Voortrekker


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Voortrekker

(ˈfʊəˌtrɛkə; ˈvʊə-)
(in South Africa) n
1. (Historical Terms) one of the original Afrikaner settlers of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State who migrated from the Cape Colony in the 1830s
2. a member of the Afrikaner youth movement founded in 1931
[C19: from Dutch, from voor- fore- + trekken to trek]
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Last week, there was outrage in Namibia after 50-year-old rare bull elephant Voortrekker was killed by a trophy hunter, after the government said he had become a 'problem' because he had damaged property.
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(2012) 'The monumental reconstruction of memory in South Africa: the Voortrekker Monument', Theory, Culture and Society 29 (6): 146-64.
'Copy nothing': Classical ideals and Afrikaner ideologies at the Voortrekker Monument.
"The Voortrekker Road Corridor offers a unique opportunity to invest in the urban core of Cape Town in one of its most important transit-oriented development corridors, taking advantage of the central location and extensive public transport infrastructure."
Went on to play rugby league for the Celtic Crusaders but these days he's back home in his native South Africa and is director of rugby at Glenwood High School, in Durban, having been head of rugby at Voortrekker High School, Pietermaritzburg.
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.
Autry R K, 2012, "The monumental reconstruction of memory in South Africa: the Voortrekker monument" Theory, Culture and Society 29 146-164
Covering engagements in the Anglo-Zulu wars, the First and Second Boer Wars, various colonial conflicts, and fighting between Voortrekker and indigenous peoples, each chapter in the volume includes detailed location information and directions, biographies of important participants, full color photographs, maps, battle narratives and analysis.
I would sling some of my readies in Paddy Power's direction, but betting on the poor Voortrekker's trial!
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Individuals who were honoured include Nico Tromp of Namibia who is a founding member of the Namibian Stock Exchange, chief patron of the Voortrekker youth movement and chairman of the Selfhelp trust created for the promotion of Afrikaans culture in Namibia.