Even the Afrikaner Broederbond
, a quasi-secret elite fraternity, realised that Afrikaner dominance was in terminal decline and that a peaceful agreement with the ANC was necessary to ensure the continued existence of the Afrikaner nation in South Africa (Giliomee 2003:621).
In addition to the repressive role played by the more "obvious" organs of state (the military establishment, the security forces, the police), Afrikanerdom was also ideologically supported by prominent religious leaders and academics, the majority of whom found an enabling environment for their intellectual racism within the Afrikaner Broederbond
(7) Bosch had not, like Beyers Naude, been a member of the Afrikaner Broederbond
and, confronted by events like the Sharpeville shooting of civilians by the police in 1960, did not experience the depth of rejection of a Beyers Naude in his repudiation--set out in a famous sermon of 1962--of the Broederbond and DRC attitudes.
Apartheid would not have succeeded without the Afrikaner Broederbond
(NA, May p16).
The book is divided into three "files": The first reveals the operations of the Afrikaner Broederbond
, the secret society to which every apartheid president, prime minister, clerical leader, educationist, senior military and police officer belonged.
Drawing on Anderson then, this paper revisits the terrain of Afrikaner nationalism by drawing a comparison between the discourse on sexuality and the body found in the Tweede Trek series--a series of popular scientific texts, which was commissioned by the Afrikaner Broederbond
(1) and published by Nasionale Pers in the 1940s to coincide with the centenary celebration of the 'Great Trek' (2)--and the Keurboslaan series--boarding school stories for boys published roughly at the same time--against the background of the challenges facing the Afrikaner elite in its nation-building project.
(19) The Afrikaner Broederbond
, a secretive organization consisting of Afrikaner men in leadership positions in church, state, education and other institutions, was the driving force behind this new Christendom.
In the years following the "Ekonomiese Volkskongres" of 1939, the Afrikaner Broederbond
(a top secret group whose members comprised the leading elements of the state, its security apparatus and the Afrikaans media, universities and business community) and a large Afrikaner insurance company worked closely with the National Party to promote ethnic capitalism.
When Seretse Choabe and Thabo Mbeki, two exiled ANC leaders, met with Pieter de Lange, chairman of the Afrikaner Broederbond
secret society at a 1986 meeting sponsored by the Ford Foundation in New York City, Choabe at first threatened to kill de Lange.
Wilkins, Ivor and Strydom, Hans, The Super-Afrikaners: Inside the Afrikaner Broederbond
(Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 1978)
The secret organization of the nationalist elite, the Afrikaner Broederbond
, took on a new lease of life to propagate the idea of Afrikaner domination of South Africa.
This is the story of "the nerve centre of apartheid", the Afrikaner Broederbond
, the secret organisation that planned and ran the apartheid system in South Africa.