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ANC needs unity for '2nd phase' - Zuma

2013-01-12 22:19

Durban - The ANC needs to be unified to bring about socio-economic freedom and eliminate the racist legacies of apartheid, President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday.

"As we enter the second phase of the transition - we commit ourselves to a programme of action to speed up the elimination of these legacies and bring about socio-economic freedom," he told thousands of African National Congress members at the Kings Park stadium in Durban.

He said much of South Africa's problems resulted from the 1913 Land Act, which allowed 87% of the land to be distributed to whites.

Land reform target

The act regulated the acquisition of land by black people and was the first major piece of segregation legislation passed by the Union Parliament. The act decreed that only certain areas of the country could be owned by black people. In the 1990s it was replaced by the current policy of land restitution.

Cadres heard that government was unlikely to meet its land reform target of transferring 30% of farming land back to blacks. Zuma said the "willing buyer; willing seller" principle would be replaced by the "just and equitable" principle of land expropriation.

It was at the party's 52nd elective conference in Polokwane in 2007 where the target of 30% was set.

Zuma said the country continued to face "skewed patterns of ownership".

"Decisive action is required to change economic patterns and realise our vision," he said.

The patterns in the economy were characterised by the marginalisation of "our people", he said, adding that "monopoly capital" remained an obstacle.

The ANC had opted for a mixed economy.

"It must be a state that has the capacity to intervene in the economy to lead development," said Zuma.

NDP

This goal was contained in the National Development Plan (NDP), which has been punted as a strategic document to build South Africa.

Zuma said the NDP set out various methods to tackle unemployment, poverty and inequality, and urged citizens to unite behind the plan.

Key programmes of the plan were already being implemented.

"We call on government to hasten the implementation of all 18 strategic infrastructure projects, especially those directed at the 23 poorest districts in the country."

The party resolved that the state must have an equitable share of mining resource rents through the tax system and deploy them in the interest of long term economic growth, development and transformation, he said.

Labour

Zuma warned that formal bargaining structures could not be replaced by "informal arrangements" by workers.

"We call on workers not to undermine the right to strike or to protest by engaging in violent action which undermines their cause."

Zuma also spoke of the party's relationship with its leagues.

"We shall work with the ANC Youth League to address its challenges."

He did not elaborate what this would entail.

The party would attempt to ensure that the league would continue to "live up to its proud legacy of being a preparatory school for ANC cadreship".

He said the organisation needed to render more support to the ANC Veterans League and the uMkhonto weSizwe Veterans Association.

Discipline

The ANC would promote discipline in the party in an effort to eliminate "alien tendencies", said Zuma.

"The movement will continue prioritising organisational discipline and eradicate the alien tendencies that have crept into our movement over the years," Zuma said.

"These include factionalism, the violent disruption of our meetings and attacking other members, public spats and unauthorised public utterances, the use of money to buy members... and the manipulation of ANC processes for pre-determined outcomes."

The ANC drew a line against ill-discipline in 2010, and anyone who crosses it would face consequences.

"We call on all ANC members to subject themselves to the discipline of the ANC. The ANC is the leader of society and our behaviour must always be beyond reproach."

He said citizens must remember that the ANC was the only organisation capable of uniting South Africa.

"We delivered freedom, and we shall deliver prosperity and socio-economic freedom in our lifetime."

Toast to Mandela

Zuma announced the winners of ANC achievement awards and read out the names of members who had died in 2012.

At the end of Zuma's address, ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa gave a toast, behind a large ANC cake on-stage.

The first toast was to former president Nelson Mandela. The second was to Zuma.

Toasts were also made to the national executive committee, the party's members, the KwaZulu-Natal province and its leaders.

"This year, we are not going to cut the cake," Ramaphosa said.

The cake would be distributed to an orphanage and an old-age home.

Comments
  • womba.wonder - 2013-01-12 22:26

    You can't have unity if your leadership is so poor you couldn't even lead ants to a picnic sugarbowl.

      michael.bushes.54 - 2013-01-12 22:38

      Relax a lil bit Zuma's poor peformance and aura of corruption, is good for south africa because many of his supporters will vote for other parties or stay home. Either way, the ANC will lose support which means, south africa can move forward politically. He is the messiah we have been waiting for, the messiah that will usher in a new era in south african politics. I hope a vote of no confidence against him fails and that he serves a full second term, so that he can make more of his supporters vote otherwise

      imam.madi.129 - 2013-01-12 23:44

      He can fool all the people sometimes but he cannot fool all the people all the time. The masses of South Africans delivered freedom as we know the majority of those who died did not have memberships of any party as these parties were banned and the leaders were in refuge camps in Africa, training camps in communist Europe and universities in the UK. Truth be told that all those who have benefited so far are those who were outside or those who managed to be closer to them and gained political power. The masses remain poor, illiterate and diseased while every 5 years they are expected to endorse their plight through voting for poor leadership.

      walter.o.latham - 2013-01-13 07:15

      Blaming all of HIS cock-ups and inadequacies on apartheid is the normal rhetoric and drivel emitting from his lips. Wake up fellow South Africans and behold the mansions at Nkandla and all the super luxury cars, aeroplanes and houses being owned and occupied by his government ministers. Vote for change! Vote for the DA before it's too late.

      grootrot.vanzyl - 2013-01-13 07:38

      Why were they in Kings Park and not in Moses Mabhida? The latter too big and hence would have looked empty? Where is this thing of finding alternative income for the white elephant the government built? There is enough money to buy 10 farms at market related prices.

      carl.fourie.9 - 2013-01-13 08:08

      Zuma and his followers, it's like one eye leading the blind into a world of many unknowns not knowing what awaits them and belief their ancestors will guide them

      sfiso.nsibande1 - 2013-01-13 08:21

      White people suffer from a serious amnesia...folks the suffering of did not came by in 1994, it suffering of blacks date years back due to injust laws imposed on us for centuries. and 18 years would not just do justice to reverse the impact of a century of injust..but am glad you understand the social impact of the millions caused by a minority and will co-operate in reforming the imbalance.

      mariuskowie - 2013-01-13 08:38

      "will co-operate in reforming the imbalance" is nice politics speak of "walking willingly to the slaughterhouse" In the past there was the segregation laws. People were classified by race. Now there are BEE. People are still classified by race. In the past, you carried your racial classification in your pocket. Now we carry it in our job applications. In the past we were segregated. Now we are segregated by quotas. The current evil is still the evil of racial discrimination. Does not matter how much you shout about the inequalities of the past, the present is still based on the evil of the past. We need a system where all people are valued. We need a system where upliftment is implementer without oppression. We need a system where everyone is free. I know, that is wishful thinking. I know the evil of racial classification is too strong. I know on the current path , the future only holds suffering, for all of South Africa.

      derek.francois.3 - 2013-01-13 08:56

      ANC - A. Africans N. Nationalize C. Corruption enters the 2nd phase transition the NDP N. National D. Destruction P Plan..............................

      philip.harris.967 - 2013-01-13 12:32

      michael.bushes ...are you mad? Another 5 years years of Zuma is good for us? There will be little left after another 5 years of this government.

      derek.francois.3 - 2013-01-13 13:56

      SS "Seriously Stupid" there are many well educated and morally strong black leaders I would be proud to call my PresIdent but the morally defunct thieving racist Zuma is not one of them............I respect intelligence and integrity ...........but most of your and other JZ groupies comments are just stereotyped DUMB

      denise.ryan.5203 - 2013-01-14 02:59

      So let's get down to the nitty-gritty of why Blacks continue to be poor. Population: There are 40-million Blacks compared to just under 5-million Whites. Whites only have children they can afford - rarely more than 2 per family. Blacks pump them out, either for child welfare; or they still haven't heard of birth control; or they believe that big families are their wealth; or the men refuse to use condoms; or can't sexually control themselves & pump anything & anyone that moves for a 'good time'. Nine months later there's another African child born into poverty. Education: Ah, educachun! That horrible word for Zuma (who has a grade 5 school pass). The ANC's 'liberation before education' they achieved by burning schools down & agitating the 'lenners' into protesting & rioting. As a result, an entire generation have grown up without an education, which they've now passed onto the next generation. So, with 30% pass, off to university these genius quota learners head, where the professors sit with the headache of trying to educate them. Communism: The ANC are slowly but surely impoverishing the entire country, so that eventually everyone will be equal.....in poverty. Only a small elite & their rich friends will remain at the top. The rest of their 'brothers & sistas' must scratch for food in the dirt. Crime: Any country which has a murder rate of over 50 murders a day is not a stable country. The crime scares investors & skilled labour away. This is a no-brainer.

      crystal.core.5 - 2013-01-14 09:32

      Wow, what's the third phase: genocide of white South Africans? What about the constitutional right to own land? ...the constitution our president swore to defend? Not only is our president a blatant racist but he is also not very good at maths... land ownership in South Africa: Black: 17% Indian, Chinese, Coloured etc: 14% National Parks Board (Government): 39% (think Kruger National Park etc) Parastatals and NGOs (Government): 11% That leaves white South Africans with less than 19% not 83% This of course excludes Lesotho and Swaziland (homelands): large chuncks of land given to black South Africans by the former Government. In conclusion: our appallingly racist and ill informed president is clearly not the sharpest crayon in the box. This is a cheap trick to polarise the South African people on race. Surely this man can not selected to represent the South African people by our voters? Are we that stupid too?

  • Mary Milne Archibald - 2013-01-12 22:51

    Blah, blah, blah, rhubarb we have hear this speech so many times before.

  • donovan.coetzee1 - 2013-01-12 23:04

    He needs a second d..k for all those slaves, whoops, I mean wives

      Johnny Moolman - 2013-01-12 23:07

      damn u right lol

  • donovan.coetzee1 - 2013-01-12 23:15

    @Michael, please explain to me how your forefathers land was stolen. Did they drop a stone and say this is my spot? Just like every second dude raping his credit card in Sandton city is some or other 'prince' or 'king' of the tribe nobody has ever heard of nor will the history books. Keep chirping but you know even better than me, you see (I used than rather than then. Thats how English works). We all know that if it wasn't for out unfortunate past, this country would be as much of a horror as the rest of this god forsaken continent

      suffer.kate.9 - 2013-01-12 23:23

      Have you noticed? SA has a lot of un-used land that could be used for farming. The people crying for land don't want that land. The only land they want is land that white farmers have turned from nothing into something. I call that nothing else but opportunistic. Forever playing the victim, that is the legacy of Africa.

      EricksonTL - 2013-01-13 00:59

      Simon, unfortunately, since the ANC have royally buggered up education, 90% of the intelligence lies with 20% of the population too. If we could address THAT inequality first, I can guarantee you that things would start coming right.

      derek.francois.3 - 2013-01-13 09:14

      Dear Simon the 9% would still produce 99% of the food in this country while history has shown that giving productive farms to inexperienced black farmers leads to the destruction of the farm in a very short time...............

      abner.malema - 2013-01-13 09:29

      The government of the day drove people frm their land and gave it to whites. I think our government should do the same then when we have equal will talk about seller buyer

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-13 10:14

      @simoan, away with your entitlement tendencies. You are just a thieving lot! Maybe they should work for that land you racist filth.

  • Prince Kgwale - 2013-01-12 23:20

    Our mor@n president has spoken of unity while he's division himself.

  • bcluley - 2013-01-12 23:31

    Honestly,this country would fall apart if it wasnt for whites.and that is fact.the weak die out,darwins theory,look at HIV stats who are the most people to have it?

      stephen.paine.77 - 2013-01-13 01:24

      That's because white people have showers to clean the aids off them while black people do not - sadly the view of our government.. FML

      abner.malema - 2013-01-13 09:24

      HIV increase frm 90 when it was announced that they will be negotiations to free blacks, what do u draw frm here and the fact that prevailance is more in Southern Africa around that time, just like the sponsored black on black killings

      mfanafuthi.mhlungu - 2013-01-14 23:54

      U are racist do forget abt your racist doctor wouter basson.

  • eugene.muller.7 - 2013-01-12 23:59

    yet he fails to mention how much land belongs to the state. instead of taking over from exciting farms etc. why not start new ones? like with all businesses, that is called growth. is it really so difficult?

      Brian Dorning - 2013-01-13 01:14

      @Simon. What did the people of Zim do with the productive farms/land? Xenophobia happened because people, like Zimbos, came here looking for a better future after they messed up their own country. Productive farms that employed thousands where turned into waste lands. Take as much land as you want, it means nothing unless it productive,

      jay.kganyago.5 - 2013-01-13 01:28

      @Maabe Government owns over 70% of land in SA. I voted ANC but even I become embarrassed at this maaka that whites own 89%. Government shud give away most of its land to black people

      stephen.paine.77 - 2013-01-13 01:30

      @simon, you sound highly uneducated, please do us all a favour and STFU

      eugene.muller.7 - 2013-01-13 02:23

      Simon, this country have the potential of being one of the best in the world. most people does want to work together but get prevented from doing so. we have lots to learn and teach each other. this is my country of birth. i did not have a proper education, my parents could not afford it. i am where i am today from determination and hard work, applying myself and not expecting hand outs. you have everything going for you. just stop with this entitlement crap, it's the lazy and ignorant way. i am making plans to emigrate if that makes you feel better and it is because of your type of person i become to dislike. i will go somewhere with true equal opportunity and where my tax money will actually work for me as a individual. while your beloved ANC is making plans and digging in the past, praising each other ignoring and blaming others for their failures, the masses is still suffering and complaining...until Jesus comes. Zimbabwe is a perfect example where this country is heading to. why are there so many Zimbabweans here...because it is crap over there, can't cultivate the land...that takes skill and training, land means nothing without know-how...it turns to dust. btw...i work with Zimbabwean people and they hard working, friendly and know what they are doing. i just wish i did not contribute as much as i did thus far...i have given up on you a long time ago. i will be better off in the near future...you, not so much.

  • Charlie Reddy - 2013-01-13 00:06

    These yearly celebrations that the anc have, is it part of the black culture?

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-13 09:39

      @simon, so why are u partying if you hate the white culture parties?

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-13 09:57

      Simon Maabe. Being nasty towards whites via a computer seem to make you feel really something. Ever thought of saying it to their faces?. You are behaving like an idiot.

  • blessings.makoka - 2013-01-13 00:07

    Unity will be there for sure ,THE ANC is the peoples party.I really respect our president JZ and Cyril is the also our gift.Long live the ANC and land back to the people.E.Mokotong

      Brian Dorning - 2013-01-13 00:32

      Cyril is the hope for SA, he is a businessman, and he knows that you have to work for what you get...no free hand outs of land

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-13 09:40

      Its not the peoples party, they hate whites so they are only for a certain ethnic race then. ANC makes me sick that they have so much hatred towards whites after they supposedly claim they are not racist

  • Trevor Moller - 2013-01-13 00:15

    If the celebrations are a white culture then why do you blacks do it so well

  • blessings.makoka - 2013-01-13 00:15

    i just love the ANC.please all,our dignity lies in us respecting our beloved president.Give him support,and no name calling pleas.JZ is a self made man and love this country and its people.Let reciprocate

      Trevor Moller - 2013-01-13 00:20

      Self made CROOK

      EricksonTL - 2013-01-13 01:04

      Respect is earned. I can call my dog president too - does that mean I should worship him? The again, my dog can like his OWN nuts, so he's actually superior. All hail fido.

      Erna - 2013-01-13 01:09

      Zuma a self made man! Don't make me laugh. Everybody he is associated with gives I'm money because he cannot handle his finances!

      rob.bayliss.94 - 2013-01-13 08:22

      He is a made man, yes because he controls the money tap and influence that so many of his incompetent cadres and relatives feed off.

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-13 09:49

      Faak your president

      reg.nagel - 2013-01-13 16:25

      Ffs..makokaaa ..He is a,stupid sack sh^t

      travis.vermaak - 2013-01-14 11:07

      Zuma deserves jail...not respect

      kuno.tschumi.5 - 2013-01-14 11:33

      @blessings - sure someone else may has mentioned it, but respect is earned not demanded and not just given. zoomer is everything else but a self made man. imagine you take millions upon millions out of the state coffers for your personal use. that has nothing to do with self made man, that has something to do with being a criminal. unless he changes completely he will never have my respect.

  • sharon.erwin.96 - 2013-01-13 00:15

    On the 26th June2012Jacob said: "Progress to reduce the imbalance in land ownership amongst white and black South Africans has so far been negligible, with around 10 percent of the population continuing to own 80 percent of the land." How did that go to 87% today???? A red haze descends over me when I read tripe like this because his figures are plucked out of the air!! The deeds office does not keep race based stats, where does he get them from????????????

  • donovan.coetzee1 - 2013-01-13 00:15

    What do you think you are going to do with the land Blessing? Please tell me what! Can you farm? Can you do anything constructive? Except litter, that's not constructive in case you were wondering

      Erna - 2013-01-13 01:05

      If current use of land owned by black people is anything to go by you'll all have starved to death by 2113.

      Brian Dorning - 2013-01-13 01:42

      @Simomon... Hahahahahaha!

      Baasdeets - 2013-01-13 03:30

      Simon my dear chap. The utter crap you spew above is EXACTLY the point many are trying to make. Are you serious that in 100 years time you will have achieved what we HAVE ALREADY ACHIEVED NOW? So, instead of taking things FURTHER, you first want to regress ( thats go backwards)over a 100 years and then start what has already been started!!!!???? Genius!!!!!! WhyTF didn't we think of that? I suggest you either get your university fees back and if you were given a bursary that you refund the benevolent but ignorant society that awarded it to you. If you went to the school of hard knocks it is clear that you have had too many knocks resulting in whatever probably minimal intelligence you may have had, being knocked right out of you. Whatever might remain is obviously now leaving your being by way of verbal and written excrement.

      sfiso.nsibande1 - 2013-01-13 07:28

      Dono..I am firm believe of retaining good skills within I see alot of employment for whites..finally something for white folks..this move will surely count against Affirmative Action policy which you guys been moaning about..it a brilliant idea..Right?(trust white people to say left)..

      sfiso.nsibande1 - 2013-01-13 07:29

      Dono..I am firm believe of retaining good skills within I see alot of employment for whites..finally something for white folks..this move will surely count against Affirmative Action policy which you guys been moaning about..it a brilliant idea..Right?(trust white people to say left)..

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-13 10:02

      Erna. by that time the United Nations will have permanent feeding stations in South Africa.

  • Trevor Moller - 2013-01-13 00:18

    You think that time is coming be careful you not the one that ends up running around like a chicken with no head

  • Brian Dorning - 2013-01-13 00:29

    Really? Almost 20 years of being in power and you have only reaches phase 2? How many phases are there in total exactly? My fellow SAs would love to know what the future holds for all of our different races

      piet.boerie - 2013-01-13 00:38

      Yep its called marketing. You know the white mans tendancy.

  • Trevor Moller - 2013-01-13 00:38

    @Simon The way you carrying on now you will lucky to reach 2113

  • Brian Dorning - 2013-01-13 00:40

    Lol! i have noticed that there have been a few comments relating to land redistribution etc. buy a 'farmers weekly' magazine and look through the pages near the back cover. There are countless farms for sale by 'communities/trusts' that were given to black people to farm. I know, I purchased one of these farms, from 'reinstated' persons, and i will resell the land before the end of Feb for a decent profit. Thank you ANC for your land redistribution, you are making us businessmen money!

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2013-01-13 00:41

    I can imagine the pressure on the ANC.It cannot be an easy task to correct a legacy such as apartheid in only 18 yrs.But fortunately SA has the resources and wealth to succeed.ANC just needs to have a good honest and dedicated team to channel those resources correctly.

      chris.barton.1690 - 2013-01-13 02:11

      Hau! Where will they find the honest ones???

      Peter Zylstra - 2013-01-13 07:22

      Yea, they need a dedicated team alright, dedicated to corruption.

  • EricksonTL - 2013-01-13 00:57

    The ANC are one of the legacies of apartheid... are they going to be eliminated too? :-D

      Baasdeets - 2013-01-13 03:32

      One can only hope!

  • Erna - 2013-01-13 01:27

    I have a question. Can someone tell me what the 87% of black land owners are actually going to do with the land? Many of the farms that have been given to them are non functional. I have even noticed, through living in a rather large complex for many years, that it is the black owners and residents who who do the least work in their gardens. Why is that?

      Simon Maabe - 2013-01-13 01:35

      Kwaaaaa!!! It's because they work 2X as hard to pay their bonds. You paid more and have more time to spend at home whilst they're doing overtime to keep up. I actually blame them for staying in areas they're not in full financial standing to cope with. You'll be surprised that I'm still in a township, irrespective of my career success, something I wish many blacks would stay a little longer and not rush the pace.

      Brian Dorning - 2013-01-13 01:37

      so many 'redistributed' farms are for sale at present...i know, i'm buying one from a black community. Redistributed farm land means nothing if its not productive

      chris.barton.1690 - 2013-01-13 02:19

      @Simon, your bruddas work twice as hard? Hau!!!! Yeah, it takes a lot of hard work to perfect one's embezzlement/pilfering and looting skills. Something you and your next of kin are world champions at...

      Erna - 2013-01-13 04:25

      Simon - why would I be surprised that you live in a township despite your successful career? The families who live in my complex earn 4x my salary, have two incomes and drive a new car every two years. So kwaaaaa to you! But please also try and answer my first question about the farms which you also know is based on fact.

      Marcelin Felix - 2013-01-13 06:02

      so true havent see any change at all

      Charlie Reddy - 2013-01-13 07:02

      They are lazy to work . That is why the Indians were brought to SA in 1860 to work in the sugar cane fields.

  • Glacia Shabalala - 2013-01-13 06:41

    unity is needed yes. do not forget that the corruption we have seen lately has made some of us to reconsider when voting. start with dealing with corruption, it costs tax payers a lot of money.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-13 10:14

      Glacia. Shabalala. Thanks for a clear look at things.

  • rudolph.nothling - 2013-01-13 07:26

    Pre-election promises, just to get votes, after this - back to stealing from blacks and whites, rich and poor! Disgusting!

  • ahenriquesfernandes - 2013-01-13 07:29

    If the farm land gets move into untrained hands we are going to have food problems and the cost of food is going to up

  • alananthonygreen - 2013-01-13 07:36

    Saw two photographs of derdesteen in tableview the other day one was from the 80's, it's was packed with white families using the braai facilities and the place was spotless and clean, the other was current and packed with black families. The place was covered with filth and litter. Black people don't seem to look after their suroundings. Imagine the food shortages on it's way by giving the land to people who simply don't care.

      boet.magundana - 2013-01-13 08:03

      Haven't you considered that the braai place allocated to black people was located in a filthy surrounding and the filth didn't necessarily emerge from people throwing litter away?? All the prime spaces were allocated to white people and the doldrums were allocated to us. Please use your brains for a change.

      rob.bayliss.94 - 2013-01-13 09:39

      mmmmm....those filthy surrounding were not created like that.....somone made them that way. Or are you suggesting that white folk go around creating filthy places for black folk to inhabit?

      rob.bayliss.94 - 2013-01-13 09:42

      of course every single person produces waste, what makes a difference is the cleaning up and services. If the mindset is that someone else must do the cleaning you get filth.

  • Sammy Willow - 2013-01-13 07:49

    ANC are just causing more and more problems between the different races in south africa, whether this is planned or not perhaps to shift focus on their own gross Mis managment and in ability to achieve their empty promised, maybe civil was is there way of having total control and being able to scare the power of the vote back to a complete majority,its an old formulae, regan used in during the cold war

  • Mondli Simo Msani - 2013-01-13 07:51

    @ Charlie, it was'nt because of laziness of African people that lead to the import of Indians to this Country, We as Proud and Rightful Owners of this Rich Land didnt want to work as Slaves to please youe ancestors, I'm Disappointed that your comment is a mere imperial view.

  • chris.potgieter.73 - 2013-01-13 07:56

    This must rank as the number one drivel statement made by Zuma "We delivered freedom, and we shall deliver prosperity and socio-economic freedom in our lifetime." this year since he was elected. Give us the numbers of how many people have benefited from your rule especially in the light of the statement that education and jobs are key to the new freedom you delivered. The task now is to inform those that are still living in dire conditions of the lack of delivery by the ANC so that they lose at ballot box before their violent governing style delivers more "Markana's" for historians to record.

      sfiso.nsibande1 - 2013-01-13 08:32

      Isnt Marikana a result of imbalance in pay? Which favours the dogs loving section of our population.

  • boet.magundana - 2013-01-13 07:57

    The boet says: I still maintain that those who get given the land must have some formal qualification and must make presentations on what they're planning to do with that piece of land to prevent land wastages. The government must then assist the new land owners in terms of getting loans, to make the land productive.

  • rob.bayliss.94 - 2013-01-13 07:58

    One basic foundation of economic freedom is security of land ownership. OK, so there is a need for more people to own land...agreed! Start by selling off the massive tracts of government owned land not by stealing from existing owners. If there isn't enough even this bunch of retards can invent some policies that will encourage ownership change (NOT REDISTRIBUTION, as if the land belongs to the government)....but policies that actually encourage people to GAIN ownership and grow/build. The problem is that in Africa the trend is to take and destroy, rather than to develop, grow and build. Is there any hope that this country with a deteriorating education system will be able to go against the African way??????

  • abner.malema - 2013-01-13 08:06

    Members of the ANC are the ones who should be commenting, the President was talking to them. U don't question other families' ways of life u won't have time for yours

      rob.bayliss.94 - 2013-01-13 08:28

      since when has anc been a family? It is a public organisation and is therefore subject to public scrutiny and criticism. The very first line of the anc's freedom charter begins with "That South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white....." What more needs to be said?

  • metja.monare - 2013-01-13 08:08

    Give land to blacks, they'll build illegal structures(shacks/rooms) and rent them out to the Zimbabweans/foreigners, who will then turn the place into a slum.

  • abner.malema - 2013-01-13 08:11

    ANC members don't comment when other political party Presidents talk cause they talk nothing to uplift the majority lives but they only preserve the apartheid legacy

  • lobert.mhlanga - 2013-01-13 08:18

    Charlie its clear that you have hate for black people. I am a black academic employed by great institution that pays me really well. I have never voted because of personal reasons. I think I am going to vote this time, the reason being the entrenched hatred the white man has for a black person. This country can never be given back to the white person that find us dispicable, uneducated, filthy, lazy, stupid and last but not least lesser human beings than them. Come 2014 I am voting against the hatred of a white person. Im voting ANC.

      ivy.malema.3 - 2013-01-13 08:23

      I'm also going to vote for the ANC, I was bitter the way they dealt with Julius, but they way whites comment I have no choice

      sipho.mathabula - 2013-01-13 09:26

      YES lobert ''cut off your nose to spite your face'' as the umalungu says.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-13 10:29

      Lobert.mhalanga. If you are an academic wouldn't it be wiser to decide to vote on what the party of your choice stand for?. Now you imagine whites hate blacks, conveniently ignoring all the anti white racist writing here. Friend let me tell you, during the struggle we were all one, black and white, we were just human beings wanting a better future for all of us. While you people, educated or not, keep holding a racial divide in place, this country will never grow. You as an educated person should be the first to see that. A pity your blinkers prevent you from looking further than your nose.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-13 10:33

      Ivy.malema.3. If you allow a few racists to decide for you. what does that say about you?. Should whites here take the racist views of blacks as posted here as a fact that all black people are racist towards whites? Or should we take it for what it is, an uneducated effort to sound intelligent?

      ntsutle.mafisa - 2013-01-13 11:10

      To cut a long argument short, let's all vote for Cope, though i'm not a member.

      reg.nagel - 2013-01-13 16:32

      Go,ahead lobert Who cares!!!

  • Bokrichard - 2013-01-13 08:28

    Granddad, What or who is Apartheid. I keep on reading or hearing that all this poor performance of our government is Apartheid's fault. Our political leaders seems to be scared as hell of Apartheid because they blame everything on Apartheid. This sure is an old enemy.

  • eduard.marais.5 - 2013-01-13 08:31

    Inequality did not come as a result of Apartheid, white people are just "different" than black people

      masia.masia.10 - 2013-01-13 08:50

      How different? Can u explain. I hope u don't mean whites are better than blacks. U may say so if one hasn't experienced real segregation. It's a bad experience.

      phae.rayden - 2013-01-13 11:53

      What an ignorant comment. We are only different because of our cultural, economic or educational experiences. There is NO difference between any of us who have come from similar backgrounds, and it is impossible to see colour when you bond with someone of like mind. It a shame you have never had the pleasure, your loss.

  • masia.masia.10 - 2013-01-13 08:46

    ANC may have good policies and vision. The problem is the implementation. Corrupt elements sabotage the whole mission. For ANC to succeed, firstly do away with tenders. Viva Aaron Motsoaledi's idea viva. Down with tenders down.

  • alwyn.vantonder - 2013-01-13 08:48

    What a dumb idiot! I guess they've been lying again when they said there's unity in the ANC.. now this fool is calling on all ANC members for "unity"? They took over a country that they only had to manage, everything was in working order. All they had to do, was change a few laws.. now the country is backwards, more crime and corruption than any country has ever seen.. I look at all the black governed countries, and all I see is corruption, war and economic failure! Well done ANC!

  • masia.masia.10 - 2013-01-13 08:51

    ANC may have good policies and vision. The problem is the implementation. Corrupt elements sabotage the whole mission. For ANC to succeed, firstly do away with tenders. Viva Aaron Motsoaledi's idea viva. Down with tenders down.

  • ryno.vandenberg.39 - 2013-01-13 08:52

    Redistribution of land is just another way creating a BEE deal where only individuals gain and the minorities lose. A limited number of members of a community will get land but they might not have the necessary skill or expertise to farm commercially successfully. So they will outsource the farm to someone with the skills which means that the people only get an income in the end and don't really get the full benefits. With a failing economic system it would make more sense to focus on education which is the biggest crisis South Africa faces. Blaming the 1912 land act would not help and is just an excuse not to face the challenges we as a country face. If we can't speak about our problems we can't solve them.

      Rhulani Coleman Mkhwanazi - 2013-01-13 08:59

      Have my Bell.....you so true!

  • abraham.karelse - 2013-01-13 09:00

    The only party to unite all South Africans and the only hope...Beautiful statement in itself,if only true.The way things are going along,its more like ANC is only party to divide and contribute to hopelessness amongst the citizens of SA.The question remains should ANC continued to be judged on past deliveries/achievements or what they can deliver/achieve more with right leadership.

      abner.malema - 2013-01-13 09:10

      What is party doing to address the injustices of the past. The only thing they do is to critices whilst doing nothing or preserve the legacy of apartheid

      abner.malema - 2013-01-13 09:31

      The goverment of the day drove people away and gave the land for free to whites, our government should do the same

  • mordikaai.speak - 2013-01-13 09:01

    It is so strang how everything is always a black white affair some of us actually can see past colour and live and judge according to merit but because so many can not see beyond the colour line we are alll doomed

  • ivy.malema.3 - 2013-01-13 09:03

    Whites Afrikaners had the same interventions in the form of shares in old Mutual, Sanlam, mines,land and etc why u are denying blacks the same privileges u had, u suggest unworkable ways, pls don't be greedy

  • Boika Function QJ Jakuja - 2013-01-13 09:12

    its alwys sad hw ppl comment along da lines of color,superiority/inferiority. da truth is thr is one race which is human race. no certain group of ppl is superior to or inferior to another. Alot of ignorant ppl think tht thr is one science which is western science! woe unto thm for being ignorant. Search for a book by Setino entitled 'African science' nd read hw western science manipulated nd concealed african science. It is a scientific fact tht african science is da oldest science in history nd all other sciences came after nd others hv their emergence in African science.

      erich.vonstalhein.14 - 2013-01-13 09:34

      Yeah I saw the African Space Agency. And its iPad. Next to its ostrich egg waterbottle.

  • erich.vonstalhein.14 - 2013-01-13 09:13

    Land, land, land! What do the fools want land for all the time? To graze a couple of cattle ? To grow a few mealies? To revert back to being pastoral, iron age tribes? What land they did have, and the exact boundaries of this land are moot, they got beaten off of because they were backward and warlike. This was hundreds of years ago. That time is past. Since the rule of law came into being, you BUY land. I dont run around wanting some old ancestral land back, I get on with life as it is in the modern world, earning a living and buying my property. If I wanted ancestral land, how far back do I go? My father? Grandfather? Four generations? Or all the way back to the Cradle of Humankind where my first ancestors lived? Then would I claim for a plot in Diepsloot? Do you see New Yorkers clamouring for LAND? No, they live in apartment blocks, get on with life and buy what they can afford according to the fruits of their labours. What on earth is a shack dweller going to do with a piece of land where his ancestors lived? Build another shack on it and take a taxi the 300 km to work? Because the land isnt where he is now to be sure. This is just wealth grabbing, stealing, because it can be quasi 'justified' to right ancient 'wrongs'. The creation of a state owned mining company will be another get rich quick scheme for the elite, this company will get all the mineral rights before other companies, and the scope for theft and corruption is huge.

  • abner.malema - 2013-01-13 09:15

    The reason there is crime in SA is because there is a section of the population which is more rich than other. What are u doing to correct it, by critising the policies which are working

  • paul.vitti.79 - 2013-01-13 09:26

    Selling Us out...

  • erich.vonstalhein.14 - 2013-01-13 09:27

    You want land? Theres hundreds of thousands of square miles of empty land between Kimberley and Cape Town - go and live there. Oh wait, you need to be near your job, provided for you by the white man. So much hate do the blacks show the whites. We trusted you, gave you a functioning country, you promised to look after it and everyone in it. Now you exclude us, tax us to death then steal the taxes, take our land and waste it. I see exactly how this country will end up. You will all starve. I won't, i'll be somewhere else and every now and then i'll catch you on the news with the flies in your babies eyes and I for one won't be handing out and charity. You deserve everything you are going to get. Backward is as backward does.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-13 09:41

    Racist legacies of apartheid?. Wow and Jacob, you are leaving no stone unturned to keep apartheid alive. Why did my mother always say to be aware of a man with small eyes?.

      EricksonTL - 2013-01-13 10:32

      Thabo, jou ma was 'n man, en jou pa het dit gelaaik.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-13 10:43

      Thabo.Mbewu. You are on very thin ice here. You have less manners than a pig and is nothing more than an uneducated fly by night with a computer bought on hire purchase. I didn't spend forty years in the struggle to be insulted by the looks of you. So go drown yourself.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-13 10:47

      Thabo.Mbewu. I wrote you a lovely reply but it was apparently even too much for News 24. So let me give you the short version, your manners are worse that a pigs, you write nonsense on your computer bought on hire purchase and forty years in the struggle didn't prepare me for sods like you. So go drown yourself, once more.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-13 10:52

      Thabo.Mbewu. Sod off.

      abner.malema - 2013-01-13 11:23

      U have forty years enjoying apartheid benefits, if u were on the side of the oppreSsed u should be applauding the fact that blacks gonna get something frm the land.

  • williamjoseph.roberts - 2013-01-13 09:58

    Second phase?What was the first phase?

  • ANASKA - 2013-01-13 10:05

    "Eliminate the raciasim of Apartheid" YOU DAMN BAFOON stop blaming this on "Apartheid" you created a whole new word for your type of racialism!!