PRESS RELEASE Saturday, June 18, 2016: RECOGNITION AND FREEDOM FOR THE BOER VOLK!
1. The Federation of the Free Boere-Republikeine on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, presented the following memorandum to the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Development. The memo speaks for itself.
2. This is the first step designed to put the government on terms about recognition and Freedom for the Boer volk.
Issued by Piet Rudolph for the Federation of the Boere-Republikeine: 072419 3516.
Department of justice and constitutional development
354, Pretorius Street,
RECOGNITION OF THE BOERS AS AN INDIGENOUS PEOPLE
1. In terms of Chapter 2 of the Bill of Rights Section 71, read with Chapter 14, Section 235,of our Constitution, I am hereby duly instructed by a resolution of a meeting held by the Federation of Boer Republicans held on 8 & 9 May 2016, to approach you in the above matter.
2. Despite the provisions in our Constitution, no recognition of the Boer people is acknowledged as an indigenous people of South Africa. Despite the fact that we have had two independent Boer Republics which were conquered by the British Empire in 1902, in which more than 35 000 Boer women an children perished in British Concentration Camps.
3. Subsequently we were made part of the Union of South Africa, the Republic of South Africa in 1961 and the New Republic of South Africa in 1994.
4. Since 1910 up to 1994 we as a nation was wrongly considered to be part and parcel of Afrikaners.
5. It is our sincere wish to have our republics as it was before May 31st 1902 , and subject to reasonable deliberations in the light of the expiry of 114 years to be reinstated, as we wish to rule ourselves in accordance with ou own customs.
6. Therefore it is our intention, to bring pressure to bear, both nationally and internationally for the recognition of us as a people and being entitled to freedom.
7. Futhermore, that Identification and travel documents issued by your government to us to please reflect the fact that we are South African Boers.
8. It is our earnest desire to be afforded the same ear as that afforded to the Khoi-San people in their quest for freedom, so clearly defined in Chapter 2 Bill of rights section 7 (1) which reads: 7. (1) This Bill of Rights is a cornerstone of democracy in South Africa. It enshrines the rights of all people in our country and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom. (2) The state must respect, protect, promote and fulfil the rights in the Bill of Rights.