Saturday, November 23, 2013

What’s all this hype about Kleinfontein?

The commotion at Kleinfontein – May 2013
The commotion at Kleinfontein – May 2013
Cultural villages in South Africa are home to the Pedi, Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho, Shangaan, Ndebele, you name it… They’re all exclusively Black African and no one (not that I know of) has ever made a fuss about these villages being too Black or racist. Neither has anyone ever attempted to dismantle them on the basis that these villages are black-only enclaves.

Virtually all online resources and print media who report on aspects of South African culture and heritage make a point of illustrating the ‘uniqueness’ and ‘beauty’ of these Black African cultural villages. Tourists are encouraged to participate in the authenticity of the various traditional ethnic customs, for example, the building and decorating of distinctive huts, the moulding of clay pots, the weaving of baskets, the crushing of maize, the brewing of beer, ritual dancing and singing, consulting the local traditional healers, and so forth.

This online resource lists the top 10 Cultural Villages in South Africa.

Some of these cultural villages, like the Shangana cultural village for instance - created and built by local Shangaan people, are described as, “an example of South Africa's great cultural diversity.” I kid you not – the quoted words were copied directly from the website

The “great cultural diversity” at the Shangana cultural village is of course a reference to two different Black African language groups namely, Nguni and Tsonga. The Shangaan tribe came into being when King Shaka of the Zulu, sent Soshangane (Manukosi) to conquer the Tsonga people in the areas of present-day southern Mozambique and Zimbabwe, countries which never were (and which are currently still not) part of South Africa.

Oddly enough though, the ancestors of both Nguni and Tsonga originated further north in central Africa.

In South Africa, White Afrikaners today constitute approximately 5% of the total population. (Bear in mind that the ancestors of this group first arrived in South Africa approximately 360 years ago.) Within this total of 5% there’s a tiny fraction that have a strong desire to defend their own separate cultural identity. Yet, for some odd reason, they are perceived as a major political threat to South Africa’s democracy. Consequently they are often scorned and even demonized by the mainstream media and the liberal idiots who believe everything they read.

Why must there always be hysteria and political turbulence of all sorts whenever this tiny fraction of people wants to preserve and defend their own separate cultural identity?

While it is good news that the small exclusive White-Afrikaner community known as Kleinfontein has finally been recognised by the Gauteng legislature as a cultural community, one cannot help but wonder what dirty tricks are going to be played next to encourage ridicule and contempt in the minds of the clueless masses?


Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

As long as the white Afrikaners and other whites are unwilling to leave behind their homes in the eastern, overwhelmingly black parts of South Africa and move to the Northern/Western capes where Afrikaans and English speaking peoples form the majority there will never be a chance at a separate nation. It reminds me of white Americans who think they can just keep white-flighting forever, regardless of how much they decline as a percentage of the population as more non-white immigrants come in.

Sacrifice will set you free.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Anon - My sentiments exactly! See an older posting: A Future Independent Homeland - South Africa

BTW – Hazyview is under attack again>>

PreatorianXVI said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

White Christian People don't seem to grasp the unique threat they have towards the Criminal ruling elites of this world, once they understand this the game can change.

A couple of hundred years ago Usury was illegal, today it is practised in a highly predatory manner, enslaving people and they are to stupid to realise it. Only to grateful to accept the next loan to further enslave themselves.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Die Wetgewer in Sentraal Transvaal het ’n poging aangewend om Kleinfontein verdag te maak as ’n “apartheids dorp” vir witmense. Dit was die kommentaar van ’n inwoner wat verkies het om anoniem te bly. Die Komitee van Ondersoek na klagtes kon nie bevind of daar waarheid steek in polisielede se bewerings dat hulle toegang tot Kleinfontein geweier is nie.

Die verslag wat in die portefeuljekomitee vir gemeenskapsveiligheid tydens sitting van die wetgewer gedien het, het geen getuienis bevat dat polisie verbied was om die gebied binne te gaan nie.

Die feit dat daar ’n beheerpunt is wat noodwendige vertraging kan veroorsaak om toegang te verkry, word nou opgeblaas asof dit ’n geweldige oortreding van een of ander “wet” is, terwyl daar in Pretoria talle soortgelyke beheerpunte is in woongebiede.

Die komitee is bekommerd omdat die misdaadvrye Kleinfontein nie betrokke is by ’n polisiëringsforum nie.

Die komitee wil nou vra dat die Departement van Gemeenskapsveiligheid ’n omvattende ondersoek sal doen na die effektiewe werking van die Boschkop-polisiekantoor om wetstoepassing in die misdaadvrye Kleinfontein te verseker.

Kenners en inwoners van Kleinfontein sê dit is maar net nog ’n metode om van onbetroubare polisiebeamptes gebruik te maak om misdaad te bevorder waar geen misdaad is nie.

Polisie word landswyd verdink, en beskuldig, en is dikwels skuldig bevind daaraan dat hulle optree as “spioene” vir misdadigers, inligting aan hulle “lek”, wat voorvalle van misdaad veroorsaak.

Dit gee weer nuwe rede vir die polisie om die gebied te patrolleer op verskillende maniere, om inwoners so te irriteer, word gesê.

Jaco Mulder van die VF het gesê die erkenning van Kleinfontein as kultuurgemeenskap in die verslag is positief en hy verwelkom dit.

Die verslag bevestig dat Kleinfontein gevestig is op ’n kriteria van kultuur, taal, tradisie en geloofsoortuigings.

BRON: Die Vryburger - Kleinfontein onder soeklig

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I wonder if you know about the Cape Party, an organization which dedicates itself explicitly to the independence of the Cape (Northern and Western) on the basis of language and culture.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Anon - yes, I am aware of the Cape Party and I agree wholeheartedly with their views. I sincerely hope this party will grow from strength to strength.

See an older posting>>

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr a.k.a. Kamikaze said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

All the problem with the blacks is due to the Socialism which flourished during the Apartheid years. When Jan Smuts thought that it would be good to promote some way for blacks to be able to retain their ancestor traditional cultures, which are the closest to the Utopic Socialism, but then the Soviet inspiration reached Mandela, Steve Birko, among others who started attempting to impose Socialism as the rule for the whole South Africa.

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