May 19, 2016

#LandGrabsInSA: "I am sick and tired of hearing that 'whites' stole the land from 'blacks'...Here is the history again"

"Land Claims: Give money, not land - Schussler..."

“This is an old communist propaganda trick - repeat lies over and over again until more and more people accept it, especially because it is in written form. 
This nonsense to try and create feelings of guilt in productive people that remain in the country to make it work must stop. The truth is that only about 9% of SA land is productive land (tamed by white farmers) and utilised to feed the nation of some 50 million people. How did whites come in possesion of this land?
 I am sick and tired of hearing that they stole it. Here is the history again - please share it so that people could know and stand up and defend the truth. 
This is what someone wrote to President Zuma after he unstatesmanlike declared that whites stole the land. 
"Mr Prez please do not say land was stolen. You know it is not true. Allow historians to remind you of the true facts. During the days before and after Jan v Riebeeck until about 170 years ago there were very little happening in Southern Africa. And it is not a shame - al nations go through stages of development. There were no roads, trains, airports, towns, cities, VIP transport with blue lights, football stadiums, hospitals, government buildings and all such which is now taken for granted. Not many people wore clothes. There were not many people - due to poor health and sanitation as well as constant tribal wars, poor housing and a lack of hospitals/doctors/nurses. There was no money too - no banks and no title deeds or deeds offices. It came later with the Dutch and English. People exchanged valuables in order to have ownership of something they wanted or needed - a young 16 y/o girl was traded for some cows, a leopard skin for a bull with big horns or something else and that was about it. Then came the Trekkers and they had wagons, lots of different animals and other things not seen before - mirrors, knives, forks, cutlery, nice eateries, guns, explosives (dynamite), stoves, furniture, gardening and farming implements and many more. Those who were in control (without title deeds) of vast stretches of land (taken by force from another), the headmen, chiefs and kings and their subjects also wanted what the Trekkers brought. They were willing to trade. Remember everything had its price. If you want a gun to kill the wild animals that threatens your people or a wagon or farming implements or a mirror to see your own reflection you may agree to let go of some land, of which you have lots - and there were no other buyers. There were many willing sellers. Land was also traded for services rendered. The trekkers had ingenuity and sometimes constructed something for black land occupants or protected them from marauding tribes – in exchange for land. Land was traded Mr Zuma so do not try and outdo Julius in misinforming people and stoking fires - it is not good for your legacy. When Piet Retief visited King Dingane he was negotiating about land. The negotiations failed, Retief and his men were murdered and ultimately it led to the downfall of Dingane and the disgrace to the Zulu nation on 16 December 1838. 
Land does not give money Mr Zuma - ask your friend Bob Mugabe. His land grab actions impoverished Zim. What would be good, may I suggest, is if you would invite people like economist Chris Hart, whilst he is now available to be employed, and some other professionals criticising you and your Govt. to assist you in the Union Buildings "war room" - to fix the problems in SA – to the benefit of all. Let the professionals loose on telling you what you should know and not what you want to know (what I suspect your advisors do). That would be good for your legacy."
Dreyer van der Merwe

Grondeise: Gee geld, nie grond – Schussler
18 Mei 2016:
Gee begunstigdes van grondhervorming nét geld, nie grond nie, het mnr. Mike Schussler in ʼn Nasie in Gesprek-sessie op Nampo gesê.

Deelnemers aan ʼn Nasie in Gesprek-besprekingsessie by die Nampo-Oesdag het die landbou se rol benadruk en gesê dit sluit werkskepping en veral ʼn groot maatskaplike bydrae in.

Landbou se bydrae tot die ekonomie is baie groter en breër as die sektor se amptelike bydrae van 2% tot die bruto binnelandse produk (BBP).

Soms word gesê as die hele voedselketting in ag geneem word, is die landbou se bydrae tot die BBP soveel as 25%, maar prof. Nick Vink, landbou-ekonoom aan die Universiteit van Stellenbosch, raam dit is eerder tussen 6% en 7%.

Oor kommer dat die landbou se BBP-bydrae krimp, het prof. Johann Kirsten, hoof van die departement landbou-ekonomie aan die UP, gesê ʼn mens moet in ag neem dit is relatief, want die res van die ekonomie brei baie uit.

Betekenis in ekonomie
Eintlik moet ʼn mens kyk na die landbou se betekenis vir die ekonomie en die rol wat dit kan speel om groei te bevorder, het prof. Ferdi Meyer, direkteur van die Buro vir Voedsel- en Landboubeleid (BFAP), gesê.

Kwessies wat groei in die landbou volgens hom kortwiek, is politieke onsekerheid (wat beleggings strem), handelsversperrings, beskikbaarheid van water, en koste van krag en arbeid.

Kirsten het beaam dat sekerheid baie belangrik is vir enige entrepreneur en ook gesê die Nasionale Ontwikkelingsplan verwys na die nodigheid van belegging in water-infrastruktuur om groei in die landbou moontlik te maak.

Volgens mnr. Mike Schussler, ekonoom van economists.co.za , is baie groeigeleenthede in die landbou beskikbaar – hy voorsien dit sal veral in gespesialiseerde produkte wees – maar onsekerheid moet uit die weg geruim word.

Onsekerheid gaan nie verdwyn  nie
Vink het gewaarsku onsekerheid gaan nie noodwendig ná die komende munisipale verkiesing minder word nie.

ʼn Manier om een van boere se onsekerhede te beëindig, naamlik grondeise op hul plase, sou wees om aan begunstigdes van grondhervorming nét geld te gee, nie grond nie, was Schussler se voorstel. Met die geld kan hulle steeds plase koop.

Terwyl die staat boere nie steun nie, skep hulle hul eie markte en brei hul voetspoor uit, selfs buite die landbou, het dr. Piet Croucamp, politieke ontleder aan die Universiteit van Johannesburg, uit die gehoor gesê.

Ondanks die min steun was landbougroei die afgelope twintig jaar volgens Schussler egter ʼn suksesverhaal en Vink ʼn klein wonderwerk. Dit steek wel af teen groei in Afrika van sowat 5% per jaar, het Vink gesê.

Genoeg vertroue
Hy sê dit lyk asof mense genoeg vertroue in die plaaslike sektor het om produksievermoë te handhaaf, maar nie genoeg om uit te brei nie.

Schussler het gesê die Regering moet herbesin oor sy subsidies van onder meer die SAA en die motorbedryf en eerder kyk wat die vermenigvuldigende effek is van die primêre sektor wat hy subsidieer

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