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Afrikaner

Afrikaans name for Bos indicus cattle. Called also Africander.
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My father, who had survived the Warsaw ghetto and the destruction of Warsaw, had no tolerance for nationalism of any kind, whether that of the Afrikaners or of the black liberation movements.
Foucault argues that "each heterotopia has a precise and determined function within a society and the same heterotopia can, according to the synchrony of the culture in which it occurs, have one function or another" (25), and the concentration camps clearly move in and out of both functions for the British and for the Afrikaners.
Since then research in the field of social history has indicated that during the first half of the 20th century, Afrikaner women were not as powerless as has often been assumed.
The Tweede Trek series reviewed the Afrikaner history and cultural achievements, placed the republican strife on a 'scientific foundation', created awareness about the plight of fellow Afrikaans speakers, delineated a programme of action for the regeneration of the Afrikaner nation, suggested ways in which Afrikaners could improve their social condition, and outlined key challenges facing the Afrikaner on its way to becoming a republic.
Gradually they fell in behind the Afrikaner call to unite, under Afrikaner leaders, against the black majority.
Building on its past associations as well as perceptions of the closeness of the relationship between Afrikaners and apartheid, the word Boer developed connotations of backwardness, bigotry, idiocy and brutality.
One of the Afrikaner Voortrekker leaders, seeking freedom in the South African interior and risking everything to get it, again highlighted the kinship so many Afrikaners felt with their brethren across the Atlantic ocean and the nation they had fought to create against all odds in 1776.
In romans soos 'n Droe wit seisoen, Gerugte van reen en Die kreef raak gewoon daaraan gee hy nie net vorm aan sy opvatting van die krities, meelewende Afrikaner nie, maar help hy om 'n intellektuele ruimte te skep wat dit moontlik gemaak het om ook in Afrikaans antiapartheid te wees.
In 1977 when the Afrikaner powers that ruled the country tried to impose their language on blacks to solidify their superiority and domination, it led to an uprising in the Soweto township of Johannesburg, during which 87 school children were killed by the police.
He writes with considerable authority, an authority that has been earned as a fearless journalist and radical Afrikaner commentator.
One Afrikaner leader, FW De Klerk, came to understand -- late, but not too late -- what the times demanded, and he thoroughly deserved to share the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela.
Afrikaners who made their mark in the business world, education, broadcasting and culture, were recently honoured in Pretoria by the FAK, the federation of Afrikaans culture societies.