This section examines a variety of fundamental principles that are essential to fully understanding the South African situation.
This section addresses the following topics, click on the topic to go to the relevant webpage:
Some Important Principles
· Creating Wealth in the New South Africa
· What is an Economy? – REALLY?
· The Fundamentals of Mining
· What is the Purpose of Government?
· Why South Africa could NOT have Grown much more before 1980
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This article was written several years ago:
“In considering the question of how to create wealth in a country, engineering training immediately directs us to seek precedents from which we can learn.
Consideration of those countries in the world where there are high standards of living and limited or no poverty, immediately shows that there is a single common thread, namely effective and efficient use of productive technology to gear the capabilities of the people of the country. Switzerland, Germany and Japan are examples that spring to mind. It is very evident from visits to these countries that their technology is well designed, well implemented, well maintained and well operated. Things “just work”.
So, one finds that the effective application of technology is the cornerstone of creating wealth in ANY country – it is the only proven recipe.
Random social experiments that jeopardise the reliability and sustainability of technology are fundamentally at odds with any prospect of a vibrant economy, particularly when those policies involve diverting the money that should be going to infrastructure development and maintenance to rewarding people on the basis of criteria that cannot be linked in any way to wealth creation.
Reflection on this principle immediately indicates that South Africa is going in the wrong direction as far as technology is concerned. It does not matter what technology or methodology one considers, be it roads, sewerage, water supply, electricity supply, electricity distribution, health care, education, justice, etc., in all cases once-reliable and sustainable infrastructure and capability is progressively degrading as a consequence of failed experiments such as Outcomes-Based Education, the abolition of the death penalty, lack of maintenance as in the case of roads, water supply, electricity distribution, etc.
Irrespective of where the money and manpower have gone that have resulted in this widespread degradation of technical capability and assets, it has been inappropriately applied.
If South Africa truly aspires to create sustainable wealth, we need to cease redirecting funds from infrastructure, whether it be hard infrastructure such as roads or soft infrastructure such as health care professionals, teachers, engineers, etc. More critically, we urgently need to stop driving experienced personnel at all levels of economic activity out of the country on the basis of their skin colour. Reverse apartheid coupled with a lack of recognition of the vital role of knowledge and experience in creating wealth, is rapidly crippling the capacity of South Africa to create sustainable wealth.
We stand at a watershed – can government refocus to retain and grow technical capability and infrastructure or will it persist with a policy of endowment at the expense of sustainable wealth creation? Redistribution does NOT create wealth, it redistributes wealth away from those with the proven ability to create wealth. If remuneration does not relate directly to productive input that creates more value than it consumes, then the economy will progressively degenerate. Arguably, there was indeed a need to level the playing field, but the problem now is that the playing field is no longer level: it is tipping in the opposite direction, towards national impoverishment.
Spending money on elaborate infrastructure, such as prestigious soccer stadiums, does NOT create wealth. Instead it simply creates an illusion of wealth but does not sustain productive activities which create material value that significantly exceeds the cost of inputs.
Engineer Against Failure
In the light of what I have written above and what follows, I would like to position myself. I am first and foremost an engineer – my passion is engineering and solutions that work. I first started designing and making things when I was about six years old and I have been doing this ever since.
I rapidly became aware that I placed strong emphasis on preventing failure, but it took me about ten years to realise that as engineers we are not trained to design bridges to stand up, we are trained to design bridges not to fall down. This is a fundamental difference in approach that I have applied to all aspects of my work.
“Engineer systems and solutions NOT to fail” is as fundamental to the design of business strategies and national policies as it is to businesses.
Until we formulate strategic business plans and national policies not to fail, we will continue to find that failure is rampant, as is evident in many areas of South African wealth-producing and maintaining economic activity today.
This worldview leads me to the conclusions presented above – as a nation we are going in the wrong direction – we are doing things that are destroying the sustainability of wealth creation wholesale, instead of doing all that is required to preserve and grow our capacity to create wealth.
As a nation, we are not talking about failure and how to prevent it, and so it is rampant, whether in the form of a blowout after hitting a pothole, a rundown hospital with doubtful hygiene, children who leave school ill equipped to compete on the global playing field (or even the local playing field) or electrical transformers silently decaying as a consequence of an invisible lack of maintenance. Just below the surface of our apparent prosperity lies a mountain of technical neglect that is destined to dramatically damage our economy in the near future.
I am passionate about success through implementing exceptionally high-value strategic concepts cost-effectively and timeously to achieve success by preventing failure. This is missing from the current South African economic and technology arena.
What is strategy? Strategy is the essence of why an organisation (or nation) exists and how it thrives – doing the right things as determined by the customers (or voters). Tactics is doing things right.
Our focus should be on determining the right things to do, using technology and methodology to support exceptionally high-value outcomes and then doing them right. We must prevent failure at all costs – failure is always more costly than doing it right first time, provided that there is a valid and valuable value proposition to start with. Spending millions on number plates with microchips consumes value.
If we do the right things well, the organisation or nation will thrive, if we do them not so well we will survive, but if we do the wrong things, the organisation will die and it is only a matter of how quickly. If we do the wrong things well, our organisation or nation will die fast, or else it will die slowly.
South Africa is approaching a tipping point where our failure to maintain core infrastructure and invest in core technologies and methodologies is almost certainly going to slip into the die-fast quadrant – we are getting very good at spending money in ways that do not create sustainable value, and even better at driving out experienced people and making those who remain feel unwelcome.
The implementation of strategy has a time dimension. A strategic plan is not a forecast or a goal, it is a trajectory of change, the path to success or failure. It always follows an exponential curve; this is directly comparable to the trajectory of change of direction of a motor vehicle, aircraft, ship, etc. It starts out tangential to the current direction and slowly changes direction IF the hands on the steering wheel are constant. Inconsistent steering leading to constant flip flopping in direction will prevent change from occurring, and change that takes place too rapidly will become unstable. The car will roll, the ship capsize, or the aeroplane stall.
South Africa is in a situation where it is seeking to change too much too fast and instability is now rapidly approaching. Instability in policy in various areas is also crippling the capacity to plan effectively and to execute plans that deliver lasting sustainable value and wealth creation.
In my journey of discovery into the factors that cause failure I have come to understand the critical factors.
More recently I have come to understand that the same factors cause failure of all technology investments, including electricity supply failure, failure of road maintenance, etc. and that these factors are, in fact, an indication of failure in strategic capability – the ability to visualise a future state and achieve it.
These factors are (percentages indicate relative contribution to failed projects):
a. Technology mythology (30%). We do not need to resurface the roads, they will just keep working; we can set any policy we like and it will work, etc. There is lack of understanding, inadequate knowledge and experience, etc.
b. Lack of executive custody and inappropriate laws and policies (20%). “This is MY country or project or law and I accept full responsibility for the outcome” = “I have abolished the death penalty and you can hold me accountable if your loved one is murdered.”
c. Lack of strategic alignment (15%). This means lack of a clear definition of the essence of why the organisation exists and how it thrives.
d. Lack of an engineering approach (12%). This means lack of a systematic, thorough approach designed to prevent failure and thereby achieve success.
e. Poor information management (10%). “We do not really know how to measure the results of what we are doing and even if we have the measurements, we do not know what to do with them.”
f. People / soft issues (8%). Here we are dealing with human adaptability versus wisdom and competence, which equates to the synthesis between relevant knowledge and relevant experience. Each person is a complex composite of knowledge and experience.
There is an exponential trajectory of value-creating knowledge and experience. It takes about 40 to 50 years from birth to form an engineer or other high-level professional who can conceptualise and execute large projects that create high-value sustainable wealth and even then very few are able to do this. It will take more than 80 years of appropriate activity to achieve demographic parity with regard to high-level engineers, medical specialists, educators, etc. in this country IF we plan and execute to prevent failure. This is not happening; we are driving out the very people who are the only ones who know how to do this and therefore the only ones able to train others.
There are three worldviews according to Marco Blankenburgh:
i. Guilt and innocence (right and wrong) – the North American and European culture
ii. Honour and shame – much of Asia, the Middle East, some of South America
iii. Power and fear – some of Africa, some of Asia, some of South America
Understanding the differences and tensions between these worldviews is vital to understanding South African politics and thereby to understanding how to prevent failure within the South African context.
g. Technology and methodology issues (5%). Outcomes-based education (OBE) is a technology or methodology. It has failed to deliver because of the huge human-change impact associated with transforming an entire education system. It will probably take another 20 to 50 years for outcomes-based education to deliver on expectations, simply because of the magnitude of the human-change impact.
However, the worst thing South Africa could do now would be to scrap Outcomes-Based Education and start another experiment. We are locked in to OBE, now we must MAKE IT WORK!
In order to achieve success we must first prevent failure, then we must manage towards success. The critical factors for success are:
a. Executive custody and policy (25%). Leaders at all levels MUST be held accountable. If the leaders of major US banks had faced 20 years on a chain gang for their actions, they would have conducted themselves differently.
b. Strategic architecture (18%). There must be a clear description of the desired future state of the organisation or country that is practical and achievable and is designed not to fail. NOT wishful thinking.
c. Strategic alignment (16%). A clear and detailed specification of the journey is needed.
d. Business integration and optimisation (14%). This is the aspect of how human beings integrate with the technology and methodology to create sustainable value, i.e. the management of the change process.
e. Classic project management (12%)
f. Information management (10%)
g. Technology / methodology (5%). The technology or methodology is almost irrelevant until all the other issues have been dealt with. Yes, there must be reliable technology or methodology, but that in and of itself does not create value. People using technology create value.
When one reaches a point where technology is starting to become a visible issue, such as potholes in roads, power supply failures and other technical manifestations of problems, then it is time to realise that the first six factors are NOT being adequately addressed.
The ‘load shedding’ of 2007–2008 was first and foremost a failure of executive custody and no national executive ever offered to resign as a consequence of inappropriate policy decisions. The blackouts were also a failure in terms of strategic architecture, failure to have a clear view of the future state of the country and also a failure of strategic alignment: there was no clear plan of the journey towards the future state.
On the basis of this analysis, the fact that technology and methodology failure has reached epidemic proportions in every sector of the South African economy indicates that dramatic collapse is imminent.
Drastic measures are needed to alert government and business to these harsh realities and to mobilise initiatives which need to be every bit as bold as those that tore down the walls of apartheid in the years preceding the elections in 1994.
The application of these principles within a context that places appropriately high value on knowledge and experience, irrespective of skin colour, is vital if South Africa is to avoid slipping catastrophically into the abyss of technology and methodology failure that looms large before us.”
You will notice in the rest of this book that I have become more conservative since writing this article.
Also written several years ago:
“The word economy is frequently used and frequently abused.
Having been exposed to a basic understanding of economics in the 1980’s I have from time to time pondered the question “what is this thing we call an economy?”
This article seeks to answer that question based on my observations over the entire duration of my life.
The following headlines seem to me to be the most relevant subject areas in determining the success or failure of an economy with particular reference to the economy of South Africa at present.
1. Succeed by engineering against failure
In considering the points that follow there is a fundamental principle applied by engineers which is "succeed by engineering against failure" – this principle requires that we identify the things that cause failure and manage them out of the project or environment in order to achieve successful outcomes.
Thus, when the points below address negative issues this is done from a perspective of addressing factors that cause failure in order that we may design failure out of the economic system.
2. An economy IS a symbiotic collection of human beings
Over the last few years, as I have become increasingly aware of the importance of early childhood experience, I have concluded that an economy is a collection of people who harness knowledge and experience symbiotically to create a financial dispensation that is better than that which existed previously.
Symbiosis refers to the productive coexistence of organisms in nature or to the productive coexistence of people in an economy.
One person identifies a need in society and starts a business in order to service that need.
In order for that business to run effectively other knowledge and experience is required, other products are required, etc and so the operation of that business symbiotically creates the need for other businesses or enterprises and so the economy grows.
If the vision of those who are starting businesses and other enterprises is ambitious the resulting economy will stretch limits and push boundaries. If the vision of those people is constrained, as in a survival economy, the resulting economy will be constrained.
And so we see a close correlation between symbiotic increases in knowledge and experience and the growth of an economy and, by extension, loss of knowledge and experience leading to a contraction of an economy which is the threat facing South Africa today.
It is the attitude and vision of people which determines the scale and success or otherwise of an economy. Thus we see that in some nations there is much greater prosperity than in others.
3. 2% of the population define the economy
It has been said that 2% of a population know how to create wealth and that these people define the level of prosperity of the society, 12% know how to mobilize talent and resources to assist the 2% to create wealth and the remaining 86% are oblivious to the workings of the economy and think that wealth happens by magic or favouritism or some sort of behind the scenes connivance directed at depriving the majority of the something that is actually theirs.
The lack of awareness of this statistic is a major problem in most economies today and in particular in South Africa. Where politics and other actions alienate those who know how to create wealth and those that know how to assist them to create wealth such that those people leave, as has been happening in South Africa for some time now, the economy starts to decline. The decline may not be visible to those who are not aware of the finer details of how an economy works but they are visible nonetheless.
If South Africa is to provide wealth for all its people it needs to attract and retain those who know how to create wealth and those who know how to assist them to create wealth.
4. An economy is NOT something that can be redistributed
Inherent in the previous points is a realization that an economy cannot be created by redistribution.
If the people who are not wealthy knew how to create wealth they would be wealthy, there is nothing preventing them from becoming wealthy.
Commercial farmers operate large farms not because they were given the farms as some sort of hand-out but because they have proven their ability to mobilize resources of capital, machines, people, etc to conduct agricultural endeavours on previously undeveloped land in a manner that allows them to draw a moderate income and still have money left over to buy seed, fertilizer and other inputs and pay workers.
If the workers knew how to do this there is plenty of vacant land available for them to demonstrate their skills in this area.
5. Engineering, technology and methodology are central
Technology and technical aptitude are central to the success of an economy.
A society that carefully applies technology and methods and maintains and nurtures that technology is one that will prosper, a society that drains finance away from maintenance of infrastructure and construction of new productive infrastructure such that existing infrastructure decays and becomes derelict, as is increasingly happening in South Africa, will eventually sink into poverty and so-called "third world" status.
6. Attitude, morale and words make or break an economy
People with a positive attitude and work ethic and positive morale build up other people and the resulting synergies raise the level of emotional energy in the community and this creates wealth creating activities.
Negative and destructive words, like "kill the Boer" destroy morale and break down the fabric of society. Constantly complaining that the bulk of the economy is "dominated" by white males when white males have created the economy in question is destroying morale and creating a situation where those of us who are deemed to be offenders because of our gender and skin colour are increasingly incentivised to seek other countries which recognize our skills and abilities.
The same discrimination in the reverse direction up to about thirty years ago was equally destructive, taking unacceptable behaviour and turning it around in the opposite direction does not make discrimination any more palatable or effective.
7. Lean and facilitative Government stimulates an economy
Universally around the world we see that Governments which limit their direct involvement in the economy stimulate growth far more effectively than those that get actively involved in the economy and try and manipulate and control it.
An economy is a consequence of the collaborative and cooperative efforts of human beings who know how to create wealth, it is NOT the outcome of bureaucratic interference in the economy by people who clearly do not know how to create wealth – otherwise they would be independently wealthy in their own right.
8. Early childhood experience creates the foundation for an economy for education to build on
I continue to see how the performance of adults is framed by their experience in the first seven years from conception.
Personality, work ethic, career interest, behaviour in relationships and many other characteristics of human endeavour are informed and dramatically shaped by early childhood experience.
If we desire to see wealth distributed more widely we need to distribute the knowledge and experience in early life that will enable the majority of the population to contribute more directly and more dynamically in growing the economy. In the absence of such stimulation and in the presence of badly planned and badly executed experiments executed on an entire generation, as we have with Outcomes Based Education, we will see a degradation in the economy twenty to fifty years later.
While having a lesser impact, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education must all be of a high standard if the economy is to thrive.
9. All the rest
There are any number of other factors that inform the viability of an economy but I believe that those listed above are the principal factors. If the factors above are addressed there is a reasonable prospect that an economy will prosper, if these factors are ignored or, worse still, countered, the economy will degrade although this could take up to fifty years to become visible.”
As with the previous article you will see in the rest of this book that I have become significantly more conservative than I was at the time I wrote the above article.
Written after the ANC Youth League march to the Chamber of Mines:
“Faced with the demands for nationalization of mines it seems to me that there is a need for a more public and more visible response from the mining industry – fundamentally, as we have seen with the march to Pretoria by the ANCYL, this is a public relations exercise and I have to say that from where I sit the industry is not being very successful in their countering of these demands from a public relations perspective.
I am convinced that the majority of South African mines are well run, treat their employees well and pay market related salaries and wages. Having consulted on mines elsewhere in Africa that had been nationalized I am convinced that the workers in South Africa are far better off than they would be if the mines were nationalized.
Accordingly I would like to encourage the mining industry and industry generally to counter the current hostile and negative communication that is taking place with high profile, high visibility communications on an on-going and sustained basis to educate people as to the truths about the economics of mining (and manufacturing, and …)
I think that with regard to mining such communication might include the following points:
1. Mine revenue is determined by commodity prices that are determined internationally and over which South Africa has no control.
2. Mine production drives revenue through a direct relationship between the cost effectiveness of the mine and the quantity of product that can be economically mined.
3. Between 40% and 60% (not sure of exact figures) of mine revenue goes to pay wages and salaries of miners.
4. Between 20% and 40% (again I do not have exact figures) of mine revenue goes to pay for equipment, materials and contractors and apart from imported equipment most of this money finds its way into salaries and wages in South Africa as well.
5. In order to develop a new mine shaft or pit it is necessary to spend money with no return for between 5 and 15 years (again exact figures?) and once the mine or shaft is in production the people who supplied the money to build the mine must be repaid and earn interest on their money (that is capital) – this takes the form of dividends and loan repayments and is generally a relatively small component of total revenue.
6. The ability of a mine to produce cost effectively and therefore remain in operation is the consequence of hard work by a small group of senior people with considerable knowledge and experience who run the mine effectively and efficiently, these people must also be paid.
7. South African mines are efficient, effective and generate about as much employment as they possibly can with current commodity prices. Universal experience with nationalization elsewhere in the world has consistently resulted in a reduction of wages and a reduction in employment. Nationalization is NOT the answer.
Please consider preparing TV programmes, newspaper adverts and other public relations material that reaches the majority of the population, particularly those who are unemployed. The answer is improved education, NOT nationalization."
1. Government exists to do what individuals CANNOT do – Governments are the agents, the SERVANTS (remember “the Civil Service”?) of the people in a democratic state – something the Zuma ANC and most African people do not understand.
2. Provide justice, policing, prisons and defence.
3. Legislation and policies that are conducive to peaceful and successful commercial endeavour.
4. Provide national infrastructure that WORKS and facilitates effective social operation – roads, railways, water supply, electricity supply – in working order in IN SERVICE of society.
5. Look after the high level requirements for the wellbeing of the entire population – hygiene, clean water in adequate quantity, sewerage, health care (for the poor) and related SERVICES and, to LIMITED extent, where private enterprise cannot do this.
6. Education – Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education – Universities, Technical Colleges, Teacher Training Colleges, etc – to make this affordable to as many people as possible.
7. Facilitate Arts and Culture.
8. Government should be a FACILITATOR of prosperity – the ANC do NOT give any indication that they understand this – they draw huge salaries, engage in graft and HINDER the economy to a point where it is now facing collapse.
9. In a TRUE democracy (which we NO longer have) Parliament is filled by men and women who have considerable knowledge and experience and who have demonstrated their OWN ability to sustain themselves in Politics. This collective knowledge and experience (or wisdom) enables them to guide a country to a high value outcome. To the extent that these principles are violated prosperity is destroyed. Note that excessive socialistic, communistic and liberal thinking ALL damage economies by focussing on the WRONG things.
1. Began off a close to zero base in 1880.
2. Always far more Africans than Europeans, of the order of 10 to 1.
3. Africans are incapable of creating wealth and prosperity in their own right – as evidenced throughout Africa and, on the contary, have substantial ability to DESTROY wealth – particularly those with some education. They are a massive entrepreneurial deadweight.
4. The Anglo-Boer War did massive damage to the economy, particularly the farming economy.
5. World Wars 1 and 2 set-back global growth significantly.
6. Post World War 2 there was dramatic growth within the constraints of the South African European economically active population who were carrying the deadweight of the entrepreneurially ineffective African population and building infrastructure for them.
7. The massive imbalance of Africans to Europeans (currently 10 to 1) meant that African education could ONLY progress slowly.
8. It was only in the early 1980’s that there was a real economic surplus in South Africa and this was dampened by sanctions and, to some extent, Apartheid. This created massive strategic momentum that we are STILL benefiting from today although this momentum is rapidly being dissipated.
9. The lifting of sanctions in the 1990’s, coupled to goodwill investment inflows, stimulated the bubble we have today that is on the point of bursting.
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About the Cover
Zuma leads tens of thousands in singing about murdering whites -- an in-depth analysis of why this is so destructive
The South African Extreme white murder rate -- what is driving it? -- analyzed in-depth
What was Apartheid Really? -- an in-depth analysis of why Apartheid was NOT what it is widely believed to be
· Simplifying Complexity – my Analytical Approach
· Who AM I?
· What I am Feeling (same as most Europeans?)
· Evidence of Impending Collapse
· The Audience for this Book
· The Level of Murders of Europeans
· Race – The Unmentionable Fundamental that is Driving it ALL
· To my African Countrymen – WHY I am Alienated
· Why am I so UNSETTLED?
· 10 Concrete things the ANC is doing that are causing Irreversible Economic Damage
· There ARE Highly Intelligent and Highly Capable Africans – BUT…
The Critical Issues
· The Critical Issues Overview
o SA Myths Debunked
o What the White Man Brought to South Africa
o The Truth about Exploitation, Oppression, etc
o Erroneous Thinking in terms of Majority Rule
o Affirmative Action and Black Economic Empowerment are Complete Misnomers
o The Black Settlement Phenomenon – Total Lack of Creativity and Initiative – Social Helplessness
o How is Prosperity Created?
o How is Poverty Created?
o The ANC is Founded on a Fundamentally False Premise
· Economic Meltdown -- The Time Trajectory of Strategic Collapse
· The ANC’s REAL Agenda?
· Black Population Explosion
· The Collapse of Education
· South Africa is NO Longer a Democracy
The Intangible Factors Driving South Africa’s Collapse
· The Dunning-Kruger Phenomenon ? Arrogant Ignorance and Other Destructive Consequences
· Understanding Early Childhood Learning and its Impact on South Africa
· Understanding “Power-Fear” and its Negative Consequences for South Africa
· The African “Garden of Eden” Mindset (Money Grows on Trees)
· Greed Versus Prudence
· Understanding versus Rote Learning
· Assets and People do NOT EQUAL Wealth
o The Land Issue
o Asset Obsession and things that are NOT Wealth
o Different Definitions of Wealth – Another Point of Difference
o Major Gaps in African Deductive Reasoning – Cause and Effect, etc
o Is the Manifest Cause and Effect Cognitive Gap Throughout Africa Evidence of a Genetic Short Coming?
· Words – Harder than Concrete
· The African Victim Drama and European Rescue Drama Dynamic
· Communism – Exacerbating Power-Fear and Arrogant Ignorance
· Witchcraft and Ancestor Worship – Central to Understanding
· European Fundamentals that Mask the Seriousness of the Situation
o Attributes of Europeans and Africans Contrasted
o Psychodynamics of Africans and Europeans
o European Fundamentals – Towards Understanding South Africa 2013
o Mistakes the Europeans (especially Afrikaners) made
o The 2%:12%:86% Wealth Creation Phenomenon amongst Europeans
o Fundamental European Values at a Wealth Creator, Wealth Developer Leadership Level
o What South African Europeans do Instinctively to Accommodate Africans
o Incorrect beliefs of Liberal, Christian Europeans
o Liberalism – Seriously Clouding the Issues
· The Religious Dimension
o Overarching Headlines a Week after Reading the book “Bulala” by Cuan Elgin
o Thoughts after Reading Bulala – A True Story of South Africa by Cuan Elgin
o What WAS Apartheid? – REALLY?
o Afrikaner Racial Hostility, Distrust, Fear and Arrogance – Truth with Wrong Attitude
o The Afrikaner Paradox – Blessed AND Persecuted
o Apartheid – Afrikaner South Africa’s Public Relations Disaster
o Critical Population Statistics
o White Unemployment
o Afrikaner Alienation
· Did you know? – things that are breaking
· An Alternative Summing up
· Why is the Johannesburg Stock Exchange so Strong?
· Letter to the Editor of a Professional Journal
· Letter to the Editor of an Afrikaans Newspaper about Zuma singing Shoot the Boer
· Why are Europeans NOT much more Energized in Defending themselves?
· Why did the ANC only really have an impact from the late 1940’s?
· Lessons from Dingaan and Retief ? Treachery
· The Battle of Blood River – a Case Study in African Fundamentals
· What IS Democracy?
· What the British Brought
· A Prophetic View – “The Almighty Speaks on South Africa”
Possible Courses of Action
- Technically Valid Corrective Actions – Envisioning the Impossible
- What can YOU do?
- The basis for Europeans Withholding BEE, AA and tax and Demanding Change NOT the way to go
- Your Options
- Defensive Actions to Consider
- Get the message across
- Contact Newspapers around the World -- nearly 300 eMail Addresses
- Contact Europeans Parliamentarians
- Contact Diplomatic Missions
- Western Cape
Conclusion – The Essence of my Views on South Africa
Fast and Pray -- Some Spiritual Considerations
Follow up -- Developments after completing the book
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