Monthly Archives: December 2013

About De Klerk’s transition

Portrait of FW de Klerk

Frederik de Klerk is one of the most well know Afrikaners in the world. For various reasons, for winning the Nobel Piece prize in 1994 with Nelson mandela, for being the last presidente of South Africa in the apartheid era.

Frederik Willem de Klerk was born in Joanesburg in 1936, his family was deeply involved in politics, he was son of Jan de Klerk(secretary of the National Party in Transvaal and later in 1975 ínterim State President of South Africa), his aunt was married to J.G Strydom(6th Prime Minister of South Africa), his great-grandfather was Senator Johannes Cornelis “Jan” van Rooy and his brother Willem was one of the founders of the Democratic Party.

Before becoming Prime Minister he had numerous positions in government of B.J Voerster and P.W Botha.

Not to speak of the biography of FW De Klerk we are making these post but to speak of what became the last white president of South Africa most famous and recognized-Reforms to the end of apartheid.

First of all, we must say that we don’t oppose to the end of apartheid, the South African regime was a regime in decadence and more and more isolated. It was inevitable the regime falls was preferable that were in negotiation than an armed revolt that could even be supported by liberal whites, however, we believe that F.W De Klerk could have defended more the interests of his people, the boer-afrikaners and he could foreseen that the result of that transition.

FW De klerk came to power with the objective of iniciate negociations with the ANC and other black parties to end apartheid and this is visible in his first speech after being elected president in which he speaks in a non racist South Africa.

The period of negotiation between the national party and the other black movements was a period of great political instability in South Africa with a series of bombings as well as the assassination of black leader Chris Hani, this period was marked by the attacks on farmers and that become more and more frequent and bloody.

It Was created-CODESA Convention for a Democratic South Africa which was attended by 90 organizations and parties like the south african government, the National Party, Democratic Party, African National Congress, the Freedom Party Inkhata the South African Comunnist party, African south indian congress, the Coloured Labour Party, the Indian National Solidarity Party and People’s Party, and the leaders of the nominally independent bantustans of Transkei, Ciskei, Bophuthatswana and sale and other organizations. The conservative Party and the pan africanist congress did not participate did not participate in CODESA and the Mangosuthu Buthelezi of the inkhata freedom party did not participate personally in the negociations because of his demands on the independent zulu homeland.

In June 1992 the CODESA negotiations were disturbed by the Boipatong massacre in which 46 people were killed mostly by Zulus. This gave a great advantage in the negotiations to the ANC that cowardly accused the South African government of complicity in the attacks of Boipatong with the objective of not divide blacks zulus and xhosa and keeping in check the South African government facilitating the acceptance of their demands. ANC eventually returned to negotiations, strengthened in the negotiations that have become virtually bilateral between the ANC and the government which resulted in almost complete acceptance of the requirements of the ANC.

The Multiparty Negotiating Forum was held on April 1 in 1993 and we can say it was a scam! The government and the ANC had already negotiated almost everything and want to legitimize what they had done and want that other movements accept that uncritically. The MNF was an event that brought great hope in some factions of the country, they hoped to have something to say about the future South Africa. When inkhata Freedom party realized that this event was a fake, Mangosuthu Buthelezi left the MNF and formed a real platform for consensus where all those people who wanted  self-determination for his would be represented, was the Concerned South Africans Group (COSAG, later renamed the “Freedom Alliance”).

magonsuthu butheleziMangosuthu Buthelezi –  The leader of the Inkhata freedom party
In conclusion , we find that the transition  apartheid-democracy was poorly directed and seen by FW de Klerk , and did not protect the interests of his people . At the time of negotiations , De Klerk must be taken together and open the discussion to Zulu leaders , Boers and other peoples and tribal leaders to create a state for all of them. So , it should have joined the Concerned South Africans Group and should have called all people to negotiations and discussion on the evolution of South Africa of several autonomous states . It is also known that General Vljoen tried to create conditions for the existence , before the 1994 elections, of an independent Boer state , which was peremptorily refused by FW de Klerk . One of the arguments for excluding the possibility of separatism was that it would create more divisions in South Africa and racial tensions, but that is not what we have today ? South African society is divided fairly, the ethnic conflicts and racist tensions are getting worse , a federation of autonomous states would not completely separate people but assign a territory to every people so that it can develop freely and also cooperate with neighboring peoples .
Let’s be honest unionism of the National Party and the ANC failed, FW de Klerk failed and this is easily verifiable by the standard of living of the white and black population, the crime that continues to increase, much due to racial tensions and the collapse of the economy.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Geseënde Kersfees

Today the Christians celebrate  the born of Jesus Christ and as the large majority of the Afrikaner population is christian we celebrate these fact and wish to all our visitors and followers a Happy Christmas.

Imagem

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Why isn’t Nelson Mandela the father of our nation?

In the last days following the death of Nelson Mandela many people has been saying as already said when he was still alive, that Nelson Mandela is the father of the new South Africa and of all South Africans. But we strongly disagree with the last part of the sentence. We admire the fight spirit of Mandela and his struggle for equality of all people that inhabit South Afrcia, to the land, and the forgive that he gave to some people who had ties with the Apartheid. But his actions even that we was a saint, and was not, will don’t make him the father of our nation because the father of the Boer-Afrikaner nation is not Mandela, or any black, coloured, Englishman or Indian. The fathers of our people are exclusively Boer-Afrikaners such as the Voortrekkers leaders, Boer politicians and Boer Generals, ( Andries Pretorius, Paul Kruger, Koos De la Rey and others). Those are our fathers because they build our nation and our culture not Mandela.

Undoubtedly Mandela played a big role in the live of all people that inhabit South Africa including the Boer-Afrikaners but of course this doesn’t make him the Father of our Nation or the father of our people because our nation doesn’t exist today. The new South Africa is a nation of all and at the same time of nobody because in a big space where are aggregated several African tribes including the Boer-Afrikaners plus the Indians, the Coloureds, the English, and communities of immigrants especially from other African countries in which no one was his own space. But the truth is that in the UNPO, where the Boer-Afrikaner people are represented by the Vryheidsfront Party it says: ‘All peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.’

These means that even a minority in a normal country was the right to his self determination but in the Boer-Afrikaner case this is even more evident because unlike it is said by the ANC members and other politicians, South Africa is a violent land with a great number of crimes and in which the insecurity in very high in most of the country. And we see that a specific part of that violence and crime is done against Boer-Afrikaners with the specific objective of inflicting harm and pain because those people belong to a certain group, they are not ordinary crime unlike the government members said, but racism, which means that Boer-Afrikaners in many areas don’t have they security granted and thus the need of self determination and the creation of a Volkstaat is even greater.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

The Süd Tirol question

   Imagem

Imagem

Imagem

 

 

   The Süd Tirol is a region in the North of Italy which is mainly inhabited by German speaking people and people of Germanic genetics, the South Tyrolean’s. This region was historically part of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Italian forces occupied the territory in 1918 and in the aftermath of the First World War in 1919 these region was annexed by Italy as it was accorded in the Treaty of Saint Germain that marked the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 1922, Benito Mussolini, became president of Italy and the migration of Italian people to the Süd Tirol began. The fascist dictator wanted an united Italy, formed only by Italian speaking people and tried to create a new empire in Africa. That mean the Italinization of the Süd Tirol region. The references to the old Tirol region was banned and the region became being known as Venezia Trendentina. The major cities as Bozen and Meran suffered the migration of many Italians but the rural and Alpine areas of the region continued to be largely German speaking and inhabited by South Tyrolean’s. In 1938 Hitler and Mussolini agreed to transfer the German speaking people of the South Tirol to regions of the Third Reich. Some people where indeed transferred to Austria or Germany but with the begin of Second World War the Hitler-Mussolini plan where stopped.

      After the Second War World the Agreement Gruber-De Gasperi between the ministers of the foreign relations of Austria and Italy granted that the region with still be part of Italy but with a considerable amount of autonomy. However both the South Tyrolean’s and the Austria government were unhappy with the application of the agreement and brought the case to the United Nations but the negotiations prove unsuccessful  in part because of the sabotage campaign led by South Tyrolean’s independentists. Those independentists where organized in an organization named Befreiungsausschuss Süd Tirol abbreviated BAS. The organization founded in the mid-50’s wanted the self-determination of the Süd Tirol and was responsible by some bomb attacks in Italy and attacks on polices. In the begin the organization focus their action in attacking symbols of the old Fascist regime and infrastructures trying to avoid victims but with the infiltration of Neo-Nazis from Austria and Germany the organization became more violent killing some policies and because of that became more inactive. A new treaty in 1971 between Austria and Italy resolved the issue granted more autonomy to Süd Tirol and the respect to their identity which led a decrease in the idependentist tensions.

     

      The Süd Tirol region is still a region of mainly German speakers, 69%, despite the capital of the region, Bozen or Bolzano in Italian, as a large majority of Italian speakers of 73%. The second most important city Meran or Merano in Italian has almost a 50-50 distribution of language. The rural regions especially to more at North have a very large majority of German speakers in many cases 80, 90% or in some cases almost 100% and there are a minority of South Tyrolean’s that speak Ladin, a regional language. The region, Trentin – Süd Tirol is also the one with the highest PIB per capita in Italy and one of the most productive.  The main economic activity is the tourism especially in the Alps, with the winter sports being very popular especially alpine skiing but also cross-country skiing, in the summer cycling is very popular as well and the services in the cities are also very important to the economy.

      

      South Tyrolean’s alongside with Catalans, Flemish, Tibetans, Scotts, Basques and of course Boer-Afrikaners are people that deserve to choose their future independently of the will of the people in which country they live. In the case of the South Tyrolean’s this is obvious because they are very different from the Italians. They are a Germanic not a Mediterranean people, the language, German, is much different than the Italian, the history in also very different and their culture is very different than the Italian culture, and their culture has being attacked by Italy in several moments of history specially, but not only, during the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini. So they deserve to choose their future, independent than what they choose, continue to be part of Italy, become an independent state or join to Austria, country in which the rest of the Tirol region is integrated.

       

        South Tyrolean’s of Germanic ancestry should be allowed to choose the future of their people. They have a very different culture from the Italians and that mean they should have the right to be independent or to join Austria where the rest of the Tirol region is integrated. Recently members of the Orania movement visited the South Tyrolean’s and in November a delegation of the South Tyrol visited Orania which is very positive because shows that there are an international support between different people with the same objective, have the right to their homeland and choose their future. We think that the Boer-Afrikaners, South Tyrolean’s, Catalan’s, Flemish, Scotts,  French speaking people from Canada and others in the same situation should create a international movement in order to support each other in their common struggle for independence which will be make easier the ultimate objective of all these people to be achieved.

2 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Grootfontein – A city founded by Boers in Namibia

Image

Image

Image

Grootfontein is a small size city in the North Interior region of Namibia, Otjozondjupa Region. The city had in the 2011 census 23973 inhabitants. The city was founded in 1885 by 40 Boer families that came from the North West of what is today South Africa.  They were part of the Dorsland trekkers that were going towards Angola but reverse the path when the territory fell under Portuguese control whit that 40 families establishing the settlement of Grootfontein in what is today Namibia. With the establishment of the Deutsch Süd West Afrika, German South West Africa, Grootfontein became the headquarters of the SWA Company in 1893.

The city is known for is rich soil both in mineral recourses and also for agriculture and live-stock production. The soil around Grootfontein is fertile and the long, hot and humid summers combined with short, moderate and very dry winters allows the practice of different types of agriculture productions with the biggest being maize, peanuts, cotton, sunflower and sorghum. The most important animal productions are cattle’s, sheep’s and goats and it is place for the biggest annual farm fair of Namibia attracting farmers from all over the country and even from other countries as South Africa. Many of those farmers are Boere-Afrikaners both from Namibia and South Africa.

To the north-west of Grootfontein is the Etosha Park the most important wildlife park in Namibia where there are numerous examples of the well-known African wildlife as elephants, lions, zebras, crocodiles, leopards or elands.

In Kleinfontein and the surrounding area the tourists are able to visit a considerable number of attractions. The Hoba meteorite is one of the most famous being located 19km from Kleinfontein in the Hoba farm where it was discovered in 1920. It’s the world’s largest meteorite and weights around 60 tonnes. Another tourist attraction is the Das Alte Fort Museum, German for the old fort museum, created in 1975 in an old fort built in 1896 by German Schutztruppe.

The services are well developed for a medium city like Kleinfontein. In terms of health the town has two hospitals and in terms of education the town has six primary schools and two secondary schools. The town is considered to be the gateway to the northeast part of Namibia and other countries of the South of Africa as Botswana, Zambia, Angola and Zimbabwe. There are also a railway line and an airport. There are a police station to maintain law and order. Also a relatively large component of the Namibia defense force is stationed at Grootfontein.

Famous Boer-Afrikaners that have born in Kleinfontein are Leon Jooste, SWAPO politician and businessman and Behati Prinsloo a model.

Grootfontein is a interesting town that was founded by Boer-Afrikaners and where still a numerous group of them live there and it is an interesting place to visit.

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Documentary on Siener janse Van Rensburg

In the last days many people are asking for more information on Siener Janse Van rensburg.

Here is 1 documentary of the boereprofeet in english. We will post other documentary in the next days on this issue.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya0KopdROTk

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Nelson Mandela’s legacy-Present and future in South Africa

About the present in South Africa, we believe that the scenario is not encouraging and the country that Mandela dreamed never materialized what was expected. In terms of prosperity, South Africa isn’t well and it isn’t worse because of its natural wealth that will not last forever. The average life expectancy regarding blacks declined in comparison to the last years of apartheid which is something troubling because it demonstrates that even a regime that discriminated blacks, they could live longer, and with this we are not defending apartheid, we just believe  South Africa that it was built after apartheid was not a good option, over 30% of the population lives below the poverty  and about 25% of the working population is unemployed, this happen in the country with the greatest economic potential and most industrialize in all Africa.

Discrimination and racism are still very present in South Africa.Blacks make up the majority of the country but still they are the targets of policies that benefit them and that is ridiculous because these kind of policies are directed theoretically for the minorities. Policies such as Black Economic Empowerment, as they could be applied very soon after apartheid, but it makes sense to be applied yet. So these policies are outright discrimination but occur mainly in access to work in the imposition of quotas (example: x company for having a white employee must hire 10 blacks, or the fact that the South African Airways have prohibited hiring whites), measures that have the base in skin color are pure racism! The objective of this measures are the simple alienation of whites in the labor market. These measures are also criticized by black politicians, for example by the leader of the  Inkhata freedom party which states that these measures are a disaster not only for discrimination but also for the brain escape. Also racism is evident in sadistic attacks on black farmers, not only the number of dead Boers is large and was immensely large just after apartheid as the contours of these attacks reveal sadism and hate. We can still give as an example the xhenofobe  attacks that have been made by blacks towards black immigrants like Somalis, Mozambicans, Zimbabweans among others, these attacks had a peak in May 2008 when they were killed and wounded many Mozambicans. Also in the politicians we see this racism when a minister says is typical of boes  man beat women referring to the Pistorius case and several politicians sing songs  inciting the death of the Boer people.

Corruption is something that is harming the economy and South Africans in general and is rising from a few decades ago, according to the corruption perception index in 2011 South Africa was in 64th position 2012 on the 69th and this year at position 72th. This corruption enriches a small section of the population and undermining the majority of the population.

Regarding the future, we do not antecipate anything good, for now corruption should increase following the tendency of recent years and with that South Africa will become less transparent and  democratic  and uneven and poor. Many believe that violence will increase after the death of Mandela,we think it will not be for now ,but it is a chance for a few years. we also believe that violence between blacks will  increase,  because Mandela after all was unifying factor in the black community. The violence must also increase against whites especially in the younger generations who have less that pacifying influence that Nelson Mandela would eventually be.

Leave a comment

December 8, 2013 · 5:01 pm