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The Prevention and Combatting of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill is just one of a number of extremely disturbing bills that are trundling their way through the

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Our history mirrors the troubled histories of many other countries in North and South America and Australasia that were ‘discovered’ and settled by Europeans between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.  The indigenous populations were conquered, some were enslaved and nearly all lost their ancestral lands.   As Chief Red Cloud of the Sioux observed: “They made us many promises, but they kept only one: they promised to take our land – and they did.” Some indigenous people died resisting the invaders – but many, many more succumbed to the settlers’ diseases – perhaps as many as 90% of the population of South and Central America.

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The EFF obtained a permit for a demonstration by 100 people.  In the event, an estimated 2 000 of its supporters descended on the suburb.  Hardly any of the protesters wore masks and far exceeded the 500 permitted at outdoor meetings under COVID19 regulations.   According to the SAHRC some protesters were carrying golf clubs, axes and stones.    They caused serious damage to the Brackenfell Post Office, to traffic lights and roads and to a car dealership.  They burned a fire engine and set fire to grass. 

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The FW de Klerk Foundation Annual Conference 2024

The FW de Klerk Foundation Annual Conference – hosted in conjunction with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation South Africa.