I am African through Ubuntu

I am African through Ubuntu

Believing I was ‘Africanist’, I registered for the WWPAC 2016 convention, and when the meeting opened, the colour of my skin attracted objection, and I was removed from the meeting.

For the past year, I accepted that I could never be an African, not with the colour of my skin, thanks to the minority rights protection, that my colour carries.

Then, I find myself in a group with a common bond, no longer the white superior who is the director, we are all sharing ideas, we are all sharing with the community, knowing that we will all benefit.

Having entered a common bond, where Ubuntu resides, today I know I am African,  committed to the Ubuntu bond.

South Africans will all claim to be part of Ubuntu, therefore, we are all African, sorry to disappoint you.

We live our lives, in a world where the academic, the politician, ‘identifies’ the values embodied in our cultural heritage. Based on their identified values, our lives and our future is  decided.

Is there a difference between Social Cohesion and Ubuntu?

“SOCIAL COHESION”: a group is said to be in a state of cohesion when its members, possess bonds, linking them to one another, and to the group as a whole. 

Ubuntu is a Nguni term meaning “humanity”. It is often also translated as “humanity towards others”, Ubuntu is the state of sharing, that takes place within a group, who have a common bond, the sharing that takes place in this common bond, takes place within a group, where sharing is mutual, where sharing takes place in two directions.

Culturally, an African will always provide the visitor with tea and something to eat, even a place to sleep if necessary, whether you are a stranger, irrespective of your origins. This is a culture developed though the need to move distances, through difficult terrain and often on foot, allowing the host, the comfort that they will be provided the same reception, when they are travelling.

I am of the opinion that this is not necessarily Ubuntu, as it is also provided for strange whites, where very little else is shared with the whites under the Ubuntu banner, if anything, the majority of blacks, have an expectance of receiving something from the whites.

This two directional sharing, Ubuntu, mainly takes place in an informal economy, where sharing is essential, in order to survive. Driving Ubuntu is the hawker / informal traders, who operate a ‘price collusion’ system, where the profit margin is restricted, to a level, where the average hawker, can live a sustainable life.

This ‘restricted’ profit margin, is the form of sharing with the buyer of the products, allowing them the ability to share some of their meagre income, with their ‘street’ / village community.

Social Cohesion, takes place at many levels of our society, where a common bond and sharing takes place, very seldom does this sharing take place across the boundary of the ‘bond’.

Social Cohesion / Ubuntu exists, in many disguises in the world; social clubs, sports clubs, schools, churches, Rotary Clubs, Masonic Lodges, you name it, it exists.

The fact that Ubuntu is part of most of our lives, based on a defined ‘bond’, may sound crazy, so I use an example of the ‘Old School Tie’, the other economic extreme, to substantiate this comparison.

Old School Tie: the way in which people who have been to the same expensive private school, help each other to find good jobs, and the old school tie still has enormous power in such companies: 

The ‘Old School Tie’ group, would never survive, if it was not based on a mutual two way sharing process.

The Old School Tie ‘Ubuntu’ system, also has great difficult in sharing outside of their bond, as it would cause the collapse of the system, enough for the group to fear.

How do we bring together, the sustainable informal economy, who do not have the ability to share financially with the formal economy, and the ‘Old School Tie’ group, who even have difficulty to share with another ‘Tie’?

As South Africans who strive for achieving Social Cohesion, it can be achieved, not through the process of donating to a Charity, and claiming that Ubuntu is alive and well.

Social Cohesion can be achieved, by accepting that we all reside in some ‘Ubuntu Club environment that bonds our group, and separates our group, mainly through a class structure, from the groups below us, and we make an effort to develop a mutual bond with the ‘informal communities’, where we ‘share’ what the informal group has, in return for input from our formal ‘Ubuntu Club’, that will not necessarily cause our ‘bond’ to collapse.

Critical to the success of Social Cohesion, is the ‘Old School Tie’ group, in developing the mutual bond, receives from the informal, all their heritage, their thoughts and skills, and returns to the informal, the cultivated values that the ‘Old School Tie’ group has accumulated, in the interests of developing a mutual bond, towards stimulating the ‘informal economy’.

Cedric de la Harpe

July 17, 2017

White Capitalist Monopoly

White Capitalist Monopoly, Economic Segregation the "prime evil'.
White Capitalist Monopoly, Economic Segregation the “prime evil’.

The Bell Pottinger incident draws attention to the “White Capitalist Monopoly” theory.

I am of the opinion that it did exist, and possibly still exists, if it no longer exists, how was it dismantled?

If it still exists, how do we dismantle it?

Or, do we just leave the ‘white’ out of the tag, and use ‘Capitalist Monopoly’?

Read on:   White Capitalist Monopoly an Essay by Cedric de la Harpe.

Join us, as Passport to Soweto, launches the integration of the two economies, removing the Monopoly from the White Capitalist, and freeing the Ubuntu ‘Social Organization’ economy.

Cedric de la Harpe

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Happy Birthday threescore years plus ten

Happy Birthday threescore years plus ten, today I look in the mirror and I smile,  my life desire has been met, today I celebrate, as my desire changes to intent, my next celebration will be, in one score year, plus ten.

 

Happy Birthday threescore years plus ten
Happy Birthday threescore years plus ten

Visit Soweto with Cedric de la Harpe

Visit Soweto with Cedric de la Harpe

Visit Soweto with Cedric de la Harpe and experience South Africa, our journey through Colonisation and Apartheid, you are guaranteed an opportunity to have a look at the world around us, the   similarities that exist in our countries, the black and white issues, the class issues, the caste issues, join him on the Colonisers trail.

The similarities are frightening, the solutions are more frightening, in Cedric’s company, mental stimulation is a given, as he looks at his vision for South Africa, that requires the world to change.

Please visit our standard Soweto Visit page, as Cedric will not always be available:

The cost of the Standard Visit is R 450 per person sharing, excluding the local meals, museums, and shared taxi; approx R 150 per person.

Visit Soweto with Cedric de la Harpe

In the company of Cedric, using his vehicle in lieu of local taxi fee, the cost (departing Melville)  per person sharing is R 750, this includes lunch at the Nancefield Hostel, but excludes any Museum Fee;

Nancefield Hostel Cedric's preferred lunch venue
Nancefield Hostel Cedric’s preferred lunch venue

Cedric will cover the following visit structure;

1:     Orlando East; the oldest official Township in Soweto; 1932 to 1935;

James Mpanza, the Father of Soweto

James Mpanza's History
James Mpanza’s History

A visit to a 90 year-old Matriarch of a family, and tents numbering sixteen accommodation units;

Orlando East 94 year-old Gogo, Matriarch to large group.
Orlando East 94 year-old Gogo, Matriarch to large group.

The Junk Shop, or the more polite, Hardware Store?

Soweto Tour, our favourite hardware store

2:    Sunvalley,

Bra Peter of SunValley
Bra Peter of SunValley our hidden history

3:    Kliptown, we will briefly look at the Freedom Charter Memorial, and Museum, our focus however is the Mandela Square informal sector, the Mandela Hideout in the Lollan Home, and TamatieVlei, a community on the river.

Mandela thanking Mrs Lollan for what she did for the struggle.
Mandela thanking Mrs Lollan for what she did for the struggle.
Soweto Tour the people
Soweto Tour

4:   We swing past the Oppenheimer Tour and Credo Mutwa Village;

Credo Mutwa
Credo Mutwa

5: A brief look at the tourist route, the 95% experience groups;

Soweto tour, Hector Pieterson museum
Soweto tour, Hector Pieterson museum

And then lunch and an early sundowner at the Nancefield Hostel, the closes that you would get to Africa, while in South Africa;

Nancefield Hostel, magic lunch venue
Nancefield Hostel, magic lunch venue

Cedric and Nettie de la Harpe

 

White Economy

White Economy, the Prosecutor dispels the myth that South Africa only has one economy, presenting the historical development by the English Coloniser, as they feared the ‘disastrous consequences for the whites, as well as the natives’ 

Economy

“Sirs, our New Democracy supports the defence in that it would like us to believe that there is no such thing as economic segregation. Our New Democracy would like us to believe that there is no such thing as a white economy, no such thing as a black economy, ‘there is only one economy’, we are all equal, we are all one.”

“There was a time when we were one economy, everyone was allowed to participate, but then the whites decided that they had the intelligence, the brains, the capitalist superiority, to own the economy, to protect our economy, and they defined the white economy.”

“We quote from ‘Capital & Labour in South Africa’ – By Du Toit;”

The Council of SABRA noted with concern the large measure of the integration of natives into the white economy, and is convinced that if this situation is allowed to continue, and develop further, it must necessarily have disastrous consequences for the whites, as well as the natives.

The council therefore pleads for the consistent application of the policy of separate development as the only satisfactory measure.

“The large measure of the integration of natives into the white economy, will cause disastrous consequences, this perception remains with us in our New Democracy, establishing controls to ensure that the uncontrolled influxes are controlled, to abide with our norms and standards.”

“The 1913 Native Land Act formalised the two economies, the capitalist economy requires access to ownership of land; the lack thereof results in a socialist economy.”

“Sirs, there was a time in our country when, although we were completely different, through very different eyes, we competed with one another for space, for the economy, a time when there was only one economy, a time where the market was restricted to the export market.”

“Minerals were always part of the world economy, agricultural needs always existed. Shooting animals for profit always existed, whether it was Rhino, Hippo, Elephant, they were hunted. Our indigenous black clans participated in this economy, even if we do not necessarily give them credit for participating.”

“Often social media will throw the perception that black chiefs are guilty of having sold their people into the slave market. Why should the huge profits have been restricted to the whites? The white slave trade identified the potential of buying from some black Chiefs, an asset that they owned through their culture. A debate that is maybe not important here is whether the white slave traders gave the Chiefs a false impression of how these slaves were going to be used. It was an evil business that brought great wealth to the slave traders, and represented great wealth to those who owned the slaves; this wealth would encourage the sale of slaves by some Chiefs.”

“However, these ‘slaves’ sold by the Chiefs, were, in terms of the African culture, ‘dogs of war’, prisoners taken in conflict. Baba Credo Mutwa tells that these ‘dogs of war’ as an asset to a Chief, could have been transferred, culturally, but always on the understanding that they would be returned to their original home when the dispute was settled.”

“This did not happen in the case of slaves that left our African shores.”

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Hidden Antipathy

Hidden Antipathy 

You may continue, Cedric.

“Members of the Jury, in order to present you with the impact of the economic segregation, it is my duty to present the ‘hidden antipathy’ that resides in our previously disadvantaged community.”

“Throughout the world, throughout history, no crime is addressed, if the victims, or potential victims, do not show antipathy to the crime, and encourage society to investigate and remedy.”

“The world has called for shame and prosecutions around the ‘holocaust’ and other genocide atrocities. We still call for prosecutions for World War II war crimes, seventy years later.”

“How do we rate the results of ‘economic segregation’ in our country, economic apartheid, initially introduced on a population of 4 million from 1870 to 1936, which we maintained through the period to 2016, a period during which this group were abused through restrictions, a population  now in excess of 40 million?”

“How do we compare the impact of the damage to the victims of our economic segregation, with the impact on the ‘victims and survivors’ of the ‘holocaust’?”

“Can I apply my mind to this comparison; I am not sure, thanks to the fact that our still disadvantaged community have no antipathy to me?”

“Why is there a hidden antipathy in our disadvantaged community?”

“Mainly because the white economy has the power to exclude the person who shows any antipathy towards the colonial capitalist coloniser, who still controls the wealth of the country.”

“As we produce the evidence today, we start with the period pre-1994, the period that started in 1976, and reached a peak by 1984 through to 1993. During this period, there appears to have been great antipathy towards the white regime, the abuse and atrocities that were being meted out by the white security forces, the white system.”

“This antipathy may not have been felt by the majority of the whites, but those in the Government, the security forces, the military, were very aware of the antipathy towards the abuse and atrocities.”

“Members of the Jury, we may not have seen the antipathy towards the white atrocities during the pre-1994 conflict, today, even the black who has ‘forgiven’ you, will acknowledge that they had antipathy towards the white atrocities pre-1994.”

“They are allowed to acknowledge that, we all celebrate that.”

“Members of the Jury, forget all the love that you have found since 1994, ask yourself whether it is possible for you to love your abuser; unless under duress?”

“The complainants are relying on the superior attitude of the defendants, to apply their understanding of how their children would feel, if they were on the receiving end.”

“How many of our previously advantaged children need to pretend today, in order to survive in their New Democracy?”

“This morning before I started my address, I would have told you that I felt no shame, now, having shared this with both the defendants, and the complainants, I have shame, I have anger.”

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Register and follow Consider the Verdict.

Summons Grand Theft Economy

Summons Grand Theft Economy

SUMMONS:

Issued By: Still disadvantaged South Africans.

MAIN CHARGE:  “Grand theft Economy” through Economic Segregation:

Alternate Charge:  Racism:  Apartheid:

ACCUSED: Persons who removed wealth from South Africa, through building their wealth, off any aspect, where the indigenous people, and their offspring, were excluded.

Trial Date: April 6, 2017.

Opening Statement:

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the jury.

My name is Cedric, and I’ll be the lead prosecutor in this case.

I have experienced life in the ‘complainants’ cage’, and thanks to the African Spirit forces, I have visited with areas of our heritage that opened my mind to the problems created historically.

You are now, part of the proceedings, where you will see and hear, evidence in the trial of persons throughout the world, who stand accused of ‘grand theft economy’.

For years you, and I, would have heard the defence’s side of the story, you will have been told a lot of things, whether you are from the white group, or the black group, you may already believe, that those accused of ‘grand theft economy’, have a good defence.

You’re going to be told that ‘grand theft economy’ is a victimless crime. You’re going to hear many sad stories about both black and white persons, often confusing you about who the victim is.

You’re going to find out that the victims are victims of circumstance.

You’re going to feel sorry for these persons.

Members of the Jury, at times you will feel part of the accused group, the complainants believe you are part of that group, but we leave you, the option to identify your position.

“This personal position is critical to keep uppermost in your mind, while following the evidence, I have briefly made a comment when we first met, and I wish to repeat it as part of the proceedings.”

We should be aware, ‘the assets and property of no person in our country, is secure in this state of uncertainty’.

Register and follow Consider the Verdict;

Kaalvoet Theory 4

KAALVOET THEORY

“SUPERIORITY Attitude” is the subtle essential defensive weapon, used by a member of a ‘minority group’ to protect the members’ position, in the members group, while protecting the members group, and all the groups above the member’s group.

“FILTERS OF THE MIND” the most powerful of society’s defensive weapons, is the ability to open certain Filters through repetition, allowing the receiver in the lower group, to believe the message without question.

As the weapon opens certain mind filters, so it closes the ‘contrary’ filter.

Only ninety percent of a person’s ‘filters of the mind’ open, this protects you from overflow of information that you do not need for survival, eventually your life survives on information from sources that have direct flow to you.

The filters of South Africa minds have two very distinct open / contrary  filters operating, and in order to come together, we need to tone down the flow though our traditional feed, and open the one to the contrary feed.

“SOCIAL COHESION”: a group is said to be in a state of cohesion when its members, possess bonds, linking them to one another, and to the group as a whole. 

“CHOICE”: I have a choice, is one of these messages fed through the filters of the minds, to the lower level by this defensive weapon, allowing the lesser advantaged, to believe their lives revolve around ‘It’s my choice’.

While the ‘still disadvantaged people, exercise the choices that I desire, they will never develop sufficient antipathy, towards what I did as a white, thus;

SHAME, GUILT, RESPONSIBILITY” as a South African white, I will never feel, mainly because I succeeded in removing the antipathy towards what I did, from the minds of the ‘still disadvantaged’ people.

Kaalvoet

Kaalvoet Theory 3

KAALVOET THEORY

“SUPERIORITY Attitude” is the subtle essential defensive weapon, used by a member of a ‘minority group’ to protect the members’ position, in the members group, while protecting the members group, and all the groups above the member’s group.

“FILTERS OF THE MIND” the most powerful of society’s defensive weapons, is the ability to open certain Filters through repetition, allowing the receiver in the lower group, to believe the message without question.

As the weapon opens certain mind filters, so it closes the ‘contrary’ filter.

Only ninety percent of a person’s ‘filters of the mind’ open, this protects you from overflow of information that you do not need for survival, eventually your life survives on information from sources that have direct flow to you.

The filters of South Africa minds have two very distinct open / contrary  filters operating, and in order to come together, we need to tone down the flow though our traditional feed, and open the one to the contrary feed.

“SOCIAL COHESION”: a group is said to be in a state of cohesion when its members, possess bonds, linking them to one another, and to the group as a whole. 

“CHOICE”: I have a choice, is one of these messages fed through the filters of the minds, to the lower level by this defensive weapon, allowing the lesser advantaged, to believe their lives revolve around ‘It’s my choice’.

While the ‘still disadvantaged people, exercise the choices that I desire, they will never develop sufficient antipathy, towards what I did as a white, thus;

SHAME, GUILT, RESPONSIBILITY” as a South African white, I will never feel, mainly because I succeeded in removing the antipathy towards what I did, from the minds of the ‘still disadvantaged’ people.

Kaalvoet

Kaalvoet Theory 2

KAALVOET THEORY

“SUPERIORITY Attitude” is the subtle essential defensive weapon, used by a member of a ‘minority group’ to protect the members’ position, in the members group, while protecting the members group, and all the groups above the member’s group.

“FILTERS OF THE MIND” the most powerful of society’s defensive weapons, is the ability to open certain Filters through repetition, allowing the receiver in the lower group, to believe the message without question.

As the weapon opens certain mind filters, so it closes the ‘contrary’ filter.

Only ninety percent of a person’s ‘filters of the mind’ open, this protects you from overflow of information that you do not need for survival, eventually your life survives on information from sources that have direct flow to you.

The filters of South Africa minds have two very distinct open / contrary  filters operating, and in order to come together, we need to tone down the flow though our traditional feed, and open the one to the contrary feed.

“SOCIAL COHESION”: a group is said to be in a state of cohesion when its members, possess bonds, linking them to one another, and to the group as a whole. 

“CHOICE”: I have a choice, is one of these messages fed through the filters of the minds, to the lower level by this defensive weapon, allowing the lesser advantaged, to believe their lives revolve around ‘It’s my choice’.

While the ‘still disadvantaged people, exercise the choices that I desire, they will never develop sufficient antipathy, towards what I did as a white, thus;

SHAME, GUILT, RESPONSIBILITY” as a South African white, I will never feel, mainly because I succeeded in removing the antipathy towards what I did, from the minds of the ‘still disadvantaged’ people.

Kaalvoet