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Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa

THE PEOPLE LIBERATE THEMSELVES

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Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa (IFNASA) has been at the cutting edge of a Transformational or Transformative South Africa. We continue to reject Racial Categorization, Segregation, Apartheid Spatial Planning, Ethnic Domination, Unconstitutionality of the S.A Constitution,  Exclusion of the Our Ancestral Land in the Section 25 Subsection 7 of the South African Constitution and all forms of Injustice against the First Nation People. IFNASA is now in the process of developing the “San and Khoe International Institute (SAKII)” for the development of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Transformative Educational, Academic Papers and New Knowledge Development. To start a new post. Join us at http://www.ifnasa.co.za/ifnasapower and make a difference.

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EQUAL JUSTICE

EQUAL JUSTICE
To the children of the Xam and Khoekhoe People, now Classified as Coloureds in South Africa, and to Fellow South Africans, and particularly those who believe in the ‘Restorative Justice’ of the First People who live on the Land called South Africa. There has never been a more Desperate Time for Equal Justice.
We at IFNASA are Not calling Classified Coloured People Together so that we can be Separate from Fellow South Africans, No, the Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa (IFNASA) is calling the Classified Coloured People Together because we Fought with everyone during colonialism and apartheid and when we came into the supposed democratic season, our Fellow Bantu-Nguni Comrades left us outside in the cold. Those who govern South Africa, the majority of who are Fellow Indigenous Africans, decided to inflict unbelievable Pain, Inequality and Injustice towards those who are Classified as Coloureds. We cannot be Silent about it!
So, what has happened over the last twenty-six (26) years:
You Rejected Us as Equal Africans and Reduces our Voices!
You continue to Oppress Us and the masses are Silent while they suffer too!
You Refuse to Restore our Identity!
You continue to Humiliate Us and instruct the South African Defence Force to Skop en Donner Us!
You Rape our Ancestral Resouces, and send it off to China and the World!
You Stole our Ancestral Land and like the colonialist, used their laws to keep us in abject poverty, through the countries constitution’s notorious section 25 subsection 7.
You Kill Us on the Cape Flats and the townships throughout South Africa, yet the masses are Soundless!
You Jail Us, because you don’t want our men to receive consciousness and Defend their Ancestral Land!
You Refuse to Prome Us in our Jobs!
You Heartlessly Share BBBEE Deals amongst yourselves and your colonial masters, while the children of the Xam and the Khoena are screaming in agony for Equal Justice.
You continue to Prepare Tables for you and your Corrupt Administrators, while our children and the children of the majority scratch the dustbins and the dirt heaps for food and shelter.
You continue to Pushed us away because we are supposedly beneficiaries of the past Regime!
You continue to Spit on us!
We continued to Allow you, Until now!
Classified Coloured People and our Fellow Bantu-Nguni South Africans who believe in Equal Justice, the time has never been so Desperate, we must Reject and Resist the Brutality with which the regime administers our Land and its Resources. If you believe in Equal Justice, its time that you Join the First Nation People of South Africa, because We want to Share our Resources with you. We are not calling for Coloured Separation, No, we are calling on the good men and women of South Africa to recognize the Injustice meted against the Xam and Khoekhoe (Classified Coloured) People in SA. Let us restore the First People of the Land called South Africa so that the rest of the People could be set Free.
We call for Equal Justice!
Join IFNASA Today! Click on https://ifnasa.co.za/ifnasapower/join-now/
Remember! The People Liberate Themselves!
Remember! The People Liberate Themselves!
066 250 4948

#TAKEACTION

*Why are the Classified Coloured People Burdened and Overloaded with Discrimination in South Africa?*
There must be a reason why we are deliberately and determinately relegated, consigned or pushed to the margins of society. Call us alarmist or pessimist or even that we are exaggerating, the truth and reality remain, People who are *Classified as Coloured* suffer unthinkable misery at the hands of a supposedly non-racial administration and the majority of progressive people and organizations are silent. Why?
We at *IFNASA* has been in the trenches for many years fighting for the Human Rights of those who are Classified Coloureds, while we categorically continue to say that we are not calling for Classified Coloured Nationalism or Separatism. We have always been clear, we are fighting for the Liberation of Classified Coloured People and the freedom of every South African who believes that the First Nation People must be restored. We are unapologetic, Classified Coloured People must *‘Organize’* ourselves if we are going to change the status quo. We are complaining, yet we refuse to trust our own ability to change our circumstances. Blaming government endlessly will not bring the freedom we so desperately yearn for, we must change our thinking and actions.
**WHAT DID IFNASA DO?*
We will mention a few highlights of the activities of the *Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa (IFNASA)* since its inception. We established organizations like *Patriots For Equality (PFE) and the *Gauteng Shutdown Co-ordinating Committee (GSCC) amongst other platforms. Some youth asked us what they will gain by *Joining IFNASA?* By gaining they were referring to what monetary value they will gain out of the organization. That is absolutely painful and unfortunate that young people would ask what they will gain, yet their lives are in total misery and economic opportunities continue to evade (dodge) them. Before we judge them, we have to seriously consider what we as adults contributed to change in the environment of the youth. Notwithstanding, asking what you can gain simply means that you are not ready to change your future and the future of your family and friends.
Having said that, anyone who asks what they will gain when they *Join IFNASA* and or make skills and financial contributions available must consider the alternatives. What if you do not *#TakeAction* by Joining *IFNASA* or other progressive movements advancing for an Inclusive South African society where the Classified Coloureds have Equal opportunities? *If we do not ‘Organize’ our People, our Thoughts, our Resources and our History, the alternative is unquestionably gloom, continued suppression, and disregarding of our contributions to democracy.*
*IFNASA* have been passionately and committedly fighting for our People’s Human Rights, doing it out of our own pockets. We have never solicited money from the government or companies. *IFNASA* members funded their own projects with much difficulty and pain.
Some of the things we did since we were started the movement:
• We lodged a Constitutional Court Case, claiming South Africa as our Ancestral Land;
• We organized and facilitated Round Table discussions in Cape Town, KZN and Johannesburg;
• We fought and continue to fight for labour issues our People are confronted within the education, government and other sectors with other organizations and individuals;
• We fought for the Youth who were discriminated against in the Health sector;
• We submitted our rejection of the mis-identification of our People with the South African Human Rights (SAHRC), who declared the label Coloured discriminatory and ordered that the government remove it;
• We fought for a Police Station in Alabama, Klerksdorp, in the North West province with other organizations;
• We marched to the JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange) demanding that we should be included in the Economy of the country;
• We induced so much pressure on the Gauteng Premier to extend that he publicly admitted that he has ‘indisputable evidence’ of under-investment in former Classified Coloured areas in the province;
• We fought with many Activist in Cape Town against the mischievous administrators when they wanted to rename Cape Town International Airport without considering our Ancestors who were at the Cape long before any other settlers;
• We held a Land Summit discussing our claim to our Ancestral Land usurped (taken) by settlers;
• We were the only organization invited by parliament to make a submission on our Land Claims. We placed it on record that we were appalled with the miscarriage of justice when they only invited *IFNASA.* Parliaments actions are symptomatic of nervous (worried) dishonest administrators of our Ancestral land and resources.
These are some of the high-lights of our activities. With your support by taking up membership, offering your skills and making monthly donations will not increase our visibility in the remote areas of the country, but it will help build a solid base where you can come to for support of any socio-economic challenges you face, especially the challenges of discrimination and oppression.
*WHAT CLASSIFIED COLOURED PEOPLE SUFFER DAILY IN SA*
Our People continue to be at the tail end of the social and economic benefit schemes. Whenever opportunities are presented by the government or the private sector, we are last in line and many times we don’t even make the line. Our CV’s are thrown in dustbins and many have been found on heaps of filth, that’s what bureaucrats (officials) think of us, dirt. Call us alarmist, pessimistic or claim that we are exaggerating, truth and reality are, we suffer inexplicable or bizarre misery and the majority of South Africans are soundless. When we march and organize Lock-downs, we are labelled as racist and separatist. Only when we march or take action does the police crush our people so that they are too scared to rise-up against their oppression. When our People settle on the land, we are immediately crushed, why?
• We do Not get Tenders or Contracts and those who do get, must pay the bulk of their profit to corrupt administrators;
• We do Not get Jobs, and those who are lucky enough will have to lick butt to cycle out of that position because promotion is exclusive or politically selected for Africans in Particular;
• We are Not considered for political high office in the political parties where we are because we are not Africans in Particular;
• We are Not considered for Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Deals, Affirmative Action (AA), Employment Equity (EE) because we do not fit the African in Particular profile. Companies don’t get the same score when they go into partnership with our businesses as when they go in with our fellow Bantu-Nguni counterparts, for that reason we are Not considered;
• Our children are Not considered for education at higher learning on an ‘Equal’ basis as Bantu-Nguni children because of pure racist policies and the unthinkable geo-political consideration which are discriminatory and demonic;
• Every government administrative position in our communities are exclusively offered to Bantu-Nguni groups. When you go to the clinic or police station in a majority of former Classified Coloured areas, you cannot find anyone speaking Afrikaans or anyone who can help our elderly in their native language;
• We are the only group of People in South Africa who does not have a national radio station paid for by the SABC. Our people must understand that media shape your thinking, your community, your economics, politics and your history. We are the second largest group in the country after the Bantu-Nguni Africans, yet we have No national radio station. The Indians are far less than us, but they have a radio station, paid for by the SABC. We agree that they and everyone else ‘must’ have their own radio station because it speaks to their community identity. So, why don’t we have a national radio station which will talk about our identity and history? Why is the government so scared of us? Who are the Classified Coloureds? Why must we suffer so much?
If you still do not know why we must ‘Organize’ ourselves, or why you should *Join IFNASA* Now, you will suffer eternally. Now you know what we have done without money or resources, can you imagine what we are going to do with your support when you become a member, offer your skills, bring your resources or donate anything at your disposal. Whether it is office furniture, office space, laptops, your house for branch meetings, information about business ideas, cars/bakkies, a house, property or finances, the time is NOW!
*JOIN IFNASA NOW!*
*IFNASA will be Four Years old on the 29th August 2020.*
We are actively busy with establishing Branches across the country. We would like to invite you to *JOIN NOW* and start a Branch with 50 people in your area. Contact us at *066 250 4948* and we will come and launch your Branch. Our people are calling us daily for help in various areas including labour issues, discrimination, unfair practice, legal issues, education, land issues, and a host of other issues. We realized that the only way to get out of the mess is to collectively throw our resources together and build our own platform as others have done in the country.
*JOIN NOW* by clicking the link – https://ifnasa.co.za/ifnasapower/join-now/
*Welcome to IFNASA – The People Liberate Themselves*!
Again the link is https://ifnasa.co.za/ifnasapower/join-now/ and it will take you directly to the *IFNASA* Membership Page. Share this message and the link with your family and friends. If you don’t have money to give, that’s not a problem help us spread the message of *ONE PEOPLE* on a mission to reclaim *#TakeYourPowerBack* by *#TakeAction*. If you are unemployed and you want to become a IFNASA Agent in your area, Please contact us on *066 250 4948*.
All those who do have skills, some extra money or anything else that you would like to donate to a worthy cause, we would like to invite you to contact us on *066 250 4948* immediately. Friends don’t wait for tomorrow! *Join Now!* *Donate Now*! So that Together we can Change Tomorrow! *Join Now!* *Donate Now!*
*Please Share this message and forward the link* https://ifnasa.co.za/ifnasapower/join-now/ to your Family and Friends… Make the Transition…
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*Amase!!!*
*IFNASA MEMBERSHIP TEAM*
*9th August 2020*

Our Consciousness is Broken

Con Court

 

 

INDIGENOUS FIRST NATION ADVOCACY SOUTH AFRICA MEDIA STATEMENT

SECTIONS OF THE ELECTORAL ACT DECLARED UNCONSTITUTIONAL

 

Our Consciousness is Broken

 

The genetic fabric and moral make-up of South Africa is Broken.

 

It took us a while to release this statement because we tried to understand the judgment and its implication. Many asked what benefit the ConCourt judgment will have on the lives of ordinary citizens and especially the First Nation People (Classified as Coloured) who continue to be violated on their ancestral land. As a founding member of the New Nation Movement, IFNASA demonstrated our commitment to rewrite the wrongs of colonialism, apartheid, and the miscarriage of justice since democracy was introduced over twenty-six years ago. We hope that the victory will become clearer in the next few provincial and national elections.
The Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa (IFNASA) and others, in our Constitutional Court challenge and the subsequent victory fundamentally serve a diversity of curative, remedial, and healing measures, which is long outstanding. Those who ushered the general populace into the democratic epoch, decided to be overly reliant on the colonial and apartheid styled policies and socio-economic technology and the consequences are disturbing, if we consider the preservation of spatial planning, racial categorization and the pervasive economic flow which stubbornly continue its direction away from the masses of the country. The new dispensation architects, instead of imagining an African society linked to the constitutional value system, deeply rooted in our human authenticity, unpardonably copied extravagantly and wastefully from those who oppressed us and the evidence are glaringly visible when you walk the wasteland called city streets in the metros of the country and when we peep into the political administration of society, particularly the unresponsiveness of the education system, the social safety-net which boast more than seventeen millions grant recipients on a monthly basis and the financial powerlessness of the citizens generally. These realities made us realized as ordinary citizens that the inborn fabric of our humanity is wrecked and unless we offer agency and the re-imagination of our society, collectively we are condemned.

The stubbornness not to recognize the First People who occupied the territory called South Africa today is symptomatic of confounded or confused humanity, broken consciousness, and we as South Africans must refuse to participate in the continued amnesia suffered by the engineers of our democracy. It is imperative that we acknowledge the First People of the land in the constitution of the country because the principles of first are one of the best ways to reverse-engineer the complex difficulties we experience as a country, while the recognition holds the potential of unleashing the creative possibility of this country. It is said, “reasoning from first principles,” the idea is to break down complicated problems into basic elements and then reassemble them from the ground up. The current situation demands that South Africa go back to the foundation and build from the ground up, because in our unassuming estimation the continued violation of the ‘First’ law, brings with it an unimaginable calamity. The Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa call upon South Africans to help restore those who were on the land ‘First’ so that we all could find peace and our rightful place under the South African sun.

The Judgment

Conceivably, we are elated by the outcome because our constitution has partially proven not just an abstract or intellectual document, as the Constitutional Court Judges affirmed in case number CCT110/19, it is a living organism who derives its lifeforce and essence from the prudency of the Justices. It has not a superlative, but a real existence; and wherever it cannot produce in a visible form, there is none. Our constitution is an entity antecedent to our government, and the government is only the creation of the constitution. The constitution of our country is not the act of our government, but of the expression of the people constituting the government. It is the body of elements, to which you can refer, and quote article by article; and which contains the prescripts and principles on which the government is established, the manner in which it is organized, the powers it has, the mode of elections, the duration of Parliaments, or by what other name such bodies may be called; the powers through which the executive part of the government exist; and in fine, everything that relates to the complete establishment of our civil government, and the principles to which we are bound. Our constitution, therefore, is to the government what the laws made afterward by that government are to a court of judicature.

Notwithstanding, the same constitution is equally the ‘most ambiguous’ piece of law which contradicts its own founding statements in Chapter 1 of the South African constitution when it mentions that the: “…The Republic of South Africa”, defines South Africa as “One, sovereign, democratic state” and lists the country’s founding values as ‘Human dignity, the Achievement of Equality and the Advancement of Human Rights and Freedoms’. Non-racialism and non-sexism.” Yet the same constitution discriminates against the First Nation People who occupied the land called South Africa in Section 25 subsection 7 where prohibits us to claim land we lost before 1913. In this context, the constitution of the country perpetually fails to provide Human Dignity, Equality, and Justice for those who continue to be wrongly Classified Coloureds.

The court of judicature does not make the laws, neither can it alter them; it only acts in conformity to the laws made, and the government is in like manner governed by the constitution. We need to impress upon the legislators in parliament to correct the injustice.

Refreshingly, the Con-Court of South Africa in one sense opened up the political space, when they agreed with us that ‘accountability’ in the current political dispensation is burdened generally with self-interest and self-serving political personas, with very little to no grasp of the hurt and anguish they inflict on South Africans.

We submitted to the court the following and we quote from the judgment: “What is now before us is the application for leave to appeal (the Western Cape High Court decision).  It concerns the question of whether, to the extent that it allows individuals to be elected to the National Assembly and Provincial Legislatures only through membership of political parties, the Electoral Act is constitutional.  Put differently, does this channeling to membership of political parties infringe certain rights enjoyed under the Bill of Rights by individuals or, more specifically, would-be independent candidates?”

There is both an intrinsic and influential value to the application and judgment, while we are convinced that history will be generous with those who had the courage to arrest the unbearable callousness meted against unsuspecting citizens. Essentially, the court challenge was about the impunity with which generally speaking, the state and its functionaries are maladministering the affairs of the nation and the negligence to hold those who scarph accountable for the misappropriation of public resources. The judgment is therefore treasured to the extent that it restores the conception of active citizenry, elevates the importance of both participatory and direct democracy, manifested in the people’s liberty to be represented by the most deserving public representatives and bureaucrats.

A robust belief of freedom includes the freedom from constant and intrusive government failure to deliver services to its citizens, when we scrutinize the auditor general’s reports yearly, while political actors continue to fail in creating enabling environment where the letter and the spirit of constitutionality are affirmed so that the past injustices could be dealt a decisive blow. From this VantagePoint, the continuous constitutional violation by the Electoral Act post-1999 was objectionable for the simple fact that the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) was undertaking elections with no license constitutionally speaking, assaulting the protection and privilege offered by the constitution.

This aspect of the protection of our rights in the judgment highlights the pernicious effects of democracy, rather than the inherent greatness of the collective African people. Encroachments on individual privacy to represent their community clearly undermine the thoughtfulness of the constitutional developers as far as political representation is concerned.

Independents Candidates

We are exploring the concept of Independent Candidates as a way to spice up politics and political accountability, clearly lacking in the current political environment. IFNASA with its alliance partners is fully conscious about the concerns as far as Independent candidates are concerned. IFNASA cannot support anyone who wants to ascend to political office based merely on insulting other political formations. We firmly believe that anyone who aspires political office needs to have ‘Substantive Alternative Political Offering’ as far as our social construct is a concern and particularly a viable economic system. We would like to invite especially those espousing political office, those with unpopular viewpoints, those who are tired of the injustice of being side-lined or overlooked, to consider Independent candidates as a potential alternative. A new platform of accountable and responsive servant leaders.  We call you to Action South Africans. Remember, IFNASA remains a cultural advocacy platform, which must remain non-partisan. However, we will continue to influence the political discourse because of the reckless politicians and an uncaring State.

“Restore the First Nation People of South Africa, so that everyone can be Restored”.

 

 

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Issued by

 

Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa

http://www.ifnasa.co.za

29h July 2020

066 250 4948

The Serious Neglect of “Classified Coloured” People in South Africa

 

Chapter 1

 

Title – The Pain is Real, ‘Classified Coloureds’ remain intentionally Oppressed
Mandela Day has no significance or value to our community!

 

On Monday 20th July 2020, it would be exactly two (2) years since Premier David Makhura’s admission that Classified Coloureds are ‘Neglected’ in the Gauteng province, retrospectively, this is a national reality, stone me if you will, but we dare not turn a blind eye in full view of the democratic world. Let me qualify, I say Classified Coloured because we did not call ourselves by this label and the deep historical meaning is even more heinous (dreadful, horrible), but that we will discuss in a future chapter. The Premier made his ’Neglect’ admission at the ANC’s provincial conference of that year, yet embarrassingly as we look back over the last two years, nothing changed in our communities, so the reality is that we are left on our own. The Covid-19 pandemic has not done us any favours either, infect it worsen our situation because we are simply overlooked even for the most menial tasks if we consider that the majority of our people who applied for the opportunities to administer Covid-19 tasks at schools in Gauteng were simply side-lined. My intention with this volume is ‘Not’ to bash the Ruling Party, no, I want us to have a sober and honest assessment of the Premier’s personal admission, against the ruling party’s and the late President Nelson Mandela’s declarations of equality and justice on the tenth year of the Mandela Day celebrations. My modest opinion is that Mandela Day has very little significance to those who are Classified Coloured if at all it has real meaning. Many in our community will participate out of sheer respect for Madiba, but there is no substantive value attached to the activities because we were lied to and kept under a false identity, while they intentionally and deliberately cut-off the socio-economic umbilical cord. I will state it categorically, any politician or critic who spends their energy badmouthing other political parties do not have anything to offer, so why would we follow them? I am not suggesting that we should not criticize, it is imperative that we do, but we must be measured in our castigation. So, this is my critical assessment of the status of our People and community.
Allow me to quote Premier Makhura when he said that‚ in his position as head of the province: “I have come across Indisputable Evidence of Serious Neglect by our government and ‘Under-Investment’ in the (Classified) Coloured communities of our province. This neglect has far-reaching consequences‚” he said. Please note, the operative words are “Indisputable, Serious and Neglect”, that means he has empirical evidence which made him come to the conclusion. We have been accused of being racist, counter-revolutionary and even accused that we ‘Resist Transformation’, whatever that means. It is absurd to say that we resist transformation, I continue to ask, ‘what are we supposed to transform too?’ Are we not Africans, in the real meaning of being African?

So, my question to the Premier, the ANC, DA and to the general populace is: “What has changed Materially for those who are Classified Coloured in the province and the country?” I ask this question in light of the countless complaints we receive from our people across the country and have to deal with as IFNASA and the Gauteng Shut-down Coordinating Committee (GSCC), soon to transform into an economic platform.
I want to present a case study and use someone I know personally and worked with as a youthful activist during apartheid. I am focusing on this colleague because she was personally connected to Nelson Mandela and I always wondered what their discussions were like when they were talking about the Classified Coloured People. So, as we reflect on the status of the Classified Coloured People, she is best placed to help us unpack the contradictions, ambiguities, and paradoxes in the context of an imaginary democracy. The ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte and I have been friends for more than thirty years. She was one of the people who schooled me politically and exposed me to the injustices that we suffered at the time. We used to be in the same ANC branch. Way back then it was not called the ANC, it used to be called the ‘Riverlea Youth Congress’ or RYCO. By the way, I did not know I was involved in the ANC at the outset, I only saw the injustice, that compelled me to get involved. The organization was a formidable and passionate youth movement who did exceptional community work. Those who are from Riverlea Extension and Riverlea (in Johannesburg) will be able to attest to the work we were involved in. I remember that we use to operate the Clinic in Riverlea Ext and many evenings when pharmacists did not attend, we personally dispensed medicine with not one mistake ever reported. I was one of those who operated the clinic with leaders like Conrad Jardine, Jacky Jonkers, Donovan Cloete, Ignatius Jacobs, Patrick Flusk, Nicolette Flusk (use to be Van Wyk) Cynthia Stols, Loretta Jacobs, Shaun Van Wyk, Tyrone Biekies, Ernest Van Zyl, Ashley Abrahams, Curty Abrahams, Vanessa Abrahams, Bella, Jessie Duarte and so many others. These were committed Comrades who sacrificed their lives and family security during those rootless apartheid days, yet largely or generally speaking, their offerings are ignored and reduced to ‘Not Africans in Particular’. I remember the sacrifice of Cecil Petersen (aka De Funk) made especially when the Military Police caught us during our usual campaign preparations. Cee as I call him had the guitar with him, which we used to explain that we just came from a youth meeting. That guitar saved us. So, I can give you countless stories of how we were active in the struggle yet we have ‘nothing’ to show for it. So, the Mandela Day activities remind us that we are back in the trenches and that we need to spend our time educating our youth about the current injustice we are faced with, proudly brought to us by the comrades we fought with and democracy.
I remember, more than eighteen years ago I started telling Jessie and the late Ignatius Jacobs (former GM of Luthuli House, ANC Headquarters) that the ANC has abandoned or deserted the Classified Coloureds and that we are deliberately left outside of all socio-economic development. They did not take me seriously and that is when I distinguished that we would have to do something about our economic disposition. So, the admission by David Makhura is weighty and must be taken seriously. I must admit that Jessie Duarte has made a noteworthy about-turn in the last few years. If you read newspapers of 2018 it becomes apparent that Jessie is seriously fighting dangerous demons within her political party. I’m not an apologist for Jessie, but before you spew venom, please consider the following, in a speech in Soweto last year she accused the ruling party of being “Tribalistic and Racist” for “Marginalising” its members who are not Black Africans”. I personally have a serious issue with the term ‘Black’ and the fact that we don’t understand the identification of African. Personally, there are ‘No Black’ people, it nonsensical to identify human beings on the basis of colour, because the imperialist used these colours to subdue and dominate Africans of different ethnic grouping. So, we need to clean up our memory and our history because its fallacious (meaning misleading). I said it before, ‘African’ is Not a Colour. Historically, I understand it use to refer to the Bantu-Nguni people, however, we need to fix these contradictions.
Nevertheless, Duarte made her statement within the context of the “(Classified) Coloured community” which, she said, is “kept out of the ANC at all costs and one or two are put in as tokens”. This is a serious admittance from Jessie, if you know her as I do, it must have taken a lot of courage to make these truthful observations. You might still want to stone her, but we have to contextualize the extent of the tribalistic tendencies within the ANC and other political parties like the DA who want to keep the top positions in the hand of Classified Whites, while they use our people to secure their political base; the EFF who blatantly keep Classified Coloureds at bay and away from any meaningful position, including the IFP and UDM. None of these political parties trusts us enough for the top position, so it seems that we will perpetually remain in this racial and tribalistic bubble. A few months ago, Jessie once more castigated her political colleague, the Mayor of Welkom who’s surname (Speelman) suggest that he is a ‘Man who is Playfully’ especially considering the remarks he made about Classified Coloured People of Bronville in April 2020 and then more recently, 7th July 2020 the criticism she launched against the ruling when she mentioned that: “There’s Racism in the ANC”.

 

If we are to seriously consider the multiple criticisms Jesse Duarte launched ‘alone’ against her party, my questions are: “Should we take her seriously? Should we support her? Where are the other Classified Coloured Leaders within the ANC? Where are the other Classified Coloured Leaders in all the other political parties, why are they not publicly speaking out against the marginalization and oppression of the Classified Coloured People in South Africa? Are the paycheque and the political position more important than your conviction for equality and justice for all? Why should Classified Coloured People trust you or your political party? Why are Classified Coloured Leaders not actively helping us regain our Identity, Language, Culture and Heritage? Why do they keep Silent?” It is simply inconceivable that we support people who do not take us seriously. I stumbled upon this volume because I am busy putting the final touches to a New Economic Strategy (NES) for the GSCC which could potentially assist our community and South African’s out of the Economic mess that we all find ourselves in. So, again, Mandela Day does hold any tangible value to the Classified Coloured People and to our communities because we are the only people dispossessed by the constitution of the country. Section 25 subsection 7 ensures continuously that we do not lay claim to our ancestral land when it says we cannot claim land taken before 1913, so how can we trust the comrades, how can we trust democracy and how can we celebrate Mandela Day? We must use this day to educate our community and must tell them that we are not ‘Free’ and it will cost us ‘everything’ if we want to achieve Liberty. We are ‘Seriously Neglected’ as admitted by Makhura, infect all political formations are complicit, while the time to Rise-Up and Reclaim your Identity is Now.

 

Amase!

 

 

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Hopefully, this volume gave you new perspective and reason to join us gain total freedom. Please respond and offer your observation of what our people endure in SA. Chapter 2 will follow soonest. You cannot complain, while you do nothing. I challenge you to each get ten (10) people to join IFNASA and #TakeYourPowerBack. To join the movement email us at indigenousfirstnationadvocacy@gmail.com #HieRukDieDing

 

Amase!

 

Anthony Phillip Williams

18th July 2020

www.ifnasa.co.za

 

 

 

 

 

Are we All African Indigenous?

8th July 2020

 

A Voice from the Grave

 

Part 2

 

What a Mess!

 

I am absolutely perplexed (confused) today.

 

Reading the heading ‘ANC riddled with racism – Duarte’ in ‘The Citizen’  on 6th July 2020, I felt relieved and experience a sense of vindication. We as activists for the total liberation of South Africa, with a particular focus on the Classified Coloured People, descendants of the Khoe and San, who continue to be oppressed in a democratic order were called ‘Racist, Counterrevolutionaries the absurd accusation that we (Classified Coloureds) Resist Transformation’ by some ANC leaders in Gauteng. Resist Transformation means that we must undergo Transformation and the question is, ‘To what must we be transformed too?’ The amount of contradictions or paradoxes in policies, regulation, governance including the law has reduced our people to mere spectators as far as the socio-economic activity is concerned. All the racial slurs and majoritarian domination simply make it impossible for us to find the historical ‘Facts and Truth’ of our existence amidst a host of defamation and identity attacks. A number of unthinkable revelations once more confirmed that South Africa stubbornly refuses to uproot the ties to colonial and apartheid policies, law-making, discrimination and ‘othering’ of African Indigenous people, of course, African Indigenous identification is now a contested ideology if we correctly analyse and scrutinize the unintelligent comments of legislators. We need to urgently break the mould of racial categorization and racial castigation if we are going to pass on a healthy society to the future, nevertheless, keep on reading this communication and offer your thoughts. The confusing messaging in the corridors of power by both academia and politicians necessitates that we ‘#RethinkSA’ and decolonize our thought-processing, far beyond our own prejudices because there is way too much historical and cultural conjecture (speculation).

The current situation reminds me of a particular voice which continues to speak loudly in my consciousness, as I’m trying to help develop a new liberation trajectory (route) for us to travel, away from the ill-fated racial misunderstanding we currently find ourselves in as South Africans and especially those who are Classified Coloured. The Voice from the Grave is non-other than Dr Leonard Martin which speaks gaudier (louder) now more than ever before when he asked the questions: “…are we All African Indigenous? Where are we actually heading?”

I was reminded by a friend Bulelani Mkohliswa (Leader of the New Nation Movement) of a conversation the late prolific mind, Dr Leonard Martin introduced in early March 2017 where he was asking the question to a group of Khoe-San leaders, open quote “Leadership: Kindly clarify to me the meaning of the new term introduced in Phillip’s (Anthony Williams) interview on SABC: that we are all “African-Indigenous”. Is this a term we can embrace uncritically? What are the consequences to the Khoi-San discourse? I need clarification? Have we abandoned Khoi-San history? Are (we) introducing new terminology as part of “engagement” and readiness to “negotiate”? Where are we actually heading????” These were all heavy and loaded questions and I need to respond to the voice from the grave.

I cannot remember if I responded comprehensively to his critical analysis as far as our (Classified Coloured) identity is concerned. Nevertheless, I thought it imperative or critically to respond to his concerns at this juncture since I read the very intriguing and complex comments by Jesse Duarte, Deputy Secretary-General of the ANC in the newspaper when she mentioned that ‘…racism is still embedded within the ANC because some of its leading members still continue to pre-judge certain racial groups believing they benefitted from the apartheid past.’ Jesse said: ”The marginalization of Non-Africans (my interest) is a challenge in the ANC”. The reference to ‘Non-Africans’ is not only controversial but perplexing too. The reference Non-African has a historical context and we should appreciate it in its full framework. It is interesting to read that Jesse also struggles with these controversial labelling in post-apartheid and we can clearly perceive that she is having big contestation within her own party, because she made similar observations in November and December 2019.

Historically, when it was referred to Africans, it was always an identification to those of Bantu-Nguni descent. I will not say ‘Black’ because politically, we are all supposed to be Black. So, the government policies which focuses on ‘Blacks in general, but Africans in Particular’ is now effective thrown a curveball (something which is unexpected, surprising, or disruptive), that means it has no legal standing and the discrimination against Classified Coloured People is legally unjustified and against the Bill of Rights which states ‘everyone is Equal before the law and has the right to Equal Protection and Benefit of the law.’ I must confess that I do not entirely subscribe to the constitution because it is the source of our oppression and we will discuss it in the subsequent communique. Classifying people into arbitrary races of Coloured, Black, or White is stereotyping. Every group is essentially very diverse, and by lumping people as different as the Zulu, Xhosa, Venda, Twana and Coloured under the single heading “Blacks” disregards the wealth of their cultures and it ignores the differences between their historical encounters with colonialism and apartheid. Our identity, cultures, languages, and heritage has been stripped of us, so calling everyone ‘Black’ is a miscarriage of cultural justice.

Personally, I do not subscribe to the colour labelling of Africans because it’s a colonial invention and I will not give it credibility by calling myself Coloured or others Black or White. These are all contested ideologies as it should be and it needs our collective denunciation. When I presented on the ‘Land’ question in parliament on the 11th September 2018, I heard a similar argument from Floyd Shivambu questioning me on why Khoe and San want to divide African people. I was shocked because whenever the EFF or other politicians make reference to Africans, it ‘always’ means Buntu-Nguni, we are ‘never’ included. So, I have great difficulty excepting the notion that the Khoe and San or Classified Coloureds are Non-Africans, its nonsensical. It’s important to understand that African is ‘Not’ a race, it’s an identification of people’s geographical location, not their ethnicity or skin colour. It is said that when you are born in Africa, Africa is also born in you and so the love affair with your native country commences. Moreover, being African seems to be more than simply a coincidence of birth, it is a conscious choice too. The dictionary defines an African as – adjective – of or relating to Africa or its Peoples, Languages, or Cultures – noun – A native or inhabitant of Africa, A person of African ancestry. If African refer to Bantu-Nguni in South Africa only, what about the rest of the people on the continent?

If we argue that Non-Africans are Bantu-Nguni’s exclusively, where are we from, are we not from Africa? We must begin to grapple with history, the historical gaps, the misinformation, and blatant false fabrication of our history as Classified Coloureds and the collective correction of South Africa and African history. If we are Non-African, as academia and politicians are suggesting, which continent are we from? How did we get to Africa? Logic dictates, that if someone is from a particular continent, that person is identified by the geographical location they originate. So, unmistakable, the Khoe and San or Classified Coloureds are African Indigenous because they are historically located in Africa, but particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Once again, being African has nothing to do with your racial construct, civilization, or the colour of your skin, it has to do with geographical space.

So, I would like to take this opportunity and assure the ‘Voice from the Grave’ that we will never abandon our activism until the Khoe and San (Classified Coloureds) are equally free and completely restored. We have an obligation to teach the full history to everyone who cares about Justice, Fairness and Equality.

 

Anthony Phillip Williams

Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa (IFNASA)

www.ifnasa.co.za

 

 

The Writing is on the Walls of South Africa, Justice is inevitable!

 

13th June 2020

Case number CCT110/19 is done and dusted and we are back at the ‘Drawing Board’. We all know that the Traditional and KhoiSan Leadership Act 2019 which is supposed to give recognition to the First Nation, is Unconstitutional! Our initial argument is that its unthinkable to receive recognition for the People of the Land in an Act, but you recognize those who found us here, they are recognized in chapter 12 of the constitution of the country, it is absurd to put it mildly. Policies like Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment, (BBBEE), Affirmative Action (AA) and Employment Equity leaves much to be desired. Infect, these policies are clearly aimed at excluding the Classified Coloureds in particular. So, President the next few court cases are in the Melting Pot. A case of discrimination, meaning Identity and Land loss is in the furnace for purity to be extracted.

The writing is on the Walls of South Africa for all to see that the Injustice towards the First Nation People, wrongly Classified as Coloureds and the misery of fellow Bantu-Nguni Africans who continue to suffer in this democracy, will not be tolerated any longer.

While busy with extensive research for the next few Constitutional Court cases, I stumbled upon a humbling reference to a case I submitted to the Con-Court on 23rd September 2016, used for analogy by former Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron. If you have time, please read the following extract from a judgment – Daniels v Scribante and Another (CCT50/16) [2017] ZACC 13; 2017 (4) SA 341 (CC); 2017 (8) BCLR 949 (CC) (11 May 2017).

My excitement is based in both the fact that a sit-in Justice would use my submission in his analysis and equally that he clearly anticipated that the case will be coming back to the highest court for adjudication. It is most rewarding to read that he chastised me for being untidy or as he put it, ‘incomplete’, but that he equally concurred with some of what I submitted. Remember, I sat down over a four and a half months period, writing the case and it must be noted that I am not a legal eagle nor a paralegal.  This discovery is clearly a ‘Double portion Blessing’. I will give you a concise extract, here it follows:

“[150] All these cautions apply here.  An application that recently confronted this Court underscores them vividly.  An organisation styled the Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa (IFNASA) lodged an application for direct access.[173]  The applicants said they spoke on behalf of “our communities also known as Boesman, KhoiKhoi or the collective labels KhoiSan (so-labelled Coloureds)”.  Their articulated demands included affirmation as an indigenous first nation; the restoration of their land rights; the repeal of the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill, 2015; and the end of racism “against the Indigenous First Nation in the context of ‘Blacks but Africans in Particular’” in what they termed the context of government’s “decadent past fabricated identities”.

[151] By order dated 16 November 2016, the Court dismissed the application.  It was not in the interests of justice to hear it “at this stage because the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill, 2015 is still before Parliament, and the applicants have failed to show that they will have no effective remedy if the legislation is enacted”.

[152] Why all this?  To make an obvious point: that some of the very issues my colleagues have written about may yet come before this Court.  That application is one example.  And it invites an obvious caution, not only judicially, for what we have yet to decide, but more generally, about the perils of writing history.  Indeed, the Court’s very power to influence what the application calls our country’s “collective historical narrative” suggests a diffident approach, and a light footfall.

 

[153] And yet, despite all this – despite the caution, despite the perils, despite their partiality and incompleteness – I concur in both expositions.  I concur because the two

judgments do vital work at an important time in our country – a time of angry rhetoric and intransigent attitudes, whose perils exceed those of history and the frailties of its telling.

[154] The first and second judgments remind us all – and remind white people in particular, people like me, lawyers who grew up with the benefits, both accumulated and immediate, of their skin colour in a society that deliberately set out to privilege them, white people who are still the majority in the profession and probably still the majority readers of these reports – that the past is not done with us; that it is not past; that it will not leave us in peace until we have reckoned with its claims to justice.

[155] When important things are being said, when insufficiently heard truths are being spoken, it is bad to hide behind the indeterminacies of history and the inevitable incompleteness and partiality of its telling.  I concur in both the first and the second judgments.” …. CAMERON J

We would like to call upon everyone who would like to support the project of ‘Restoring the First Nation and Restoring Justice for All’ to inbox me or call me and make your contributions. We need different measures of support, so feel free to come forward as we design the New Nation where the First Nation is affirmed.

 

The Writing is on the Walls of South Africa, Justice is inevitable!

Anthony Phillip Williams

Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa (IFNASA)

New Nation Movement (NNM)

066 250 4948

www.ifnasa.co.za

The Writing is on the Walls of South Africa, Justice is inevitable!

 

13th June 2020

Case number 110/19 is done and dusted and we are back at the ‘Drawing Board’. We all know that the Traditional and KhoiSan Leadership Act 2020 which is supposed to give recognition to the First Nation, is Unconstitutional! You cannot recognize the People of the Land in an Act but you recognize those who found us here, is recognized in the constitution of the country, it absurd to put it mildly. Policies like Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment, (BBBEE), Affirmative Action (AA) and Employment Equity leaves much to be desired. Infect, these policies are clearly aimed at excluding the Classified Coloureds in particular. So, President the next few court cases are in the Melting Pot. A case of discrimination, meaning Identity and Land loss is in the furnace for purity to be extracted.

The writing is on the Walls of South Africa for all to see that the Injustice towards the First Nation People, wrongly Classified as Coloureds and the misery of fellow Bantu-Nguni Africans continue to suffer will not be tolerated any longer.

While busy with extensive research for the next few Constitutional Court cases, I stumbled upon a humbling reference to a case I submitted to the Con-Court on 23rd September 2016, used for analogy by former Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron. If you have time, please read the following extract from a judgment – Daniels v Scribante and Another (CCT50/16) [2017] ZACC 13; 2017 (4) SA 341 (CC); 2017 (8) BCLR 949 (CC) (11 May 2017).

My excitement is based in both the fact that a sitting Justice would use my submission in his analysis and equally that he clearly anticipated that the case will be coming back to court for adjudication. It is most rewarding to read that he chastised me for being untidy or as he put it, ‘incomplete’, but that he equally concurred with some of what I submitted. Remember, sat down over four and a half months to write the case, and it must noted that I am not a legal eagle or a paralegal.  This clearly is a ‘Double portion Blessing’. I will give you a concise extract, here it follows:

“[150] All these cautions apply here.  An application that recently confronted this Court underscores them vividly.  An organisation styled the Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa (IFNASA) lodged an application for direct access.[173]  The applicants said they spoke on behalf of “our communities also known as Boesman, KhoiKhoi or the collective labels KhoiSan (so-labelled Coloureds)”.  Their articulated demands included affirmation as an indigenous first nation; the restoration of their land rights; the repeal of the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill, 2015; and the end of racism “against the Indigenous First Nation in the context of ‘Blacks but Africans in Particular’” in what they termed the context of government’s “decadent past fabricated identities”.

[151] By order dated 16 November 2016, the Court dismissed the application.  It was not in the interests of justice to hear it “at this stage because the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill, 2015 is still before Parliament, and the applicants have failed to show that they will have no effective remedy if the legislation is enacted”.

[152] Why all this?  To make an obvious point: that some of the very issues my colleagues have written about may yet come before this Court.  That application is one example.  And it invites an obvious caution, not only judicially, for what we have yet to decide, but more generally, about the perils of writing history.  Indeed, the Court’s very power to influence what the application calls our country’s “collective historical narrative” suggests a diffident approach, and a light footfall.

 

[153] And yet, despite all this – despite the caution, despite the perils, despite their partiality and incompleteness – I concur in both expositions.  I concur because the two

judgments do vital work at an important time in our country – a time of angry rhetoric and intransigent attitudes, whose perils exceed those of history and the frailties of its telling.

[154] The first and second judgments remind us all – and remind white people in particular, people like me, lawyers who grew up with the benefits, both accumulated and immediate, of their skin colour in a society that deliberately set out to privilege them, white people who are still the majority in the profession and probably still the majority readers of these reports – that the past is not done with us; that it is not past; that it will not leave us in peace until we have reckoned with its claims to justice.

[155] When important things are being said, when insufficiently heard truths are being spoken, it is bad to hide behind the indeterminacies of history and the inevitable incompleteness and partiality of its telling.  I concur in both the first and the second judgments.” …. CAMERON J

We would like to call upon everyone who would like to support the project of ‘Restoring the First Nation and Restoring Justice’ to inbox me or call me and make your contributions. We need different measures of support, so feel free to come forward as we design the New Nation where the First Nation is affirmed.

 

The Writing is on the Walls of South Africa, Justice is inevitable!

Anthony Phillip Williams

Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa (IFNASA)

New Nation Movement (NNM)

066 250 4948

www.ifnasa.co.za

The People Took Their Power Back

IFNASA Media Update
11th June 2020
What a historic and Sweet Victory!!!
The country and especially our community who has been left been behind, can now find their own Voice and allow those most competent and sincere to lead our communities political, social and economic affairs. We are not calling for segregation or separation, but we have always argued for inclusion as people who are Classified as Coloureds.
South Africans cannot begin to imagine the excitement in the camp of the New Nation Movement and Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa (IFNASA). We would like to take this opportunity and express our sincere appreciation to a multitude of people who were religiously supporting both the organizations and our efforts. We will soon release a full list of those people and companies who were instrumental in our endeavors and particular the success we collectively achieve today. It is indeed a sobering moment. South Africa potentially be a much better place after this Judgement, on condition that we all work together, while the majority ensure the inclusion of the First Nation of South Africa. Remember, we all have to work hard to make it a great Nation and an Equal Nation. As First Nation, we need our Identity and Land back. It is now more possible.
The majority of South Africans still does not understand the implications of the judgement, but you can ask politicians, they know. To those unscrupulous politicians, this Judgement is the Final Nail in their Coffin. We have just assisted South Africans with getting rid of the corrupt individuals, nepotism and marginalization. We just managed to strip corruption of its ‘Perceived Power’. The People Took Their Power Back.
Case number CCT110/19 is done and dusted.
We will be on Newsroom Africa at 21:15pm tonight. Join the conversations. Join IFNASA www.ifnasa.co.za and Join www.newnation.org.za
Full Press Statement to be released once we have studied the Judgement.
Again, thanks
Kei Gangangs
Anthony Phillip Williams
066 250 4948
Shaun Khaeb MacDonald
078 707 5452
Issued by:
Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa (IFNASA)

*Speelman Unveiled the Real Racist South African DNA*

*IFNASA Media Release*

 

*10th April 2020*

 

*Speelman Unveiled the Real Racist South African DNA*

 

*The throbbing and traumatic attack on the Identity of those Classified as Coloureds is honestly a bitter and sweet revelation.*

 

As we were following the onslaught on the now-suspended Welkom Executive Mayor, Nkosinjani Speelman, we realized the incomplete democratic transition and deep-seated racism running within the African people’s veins.

Notwithstanding, we need to urgently place the Mayor’s vulgarity and dehumanizing of those Classified as Coloureds under the microscope. We say Classified Coloured because we did not identify ourselves by that name as it will become clearer in this article. We must be honest with ourselves as far as the label ‘Boesman’ or ‘Bushman’ is concerned. Critically, our analysis will show that self-referential terms are problematic and mind-boggling, especially if we consider the personal preference of the label Boesman amongst the ≠Khomani San of the Kalahari. My personal encounter with the southern Kalahari ≠Khomani San is that they have appropriated the label “Boesman” as their identity. We must mention that our analysis suggests that the ≠Khomani San claim this name for themselves in the context of developmental needs too. Thus, the ≠Khomani San chose the name “Boesman” for themselves because it can be commoditised, which means to receive identification validation and monetary value benefits. So, the ill-conceived utterances of the Mayor brought with it the much-needed public discourse on the African People’s identity clarification. What is important to realize is that the people who identify as Boesman are legally classified as Coloureds in South Africa. We must not forget that identity and the land are interconnected and cannot be separated.

The misguided emotional outburst and clear venom the Mayor spewed at our community has united friends and foes within Khoe and San community, including those who still want to be called Coloured. Our disgust with the Mayor’s vulgarity is not located in his intentional condescension when he referred to our People as ‘Boesman’, *No*, it’s the blatant racist attack on our person and the fact that he single handedly decided that we are scum and drunkards who needs to be crushed by the South African Defense Force (SANDF). We must not take this lightly.

We at Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa (IFNASA) have been calling for an honest identity excavation for the longest time, yet very few people took the time to investigate our request. We are on record to categorically state that Racial Categorization, Perpetuate Racism. That means, for as long as institutional racial segregation and racial profiling remains the chief measure (corner stone) of restitution, empowerment and transformation in South Africa, majoritarian dominance will continue to dictate the behaviour of ‘some’ leaders within the ruling party and the ruling elite and law makers.

It is in seasons of profound societal change, transition, and in the thoughtless leaders when group boundaries, history and experiences are altered, as revealed by the cretinous or mindless Mayor, which changes how individuals in the country perceive one another and how they assign support to the other.

A historical context is crucial to an understanding of the Classified Coloured People’s identity, free of the essentialist notion that Classified Colouredness is an automatic product of miscegenation, it’s absolutely hogwash.

There is historical context as to why Classified Coloured People refused to be associated or identified as Boesman. The myths about ‘Boesman’ have a long history, beginning at the colonial frontiers of the Cape at the turn of the seventeenth century, when Khoe and San came to be portrayed as animal-like to the point of being hunted as vermin by some colonial settlers. Many people don’t know that Boesman people were hunted as in trophy-hunting up to the nineteen seventies. By the mid-twentieth century, however, anthropologists had contributed to the reinvention of the Boesman as a ‘harmless people’ living close to nature in egalitarian and peaceful hunter-gatherer bands. These images were projected in the ethnographies of Lorna Marshall and Richard Lee as well as documentary films by John Marshall. Images of ‘Bushman’ living close to nature and animal-like, and as the last bearers of a lost human essence have subsequently become deeply inscribed in the popular imagination.

There is an abiding popular perception that Classified Colouredness is an inherent, biologically determined condition that originated almost immediately with the onset of Dutch colonisation of the Cape – ‘nine months after Van Riebeeck landed’. It is also important to an understanding of the making of the identity in the country as a whole because British colonialism expanded from its Cape colonial base into the subcontinent in the late 19th century under the twin influences of the ‘scramble for Africa’ and the development of large-scale mining in southern Africa. What we are saying, it would be inaccurate or mischievous to lump the total Classified Coloured People’s make-up into the Ideology of miscegenation or only a mixture between Classified Black and Classified White (Dutch) people, including other nationalities from Europe. Our people’s composition remains complex and we must appreciate the current spotlight of our identity attack which remains conspicuously and consciously in obscurity, designed by the apartheid dispensation and now perpetuated by the democratic order. This response is not to try and embarrass the regime, instead, it is an opportunity for all of us to honestly engage our collective history as Africans. Of course, yes, Boesman (San) and Khoe (Hottentot) are Africans too.

There are nevertheless a number of intertwining themes running through the public discourse at the moment and that which will bind our People and all of South Africans together. The regrettable remarks, among other things, highlight the common stereotyping of the Classified Coloured identity in the country as well as missing our shaping influence of the familiar historical trajectory during colonial conquest, segregation and resistance, including the reconfiguration of our identity in the wake of democracy. The interlinking stereotype themes also accentuate common concerns among our people in the country, which is derived from historiographical developments, the application of apartheid policies and the unchanging political and economic environment for our people. In one sense, Classified Coloured identity is a product of European racist ideology which, through its binary logic, cast people deemed to be of mixed racial origin as a distinct, stigmatised social stratum between the dominant minority and the African majority.

This response could be criticized for almost being academic in nature, however, we are trying to offer a contextual overview of rather complex issues. The Classified Coloured People rightfully responded to the painful remarks of the Mayor. The decisive and resolute disciplinary measures by the ruling party in the Free State province is indeed welcoming, but not enough. We call on the provincial and national leadership of the ruling party to urgently establish a permanent public platforms where these and other issues will be addressed as we develop a new African consciousness? We implore that the ruling party would reintroduce history as a compulsory subject for all in schools so that we can decisively deal with the gaps. We call on the ruling party to relieve the Mayor of his duties permanently? We call on all South Africans to continue condemnation of the Mayor’s remarks.

 

*Speelman Unveiled the Real Racist South African DNA*

 

**End….*

 

*Issued by:*

*Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa (IFNASA)*

 

*For Information*

*Anthony Phillip Williams*
*063 223 1283*

 

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