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Title:The local role of a Wellington Afrikaner Broederbond branch, 1937-1994
Author:Zaaiman, Johan
Periodical:Historia: amptelike orgaan (ISSN 0018-229X)
Geographic term:South Africa
secret societies
local politics
political history
Abstract:By discussing the history of the Afrikaner Broederbond (AB) branch in Wellington, South Africa, this article indicates the AB's involvement with Afrikaner nationalism from 1937 to 1994. It describes the manner in which local Afrikaner culture and interests were developed and supported locally in close association with national AB and NP strategies. Local Afrikaner power was well integrated with national politics and followed its progress closely. Whereas it played a part in supporting the process to roll segregation over into apartheid, it realized in the early 1970s that South Africa's racial diversity made fully fledged apartheid unfeasible and indeed unattainable. It thus began a phase of supporting the dismantling of apartheid over two decades, preparing for the eventuality of a new South Africa. In this process, it adopted idealistic views on Afrikaner power in a multiracial dispensation. Notes, ref., sum. in English and Afrikaans [Journal abstract]