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  • They have Afrikaner support.
  • His own father had sworn that he would disinherit any child of his who married an Afrikaner, but times had changed.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • The small community of Afrikaners had their own lives, and the Britishers ignored them.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • When these townships were established, Afrikaners, or whites of Dutch ancestry, made up 9 percent of the population.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore

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  • In the Afrikaner’s worldview, apartheid and the church went hand in hand.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • They may deal with an Afrikaner but the actual mining is done by what I’m sure Mr. Van Cuter would call ’bleks.’
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • In spite of devastating and repeated acts of massacre, assassination and extirpation, the huge acts of faith which have marked the new relations between Palestinians and Israelis, Africans and Afrikaners, and the way in which walls have come down in Europe and iron curtains have opened, all this inspires a hope that new possibility can still open up in Ireland as well.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • Englishman or Afrikaner, they could move nothing from the places where he put them.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • "Poor whites" were Afrikaners, never British.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • The Nationalists’ victory was the beginning of the end of the domination of the Afrikaner by the Englishman.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom

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  • In the distorted cosmology of the Afrikaner, the Nationalist victory was like the Israelites’ journey to the Promised Land.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • For the first time in South African history, an exclusively Afrikaner party led the government.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • While she was in prison Winnie became friendly with two teenaged Afrikaner wardresses.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • One night, to my astonishment, I observed Colonel Minnaar, who was the head of prison, and a well-known Afrikaner advocate come to fetch him.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Underneath this Afrikaner hero is a quotation from one of his speeches.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • AT THE FORT I was being supervised by Colonel Minnaar, a courtly Afrikaner considered something of a liberal by his more verkrampte (hard-line) colleagues.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The policy was supported by the Dutch Reform Church, which furnished apartheid with its religious underpinnings by suggesting that Afrikaners were God’s chosen people and that blacks were a subservient species.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • His great-grandfather had been a chief in the Orange Free State, and had greeted the Afrikaner voortrekkers of the nineteenth century with open arms and gifts of land, and then been betrayed.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Indeed Ixopo was full of Afrikaners now, whereas once there had been none of them.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • He recognized it as the police-car from Ixopo, and it would probably be Binnendyk on his patrol, and a decent fellow for an Afrikaner.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Hanson said the judge would do well to recall that his own people, the Afrikaners, had struggled violently for their freedom.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • For all the police were Afrikaners, and the post-office clerks, and the men at the railway-station, and the village people got on well with them one way and the other.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Half the Afrikaners in the country would be out of work.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • You know he spoke Afrikaans like an Afrikaner? I knew he had learnt it.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • (There were no white trains to Orlando for the simple reason that no whites went to Orlando.) As a result, they attracted a great deal of attention and it was soon widely known that two Afrikaner wardresses from the Fort had visited Winnieand me.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Especially the Afrikaners.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • — I just want to tell you that when father says Afrikaners he means Nationalists.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • But it would save a devil of a lot of money, if Afrikaners could only see that bilingualism was a devil of a waste of it.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • But he thought he ought to know it, so he took lessons in it, and went to an Afrikaner farm.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • One can be born an Afrikaner, or an English-speaking South African, or a coloured man, or a Zulu.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • He was a white Afrikaner, a creature of the South African system and mind-set.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Stern and God-fearing, the Afrikaner takes his religion seriously.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • One can hear, as I heard when I was a boy, that there are more Afrikaners than English-speaking people in South Africa, and yet know nothing, see nothing, of them at all.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Reverend Andre Scheffler was a minister of the Dutch Reformed Mission Church in Africa, a sister church of the Dutch Reformed Church, the faith of nearly all the Afrikaner people.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • As an Afrikaner whose conscience forced him to reject his own heritage and be ostracized by his own people, he showed a level of courage and sacrifice that was in a class by itself.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • I am lost when I balance this against that, I am lost when I ask if this is safe, I am lost when I ask if men, white men or black men, Englishmen or Afrikaners, Gentiles or Jews, will approve.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • During the trial, I advised Bram not to take this route, stressing that he served the struggle best in the courtroom, where people could see this Afrikaner son of a judge president fighting for the rights of the powerless.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The Nationalists, led by Dr. Daniel Malan, a former minister of the Dutch Reform Church and a newspaper editor, were a party animated by bitterness—bitterness toward the English, who had treated them as inferiors for decades, and bitterness toward the African, who the Nationalists believed was threatening the prosperity and purity of Afrikaner culture.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • They were all sophisticated Afrikaners, and far more open-minded than nearly all of their brethren.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Like most Afrikaners, they thought that because many of the Communists in the ANC were white or Indian, they were controlling the blacks in the ANC.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • His attitude was like that of many Afrikaners who simply believed that black tribes had been killing each other since time immemorial.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Both visits were authorized by the new minister of justice, Kobie Coetsee, who appeared to be a new sort of Afrikaner leader.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The prison service provided me with a cook, Warrant Officer Swart, a tall, quiet Afrikaner who had once been a warder on Robben Island.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • He made them for precisely the opposite reason: to ensure power for the Afrikaner in a new dispensation.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The Conservative Party described the resolutions as hostile to Afrikaner interests.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • February 12, 1994, was the deadline for registration of all parties, and on that day, Inkatha, the Conservative Party, and the Afrikaner Volksfront failed to sign.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • And he went round the books again, past the case full of Abraham Lincoln, and the case full of South Africa, and the case full of Afrikaners, and the case full of religion and sociology and crime and criminals, and the case full of poetry and novels and Shakespeare.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • He seemed to me to be the very model of the old-fashioned, stiff-necked, stubborn Afrikaner who did not so much discuss matters with black leaders as dictate to them.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • I mentioned that I had recently read an article in an Afrikaans magazine about the 1914 Afrikaner Rebellion, and I mentioned how they had occupied towns in the Free State.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The war had put things back a bit, for some of the Afrikaners had joined the army, and some were for the war but didn’t join the army, and some were just for neutrality and if they had any feelings they concealed them, and some were for Germany but it wasn’t wise for them to say anything about it.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
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