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Government of B. J. Vorster

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Balthazar Johannes Vorster was born in 1915 at  Uitenhage. He was the 13th son of a wealthy sheep farmer. He had grown up in a strict Calvinist home and once told a reporter he read a chapter of the Bible every night ”no matter what or where I am.”

He studie law in Stellenbosh university. There gained attention as leader of the Afrikaner nationalist wing. After he was graduated from Stellenbosch University with a law degree in 1938, Mr. Vorster worked for the judge- president of Cape Province for a year, then established his own law practice.

He helped organize the Ossewabrandwag a pro nazi organzation who despized Great Britain and western Democracies . In 1942 he was held for three months without trial on suspicion of undermining the South African war effort. He was then confined for 17 months to an internment camp and at one point, he staged a hunger strike.  When asked what he believed he said  ”You can call it the antidemocratic system or dictatorship if you wish. In Italy it is called Fascism, in Germany National Socialism, and in South Africa Christian Socialism”

This phase of his life came to harm him in the future when he was in parliament and accused several times of being Nazi. Vorster stated that they were things of the past and he already believed in the parliamentary system.

After II world war, he tried to enter politics but was rejected by the National Party  but later he joined parliament for the national party in 1953 and  supported the rise to power of Hendrik Verwoerd in 1966. Verwoerd admnistration appointed Vorster deputy for science education, arts and social welfare.  After Hendrik Verwoerd decide to have a more authoritative and firm policy  against the black manifestations put Vorster as minister of justice, prisons and police in 1960.

The government continued its policy of apartheid. In  1968 abolished four seats in parliament were reserved for whites who represented the coloreds. Still, . He did much to remove hated symbols of the separatist policy and some of the grosser practices of racial discrimination.

He gave some freedom to blacks,  number of first-class restaurants and hotels were opened to blacks  and also a number of libraries, theaters and museums.

Its role in foreign affairs was highly praised. After seeing the fall of the Portuguese empire in Southern  Africa, one of the few allies of South Africa, immediately proposed aliances with  African anti-communists and conservatives parties, he tried to  improve relations with other African countries by adopting such a measures  like allowing  black african diplomates live in areas of the whites in South Africa.  Worked with the U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kssinger to allow the white regime of Ian Smith in Rhodesia partake power with black African leaders.

His administration was also marked by sending forces to Angola to fight MPLA to prevent Angola stay under Soviet influence.

His time as prime minister of South Africa, was marked by a scandal in which he was implicated – The  Muldergate scandal. In 1973 John Vorster agreed to the plan of the  information minister Connie Mulder to shift 64 million rand of government resources  to fight anti apartheid propaganda in international media.  This plan consisted mainly of bribes in media and purchase the washington post.

After leaving the government he was President of South Africa, a position he held for only a few months after the muldergate scandal was discovered.

He died in 1983, aged 67.

Balthazar Johannes Vorster was known to be a politician with a firm hand and a great diplomat who helped improve South Africa’s image in the world. However, failed to reform apartheid and Muldergate scandal in which she was involved also damaged his political image

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Police arrest 900 in N West

Johannesburg – About 900 people were arrested for various crimes in the North West over the last week, police said on Sunday.

‘Spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone said nine people were arrested for murder, 19 for rape, 195 for assault, 10 for attempted murder, 44 for burglary, 41 for shoplifting, 54 for drug-related crimes and 70 for possession of suspected stolen goods.

Fifty-two undocumented people were also arrested.

The remainder of the arrests were for various other crimes.

Mokgwabone said police also managed to confiscate and recover seven cellphones, 12 knives, two stolen vehicles, 55 rounds of ammunition, 14 firearms and two magazines, counterfeit cigarettes and various drugs.

The arrested people will appear in court soon.’

  Our comment

   This news shows again the very high level that the criminality in South Africa has. Is incredible how in just one week 900 people were arrested for crimes most of them violent. And bear in mind that this was in one of the South African Provinces with less population which shows even better the dimension of the problem. The police in this case act correctly and done a good job in arresting who should be arrested but we also know that in other cases the police close eyes to some of the crimes and let be free murderers, rapists, thief’s and other criminals. We think that this is part of a larger picture because this level of violence and attacks including the attacks of blacks on whites are the proof that the government doesn’t care much with the criminality and so he doesn’t care about protect is one people, a thing that every government must do. South Africa is the fifteen country of the world with most murderers per capita and is incredible how the government don’t put this subject as having top priority.

      We as Afrikaners will center our preoccupations more on the black on white crime. And if even in the crime in general government hasn’t done is best to the diminution of it the case of the black on white crime is worrying because since the end of the Apartheid, 70000 white people were killed in South Africa and almost 4000 of it farmers. This white genocide in South Africa is unfortunelly forgotten international and don’t get the attention that it deserves.  There are social causes that explain part of  today’s crime in South Africa but in the case of the black on white crime it is cause mainly because of politics that the ANC governments take that are discriminatory to whites and the hate speech of some black politicians like the case of Julius Malema. Some influent black politicians want the Afrikaner people out of the political decisions in South Africa and try to destroy the Afrikaner culture and the Afrikaans language. Since the Apartheid period that the South Africans blacks show their will to attack and to take the power of the whites. But now we don’t live in Apartheid and since the end of Apartheid all the three presidents were black so now the power is in blacks hands. And even though, we still hear songs as ‘kill the boer, kill the farmer’ of the former ANC youth leader Julius Malema or ‘Umshini Wam’, zulu for give me my machine gun, of the president Jacob Zuma. It is unacceptable for us to see a president of a democratic state to sing a song that has a violent and even racist content. And with those songs the South African politicians influence hundreds of thousands of people to attack whites in violent acts of murderer, rape and theft not because they need but because they want to destroy the Boer-Afrikaner Volk. Because of that, is time to those people to get out of the South African political stance because if those people or people with that ideas continuing to stay in the government the white genocide in South Africa will continue.

     Also when some people said that the wave of violence against the whites is because of the memory of Apartheid it is not true because the rhythm of attacks is not slowing down over the years and most of the criminals are relatively youth people that don’t really lived the Apartheid and so do the crimes mainly because of the manipulative racist speech’s of black leaders as Julius Malema and also because of other factors.

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Dutch Reformed Church and the Boer-Afrikaner people

A NGK church in Wolmarandsstad

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The Dutch Reformed Church is a Calvinist/Reformed church that is one of the most important churches in South Africa and most of Afrikaners follow several Dutch reformed churches that exist in that country. Also the Dutch Reformed Church was very important in the creation and development of the Boer-Afrikaner people throughout is history first in Europe and then in Africa. 

Europe

      The Dutch Reformed Church was created in Emden, now Germany, in 1571 following the basic Calvinist principles as the French and Suisse Calvinist churches did. The five main principles of the Calvinism are the following: Total depravity; Unconditional election; Limited atonement; Irresistible grace and Perseverance of the saints. The church was very important for the independence of the United Provinces (Netherlands) that was in a long war for independence against the Catholic Spain. Finally in 1581 the United Provinces declared independence and formed a confederation with capital in The Hague but with Amsterdam in Holland being the biggest and most important city. The Netherlands dominated the seas in the XVII century and in the 1651 the Dutch Company of Eastern Indies established the Cape Colony in the region of the Cape of Good Hope. At the same time the French Calvinists, the Huguenots, were brutally persecuted by the Catholics and the Inquisition which had is worse point at the night of St Bartolommeo were thousands of Huguenots’  were killed by French catholics.

Africa

    Then in the XVII and in the XVIII centuries several immigrants went to the Dutch Cape Colony. Aside from the first Dutch settlers came also around 200 Huguenot families from France and also in the XVIII century a significant number of new immigrants especially from Germany but also from other parts of Europe. In 1665 was established the first NHK in South Africa under the jurisdiction of the Amsterdam classis. The Dutch Reformed Church gave rise to several different churches in South Africa. The Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk was the official religion of the Colony. However in 1806 the British conquered the Cape Colony from the Dutch and this led to the adoption of british laws and culture in the Cape. This led to a revolt from the Afrikaners that lived in the northeastern part of the province, the Boers, that started to trek for the regions of the Oranje Vry Staat and the Transvaal. Those Voortrekkers created also a new Dutch Reformed Church separated from the Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk, the Nederduistch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika. This church became the official religion of the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek in 1860 under the ministry of Dirk Van der Hoff that had come from the Nederland’s in 1853. In 1858 another church was formed, the Gereformeerde Kerk and the Cape Church then known Nederluitse Gereformeerde Kerk, also  established congregations within Transvaal. In 1885 NGK and NHK churches merged but some of the old NHK members rejected the union and continued and independent NHK church. In the Cape the NGK were reestablished because of the action of Presbyterian ministers from Scotland, that were also Calvinists.  After the Second Boer War the Dutch Reformed Church were closely linked to the Afrikaner Nationalism and the Broederbond organization that wanted to unity all the Afrikaners, Boer and Cape Afrikaner, and create and independent country from the British rule and with a segregation between whites and blacks that will have their own areas to live and their own facilities and services. These ideas eventually led to the creation of the Apartheid regime in 1948. During the Apartheid period the various Dutch Reformed Churches were one of the pillars of the regime giving credibility to it. 

 

Today’s Dutch Reformed Churches in South Africa

      Today the NHK, NGK and GK churches are still the three major reformed churches in South Africa with the NGK being the biggest with 1.129.207 members in South Africa and in other countries in the South of Africa. The three are mainly Afrikaans speaking churches, because of his members are Afrikaners, but other languages are also used because there are members of other origins. There are also congregations of these churches in neighboring countries such as Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe especially in Namibia where there are a big Afrikaner community. Another more conservative church, the Afrikaanse Protestanse Kerk was created in 1987 because of the progressive liberalization of the Nederluitse Gerefomeerde Kerk and other reformed churches in South Africa. This church has been growing in number and now has 50000 members in 240 congregations in South Africa and also in Namibia.

    The various Dutch Reformed Churches were very important to the Afrikaners throughout the history and still are a very important aspect of the Boer-Afrikaner culture.    

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Volkstaat: Why we should support the creation of a boer-afrikaner state?

UN declaration

In this post we will talk about justice in the creation of an independent state for the boer people and because this is a fair decision.

First os all, we will start with a declaration of Woodrow Wilson, former presidente of United States

“National aspirations must be respected; people may now be dominated and governed only by their own consent. Self determination is not a mere phrase; it is an imperative principle of action.”(1918)

In 1918, after the First World War, this was the thought that was appearing. All nations and peoples have right to choose their representatives and that was na imperative.

After the Second world war, this thought appeared again with great emphasis to the colonized countries. The United Nations has made this idea, a principle of international law expressed in Resolution 1514. ”Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples”

In short, all nations and peoples (not only those who are colonized) have the right to have their own state.

This is, in our opinion, the basis for the creation of volkstaat, following international law, boer-Afrikaners should have their own space where they can develop their culture, language, which are not discriminated by their race or language. As happened in the states of Transvaal and Orange Vry Staat.

Volkstaat will be also a solution for crime on afrikaners, since 1994, thousands os afrikaners were murdered and and many others were attacked and saw their farms (their source of income) destroyed.

Currently, Afrikaners teem also been hurt by policies of impoverishment as affirmative action, which confiscate farms and promote unemployment among Afrikaners. 20% of afrikaners are unemployed.

Afrikaner culture itself is being absorbed and forgotten in the detriment of other cultures. Afrikaans is no longer taught in most schools, historic days and important figures of history are forgotten Afrikaner, Afrikaner traditions are despised… We do not advocate that the Zulu or Xhosa people should learn Afrikaans, the Afrikaner history and the afrikaner culture, NO! But Afrikaners have the right to learn about their culture.
Therefore it is necessary to have an independente or autonomous to teach the Afrikaner traditions and cultures.

In January 2010, Die Beeld, an Afrikaans newspaper, held a survey about volkstaat with 11019respondents, 56% (6178) said that they would move to a Volkstaat if one were created, a further 17% (1908) would consider it while only 27% (2933) would not consider it as a viable option.Here we observe that most Afrikaners are in favor of creating an independent state and would consider moving there.

It is necessary to have a Boer-Afrikaner state

–> For Afrikaners learn afrikaans before english
–> For Afrikaners live in a peaceful place instead of where is the second largest number of assaults with firearms per capita
–>For Afrikaners learn all about its history and historical figures
–> For Afrikaners live in a place where they are benefited and not harmed due to affirmative action
–> For Afrikaners possess their land where they can cultivate and work.
–>For Afrikaners can assert their identity and develop their culture without being victims of racism or other discrimination.

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PW Botha government

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  Pieter Willhem Botha was born in 1916 on the farm Telegraaf in the Paul Roux district of the Orange Free State. He begin is political career in 1946, in 1958 was deputy of the internal affairs, in 1964 became minister of public works and in 1966 was elected leader of the National Party in the Cape Province. Also in 1966 he was elected minister of defense so he was the responsible for the Border War at that time a post that he held until 1980. He did a proposal a new constitution in 1983 that created a house to Coloureds and another to Indians but with the power still being maintained by the whites. In 1984 was elected state president of the Republic of South Africa. Facing a strong international pressure to end the Aparthied regime, something that Botha refused, he resigned in 1989 giving the government to a more liberal Frederik De Klerk. With the end of the Aparthied and the creation of the new South Africa, PW Botha leaved the political scene. In 2006 he died in is house at Wilderness, Western Cape.

Internal government and measures

    Facing an internal opposition by the ANC and other black groups and also liberal whites Botha tried to reform the Apartheid regime. A sign of that was is declaration saying that whites in South Africa must ‘adapt or die’. He tried to create a cleaner government and try to integrate in the government the coloured and the Indians giving a sign that he was a bit more liberal than his predecessors. He legalized the interracial marriage and the miscegenation both illegal since the end of the 40s decade. He had to deal with the development of the Border War a situation that he known well because had been Minister of Defense from 1966 until 1980. Was in is mandate that happened to battle of Cuito Cuanavale maybe the most important battle of the War that ended with the clear military supremacy of the South African forces and led to the independence of Namibia and helped to end the Apartheid regime. He understand the possible end of the Apartheid and the election of a black leader but however he didn’t done anything to end it and probably it was because he wanted to calm the right-wing faction of the regime that didn’t want any reforms. In 1984 he faced an insurrection promoted by the ANC and other opposition groups and he responded to that with the repression of activists and of the liberation movements as the ANC. In the later period of his government he abandoned the idea of a consensus and he adopted a more centralized form of government with the power centered in his persona even facing great international pressure that we will develop further on.

Economy

     In the economical scene PW Botha government face a worse situation that his predecessors. A severe drought led to worse agriculture productions, a fall in the gold cost led to a smaller value of the exportations and the public deficit increased because of the demands of the military forces in the Border War. Also in the end of his mandate because of the intransigence on the end of the Apartheid regime South Africa faced a severe depression cause by a crisis  in the financial sector and the rapid depreciation of the Rand because many international investors stopped of invest in South Africa and took their money of the South African banks. Despite all this and the international embargos against Botha’s government he was able to get a positive economic growth during his mandate and also to keep the unemployment rate relatively low compared with the other African countries despite a natural increase because of the slowing agriculture productions and the international embargo against South Africa. He also tried to develop the South African industry with some success despite the international pressure against Apartheid regime. This manufacturing industry were mainly developed in the region of Pretoria and Johannesburg now Gauteng and in the Eastern Cape.

International relations

     In the begin of his presidency he tried to improve the image of South Africa in the world especially as a democracy, towards the occidental capitalist states and even the United Nations. This strategy doesn’t result because the foreign critics towards Apartheid increased and the protesters wanted the end of Apartheid and not a progressive reform of the system. Still, PW Botha was able of keep relatively good relations with the USA of Ronald Reagan, with the UK of Margaret Thatcher and especially with the state of Israel. However various international sanctions were made especially by the CEE and the United Nations. The Catholic Church and the Pope John Paul II also criticized the Apartheid calling for economical sanctions. The Helderberg crash that happened in 1987 also damaged the international image of Botha’s government with the investigation saying that probably the airplane carried illegally, weapons on board that led to the fire in the cargo area that provoked the crash of the airplane near Mauritius. In the end the international pressure against the Apartheid regime was one of the reasons to the resignation of ‘Die Groot Krokodil’ in 1989 together with the internal opposition and a health problem that he had in 1989.

Conclusion

    In conclusion we think that PW Botha mandate was a bit weak. We don’t support Apartheid but we understand that Botha faced a large number of challenges during his government and he was able to get out well of some situations especially in the economy policy. However he wasn’t able to improve the international image of South Africa that continue to deteriorate with embargos, protesting and even anti-Apartheid movements being created in several countries in the world. Also South Africa were not able to win the Border War and the opposition continue to grown in number, both white and black, and he cannot stop the terrorist attacks of the ANC. The fact that he also refused to participate in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission shows that he didn’t support the new post-Apartheid South Africa and wasn’t regretted of the policies that he took during his presidency.

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Our beautiful women

    In this post we will do something a bit different of what we have been doen. Here we will show some of the most beautiful Afrikaner womem because their too deserve to be refered in our blog.

Charlize  Theron – She is born in  1975 at Benoni, Transvaal Province. At the age of 16 she started to work as a model going first to Europe and then to the United States. At 19 she started to work in films building a successful career and doing also some modeling photo-shoots. She won 20 awards towards her career most of them because of her performance in the film Monster where she won the Academy Award for Best  Actress which consolidated her as one of the best actresses in the world. She also won prizes in other films. Until now she had made 37 films some of them very good films.  She is also famous for being model and spokesperson for Dior brand.

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Candice Van Der Merwe – She is born in Cape Town, Western Cape province. She is developing herself as a model and recently done a work to FHM South Africa and another one to FHM Germany. She is not a celebrity as others in this list but she is also very beautiful and her career could progress a lot in the next years.

 

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Minki Van Der Westhuizen – She is born in 1984 in Durbanville, Cape Town, Western Cape province. She started modeling at the age of 16 years old. In 2003 she was ranked 24th in the Maxim hot 100 list and she voted the most beautiful women in the world by South African FHM readers. She was also the most popular pin-up girl  in the Iraq War chosen by American troops. She also appeared in television becoming a presenter of the SABC 2 Afrikaans show Pasella. She also entered in the 2007 South African film Big Fellas.

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Natasha Barnard – She is born in Witbank in the old Transvaal province. She is a consagrated Afrikaner model that joined a modeling school at the age of 15 years old and after finishing the high school at 18 she begin her modeling career and since then she never stopped. She have worked to FHM and Sports Ilustrated not only in South Africa but also in other countries as Australia. 

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Candice Swanepoel – She is born in Mooirivier in Natal Province in 1988. She was spotted by a modeling agency for the first time in a Durban Flee Market at the age of 15. Since then she had an amazing modeling career being one of the best models in the world. Swanepoel has been model for numerous artists and brands such as Christian Dior, Diesel, Ralph Lauren, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Diane von Fürstenberg and many others and as well for magazines like GQ, Elle or VOGUE in different countries. Since 2010 she is a Victory Secret Angel and earn around 1,5 million dollars a year. She is very beautiful and amazing and her career is still in development. 

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South Africa politician blames Afrikaners for violence against womens

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No, this time it’s not Malema!

This case dates back to February / March this year, culminating with the Pistorius case, however, deserves to be mentioned here.

At that time, the minister of Women, Children, and People with Disabilities – Lulu Xingwana – said that male afrikaners were to blame for violence against women.

Quoting Xingwana:

 ”Young Afrikaner men are brought up in the Calvinist religion believing that they own a woman, they own a child, they own everything and therefore they can take that life because they own it”

These statements by Minister Xingwana reveal a genuine prejudice and ignorance on the subject. It’s completely stupid and nonsense to say that all Afrikaners believe that  they own women, children and life of others.
It was like taking the statements of this minister and said that all ministers of  Zuma government were racist and have a low inteligente level.

The minister’s statements also reveal a great disrespect for Calvinist principles that are followed in South Africa not only by Afrikaners and in other countries in the world.

Minister Xingwana!

It’s not the Afrikaner’s religion or culture that rise violence in South Africa or abuses on women, see the statistics and the perpetrators of the crime…. Which makes increasing racial tension and violence are consequently racist statements like these and songs  that incite murders of the Boer people.

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