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

Harold Smith
Comments: 45
Article views: 1
Latest Badges:

View all Harold Smith's badges.

Who's land is it?

16 July 2014, 05:00
It is the year 1725. Seventy three years after Van Riebeeck set foot in Table Bay, the white population has risen to more than 2000 from the Netherlands, France and Germany. A mere twelve years earlier a massive epidemic killed the vast majority of Hottentots (Khoi), the remainder having fled to Klaarwater in the Namaqualand, Northern Cape.
In the streets of Stellenbosch people like Hendrik Biebouw shout: “Ik ben een Afrikaander!”

In June 1725 the adventurer Francois de Cuiper and segreant Johannes Mona set off on an expedition with 37 others to explore the land north of the Cape; and especially to find the rumoured land of “Inthowelle”. They skirt the IsiXhosa land (now Transkei and Ciskei).

They find a few lone wanderers in the 10 427 square miles in the land which Shaka would later invade and dub Zululand.

It is only when De Cuyper and his party arrive in present day Mpumalanga that they encounter the first black tribe named Maprumbo. (Historian HJJM van der Merwe: It was probably named after a local chieftain and does not exist anymore). 

Why is the significance of this lost on everyone. The entire world.?????

This means to me, from all the facts that are available, & something I have always said.(Even if you look at it from a religious viewpoint & dont do the evolution thing, it still hold true.)

It is widely accepted that all life started out in Africa. Its divided as to exactly where, but agreed that it is Africa.
For argument sake lets just say it was central Africa.This means that a group of humanoids decided to wander went north.

Just think of all this entails & eventually this leads to.First the Sahara would have to be crossed. Once that was overcome they would have had to make their way through central Asia, round the Med across the Alps & into Europe.While this was all happening, because of geographical conditions, evolution starts its handiwork, & white humans start their existenceThe Greeks, the Romans, the British, Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon, languages & the written word. Historical records. The friggen wheel for goodness sake.Sailboats, new horizons.The New World.

There were those humanoids that decided to stay, & did not need to go through the metamorphosis of hair & skin colour change, because once again it was because of geographical conditions. These were that black people of today.In all the time it took for white humans to evolve into modern man & conquer the world, the black man had not ventured further south that LESS THAN HALF OF SUB SAHARAN AFRICA.With no wheel & no written language. Basically still in the stone age.

Before Shaka, Southern Africa was inhabited by sporadic nomadic tribes living a carefree peaceful existence.We are talikng the late 1700 early 1800's here. 50 years after Van der Stell & during the British occupation.British, French, Portuguese, German or anyone else for that matter.. The world was a "free for all" at those times.Before this the only people here were the Khoi & the San. The Bushmen.

Undisturbed for centuries, completely happy & totally ignorant & oblivious to the future that awaited them.Like Native Americans & Aboriginal Australians, the Bushmen were the ones that suffered ultimately, but unlike America & Australia, they had to deal with an onslaught from both whites from Europe as well as Blacks from Africa.(I digress. Thats another matter entirely).

What in essence is happening is that a certain group of people have let another do all the work & then just forcibly take it over under false pretences. (Sound familiar?")Just like the slavery issue.Black people were the first people to forcibly imprison fellow humans for the sake of personal benefit or gain. Again from central Africa, where the humanoids still had not left or evolved very far, & they are trying to shift the blame onto others.

There has always been slavery. Greeks had them. Romans had them. Indians had them. Chinese, Japanese. So who must we blame who now?The Muslims were some of the first go betweens among Europeans & Blacks.

Lets blame them. But who was it that first came into contact with the Muslims, so lets blame him.

How far is far enough. Whats it going to change? If we rewrite the history books in the way we want, Hitler is not going to go away.Suck it up & live with it. The future is what we should be focusing our efforts on, not the past.WTF is an African American? Where did this race suddenly spring from? And while we are about it, what are you doing here in the first place. You could have gone back to Africa long ago.

You are an American, or I am a real African American, because its racist to say I cant be because of the colour of my skin.The black man in America is causing more racism than there ever has been. They make the most ridiculous demands & absurd accusation, & why not? The white man is too shit scared to say anything that might upset a minority group or do anything that might deem him a racist.Once again I digress.

The land & country called South Africa.Who has the right to call it their land? At what point in history, & who decides at what point, do we say OK, well start here.The people who have been here the longest? Those with the most technology? The better land development skills?(I am here being totally unbiased & trying to think of something that the black man would greatly outdo the whites).Do we base it on .......What? I can honestly not think of 1 single thing without being condescending, derogatory or sounding like I am mocking.

Unless you want to include survival without any post 1800 development. Oh yes, & reproduction to create the numbers that are needed to achieve their ultimate goal.(Let us not for get Nongaus here).(That was a bit below the belt, but unfortunately, very true).Who is right.Here is a thought. Why not everyone get the hell out of Africa & give Mother Nature a chance to repair some damage we have all caused & take a breather.Yea, right. Like thats going to happen!

Perhaps instead of looking at it the way we have been we should ask ourselves why this is happening.Who is allowing this to happen? Why is all this being allowed to happen? Most important of all,WHO IS FUNDING IT ALL?Our, & I say that very collectively, problems are far worse than we could begin to imagine, but unfortunately the vast majority of people cant accept that.There once again we have no idea for certain.

We all have & are fully entitled to our own opinion. It would be nice if all the true facts were always made available though.Do you honestly believe that mavericks would be allowed to operate at political level if they were any real threat?Its all just big business, & we are all just puppets. The puppeteers are the ones that should be sought out.

I have made this statement before, & I will say it again.There will not be peace in Southern Africa until a black Zulu or Xhosa Woman is elected into a power.A woman who rules her way & is not any parties puppet.South African males, black & white, unfortunately are way to arrogant & chauvinistic to fully accept what another man says, if it differs with his own belief in the slightest. He will however do exactly as his mother says. (This is not meant as a joke).

His way of life over the last 60 to 70 years has caused that. Military, police, school, MEDIA has ensured that.

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. 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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
No Ohno
In response to: Praying with Angu...

Just know, I believe in God, and there are no amount of posts like these, that will have the slightest effect on me, or change my mind. Read more...

0 comments 3319 views
Submitted by
Balt Verhagen
Trump: a reality check for South ...

Though it is hard to find a basis for admiring the likes of a Donald Trump I have long suspected that his presidency will lead to a reality check. Read more...

0 comments 445 views
Submitted by
Tresor Mpika
NDZ's unfortunate timing for the ...

With factionalism in the ANC being at it fiercest, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's decision to side with President Jacob Zuma seriously compromises her credibility. Read more...

0 comments 586 views
Submitted by
An open letter to Mmusi Maimane

We need a president who has shown beyond a reasonable doubt that corruption is not all.  Read more...

0 comments 638 views
Taxi tragedy must call us to acti...

Take a hard line with absolutely ZERO tolerance for recklessness on our roads – I cannot think of one person that will not support you 100%. Read more...

0 comments 92 views
Submitted by
Ellse Tsolo
President Zuma is not the problem

Stop blaming the president, and start blaming those who put a cross next to his head on the ballot box, full stop. Read more...

0 comments 959 views


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 Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2017 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.