Credo Mutwa’s uNosilimela, uHlanga performed

 

Theatre groups will go head to head at the Best of the Best theatre festival this weekend in a bid to win prizes to the value of R15 000.

Entries for the eagerly anticipated festival have flooded in, and audiences are sure to be entertained with the unique talent on show. The winning performance will earn R8 000.

The festival is premised as the ‘Best of the Best’ because it has attracted a wide variety of theatre groups from around South Africa as well as within the SADC region. Participants come from countries including Botswana, Malawi, Lesotho, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The festival will provide a platform for cross-country engagement as well as the promotion of best practices in applied and community theatre practice.

The event is hosted by Sibikwa Arts Centre in Benoni.

“The festival is a brilliant indicator to the state of Southern African grassroots theatre, and it is platform for new stars to emerge,” said festival manager, Tonderai Chiyindiko.

Audiences are invited to come in their numbers over the two days to sample and enjoy a variety of theatre.

“I think we can expect some top quality productions this year, and whichever theatre group comes out on top has certainly earned the right to call themselves the best of the best,” Chiyindiko said.

The prizes are as follows:

  • 1st prize: R8 000
  • 2nd prize: R3 500
  • 3rd prize: R2 500
  • Most promising group: R1 000

The judges are:

Dr Robert Malcolm Mclaren (aka Robert Mshengu Kavanagh), co-founder of South African theatre organisation, Workshop ’71, with which he produced plays such as Crossroads, Credo Mutwa’s uNosilimela, uHlanga and Survival. He co-founded Zimbabwean arts education trust, CHIPAWO, in 1989 and is currently the director of CHIPAWO World.

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Write to your bank on 11/11/11

 

Italy is about to fall Ramon! Greece is barely holding on. If we don’t so something about this “money = debt” nonsense, South Africa will follow. Today is 11.11.11 and we must write to our banks and tell them where we stand.

Modify the letter below and make a stand against financial cannibalism. Please put it on Facebook, Twitter, send to all your contacts, etc. If you get a response from your bank, post it on the forum at www.thinkfreesa.com.

–The Johan Joubert Community

 

Dear <bank name, division name>   [Click here for email addresses of SA banks]

I have recently discovered three extraordinary pieces of information about my [credit card / home loan / vehicle finance / personal loan / business loan / overdraft facility].

1. You did not loan me money

Your advertising led me to believe that you “lend” money in the ordinary and everyday sense of the word. However, it turns out that I have been misled. In actual fact, the money you pretended to loan me was created “out of thin air” using a computer generated accounting system. I honestly believed that you were lending me real money which you had rightfully earned as part of your ordinary course of business. You did not tell me the truth up front and I am disturbed by your lack of disclosure and perpetuating what is clearly a false belief in the market.

2. Securitisation

I have learned that, in all likelihood, my promise to make monthly payments (called a promissory note) was on-sold to a third party in a securitisation scheme. I have also learned that in our law, once a promissory note is sold, the bank who sold it loses all their rights and has no legal standing to the asset thereafter. If this is true, then quite possibly you are unlawfully seizing people’s homes, cars, businesses, furniture, equipment, etc.

I am disturbed by the implications of securitisation, which I have now learned forms part of a secret “shadow banking” and derivatives industry which is 20-30 times larger than the GDP of the entire planet. This is outrageous. I did not ask to be responsible for the pension funds of my fellow working class citizens. I do not want to be the “surety” that supports an industry where bankers make hundreds of trillions of dollars. And I had no idea that I was putting small businesses under huge pressure because they cannot compete with large retailers and corporations who sell shop card debt for an immediate lump sum of money.

3. If you can do it, so can I

Your bank is a limited liability corporation. I am a human being of unlimited potential. If it was not for me, you would have no power. Stephen Goodson is a director of the South African Reserve bank and he confirmed publicly that commercial banks create money “out of nothing.” Therefore, I must have this same power as you do. I am currently learning how to apply the Bills of Exchange Act to settle any bank created “debt” with a negotiable instrument instead of using ordinary “debt-money.” Debt-money is not backed by any natural resource. It can only be created when it is borrowed into existence and the interest that is charged on top of that is called usury which is hugely unfair to the vast majority of people. The interest in our money system cannot, and will not ever be paid back.

Now that I have learned the above three points, it would seem that I have immediate power over your institution. I do not have to wait for the next election, committee decision or majority vote.

However, it is not my intention to enforce my rights and cause chaos. You are doing a wonderful job of creating havoc all by yourselves. In fact, it must be said that your bank and the banking industry in general are conducting yourselves in a way that does not create the kind of society that my family and I wish to live in. We can see this first hand in Italy, Greece, Iceland and the US, as well as Ireland, Portugal, Spain and a host of other countries around the world.

In the interests of a better future for this country, I hereby ask you, on this auspicious day of 11.11.11, to please initiate the following policies:

  1. I ask you to not to forcibly take money out of a person’s bank account ever again.
  2. I ask you to NOT intimidate your customers with threatening or harassing phone calls or SMS messages.
  3. If a customer is struggling to repay what you call a “loan,” I ask that you allow them a fair opportunity to negotiate new terms directly with you.
  4. To ensure long-term food security for the people of this great country, I ask that you immediately begin planting organic food gardens on every property that you own. This food will be handed out freely to your employees and to any hungry or homeless person that is in need. You will not use any artificial fertilizer, chemicals or genetically modified seeds.
  5. [add your own here]

In order to monitor the progress of the above, I ask that you please put up a website that will be updated weekly to publish the following:

  1. A searchable list of all court summons that have been served for that week, ensuring that people have ample notice to defend any legal action against them.
  2. A facility that will disclose to a customer the full details with any securitisation that occurred on their promissory note.
  3. The progress of all changes you have undertaken and implemented to create a better planet and society for mankind and future generations.
  4. [add your own here]

I look forward to a future where banks and people work together instead of fighting each other. I look forward to giving people the opportunity to break free of financial slavery. More importantly, I look forward to a future where new and sustainable thinking is embraced and adopted for a better tomorrow.

Regards,

[Your name]

Young writers’ creative workshop

 

famous poet Don MatteraOne hundred and seventy-seven high school pupils from five Northern Cape districts have gathered at Flamingo Primary School in Kimberley for the third annual creative writing workshop.

The five-day workshop, which started on Monday, is sponsored by the Northern Cape department of sport, arts and culture.

Spokesperson for the department Vaughn Settley said the workshop was aimed at sharpening pupils’ writing skills in poetry and short stories.

“This year pupils have also been exposed to skills on writing for newspapers and acquiring creative knowledge as cartoonists,” said Settley

“The workshop was started with the Annual Northern Cape Writers’ Festival in 2009, and has seen some of the country’s celebrated writers including Don Mattera, Credo Mutwa, Ahmed Kathrada and Marita van der Vyer embracing the occasion,” said Settley.

Since its inception, the workshop has produced three books; Tender Voices Volumes 1 and 2, one as well as There is a Place.

“The books contain short stories and poems written by pupils from various parts of the Northern Cape.

“They have been published and are now being distributed to all community libraries across the province,” he said.

The workshop is facilitated by prominent writers and poets such as Vonani Bila, Manichand Beharilal, Primrose Mrwebi, and Mhlobo Jadezweni with the inclusion of local poet, writer and journalist Sabata-Mpho Mokae and cartoonist Given Peterson.

Mokae said workshops like these served as a catalyst in promoting the culture of learning and creativity among young people.

“We are living in an exciting era where lot of things are happening and stories need to be told. We need to nurture writers and artists from a young age so that they are able to tell these stories,” Mokae said.

Mantoa Khuduga could not contain her excitement at getting an opportunity to attend the workshop: “You can’t get such training for free. For me it is a privilege and a dream come true.”

source: The New Age

World War 3 prediction

 

Credo Mutwa prediction on the start of World War 3, from “A Voice in the Wilderness” TV special originally aired on South Africa TV” – this was posted on the Project Avalon forum and I have no way to verify the date this was filmed. I do not see any signs of a World War except the usual fear warmongering from the USA interfering in other parts of the world. China will be a key player in the next 50 years and I sincerely hope this prediction does not come true. There is too many people in this planet who are praying for peace, meditating for peace. On my next visit to Kuruman I will confirm whether baba Credo still feels the same about this prediction for a possible World War. If you have any doubts about the power of peace and non-violence just think back to Gandhi, Martin Luther King or Mother Teresa.


How to avoid the Census

 

We recently received this from the Johan Joubert Community:

This is an approach that you could try for the upcoming Census. We can’t comment on the legal ramifications of doing this and, as always, we suggest that you handle yourself with care, but it’s certainly very interesting!

How to Avoid the Census

Complete, print and sign this letter.

Give it to the Census worker when they arrive. Always be polite. They will probably threaten you if you don’t comply.
This approach is called “conditional acceptance.” You are agreeing in principle to do what you are told, but first you have a couple of questions that need to be answered. Of course they cannot answer these questions because to do so would be to reveal a betrayal of human rights.

If you wish, send this through to the Census authority first. Give them 7 days to reply and amend this letter accordingly depending on their response.

Dear Census Official,

My name is [first name in lowercase, eg. John] of the family [surname in lowercase, eg. Smith]. I am a living, breathing sentient human being.

My research has led me to conclude that when my birth was registered, a corporate entity was created. This corporate entity is referred to as [write your title and whole name in all uppercase, eg. MR JOHN RONAN SMITH] with account number [insert your ID number] and is distinct from me, the flesh and blood human being.

It is my understanding that my title, full name and ID Number represent a juristic person / corporation, and the record of this account is held at the South African Reserve bank using a master / slave computer software system.

I have also discovered that my birth certificate is evidence of a financial instrument with a very real commercial value. This commercial value predicted by the amount of money I would earn as I grew up. Thus, it provides collateral for the South African government to float loans at interest without my knowledge or direct consent.

If this holds true, then it stands to reason that a primary role of this Census is to re-evaluate my status as chattel property so that the South African Government can literally “sell” me and my fellow citizens to foreign bankers, as the governments of Iceland, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and others did to their own people.

My research indicates that the purpose of the first census in 1904 was to give names to indigenous people so that they could be granted rights by the existing government. However, in order to be granted rights, it makes logical sense that one would first have to be stripped of the natural rights that he or she was born with. After all, you cannot grant rights to someone who already has them by the mere fact that they are alive.

As I believe in full disclosure, I will therefore only take part in the Census if the following questions have been satisfactorily answered.

Do I have a juristic person? Is there an account in my name linked to my ID number held at the Reserve Bank, or any other government department? Is there a bond or security registered in my name with a corresponding CUSIP number? Does the South African government receive loans based the ability of its people (ie. me) to pay it back? If yes, then: How does the government calculate the value of its people? How does the government connect me to the money that they have borrowed on my behalf? Does this loan include interest? If it does, then where is the interest supposed to come from in order to pay back these loans? Are any of the loans granted to the South African government created “out of thin air” using a book-keeping entry, or are 100% of all loans made using real, lawful money? Is the data collected from the Census linked in any way to the granting of loans made by our government? Is the census a form of contract? If so, please provide me with the terms and conditions of this contract. Am I a flesh and blood human being born with natural human rights, or am I a slave with no rights whatsoever, except for those which are granted to me by the South African Government?

Please note that I am intelligent enough to know when my questions are being avoided. I will only accept real, valid and direct answers to my questions above.

Once I have received a suitable response, I will happily take part in your Census.

Yours Faithfully,

[first name in lowercase, eg. John] of the family [surname in lowercase, eg. Smith]

David Icke is facing a double legal challenge, can you help?

 

David Icke legal defence fund David’s stunning Reptilian Agenda videos, now available in DVD, baba Credo has become world renown.

Anyway I ask you now to help him by reading this message, and making a donation by clicking on his photo, or the Paypal link at the bottom.

David Icke is facing a double legal challenge to everything he is now so successfully and incredibly achieving worldwide. Can you help to ensure that his work continues?

While David embarks in his 60th year on the most gruelling speaking tour of his life on the back of spending the entire summer locked away 15 hours a day writing a new book, he is also having to deal with two legal cases which, together, could make it very difficult for him to continue on anything like the scale that he is now achieving, never mind massively expanding his work as he is planning to do.

This comes at precisely the time when he is making such fantastic strides in awakening the world to so many revelations with the promise of so much more to come.

David has been dealing with the first case for a while, but circumstances have now changed dramatically after what would appear to be an external source with considerable funds suddenly paying for very expensive London lawyers to support someone who claims to have no money in a case against David. This makes the case potentially of far greater significance with regard to David’s 21 years of work and where it goes from here.

David cannot reveal the name of the person involved in this case at this time. People, however, are going to be taken aback – indeed shocked – when they eventually know. But that is for another day.

The other legal case is the extraordinary ‘libel’ action brought against David by Canada’s Richard Warman who has a policy of what he calls ‘maximum disruption’ – setting out to cause maximum disruption to the lives of those that he targets. The case began in 2002 – yes, 2002 – and it has been continuing ever since with a final trial date in the process of being decided. The legal bill for preparation and trial has been estimated at a high six-digit figure.

If you cannot easily afford to contribute to David’s double-legal defence fund then please don’t. These are harsh economic times. But if you easily can and you wish to help David meet these challenges, then please click on the this link. Nothing is too little.

Thank-you. We shall overcome, no matter what – and no matter who.

Credo Mutwa healed by Andreas and Mike

 

This message has been long overdue. It’s so important for you to know baba Credo’s health has improved dramatically. There are many things that have happened behind the scenes not worth discussing right now. All I want to do is share this amazing news about his recovered. It’s best described by Regine Merideth on her blog reprinted below also mentioned on the David Icke website.

Many of you may know Credo Mutwa. Several months ago he suffered a stroke which left his whole left side paralyzed.

His long time friend, David Icke, met a healer called Andreas and his friend Mike while he was speaking in Germany this year, who helped him heal certain conditions he had been experiencing since his childhood – conditions many of you know from his interviews and books.

David arranged for Andreas and Mike to visit Credo for a week and for Andreas to perform his magical (the real laws of physics) healing on the great man. Here are the videos that show him recovering and regaining full use of his body.

The change is remarkable and Credo is now painting again with his left hand, as you will see in the second video. The third video is a message from Credo about his wife Virginia.

source: Conscious Media Network

An invitation to support a Kindred Spirit

 

I was recently sent this invitation and so I am forwarding it to you. Perhaps you will take it up.

Dear Kindred Spirit

Recently, I spent a night in jail in a cell with about 15 black men who had all allegedly committed some crime or another. This is an account of why and how that happened to me and what I learned through this experience, which was certainly one of the most profound of my whole life. So how on earth did I manage to end up in jail, you may be asking yourself? To really understand how and why this happened and to create a context within which you can more fully appreciate what I have written in this article, I would suggest you read the article I wrote that was published in the quarterly ezine I send out a couple of months ago entitled ‘Freedom – the Eternal Call of our Hearts’ in which I outline how and why the vast majority of humanity is currently being controlled through a vast array of mostly arbitrary and senseless statutory laws passed by seemingly democratic legislative bodies in most countries throughout the world, but in fact are controlled by powerful vested interests such as banks and other large corporations.

We may have the illusion we are free, but this is just that – an illusion created to trick us into continuing to comply with these laws that are really enslaving us and humanity as a whole. If we dare to contravene one of these laws, we can be fined or imprisoned, which is what I discovered when I recently dared not to renew my driver’s licence and my car’s vehicle licence and continued to drive on public roads. Both of these acts are offences in terms of the National Road Traffic Act in South Africa, which mandates that we all pay a Government authority for the privilege of driving on public roads that belong to us, the public, and have been financed by our taxes already.

Last month, I was driving sedately along a public road in the town of Mtuba-Mtuba in northern KwaZulu-Natal with my vehicle that had the licence plate ‘I AM FREE’ on the back and drove past a traffic officer’s vehicle, who noticed my number plate and followed me into the parking lot of the Pick ‘n Pay supermarket, where I was stopping to do some shopping for a Dolphin Alchemy retreat I was about to run in Mozambique. The officers parked behind my vehicle and proceeded to demand that I produce my driver’s licence and ask why I had no vehicle registration disk or official number plates on my vehicle. After showing them my own self-created licence and vehicle registration disk and my publicly notarised ‘Claim of Right’ document in which I claimed my common law and constitutional right to travel freely through the land and much discussion, during which they struggled to understand and did not accept my point of view, they called two members of the South African police, which is short for ‘policy enforcement officers’ in case you didn’t know, who forcibly handcuffed me, removed me from my vehicle, put me in the back of a police van and sprayed me with pepper spray, all of which amounts to the common law crime of assault in the name of the enforcement of the State’s policy and is completely opposite to what their true function as peace officers – quite obviously, keeping the peace – should be.

I was held in a holding cell in the police station for a couple of hours while they formulated the charge sheet. Opposite the holding cell on the wall was a picture of a hand gripping the word ‘crime’ that was being squeezed in the middle and bulging out from above and below the hand with a caption beneath this picture that said ‘Squeezing Crime to Zero’. This picture and the slogan, which you can view online by clicking here, is indicative of the prevailing level of consciousness of the police force that creates a polar opposition between the police and crime, thus making both real and simply perpetuating the problem of crime rather than solving it, which of course is necessary otherwise there would be no need for a police force. The truth is that the police need criminals and crime to give them a function and more importantly, an identity, just as criminals need the police and the criminal justice system to catch and punish them for the sinful, guilt- inducing things they think they have done.

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Redirecting Julius Malema

 

Clem Sunter futurist Anglo AmericanYou have to hand it to Julius Malema. He is a headline-grabber of note; he sticks rigidly to what he believes in; he delivers his popular message with such ferocity and charisma that he attracts truck-loads of adoring fans; and he knows when to say sorry.

Moreover, he has done one thing for which he should be given credit. He has taken the Establishment – political, business and other – completely out of its comfort zone by focusing on the point that radical measures have to be implemented to turn a highly unequal, exclusive, lop-sided society into something which the writers of the Freedom Charter would be proud of. For me that is common cause; but where I differ is on the tactics to get there.

Nationalisation and land grabs – with or without compensation – are dead-end policies. Nationalisation without compensation will result in sanctions being re-introduced against South Africa by the US and EU, as it will be perceived that their citizens – the ones who have invested here – will have had their assets stolen from them by the South African government. International travel restrictions on members of the Cabinet will probably be applied as well.

Nationalisation with compensation at fair value will mean that a trillion rand will have to be diverted from health, education, welfare and law and order to purchasing the targeted assets. In other words, the opportunity cost will be enormous. The only alternative is for the government to borrow the money – if they can – which will send South Africa’s national debt to GDP ratio through the roof.

Land grabs, on the other hand, will in the worst case scenario precipitate a civil war. People who sing liberation songs like “Kill the Boer” should remember that the first modern freedom-fighters were the Boers – well before Swapo, Zanu-PF and the ANC. They effectively held the British imperialists at bay for the first half of the Boer War at the turn of the previous century. It was only when Kitchener introduced concentration camps and herded their women and children into them with an absolutely appalling loss of life, that the war turned in Britain’s favour.

Neither being a pariah or highly indebted state in the case of nationalisation nor being a country riven by civil war in the case of land grabs will sort out the problems of unemployment and living on desolation row. The only way the problem can begin to be resolved is to follow the philosophy of Steve Biko, an equally charismatic character, who before he was cruelly murdered in the 1970s basically expressed the view that handouts do not improve your self-esteem: doing it for yourself does. That is as true today – in the world of Facebook and Twitter which have enormously increased the power and freedom of individuals – as when he said it in the 1970s.

So if I were Julius, I would take Steve’s ideas on board because they are so much more inspirational and relevant to the members of Generation Y than the old-fashioned and discredited policies that the state should become the centre of everything. I say this coming from a family in the UK where my socialist ancestors not only wrote nationalisation into the Labour Party constitution (Beatrice Webb), but actually implemented it across the board (Stafford Cripps who was Chancellor of the Exchequer in the late 1940s and made Julius look positively unambitious by comparison). Needless to say, everything is back in the hands of the private sector apart from the National Health Service which in retrospect was a worthwhile initiative.

Rather than trying to destroy Malema, I would urge him to consider redirecting his energy down the path outlined by Steve Biko. I would be asking him actively to engage with Business Leadership SA and AgriSA as to how a more inclusive and participative economy can be created and how one can transfer an appropriate proportion of land from white to black farmers without diminishing agricultural productivity. All of this will take time. It cannot happen overnight in one quantum leap. Perhaps he and his colleagues in ANCYL should also go on a leadership programme at GIBS. Get out of the confines of the ANC into the real world.

Furthermore, instead of harping on about expropriation of this or that asset which will not create one extra job for the youth of this country, I would like Julius to change his pitch and demand three things:

  1. We raise the quality of education in this country to give young people the power to do their own thing;
  2. We provide the entrepreneurial space in this country so that young people have the freedom to do their own thing; and
  3. We celebrate South African pockets of excellence like Siyabulela Xuza (who has a minor planet named after him by NASA) in order to give young people the confidence to do their own thing.

That is just so much more funky a vision than having everyone work for the state or be dependent on the state. As Michelle Obama said a few days ago at the Regina Mundi Church in Soweto: “You are your own liberator.” Amen.