male sadism Judge #MabelJansen was referring to, read this", with a link to a story on his Praag website titled "Two blacks drowned white child in boiling water". Roodt also tweeted: "The mainstream media in South Africa actually support mass rape, is the only conclusion one may draw from current witch-hunt #mabeljansen," and "In this Stalinist-style witch-hunt againgst Judge #MabelJansen just remember S. Africa is the undisputed rape capital of the world." He also tweeted a link to a poll on the Praag website asking if Jansen was right. The poll showed that 94% believed she was, while 6% said he comments were racist. Journalist Gillian Schutte posted excerpts of written exchanges with Jansen on Saturday and Sunday, in which Jansen said: "In their culture a woman is there to pleasure them. Period. It is seen as an absolute right and a woman's consent is not required." She also said: "I still have to meet a black girl who was not raped at about 12. I am dead serious." As excerpts of the conversation were shared on social media, comments flooded back reflecting shock that a judge could hold such opinions. Speaking to News24 at the weekend, Jansen said that the comments referred specifically to the cases she had handled.
The Judicial Services Commission (JSC) confirmed on Tuesday that Jansen had requested that Justice Minister Michael Masutha place her on special leave. Complaints were laid against her by Advocate Vuyani Ngalwana SC in his personal capacity, as well in his capacity as Johannesburg branch chair of the Advocates for Transformation. The Judicial Conduct Committee will now consider the complaints, and whether they are of a serious enough nature to warrant a judicial conduct tribunal. The special leave request was so that she would not be on duty as a judge while the process was ongoing. A petition on Amandla.mobi, which called on the JSC and the department of justice to remove Jansen had reached over 5 700 electronic signatures by Wednesday morning. http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/steve-hofmeyr-comes-out-in-support-ofjudge-jansen-20160511 afgelaai op 1 Mei 2016 – HBH
DANC, linkse HSM verhewig heksejag teen regter Mabel Jansen
Regter Mabel Jansen: Posted by: PRAAG 10 May 2016 Suid-Afrika, wat een van die enigste lande ter wêreld is waar selfverklaarde kommuniste steeds in die regering dien en die Kommunisteparty deel van die regerende alliansie is, is besig om in Stalinistiese suiweringsveldtogte te verval. Nadat ‘n vroueregter van Pretoria, Mabel Jansen, haar in ‘n privaat Facebookboodskap aan die marxistiese feminis, Gillian Schutte, oor die sadistiese kinderverkragtings deur swart mans uitgespreek het, is ‘n heksejag tans teen die regter aan die gang wat van uur tot uur verhewig.
Oënskynlik gaan dit daaroor om die regter te verwyder ten einde haar met meer polities gedienstige en antiwit regslui te vervang. Sowel die DA as die ANC, asook die hoofstroommedia, neem hieraan deel. Volgens News24, het regter Mabel Jansen en die hoofregter Mogoeng Mogoeng, wat self ‘n Zuma-aanstelling is, “die minister versoek dat sy op spesiale verlof geplaas moet word”. Dit sou met ander woorde op ‘n skorsing neerkom. In die ou Suid-Afrika kon ‘n regter slegs met ‘n tweederdemeerderheid van die parlement verwyder word. Dit blyk egter dat ‘n burokratiese liggaam, die regterlike dienskommissie (RDK), oor die magte beskik om ‘n regter so te sê van haar amp te onthef of ten minste tydelik van die regbank te verwyder. Nie net is Gillian Schutte, die linkse ekstremis wat die huidige veldtog van stapel gestuur het, bekend om haar wêreldvreemde haat vir blanke mans nie, maar sy spreek gereeld menings uit wat selfs dié van Julius Malema oortref sover dit nasionalisering van die ekonomie en straf vir “andersdenkendes” betref. In ‘n brief wat inderhaas deur die RDK vrygestel is, word daar ‘n openlike aanval op die regter en haar bevoegdheid geloods deur dieselfde liggaam wat oor haar bevoegdheid as regter gaan oordeel. In die eerste paragraaf van ‘n brief oor die aangeleentheid, sê die kommissie: “Die regterlike dienskommissie het met kommer kennis geneem van die openbare ontsteltenis, asook openbare en sosialemediadekking van die sosialemediaplasings van regter Mabel Jansen, ‘n regter van die Gautengse afdeling van die Hooggeregshof, Pretoria.” Daarmee erken die kommissie dat hy hom laat lei deur die soort kuberstorm wat op kunsmatige wyse deur Gillian Schutte, News24, IOL en ander media aangeblaas word. Vandag het News24 ‘n video-onderhoud van nagenoeg 7 minute vrygestel waarin ‘n joernalis klakkeloos vrae aan haar stel, sonder enige kritiek, en sy toegelaat word om haar gewone propaganda oor die “boosheid van witheid” uit te saai. Sowel die DA as die ANC, wat met mekaar wedywer om “rassisme” deur blankes aan die groot klok te hang, terwyl gruweldade soos verkragting deur swart mans goedgepraat word, het geëis dat regter Mabel Jansen moet bedank. PRAAG loop tans ‘n meningsopname, aan die regterkant van praag.org, waarin die publiek gevra word om oor die aangeleentheid te stem. http://praag.co.za/?p=38105&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_ca mpaign=Feed%3A+praag+%28Pro-Afrikaanse+Aksiegroep%29 afgelaai op 11 Mei 2016 – HBH.
Slot Vir u en ons nageslag se inligting, het ons in hierdie uitgawe ‘n paar nuusberigte en persvrystellings, deur uiteenlopende persone en instansies gepubliseer, aangehaal 183
om vir u te wys dat ons waarlik in interessante tye leef. Tye het baie kompleks geword. Na alles gesê en gedaan, kan net sekere mense rassiste wees. Rassisme word nie ewewigtig toegepas nie. Ons moet almal ophou om so fyngevoelig te wees! In die swb’e is ons tydens my loopbaan as “Boere” uitgeskel. Een ou langs my het gelag en gesê: “Hel, ek hoop die ontvanger van inkomste neem kennis! Dan kan ek as boer ipv as polisieman inkomstebelasting betaal.” Almal kan hul dwase verdra, maar verraaiers en verklikkers strek tot nadeel van almal.
Solitude and being alone Anemari Jansen het die volgende onder aandag gebring. Ons moet baie meer dink. Ek dink miskien gans te veel! Slegs ‘n kort uittreksel vir ons stoepsitters: “Nourish yourself with grand and austere ideas of beauty that feed the soul… Seek solitude.”- Eugène Delacroix (April 26, 1798 – August 13, 1863). “One can never be alone enough to write,” lamented Susan Sontag. “People who grow bored in their own company seem to me in danger,” the Great Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky declared. And yet despite the vast creative and psychological benefits of boredom, we have grown so afraid of it that we have unlearned — or refused to learn altogether – the essential art of being alone, so very necessary for contemplation and creative work.34
Greetings Ons bid u almal sterkte toe! U moet die pensioenfonds se mense olv AP Stemmet ook wysheid en skerpsinnigheid toebid! Dankie aan almal wat gehelp het om hierdie uitgawe ‘n sukses te maak! Ons gaan ook volgende maand spesiaal kyk na die MOORD OP DR VERWOERD en ŉ 100-JAAR DIENS DEUR VROUEPOLISIE.
https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/04/17/delacroix-journal-solitude/ - by M a r i a P o p o v a retrieved 9 May 2016 (via Anemari Jansen).
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