Koos Kombuis
Koos Kombuis

How many black intellectuals would it take to change the light bulb in Steve’s head?

The realisation hit me around one o’clock in the morning, as we were jiving to the crazy guitar notes of a hastily assembled jam outfit called “The Albert Frost Trio” in the packed auditorium of the so-called “Club Al Capone” at the KKNK festival last Thursday night.

I had accompanied my friend Theresho to the dancefloor after trying to persuade my wife to get up and boogie. After all, how can one listen to Albert Frost and not boogie? Theresho, who was there with his white girlfriend, had no luck either trying to persuade his partner to accompany him to the dancefloor. So that was how I ended up dancing with a black man in Oudtshoorn.

Had this incident happened a decade or longer ago, I might have drawn enough attention to myself to make KKNK festival history, thereby eclipsing the Wynand Windpomp rape allegation scandal and the Drunken Dozi Incident as topics of gossip and discussion.

It’s tempting to conclude this segment of worthless information with a platitude such as “Hey, we’ve come a long way since 1995”, if only it were true. But that was not the realisation that hit me right then. Right then, I was staring at Albert’s fingers as they dazzled their merry way across his guitar, and my thoughts went back, way back to the time when Albert was still a schoolboy who my wife and I had asked to stay in our house in Gordon’s Bay to look after our dog while we went on holiday. It proved to be a disastrous decision — Albert not only lost our dog, but managed to run up a gigantic electricity bill after spending the whole week jamming with his entire band, plus sound equipment, in our lounge — but the point is, those were the merry and uncomplicated days before the local music revolution we had instigated with the Voëlvry tour had become truly mainstream.

After the neighbours had brought back our dog — it had fled to their house to get away from the noise — I forgave Albert, and allowed him to play in my rock band, “Die Warmblankes”. Next thing I knew, though, he had teamed up with Arno Carstens and they were playing with the Stones in Barcelona. Yes, the Rolling Stones! They actually met all four of the geriatric rockers backstage. And all because someone who knew the Stones spotted them performing at The Isle of Wight festival the week before and had told Mick Jagger about them!

Now, as it is, my rock ‘n roll days are over, and though I’m not much younger than the Stones, I no longer have any ambition about making a breakthrough into the international music market. (As if the world would sit up and notice at the sound of songs like Kytie or Lente in die Boland!) But I remember being mighty proud that a member of “Die Warmblankes” ended up playing with the Stones. I had no idea where or what the Isle of Wight was, but to me the sound of that name acquired a magical ring; obviously, it was the place to go for young South African musicians if they wanted to break into the international scene.

Alas! Instead of queuing up to go and play at The Mythical Isle of Wight, young local musicians, especially young Afrikaans musicians — also those who are not so young — seem to be eternally stuck on a metaphorical Isle of Whiteness.

I cannot begin to express how depressed I felt when I read that my old friend Steve Hofmeyr had written, in a letter to Julius Malema, that there were only six black intellectuals on the continent of Africa. Okay, sure, that wasn’t exactly what he said, but he sort of suggested it, even though the precise number of African intellectuals in existence had absolutely nothing to do with Julius Malema, who is certainly not an intellectual and wouldn’t recognise one if he saw one, even if it turned out to be Steve.

I thought, at that moment, that Steve had committed career suicide, yet he survived; the only journalist sufficiently aghast at this statement was the editor of Mail & Guardian online, Chris Roper. The Afrikaans papers all mentioned Steve’s letter to Malema, but failed to call attention to Steve’s dreadful faux pas.

And then I heard about the Dozi thing. I must admit I felt a bit sorry for Dozi when I read about him getting drunk in a restaurant in Oudtshoorn and shooting his mouth off about Julius Malema, offending all the other people in the restaurant by using the “K word” liberally. But the next day, Dozi sobered up and made everything infinitely worse by not apologizing for his behaviour, and by saying (to a journalist from Die Burger): “I was only saying what all of us feel”.

Oh, really?

Is that really what we all feel like? That blacks are inferior? What kind of reasoning is this? Just because the ANC has failed us in so many respects, just because someone like Julius Malema has managed to grab the headlines with his crazy talk, are we to make the assumption that all blacks are stupid and that we should return to old-style apartheid?

I am reminded of the words of Steve Biko:

“Blacks have had enough experience as objects of racism not to wish to turn the tables. While it may be relevant now to talk about black in relation to white, we must not make this our preoccupation, for it can be a negative exercise.”

Biko realised this decades ago. Dozi, who can speak Zulu fluently, who has recorded some of the best Zulu music I’d ever heard, has still not realised it, and has now decided to turn back the clock in favour of Steve-speak. In fact, the two have been openly encouraging each other in the media since then.

These have been a politically explosive two weeks, admittedly, and it’s true that the murder of Eugéne Terre’Blanche, right after the “kill the boer” debacle, could not have happened at a worse time (not that there would ever have been a “good” time for such a heinous murder to take place).

Thankfully, not everyone got caught up in the crazy rush towards ethnic polarisation. This is what I read in a Thought Leader blog barely two days ago:

“Eugéne Terre’Blanche did not deserve to be murdered. He did not deserve to die the way he did … the first and most important thing for all of us to do at this time is to extend our deepest condolences to the immediate and extended family of Terre’Blanche — and that includes the AWB.”

These words were not uttered by a white supremacist, but by someone called Tinyiko Sam Maluleke. I have yet to read such an impassioned statement of empathy by a white author toward, say, the families of the victims of the Skielik massacre.

The increasingly blatant flirtations with racism of erstwhile friends and colleagues like Steve and Dozi is not the only thing that bothers me about the local music scene. What we had set out to do when we launched Voëlvry — to create a multicultural platform which included Afrikaans — we failed to do. Up to the Houtstok festival we had tried, and tried very hard to engage black music acts, to perform to black audiences, with only limited success. Then came Houtstok, and the whole emphasis of the movement changed overnight. Instead of working towards a new political alignment, everyone was suddenly trying to “act” like “hippies” from the “Sixties”. It became a white suburban jol, “decadence” was cool, and the one thing which we had struggled to control and deal with on a personal level — drugs — suddenly became a fashion statement.

Houtstok was the end of the Voëlvry dream, not the beginning, as most cultural historians seem to think.

What Sandile Memela wrote in another recent Thought Leader blog about the ANCYL would have been equally applicable to the young white Afrikaans rock rebels of fifteen years ago:

“What the youth leadership of this country needs to understand is that they cannot afford to settle for quick-fix solutions.”

There is a Houtstok again now, so I heard, somewhere outside Malmesbury. A vast number of entertainers from mostly the Afrikaans music industry have been invited, almost all of them white.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong, per se, with being white, or with inviting whites to a festival. But one would have hoped for the organisers of a festival named after the 1969 Woodstock happening in America — whether the first Houtstok festival years ago, or this new one — to at least give a subtle nod in the direction of non-racialism, equality, and shared humanity. But that, presumably, is a quantum leap in free association which had simply not occurred to those guys.

I had always thought that, deep down, most South Africans instinctively agree that these words by Xolela Mangcu in his book To the Brink — the State of Democracy in South Africa encapsulates a basic and universal truth about South African politics:

“I have argued in many of my writings that the ANC needs to rediscover non-racialism as its language of life. Even though I have not always been a great supporter of non-racialism as a strategy for struggle, I never had any doubt that the ultimate aim of our struggle was the creation of a non-racial democracy.”

Of course, I am not implying that, of all Afrikaans musicians, the founding fathers of the Voëlvry tour were the only ones who were politically correct. We were awfully naïve and sincere, sure, but we had precious little leadership abilities then, and we still have precious little leadership abilities now. I simply cannot imagine the likes of myself, Piet Pers, Lee Edwards or Dagga-Dirk Uys being offered cabinet posts by the ANC and making a success of it (not that the ANC would care either way). Apart from the fact that most of us have no organisational skills, and besides the sad fact that most of us now hate each others’ guts, we will always be tainted by our decadent past. Even if I were to become an elder in the Dutch Reformed Church or start singing gospel songs at Angus Buchan’s Mighty Men get-togethers, I will always have fans out there who believe that I start every day with a joint, a glass of Tassies, and a few spoons of cough mixture.

Bill Clinton might have gotten away by saying “I did not inhale”, but who would believe us? We were vrot, all of us, rotten to the core with angst, bad habits and untreated dysfunctionality. The voters would never vote for us if we tried to start a political party now. A statement like “I did not inhale”, such as the excuse offered by Clinton, would sound as lame as Monica Lewinsky saying “I did not swallow”. (She did not actually say that, but we know it to be true, for if she had swallowed, all that stuff would not have landed on her dress as forensic evidence.)

On the other hand, it is unfortunately true that by now, in this year of our Lord 2010, our young democracy has had so many crises that we are all tainted, to some extent, with failure and mediocrity. Hell, if one can’t even trust Mr and Mrs Vavi, who can we trust? How can we still call ourselves the rainbow nation if the editor of The Sowetan felt the need to write something like the following in his editorial of March 30? (I quote:)

“South Africa’s politicians, especially those of the ANC, are openly at each others’ throats over positions and tenders. This worries foreign investors and the citizenry who see comrades ripping each other to shreds.”

Back in 2007, Justice Malala phrased the dilemma even more fluently in his Sunday Times column when he wrote:

“The question has to be asked: is this the South Africa of Nelson Mandela and Albert Luthuli? Did the heroes of June 1976 and the 80s lose out in schooling and normal lives to be in a country where journalists are prosecuted as happened under apartheid?”

Yes, indeed, Julius Malema is by no means the first black politician to threaten journalists; the editor of the Sunday Times and one of his colleagues were threatened with arrest under the reign of Thabo Mbeki for exposing our beloved (now deceased) garlic-and-beetroot-driven ex-minister of health, Tannie Murderous Manto, as a “drunk and a thief”.

Mondli Makhanya was still editor then. It was the same guy who, during that same year, said this in a newspaper column:

“The ANC must wake up to the fact that its responsibility goes beyond its paid-up membership and its own self-preservation.”

You may ask yourselves at this point, who am I attacking in this blog entry, Afrikaans musicians or the ANC? Whose side am I on, actually? Well, neither. In the first place, I’m not attacking Afrikaans musicians for making kak music (I have done that often enough in the past, and my criticism had no effect whatsoever, so I took a vow earlier this year never to go down that route ever again, with the possible exception of Die Antwoord). I am attacking them for setting a sloppy example to their fans by publicly indulging in racist slurs which, in the end, strengthen the hand of those members of the ANC who wish to polarise South Africans among racial lines so as to cover up the real issue: ineffective and corrupt government, self-enrichment and lack of service delivery.

Please stop confusing the issues, Steve. By stirring the fires of inter-tribal hostility, you may be aiding your career in the short term, but you are doing it at the cost of alienating thousands of people outside the Afrikaner tribe who would have been potentially sympathetic to your cause. At some point during the KKNK festival, I found myself dining out with Theresho and some other friends in a charming little place called The Swiss Bistro, when someone at our table remarked: “Did you realise that it was in this very same restaurant last week that Dozi got drunk and started throwing the K word around?”

No. I had not realised it. But as I reflected on it, it seemed a fitting epitaph for that sorry incident for us to be eating out, as a multiracial group of colleagues, in exactly the same place where Dozi had finally lost the plot.

I know, I know, none of us are perfect. I have been guilty of subtle forms of racism myself on some occasions, and I know very few people, black or white, who do not, from time to time, have harboured some mild form of ethnic paranoia. It goes with the territory. After all, we are living in a country which is trying to recover from a 40-year bout of collective insanity.

But that is no reason to condone a shameful lapse into pro-apartheid thinking by people as prominent and talented as Steve Hofmeyr and Dozi.

Allow me to end this blog entry with a quote from a personal email sent to me by an ex-comrade in the States, someone who had been jailed by the Nats and who fought Koevoet in the Angolan bush war:

“I think my head would explode if I were to come back home. What I read and hear over the internet makes me so mad that I think I would end up being chased by the blue-light cars. I cannot believe the thuggery and pilferage all in the name of the masses and politics.”

I would have liked to quote many more clever blacks, of course, but I think seven is enough (at least it is one more than Steve’s estimate). Up to this point I have not made any mention of intellectual giants such as Desmond Tutu, Sipho Seepe, Prince Mashala, or Sipho Hlongwane, and countless others. Unfortunately, I am running out of space. Not writing space on Thought Leader, but space inside Steve’s head.

  • Lizelledejongh

    Krepeer? Nee my ou, dis heerlik , skoon , pragtig , my kinders geniet hul vryheid, ek het nie tralies of heinings. Wens net ek kon my hele familie optel en veilig hier by my kom neersit in Aus.

  • Lizelle van Vuuren

    Dear Koos, You have taken the words right out of my mouth. I never appointed Steve to represent me as a white Afrikaansspeaking South African, but I now ask you to be just that. At least you understand what it is all about and do not try to benefit in the process. Thank you. This article said what I believe.

  • Gustav Franzsen

    @Gustav Venter:

    There is no such thing as an ‘Afrikaner’ in the collective sense that you are using it. “Daar is nie ‘n Afrikaner volk nie” – it is a myth.

    Deal with it … or remain an oddity … :)

  • Phemelo

    @Koos
    Do all the Afrikaans commentators on this blog think we understand what they are writing about?Unless they are saying, to us regular contributors, that we do not matter and that they are only talking to other “boere”.

  • Johan

    @Gustav Franzsen

    I have to agree with that. I’m a white afrikaans speaking South African. We really need to get rid of this “us and them” mentality. Sure there are diverse cultures but there is ONE nation that is currently standing divided.

    The issues raised are corrupt and ineffective government and violence and murder on farms and elsewhere in our country. No matter if the perpetrators were racially motivated or the situation is racially charged, those remain the core issues.

    Judging anyone on their race is wrong PERIOD.

  • Roy Esterhuizen

    Respect, Koos, for the wonderful opinion. And thanks as well to the commentators for their sane responses. I feel most of us are heartily sick of ranters and ravers.

    We are a nation divided by our past. We can only ever overcome this bitter legacy by forging a new history together. It will take all of us sensible South Africans working together to make it happen.

  • Gustav Venter

    @ Gustav Franszen…
    Who’s trying to be a clever boy now? But what utter tosh you write. Your own argument is biting you in the backside. You say: “There is no such thing as an ‘Afrikaner’ in the collective sense that you are using it.”
    So logically, if not in the collective sense, then there are such individuals going by the name of “Afrikaner.” And a collection of these indivduals each going by the name “Afrikaner” would be…. that’s right. Afrikaners.
    The “there-are-no-Afrikaners” argument was a nervous ruse cooked up by liberals fifteen years ago. They have all now forsaken this standpoint but it seems you didn’t get the news.
    Max du Preez and your current media darling Koos Kombuis were two of those desperately denying the existence of the Afrikaners. Since then both of them, very publicly, “resigned” from the “Afrikaner”-people. So, they resigned from nothing? (Both of these geniuses now recognize the Afrikaner.)
    For a nation to exist it must have a proprietary language, have formed an identity and must be recognized by others as such. Pass photographs of Ricky Januarie, Akona Ndungane and Bakkies Botha around and ask the people who the Afrikaner is.
    The one nation that does not exist is the South African nation as there is no such language as “South African.”
    Get rid of this argument, Gustav. It will always leave you looking utterly foolish.

  • Gustav Franzsen

    @Gustav Venter – You are welcome to cling onto your antiquated and fascist ideas. We can always point in your direction and giggle.

    If you play your ‘pass the photographs around’ game and include a pic of Janusz Waluś also, he will be ‘accepted’ by your types.

    When you strip all the BS away from your high-folluting arguments, it is just about the colour of the person’s skin … and that is just sick!

    Doe so voort … ons Suid Afrikaners wat wil toekoms bou sal lekker giggel … :)

  • Gustav Venter

    And thus it always is: When a liberal loses an argument, he gets personal and then his little motor gets a valve bounce. In your whole little diatribe there is only one attempt at an argument. Let me swat that aside quickly: If, in an attempt to ascertain whether there is an Afrikaner nation, one passes around a photograph of Walusz, he, if recognized at all, will rightfully be identified as a Pole. Maybe you argue that there isn’t a Polish nation as well.
    For the rest of your message, you just froth around the mouth.
    You are right about one thing: It is all about the colour of one’s skin. This is not my choice and I find this enormously sad, but I cannot escape that reality. And its not because I am living in some kind of seclusion. I stay among black people. And you?
    O? So julle gaan die land bou? Moerse job gedoen die afgelope sestien jaar, ou vriend!
    (Oh, there is no such word as “high-folluting.” In your attempts to be highfalutin, may I suggest you use a spellchecker?)

  • Gustav Franzsen

    @Gustav Venter – Thnx for cutting the crap and admitting that it is all about skin colour.

    Now you can go back to sit and crow on that mishopie @ PRAAG – the rest of us South Africans will bring our kids around when we want to show them what racists look like … :)

  • Roché Compaan

    @Gustav Venter. I have time to waste and I will probably do just that trying to understand where your brain misfires. Anyway, I am curious how you conclude with so much conviction that race is responsible for whatever is wrong in our country. How is it that you so desperately don’t want to blame race but don’t attribute violence and corruption to lack of education, poverty and past oppression.

    And why would you ignore the fact that we have had a positive economic growth rate for almost 15 years despite the other structural problems in our government.

    I would think that the many service industries supported by a black labour force and serve you in your home, the supermarket, restaurants and petrol station on a daily basis should suggest that blacks do want to live in peace and contribute to a functioning democracy.

    Or maybe your prejudice and judgement short-circuits all critical analysis and logical thinking that “us” liberalists bother with …

  • Steve

    Guys, I am sure that you would talk politely to eachother face-to-face. So please addrewss eachother with dignity and respect online. That way, we can have a rational and reasonable discussion and actually learn something from eachother.

  • Gustav Venter

    @ Roché Compaan,
    You liberals’ cure-all for the friction in this country is for us to talk to each other, to discuss matters. Yet, when I try and do just that, you dismiss it as a “waste of time.”
    I will ignore your gibe about my brain processes and focus on your arguments.
    For diverse nations to live in one country, trust, as in marriage, is paramount. We Afrikaners have lost all confidence in the ANC. When they took over in 1994 they had the burden, not only to run the country, but to prove that black people are capable of ruling a sophisticated, modern country. They have failed dismally.
    Fifteen year’s growth? In a time of unintermittent global growth, this is nothing special. Yet this growth, according to their own measurements, fell far short of what it should have been, even after selling state assets and with currency flowing into the country after the sale of insitutions like ABSA and Standard Bank.
    They have devastated the pillars of our economy – agriculture, mining and industry.
    Famine is now inevitable and with it anarchy and wholesale bloodshed.
    Yes, the majority of black people want peace. Unfortunately it is not up to the majority. And they are not entirely blameless. It is their votes that keeps this rapacious, inept, bungling, vengeful party in power.
    And, after the Anglo-Boer War, my people did not rape, murder or rob the English for what they’ve done to us.

  • Roché Compaan

    @Gustav Venter. I apologise for the personal remarks, I was unnecessarily defensive.

    I am not a supporter of the ANC and condemn many of their actions and lack of leadership. I don’t think they are the destructive force you make them out to be either. In my opinion the ANC react to pressure from the opposition, and the opposition is definitely growing and with that the political pressure they apply.

    You don’t substantiate why the government has “failed dismally” and what it even means. Neither do you substantiate why you say “they have devastated” the pillars of our economy. The growth in our economy can surely be better but it is still undeniable positive growth. You can’t have growth if an economy is not functioning or devastated as you claim. The adoption of a macro economic policy enabled this growth. Unfortunately this over emphasis on international affairs and the effort to become part of a global economy led to a neglect of local affairs and service delivery.

    The bottom line is that you cannot make gross generalisations about black people because the government is not performing.

    You seem to finally suggest that violence is targeted against whites. The statistics suggest that all races are equally affected. In fact, most violent crime happen amongst people who know each other. Have a look at this newsletter by the Stop Crime Say Hello campaign: bit.ly/asb9P3

    We have a complex political landscape and it requires careful and critical analysis.

  • Jan Bester

    Tks Koos.
    Die eerste iets van jou wat ek lees, na jou ongegronde (myns insiens), velle kritiek oor oom Angus – En ek hou van wat ek sien – Gesonde oordeel en dat jy die Here erken as “… our Lord…”

    As ons mekaar weer in daai Pick `n Pay naby jou huis raakloop sal ek die koffie koop; dan “filosofeer” ons `n bietjie!

  • Gustav Venter

    @ Roché Compaan,
    Thanks for taking this discussion seriously.
    You are being blinded by a single indicator: Economic growth. This is, simplistically put, the amount of money spent in a country in a year. It is a very artificial measure, as it can and was boosted by the sale of state asset’s, government spending (in large part, borrowed money) and even private debt.
    Bear in mind that the ANC inherited a country with wonderful infrastructure, great agricultural sector, fantastic mineral wealth and burgeoning industrial output.
    We need 6% growth to keep pace with population growth, and we have very rarely achieved this.
    Meanwhile, because of government ineptitude, mining is down to 1908-level. Agriculture has shrunk by 50%. Industrial output has declined.
    Unemployment is on the increase. The ANC’s educational policies were so disastrous it will take generations to redeem.
    The police and defence forces have been rendered utterly corrupt and incapable. Crime is rampant.
    Our water supply is so contaminated, the lives of millions are jeopardized by it.
    According to the Harvard Group, commissioned to study economic growth in SA, the ANC is doing exactly what is needed to let the economy stall completely.
    According to the indicators defined by the Peace Fund, South Africa is a failing state.
    Anybody thinking that government is functioning adequately, has his or her head firmly stuck in the ground.
    Taking that into account, can you blame the Afrikaner for wanting to escape from this mess to his own homeland?

  • Roché Compaan

    @Gustav Venter

    The sale of state assets does not even account for 0.1% GDP in a single year. If you combine the current total assets of Telkom and ESKOM you end up with just over 100,000 million rand, compared to the 1,700,000 million rand total GDP in 2009. GDP remains an objective and real measurement of our progress. It it by far not the only measurement of progress we should look at but I’m trying to insist on conclusions made from facts and not come to emotional conclusions from gross generalisations.

    None of the other statistics that you mention are substantiated or backed by any real data and is easily contradicted by the facts. After sanctions were dropped against SA we saw significant growth in most industries. Income from agriculture grew from less than 30,000 million rand before 2000 to almost 40,000 million rand in 2009. Saying mining is “down to 1908-level” is utter nonsense. Back your statements with proof and I’ll investigate it seriously.

    I don’t for one moment think that our government is functioning as it should be. Very few governments in the world are. But luckily government is not the product of politicians alone and neither is our economy.

    The best we can do is to constantly appeal to reasonable men and women of all races to be vocal about bad governance and help grow a strong opposition. This will yield the best future, not an isolated homeland.

  • Gustav Venter

    @ Roché Compaan,
    I did respond earlier, but for some reason my comments were deleted.
    My assertions were indeed based on reported fact. For instance, the eminent Harvard Group, appointed by government, warned that our GDP was to a large degree generated by domestic spending, financed by goverment debt, something that is unsustainable. This growth was generated by the fantastic infrastructure and farming, industrial and mining base transferred by the Apartheid government. All of these had now, unfortunately been eroded.
    Meanwhile unemployment is rising inexorably.
    The sad decline of mining has been widely reported and I’m surprised you missed it. On the 13th of March this year, Beeld for instance, reported that gold production is down to its lowest level since 1908.
    In 2008, for the first time in history, South Africa became a net importer of food. This has also been widely reported.
    Any government that has let its educational system fall into such disarray as ours, is guilty of a sin against humanity. Prince Mashala talks of “the black reservoir,” that pool of unemployable, uneducated black young people, whose ranks grow by a million per year. If you think all of this won’t lead to an unmitigated disaster, you are livig in extreme denial.

  • http://www.moerboer.com trekboer

    As song lyrics go, these thoughtleader posts are turning into a bit of a “prog-rock” four album concept approach

  • http://www.stevehofmeyr.co.za Steve Hofmeyr

    Amazing. Koos Kombuis sets up two blatant lies (and almost acknowledges it!) and then basks in one hundred replies complimenting his ethics:
    1. I NEVER said there were only six black intellectuals. In 2008 black intellectuals wrote a book about black intellectuals and barely managed to round up six candidates. Read it for yourself. (African Intellectuals in 19th and early 20th Century South Africa – Mcebisi Ndletyana)
    2. I have NEVER dismissed the existence of black intellectuals. Koos could and should have, but did not want to place the original sentence from my letter to Malema, which read:
    “… Africa has yet to yield a single intellectual, a single thought school, a single intellectual thought not inspired by the very West you and Mugabe detest.” Not quite the same, is it? The actual context was to point out the Malema hypocrisy of ostensibly hating the colonizing West when we know how well Julius embraces it’s vices.

    Koos only has me say exactly what he needs to, to make his tragic article succeed. My career WILL survive as long as only half of the country screams “racism” every time a truth is uttered. As for the rest, welcome to the shameless Age of Ethnopolitics. About time. Gear up.
    En Koos, bel as jy sukkel om my te stereotipeer, hoor.
    Steve Hofmeyr

  • Mienkz

    Mooi so Steve, gewonder hoe lank gaan die tjol nog aanhou!