PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
angelanair3
 
Comments: 60
Article views: 1657
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all angelanair3's badges.
 

The “Africanisation” of Africans

02 January 2013, 10:04

With Western technology being a part of our lives, I wonder how many people will want to go back to slingshots, penis covers, leopard skins and beaded fanny covers.

To really be part of this whole “I want to be an African” spiel, we need to eliminate all things connecting us to the Western world. And please – one cannot be preferential and choose what one wants to keep – this is “Africanisation”! So here’s my idea of the elimination process and how I see it happening. A fantasy that could become reality with Mr Zuma at the helm? My tongue in cheek scenario……

Where to start mmm? Let us start at the beginning when an African baby is born. No maternity wards and nurses. No doctors on hand if anything were to go wrong.  No napkins or disposable nappies. No formulas or bottles? Then schooling will have to be all about how to survive in the wild – because most important of all, there will have to be a great trek back to the veld. The child and the dog must realize that the pampered life is over and the dogs only connection with man, will be as hunter and dog.  No more running down to the butchers! No KFC! The colonel is an American and so is the Clown at McDonalds.

 In the meantime there are lots of Western ideas we have to do without – no radio for one, Television has been discarded, definitely not African.  That includes DSTV! No soccer at all – invented by the English, there is no such thing as African soccer – soccer is soccer! No games such as cricket, rugby, golf, baseball all created by the West.

Now things are getting tougher. No telephones, no cellphones, no bbm’s or whatsapp! No internet and Oh Lord! No Facebook. Then of course no BBE or stock exchange – oh dear Mr Motsepe and Mr Sexwale! We haven’t gotten to transport – ox wagons? There was no wheel when the White man arrived – or was there? No taxi’s! No trains, no planes, no bicycles, no motor bikes or scooters. What’s a person supposed to do? This “Africanisation” is starting to agitate the masses. Especially the “Clever Blacks” who had it all. There are signs of a revolution.

There are still chisa nyama’s, but no boom boxes, no car washes to get the weekend started. The 4x4’s have been dumped. Now the oxen have to be washed and groomed – never know when one will be needed to be slaughtered. No cinemas! God, that’s Western! No more browsing at malls over the weekend. Sandton City? Whats that? No more nail bars or women hairdressers on the corners to fit in Brazilian or Indian hair extensions. No more power dressing for men or women, leopard skins are the order of the day. Not many colours to choose from!

And life goes on for the rest of us – we are thriving on Western technology – Facebook and Iphones sales have peaked – South African “Africans” have thrown out all that the West has to offer – but Nigeria, Zambia, Uganda and our other neighbours are continuing to advance and stay intelligent, innovative and in touch with the rest of the world!

Meanwhile back in Nkandla or wherever the Africans have moved to, the stirrings of a revolution grow ever stronger. There is an underground movement called NAM – New African Movement, led by Africans with white tendencies who want to come back and join us in living the Western life, they want BEE, they want their houses in Morningside and Houghton, they want their kids to go to private schools, they want hair extensions, nails and maids! They miss Sandton City and 5 star hotels. Most of all they miss cellphones, internet and facebook – so “Africanisation” starts to give way to the new African Revolution – a nation of thinkers who want to be part of the global village. And have dogs as pets!

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
60 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Tiisetso Maloma
Open letter to minister of Small ...

Below I list a few things which I believe frustrate entrepreneurship growth and acceleration in South Africa.  Read more...

0 comments 159 views
The alarming issues relating to y...

Unemployment is one of the key indicators of poverty and has various negative effects on people. Read more...

5 comments 80 views
Submitted by
Logan
Impeach President Zuma

Why do we expect the best from professionals in all areas of our normal day-to-day, but accept what clearly is nowhere near sufficient from our President? Read more...

6 comments 173 views
Submitted by
jerrypitie
Investing in the poor pays much f...

It is nothing but a wreck of a thought and act of pruning short cuts for the lazy and the ignorants. Read more...

26 comments 581 views
Submitted by
Juanne Coetzee
Potential armed shopping robbers ...

ARREST - SAPS at their best Read more...

3 comments 929 views
Submitted by
Jotta Malvern Booysen
Open letter to Premier Helen Zill...

After kidney failure people need a new kidney or dialysis to live. If you do not get dialysis, toxins will build up in your blood and water will fill your lungs and you will die. Read more...

28 comments 2079 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Toys 4 for the price of 3

Buy 4 toys and get the cheapest FREE! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing prices – As seen on TV

Get mind blowing prices on 1000’s of products! Shop now.

Deal of the week!

Save R1200 on the Samsung 48” smart full HD LED television now only R8799. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.