Dutch media slams ANC over ethnic-cleansing Afrikaans from map
31 March 2012 Leave a comment
“Cleansing Afrikaans names from the SA map also suppresses the millions of people who speak this beautiful language “ – Dutch columnist Rob Hoogland, March 31 2012
March 31 2012 – Criticism of the ANC-regime is growing rapidly in The Netherlands: which for years had been its staunchest and most active supporter.
This week main-stream Dutch news media concentrated on the battle waged by Afrikaners in Pretoria against the ANC-regime’s ongoing ethnic-cleansing of all Afrikaans- and Dutch names from the map of South Africa. Dutch MP Martin Bosma of the Party for Freedom (PVV) focussed attention on the problem by asking questions in Dutch Parliament. And the Federasie vir Afrikaanse Kultuurverenigings (FAK) sent a letter to Dutch premier Mark Rutte, asking him to help save the many Dutch-Afrikaans cultural-historic names. “Ethnic-cleansing of Afrikaans/Dutch from SA map also suppresses the millions of people who speak it…”
Influential Dutch political commentator Rob Hoogland also asked in his column in Telegraaf daily on March 31 2012 ‘whether the Dutch should perhaps also change the place-names in The Netherlands which were named after for instance, Nelson Mandela, Steve Biko etc: writing below) that the Afrikaans language – and the people who speak it — ‘are also being increasingly being suppressed by these useless measures (name-changes). This is a beautiful language which is spoken by many millions of South Africans, including many people of colour, a fact which is often forgotten…” He noted that he often ‘drove too fast on the Steve Biko Road, and I hate that road even if it had been named after (Dutch singer) Corry Konings.’
He pointed out that the African National Congress party now has been on control of South Africa, and are making all the ‘classic post-revolutionary error’ by ethnically-cleansing hundreds of (Afrikaans/Dutch) names from the South African map.
Each ran critical stories. highlighting the failing policies of the ANC-regime: slamming its proposed ‘forced land-sale’ law; the ANC’s proposed Pretororia street-name changes for Dutch queen Wilhelmina; the Zuma-regime’s active encouragement of the murderous attacks against Afrikaner farmers with its struggle-song Shoot the Boer — and the regime’s very clear failure to protect its commercial farming-community. These interesting facts were noted amongst others by avid Dutch blogger Bart Bouwman.
Listen to the Dutch radio broadcast criticising the ANC’s ‘land-reform’ policies by Koert Lindijer- although he has his facts wrong, claiming ‘the majority of farms are still in white hands’… (The official land-registries show in fact that 64,976 of the original 85,000 ‘Boer’ farms were already in State-hands by May 2011 – article: )–
A new wind started blowing at the Ministry over the past year – it’s now apparently the policy that black children may only be fostered by black families. The SA authorities’ refusal to support Mrs Vuyk’s orphanage probably created horrific tension between her and her accused murderer Leonard Gina…’ De Telegraaf daily writes:
On Saturday March 24, De Telegraaf also ran a full-page article about the gruesome murder of Dutch missionary Riet Vuyk in Ubombo, KZN by journalist Joël Roerig – who visited the Ubombo region and interviewed the locals about her horrific murder and the circumstances leading up to it. The newspaper blamed the dedicated Dutch protestant woman’s murder on tensions with a local black man over the care of five black orphans. De Telegraaf did not mince its words: quoting one of Riet’s friends who blames her murder directly on the ANC-regime’s ‘apparent policy change which now allow only black-African orphans to be cared for only by black-African families – a policy which probably led to friction and her murder this month,” Roerig noted below:
Writes De Telegraaf journalist Joël Roerig, who travelled to Ubombo 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 Jan Vuyk orphanage, told her friend Mtshali that the public prosecutor had refused to charge a neighbour called Mr Gina – who now is the main accused in her murder – after he had assaulted the frail Dutch woman in a row over the care of the orphans: one of which he fostered and received foster-care benefits for . “It’s because I am white,’ Mrs Vuyk told her friend after the authorities refused to prosecute the man. Concluded De Telegraaf: “These strange flipflops of the authories clearly created enormous tensions between Mrs Vuyk and her neighbour Mr Gina. Mrs Vuyk’s English-speaking white friend Mrs Rozanne Hay, who now lives in the UK but often visited the local prison with Mrs Vuyk when she lived in SA, said “Riet was getting enormous opposition from the social workers – and their criteria were changing constantly. Especially during the past year. It now appears to be policy that black children may only be cared for by black families.’ (The Telegraaf article is reproduced in the documents below)
Dutch criticism of ANC-regime’s agricultural policies also grows:
The Dutch agricultural magazine ‘Boerderij’ (Farm) also attacked the ANC-regime about their criminal lack of protection for besieged Afrikaner farmers, writes Dutch blogger Bart Bouwman. http://www.boerderij.nl/Home/Nieuws/2012/2/Europese-Conferentie-over-Afrikaanse-moorden-op-boeren-AGD580382W/
He dedicated his blog to ‘that all too sweet ANC-regime’ — link — writing: On Wednesday the Dutcn national broadcaster NOS Radio 1 airs a critical programme about the ‘agricultural reform’ in South Africa. The two interviewed farmers from Lindley in the Free State- one white, one black – both slam the ANC ‘s proposed policy of forcing white farmers to sell their land, as happened in Zimbabwe. “It must be done differently – on a voluntary basis – both farmers said. Moreover, the NOS agrees with this statement. The Dutch journalist interviewed two farmers: the first one, a white farmer named Diettrich, spoke in English, the black farmer spoke in Afrikaans.The Afrikaans text was not translated but the English was: so farmer Diettrich when you read this: please NEVER speak English to Dutch journalists again to ‘make their jobs easier’.Rather speak Afrikaans. However, according to the NOS, it’s the ANC which gets the blame,” Bouwman noted.
Dutch public broadcaster deeply insulted over ANC-attitude towards Pretoria street name-changes, equating Verwoerd with the Dutch Queens Wilhelmina and Beatrix…
The NOS already was felt itself deeply insulted by the ANC-regime over another matter: namely the ANC-regime’s considering Pretoria’s street-names of Dutch Queens Wilhelmina (1898-1948) and Beatrix (1980-to present) equally undesirable as the streets named after people such as Hendrik Verwoerd. “I already noted this in my November 2011 blog. One cannot mention Dutch Queen Beatrix’ name as having been any integral part of Pretoria’s apartheid-past. On the contrary, the Dutch Royal family have very good personal friendships with (Desmond) Tutu and (Nelson) Mandela. Dutch princess Mabel even heads The Elders Foundation, founded in 2007 by Mandela. Dear ANC, with this attitude you strike at the very heart of Dutch monarchists. And that’s exactly the group which because of their conservatism, thus could also become very pro-Afrikaner…’
Top Dutch agricultural magazine sides with Transvaal Agricultural Union – slams ANC-refusal to protect white farmers and its proposed law to force farmers to sell their land:
He also referred to a very critical article about the growing struggle of the commercial farming community in South Africa to stay afloat under the ever-changing ANC-policies – the latest being the proposal to ‘encourage land reform by forced-sales of farms’. 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 http://www.farmitracker.com
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.”
These critical articles are very meaningful: De Telegraaf has more than 2m readers a day; the NOS, the state-broadcaster, won a prize in 2011 for the ‘most trustworthy news’, and the weekly Boerderij is the largest agricultural magazine in The Netherlands.
“Die dagblad De Telegraaf het meer as 2 miljoen lesers per dag, die NOS (onafhanklike staatsnuusdiens) het in 2011 ‘n prys gewen vir die “mees betroubare nuus” en die weekblad Boerderij is die grootste landbouweekblad van Nederland,” Dutch blogger Bart Bouwman.
Bouwman entire blog is on: http://bit.ly/GLMUM0
Bouwman blog: http://bit.ly/GLMUM0
http://www.detelegraaf.nl Mar 24 2012 Saturday Edition: page TA5
Below: Train-commuter, Dutch citizen Joris de Vries, 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 on a passing train. A fellow passenger had to help him get an ambulance; the first hospital refused him medical care; at the second one he was put on a waiting list despite his critical injury, and at a third hospital, which diagnosed that he’d also sustained several cracks in his skull, concluded his eye would have to be removed. 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. http://www.boerentrepreneur.com/farmitracker/reports/view/2473
http://www.detelegraaf.nl Mar 24 2012 Saturday Edition: page TA5
Weekblad Boerderij, Bylae Vandaag, 16 maart, bladsy 16. (Beslaan hele bladsy – A3 formaat)
**Dagblad De Telegraaf, Saterdagbylae vir abonnees, 24 maart, bladsy 5. (Beslaan hele bladsy – A2 formaat)
*** Die Nederlandse emigrasie na Suid-Afrika, A.P. du Plessis (Universiteit Utrecht/Universiteit van die Oranje Vrystaat) (1955) Teerhuis en Klinkenberg, Amstelveen/Amsterdam
– Tussen 1945 en 1954 was daar 400.000 Nederlandse immigrante in Suid-Afrika. Die immigrasiegolf het egter tot 1968 geduur…