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Afrikaner

a White native of the Republic of South Africa whose mother tongue is Afrikaans
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And those among the extreme right-wingers within Afrikanerdom holding sway over brutal racist policies who ardently believed that injustice is an essential tool for sustaining apartheid finally landed in quicksand.
In the work of [...] the most prominent Sestigers, the existentialism of Camus and Beckett, in fictionalised labyrinthine forms, either loses itself in its own cleverness or jerks its concerns about good, evil, sex, anxiety and despair into mocking rebellions by renegade sons against the dour fathers of Afrikanerdom. Leroux's Sewe dae by die Silbersteins, translated into English as Seven Days at the Silbersteins (1962), for example, transforms the Afrikaans farm of blood and soil (7) into a moderno wine estate where nouveau riche materialism has run rampant in orgies of partying and in pseudo--or is it meant to be serious?--patter about sin, conversion and destiny.
The liberals, those who show little identification with the dominant markers of Afrikanerdom, just like the conservatives, are trying to come to terms with socio-political and personal circumstances that are transforming.
(3) The run-down family car is even named for Mol, indicating both her literal objectification and her use in a larger allegory about objectification: the car represents Mol, and both together represent the subjugated place of women in stereotypical Afrikanerdom.
As Tim Ciynick notes, during the late 1920s, the Pact's social engineers and moral reformers took the state in new and intrusive directions, seeking to manage and improve the lives of white rural poor whose proliferating numbers - along with the demoralization and degradation that they evoked - seemed to threaten Afrikanerdom and the foundations of white rule itself.
Given the multivalent implications of apartheid through history, politics and culture, La Guma directs his artistic dart towards destabilising the very foundation of Afrikanerdom and its power establishments.
Then in 1979 the work was awarded the Hertzog Prize, Afrikanerdom's prime literary award (McDonald 2009: 270-1).
This did not protect the actors or the directors from a banning order by the state censors, which closed down plays on grounds of obscenity, blasphemy, or inciting white South Africans against (white) Afrikanerdom. Although South African universities were officially segregated in 1955, their theatre spaces were open to mixed audiences.
Walton demonstrates how Nepgen's proximity to the "inner circle of cultural Afrikanerdom" often earned her the envious scorn and contempt of her male counterparts, whose "homosexuality," Walton implies, had kept them to some extent outside that circle (69).
The suffering women and children achieved a mythical status during the Boer War through the published testimonials of the camp inhabitants, but the significance of their image grew with the formation of the nation of South Africa shortly after the war, and the image of the suffering volksmoeder enjoys a renewed position today in one of the spaces that remains to the Boer nation in the new South Africa: the webspace of the virtual nation of Afrikanerdom. This essay examines these Victorian narratives in their Victorian context, to be sure, but it acknowledges as well the political legacy of their publication and how the seeds of a white supremacist narrative became embedded in testimonials of the victims of an imperial war.
Who, who, in his right mind would have chosen someone like Beyers, the embodiment of Afrikanerdom, as his weapon in the fight against the evil of apartheid [which sought to separate people by their colour]?
Jaap Durand takes this theme a little further by relating the cultural shift directly to the traditional Afrikaner Reformed churches, which have provided the spiritual cement of Afrikanerdom. The present transformation is posing a major crisis to Afrikanerdom and its churches.