The Pro-Afrikaans Action Group has called for a blanket boycott of chain store Woolworths, including the company’s Country Road brand. Woolworths recently made clear that it will not consider white job applicants.
Dr. Dan Roodt, leader of PRAAG, stated: “For a number of years now we have been trying to speak to Woolworths about its anti-Afrikaans policy, to no avail. This latest manifestation of antiwhite racism is the final straw. We are calling upon all our members and the general public, especially Afrikaners but all white South Africans and non-racist people of other population groups to boycott Woolworths.”
Singer Steve Hofmeyr and other Afrikaans public figures have already expressed solidarity with the boycott on Twitter.
During an emergency meeting of PRAAG’s Human Rights Committee, Woolworths was classified as a hate group. “Accordingly, we will communicate this classification to human rights groups worldwide, especially in countries with large European populations. We will also contact the Council of Europe and the European Human Rights Commission, requesting them to ban employees of Woolworths from obtaining Schengen visas. In this respect, Mr. Simon Susamn and his fellow managers must be treated the same way as Robert Mugabe and his henchmen. If Woolworths receives any funding from investors or banks, we will also target those, requesting them to disinvest from Woolworths,” said Roodt.
He was of the opinion that Woolworths cannot hide behind government legislation. “Where government legislates for companies to discriminate against whites purely on racial grounds, it is contrary to international law and should therefore be igored by individuals and private corporations. South Africa is a signatory to most international human rights treaties which make such laws null and void.”
The Pro-Afrikaans Action Group (PRAAG) is an NGO in South Africa. Founded in February 2000, PRAAG is a movement of Afrikaner intellectuals, professionals, farmers, students and others campaigning for the rights of Afrikaners and white Africans generally and for equality with blacks as regards property ownership, language, access to education and the right to trade.