SA pupils to sing for Madiba

2011-07-12 12:09

Johannesburg - Children in public schools will raise their voices in song for former president Nelson Mandela on his birthday, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Tuesday.

"We appeal to all South Africans to join them," she said.

At 08:05 on Monday, school pupils will raise the national flag, sing the national anthem and watch a brief presentation on Mandela before singing happy birthday to him.

"There will be no disruptions. Learning will start by 08:15," Motshekga said.

On Mandela Day, which is celebrated on his birthday, all South Africans are asked to devote 67 minutes of their time and resources to do good for others.

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-07-12 12:17

    Madiba - A true South African. We salute you !

      Mad man - 2011-07-12 12:54

      Doublepost: I was not aware that this country still houses morons and psychopaths who most of them live on farms and comments so bad about Madiba. One is not suprise by the speed "land grab project" enjoys. Bloody big belly

      York Hunt - 2011-07-12 13:12

      Which Mandela is this that we are all supposed to salute? The only Mandela I know was a terrorist. Surely we will not be saluting terrorism???

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-07-12 13:14

      Doublepost - Thanks to democracy & free speech, you are able to air your viewpoints.. As a non white South African during Apartheid, we never had that privelege.. The Apartheid Govt granted a superior status to whites merely because of the colour of their skin. Please, don't get me wrong, I do not condone killing of innocent people. Their were innocent casualties on both sides. Thankfully, I don't have to respect & agree to some dof idiot who now is a mall carguard just because he is white. You see, I think a person's worth is the value they add to an organisation. I understand the difficulty in accepting the loss in the sense of entitlement & by the same token accepting the black people's sense of entitlement. Don't hate, Educate !

      USSA - 2011-07-12 13:21

      "True South African"...what does that mean? True "black South African" or in a general sense? If you mean in a general sense, why has he not publicly condemned farm killings and the little pre-school punk Malema? I keep asking this question, but no one in the ANC has yet answered.

      King Msendi - 2011-07-12 13:26

      @Doublepost… I don't think the honourable one need you salute. The man have enough wise people to do so. Keep your salute for those you think deserve it… Whatever you feel about the man is none of our business…

      Doublepost - 2011-07-12 13:29

      Dude, your very reference to saluting a TERRORIST means you condone it! I take it your indian, could be wrong but the Currie gives it away. Your tone towards Mandela is borderline worshiping! I wonder, would you say the same thing about the Boeremag, after all, they are fighting for their ideals to be realised, quite the same as your Godlike Nelson Mandela? What makes one ideal correct and therefore allows a "freedom fighter" to kill innocent civilians and then be raised to Godlike status and another not correct and allows people to mock, abuse, degrade and destroy a people's right to exist amongst themselves?! What is the difference between Mandela and other terrorists, please explain?!

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-07-12 13:46

      Mandela's (and those of his era) fight was for a non racial SA....the Boeremag's fight was for the preservation of apartheid & when you speak of Godlike status, isn't that what Apartheid gave to whites...nonetheless, it's very difficult for a white person to see SA as I have seen it. We must collectively focus on the common problems i.e. crime, corruption, discrimination etc and be vocal as we would if we were shouting our support for the springboks...

      Doublepost - 2011-07-12 13:54

      Godlike status to Whites?! Are you kidding me? We were brandished as the EVIL people of the World. To kill us was just. As for Nelson Mandela fighting for a non-racial South Africa? Why the immediate start of Affirmative Action and Black Economic Empowerment? Why release 9000 hardened criminals on his birthday?! These are not the ACTs of a forgiving person, instead they seem like the ACTs of a person wanting to have revenge on those he does not like. South Africa is not a nation. It is false borders, set up by the British that includes many nations. Some of those nations want to live separately, i.e. Apartheid. What is wrong with that, if I may ask. Not oppressing other people, merely wanting to live amongst your own. By your own laws and your own ideals. Everyone around the world does it. It's called countries! The Boeremag fight for their OWN COUNTRY, not to oppress blacks!

      Psychotron - 2011-07-12 14:05

      Madiba - A true criminal that killed whites. Yes lets support a mass murderer.

      Psychotron - 2011-07-12 14:07

      @Currie - the Boeremag is fighting to stop the killing of innocent whites.

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-07-12 14:13

      So let us all get together & fight for our own country.

      cjm3 - 2011-07-12 14:15

      thank god m nt klerk sucks

      JohannV - 2011-07-12 16:43

      So I have to plant bombs, give the OK to kill anybody from another race and spend 27 years in jail before I can become a "true South African?" Man, that sucks!

      apie - 2011-07-15 11:45

      Curry bunny nobody feels sympathy for how much you 'suffered' during apartheid. Get over it or get therapy. Mandela is a terrorist murderer whether you like to admit it or not.

  • Mdavu-zn - 2011-07-12 12:18

    13TH (tomorrow) it's my day. Friends from News24 will you please sing for me?? ;-)

  • Worldwise - 2011-07-12 12:46

    "At 08:05 on Monday, school pupils will raise the national flag, sing the national anthem and watch a brief presentation on Mandela before singing happy birthday to him." Will the presentation include: The fact that he blew up a power line. The fact that he possessed an illegal firearm that was buried. The fact that the only reason he remained in prison for 27 years, was because he refused to renounce violence as a condition of his release when offered his release several times. That a member of his family is the reason many miners have not been paid. That he is absolutely silent on the subject of farm murders and all of Malema's utterings. Just a thought for presenting a balanced viewpoint from all angles as the education department is supposed to do. Or am I expecting too much from the ANC?

      Doublepost - 2011-07-12 13:19

      Al Gore should do a movie on this, he can call it...The Inconvenient Truth! Most Mandela worshipers live in such denial, they can label other so called "freedom fighters" as terrorists without a problem. Even wish punishment on them that would make Mandela's so called punishment pale in comparison. In normal spheres, people like that would be called hypocrites! Actually, the more time goes on the more one realises that terrorism achieves its target in the end. In other words, if you want to achieve your own state, be prepared to become a terrorist! Just be sure to have a good PR agent who can persuade people that your cause is just and those innocent civilians were merely a required sacrifice towards the common good!

      charley - 2011-07-12 13:22

      If you had been a black person at that particular time, you might have done the same, so before anyone speaks against Mandela just give a thought to what your reactions may or may not have been had you walked in his shoes.

      Doublepost - 2011-07-12 13:32

      Charley, that is exactly the point! Currently in South Africa, Whites pay most of the tax, yet get no representation. In fact, if current trends persist, we will not be around for much more than 100 years. THAT IS GENOCIDE! Therefore, if what Nelson Mandela did was A ok, then Whites have every right in the entire FFing WORLD to comment terrorist ACTs and destroy South Africa from the inside out. Just going according to Liberal Logic here!

      apie - 2011-07-15 11:50

      True and mandela also sang Kill the Boer many times.

  • York Hunt - 2011-07-12 13:17

    The world media has elevated this man to almost a deity. An embodiment of human rights and humanitarianism. I bet when he passes on, they will build a huge statue of him and force our children worship him. Humanitarianism - The new (luciferian) world religion... coming soon!

      Psychotron - 2011-07-12 14:11

      Like I said before it's amazing how everyone reveres a murderer. It's like saying Bin Laden was a hero, he did well, those people who died in 9/11 are all evil.

  • USSA - 2011-07-12 13:25

    At 08h05 on Monday 18 July 2011 I will make sure to scratch my balls as I pour myself some Brazilian coffee and wait for a yawn to pass over my lips. Can't think of anything more important allocated to that moment...or that day (except to be employed so I can help pay for all the ANC parties scheduled on Monday).

  • Jones - 2011-07-12 13:27

    It is a pity that we still have people trading insult instead of contributing to the development of our country. Don't we have academic intellectuals with right mind? It is true that our country have a painful past and it’s our joint responsibility to rebuild it.

      Doublepost - 2011-07-12 13:37

      Aww, shame, maybe if the media stopped worshiping a terrorist and expecting everyone to follow suite, people might stop reminding you of the truth! We don't want to build your society, based on your warped principles, we want to build ours. Now, the best way to go about this would be to allow those who want to live under your ideals to stay in one part of the country and those that don't to live in another part. Each governed by their own laws and specific ideals. You see, this country is doomed for it cannot get off the ground with such division amongst its people. You cannot wish it away, it is there. Deal with it!

      King Msendi - 2011-07-12 13:38

      Our children will do… Sometimes you can't teach an old dog new tricks, remember…

      Doublepost - 2011-07-12 13:44

      You children will do what exactly...king nothing msendi? Build a new society? Well, I wish them the best of luck. I would merely ask that my children be given the right to build a society that they would want to live in, instead of working for a society that wants to rape, pillage and kill them?! Yeah, too much to ask, I know!

      Psychotron - 2011-07-12 14:09

      @KingSendBend - does that mean you will have killed all the whites? Seems like that's what Malema and the ANC want.

  • JohannV - 2011-07-12 13:33

    Ah, the old Black Messiah has another birthday...

      Doublepost - 2011-07-12 13:45

      Who's up for a long term bet?! When Mandela pops his clogs, who thinks the pope will grant him Saint status?

      Psychotron - 2011-07-12 14:08

      Amazing how a murder can be deified.

      Psychotron - 2011-07-12 14:08


      USSA - 2011-07-12 18:13

      @ Doublepost I won't bet against those odds...lmao

  • Jones - 2011-07-12 13:47

    It on the reasons stated below that I forgive those who parade anger and misuse and abuse words for their selfish gains. Definitions of terrorism;There is neither an academic nor an international legal consensus regarding the proper definition of the word "terrorism".[1][2] Various legal systems and government agencies use different definitions of "terrorism". Moreover, the international community has been slow to formulate a universally agreed upon, legally binding definition of this crime. These difficulties arise from the fact that the term "terrorism" is politically and emotionally charged.[3]

  • Watcher - 2011-07-12 15:03

    Consider what would have happened if Nelson Mandela with F W de Klerk had not steered SA toward peaceful transistion. Unthinkable. He is a man who is rightly honoured for saving SA whatever any minority says.

      USSA - 2011-07-12 18:21

      Bla Bla Bla...he was and is and will always be an opportunist like malcolm X and the likes. He is a nobody with a big mouth. Once he made his mark (whatever your definition of that may be), and lets not forget his millions, he retired to watch the world kiss his behind in a perfectly orchestrated media hoax from the moment he left prison. The world needed a martyr at the time, and black people all over the world crowned him their messiah while ignorant white foreigners and local white fence-jockey's mostly in the form of radicals, bangbroeke and celebs jumped on the bandwagon to steal the limelight with their "undying" mock support.

  • Collitjies - 2011-07-12 16:48

    I believe that planting pipe bombs is illegal so I cannot do my 67 minutes for the world renowned terrorist Saint Nelson Madela.

  • maseratifitt - 2011-07-12 18:46

    The name of Nelson Mandela is just being used to make money and create a hype. The man is a person just like you and me. The only difference is that he killed civilians and paid the price in terms of jail time. He also conned the world into believing that the ANC will deliver "a better life for all" in SA. He , his family and ANC cadres now live lives of opulence at the cost of the people they "liberated". The same old African story. But, like I said, he is a person like you and me, and he has the right to happiness in his old age. I wish him well.

  • Chillibean - 2011-07-18 06:11

    TWELVE MILLION CHILDREN - 12.000.000 - that's a LOT of children!! NOW, let's mobilize them again - say in a month's time - and let them ALL SING an anti-drug and anti-alcohol song? Happy birthday Mr Mandela.

  • Chillibean - 2011-07-18 06:13

    Oh! AND, sorry I forgot - when is F.W.DE KLERK DAY? Didn't he also get the Nobel Prize?

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