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Dear Mr Jacob Zuma April 2, 2009

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Dear Mr Zuma

Some of your recent comments to Afrikaner leaders in Sandton have left me quite confused, and I would like to try clear up a few things. Let us for a moment discuss the criteria for being called a “True South African”.

Firstly, what are the criteria for being called an Afrikaner? Does speaking the language at home make you Afrikaans? Or do both my parents need to be Afrikaans? Do I need an Afrikaans name? What about my grandparents? Perhaps I should have taken part in the Great Trek? Maybe I shouldn’t have been born in KZN… It might be good to put together some kind of simple Pencil (and paper) test that Whites can do at our nearest Home Affairs office.

Because I speak English, and I’m white, does that make me not a true South African? In fact, if I’m white, but I’m not an “Afrikaner”, what am I? I’m not sure I belong to any tribe, which I’m aware of. To be honest, I never thought I’d have to come up with a name for it, other than, well, just a “South African”. Should I instead try including all the “original” nationalities of my forefathers? (How many generations should I go back?) Perhaps I’m incapable of contributing to South Africa’s wealth anymore…

Is that really what you want? Is that really what South Africa needs? (more…)


Zille to Star in Cape Town Jazz Festival April 1, 2009

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Rumours that Leader of the DA and Mayor of Cape Town Helen Zille, voted the Best Mayor in the World, will be making a guest appearance at the Cape Town Jazz Festival, have rival party ANC up in arms over “political opportunism” and “unfair political campaigning”. Apparently, Zille will be performing a song or two with late entrants to the festival, The Soweto String Quartet. She will also be MC’ing their performance.
Zille played in a school band at St Mary’s, and considered “going pro” before choosing journalism instead. There is no mention of what instrument she will be playing at this point, and the aptly named DA’s spokesperson  for Arts and Culture, Louise Band, has declined to confirm or deny the rumours.

The equally aptly named ANC spokesperson, Daniel Marimbana, has responded “We have many cadres in the movement who can not only play a variety of instruments, but have a much better sense of rhythm.” – which has been well evidenced with ANC party-president Jacob Zuma at numerous party-rallies.

Check out the original article on News24 here


PS: Happy April Fools

5th Ninja Turtle Revealed! March 12, 2009

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Thanks to my brother for finding this (not sure who took the picture though….)

Ninja Turtle #5