OFFICIAL CONDUCT - A PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • MS ASTRID LUDIN
  • The Commissioner: Companies Intellectual Commission
  • PERSONAL
  • 18 July 2015
  • Dear Astrid
  • OFFICIAL CONDUCT - A PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
  • REGISTRATION NUMBER 2001/019108/08
  • I am addressing you specifically, because, in December 2003 you were appointed to the National Lotteries Board (NLB). You were appointed The Commissioner for Companies Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) in March 2011.
  • Of all those who are addressed in this letter, you are unique in the sense that you were directly involved at all relevant times in the matter of Registration Number: 2001/019108/08. Moreover your position of high office in both organisations makes you uniquely qualified to fully understand the issues that are raised in this letter.
  • We could just as easily have addressed this letter to (Minister) Rob Davies, your political head in government following ANC acceptance of the transfer of political power from the White Supremacist regime in 1994. As political head of both organs of state, including the Gauteng Gambling Board (GGB), Davies has a keen understanding of the issues.
  • The first appendix to this letter, especially because you are so intimately involved, is self-explanatory. It is marked “JUDICIARY 1” In short, it is confirmation that very shortly, I will be serving a three month term of imprisonment, as per the judgment of Acting Justice Keightley in Case Number: 37609/2014 GLD JHB.
  • “The applicant has submitted that the threat of a 3-month period of imprisonment is appropriate in this case to meet this objective. I agree with this submission.” 2
  • The acting judge, in this instance, is referring to the applicant who, according to you, as head of CIPC, is legally incorporated under the name: The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park (8 Words).
  • The court that sentenced me relied on your official information which, as you know, further stated that the applicant has the Registration Number: 2001/019108/08. You also told the court that The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park (8Words) was incorporated on 14 August 2001. The applicant filed your official information, and the court, trusting that information - sentenced me to 3 months in prison.
  • Over the past 13 years of litigation, I have told more judges than I care to remember that the Registrar of Companies, under a government led by the ANC (once they got found out) had publicly confessed to wholesale internal fraud and corruption. I told many judges, that The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park, as a matter of law, could not possibly have been incorporated while my registered trade mark The Apartheid Museum® was of full force and effect on the Register of Trademarks. If legislation does not allow it, only fraud, makes it possible, I insisted. No legitimate court can change that.
  • Denied my liberty, time in prison, you will appreciate, is very personal Astrid. Having engaged with your office as extensively as we did, I share now, for your personal account, the consequence of your official conduct. There is, for all us, a personal burden, we must account for, outside of malfeasant police and courts. In a constitutional democracy, community and family have as much right to the facts as all organs of state.
  • This fact, coupled with the sentient nature of human beings, urges me to share our personal experience of incarceration with you. It has always been personal for me and my family. Three months, especially in a jail controlled by the African National Congress, just takes it all to that other level. It is now a part of your family. 3
  • As a family, our prison actually started years ago, when Charlotte Bauer, a White journalist, of the Sunday Times, published the Gold Reef City Casino Press Release.
  • “The Apartheid Museum project was conceived four years ago by business tycoon twins Solly and Abe Krok, as a carrot to be dangled before the Gambling Board in the hope of securing a gambling licence for the Gold Reef City Casino” (Sunday Times, 02 December 2001)
  • Astrid, your official involvement in our personal experience of prison is interwoven with the official knowledge and conduct of others listed on the page below marked: PRISON IS PERSONAL. You are just the most unique thread for the narrative at this final stage.
  • I am accepting prison as a personal consequence of my official refusal to apologise to, among others, George Bizos. In the same breadth, under oath, I stated: The South African Judiciary, post 1994, is a cesspool of racist malfeasance. I have not apologised for that either. My views come after 13 years in litigation: power, not justice, is a cardinal pillar of racism. I must, as a result, bear the consequence of my conduct.
  • THE BURDEN OF OUR SHARED HUMAN EXPERIENCE
  • In the lengthy engagement with your CIPC office, evidenced by substantial documentation, I was investigating the authenticity of the incorporation credentials of The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park. (8 words)
  • Attached as “RACISM 2” are five pages of the Application for Funding submitted to you at the National Lotteries Board (NLB) on 24 November 2004. Clearly the registration number 2001/019108/08 belongs to SA Apartheid Museum (3Words) 4
  • Never once, in all that interaction did Astrid of the NLB OR Astrid of the CIPC make mention of SA Apartheid Museum (3 Words).The independent referees are Richard Moloko, George Bizos and Reuel Khoza
  • Astrid; you, Rob Davies and others include ed in this letter know full well that I have personal experience of how strict the NLB, under an ANC led government, applies the rules to Black people who apply for lottery funds donated by the people of South Africa.
  • “Please note that the three (3) referees (Section D of FORM 2010/1) must be independent of the organisation and not related to each other i.e. they should not be employees or members of the management committee or independent auditors or accountants who provide services to the organisation.”
  • On or about 07 May 2012, only after the intervention of the Public Protector, you eventually generated documents to substantiate for the court, an entirely different, and yet, official position whereby you stated that George Bizos, Richard Moloko and John Kani, are in fact Directors of The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park (8 Words)
  • Many serious questions arise out of these contradictions. South Africa, for example, may want to know why their donations to the national lottery, were ploughed into an edifice that is, in terms of the Gambling ACT, the financial responsibility of the owners of Gold Reef City Casino. Davies (ANC) is also responsible for the Gambling ACT.
  • For our discussion, the first question concerns the NLB and the Distribution Agency with Prins Nevhutalu as Chairperson. The Distribution Agency is assisted by your NLB staff, with Joe Foster as Chairperson. On my experience with your CEO, Vivek Ram, he would never have missed the fact that George Bizos, Richard Moloko and John Kani are Directors of the “company” that has the registration number 2001/019108/08. 5
  • According to the NLB check list, signed off by Christopher Till, the NLB had received all the incorporation documents. Line 59 of the 2006 Annual Report of the NLB shows that the Distribution Agency (Arts Culture Environment and National Heritage), in 2004, under Chairperson Prins Nevhutalu, awarded the Gold Reef City Casino edifice a grant in aid in the amount of R1.58 Million based on the Registration Number 2001/019108/08.
  • As Commissioner of the CIPC, the documents you generated clearly show Richard Moloko as a Founding Director on 14 August 2001 and George Bizos and John Kani, as Directors on 15 August 2001.
  • On 01 November 2002, Till with Moloko, told Judge Southwood, and every other court since, that they were Directors of The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park (8 Words) Slipping past Southwood J, as a LEGAL PERSON under registration number: 2001/019108/08 was very easy. (Southwood J, before he was elevated to the bench was legal counsel for the Kroks.) He expunged my trade mark The Apartheid Museum®
  • Through our extensive interaction, you know of course that at all times, our work in The Apartheid Museum, continues under the programme: Toward a cognitive understanding of racism and the inherited pathology of the slave. It is against this background that we seize every moment to enlighten, educate and inform community on the context in which the conduct of both the racist and the slave work to maintain systemic and institutionalised racism, even in the courts, where it matters most.
  • A SYNOPSIS ON RACISM AND THE SLAVE: The savagery that undergirds racism originates among Europeans as an acquisitive group, intent on the dispossession of Black property. It is unnecessary to cover that history in great detail as it is evident in the everyday appearance and experience of life in South Africa - post 1994. 6
  • As an indicator of how underdeveloped they were, it is worth noting that Europeans made a deliberate choice to separate themselves from humanity. Where humanity works for the common good of all, underdeveloped Europeans, given their infantile perspective, obstructed our progress. They pillaged on the notion that the planet Earth exists only for the benefit of those who appear as White. In the words of a great revolutionary, Malcolm X, in a general sense, they have blue eyes, blond hair and light skin.
  • They were barbaric and brutal in their quest. Globally, large scale slavery and genocide; their instruments of fear ruptured humanity. In childlike exhilaration they cut through indigenous culture, belief and the development of humanity. The advanced elements of human progress that they encountered for the first time became the intellectual property that they took back to Europe and fraudulently marketed as their own.
  • The lasting impact on the indigenous dispossessed in South Africa forms a central part of this discussion, because these facts are particular to the 400 odd years, since White people landed on the shores of the Afrikan continent. On other parts of the continent, the history of struggle waged by the indigenous dispossessed held out hope for reparation; the reclamation of our true personality, the return of stolen property and our humane progress which was stymied by the illegal settlement of Europeans in Afrika.
  • In South Africa, very many years after the fact, we are told that the transfer of political power to the ANC originated in clandestine meetings with the White Supremacist community in prisons and other secret venues.
  • In the context of a struggle against colonial apartheid racism, the entire country was, at the time, under siege; a veritable prison of the indigenous dispossessed. The choice of engagement with the ANC, to the exclusion of all others, forms a critical strand to the development of this thesis on the relationship between the master and the slave. 7
  • Many other examples demonstrate the point, but, the factual matrix of The Apartheid Museum case has unique features which add to a growing body of literature which shows how assimilationists ingratiate themselves rather than confront the savagery of racism. It is in this process that, together, they foster systemic and institutionalised racism.
  • J. C. Myers is Associate Professor of Political Science at California State University. His book is titled INDIRECT RULE IN SOUTH AFRICA Tradition, Modernity and the Costuming of Political Power. Michael MacDonald of Williams College writes a review that paints a compelling picture of life in South Africa after the White community, in these clandestine meetings, made arrangements with the African National Congress.
  • “ . . . the British colonial policy of employing indigenous tribal chiefs as political intermediaries -- has typically been understood by scholars as little more than an expedient solution to imperial personnel shortages. A re-examination of the history of indirect rule in South Africa reveals it to have been much more: an ideological strategy designed to win legitimacy for colonial officials. Indirect rule became the basic template from which segregation and apartheid emerged during the twentieth century and set the stage for a post-apartheid debate over African political identity and "traditional authoritythat continues to shape South African politics today. Myers develops a ground-breaking understanding of the ways in which leaders struggle to legitimize themselves through the costuming of political power.
  • Myers shows why indirect rule developed in South Africa, why it was absorbed by white supremacy, and why it influences South African politics to this day. Theoretically sophisticated, Indirect Rule identifies and explains the central contradiction between the ANC's traditionalist and progressive agendas. 8
  • Very brief, but sufficient, this then is just one academically researched context in which we examine your role as a White female official, working under Rob Davies, a White male official, in a government led by the African National Congress.
  • In your official role Astrid, both you and your Deputy Commissioner, Advocate Rory Voller – a non-white male – who was with you at CIPRO/CIPC in 2001, also told the court that a White male, Steven Joffe is a Director of The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park (8Words). Steven is the son of Judge Meyer Joffe, who, as you may know, sentenced National Police Commissioner, the late Jackie Selebi to 15 years in prison for fraud, racketeering and money laundering.
  • Joffe himself has never denied that he is a Director of The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park (8words). What is irregular though is what Joffe as the CEO of Gold Reef Resorts Ltd, the JSE listed company, told his shareholders. Arthur Aaron, qualified in company law (Werksmans Attorneys) is also a director of Gold Reef Resorts.
  • “The South African Apartheid Museum (5Words) is a Section 21 company which operates the museum adjacent to the Theme Park. The South African Apartheid Museum was developed by Akani Egoli as one of its casino licence conditions. Akani Egoli contributes a fixed monthly fee to fund the operational expenses of the museum.”
  • The Gauteng Gambling Board (GGB) will be able to confirm that Reuel Khoza is, at all times relevant, Chairman of Akani Egoli (Pty) Ltd. Joffe was also a Director of Akani Egoli (Pty) Ltd, while Khoza was, in turn, also a director of Gold Reef Resorts Limited.
  • The four pages of the appendix marked “RACISM 3” will prove very helpful for Nevhutalu. This document, dated 11 September 2003, like the Christopher Till “application for funding” shows John Kani as Chairman. 9
  • However, more significant is the detail of this internal meeting. “The Section 21 Company” (not mentioned by name) was DISSOLVED on that 11th day in September 2003. There is no mention of this dissolved board in the application for funding submitted by Christopher Till, even though John Kani and Rowayda Davy are present on both occasions. Astrid, you never mentioned this to the NLB, nor did you mention this to the court.
  • Mindful of the rules and regulations on INDEPENDENT referees, the NGO community that struggles to secure funding from the NLB will be surprised to see that Christopher Till, John Kani and Rowayda Davy, audaciously so, list Reuel Khoza as Chairman of ESKOM, rather than, for the (legal) requirement of transparency, as the person who bound George Bizos and all the others to Registration Number: 2001/019108/08.
  • “It was agreed that a selection from the applicants be made by the Chairman John Kani and the Chairman of Akani Egoli. John Kani to discuss with Reuel Khoza.
  • Astrid, the astute reader of “RACISM 3” will notice the huge fuss about Joffe and Moloko, not being invited to the meeting. To date, no judge has questioned why, there is no mention whatsoever of George Bizos in a Directors meeting. .
  • Astrid, you must agree that, given the silence that is Rob Davies (ANC) you are uniquely positioned as the person to answer all these questions around Registration Number 2001/019108/08. In the mix of untruths, contradictions, omissions and nuances, Reuel Khoza, who signed the Gold Reef City Casino bid documents, should be the first to tell you that Akani Egoli (Pty) Ltd promised the GGB a project called FREEDOM PARK.
  • Reuel, as Chairman, may also explain that the lawsuit for infringement of my registered trademark The Apartheid Museum® was brought against Akani Egoli (Pty) Ltd - the holder of the Gold Reef City Casino Licence. I took my cue from the White journalist, Charlotte 10
  • Bauer and the Sunday Times, when I launched my infringement suit against Gold Reef City Casino, so, there had to be an explanation for that. This is how Akani Egoli, with Khoza as Chairman, explained it to Judge Brian Southwood and every other judge since.
  • “The idea of “The Apartheid Museum” was conceived long ago and its original name was “The Park of Freedom”. (Other official documents state: Freedom Park)
  • A diligent community, unlike police and judges, can, on their own, interrogate how a “company” incorporated with 3Words was reinvented to become a company with 8Words. The words “at Freedom Park”, were a necessary appendage to be reconciled with the bid documents at the GGB. Jacques Booysen as CEO and his GGB played along with “at Freedom Park.” Astrid under Rob Davies, led CIPC staff: Asogaren Chetty, Lana van Zyl, Douglas Mokaba, Flip Dwinger and Rory Voller, to play fraud with “at Freedom Park”
  • The South African Revenue Services (SARS) is the ultimate authority for the collection of taxes. The two page appendix “RACISM 4” according to SARS shows: “Particulars of the LEGAL PERSON” = SA Apartheid Museum (3Words) SARS information is reconciled from your records Astrid. (Note the Registration No. 2001/019108/08)
  • Astrid, why did you tell the courts that the LEGAL PERSON is The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park (8Words)? The statutory declarations show that both “companies” for reasons related to the events, refused the shortened form of name. You attached the UNIQUE Registration Number: 2001/019108/08 to two different “companies.”
  • Astrid, while I am in prison, my family will be thinking about you and Joe Foster and the NLB of November 2004. They are aware of my first-hand experience with the Distribution Agency under Nevhutalu. That was interrogation I am not likely to forget, when, as CEO of The Es’kia Institute, I went begging for financial support from the NLB. 11
  • “RACISM 4” reveals that CHN Kroese (Christian Hendrik Nicholaas) SA Abramowitch (Sidney Arnold) and S. Krok (Solomon) are the Senior Directors. Prins Nevhutalu, Nichola Danby, Edddie Mbalo, Razeena Wagiet, Pumla Madiba, Fundisile Mketeni, may explain why Christopher Till, is at the forefront of the application.
  • If Akani Egoli (Pty) Ltd is to be trusted (and the courts, with your help, trust them enough to send me to prison) then, it must follow that the LEGAL PERSON with Registration Number 2001/019108/08 in November 2004 accessed public money fraudulently from the NLB, while you, Astrid Ludin, were a member of that Board and Vivek Ram was CEO.
  • According to Akani, under oath two years earlier, in November 2002, these are the facts:
  • “At the outset however, I wish to confirm that the organization that actually trades as The Apartheid Museum is an entirely separate entity, namely, a company registered in the terms of Section 21 of the Act, with effect from 14 August 2001 under number 2001/019108 under the name of The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park.” (8Words)
  • Akani Egoli (Pty) Ltd, still under oath, emphasised their certainty again, explaining it thus:
  • “…the initiators of the project were Messrs Solomon and Abraham Krok, who, apart from being the founders of my company, which trades as Gold Reef City and Casino were also the initiators of the Section 21 Company known as The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park.
  • Astrid, you and your crew, under Rob Davies, confirmed to the court that Edward Nathan & Friedland (Pty) Ltd, Friedland Hart & Partners Inc. and Knowles Husain Inc. were given Special Power of Attorney to incorporate The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park (8Words). Lesego wa Lesego was an employee of Akani Egoli and he is 12
  • listed with Steven Joffe; Richard Moloko, Solomon Krok; Kim Feinberg; Christopher Till, Sidney Abramowitch (without ARNOLD) and “Christopher” Kroese. NONE of his three names is CHRISTOPHER. He is Christian Hendrik Nicholaas.
  • You have Lesego’s affidavit where, in clear language, he trashes that Power of Attorney Form as a fraud. Not even that moved Davies to admit the fraud. NOT ONE of the other “Directors” or the three law firms has challenged Lesego. At this point in time, not even the courts know who incorporated SA APARTHEID MUSEUM (3Words) Nevertheless it is a post 1994 judiciary that wants me imprisoned–in the public interest. Judiciary confirms that we’re ALL slaves, in surrender of our interest in the official conduct of a White woman.
  • Lesego told us a very different version about how FREEDOM PARK became THE APARTHEID MUSEUM. In an audio-visual recording, he tells us that Dan Mzizi, John Kani, “Christopher” Kroese and Richard Moloko, were in the room when Solly Krok, to the amazement of all present, stormed through the door:
  • “Drop everything that you’re doing. “Apartheid” He particularly said in his sentence; this is meant to be “THE APARTHEID MUSEUM. And further in the recording: “Ja, we’re all sitting there with our documentation and everything. So he stormed into the room. He said “Leave everything! Now this is going to be called THE APARTHEID MUSEUM”... We were working on FREEDOM PARK, and I was researching and calling people from all over, the Koi San and all of that...That was no APARTHEID MUSEUM. That thing came when we were sitting there and in fact, we were even debating and arguing with Solly to say: “Now you going to change it to Apartheid Museum and the pillars had already been built.” So it means we have to reconfigure the storyline. So if we reconfigure, but you can’t because it means you have to break this…” 13
  • Referring to Dan Mzizi, Lesego continues “Hey! He had a firebreath! He was giving Solly Krok a hard time. A hard time to expose them to the Gaming Board. Then the next thing he was killed in his driveway”.
  • Astrid, I have never ever heard of a Black person who, in 2001, could initiate the incorporation of a company without a CM5 – Name Registration Form. I raised this with Justices Azhar Cachalia and Rammaka Mathopo of the SCA, clearly stating my view thus:
  • “The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park does not exist, has never existed and is nothing more than a cut, paste, forge and photocopy fraud, with the assistance of whomsoever the initiators, Abraham and Solomon Krok colluded. The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park, we contend is a deception that, against all the evidence and statutory incorporation requirements exists, without evidentiary and statutory support, in the minds of malfeasant courts. And contrary to law, The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park has been afforded locus standi”
  • Why did “Astrid Ludin of the CIPC” tell the court that George Bizos, Richard Moloko, John Kani and Christopher Till are company directors under Registration Number; 2001/019108/08 when the same “Astrid Ludin of the NLB” approved George Bizos and Richard Moloko as INDEPENDENT of Registration Number: 2001/019108/08 ?
  • The court has unchallenged evidence of Akani in collusion with the ANC. A reminder addressed to your Registrar of Companies, reiterates loyalty to cadre deployment policy.
  • “… the name “Apartheid Museum” was agreed upon with the ANC. Originally our client wished to use the name FREEDOM PARK but the ANC requested them not to use that name (which is now used in Pretoria as you know) and so our clients, with the blessing of the ANC adopted and used the name “The Apartheid Museum”. . .” 14
  • My prison sentence, notwithstanding the constitutional guarantee of free speech, is enmeshed with Astrid, working under Rob Davies, a White member of the ANC. I will be in prison because, based on sworn affidavits and statutory declarations, I shared information with my community. It was, after all, Akani Egoli who promised that, given the privilege of a casino license that belongs to the people (not the ANC) they would erect Freedom Park, “as a gift to the nation”. We know how that changed. And we also know that – 14 years later - the murder of Dan Mzizi, an assertive Black man, remains unsolved.
  • No court questions why none of the White Senior Directors have ever shared their personal version under cross examination. The affidavit that gets me into prison is almost 500 pages long and it is signed by the non-white male - John Kani. He speaks of the Krok’s innermost thoughts. Krok is silent for 13 years. This is irresponsible government. Without education and assurances, whiteness strikes terror into the heart of the slave. Not a single national programme illuminates a cognitive understanding of racism.
  • It is Steven Bantu Biko, among others, who capture this as a non-white phenomenon:
  • “... the type of Black man we have today has lost his manhood. Reduced to an obliging shell, he looks with awe at the white power structure and accepts what he regards as the ‘inevitable position’. Deep inside his anger mounts at the accumulating insult, but he vents it in the wrong direction – on his fellow man in the township and on the property of Black people.”
  • In this context, I must return to the NLB headed by Chairperson Alfred Nevhutanda. The appendix “SLAVE 1” is an email sent to Tintswalo Nkuna of the NLB. I offered to share prima facie evidence about Akani Egoli and the Registration Number: 2001/019108/08, acting as a front to defraud the national lottery. They turned down my offer. I did NOT ask to be treated as an anonymous whistle-blower. 15
  • When Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS) later meet with the NLB, they’re thinking financial distress; the racist power card. They must cut off my only source of income. My company, Stainbank & Associates, as demanded by the National Lotteries Board, has a management contract with The Es’kia Institute. Attorney MacRobert – a White male of ENS - tells the NLB that I am stealing. The Es’kia Institute has submitted many years of audited financial statements. All of which are clean. More especially, the NLB had only just audited our Progress Report and this too was passed with flying colours. The NLB was compelled to release the balance of allocated funds to The Es’kia Institute.
  • Nevhutanda and Nkuna, both answerable to Rob Davies have withheld the release of our allocated funds and demanded every single bank statement. Nkuna, incidentally, was compliance and risk manager at CIPRO/CIPC before taking on duties at the NLB. The detail I included in my email sent to her under “SLAVE 1” must be read in this context.
  • The NLB has been “auditing” The Es’kia Institute for almost thirty months now. Notwithstanding recusal and confidentiality as an option, neither ENS nor the NLB, in all this time, have consulted with the Board of The Es’kia Institute, on the “information” they have about my company’s management. Staff of the Es’kia Institute, have been retrenched and families left destitute. With every bank statement in their possession, the last request, in an effort to save The Es’kia Institute from total collapse was sent to the NLB in March 2015 – there has not been a response. Throughout, the NLB insisted that they were acting on a tip-off from an anonymous whistle-blower.
  • Professor Es’kia Mphahlele – 1998 (Es’kia Institute – Afrikan Affirmations Series)
  • “We can already foresee a manifestation of the fact that capitalism, graft and political dishonesty have no race or colour. . .” 16
  • From my research and experience, I find the fear of White people particularly prevalent in the leadership of the ANC. For an organisation that boasts revolutionary achievements, the ANC displays a puerile grasp of racism. Poverty stricken and fearful Black people are essential to the retention of systemic and institutionalised racism. It is precisely why genocide, slavery and lynching needed to be publically displayed. True revolutionaries know full well that, fear, financial power and control are pillars of racism. All organs of state, including our courts and the South African Human Rights Commission, under an ANC led government, cannot get beyond the most inane understanding of racism.
  • When Khoza and his non-white contingent went pleading for the casino licence, they told the GGB, that they were penniless victims of colonial apartheid racism. The Krok brothers, whose enormous foundational wealth is derived from the sale of skin-whitening creams laced with hydroquinone and mercury, without question, became their White Saviours.
  • FREEDOM PARK and THE APARTHEID MUSEUM
  • THE NEXUS BETWEEN THE RACIST AND THE SLAVE
  • The independently researched study by Professor Sabine Marschall, published by Brill in 2009, titled Landscape a Memory; provides an important insight into this discussion.
  • “Although I’m very grateful that the department (DAC) eventually made these documents available to me after many unsuccessful attempts over several years, it must be noted that department officials have remained very uncooperative. Since so many new monument projects in South Africa are in one way or another endorsed by the DAC, I was keen to obtain the department’s official perspective on specific heritage initiatives or official explanations for certain questions or contradictions. Despite numerous attempts, this has remained impossible, because department officials are unwilling to be interviewed or answer questions posed to them in writing. There appears to be a great sense of fear ‘to say the wrong thing’ and academic research appears to be perceived as a threat, not 17
  • as an opportunity to assist or improve the government’s efforts. Hence in this and other chapters the department’s ‘voice’ is regrettably absent, apart from archival sources.”
  • It must be remembered that FREEDOM PARK, first appears in the casino bid documents that Akani Egoli (Pty) Ltd submitted to the GGB in or about June 1997. With claims that it was the original vision of the twin brothers Abe and Solly Krok, they had hired a Frenchwoman living in Israel to flesh out their concept of a tribal village, based on Verwoerd’s enforcement of tribal above continental and national solidarity. The taxpayers R2Billion site in Pretoria named FREEDOM PARK, on the version of government, originated through the FREEDOM PARK TRUST, which was registered on 23 April 2001. This is 4 years AFTER the Casino Bid documents. Marschall tells us that it was originally conceived as “Heroes Acre” and had a budget of R3Million (three million rand).
  • When I told Dr Frene Ginwala of the ANC that Freedom Park, originated in the minds of Abe and Solly Krok, she wrote back to me and said: “I have personal knowledge of the conception of Freedom Park, and it does not support what you are claiming.” I never made any claims. Everything I told Frene Ginwala was gleaned from Gold Reef City Casino affidavits, under oath and submitted to the courts. Deafening silence since then.
  • In order to analyse where the truth may be hidden, it is important to consider Marschall’s experience with the report of a diligent monitor at the GGB, who wrote to Gold Reef City Casino, expressing the exact same sentiments. WHY THE SECRECY, he asked. Distributed throughout South Africa, Reuel Khoza with Solly Krok, Richard Moloko, Bridget Mabandla and all the national leaders of government, led by the ANC, were the first recipients of my 48 page prospectus New Landscape New Images. 18
  • The congratulations we received from the Office of President Nelson Mandela on 29 January 1999 read in part: “I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best with The Apartheid Museum initiative. Clearly the concept has much potential to contribute to nation building in our country.”
  • Many years later, we get to hear that it is barely five months after I received the letter from President Mandela, that Reuel Khoza invited, the internationally renowned author, Zakes Mda, to join the brothers Krok for an endorsement meeting at Mandela’s Houghton home.
  • Mda documents this meeting: “That was the last meeting of the Apartheid Museum committee that I attended.” It was the same with a number of Black Economic Empowerment deals where white capital found some black faces to front for it.
  • Mda grasps racism, better than any judge, policeman or ANC person I have encountered:
  • “It became clear to me what my role was at this meeting. The impression was being given to Nelson Mandela that I was an important cog in the Apartheid Museum project. Yet I was not. I was just one of the many irrelevant committee members. The movers and the shakers of the project were all white. I was a black face who was merely a front to show the great man that black folks were participating actively in the project.”
  • In the same chapter Mda documents an appeal that sounds much like Reuel Khoza and his non-white contingent at the GGB hearing: “You know, every time I see you, I see money,' Mandela said. 'Give me more money, Solly.' It was as though somebody had tickled the puny Krok twin; he giggled and promised that he would give more money”
  • Professor Es’kia Mphahlele - 1996 (The Es’kia Institute – Afrikan Affirmations series)
  • “Power is beautiful, sublime, in the hands of a noble and just ruler. It is a savage beast in the house of those who believe that they are the greatest gift to history”. 19
  • DEAR FAMILY AND COMMUNITY – this is just one post 1994 South African story. If it were not so personal, it would be insignificant, even with prison attached to it. Taking this matter through the courts for 14 years is entirely consistent with the mission I set for myself when I founded The Apartheid Museum. Our test of the courts is, in essence, a test of our constitution, which in turn, is a test of what we let ourselves into with this arrangement of 1994. Euphoric for most at the time, it is prudent of us, 21 years later, to embrace the new evidence and the lived experience. The manufactured myth of the single hero is the dominant narrative; we endure notwithstanding the extreme lawlessness of government led by the ANC. We cannot, any longer afford to defend the spectacular failure of an unconscionable arrangement. The sooner we confess to this, the better.
  • Based on my prospectus, on 24 February 2000, the Bloemfontein Transitional Local Council passed a resolution to build The Apartheid Museum at an estimated cost of R1Billion. Judges and media do not speak of this and the mission outlined in my prospectus. These extracts lend an insight into the integrated approach I had developed.
  • My prospectus reads in part:
  • “The Apartheid Museum will relate our history in the hope that we may experience a catharsis – the healing of psychological wounds that bleed into our daily lives. The underlying belief is that until we, out of our own determination build our museum of the past and our monument to the future, we cannot hope to build ourselves, We cannot hope to enjoy appreciation of self, of effort, of victory and of true freedom. Thoughts of an African Renaissance begin at this point.” AND
  • “The Apartheid Museum shall act as a catalyst in restoring the psychological health and balance of a people destroyed by apartheid. This need for psychological redress is the primary challenge facing The Apartheid Museum.” 20
  • Professor Es’kia Mphahlele made his contribution thus:
  • “When we can assemble here, under this multi-dimensional “dome”, when we can commune among ourselves, feel one another, seek one another out, across the barriers of the philistines and ogres of our recent past who manipulated so much of our history; when we can restore the sense of beauty and selfhood, the community our forefathers enjoyed, we can rightly inhabit this mini city in the profoundest sense of the word. That is, we can share in the joy of an environment in which we ourselves shall be the human dimension, the social dynamic propelled by that sense of becoming itself a compulsive act of cultural wholeness. Surely herein lies the answer, applicable to all in this country. Thus we shall breed the unifying content of our character into the enterprise, give it our own life”
  • Astrid Ludin, Rob Davies, the ANC, the Kroks and that casino, are the lesser of South Africa’s concerns. We the people have agreed that our courts – subject to our constitution - are our ultimate defence. To appreciate where we headed as a country, we must take seriously the judiciaries own acknowledgment of racism in their ranks. We did just that for 14 years. My imprisonment must be understood in that context.
  • A PASSING NOTE: While this is arguably the longest running “trade mark” case, in the history of South Africa, there is not a single record, anywhere in the Republic, which shows that one person asked the Kroks to personally explain the countless material contradictions in their version. Not even a South African Court – post 1994. On the history, this is not at all a trade mark case. The judiciary, it seems, knew that from the outset.
  • The secrecy around FREEDOM PARK that became THE APARTHEID MUSEUM and the tax-payers FREEDOM PARK in Pretoria is marked by the fact that Frene Ginwala, has 21
  • NEVER shared her personal knowledge about the conception of Freedom Park; has never told how Freedom Park got into the bid for a casino licence. The evidence is that both parties were in possession of my prospectus: New Landscape New Images, where my registered trademark The Apartheid Museum® is mentioned 75 times. The conclusive evidence is that, thereafter, both changed their original plans, costs began to rise and ideas began to flow, with very little effort.
  • IN TRIBUTE TO THE MARTYRS OF LIBERATION - POST 1994: The costuming of political power, as but one other example, can best be appreciated by the striking parallels of LONMIN’S 2012 MASSACRE at Marikana against BRITAIN’S 1915 MASSACRE at Amritsar. Britain’s Brigadier General Reginald Dyer ordered Indian troops, to open fire on unarmed demonstrators gathered in Jallianwala Bagh Gardens in the city of Amritsar in the Punjab State of India. Winston Churchill confesses to murderous White savagery thus:
  • "The incident in Jallian Wala Bagh was 'an extraordinary event, a monstrous event, an event which stands in singular and sinister isolation. The Indians were 'packed together so that one bullet would drive through three or four bodies'; the people 'ran madly this way and the other. When fire was directed upon the centre, they ran to the sides. The fire was then directed to the sides. Many threw themselves down on the ground, and the fire was then directed on the ground. This was continued for eight or ten minutes, and it stopped only when the ammunition had reached the point of exhaustion"
  • Indian troops, themselves slaves to British occupation in India, followed the order to murder their own. What of our police? Nigerian scholar and humanitarian, Chinua Achebe (1930-2013) observes that: “The psychology of the dispossessed can be truly frightening.”
  • Dyer was not charged with murder but was asked to appear at the Hunter Commission. LONMIN - another British interest - was not charged with murder. The ANC government 22
  • instituted the Farlam Commission to cover the LONMIN MASSACRE. I have a clear sense of why I am to be placed in a jail under government led by the ANC.
  • Finally; those who asked me to share my thoughts before prison, have committed themselves to ensuring that all the individuals listed below under “Prison is Personal” will receive this document. They also want to overcome media silence. If you feel so inclined, you too can assist in this communal effort; each one, teach one. Photocopy and distribute or scan and forward via email as widely as possible – locally and internationally.
  • Even as some among these individuals can only be made to speak, if (ever) faced with prosecution, others on this incomplete list, thanks to an inherently racist South African media, are unaware of these facts. Most of the evidence we now have in our possession has come through research and investigation. Many South Africans, once made aware, in confidence, volunteered information. I give my life for their protection. Every piece of information gathered henceforth, we hope, will better advance our education effort toward a cognitive understanding of racism and the inherited pathology of the slave.
  • Mike Stainbank
  • Founder: The Apartheid Museum
  • READ MORE: www.apartheidmuseum.org.za
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  • Postal Address: Private Bag X63, Rivonia, 2128
  • Our book is titled: We look at White people and we think Oh! My GOD!
  • The TRUE story of two racist White men and The Apartheid Museum
  • ISBN: 978-0-620-51992-2 23

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