Massacres, torture and utterly senseless targeting of anyone perceived to be a threat to Afrikanerdom
, ruled out any notion of justice and equality, let alone democracy.
Grundlingh, A (2008), "'Are We Afrikaners Getting Too Rich?': Cornucopia and Change in Afrikanerdom
in the 1960s", Journal of Historical Sociology, Vol 21, No 2-3, pp 143-165.
(26) In Apartheid's Festival, Leslie Witz shows that 'the three hundredth anniversary of Jan van Riebeeck's landing in 1952' enabled the National Party 'to construct a history and identity of whites as whites', with the Dutch founder portrayed as the father of Afrikanerdom
, 'the initiator of farming in South Africa, the bearer of Christianity to the sub-continent, and the [British] colonial founder' (Witz 2003: 15).
According to Malan, Leroux laid bare the ideology underpinning Afrikanerdom
, revealing "die ideologie agter en in die Afrikaner se sosiopolitieke, religieuse en moreel-filosofiese diskoerse tot in sy wese" ("the ideology behind and inside the Afrikaner's sociopolitical, religious and moral-philosophical discourses right down to the bone").
As a girl growing up in Stellenbosch, the bastion of Afrikanerdom
and by extension apartheid, Melanie was insulated from the other South Africa outside the white areas.
It was typical of Mandela to march headlong into a bastion of white Afrikanerdom
-- in this case the temple of South African rugby -- and make its followers feel they belonged in the new South Africa.
For he had marched headlong into a bastion of white Afrikanerdom
— the temple of South African rugby — and made its followers feel they belonged in the new South Africa.
In fact, although such discoveries appear to fly in the face of Stellenbosch's reputation as being a bastion of arch-conservative Afrikanerdom
, the area would appear to be leading the way in what still seems to be a minority sport elsewhere in the country.
Consider the historian Hermann Giliomee, who in the '80s was denied a job at Stellenbosch, Afrikanerdom
's toniest university and his alma mater, for being too liberal.
Today, a focus on Afrikanerdom
and racism in the making of contemporary society often neglects processes of social change, how people try to make sense of their lives and integrate change into their daily lives (Blaser 2008).
Moodie, T.D., , The rise of Afrikanerdom
. Power, apartheid, and the Afrikaner civil religion, Berkeley/Los Angeles/London.
Wendy Woodward suggests that in mythologizing the downfall of Sophiatown in this way, the dogs in Triomf become, quoting Rob Gordon, "mobile metaphors" (122) for Afrikanerdom
's relationship with the South African past.