Dec 2012 hatecrimes in South Africa

White (Afrikaners specifically) – farmers and urban families –  are being murdered at least twice as much as their proportional representation: there are only 3,5million Afrikaners:

The proportional murder rates per 100,000 of the different SA population groups are broken down as follows

  • 200 murders for every 100,000 white farmers; 100 murders out of every 100,000 whites;
    40 murders out of every 100,000 coloured  and Asian people; and
    30 murders out of every 100,000 blacks: 

    CLAASSEN FAMILY GETS WE WILL KILL YOU THREAT ON WALL AFTER DEC242012 BURGLARY WALKERVILLE DE DEUR VEREENIGING REGIONAfrikaner Claassen family gets death-threat graffiti on wall after breakin Dec 24 2012 Walkerville De Deur

    26 Dec 2012 Afrikaner Claassen family in Walkerville De Deur gets death threat graffiti on wall after breakin Dec 24 2012: “We Will Kill You” Twitter: @gerrieclas Vereeniging/Midvaal/Meyerton: Mr Claassen writes on December 24 2012 on Twitter: This was the ‘Christmas Message to my family on outside wall after breakin” after they stole my electric cables and broke my door down! The farmily says they reported the death-threat and the breakin to the local police ‘but they didn’t do much’.

     Hatecrime-related murders in South Africa:

    Gerrie Rudolph 31 dies in public hospital month after he was shot six times at Geluk, Brits butchery —  in an attack during which his father Gerhard 65, also was shot dead:

    RUDOLPH GERHARD JUNIOR 31 DIES MONTH AFTER DAD SHOT DEAD AT SAME BUTCHERY Mr Rudolph junior leaves three daughters aged five, 3 and 7 months old. He was critically injured but still was transferred from a private hospital (Muelmed) because he did not have a medical fund; and was treated at the Baragwanath public hospital in Soweto where he died on December 29 2012.

    Afrikaner pensioner Daan Fourie 73 and black worker killed in frenzied stabbing attack

    Fourie Daan 73 stabbed to death in frenzy with seven stab wounds Vanderbijlparksmallholding Dec282912Above:  27 Dec 2012 Afrikaner pensioner Daan Fourie (73), and a worker, were  attacked and murdered in the early hours of Friday 28 December 2012. He was stabbed SEVEN times and left to bleed to death in his room. The house was ransacked, but only his cellphone, wallet and a TV was taken. And as usual, the media describes it as a house-robbery. To stab a 73 year old man SEVEN times is nothing other than a hate-crime.

    Mrs Bets Gouws, 60, gardening-service owner, stoned to death Belfast farm near boulder roadblock

    Dec 06, 2012 Belfast Dam Road –

    Mrs Betsie Gouws, 60, was stoned to death by mob ‘for nothing’ at Belfast Dam Dec 5 2012 – Boulders were rolled onto the municipal road leading to Mrs Gouws’ farm entrance. When she stepped outside her vehicle to roll them away, she was attacked by a large mob who stoned her to death..

     Elmarie Smit 47; Kirstie Adams 27 injured at Muldersdrift/Elandsdrift where also killed were: Jacques Botha 51, Andre Jordaan 50, Alyssa Botha 13, Andre Jordaan 50; Brits murders: Butchery owner Gerhard Rudolph 65 and his son 31 both shot dead; Afrikaner farmer Bets Gouws 60 stoned to death by mob at Brits farm-entrance:


    3 Afrikaners killed, six seriously injured, three farm attacks on Brits smallholdings Nov 30 2012 – Dec 5 2012 

     Rustenburg farm-couple Smit attacked: mr Smit killed, wife injured, Spruitfontein

    25 Dec 2012 Source Nikita Sinden from #Rustenburg Dec25 2012: Last night: armed attack at Spruitfontein C39 smallholdings: Mr Smit killed and his wife injured. :

    No justice for six Afrikaner families on Loskopdam Road smallholdings: kidnapped, attacked, and Graeme Adams shot dead

    11:15 Dec 04, 2012  No justice for six Afrikaner families who were kidnapped, attacked, robbed and killed on smallholdings along the Loskopdam Road, Middelburg…



    Afrikaner Weideman Kleinhans dies of traumatic injuries from torture: Belfast farm attack

    Dec 03, 2012 Farmer Weideman Kleinhans dies of injuries from Belfast farm attack four years earlier:


    Two execution-style terror attacks against Muldersdrift farm-workers: one killed, one critical

    22:00 Dec 02, 2012 EWN reports that there were two motiveless, execution-style shootings of farm-workers at Muldersdrift south-west of Pretoria on the night of December 2 2012.

     Willie Craggs, 72, murdered in Fochville Dec 1 2012 

    CRAGGS WILLIE MURDERED FOCHVILLE FOR HIS BIKE 72 DEC12012 Above: Dec 1 2012 FOCHVILLE. By Stephen Barnard:“ Oom Willie Craggs was vanoggend 3uur oppad werk toe met sy fiets. Hyt nie opgedaag b y die werk en soos verneem het sy baas gery om hom te soek en het oom Willie langs die pad gekry reeds oorlede met net sy fiets wat gesteel is. Ons dra die familie en vriende op in ons gebede en dink aan hulle in hierdie hartseer tydperk maar weet ook God sal hulle sterk hou. Ek vra dat hulle privaatheid asb gerespekteer sal word. (Confirmed SAPS is investigating the ‘armed robbery’. Dec 01, 2012 #Fochville: Willie Craggs, murdered for his bicycle:

    White (Afrikaners specifically) – farmers and urban families –  are being murdered way above their proportional representation in South Africa: there are only 3,5million Afrikaners:

    The proportional murder rates per 100,000 of the different SA population groups are:  200 murders for every 100,000 white farmers; 100 murders out of every 100,000 whites; 40 murders out of every 100,000 coloured  and Asian people; and 30 murders out of every 100,000 blacks:

    Olive van der Merwe 64 dies alone at home, too scared to face racially abusive hospital staff who failed to diagnose her deadly illness

    Dec 14, 2012 64-year old Mrs Olive van der Merwe of Pretoria, died alone at home after numerous visits to Pretoria West Hospital had failed to diagnose her deadly illness, and staff had instead terrorised and abused the deadly ill Afrikaner woman.


     Awaiting confirmation:

    Johan Vorster father of 2 small children, shot dead on highway: motorbike broke down

    Dec 25, 2012 REPORTED BUT UNABLE TO VERIFY  “Johan Vorster father of 2 small children, killed when his motorbike broke down”

    Komatiepoort farm attack Dec 23 2012 details awaited: Afritrack

    Posted: 23 Dec 2012  #FarmAttack #Komatipoort RT @Afritrack lookout:Hilux S/C DTP621MP- robbed from owner in Komatipoort farm attack: Strydomblock — DETAILS AWAITED

    Survived attacks:

    Afrikaner farmer Jacobus Petrus Botha 73 tied up by four armed black male attackers, survives beating Angora Arlington District, FS

    BOTHA Kota 73 farmer brutal attack pic beaten after he was BRUTAL BEATING BETHLEHEM Above: 27 Dec 2012 Afrikaner farmer Jacobus Petrus (Kota) Botha, 73, TIED UP, brutally assaulted on farm Angora, Arlington district, Free State DEC 8 2011 Four arrested for brutal beating of 73-year-old farmer Jacobus Petrus Botha, Dec 7 2012: 2012-12-28 Bethlehem – Jacobus Petrus Botha was brutally beaten on 7 December 2012 by four unknown black males with knobkieries. He was left behind in serious condition after the men tied him up and looted his homestead. On December 27 a female worker was arrested together with two men unknown to the farmer and appeared in Lindley magistrate’s court. The charges are only ‘house robbery’ – not attempted murder. This report does not say whether Mr Botha has recovered from his injuries, nor whether he is still in hospital.

    Ben Welthagen 60 survives headshot during farm-shop attack, Mooinooi Rustenburg

    WELTHAGEN Ben 60 Rustenburg farm shop attack survives shot through head Above: 20 Dec 2012 Ben Welthagen 60 survives shot through head at farm-shop attack, Mooinooi Rustenburg Dec 24 2012 Sixty-year-old Mr Ben Welthagen had a miraculous escape when he was shot through the head at the farm shop he rents out to Bangladeshi citizen Hassan Hoessein on Friday 08h00 in Rustenburg. It’s a miracle he said, ‘I got a second life’, spekaing from his bed at the LIfe Peglerae hospital in Rustenburg. The Welthagen couple said on Friday morning they were inside their home next to the farm shop when a worker rushed out shouting for help. Welthagen stepped closer he said and ‘an man attacked me with a knife, another one pushed a pistol against my glasses and fired a shot. It felt like an explosion, like an electric shot going through me. Initially there was no pain and I hoped nothing vital was hit. The attacker just pushed the pistol behind his pant’s belt and walked away,’ he said. The bullet entered his right-eye bank, traveled through the sinus passages, the left jaws and exited beneath his left ear through his neck. It missed arteries and the brain. Moreover his brother-in-law Theuns van Staden who rushed him to hospital got a flat tyre but a man stopped and took Mr Welthagen the rest of the way. Mrs Kotie Welthagen said her husband remained standing upright after he was shot and told her he was ‘shot in the face’. “Then I just saw blood. It was a horrific experience.’ Mr Welthagen said enroute to hospital he didn’t think for one minute that he would not survive. “I was bleeding heavily but I could feel my breathing was normal and I was fully aware.’ Surgeons removed tiny shards from his glasses from his right eye on Friday afternoon and repaired a tear in the eyeball. They are still not certain how much permanent damage he sustained. His jaws were wired up and he also lost several teeth. Meanwhile two of the five attackers who looted Mr Hoessein’s shop have been arrested. Mr Hoessain remained unharmed, albeit traumatised by the violent robbery

    Afrikaner miners Dries Oosthuizen and Petrus Viljoen held hostage by 1,700 violent black strikers 2000 m belowground


    20 Dec 2012 Afrikaner miners Dries Oosthuizen and Petrus Viljoen held hostage by 1,700 black strikers 2000m belowground Kusasalethu gold mine Carletonville 2012-12-21 Reporter: Lourensa Eckard, Beeld:  Some 1700 striking black miners in the Kusasalethu-mine near Carletonville refused to go back to the surface after their shift. Shots also are reportedly being fired at the mine and Afrikaner miners are held hostage. “Our situation is dangerous’, said Dries Oosthuizen, ‘This is a hostage-situation. Our lives are in danger. We cannot dare venture near the shaft.’ He and antoher man Petrus Viljoen 48 and others were held hostage at level 74, some 2000 metres belowground. Harmony mine company spokesMANHenrika Basterfield said they have no idea why the miners refuse to come back to the surface. “There are two seperate groups: miners who refuse to come up to the surface; and a group who is violent above ground, ‘ said Basterfield. “Some members of the above-ground group were busy making weapons and sharpening pipes and I feel very unsafe.” The non-striking miners were given water belowground but no food. Oosthuizen said Viljoen had a heart-bypass operation three weeks earlier and needed oxygen and medicines most urgently. “I also could not speak to my son said his mom Mrs Anette Viljoen. “All I am being told is that he’s OK.’ After a 40hour siege with violent strikers above ground barring access to the mine, the police finally intervened and helped rescue the men.

    Muldersdrift woman Elmarie Smit 47, shot and injured: shot fired through window from outside: she was housesitting homestead – Nooitgedacht


    Wave of arson-attacks in Heilbron blamed on 2 Afrikaner men Jean Pierre de Bruyn and Francois Steenberg: more arson while they are in jail

    Dec 25, 2012 Two Afrikaner men, JeanPierre de Bruyn 26 and Francois Steenberg 20 arrested for ‘wave of arson-attacks in Heilbron – yet there were more arson-incidents while they were in a police cell…


    Dutch tobacco farmer Piet Zwanikken 50 survives shot in face: has been terrorised for months

    Dec 20, 2012 Dutch tobacco farmer Piet Zwanikken 50, believes he was targetted in a deliberate murder-attack in a terror-campaign to try and force him off the land he had bought from the Mugabe-regime 12 years earlier:

    Zwanikken Piet 50 Dutch farmer shot injured in face tobacco farm Zimbabwe in_zimbabwe_neergeschoten_1_701100.html

     Mrs Liesbet Lichthelm and farm worker Simon Tshabalala who saved her from 5 attackers both injured: Stoffberg 

    “Blood Trail throughout the house as the injured Mrs LIchthelm was dragged from room to room”

    LICHTHELM LIESBETH TWO OF HER FARM ATTACKERS ARRESTED BY SAPS TRADERS FARMERS POSSE DEC 11 2012 Above: Dec 16, 2012 Farm attack in Stoffberg – Mrs Liesbet Lichthelm survived, – SAPS confirmed. – 7am attack – 5 black male attackers, four guns recovered

     Jimmy Armdridge and dinner-party guests severely beaten: Pamela Armdrige survives close-up shot: armed black gang

    Dec 19 2012 – Jimmy Armdridge and guests severely beaten, Pamela Armdridge injured shot by armed black gang attacking their dinner party at a Heidelberg smallholding.

     Mark Trollip, John Martin Keevy, Johan Hendrick Prinsloo, Hein Boonzaaier in Bloemfontein magistrate court for treason charges

    Dec 18, 2012 –  Mark Trollip, John Martin Keevy, Johan Hendrick Prinsloo and Hein Boonzaaier appear in Bloemfontein court: the SAPS alleges that they wanted to ‘overthrow the state’ and \ want to found an independent Boer Republic.”


     English-speaking white South African Gerald Rosselloty found guilty of hatecrimes: murdered Nokwazi Ntuli and raped six-year-old child

    Dec 18, 2012 White English-speaking South African Gerald Rosselloty who according to police testimony was ‘enroute to a Mighty Men Christian conference in Greytown’ after he murdered a black woman and torched his flat, was found guilty of hatecrimes:

    Rosselloty WHITE MAN CONVICTED OF HATECRIME PIETERMARITZBURG COURT DEC12 2012 He was found guilty of murdering a black SA woman described as ‘frail, small and slender’,  Mrs Nokwazi Ntuli and torched her body and his flat. He also raped a six-year old girl. Described as a paedophile predator with a long history against young females in  Pietermaritzburg High Court, . Rosselloty was also described as a ‘calculating, bloody-mined man who had a devastating impact on those around him, said judge Rishi Seegobin. He said Rosselloty’s girlfriend Nokwazi Ntuli had suffered a cruel and undignified death. “(Her) only crime was that she did not stay away from him, despite constant fighting and abuse,” said the Judge. Rossolloty admitted to killing Ntuli and setting fire to the body.During the trial, the court heard that Rossolloty also raped a six-year-old girl. The now 11-year-old victim and her mother provided testimony at the trial, saying both were traumatised for life. Rossolloty had previously been sentenced for two aggravated assaults. Law Library: “Girl tells court of rape ordeal – 11 February 2012: An 11-year-old girl yesterday identified accused Gerald Rosselloty (40) as the man who threw her on a bed and raped her in 2006 when she was six years old – after telling her he had a present for her. The girl’s mother, who once had a relationship with Rosselloty, said when she left her daughter in his care that day “she was perfect”. On her arrival at Howes’s flat in response to an SMS that night, she was shown where the child had bled on a couch and was also handed a plastic bag containing blood and body tissue. She rushed the child to MediClinic, but the doctor there referred them to Grey’s saying it was a “state matter”. Nurses at MediClinic notified the police. At Grey’s Hospital the child was taken straight to theatre for an operation to repair her vagina. During an examination she had also noticed cigarette burns on her little girl and blood coming from her nose. The child spent one week in Grey’s Hospital and another at St Anne’s where she underwent a second operation and was seen by a psychologist. Throughout this period doctors were unable to stop her bleeding. Both of them are still undergoing counselling. – The Witness website Gruesome discovery in bath – 10 February Warrant officers Alvin Freddy and Wiseman Ngcobo from the family violence, child protection and sexual offences unit, said Gerald Rosselloty was identified as a suspect in the rape of the child and he was subsequently arrested. Ngcobo said he had intended to interview the little girl before he handed over the investigation to another officer, but “she was in theatre” at the time and he could not talk to her. During cross examination yesterday Rosselloty’s lawyer, Chetna Singh, suggested to police witnesses who testified about the arson and murder charges, that “Rosselloty claims he fell asleep next to his girlfriend on the night in question, and later woke up to find himself in the passenger seat of his bakkie parked about half a kilometre from the scene of the fire at the Callanish Gardens complex”. He also denies he told police he had left to go to the “Mighty Men Christian conference in Greytown” and “turned back” when he got a message in the early hours that his simplex was on fire. District surgeon Dr Danraj Maney said no soot was found in the trachea of Nokwazi Ntuli when he carried out a post mortem in April 2010. Even when unconscious, people breathe in soot if they are in a fire situation, said Maney. Ntuli had broken ribs, internal chest and heart injuries, and forehead injuries. She was small and slender and probably weighed about 57kg, said Maney. Rosemary Hele, the sister of Gerald Arthur Rosselloty’s landlord, described the events of April 17, 2010 and how the accused seemed unfazed about losing all his belongings in the fire. The owner of the apartment, Graham Carter, is also a complainant in the case, claiming to have lost an estimated R700 000 in property. The state also alleges that Rosselloty molested his then nine-year-old daughter.

    Clifford William Graham MacArthur, 68, English-South African, survives torture-attack, Lincoln Road, Port Edward

    Dec 14, 2012 Clifford William Graham MacArthur 68, attacked at Lincoln Road, Port Edward home and tortured: fingers of right hand broken – Lincoln Road, Port Edward :

    PORT EDWARD LINCOLN RD SA ATTACK Clifford William Graham MacArthur 68 DEC 14 2012 7AM Above:  The old-age pensioner who was attacked and tortured inside his home at Lincoln Road Port Edward has been indentified as Clifford William Graham MacArthur. The SAPS are looking for the car used by his attackers as a getaway vehicle: a maroon Corsa bakkie, registration NPS 57623. The attack on Mr MacArthur follows a day after the brutal attack on an elderly Afrikaner couple in Trafalgar. According to police reports, Mr MacArthur man was watching TV when two men entered the house through the open sliding doors early Friday-morning. The men battered him with a hammer and a wooden baton and their victim suffered head wounds and broken fingers on his right hand. He was tied up with a telephone cord before his attackers made off with speakers, some cash and a dvd player in the homeowner’s bakkie, believed to be a maroon Corsa.  Usually such vehicles are found abandoned a few miles down the road and are only used as escape vehicles

    Van Heerden farm family Bainsvlei traumatised by 6 black gunmen who threatened to shoot dead 3 small children

    Dec 14, 2012 Van Heerden farm-family attacked by six black gunmen who threaten  to shoot dead three small Afrikaner children Bainsvlei Bainsvlei sheep- and vegetable-farmer…


    Unnamed Muldersdrift Afrikaner survives kidnap ordeal by thugs from Diepsloot

    Dec 17, 2012 Muldersdrift man survives kidnap ordeal to Diepsloot Muldersdrift – He was allegedly robbed of R4 000 at gunpoint, kidnapped


    Afrikaner poor evicted from their traditional towns with ANC-regime Ethnic Cleansing Campaign

    Dec 14, 2012 The Afrikaner poor are being violently evicted from public housing in many areas of South Africa. This ethnic-cleansing process is taking place countrywide, alienating many Afrikaners from their traditional neighbourhoods, their places of worship and their Afrikaans-education rights. At least 1million of the 3million Afrikaners now are empoverished and most are homeless – chased from their own traditional neighbourhoods, towns and rural areas.

    Afrikaner poor evicted from their traditional cultural surroundings in Anc ETHNIC CLEANSING CAMPAIGN  

    ANC-youths enrolled in SANDF ‘Rural Patrols’ training courses on strike: hold state workers hostage

    Dec 14, 2012 “R4500 OR MARIKANA!” Was the slogan shouted by thousands of ANC youths who enrolled in the SANDF military training courses for R1200 a month  – they went out on strike, demanding R4500 monthly stipends.


    Burgersfort three Afrikaners assaulted by rioting mob – road blocks, whites attacked, for second day

    Dec 14, 2012 #Burgersfort mining town in violent riots second day: two Afrikaners assaulted inside their homes, one attacked in his car: second day of rioting


    Frieda and Oscar Gey van Pittius – in their 80s – brutally beaten, slashed with pangas, tied up with wire – and then paint was poured all over them 0

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    Frieda Gey van Pittius 80 and husband Oscar 82 Couple barely recognisable after attack – medics and cops shocked Dec 14 2012 By Lungelo Mkamba…

    Unnamed domestic worker housesitting a Kraaihoek Rustenburg farm shot dead with 9mm shot through window 0

    14:50 Dec 12, 2012

    Domestic worker housesitting Kraaihoek, Rustenburg farm, shot dead with 9mm through window – nothing robbed:

    Convicted BoereBevrydingsFront BBF bomber Cliffie Barnard in PE court for murder of Mrs Sanet de Wet in 1990s 0

    10:40 Dec 12, 2012

    Convicted Boere Bevrydings Front (BBF) bomber Cliffie Barnard appeared in Port Elizabeth Regional Court on December 5 2012 – charged with the…

    State Must Own All Land in This Country: Cosatu protest strike 0

    09:17 Dec 12, 2012

    3,000 Cosatu members voted to hold a nationwide strike demanding that all private land (ALL land) must become State-property. “State must own…

    Werner Broodryk 26, shot dead in bedroom, 2am November 23 2012 by armed gang, Bronkhorstspruit 0
    Arnold Schultz 68 amputee cruelly killed month after rape-murder of partner Hester Koch 62 0

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    Good-Samaritans and life-partners Arnold Schultz 68 and wife Hester Koch 62 were killed a month apart on Philippi farm – four arrested — December…

    Tzaneen township communities enraged: cops arrest man who helped SAPS arrest jackrolling murder-gang 0 Verified

    11:05 Dec 11, 2012

    Tzaneen Community enraged as cops arrest man who helped track jackrolling murder-gang Friday.10 December 2012 Licia Selepe – A weekend of violence… More Information »

    Middelburg public prosecutor reopens pig-theft case against eleven SAPS-officers from local butchery-truck 0

    09:27 Dec 11, 2012

    SAPS lt-col, capt, sergeant, 8 constables charged with stealing 100 pigs from butchery with police-vehicles Dec 6 2012 Middelburg Observer journalist…

    High Court trial for suspect Lucky Nkosi for murder of Afrikaner Jopie Beukes in Middelburg rental room 0

    09:22 Dec 11, 2012

    Trial for murder-suspect in murder of AFrikaner Middelburg resident Jopie Beukes started in High Court from Nov 21 (postponed to January 2012):…

    Pakistani shopowner Fahad Akram Mohammed 47 survives two bullets in Mhluzi Middelburg tuckshop 0

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    Pakistani shop owner Fahad Akram Mohammed survives two shots at his shop in Mhluzi, Middelburg 10 December 2012 Middelburg Observer journalist..

    Unnamed Knysna homeowner targetted by 9mm bullet fired by burglars inside his home 0

    06:00 Dec 10, 2012

    Rexford, Knysna, SA armed robbery: 9mm bullet targetted home-owner 11 Dec 2012 Rexford- a sunny, upmarket, safe and peaceful area to live. This…

    Afrikaner Koos Beytell 49 shot injured in stomach Sasolburg 3 armed black males 0

    21:35 Dec 09, 2012

    Afrikaner resident Koos Beytell 49 shot injured in stomach Sasolburg Dec 10 2012 SASOLBURG. Afrikaner resident Koos Beytell 49 was shot in…

    Afrikaner toddler Zoe Achterberg, 2, beaten blue with a belt: housekeeper Sali Agnes Mkhwebane charged with grievous assault 0

    13:18 Dec 09, 2012

    Two year old Afrikaner toddler Zoe Achterberg beaten blue with a belt: housekeeper Sali Agnes Mkhwebane in court: The domestic worker facing…

    Cape Town dad Denver George saves son McKyle 7, before he was executed with brother-in-law Claude Campher 0

    10:33 Dec 08, 2012

    Scottsdene, Cape Town dad Denver George saved son McKyle, 7, before he and brother-in-law Claude Campher were shot dead execution-style December…

    Jakaranda Children’s Home loses donations from top corporations ‘because there are too many white children’ under ANC-rules

    01:07 Dec 07, 2012

    De zogeheten ‘Zwarte Bemachtigingswetgeving’ in Zuid-Afrika houdt in dat er nergens ‘arbeidsbezetting’ of ‘bezetting’ van meer als 6 procent.


    Human Rights Issues:


    No SAPS arrests in attack against farmer Nico van Staden in Belfast: whose traumatised son Rickus 15 committed suicide a year later

    11:10 Dec 05, 2012 Why no SAPS arrests of attackers against on farmer Nico van Staden who fought a deadly fight to protect his two children 7 Jan 2009? —


    Afrikaner human rights campaigners hold peaceful marches countrywide: present petitions against farm murders to SAPS chiefs

    18:17 Dec 01, 2012

    AfriForum marches against farm attacks 2012-12-01 17:04 VIDEO: Stop the Murders protest Pretoria Church Square Dec 1 2012: VIDEO…


    South African government strips its minorities of all their minority rights: United Nations Geneve report

    14:05 Dec 01, 2012 “South African government strips its minorities of their minority rights” — official Report to the UN Forum on Minority Issues Genève, 27-28 November 2012…


    Dutch party fears genocide in S.A.

    Does Dutch foreign affairs minister Frans Timmermans support the genocide of Afrikaner farmers? The extreme cruelty of attacks and warnings by Genocide Watch of genocidal attacks against Afrikaners is raised in Dutch parliament – but Timmermans rejects a motion for more protection…

    Dec 21 2012 – The increasingly precarious security situation for the 3,5-million Afrikaners in S.A. was discussed in Dutch parliament this week —  however due to the poor research by the office of Dutch foreign affairs minister Frans Timmermans of the Labour Party — a motion by MP Raymond de Roon, asking for more protection for Afrikaner farmers, was rejected when he failed to support it. Timmermans inaccurately claimed that the ‘farm murders’ and ‘criminal violence’ were ‘considerably reduced’ in South Africa.

    Either the Dutch foreign affairs minister has very poor researchers  — or he’s an ANC-propagandist who agrees with the genocide of Afrikaner farmers?

    The Dutch foreign affairs minister Frans Timmermans (Labour Party) clearly hadn’t done his home-work when he claimed during the debate that the sadistic slaughter of Afrikaner farmers as well as ‘violent crime were  ‘declining’ in South Africa. On the contrary, the attacks against Afrikaners – families in the cities and in the countryside —  are still increasing – both in numbers and in the intensity of the violence and sadism shown. If the Minister’s researchers had bothered to consult other sources besides the ruling ANC-propaganda-statistics, they could have easily determined this from several independent criminologists’ archives: here — and from the various agricultural unions and the Solidarity trade union movement and its civil-rights group Afriforum who maintain the number of attacks against their members.

    • The Minister also apparently did not consider the recent violent attacks against the farmers in the Hex River Valley as part of the farm-attack pattern: which they certainly were.

    “Murders and attacks against Afrikaner farmers far more sadistic and violent than the public is informed about… dragged behind vehicles, boiled alive…’ 

    Or the Minister could have informed himself before this debate by reading  the book “Blood Sisters’ by two SA women who specialise in sanitising crime-scenes. Mrs Eileen de Jager and Roeleen Schutte testified at the Solidarity trade union hearing on November 27 2012 of the human-rights group Afriforum that they have become expert at reading crime scenes after cleaning them for so many years –  and that specifically the  farm attacks indicate a high level of sadism and cruelty. They even wrote a book about it: “Blood Sisters”.  “If the public really knew what happened during those attacks it would be a wakeup call to mobilise communities to become more alert. Victims are horribly tortured, for instance by being dragged behind vehicles and boiling them alive, it is past insane,’ testified Mrs De Jager.

    Criminology-lecturer Prof Christiaan Bezuidenhout: “torture and murder after the victims were robbed”

    This was confirmed by Professor Christiaan Bezuidenhout, criminology-lecturer at the University of Pretoria. He said it was ‘worrying that perpetrators continue to torture and murder their (Afrikaner) victims after they have gotten the money weapons and vehicles they wanted to rob with violence. Many of these attackers use unnecessarily long periods of extensive violence”. FARM MURDERS FAR MORE SADISTIC AND CRUEL THAN OTHER SA MURDERS

    Hex River farm violence:

    Ironically, a Dutch farmer was shot in neighbouring Zimbabwe just a week earlier:

    Zwanikken Piet 50 Dutch farmer shot injured in face tobacco farm Zimbabwe

    Above: Ironically the debate in Dutch parliament took place only a week after Dutch tobacco farmer  Piet Zwanikken, 50, (above) in neighbouring Zimbabwe, was shot in the face and barely escaped with his life during an attack by government thugs who demanded that he vacate the farm he’d bought from the Mugabe-regime just 15 years earlier. Dutch citizens in towns and on farms also are frequently targetted by the same genocidal attacks as are Afrikaners in neighbouring South Africa — and several hundred Dutch farmers were amongst the more than 4,500 farmers murdered and many tens of thousands of farm-dwellers traumatised by attacks in South Africa.

    Dutch government ignores its duties to protect Dutch citizens and their descendants in South Africa:

    There are many Dutch immigrants and their descendants in South Africa; from 1945 to 1954 alone, the Dutch government actively paid for and encouraged some 400,000 citizens to emigrate to South Africa – and this wave  continued until 1968.And while many have returned to the Netherlands, the Dutch government is clearly ignoring its legal responsibilities towards ones remaining behind – whose descendants now have also become an integral part of the most vulnerable group of people in the country.

    Dutch unpaid volunteer charity worker and rural orphanage-director Riet Vuyk: murdered in Zuma’s home-district:  ‘it’s policy that black children must be cared for only by black families’ …

    For while the Dutch ambassador rushed to hospital to show his sympathy with the traumatised, injured farmer in Zimbabwe, their ambassador in Pretoria ignores similar attacks against his citizens in South Africa. 

    The most recent example – nearly completely ignored by the Dutch media except for the most widely read  daily De Telegraaf– was the gruesome murder of Mrs Riet Vuyck.

    VUYK RIET Above: Wrote De Telegraaf journalist Joël Roerig, who travelled to Ubombo – in Zuma’s home district –  to report on Mrs Vuyk’s gruesome murder: “  “It  appears to be policy now that black children must be cared for only by black families. Jacob Zuma held a controversial speech recently in which he blamed the Christians for the emergence of orphans and old-age homes’. Mrs Vuyk, who had five black children in her care in the Christian Jan Vuyk orphanage, was strangled to death inside her old car, and thrown down a cliff.  A local worker who had been allowed to drive her car while she was absent in the Netherlands, was arrested at the home of a local witch-doctor. It’s not known what has become of his trial. 

    VUYK TELEGRAAF COMMENTAAR OVER ZUMA Vuyk Riet murder SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DEPT communication Chumile spokeswoman KZN Mar2012

    It seems clear from this oddly disjointed behaviour by the Dutch foreign affairs ministry’s ambassadors in Southern Africa that Dutch farmers in Zimbabwe and in South Africa do not receive equal care and consideration from their own government.

    Hex River farm violence:

    Afrikaners are facing a growing genocide: Dutch MP Raymond de Roon:

    Party for Freedom MP Raymond de Roon who submitted the motion in Dutch parliament, pointed out  that the ‘gruesome slaughter of Afrikaners is taking on the form of a growing genocide, as also repeatedly warned about by Dr Gregory Stanton of the US-based international human rights organisation Genocide Watch. (The international campaign to prevent genocide)

    De Roon also pointed out  that the South African government has not maintained seperate farm-attack statistics since 2006/7. The PVV-motion was supported by the SGP and Christian-Union parties but not supported by the rest of the Dutch parliament – thanks to the faulty research of the Foreign Affairs minister — and was therefore rejected.  Video of De Roon’s submission in Dutch parliament:

    Meanwhile even the liberal Dutch daily Trouw has been scathing about SA rule: writing that ‘the hegemony of the ANC after 18 years is not healthy for South Africa”:



    Dutch parliament debate on security of Afrikaner farmers:       (in Dutch)

    Uit het woordelijk verslag:

    Debat Buitenlandse Zaken, 18 december 2012 (21:27 – 23:33u). Tweede termijn behandeling begrotingsstaten Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, 2013

    De heer De Roon (PVV):
    “Dan de moordpartijen op de Afrikaners in Zuid-Afrika, de zogenaamde “plaasmoorde”. De regering heeft dat afgedaan met: er is nou eenmaal veel criminaliteit in Zuid-Afrika en daar zijn dus ook Afrikaners het slachtoffer van.

    Toch is er iets bijzonders aan de hand met die criminaliteit. Genocide Watch heeft er in de persoon van Gregory Stanton onderzoek naar gedaan en hij constateert dat die moorden toch een heel bijzonder karakter hebben. Het zijn allemaal overvallen op boerderijen waarbij vaak niets of weinig wordt gestolen. De slachtoffers worden vernederd, hun lijken worden in stukken gehakt, de darmen worden er uitgehaald en ook wordt op lijken een opengeslagen bijbel gelegd. Dat zij geen normale gedragingen van overvallers die alleen maar iemand willen beroven. Genocide Watch zegt: dit soort gedrag, dit soort moorden met deze kenmerken hebben we gezien voorafgaand aan de genociden die hebben plaatsgevonden in Rwanda en Burundi. Dat vind ik een zorgelijke zaak. Ik vraag de regering dan ook in een motie om hieraan meer aandacht te besteden.

    Motie De Roon inzake de Afrikaners en de plaasmoorde

    De Kamer, gehoord de beraadslaging, constaterende dat Afrikaners doelwit zijn van de verschrikkelijke “plaasmoorde”; overwegende dat de Zuid-Afrikaanse regering sinds 2007 gestopt is met het apart registeren van de “plaasmoorde”; overwegende dat de wijze waarop “plaasmoorde” worden uitgevoerd veelal lijkt op moorden die in landen als Rwanda en Burundi werden gepleegd als inleiding op de genociden aldaar;verzoekt de regering om bij Zuid-Afrika aan te dringen op intensivering van de bescherming van de Afrikaners, en gaat over tot de orde van de dag.”

    Reactie Minister Timmermans:

    “In de motie op stuk nr. 53 wordt de regering verzocht om bij Zuid-Afrika aan te dringen op intensivering van de bescherming van de Afrikaner boeren. Nederland wil Zuid-Afrika ondersteunen bij de bestrijding van criminaliteit. Dat is daar een heel groot probleem, waarmee de Zuid-Afrikaanse overheid zelf ook enorm worstelt. Maar we gaan natuurlijk geen onderscheid aanbrengen tussen Afrikaners, kleurlingen of zwarten in de beoordeling wanneer het erger is als iemand door geweld om het leven komt. Het is nog steeds zo dat met name de zwarte bevolking het grootste slachtoffer is van dit geweld. Graag zet Nederland zich in voor de intensivering van de bescherming van mensen in Zuid-Afrika tegen criminaliteit, maar niet specifiek gericht op één bevolkingsgroep. De “plaasmoorde” die de heer De Roon noemt, zijn de afgelopen tien jaar echt in aantal afgenomen. De misdaad in het algemeen is eindelijk ook lichtelijk gedaald. Het aantal is nog veel en veel te hoog; dat ben ik zeer met de heer De Roon eens. De Zuid-Afrikaanse overheid werkt samen met Afrikanerorganisaties om dit verder te verminderen. Wij willen de Zuid-Afrikaanse overheid daar graag in algemene zin in steunen. Als zij de keuze maakt om zich specifiek op deze groep te richten, hebben wij daar absoluut geen bezwaar tegen, maar wij willen niet van tevoren zeggen dat het maar voor één bevolkingsgroep in Zuid-Afrika bedoeld zou kunnen zijn. Ik moet de motie dus ontraden.”

    Bron:, geraadpleegd op 20-12-20012.(Zoeken in de browser met CTR + F en dan zoeken op “plaasmoorde”)


    Other Dutch parliamentary news – Interparliamentary commission for the Dutch Language Union hears Afrikaners:

    Interparlementaire Commissie Taalunie luistert naar het Afrikaans

    De Interparlementaire Commissie (IPC) van de Nederlandse Taalunie boog zich op maandag 3 december 2012 tijdens een openbare hoorzitting met gasten uit Zuid-Afrika over het Afrikaans. De IPC zocht antwoord op vragen als: wat is de positie van die taal in het huidige Zuid-Afrika? Is de positie van het Afrikaans wettelijk voldoende verankerd? Heeft de taal nog een plek in het openbare leven? Is er reden tot optimisme of juist niet?

    De Nederlandse Taalunie is een beleidsorganisatie waarin Nederland, Vlaanderen en Suriname samenwerken op het gebied van de Nederlandse taal en letteren en het onderwijs in en van het Nederlands. Het beleid van de Taalunie wordt bepaald door het Comité van Ministers dat bestaat uit de Nederlandse en Vlaamse bewindspersonen bevoegd voor Onderwijs en Cultuur. De IPC ziet toe op dat beleid en wordt gevormd door leden van het Vlaams Parlement en de (Nederlandse) Eerste en Tweede Kamer. Op dit moment is Martin Bosma (Nederland) voorzitter van de IPC en is Johan Verstreken (Vlaanderen) vicevoorzitter. Het beleid wordt bepaald door het Comité van Ministers. De Raad voor de Nederlandse Taal en Letteren adviseert het Comité. De Interparlementaire Commissie controleert het beleid. De Taalunie ziet het als haar opdracht om ervoor te zorgen dat alle Nederlandssprekenden hun taal op een doeltreffende manier kunnen gebruiken.

    De openbare bijeenkomst vond plaats in de vergaderzaal van de Eerste Kamer, de Nederlandse Senaat, in Den Haag, op maandag 3 december, ’s ochtends om 11 uur. De volgende personen uit Zuid-Afrika zijn door de Vlaamse en Nederlandse parlementsleden gehoord:

    • dr. Michael Le Cordeur, voorzitter Afrikaanse Taalraad, Universiteit Stellenbosch

    • de heer Flip Buys, voorzitter vakbond Solidariteit, waartoe ook FAK en Afriforum behoren

    • de heer Henry Jeffreys, oud-hoofdredacteur dagblad Die Burger, Kaapstad

    • professor dr. Koos Malan, rechtenfaculteit Universiteit van Pretoria

    De opening van de hoorzitting werd verricht door mevrouw Anouchka Van Miltenburg, voorzitter van de Tweede Kamer. Senator Helmi Huijbregts-Schiedon trad op als rapporteur. Tijdens de middagvergadering van de IPC, om 14 uur, bracht zij verslag uit aan de aanwezige leden van het Comité van Ministers, de Vlaamse minister Joke Schauvliege en de Nederlandse minister Jet Bussemaker.

    Bron: Persbericht Maryse van der Horst, 19 november 2012 Verslaglegging van de hoorzitting over het Afrikaans

    Vraaggesprek van de heer Martin Bosma met de heer Flip Buys, Solidariteit

    Flip Buys is voorzitter van de vakbond Solidariteit. De vakbond Solidariteit maakt deel uit van de Solidariteit Beweging, een familie van Afrikaanse organisaties, waar – behalve de vakbond – onder meer ook de burgerrechtenorganisatie Afriforum, verschillende onderwijsinstellingen en verschillende maatschappelijke organisaties bij horen. In totaal zijn er achttien organisaties bij de Solidariteit Beweging aangesloten, die samen zo’n 200.000 leden vertegenwoordigen.

    Volgens de heer Buys is de groep Afrikaanssprekenden zeer divers. Het Afrikaans kent op dit moment 7 miljoen eerste- of moedertaalsprekers; 55% hiervan is niet-blank. Daarnaast zijn er nog 6 miljoen andere Zuid-Afrikanen voor wie het Afrikaans niet de eerste taal is, maar die het wel verstaan. Het Afrikaans, aldus de heer Buys, behoort aan haar sprekers; het behoort aan iedereen die van de taal houdt.

    Hoe is de situatie in de realiteit? Kun je bijvoorbeeld in winkels zonder meer met Afrikaans terecht? Volgens de heer Buys kan dat in grote delen van het land wel. In sommige steden is dat moeilijker. Maar in Pretoria en omgeving en in de West-Kaap zijn er nog vele plaatsen waar je in het Afrikaans aangesproken wordt.

    Het bedrijfsleven in ZA is sterk verengelst

    De positie van het Afrikaans is met name in de hogere functies, zoals het gebruik aan universiteiten en voor de rechtbank, achteruitgegaan. Wat de lagere functies betreft, is er juist sprake van een opleving. Dit valt bijvoorbeeld te zien aan het toenemende aantal festivals (kunstefeeste) en een bloei in de letterkunde, de poëzie. Hoe slechter het gaat met het Afrikaans in de hoge functies, zo lijkt het wel, des te beter gaat het met het Afrikaans in de lagere functies.

    Het bedrijfsleven in Zuid-Afrika is sterk verengelst. Het Engels is de officiële voertaal binnen grote maatschappijen, met name in de geïndustrialiseerde gebieden: Gauteng, Durban, Pinetown; de heer Buys is bang dat dit ook in de Kaap gaat gebeuren.

    Na de politieke omwenteling van de jaren negentig zag het er voor het Afrikaans aanvankelijk positief uit. De positieve verwachtingen waren vooral gebaseerd op de interim grondwet van 1994. Hierin werd vastgelegd dat het land elf officiële landstalen zou krijgen, waar het Afrikaans er één van was. Ook bevatte deze grondwet een bepaling dat het Afrikaans en het Engels er niet op achteruit mochten gaan. In de huidige grondwet, die werd ingevoerd in 1998, komt deze voorwaarde niet meer voor, maar hierin werd wel aangekondigd dat er een aparte taalwet zou komen, waarin één en ander wettelijk vastgelegd zou worden.

    Taalwet kwam pas na zaak in Hooggerechtshof

    Deze taalwet kwam er echter pas, nadat een Afrikaanssprekende procureur een rechtszaak had aangespannen om te eisen dat die wet er zou komen en hij door het Hooggerechtshof in het gelijk was gesteld.

    • De heer Buys: “Onze zorg is niet wat er in de grondwet staat, maar dat er een grote kloof bestaat tussen de grondwettelijke theorie en dat wat er in de praktijk gebeurt. In de praktijk gebruikt de overheid maar één taal: het Engels.”

    Afrika-talen worden onder ANC onderdrukt met taal van voormalige koloniale onderdrukker: het Engels:

    Met de andere officiële landstalen, de zogenaamde Afrika-talen, gaat het niet beter. Het lijkt erop dat de Zuid-Afrikaanse regering sinds 1994 dezelfde weg heeft gevolgd als andere Afrika-landen, waar na de onafhankelijkheid de voorkeur werd gegeven aan de taal van de voormalige koloniale onderdrukker, het Engels.

    Tachtig procent van het onderwijs in Zuid-Afrika is, ook volgens de eigen visie van de regering, disfunctioneel, en dit heeft in belangrijke mate te maken met een gebrek aan moedertaalonderwijs. De onderwijzer beheerst het Engels niet goed en de kinderen begrijpen het Engels onvoldoende.

    Daardoor blijft de kwaliteit van het onderwijs onder de maat. Hoewel de andere inheemse talen ook schade hebben geleden, zijn de mensen die deze talen spreken, hier volgens de heer Buys, zelf de oorzaak van, omdat zij ervoor kiezen om het Engels te bevorderen in plaats van hun eigen taal.

    Wat het onderwijs betreft, zijn de universiteiten in de laatste twintig jaar in hoge mate verengelst, met uitzondering, tot op zekere hoogte, van de Universiteit van Stellenbosch, de Potchefstroom-campus van de Universiteit van Noord-Wes, de Universiteit van Pretoria en de Universiteit van die Vrystaat. Maar ook daar staat het Afrikaans onder grote druk. De Universiteit van Johannesburg (voorheen Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit) is volledig verengelst.

    De overheid eist dat Afrikaans plaats maakt voor Engels in onderwijs:

    Van de oorspronkelijk 1,400 Afrikaanse middelbare scholen is nu nog maar de helft over. De overheid dringt erop aan – ondanks het feit dat het recht op moedertaalonderwijs in de grondwet verankerd ligt – dat scholen tweetalig worden, en in de praktijk slaan ze dan al heel gauw helemaal over naar Engels.

    • Elke maand zijn er wel Afrikaanssprekende ouders die hun toevlucht nemen tot de rechtbank, maar dat is natuurlijk erg duur en het helpt ook alleen in individuele gevallen.

    Omdat het onderwijs op veel openbare scholen disfunctioneel is, willen veel niet-Afrikaanssprekende ouders hun kinderen naar Afrikaanstalige scholen sturen waar nog wel goed onderwijs wordt gegeven. Maar in plaats daarvan dat de overheid de disfunctionele scholen helpt om hun onderwijs te verbeteren, wordt er juist meer druk geplaatst op de Afrikaanstalige scholen, die nog maar 3% van het totaal uitmaken; deze 3% kan onmogelijk de problemen voor het hele openbare onderwijs oplossen.

    In heel Limpopo is maar een Afrikaanstalige school over:

    Het zijn vooral de provinciale onderwijsministeries die scholen onder druk zetten. Een voorbeeld: in de hele provincie Limpopo – volgens de heer Buys een provincie die groter is dan heel Nederland – is er nog maar één Afrikaanstalige school over, in de hoofdstad Polokwane. Daardoor moeten ouders heel ver rijden om hun kind naar een Afrikaanse school te laten gaan. (Dit probleem geldt overigens ook voor Namibië.) Daarom worden er veel particuliere scholen opgericht, die door de ouders gefinancierd moeten worden.

    Als kinderen geen onderwijs meer krijgen in het Afrikaans, komt uiteraard ook de doorstroom naar Afrikaanse universiteiten in gevaar. Wereldwijd zien we dat als de hogere functies van een taal onder druk komen te staan, vervolgens ook de lagere functies onder druk komen. Als mensen om pragmatische redenen overstappen op het Engels, dan blijkt zo’n familie binnen twee generaties helemaal Engels te worden. Uiteindelijk raakt de verengelsing dus ook de privésfeer.

    De taal is al 300 jaar oud terwijl apartheid maar 40 jaar bestond:

    Het Afrikaans heeft volgens de heer Buys geen last meer van het stigma van een apartheidstaal. “Het Afrikaans is veel meer dan alleen een politiek beleid, het is ook veel ouder dan dat politieke beleid. De taal is al 300 jaar oud, terwijl apartheid maar 40 jaar heeft bestaan. Ook zijn er meer kleurlingen die Afrikaans spreken dan blanken. Misschien bestaat het sentiment nog onderliggend, dat weet ik niet, maar niet openlijk. Het is meer zo, dat het Engels wordt gezien als de taal die de meeste kansen biedt.”

    Zoals Ghandi al vaststelde voor het koloniale India, zal een kleine elite erin slagen om door een koloniale taal succesvol te moderniseren, maar als er geen moedertaalonderwijs is, zal de grote massa achterblijven. De bekende Afrikaanse denker en schrijver N.P. van Wyk Louw noemde moedertaalonderwijs een ‘broodzaak’ (broodnodig + noodzakelijk). Hij pleitte ervoor, het Afrikaans te moderniseren; vervolgens moesten de sprekers van het Afrikaans door de taal gemoderniseerd worden. Op dezelfde manier moet je ook de inheemse talen moderniseren.

    De politiek – DA en ANC – steunen Afrikaans niet

    In de politiek is er geen steun voor het Afrikaans. Die ontbreekt niet alleen van de kant van het African National Congress (ANC), maar ook van de belangrijkste oppositiepartij, de Demokratiese Alliansie (DA), omdat die stemmen moet winnen onder niet-Afrikaanssprekenden.

    Buys hecht veel belang aan internationalisering van het Afrikaans. “We willen geen voorkeursbehandeling, maar het speelveld is ongelijk. Het Engels is niet alleen een wereldtaal, in Zuid-Afrika wordt het Engels ook bevoordeeld door de overheid. Dat maakt de strijd dubbel ongelijk. Er zijn in Zuid-Afrika 12 miljoen mensen die het Afrikaans kunnen verstaan. De Nederlandse taalfamilie kan uitgebreid worden door het Afrikaans te ondersteunen.”

    Tot slot: wat maakt voor Flip Buys de schoonheid van het Afrikaans uit? “Zoals Breytenbach heeft gezegd: ‘Afrikaans is my asem’. Het is niet alleen een communicatiemedium, de drager van een levensbeschouwing, een levenswijze, een letterkundige traditie, een manier van denken, een geschiedenis, een waardestelsel. Elke keer wanneer er een taal uitsterft, wordt de wereld een stukje armer. En omdat het Afrikaans ónze taal is, is het voor ons – als ik nog eens Van Wyk Louw mag citeren – belangrijk om onze taal veilig deur die skare te dra.”

    Vraaggesprek van de heer Wilfried Vandaele met de heer Henry Jeffreys, oud-hoofdredacteur van Die Burger

    De heer Jeffreys werd aan de Interparlementaire Commissie IPC voorgesteld als “de eerste niet-blanke” hoofdredacteur van het Afrikaanstalige dagblad Die Burger, een Kaapse krant die in 1915 werd opgericht en bij uitstek de spreekbuis was van de Nationale Partij. “Na de Anglo-Boerenoorlog was er een sterk gevoel dat de taal van de Afrikaners bevorderd en beschermd moest worden. De krant is ‘geboren’, in het leven geroepen om de Afrikanerzaak te ondersteunen en heeft altijd veel passie voor het Afrikaans gehad.” In retrospect meent de heer Jeffreys dan ook dat de krant vroeger een makkelijkere, een eenduidigere taak had dan nu. “Er zijn thans veel meer kwesties waaraan een Afrikaanstalige krant aandacht moet geven.”

    Over zijn aanstelling als eerste zwarte hoofdredacteur tussen de jaren 2006 en 2010 vraagt de heer Jeffreys zich af wat voor verschil zijn positie heeft gemaakt. Was zijn aanstelling “dienstig” – waarmee hij waarschijnlijk bedoelde: was het een opportunistische daad van de directie? Of was zijn aanstelling met “visie” gedaan? – waaronder verstaan kan worden dat hij de directie van de krant een belangrijke poging tot inclusiviteit toedicht in verband met erkenning van het belang van bruine lezers voor de krant. “De tijd zal het leren”, is zijn conclusie.

    De Afrikaanstalige media, specifiek mediagroep Naspers, staan volgens de heer Jeffreys “baie sterk”. Afrikaans is de derde grootste taal in Zuid-Afrika na Zoeloe en Xhosa. Het Afrikaans heeft op sprekersvlak en in de media een grote rol dankzij het feit dat Naspers/ Media 24 landwijd dominant aanwezig is en Afrikaans overal inzet. De “ontbondeling” of ontbinding van de Suid-Afrikaanse Uitsaaikorporasie (SAUK) in 1994 waardoor de etherfrequenties werden vrijgegeven, heeft bovendien grote voordelen voor het Afrikaans ingehouden. RSG, “Radio sonder grense”, is volgens de heer Jeffreys thans een van de populairste en succesvolste radiostations met meer dan twee miljoen luisteraars. Het aantal luisteraars neemt nog steeds toe, vooral onder bruine en zwarte luisteraars. Het tv-journaal van 19.00 uur is volgens Jeffreys het meest populaire nieuwsprogramma in Zuid-Afrika; honderdduizenden kijkers blijken een voorkeur te hebben voor nieuws in het Afrikaans. Community radio (lokale radio) speelt een belangrijke rol, juist als het erom gaat de armere bevolking te bereiken en voor te lichten. De uiterst succesvolle soap Sewende Laan werd genoemd als voorbeeld van een Afrikaanstalig programma met ondertiteling waar ook veel niet-Afrikaanstaligen naar kijken.

    Het feit dat de circulatiecijfers van Die Burger dalen, schrijft de heer Jeffreys toe aan digitalisering en een wereldwijde tendens onder vooral jongere mensen om de digitale nieuwsmedia te volgen. Daarom zet de Afrikaanse mediagroep Naspers ook sterk in op digitale platforms. Driehonderd jonge mensen worden thans opgeleid om digitale middelen te ontwikkelen die ook in de zakenomgeving van belang zullen zijn en aan Afrikaans een nog grotere rol kunnen geven.

    De heer Jeffreys is zeer positief over de toekomst van het Afrikaans. Toen het ANC in 1994 aan bewind kwam, stond Afrikaans al sterk (“dat is historisch bepaald”). Het feit dat het Afrikaans erin is geslaagd dit grote voordeel goed te benutten, is volgens de heer Jeffreys deels een gevolg van het feit dat er op dit moment geen sterke anti-Afrikaanse politieke agenda’s meer zijn. “Wij moeten wel steeds nieuwe ruimtes en innoverende methodes zoeken waarvan wij langs democratische weg krachtig en strategisch gebruik kunnen maken om het Afrikaans met al zijn functies te laten gelden, op cultureel en commercieel gebied.”

    Hij wees erop dat niet alle Afrikaans-sprekenden even emotioneel zijn over hun taal, maar dat allen wel met trots zullen zeggen dat Afrikaans hun moedertaal is, zelfs al spreken ze niet per se standaard-Afrikaans. Tijdens een pasgehouden conferentie over “bruine identiteit” aan de Universiteit van Stellenbosch viel het de heer Jeffreys op dat tal van jongere bruine intellectuelen steeds positiever zijn over het Afrikaans. Het feit dat na 1994 de staat als steunpilaar is weggevallen, heeft nieuwe mogelijkheden geopend en de taal aantrekkelijker gemaakt voor veel meer bruine en zwarte sprekers. Binnen het milieu van meertaligheid in Zuid-Afrika heeft het Afrikaans een belangrijke rol.

    De heer Jeffreys beschouwt ook de rol van het Nederlands als van groot belang voor het Afrikaans omdat zoveel mensen het nog over de stamlanden hebben en het belangrijk vinden dat banden behouden moeten worden. Ook wees hij op het initiatief tot samenwerking drie jaar geleden van de staatssecretaris Frans Timmermans en de minister Pallo Jordan en op het succes van Afrikaanse cultuurfestivals in Nederland. De belangrijke rol van bruine Afrikaanssprekende intellectuelen zoals Neville Alexander en Jakes Gerwel werd door hem in herinnering geroepen.

    Vraaggesprek door de heer Harm Beertema met dr. Michael le Cordeur (Afrikaanse Taalraad)

    Jarenlang was de Afrikaanse taalgemeenschap in Zuid-Afrika sterk verdeeld. In 2001, 2002 werd vastgesteld dat er behoefte was om de verschillende Afrikaanse taalorganisaties die er toen bestonden te verenigen in één inclusieve organisatie. Dit had te maken met de nieuwe bedeling en met het feit dat het Afrikaans niet langer één van twee officiële talen was, maar van elf. Daarom begonnen prof. dr. Wannie Carstens van de Potchefstroom-campus van de Noord-Wes Universiteit en dr. Le Cordeur verkennende gesprekken te voeren. Dit leidde in 2006 tot de oprichting van de Afrikaanse Taalraad (hierna: ATR). De instelling van zogenaamde ‘taalraden’ werd al genoemd in artikel 185 van de grondwet. Het Afrikaans was echter de eerste taal die tot deze stap overging.

    De ATR heeft overleg met vertegenwoordigers van andere talen. Door de bijzondere geschiedenis van het land bevond het Afrikaans zich jarenlang in een bevoorrechte positie en waarschijnlijk is dat nog steeds zo. “Dit geven we onmiddellijk toe”, aldus de heer Le Cordeur, “daar zijn we niet onduidelijk over.” Het Afrikaans is bijvoorbeeld goed ontwikkeld voor onderwijs, wetenschap en onderzoek, de zogenaamde ‘hogere functies’. “Vroeger was het Afrikaans altijd bezig om te vechten, eerst tegen het Nederlands en daarna tegen het Engels, zei de heer Le Cordeur. “Het Afrikaans heeft veel ervaring op dit terrein opgedaan, en we willen deze deskundigheid delen met onze zustertalen. Wij zijn ook een inheemse taal. Als een van de andere talen ten onder gaat, dan verliest het Afrikaans daar ook bij.” Daarom wordt er samenwerking gezocht, bijvoorbeeld via het Afrikaans-isiXhosa-netwerk.

    Bijna 7miljoen spreken thuis Afrikaans als moedertaal:

    Uit de Census 2011 blijkt dat bijna 7 miljoen Zuid-Afrikanen thuis Afrikaans spreken. Dat wil zeggen dat de Afrikaanse taalgemeenschap sinds de vorige volkstelling uit 2001 met bijna 1 miljoen is gegroeid. Le Cordeur ziet het dan ook allemaal niet zo somber in.

    “Met de komst van de democratie in Zuid-Afrika is de taal bevrijd; het Afrikaans is bevrijd van het etiket van de apartheidstaal. We hebben vleugels gekregen, we kunnen ons ontwikkelen. Er heeft een explosie plaatsgevonden op het gebied van de media, de muziek en de letterkunde. Het Afrikaans staat volop in bloei. Ondanks het gebrek aan steun van de kant van de regering, gebeuren er allerlei goede dingen in het Afrikaans, en de ATR neemt bij deze ontwikkelingen het voortouw.”

    In de ATR zijn meer dan veertig Afrikaanse organisaties opgegaan. Er heeft al verschillende keren overleg met de regering plaatsgevonden, waarbij de ATR zijn positie uiteengezet heeft. “De regering steunt het Afrikaans dan wel niet, maar men begrijpt wel waar we het over hebben; het staat tenslotte in de grondwet.”

    De doelstelling van de Afrikaanse Taalraad is het bevorderen van het Afrikaans. Dit doet de ATR door drie strategieën toe te passen, die vastgelegd zijn in de visie van de ATR: bevorderen, beschermen en ‘bemachtigen’ (empowerment).

    Bevorderen wil zeggen dat er gunstige voorwaarden gecreëerd worden: naast moedertaalonderwijs betekent dat bijvoorbeeld ook dat een dichter publicatiemogelijkheden moet hebben en dat kunstenaars in het Afrikaans kunnen zingen.

    Beschermen betekent: erop toezien dat het Afrikaans zijn rechtmatige plek behoudt, zoals die is vastgelegd in de grondwet en in de taalwet van 2011. Le Cordeur: “We willen de taal beschermen en daarom zijn we als het nodig is ook bereid om een zaak voor de rechtbank uit te vechten. We hebben op dit moment heel wat zaken lopen.”

    Bemachtigen betekent, dat de aandacht ook uitgaat naar mensen met een lage opleiding, bijvoorbeeld door alfabetisering. Er is al een paar keer gesproken over het feit dat het onderwijs in Zuid-Afrika op veel scholen disfunctioneel is. Onderwijzers moeten beter geschoold worden, door aandacht voor didactiek en stages. De heer Le Cordeur is ook betrokken bij een organisatie, Rachels Angels, die al zes jaar lang kinderen uit arme milieus vooruit helpt. Tweehonderd van dit soort kinderen studeren inmiddels aan de Universiteit van Stellenbosch. Le Cordeur: “Zij zijn de toekomstige accountants, rechtsgeleerden en professoren. Dus met onze leus: ‘bevorderen, beschermen en bemachtigen’, hebben we voor onszelf een weg uitgestippeld en ik denk dat we al flink gevorderd zijn op die weg.”

    De ATR werkt nauw samen met de Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns. Het curriculum voor het schoolvak Afrikaans wordt voortdurend herzien. Het Afrikaans is niet alleen belangrijk als onderwijstaal voor moedertaalsprekers, maar ook voor studenten voor wie het de tweede of derde taal is. Want zij zullen later misschien een baan krijgen in het Afrikaans. Daarom zet de ATR ook in op onderwijs in Afrikaans als tweede of derde taal.

    “Als ATR zien we erop toe dat moedertaalonderwijs niet verwaarloosd wordt, omdat wetenschappelijk is bewezen dat een kind met moedertaalonderwijs de grootste kans heeft op succes,” zei de heer Le Cordeur. “Maar daarnaast heb je dus ook mensen in het hoger onderwijs die Afrikaans willen leren als tweede of zelfs derde taal. Bij veel opleidingen is het tegenwoordig verplicht om een meertaligheidskwalificatie te verwerven, bijvoorbeeld bij een opleiding tot onderwijzer of dokter. Een Xhosa-student kan dan naast Engels bijvoorbeeld voor het Afrikaans kiezen, en omgekeerd kan een Afrikaanssprekende student om dezelfde reden bijvoorbeeld Xhosa leren. Het doel is dat studenten moeten kunnen functioneren in een meertalige omgeving.”

    Volgens de heer Le Cordeur is het de ATR niet te doen om financiële steun vanuit Nederland. De ATR zoekt zelf naar sponsors voor zijn projecten. Waar de Taalunie echter wél mee kan helpen, is om het Afrikaans een podium te bieden en de taal verder te verspreiden – in Nederland, maar ook elders in de wereld waar Nederlands en/of Afrikaans verstaan kan worden – en zo de positie van het Afrikaans te versterken.

    Vraaggesprek van de heer Ward Kennes met prof. dr. Koos Malan, Universiteit van Pretoria – Faculteit Rechten

    Een zestal publicaties van de heer Malan zijn ter voorbereiding van de hoorzitting aan leden van de IPC gestuurd. Zijn argumenten en case studies konden dus als bekend verondersteld worden. Tijdens het vraaggesprek heeft hij dan ook regelmatig gerefereerd aan Artikel 6 van de grondwet van 1996, waarover hij in diverse artikelen schrijft, alsook aan de recente nieuwe Taalwet uit 2011.

    Verengelsing vindt op grote schaal plaats:

    De heer Malan begon het gesprek door te refereren aan de taalsituatie in België, waar de rechten van talen gewaarborgd zijn. Ondanks het feit dat elf Zuid-Afrikaanse talen volgens Artikel 6 van de Grondwet officiële status genieten, veroorzaakt de zogenaamde “discretionaire” praktijk dat taalzaken naar eigen goeddunken geregeld worden volgens de opvattingen van individuen in openbare functies. De Taalwet geeft aanleiding tot willekeur, omdat de rechten van taalgebruikers er onvoldoende in zijn geëxpliceerd en verankerd. De huidige regering is vooral pro-Engels en verengelsing vindt daarom op grote schaal plaats.

    De heer Malan wees op de grote discrepantie tussen wat hij de grondwettelijke symboliek van gelijke taalrechten noemde en de realiteit van Engelse eentaligheid. Omdat de Taalwet zeer breed en vaag is, biedt hij niet genoeg bescherming aan het Afrikaans en andere Afrika-talen. Uitgaande van een situatie van tweetaligheid waren de rechten van het Engels en het Afrikaans ten opzichte van elkaar tot en met de interim-grondwet van 1994 goed geregeld. Dat is niet langer het geval. Iedereen heeft nu zogenaamd recht op behandeling in één van elf talen van haar of zijn voorkeur, maar formulieren van bijvoorbeeld het ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken zijn slechts in het Engels beschikbaar.

    Over het gebruik van het Afrikaans in gerechtshoven zei de heer Malan dat er vroeger zowel in het Engels als in het Afrikaans werd genotuleerd, terwijl tolken voor alle andere talen voor het doel van getuigenis beschikbaar waren. Nu is het officiële beleid een beleid van zogenaamde representativity of vertegenwoordiging op nationaal niveau. De allesbepalende nationale demografie leidt ertoe dat verengelsing steeds meer plaatsvindt in de hoven. Er zijn nu al vaak geen tolken in het Afrikaans, wel steeds in alle andere talen.

    Slechts 2 tot 3% van alle openbare scholen heeft Afrikaans-medium onderwijs:

    Over het gebruik van het Afrikaans in het onderwijs wees de heer Malan erop dat de regering verzuimt om voldoende moedertaalonderwijs op scholen aan alle groepen beschikbaar te stellen. Op dit moment is het Afrikaans nog slechts op 2 tot 3% van alle openbare scholen het medium van onderwijs. In veel gevallen zijn deze scholen kwalitatief hoogstaande. Wegens omstandigheden waarnaar de heer Malan verwees als “de disfunctionaliteit van Zuid-Afrikaanse scholen in het algemeen”, willen veel niet-Afrikaanstalige ouders hun kinderen op deze scholen plaatsen, maar dan wel met de eis dat zij in het Engels onderricht moeten worden – terwijl hun eigen moedertaal bijvoorbeeld Zoeloe of Sotho is. “Het wordt aan Afrikaanse scholen overgelaten om het disfunctionaliteitsprobleem in het onderwijs op te lossen.”

    Ook aan universiteiten zoals de Universiteit van Stellenbosch leidt het beleid van representativity ertoe dat er grote druk is om anderstalige studenten toe te laten en anderstalige docenten aan te stellen. Omdat de positie van het Afrikaans niet verankerd is, overheersen representativity en willekeurige besluitvorming. De heer Malan meent dat Zuid-Afrika officieel steeds meer een Engelstalig land aan het worden is.

    Terwijl bepaalde taalgroepen vroeger in bepaalde provincies duidelijk in de meerderheid waren, zoals Zoeloes in KwaZulu-Natal en Afrikaanssprekenden in Noord- en West-Kaapland, wordt er nu steeds meer klem gelegd op nationale representativiteit. Een klassiek voorbeeld is dat de regering onlangs opperde dat bruine mensen, veelal Afrikaans-sprekenden die en masse op de DA stemmen, uit de West-Kaap naar Gauteng verschoven moeten worden. Dat zou moeten leiden tot betere carrièrekansen en een homogenisering in alle provincies en districten. Deze ideologie wordt op “ongenaakbare wijze afgedwongen”, zei de heer Malan.

    Op de vraag of ieder van de negen provincies dan geen eigen vrijheid heeft om een taalbeleid te ontwikkelen, gaf de heer Malan toe dat er wat beweegruimte is. Bijvoorbeeld in de West-Kaap, de enige van de negen provincies waar het ANC niet aan bewind is. In de andere provincies bepaalt de nationale ANC-regering echter wel gewoon wat er op het niveau van de provincies moet gebeuren, waardoor er steeds meer een unitair beleid wordt gevolgd.

    Aanzienlijke beperking van Afrikaans op SABC

    Op vragen in verband met de nationale omroep wees de heer Malan erop dat de South African Boradcasting Corporation als openbare instelling zogenaamd onafhankelijk is en over het algemeen ook vrij onafhankelijk functioneert. Vooral met betrekking tot radio is de taaldiversiteit nog acceptabel, maar in verband met televisie is er een aanzienlijke beperking van het Afrikaans. Er bestaan wel commerciële zenders zoals Kyknet, maar toegang tot het kijken naar deze zenders is duur.

    Tot slot beschreef de heer Malan de Taalwet van 2011 als “inherent gebrekkig”. Zijn voorstel, zoals ook uitgewerkt in zijn artikelen, is dat de bestaande demografie van verschillende landstreken bepalend moet zijn voor de praktijk. Als voorzitter van de vereniging Regslui vir Afrikaans refereert hij vaak aan de taalsituaties in België, Zwitserland en Canada. Hij pleit er dan ook voor dat de aanstelling van magistraten, rechters en andere juridische ambtenaren moet worden afgestemd op de taalsamenstelling per streek. De huidige taalwetgeving in Zuid-Afrika kan volgens de heer Malan als “grotelijks symbolisch” bestempeld worden omdat de ideologie van nationale demografie zo allesbepalend is geworden. Krachtige stappen moeten volgens hem hiertegen ondernomen worden.

    Debat – Nederlandse Taalunie gevraagd een werkgroep Afrikaans op te richten:

    De Zuid-Afrikaanse afgevaardigden werden gevraagd wat er in een eventuele motie zou moeten staan in verband met samenwerking tussen de Nederlandstalige gebieden en Zuid-Afrika. Volgens de heer Buys moet er niet alleen contact op overheidsniveau zijn, maar moet de Nederlandse Taalunie een werkgroep Afrikaans oprichten die de functie kan vervullen van een denktank (“dinkskrum”) over het beleid in verband met het Afrikaans in samenhang met het Nederlands. De kerntaak van zo een werkgroep zal zijn om beleid te ontwikkelen in verband met het verspreiden van kennis over het Afrikaans in Nederlandstalige gebieden en de verspreiding van kennis over het Nederlands in Zuid-Afrika.

    Studenten moeten beurzen ontvangen van de Nederlandse Taalunie

    De heer Le Cordeur werd gevraagd naar de rol van culturele instellingen en hij wees erop dat bijvoorbeeld de Afrikaanse Taal- en Kultuurvereniging (ATKV), een lid van de Afrikaanse Taalraad, regelmatig informele bijeenkomsten houdt zoals muziekavonden bij het Afrikaanse Taalmonument. Van groot belang is dat studenten die beurzen ontvangen van de Nederlandse Taalunie ook de kans krijgen om het Nederlandse taalgebied te leren kennen en omgekeerd.

    De heer Jeffreys gelooft sterk in de energie van de Afrikaanse taalgemeenschappen. Als de taal aan sprekers wordt overgelaten zal er op eigen initiatief veel gebeuren. Hij verwees naar een eerdere opmerking over de “ontploffing” of explosie van Afrikaanstalig theater en Afrikaanstalige literatuur en muziek. Verder wees hij op het grote belang van plattelandse gebieden in de West- en de Noordkaap. Initiatieven moeten vooral ook daar ontwikkeld worden, bijvoorbeeld op scholen, zodat scholieren later, als ze op universiteiten zitten, invloed kunnen uitoefenen op het ontwikkelen van het Afrikaans. De heer Jeffreys prees initiatieven van de Universiteit van Stellenbosch, waarbij talentvolle scholieren uit de arme gemeenschappen gescout worden, die vervolgens door hun hele school- en universiteitsloopbaan heen financieel worden ondersteund.

    De waarde van het Afrikaans moet ook voor bruine Afrikaans-sprekenden voorop gesteld worden:

    Interventies vanuit Nederland en Vlaanderen in samenwerking met Zuid-Afrika kunnen tot vennootschappen leiden. Het is voor de heer Jeffreys van groot belang dat er niet over het Afrikaans gebakkeleid moet worden, maar dat er zich een discours ontwikkelt dat de waarde van het Afrikaans ook voor bruine Afrikaans-sprekenden voorop stelt. “Wij moeten slimmere manieren ontwikkelen tot samenwerken, een vennootschap met de Nederlandse Taalunie moet strategisch zijn.” Hij maakte ten slot het belangrijke punt dat ook moet worden ingegaan op de slavernij-geschiedenis waarbij Indonesië, Maleisië en zelfs Zuid-Amerikaanse landen betrokken kunnen worden.

    Bijna geen hofuitspraken meer in het Afrikaans, moedertaalonderwijs al hoe moeilijker:

    De heer Malan is meer pessimistisch. Terwijl er een explosie op cultureel gebied is, is er volgens hem sprake van een implosie op andere terreinen. Dat er bijna geen hofuitspraken meer in het Afrikaans zijn, dat de taal van wetgeving totaal arbitrair is, grieft hem. Als voorbeelden noemde hij het feit dat belangrijke wetten zoals die over accountants niet in het Afrikaans beschikbaar zijn, terwijl de meeste accountants Afrikaans-sprekend zijn, en dat de wet met betrekking tot Fifa World Cup 2010 wel in het Afrikaans was, terwijl Afrikaans-sprekenden zich over het algemeen maar weinig voor voetbal interesseren. Hij maakt zich ernstig zorgen over het feit dat de hogere taalfuncties van het Afrikaans afnemen en dat het steeds moeilijker wordt om moedertaalonderwijs te volgen.

    Contact gevraagd tussen Nederlands- en Afrikaans-sprekende rechtsgeleerden

    De heer Malan is van mening dat contacten met de Nederlandse Taalunie niet alleen op “interstatelijk” niveau moeten zijn. Hij pleitte voor contacten tussen bijvoorbeeld Nederlands- en Afrikaans-sprekende rechtsgeleerden en publicaties in elkaars vakbladen. Een vast comité van de Nederlandse Taalunie met vertegenwoordigers van onder meer de Afrikaanse Taalraad, de FAK en Solidariteit kan volgens hem belangrijk zijn in verband met constructieve samenwerking.

    Nederlandse taalunie mag alleen op regeringsniveau functioneren: Le Cordeur pleit voor West-Kaapse regering als ‘serieuze partner’

    De heer Kennes wees erop dat de NTU tot nu toe alléén op regeringsniveau mág functioneren. In antwoord hierop pleitte de heer Le Cordeur ervoor dat de West-Kaapse regering hoe dan ook als serieuze partner moet worden overwogen en dat een gesprek met de nationale Zuid-Afrikaanse regering van daaruit kan ontwikkelen.

    De heer Jack Biskop wees op het feit dat de Nederlandse regering het Fries actief bevordert en vroeg zich af waarom het Afrikaans en andere Afrika-talen dan niet toch ook door de Engels-gezinde ANC-regering bevorderd kunnen worden.

    Malan wees hem op de grote discrepantie tussen de ambtelijke rechtspositie van de elf officiële talen en hun daadwerkelijke positie in de praktijk. Omdat de overheid volgens hem verzuimt om voldoende en goed onderwijs beschikbaar te stellen moet wel onderzocht worden wat de rechten van ouders zijn om moedertaalonderwijs voor hun kinderen te bedingen.

    De heer Le Cordeur zei tot slot dat deze rechten zeker wel bestaan, op voorwaarde dat er billijke mogelijkheden zijn – en daarvoor is het steeds noodzakelijk dat er ook genoeg leraren en docenten worden opgeleid die moedertaalonderwijs kunnen geven.

    Amsterdam, 6 december 2012

    Verslaglegging: prof. dr. Ena Jansen (bijzonder hoogleraar Zuid-Afrikaanse letterkunde, Universiteit van Amsterdam) en drs. Ingrid Glorie (hoofdredacteur Maandblad Zuid-Afrika)




    Dutch protestant woman Riet Vuyk, who ran an Aids-orphanage with private funding from The Netherlands, was murdered in March 2012: the lies around her murder were investigated by Dutch journalist Joël Roerig, 

    Vuyk Riet murder P1 TELEGRAAF Mar232012 by Joel Roerig critical of authoritiesVuyk Riet moord P2 Telegraaf Artikel Mar232012 Vuyk Riet moord THUMB P3 Telegraaf Artikel Mar232012 Vuyk Riet moord P3 Telegraaf Artikel Mar232012Vuyk Riet murder SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DEPT DENIES PERMIT FOR ORPHANAGE MISSPELLS HER NAME



    Dutch citizen Jorit de Vries, left, who works at the Cape Town offices of a foreign airline company, was struck in the eye by a large stone thrown by a black commuter from another passing train. A fellow passenger had to help him get an ambulance; (the railway authorities ignored the injured white man); the first hospital refused him medical care; at the second one he was put on a waiting list despite his critical injury, and after a three-day wait to get seen at a third hospital, which diagnosed that he’d also sustained several cracks in his skull, concluded his eye would have to be removed by then. De Vries flew back to The Netherlands instead. The Cape of Good Hope’s world-famous, centuries-old spirit of hospitality has clearly died under the ANC-regime. Mar 24 2012 Saturday Edition: page TA5


    Dutch agricultural magazine Boerderij blames ANC-leadership for lack of security for all white farmers:

    The largest and most authoritative agricultural magazine in the Netherlands, Boerderij – also directly blames the ANC-leadership for its grotesque lack of security for white farmers.
    “Boerderij’ directly blames the ANC-regime’s demolishment of the very effective Commando System (under Thabo Mbeki)  for the violent attacks, rapes and murders which Afrikaner farm-families have to endure on a daily basis: and which can be seen in the daily harrowing incidents described on the independent criminology-site
    Writes Bouwman: “Boerderij is critical, saying that the ANC does too little to protect the farmers – indeed they point out that the ANC indeed supports the attackers of white farmers with their ‘struggle song ‘Kill the Boer,’  and ‘Shoot the Boer.’  The magazine published a large photo of a tractor with the Afrikaans text:  “Sonder die boer kan jou ma jou nie voer.” (Without the farmer, your mom can’t feed you’. Bouwman: “That was very appropriate for this magazine which four years ago also pushed a campaign with the motto: ‘Wie een boer laat stikken, heeft straks niks te bikken.'(If you let your farmers get beaten there will be nothing for eatin’’.
    In fact Bouwman points out that “Boerderij’ – probably the largest official mouthpiece for agriculture in The Netherlands – had also openly started supporting the Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa. “I think it’s a historic step. This means that the ‘official mouth piece… for Dutch agriculture now supports the Afrikaner farmers.”

    Liberal Dutch daily Trouw criticises ANC regime:

    Dec 19 2012.  Comment: The freedom movement which took over power in South Africa eighteen years ago, has raised their new leader on their shield: and it’s their present leader Jacob Zuma, also the ANC-leader.    By re-electing him as party-leader he is also certain to again become president in South Africa in the 2014 elections: due to the overwhelming hegemony of the ANC.    However, it’s not good for South Africa. The ANC has gotten stuck in its transfer from freedom movement to political party.   It still acts as an umbrella-organisation where everybody must hide beneath. This also means there’s  no real opposition and for this reason corruption and tender-opportunism have become widespread. If one party rules for this long, it merely becomes a jobs- and favours-machine instead of a representative for political ideals.    In the case of the ANC there was a good historical reason for creating a ‘national movement’ as an organisational form. In their fight against apartheid it was essential to bundle all the oppositional forces together to get the white minority regime to its knees.    But what may be a perfect organisation for a freedom-movement is not one for managing a country which has been freed and democratic.
       It is enough to cite Nelson Mandela from years before, to realise how poorly-equipped the ANC really is for governing a country. This is a monstrous league of birds of very diverse plumage. Mandela said: “Some of us support free-market policies, others socialism… some are conservative, others very liberal.’

    SA state already owns 64,976 of the country’s 85,000 commercial Boer farms:

    Weekblad Boerderij, Bylae Vandaag, 16 maart, bladsy 16

    Dagblad De Telegraaf 24 maart, bladsy 5 Riet Vuyk murder

    Die Nederlandse emigrasie na Suid-Afrika, A.P. du Plessis (Universiteit Utrecht/Universiteit van die Oranje Vrystaat) (1955) Teerhuis en Klinkenberg, Amstelveen/Amsterdam

    Remember Blood River – Onthou Bloedrivier

    16 December 2012

    Onthou Bloedrivier

    ONS VIR JOU SUID AFRIKA SENOTAAF VOORTREKKER MONUMENT DEC 16 2012 Above: Dec 16 2012: Afrikaners gather around the cenotaph at the Voortrekker Monument, where a light-beam shines on the altar at noon only on that day.

    By Mike Smith
    16th of Dec 2012
    Today, like every year, I will stand true to the vow of my forefathers and honour this day like a holy Sabbath day and also teach my children and their children NEVER to forget the Battle of Blood River of 16 December 1838. here is the vow: For the sake of international readers I will put the English first and then the Afrikaans.

    Here we stand before the holy God of heaven and earth, to make a vow to Him that, if He will protect us and give our enemy into our hand, we shall keep this day and date every year as a day of thanksgiving like a sabbath, and that we shall erect a house to His honour wherever it should please Him, and that we also will tell our children that they should share in that with us in memory for future generations. For the honour of His name will be glorified by giving Him the fame and honour for the victory.

    Hier staan ons voor die Heilige God van hemel en aarde om ʼn gelofte aan Hom te doen, dat, as Hy ons sal beskerm en ons vyand in ons hand sal gee, ons die dag en datum elke jaar as ʼn dankdag soos ʼn Sabbat sal deurbring; en dat ons ʼn huis tot Sy eer sal oprig waar dit Hom behaag, en dat ons ook aan ons kinders sal sê dat hulle met ons daarin moet deel tot nagedagtenis ook vir die opkomende geslagte. Want die eer van Sy naam sal verheerlik word deur die roem en die eer van oorwinning aan Hom te gee.
    Those enemies of our people who seek our demise and commit genocide against us should also take note that we shall Remember the Battle of Blood River for all eternity.

    Also read:A most holy day: 16th of December 2011

    Senior executives of peaceful Boer-Autonomy group arrested, ANC claims ‘right-wing bombing plot’

    Francois Cloete, spokesman of the Federal Freedom Party, confirmed the early-morning arrests of two senior executives on December 16. He confirmed they were ‘arrested for treason’ and that their attorneys are allowed no access to them. Telephone: Francois Cloete 0769 868 195

    Cape Town – Four ‘suspected right wingers’ have been arrested for allegedly ‘plotting to disrupt the African National Congress'(ANC) elective conference in Mangaung,(Bloemfontein). City Press has put the number at seven, saying they had been arrested in swoops in the Free State, Northern Cape and Limpopo. “The suspects are aged between 40 and 50 year-old,” said Free State Brigadier Billy Jones told Sapa.He said the four people were suspected of acts of terrorism.Jones said the arrests were the result of a successful joint law enforcement operation, reportedly in response to a tip-off.”Their premises were searched and evidence supporting the investigation was seized.” According to eNCA, “caches of weapons” were discovered at the suspects’ homes.Jones said the four would be charged and brought before a court soon.No further details about the police operation or where the four people were arrested were given.He did not say whether the ‘weapons caches’ were registered, legal weapons or not.

    SA farm murders grow more sadistic

    “SA farm murders are exceedingly cruel and getting more sadistic…’ say two women who cleaned 117 farm_murder scenes last year alone… Thus far this year up to Oct 2012, there were 39 farm-dwellers murdered in 119 farm attacks.

    Victims’ skins are peeled off their bodies; children are drowned in boiling water; people are tortured for days…’


    2012-12-01 Rapport newspaper ‘s Llewellyn Prince interviewed two Afrikaner sisters,  Eileen de Jager en Roelien Schutte who last year alone cleaned up 117 farm-crime scenes countrywide through their company Crime Scene Cleanup. They have been doing this for 13 years. The sisters say they can ‘read a murder-scene very quickly and accurately’.

    “The things which happen during these farm murders are very cruel. I don’t believe people realise the cruelty used when the farmers and their family members are murdered in their homes’.

    People also are erroneous in their assumption that the younger farmers fight back more during an armed attack: actually the older victims fight back more because they have collected more valuables during the years and want to protect them.’

    Often everyone inside the homestead is killed: even the pets…

    ‘However every farm dweller is targetted – there’s no age-discrimination.’ De Jager also added that over the years the farm murders have become ‘increasingly sadistic’. “Often everyone inside the homestead are killed – even the pets. And people often are tortured in their homes for DAYS before the attackers finally leave.

    “The public must know how cruelly these people are being murdered. We were at scenes were people’s skins were peeled off their bodies; where children are drowned in boiling water. It’s horrific’.

    Lately De Jager said many farmers are also installing ‘very solid doors’ into their homesteads which make it more difficult for attackers to break into the homes.”Many farmers have also started patrolling their own farm-borders in attempts to protect themselves and their families’.

           Hatecrimes against Afrikaners from June 2012 up to present: (updated daily)

    Hate crimes against Afrikaners from Jan 2010 to June 2012:

    September 2012 hatecrimes: 

     October 2012 hatecrimes: 


    KILLED in November 2012:

    Below: Farmer Hekkie Barnard 74 shot dead trying to flee; family matriarch Maria 94 & grandson Adam tortured (burned); twin-sons Johan and Nico, 62 both shot &  injured in stomach; and great-grandson Nico jr 16, was stabbed in the head for no apparent reason:  Brits, November 29 2012:


     Also murdered in November 2012:

    British geo-engineer Chris Preece 54 slashed to death by panga-gang on Ficksburg farm, wife Felicity seriously injured

    USA INVESTMENT COMPANY SBN FARMS CHAIRMAN OUR LIVES ARE IN DANGERPREECE British geo engineer murdered on FS farm panga attack tortured It took the SAPS 48 hours before releasing the identity of a farmer who was murdered in a brutal panga-attack in Ficksburg. The police only arrived at the murder-scene twelve hours after the attack near the Lesotho border. British citizen Chris Preece (54) was slashed to death with pangas – his wife Felicity (56) was seriously injured. This was the fifth farm-attack in this district in November, admitted police. The couple’s daughter in law Jeanné Preece of Kimberley said her father in law dreamed of turning his farm Fleur de Lys into a nature reserve for the rehabilitation of owls and cheetahs. The UK-citizen worked as the technical chief geo-engineer at a consultant company in Johannesburg and only spent weekends on his farm. Mediclinic spokeswoman Amanda Appelgryn confirmed that Felicity suffered a fractured skull and was ‘stable but traumatised’. SAPS capt. Phumelelo Dhlamini said they are seeking three black males, ‘probably from Lesotho’, in connection with the panga-attack.

    Werner Broodryk 26, shot dead in bedroom, 2am November 23 2012 by armed gang, Bronkhorstspruit

    03:00 Nov 23, 2012 Police clams up refuses to provide details of murder of Werner Broodryk 26, shot dead 2am Nov 23 2012 during an armed attack at his home

    Afrikaner resident Annette Muller-Botha 74 tortured to death: three black males tore down four security doors to get to her

    22:00 Nov 22, 2012 Boksburg smallholding: Afrikaner resident Annette Muller-Botha, 74, tortured to death by 3 black males: her entire face was smashed up

    Afrikaner Jacques Botha, 51, shot dead by black male gang in front of his family: Muldersdrift AH

    17:22 Nov 16, 2012 Jacques Botha 51, shot dead in front of family by armed black males in front of his family, Muldersdrift 2012-11-18

    Jaoa dos Santos 50 dies from execution-style headshot, Rosettenville Alberton: only his rosary was ripped off his neck

    07:05 Nov 21, 2012 Jaoa dos Santos (50) Portuguese-South African, father of six from Crestview, Alberton, was shot in the head outside his rental property

    Farmer Walter Niedinger 70 murdered Buffelshoek NW
    13:31 Nov 15, 2012
    Farmer Walter Niedinger 70 murdered Buffelshoek NW farm Mafikeng Nov14 Wed.

    Mrs Marieta Maree 61 murdered in Plein Street, Potchefstroom home
    17:17 Nov 10, 2012 Mrs Marieta Maree, 61, was found murdered in her Potchefstroom home

    Leon Uys, owner Teasal Motors, Roodepoort: tied up, throat cut, left to bleed to death: nothing robbed


    Mrs Marjory Southerland Uren, 93, murdered in granny flat, Prospect Road, Walmer, PE – Nothing robbed

    UREN Marjory Sutherland 93 murdered Walmer granny flat NOV 5 2012

    A 93-year-old woman was found murdered in her bed in a granny flat in Prospect Road, Walmer this morning.Police Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg,said Marjory Southerland Uren was found shortly after 8am by her domestic worker.She was last seen alive at 8pm yesterday evening.There are no sigs of anything missing from the flatlet and the motive for the attack is not known.Anyone who may have information can contact the Walmer Detectives Unit on 041-581-1496

    Empoverished Afrikaner Steven Vorster 45 stabbed to death, wife and mother-in-law raped in his rented Krugersdorp apartment

    01:30 Nov 04, 2012

    Jobless, empoverished Afrikaner Steven Vorster 45, murdered, his wife and mother-in-law brutally raped by sonamed ‘burglars’ Krugersdorp West apartment. Mr Vorster survived by collecting and reselling scrap-iron.

    Two Afrikaans-speaking coloured youths, 17 and 19, die in SAPS cell Hawston: six police vehicles torched in spontaneous protests against death in police cell of abalone-poacher

    10:13 Nov 04, 2012

    Six police vans burnt after two Hawston residents die in SAPS cell after riot Nov 3 2012 Fishing rights Hawston:…

    Mrs Corlia Kock dies of brain-injuries sustained in attacks in Vryburg Oct 21 2012

    06:26 Nov 04, 2012

    Nov 4 2012: Mrs Corlia Kock has died of the brain-injuries sustained in her office in Vryburg on Sunday-evening Oct 21 2012. Also: Vryburg residents warned by SAPS not to go on streets alone in daytime or at night … new security structures arranged with Solidarity and Afriforum with local community. 

    Willem Andries Verkerk, 58 dragged from his bed and shot dead execution style, family brutalised Walker Fruit Farms

    05:33 Nov 02, 2012

    Willem Andries Verkerk 58 dragged from his bed and shot dead execution style with FIVE shots: Walker Fruit Farms

    ‘ Not a week goes by that we don’t bury someone who was murdered: ‘Walker’s Fruit Farms ‘:


    Smallholder Ronald Peffers 74 shot dead Saxonwold homestead near Atlantis

    02:08 Nov 02, 2012

    Smallholder Ronald Peffers 74 shot dead at Saxonwold near Atlantis, WC It’s not known if anything was robbed.…

    Was there a link between motiveless cruel torture-death of Mrs Julie Cruse of Middelburg and gang which blew up ATMs next to her workplace 4 months later?

    05:50 Nov 01, 2012 – Security guard Steve Muller shot in arm in fierce gunfire volley by large group of black male bank robbers who blew up ATM-bank in Middelburg.

    Injured November 2012 & newly-identified unsolved cold cases:

    Mrs Anja Lessing 35: attacked on Brandfort farm Nov 17 2012: repeatedly raped in cruel torture-rape ordeal at the hands of two black male attackers:
    “I have two children to raise. I cannot keep quiet. If I don’t talk about this, it will destroy me.’ She was asleep in her bed when the two men broke into her house.

    Lessing Anja farm Brandfort Nov172012 attacked two bl males in bed repeatedly raped Brandfort_thumb Elderly Afrikaners Danie and Joey Wiese seriously injured, daylight attack: then SAPS investigating officer gets GPS stolen at crime scene

    14:49 Nov 21, 2012 Danie Wiese 77 and wife Joey 70 seriously injured in vicious daylight attack, Roodepoort: investigating officer’s GPS stolen at crime scene.

    SAPS still no arrests for double execution-murders of Middelburg Mp residents Ferdie Verster and Peter Saffy

    16:25 Nov 22, 2012 SAPS still have no arrests for execution-murder of Middelburg resident Ferdie Verster and Peter Saffy in April 2009 – despite the fact that the SAPS have the identity of the killers and know where they are…

    De Jager farm-family, Vrischgewaad, Hendrina: farm attack thwarted by Crime Intelligence in Middelburg: SAPS Hendrina refused to help

    11:50 Nov 21, 2012 De Jager farm-family of Vrischgewaad, Hendrina: SAPS Hendrina commander Capt PS Mahlangu refused to prevent farm-attack 16 Nov 2012

    Afrikaner mom Nadia Gibbens 31 survives frequent stabbing with broken glass-bottle: terrrorist arrested

    14:28 Nov 20, 2012 Nadia Gibbens 31, survives frequent stabbing with broken glass-bottle – November 21, 2012 – Afrikaner mom of two toddlers, Nadia Gibbens, 31

    Afrikaner SAPS officer Bennie Kitching concussed from stone-throwers, 100-strong mob, Rosmead Middelburg East Cape trying to arrest livestock thieves

    sunday 18 2012 – Afrikaner SAPS officer Bennie Kitching attacked, given concussion by 100-strong stonethrowing mob, Middelburg EastCape:

    David Carter 24 survives stabbing by 3 black males Muldersdrift AH

    20:08 Nov 16, 2012  Murdered Jacques Botha’s neighbour David carter 24 also survived a stabbing that night Nov 16 2012 at Muldersdrift smallholdings

    Afrikaner youth Ryan Shovlin 15, survives attack by two black males, Koppies farm-stable

    16:05 Nov 15, 2012 Volksblad journalist Marlene Jordaan writes on November 16 2012 that Ryan Shovlin, 15, the son of a well-known business-couple in Koppies

    Afrikaner Fred Wahl critical after motiveless shooting by 3 black males, Heidelberg, Kenna Street

    18:45 Nov 21, 2012 HEIDELBERG: Fred Wahl in critical condition: unarmed Afrikaner shot without motive by three black males at Kenna Street Nov 21 2012.

    Afrikaner Dairy Farm Shop production manager Martin Coetzee 59 blind after acid attack in Silverton Shop
    16:35 Nov 16, 2012
    Afrikaner Dairy Shop production manager Martin Coetzee 59 has been left completely blind after acid attack in the Silverton  dairy shop  where he worked as a production manager – and he may need a cornea-transplant.

    Afrikaner cyclist attacked, bashed over head, tied up, THEN tortured: survives being stabbed 25 times
    14:14 Nov 15, 2012
    When does a ‘bikejacking’ become a hatecrime? When you’re viciously stabbed 25 times while you’re tied up… 2012-11-16 Beeld journalist.

    Black-racist attack against foreign student Nov 4:

    FASTINGS RAKEL 21 NORWEGIAN EXCHANGE STUDENT STABBED BY BLACK STUDENT 24 TIMES OCT242012 Above: Norwegian exchange student Ms Rakel Fastings, 21 survived being stabbed 24 times by a black SA student in an unmotivated attack witnessed by other students  — just after Africa’s largest student-union SASCO  issued a poster (below) referring to such white foreign students with genocidal hatespeech words  i.a.  ‘white cockroaches’ and ‘white pigs’ (below). Thus far no formal retraction of the SASCO poster has been issued by its parent-body, the African National Congress.

    NORWEGIAN student Rakel Fastings 21 stabbed 24 times by black student KZN Oct24 2012                          

    Many more: hatecrimes from Nov 1 – Nov 16 2012;


    William Kamfer, organiser at the ANC in Western Cape, arrested for intimidation of non-striking farm workers,inciting hatecrimes against Afrikaner farmers
    14:19 Nov 16, 2012
    An organiser for the African National Congress in the Western Cape, William Kamfer, was arrested by the SA Police in Ceres for alleged tresspassing..

    Farm invasion of ThabaNchu property – blacks from Clocolan 140km away build settlement and call it ‘Marikana’
    11:50 Nov 16, 2012
    “Marikana’ rises in Thaba Nchu – farm invasion by community from Clocolan 143km away – November 9, 2012 journalist Kamogelo Seekoei: Free State…

    Afrikaner pro-democracy blogger Shane van Rensburg gets death threat: and that ‘blog could be considered act of terrorism’
    09:21 Nov 18, 2012 Afrikaner pro-democracy blogger Shane van Rensburg threatened: “remove your blog if you want to live much longer:

    Racist hatespeech against MP David Maynier by ANC Minister Lindiwe Sisulu
    14:30 Nov 15, 2012
    “You can keep your flea-infested body at peace and sit down” –  Parliament to MP David Maynier by ANC-MP/Minister Lindiwe Sisulu…

    West Cape farm violence spreads to North West November 15 2012
    13:37 Nov 15, 2012
    WC farm strikes spread to NW 10:33 (GMT+2), Thu, 15 November 2012 Unemployed people at De Doorns who demanded jobs started ‘striking’ on monday… Michael Kamfer was arrested for tresspassing and inciting hatecrimes against Afrikaner farmers: (picture of arrest)



    Cosatu call: “Shut Down Farming Towns:

    SA black youths get secret militia training in SANDF camps:

    Farm Murders from 2001 to 2003/4:

    Farm Murders from 2004 to April 2010:

    Hate crimes against Afrikaners from Jan 2010 to June 2012:

    Hatecrimes against Afrikaners from June 2012 up to present: (updated daily)

     Hate crimes against Afrikaners from Jan 2010 to June 2012:

    September 2012 hatecrimes summary: 

    October 2012 hatecrimes summary: 


    Dutch parliament hears Afrikaner plight

    Dutch parliament to examine plight of Afrikaners:
    Nov 30 2012 – For the first time since the Anglo/Boer war of 1892-1902, the plight of the Afrikaner people under the current regime will be discussed in Dutch parliament.

    Dec 3:  hearing on Afrikaans language; Dec 5 hearing on the precarious situation for Afrikaners:

    On December 3 2012 from 11h00 Dutch time there  will be a hearing in the Dutch First Chamber of Parliament about the current precarious situation of the #Afrikaans language, which can be heard via


    December 5, the Lower House of the Dutch parliament’s permanent foreign affairs commission will be examining the problems faced by this small ethnic-minority in South Africa. The hearing was arranged on the initiative of Dutch MP Raymond de Roon of the PVV  (left)( )

    Invited to address the commission hearing:
    – Professor Koos Malan of the Law Faculty at the University of Pretoria.
    – Kallie Kriel, chairman of the civil rights movement Afriforum
      Several days earlier Mr Kriel also delivered a detailed report about the suppression of minority-rights in South Africa to the United Nations human rights council for minority rights. 
    Kriel’s report  to the UN is reproduced in its entirety below:  link

    Tabled for discussion on Dec 5 in the Dutch commission hearing are:
    – Farm murders: ‘plaasmoorde‘; details of the great many sadistic murder-attacks carried out against Afrikaners and their families countrywide;
    – Structural discrimination against minorities like the Afrikaners under the ruling SA government’s ‘black economic empowerment’ laws;
    – Land confiscations specifically targetting Afrikaner farmers;
    – Hatespeech campaigns specifically against Afrikaners: with leading ruling-coalition members singing “Shoot the Boer’ etc
    – The severe limitations placed on even the best-performing Afrikaner youths and other ethnic-European minority-members to access higher education only because of their ‘race’.
    – Ethnic cleansing in the form of the destruction of ‘Afrikaner’ names on the SA map such as ‘Pretoria’.
    – Destruction of the Afrikaans language in education – (the home-language of nearly 7million South Africans as per 2011 Census)

    Details of hearing venue 5 december – can be heard via internet:

    10h30 Klompé hall; Lower House of Dutch Parliament building (‘Tweede Kamer’)

    The hearing can be seen via the internet from 10h30 that day via livestreaming:


    Afrikaners targetted for genocide warns Genocide Watch: (below)

    Updated daily log of hatecrimes against SA minorities :


    Above, prof Stanton, one of the world’s top genocide experts, explains in detail

    why he issued the warning of Afrikaner farmers being targetted by genocide.

    Below: the Friends4Humanity organisation in the USA also is raising awareness of the genocide of the ‘South African European Minority’ in South Africa:

    Kallie Kriel submission to United Nations human rights council, Geneve

    “South African government strips its minorities of their minority rights”

    Report to the UN Forum on Minority Issues
    Genève, 27-28 November 2012
    Kallie Kriel, CEO of AfriForum, South Africa:

    KRIEL Kallie Afriforum

    In stark contrast to the praiseworthy efforts by the Forum on Minority Issues to implement the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities in UN member countries, the South African government is increasingly stripping its minorities of the limited minority rights they still have.

    The motive for doing so is set out in the policy documents of the South African governing party, namely the African National Congress (ANC), as to what it calls ‘the National Democratic Revolution’ (NDR).

    ‘ Afrikaners and other whites: ‘colonialists of a special type’ who are not considered fellow-Africans ‘
    In terms of the ANC’s NDR policy documents South African minorities such as Afrikaners and whites in general are not regarded as fellow Africans, but as ‘colonialists of a special type’ (CSTs).

    • The ruling ANC sees minorities as enemies of the revolution:
    • By labelling South African minority communities as CSTs, depicting them as the antithesis of the so-called ‘motive forces’ of the continued struggle, the government is portraying the CSTs as opponents, or even enemies of the revolution. In terms of this logic of the ANC, the NDR is in effect engaged in a struggle against the CST.
      — The CSTs are not part of the ANC’s ‘we’, namely Africans, South Africans and ‘motive forces’, but rather the ‘they’ against whom the struggle should be fought.

    In 1962 the South African Communist Party (SACP), which is a member of the present South African ruling alliance, endorsed the concept of a ‘national democratic revolution’. Its ‘Road to South African Freedom’ policy document states  that the ‘colonial state’ needs to be overthrown and the new state used to suppress the former ruling classes and to transform society. The ANC committed itself to the National Democratic Revolution in 1969.

    Some may argue that the above battle-inspired terminology only applies to the ANC before 1994 and that the ANC has done away with it by making important concessions during the political transition. However, the following becomes evident in the ANC’s post-1994 strategy documents:

    The ANC does not regard the agreements made during the political transition to be a final compromise made to ensure peace and cooperation among all South Africans.
    Tactical concessions were merely made in order to obtain state power, after which the agreements reached could be disregarded as the balance of power shifted in favour of the ANC.
    The struggle continues, the only difference being that it is now being conducted with the power of the state at its disposal.
    The excessive use of struggle terms by the ANC in 2012 proves that the struggle against the CSTs still remains central to the ANC’s ideological armoury. They include terms such as ‘balance of forces’, ‘revolution’, ‘disciplined force’, ‘motive forces’ and ‘battle’.

    2 Balance of forces

    In terms of the ANC’s continued struggle and ‘balance of forces’ mindset, the ANC has to sway the balance of power as much in its favour as possible in order to succeed with the NDR. The ANC therefore has to increase its own power and erode away the minority rights of its so-called ‘opponents’, in other words the CSTs. This is being done in the following ways:

    The ANC strengthens own power base: The ANC’s policy documents expressly state that the organisation is using its cadre deployment policy to ensure ANC control over ‘all centres of power’. As a result, the ANC has already succeeded in gaining control of most institutions having significant authority. Where the ANC is unable to gain control, for example over the independent media, it considers adopting undemocratic methods and legislation to try and control them.

    Stripping minorities of their rights as a minority: The ANC is currently using various strategies to undermine the position of minorities, who are regarded as opponents.

    3. Stripping minorities of their rights as a minority
    The ANC has, since the end of former President Nelson Mandela’s term of office, turned its back on President Mandela’s reconciliatory approach and has systematically begun to strip minorities of their minority rights in South Africa. The following are examples of this:

    3.1 Paralysing the constitutional bodies that minorities may call upon for assistance: In terms of the Constitution of South Africa various institutions were established that were supposed to ensure that citizens, but minorities in particular, would be protected from any form of abuse of power. This was considered essential in view of the strong power base of the majority. The ANC regards these bodies as an impediment to the implementation of the NDR and has therefore tried to ensure that the following bodies regulating the balance of power are completely ineffectual:
    The Section 185 Commission: Provision for this commission for the protection and promotion of the rights of cultural, religious and language communities was included in the Constitution (Section 185) during the political transition at the insistence of minority parties. However, in practice the ANC made this commission inoperative by initially delaying its establishment and thereafter by focusing the commission’s aims on nation building, instead of the protection of community rights.

    The final kiss of death was given by deploying struggle cadres to man the commission, thereby ensuring that the commission is under the firm control of the ANC. As a result, the management of the commission now regularly attends the ANC’s working group meetings on cultural affairs in order to align the commission’s activities with the aims of the ANC. The commission also paid the expenses of its chairperson to attend the ANC’s centenary celebrations.

    The hijacking of the Section 185 Commission by the ANC has resulted in the commission being of no use to minorities. In fact, it is now even being used as an instrument for opposing minority demands. When AfriForum recently started a campaign to protect Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in schools, the commission issued a statement criticising AfriForum’s campaign. Ironically, the commission should have been the one institution that AfriForum should have been able to approach for support in this regard.

    The Human Rights Commission: AfriForum has over the years submitted numerous complaints to the commission which have been blatantly ignored. Once again cadre deployment was used to render the commission completely ineffectual. The appointment of Mr Lawrence Mushwana as the chairperson is an example in this regard. In a court ruling it was established that during Mushwana’s stint as the Public Protector, his investigation into the so-called Oilgate scandal had been done so superficially that it could not even be called an investigation.

    The Pan South African Language Board (Pansalb):

    Pansalb was created in terms of the Constitution with the aim of protecting and promoting language rights in South Africa. AfriForum submitted several complaints to Pansalb through the years and favourable rulings were obtained against various institutions that violated language rights. However, the ANC has ensured that Pansalb does not have any power to enforce the rulings concerned. This means that rulings in favour of AfriForum have been ignored by state departments. In addition, insufficient funding and unsuitable appointments have paralysed the board even further. Even more telling of the degree of state interference in matters relating to Pansalb is the fact that the Minister of Arts and Culture recently blatantly contravened the Constitution by interfering in Pansalb board appointments.

    The judicial system: To the great frustration of the ANC the judicial system is one of the very few institutions not yet under the complete control of the ANC. One can expect the ANC to launch intensified attempts to change this state of affairs. Danger signs have already been detected in the politically driven actions of most members of the Judicial Services Commission during the appointment of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. In KwaZulu-Natal the ANC recently even went as far as stating that the transformation of the bench is not so much concerned with the appointment of black judges as with the appointment of candidates who are sympathetic to the ANC. The high cost of litigation is also a deterrent to challenging the present state of affairs, especially as the ‘cheaper’ option of laying charges with institutions provided for in section 9 of the Constitution, has in effect become a futile exercise.

    3.2 Portraying minorities as undeserving scapegoats:

    The continued portrayal of minorities such as Afrikaners and whites in general as scapegoats for everything that goes wrong in South Africa, creates the impression that minorities should be grateful for being tolerated and in fact dare not claim their rights. In this regard it is an increasingly common practice to make racially driven statements against whites.

    The only thing worse than the ANC Youth League leaders’ statements, is the ANC’s failure to call them to order. The ANC has found the party’s former youth leader, Julius Malema, not guilty on a charge of acting in a polarising manner when he stated, in the presence of President Zuma, that ‘once we agree they [whites] stole our land, we can agree that they are criminals and must be treated as such’. Neither did the ANC utter a single word of protest when the party’s deputy youth leader, Ronald Lamola, made the following threat, namely that Afrikaners’ safety cannot be guaranteed unless they surrender their land without compensation.

    3.3 Use of representivity to prevent minority control of institutions:

    A central aim of the ANC is to ensure that the demography of South Africa is replicated in all institutions, as this will help create a National Democratic Society. This means that no institution controlled by minorities will eventually be able to exist. Communities that do not have their own institutions are particularly vulnerable.

    4.  The present state of language, cultural and education rights in South Africa

    The ANC’s success in strengthening its own power base and rendering constitutional bodies that are supposed to protect minorities ineffectual in terms of its ‘balance of forces’ mindset has already affected the state of language, cultural and education rights in South Africa. People whose rights are being violated have limited access to significant methods of recourse and are often left at the mercy of the all-embracing power of the state.

    4.1  Education rights:

    Section 29 of the Declaration of Human Rights in the Constitution states that everyone has a right to education. The fact that about 80% of the public schools in South Africa are dysfunctional proves that the right to education of an overwhelming majority of learners is being violated. Should the current state of affairs persist, less than half of the children who annually enrol in Grade 1 will eventually write their matriculation examinations and then only a third of them will pass, even though the standards and requirements for passing are quite low.

    In my opinion, and in the opinion of others, the main reason for this state of affairs is the stranglehold that the SADTU union has on education. Teachers who do not do their work are protected at the expense of learners. Where SADTU has no influence, education of a high-standing quality is being provided. Having adopted the aims of the National Democratic Revolution the ruling alliance now considers itself to be a movement with lofty aims that ought to spearhead the revolution. This results in the ANC tolerating the violation of learners’ rights, instead of taking action against its alliance partner, SADTU.

    Another example of the violation of educational rights is the pressure that is being brought to bear on Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in schools and tertiary institutions.

    4.2  Schools:

    AfriForum regularly receives complaints from communities in which schools are subjected to politically motivated demands to change their language policy. Of the approximately 1 400 single-medium Afrikaans former Model C schools, fewer than half (667) were able to retain their language policy after this kind of political pressure was brought to bear on them. This happened despite the provisions of section 29 of the Constitution which recognises single-medium schools as an option.

    • In Gauteng, to name but one province, a further 33 Afrikaans schools are at present being subjected to improper political pressure to change their language policy by officials of the Department of Basic Education who seem to be abusing their power. Although school governing bodies have the right, in terms of the South African Schools Act, to choose their respective schools’ language policy, principals have been ordered by education officials to change their language policies. When this does not happen, the principals are threatened with disciplinary steps.

    In a town called Fochville all three of the Afrikaans schools were forced to change their language policy, although children who wanted to have an English first language education could have been accommodated in one of these schools only. This kind of language pressure on schools has in several cases already resulted in Afrikaans being completely phased out as the medium of instruction; the former Afrikaans schools are now single-medium English schools. AfriForum is therefore paying the legal fees of one of the schools in Fochville whose governing body would like to oppose the matter in court.

    Promises by the Department of Education that additional resources will be provided to schools that change to a parallel-medium system usually also end up being broken.

    4.3 Tertiary education:

    Afrikaans is under serious threat at this level too. Afrikaans no longer serves as the medium of instruction at the former technical colleges and is experiencing a great deal of pressure at universities whose language of instruction used to be Afrikaans.

    At the University of Pretoria only an estimated 35% of the modules are still available in Afrikaans, while the language is also in the line of fire at the University of Stellenbosch (US). Recommendations have been made at the US to have the primary language of communication at the Faculty of Health Sciences to be wholly in English, including at the Tygerberg Hospital where students undergo their practical training. This is the case even though Afrikaans is the home language of 60% of people living in the Western Cape. The residential placing system which is being proposed at the US right now entails that a maximum of 45% Afrikaans students be allowed per residence and that no more than 40% white students should be allowed in mixed residences housing both male and female students. It also calls for half of the students to be accommodated in residences to be the children of parents who did not study at the US. By implication this means that a mere 50% of the students whose parents had studied at the US will be admitted.

    The deterioration of the position of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction at universities can be ascribed to the government’s failure to fund multilingualism. The uniform formula used for the funding of universities makes no provision for extra funding for universities offering education in more than one language. This failure may well be intentional, as numerous requests for the funding of multilingualism have fallen on deaf ears.

    4.4 Language and cultural rights:

    Although the ANC pays lip service to the importance of the promotion of indigenous languages, and although multilingualism is recognised in the Constitution, English has, under the ANC’s administration, in effect become the country’s only official language.

    The deliberate refusal to accept the Languages Bill drafted in 2003 paved the way for the further anglicisation of the country – a process that had already started in 1994. The ANC government only gave attention to introducing a Languages Act again in 2010, when a lawyer, Cerneels Lourens, succeeded in obtaining a court order obliging the state to comply with its constitutional duty to finalise and implement such an Act.

    As far as cultural and heritage issues are concerned, rights are being violated by a combination of neglect and deliberate violations. One of the most blatant examples occurred in Standerton, where the mayor ordered a Great Trek commemoration plaque to be removed to a dump by means of a grader. Examples of neglect include the deterioration of hugely significant heritage sites such as Anglo-Boer War cemeteries and the difficulties experienced by subsidised institutions such as the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria to get the allocated subsidies paid into their accounts. Subsidies are also often cut with little warning, leaving the institutions in a precarious position.

    5. Call on Forum for Minority Issues
    AfriForum calls on the Forum for Minority Issues to take a strong stand by insisting that ALL countries take steps to meet the provisions of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities. If South Africa is compelled to comply with this Declaration, it would have to stop its assault on minority rights and instead start to expand these minority rights.
    AfriForum contact info:

    Latest hatecrime incidents in South Africa against minorities are updated on

    Cosatu threatens civil war over farm wages

    Update: Tony Ehrenreich of Cosatu threatens ‘a low-level civil war’; WC farmers warned to be on alert from December 4; while  Labour Department still holds public hearings on farm-workers wages.  Meanwhile a white farmer in South Africa is more at risk of being brutally tortured to death and murdered than a police officer.  link


    • This war-talk is adding ever-more fuel to the fire of an all-out genocide. report

    Nov 27 2012  — AgriWesKaap warns farmers to be alert from December 4 – after threats of ‘low-level civil war’  were levelled by Cosatu regional secretary Tony Ehrenreich. Meanwhile at a poultry farm in Olifantsfontein Gauteng, Cosatu still supported an illegal wage-strike on November 22, with violent attacks against non-striking workers a daily occurrance at the besieged farm-gates.

    Farmers fearful of renewed violence from 4 December after Cosatu trade unionist threatens ‘Civil War on Farms’ …

    COSATU THREAT CIVIL WAR ON FARMS NOV 27 2012 SAPA Farms WC must expert more violence from Dec 4 2012 LANDBOU

    Olifantsfontein, Gauteng: Why were workers still striking Nov 22 at Early Bird poultry farm?

    Below:  Meanwhile despite these ‘negotiations between farmers and workers’ and the ‘hearings being held by the labour minister’ there still are strikes going on against farms. For instance, at the Early Bird poultryfarm in Olifantsfontein in Gauteng on November 22 2012 – a full week after Cosatu ‘ordered an end to the strikes on farms’ – this poultry farm remained under siege from strikers, and Putco buses were bringing in casual workers while 1,600 of the 2,816 workers are out on an illegal strike, according to the ANC-party newspaper “The New Age”. 

    OLIFANTSFONTEIN CHICKEN FARM STRIKE NOV 22 2012 SA Labour Minister: ‘unable to meet 4 December deadline’ for setting new minimum wages due to the limitations  to do so under the Basic Conditions of Employment Act’ :

    Ehrenreich reportedly told journalists, according to SAPA, that ‘should AgriSA and the unions come to an agreement, there would definitely be no strike on 4 December. Should a strike go ahead, it would most likely lead to violence and death: This strike… can set back labour relations on farms by decades and could see a reversal to the low-level civil war we all witnessed on farms a few weeks ago,” he reportedly said.

    The man flew into his public rage after yesterday’s announcement by SA National Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant that ‘it would be impossible to meet the 4 December deadline’ for establishing new minimum wages. She was still travelling around the country, holding meetings on the issue with farm workers and farmers. 

    Ehrenreich raged that  while he “understood wage reviews took time, her remarks undermined negotiations between AgriSA and unions. The minister should be supporting this process, but in her statement she sounds more like the minister of farmers instead of the minister of labour.”

    Ehrenreich fumed that “Oliphant should not wash her hands” of the situation, but should provide leadership and a sense of urgency to the review.

    Oliphant announced on Tuesday that the socalled ‘ sectoral determination ‘ for countrywide minimum wages – which she usually sets every March – now could “only be reviewed in April.” She told journalists in Pretoria: “”I hope it is quite clear that the deadline of December 4 2012 is practically impossible to achieve, considering the limitations as per the Basic Conditions of Employment Act,” she told reporters in Pretoria. She pointed out that ‘the act allowed a review of the determination only 12 months after promulgation. The latest sectoral determination was put in place in March and would have been in place until February 2015.”

    • Western Cape fruitfarm-workers demand that the minimum wage of R70 a day be raised to R150 a day excluding their free perks such as housing, electricity, food etc.

    While less than five percent of all the farm-workers countrywide are actually unionised, Cosatu still claimed that ‘workers agreed to suspend their strike” – which was described earlier by Ehrenreich as a low-level civil war — until 4 December on condition that the employment condition commission (ECC) look at the sectoral determination for agriculture.

    • It’s this murky* ECC which advises Oliphant on wages and other conditions of employment. As part of the strike suspension agreement, Oliphant published her intention to cancel the current sectoral determination, which sets minimum monthly wages at R1,503.90. Basically, her hands are tied by the requirements set down in this law. Undoubtedly Cosatu’s Western Cape secretary knows this law and its limitations. Yet he still issued his inciting threats against the country’s farmers.

    Oliphant’s public hearings for workers and their employers started only a week ago in the Western Cape and were set to end in the Eastern Cape and Gauteng on 13 December:   Labour Dept Schedule.

    Representatives of both sides had been in negotiations since the strike was ‘suspended’ although violence still continued for days afterwards in several Western Cape towns such as Wolseley, which entire central business district was thrashed by a raging ‘flash-mob’ which had been bused in from other towns.

    Oliphant called for ‘workers to refrain from violence.’  When asked if workers would hold off on further protests until April she said: “I can’t guarantee that one. I can’t say there will be a strike or what’ll be going on.” 

    Ehrenreich said: “Should AgriSA and the unions come to an agreement, there would definitely be no strike on 4 December. Should a strike go ahead, it would most likely lead to violence and death.” He continued: “This strike… can set back labour relations on farms by decades and could see a reversal to the low-level civil war we all witnessed on farms a few weeks ago.” Entire article on:

    *Who are these five faceless people on the labour department’s Employment Condition Commission?

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  • Farm murders should be classified as a priority crime – they are a national crisis
    By Nico Strydom on 27 November 2012  –  ‘Farm murders and attacks should be recognised for the national crisis that it is and therefore deserving of priority status and focused attention’. This is one of the recommendations in a report on farm murders and attacks that was released today by the Solidarity Research Institute (SRI). The report forms part of a national campaign against farm murders by the Solidarity Movement which includes the SRI, the trade union Solidarity, AfriForum and Kraal Uitgewers.


    The report deals with subjects such as the nature and extent of farm attacks, levels of violence during farm attacks as well as psychological effects on victims.

    SA government claims these are just another ’murder-category’

    According to Dirk Hermann, Deputy General Secretary of Solidarity, farm attacks and farm murders should be declared priority crimes. ‘Government refuses to declare farm murders, in particular, a priority crime, because as far as government is concerned it simply forms part of the broader murder category. This is unacceptable and irresponsible,’ Hermann said.  Hermann’s concerns were echoed by various experts who were involved in compiling the report.

    Farming community disproportionally targetted’ – Institute for Security Studies

    ‘It is obvious that the government no longer considers the ongoing attacks on farms and the murder of persons involved in the farming community as a priority,’ said Dr Johan Burger, senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, in the report’s introduction.

    • ‘The strategic and operational response to the threat of farm attacks and murders is clearly not based on the acknowledgement that the farming community is disproportionally targeted when compared to the victimisation risk of other citizens or groups in South Africa.’

    Farmers under siege not taken seriously by government” Criminology expert Prof Christiaan Bezuidenhout

    According to Prof Christiaan Bezuidenhout, a professor of criminology at the University of Pretoria, it is evident that South Africa is struggling to cope with violent crime in general and farm attacks in particular. ‘I am under the impression that the current government is not taking the disastrous enigma of farmers under siege seriously enough and they are making the farmer the outcast instead of the provider of the nation.’

    “ No human being deserves to be killed in such an inhumane, brutal manner” – Lorraine Claasen, criminologist:

    Lorraine Claasen, a criminologist, says it is disconcerting that farm attacks are still not given the attention they deserve despite the harrowing details that become apparent after only reading the details of a few farm attacks; thousands of attacks have been documented. ‘In conclusion, no human being deserves being killed and in such an inhumane, unjustified and brutal manner. Why is this allowed?’

    Memorandi to 110 embassies and international institutions:

    AfriForum, the movement’s civil rights organisation, distributed memorandums about farm murders to 110 embassies and international institutions in October to create international awareness about the crisis.

    • According to Nantes Kelder, head of AfriForum’s investigating unit, the establishment of community safety networks is the most practical step a community can take to drastically reduce crime in its area. It is a legal way in which communities can take the initiative to enhance their own safety.


    Media statement, Solidarity, 27 November 2012.


    Why are Afrikaner farmers being murdered in South Africa?

    DefenceWeb #SouthAfrica has highest rate of #FarmAttacks in the world – 700% higher than any other country:–report&catid=52%3AHuman+Security&Itemid=114

    Farm Murders a national crisis

    Farm murders should be classified as a priority crime – they are a national crisis
    By Nico Strydom on 27 November 2012  –  ‘Farm murders and attacks should be recognised for the national crisis that it is and therefore deserving of priority status and focused attention’. This is one of the recommendations in a report on farm murders and attacks that was released today by the Solidarity Research Institute (SRI). The report forms part of a national campaign against farm murders by the Solidarity Movement which includes the SRI, the trade union Solidarity, AfriForum and Kraal Uitgewers.


    The report deals with subjects such as the nature and extent of farm attacks, levels of violence during farm attacks as well as psychological effects on victims.

    SA government claims these are just another ’murder-category’

    According to Dirk Hermann, Deputy General Secretary of Solidarity, farm attacks and farm murders should be declared priority crimes. ‘Government refuses to declare farm murders, in particular, a priority crime, because as far as government is concerned it simply forms part of the broader murder category. This is unacceptable and irresponsible,’ Hermann said.  Hermann’s concerns were echoed by various experts who were involved in compiling the report.

    Farming community disproportionally targetted’ – Institute for Security Studies

    ‘It is obvious that the government no longer considers the ongoing attacks on farms and the murder of persons involved in the farming community as a priority,’ said Dr Johan Burger, senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, in the report’s introduction.

    • ‘The strategic and operational response to the threat of farm attacks and murders is clearly not based on the acknowledgement that the farming community is disproportionally targeted when compared to the victimisation risk of other citizens or groups in South Africa.’

    Farmers under siege not taken seriously by government” Criminology expert Prof Christiaan Bezuidenhout

    According to Prof Christiaan Bezuidenhout, a professor of criminology at the University of Pretoria, it is evident that South Africa is struggling to cope with violent crime in general and farm attacks in particular. ‘I am under the impression that the current government is not taking the disastrous enigma of farmers under siege seriously enough and they are making the farmer the outcast instead of the provider of the nation.’

    “ No human being deserves to be killed in such an inhumane, brutal manner” – Lorraine Claasen, criminologist:

    Lorraine Claasen, a criminologist, says it is disconcerting that farm attacks are still not given the attention they deserve despite the harrowing details that become apparent after only reading the details of a few farm attacks; thousands of attacks have been documented. ‘In conclusion, no human being deserves being killed and in such an inhumane, unjustified and brutal manner. Why is this allowed?’

    Memorandi to 110 embassies and international institutions:

    AfriForum, the movement’s civil rights organisation, distributed memorandums about farm murders to 110 embassies and international institutions in October to create international awareness about the crisis.

    • According to Nantes Kelder, head of AfriForum’s investigating unit, the establishment of community safety networks is the most practical step a community can take to drastically reduce crime in its area. It is a legal way in which communities can take the initiative to enhance their own safety.


    Media statement, Solidarity, 27 November 2012.


    Why are Afrikaner farmers being murdered in South Africa?