South Africa does not belong to the black African

The land of South Africa does not belong to the Black. It belongs to the White and KhoiSan who genetically-proven were in SA 3000 years before any Xhosa, Zulu, Tswana, Pedi, etc, so the Blacks should stop being so ignorant, arrogant, and greedy, demanding that only they have a right to the land.

The following article is by
Tim Crowe

Emeritus Professor, University of Cape Town

The ancient origins, anatomical, linguistic and genetic distinctiveness of southern African San and Khoikhoi people are matters of confusion and debate. They are variously described as the world’s first or oldest people; Africa’s first or oldest people, or the first people of South Africa.

They are in fact two evolutionarily related but culturally distinct groups of populations that have occupied southern Africa for up to 140,000 years. Their first-people status is due to the fact that they commonly retain genetic elements of the most ancient Homo sapiens.

This conclusion is based on evidence from specific types of DNA. This evidence also demonstrates that other sub-Saharan human populations retain genetic bits and pieces of DNA from non-KhoiSan primordial humans. These pre-date their out-of-Africa colonisation of the balance of the world.

What is important in the debate on the origins of, and diversity among, population groups of Homo sapiens is to establish what cannot, and should not, be derived from the various DNA evidence used to support the KhoiSan-as-first-people hypothesis.

This is that the KhoiSan, or any other groups of humans, can be assigned to evolutionarily meaningful “races” – or subspecies in biological classification.

The DNA evidence, if interpreted incorrectly, could be used to support the findings of “scientific” racial anthropologists such as Carleton S. Coon.

As recently as 1962, Coon “recognised” the KhoiSan as the Capoid race. He based this on the distinctive anatomical features of the Capoids from those he used to designate the Congoid race. These include golden brown rather than sepia-coloured skin, the presence of epicanthic eye folds, prominent cheekbones and steatopygia.

But, if correctly interpreted, the scientific evidence points quite to the contrary.

Human evolution cannot be drawn like a tree

If one were to compare the entire DNA genomes from representatively sampled human populations from around the world, the resulting relationships would look more like an evolutionarily reticulated chain-link fence. In other words, a network rather than a tree. This applies to even purportedly racially important anatomical features.

This is because human population groups worldwide are highly homogeneous (99.5% similar) genetically and their anatomical features vary in an uncorrelated fashion over the landscape.

These groups are, in evolutionary terms, very recent entities that have no biological or taxonomic significance.

The DNA evidence used to discover the human genetic “footprints” that characterise the KhoiSan, and other diverging populations, is today easily put together. Forensic pathologists use it to determine an unidentifiable corpse’s population group. This process has been popularised on television shows such as CSI and Bones.

This DNA evidence comes from:

  • Y chromosome polymorphisms inherited without recombination along male lineages;
  • single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, from nuclear DNA; and
  • most especially from mitochondrial DNA.

Mitochondria are organelles within a cell that have their own independent DNA separate from that in the nucleus that determines an organism’s external appearance and physiology. They are involved with cellular respiration and nothing more.

Mitochondrial DNA allows the detection of direct genetically “ungarbled” connections among evolutionarily evolved human population groups. This is because a component of it evolves much faster than the bulk of nuclear DNA. Also, mitochondrial DNA is inherited maternally and is thus not intermixed with paternal DNA during reproduction.

Some evolutionary genetic anthropologists ignore the overwhelming balance of evidence that there is no evolutionarily significant racial variation in either genes or anatomy. Instead they focus on these very few bits and pieces of DNA that, in evolutionary terms, change rapidly. This way they reach distorted conclusions about discernible “races” within the human species.

Why there is only one race

Recent DNA results used to detect human population genetic “footprints” is summarised in: Humanity’s forgotten return to Africa revealed in DNA.

The story it tells is as follows. About 140,000 years ago human populations from East or Central Africa moved southwards and “colonise” western southern Africa. The probable nearest living relatives of these source populations are:

This migration gave rise to the present-day San hunter-gatherers.

Much more recently – about 2000 years ago – there was a second movement of “colonists” from the north into southwestern Africa. They gave rise to the pastoral Khoikhoi people.

This second group of “settlers” carried within its genome bits of Eurasian-sourced – and even some Neanderthal – DNA derived from European humans who had returned to Africa about 3000 years ago.

Subsequent to this second colonisation, there was intermixing between the Khoikhoi and San. This gave rise to their close anatomical similarities despite the fact that they retained their marked cultural and linguistic differences.

Much more recently – about 1700 years ago – there was a third major north-to-south migration. This time it was the Bantu-speaking, black Africans into south-eastern Africa. Those “settlers” that eventually became the Xhosa peoples moved westwards and encountered the Khoikhoi, whom they drove further west and intermixed with genetically.

So, it is now possible for genetic evolutionary “anthropologists” to distinguish population differences among humans to infer the timing of their movements throughout the globe.

It is even possible to map one’s genetic “ancestry”, as South African President Nelson Mandela did, indicating that he possessed some KhoiSan DNA.

The important point is that this evidence should not be used to assert that these differences, or shared bits of “ancient” DNA, support the identification of multiple human “races”. In fact, it confirms the wise assertion by the pan-Africanist leader, Robert Sobukwe, that there was only one race: the human race.

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Those who believe the ANC can self-correct are deluded – Times LIVE – Times LIVE

Those who believe the ANC can self-correct are deluded – Times LIVE – Times LIVE
Times LIVEThose who believe the ANC can self-correct are deluded – Times LIVETimes LIVESouth Africa's party of liberation, the ANC, is now well and truly on the path to oblivion. It cannot save itself. Last week's shambolic cabinet reshuffle is evidence …and more »
Those who believe the ANC can self-correct are deluded – Times LIVE – Times LIVE

Those who believe the ANC canself-correct are deluded – Times LIVE

Those who believe the ANC canself-correct are deluded – Times LIVE
Times LIVEThose who believe the ANC canself-correct are deludedTimes LIVEThe Inkatha Freedom Party's anti-democratic tendencies birthed Zanele Magwaza-Msibi's National Freedom Party. It, too, is staring death in the face. New parties and formations have not been very successful in post-apartheid South Africa. The EFF makes …
Those who believe the ANC canself-correct are deluded – Times LIVE

Those who believe the ANC can self-correct are deluded – Times LIVE

Those who believe the ANC can self-correct are deluded – Times LIVE
Times LIVEThose who believe the ANC can self-correct are deludedTimes LIVEThe Inkatha Freedom Party's anti-democratic tendencies birthed Zanele Magwaza-Msibi's National Freedom Party. It, too, is staring death in the face. New parties and formations have not been very successful in post-apartheid South Africa. The EFF makes …and more »
Those who believe the ANC can self-correct are deluded – Times LIVE

Op-Ed: A snapshot of South African politics from a parliamentary tour – Daily Maverick

Op-Ed: A snapshot of South African politics from a parliamentary tour – Daily Maverick
Daily MaverickOp-Ed: A snapshot of South African politics from a parliamentary tourDaily MaverickIn the first part of the tour, MPs from the Democratic Alliance, the Inkatha Freedom Party, the Economic Freedom Fighters, the United Democratic Movement and the Congress of the People spoke to our group. Each speaker represented their particular party …
Op-Ed: A snapshot of South African politics from a parliamentary tour – Daily Maverick

Op-Ed: A snapshot of South African politics from a parliamentary tour … – Daily Maverick

Op-Ed: A snapshot of South African politics from a parliamentary tour … – Daily Maverick
Daily MaverickOp-Ed: A snapshot of South African politics from a parliamentary tour …Daily MaverickLast week, two colleagues and I attended a tour of South Africa's Parliament with nearly 100 students from Stellenbosch University. When we left campus on …and more »
Op-Ed: A snapshot of South African politics from a parliamentary tour … – Daily Maverick

'My father gave me a cow to sell to get a driver's licence' – News24

'My father gave me a cow to sell to get a driver's licence' – News24
News24'My father gave me a cow to sell to get a driver's licence'News24With tension between the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and the ANC reaching boiling point ahead of the first democratic elections, he had to negotiate a tightrope between IFP neighbours and a school in an ANC area, one that would lead to student politics …
'My father gave me a cow to sell to get a driver's licence' – News24

IFP calls for independent investigation into killings – Estcourt News

IFP calls for independent investigation into killings – Estcourt News
IFP calls for independent investigation into killingsEstcourt NewsThe Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in KwaZulu-Natal calls upon the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) to enlist the services of an independent senior pathologist to investigate the killing of five members of the Kubheka family who were …
IFP calls for independent investigation into killings – Estcourt News

Uncertainty clouds SASSA's offer to post office – ITWeb

Uncertainty clouds SASSA's offer to post office – ITWeb
ITWebUncertainty clouds SASSA's offer to post officeITWebInkatha Freedom Party MP Liezl van der Merwe requested reassurance from deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa that there were no deliberate attempts to sabotage SAPO in taking over social grant payments, according to The Star. The MP is concerned that …and more »
Uncertainty clouds SASSA's offer to post office – ITWeb

Uncertainty clouds SASSA's offer to post office | ITWeb – ITWeb

Uncertainty clouds SASSA's offer to post office | ITWeb – ITWeb
ITWebUncertainty clouds SASSA's offer to post office | ITWebITWebThe mystery around the South African Social Security Agency's (SASSA's) offer to the South African Post Office (SAPO) has raised fears of potentially.and more »
Uncertainty clouds SASSA's offer to post office | ITWeb – ITWeb

Matric pupils urged to take studying study seriously – South Coast Herald

Matric pupils urged to take studying study seriously – South Coast Herald
South Coast HeraldMatric pupils urged to take studying study seriouslySouth Coast HeraldThe Inkatha Freedom Party in KwaZulu-Natal urges all students, especially those in matric to get down to serious studying in order to achieve success in the forthcoming year end examinations. “The matriculants have no time to relax. They need to burn …
Matric pupils urged to take studying study seriously – South Coast Herald

Ulundi's IFP advertorial in Ilanga to be investigated – KZN Cogta – Politicsweb

Ulundi's IFP advertorial in Ilanga to be investigated – KZN Cogta – Politicsweb
Ulundi's IFP advertorial in Ilanga to be investigated – KZN CogtaPoliticswebKZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) can confirm that it has received complaints from two political parties in the province about alleged abuse of public funds by Ulundi local municipality and the department has …
Ulundi's IFP advertorial in Ilanga to be investigated – KZN Cogta – Politicsweb

Ulundi`s IFP advertorial in Ilanga to be investigated – KZN Cogta … – Politicsweb

Ulundis IFP advertorial in Ilanga to be investigated - KZN Cogta ... - Politicsweb
Ulundi
s IFP advertorial in Ilanga to be investigated – KZN Cogta …PoliticswebKZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) can confirm that it has received complaints from two political parties in the province …and more »
Ulundi`s IFP advertorial in Ilanga to be investigated – KZN Cogta … – Politicsweb

Ramaphosa will accept fate if Zuma chooses to axe him – Independent Online

Ramaphosa will accept fate if Zuma chooses to axe him – Independent Online
Independent OnlineRamaphosa will accept fate if Zuma chooses to axe himIndependent Onlineasked Inkatha Freedom Party MP Mkhuleko Hlengwa. Ramphosa even faced a tough question from within the African National Congress ranks with Zukiswa Rantho, who chairs an inquiry into corrupt activities at Eskom, asking why state capture was only …and more »
Ramaphosa will accept fate if Zuma chooses to axe him – Independent Online

If Zuma removes me, I'll accept it – Ramaphosa – Creamer Media's Engineering News

If Zuma removes me, I'll accept it – Ramaphosa – Creamer Media's Engineering News
If Zuma removes me, I'll accept it – RamaphosaCreamer Media’s Engineering Newsasked Inkatha Freedom Party MP Mkhuleko Hlengwa. Ramphosa even faced a tough question from within the African National Congress ranks with Zukiswa Rantho, who chairs an inquiry into corrupt activities at Eskom, asking why State capture was only …and more »
If Zuma removes me, I'll accept it – Ramaphosa – Creamer Media's Engineering News

No quick fixes to KZN killings, Zikalala tells Moerane Commission – Citizen

No quick fixes to KZN killings, Zikalala tells Moerane Commission – Citizen
CitizenNo quick fixes to KZN killings, Zikalala tells Moerane CommissionCitizen“Since January 2016 the killings included 19 members of the ANC, three members of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), three members of the National Freedom Party (NFP), three members of the South African Communist Party (SACP), and one member of the …By-elections: Poll upset for ANC in Mpumalanga but KZN remains solidDaily Maverickall 7 news articles »
No quick fixes to KZN killings, Zikalala tells Moerane Commission – Citizen

By-elections: Poll upset for ANC in Mpumalanga but KZN remains solid – Daily Maverick

By-elections: Poll upset for ANC in Mpumalanga but KZN remains solid – Daily Maverick
Daily MaverickBy-elections: Poll upset for ANC in Mpumalanga but KZN remains solidDaily MaverickThe remaining seats are held by the DA (2), EFF (1), IFP (1) and Mazibuko (1). Premier David Mabuza had a lot going for him. His province was allocated many delegates for the ANC Conference in December, and he was seen as the king-maker. Two of his …and more »
By-elections: Poll upset for ANC in Mpumalanga but KZN remains solid – Daily Maverick

By-elections: Poll upset for ANC in Mpumalanga but KZN remains … – Daily Maverick

By-elections: Poll upset for ANC in Mpumalanga but KZN remains … – Daily Maverick
Daily MaverickBy-elections: Poll upset for ANC in Mpumalanga but KZN remains …Daily MaverickThe African National Congress (ANC) had to defend six safe seats in an October 18 by-election. These included three seats in southern KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), …and more »
By-elections: Poll upset for ANC in Mpumalanga but KZN remains … – Daily Maverick

MPs outraged as Sassa snubs two committees – Eyewitness News

MPs outraged as Sassa snubs two committees – Eyewitness News
Eyewitness NewsMPs outraged as Sassa snubs two committeesEyewitness NewsInkatha Freedom Party's Liezl van der Merwe added Sassa made a “mockery” of the committee. “Today they've made a mockery of us, by sending this letter and disregarding our jobs.” Sassa has sent a similar explanation to Parliament's Standing Committee …We have no progress update – SASSAPoliticsweball 5 news articles »
MPs outraged as Sassa snubs two committees – Eyewitness News

MPs outraged as Sassa snubs two committees – EWN – Eyewitness News

MPs outraged as Sassa snubs two committees – EWN – Eyewitness News
Eyewitness NewsMPs outraged as Sassa snubs two committees – EWNEyewitness NewsIt's now been almost two months since Sassa was expected to sign an agreement with the Post Office to take over the payment of social grants.We have no progress update – SASSAPoliticsweball 11 news articles »
MPs outraged as Sassa snubs two committees – EWN – Eyewitness News

MPs outraged as Sassa snubs two meetings – Eyewitness News

MPs outraged as Sassa snubs two meetings – Eyewitness News
Eyewitness NewsMPs outraged as Sassa snubs two meetingsEyewitness NewsInkatha Freedom Party's Liezl van der Merwe added Sassa made a “mockery” of the committee. “Today they've made a mockery of us, by sending this letter and disregarding our jobs.” Sassa has sent a similar explanation to Parliament's Standing Committee …
MPs outraged as Sassa snubs two meetings – Eyewitness News

'We have no progress update' – Sassa, social development dept ditch Parliament – News24

'We have no progress update' – Sassa, social development dept ditch Parliament – News24
News24'We have no progress update' – Sassa, social development dept ditch ParliamentNews24Cape Town – The portfolio committee on social development waited patiently for a progress update on Sassa's obligations to the Constitutional Court on Wednesday, but they were stood up by both the agency and the department. Sassa was due to appear for …
'We have no progress update' – Sassa, social development dept ditch Parliament – News24

Bad planning ruined community project – Zululand Observer

Bad planning ruined community project – Zululand Observer
Bad planning ruined community projectZululand ObserverNCOP member Mntomuhle Khawula, representing the Inkatha Freedom Party, wanted to know how much was invested by the KZN government and why the committee had not been summoned to parliament to give account. Dr Ndlovu could not provide …
Bad planning ruined community project – Zululand Observer

Opposition reacts to Cabinet reshuffle – Eyewitness News

Opposition reacts to Cabinet reshuffle – Eyewitness News
Eyewitness NewsOpposition reacts to Cabinet reshuffleEyewitness NewsThe Inkatha Freedom Party's Narend Singh says the reshuffle was no surprise and neither was the axing of Nzimande. “Although it's the prerogative of the president to reshuffle his Cabinet, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why he's …and more »
Opposition reacts to Cabinet reshuffle – Eyewitness News

Buthelezi demands Zuma to clear his name in court – South African Broadcasting Corporation

Buthelezi demands Zuma to clear his name in court – South African Broadcasting Corporation
South African Broadcasting CorporationButhelezi demands Zuma to clear his name in courtSouth African Broadcasting CorporationI can't deliver a different message because from the very beginning when the matter was before the court that was my stand and that was the attitude of the IFP. It's the best thing for the president himself that the matter goes to court so that he can …and more »
Buthelezi demands Zuma to clear his name in court – South African Broadcasting Corporation

SABC News – Buthelezi demands Zuma to clear his name in court … – South African Broadcasting Corporation

SABC News – Buthelezi demands Zuma to clear his name in court … – South African Broadcasting Corporation
South African Broadcasting CorporationSABC News – Buthelezi demands Zuma to clear his name in court …South African Broadcasting CorporationInkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has repeated his call for President Jacob Zuma to have his day in court.and more »
SABC News – Buthelezi demands Zuma to clear his name in court … – South African Broadcasting Corporation

Axed EFF councillors take party to court – Times LIVE – Times LIVE

Axed EFF councillors take party to court – Times LIVE – Times LIVE
Times LIVEAxed EFF councillors take party to court – Times LIVETimes LIVEThe six Economic Freedom Fighters councillors in Mogale City who were unceremoniously fired by the party are heading to the South Gauteng High Court on …and more »
Axed EFF councillors take party to court – Times LIVE – Times LIVE

How drama has unfolded in Mogale City – Times LIVE

How drama has unfolded in Mogale City – Times LIVE
Times LIVEHow drama has unfolded in Mogale CityTimes LIVEAfter last year's elections‚ the ANC held 38 seats‚ the DA 27‚ EFF nine‚ Freedom Front Plus two‚ and Inkatha Freedom Party one seat. The DA is in coalition with the IFP and FF+‚ in addition to the EFF. Pannall resigned in December‚ citing ill-health …Mogale City councillors kicked out of EFF may fight their expulsionBusiness Dayall 15 news articles »
How drama has unfolded in Mogale City – Times LIVE

IFP supports investigation of department corruption claims – Zululand Observer

IFP supports investigation of department corruption claims – Zululand Observer
Zululand ObserverIFP supports investigation of department corruption claimsZululand ObserverTHE Inkatha Freedom Party fully supports the call made by Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Bheki Cele, that an anti-corruption unit should be established to investigate corruption in the agricultural industry. 'Recently we have …
IFP supports investigation of department corruption claims – Zululand Observer

SAA fast becoming a national liability – IFP – Citizen

SAA fast becoming a national liability – IFP – Citizen
CitizenSAA fast becoming a national liability – IFPCitizenThe IFP believed that National Treasury was ill-advised to continuously in a willy-nilly fashion throw financial solutions to what were essentially non-financial problems at SAA. The fundamental problem at the heart of SAA's woes was a pure lack of …and more »
SAA fast becoming a national liability – IFP – Citizen