Title: Election for Prime Minister of Transvaal
Description: Botha call election for August 27
Botha - August 5, 2007 04:52 AM (GMT)
Staatsregeringministrie van Nasionaalverkiesing
Department of National ElectionsThe current term for Eersteminister [Prime Minister] expires on August 27, 2007. His Excellency, Staatspresident Botha has called for a national election to determine the next Eersteminister of Transvaal.
TRANSVAAL ELECTION LAW
Transvaal is an Anglo-Afrikaner homeland and thus citizenship is restricted to those residents of proven Afrikaner and English decent. All citizens of Transvaal residing in Transvaal may vote in national elections. White citizens residing in the African National Protectorates or Special Economic Zone in occupied-Mozambique are prohibited from voting. White citizens residing in the Rhodesian Protectorate may vote.
Field Marshal Paul Cruywagen (National Party) favoured government type: federal republic
Incumbent Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of Transvaal Krygmagte. Regarded by Transvaler standards to be a moderate. Cruywagen is nicknamed by both his supporters and critics “The Volvo” of Transvaal politics (i.e. "really safe but really boring"). He favours a federal republic to better govern the nation with the influx of non-Afrikaners and Africans as Transvaal’s borders expand into non-South African territory.
Riaan van der Byl (National Party) favoured government type: dictatorship
Former prime minister deposed after leading Transvaal into blundered defeat at the hands of the Zulu during the Natal War of Independence. Charming playboy and notorious bigot; responsible however for Transvaal’s first major economic boom during the Klingen Protectorate. Announced his candidature despite living in exile in Spain. Gained a reputation for his heavy drinking during cabinet meetings.
Dr. Hasso von Hugel (Boers-Volkstaat Party) favoured government type: totalitarian state
Former foreign minister of Boer Staat who fled into exile to Transvaal. A disciple of the infamous Dr. Hendrik von Kruger, von Hugel has firmly stated his first act as Prime Minister would be to release the incarcerated former prime minister Annetjie van Matteus and return her to power. A deeply religious man, Von Hugel believes Doctor Henrick von Kruger to be a living god and Ms. van Matteus a saint. Von Hugel has also promised a return to apartheid and expulsion of Africans from the Afrikaner homeland.
UnitedCorea - August 5, 2007 05:13 AM (GMT)
The Unified Kingdom of Shilla supports Field Marshal Paul Cruywagen of the National Party in this election.
Justinian the Mighty - August 5, 2007 05:24 AM (GMT)
ooc: The last choice is the best, infact no one can really vote, since we're all foreign leaders.
Slavorussia expresses support for Paul Cruywagen.
Vedran - August 5, 2007 05:35 AM (GMT)
The majority of Arctic citizens as well as the leader are unable to vote. However, we have indicated our support for Paul Cruywagen.
(still voted the last option)
Botha - August 5, 2007 07:15 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Justinian the Mighty @ Aug 4 2007, 09:24 PM)|
| ooc: The last choice is the best, infact no one can really vote |
OOC: I threw that in to see what people would do, but also to keep IC with the voting realities of the nation.
Sir Stamford Raffles - August 5, 2007 05:56 PM (GMT)
Suomen suuriruhtinaskunnan ulkoasianministeriö/Utrikesministeriet av Storfurstendömet Finland
The government of the Grand Duchy of Finland firmly backs Paul Cruywagen, as his policies have always been fair and reliable.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Finland
Mudd - August 5, 2007 06:03 PM (GMT)
The Tahoe Republic, like Transvaal, is made up of European descendents living in another continent, in our case Western North America. Thus, we know the precarious situation that often befalls nations of our type.
Although our people cannot vote in your elections, obviously, the Administration of Taoiseach Seán Ó Déaghaidh has indicated support for Field Marshal Paul Cruywagen, as his policies most resemble the type of government found in the Constitution of the Tahoe Republic.
Baron_Uberstein - August 7, 2007 06:58 AM (GMT)
I’m not an Anglo-Afrikaner, so I can’t vote, and we support Paul Cruywagen, he seems to be the most sane.
Moneke - August 7, 2007 08:12 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Botha @ Aug 4 2007, 10:52 PM)|
| [font=Impact]Staatsregeringministrie van Nasionaalverkiesing|
ooc: Thats a freakin cool name
ic: The government of the R.o.Roskunte apreciates the name of Staatsregeringministrie van Nasionaalverkiesing... kind of like the small town of Lastifillaliananiastranbergia in our country's north.
V The King - August 7, 2007 08:25 AM (GMT)
The Kingdom of Viniland supports the candidature of Field Marshal Paul Cruywagen, for he has a good past, expects to install a stable and secure government and will more likely not alienate the people of Transvaal. The other candidates seem to be way too extreme for our taste.
Botha - August 7, 2007 01:37 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Moneke @ Aug 7 2007, 12:12 AM)|
| The government of the R.o.Roskunte apreciates the name of Staatsregeringministrie van Nasionaalverkiesing |
Staatsregeringministrie van Nasionaalverkiesing = State Government Ministry of National Elections
Botha - August 7, 2007 08:43 PM (GMT)
Buoyant from hearing that he had received one vote so far in the balloting for the Transvaal National election, former prime minister Riaan van der Byl braved returning home to Johannesburg this afternoon from his self-imposed exile in Madrid. Van der Byl had fled Transvaal fearing for his life after being deposed during the rioting which brought Annetjie van Matteus to power.
Wearing a black wig, sunglasses, and a plaid suit, Herr van der Byl's attempt to quietly sneak past waiting press failed miserably as he was quickly indentified from the small crowd of passengers. Van der Byl in failed disguise as he disembarks at Johannesburg's Jake Felan International Airport.Later, while relaxing with a scotch on the rocks and cigarette, Herr van der Byl stated to reporters "I'm winning this election!", and that despite his previous errors provoking the Zulu of Natal into a bungled and costly war, he was the best unifying hope for a Transvaal torn between Cruywagen liberals and the hyper-nationalist bloc of Dr. von Hugel.VDB in his favourite pose while talking to reporters
General-Secretary - August 9, 2007 01:27 PM (GMT)
Darling, your mix of pseudo-fascism and racism, coupled with the 70's hairstyles and dreadful clothes that prevail in your country, simply do not make Transvaal at all attractive. I'm afraid I must say that I wear the title of being "not an Anglo-Afrikaner" with some degree of pride.
Botha - August 9, 2007 02:22 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (General-Secretary @ Aug 9 2007, 05:27 AM)|
| Darling, your mix of pseudo-fascism and racism, coupled with the 70's hairstyles and dreadful clothes that prevail in your country, simply do not make Transvaal at all attractive. |
OOC: I almost spilt my coffee reading that ROFLMAO
Botha - August 9, 2007 03:28 PM (GMT)
TELE-TRANSVAAL and TRANSVALER DAAGLIKSE NUUS presents...
Transvaal national election ALL-CANDIDATE INTERVIEW hosted by evening news anchor of Daaglikse Tele-Nuus Lukas Reitz
"Good evening everyone, I'm your host Lukas Reitz. As you can see, all the candidates are now in their seats, so let's begin."
"On my left here, we have Prime Minister Paul Cruywagen of the National Party of Transvaal, next to him on his left is Herr Riaan van der Byl, also running under the National Party banner, and on the end, Dr. Hasso von Hugel of the Boers-Volkstaat Party."
"I'll now open the floor to our audience, which is made up of members of the national and visiting international press... Please state your name and organisation and whom your question is addressed to:"
Sir Stamford Raffles - August 9, 2007 03:33 PM (GMT)
Good evening, mr. Reitz, Good evening, mr. Cruywagen,
My name is Hannu Reime and I am the African correspondent for YLE
Cruywagen, can you perhaps tell me your opinion about the ongoing crisis in Nigeria? What are your feelings towards a possible Finnish diplomatic intervention?
Reichführer - August 9, 2007 03:42 PM (GMT)
Also, I would like to introduce myself as Einhartz Shvolka, Representative to Transvaal for the Kashlinkovian National Broadcasting Network, The Republic. Mr. Cruywagen, we've seen the working of your policies in the past, and have found them quite fair, we find it good to ask, if you are elected what do you plan to do for Transvaal and Foreign Relations internationally?
papaver - August 9, 2007 03:51 PM (GMT)
Mr. Moderator, Alroy Walden - Ceathairne Media. Dr. von Hugel, we'd like to know what you feel would be the benefits of the apartheid segregation you are so firmly for? Are you at all afraid of a loss to your labor force?
Botha - August 9, 2007 04:16 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Sir Stamford Raffles @ Aug 9 2007, 07:33 AM)|
| Mr. Cruywagen, can you perhaps tell me your opinion about the ongoing crisis in Nigeria? What are your feelings towards a possible Finnish diplomatic intervention? |
PAUL CRUYWAGEN: As both Prime Minister of Transvaal and Commander-in-Chief of the Transvaal Krygmagte, I see no issues to Transvaal security if the Grand Duchy of Finland were involved or sent troops to intervene. We have amicable relations with the Grand Duchy, and their political ideology doesn't threaten Transvaler interests.
Botha - August 9, 2007 04:20 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Reichführer @ Aug 9 2007, 07:42 AM)|
| Mr. Cruywagen, we've seen the working of your policies in the past, and have found them quite fair, we find it good to ask, if you are elected what do you plan to do for Transvaal and Foreign Relations internationally? |
PAUL CRUYWAGEN: Foreign relations are not so much the scope of the Office of Prime Minister, that aspect falls more under the scope of the position of Staatspresident.
While the Prime Minister does occansionally stand in for the Staatspresident in diplomatic concerns, the Office of Prime Minister is primarally a domestic posting while the Staatspresident sets the tone and has final say for Transvaal's diplomatic actions and concerns.
Botha - August 9, 2007 04:28 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (papaver @ Aug 9 2007, 07:51 AM)|
| Dr. von Hugel, we'd like to know what you feel would be the benefits of the apartheid segregation you are so firmly for? Are you at all afraid of a loss to your labor force? |
DR. VON HEGEL: The benefits of apartheid are protection of our Afrikaner culture from dangerous outside influences. The African has nothing to offer or contribute to the Afrikaner - and they are entitled to live in their own countries and build and wreck their own destiny as they see fit.
I do not see apartheid affecting our labour force, in fact I see it improving our economy. As we see a decrease in African labour, we will also see an increase in European and Boerstater immigration keen to live in our paradise and to replace those workers. Contrary to popular belief, many Europeans sick of the current permissive, corrupt, decadent multicultural lifestyle which is a cancer in Europe will view Transvaal as an attractive, safe alternative.
Generalissimo - August 10, 2007 02:51 PM (GMT)
McCormick, the only reporter of the Procinctia Broadcasting Corporation
not covering the Republic of War- Procinctia crisis
"Dr. von Hugel, doesn’t the influx of European immigrants to Transvaal bring different cultural influences to your nation? How do you plan to accommodate European immigration while maintaining a distinct Afrikaner culture in your nation?"
Botha - August 10, 2007 04:22 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Generalissimo @ Aug 10 2007, 06:51 AM)|
| "Dr. von Hugel, doesn’t the influx of European immigrants to Transvaal bring different cultural influences to your nation? How do you plan to accommodate European immigration while maintaining a distinct Afrikaner culture in your nation?" |
DR. HASSO VON HUGEL: True - but Western European culture will assimilate into Afrikaner culture much more easily than if we just opened our doors wide to Medeterranians, Saraceens, Asians, Mongols, etc. - and certainly the African tribals have no compatibility with us to even consider them.
We only want those people who plan on assimilating and adapting to our culture - those who still want to maintain their own culture in our country are not welcome because they will hold no loyalty to their new home in the Afrikaner homeland.
We do not see liberal types immigrating to Transvaal; mostly conservative and traditonalists whose culture is probably closer to ours. A rural, staunchly protestant Nederlander from the countryside will fit in faster and with less effort than some pot-smoking tattoo-ed riff-raff fornicators from Amsterdam - ilk we don't want polluting our nation anyways...
Generalissimo - August 10, 2007 04:31 PM (GMT)
Ms. McCormick, the only reporter of the Procinctia Broadcasting Corporation
not covering the Republic of War- Procinctia crisis
"Riaan van der Byl, what would your action (if any) would your administration take in regard to former prime minister Ms. Van Matteus
Botha - August 10, 2007 05:27 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Generalissimo @ Aug 10 2007, 08:31 AM)|
| "Riaan van der Byl, what would your action (if any) would your administration take in regard to former prime minister Ms. Van Matteus?" |
RIAAN VAN DER BYL: [pulls a drag from his cigarette...]"Ms. van Matteus served as an admirable foreign minister during my previous tenure as Prime Minister - I will give her credit for that, she is a very intelligent and driven woman - however as everyone realised later, she has an ambition which oversteps its bounds. [rattles the ice in his whiskey tumbler] I'm content to respect the decision of ours courts and believe Ms. van Matteus should serve her time - although realistically if she were granted a pardon... which may not be too a bad thing as it ceases to make her a 'martyr' for the Hypernationalist cause... her career in any National Party government would be a non-starter due to her credibility and liability issues. She's become an embarresment obviously more in league with Dr. von Hugel's train of thinking, so I can see why he'd been so keen to release her..."
Reichführer - August 10, 2007 05:58 PM (GMT)
[The Republic:] Sir Cruywagen, what do you plan to do different in this administration if your elected, than you did in your last term of office?
Mudd - August 10, 2007 06:21 PM (GMT)
Dia Duit candidates, I am Ailean MacLean with the Cruachan Tribune. I was wondering what each of your positions were to Afrikaner expansionism across southern Africa, and to what extent you would be willing to go to to achieve that goal.
Justinian the Mighty - August 10, 2007 06:25 PM (GMT)
Marina Biryukov an Afro-Slavorussian reporter stands and addresses Dr. von Hugel.
"Dr. von Hugel are you not concerned that your views toward apartheid could bring Transvaal many difficulties? Slavorussia has in the past cut all ties with nations it deems 'racist.' If Transvaal did reinstate apartheid what would you do to ensure Transvaal remains in good diplomatic standing with foreign nations?"
Botha - August 10, 2007 06:37 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Reichführer @ Aug 10 2007, 09:58 AM)|
| [The Republic:] Sir Cruywagen, what do you plan to do different in this administration if your elected, than you did in your last term of office? |
PRIME MINISTER PAUL CRUYWAGEN: I am pleased with how the economy is progressing, so on those matters I see little change. But there are two things which I would like to address should I be re-elected as Eersteminister.
First, I would like to see development of more positive leaders in the cabinet. [hesitates] I’m going to let you and the audience in on a little secret; I never wanted to be Prime Minister. I am a military man and I believe the military should stay in the barracks when it comes to politics.
However, as we have seen, there is a noticeable dearth of what I would consider rational or level-headedness leadership at the domestic level. Look at my opponents – we have one who looks and acts like he just stepped off the set of Dave Allen At Large, and another whose concepts of policy defy any sense of normalcy.
For far too long Transvaal has been plagued by misguided ultranationalists. Van Matteus, van der Byl, Dr. von Hugel, they all think that we can turn back the clock – and twice I as commander-in-chief have had to step in to clean-up their messes. How much longer are Transvalers going to allow that to continue? To allow these misguided bigots to drive into the ground this great nation which our Staatspresident has worked hard to preserve and build?
Secondly, should I be elected prime minister, I feel that Transvaal needs to become a federalized republic to give the Africans more autonomy over the affairs which primarily concern them on a daily level. We have tried hard and reasonable done well to improve their standard of living, but some avenue of involvement in the management of the country is required if for no other reason than a safety valve. The ultranationalists don’t realize this country would become a tinderbox if they had their way – a tinderbox which would explode and bring everyone down.
I do not propose an end to Anglo-Afrikaner supremacy in the political field, I do not challenge that aspect of our nation at all, but there does have to be more African involvement brought into the government. I would even discuss with Staatspresident Botha allowing Africans to vote [von Hugel grimaces] so long as it was for Anglo-Afrikaner candidates. There are Africans who do want to see our nation succeed under the current social-political climate because they realize the economic stability and the benefits that that stability brings also benefits them, in comparison to the rest of the continent. Those Africans should not be excluded.
I hope that addresses and answers your question.
Botha - August 10, 2007 08:05 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Mudd @ Aug 10 2007, 10:21 AM)|
| I was wondering what each of your positions were to Afrikaner expansionism across southern Africa, and to what extent you would be willing to go to to achieve that goal. |
PAUL CRUYWAGEN: I don’t believe there is any sort of “Afrikaner expansionism” in the works - not from my government nor indicated by Staatspresident Botha. We are not an imperialistic nation despite what our Marxist opponents may claim. Transvaal has now reclaimed the intrinsic territory which we claimed traditionally as rightfully ours – and we’re not out to create an All-South African state. Transvaal territorality beyond our borders has always been focused on security. However recent positive movements such as the Naval Exclusion Treaty signed with Ghana, these are steps in the right directions towards creating a mutual state of peace and security on the continent. My opponents Herr van der Byl and Dr. Von Hugel seem to forgot or not realise that just as much as we may have fears of communism, African nationalism, or what have you - the Africans of the continent also fears what is often mis-perceived to be our true intentions. The fear is mutual - but van der Byl and Von Hugel seem to think only white people can live in fear of the unknown.
I can see the where our opponents get their verbal ammunition, because economic control and influence of our nation is expanding outside our borders – that is an unavoidable fact of the cyberverse which we cannot prevent as our national infrastructure continues to grow- hence the need for the establishment of the various protectorates to govern these areas outside of Transvaal’s traditional borders.
RIAAN VAN DER BYL
If we’re going to directly expand, then we need to choose our enemies more cautiously. We’ve already lost one war to the Zulus. However, while I support our military action in liberating Rhodesia, there is an extent to which we can govern overall in Southern Africa.
HASSO VON HUGEL
I would like our nation to expand as much as possible so as to insulate our god-given Afrikaner homeland from outside influences. Controlling the frontline states insulates us better against communism because it creates a buffer. I would also be a proponent of increased destabilization of African régimes to keep our enemies in check. Black Africa is always going to be our enemy, so why not simply make it as difficult as possible for them to threaten us and wage war against us. Instead of allowing them to bring the fight to our homes – like Cruywagen’s weak liberal policies would do – why not fight the battle in their homes? Sooner or later our enemies will get it knocked into their skull that further provocation of the Afrikaner will result in their own destruction – and then they’ll leave us alone to shape and build our own separate identity and destiny. We have thrice been directly attacked by ICP and LSF communists and FAN terror- syndicalists and tin-pot kaffir nations such as Upper Volta and Ghana have shown everyone in the cyberverse that the African does not know how to rule, that they are incapable of managing the complexities of a modern nation – and we don’t need those kleptocratic cancerous régimes dragging us down the toilet with them.
Botha - August 10, 2007 08:16 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Justinian the Mighty @ Aug 10 2007, 10:25 AM)|
| "Dr. von Hugel are you not concerned that your views toward apartheid could bring Transvaal many difficulties? Slavorussia has in the past cut all ties with nations it deems 'racist.' If Transvaal did reinstate apartheid what would you do to ensure Transvaal remains in good diplomatic standing with foreign nations?" |
DR. HASSO VON HUGEL: [shows obvious displeaseure being questioned by an Afro-Slavorussian] I do not care what foreigners may think. If they want to think I'm a racist then so be it, I am. I do not deny that.
And just as we may lose diplomatic relations with nations such as your own, which personally I do not value as being beneficial, Transvaal will find new friends to replace them from all the foreign ultranationalists who do support our Volkstaat movement for taking a strong stand for preserving our culture. I do not tell the Slavorussians who to live their life and run their country, even though I may find their social and political system repugnant.
Reichführer - August 10, 2007 08:39 PM (GMT)
[color=navy][The Republic:[/navy] One last question, Sir Cruywagen, what is your current stance on the Kashlinkovian Ostafrika and Lybian Colonies, do you believe the way they are attempting to better living for Africans and Kashlinkovians in the region alike. And do these regions as of now benefit Transvaal as they used to?
Justinian the Mighty - August 10, 2007 08:43 PM (GMT)
ooc: best election thread ever. I can just imagine his face :lol:
ic: The reporter asks another question this time asking all the candidates
"How would you go about strengthen ties with your African neighbors?"
Baron_Uberstein - August 10, 2007 08:47 PM (GMT)
If a Communist nation shows no hostilties, will you be hostile anyway?
Are you willing to enter an "Uneasy peace" that Russany has mangaged to make with many right-wing nations?
Botha - August 10, 2007 09:10 PM (GMT)
LUKAS REITZ (HOST): To the reporter from Russany, which candidate or candidates are your questions addressed to?
Meneers and Mevroue! We shall be taking a break so the candidates may have a break and attend to any urgent business.
Tele-Nuus live programming of the All-Candidates Interview will resume in approximently three hours.
Thank you! Dankie!
Baron_Uberstein - August 10, 2007 09:19 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Botha @ Aug 10 2007, 03:10 PM)|
| LUKAS REITZ (HOST): To the reporter from Russany, which candidate or candidates are your questions addressed to? |
Meneers and Mevroue! We shall be taking a break so the candidates may have a break and attend to any urgent business.
Tele-Nuus live programming of the All-Candidates Interview will resume in approximently three hours.
Thank you! Dankie!
All of them.
Botha - August 11, 2007 01:21 AM (GMT)
Hi there everyone, my name is Lukas Reitz and I am your host tonight in this, the continuation of the National Election All-Candidate Interview.
As before, we have with us tonight in the Tele-Nuus studio the three candidates: Prime Minister Paul Cruywagen and Herr Riann van der Byl from the National Party of Transvaal, and Dr. Hasso Von Hugel leader of the Boer Volkstaat Party.
L to R: Cruywagen, van der Byl, Von Hugel
Gentlemen, please be seated and I shall now re-open the floor for discussion:
|"One last question, Sir Cruywagen, what is your current stance on the Kashlinkovian Ostafrika and Lybian Colonies, do you believe the way they are attempting to better living for Africans and Kashlinkovians in the region alike. And do these regions as of now benefit Transvaal as they used to?"|
PRIME MINISTER PAUL CRUYWAGEN: From what we have seen and heard, Kashlinkovina Ostafrika and Lybia have been accepted by and large as established colonies on the continent and the local native people are treated with respect.
As regarding benefit, we really don’t have much contact with either – except that Ostafrika serves as a frequent re-fueling stop for air flights between Johannesburg and Europe.
|How would you go about strengthen ties with your African neighbors?|
PAUL CRUYWAGEN: I support Staatspresident Botha’s current policy of frank, open dialogue with anyone who will listen to us. Herr Botha presents our situation as “this is the way it is in Transvaal” and then tries to work for acceptance of that truism.
When Tranvsaal become independent last December, there was pronounced hostility towards us but since then that hostility has been eroded as we show the international community that, yes we do have our own specific problems, but we try to deal with it as best we can. I think many nations which were once staunchly hostile towards us for strictly ideological reasons have accepted that we’re not going to just disappear so better for all concerned that some sort of dialogue takes place. Acrimonious dialogue is better than no dialogue at all.
RIANN VAN DER BYL: Uhh, probably on a case by case basis – a mix of dialogue and military muscle I suspect. Depends on which African nations we’re talking about and what they wanted from us.
HASSO VON HUGEL: It would be most likely through the use of jackboots and rubber truncheons… [laughs] as I said earlier, and you obviously didn’t hear my answer, Africa outside of Transvaal is hostile to our superior way of life.
|If a Communist nation shows no hostilities will you be hostile anyway?|
PAUL CRUYWAGEN: Unless they are funding anti-Transvaal terrorists, then no. We’ve had decent dealings with socialist nations in the past. If the communists leave us alone, then we'll leave them alone.
RIANN VAN DER BYL: Uhh, no comment.
HASSO VON HUGEL: OF COURSE! International Communism never sleeps, so why would be let our guard down for even one second? I stand up for a Boer-Christian crusade against satanic communism in all its bastardised manifestations - the kind of holy crusade Dr. Henrick Von Kruger always stood for.
|Are you willing to enter an "Uneasy peace" that Russany has managed to make with many right-wing nations?|
PAUL CRUYWAGEN: Of course, but then I wouldn’t even label it an 'uneasy' peace now. Peace with Transvaal is peace - simple as that.
RIANN VAN DER BYL: I think we have uneasy peace with most countries – be it African or Communist. Most foreigners don’t understand our racial problems and they just try to judge a Transvaler situation with a non-Transvaler awareness of the situation. I think we give most foreigners the creeps.
HASSO VON HUGEL: No, no contact with communism. Never. Only the maintenance of continued destruction and obliteration of the greatest social cancer ever to strike mankind.
Sir Stamford Raffles - August 11, 2007 01:33 AM (GMT)
Hannu Reime stands up and adresses Mr. Cruywagen
Mr. Cruywagen, if the Apartheid policies will be continued.. what will be done for natives to improve their qualities of life in healthcare, public housing, public transport, job security to name but a few ? And how are the necessary improvements going to paid ? Will the natives pay a similar tax or...?
Mudd - August 11, 2007 01:33 AM (GMT)
This question is for Mr. RIANN VAN DER BYL. In regards to your last statement, where you mentioned that Transvaal gives most foreigners the "creeps", I was wondering how, if you were elected, you would deal with that...problem... regarding your nation. That is, how would you attempt to improve Transvaal's standing in the world.
Botha - August 11, 2007 01:45 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Sir Stamford Raffles @ Aug 10 2007, 05:33 PM)|
| Mr. Cruywagen, if the Apartheid policies will be continued.. what will be done for natives to improve their qualities of life in healthcare, public housing, public transport, job security to name but a few ? And how are the necessary improvements going to paid ? Will the natives pay a similar tax or...? |
PAUL CRUYWAGEN: Apart from the citizenship racial requirements as those laws pertain to voting, there is no "apartheid" in Transvaal. You have a false perception of our nation.
While neighbourhoods may still be grouped around ethnic lines - no different than many large European and more so North American cities - there is no enforced segregation. There are no restrictions where someone can and cannot go based on their race or ethnic background.
We do not have any sort of two-tiered economic approach. Now I do not deny that there are legacies of ecomonic inequality which is residue of pre-1994 South Africa, but that gap is slowly closing. Myself, and most others in the government, believe the best road to stabilility is to treat the African with respect and dignity. In areas of education, the same quality of education is received by all regardless if they are black, white, or brown. Our boom in infrastructure growth and the benefits which have resulted have been applied to all residents, not just those of the Anglo-Afrikaner group.
As has been stated before countless times, our native African population has the highest standard of living in the entire continent - and that standard is still increasing every day.