PRIVATE CLUBThe hotel was built as a private members' club for mainly senior railway staff as well as the Afrikaner
in power: Variation on a colonial pattern
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.
But AmaBhulu, the book's title and the African tribal name of the European-descent Afrikaners
, is much more than just another history book about some faraway place and people.
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.
The town in the sparsely populated Karoo region is inhabited only by Afrikaners
. These descendants of Dutch-speaking migrants who arrived in South Africa in 1652 with Jan van Riebeeck, now make up six percent of the "Rainbow Nation's" population.
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
. Many were holding sticks or cricket bats.
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.
In order to answer this question, I suggest that we need to analyse the Zeitgeist of late modernity (2) as it is reflected in narratives of the self, and how it shaped the formation of identities among Afrikaners
. This paper then pays attention to the evolving social imaginary of society which is being shaped, on the one hand, by the processes of individualisation and detraditionalisation within a neo-liberal, consumer society which emphasises making choices as individuals and, on the other hand, by the political and social project of Africanisation and transformation, driven by the governing African National Congress (ANC) and the African majority, to restore Africa and Africans to their rightful place within South Africa and redress the injustice and inequalities of the apartheid past.
Tijdens de Anglo-Boerenoorlog hadden de Afrikaners
uit noord (de voormalige Boerenrepublieken Transvaal en Oranje-Vrijstaat) en zuid (Kaapkolonie) ervaren dat ze, hoewel ze ver uit elkaar woonden en door staatkundige grenzen van elkaar werden gescheiden, toch tot een en dezelfde natie behoorden.
In her new book, Afrikaners
in the New South Africa.