Wednesday, June 22, 2011

fraud, defeating the ends of justice and violating the Identification Act

June 22 2011

After pleading guilty to and being convicted of fraud, defeating the ends of justice and violating the Identification Act, Thuthuke Exton Hlophe, the son of Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, now wants to plead not guilty. 

In February, the case was postponed to Wednesday, when sentencing proceedings were to have commenced. 
 
However, people attending the proceedings were told the case was secretly placed on the court roll on June 1, when it was postponed to September 9. 

The record of court proceedings in the matter, including what transpired on June 1, was not available, as it had already been forwarded to the Western Cape High Court for a special review. 

However, it is understood that Hlophe had retained new counsel and was arguing that his previous counsel incorrectly advised him to plead guilty.
He now wants his six convictions set aside, which only the High Court may consider. 

The convictions include two fraud counts relating to the purchase of a luxury car and eucalyptus wooden floor boards, and three counts concerning false information he furnished in order to obtain a loan at Capitec. 

On a charge of defeating the ends of justice, he gave the police a false name

http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/hlophe-s-son-wants-convictions-set-aside-1.1086923 

Why the Poor Always Vote ANC

21 June, 2011

Things HAVE changed in South Africa. For the past 12 years the economy was running smoothly, our debt was very low and the lives of many started to change.

But then some saw it fit to start demolishing the forward trend by looting. So now you have millions whose lives had started to change supporting the looters, because of what they have seen can be achieved by a black government.

And those who were still in line to get a house, a job or an education will always feel hard done by. Those who feel they were overlooked have issues with the current government.

Nine out of 10 blacks will say the government is doing well since they have an RDP house or have running water or get a grant - things many did not get in the past as they were either TBVC citizens and did not qualify for these services.

They also were not allowed to come and stay in South Africa of their birth, because they were now TBVC citizens and were so called “foreigners”. Life was hard for them as most of the TBVC areas were rural, with a high poverty, illiteracy and unemployment rate.

Also human rights abuses were the order of the day, as tribal chiefs were a law unto themselves.  So who can blame them if they can’t see anything wrong with the government officials misappropriating a million rands here and a billion there?

For them it’s nothing as it does not affect them directly, for they don’t pay for water, school fees and other amenities. They are only concerned about having a roof over their head and a job - no matter how little it pays.

For them it’s about being able to face their family as a breadwinner. It’s these little things that make many vote the way they have been voting for years.  It will take a major stuff up by government for these people to see the reality of what corruption can do. And most importantly it will have to affect them directly for them to do something about it.

Also it will have to be a person within government or the ruling party who alerts them to the problem, not an opposition party or any other race. In Setswana it’s called “go mpampetsa” which means defending your kin.

In a nut shell that’s what will make a poor person sleep with the devil, as long as he has a job and a full belly.

South Africa definitely needs better leaders. Ones who are serving the best interests of the nation as a whole rather than their own narrow political interests by playing power games. Better leaders will be able to focus on providing what the nation needs rather than what the leader himself wants - more power.......

Education. Not saying all the poor are uneducated but educate the nation and I guarantee you they will not vote ANC. Thats why the government don't take schooling seriously. 


The poor always vote for the anc due to the lack of knowlwdge...they believe all the things that the government offers come from the anc. child grant, rdp, etc...to them, the anc is the source. They have no inkling idea, that these are made available by all south africans who work, and make this country governable. Educate the poor on these basic truths, the anc will lose the next election by the biggest margin ever.....

Educating the masses is the only way out of the ANC ditch but sadly the ANC feeds on illiteracy and ignorance.
When you have nothing, it's easy to follow the person who promises the most. With the ANC making all the promises, the poor have nowhere else to look, but to the ANC. Without proper education they will never learn to look beyond the rhetoric and question what the ANC promises.
Each time a promise is made, a question should be asked. If Zuma promises JOBS, the poor should respond: "How? What is the plan to create these jobs? Where will the training come from? Where will the money come from to fund the training?". If he promises HOUSES, they should ask: "Where will these houses be built? When will we get the houses? Who will build the houses? How will we afford the houses?" etc. 

Instead of asking questions of the ANC leadership they just cheer wildly and go back to accepting their lot in life until the ANC bigwigs decide to visit for votes again.







Schools Face Crisis

21 June, 2011 

While the country is fighting an uphill battle to improve basic education, more than 3500 public schools in the country have no electricity, while 2402 have no water supply.

This is according to a school infrastructure report published in May by the Department of Basic Education.

Of the country's 24 793 public schools, 913 have no toilets.

These figures refer to schools that never had these facilities at all, as well as schools where infrastructure was destroyed or not properly maintained.

In KwaZulu-Natal, which - along with the Eastern Cape and the Free State - is one of the worst-off provinces for school infrastructure, 150 students are crammed into one classroom in a school in President Jacob Zuma's home town, Nkandla.

The Shoba High School in Hlobane, northern KwaZulu-Natal, was forced to shut its doors because of a low admission rate due to poor facilities.

Parents said their children did not want to go to a school that was just "one room in the middle of a bush".

Spokesman for the Department of Basic Education Granville Whittle said the infrastructure backlog will be addressed through the department's Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative.

The initiative aims to eradicate the 395 mud schools in the country, which are all in the Eastern Cape, and provide all schools with water, electricity and sanitation by 2014.

The National Treasury has allocated R700-million to the department for the 2011/2012 financial year to fund the initiative, said Whittle.

A total of 160 schools in KwaZulu-Natal have no toilets, while 26.6% and 10.6% of its 5931 schools don't have electricity and water respectively.

In the Eastern Cape 551 of its 5 676 schools don't have toilets, 1 152 have no electricity and 1 096 have no water.

Genocide in South Africa

Currently South Africa have a genocide rating of 5, meaning the follow:

5. POLARIZATION:

Extremists drive the groups apart. Hate groups broadcast polarizing propaganda. Laws may forbid intermarriage or social interaction. Extremist terrorism targets moderates, intimidating and silencing the center. Moderates from the perpetrators’ own group are most able to stop genocide, so are the first to be arrested and killed. Prevention may mean security protection for moderate leaders or assistance to human rights groups. Assets of extremists may be seized, and visas for international travel denied to them. Coups d’├ętat by extremists should be opposed by international sanctions.

according to various sources South Africa may soon be clssed as follow:

6. PREPARATION: 

Victims are identified and separated out because of their ethnic or religious identity. Death lists are drawn up. Members of victim groups are forced to wear identifying symbols. Their property is expropriated. They are often segregated into ghettoes, deported into concentration camps, or confined to a famine-struck region and starved. At this stage, a Genocide Emergency must be declared. If the political will of the great powers, regional alliances, or the U.N. Security Council can be mobilized, armed international intervention should be prepared, or heavy assistance provided to the victim group to prepare for its self-defense. Otherwise, at least humanitarian assistance should be organized by the U.N. and private relief groups for the inevitable tide of refugees to come.

but what does this mean?

If stage 6 is declared, then White South Africans can seek asylum in other countries.

Red cross will be forced to take action, The goverment will be declared invalid, and sanctions will be drawn up against South Africa, in short it's a ackowlagemeent from the rest of the world that there is trouble here.