Notwithstanding internal rivalries, the Boer Republics--the South African Republic and the Orange Free State--hoped to underscore their legitimacy and survival by sending approximately thirty thousand Afrikaner
or Boer farmers into a war that would devastate over a third of the countryside of the two republics; sequester over two hundred thousand women and children--Afrikaner
and African--in concentration camps, where over thirty thousand of them died; and intern over twenty thousand Boer combatants in prisoner of war camps in Bermuda, India, and Ceylon (presently Sri Lanka) for years at a time.
com)-- The Society is grateful for the selfless sacrifices, years of hard work and perseverance of all stakeholders, to make a united free, non-racial, and prosperous Afrikaner
nation a reality, the co-presidents of the Afrikaner
Society Hein Marx and Hannes Louw announced.
One such example of a founder population is the SA Afrikaner
population group, which dates back approximately 330 years, when European settlers arrived in what is now the Western Cape Province of SA.
Also recounted are the many times the Afrikaners
have been betrayed: stabbed in the back by the Dutch, the English, many of the native tribes, and eventually, by the entire free world at Afrikaners
' most urgent hour of need.
In 'n wereld waar Afrikaner
-voorbeelde van verset teen apartheid min en onbekend was, het Brink soos Breyten Breytenbach 'n wereld oopgeskryf wat dit vir ons, die geslag van apartheid, moontlik gemaak het om genuanseerder met ons leefwereld om te gaan: nie alle Afrikaners
was verdrukkers nie, nie alle Afrikaners
het apartheid gesteun nie, nie alle Afrikaners
het hulle rug op swart mense gedraai nie.
But often ignored are other methodologies that affirmed and uplifted the minority Afrikaner
cultural universe and language, as a driving force of success.
leader, FW De Klerk, came to understand -- late, but not too late -- what the times demanded, and he thoroughly deserved to share the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela.
Alluding to the difficulty for many Afrikaners
to make a meaningful contribution in their native continent, Malan said over the past two decades, Afrikaners
first had to learn how to take care of themselves and their own future.
The old Afrikaner
vision of a white tribe of some three million Afrikaners
who had been harshly governing and terrorizing the southern tip of Africa was demolished.
It was the Afrikaners
who formed the backbone of the National Party that introduced apartheid, and many South Africans regard Orania's residents as little more than latter-day bittereinders -- term used for Boer War holdouts -- who rage against today's majority rule.
Some of them were singing militant songs from an earlier era, when blacks fought against apartheid rule, including one that went Kill the Boer, a nickname for white Afrikaners
In 1991, three years before the democratic election that freed South Africa from white minority rule, eleven Afrikaners
bought a long-abandoned mining town here wholesale with the dream of rebuilding it from scratch.
Ethnic and nationalist identification among Afrikaners
had diminished, and the crucial question is how to explain this decline.
Kort na de Anglo-Boerenoorlog smeedde de verering van zijn leven en zijn werk de Afrikaners
als verbeelde gemeenschap hechter aaneen.
In her new book, Afrikaners
in the New South Africa.