The worm has turned and virtually every South African political commentator whose legacy was to encourage a one man one vote ANC takeover in South Africa is now tearing into the government and its alliance partners. The country is on … Read the rest
The Gauteng Education Department’s decision to change single-medium Afrikaans schools into parallel-medium schools will be challenged in the Johannesburg High Court.
The Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools are calling for the preservation of Afrikaans as a language … Read the rest
Commenting on the current conflict around Afrikaans-only schools in the Gauteng Province, Dr. Dan Roodt, leader of PRAAG, has called for seeing it in its historical context.
“Issues around culture, language, identity and education go to the heart of the … Read the rest
Music mockumentary Stone Cold Jane Austen will be one of eight South African films screening at the Cannes Film Festival later this month.
The films form part of the Marche Du Film programme which takes place from May 12 to … Read the rest
The SABC will do away with Afrikaans news bulletins on its 24 hour news channel on DStv.
Black indigenous South African language bulletins, including Zulu, Siswati, Tsonga, Xhosa, isiNdebele, Sotho and Venda will also be scrapped.
As from April 1, … Read the rest
Allister Sparks is one of those raving left-liberal journalists for whom nothing in South Africa will ever detract from the utopia of being ruled by the ANC and South African Communist Party. Together with his protégé, Helen Zille, current leader … Read the rest
A magistrate at the Randburg Magistrates Court, Naren Sewnarain, accepted the arguments put forward by Conrad Koch that there exists American-style freedom of speech in South Africa and everyone may insult everyone else in the grossest of manners, as well … Read the rest
In the sparsely populated Karoo desert in the heart of South Africa’s Northern Cape, the spirit of Afrikaner independence lives on.
I spent a few days in Orania, a town established in 1991 where no black people live.
I was … Read the rest
From Vanuatu ‘our’ flag and penchant for imitation
South Africa, especially these days, is trying to decide whether we should emulate Idi Amin’s Uganda or some cargo cult on the island of Vanuatu. You could call the system here a … Read the rest
by Johan de Wet
I’ve got the brains, you’ve got the looks
Let’s make lots of money
You’ve got the brawn, I’ve got the brains
Let’s make lots of money – The Petshop Boys
Afrikaans columnist Manfred Delport has just … Read the rest
PRAAG, the Pro-Afrikaans Action Group, is meeting this week to consider the options in what it described as the “Ebola-like outbreak of Boerehaat in South Africa”.
“We’ve had it,” said Dr. Dan Roodt, leader of PRAAG. “In the latest incident … Read the rest
PRAAG, the Pro-Afrikaans Action Group, has come out in favour of the EFF plan to scrap the bits of Die Stem still sung as part of the South African national anthem.
“Although, like all Afrikaners, we love Die Stem,” said … Read the rest
According to the South African Press Assocation (SAPA), the SABC on Thursday denied claims it is preparing to “dump” almost all its Afrikaans language shows on SABC2 and move the language’s programming to SABC3.
Kaizer Kganyago, spokesman for the SABC, … Read the rest
The ceremonies and media propaganda around the death of Nelson Mandela, cost millions of rands. Those rands were to a large extent paid by taxpayers of whom the large majority are white. By means of social grants, … Read the rest