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Old December 13th, 2012, 04:57 PM   #21
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You've missed out the political corruption with members of the ANC giving out well paying jobs to family and cronies and the rising number of anti-minority laws.

Watching South African events is never dull.
Are there significant worries that the whites in South Africa will be treated like the white farmers were in Zimbabwe?
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Old December 13th, 2012, 07:46 PM   #22

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Depends if Julius Malema gets anywhere with his plans.

He's been thrown out of the ANC youth wing but he's a populist who will use any oppertunity to appeal to the lowest common denominators pocket including muscling in on the Marikana shootings.
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Not one of the several Saffers I have met in Australia has ever expressed a desire to return permanently. At a barbie a while back we were discussing the way crime seemed to be increasing in our nice suburb. One of the Saffers present laughed at the suggestion and said anywhere she did not need to carry a gun in her handbag or live behind a security fence had no crime problem to speak of.
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so if i move to SA, my car will be stolen within 3 months, my home will probably be invaded and i will be killed. no thanks! why on earth would ANYone want to move there??
I must be honest I actually think that this whole crime thing is being dramatically blown out of proportion. There was a time when my family and myself, seriously considered permanently emigrating from the country because of the out off control crime rate. And we were very close to doing so if I might add, if it was not for my fathers Afrikaner stubbornness. But as of the last few years it is actually not that bad at all. The extremely high levels of crime are actually limited to a few areas in the country, not everywhere and the crime rate has been dropping domestically:

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During the period under review, 94 police officers were killed in the line of duty. This was down from the previous year's figure of 110 police officers killed.

Assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm dropped by 4.5%, while robbery with aggravating circumstances was down by 12%.

House robberies declined 10% to 16 889 cases during the 2010/11 financial year - the first decrease since 2004.

Car hijackings dropped by 23.6% to 10 700 cases, while truck hijackings decreased 29.2% with 413 reported cases.

Cash-in-transit crimes were down 18.7% and bank robberies declined by 58%.

The number of burglaries at residential premises dropped to 4.8% but there was an increase in non-residential robberies of 0.9%, particularly among small businesses like spaza shops, supermarkets and schools.

Cases of drunken driving or driving under the influence of drugs were up by 4.5%. Commercial crime rose 2.8%. This was increasingly dominated by cyber-crime.
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If you actually study the overall map I provided, you will realize that is not as bad as everyone seems to make it out to be. And you will see that the heavy crime is limited to certain area's within the country...
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Old December 13th, 2012, 11:43 PM   #25

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You've missed out the political corruption with members of the ANC giving out well paying jobs to family and cronies and the rising number of anti-minority laws.

Watching South African events is never dull.
This, I suspect, is probably one of the reasons that the trend is happening. The current ruling party is on its way out. They have lost more support in the last two years than any political Analyst could have predicted. People are actually feed up with them, and it looks as though the next national elections might prove to be interesting...
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Old December 13th, 2012, 11:47 PM   #26

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Are there significant worries that the whites in South Africa will be treated like the white farmers were in Zimbabwe?
No, that is one thing that everyone is more than sure will never happen. There are just far too many "white" South African's within the country to even bother attempting this. Not to mention that almost everyone recognizes that a large portion of the countries economy is in the hands of the "white" population of the country...
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Since the white farmers are not Jewish this is allowed to accrue, If the farmers were Jewish (or any other race) this would've had stop, or at least the world government would've step in. Its total madness. There is humans rights for all in white nations but white people get murdered etc... in Africa and this is excepted.

Can you Imagine on the news if it were Jewish being slaughtered? It would be publicized all year round.
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Since the white farmers are not Jewish this is allowed to accrue, If the farmers were Jewish (or any other race) this would've had stop, or at least the world government would've step in. Its total madness. There is humans rights for all in white nations but white people get murdered etc... in Africa and this is excepted.

Can you Imagine on the news if it were Jewish being slaughtered? It would be publicized all year round.
I'm so confused, what do you mean??? That it is only the "white" population of the country that is being targeted???
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At one time the stats were that 110% of new cars were stolen in their first three months of registration.
Is that a typo, or is the whole post supposed to be taken as tongue-in-cheek?
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Or somebody gets their car recovered and then its stolen again?

Or retrieved and stolen out of the police impound yard.

Or stolen, sold on to a third party who then had it stolen from them?
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