Volkstaat (Afrikaans for "People's state") is a proposal for the establishment of a homeland for Afrikaners. Outside a possible use of force, the South African Constitution and International Legislation present certain possibilities for the establishment of such a state. The South African regime declared that they would not support a Volkstaat, but "would do everything they could to ensure the protection of the Afrikaner language and culture". What a fine job they are doing.

Friday, November 03, 2006

No volkstaat for SA

Some recent comments from the regime on the idea of a volkstaat.

Sat, 10 Sep 2005

The Department of Land Affairs was disappointed at elements in the Transvaal Agricultural Union (TAU) SA who seemed to cling to false assumptions about land reform, the department said on Friday.

The department's comment followed a two-day TAU SA conference in Pretoria.

At the conference the agriculture union's safety and security committee chairperson, Danie du Plessis, accused the government of implicit involvement in farm attacks.

Du Plessis blamed the government's transformation policy for what he described as a slackening of the country's security forces — which he said were loyal to the ruling party and not the general population.

Transformation amounted to lowering white citizens' position in society and making them submissive to the will of the masses, he said on Thursday.

Farmers threaten armed struggle

The day before, a few dozen members threatened an armed struggle similar to that waged against apartheid by the African National Congress if their property and cultural fears were not addressed.

"The Department of Land Affairs is greatly disappointed that there are elements within the TAU SA who seem to be still bent on calls for a separate volkstaat based on false assumptions about land reform in South Africa. The department regards this as making land reform an excuse for their separatist ideology," the department's Eddie Mohoebi said.

"We strongly believe that the majority of TAU SA members, who have been engaging with the department and the minister, will not support these calls and indeed will distance themselves from such calls."

He said there was a general understanding between the government and the TAU SA that firstly, land reform had to happen and secondly, it should be implemented in such a manner as to promote economic growth, reconciliation and nation-building.

Gross misrepresentation of land reform objectives

The impression that farm murders were connected to the calls for the acceleration of land reform was a gross misrepresentation of land reform objectives.

"There is no evidence at all that the murders on the farms have anything to do with land reform whatsoever. These calls can only be interpreted as an expression of their anti-land reform stance," Mohoebi charged.

"The department calls upon TAU SA to engage with these elements within its ranks to correct these misconceptions and to request their members to rather devise ways and means to assist in accelerating land reform within the context of economic growth and development."

The SA Communist Party asked on Thursday for a police inquiry into the fringe group's "struggle" threats. The party condemned the utterances as irresponsible and aimed at stalling land reform.

"We therefore urge the SA Police Service to investigate these threats and take appropriate action as a matter of urgency," the party said in a statement. "We also call upon (agricultural union) TAU SA to strongly condemn such statements."



At 5:14 PM, Blogger Albertus said...


Dink jy werklik dat 'n volkstaat kan werk?

Ek is nie so seker nie, sonder om negatief te klink, ek weet dit is seker die enigste oplossing om ons te verlos van die ANC.

At 9:42 PM, Blogger Rooi Jan said...

Ek is besig om moed te verloor met Azania. 'n Volkstaat is 'n uitweg. kyk hoe ver Israel kom met so 'n klein stukkie grond. 'n Volkstaat sal kan oorleef en vooruitgaan as die ekonomie op die uitvoer van tegnologie gebou word.


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