Tag Archives: #Afrikaner

Reclaiming the hidden history of Afrikaans

The language of Afrikaans remains a contested issue in South Africa. The controversy over the medium of instruction at traditionally Afrikaans universities such as Stellenbosch has brought this to the fore again. Should it be in Afrikaans, English, a combination, or a hybrid which will include…


Scientists trace group of Afrikaners with Parkinson’s to common ancestor

by Tamar Kahn

LOCAL scientists have traced the origin of Parkinson’s disease in 40 Afrikaner families back through the generations to a Dutch-German couple who married in South Africa in 1668.
The work will not immediately help patients with this debilitating condition, but it is expected to h…

Are SA whites really being killed “like flies”?

South African musician Steve Hofmeyr has claimed that the number of white South Africans killed by blacks would fill a soccer stadium, that white Afrikaners are being killed “like flies” and that a white farmer is murdered every five days. But the claims are incorrect and grossly exaggerated. In…