Broederbond


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Broederbond

(ˈbrʊdəˌbɔːnt; ˈbruːdəˌbɒnt)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in South Africa) a secret society of Afrikaner Nationalists committed to securing and maintaining Afrikaner control over important areas of government
[Afrikaans: band of brothers]
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This is in the same way that Stellenbosch University, is influenced by the descendants of the Broederbond Lauri Dippenaar, Johan Rupert, Christo Wiese amongst others.
For 'secret' societies with world fame, think, for instance, of the Afrikaner Broederbond in South Africa, or Freemasonry almost anywhere, with its cryptic, archaic symbolism.
Inside the country Nelson Mandela and a few members of the apartheid state's intelligence services, the Afrikaner Broederbond think tank, and, a small group of white Afrikaners drawn mainly from the National Party (NP) leadership, were talking.
Taking into account the racist tendencies, Sell finds many parallels in the South African Afrikaner Broederbond, a small group challenging the majority that eventually acquired the position of power.
So what exactly was the deal struck between the ANC leadership and the [Afrikaner] Broederbond which stood behind the apartheid regime?
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).
What's so disturbing about his analysis are the similarities between the apartheid-era rule of the National Party, which controlled the country's institutions through the secretive fraternity known as the Afrikaner Broederbond (Brotherhood) to which nearly all of the nation's political, industrial, cultural, and media leaders swore allegiance, and that of the ANC, which has yet to shake off its Communist Party organizational structure and Leninist tactics (the ANC remains at the head of a formal, "Tripartite Alliance" with the South African Communist Party and the Congress of South African Trade Unions).
The author also shows the chilling connection between Nazism and apartheid when in 1938 leaders of the Broederbond South Africas racist movement were enthusiastically indoctrinated at Hitlers German universities.
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.
But we also need to look at those avant-gardes like say the Afrikaner Broederbond, the secret society that helped create the Apartheid system in South Africa, or the paramilitary death squads in Brazil, right?
Liberatory solidarity may well have become institutionalised in a kind of black African Broederbond (League of Brothers, after the secret Afrikaner organisation).