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Europeans must leave South Africa!

For ages, the country today known as South Africa was no more than a loose band of separate communities. The Nguni tribes, which settled on the Southern tip of Africa around the 10th century, neither considered themselves a single nation, nor did they consider the Khoisan people already inhibiting the area part of their collective.

The Dutch settlers, who committed to transforming the Cape from a refreshment station to a settlement in the 1670s, also did not envision forming a nation with the Khoisan or the Nguni tribes. The same is apparent for the English colonists who settled in the 1820s.

The settlers and the colonists divided the country among themselves into four separate states: the Colony of Natal, the Cape Colony and the Boer Republic (Orange Free State and Transvaal). The situation persisted until the early 1900s when, after a bloody war, the Volksraad and the British embarked on negotiations, which culminated in the South African Union Act of 1909. On May 31 1910 the Union of South Africa was formed as a British dominion.

The new Union of South Africa excluded non-Europeans from its constitutional structures. The exclusion awoke the natives to the reality of their status, and drew them closer together. The loose band of tribes united to speak in unison when the South African Natives Congress was transformed into the African National Congress in 1912.

The unjust marginalisation of natives (Ngunis and Khoisan) was codified in 1913 when the government enacted a law reserving more than 87% of land for the exclusive use of whites. The government coveted ultimately to dispel all non-Europeans, and to create a “Little Europe” in Africa.

The vision started to take shape in 1948 when the National Party came into power. The National Party’s policy of “separate developments” (or “apartheid”) anaesthetised the distinction between the English and the Afrikaners. Government rhetoric opted instead for the more generic term “Europeans”. It sought to unite all whites under the “European” banner. South Africa was for (white) Europeans.

The natives, on the other hand, were reminded of the foolishness of insisting on European citizenship. They were encouraged to treasure their own “homelands” and appreciate the nobility of European South Africa’s “good neighbourliness”. Indeed, if the natives asked nicely and behaved decently, they could be given passes to enter European South Africa to work.

After democratisation, Nelson Mandela gave his seminal inaugural speech. In often quoted words he said “South Africa belongs to all those who live in it”. Mandela’s speech was the culmination of a process that dissolved the borders between European South Africa and black South Africa (sometimes called “Azania”) to a single nation.

The biggest hurdle that faced the new united nation was that European South Africa and black South Africa were very different. Thabo Mbeki characterised the differences vividly in his “two nations” speech. Thus, the task of building a single nation was prodigious and it befell not just the new “black government” but all South Africans.

The characteristic terms “black” and “European” were discarded, leaving a single South Africa occupied by Africans of all races. White South Africans who had been beneficiaries of a system that pillaged and oppressed on their behalf relinquished their “European” status and citizenship. Those aggrieved by the demolition of “Little Europe” packed their bags and headed elsewhere.

It appears, however, that there are citizens of “Little Europe” (or European-South Africans) remaining in South Africa today. The problem with these people is that they do not consider themselves South African (other than “Little Europeans”). They harbour the most regressive elements.

The corollary of a South African citizenship is that it entails not just the right to co-exist with other South Africans, but also the concomitant obligations of contributing to the betterment of the nation. Citizenship in the new South Africa entails discarding racial and cultural prejudices. For the citizens of former “Little Europe”, a citizenship in the new South African also entails giving up a privilege built on many years of domination.

The nuisance with citizens of “Little Europe” currently inhibiting South Africa is that they sit elevated on a platform of perceived betterness. They harp and lash harshly at government without rolling up their own sleeves to fight the good fight. They speak with nostalgia about the good old days when their citizenship did not entail obligations towards black folk. They speak of the black inclination towards crime but make no recognition of the root causes (poverty, illiteracy and inequality).

An apt example of a citizen of “Little Europe” is a (white) man who tells foreign media that the (“black”) government is responsible for his (white) son shooting his (white) girlfriend. He makes no mention of the gun culture in which he raised his son.

South Africa faces Herculean challenges and all South Africans must battle together. The first step toward winning the battle is taking ownership of all problems by all South Africans, black or white, rich or poor. Poverty should concern the residents of Soweto and Chislehurston with similar urgency. Crime should concern the residents of Kwa-Mashu and Zimbali with similar urgency. Illiteracy should concern residents of Khayelitsha and Constantia with similar urgency.

South Africa belongs to South Africans, citizens of “Little Europe” must leave. “Little Europe” no longer exists.

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  1. SteynD SteynD 19 March 2014

    This is absolutely brilliant and the question we [ european folk ] have to ask is why ? Why does the Government [ NON european folk ] get involved in discussions with the actual europen folk where we came from and negotiate a way we can just simply prove our european decent and go back with only a plane ticket , no visas no bull , just say : hey , i came from there and im going back , done …
    In my opinion as im sure a million others , we did not ask to be born here , we just were and if i could go back in time to not only kick the apartheid organizers in the face , but also our greedy forefathers , yes i would tie my great great grand dad to a chair in lovely amstrerdam and show him a picture of the future of the hell hole he is sending his future generations into …
    In all , if the African people want us out , please just ask and then when we agree to go , which most will i promise , just make sure you borrow us a few planes to fly out of here from the airports that was built by the great african engineers …
    What i want to openly start now is someone to get the EU nation to wake up and take back what they have lost , that being the abundance of talented white minority stuck in a country that hates us for things we had no control over …

  2. Mark Mark 18 May 2014

    I agree with SteynD. I did not ask to be born here and don’t want to stay here. I missed out on a UK ancestral visa by one generation, I would give everything I own for the chance to move to Britain, or anywhere in the Anglosphere even. It’s time for white South Africans to leave and accept that we don’t belong here. How can you live with yourself when you are confronted with poverty everywhere you go, whenever I see someone begging on the side of the road I think to myself you did this, you are responsible. No matter how successful I become in life I will always be reminded that I don’t deserve that success and that I am only successful because of my white privilege. Think of your children and your future generations. They will inherit your guilt, in school they will taught about how they are invaders who oppressed the natives of the land for generations. I dream about some kind of repatriation agreement that would see us return to our ancestral homelands. I hope this dream is realised soon. Africa should belong to the Africans.

  3. johnny hurst johnny hurst 23 June 2014

    So all of the “Little Europeans” who pay almost half of their income into taxes only to be denied protection by Law Enforcement are not already rolled their sleeves up? Your opinion Trumps millions of taxpayers opinions? Is it not a free country where citizens can voice their concerns? Who died and made you God to say ANY CITIZENS must leave?

  4. Rowena Cranmer Rowena Cranmer 28 June 2014

    I am so sick and tired of whiny lefties who feel the need to be responsible for the past. You were NOT there. AND … to get 1 fact straight. WHITE PEOPLE WERE SOLD INTO SLAVERY YEARS BEFORE BLACKS decided it made them more money to sell off the tribes they conquered. Whites did NOT wipe out the Khoi beyond passing on Chicken pox which the Khoi had not come into contact with before. The blacks coming SOUTH from Angola & N.countries did, because the KHOI did not accept that anyone “owned” anything. As the blacks felt this disrespected them, so they wiped them out.
    The people who build a country, who make a country are the ones with more right there, people who refuse to learn when people try and tried to teach, people who burn down everything … do NOT own anything. Every farm given over to them already … is back as part of the bush, NOT giving ANYONE food.
    Who is paying the taxes in South Africa that supports the whole? … The few “little Europeans” left. Against whom the most violence is done. Africa belongs to GOD … we are here being lent the land, so who gave anyone the right to claim any land. For by the rhetoric here … All blacks should leave Europe … as it belongs to the Europeans. All blacks should leave America … it belongs to the Red Indian. And the same with each area.
    One question … why is it that EVERY country in Africa .. under black rule is a mess, with only 1 rich person, and millions of starving? No farms anywhere. Sponging off the World…

  5. Gerhard Gerhard 23 December 2014

    If I paid tax in a country where I live and the Government builds a massive Nkandla with the money I would criticize as well because they are wasting precious money that could help the thousands of starving children in our country.

  6. Gerhard Gerhard 23 December 2014

    People who stay in South-Africa actually stay for the wheather or wildlife. All these things come into play, for instance I would hate to stay in Europe, it’s way too cold and I don’t like the kind of people there. I have visited a lot of European countries after going to Stellenbosch and I had a lot of fun but I wouldn’t stay there permanently.

  7. DK DK 24 May 2015

    Illiteracy does concern people from Constantia. It’s pure ignorance to think it does not. Is the only evidence for your theory of whites blaming blacks one man’s gun incident. It’s called anecdotal, it’s not research, you cannot base a thing on it.

    The reason why people from little Europe is so bitter is because they try to help but it’s not wanted. What people want to see is people from Constantia smashing their houses down and building shacks. And burning their cars and taking taxis. And quiting their jobs so they too can be poor. Education is a problem though. How do you take education from someone? You can’t. Education has this weird effect that it reveals its own urgency. The educated is far more concerned about the illiteracy of the people in Khayelitsha than the people of Khayelitsha themselves.

    But your piece here makes yet another great example for an already growing collection of work that shows how racism and anti-white sentiment in Africa is shooting through the roof.

    You might be happy to know that us Little Europeans are looking into it:
    https://www.change.org/p/european-commission-allow-all-white-south-africans-the-right-to-return-to-europe

    Your article is bigoted and racist. There’s nothing more to say about it.

  8. DK DK 25 May 2015

    Oh is it misinterpreted? Like the Hitler comment or half the things Zuma says? This is not a poetry column, their is an onus on the writer to be clear. But SA has an interesting culture that says you’re only successful if you can offend. If you can ruffle the feathers (of the whites), then you’ve done the right thing. I read this and I knew, for a fact, that some black guy would pick apart the words. It always happens. ‘Whites are like Hitler’ and then ‘but what I meant’. ‘Foreigners must go home’ and then ‘but what I meant’. Just start saying what you mean. I know, it won;t be so… what is the word… revolutionary my comrade. But communication will benefit at the cost of polarisation. Which in my book is a good deal.

    You cool white mates (the ones that are not like those whites) are also being demonised, whether you like it or not.

  9. Luke Luke 3 March 2016

    You know, in Europe there are many communities that stay amongst their own, and to the nth generation stick to their inherent cultural traditions, languages, religion, attitudes etc. The Indian community springs to mind, also the Chinese, or the Muslims. Too many to mention actually. If you came out in Europe or America with this kind of rhetoric – “Asians must leave Britain” or “Muslims must leave America”, you do know you would be labelled as a right wing extremist, and would be monitored by police for possible terrorist tendencies and maybe arrested for your racist, xenophobic “hate speech”. Wherever any demographic is singled out for the “must leave” alarm bells must ring. It stinks of Nazi Germany, Uganda, ex-Yugoslavia, Rwanda or Zimbabwe, Very, very dangerous words indeed, constitution or no constitution.

  10. Luke Luke 3 March 2016

    You think people are poor because you exist? Have you been to Burundi? Guinea-Bissau? Any other country with virtually no white people? What do you blame the poverty on there?

  11. contextb4clarity contextb4clarity 30 August 2018

    Your argument is not only all over the place. but it is les with a speck of truth. Moroever, they are logical fallacies.

  12. Paul Rice Paul Rice 30 August 2018

    There are many white people not from Europe , that just shows what little people actually know

  13. Paul Rice Paul Rice 30 August 2018

    Corruption

  14. Paul Rice Paul Rice 30 August 2018

    The problem today is the lack of real education of people , especially in history , they do not know what happened in the past

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