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Dan Roodt was born in Springs, east of Johannesburg. He studied Afrikaans, French and Comparative Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand, as well as Philosopy at the University of Paris VIII under the famous French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Jean-François Lyotard. He published a short novel and book of poetry at the age of 23. Since then he has written a total of 8 books, as well as numerous articles in the press and on the internet. In 2000 he founded PRAAG, an NGO in South Africa, as well as a publishing company by the same name. He is currently president of Pretoria PEN, affiliated to the international writers’ organisation. Dan Roodt has also been active in the movement for racial and linguistic equality in South Africa and regularly protests against anti-white violence in South Africa. According to prof. Jaap Steyn and Hennie van Coller of the Free State University in Bloemfontein, he has been one of the three most influential Afrikaans language activists of the twentieth century.


No hatred in the old South Africa

by Dan Roodt Like Dan Roodt’s Facebook page Steven Friedman’s protestations about “apartheid denial” notwithstanding, it is true that many people are reassessing South Africa’s past in the light of the present,…


Mandela’s legacy: the Shell House massacre

by Dan Roodt Like Dan Roodt’s Facebook page Twenty years ago, on 28 March 1994, the ANC’s militia massacred a crowd of protesting Zulus in downtown Johannesburg, using automatic weapons against men…


The shambles we’re in

by Dan Roodt The two responses to my letter alerting people to the destructive influence of Marxism and liberalism in South Africa do not really respond to the core of…


Land reform and ‘Boerehaat’

by Dan Roodt Proletarian internationalism has never really inspired the so-called “silent majority” in South Africa, so it must count as one of the failures of the Left that they…

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Can South Africa properly be called a ‘democracy’?

by Dan Roodt dan[at] I find it interesting that professor Anthony Butler of UCT should point out potential tribal schisms within the ANC in Business Day. According to Stephen Ellis…


South Africa’s war of perspectives and the whites’ dwindling fortunes

by Dan Roodt dan[at] Ever since Britain started getting seriously interested in South Africa after the discovery of diamonds at Kimberley in 1866, there have been at least two conflicting…


Mandela: muti for white guilt

by Dan Roodt Ever since Nelson Mandela died, but even before, one was utterly flabbergasted before the intensity of media fervour pouring out en hommage to the Big Man. In…


The unity of European culture – a response to Alain de Benoist

by Dan Roodt Last month a very interesting interview appeared with French thinker Alain de Benoist in American Renaissance. One of its main ideas is that we are living in…


Racism ‘everywhere’

by Dan Roodt With violence and anti-white racism rising in South Africa, Afrikaners need international support to survive. Our unique testimony of how a Western nation is being dominated by…