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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:09 pm 
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I’ll take the acre alongside Newlands Station. I’ll plant flyhalves :thumbup:

Hookers sandy, Hookers.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:12 pm 
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Good thing our law enforcement is equipped or can be trusted to deal with this.
https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/gauteng/land-grabs-continue-in-tshwane-despite-makhuras-warning-13738659

https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/gauteng/gauteng-government-steps-up-fight-against-land-grabbers-13762337


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:17 pm 
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Utterly ridiculous. I hope these idiots demonstrate the futility of this "free land for all" charade.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:33 pm 
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saffer13 wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:
I’ll take the acre alongside Newlands Station. I’ll plant flyhalves :thumbup:

Hookers sandy, Hookers.


They grow better in Durban.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:40 pm 
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Sandstorm wrote:
saffer13 wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:
I’ll take the acre alongside Newlands Station. I’ll plant flyhalves :thumbup:

Hookers sandy, Hookers.


They grow better in Durban.

Herein lies the problem. People know fvckall about farming.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 8:46 am 
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Zimbabwe looks set to return to the Commonwealth

A great step forward :thumbup:

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HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially applied for Zimbabwe to rejoin the Commonwealth it left in 2003 and has invited the grouping of former British colonies to send observers to its general elections set for July.

The southern African nation formally quit the Commonwealth after then leader Robert Mugabe, who had ruled Zimbabwe from its independence in 1980, came under criticism over disputed elections and land seizures from white farmers.

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said in a statement that Mnangagwa, who replaced Mugabe after a de facto army coup in November, made the application on 15 May.

“Zimbabwe’s eventual return to the Commonwealth, following a successful membership application, would be a momentous occasion, given our shared rich history,” Scotland said.

Mnangagwa is expected to fix an election date at the end of this month.

The presidential, parliamentary and council elections are seen as a litmust test of Mnangagwa’s democratic credentials and if agreed by Western powers, international lenders could begin lending to the country for the first time in 20 years.

Election observers will produce a report that will form part of an informal assessment used to deternmine Zimbabwe’s re-admission, Scotland said.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 2:56 am 
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Zimbabwe looks set to return to the Commonwealth

A great step forward :thumbup:

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HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially applied for Zimbabwe to rejoin the Commonwealth it left in 2003 and has invited the grouping of former British colonies to send observers to its general elections set for July.

The southern African nation formally quit the Commonwealth after then leader Robert Mugabe, who had ruled Zimbabwe from its independence in 1980, came under criticism over disputed elections and land seizures from white farmers.

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said in a statement that Mnangagwa, who replaced Mugabe after a de facto army coup in November, made the application on 15 May.

“Zimbabwe’s eventual return to the Commonwealth, following a successful membership application, would be a momentous occasion, given our shared rich history,” Scotland said.

Mnangagwa is expected to fix an election date at the end of this month.

The presidential, parliamentary and council elections are seen as a litmust test of Mnangagwa’s democratic credentials and if agreed by Western powers, international lenders could begin lending to the country for the first time in 20 years.

Election observers will produce a report that will form part of an informal assessment used to deternmine Zimbabwe’s re-admission, Scotland said.



It seems, superficially at least, that Mnangagwa is making some positive moves to improve Zim's lot (bringing back some farmers as well) however, the acid test will be that election. Even in the more robust democracies of Africa, the incumbent losing the election rarely seems to transition peacefully.

I am still unconvinced he is the person to sort out Zim: the party are still wedded to ludicrous left wing economic principles that have long since been abandoned (post-1989) by even the most ardent 'socialist' regimes e.g. Vietnam; and he himself is still the butcher of Matabele.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 6:41 am 
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Caley_Red wrote:
It seems, superficially at least, that Mnangagwa is making some positive moves to improve Zim's lot (bringing back some farmers as well) however, the acid test will be that election. Even in the more robust democracies of Africa, the incumbent losing the election rarely seems to transition peacefully.

I am still unconvinced he is the person to sort out Zim: the party are still wedded to ludicrous left wing economic principles that have long since been abandoned (post-1989) by even the most ardent 'socialist' regimes e.g. Vietnam; and he himself is still the butcher of Matabele.


I agree on all your points. Re-joining the Commonwealth is a great sign, as this will allow a lot of technical expertise to come back into the country and get the private sector and various industries back on their feet. But I still don't trust him, and I believe he'll steal the election. He is ludicrously confident by inviting the election observers, which makes me think he will use the same apparatus that Mugabe did to steal the last election. At least it appears that there is an absence of violence.

It's also hard to say how popular the new leader of the MDC is, Chamisa. The state media are in full swing against him.

After 37 years of Mugabe, perhaps we should be realistic that a full transition to a democracy was never going to take less than 12 months, and that a full term of ED is part of the price.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 1:12 pm 
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So is it time to buy some Zim dollars yet?


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