The Left wouldn’t mind seeing South Africa destroyed

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In my last column, I went to the trouble of explaining what happened on 16 June 1976 and that none of the six rioting Soweto high

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16 June: Your race-riot triumph is my Orwellian nightmare

Today is 16 June, a public holiday (vacation to our American friends) commemorating the race riots of 1976 in Soweto. Every year I dread the arrival of 16 June, incongruously called “Youth Day”, because it represents the acme of the … Read the rest

Kleinfontein’s Afrikaner community ‘not about race’

The liberal Democratic Alliance protesting outside Kleinfontein

The Afrikaners-only community Kleinfontein outside Rayton, east of Pretoria, insisted in a debate with the DA on Thursday that the criteria for its residents were not based on race.

The community, which has … Read the rest

Afrikaner musical celebrates 1950s America

Scene from Pretville

HARTBEESPOORT, South Africa (AP) — Do you remember your first kiss? If you have a few years under your belt, maybe you stole it in the back of the movie theater, the projector whirring in the darkness. … Read the rest

Scene from Pretville

HARTBEESPOORT, South Africa (AP) — Do you remember your first kiss? If you have a few years under your belt, maybe you stole it in the back of the movie theater, the projector whirring in the darkness. … Read the rest

Black man longs for his homeland

The once beautiful old town

Mafikeng’s incorporation into the then homeland [bantustan] of Bophuthatswana in 1980, made it a great place, says a black town member. Mpho Moshe Matheolane bemoans how the ANC allowed the well-functioning town of Mafikeng to … Read the rest

Afrikaans becomes a campaign issue in Dutch election

Geert Wilders

Shutting the Netherlands down on Sundays, protecting Afrikaans and living a work-free life are some of the more offbeat policies being put forward by Dutch parties ahead of Wednesday’s vote.

A whopping 21 parties are contesting parliament’s 150 … Read the rest

ANC vandalising Afrikaans, says Zulu nationalist party

Inkatha Freedom Party chief whip Koos van der Merwe has accused the ANC government of vandalising Afrikaans.

“The ANC is continuing its cultural vandalism of Afrikaans,” he said in a statement on Monday.

“The latest blatant example is government placing … Read the rest