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Book: Boerestaat, by Robert van Tonder
First English Edition [1977]

 

The Boerestaat proposal represents a morally justifiable and logical solution for the mortal siege in which the Boere faulk(1) finds itself – an alternative with a historic and constitutionally correct base.

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The Du Preez commission appointed by the Representative Coloured Council to examine constitutional alternatives had the following to say about this proposal:

“The Boerestaat proposal approaches the demands of morality and justice far more closely than any other constitutional proposal.

“The Boerestaat idea divests itself of the chronic obsession with race and places the accent on national identity that is based on an own history, own land (state), own traditions, language as well as descent and race – and not exclusively on colour!”

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1. There is no suitable English translation for “volk”. Therefore I have decided to coin this word whose pronunciation approximates the word “volk”. Faulk - … a group of people with an own unique history, own language, own territory (state), own culture, national festivals, anthem and flag” – Translator

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“Those who do not avail themselves of the lesson to had from history will necessarily repeat the errors of the past.”
The N.P. government leaders, who have become estranged of their history and their faulk, are repeating the mistakes of 1910. The heathen concept of the Tower of Babel was followed with the founding of the Union of South Africa in 1910 and in their search for yet another constitution [after the new constitution of 1983] the government persists in the folly of keeping 15 faulks prisoner in a unitary state.
There are only two large empires left in the world today. The one is the U.S.S.R., which tries forcibly to unite 15 republics, and the other is the R.S.A., where 15 faulks are squeezed together. Although the U.S.S.R. has started disintegrating, the myopic N.P. leaders refuse to free the faulks of the R.S.A.
The second half of the twentieth century will go down in history as the age of emancipation of small falks.
The reinstatement of our Boere Republics of Transvaal, Freestate and Vryheid in a modern Boerestaat, will initiate the normalisation of Southern Africa.
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Ninety years ago South Africa was made up of two internationally recognised Boere Republics, two British Crown Colonies and several Native Protectorates. The present situation was arrived at through a process, initiated by a war, which today stands defined as the punishable crime of genocide as defined in the Convention of Genocide formulated and adopted by the U.N.O., on December the 9th 1948.

The “reform process” now being strived at also amounts to genocide under this convention.