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The Amazing Afrikaner

26 June 2012, 07:09

I’m fortunate to have found a new supplier of gas as the chill of winter sets in; lots of stock, fair price, good service – and this, on a Sunday.

Leaving the place, I made an interesting observation; the business has been erected on the main-road-side of the plot.  The house on the plot is nothing fancy - probably the reason why the Afrikaans family living there decided to start a business, using their own land to avoid having to pay an expensive rent somewhere else.

The large panel-van, into which empty gas canisters were being loaded, was not from a gas company.  The Afrikaans insignia all over the van indicating that it belonged to an Afrikaans-owned baking business, which when it wasn’t transporting freshly baked cakes all over town, was being used by this plot owner to transport canisters back to the gas depot.

So from one Afrikaner to another, they seemed to say, “Let’s help each other” - very resourceful.

It might surprise some to learn that the group leading the charge in terms of successful entrepreneurs in South Africa is the white Afrikaner.  I’m not surprised really, given that racist policies like AA and BEE have effectively rendered many of the whites in South Africa unemployable.

In the face of brutal farm murders, the Afrikaner survives; defiantly moving onto farms and plots all over South Africa to raise their families and establish small businesses in order to generate an income.

For centuries the Afrikaner has persevered in the face of adversity, forging ahead, not merely surviving, but thriving.

I have nostalgic memories of some of the early TV programming on SABC, and I’m reminded of the old show called, “’n Boer maak ‘n plan” (giving away my age now, I know).  For those who don’t remember the show or weren’t born yet when it aired, it was basically MacGyver, season one.  (If you don’t remember MacGyver either, then you’re probably still in school and shouldn’t be reading this article while your teacher is talking to you).

Running a profitable farm is no small feat and some of the hardest working people in South Africa have got to be our farmers.    Apart from creating much-need employment for rural communities, our farmers also perform what’s probably the most important function in South Africa – they feed our nation.

 South Africans, all of us, need to unite as never before to support and help protect our farmers.  We desperately need them.

For those deluded people who actually think that they’ll be able to forever extinguish the flame of the Afrikaner, I have two words for you:  “Blood River”.

The Afrikaner has fought to protect this land, he has bled and died for this land, and he will continue to persevere and prosper “until Jesus returns”.

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