Excerpt from ‘Raiders of the lost Empire’ by Dan Roodt

From Vanuatu ‘our’ flag and penchant for imitation

South Africa, especially these days, is trying to decide whether we should emulate Idi Amin’s Uganda or some cargo cult on the island of Vanuatu. You could call the system here a … Read the rest

From Vanuatu ‘our’ flag and penchant for imitation

South Africa, especially these days, is trying to decide whether we should emulate Idi Amin’s Uganda or some cargo cult on the island of Vanuatu. You could call the system here a … Read the rest

Black residents trash anti-Apartheid museum

Black residents have forced the closure of a museum honouring anti-apartheid heroes, accusing the authorities of building “a house for dead people” while they live in squalor.

Once a tourist magnet, The Red Location Museum in New Brighton outside the … Read the rest

Mayor held for Mandela fraud

The Daily Dispatch newspaper reported how politically-connected “tenderpreneurs” cashed in on the Nelson Mandela’s chaotic memorial service in December last year.

Factions in the ANC in the Eastern Cape had T-shirts made with public money.

The newspaper said it broke … Read the rest

NSA, FBI, DIA sued over refusal to disclose role in Mandela’s imprisonment

Ryan Shapiro reveals he is suing the NSA, FBI and Defense Intelligence Agency in an attempt to force them to open their records on one of the country’s greatest secrets: how the U.S. helped apartheid South Africa capture Nelson Mandela … Read the rest

‘Night of the Long Knives’ in Ukraine

deadrightsectorIt can best be described as killing your friends once they become a burden.

An effort is underway to clean up the image of the junta now in control of Ukraine. Although Right Sector (Pravy Sektor) played an instrumental role … Read the rest

Mandela tribute mistakes Morgan Freeman for dead ‘icon’

American actor Morgan Freeman is known for his portrayal of South African leader Nelson Mandela in the Clint Eastwood drama Invictus.

Perhaps Freeman’s performance in the 2009 was too good as it lead to some confusion for an Indian-based billboard … Read the rest

Mandela: myths vs. facts

landman_christoby Christo Landman

The ceremonies and media propaganda around the death of Nelson Mandela, cost millions of rands.  Those rands were to a large extent paid by taxpayers of whom the large majority are white.  By means of social grants, … Read the rest

Mandela: muti for white guilt

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by Dan Roodt

Ever since Nelson Mandela died, but even before, one was utterly flabbergasted before the intensity of media fervour pouring out en hommage to the Big Man. In Africa, of course, there are all kinds of theories about … Read the rest

Mugabe: Mandela was great friend

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe described Nelson Mandela as a “great friend” and “a man of real principle”.

Mugabe was among many world leaders who attended the memorial service for Mandela at the FNB Stadium, in Johannesburg on Tuesday. On Wednesday … Read the rest

Mandela mum about systematic murder of whites

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Why would a consummate narcissist snap a “selfie” of himself at the funeral of Nelson Mandela?

How was it that a random gesticulator—and a very cool, creative … Read the rest

Backlash from Newt Gingrich’s supporters over his praise of Mandela

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Sunday he was “very surprised” at people who were critical of his decision to praise Nelson Mandela this week, standing by his admiration for Mandela’s “very long, deep commitment to freedom.”

On Thursday, … Read the rest