06 April 2016
How the ANC waged 22 years of Economic Terrorism on South Africa
By Mike Smith
6th of April 2016
Last year I read an article in the Mail & Guardian about how South Africa’s once proud and strong steel industry (Iscor) is on the brink of collapse. An estimated 190,000 people will lose their jobs.
The article said that it was due to “little protection for the local industry and dumping from China” as well as “a slowdown in demand, both domestically and internationally”.
Now…In February 2002 when the US’s steel industry faced a similar collapse (mainly due to an antiquated and inefficient industry), President George W Bush slammed a 30% tariff increase on imported steel into the USA. To not kill small countries, a few third world countries, including South Africa, were exempted.
Yet in SA today, the ANC refuses to put even a 10% tariff on imported steel from China and even if they do, it won’t be enough to protect the industry because as Steve Nhlapo, head of collective bargaining at the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said, “Chinese steel is as cheap as cabbage”.
Yesterday, The Afrikaans media reported again on how the steel industry is collapsing and that urgent intervention is needed in the next few days. Catastrophic results await the Vaal Triangle, but the ANC is sitting with their hands folded, because to them it is no disaster at all.
Unions Solidarity and Numsa now want an urgent meeting with the minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel and Minister of Trade and Industry Dr. Rob Davies.
How they think that one meeting is going to change the mindset of Communist scumbags or their bad habits of the last 22 years is beyond me.
I am sorry, but what these idiots in Solidarity and Numsa do not realize is that the ANC do not give a flying hoot about 200,000 mostly black, but also white workers losing their jobs. They do not care if their families starve or turn to crime to survive. Destroying the steel industry in SA opens the door for their buddies the Communist Chinese to buy it all for a sixpence and a few spring rolls thrown in on the side. It is all part of the plan.
In the 1950’s when the ANC drafted their Marxist plan for a future South Africa namely the “Freedom Charter” under a Eucalyptus tree in Kliptown, Soweto, they mentioned extensively how they would nationalize the mines, the financial institutions and the monopoly industry and give land back to the people, blah, blah, blah…Commie bullshit repeated by Nelson Mandela in January 1990 in his press statement about nationalization a month before he was released from prison.
But why did they take the Commie path? Several reasons.
In the 1950’s the Communists took the ANC to all the Communist countries of Eastern Europe, Cuba, etc. and what the ANC saw did not really impress them. South Africa with all its faults was ten times better than any Commie hellhole, but the Communists told the ANC to look further…that all this Communist bullshit about “workers uniting” and coming up for “the poorest of the poor” was only a façade. In truth, behind the curtain and at the core of Communism is a diabolical plan, a recipe to get to power and stay in power forever. This allows you to perpetually steal and to enslave the population of a country and fleece them like sheep for all eternity. This is what hooked the ANC.
Further, there were many examples of how the West backed one country just to turn on them later. SA and Rhodesia were cases in point. Their soldiers were good enough to help the West in two World Wars, just to be turned against as soon as the wars were over. The Communist never did this. When you got backed by the Communists, you could count on them forever. You could trust them. They won’t desert you. The West would desert you at the drop of a hat the moment you did not serve their interests any longer.
Nevertheless…Communists do not care one iota for the poor. Communism is a “Steal-rich-quick-scheme” for a selected few gangsters of about 200 to 300 people in the Central Committee and the Politburo.
If you don’t understand that, and in fact believe that Communism is an ideology that really does care about the workers and the poor, then I am sorry, you belong in the class of what Communists call the “Polezniye Duraki”…useful idiots.
The ANC is a psychopathic, criminal, Marxist terrorist organization. You cannot negotiate or talk reason to them. You cannot convince them of anything morally or ethically. The only cure for Communism is a bullet to the brain.
So bear this in mind. No pun intended.
Now…If you go back to the time in the 1980’s when the National Party of P.W. Botha , the mining bosses, National Intelligence and MI6 had clandestine meetings with the still banned ANC (an act of treason by the way), then you will see that the NP was well aware of what it said in the Freedom Charter and always tried to reverse this point of view of the ANC with negotiations and reason. Ironically, South Africa’s industry under the NP was largely nationalized (Eskom,Telcom, Iscor, Transnet, etc).
The first of these clandestine meetings between the ANC economists and the South Africans took place in 1986 at York University in Northern England. It was organized by Dr. Pieter le Roux, director of the Institute of Social Development at UWC. At this time the Border War in Angola was at its height with Cuito Cuanavale about a year away.
Over the next three years, several more meetings took place with the most important in June 1989 in Lausanne Switzerland, again organized by Pieter le Roux. Remember that the ANC was still banned and the South African public had no idea that their government was negotiating capitulation and a future communist economic model for South Africa with the Marxist terrorist ANC.
People who attended these meetings read like a list of Who’s who in the Broederbond. Jan Lombard (Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank), Estian Calitz (Director General of the Department of Finance), Rudolph Gouws (DG of the Dept of Manpower) and many more bankers and businessmen. They met up with Tito Mboweni and Maria Ramos. Tito later became head of the Reserve Bank and Maria Ramos head of the treasury.
In March 1992, just a month after the unbanning of the ANC by traitor F.W. de Klerk, Pieter le Roux organized another series of conferences at Mont Fluer in the Cape Winelands.
By this time the ANC were wringing their hands in anticipation of the great theft they were going to commit when they got to power.
However, Derek Keys, De Klerk’s Minister of Finance started the presentations, showing them that SA was almost bankrupt. Since 1980 the country was hit hard by sanctions, disinvestment and boycotts. Economic growth had declined racial conflict and labour militancy undermined business confidence. The Bantustans have run up staggering debts. The tax base was not growing. The country was on the verge of bankruptcy.
Sobering stuff for the ANC. They found there was nothing left in the state coffers. SA was down to about three weeks of foreign exchange reserves.
When the NP capitulated, they were not going to hand over the purse strings to the ANC. If there was anything to steal, they were going to steal it before the ANC could get their grimy paws on it.
In his book “Inside the South African Reserve Bank Its Origins and Secrets Exposed”, former Reserve Bank director, Stephen Goodson said that in the dying days of Apartheid, the NP’s F.W. de Klerk transferred about R12 billion (about 1 billion Swiss Francs) to Bank von Ernst, Lichtenstein. At a restaurant in Munich, Germany, De Klerk boasted about how he was this bank’s biggest client. (pg14).
However, letting go of nationalization was not what Mandela wanted to do when he came to power. Big financial people like Chris Liebenberg, CEO of Nedcor and later Mandela’s finance minister tried to talk sense to the old terrorist. Harry Oppenheimer of Anglo American Corporation put together the Brenthurst Group to periodically talk to Mandela. The Canadians visited Mandela in July 1991 to help. Eventually Mandela was swayed by the left. The Dutch Minister of Industry and representatives of China and Vietnam told him how they had to adopt private enterprise in a modern world.
So the ANC drew up a document called “Ready to Govern” in 1992.
By mid 1992 a group called the “Macro Economic Research Group” (MERG) was formed. It drew on more than a hundred economic specialists and academics from all over the world. The heart of the SA economic management, Trevor Manuel, Maria Ramos, Tito Mboweni and Alec Erwin (Minister of Trade and Industry) were all part of MERG.
The group worked for 16 months. They looked at various successful economic models of the “Asian Tigers” like that of Japan, South Korea, Singapore etc. and presented a 300 page report entitled “Making Democracy Work” to the ANC and the business community at the Rosebank Hotel in Johannesburg in 1993, six months before the ANC came to power. It was a comprehensive, well researched success recipe for a truly democratic and non racial South Africa that would have created 300,000 jobs and a growth rate of 4.5% per annum.
What did the ANC do with it? They dumped it.
They did not want to be told by any foreigners how to run SA and besides…it did not fit their Marxist plans for SA. Instead they implemented their own disastrous “Reconstruction and Development Plan” (RDP) just before the election in 1994 with the slogan of “A better life for all”.
The first RDP was drawn up by Cosatu’s Indian General Secretary Jay Naidoo, who became a Minister without Portfolio. In all it was changed six times.
In it the ANC promised to redistribute land, build a million houses, electrify 2.5 million houses, free education, free health care and create 500,000 jobs. RDP hardly lasted a year before it died a quiet death. It was simply crap.
By mid 1995 Alec Erwin set up a team under Iranian economist Iraj Abedian to come up with a new strategy of growth. After nine months they produced GEAR or “Growth, Employment and Redistribution” which Trevor Manuel presented to parliament on the 14th of June 1996.
In his book “Beyond the miracle”, Allister Sparks wrote (pg198). “GEAR’s begetters predicted a GDP growth rate that would reach 6% by 2000 and the creation of 810,000 jobs by 1999. Instead growth fell from 4,3% to 3,4% by 2000 and 2,2% in 2001, while half a million jobs have been lost.”
Today as we speak Telkom is laying off 1200 workers. Most of them highly skilled
All those once proud and successful parastatals like Eskom, SAA, Transnet…all stolen and mismanaged into bankruptcy, driven into the ground by the ANC’s wonderful “GEAR”.
A “good story to tell”?? Indeed…for the ANC. They have managed to steal themselves rich whilst the rest of the people got poorer and poorer. For them, everything is going to plan.
This is what happens when you put a bunch of useless Marxist terrorist in charge and vote for them election after election.