June 28, 2017
Photo Courtesy of: Thobile Mathonsi 2016 @Pretoria News
On 27 June 2017, a representative of the Freedom Front Plus, South Africa presented its resolution to the UNPO General Assembly. Mr Pieter Groenewald raised awareness on the dire discrimination faced by the Afrikaner community in South Africa. The UNPO General Assembly adopted the resolution, calling for the necessary measures to be implemented to protect the rights of the Afrikaner.
The UNPO General Assembly,
Expressing concern on the general state of South Africa in lieu of the current economic recession, level of corruption and the abuse of power by the government and the ruling party;
Regretting the notable increase in the marginalization of minority groups in South Africa and the continuous racial polarisation perpetuated by the South African Government and its President against the Afrikaner minority;
Noting the violence and atrocities targeted against a strategic minority enterprise responsible not only for food security but also job creation, economic growth and prosperity to the entire South African nation;
Taking note of:
The public pronouncements of President Jacob Zuma and other Government Leaders which vilifies the Afrikaner minority;
The President and other Government Leaders scapegoating and blaming the Afrikaner minority group for the current economic turmoil, unemployment and poverty;
The continued strives by Government to legislate the expropriation of land without compensation;
The more than 2 393 farm murders and 14 589 farm attacks which have taken place since 1991;
The brutal and violent nature of these farm attacks and murders;
The comparative figures to the international average of 7 murders per 100 000 of the population per year, South Africa registers 33 per 100 000 per year – but, projected on the specific category it reflects 133 per 100 000 per year for farmers;
The continued strives by Government to marginalise Afrikaans as a language and a medium of education at primary, secondary and tertiary level;
The sustained legislative endeavours by the government to exclude Afrikaners (under the generic and racist label as “white”) from the labour force by virtue of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, as amended, that forces racial affirmative action quotas onto the public and private sectors that must reflect the national and regional demography and thereby seriously diminishing the right of Afrikaners – the majority of whom are skilled – to participate in the economy, to earn a living wage and to contribute to grow the economy;
The endeavour by the government to exclude Afrikaners (under the generic and racist label as “white”) from the economy by virtue of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003, as amended, and its Code of Good Practise that inserts into the economy as a whole and forces racial quotas in all public and private enterprise in the form of ownership quotas based on race whereby score card points are achieved for the “blackness” of the enterprise – the more “black”, the more you can trade with government or large private enterprises, the more “white” the less you can and any “black” shareholding below 40% disqualifies an Afrikaner enterprise from doing business with any large enterprise or government, who constitutes the bulk of the economic activity in the RSA. The Code promotes 100% black ownership denying Afrikaners any ownership in business in South Africa.
Therefore, we, the UNPO General Assembly:
Urges the South African Government to adhere to the Bill of Rights of South Africa, promote social cohesion, minority group, language and cultural rights and declare farm attacks a priority crime in order to take real action to stem such;
Requests the United Nations Human Rights Commission to initiate a full investigation to pressurize the South African government to put an end to these atrocities.
To take a look at the Afrikaner resolution, please click here.