Talk:Day of Reconciliation

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Expansion on the history of the Holiday[edit]

I see no reason why expansion to the history of the holiday, as long as it is well sourced and NPOV, shouldn't be accepted as it in fact has been reverted. Describing the history of the holiday isn't POV in and of itself; see Battle of Blood River, etc. Therefore I am now going to change it back to the version which that other editor had set it to, the version with expanded history. Invmog (talk) 19:51, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

I reverted it to that edit but I also restored the pro-ANC content and then I went back and put in more links and I think if we can more more reliable external links and lots of references then we should be good to go. Invmog (talk) 19:57, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

This article needs serious work because I just found a site where much of it has been copied from. I'll work in it some. Invmog (talk) 20:49, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

I think it's a lot better now. Invmog (talk) 22:40, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

No, it was not better. If you want to expand on the history of Day of the Vow, there's a long and detailed page about that already. (And it's not "pro-ANC" content either.) Zaian (talk) 18:52, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
Yup, you're right; thanks! Invmog (talk) 01:35, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Generalization of the term "Afrikaner"[edit]

"Afrikaner" is a weak term in the sense of this article. The term itself was applied to the white peoples of South Africa by the British during the colonial days and is a generalization that includes three groups: the indigenous Boer people, the Cape Dutch Settlers, and the white British settlers. For the sake of precision I've changed "Afrikaner" to "Boer", since it was distinctly the Boer people that had fled the colonial life and came into conflict with the Zulus during their migration away from the British Empire (known as the Great Trek).Alutard (talk) 23:17, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

I agree with your edit. It was us, the Boers. Invmog (talk) 22:21, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Would it not be more correct to use the term "Voortrekkers (Dutch:pioneers)" as the Dutch-speakers who took the vow had not yet settled to do any farming. Martinvl (talk) 08:44, 24 February 2011 (UTC)