Who am I?



I am a 9th generation descendant of French Huguenots who came to South Africa in 1711. I have grown up in an old pioneering family who still believed in living out the principles of our forefathers.

We were taught to value and love our traditions, stories and heritage. Today I live just outside George on the Garden Route. I'm future-orientated but what shapes my course are the experiences and stories of the past.

I am a life-long entrepreneur and am involved in two internet companies and the international distribution of post press finishing machinery.

My individual statement of beliefs

  • I believe that the Bible is the original, complete and accurate inspired word of God. I therefore believe that there is only one God who is the creator and the sustainer of the entire universe, and that He is alive and active today and that He is working out a plan for every man, woman and child who has ever lived. and I believe in first century original Christian values.
  • I believe in individual liberty. That means that every human being is entitled to decide how he wishes to live, provided that it is within the framework of the laws of God and love towards fellow-man. I therefore believe every person should be able to responsibly choose the job he wants to do, the place where he wants to live, the way in which his children should be educated, and the way he spends his free time and energies. I recognize that liberty is a privilege that can only come with responsibility.
  • I believe all people should work for a living and should only be supported if they are genuinely unable to work. If they are too lazy or picky or somehow unwilling to work, they should not be supported by society until necessity motivates them to become responsible.
  • I believe in responsible private firearm ownership. Guns don't kill people. People kill people. If you don't like guns, don't own one. I believe in the right of every human being to defend himself against assault if needs be. I believe in teaching children how to handle firearms safely and responsibly as part of the school curriculum. If you are shocked - good. We were received that training at school and the world is safer for it because now we understand the concept of ultimate responsibility.
  • I believe in standing up for the weak and the oppressed. If you do not stand up for those in need when you are able to help, you have actively joined those who oppress them.
  • I believe in loving and helping the poor to help themselves. I do not believe in helping the poor by doing for them what they should be doing for themselves.
  • I believe in respect for authority. I believe office of state is to be respected and obeyed inasmuch as doing so is in harmony with the law of God. The person occupying the position may not be worthy of respect, but the office is.
  • I an pro-life. I believe abortion is murder. It means taking the life of a the weaker person to benefit the life of a stronger person. This is what world dictators, serial killers and selfish mothers do. There is no difference, on matter how high the volume of the voices that protest.
  • I believe in families and family values. History has shown that civilizations collapse when the family structure does. I believe in unbroken homes with a father and a mother who live their lives for the primary purpose of benefitting the lives of their children. I also believe in grandparents and that they are part of the immediately family, that they should make an invaluable contribution towards teaching their grandchildren and helping to raise them if at all possible.
  • I believe that the cornerstone of every economy is agriculture. Agriculture is the original and the final source of wealth. I believe in family farms that are owned and operated by families. In addition, I believe in small and medium businesses that belong to individual entrepreneurs that seek to improve their own lives and make a valuable contribution to society.
  • I believe in the rights of working men to do honest work in return for honest pay. I support the rights of trade unions to exist only in an environment of equal balance. That means I support the rights of employers too dismiss workers who rise up and threaten them when there are others who are willing to fill the same positions. Workers have the right to strike. Employers have the right to fire. That's called balance. It is also called balance.
  • I do not believe that governments should be doing for be doing for people what people should be doing for themselves. That means I do not believe in the welfare state principle.
  • I believe in minding your own business. That means I believe that countries should be leaving other countries alone. Switzerland is a fair example.