Afrikanerbond

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This page refers to the 21st century organisation. For the political party formed in 1881 by Rev S.J. du Toit, see Afrikaner Bond.
Afrikanerbond
Logo Afrikanerbond.png
Formation 1994
Type Community organization
Headquarters Die Eike
Location
Membership
est. 12,000
Official language
Afrikaans & English
Chairman
Pieter Vorster
Key people
Jan Bosman,
Managing Director
Website [1]

The Afrikanerbond (Afrikaner League), established in 1994, is the successor to the Afrikaner Broederbond, formerly a South African secret society.[1] Although it retains its old headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, unlike its predecessor, membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 years who identifies with the Afrikaner community. Applicants are required to go through a selection process before membership is granted. The existence of the organisation is no longer cloaked in secrecy, it now has its own website.[2]

The organisation has the following aims:[3]

  • To promote human rights and democracy; reconciliation between the people of South Africa; family stability; land reform; and Afrikaans language and culture
  • To preserve cultural artefacts and heritage sites
  • To enable poverty alleviation and the prevention of HIV-AIDS
  • To fund bursaries and research
  • To provide disaster relief; occupational guidance; youth development programmes; and educational development programmes and resources.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ritchie, Kevin (March 15, 2007), "New boss, new role for Afrikanerbond", Pretoria News: 4 [dead link]
  2. ^ Boyle, Brendan (August 12, 1997), "South Africa's secret society comes out on the Web", Turkish Daily News [dead link]
  3. ^ Afrikanerbond: Miscellaneous rules, archived from the original on October 4, 2006, retrieved 2006-06-08 

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