Guest Article by Janice Atkinson MEP

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the EU Parliament this week, his speech was written for him by the EU, so let’s take a look at the final part of it.

South Africa’s president addresses the European Parliament with an ABC of how to speak Eurotrash

The president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, addressed the parliament in Strasbourg on the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, likening himself to Mandela as he stood there, championing human rights, democracy and fundamental freedoms.

He spoke about the most pressing challenges of our times- the resurgence of racism and xenophobia, “cloaked in the mantle” of nationalism that is on the rise and is causing a great deal of concern, threatening to undermine our collective commitment to democratic values and respect for human rights.

I wondered whether he got his script from the EU before he started. That aside, how dare he liken our democracies to South Africa’s despotic run government, which is effectively killing white people.

He went on to educate the EU on migration:

“Work together to find sustainable and humane solutions to irregular migration, most importantly rooted solidarity and unwavering compassion to all human beings in the world.”

Again, something out of the EU playbook.

He mentioned the land reform too as a process of engaging in an overarching dialogue between people of SA – those who own land and those who don`t own land. Indigenous people of South Africa were denied access to land and over the years have been yearning to have this access granted back. The dialogue is successful and leading to the point where they are finding inclusive solutions, enabling all South African’s to work together. The issue is being resolved through adherence to the rule of law, values enshrined in the constitution and lessons of Nelson Mandela: respecting each others` human rights, hopes and aspirations.

Most MEPs` faces were all clouded over, even they knew how shameful and hypocritical this act was.

Following a recent European Parliament Delegation to South Africa they issued a Joint Statement in which of course no human rights` issues are discussed.

They do mention supporting a recently launched Youth Employment Service (YES) initiative, which aims to create 1 million internships for the unemployed youth over the next three years. “This will contribute to reducing youth unemployment.”

One of our South African assistants tried to register with the service.  When you try to register for the internship on the internet (, you first have to answer three questions to determine whether you “qualify”. The three questions are:

1.       Are you black, coloured or Indian?

2.       Are you South African?

3.       Are you between 18 and 34 years of age?

When you indicate that you are white, you are barred from finalising the registration– you therefore do not qualify and cannot register if you are white.

Apartheid is still alive and well in South Africa, if you’re white, unemployed and working class, don’t bother to apply.