Youth supports EFF land policy - survey

2013-08-06 17:00

Johannesburg - The EFF's policies of land reform and elimination of national borders within southern Africa will boost youth support for the party, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

Thirty-eight percent of respondents believed Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, would gain support because of its policies, according to research conducted by Pondering Panda.

Twenty-nine percent believed he would lose support and 18% believed his support base would not change.

Fifteen percent did not have an opinion on the matter.

The cellphone survey was conducted among 2 339 people aged between 18 and 34.

However, 49% of respondents did not support the EFF's land reform policy, while 37% did.

According to the survey, 42% of young blacks approved of land reform.

Support for the policy was also strongest in the Free State, with 56% of respondents approving it.

On the elimination of borders, 32% approved, while 54% disapproved.

"Although opposition to the EFF’s land and border reform policies still significantly outweighs support for them, what this survey shows us is that they are far from marginal ideas," Pondering Panda spokesperson Shirley Wakefield said.

"Young South Africans want change, and other parties should look carefully at the alternatives they will be offering them."

  • John Nkulu - 2013-08-06 17:08

    Igonorant people must not be allowed to is the key.

      Poloyatonki Kgosi - 2013-08-06 17:21

      We need to feed our families now not after getting degrees or diplomas..

      Jurie Nel - 2013-08-06 17:28

      Polywhatever, what you need to do first is to limit the size of your families to affordable proportions, and only to have families once you can afford them.

      Denis Dendrinos - 2013-08-06 17:34

      Poloy - please explain how getting a piece of land would suddenly, miraculously start feeding your family? Please, I'm serious, imagine I give you a title deed to a few ha...... step by step tell me how you'll feed your family?

      Peter Woods - 2013-08-06 17:36

      So only black youth were interviewed???

      Morne Swart - 2013-08-06 17:45

      I agree.. They must buy airtime, phone their parents in Zim and ask what land reform did to that country.... Problem solved.

      Bheki Dladla - 2013-08-06 17:57

      most of the EFF supporters are lazy people who rely too much on handouts and do to see the necessity of actually getting a grip and live the past where it belongs. these are people who will always believe they are owed something when it fact they should be realising that the world has changed. these are people who are ready to follow not even taking time to understand what it is they are following. even if they are given the "land" they wont know what to do with it idiots of this day. I so agree with you John that education is the key but many are too stupid to see that simple and straight forward fact of life. its really appalling that they dont even see that they just wont win...what has juju achieved in life other than having a huge mouth? NOTHING but i still give it to him for deceiving so all who think as he does.

      Patricia Dewet - 2013-08-06 18:02

      Only taxpayers must be able to vote, then you stop this nonsense.

      NickvanGraan - 2013-08-06 18:38

      The blind leading the blind ..

      George Wood - 2013-08-06 21:34

      For instant idiot - just add beret (see picture for example)

      Duncan Phopi - 2013-08-06 21:51

      VIVA EFF VIVA! fighters on front!

  • Anti-PC - 2013-08-06 17:10

    If you do not approve - simply do not vote for them. There are different parties with different policies - chose the one you mostly agree with. It is like many people b!tch!ng about the ruling party, but by hook or by crook (:-)) this will still vote for them.

      Nico de Jongh - 2013-08-06 18:23

      Political Ideology[edit source | editbeta] According to Zackie Achmat, and some other commentators, Malema is a proponent of an "emerging fascism in South Africa." He has also often been described as a 'demagogue'. "We are scared of defeat. We don't want to be defeated but seeing blood is not what we are scared of as long as that blood delivers.." Vampires..they like da blood.

      Anti-PC - 2013-08-06 18:24

      Nico, has it ever really been different in Africa?

  • Jimmy Don - 2013-08-06 17:10

    They probably mean the uneducated youth..

      Maybi Maybi - 2013-08-06 18:26

      the whole sadc needs to be very scared now Julius wants to rule all of sadc not just sa that's why he wants borders opened. even as a Zimbabwean u guys can keep Julius for yourself

  • Winifred Watson - 2013-08-06 17:14

    They would support him because of his policies, does not make it right. He said the land would belong to the State.....THATS HIM and his cronies if I am correct, so show me where the people are going to own THEIR OWN LAND. Malema has absolutely no vision for the future, his only vision is how powerful and wealthy he would become. Land is not LIFE. LIFE is for living and making something of yourself. LAND is a piece of earth. You can have LAND and you can starve, you can do something with your life and become a better person and achieve your dreams.

  • Bob Wowzer - 2013-08-06 17:20

    Pondering Panda and their bottom-of-the-class statistical mathematics dropouts are peddling numbers again...

  • Arthur Salvado - 2013-08-06 17:21

    Those approving the land reform ate those looking for a freebie. That's the majority then.

  • Harris Chapnock - 2013-08-06 17:21

    Perhaps the time has come to start preparing for civil war.

      Maybi Maybi - 2013-08-06 18:41

      try that and walk for 20k's and 5 days without food and see how beautiful war is

  • Ntlahla Tiva - 2013-08-06 17:26


      JMaree - 2013-08-06 21:37

      See forum, promise a simpleton the world and he/she would die for you... I would laugh at this unfortunate follower if it wasn't so sad...

      Victor van der Walt - 2013-08-06 23:03

      Tiva another useless simpleton, u the type that likes the hand outs its easier than working for a living, you dumb ass.

  • Staczen Ngoeper - 2013-08-06 17:27

    Ja i also want changes but decent changes not changes that will lead us to country like zimbabwe,malema was very rich and where did he help our economy?i never even a single day read any article saying malema had help implementing something for the poor or economy,he rather see himself owning 5 houses each worth more than 1 millin rand,what is that?is this a future leader or a destroyer?

      Maybi Maybi - 2013-08-06 18:44

      zim is actually better than sa with malema

  • Titus Madiba - 2013-08-06 17:27

    Eish Zuma needs to make a plan and get this guy in jail ASAP otherwise poo's gonna hit the fan.

  • Sthembiso Jali - 2013-08-06 17:37

    I'm trying to picture this- a 20 year old given a massive land with thousands of hectares to use & he's standing there thinking YHA ne what the heck am I gonna do with this land ? Different thoughts comes into mind , none of them are viable . Eventually he decides- aaha let me grow some dagga in it.

      Kolobe Kolobe - 2013-08-06 22:07

      is that what you would do?

  • Mashopane Nkhwashu - 2013-08-06 17:37

    Young black South African should focus on education and work hard to accumulate wealth. Getting land for free will not guarantee wealth unless the land will be used to generate income.

  • Rivashan Lee Sakaran - 2013-08-06 17:39

    I don't understand 49% said they did not while 37% they do support the land reform policy. Such terrible reporting. The majority therefore does NOT support. Fail News24 epic Fail

  • Lwandile Mabusela - 2013-08-06 17:40

    If you go into placess like EC, you'll find that there is a land that is not being used/productive so can't we revive that land first, make it productive before we think about taking another land.

  • Rowan Maulson - 2013-08-06 17:41

    Oh another Pondering Panda useless piece of excrement... 2400 people surveyed is now a representative sample of the "youth" of this country?

      Shirley Bisschoff - 2013-08-06 20:13

      Yup, the panda needs to go ponder something else - perhaps retirement

  • Thulani Maponya Mango - 2013-08-06 17:42

    Malema has never heard solutions but he is destroying,I can't judge people to follow his party but I see a dark cloud with no plan but criticising nje

  • Jabulani Hlophe - 2013-08-06 17:46

    Unfortunately anyone who uses the issue of land reform taking into account its current progress will always have some support in the absence of a proper mechanism that is fair to all including the government as the buyer

  • Bethuel Nkogatse - 2013-08-06 17:50

    on the EFF dictionery u often hear words such as; radical, force, brutal, fight, kill, etc. is this a gud tone of a gud leadership? elighten me.

      Shirley Bisschoff - 2013-08-06 20:12

      I hear you! No it's not, just all aggressive and negative.

  • Tshovhota Treasure - 2013-08-06 17:52

    I don't really agree with the land reform thing..and what's up with the elimination of borders..really!

      Joe Mangena - 2013-08-06 18:59

      Have no worry as you will see & know it when it's happening.

  • Jenifer Johnstone - 2013-08-06 17:57

    they haven't worked hard yet to get what they want and need ,just like juju they want hardworking people's things for nothing .How sick.i came from a very poor family ,but my parents told me to work very hard for what i want and need.

  • Percival Madonsela - 2013-08-06 18:03

    Phambili comrade malema phambili ,we will support you all the way.we are tired of this bastards who were in exile whos looting our coffers

  • Alexander Dirr - 2013-08-06 18:04

    I moved to the UK 1 and a half years ago from SA. I have no tertiary education. I came to the UK with no money. I now have a good job and I am earning well. I wish people in SA would stop wanting everything for free. If you want something work for it. I did. (And I was not supported at all by the UK Government)

  • Keenan Kjk Jacobs - 2013-08-06 18:08

    the sad thing is the survey showed us that education is lacking in this country...and ignorance runs rampant in the youth

      Greg Munn - 2013-08-06 19:18

      @Keenan Kjk Jacobs you say that only because you disagree with the outcome. Try thinking why and how such a large group of people would approve of such a move. Too many people on this forum vent because of the messenger but refuse to see the underlying cause of this action.

  • Verbotene Liebe - 2013-08-06 18:08

    If ANC could create jobs for this Youth, and help them to do businesses, all this about EFF is because of Frustration the Youth have, they don't know where they stand, about borders, l think the Youth now are loosing it, it is not good idea at all.

      Mouteng Wilfred Moraba - 2013-08-06 23:16

      Well said Liebe ,but it is not about jobs only,Black Youth also need to be proud of their land and wealth.Also they need to be manufacturers not only consumers.Even now we don't have some foods which are fully produced by Blacks bcus of our Government.those farmers who are producing our food are not "Natural food producers" but have been made by their regime.So ANC failed fully to satisfy our thirst of becoming productive than Consuming Genetically modified food which brought most dreadful diseases in our black society.

      Boiketlo Pienaar - 2013-08-07 00:14

      Fact is lesotho and vrystat used to be one state,until the vultures came and divided us.

  • Bruce Mawillis - 2013-08-06 18:13

    Julias we need u at zpf youth league.

  • Mouteng Wilfred Moraba - 2013-08-06 18:23

    Most People here keep on saying illiterate/woodworker/std6/uneducated without going to the main point/issue.To be a good leader does not require any diploma or even degree,you just need a sharing spirit,passion,untribalism,unracism to lead the nation properly

      Bongo Bongo - 2013-08-06 18:41

      A higher than the Afican average IQ of 67 will also help.

  • Richard Scully - 2013-08-06 18:32

    Ask anyone who thinks they are going to get something for nothing, like land, and of course they will support it....

  • Bruce Mawillis - 2013-08-06 18:46

    I made it a point of asking the rhodesian that I took the farm from to understand his side. Unfortunately white people dont seem to understand the embarrasment that we faced with white people owning swathes of land bigger than european countries. I dont see it as their ingrained racism , i see it just ignorance. Julias Malema has lived embarrasment at the hands of systems designed to embarass black people and person like him will smash such a system.

      Josie de Villiers - 2013-08-06 19:11

      Julius IS an embarrasment! And all he should be doing is smashing big rocks into small rocks in prison.

  • Leo Les - 2013-08-06 18:50

    the land issue for me is number, japi schoeman took my grandfather s land in limpopo, the border issue I prefer Lesotho not to have border Lesotho should form part of SA, Botswana and Swaziland not realy although I understand why, Botswana is second home for some of us, Swaziland is home for others in SA I dnt see any use to have Lesotho as a country these are the three countries mantiond it has to be clear they ddnt say Zimbabwe or Namibia, Mozambique we dnt have them in SA and the main issue was not to have one country or united twas to remove the borders and retain status quo

  • Mlungisi Ncane - 2013-08-06 18:56

    This is our South Africa.Let us make it work for all of us.not only whites. #EFF is the futer ,we want change(ayasondela amaqhawe ,ayatatazela amagwala)

  • KReddy - 2013-08-06 19:05

    I don't think we have to resort to complete anarchy to obtain equality in SA. Malema is not as stupid as people make him out to be in the sense that he appeals to people's frustrated emotions. But mind you, why don't people stop blaming the past although it has influenced the state of the nation today and target that fury on the ANC who have are effectively deconstructing this country to a pile of rubbish? You can have land, but what will it be worth in a collapsed economy? You can have wealth but it won't be happiness if the country you love is burning

  • KReddy - 2013-08-06 19:06

    I don't think we have to resort to complete anarchy to obtain equality in SA. Malema is not as stupid as people make him out to be in the sense that he appeals to people's frustrated emotions. But mind you, why don't people stop blaming the past although it has influenced the state of the nation today and target that fury on the ANC who have are effectively deconstructing this country to a pile of rubbish? You can have land, but what will it be worth in a collapsed economy? You can have wealth but it won't be happiness if the country you love is burning

  • Luyolo Ka Ngqosini Baleni - 2013-08-06 19:19

    USA as United States of Afrika needs to take a dawn, we as the young Afrikan youth need to make sure that Afrika belongs to Afrikans and land must be taken back to its rightfull owners. It is in their history that they stole the land I dontknow the fuss nw about giving it back to the ppl.

      Sarel van Deventer - 2013-08-06 20:01

      So all the land belong to blacks? I read the azanian manifesto and it states that all the land in africa belong to the blacks, no where does it state about the khois or san people? What about the colourds?

  • Bruce Mawillis - 2013-08-06 19:24

    Luckily for you SA guys your country has still got a lot of resources but you should not forget about the diamonds and gold they already finished. Ask these people were your kimberly diamonds are. Not even a cent went to blacks from your own diamonds.Its high time they started being accountable for what they looted from africans.

  • Patrick MoreFire Vianello - 2013-08-06 19:27

    The British took our women and children off our land once! No one will ever do that again, we will make sure of that. This is our land and it will remain our land. Come and try get it. To those blacks who try play the moral high ground, we stole nothing, you came from central Africa and killed the bushmen and stole it from them! We not giving you our land and we never will!

      Clement Mokone - 2013-08-06 19:32

      You're mad

      Joshua Nkambule - 2013-08-06 19:44

      You seem to know where people came, but you don't mention where you come from. Be careful you might swallow those words.

      Patrick MoreFire Vianello - 2013-08-06 19:45

      Clement - you the mad one. This isn't Zimbabwe with unpatriotic white citizens and farmers only amounting to 6000. This is a country with a patriotic population and farmers over 30000! And that's just the number of commercial farmers. There are many more. You people are all talk. We don't talk because we waiting for the action. Here is a whisper to you! We waiting for you to open those farm gates, we waiting, you will be opening the gates to hell!

      Nthokolose Puleng Marope - 2013-08-06 20:56

      Patrick can you tel us where you come from as you claim the land is yours, cause what I know is South Africa is in Africa and Africa belongs to Africans or are you African this days cause during Apartheid you were happy to be called Euoropen?

      Nyika - 2013-08-06 21:59

      You have Stockholm syndrome.

  • Clement Mokone - 2013-08-06 19:30

    While land policy needs to change, I just don't think Malema is the right person to be leading nor preaching the project. He appears too much of a crrupt person to lead.

      EddieWaMzilikazi - 2013-08-06 19:38

      Malema is the only person talking about land. The ANC will never take it back whether you like it or not. So what must people do, accept that it will never be given back to the people or wait another 20 years for the ANC to realize what they must do.

  • Bhekinkosi Langa - 2013-08-06 19:31

    Good people do you know that Politicians can promise u Milk nd Honey in Heaven while they are failing to give u Bread nd Butter in this World e.g Where is 500000 Jobs promised in 1997?

  • EddieWaMzilikazi - 2013-08-06 19:32

    FACT is no matter how much you hate Malema or how much you ridicule him, from next year (2014 elections) all of you will be contributing to his annual salary of R1 million a year as an MP through SARS. Even if he is jailed he will still buy another mansion in Sandton with your money and guess what his ideas will actually come to fruition one day because the land has to go back to its rightful owners at some point. Dead or alive Malema's ideas will be realized and remember pay your taxes or SARS will arrest you.

      Patrick MoreFire Vianello - 2013-08-06 19:47

      Rightful owners in your mind. The rightful owners are the bushmen who you massacred. Hence there are no rightful owners to this land. The closest would be the coloureds as they have the ancestry. Open those farm gates and you will see the gates of hell open. Then you won't be so sure that dream will come true

  • Moss Kop - 2013-08-06 19:35

    My family are the victims of force removal in our land. Before we were forced and kick out of our land. we had thousand of cows, ships, goats, chickens, hens and donkeys. We made our own cheese and supply the whole of Village ya Gamolepo with milk. We planted maize, mabele, nuts, tobacco, and etc. Today we have nothing and we are told that if we get our land back it will be wasted. Some whites don't respect blacks.

      Patrick MoreFire Vianello - 2013-08-06 19:49

      Ja, and some blacks don't respect whites! White farmers getting killed and raped in the most brutal fashion. Blacks musn't play the innocent with me! It works both ways

  • Thabo Masaswivona Rossouw Shabangu - 2013-08-06 19:47

    Viva Eff viva come next year, we taking over...asijiki

      Patrick MoreFire Vianello - 2013-08-06 19:55

      Shows how stupid you are. 4% absolutely max. Don't be disappointed lol. It's a race between you and the PAC who will get the most votes

      Thabo Masaswivona Rossouw Shabangu - 2013-08-06 20:05

      Stupid is your as*, u vote 4 whatever u wanna vote 4 and leave me the hell alone, 2 vote for my Eff...

  • sibusiso.a.mazibuko - 2013-08-06 19:57

    Eff is better than DA but ANC is going to rule until jesus come back viva anc viva

      Xolani Bosika - 2013-08-06 21:15

      Sbusiso u a full stupid if u say zance iz ruling till 2 hel ,electionz around de corner woza 2014

      Naas Du Plessis - 2013-08-07 00:47

      You don't have enough of ur tribe in Sa. Go to zim.

  • Beertjie Peertjie - 2013-08-06 20:07

    In your opinion. Who are the rightful owners?

      stanford.frost - 2013-08-06 21:11

      No one we are all just passing by,even the great Malema

      Matt Jbl - 2013-08-07 00:23

      comander in chief J Malema

  • Shirley Bisschoff - 2013-08-06 20:11

    Of course the youth support land reform - get land for doing absolutely nothing. Except the only ones benefitting will be Juju and his cronies.

      Matt Jbl - 2013-08-07 00:20

      its fine for us seeing him benefiting

  • Sarel van Deventer - 2013-08-06 20:31

    Last time when julius was screaming for zuma to be president u all were behind him. He was wrong. Now he is right? Weve got a saying in afrikaans, nie eers n donkie stamp sy kop 2 keer nie. Why dont u vote udm rather? Name me a succesful country in the world were socialism worked? And dont come with china because they are the best example why it does not work. Their economy is based on the capitilist system!!

  • Andrea Elizabeth Van Schalkwyk - 2013-08-06 20:32

    Dale I don't agree with your approach I think its unnecessary and its comments like that that cause black folk to hate whites! We are not all bad and do not want apartheid to come bk, but I am very disappointed that I am made to pay for the past I wasnt there and how I came to exists here was also not my choice, I was q child once born here from my family with no choice in the matter! I have nothing, I own nothing, I just live my life and want my children to grow up to be all they can be but you wont even allow our children to live and grow, along side all other race groups, so i guess we shld not be called a rainbow nation after all! That term means fair and free for all ppl which is not true! The youth wants to take instead of make, you forget all countries were built in some other way, we need to ne mature enough to say thankgoodness it's no longer like that and move on! I just wish this country wld stop this black and white thing, make a country where ppl excel on the basis of hard work and reward them as such regardless of colour and can bet my left toe this country wld excel! Let ppl offer their skills and use them to the betterment of all!

      Eugene Blommetjies - 2013-08-06 21:04

      That's all any person can ever want...

      Thilivhali Ndou - 2013-08-06 21:16

      We must accept wat we cnt change!!let da past b da past!!we r all south africans..

  • Steven Da Costa Pereira - 2013-08-06 20:38

    Reading some of these comments realy saddens me,malema is instigating hatred between black and white again, he should be silenced once and for all!

  • Sentle Innocent - 2013-08-06 20:45

    I believe it is a high time SA youth take charge of ths country for da sake of our future generations.. those hu r in so-called (power) r busy playing hide n seek with us blaming ths n that for their deliberate failures..if it not exile it is apartheid..Mr Malema cums with da new polices whether dey will work or not we simply dnt care as long as we try sumthing else than watching n entertaining this ongoing circus.

  • Sarel van Deventer - 2013-08-06 20:48

    And imagine julius gets control, he cant even run the youth leaq, the country would be broken in a year. Rather start learning how to run the country first with out corruption before u want to try something that does not work in reality. Socialism wil destroy the country and these capitilist u cry about wil be gone with their money before u blink. Then millions wil suffer while julius and the rest of his cabinet ransack the coffers. One day when u ask were is my president he wil be sitting in a capitilist land drinking blue lable whisky while u sit and live on hand outs from capitilist governments like the usa

  • Mlhaba Wethu Mnyamana - 2013-08-06 20:59

    USA,UK,CANADA members of G8 ,these countries are among the richest in the world by crook commonwealth courtesy. SA mineral resources exploitation has built european economies(holland,uk);america(usa,canada);australia,new property owned by pink noses for centuries. while the 0wner languish in abject poverty.the infrastructure in SA = 0,0000001 comparatively to the wealth stolen since Jan Fan riebeck era .we should get our land back by all means,enough is enough.

  • Nthokolose Puleng Marope - 2013-08-06 21:16

    We want change in ownership of land and economy in Africa but not with this grade 6 mentality. For once you white people just put yourself in the shoes of an African who was forcibly removed from his/her land and who doesn't participate or have a say in the economy in his/her own land/country. We say we are Africans but what can we show to support that we are really African, it seems like we are foreiners in our own continent. I believe in hard work, but land issue isn't about hard work, people were forcibly removed and the land given to whites free of charge, together we must fix the past.

      Naas Du Plessis - 2013-08-07 01:17

      I don't think it was all free of charge. Land needs to go back to black people, but people who feel this is the families land and want to make it successful. The white farmer also need to teach the new farmers how to farm commercially and let the land stay sustainable. I think we have an opportunity to make Sa a better place but white and black needs to grow up on ditch their racist mentality. There is a solution without destroying this beautiful country of ours.