Without as much as a whisper the South African government allowed at least 400 000 Chinese to swamp the country during the past six years. Chinese migrants, mainly from the overpopulated Fujian province in China, have been shipped off to South Africa at an alarming rate. Spreading all over the country, even in the remotest parts, between 6 000 and 12 000 “Chinese shops” sprang up – indicating that the phenomenon is well-orchestrated by both China and South Africa.
Prof Colin McCarthy, retired from the University of Stellenbosch, first noted the “Chinese colonization”. Says Prof McCarthy: “All the evidence indicates that the project to set up such an extensive network of Chinese shops, all following the same pattern and targeting the same market, was well researched, well planned, well organized and well financed”.
The young, unemployed couples from Fujian province settled into the network – pushing up cheap Chinese plastic, products and clothing into a lucrative retail chain far bigger than Pick ‘n Pay, Pep Stores or Edgars. To make matters worse: most of the Chinese shops are not registered and do not pay any taxes in South Africa’ not even import or export duties – in fact, China puts its clothing exports to South Africa to R11,3 billion in 2010; whilst South Africa’s failing statistics put the Chinese clothing imports at only R6,7 billion! It means that in one single year R4,6 billion worth of Chinese clothing entered South Africa illegally.
A South African Revenue Services employee spilled the beans on a small Chinese shop in a rural area where, when raided by SARS, R1,2 million was found under the counter.
Janet Wilhelm of the HSRC observes: “It is amazing how so many people can enter a country seemingly unnoticed!” She quotes the SAPS Aliens Investigation Unit as saying “Many Chinese travel to South Africa via Mbabane, Maputo and Maseru from where they enter South Africa with false identity documents by road”.
Patrick Chong, chairman of the Chinese Association of South Africa, says: “Many would enter on tourist or student visas then simply stay”.
Researches of Noseweek followed the Chen family where one pioneer settled illegally in South Africa, spreading within four years to 172 members of the family scattered across Lesotho trading Chinese products.
What is even more mind-boggling and sinister is that the South African ANC government officially proclaimed Chinese as “honorary blacks”, making them exempt from affirmative action, quotas and Black Economic Empowerment.
The whole “Chinese” experiment has been carefully planned, criminally enhances, and no doubt …. Vast sums of money are involved, lining the pockets of very influential South African politicians.
It is ironic that while populists like Malema and Shivangu walk about claiming “land and minerals for the South African people”, the ANC government has allowed at least 400 000 additional Indians and Pakistanis, at least 400 000 Chinese and at least 10 million illegal’s from Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Mozambique, Angola and now also Zambia into the country….
Dr. Louise M. Menashe MD and Dr Judy A. Mayor-Davies.
Bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known, a new study finds.
Researchers looked at different strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause microbial keratitis. This is an inflammation and ulceration of the cornea that can cause vision loss.
The investigators tested nine strains of P. aeruginosa gathered from hospital patients in Britain and compared them to P. aeruginosa strain 9027, which is the standard one used in tests by makers of contact lens disinfectant solutions.
Most of the strains were killed within 10 minutes after being placed in the contact lens solution, a result comparable to strain 9027. However, strain 39016 — which causes more severe cases of keratitis with a longer healing time — survived in the solution for more than four hours.
The findings, scheduled for presentation Wednesday at a Society for General Microbiology meeting in Liverpool, England, suggest that tests of contact lens solutions should determine if they can kill all P. aeruginosa strains, the University of Liverpool researchers said.
“Microbial keratitis can be devastating for a patient — it is important that the risk of developing this condition is reduced in contact lens wearers by improving contact lens disinfectant solutions,” study leader Craig Winstanley said in a society news release.
Because this study was presented at a medical meeting, it should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Each year in the United Kingdom, there are about 6,000 cases of microbial keratitis, the news release noted.
– Everyday Health AOL
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Hope in Me, for you will again praise Me for the help of My Presence. Sometimes-especially when you are feeling downcast or disturbed-it is hard to continue hoping in Me. At such times it’s important to remember that Christian hope is much more than a feeling. It is confidence in Me: who I am (your Savior-God) and what I have promised to do (receive you into eternal Glory).
The help of My Presence is a constant in your life, but you are not always receptive to it. I am training you to exercise your trust and hope in Me by praising Me regardless of your feelings. The day will come when you will spontaneously burst into songs of worship-joyously praising Me for My glorious Presence! However, when you rejoice in Me during times of sadness, a marvelous thing happens: Your words of hope and trust in Me lift you above your circumstances. This sets your feet on an upward path of gratitude-where your Joy increases step by step. This sacrifice of praise is most pleasing to Me!
Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence. -Psalm 42:5 nasb
You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. -Psalm 73:24 esv
As servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance, in troubles, hardships and distresses.�.�.�. sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything. -2 Corinthians 6:4, 10
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise-the fruit of lips that confess