You've been "Soccer punched" whitey!
With the success of the world cup behind them, the ANC (always dependant on sentiment rather than policy) can begin to unfold their original atavistic plan: Dismantling and re-distributing the wealth locked into white man's pension pot....hahahahaha....
And said whiteys are so lulled into the feel good claptrap of the soccer world cup, they are just going to go along for the ride. Into the abyss...
Make no mistake, nationalisation is NOT just an ANCYL policy, it is and has always been the mainstream dream for the ANC "intelligentsia"...Take Mantashe as an example; one of the top six at the helm of the ANC...
Quoting from an article in the GuardianUK less than a year ago:
"Gwede Mantashe is also national chairperson of the South African Communist party.
Is it possible that the power behind the throne of a G20 nation is a commie? It must be said that the ANC comrades tend to practise communism-lite. But when Mantashe gave a lecture recently at Johannesburg's Wits University, I asked him if he would describe himself as a Marxist.
"I would not describe myself as a Marxist," he replied. "I am a Marxist."
He added that he has no better conceptual tools with which to understand the world. It is conceivable then that, if Zuma continues to fiddle while the townships burn, South Africa's fate may yet depend on the prescription of Das Kapital..."
This is the man that will learn to see eye to eye with young black aspiration very, very soon....Check your passport folks, get it loaded...
The ANC Youth League has pulled off a significant victory after convincing the ANC to put the nationalisation of mines on the agenda of the ruling party's national general council, which takes place in September.
Youth league spokesman Floyd Shivambu yesterday told the Sunday Times that "discussions inside ANC structures on the matter have already started".
League president Julius Malema also confirmed that "our nationalisation of mines debate is going to the NGC later this year".
"The truth must be told; this is not about me, it is an ANC Youth League initiative.
"The whole nationalisation of mines debate was started by the leadership of the youth league and I am just pushing their mandate as president."
When asked about the matter, ANC spokesman Jackson Mthembu said: "The NGC was not only about the nationalisation of mines but to review the work of the ANC and government since 2007" (when the party last held its national conference in Polokwane).
Mthembu said there were many discussion documents prepared for council and these would be released at the appropriate time.
Shivambu said the ANC would hold a seminar "to discuss the matter (nationalisation) in greater detail". He added that the youth league and the ANC - which had dismissed talk of nationalisation - were beginning "to find each other on many issues".
"We produced the document on nationalisation of mines as the youth league leadership and we requested comments from experts. We are ultimately going to agree on one thing."
Shivambu sounded upbeat when he told the Sunday Times that the youth league was "not worried whether nationalisation should happen or not; the question is how we are going to manage it".
He hinted that the youth league might also encourage the ruling party to copy Zimbabwe's land reform programme, saying "many people are misreading what happened in Zimbabwe".
"There was nothing fundamentally wrong with their land reform programme. In South Africa we can do it without creating perceptions that we are abusing human rights. (read that again boys and girls!)
"People who don't agree with the youth league are trying to divert attention and protect their interests. We can't be held to ransom by the interests of minorities. The best way to celebrate Nelson Mandela is to become more decisive in the struggle for economic freedom in our life-time."
NGCs are convened midway between the ANC's national conferences to discuss and debate organisational and political matters, including new policy formulations.
The party's national executive committee, which is to meet next week, will thrash out a number of policies to be discussed at the NGC.
Part of the ANC policy discussion documents include the issue of whether ultimate political power resides in the party or the government.
At its last conference the party was held to be the centre of power, but that has led to power struggles in North West, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and Northern Cape, where the party leaders are not provincial premiers.
The NGC will also discuss whether local, provincial and national elections should be held at the same time. Currently national and provincial elections are held separately from local government.
The future of provinces will also be on the agenda. The ANC national policy conference in 2007 decided that there was a need "for a comprehensive review of this system (of provinces), taking into account the distribution of powers and functions between different spheres of government as well as within the two-tier system of local government with a view to assessing whether this contributes to the attainment of our developmental goals".
At the party's Polokwane conference, delegates resolved that "the incoming NEC must ensure that an ANC summit is held to formulate an input into the process of developing a White Paper on Provincial Government and to review the Local Government White Paper".
Last year, local government minister Sicelo Shiceka said the future of provinces would be decided by March this year.
The party is looking at several options; these include retaining the status quo; retaining the nine provinces with substantially reduced powers and functions; reducing the number of provinces by merging some of them; retaining the provinces as mere administrative units; or phasing them out altogether.