Rationale for Apartheid…

“It was but yesterday that the Afrikaners wrested from British impe-

rial occupation the right to be a nation, to be independent in part-

nerships with their countrymen of British stock. And today, with

this  battle  that  is  all  of  Afrikaner  history  hardly  fought,  the

demand comes that they submit to a new imperialism, not this

time to the weapons of Europe, but to the numbers of Africa. The

answer, not unnaturally, is no. Unlike the English in India and the

Dutch in Indonesia, the Afrikaner has nowhere else to go. For him

there is no Britain and no Holland to return to; for him no central

shrine of national existence to survive the death of the outposts.

On the soil of Africa he, and with him his history, culture and lan-

guage, stay or perish.” –  Schalk Pienaar

Source: Sparks, Allister. 1990. The Mind of South Africa. Boston: Little, Brown p208

In Fiske and Ladd 2004 “Elusive Equity” – the book is downloadable for free here

 

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