CAPE TOWN, South Africa – There are only two kinds of people in South Africa, goes a local saying, those who believe there are no problems, and those who believe there is no hope for the future. In Constantia, a wealthy, safe white suburb of Cape Town, most residents believe the former.

Here, daily life seems not only frighteningly “normal” but somewhat of a utopia. Crime is almost non-existent. Children play safely in parks; churches have lively services; and the local shopping mall is filled with both goods and customers. The cost of living for foreigners is low.

“If crime can be controlled, then South Africa can have a bright future,” said Internet e-mail caf? owner Jacob de Boer, a longtime Cape Town resident.

“But honestly, the ANC (African National Congress) cannot govern this country, and their membership rolls continue to dwindle, mainly due to the apathy of the emerging black middle class. However, alternate parties critical of the ANC are springing up. Perhaps they will be capable of restoring South Africa to a peaceful, prosperous nation where Marxism is again anathema, criminals are punished and life is respected.”

So, while the clouds, or “tablecloth,” roll across the top of the picturesque Table Mountain, passing softly over the Cecil Rhodes Memorial, who pioneered a “United States of Africa,” Cape Town residents can be thankful that they live in the safest region in the entire nation. Other than a few bombings of Western targets carried out by Islamic extremists in recent years, the region is safe and even prosperous.

On a nation-wide basis, however, South Africa’s problems are legion, manifesting themselves most severely in cities like Johannesburg and Pretoria.

There is a rape every 25 seconds in this nation. The murder rate is skyrocketing. The police are out-manned, out-gunned, under-funded and demoralized.

In an interview with WorldNetDaily, South African special forces war hero Wynand du Toit affirmed that crime is a major problem. Du Toit’s private security company is a multiracial group dedicated to fighting crime.

“One of our members, who had joined our group after a stint in the French Foreign Legion, was killed recently fighting crime,” du Toit told WND.

Then there are the farm killings of whites. South Africa has 40,000 white farmers. Over 1,200 have been murdered since 1994 and another 7,000 attacked. This makes the white Afrikaner/Boer farmer the highest at-risk murder group on Earth.

The ANC’s response so far has been to put a moratorium on crime statistics due to fear that such publicity might scare off foreign investment.

Baby rape is epidemic. Says Mary Swinton, who taught school in South Africa for 20 years, “Baby rape is not new in this country. There are cultural aspects associated with it.”

Little Angels, a hospital that caters to victims of baby rape, was recently forced to move out of Constantia due to “zoning” violations. The hospital continues its function to help babies in need in a nearby suburb, say South African social workers.

Radical Islamic groups like PAGAD and Marxist organizations like the Pan African Congress are also a problem in South Africa, for they are breeding grounds for extremism. A few years back, one PAC leader publicly stated, “When [Nelson] Mandela dies, we will kill you whites like flies.”

Not all South Africans embrace that notion. In fact, most reject it.

Squeeza Jabulani, a Zulu woman who works as a maid, told WorldNetDaily that her people want to maintain friendly relations with white South Africans.

“I moved to Cape Town from KwaZulu (‘Kwa’ meaning ‘place of’) to avoid the bloodshed and violence,” she said.

Over 20,000 Zulus were killed in politically related violence in the nation in the 1990s, the highest of any single ethnic group.

“There were shootings every night,” Jabulani explained. “My children, they could hear the gunshots and they would be frightened. In Cape Town, we have excellent schools and lower crime. It was the whites who built this country, and we must continue to embrace them. Apartheid is gone. I say forgive and forget the past.”

Amazingly, there was little resistance to the dismantling of apartheid by South Africa’s whites. Those with skills fled overseas to Anglophile nations like Canada, New Zealand, the UK and Australia. Right-wing leaders like Eugene Terreblanche of the renegade Afrikaner Resistance Movement were put in jail, where they remain even today.

“When South African war heroes like Willem Ratte were put in prison and the Conservative Party broke apart, that signaled the death of the old South Africa,” said Franz Pretorius, a former Conservative Party activist in the Transvaal.

In general, South Africans of all political stripes are amazed that the right wing is staying quiet in the face of the decay of the nation. The ANC, especially Nelson Mandela, has tried to reach out to whites. He visited the widow of apartheid’s founder and asked that white South Africans who fled the nation return to help rebuild the country.

John Anderson, an Australian immigration consultant based in Cape Town, told WorldNetDaily that while many whites are fleeing South Africa, emigration out of South Africa isn’t necessarily the best option for everyone.

“South Africa still offers so much for its citizens,” he asserted. “It’s still possible to build a future here.”

Yet many whites, especially conservatives, are skeptical of the new dispensation.

“This nation is filled with communism, rape, AIDS, political correctness and affirmative action,” Pretorius said. “In all honesty, I am ashamed of the Afrikaners. We fought against these wicked communists and terrorists, against the United Nations and the globalists since 1948, and in the end, our leaders betrayed us, especially F.W. de Klerk. Couldn’t de Klerk have cut a better deal for us whites? Now China and the ANC are calling the shots inside our nation, along with the Russians. It’s just disgusting.”

Change comes to South Africa not in small doses but like a tidal wave. The army, the erstwhile South African Defense Force, the same army that drove out the Soviets and Cubans from Angola and fought the Nazis in World War II, has been decimated. China has been embraced, while longtime ally Taiwan has been forsaken.

Last month, the ANC was shaken by revelations that in 1994, the Mandela government accepted money from Taiwan (about 1 billion rand) to have the ANC continue the apartheid government’s recognition of Taiwan vis-?-vis China. The ANC pocketed that money but then changed South Africa’s foreign policy toward Beijing.

The ANC is decidedly anti-Israel and pro-Islam.

“It’s hard to remember at times that it was South Africa who helped Israel build her atomic arsenal,” South African intelligence officer Garth Smuts commented. “These days, Gadhafi, Mugabe, Castro and other Islamics and Marxists are being feted by the ANC.”

AIDS will infect about a third of the black population by 2010. Abortion, pornography and homosexual rights have been legalized and protected by the new constitution. The South African rand is now 12 to 1 against the U.S. dollar. In 1973, the rand was worth 20 percent more than the U.S. dollar. Today, it holds about 3 cents of its 1973 value. Labor problems and affirmative action hurt productivity.

Privacy and Internet issues also dog the government, as civil libertarians in South Africa oppose new ANC laws attacking personal privacy.

Over 25 percent of the drugs in the world are shipped through South Africa, and the drug Mandrax is a serious problem for the police. Many whites take their children to school escorted by armed guards.

There is a lot at stake for the West in the “new South Africa.” It is the world’s strategic mineral treasure chest. The Cape of Good Hope is a vital sea lane. China is making inroads to the port at Walvis Bay, now abandoned by South Africa, and setting up space-war infrastructure capabilities in neighboring Namibia. Is the West optimistic about South Africa’s future? The new U.S. Embassy in Pretoria is the most expensive embassy ever built, prepared, say officials, to withstand a nuclear and biological attack.

Not all the news is bad. South Africa boasts excellent medical professionals, tourism is booming, whites affected by affirmative action are starting their own businesses, foreign investment is pouring in and the tired old excuses about “racism” are no longer being tolerated by the average South African citizen, be they white, black or Indian. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, criticized by the right as a “witch hunt,” has exposed the deeds of apartheid killers like Wouter Basson and Eugene de Kok.

The Zulu king has reinstated the ancient custom of having all females inspected publicly for virginity, serving to restrain sexual behavior and reduce AIDS/HIV amongst the Zulu nation.

“We Zulus must survive. AIDS is killing off the Mosai in Kenya, but our king won’t let that happen to our people,” Jabulani told WorldNetDaily.

As South Africa rebuilds from its current ethos of destabilization, a return to the old ways may be just what the nation needs to build a new South Africa that works for all its citizens.

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