The real Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel was born in Hamburg in 1954 (Federal Republic of Germany). Shortly after her birth, her family made the unusual choice of moving to the East. Her father, a pastor in the Lutheran church, then founded a seminary in … Read the rest

Angela Merkel was born in Hamburg in 1954 (Federal Republic of Germany). Shortly after her birth, her family made the unusual choice of moving to the East. Her father, a pastor in the Lutheran church, then founded a seminary in … Read the rest

Trotsky, Red Terror a global threat

“Trotsky” might be the code word for understanding the nature of chaos in the Middle East and beyond. The 1917 October revolution in Russia shook the world spreading horror of “communist atrocities” and “red terror”. Now, almost a hundred years … Read the rest

Communists play cat and mouse with South African farmers

Hundreds of South Africa’s commercial farmers have now gone home after TAU SA’s yearly congress in Pretoria. In the north of the country they wait for the summer rain: their soil is prepared, the seeds are planted and the days … Read the rest

New biography shows Merkel close to communists

The pro-American publication Der Spiegel says a new biography on Angela Merkel’s life in East Germany shows she was closer to the communist apparatus and its ideology than previously thought.

Published this week and written by journalists Günther Lachmann and … Read the rest

Red Terror and the killing in South Africa

I came across this interesting quote from the Mengistu era in Ethiopia yesterday, whose communist-style party, the Derg, said the following in 1976:

“We are ready to unleash red terror on the EPRP fascists. Their blood shall serve as the … Read the rest

China now controls crucial section of SA’s English media

André Kriel
The coloured André Kriel replaced white socialist Terry Bell

Paul Trewhela says there are disturbing implications of the Sekunjalo consortium’s takeover of the Independent newspaper group. A Communist state has never had such enormous influence over a crucial section of … 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

‘East Germany and the ANC shared a special bond’ – Deutsche Welle

Christine Müller
Christine Müller

East Germany and the African National Congress shared a special bond: not only the government, but also the public in the communist state supported the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.

Heavily armed police forces pushing along black children … Read the rest

Why no military coup before 1994?

sadf_coupby Albert Brenner


Many of us still wonder why no military coup was carried out by the, erstwhile, formidable South African Defense Force in the early 1990s – an army rated as one of the top four … Read the rest