Friday, 27 February 2009

From the mouth of a dutchman (except it almost makes sense).

Look , It's rare I'll litter my website with the horrible oral hollocaust that is the afrikaans language. But I thought I'd just offer this up as it's nice to hear the real truth about the "orgasmic" experience of emmigrating to the pacific island hell holes of inbred convicts known as Australasia (in this case New Zealand). Enjoy.


Die waarheid omtrent emigrasie
Geskryf deur Gekwelde Emigrant
Dinsdag, 18 November 2008
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Weens my eie kennis en ervaring van emigrasie, bekommer die geweldige toename in voornemende emigrante onder Afrikaners my. Emigrasie is nie vir enigeen nie. Bo en behalwe die finansiële eise, vereis dit opofferings op sielkundige en kulturele vlak waartoe meeste mense nie in staat is nie. Gerugte hier in Nieu-Seeland wil hê dat die egskeidingsyfer onder Suid-Afrikaanse immigrante 80% is. Gegewe die hoeveelheid gebroke Suid-Afrikaanse gesinne wat ek al hier teëgekom het (baie meer as in SA), sal ek verbaas wees as die statistiek nie erger is nie. Die hele proses is doodeenvoudig so stresvol dat meeste huwelike dit nie kan oorleef nie.

So waarvoor kan die voornemende emigrant hom- of haarself voorberei? Ek weet nie of mens jouself werklik kan voorberei vir hierdie ingreep nie. Uit my ervaring kan ek bloot praat oor wat immigrante in Nieu-Seeland deurmaak op grond van gesprekke met Suid-Afrikaners; ander immigrante duskant die Tasmansee (in Australië) kan ek ook beperkte getuienis daaroor lewer. Volgens die verhale wat hier die rondte doen, is die ervaring daar maar dieselfde as hier. Vir spesifieke professies soos mediese dokters en verpleegsters is dit ietwat makliker, maar dit is bloot omdat hulle makliker werk vind. Die res van die spanning is maar dieselfde vir almal.

Die kleinste van die aanvanklike stresfaktore is om behuising vir jou en jou gesin te vind. As jy aan die standaard van Suid-Afrikaanse woonhuise gewoond is, moet jy jouself regmaak om in 'n plankieshuis te woon. As jy meer gelukkig is, kan jy iets meer moderns kry wat van kunsmateriale gemaak is. Nogtans gaan dit baie klein en baie duur wees. Huise hier is klein en glad nie goedkoop nie. Boonop is Nieu-Seelandse huise geensins aangepas vir die land se relatiewe kouer klimaat nie. Die isolasie is deurlopend onvoldoende en daar is geen sentrale verhitting in verrweg die meeste huise nie. Pak maar warm klere in, want soos in SA is elektrisiteit duur...

Die meeste woonbuurte steek erg af by SA se voorstedelike woonbuurte. Ek sou enige voornemende emigrant aanraai om, voordat hy of sy hierheen (dit geld ook vir Australië) toe kom, so 'n persoon eers vir 'n jaar op 'n plek soos Springs, aan die Oos-Rand, gaan bly. So raak jy ten minste gewoond aan die estetiese aspek. Wat boukwalitiet betref, sal selfs Springs jou ongelukkig nie voorberei nie.

Die volgende stresfaktor waarmee die voornemende emigrant gekonfronteer gaan word, is die puntestelsel. By verre die meeste sal nie op grond van hul ervaring en kwalifikasies alleen in die gasheerland toegelaat word nie. Die meeste sal bykomend tot minimumkwalifikasies ook 'n werksaanbod moet verkry. Dit is 'n uiters moeilike proses aangesien potensiële werkgewers nie graag mense aanstel wat nie 'n werkspermit het nie, maar terselfdertyd kan jy nie 'n werkspermit kry sonder 'n werksaanbod nie - die hoender of die eier. Boonop sal jy gekonfronteer word met: "Do you have any Kiwi work experience?" Die werksoekfaktor is egter die aspek wat die meeste spanning veroorsaak. Voor die resessie sou dit jou ongeveer 6 maande neem om werk te vind, maar soos werkloosheid nou hier toeneem kan mens net raai hoe lank 'n immigrant werkloos sal bly. Sommige Suid-Afrikaners hier sal vir jou vertel hoe maklik dit is om hier werk te kry. MOET DIT NIE GLO NIE. Dit is baie moeilik en as jy bo 32 is, raak dit net moeiliker.

Behalwe dat die Kiwi's wesentlik agterdogtig jeens Suid-Afrikaners (oor die algemeen word Afrikaners soortgelyk aan Nazi's beskou) is, het hul bittermin waardering vir ons werkservaring. Terwyl Britte as ere-Kiwi's behandel word, word ons as arrogante en agressiewe (selfs agterlike) derdewêreldmense beskou. Terwyl sekere aspekte van Nieu-Seeland se infrastruktuur erg afsteek by Suid Afrika s'n, glo hulle dat ons uit die boendoes kom en dus nie veel waarde sal kan toevoeg nie. Hoewel heelwat van Suid-Afrika se infrastruktuur baie meer indrukwekkend as hulle s'n is, dink hulle ons ry op grondpaaie en het oor die algemeen weinig begrip van tegnologie. Ek weet bv van 'n SA siviele inginieur, wat paaie in SA gebou het, wat nie hier werk kon kry nie omdat hulle net nie kon glo dat ons teerpaaie het nie. Wanneer jy eendag dus wel 'n werk kry, wees maar bereid om vir 50% minder te werk as wat jy nou kry. Baie hoogs gekwalifiseerde Suid-Afrikaanse mans eindig in junior poste of selfs as hande-arbeiders.

So seker as wat die Suid-Afrikaanse rand ondergewaardeer is, is die NZ-dollar oorgewaardeer, wat beteken dat kos, klere en ander lewensbenodighede baie duur is in vergelyking met wat mense verdien. Maak dus maar reg om by 'n laer salaris en hoër lewenskostes aan te pas. Ten minste werk mediese en ander sosiale dienste en is goedkoop as jy voorsien dat jy dit mag benodig. Nogtans sal jy 'n permanente inwoner moet wees voordat jy ten volle voordeel daaruit kan trek.

Hoewel die Suid-Afrikaners 'n gemeenskap vorm in byvoorbeeld Auckland is daar geen gemeenskapspoging om voornemende immigrante te help nie. Daar is wel enkelinge wat met beperkte welslae probeer help. My algemene ervaring van die SA gemeenskap, wat meestal in Auckland se noordelike voorstede woon, is dié van ontwrigte en getraumatiseerde mense wat nie weet waar hulle inpas nie. Terwyl hulle vasklou aan hul Suid-Afrikaanse gemeenskapsidentiteit verrig dit hul geen guns in die breër Nieu-Seelandse samelewing nie. Soos met die Chinese en Indiërs hier, wat ook sulke enklawes vorm, word hulle as 'n hardkoppige doring in die vlees beskou wat nie wil integreer nie.

Die beste guns wat jy jouself kan bewys as jy eers 'n werk gekry het, is om onmiddellik in 'n woonbuurt die intrek te neem waar daar geen Suid-Afrikaners is nie. Moenie met Suid-Afrikaners meng nie, want dit hou net jou SA aksent in stand. Begin onmiddellik met "accent reduction"-klasse sodat jy die plaaslike aksent kan aanleer. Die impak wat Afrikaans op jou aksent het, is baie nadelig, dus is dit beter om onmiddellik te verengels. Solank jy 'n aksent het, gaan jy en jou gesin sukkel om te integreer. Julle sal dus beperk wees tot SA vriende (wat jy verkieslik nie moet hê nie) en in jou werk sal jy glad nie vorder nie. Solank jy "anders" voorkom, aanvaar hulle jou nie as gelyke nie en sal jou op elke terrein probeer terug hou. Gelukkig verengels die kinders baie gou, dus sal hulle ná enkele jare hulle bitter min of geen reste van hul Afrikanerskap toon nie.

Terwyl die Kiwi's erg aan kleinlandjiesindroom ly, het die Aussies weer grootheidswaan onder lede. Om hul onderkeie redes is hulle dus baie sensitief vir enige kritiek of selfs net 'n verwysing na SA en sy infrastruktuur. Dus is dit beter om eerder nooit na Suid-Afrika te verwys nie. Maak eerder asof jy soos 'n soort identiteitlose wese uit 'n dimensielose vakuum geval het. Veral in Nieu-Seeland word identiteit sterk afgekeur. Die blote bestaan van 'n Afrikanerkerk, byvoorbeeld, skep groot ongemaklikheid by die Kiwi's wat dit as 'n soort Nazi-breinspoelkamp beskou. Weereens, sal jy nie wil hê die Kiwi's moet weet jy behoort aan so iets nie. Nieu-Seeland is, soos Australië, 'n land van die middelmatige. Gemiddeldheid is die mantra. Moet nooit wys dat jy anders is of dat jy enige ambisie het nie. Dit is baie belangrik dat jy "nie aandag trek" nie. Terwyl Suid-Afrikaners as "arrogant", "direk", "aggressief" en "rassisties" beskou word, sal jy dikwels vind dat as dit nie agter jou rug gesê word nie, dit wel direk aan jou gerig sal word. Dit is ook om hierdie rede dat hulle ons nie graag in diens neem nie. Aller eerste sal hulle 'n Kiwi soek om 'n pos te vul. Met laasgenoemde het ek empatie, dit is immers hulle land en hulle mense. Wat egter pla, is dat Britte en Aussies 'n soort status, sowel op die arbeidsmark as sosiaal, as "ere-Kiwi's" het. Wanneer hulle egter nie 'n goeie Kiwi, Brit of Aussie kan kry nie, sal hulle die lang lys van swakker Kiwi-kandidate begin deurwerk. Teen die tyd dat hulle na immigrante (Suid-Afrikaners inkluis) begin kyk, is hulle rêrig desperaat.

Te veel Afrikaners vind berusting daarin "dat as dinge so aanhou in SA dan sal ek en my gesin emigreer". Emigrasie is vir baie soos 'n soort versekeringspolis, wat hulle uit die SA anargie gaan lig. Feit is egter dat, wat die meeste Afrikaners betref, hierdie 'n illusie is. Die strawwe immigrasievereistes van potensiële gasheerlande maak dit onmoontlik vir by verre die meeste Afrikaners om ooit die land te verlaat. Indien Afrikaners sou ophou om hulself met hierdie illusionêre uitweg te kalmeer, sal hulle dalk iets daaraan probeer doen om hul situasie binne Suid-Afrika te verbeter.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

SA reeling from global crisis

Who’s going to catch those ‘black diamonds’ when they come a cropper..?

Johannesburg - The feed-through of the global crisis into the local real economy is worse than expected, RMB currency strategists said on Friday.

They were commenting on the trade data released earlier by the SA Revenue Service showing that trade deficit widened to R17.4bn last month from R1.6bn in December.

RMB said the trade deficit partly reflected a seasonal pattern, “but even adjusting for this effect the deficit is the largest ever recorded by a meaningful margin”.

RMB said the number affirmed its view that the net effect of the global and economic slowdown would be a worsening of the trade account.

“A decline in dividend payments to foreigners, however, still implies that the current account should contract this year - although now perhaps not as much as we had initially thought.”

According to RMB, exports suffered “a major collapse”, declining 25% month-on-month in January alone.

“In dollar terms exports are now down almost 50% from their pre-crisis level … Rapid declines are being seen in many countries but the decline in South Africa is far worse than most!”

This not only reflected a decline in export volumes but also in export prices associated with the collapse in commodity prices, RMB said.

The data has two implications.

The first was that the trade outlook is worse than the market had thought and this was rand negative.

“The market has been right to push dollar/rand back above 10,” RMB said.

The second implication was that as the impact of the global crisis on SA’s economy was worse than expected, economic growth expectations might have to be revised downwards.

SAPA

The Rooster said...

yaaaaaawn..


So South Africa is going through the same economic crisis as the rest of the world ? Where is the fucking news in that asswipe ? For fuck sakes....go back to planet krypton , cause you'll never find sollace here. Fucking twat.

Anonymous said...

well i am jsut sending you any newsi found bout sa on whatever the topic but it is news seems you said sa would do better than the first world

NO RESCISSION?????????????

1200 South Africans are losing their homes every month.
ABSA BANK
Bank foreclosures or repossessions by ABSA increased more than threefold last year, from 149 in 2007 to 462 in 2008.
Today, in 2009 some 1,200 South Africans are losing their homes under the hammer every month because they can no longer afford monthly mortgage repayments.

The High Couth Sales in Execution are increasing every day.
Don’t believe the ANC bullshit.
South Africa is in Serious Trouble and its going to get worse.

Anonymous said...

JOHANNESBURG. The Idols reality show has been plunged into yet another race row after two moderately awful black contestants were voted off ahead of several stunningly untalented white singers. The show, in which deluded adolescents compete to be the nation's most forgettable nonentity, has been plagued with allegations of racial bias for over 300 seasons.

The show is currently in its 476th season on M-Net and has unearthed a wide range of musical stars, from white Afrikaans pop-rock crooners to white Afrikaans pop-rock crooners.

"Idols has produced some incredibly memorable singers," said producer and horse breeder Major Mario "Lanza" Labuschagne, adding that while he could not recall individual names, he was certain that "at least 50 percent" of the winners had been able to hold a note.

"The black ones were especially good," he said. "Wonderful young people, amazing singers. Of course, their names were almost impossible to pronounce, just consonants wherever you looked. But lovely young people all the same."

But judge Mara Louw had a different view this morning as she bemoaned the axing of mediocre black contestants in favour of horribly bad white ones.

Saying that it was a question of demographics rather than racism, Louw told The Times that the majority of black people did not have access to M-Net, which was why they were not voting in the same numbers as white people.

However Louw's comments have unleashed a backlash from black South Africans.

"No, hayibo, she's got it wrong, that one," said Ma Joyce Magona of Soweto. "We've got M-Net. But we've also got musical taste, baby."

Nomsa Zuma of Durban said Louw was correct to point to demographics.

"It's not about black or white. It's about conscious versus brain-dead," she said. "They've run out of people.

"They've auditioned every person in the country between 16 and 30. Those who could move and breathe at the same time at have won at least one season of Idols.

"The rest are now continuity announcers on SABC 3. What are they expecting?"

Meanwhile many black citizens have expressed sympathy with white voters' inability to hear musical talent.

"It must be terrible to live in that world, where you see an anorexic blonde girl singing out of her throat and you think it's art," said Pastor Cyrus Zonde, choirmaster of the All Zion All Singing All Dancing Joyful Jubilation Repentance Choir of Bloemfontein.

"We shouldn't judge them. Only God and Gareth Cliff can do that.

"We should just bow our heads and pray. And also pray that the singing is over quickly. Because Lord Jesus, it's horrible…"

The Rooster said...

IT IS DOING BETTER THAN THE FIRST WORLD CURRENTLY. WE STILL HAVE ECONOMIC GROWTH FOR FUCK SAKES.

If you must be negative at least make some fucking semblance of sense.

Anonymous said...

Rooster strikes again. Unless the comments agree with him, he hurtles insults at them, like a good 6-year-old would.

Also, Rooster - who apparently wants peace and love - continues his mantra aimed at bringing down the Afrikaans language and its people, even though the language is African (albeit an evolved hybrid).

I don't disagree with you, Rooster, but stop insulting those who disagree with you. It's immature and its a sure way to sabotage your blog, which is exactly what is currently happening. No one gives a shit about you or your blog anymore.

And it's sad.

The Rooster said...

Rooster strikes again. Unless the comments agree with him, he hurtles insults at them, like a good 6-year-old would.


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They have the brains of 6 year olds. I'm just keeping it at their level.

The Rooster said...

Also, Rooster - who apparently wants peace and love - continues his mantra aimed at bringing down the Afrikaans language and its people, even though the language is African (albeit an evolved hybrid).


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I'm half afrikaans you idiot.

The Rooster said...

I don't disagree with you, Rooster, but stop insulting those who disagree with you. It's immature and its a sure way to sabotage your blog, which is exactly what is currently happening. No one gives a shit about you or your blog anymore.

And it's sad.

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I'l stop insulting them when they stop being so worthy of insult.

Nobody ever cared about this blog, least of all me. So don't lose sleep I'm clearly a fantastic writer and an intellectualy giant ammongst midgets and it's my duty to keep educating you lot , so on it'll go for as long as it tickles my fancy.

Anonymous said...

Nobody ever cared about this blog, least of all me. So don't lose sleep I'm clearly a fantastic writer and an intellectualy giant ammongst midgets and it's my duty to keep educating you lot , so on it'll go for as long as it tickles my fancy.

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"an intellectualy giant"
Yes, you are indeed an intellectualy giant. Clearly.

Rooster is a sad little white boy who has insecurities and tries to cover them up by copying Maddox and by trying to be all un-PC and self-absorbed, when, really, he is nothing but a coward who hides behind internet anonymity and travels outside of SA for medical treatment (but doesn't acknowledge it for fear of making SA look inferior in any way). You have never even been into a township, yet you speak so highly of your precious stats and boast buffoons who think that magnets heal people.

Rooster, you're a PC runt who has no backbone.

Coward.

The Rooster said...

Insecure ? Not enough to do a fucking spell check everytme I type on a stupid forum for fun, you pedantic twat.

Listen , my medical treatment is of no concern to you and I think somewhere inside you must know how callous it is to ever assume wanting to life is something to be berated for. South Africa has fantastic private medical facilities but just happens to not offer the most mdern leksil gamma knife(like most countries on earth(, which I needed. I have since met with doctors here at groote schuur who have more than impressed me and I feel entirely confident in dealing with.

Anonymous said...

ha ha, it's easy to set Rooster up. just comment about his health, and he gets defensive and pissy.

caught, hook, line, and sinker.

Anonymous said...

Listen , my medical treatment is of no concern to you

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Actually, it is. If you don't want it to be, then stop drowning your blog in sop stories about your "condition" and whatever else. Keep it to yourself.

The Rooster said...

Deal. You leave my halth out of it and I won't mention. Now go ready Jeremy Clarkson and shut the fuck up.

Anonymous said...

Deal.

Anonymous said...

Hey Roosterboy, What is "Half Afrikaans"...Don't talk KAK. You either are or you are not.

Coming back to the post. I agree with this Afrikaans guy. Emigration is not for sissies. At least he is alive and his wife has not been raped yet.

BTW..is that doctor of yours Black? If not you are racist. Why are you not consulting one? Let a Black doctor operate on your brain...seeing that you trust them so much. HAHAHA.

Anonymous said...

Ja, dit is waarskynlik so

The Rooster said...

You'r right, i'm not half afrikaans. more like 90% seeing as that makes up my family demographic.