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Submitted by dawid22 285d ago | opinion piece

How Nelson Mandela Influenced the Gaming Industry in South Africa

This morning South Africans woke up to the news we’ve all been dreading for most of 2013: Nelson Mandela had passed away. He was a political figure that overpowered apartheid and collectively avoided an all out civil war in South Africa. Instead, this leader brought all of his people together to love one another. He’s also the reason the gaming industry is as strong as it is in South Africa today. (Industry)

KillrateOmega  +   285d ago
R.I.P.
ThanatosDMC  +   285d ago
A little bit of a stretch but acceptable.
310dodo  +   285d ago
such a stretch in this article.
but what would you expect from the PC police of the MSM.

this guy preached the genocide of white people, openly and boldly but I guess Anderson Cooper & John Stewart didnt tell you that?
fossilfern  +   285d ago
Trust me dont even bother trying to start a debate about Mandela, everyone acts as if he was some sort of saint. Just dont bother I have tried.
KonsoruMasuta  +   285d ago
He wasn't a saint but he did great things.
310dodo  +   285d ago
yup political correctness and fear rule.

I am not white but I do love history, and the fact that many white people are crying for this guy is pretty mind blowing.

This guy caused the rapes,murders etc of so many white Afrikaans is insane.
LOGICWINS  +   285d ago
......

Why are you guys getting disagrees? Everything your saying is true.
Gh05t  +   285d ago
Because they watch the media and goto public school. Places where you don't learn these things.
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Gh05t  +   285d ago
Or that he ran an organization that is still on international terror watchlist.Who carried out bombing for years. He was on US terror watch list until 2008. He was a card carrying communist. He was friends with Fidel Castro and many other communist dictators. Was married to Winnie Madikizela (look her up)

AFTER PRISON he did become much more peaceful and could have lead a bloody revolution and chose peace but let us not bury the past. Know the person good and bad. It took prison for him to reform his views and ways. He did have some great post prison principles, but he was still a Marxist who started out with violence.
iRobotGaming  +   285d ago
RIP Nelson Mandela
Inzo  +   285d ago
Is this a South African Site? Because this guy does not have a clue what he is talking about. No doubt Mandela did more for this country than most would know but some of the things this idiot is saying is so far from the truth its laughable. Anyway RIP Madiba.
Masta Kaos  +   285d ago
@310dodo....Don't talk rubbish....How many white folks did Mandela kill ?? How many black folks did the apartheid government kill?? If it wasn't for Mandela black folks would have pulled what Robert Mugabe did to White Farmers. Every black folk in South Africa wanted to kill white folks.....People wanted war....So don't come here with your nonsense talking smack about Mandela.
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btk  +   285d ago
The Apartheid government killed a maximum of 7518 black people during the 46 years of Apartheid. Thus white on black.

The liberation movements (meaning Mandela's ANC and others) were responsible for 13482 politically motivated killings. Thus black on black.
Masta Kaos  +   284d ago
You talking out of your ass....You don't know what you talking about. Do you know that the black on black violence was fueled by the apartheid government??? The Zulu's got weapons from the whites....They had all the military gear while the ANC had nothing but stones. Mandela was a terrorist to a white government that didn't recognize blacks as equal human beings...You thank Mandela because if Chris Hani was still alive that white genocide you talkng about would have been a reality.
btk  +   285d ago
Blacks Murdered by Whites:

The 7000 remaining deaths are generally attributed to the Apartheid government and includes the SANDF and security forces. A lot of these deaths were in South West Africa during the Angolan war. This number includes a massacre by the SANDF in 1978 in Kassinga where they killed 600 SWAPO refugees. It has to be noted that the Angolan War was fought with the undercover help of Western Nations in order to stop the Communists from taking over Southern Africa. These deaths also include white people who were killed by the ANC's terrorist military wings.

In the period from 1990 to 1994, 518 people were killed by the National Party's security forces.
btk  +   285d ago
The white Boer, the Afrikaner farmer, is easily the highest at-risk group for murder on Earth ... 310 in 100,000 per year actually. By comparison, in London the yearly probability of getting murdered is 3 in 100,000. The world’s foremost authority on genocide, Dr Gregory Stanton of “Genocide Watch”, has recognised the seriousness of the Boer genocide in his 2002 report.

South Africa’s blacks, and especially the ANC youth, still sing the old ANC resistance song “Kill The Boer”. In this they have their purposes. But in the wider world there has been an important shift in the meaning of that word “Boer”. In German, ein Bauer is nothing but a farmer. In the Boer War more than a century ago the word implied a fighter. And under the apartheid regime it became the generic name for the apartheid government and its apartheid army … the apartheid army that was the immediate enemy of the ANC guerrillas. Singing “Kill The Boer”, in fact, meant “kill the apartheid soldier”. However, now the Boer is once again merely a farmer and nothing more. He is a man who works hard with his hands and with few words and whose children now ponder emigrating (though that is difficult - Afrikaners are no colonials and have no mother land to which to return).
Albie360  +   285d ago
Btk, I really wonder who the dumb ass is who disagreed with you. He would sing a other tune if his family was victims.
Masta Kaos  +   284d ago
Dude u talking nonsense....#smh....I feel sorry for your ignorant ass. Only poor white people talk that genocide nonsense....You will find them begging for money on every robots in town. Get your head out of your ass.
310dodo  +   285d ago
Your just a mainstream scholar

Only yuppies believe Mandela loves white people and didnt want to "kill the boer"

You can clearly find youtube videos or articles on what Mandela and his group are responsible for.

again Whites in western countries have been taught they are monsters and deserve the awful treatment shown to them in countries like SA.

worst thing is You guys believe it!
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E2S  +   285d ago
Mandela was a great man who did some not so great things early in his life, but regretted them, was harshly punished, sought redemption, and led South Africa to prosperity. You don't like what he did? Don't post in threads about him.
L0Lcano  +   285d ago
I sighed as soon as I read the title. Its the most predictable crap you'd expect after everyone falls head over heels at an iconic persons death. He/She is attributed to everything and its nauseating. Mandela stood up for a righteous cause and did a lot of good but he was no saint as the media portrays. Even Gandhi when you research his life did some downright objectionable things.

Next article. How Mandela helped invent the playstation 4.
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badboy776  +   284d ago
R.I.P. One of the Greatest minds EVER!!!
Nintenja  +   284d ago
Nelson Mandela was put in prison for admitting to 156 acts of terrorism. He was the leader of a terrorist organization in S. Africa. He is responsible for the deaths of many innocent people.

Don't praise those you don't know.

P.S. The TV lies to you. So does school.

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