Monday, December 4, 2017

Robert McBride: Friend or Foe?

In his book The President's Keepers, Jacques Pauw wrote the following about Robert McBride:

"Robert McBride a man so despised by white South Africans that bile and outrage bubble to the surface at the mention of his name. In their eyes he killed innocent woman (because they were white), smuggled guns and deviously avoided a charge of drunk driving.

In June 1986, as a MK guerilla and acting on orders, McBride bombed 2 bars on Durban's beachfront killing three white women and injuring 69 people. McBride spent five years on death row until he was pardoned and released."


For me he is foe and rightfully he is despised. But most importantly McBride stood out as the best example of the pathetic manner in which Mandela and the rest of the ANC showed white South Africans the middle finger on reconciliation  and nation building when he was appointed as Chief of the Metro Police of Ekurhuleni. And it also showed that Mandela and his ANC did not know anything about about running a country because, how the hell can you appoint a convicted murderer as Police Chief?  But then, you cannot blame them because at the end of the day they are just a bunch of thieving terrorists who in 23 years time ran this country into the junk yard.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The ANC and DA and their White Racism Madness

Somebody made a comment yesterday which made me think. He said: “So the old scapegoat is dead and a new one is needed.”

That is ever so true. Both the ANC and the D.A. need a new scapegoat. Blaming everything on “apartheid” doesn't go off that well any longer. Apartheid, that term so often misunderstood and, partly as a result of the unfortunate similarity between the Afrikaans suffix “-heid” and the English word “hate”, gaining and altogether different meaning. Apartheid joined “fascism”, “totalitarianism” and “communism” in the ranks of demonic ideologies. But it also joined them in the pages of history.

There is no way that the ANC can blame corruption, greed, poor service delivery, crime, nepotism, theft, incompetence and downright stupidity on apartheid any more. They had 22 years in which they had the opportunity to prove themselves. They could not. Consequently the world does not buy the “blame it on apartheid” scheme any longer. The ANC must accept responsibility – or find a new scapegoat.

Neither can the DA blame the failure of its policy on apartheid any longer. The DA is propagating a policy of multiculturalism unity in a rainbow nation where all will be well and everybody will fall over their own feet to accommodate everybody else. A nation where 9% will joyfully pay through their teeth to support 91% of the population with social benefits. And now they can’t understand why their party is not growing, so they have to, (in a slightly more refined manner than Jacob Zuma's crude way) make reference to “apartheid” from time to time. “Apartheid” drove us too far apart – that is why we are struggling. Yeah? Look at your bloody poor excuse of a policy to understand why you are struggling! Nothing to do with “apartheid” and nobody is buying that any longer. Fact is: For the black South African you are too white and the white South African has no reason to trust you anymore!

So a new scapegoat is needed. And they found it: “Racism”. Yep, that is the one replacing “apartheid” in the rhetoric of the incompetent, the gullible, the Communist and the liberal – which are all basically the same thing, really. “Racism” – that horrible thing which makes a white person cringe with shame! That word used in 2 out of every 10 expressions when we start by saying: “I am not a racist, but….” That word which makes us say on Facebook: “I can’t say what I think because I might lose my job as a result of racism.” That thing which makes the words of our mouths different than the thoughts in our minds and make us into hypocrites. That undefined bogeyman of a word which hides in all the dark corners of New South African society and politics and scares the crap out of everybody.

Be prepared, from 2016 onwards everything will be blamed on white racism…

Daniel Lötter
Front National South Africa

Friday, January 22, 2016


Every three months or so a white South African lands in trouble because of the word “kaffir”or “monkey” or “PW Botha”. Incidents like these are usually splashed on front pages with outcries of “racism” by almost every black trade union and political party. In a country where the majority have a chip on their shoulder regarding anything that smacks of “racism” this is not surprising.

What is surprising, though, is the double standards.

Hardly a day goes by without a white person being called “mhlungu” or “lekgoa”. These words are used in shops, in government offices, in homes, in shebeens, at taxi ranks – everywhere. Yet there is no public outcry. It is accepted practice in South Africa for a black majority to call minorities names.

Black languages like Setswana and Sepedi do not even have another name for Indians than “makula” – taken from the racist word “coolie”.

So, what does the word “lekgoa” mean? The word whites are described with?

Originally the word was used to describe white missionaries in the 1700’s and 1800’s and it actually referred to the British, meaning “vomit from the sea”. It soon caught on to describe all white people. Vomit from the sea.

Linguistic studies show interesting origins for the word. First off all, almost all African languages consist of word classes for people (mo/ba) and things, objects (le/ma). The word “lekgoa” thus refers not to a person but to a thing. Literary it means (goa)“The thing that makes a noise”.

In Setswana and Sepedi it literary means (kgoa) “The thing that is rude”. That alone makes it racist.
But there is also another meaning for “kgoa”, namely a tick, a parasite.

The smiling cashier at your friendly supermarket on the corner calling you a “lekgoa” is thus actually calling you “a parasitic vomit and thing from the sea making noise”. Nice, isn’t it?

Does it bother me personally to be called “lekgoa”? No, it doesn’t. In our western culture we know to take insults from whom they are coming. In our western culture we had a writer named Shakespeare who said: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. We are a cursing people. You can call me a doos by all means.

Hannes Engelbrecht

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Amukela Game Lodge

Amukela Game Lodge is located in the Balule Private Nature Reserve which is incorporated in the Greater Kruger Park. The lodge is only 20 minutes from Hoedspruit and it offers an African bush experience with affordable rates.

Amukela offers four African-style rondawels, accommodating a maximum of eight guests. Each rondawel has a king-size bed with a mosquito net and air-conditioning. Each en-suite bathroom has a toilet, shower and basin. On request, we can make extra beds for children. Breakfast is served in the main building where you will also find the lounge. They have satellite TV with DStv as well as magazines and books.

There is a lovely view of the bush from the terrace and the swimming pool. In the evening, enjoy the boma dinners, weather dependent, under the breathtaking stars. Sit around the campfire and listen to the voices of Africa.

There are a lot of interesting places to visit for a full day or just a couple of hours. This makes the lodge a great place to stay for several days or even weeks. Whether you want to go on your own or do an organized trip, they can assist where possible.

Greet a new day in the bush together with an armed and qualified nature guide. Explore the fascinating nature in Africa by foot at an easy-going pace. Learn about animal tracks and behaviour, trees and bushes with medicinal properties and much more. Take a game drive in an open jeep to search for the animals, accompanied by an experienced field guide. Pre-bookings for activities are essential.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Town Clarens

Clarens is a town in the Eastern Free State Highlands, situated 20 km from Golden Gate, 40 km from Bethlehem and on the northernmost point of Lesotho. About 4 hours normal traveling from Durban, 3 hours from Johannesburg, and 3 hours from Bloemfontein.

Clarens is known for its spectacular sandstone mountains and wonderful climate; it is one of the most picturesque spots in S.A. and has even been acclaimed as the best Trout Fishing waters in S.A. It also is a spectacular horse riding country that very few people have discovered.

In 1910 the farm “Leliehoek” was purchased from Mr Hermanus Steyn, and in 1911 Mr Piet de Villiers sold his farm “Naauwpoort” to a company wanting to establish a village here in the mountains. These two farms were divided into erven and sold for the sum of fifty pounds each. In 1912 a commission was appointed to finalize negotiations, and a decision was made to name the village “Clarens” in honour of President Paul Kruger’s influence in the area. This came about in the following ways - During the Basotho war of 1865 - 1866, five “burghers” from the Transvaal were murdered in the Eastern Free State; a direct consequence was the official declaration of war by the Transvaal against the Basotho leader Moshoeshoe. Paul Kruger together with a commando of burghers defeated the Basotho at the Battle of Naauwpoortnek. President Paul Kruger spent his last days as a voluntary exile in the attractive village of Clarens in Switzerland and Clarens was thus a very apt name for the mountainous village here in the Eastern Free State. A monument in honour of the five burghers murdered by the Basotho on  29 September 1865, during the siege of Naauwpoort, was originally erected on the farm Ararat just outside Clarens. This monument was later moved to Clarens and re-sited on the central square.

Clarens is part of the scenic Highlands Route and is surrounded by mountainous splendor. The Rooiberge is the range encompassing the village, whilst further on towards the southeast, the mighty Maluti’s stand proud in shades of purple and blue. All around is the sandstone cliffs with their multi-coloured layers - these horizontal strata is a unique geological feature of the area, and is known as the Clarens formation. Many homes in the Clarens Valley are made from Clarens Sandstone.

The village has become known as the “Jewel of the Free State” - rich in beauty, with an aura of peace and tranquility. Clarens is endowed with more trees than most other Free State towns - the fresh, light green willows and colorful blossoms of the many fruit trees are an unforgettable sight in spring time; whilst the magnificent autumn shades of the Lombard poplars attract artists, photographers and nature lovers. The town is known for the many Art and Craft shops which offer the visitor a wide range of curios and original artwork. Another feature which adds to the picturesque atmosphere of the village is the many sandstone buildings. The popular Golden Gate National Park is located in the near vicinity of Clarens, and the area attracts many visitors.


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Baluleni Safari Lodge

This tranquil and peaceful Lodge on the shores of the Olifants River, in the 40 000 hectare Balule Nature Reserve inside the greater Kruger National Park, offers the splendour of the natural Africa Bush with breath-taking sunsets, wildlife which includes the Big 5, bird watching, safaris, bush walks, boma-dinners under the stars.

Enjoy a unique African Safari experience, go on guided open vehicle safaris, learn about the wilderness on a bush walk, listen to the sounds of the African Bush while dining under the stars, or simply relax at the Lodge by the pool side. 

The Lodge offers secluded and comfortable accommodation in five air-conditioned en-suite thatched chalets, two luxury en-suite tents with ceiling fans, and one air-conditioned en-suite thatched honeymoon cottage with full breakfast, high tea and dinners. These are served at a licensed dining/bar area or around the fire in the boma under the African skies. 

At the Baluleni Safari Lodge facilities include a licensed Dining/bar area and boma, full breakfasts and three course dinners are generally served in the dining area or outside on the patio. However, guests mostly prefer to enjoy a three course dinner under the stars around the fire in the boma. Guests enjoy sun downers on the patio or sharing a drink in the lounge while watching adventure wildlife DVD's. Early coffee and home-made rusks are available for guests at the accommodation. High tea with savories, snacks and cakes are served at the dining area. Guests also enjoy the swimming pool while relaxing with a cold drink in the shade. 

At the reception guests can arrange and depart for their three hour safaris in an open vehicle, an early morning Bush walk, a day tour in the Kruger National Park and other tours to different venues like Moholoholo, Cheetah Project, Panorama Route. 

The curio shop at reception offers a variety of the most sought after products made by local artists as well as signed copies of Elke's famous oil paintings and drawings. Guests also have access to internet and cell phone signal at reception.

Free secure parking and laundry services are available to guests.


Monday, June 8, 2015

Pumzika Game Farm and Eco-Estate - Thabazimbi

Pumzika Game Farm and Eco-Estate near Thabazimbi in the North-West Province offer majestic mountainous views from the breathtaking grasslands and bush-veld.

Amenities and leisure activities include hiking, swimming in the swimming pool or the dam, playing pool, braaiing in the spacious lapa or enjoying a sun downer at the mountain deck.

The lodge and chalets are first class, comfortable, and well furnished. Bedding is provided, but not towels and toiletries. The lounge has a TV with DStv and there is a fully equipped kitchen.

Game drives can be arranged on request. The lodge is only 15 km from Thabazimbi for groceries and other shopping.