What comes in your mind when you hear the name “South Africa”? what comes? Most will say Nelson Mandela, a freedom fighter. but is that all? Try again, what more? Crime? Corruption? Greed? Apartheid? all the negative stuff. Doesn’t anyone remember what is was? does anyone remember the glory days of the good old nation of South Africa? Forget Hendrik Verwoerd, Forget Mandela, Forget Frederik Wilhelm DeKlerk (responsible for selling the country to Black communists in 1994). South Africa was Africa’s mighty steed, a stud, a diamond in the rough. despite international sanctions, it proved itself to be a power. Now, its dying 😦 and despite the introduction of the black economic empowerment (B.E.E) by the ruling African National Congress (Communist sons of bitches involved in killing South Africa), mroe and more blacks are dying of pvoerty and hunger, Whites are being killed like flies and so are coloreds (Mixed race ancestry) and Indians.
A few images of a few cities of South Africa will shock you. you will ask yourself, are these American cities? breath taking skylines, where are they? the moment you learn that they are in battered and torn apart South Africa, you will be turned off sadly. You cannot imagine how great the cities of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town were. Only Cape Town survives today, the rest are dying a slow and painful death 😦
Johannesburg is both South Africa’s and Africa’s largest city with a population of 4,434,827 people & isthe world’s largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline. Blacks account for 73% of the population, followed by whites at 16%, coloreds at 6% and Asians at 4%. 42% of the population is under the age of 24, while 6% of the population is over 60 years of age. 37% of city residents are unemployed. 91% of the unemployed are African. Women comprise 43% of the working population. 19% of economically active adults work in wholesale and retail sectors, 18% in financial, real estate and business services, 17% in community, social and personal services and 12% are in manufacturing. Only 0.7% work in mining. English despite being the most commonly understood language South African at one time is now the fourth most spoken, a drop in ranking because most of Johannesburg’s black population is not only unemployed and illiterate but also speak traditional African languages (only 18% of Johannesburg’s population speaks English). apart from this, Johannesburg has the world’s largest dry post, trucking and transporting being a large industry. Immediately after the fall of apartheid, blacks from surrounding townships flooded the city center. though Sandton (a new business district) was developed in the north east of Johannesburg central and a lot of businesses were revived, it took a turn for the worse at the onset of 2005, when Jacob Zuma was elected president. The black economic empowerment (B.E.E) is an affirmative action policy only supporting blacks connected to the African national congress (A.N.C) and ruling elite. it left whites unemployed, destitute with many white women turning to prostitution for survival. Indians were also badly marginalized, many leaving the country for America, England, Australia and even neighboring African countries of Mozambique and Namibia as well as the Middle east. Thousands of high end jobs went to uneducated black goons who helped tear down key South African companies and turn them into machines of loss. South Africa post office, Eskom and South African airways are the three key important firms that are dying. Management consists of political cronies, convicted criminals with records so horrible no sensible can believe how they made it there. Millions of Rands gone in months, disappeared, financial statements manipulated and the B.E.E not letting whites and coloreds in these firms. a sad state indeed, is this what Mandela wanted?
Loadshedding (power outages) have exceeded a daily average of 11 hours, bad enough to plunge the country back into the stone age. a shortage of around 28000 Megawatts is unable to be fulfilled and previous promises and plans of more power plants have gone up in flames and fumes. Tshediso John Matona, the incumbent CEO was convicted and accused of 11 cases of fraud and corruption in the past 7 years & many question how he is till the CEO of Eskom. Privatization strategies are failing and the company is currently on a hospital bed.
Formerly the DHL of Africa, South Africa’s pride. with labor unionized by the black economic empowerment, delays in delivery of mail now exceed months. in fact a lot of mail has not even been delivered in two years, Rates are usually exorbitant and the service quality is very very poor. B.E.E is the guilty part for destroying this once robust bear.
Inflated certainty that mails and parcels are not just undelivered but stolen as well.
Africa’s best airline for 10 years til 2006 took a deep plunge after that year. Labor unionized, whites kicked out, delays in flights and drop in service quality is just the beginning. Profits became losses and board of directors are convicted for corruption, embezzlement and fraud. the airline is dying, all the 747’s were forcibly phased out to be sold, only for a whistle blowers report to delay the sale and heckle the directors. South African Airways is worse, dying and rotting badly. with the Black economic empowerment in place, lack of trained blacks is hurting the airline and since it is state owned, Whites are hardly able to join it.
Destinations such Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Miami, New York, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Tokyo, Bangkok are no longer served by South African airways. all are now served by Emirates. Mismanagement by goons has taken a huge toll on the airline, which reported a loss of 455 million rand in fourth quarter of 2014.
The B.E.E is also hurting blacks: most are unemployed, denied access to education and victims of daily crime activities. South Africa is a hell hole these days and its taking a turn for the worse each passing day. Mob violence has risen, buses torched, buildings ransacked, shops and stalls robbed, people injured,cars jacked and damaged. Crime is rising day after day, the police is not only ill equipped but also full of convicted criminals who are involved in crimes. Security and law enforcement is now upto private security companies who often have to brave explicit conditions to arrest criminals.
Indeed, a great city it once was. it is now dying. a site of one of Africa’s best buildings, they are all decaying. with the educated people gone, innocents dying, inflation sky high, no security, this once great city is now in tatters. Daily upto 80 people are murdered (only half are reported), the city’s rape capital of the world (100 rapes/week as females have more chances of being raped instead of being educated), carjackings are a norm, police unable to do much as criminals are cronies of the ruling ANC government.
Hillbrow was an upscale district, inhabited by all races but were literate enough. propaganda of Apartheid almost ruined Hillbrow and bombings by the ANC in 1983 killed 85 people in a month (May 1983) but the place was fortunate enough to survive and it thrived, only for Mandela’s release to screw everything. Come 1994, Hillbrow was devoid of literate residents and occupied by illiterate blacks who in fact were illegal migrants from other parts of Africa. Today, gunshots, screams are the only heard in Hillbrow. Crime and violence are so rampant that its hard for an innocent person to even set foot in Hillbrow
Urban blight has hit Johannesburg hard and still continues to do so. the Johannesburg Stock Exchange is now in the upscale district of Sandton, Africa’s most expensive square mile and a very expensive district. However, policing is done by private security firms as the South African Police Service (S.A.P.S) is relatively ineffective and is causing trouble for every innocent South African. IBM, Apple, Lowe advertising, Leo Burnett, JWT, Samsung, Barclays, ABSA (Amalgamated Banks of South Africa), Toshiba, HP & Coca Cola are all headquartered here as the central business district all went up in flames.
Sandton was formed in 1969 after the merger of two suburbs, Sandown and Bryanston. after the reorganization of the South African government in 1994, Sandton lost its status as an independent city and became a part of Johannesburg. Beneficiaries of the Black economic empowerment hang out in Sandton and Sandton’s immunity from the effects of the African National Congress is at stake. Black residents residing here are linked to the ANC and hence are linked to crime. Flagship station of the GauTrain, a bullet rain service for the province of Gauteng in South Africa (where Johannesburg is situated).
Urban blight has fueled the crime in Johannesburg, and from 2004 til now 160,000 people have died as a result of crime. Many lives been dehumanized and shattered. More than half of the perpetrators are poverty stricken, a complicated entitlement complex stuck in their minds and this complex is the reason why they commit crimes. Nothing has been done by the ruling African national congress, and the situation gets worse day after day.
A few pictures and infographics about crime in Johannesburg and South Africa.
Mob violence, Xenophobia, crimes, murders, fraud are now Johannesburg’s friends :(. a once vibrant city full of trade, now is a hub for gang violence and the city’s municipal government is in tatters, shattered by corruption of the African National Congress (ANC) who have not only robbed the valuable rands payed in taxes by all hard working South Africans but have also destroyed this great city and is turning it into a wasteland of a city. A.N.C consists mostly of communist crooks who have done nothing for South Africa and are continuously destroying the country.
Democratic Alliance is a new party, formed by former journalist and minister Helen Zille. not only has her party transformed Cape Town into a diamond but also plans to do the same for Johannesburg and Durban. My Prayers for Johannesburg and its citizens. May this city Rise again from the ashes.