‘Senzeni Na?’ – Treasury staff sing as Pravin Gordhan arrive for final meeting

Mcebisi Jonas and Pravin Gordhan

What have we done?”– Treasury staff burst into song as Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy arrived for their final meeting after the Cabinet reshuffle.

“Senzeni Na?” (also spelled Senzenina, English: What Have We Done?) is a South African anti‐apartheid folk song. The Xhosa/Zulu language song is commonly sung at funerals, demonstrations and in churches. Activist Duma Ndlovu compared the influence of “Senzeni Na?” to that of the American protest song, “We Shall Overcome.”

The song has been around at least since the 1950s, and it reached the height of its popularity during the 1980s. The origins of the song are unclear. Zimbabwean poet Albert Nyathi claims to have written “Senzeni Na?” on the day that activist Chris Hani died. However, Nyathi’s “Senzeni Na?” uses a different melody and altered lyrics. Either way, Hani was assassinated on April 10, 1993, by which time the song had already been sung for decades.

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Face to Face with Thabo Mbeki

In 2014 Peter Bruce, editor in Chief of Financial Mail magazine and Business Day newspaper, in South Africa sat down with former president Thabo Mbeki. He completed a Masters degree in economics at Sussex University in 1966 and was the 2nd democratically elected president after Nelson Mandela.

Here’s some comments from Youtube users:

Trevor CaptainEvo Mathebula, “President Mbeki was and still is an economist. Listening to him was very insightful and held a lot of answers to some of the things that were happening at some point and are still happening on some level in this country, South Africa is still being Looted and not only by Government. If you listened carefully to what this man said at 51:51-End. He said some real shit in that piece and that’s what people should be talking about because its still happening today on a Massive scale because we never resolved that question the last time it came up. South Africa has been bled dry an its not just the government that was doing it. South Africa wasn’t just looted of its resources and money but also of its peoples dignity. And Everyone was in on it, its like when they realized looting was already happening and still continues and there’s nothing they can do about it so they all went about doing what they had too to get a step ahead cause the deal they got was so raw to start with, hence why youths are still having to fight for free education. But even when times are at their worst, their’s always a fat cat eating… Everywhere, every country has them. They all have their own swing or agenda and sometimes you never know who’s riding the wave, but when Zuma and his “cronies” do it, oh that’s the perfect distraction, the people eat it up, its all they can talk about, till everyone agrees Zuma must fall, funny enough lol but serious shit, shit like what Mbeki Just dropped. Everyday I see the whole nation distracted by this mirage that sometimes takes a very dramatic turn, even with real life fatalities as collateral while all the while there’s always something just a little deeper, but the masses just move right past it.”

Hans Franz, “The fact that someone like Zuma could become more popular than Mbeki actually tells alot about the “political-literacy” of the South African electorate. Not saying that Mbeki is perfect in any sense, but he seems so much more reasonable and knowledgeable than Zuma. Still, people preferred the rather simpleminded and populist style of Zuma. So they should not be surprised about the current state of the nation.

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Brenda Fassie vs Madonna

Brenda Fassie vs MadonnaInterviewer: “So Brenda, I hear that you are the Madonna of the townships.”

Brenda Fassie: “No, no, no sweety, Madonna is the Brenda of America…” ????

Be inspired, give peace and share your smile with everyone. Have a nice weekend! Long live the spirit of Brenda Fassie, long live!

source: Neo Ntsoma, photographer

Brenda Nokuzola Fassie was born in 1964 in Langa, a township near Cape Town. She was named after the American country singer Brenda Lee. The daughter of a pianist, Brenda began singing to her mother’s accompaniment at a very young age, and already at the age of five, she had tourists paying to hear her sing. She already had her first band at this stage, the Tiny Tots. When she was about 16 years old, renowned producer Koloi Lebona came from Johannesburg to visit the Fassie’s Langa home after a number of Cape Town musicians had told him about Brenda. Lebona confirmed their high regard for the young Brenda, saying that her voice was very mature for her age and was ‘the voice of the future.’

Read her full bio on South African History website here

Brenda Fassie on Wikipedia:

Brenda Nokuzola Fassie (3 November 1964 – 9 May 2004) was a South African anti-apartheid Afropop singer. Affectionately called MaBrrr by her fans, she was sometimes described as the “Queen of African Pop” or the “Madonna of The Townships” or simply as The Black Madonna. Her bold stage antics earned a reputation for “outrageousness”. More on Wikipedia…

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David Icke nemises Terry Wogan dies

David Icke in many ways has become the best friend of Credo Mutwa. There lives have been intertwined since the groundbreaking Reptillian Agenda interview. 

This morning Sky News reported The death of Terry Wogan, the legendary British radio and TV presenter.

 

David Vaughan Icke (/a?k/; ike, born 29 April 1952) is an English writer, public speaker and former professional footballer. He promotes conspiracy theories about global politics and has written extensively about them.

The headlines attracted an invitation to appear on the BBC’s prime-time Terry Wogan show, Wogan, on 29 April 1991. When asked if he was claiming to be the son of God, he did not disagree, and amid laughter from the studio audience, he repeated that Britain would soon be devastated by tidal waves and earthquakes. He also talked about politics and the environment:

When you survey the world today … when a child dies in this world of preventable disease every two seconds, when the economic system of this world must destroy the Earth simply for that system to survive; when you see all the wars, and when you see all the pain, and when you see all the suffering, is it a force of love and wisdom and tolerance that is in control of this planet?

The interview proved devastating for him. The BBC was criticized for allowing it to go ahead, Des Christy in The Guardian calling it a “media crucifixion.” Wogan interviewed Icke again in 2006, acknowledging that his comments during the first interview had been “a bit sharp.” Icke disappeared from public life for a time, unable to walk down the street without people mocking him. His children were followed to school by journalists and ridiculed by schoolmates, and his wife would open the back door to get the washing in only to find a camera crew filming her. He told Jon Ronson in 2001:

One of my very greatest fears as a child was being ridiculed in public. And there it was coming true. As a television presenter, I’d been respected. People come up to you in the street and shake your hand and talk to you in a respectful way. And suddenly, overnight, this was transformed into “Icke’s a nutter.” I couldn’t walk down any street in Britain without being laughed at. It was a nightmare. My children were devastated because their dad was a figure of ridicule.

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Confirmed: Obama’s Birth Certificate Not Authentic 2012

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said President Barack Obama’s birth certificate is not authentic. Arpaio revealed the findings of a investigation into the president’s birth certificate at a 1 hour and 20 minute news conference Thursday, calling the certificate “suspect.”

Arpaio’s team of investigators said they found that the long-form birth certificate was created electronically and never existed in paper form. The president’s Selective Service card was also questioned. Arpaio’s investigators claimed the document has “failed every test we put it through.”

At Thursday’s news conference, investigators said they will request a criminal investigation. They also said they have identified a person of interest in the forgery of the birth certificate. Arpaio said he is not accusing the president of the crime. He said they will investigate who is behind the “possible forgery and fraud.”

“I haven’t decided where to go with this yet,” Arpaio said. “I just wanted to get the facts of this situation. We haven’t accused anyone of anything.”

The controversy over the certificate has been widely debunked, but it remains alive in the eyes of some conservatives, namely members of the Tea Party who urged Arpaio to look into the matter. For the past six months, Arpaio’s “Cold Case Posse” has been investigating the authenticity of those documents to see if there’s been any fraud or forgery involved.

“We conducted a very professional investigation; we have come up with I feel some probable cause, some evidence,” Arpaio said Wednesday. Arpaio said the investigation was done at no cost to taxpayers.

“Just let me say the results may be interesting without using the word ‘shocked,'” Arpaio said prior to the conference. “I think it will reveal some information no one else has really developed in a professional law enforcement manner.”

The Cold Case Posse comprises volunteers who are former police officers and lawyers. Arpaio is facing problems of his own, including a federal grand jury probe over alleged abuse of power and Justice Department accusations of racial profiling.

Rather than seek cover, Arpaio is moving into the spotlight in a fashion that has helped boost his career as a nationally-known law officer.

MCSO: Obama Eligibility Cold Case Investigation (Full Press Conference)

 

Will Sutherlandia make my daughter stronger?

Question from Busisiwe

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My daughter is 2 years & 8 months, she has hiv+ & struggles to walk but she can talk.She walks & stands with the support of things but not on her own. I’ve started giving her half a tablet of Phyto Nova Sutherlandia SU1 on the 11th of Feb 2012 twice a day. I’m also on Phyto Nova Sutherlandia SU1, it’s been 2 weeks now.

Will Sutherlandia make my daughter strong that she can even walk?

Answer:

We can no longer endorse the Sutherlandia products by Phyto Nova or anyone else. Please read the detailed toxicology report by Gaia Research.

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Osama Bin Ladin’s prerogative

By Kola Boof

From Diary of a Lost Girl: The Autobiography of Kola Boof, published last February by Door of Kush Books. Boof has written for the NBC daytime drama Days of Our Lives. In 2003, when she was interviewed on Fox News by Rita Cosby, the network reported that Boof had lived for several months in 1996 on an estate in Morocco with Osama bin Laden.

People are animals. They fuck, pray, and make bombs. The Dinka women of Sudan say the devil is the most beautiful man you will ever lay your eyes on. I never took these words seriously until I encountered my now infamous ex-lover, Osama bin Laden.

Soon after installing me in his estate in Marrakesh, Osama started to abuse me. His hand would be resting on my hair, his eyes glued to the pages of his Muhammad Qutub books while I read Galway Kinnell. We would be lying there in bed and he’d say, “African women are only good for a man’s lower pleasures. What need do you have for a womb?” I would feel insulted—not just to the heart, but to the soul. Then I’d go back to Galway Kinnell’s bone-white stanzas—only I wouldn’t be able to make out the words for the tears in my eyes.

He would humiliate me by making me dance naked. It was such a strange thing, because for the most part he believed music was evil. If a guest at the estate played music, he would cover his ears until the “poison” was silenced. But other times he would become this devout party boy who wanted to hear Van Halen or some B-52’s. To this day I hear the song “Rock Lobster” in my sleep. I would be jerking around like a white girl—“Dance like a Caucasoid girl!” he would say—and his eyes would track me from one side of the terrace to the other. “Your ass is too big, show me the front,” he said. Osama, you understand, did not know the difference between being vicious and being tender.

The first night I met him, at a restaurant, I ran out the door, gripped by terror, and drove home. Relieved that his henchmen hadn’t followed me, I ran a bath, lounged in the cold bathwater, then changed into a flowing silk robe. There was a bang on the door, and I could hear shouting: “Hey, black girl!” When I opened the door, there was Osama bin Laden and his seven-man posse. A cold bolt of lightning went through me.

But Osama was trying to be charming, despite the fear in my eyes. “Why did you run? I just think you’re lovely and I find you intriguing. I wanted to be your friend.” I can’t deny what a good-looking man he was—over six feet with a zesty salmon-orange complexion and very sexy Negro-like facial features, forged by generations of desert sun. I remember thinking he had the most beautiful lips and being overwhelmed by the largeness of his hand when he took mine (to kiss it). Osama’s men laughed, and Osama’s eyes kept falling on my cleavage. I knew no matter how many Barbara Stanwyck movies I had devoured as a teen, I was powerless, and men can be merciless when women have no power.

“From now on you may see no man but me,” he said. I wanted to throw up.

read the full article: Harper’s Magazine

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Africa for Ron Paul 2012

Hope is coming for all of us, Africans, Americans, Asians, Arabs and Europeans.

Here’s a comment from this Youtube video which says it all, “The entire political system is NOT fine-tuned for minorities to cherish and gain power, instead we have been 2nd or rather 3rd class citizens, evidence shows even in Africa, example, in South Africa where the majority of people are black but they still have Affirmative Action so that blacks get a fair deal…Think about that, a country where the majority of the people are black still has to have affirmative action. My point is being, the political system is NOT made for us, time for a new one.”

 

UFO Science and Consciousness conference

The largest conference of its kind is about to land in South Africa. Three days of enlightened education and a real feast for those who hunger for the truth. Some of the biggest names in the business will gather on one stage to share their knowledge.

The conference is hosted by South African scientist, author and explorer, Michael Tellinger, and will present 13 internationally recognised and published leaders in the fields of UFOlogy, genetics and micro biology, alchemy, healing, bio mimicry, ancient wisdom, numeric science and the formation of a money-less society.

UFO Conference Johannesburg 2011Futurist Alfred Webre is joined by Miceal Ledwith, Laura Eisenhower, David Hudson, Lloyd Pye, James Gilliland, Kerry Cassidy and lesser know masters of their trade like Claire Janisch, Jennifer Welch, Wayne Herschel, William Brown, Louise Claassen and Willem de Swart will share their incredible and often astounding  information and discoveries.

While some may find this combination curious, Tellinger asserts that the dramatic advances in science and quantum physics have brought these three principles into alignment and cover the same areas of research, pointing to a universal consciousness of unity.

Michael TellingerThe average person on the street is completely oblivious of the unimaginable progress in scientific research, so much so, that it would seem like magic to the unenlightened crowd”, says Tellinger.  “Millions of people in SA have had their own personal experience with ETs and UFOs – but most people have in the past been too nervous to raise the subject, afraid of ridicule.  This conference will allow those in the know, the freedom to express themselves and be exposed to new areas of hidden knowledge, from genetics to transmutation of matter, the nature of reality to ET contact and treaties signed by global governments.”

While there are still many who smirk in disbelief at the concept of alien presence in the universe and even more so here on Earth, those in the know are rapidly moving well beyond trying to justify their knowledge to the uninitiated.

Cristo Louw, founder of South Africa’s UFO Resource, a research organisation that collects and collates local abduction stories and incidents, endorses the conference,  “This conference is important because it brings together leading international experts with local experts. The South African public has long been aware of these unexplained events, and now they will have the opportunity to discuss them in an open forum.”

If you have a hunger for knowledge of what is really going on in the Universe, this conference will certainly provide many hours of stimulating, leading edge information. It’s easy to book for this conference, simply click through to the conference booking page.

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