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  Find out about stuff! Young Afrikaner girl during a march to commemorate the Anglo-Boer war wearing traditional ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This event caused a marked split in the Afrikaner population, with the Trekboer descended Afrikaners participating in the exodus referring to themselves as Boers or Voortrekkers, while the Afrikaners centered mainly in the western Cape who did not participate were referred to as the Cape Dutch.
Many Afrikaners objected to the use of the “children from the concentration camps” to attack the Afrikaner-friendly Germans, resulting in the Maritz Rebellion of 1914, which was quickly quelled by the government forces.
Some Afrikaners feel that they are currently (in the post-1994 South Africa) facing a serious threat to their continued existence as a people, due to the relatively small population of Afrikaners, the dominance of the English language and the lack of any real political power.
afrikaner.myinfostuff.com   (2801 words)

  
 Afrikaner Broederbond : Sirchin
Afrikaner Broederbond (or simply Die Broederbond), is a fraternal organization dedicated to the promotion of the interests of Afrikaners.
The society was active during the rise to power of the Afrikaner nationalists and during the apartheid years most government ministers and many influential Afrikaner churchmen, academics, professionals, military officers and policemen were members of this very successful and tightly-knit secret society).
Afrikaner Broederbond, of which PW Botha, like Willie Esterhuyse, was a member, initiated a process to dismantle the apartheid edifice to whose construction PW Botha had dedicated his life.
sirchin.com /?topic:afrikaner-broederbond   (432 words)

  
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It was contended that the presence of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging and their operations was as a result of the encouragement and activities of certain of the white commanders of the Bophuthatswana Defence Force, notably Colonel Phillipus Marx.
Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging Generals Cruywagen and Jordaan, and Messrs Kriel and Terre'Blanche, who appeared before the Commission chose to make unsworn statements rather than to give evidence under oath and subject themselves to cross-examination as to their purpose in going to Bophuthatswana, other than to say that they were going to assist President Mangope.
Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging Generals W Etsebeth, Nico Prinsloo and Andries Terre'Blanche must be held responsible for those deaths, which were inflicted on unarmed, innocent civilians by members of their organisation.
www.polity.org.za /html/govdocs/commissions/1998/tebbutt/tebbutt7.html   (4886 words)

  
 Boer, Afrikaner Or White - Which Are You?
There are still some South Africans who are still referring to themselves as "Afrikaners" such as Dan Roodt of the Pro-Afrikaans Action Group (PRAAG) but this number is dwindling rapidly as their identity is being taken away from them by the current regime.
When the Afrikaner Broederbond 's National Party won the elections, and took over the governance of South Africa from 1948 and launched the system of apartheid, the first thing they did was to completely rewrite the Boers' history.
Thus all the history books were rewritten and Boers with too-long memories such as Robert van Tonder of the Boerestaat Party and Eugene Terre'Blanche (of the incorrectly-named) Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging were persecuted publicly by the regime, aided and abetted by the Afrikaans-language news media.
www.rense.com /general56/boerafrikanerorwhite.htm   (1781 words)

  
 The Opening of the Apartheid Mind: Options for the New South Africa
The same cabinet ministers and Afrikaner National Party that presided over the implementation of apartheid in defiance of world opinion, were now, with the support of two-thirds of their constituency, to act as democratic reformers.
Afrikaner insurgents are proportionally much stronger numerically and, unlike the IRA, they do not depend on outside funding, expertise, and weaponry.
Even the conservative Afrikaner nationalists were taken aback by the collapse of their “evil empire.” Only P. Botha in his literal wilderness warned his successor against misplaced trust in the KGB and cunning Americans (personal interview, 1990).
jefferson.village.virginia.edu /~blakemgr/test/test.xml   (18322 words)

  
 The end of an era . . .
Combined with Afrikaner nationalistic fever, the white Afrikaners rose up and passed the Nationalist majority by a small percentage of the vote.
"Resurgent Afrikaner nationalism was an important factor in the growth of the NP as the 1948 elections approached.
His religious Afrikaner Christian right upbringing and natural oratory skill (his oratory skill is often likened to Hitler’s) made him a perfect AWB supporter and leader.
members.tripod.com /gin007/era2.html   (712 words)

  
 Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging or AWB, is a political and paramilitary group in South Africa under the leadership of Eugène Terre'Blanche.
They are committed to the restoration of an independent Afrikaner republic or "Boerestaat" within South Africa, and wished to drive all English-speakers into the sea.
The AWB was formed in an attempt to regain the ground lost after the Second Boer War: they intended to re-establish the Boer Republics of the past — the South African Republic (Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek) and the Republic of the Orange Free State (Oranje Vrystaat) — which they claimed the European and American governments had recognised.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Afrikaner_Weerstandsbeweging   (1118 words)

  
 Tebbutt Commission : Part 2B (continued)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
He had two of his Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging Generals with him and the fact that he would have to leave was not acceptable to them.
The troops said that the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging had fired on their houses and families and were still roaming around.
In contrast the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging members were roaming the streets at will and the evidence is that groups of men were seen leaving the Base throughout the day.
www.polity.org.za /html/govdocs/commissions/1998/tebbutt/tebbutt2b2.html   (9581 words)

  
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Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging leader Eugene Terreblanche speaks during a Day of Vow gathering at Church Square in Pretoria.
On the city's Church Square, a few hundred supporters of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging leader Eugene Terre'Blanche reminisced about the heyday of white dominance.
An oxwagon, a symbol of Afrikaner nationalism, was parked on the square.
www.stopboergenocide.com /178780.html   (682 words)

  
 Google Directory - Society > Politics > Nationalism > Afrikaner
That party's ideological roots were in the historical experience of the Dutch-origin "Afrikaners." Especially important was their sense of divine election.
The Rise and Decline of Afrikaner Ethnicism in the Twentieth Century
Historical essay on the Afrikaner reaction to British imperialism in the 19th century.
www.bush2004.com /directory/politics/Nationalism/Afrikaner   (377 words)

  
 Fascism - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
In South Africa the white supremacist paramilitary movement Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (Afrikaner Resistance Movement) organized radical white South Africans to create a new hard-line racial state.
The movement carried out repeated acts of violence and sabotage in the 1980s and especially the 1990s, but remained a minor political force.
South Africa’s political reforms in the 1990s led to the further reduction in support for the Afrikaner Resistance Movement.
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 AfricaFiles | Exporting apartheid: Mozambique and beyond
Afrikaner agri-business is to extend its grip into neighbouring countries with large scale investments in commercial farming, food processing and eco-tourism.
The Freedom Front, although "moderate" in comparison to Eugene Terre'Blanche's far-right Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB), is a racist political movement committed to the Afrikaner Volksstaat.
Moreover, under the SACADA Agreement, Afrikaner investors "shall be allowed a right of first refusal" in privatization tenders in concessionary areas under their jurisdiction.
www.africafiles.org /article.asp?ID=3848   (2765 words)

  
 Trexle - Afrikaner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Origins of Afrikaner Nationalism - Historical essay on the Afrikaner reaction to British imperialism in the 19th century.
Victory or Violence: The Story of the AWB of South Africa - Sympathetic account of Eugene Terre 'Blanche and the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB - or, in English, the Afrikaner Resistance Movement).
The Rise and Decline of Afrikaner Ethnicism in the Twentieth Century - Section of a Master's thesis by Paul Bullen.
www.trexle.com /Directory/Top/Society/Politics/Nationalism/Afrikaner   (407 words)

  
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JOHANNESBURG -- The Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging wanted to poison Soweto's water reservoirs with cyanide in 1993 to kill thousands of people as part of the right-wing organisation's programme to create chaos ahead of the 1994 election, the TRC heard yesterday.
AWB commander Philipus Kloppers was testifying before the TRC's amnesty committee in Johannesburg in his application for amnesty for the murder of four fl people and the wounding of six others at a roadblock between Krugersdorp and Ventersdorp in 1993.
He said Afrikaner leaders, who at the time saw a revolution at hand, feared their volk would be subjected to communist rule led by the ANC.
www.dispatch.co.za /1998/04/24/southafrica/TRC1.HTM   (535 words)

  
 S. African Slaying Suspect Ties to Pro-Apartheid Group
Terre'Blanche said he did not know Walus personally, and he sought to distance his organization from the assassination by denouncing it as "an atrocious deed." Nonetheless, he appealed for the suspect to be treated as a political prisoner.
Many of the groups' members are devoutly anti-communist and religious fundamentalists, and almost all are Afrikaners-the descendants of Dutch, German and French Huegenot settlers who created their own language and culture here beginning in the 17th century.
Afrikaners, who live nowhere else in the world but South Africa, consider themselves a chosen people.
www-tech.mit.edu /V113/N20/south-africa.20w.html   (706 words)

  
 BBC News Online | World | Africa | Profile: Eugene Terreblanche
Terreblanche and his Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (Afrikaner Resistance Movement - AWB) came to prominence in the early 1980s.
Claiming on occasion to be a cultural organisation - albeit one with sidearms and paramilitary uniforms - Terreblanche and his men promised to fight for the survival of the white tribe of Africa.
The general's pragmatic approach won the support of right-wingers who were embarrassed by the antics of Terreblanche and others, and who were fast coming to terms with the fact that continued white domination of South Africa was a practical impossibility.
news.bbc.co.uk /nolpda/ukfs_news/hi/newsid_3797000/3797797.stm   (872 words)

  
 White supremacist flags in South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The three "7" are arranged horizontally in your image while in the image that I have the 7s are arranged in form of "Trinacria" (i.e.
From this committee of seven, the AWB emblem, "Three Sevens", was created in contrast with the number 666 of the satanic forces".
The odal rune is used the by the Afrikaner Student Federation.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/za}naz.html   (820 words)

  
 IOL: AWB leader poised for dramatic comeback
Eugene Terre'Blanche is to walk out of prison on Friday into the welcoming arms of his die-hard Afrikaner supporters, who say that his homecoming will revive their rightwing movement.
Terre'Blanche, the flamboyant leader of the once vocal Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (Afrikaner Resistance Movement), will be freed on parole after serving almost two-thirds of a five-year sentence for the attempted murder of a fl security guard.
The bearded Afrikaner, who is known for his eloquent speeches and poetry readings, will be escorted on horseback from the correctional services offices in Potchefstroom, west of Johannesburg, to a nearby park where he will address long-time supporters.
www.int.iol.co.za /index.php?set_id=1&click_id=6&art_id=qw1086876361730S162   (804 words)

  
 Al Jazeera English - Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Terre Blanche gave a stiff-armed salute to several supporters, who waved red flags emblazoned with his group's swastika-like symbol, and later said he was committed to living as an "honourable citizen" and God-fearing Afrikaner.
Terre Blanche, best known as the leader of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (Afrikaner Resistance Movement) (AWB), and his followers threatened to derail democratic elections in 1994 that marked the end of decades of white minority rule.
He appealed to right-wing Afrikaner sentiment by harking back to the days of the Dutch-descended Voortrekkers, who left British rule in the Cape and went inland by horse and oxen to set up independent settlements known as the Orange Free State and Transvaal.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/8AE6BE80-CF35-42CC-B9F9-7ACD6BD4EE23.htm   (528 words)

  
 taxi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
BOKSBURG -- Members of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging spent most of yesterday trying to explain to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's amnesty committee that their bombing of a Germiston taxi rank in 1994 was not a racist attack.
The committee heard in Boksburg that the AWB and other right-wing organisations in April 1994 declared a war in support of their demands for a Afrikaner "volkstaat" or own homeland.
The right-wingers said their aim had been to cause chaos in the country so that democratic elections could not go ahead and the ruling National Party government would be forced to grant them territory.
www.dispatch.co.za /1998/06/24/southafrica/TAXI.HTM   (234 words)

  
 terre
JOHANNESBURG -- Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging leader Eugene Terre'Blanche yesterday sent an affidavit to the amnesty committee hearing for AWB bombers, accepting political and moral responsibility for "the acts that have been committed".
Mr Terre'Blanche said in his statement that FF leader Constand Viljoen said at Afrikaner Volksfront executive council meetings that if negotiations for a volkstaat failed there should be war.
He was saddened by the bombing deaths, and said he sympathised with the families of the victims.
www.dispatch.co.za /1998/06/19/southafrica/TERRE.HTM   (317 words)

  
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PRETORIA -- Going to jail did not form part of his future expectations, Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) leader Eugene Terre'Blanche said yesterday after he was refused leave to appeal against a six-year prison sentence for attempted murder and assault.
The general staff of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging said the ruling against their leader was an attempt to silence him.
Terre'Blanche was also found guilty of assaulting a petrol attendant, John Ndzima, and encouraging his dog to bite Ndzima in a toilet where he tried to hide.
www.dispatch.co.za /1999/11/06/southafrica/ET.HTM   (514 words)

  
 Victory or Violence: The Story of the AWB of South Africa
The Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB - or, in English, the Afrikaner Resistance Movement) was responsible for the bombing, and the many that followed.
Described as neo-Nazis, lampooned as caricatures, hated by many, the AWB has however always managed to draw sufficient numbers to its banners to enable it to be a factor in the complicated South African equation.
--When a prominent Afrikaner establishment historian questioned the then prevailing interpretation of Afrikaner history, the AWB publicly tarred and feathered him in 1979.
www.arthurkemp.com /awb   (1268 words)

  
 Schweizer-Reneke
On 7 August 1993, Eugene Terreblanche, the leader of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB), had just been given the freedom of the White section of the town, Schweizer-Reneke.
The name of the town thus reflects the White history of the area, where Afrikaners trekked into the interior, confronted the indigenous inhabitants, and through conquest, seized their land.
To the Afrikaner historian, H.P. Maree, who wrote a history of Schweizer-Reneke, th e name of the African settlement and its meaning, was of little concern to him.
home.intekom.com /southafricanhistoryonline/pages/town&c/villages/northWest/schweizer-reneke.htm   (869 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / World / Africa / S.Africa Neo-Nazi Leader Freed to Cheers and Jeers
Terre Blanche, now 60, was ridiculed after he famously fell off his horse during a parade in the apartheid era to whip up opposition to any handover to fl rule -- prompting many South Africans to dismiss the AWB as a childish game of dress-up.
He appealed to right-wing Afrikaner sentiment by harking back to the days of the Dutch-descended Voortrekkers, who left British rule in the Cape and went inland by horse and oxen to set up independent regions known as the Orange Free State and Transvaal.
But officials nevertheless last year identified a new underground group known as the "Boeremag," or "Afrikaner Force" and accused it of attempting to overthrow the government through a campaign of bombing that killed one woman.
www.boston.com /news/world/africa/articles/2004/06/11/safrica_neo_nazi_leader_freed_to_cheers_and_jeers?mode=PF   (636 words)

  
 Violence Processing in South Africa
The AWB (Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging) is infamous for the swastika-like emblem on its flag, often seen at rallies, of the three interlocking sevens, reputed to be a millenarian solution to the 666 Beast of the Apocalypse.
In Afrikaner history, it is referred to as the Battle of Blood River, and it demonstrated God's recognition and support for the justice of their cause.
The history of the Afrikaner has been one of borders, of the enemy lurking just over the horizon, of buffer states used against the world wanting to take over the lands their ancestors conquered.
www.processedworld.com /Issues/issue25/25violenceprocessing.html   (6842 words)

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