Dan Roodt: Anglicising Afrikaans schools will speed up the country’s decline

It is astonishing that Mary Metcalfe, whose educational legacy in Gauteng was characterised by one foolish, abandoned experiment after the other, should pontificate on the issue of Afrikaans schools (“War talk won’t end language row”, June 5). The … Read the rest

Stellenbosch promises to ‘remove racists’

Rector and vice-chancellor Professor Wim de Villiers promised Parliament’s portfolio committee on higher education and training on Tuesday Stellenbosch University would root out “racists”.

Stefan Lang, the outgoing SRC chairman, having to rush through his address in order to provide … Read the rest

Opinion: South Africa is sleepwalking into disaster

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

Battle lines drawn for Gauteng Afrikaans schools

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

PRAAG denounces interference by Panyaza Lesufi in Afrikaans schools as ‘linguistic genocide’

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

8 South African films to be screened at Cannes film festival

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

SABC scraps Afrikaans for minority killer language

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

Why are we so ‘backward’, Allister Sparks?

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

Hofmeyr, Roodt vow to fight on for Afrikaans

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

BBC discovers Afrikaans is spoken in Orania!

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

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

Excerpt from ‘Raiders of the lost Empire’ by Dan Roodt

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

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

‘Idiot’ Afrikaners and clever Jews

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 to oppose ‘Ebola-like outbreak of Boerehaat in South Africa’

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