Black youth lose confidence

Forty percent of young black people have little or no confidence in the country’s political parties, according to a survey. It was conducted by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR). The young blacks approached for the SA Reconciliation Barometer were under the age of 35. The study found that 49% of all South Africans doubted that national leaders were concerned with the views of ordinary people. About 44% of people surveyed said they had witnessed corruption in their own communities, and more than one in three believed government was not doing enough to fight it, 46.1% of the youth also believed they were likely to be unemployed in the next year. Loosing trust, confidence and therefore being disappointed in a country is one of the great factors, causing instability, civil wars and revolutions. Especially among the youth!

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Suidlanders verloor ’n opregte…

Dit is met onmeetbare hartseer dat ons vanaand moes afskeid neem van Kobus Strumpher (voormalige Provinsiale leier en oud 32 Bateljon soldaat) wat verongeluk het. Hy was vir my en ander Suidlanders soos ’n broer, wat dit moeilik maak om hierdie brief te skryf…! Magriet en die kinders, weet ons huil saam met julle, en bid vir julle. Magriet, jy het ’n standvastige eggenoot gehad, iemand om op trots te kon wees, iemand wat jy baie lief voor was, dit weet ons! Hy was ’n groot kind van ons Hemelse Vader… Kinders, julle pa het vir julle diep spore agtergelaat om in te volg, volg dit en sit dit voort wat hy vir julle begin het… Nie net in my Suidlander hoedanigheid nie, maar ook in my persoonlike bid ek julle die troosting toe wat net die Vader vir julle kan gee. Gustav.

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Mosambiekers vrees `n volgende burgeroorlog

Vroeër vandeesmaand het gewese Renamo guerrilla’s `n polisie stasie in Mosambiek aangeval en vier polisielede gedood. Renamo se leier Afonso Dhlakama sê: “the assault was in response to a teargas and rubber bullet-filled police raid, in which 15 of his supporters were arrested.” `n Burgeroorlog het vanaf 1977 tot 1992 gewoed tussen Frelimo en Renamo, waarin ongeveer `n miljoen Mosambiekers gedood is. “There was a war here. We suffered here. I fled to the bush because of what happened here,” sê Jose Joao. Continue reading

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Southern Europe giving up more and more power to Germany.

The amount Cyprus will have to pay to fix its financial sector jumped by €6 billion, Cyprus announced April 11. Originally, Cyprus was going to receive €10 billion from international lenders, and raise €7 billion itself. Now, the latter figure is €13 billion. Continue reading

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Kommunikasie

Na drie maande van intensiewe radio-opleiding regdeur die land is dit vir ons Suidlander Kommunikasie Departement ‘n trotse oomblik om te kan sê, dat alle Suidlander Provinsies, nou lede en volksgenote van ander organisasies kan bemagtig om kommunikasie nasionaal te kan voer. Dit is so gestruktureer dat daar die minimum verwaring met kommunkasie lyne sal plaasvind. Strategiese kommunikasie strukture is in plek en basiese opleiding gaan nou op Provinsiaale vlak verder uitgebrei word, gekoordineerd en gestruktureerd. Continue reading

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Zimbabwe

South Africa has approved R906 million in budgetary support to cash-strapped Zimbabwe, helping plug a gap in its finances ahead of elections expected in the second half of the year, Finance Minister Tendai Biti has said. Zimbabwe is still suffering a hangover from a decade-long recession widely blamed on Mugabe.

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Nasionalisme – Bybels

Mev Helen Zille sê: “The DA has grown so fast, because we have been able to convince people from many different backgrounds that racial nationalism is a dead-end, and that South Africa can only thrive as an open, opportunity society for all.” Suid-Afrika is alles behalwe besig om te ‘thrive,’ ‘racial nationalism’ `n ‘dead-end’? Help my, asb.? Toe Suid-Afrika nasionalisties was, het ons $2 vir R1 gekry, nou is dit omgekeerd R9 vir $1? Toe ons nasionalisties was, het myne oopgemaak en nie soos nou gesluit nie?  Toe ons nasionalisties was, was die werkloosheid syfer nie 30% soos nou nie? Toe ons nasionalisties was, is minder mense in dekades vermoor as wat hier nou in 1 jaar vermoor word? Continue reading

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