In The Eye Of The Storm- Rise of the Second Revolution Against the ANC Government

Since the announcement by FiFA that the 2010 World Cup Finals between 32 countries will be held in South Africa, the euphoria has ebbed with the events characteristic of South Africa. The poor majority saw themselves enriched,with that announcements, and they had high hopes that better times have come to South Africa, at last. The newly democratically elected ANC(African National Congress), egged the people on about the importance of having the World Cup in South Africa.Deals were cut with many people in the government bureaucracy and private sectors and entities. All sorts of promises were heaped upon the unsuspecting poor and sick multitudes regarding the coming World Cup which will result into their financial gain and remuneration. African poor people and white poor people were promised better times and money in their coffers or pockets if you like. And the ANC and their side-kicks, are at present helping themselves to the wealth and with some self-enrichment schemes.Preparations have been going on at a slow pace in the first few years whilst the country was hit by a series of strikes in all sectors of private, public works and government civil servants. There is also the issue of official corruption, cronyism, lack of social delivery, clientelism and a burgeoning self-interested and self-aggrandizing African bourgeoisie, buttressed by a vicious form and practice of extreme nepotism.Doctors along with health givers and professionals have been on strike; strikes have been witnessed and are still being witnessed like the Escom workers, city sanitation workers, and multiple union strikes and general chaos that border on a storm: the aftermath of the World Cup portends a dark future. The people who are presently building stadiums are going to lose their jobs in droves at the completion of the Cup Finals. South Africa is already hit by unemployment ranging around 40%+.There is a furor about the cheap labor practices of employers utilizing illegal aliens by paying them less, and thus robbing-off the locals of gainful employment; there is the issue of crime heists, murders and general social disorder, malnutrition and intra-African internecine warfare. In the midst of the preparation for the World Cup in South Africa, there is a broiling cauldron of mass disaffection and discontent about the state of affairs and corruption by the elite and rich against the poor in that rich country.In The Eye of the World Cup Euphoric StormReporting South AfricaDaily News - Durban, NatalI have written several Hubs on the historical conditions of South Africa including culture, performing and other arts, politics, history and so on to give the readers a concise picture about life in South Africa from early history to the present-day ANC ruled government. The past or so years the whole country has been fixated on the World Cup which is less than a few hours as of the writing of this Hub. The social conditions have deteriorated vastly, governmental services have slowed to none.Many shops have been shut-down and many workers laid off. Different types of crimes are committed and spread throughout the South African landscape. There is ample opportunism as it relates to the present government's officials and their sidekicks: corruption and self aggrandizement have become the order of the day. Breakdown is social cohesion and mores are going bye unnoticed and unaddressed in all sectors of the economy and society.Tension and uncertainty have a firm grip on people's fears and harsh poverty and malnutrition; housing is being slowly developed; the infrastructure including roads, stadiums, hotels, B&B, private houses has been going up and upgraded. Alongside these developments are the racial killings of Africans from North of South Africa and Whites in the country. Racial bigotry and dangerous vitriol dominates the national diatribe and discourse.Racism, disrespect of other races has reached fever pitch from all the groups within South Africa who are working hard to superimpose their rhetoric and intimidation to anyone who speaks out against the injustice prevalent within different milieu in Mzantsi(South Africa. There are racial agent-provocateurs of all stripes from all corners roaming the country and spewing and applying racist slurs and racially motivated discourses and murders, intimidation, threats and general verbal abuse and disorder to which there still seems to be no answer nor solution.The Hubs I have so far written, have covered all these issues from the past to the 90s, and the Y2K era, which seems to be a chaotic continuation of the past with that laissez-faire do-not-give-a-damn and dog-eats-dog attitude. The Gravy Train that has come to characterize the present ruling African elite, has had an effect of suppressing and depressing the poor African masses in South Africa.This is caused by the Press in South Africa. The further one goes back into South African press history, the clearer it becomes that little has changed. The only thing that has changed is the and shrill retched-up negativity and ideological rhetoric. From the earliest days of the colonial press to present-day Rainbow-nation press and media, newspapers and the those on the Internet in South Africa have been controlled by the past Apartheid regime, in either English, Afrikaans and ownership.Through them they expound their racist ideology and crude spin onto the news, culture, media and communication philosophy, economic and other salient group interests which are not salubrious the promoting a better and healthy nation. Thus, the press in South Africa has been under pressure from its inception. South Africa's first newspaper was "The South African Commercial, published in the 1830s by two British settlers, Thomas Pringle and John Fairbairn.They immediately came into conflict with an authoritarian Governor, Lord Charles Somerset, with whom they waged an epic struggle for their right to publish critical material. A robust British Press emerged from that struggle"(Theal, 1927). This issue has for a long time helped to engender a spirit of resilience against the government of the day.But this has been gradually eroded and weakened by subsequent regimes. They relate to some inherent weaknesses in the South African business community a well as to the oppressiveness of the Apartheid Regime, and the censorship-prone Zuma government.The More Things Change, The More they Stay The SameTake for instance the news headlines' in the Durban Daily News on the Internet which has thee captions: "School Faces MEC's Probe", wherein the article reports school failing their Matric results in droves; absenteeism of teachers; dysfunctional teachers and schools with problems like tardiness by both teachers and school children; some teachers and students have been accused of alcoholism; the schools are suffering because of unqualified teachers who struggle with the curriculum; lack of books, computers and poorly paid teachers, along with schools that have no functioning labs and libraries, are some of the obstacles and problems faced by the post Apartheid society ruled by the ANC. (Silindile Maluleka)African students who were writing their Matriculant exams failed in droves, and tis is not a new pattern, but a carry-over of the Apartheid regime and the bugling new ANC-led government's ineptitude and lack of vision and foresight when it comes to remedying the state of African people's education in South Africa. This only increases ignorance and chaos in the lives of the ordinary citizens of South Africa, especially African people and other used to be called "non-whites"Cases of murder include all races in South Africa. Crime is rife amongst the Africans and this issue has been addressed in my other Hubs on South Africa. In this case, a reporter from Durban, presently in the Pietermaritzburg High Court, a Durban Indian grandmother admitted to planning the murder of her daughter-in-law. The 55 year-old Singh pleaded not guilty, despite CCTV footage placing her at the scene of the crime.Khader, the murdered person, her bloody remains were found in the toilets at the Ganies Corner Flats in Pietermartizburg. She admitted soliciting the help of a man named Simon, who finally committed the ghastly act.(Sherlissa Peters). Reports about murder in South African newspapers are on the front pages and are serious headliners. This is not new, and if one were to peruse through most of the Newspapers from the western Cape, Eastern Cape, and the Gauteng and the rest of South Africa, the pattern of news reportage is generally the same: crime, murder, disinformation, propaganda and plain garbage.There is also a rise in suicide deaths by teens throughout South Africa. In this case, a Verulam teenager, before leaping to her death asserted: "I am fed-up of Life," moments before she plunged to her death from a three-story building at Mountview Secondary school. Anamika Singh, a 14 year-old grade eight student, of Myrtle place allegedly in full view of her teachers and other students. She said her killing herself was personal, that is before jumping.Her father, Colonel Ravin Singh, is the head of the Crime Prevention Unit at Point Police Station. Teenage suicide in South Africa is on the rise. Jimmy Henderson observed: "As early as 2006, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group(SADAG) identified suicide as the third biggest killer of youth. In South Africa, 9 percent of all teen deaths are caused by suicide. Teenagers are especially vulnerable and a high-risk group, with statistics showing that the fastest growing age-group for suicides are young women between the ages of 15-19 years.According to research by suicide expert and analyst, Prof. Lourens Schlebusch, of the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine in Durban, says that "teenage depression could result from a number of factors, including poor school performance, or academic failure(with resulting pressure from parents), interpersonal problems, such as failed relationships or break-up with a partner(boyfriend or girlfriend), and stress in the family due to financial problems, domestic violence or child abuse Symptoms included sudden changes in behavior, concentration, school performance or a loss of interest in social activities.Teens at risk often engage in negative thinking, including thoughts of hurting themselves and speaking about suicide. This kind of talk need to be taken seriously. Parents have to be aware and learn about the warning signs early; to remain involved in the lives of their children and offer support by being willing to listen to their problems." This sounds ideal, but life in the Township is not so linear of World Cup fevered, but barren,d desolate and quiet. In effect, there is a serious break-down of family coherence, unity and values amongst the poor and desolate in South Africa. Racism is part of the psyche, realpolitik and existential reality of South African. One can look at the example below from a prominent newspapers in South Africa:A Hotel Corporation of a Durban block of flats and its former chairwoman are to place an advertisement in a national newspaper apologizing for any past racist behavior against African people. Katija Minty, who owns a unit in Winkelspruit, had her chairwoman, Mini Horn who said that they should ensure that they did not let the units to too black people many. They placed the add in the farthest corner of the newspaper where it could be seen, and not by all(Daily News, Durban).This is mild and is part and parcel of the race relations between Africans and Whites in South Africa. There are still some whites in South Africa who still cling on to the old Apartheid mentality and perceptions whenever they deal with people of African descent in the country. One can see this biased and racist, deviant and misinforming reportage when one reads what they press in South Africa is saying about AIDS and what they are doing. This has been reported in the Daily News in Durban, Natal, South Africa!In some of its breaking news, the Durban Daily News has reported that, "More than 800 men have been circumcised in Kwa-Zulu Natal to help combat HIV infections. So far 800 men have been circumcised aT the end of April. The premier said that the provincial government had set a target of circumcising 47,055 newborn boy and 186,703 males during 2010/11. Strong evidence from clinical trials in Orange Farm in Gauteng, Kenya and Uganda had demonstrated that circumcised males had close to 60 percent less chance of acquiring HIV during sexual intercourse than uncircumcised men."In Eshowe, according to premier Mkhize, his department and the United States Government's Presidential Emergency Plan for Aids Relief would hold the first male circumcision camp, for men between the ages of 14 and 25 years. It is interesting that this type of reportage is done and carried by the newspapers in the country whose African inhabitants are dying in droves from the AIDs/HIV disease. This is the type of drivel and insensitive reporting found in the newspapers in South Africa, and yet you still find people reading this drivel and passing it on as facts. In another story, reported in the press in South Africa, the following excerpt was posted:Foreign Journalist staying at a lodge in Magaliesburg fear for their lives after three of the colleagues were robbed at gunpoint. Portuguese photographer Antonio Simoes was robbed of his camera equipment and cash after he was held down at gunpoint by two men while in bed at the Nutbush Homa Lodge. The robbers went into another room, robbing two other journalists, Rui Gustavo Morais from Portugal and Miguel Serrano from Spain.Morais was robbed of two suitcases containing clothes an other valuables, including a passport, laptop, three cellphones and $400 in cash, this was reported by the Daily News in Durban. Crime takes many forms in south Africa during the World Cup mania, and many people are still going to be hurt and robbed, and others will have the best fun ever.(All over the South African Press).Crime is happening in South Africa and other parts of the world and misrepresentation of facts are also part and parcel of the propaganda of a press that is owned and controlled by the former apartheid goons and their staff, and business/government alliances. Maybe somethings about the crime are true, but the rest is just garbage which paints the poor and distraught poor peoples of South Africa in a negative light.Cape Argus - Western CapeBy pursuing on the news bulletin and headlines, one gets the general picture of the state of affairs in South Africa. For instance, the Cape Argus had the following headlining news on its front pages:"Man killed as Gunmen open fire on house." "Three wounded in gang Shooting." "Two in court for Plain Street shooting." "Makgoba intercedes in toilet fight." "Suspect Arrested After four-year-old shot." Man stabbed while looking for cheating lover." Some people feel like such reporting is wrong to write about, but that is what the press in South Africa highlights and makes part of the reading and discourse within the countryThis is just a smattering of events that are happening as the preparation for the World Cup is winding towards the kick off on the June 11. The society at this point is still in the grip of events that have been careening all the time from the end of Apartheid rule to the beginning of the World Cup and beyond. At the same time, this does not mean that everything is doom and gloom in South Africa.There has been a lot of infrastructural upgrading, the new "Gorton",(Bullet-looking-like train) from Sandton City to the Airport; the newly introduced bus-transit system called "Ra Vaya," Road upgrading and general environmental manicuring and priming. President Zuma has introduced some form of discipline within the police force, and government administrative offices. In short, a lot of good things have happened because it was necessitated by the coming World Cup.South Africa has a lot of slums dotting the landscape, and most of them were inherited fro the era of Apartheid, and others have mushroomed since the beginning of ANC rule. These slum-dwellers are creating problems and challenge to the ANC. One of the war that is going on is spearheaded by "Abahlali base-Mjondolo" (slum dwellers) and other organization who are urging the ANC to keep its promise and build them houses. So far, the ANC has used an RDP program to build people houses, although the owners are depressed rather than impressed with the quality of the houses that are built by the RDP government program.Mail and GuardianThe tradition of Pringle and Fairbairn is being re-lived replayed again by this interesting Paper. They have set out to find answers as to who cashed in on the Millions spent on the Soccer World up, after M&G's victory in court on Tuesday to access the tender documents. The Gauteng High Court ruled on Tuesday afternoon that the World Cup local organizing committee must provide the M&G with all tender documents pertaining to contracts awarded for the World Cup and the Confederation Cup within 30 daysThis fight began when Danny Jordan(LOC's Chief Executive was refusing to release any tender documents relating to the tournament. Since the court ruling, it means even the names of the to which contract were given and the value of those contracts. The judge said: "Refusing access to these records would enable the organizer of this event to keep from the public eye documents which may disclose evidence of corruption, graft and incompetence in the organization of the World Cup or which my disclose that there has been no such malfeasance"(Verashni Pillay) The M&G reports that Judge Les Morison awarded the costs to the newspaper.M&G also reports about the first clashes in which several people were injured when the security guards threw bottle at office of security manager at the Moses Mabhida stadium on Monday. It is reported by the M&G that about 500 guards went on a rampage, overturning bins and throwing objects at police after the game between Germany and Australia. The guards are alleged to have said that they were supposed to be paid R1,500 and they received R190. The guards who were employed by a company called Stallion Security, which received the tender from a local organizing, could not be gotten by M&G for comment.(M&G)The National section of the news of M&G has these headliners:Police break up Cup wages Protest; Tender Ruling a victory for transparency;Cabinet Sets up team to foil xenophobic attacks(does this mean the government is at odds with its own constituency)? - World Cup tenders to be released - Cabinet sets up team to foil xenophobic attacks - Public-sector Unions threaten World Cup strike. There is an Escom strike looming.InterregnumAs of the writing of this Hub, there is heightened euphoria and an air filled and pregnant with expectation and high optimism throughout South Africa. Many people, not all, are involved in one form or another. Musicians, actors, writers, pundits of all stripes, the constant blurting sounds of the 'Vuvuzela', people , in the bitterly cold South Africa of June(Winter Season), are up and about in the Townships; singing, blowing the Vuvuzelas, moving up and down in their imported Europeans and American along with Japanese and other cars; flags fluttering on their car mirrors; children, overly excited and unbridled in their enthusiasm; some people have prepared their houses to receive World Cup Fans.But some are not seeing anyone come, as yet; the race relations between Africans and Africans(or Whites in general) within South Africa have somewhat thawed; the excitement and happiness displayed by the denizens of the Townships is off-the-hook; Soweto is a mad-house Ghetto/Suburb/Slum; liquor(beer and hot-stuff is flowing) in the Taverns, B&Bs, ordinary and nondescript houses; rabid Township soccer fans are rubbing their palms with heightened and fever-pitch glee and expectation to be in a position to see their soccer idols from overseas, LIVE, in their own stadiums and country.Cape Town City, Downtown Johannesburg, Durban and such like cities throughout South Africa are buzzing with life. Some room in places like the One&Only in Cape Town's waterfront start form R7,000 to R55,000($1,000 to $6,000) for the two-bedroom presidential suite. There's so much opulence it boggles the mind of a township dweller to even wrap their mind around. There are places such as the Bastien Gonzalez with intensive pedicure for R880; daily live Jazz; baby sitting, and one can snack-up of Future Bloody Mary, featuring Biltong-infused vodka; the rooms depend on the season and the room.(M&G)The M&G gives a very interesting description and smells of the Airport and the tropical Climate which is 10 minutes from Umhlanga, with Durban proper about 20 minutes down the M4, and according to Nic Dawes, where roadworks choke the traffic between the sea and the folded sails of the Moses Mabhida stadium.(Nic Dawes)The whole entertainment farce being quoted above is showing how in the midst of plenty, there are suffering and hungry hordes who are not getting anything out of this Gravy Express(which is only a month from June 11 to the 11 of July). The M&G is one of the newspapers which play pivotal role in the vanguard of keeping the 'check 'and balances' acute and keeping the window of censorship form totally shutting downWhen Rugby first came to Orlando Stadium, in the "Kasi"(Short for Lokasie/Location), which part of the lingua-franca of the township slang for the large sprawl which is the Township of Soweto, race relations have begun to thaw. Although there will be disbelievers, who still fear to go into the mammoth Ghetto/Suburb. Even though most White people who are the inhabitants of South Africa, came to Soweto as 'tourists', they became immersed in the midst of the quasi-superficial alcohol-driven color-blind euphoria that saw drunk Afrikaner men hand in had with the women who sell "pap en vleis"(Mielie cooked serving with meat).There was a cross-cultural display of affection and boundary-breaking and "de-othering" by both White visitors and the African hosts. It is ironic that it was Rugby, and not soccer, that has made White South Africans to go in droves to Orlando Stadium, in Soweto. This could be interpreted as a subconscious desire, collectively, to move on from the past a stark reminder that South Africans have not. The hosts were extra nice(some think because these were white people), but it was part of the "Ubuntu" culture and beingness of Africans in South Africans to be courteous and kind. The Visitors were surprised that Soweto was a normal place with very normal people. A couple of weeks ago, with the murder of Terreblanche(AWB) leader had put South Africa on the precipice of a race war.Between the Host(African South Africans/Citizens of Soweto), was still reminiscent of 1995, as if true only happened last month, and it was as if the past 16 years were less significant than most people would like to think. Many Afrikaner visitors, in this case, were still being taught how to say Sawubona (Hello or Hi) by the hosts(Africans), and many were willing to be photographed with White people, without any hitch or negative and ugly race relations rearing its distorted head. Watching the dynamics of this intra- and interaction between the two races, it is not yet clear as to whether the common ground established by sports fanaticism will readily translate into an authentic sense of equality and respect for one another.One short note about the pre-Game "international" concert that saw the absence of the local African, Afrikaner and other races of South African musicians, except for Hugh and Lira, in the end looked like a farce, and the locals seem to have been left flabbergasted and discombobulated by the events and the music. It seems most were left freezing in the South African nasty and cold weather with many unknown musicians belting out their songs, to a seemingly lukewarm reception form the crowd, except for the shrill shouts that were there when Hush too over.Alicia Keys tried to warm up the crowds with apt lyrical songs. But it felt like the concert was a 'dud' to some extend because it did not mix a lot of local and well-known musicians, except for Vusi Mahlasela(the guitarist) who too left the fans wondering as to what was his performance all about. The Black Jacks sang along with Alicia Key, and the Black Jacks sang a semi-revolutionary song.But still this begs the question as where were the local musicians, or is it the case of local 'ain't all that'? One left the gig wondering as to where were the locals with their rich music and culture? People are being abused in many subtle ways than would be clear to the eye and man-in-the-street's understanding. Things seem to have change and sustain the status quo and segregated social order; in reality, it has made it unsustainable.Synthesis of SynergyThe word in the local street of the Township of Soweto and other sectors of civilian life and walk are decrying the fact that they had been "had," they "had been took ," and "bamboozled" by the World cup committee and its wards. This is from the fact that many people are still puzzled by the going-ons in their domicile, there are issues of fraud, deceit and plain con-manship by both the government,FIFA, and the FIFA organization, Tourism agencies, theMedia, Spin-weavers and a whole host of predators preying on the local culture, its peoples and the local's empty pockets, vulnerability and 'state' of shock.In many other areas of the endeavor/business for the locals, whenever "Big-Money" takes over, Africans in South Africa are auspiciously absent, and in fact,they are relegated to their hovels and other unsavory areas where their need, importance and relevance is shunned and ignored. In most cases, the ANC talks to its voting block as if its addressing children, and ignores their complains.For instance, the locals cook their own brand of food, but they are going to be limited to one-mile radius from the stadiums, and only sponsored and licensed hawkers will be permitted to hawk their goods. The permit for selling anything during the world cup is exorbitantly prohibitive, especially for the poor and downtrodden masses. When the tourist come around, locals are 'checked' and are not allowed to freely interact with them. The heavily armed police(dubbed 'Rambos' by the locals) are protecting the tourists from the locals, and are vicious towards the citizens of these townships.The same behavior outlined in the previous paragraph clearly describes the attitude of the government towards it people, whom they will need for the next round of votes. An unscientific poll of the people of Soweto as to what was their take about the world Cup, and the performance of the government turns-out most of them cannot wait for this tournament to end, and maybe they will be able to deal with their reality.Those asked a few of these question cannot fathom their own positions in the rainbow society that is South Africa today. Unemployment is in the mid and upper forty percentile; poverty is harsh and rife; crime is high and unsustainable; intra- and inter-race animosity tense and ever-present; the old racism of the past lingering in the foreground and background; the general populace in a nutshell are deflated and disappointed that although the world Cup is in their country, they are left out in many key events and decision-making processes that the world sees as 'something' successful.Most of the African South Africans have a sense that they are playing a second or last role in the affairs concerning them and they are treated by their government as second class citizens with preference for foreigners and other people except them As these events swirl with the days waning toward the beginning and end of the World cup, a Perfect Storm is building given the legitimate grievances made by the citizens of South Africa of all stripes about their treatment and their being neglected all at the same time. Only one-third of the people of the world are sleep at any given moment. The disparities between the most affluent and the poverty-stricken hordes is gapingly obvious."The other two-thirds are awake and probably stirring up mischief somewhere."(Dean Rusk) The narrative above seems to aptly describe the opening saying by Dean Rusk. The present ruling government in South Africa seems to think that three-quarters of the population to be asleep, and that they(ANC) belong to the one-quarter which forms the upper echelons of the ruling and monied-class in south Africa, and the class that makes decisions for the rest."Leaders who plan for an African future but consider knowledge of the past irrelevant can only be presumed to be harboring he colonialist view of the African past. It was the wisdom of our fathers to emphasize that each present generation owes obligations and responsibilities to both the ancestors and the generations yet unborn."(Ajayi)To regain our dignity, we must make it impossible for any group(even those who look like us and claim to represent the interest of African people), to ever gain and trample upon the African people. African people must confront their intentions to do so with a power they can neither trample upon nor ignore.The Storm is GatheringSince the independence of South Africa from Apartheid,the African elite have proclaimed it their aim to foster the economic and cultural development of the country. We have, after 16 years, begun to see how they are doing. The record of stasis is disappointing enough; still, there are other causes for alarm. There is a strange quisling quality about their actions which forces people to ask whether they are primarily African nationalists, or modern African slavers serving the West just as the slaving elites did centuries ago.They seem to be victims of voluntary cultural servitude and of an economic insecurity which predispose them to serve the West rather than South Africa. They present and display mental conditioning and habits of consumption that so alarmingly unite their political and economic interests with those of the Western masters, at the expense of the indigenous population(African South Africans and poor Whites).The received political faith of most of these petite bourgeoisie is liberalism in one form or another. These African liberals, as agents of an international liberal imperialism, have a special job: to spread the liberal ideology in South Africa, to maintain a black front there for a neocolonial world order run by the West, to administer the neocolonial African territory(South Africa, in this specific case), for the West, and to restore the imperialized status quo if any genuinely African nationalist regime should storm its way into power in South Africa.To call them neocolonial administrators is not to say that they, like the former white Apartheid colonial administrators, receive direct orders or mandatory guidelines from the masters overseas, with detailed or discretionary instructions on what to do, and when and how to do it. Some do, but the ruling elite in South Africa is in cahoots with the past Apartheid regime.What they do and project to their people(Africans, in particular), is that they operate in an environment, with a mentality, and under conditioned attitudes and direct advice that all tend to yield policies that primarily serve the past neocolonial Apartheid regime. These policies often are in direct opposition to the genuine interests of the African South African peoples. Conditioned by a pro-Western miseducation, they see their class interests as tied to those of their imperial masters, and they readily abandon the interests of their people to protect those of their class and those of their imperial masters.These two cases illustrate both their quisling mentality and concrete educational conditioning that promote this mentality within the South African context. The African elite in South Africa is "lacking the necessary financial capital (for development, but they are also lacking the minimum revolutionary capital among themselves(the African pot-bellied and overdressed elite), and they are now so remote from the conditions of life from the toiling and downtrodden masses..."(Cisse)The Ruling ANC disregards and disrespects its peoples and is arrogant about the power they possess. They have shunned and dismissed the cries of their African brethren, they are impolite to them, and are now fattened by the Gravy train that they have tuned themselves off their electorate. In Senghor's words(1962): "The weakness of the Nation is neither the level of the highest state official nor at the level of the peasants of the Bush, nor even with the skilled workers; it is at the level of the lower and intermediary civil servants, many of whom are not yet decolonized, those who are still not aware of the fact that independence requires an increased effort of work, discipline and also politeness..."The UN declared Apartheid a 'crime against humanity'. It robbed generations of people not only of their dream, but of their ability to dream. Apartheid was a complex system in which social engineers and planners set out deliberately to cripple the majority of the African population at every possible level, from economic and occupational to educational and emotional.In pursuit of this goal, with a total and callous disregard for any human rights, they condemned millions of people to a slow death through malnutrition and preventable diseases. To police this system, another section of the population was infused with the poison of racism. This was systematically done through formal schooling that purposely manipulated history. Its aim - was to provide the managerial and supervisory ranks on the one hand and the fodder for the factories, mines and farms on the other.The ANC took over this structure and turned it into its cash cow and have instead let it deteriorate and in the meanwhile, lining up their pockets with ready and available cash aptly named the "gravy train", which to this day, as the World cup is about to begin, they lick and grab with all what they have, whilst the masses are pushed away and made more poor, sicker, and unheard. Such is life like in South Africa on the Eve of the 2010 World Cup, and the Swirling storm is picking up steam .And the 12 of July, post World Cup euphoria, when the hangover of the cheap thrills provided by the World Cup Scenario is over and reality sets in The present ruling elite and their masters are aware that they have a population which vote for them which like the rest of Africa is a large and an unsophisticated population which they think they can exploit, ignore or dismiss. What this present ruling authoritarian state believes is that diversity of views is wasteful and irresponsible; dissent is an annoying nuisance and is often considered to be subversive; and standardization is considered to be logical and sensible goals for mass communicationsFIFA Mafia or What...Aldous Huxley in the" Brave New World" observed" "A really efficient totalitarian state is one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their newspaper editors and schoolteachers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned... to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and school teachers[CEOs, managers, sidekicks and some lumpen petty-bourgeoise and lumpen thug elements and cabals my addition]."Characterized by a strong an ruthless leader, a hierarchy, a strong code of conduct for its members and, above all, the goal of power and profit. Corrupt police and public officials, attorneys and judicial officers, political leaders and businessmen comprise the protectors."Andrew Jennings gives a well researched account about FIFA, and he gives a very deep account of how FiFA This is basically what was happening: "FIFA's embedded corruption, organzed to enrich a handful of officials and keep them inperpertual power, has lurched far beyond the sum of its parts. The unaccountable structure they've instilled is honed to deliver the game to the needs of global Capitalism - with no checks or restraints. Just cheques. ... FIFA' leaders have created an organization that goes out of its way to avoid financial scrutiny ... There's no register of senior officials' interest. FIFA's president, Blatter get away with refusing to reveal his earnings, bonuses, expenses and other perks. We are told that disclosure would be 'against custom and practice in Switzerland'."(Markus Siegler, 2003)The account of how South Africa was manipulated and made a fool by FIFA is a long and involved narrative ... Otherwise Blatter pledged the World Cup helped him win the FIFA presidency in 1998. But if he kept the promise, was likely going to lose his position in 2002 because Europe would not stand for it. Europe with its eight votes, and Africa with four, was adamant that the World Cup should return to Europe. Blatter was in a quandary as to how was he going to please two continents, but continued with public pronouncements that South Africa should host 2006. The Europeans wanted and favored Germany, but it was at this time that the political and financial strategy was worked-out in the background.South Africa had no need to be unduly worried by its rivals for 2010. Libya and Tunisia were not credible and Egypt was not ready. Morocco was bidding hard but they were not going to win, despite the amounts of money spent towards that effort. Astonishingly, south African government minister Essop Pahad raised a taboo subject. 'If we ha to choose between corrupting peopling and losing, let's just lose,' he said. 'We're not going to give any money to anyone under the table.' (Jermaine Craig, 2004)If Nelson Mandela thought he was in for an easier ride this time, he had not been warned of Jack Warner's cloying demand for face time. Mandela and Desmond Tutu - on e really too old to travel, the other ill were told bluntly: turn up in Trinidad in April 200 for Warner photo ops or forget 2010; Irvin Khoza, quoted in Ndaba Dlamini's "Reonting Long Road to World Cup, 2009, said: "Jack bluntly told us if we wated his vote, we must bring Mandela to the Caribbean(Dlamini, 2010) Its a pity that Nelson Madela has got got caught up in something like this."The enforced visit to Trinidad by the two Nobel Prize laureates was being stage-managed by Warner to embarrass his political in the ruling People's National Movement (PNM) government. Mandela was 'his', said Warner, to organize as he chose. Blatter got in on the act and rushed to Trinidad to share a platform with the octogenarian, Madiba. The public display at a Trinidad Stadium did not last long. "This is my last trip abroad - I am here to plead," Mandela said. After 15 minute he departed to rest in his room Mandela lasted seen minutes when put up to speak at a private dinner for which Warner charged 100 pounds a seat.When Mandela and FW de Klerk arrived in Zurich in the dawn, having flown overnight from South Africa for the vote, Warner was lying in wait. He wanted still ore face time because, 'unfortunately, CONCACAF was still undecided'. Shamelessly bringing Mandela to heel and more photo-ops - Warner concluded with typically immodesty, 'It's a historic occasion for me. In some ways it will decide the future of one country. South Africa won the vote for 2010 and Blatter was stronger than ever.'Fifa is essentially an anti-democratic organization. Not one of thousands of officials at any level ever makes public criticisms of the hierarchy in their own lands or an annual congresses. Not the poor official of the developing world, nor the 'fat cats' of western Europe. From the 1970s the international sports federations became the battering ram of expanding capitalism. The Brands became mafia commission, the federations the subservient families,each with their own boss.They delivered highly desirable sport. In return, they were paid. Those who did not take bribes squeak that they are clean. Who pays for their luxury and lifestyles? 'Just as sponsors have the responsibility to preserve the integrity of the sport, so too you have responsibility an accountability to the sponsor.' (John Hunter, 1994) This was a chill warning from Coca-Cola vice president John Hunter at the IOC Centenary Congress in Paris, 1994 as the brands were tightening their grip. Blatter was hired by Havelange and Dassler in 1970s to implement Coke's plans.He seems never to have forgotten his benefactors or 'partners' as they now have to be called. In September 2009 the entrance to FiFA House w draped with Coca-Cola banners announcing the 2010 publicity campaign. Triumphantly they said, 'Welcome to the world of football'.(Andrew Jennings, 2010) This, the African peoples of South Africa did not know nor anticipate, but as the tournament is coming to an end, the reality is beginning to set in. The poor are more poorer today than they were before the tournament, and there is dread, misery, shame, poverty, TB, AIDS and other malaise that are debilitating and the people are bearing the full wrath of all their misfortunes.The Nonqauze Effect and SyndromeThe people of South Africa are now tired of being lied to; sick of wading through the ever-rising tide of corporate and political shenanigans; and, people are forever jaded from the countless times they've been burned, duped, fooled, scammed, mugged, heated, misled, and totally screwed over. This has been done by the Fifa Mafia which as described above, is now operating openly and fully in the World Cup business mugging atmosphere in South Africa.In April 27 2010, Craig McKune of the Cape Times wrote: "Seventy-Five days from now,when the World Cup is over, the international football federation's officials will be flying way with bags of money, saying: bye Suckers". Andrew Jackson, a British investigative journalist, was banned from Fifa's conferences so that its president, Blatter would not have to answer potentially revealing questions about the organizations.Jennings who has authored a book on Fifa, Foul! The secret world of Fifa: Bribes, vote-rigging and ticket scandals details how a Swiss marketing company ISL, which previously managed Fifa's marketing and broadcast rights, apparently paid 'industrial scale' bribes to top officials, and Jennings went so far as to state that Blatter himself could have accepted a bribe. Jennings stated in his book "Fifa, Foul! The Secret World of Fifa: Bribes, vote rigging and ticket scandals" that the soccer federation has conflicting interests between it and the public and private sector that fuel 'manipulation thorough the use of influence, political pressure, bribes, fraud and extortion"In this book, Jennings also details "how a Swiss marketing company, ISL, which previously managed Fifa's marketing and broadcast rights, apparently paid 'industrial scale' bribes to top officials. Jennings said it was "remarkable good luck" that, because of mismanagement of ticketing process, ordinary South Africans will able to afford. "They were never intended to have tickets,n not if they were living on the lower end of the economic scale." He went on to say that South Africans would pay taxes to cover World Cup Expenses for years to come, and at the end of the tournament, that's the ay they're going out through OR Tambo with Bags full of money.The deals Fifa made with the private and public sectors is one of the biggest risks areas at all levels of public life in South Africa. Mega events like the Fifa 2010 World Cup, provide fertile ground for this. The event is a catalyst for competition not only among football stars but among the many contenders in the private and public sectors who seek to benefit from multiple state tenders that flow from these highly financed events.Outcomes are vulnerable to manipulation through the use of influence, political pressure, bribe, fraud and extortion. When one looks at the past week of the World Cup events and reality, one begins to glean on the reality of the monster and mafia corps and economic terrorists that is Fifa, what has been said above is right on the mark. It is not far fetched, on previewing the events of the past week to say that Fifa is operating like the Mafia.Or do the South African people exonerate these types of deals as if they make good business sense? It would seem like the jury is still out on this one... The people, were told to fix their houses, spend all their lives savings and get caught-up in debt, some making their house to be collaterals for loans, with a promise that when the sun comes up during the World Cup, all their expenditures will be paid-off from the money brought about by tourism and the soccer fans from all over the world.As the Sun is going to come up ion the 12 of July, the deafening silence found in Townships like Soweto, will bring back the real reality of reality. ... Remember the Nonqauze Effect and syndrome...? In this case, the people have been sold to the idea that they are going to make money during the World Cup, they will be getting visitors from overseas who were going to rent rooms from them; they were promised change and money of which both were never there and nothing materialized for them this past one month from the 11 June to the 11 July 2010.The story and photo of Nonqause and Nonkosi can be seen and read in the Hub I published called: "Restoration of African South African Historical Consciousness: Culture, Custom, Traditions and Practices".The Mugging of Poor Africans and other Poor MinoritiesAs the World Cup progresses into the 5th and 6th day, signs of unrest abound: the stewards who also provide security in the stadiums have gone on strike, and the police are now responsible for security in the World Cup Stadiums. Billions have been spent on building these stadiums, whilst the poor Africans live on R14($2) a day and are facing ore poverty and different diseases, and the clinics lack medicine and doctors are few. The courts in south Africa have been set and these are dealing with law breakers expeditiously a rare practice in contemporary South Africa.There is a news blackout for the Africans in South Africa about events that are happening in south Africa. By tis I mean, if the local press is not carrying it, nor the TV reporting, there is no other way for the poor, who do not have internet or computers in their houses, can get to know about the news that is happening in their country. It is also interesting to note that there was an electrical power cut after Escom threatened with a strike which left 2000 World Cup fans stranded until early Thursday morning. Just like June 16 1976, there is simmering anger amongst the poor Africans in South Africa that they are being taken for granted by their government, yet, this is being ignored and underreported by the media.Strikes are taking place, discontent raising, government corruption's the norm, people in the Townships are left gaping, high and dry because some have taken out loans to fix their homes for the coming soccer fans, put their houses as collateral; and, as the days of the tournament march-on, the Townships are seeing nobody come to rent rooms from them, and those fans that do, set their own cheap price,and often leave after a day or two.These might seem like non-issues for those not affected in the manner described above, but there are people who are hurting, and are in serious debt with nowhere to turn to. As we speak, several Townships in Soweto are facing an electricity blackout, which I believe was spread widely throughout the Gauteng region, and they are feeling cold,hungry and with no heater to heat-up their homes.Those who have borrowed monies to fix their homes for the "unseen" soccer masses, those who booked schools and furniture which they put into the empty classrooms and security guards to guard the premises, are having to sell up all that and pay the securities for the fans that never showed-up, are left wondering what is it they are going to have to do to offset the expenses.The word in the Street on the street is that the that the glitz and blitz, the 21 century stadiums has brought about the hardest time amongst African South Africans. The locals are flabbergasted, confused, dazed, in the dark, hungry, cold, made ignorant, in serious debt,penniless, ignored and chastised, the poor Africans' image smeared both locally and internationally, on the Internet, international and local media.Meanwhile, thousand of South Africans marched on Wednesday against the lavish spending on the tournament. M&G reports that Fifa has raked in billions from the World Cup. This is something in the neighborhood of $3.2 Billion (About R24-billion). It is reported, by M&G, that South Africa, which has spent R63 billion on hosting the event, granted Fifa a number of concessions; meaning that the country will lose tens and possibly hundreds of millions of Rands (South African currency) in potential revenue.The South African Revenue service has been forced to agree to a "tax bubble" around Fifa sites, in which the soccer federation won't pay value-added tax, income tax and custom duties; there is also a supportive financial environment which waives custom duties, taxes and levies on the import and export of goods belonging to Fifa delegations, its commercial affiliates, broadcast rights holders, media and spectators; and unrestricted import and export of all foreign currencies into and from South Africa.These guarantees also included ownership of all media, marketing and intellectual property and that Fifa cannot be sued for claims arising from staging of the tournaments. The government would have to foot a bill exceeding R100-million to pay the police officers that are now providing security after the strike of security workers at the World Cup stadiums. (M&G)This is the nature of economic terrorism, and blatant daylight robbery that has been visited upon the all the poor and tax-paying workers of South Africa. This is what the World Cup has come to mean for the locals, especially the poor ones Fifa as modern pirates and robbers. The South Africans are going to end up with billion dollar stadiums and a huge bill, which in the end, left all poor South Africans more poor than they were before the World Cup.Whilst we are still on the topic, as the World Cup Progresses, Townships like the Soweto are not seeing the horde of Sports fans coming into their houses, the schools set aside for the tourist to live are empty with furniture and beds, wardrobes and the like, with a tight security, guarding empty classrooms(4 days) and there is a talk about some point system in term locating people in those houses or domiciles that are still empty up to now.But downtown Johannesburg is a beehive of activity, as opposed to the quite and inactive Soweto Townships, except for few festival dotted around the Townships, which now act as gathering spots than anything else. The World Cup action is far away, except within the B&Bs and tavern, but the denizens of the townships are seeing nothing but the usual handful "tourists" and the final analysis, they have been relegated to being spectators of.The media apparatuses in the Internet and local TV and newspapers have done a very good job distorting the image of the poor Africans, by labeling them as crime-prone, as suffering and dying from AIDS and the whole bit. When one reads the local and national press in South Africa, surf the newspaper of the country on the Web, this reality does not escape one, and in the interim, the detractors of African people, those who attack Africans who raise these points and issues, are derided as ignorant and not knowing what they are talking about.It is important to repeat some of the issues already raised in the Hub above time and time again, because they "ugly" picture of crime, suicides, not really reported, and the multitudes that are dying going unreported [deliberately]; those many deaths that have risen numerous of the Africans dying from Diabetes, Hypertension, kidney failures, heightened tensions, unmet expectations during this World Cup Finals, pressure and broken promises about the monies to be made during this time.The South African Media machine, in cahoots with American media moguls and machinery, have gone into full gear, and usurped the political, economical and social and cultural sense and control by Africans in South Africa. They have retched churned-up their media machine and spin doctrines and philosophies by blaming the victim(Africans) they have created since 1948, the onset of Apartheid rule.A lot of soccer fans coming into South Africa have been barraged with Internet warnings about African people in South Africa, and they were advised to carry medicine against Malaria and so forth. This is what the media in South Africa has done and is continuing to do destroying and thrashing the image of African people because, come to think of it, Apartheid Media never went defunct or out of circulation nor ceased to exist once the ANC-led government took power. African Media was and is still owned by Big Commercial Media companies within South Africa and the world.One other fascinating feature of the World Cup are the 56 court system staffed with many young and brilliant prosecutors has been dispensing justice at record pace, than do the local civil and criminal courts. Clare Byrne of the Mail and Guardian characterized it as the South African justice system acts as if it's on steroids.' She goes on to further state: "Faced with a barrage of questioning over security in the run-up to the tournament as persistent as the drone of the Vuvuzela's, the host nation has pulled out all the stops to shake its image of criminal haven."Apart from deploying 4100 police around stadiums, fan parks hotels and tourist sites, and stocking up on helicopters, water canons and other equipment the government has also set up 56 dedicated World Cup courts across the country. Staffed by dedicated prosecutors working with dedicated teams of detectives, magistrates and 93 interpreters, these districts and regional courts have been sitting late into the night to try cases linked to the tournament with impressive results. Justice has never been this quick in south Africa: Two armed men rob three foreign journalists at gunpoint on a Wednesday, police arrest them on the Thursday, and by Friday night they've been tried, convicted and begun serving a 15-year sentence.In Cape Town, a woman who snatched the bag of a Japanese tourist was arrested, tried and convicted a day later(M&G)Within 4 days of kick-off, police arrested several people and 20 cases had been brought before special courts for offenses including robbery, theft and fraud Amidst tis hullabaloo, the locals are asking as to who is protecting them? They are asking questions as to where is the government to protect them, and allow them to prosper, than be onlookers of a game they are not part of. The media in this case highlights what the media is churning out the in the public mass consuming mass.This is how parastatals and other government and private enterprises fleece the tax-payers and the poor: In has been established that the troubled electric power producer spent R12,6 million football tickets for the 2010 FiFA World Cup, including some of the priciest tickets available. Ayanda Noah, Eskom's managing director of distribution, told the Mail and Guardian that Escom bought 1,110 tickets during 2009 and 2010. Of these,about 700 were hospitality? Tickets, valued at about R17,000 each.The remaining 400 for general seating. The executive decision to purchase the tickets was taken in November 2008, only four months before the end of the Financial year that saw Eskom hit its biggest loss of R9,7 billion. Eskom's financial situation led the parastatal asking the World Bank this year for a R27-billion loan to maintain the country's supply of electricity. Noah said its football-tickets initiative would "assist in building public confidence in Eskom and the system". The tickets were given to "customers and stakeholders hat were specifically identified to enhance the networks to key installations".(Ilham, Rawoot, M&G, 2010)Holders of hospitality tickets enjoy what FiFA describes as "world class" service, with "a main course before or after the match, a half-time snack, pre- and post-match entrees, hors d'oeuvres and dessert buffet, with an open bar with fine beverages".(Noah) Dedicated hostesses, preferential parking and exclusive commemorative gifts are included in the largess bestowed on holders of hospitality tickets, which are the most expensive available for the first two rounds of the tournament.In the purchasing of tickets, there were only hospitality options available to corporates, and grandstand tickets became available only in 2010, and executives were given tickets for themselves and their partners. And at the writing of this Hub, Eskom is still holding fast and not negotiating with Unions in good-faith so the talk have stalled, and the Unions threaten to strike.(M&G)Eric Mulaudzi on June 25, 2010, added the following: Eskom joins a list of government departments that know how to spoil their clients. On the list are:Trade and Industry, Tourism and Science and Technology, have spent R5.7 million on tickets for department employees and so-called stakeholdersR5.3 million already spent by the departments of Communication and Public Service and AdministrationIndustrial Development Corporation has spent a further R12 million on World Cup TicketsThe SABC is said to have spent R1.04 million on 96 tickets - R10,833 per ticketThe Council for Scientific and Industrial Research spent R315,000 on 40 ticketsGovernment Employees Medical Scheme bought 25 tickets for R65,400 as part of its "team-building initiatives for staff". (Ilham Rawoot)This is only the needle hole in the eye of the storm: obscene abuse of money at the expense of the poor the mugging of the weakest and wretchedly poor of South Africa keeps going on unabated, and we still have 7 days of the drainage of the coffers of the country tax payers are now left holding the bill, this then is the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.Development of UnderdevelopmentThe main picture which one sees whenever logs onto this Hub are the brand new stadiums. Gautrain, Re ya Vaya(We Are Going/Moving) buses and new roads that add to a sense of 'development' that has taken place in South Africa. Looking at townships like Orlando East and others throughout Soweto, there has been renovation of houses that has been and is still taking place as this Hub is developing. This too give a sense of 'development' and some semblance of 'progress' that is taking place within South Africa.But if one were to look at all the events and reports that are coming out of South Africa which allege that South African authorities had made efforts to hide the homeless population to make areas seem more and more welcoming to tourists, then one will fail to see the 'underdevelopment' that has been wrought upon the poor citizens of South Africa by Apartheid. Take Soweto for instance, the Old Orlando East Soccer Stadium was renovated form the ground up, but not one World Cup match was played in that stadium, except for Rugby, which was never played there.The Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign(AEC) has organized the poor People's World Cup, a three-week-long competition that mimics the FiFA World Cup, but allows poor South Africans to participate and spectate. Groups from 40 impoverished Cape Town Communities have formed tams to compete in the Poor People's World Cup. At the moment 1000 to 1500 residents from Blikkiesdorp and surrounding communities are preparing themselves to march to Dan Plato to hand over a memorandum. Furthermore, this march is to support all he displaced communities now living in Blikkiesdorp as a result of World Cup regeneration projects.Many of these residents were promised proper houses before moving to this "concentration camp" with tin can structures far away fro the city center and from job opportunities, good education, their social networks, etc., on the 13 of June 2010, he Poor People's World Cup successfully kicked-off their first day of matches at the Avendale soccer fields, net to Athlone stadium in Cape Town. Early in the Morning, the first minibuses with soccer teams arrived from all over Cape Town to play their first games in this Poor People's tournament. Everybody was exited and the atmosphere was amazing, considering the bad weather forecast.The Poor People's World Cup was organized because the 'poor' felt left-out and excluded by FIFA World Cup 2010. They see the government has put huge amounts of money in the Greenpoint Stadium and in upgrading Athlone Stadium, but the poor communities cannot benefit from all these investments. The soccer matches will be played in town, and poor people do not have tickets or transport to go there.Besides this, the FIFA World up has negatively impacted their communities as they were not even allowed to trade near stadiums, fan parks and their tourist areas anymore. The poor are not only evicted from their trading paces for the World Cup, they are also evicted fro their homes and relocated to the TRA's, such as Bilkkiesdorp, far away from the center and from job opportunities and from the eyes of the tourists.(Landless People's Movement)Protea South(in Soweto) is one of the informal settlements that have not yet benefitted in the last 16 years of democracy. As it stands, people in Protea South are still living without services(water, electricity and toilet). Yesterday the community that live in the bond houses(Bank and government built houses) decided to disconnect the electricity that the people from the informal settlement connected to their tin shacks.They went around disconnecting and beating people who connected the electricity within their shacks. As a result two people were shot and one died on the spot while he other was rushed to hospital. Maureen Mnisi, who is the leader of LPM(Landless People's Movement) was also attacked at he home, the people from the bond houses tried to burn down her shack. The community from the informal settlement got angry and they decided to fight back.They burned down the electricity box and threw stones at the people from the bond houses.(Abahlali base Mjondolo) Some people have called to the cessation of the animosities and say that the community should start to identify the enemy that has created the divisions between the poor communities.They say that they want to make the government which pretends not to know their issues, come to every poor community where people are suffering without basic services. They vow to make the government officials to leave their offices and come to address the issue of electricity in Protea South and other poor communities.(Abahlali base Mjondolo)Jane Roberts says: "It's a dumping place created when they took people from the streets because they don't want them in the city for the World Cup, and now they are living in a concentration camp." Robert, who is 54 added: "It's like the devil runs this place. We have no freedom. The police come at night and beat adults and children. South Africa isn't showing the world what it's doing to its people. It only shows the World Cup."David smith wrote: "Children squint as wind whips the grey sand into their faces. A teenager braves the flies and stench of a leaking outdoor toilet to draw water from a standpipe. He stares vacantly along regimented row of corrugated iron shacks encircled by a tall, concrete fence. No grass or trees grow here."Campaigners argue that this bleak place in Delft township shows that Africa's first World Cup has become a tool to impress wealthy foreigners at the expense of it own impoverished people. Residents say it is worse than the townships created by the white minority government before the end of racial apartheid in 1994."Tin Can Town" Close-upThe creation of stadiums and the general infrastructure within and all over South Africa will cost some $3-4 billion and yet a short drive fro the Cape town's Greenpoint Stadium, or Soccer City in Johannesburg, one, as in the case of Cape Town, will come to Blikkiesdoept built in 2008 for an estimated R32 million to provide emergency housing for about 60 who had been illegally occupying buildings.To visitors, the column after column of on-room sacks, each spray-painted with a designated code number, are disturbingly reminiscent of District 9, [we should at this point recall District Six, during the Apartheid era), last year's hit science film about space aliens forced to live in an informal settlement in Johannesburg. Residents said this week there were about 15,000 people struggling to live in about 3,000 of the wood and iron structures, with more arriving all the time.City officials claimed these figures were inaccurate but said the site was designed to cater for 1,667 families in total In some cases families of six or seven people are crammed into living space of three by six meters. They complain that the corrugated walls swelter in summer temperatures of 40C and offer l