A choice of afrikaans readings this weekend:

Tim du Plessis is addressing the issues of this week from Zuma to ET: http://www.beeld.com/Rubrieke/TimduPlessis/n-Winter-van-waansin-le-voor-20120524

Well, if they say so themselves, who are we to argue. General secretary of the ANC Mantashe says: “We are like mouse in a cheese factory”. Read more here: http://www.beeld.com/Opinie/HoofArtikels/Die-ANC-bly-vasgevang-in-die-verlede-20120524

And this is seriously disturbing – if not ridiculous. It makes all efforts to address the fair redistribution of land in this country more or less into a farce. The troubling thing is that it can then be misused terribly for populistic politics. There is no record of the racial setup of land ownership. There is no way that an accurate picture can be given about how much land do blacks/whites actually own. Seriously bad management: http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Staat-kan-nie-swart-grondbesit-peil-20120524

And for my friends and family in the Lueneburg mountains here is some good news too. No mining in that area – at least for now – says the minister Susan Shabangu. Read more about this here: http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Gn-mynbou-hier-nie-20120524

About Wilhelm Weber

Pastor at the Old Latin School in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg
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