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    03/01/2018 6:53:32 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Thursday, March 1, 2018 | Chantal Da Silva
    More than 10,500 people have signed a petition asking President Donald Trump to let white people in South Africa emigrate to the U.S. after the country voted to strip white farmers of their land without compensation. The petition calls on the U.S. leader to "take the steps necessary to initiate an emergency immigration plan allowing white Boers to come to the United States." Boer is the term used to describe South Africans of Dutch, German or Huguenot descent, who are also commonly referred to as Afrikaners.
  • Is this the end of the white man in Africa? The murder of a legendary safari guide [tr]

    03/08/2017 6:46:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 8, 2017 | Max Hastings
    Just a few years back, Kenya’s Laikipia plateau was paradise. Many times my wife and I have ridden out on horseback at sunrise among elephants and giraffe, buck, warthog and the occasional leopard, marvelling that such wild beauty still exists on earth. No longer, however. For many months now, Laikipia’s cattle farms and game ranches, many of them white-owned, have been invaded and overrun by armed tribesmen brandishing automatic rifles, burning buildings and terrorising owners as they claim grazing rights for their own cattle. On Sunday, this scourge reached a new climax: the famous safari guide, farmer and former British...
  • How do Afrikaners find a place in post-apartheid South Africa?

    05/02/2016 7:39:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 56 replies
    The Rand Daily Mail ^ | 15 MARCH 2016 | CHRISTI VAN DER WESTHUIZEN
    n a post-apartheid context, is a democratic Afrikaner identity possible? Are there other traditions apart from apartheid that can be drawn on in Afrikaner culture that can advance democracy and social justice? These questions are particularly relevant in South Africa, given that in recent years there has been a heightened contestation over Afrikaner identify, driven by a hardening of whiteness. When the National Party came to power in 1948 politician JG Strijdom, the apartheid prime minister between 1954 and 1958 who was nicknamed the “Lion of the North”, demanded “eendersdenkendheid”. The Afrikaansword means a condition of thinking the same. It...
  • Imposing racial quotas is a vital step forward for South African sport (rugby)

    05/01/2016 8:34:44 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 29 April 2016 | Siya Mnyanda
    South Africa’s sports minister has announced that he will no longer “beg for racial transformation”, but will start forcing the country’s sporting federations to fulfil racial quotas. Fikile Mbalula said in a speech on Sunday that the cricket, rugby, netball and athletics federations would be banned from bidding for any international tournaments until their numbers of black players improved. South Africans of colour, more than 90% of the population, remain the minority in starting line-ups more than two decades after the end of draconian white-minority rule which prohibited them competing at the highest level. For more than 50 years, black...
  • South Africa a Time Bomb Ready to Explode (Ongoing White Genocide Completely Ignored by MSM)

    There are many stories comparing South Africa to a time bomb ready to explode from the deplorable conditions and slow genocide of the whites. The delicate situation of crime, corruption and poverty increasing throughout the land raises concern. Living under a communist government led by a president who rules over nepotism, lining his pockets and destroying everything the apartheid government built.There is the element of the South African Communist party affiliated to the governing African National Congress (ANC) who have not sidetracked from influencing the Zuma administration and turning South Africa into a one-party state. Julius Malema kicked out of...
  • Post-apartheid South Africa still struggling

    05/06/2014 7:56:37 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | Tue, Apr. 22, 2014 | Damon Cline
    This week marks the 20th anniversary of democracy in South Africa. You may remember the United States was intensely interested in South African affairs during the years the Afrikaners, the country’s European-descended population, ruled under a racist policy called apartheid. Then, on April 27, 1994, after years of international pressure, South Africa held its first open elections. The black majority population overwhelmingly chose Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist and former political prisoner, as the nation’s first black president. America soon lost interest. It was as if a war had ended, and we could concern ourselves with other things. Twenty years...
  • As Mandela gets hero’s farewell, young Afrikaners struggle with a brutal past

    12/21/2013 4:52:21 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    The New York Daily Times ^ | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013 | Denis Hamill
    PRETORIA, South Africa — The relentless pilgrimage of mourners stretched north for miles toward Pretoria on Thursday. They came to bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, who lay in state in the Union Buildings after giving his beloved South Africa freedom, unity and democracy. I sped south on open road to the hilltop Voortrekker Monument, the 130-foot-high granite shrine to the Afrikaners who pioneered the country in rickety covered wagons and eventually became the political rulers of the country under apartheid. The 130-foor-high Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria is a memorial to the Afrikaners who pioneered South Africa and fought brutal wars...
  • The Boer and his gun

    12/10/2013 5:45:36 PM PST · by annalex · 56 replies
    Anton Myburgh
    PRESS FOR MUSIC The Boer and his gunAnton MyburghTranslation by Piet Smith (YouTube). Put your hand on the plough In the sun you will sweat Because the Boer and his gun never grow tired. Because the Boer and his gun never get tired to plough When he stands, he stands firm as a rock If you put chains around his language The devil will get you Leave his land, you are playing with a bomb's fuse. Carry on farming, Boer son No one will take your land away Because the Boer and his gun never grow tired. Because the Boer...
  • Afrikaners voice conflicting emotions on Mandela death

    12/06/2013 4:59:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    FT ^ | December 6, 2013 | Javier Blas
    Erasmus Venter epitomises the conflicting feelings about the death of Nelson Mandela among the nearly 3m strong Afrikaners white community in South Africa. “After he became president, he tried to put us together,” the 66 year old says while shopping in Brits, a small agricultural community about 75km northwest of Johannesburg. But Mr Venter very quickly adds: “But today we are suffering reverse racism in South Africa. They [the blacks] will do anything to stay in power.”
  • From bully boys to wimps: the decline of SA's military (South Africa)

    05/04/2012 8:41:31 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa ^ | May 04 2012 | PHILLIP DE WET
    From bully boys to wimps: the decline of SA's military It is a good thing that Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe do not seem to have any territorial ambitions, because if they chose to annex a few South African provinces, the defence force would be hard-pressed to stop them, especially if Lesotho decided to get into the action. A large and long overdue review of South Africa's defence capabilities and needs, now in the phase of public consultation, paints a grim picture. The country has too few fighting men and women, often with old or useless equipment, often without the discipline...
  • Afrikaner Farmers Migrating to Georgia

    09/17/2011 11:06:50 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 52 replies
    VOA ^ | September 15, 2011 | James Brooke
    South African farmer Piet Kemp inspecting baby corn in Sartichala, Georgia A South African court on September 12 convicted Julius Malema, president of the African National Congress Youth League, of hate speech for singing "shoot the Boer, kill the Boer" at a rally last year. But some Boers (white South African farmers) say they have had enough of violence and racial tension in South Africa and are planning to move out. VOA's James Brooke visited one Afrikaner who started farming this year in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Piet Kemp's family farmed in southern Africa for four centuries. But...
  • Entire young white South African generation has left the country

    04/05/2010 1:54:47 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 197 replies · 5,134+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | 2/22/09 | Adriana Stuijt
    The Institute for Race Relations reports that there's hundreds of thousands of young whites missing in South Africa. Newsweek also reports on the mass exodus of white, skilled families, asking: 'why are the brightest leaving this most successful state?" The South African Institute for Race Relations says this week that the young white men -- aged 24 to 34 have mostly left the country now, and that there now are many more older white men than younger ones - when the reverse is the case in normal societies without wars. There are two main reasons for this demographic oddity: the...
  • South Africa's Capital To Be Renamed in 2012

    12/10/2011 1:57:53 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 43 replies
    VOA ^ | November 22, 2011
    Cityscape of Pretoria, the capital of South Africa in 2010. The official who oversees South Africa's capital, Pretoria, says the city will have a new name by the end of next year. The mayor of Tshwane municipality, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, says all of Pretoria will be renamed Tshwane by the end of 2012. The ruling African National Congress party has been working for years to rename the capital Tshwane, but the move has been strongly resisted, mainly by white South Africans. Ramokgopa says the issue is currently before the culture minister for approval, adding his municipality would be "resolute and stubborn"...
  • Sellout Of A Nation (South Africa)

    09/01/2002 9:17:10 AM PDT · by Red Jones · 11 replies · 412+ views ^ | September 1, 2002 | Anthony C. LoBaido
    DISPATCH FROM SOUTH AFRICA The sellout of a nation Elite soldiers, intelligence officers speak out on Marxism, globalism Editor's note: WorldNetDaily international correspondent Anthony C. LoBaido recently interviewed four top South African anti-communists who had high-ranking positions in South Africa's former anti-communist government, military, academia and intelligence branch. One of these men ran the war in Angola against the Soviet Union and Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s. Their answers have been pooled in the interest of clarity and space. The men are Pieter du Toit, a former South African air force pilot; Col. Wakefield Manner, the head of the...
  • Afrikaans farmers feel ’Shoot the Boer’ is directed at them, court hears

    04/14/2011 3:01:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 5 replies
    Eye Witness News ^ | Thursday, April 14, 2011 | Stephen Grootes
    The Malema hate speech trial on Thursday heard that Afrikaans people living on farms feel the ’Dubula Ibhunu’ songs are directed at them. There were also discussions about the real meaning of the word ’boer’. AfriForum is asking the Equality Court to stop ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema from singing the songs. Speaking through a translator the Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuurvereniginge (FAK) Professor Danie Goosen said Afrikaners felt threatened by the songs. “It is seen as a threat to their physical position and it is seen as a threat to their symbolic connection with South Africa,” he said. However,...
  • I don't like black people, says South African novelist

    12/02/2010 5:22:32 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 29 November 2010 | David Smith
    <p>White South African novelist Annelie Botes told a South African newspaper she felt 'threatened by black men'.</p> <p>An award-winning writer has provoked fierce debate in South Africa after candidly saying that she does not like black people.</p> <p>Annelie Botes, a leading Afrikaner novelist, said she would invite a white, coloured (mixed race) or an Indian man in for a drink, but would "feel threatened by a black man".</p>
  • Rebranding the Afrikaner: World Cup watershed?

    07/08/2010 1:56:03 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | July 3, 2010 | Ben Wyatt
    Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN) -- Organizers of the 2010 World Cup hoped the soccer tournament could provide a catalyst for a "re-branding" of South Africa, and arguably there is no group within the Rainbow Nation that needs this makeover more than the Afrikaner community. The Afrikaners -- who count Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron and former athlete Zola Budd among their number -- are descendants of European, mainly Dutch settlers, who moved to the southern tip of Africa in the 17th century. Making up just under six percent of the population -- numbering around three million from an overall population of...
  • Afrikaners cheer for Netherlands in World Cup final because of Dutch heritage

    07/08/2010 1:50:13 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies · 1+ views
    CP ^ | Thursday, July 7, 2010 | Mia Snyman
    JOHANNESBURG — For some South Africans, there is still a "home" team to cheer for in the World Cup final. When the Netherlands faces Spain on Sunday at Soccer City, a good part of the Afrikaner population will be watching closely, and mostly because of their Dutch roots. "I feel a strong connection to them because of my heritage," said Anja Bredell, a 25-year-old fashion design student from Pretoria. "I also have blonde hair, blue eyes and fair skin like most of the Dutch." The Dutch East India Company established its first settlement in Cape Town in 1652, creating what...
  • Pizza Ad 'Attack On White Afrikaner Women'

    06/04/2010 1:49:10 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies · 1,346+ views
    South African pizza chain Romans Pizza has been forced to apologize and retract a television advert after it was blasted as an “attack on White Afrikaner Women.” In the ad, a ditsy, buxom and blond Afrikaner woman wearing a tight tank top bearing the phrase “Wors Is Lekker” (“Sausage Is Great”) tries to enter the restaurant but can’t figure out how to open the front door. Scenes from the above Romans Pizza ad When the blond finds out about the chain’s new “Boeriezza,” which is topped with extra sausage, she ecstatically exclaims, “I love wors! Lekker!” As the blond walks...
  • White South Africans use Facebook in campaign to return to Holland

    05/19/2010 6:32:54 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 35 replies · 1,184+ views
    CSM ^ | May 17, 2010 | Ian Evans
    White South Africans, concerned about racism and crime, have launched a Facebook petition to return to Holland, where their ancestors lived 300 years ago. Cape Town, South Africa Is there a statute of limitations on citizenship? Afrikaners in South Africa may soon find out. Three hundred years after their forefathers left Europe for a new life in Cape Town, some Afrikaners are lobbying the Dutch government to grant them citizenship. The descendants of the Boer settlers are looking for an exit plan. They say white people have become targets of crime with tensions rising since the murder of right-wing Afrikaner...