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School 'didn't send pupils to Bokkie Week'

2012-05-09 11:21

Rustenburg - The headmaster of a Brits school denies sending pupils to hockey trials where only Afrikaner children are allowed to take part.

Rego Modise, a Grade 11 pupil at Wagpos Hoërskool said she persuaded her parents to drive her to Hoërskool Grenswag in Rustenburg for Bokkie Week trials, the Times reported on Wednesday.

The 17-year-old Brits schoolgirl claims she was turned away from hockey trials in Rustenburg because she is black.

She registered and paid a R30 fee, but was later told the trials were for white pupils only.

"I told him I was sent by my coach. He then asked me: 'Didn't they tell you anything else?' and I said no. Then he told me that Bokkie Week was for white kids only," she told the Times.

Wagpos principal Daan Neethling denies that his pupils were sent by staff to the trials. “The children heard of the trials [through the grapevine] and went by themselves,” he told News24.

“If children go to these trials, they go on their own, without endorsement from our school,” he said. “We don’t even recognise achievements at Bokkie Week anymore.”

Rev Peter Stans, CEO of Afrikaner Volksie Sport, the organisers of Bokkie Week, said Modise had "definitely" not been invited for the trials, which were by invitation only. He said the week was for "Afrikaner" children only.

No player of a different race had ever attended Bokkie Week, Stans said.



 

Comments
  • sika.ncamane - 2012-05-09 11:28

    headmaster are you also the coach? I doubt, you are only trying to save your schools reputation in this mess. at the end of the day this event is promoting racism at a young age..

      Peter - 2012-05-09 11:35

      and BEE and Affirmative action are promoting racism at every age

      Willie - 2012-05-09 11:48

      The Black Business Forum............The Black Advocate Association........The Black Broker Council........The Black Bar Council....Yes Sika with my lily white ass I'm sure I will be welcomed with open arms into these forums!!

      dewalds3 - 2012-05-09 11:55

      Black Lawyers Association (BLA) Black Business Forum (BBF) Black Gun-Owners Association of South Africa (BGOASA) Black Business Executive Circle (BBEC) Black Management Forum (BMF) Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP ) Black Brokers Council of South Africa (BBCSA) Black Association of Travel Agents of South Africa (BATASA) Black Conveyancers Association (BCA) Black Information Technology Forum (BITF) National Black Business Caucus (NBBC) South African Black Technical and Allied Organisation (Sabtaco ) South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP ) Welcome to The National Society of Black Engineers of South Africa (NSBE) There is more, would you like me to continue?

      Psalm - 2012-05-09 12:11

      @ dewalds3 Kindly provide evidence that the organizations you have listed PROHIBIT other races from joining or that they promote racism.

      Lorain - 2012-05-09 12:22

      @ dewalds3 You should have done your research before trying to make your stupid point. At no point have any of the organizations you mentioned rpohibited membership on basis of colour and this AA that you are all up in arms over includes white women who were also previously disadvantaged on the basis of their sex.and other races that were disadvantaged

      mfrater - 2012-05-09 12:25

      @Psalm I suppose you are also going to say that AA/BEE/black-only bursaries/black-only quota forcing for university entrance/black-only tenders and so on are "not racist at all"? You speak of "enlightened", I suggest you practise what you preach and enlighten yourself.

      dewalds3 - 2012-05-09 12:26

      @Psalm ABASA - The Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa ABASA was established in 1985 to promote interests of black men and women engaged in the accounting profession. It is committed and dedicated in this pursuit, and is driven by the need to ensure that every black accountant and aspiring accountant is able to realise his/her full potential and aspirations. Does the 'black' refer to skin colour?

      mfrater - 2012-05-09 12:27

      @Lorain, you too would be wise to practise what you preach and do some research first... the new BEE/AA amendment now EXCLUDES white woman too ;)

      Psalm - 2012-05-09 12:31

      @ MWF What country are actually from? Go and read the Constitution of SA (as well as related Equality legislation). Go and read any respectable legal finding or article on racial redress in SA. When you actually know what you are talking about or actually grasp the constitutionality of AA (which also includes WHITE women), etc, come and address me.

      Psalm - 2012-05-09 12:36

      @ dewalds3 Where in that quote does it prohibit other races from joining or promote racism? In case you missed the legal position - Black upliftment is not racism. Try again.

      mfrater - 2012-05-09 12:43

      @Psalm, great speech, bravo. Now let me, in my humble capacity, correct you if I may. The gazetted Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Amendment Bill now EXCLUDES white woman. This means that NO white person regardless of sex will be included in BEE. This my dear Psalm is RACISM at the highest level, it is tantamount to apartheid. It is a "LAW" that promotes the total exclusion of a single minority RACE.

      Psalm - 2012-05-09 12:57

      @ MWF Let me educate you: there is a difference between AA and BEE. Go read up on the difference, and then come comment. I also wish to point out something you seem conveniently ignorant of - both AA and BEE are constitutional. Let me elaborate further to educate you: that means that AA and BEE are deemed to COMPLY with International Human Rights Law (as our Consitution requires our courts to interpret the Bill of Rights in light of International Law). AA and BEE are, therefore, NOT racism. Now, do you have anything of substance to say to me?

      mfrater - 2012-05-09 13:15

      @Psalm, just admit it, you got owned. ;) Sorry but all your babble crap does not detract from the FACT, that the BEE amendment excludes both WHITE MEN AND WOMAN. This is a FACT, not something I'm just stating to sound smart (ie. like a lot of what you are trying to do). The amendment is RACIST, no matter what you say, no matter how you try and spin it. It promotes the total exclusion of an entire race (that being WHITES). Put differently, if the act were to state the opposite, ie. that black men or woman were excluded, you would call this an apartheid law and we'd probably end up in civil war uprisings. Anyway, you are clearly to stubborn to read the facts in any way that is not favourable to yourself, and so, I consider the matter closed. ;)

      Psalm - 2012-05-09 13:25

      @ MWF Go read my comment again - hopefully the penny will drop. If you think I "got owned", I must assume that you are deluded enough to think that the Constitutional Court "got owned". Your clearly have no grasp of the issue: AA and BEE comply with International Human Rights Law - and will continue to comply with such Law, even if the SA Parliament finally decides to pass an amendment to exclude white women. I really cannot cure your ignorance (or even stupidity) on this point.

      sika.ncamane - 2012-05-09 13:26

      people there's a difference between promoting prospects of a better life for blacks as they were previously disadvantaged through lawfull processes and being racist.....what is this school teaching their learners? come on now

      eric.vanvuuren - 2012-05-09 13:33

      White Economic Targets. So be WET today to be WET every day!!!!

  • sello.molekwa.1 - 2012-05-09 11:29

    Is this Racism and Rape Month or what? The stories just keep rolling.

      David.J.Swart - 2012-05-09 12:20

      Hello Sello - maybe just like people in general are getting fed up with toll roads and extra taxes for handouts, whites are also getting fed up with being called racists at every turn - when none was intended in the first place. This so-called democracy we have does not allow us the right of free association. It is impossible to get along and like all people - it is not part of human nature, and thus we associate with people who are similar to us in our interests and often language as well - whether they are black, white, italian, greek, etc. If I do not want to associate with an Italian person or any other for that matter it is usually fine, but as soon as I, as a white person, do not want to associate with a black person I am called a racist. The reasons are never considered. Most people just want to get on with their lives and look past colour - and I believe the country will move forward if people just did this, however too often the race card is played where it is not necessary at all, and this stops us from moving forward an cause dislike and even hatred. I for one am tired of this happeining.

      Gieljam - 2012-05-09 12:45

      Yes you are right why do you people do this to the country?

      Dawood - 2012-05-09 13:37

      @ David J Swart unfortunately you guys give ammo to ppl like sello and myself. A leopard never changes its spots.You whine and cry foul, but then get rid of your racist habits.

  • i2meleng - 2012-05-09 11:30

    The Reverend said the week was for "Afrikaner" children only. How sad :-(. Racial separation is even taught to young innocent children.

      dewalds3 - 2012-05-09 11:38

      Black Lawyers Association?

      E=MC2 - 2012-05-09 11:41

      but was there maybe a reason for it? Possibly language barriers? Cos lets face it, some of our afrikaans brethren arent really good at speaking anything other than afrikaans... Just thinking out loud.

      Sean - 2012-05-09 11:53

      If it is a private event, organised and paid for by those invited then they can invite who they like and exclude who they like. Or do blacks think they are allowed to just pitch up at any event, whether invited or not. Whether blacks like it or not, there is racism in this country and it is legislated by law. And it is blacks that have done this. The only official racism in SA is perpetrated by blacks.

      David.J.Swart - 2012-05-09 12:33

      Whatever happened to freedom of association? If they only want to associate with white afrikaners then let them!

  • Shawn - 2012-05-09 11:30

    So, she was turned away because she was black? Okay.

  • ChronicDJ - 2012-05-09 11:31

    LOL...where are all the comments saying this must be the goverments fault?

      Peter - 2012-05-09 11:39

      But it is the governments fault, force BEE and Affirmative Action on people you will cause them to form their own groups. All those policies did was continue racism just on a smaller scale, but its still affecting people because at the core it instills racism

  • ngonimclean - 2012-05-09 11:31

    What is the definition of afrikaner, coz most afrikaans-speaking people are black

      Jozan - 2012-05-09 11:48

      I was actually giggling about that same thing. There are more 'coloured' Afrikaners than white ones. Maybe they just turned her away because she was English?

      David - 2012-05-09 12:15

      They should have said "Boer(not farmer..LOL) kids" not "Afrikaner". I also speak Afrikaans as mother tongue and I'm not white or a Boer, help..Am I Afrikaner??

      Elize - 2012-05-09 13:08

      Exactly Nogonimclean, where we live in the WC they speak better Afrikaans then myself!!

  • rbphiri - 2012-05-09 11:34

    Our constitution has made provision for freedom of association, so to some extent this is understandable; but this is a sports event, why exclude a child? If this was an invitation only event than why were there registrations for people to partake in the trails. "Rev Peter Stans, CEO of Afrikaner Volksie Sport, the organisers of Bokkie Week, said Modise had "definitely" not been invited for the trials, which were by invitation only. He said the week was for "Afrikaner" children only". What is saddening about this is his title "Rev". We living in a world of colours, lets not go back to the era of black and white tvs.

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-09 11:37

      This Reverend reminds me of one of my favourite tunes..... """SOBER BY TOOL"""

  • Martin - 2012-05-09 11:34

    stop giving the racists the pleasure, dont rock up, report it and go do your own thing...they are not worth it...

      Theo - 2012-05-09 11:46

      No my brother, what if that was said during apartheid? Civil rights activism is born out of acts like these. I like this girl, she has balls

  • Tamaranui - 2012-05-09 11:34

    So the question is; What is an afrikaner?????????????????? Is it the colour of one's skin??? Is it the language one speaks ??? Is it what an individual feels in their heart?? I am of Indian descent however first and foremost I am a RSA Zulu,

      E=MC2 - 2012-05-09 11:44

      Good point! maybe it was just for 'Afrikaaners' & the point that she is black makes no difference...!

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-09 12:21

      Is it possible for an Afrikaner to enlighten us on what is required to be an Afrikaner, ASSEBLIEF????????????????????

      ruans - 2012-05-09 12:35

      An Afrikaner, according to some circles is someone who derived from the Voortrekkers. The group of European/Dutch settlers who moved from the Cape to the Transvaal/Orange Vrystaat area in the 1800's and who was recognised as a legitimate country until 1902 when the British invated. So although black, someone who is Zula can't claim to be Xhosa. And someone who's white and from England can't claim to be an Afrikaner.

      dewald.galjaard - 2012-05-09 12:38

      Verduidelik vir my... hoe de f* is JY n zulu? Ok ok I get it. Hmmmm hey! I'm Yupik!

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-09 12:39

      Thanks mate, Now I have a truely defined answer. I have to tell David above , He ain't recognized as an Afrikaner.

  • Jan - 2012-05-09 11:35

    Obviously a set up by that black pupil to deliberately create a racist incident

      Stefans - 2012-05-09 12:07

      It is a race incident created by those people who said its only for white Afrikaner. Obviously that kid she is colour blind and does not consider herself different from those white kids. The Rev is a racist.

  • William - 2012-05-09 11:36

    WTF!

  • George - 2012-05-09 11:37

    Aaag... we must just stop this Black and White thing. I think the loser parents who are pushing Afrikaaners only stuff are being unfair to their kids. Because if their kids go to varsities like UCT (which are diverse) and the a diverse work environment it become hard for them to work with other kids, because they were not raised like that. U can be racist all you want I don't care, but please give the kids a chance to outgrow this siht. Listening to a grown up adult saying proudly "This is only for Afrikaans kid is disgusting"

  • Nigel - 2012-05-09 11:37

    2 things, 1) why did they accept the registration fee if it was for Afrikaans speaking people 2) the reference to race should be irrelevant, it should be about language, culture & interests.

      George - 2012-05-09 12:45

      There there are Non-whites who speak Afrikaans fluently, and who have a Afrikaans bg. Listening to this guys u can hear that they wanna discrimate, because even the race issue is stupid because there is only one human race on the planet

  • Bokkie - 2012-05-09 11:38

    So to whom did she register and paid the R30 fee?from black guys huh Rev?

  • Farmworker - 2012-05-09 11:39

    it does not matter, it is pure racist. Otherwise when those Afrikaner people finish school the must go get job somewhere else and leave the beautiful country if they discriminate. If the pupil can speak and understand the language I don't see any reason she should be discrimnated

      Juan - 2012-05-09 13:19

      Exactly she attends the same school as the white children and she should therefore be able to at least relate to the Afrikaaner children. Denying her the opportunity was so wrong, poor child.

  • lmadikwe - 2012-05-09 11:39

    what would blacks especially zulus do if an Afrikaner teen attended and be part of the Royal zulu reed dance? Would she be accepted or denied to participate. Where do we draw the line on racism.

      Hermann - 2012-05-09 12:15

      Let custom be, bot in open life it is different, hockey is not an Afrikaner sport it is an international sport and there we can draw the line - between custom and deliberate rot.

      Thato - 2012-05-09 12:37

      Hockey is a sport and "Zulu" reed dance as it says "ZULU" is a Zulu tradition.... I thinks you trippin Ohms**

      Lorain - 2012-05-09 12:43

      @ lmadikwe I believe she would be accepted with open arms, have you never heard of white boys who have gone through the initiation into manhood prectised by Xhosa's

      George - 2012-05-09 12:46

      They were never turned back. Ur logic is duft

      Philile - 2012-05-09 13:05

      A person of any colour or language is accepted at the reed dance Last year a white girl was there attending the ceremony she even wore the attire. Only virgins allowed to participate (pink, green, orange or violet skin colour doesn't matter).

      Jeffrey - 2012-05-09 13:06

      what? Royal zulu reed is a culture not sport?, I doubt you comments' who invented hockey is it Afrikaners

      Thato - 2012-05-09 13:22

      @ Jeff, hockey is predominatly a Canadian Sport- they themselves don't know who invented it but they say it's was definately no in Canada.

  • E=MC2 - 2012-05-09 11:40

    i think the truth is going to come out in story number 15 or so... all this media hype is building up to exactly that, HYPE. Once the media get a wiff of a good story, they milk it. Consider this story, milked.

  • Bronwyn - 2012-05-09 11:40

    Do Portuguese, Greeks, Indians not have organised PRIVATE events only for their community? YES! they do. Yet no one says anything about that? Not that I agree with the story. I don't I'm just mentioning that it happens in other communities, and clearly it was a private event.

      Natzi - 2012-05-09 11:49

      exactly! totally agree with you!

      Erna - 2012-05-09 12:32

      Read the bokkie website.

      Thato - 2012-05-09 12:47

      Private event at a school- a multi racial school and you only invite a specific race?- what are you getting at? *planting the seed of racism?* Sports and music are amongst activities that are said to be effective in uniting racial and ethnic differences so what is the Reverant getting at here? "a white only SCHOOL SPORTS event"?- if it was private why not host it on the farm and only invite white kids my email and sms and not print media also include a "confidential don't tell the blacks, colured, Asian and Indian kids" note... Gernswag must be banned from practicing Hockey sports code for allowing this to happen on their grounds...private school or not*

  • Mphotent - 2012-05-09 11:41

    I don't believe both learner and teacher...

  • thami.rapoo - 2012-05-09 11:42

    How did this kid knew of afrikaner event? Someone is lying n I suspect the coach.

  • tshegorapoo - 2012-05-09 11:42

    Welcome to the 'new' South Africa!!!

  • Theo - 2012-05-09 11:43

    If I understand the concept of this Bokkie week, it's for white kids who are excluded based on EE requirements to also compete out of the school environment. However, let's say she can speak Afrikaans (just in case plays are called out in Afrikaans or whatever), why can she not be allowed to compete on an equal footing with the other kids? Isn't this exactly what one would want if EE had to be abolished? I am Afrikaans, white, matriculated in 1994 and I do not vote or belong to the ANC, so rational arguments against this only please

      Frank - 2012-05-09 12:24

      So lets rationalize it! Bokkie Week, as I understand it, is a cultural event to bring white, Afrikaner kids out of the school context together. They play hockey, enjoy Volkspele and eat pannekoek and koeksisters while celebrating their culture that is under pressure. Why should a black kid be subjected to this if she has clearly no reason to be there? Would you want your kid to be involved in a Xhosa coming of age celebration exclusively attended by Xhosa's due to their cultural beliefs? Seem a bit arrogant, to say the least!

      Drienie - 2012-05-09 12:49

      @Frank - I completely agree with what you said!! Whites cant do anything anymore then its racist. If we want only whites at the event it is our choice to do so, why would this black girl want to go where she will stand out like a sore thumb anyways. I am no racist, but now and then i just go to the flea Market to be surrounded by my own cultured ppl, afrikaans music in the background and everyone including me can speak my language, no need to speak english to accomodate the others or wonder what they are saying when you dont understand the other language... We cant express our culture anymore without some chop running to the papers saying we are racists., Get a life lil girl, if you are not welcome somewhere, build a bridge just like we have to when we have been denied a job and income because of skin colour..

      Frank - 2012-05-09 13:30

      @ Drienie I am sooo over this whole white racist cacophony that happens every time a white bug walks over a black nose, it really is of nuisance value at this stage! The whole idea that blacks can have their own Forum and Association without a word being spoken about it, but lo and behold if Something White appears anywhere, the bleating becomes unbearable! Like you, I just say, get over your little problem and move on! I socialize with people of all colours and creeds but if I wish to attend a Whites Only event, why should I be ostracized because of it? I don't see whites clamouring to be let into the Black Lawyers Association so really, just get over yourself!

  • Phila Mtshali - 2012-05-09 11:48

    i personally dnt take it as a racial issue all south African tribes hav thier own private events.problem is that the girl didn't get the memo.*they shud pay her R30 thou*

  • benlloyd.roth - 2012-05-09 11:48

    what? afrikaner only? white only? as a white afrikaner i think this is bullspink! how sad!

  • Thembane.wa.Mahlaza - 2012-05-09 11:49

    to all white racists be informed that blacks are here to stay and to all black racists pls be informed that whites are there to stay. you dont have to love each other but atleast tolarate each other.

      Peter - 2012-05-09 11:53

      Spoken like a true south african!!

      Clayton Richard Delport - 2012-05-09 11:56

      Well said! If we realize that then maybe later we can get over the crap color issue

      Martin - 2012-05-09 12:12

      exactly!! nice one

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-09 12:20

      great comment- i couldn't help grinning at you "blacks are HERE to stay" and whites are THERE to stay" but I'm sure it was unintentional LOL

  • shaficks - 2012-05-09 11:51

    If these are trials for Afrikaans girls then surely they select the best and take them to play against other teams? Which other teams do they play against? Or does it end right there at Bokkie week, if this is the case then these Afrikaans girls are also being limited by opportunities.

      Martin - 2012-05-09 12:17

      it would be like zulu chicks from one area playing against zulu chicks from another area, not racist at all, just like a afrikaaner chicks doing the same story...but wait for the carte blanche episode lol

  • Paul - 2012-05-09 11:53

    Pathetic Racism in this day and age, its this type of "blinkers" ideology that puts the Afrikaner as nation back light years! Just imagine if the tables had been turned and a school ran a Malema week just for black athletes! come on SA lets grow up!

      dewalds3 - 2012-05-09 12:00

      Black Lawyers Association (BLA) Black Business Forum (BBF) Black Gun-Owners Association of South Africa (BGOASA) Black Business Executive Circle (BBEC) Black Management Forum (BMF) Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP ) Black Brokers Council of South Africa (BBCSA) Black Association of Travel Agents of South Africa (BATASA) Black Conveyancers Association (BCA) Black Information Technology Forum (BITF) National Black Business Caucus (NBBC) South African Black Technical and Allied Organisation (Sabtaco ) South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP ) Welcome to The National Society of Black Engineers of South Africa (NSBE)

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-09 12:23

      All of the above mentioned Organizations accepts members from all Cultural backgrounds. There is more to a book than the cover Dewald. Complete some research before..........

      dewalds3 - 2012-05-09 12:30

      @Tamaruni - what does the word 'black' mean in all of those names?

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-09 12:42

      Don't be so literal.......dang. Try applying to any of the organizations you mentioned, You will not be discriminated by the colour of your skin.

  • ASHTONVN - 2012-05-09 11:56

    Its hockey everyone plays hockey there is no tradition here its just hockey for afrikAans whites\r\nTHOSE DAMN ENGLISH SPEAKING WHITES,BLACKS,COLOUREDS AND INDIANS KEEP ON BEATING US WE GONA PLAY ON OUR OWN

      Theo - 2012-05-09 12:04

      That's harsh. The reasons behind it are equity requirements in competitive inter school sport. Comments like yours are racist and are not the case indeed. However, I do not believe that the bokkie sport thing is a good idea, but neither is affirmative action...

  • Msika - 2012-05-09 11:56

    Whay was she allowed to registerd then? They should have turned her away right there and then. And why disclose her name news24?

      Erna - 2012-05-09 12:34

      On the Timeslive website it made a note that parents had given permission.

  • Lerato - 2012-05-09 11:56

    When Malema said these people will never change I thought he was a fool

      Theo - 2012-05-09 12:05

      Who are these people? I'm white and Afrikaans, I don't subscribe to the idea of the event...

      Nigel - 2012-05-09 12:10

      you are part of the problem

      Erna - 2012-05-09 12:35

      He still is.

      rayno.grever - 2012-05-09 12:58

      Lerato are you referring to the same malema who said Bana ba lena ba tshwanetše ba dumelelwe gore ba tsene sekolo le bana ba makula mona [your children must be allowed to go to school with coolie children],” he was quoted as saying by Business Day newspaper. Is it the same julius that sang shoot the boer? If so you should Remove the plank from your own eye first before you look to remove the speck of dust from your compatriat's eye. Here's hoping you understand what I'm talking about

      Drienie - 2012-05-09 13:03

      Tables have turned long time ago Lerato... We are back in apartheid in a more subtle manner and now from the other race. Malema is a fool and you are two for listening to him. Dont generalize whites ok, or i can do the same and say you are like Robert Mugabe - Sick bastard bacause you have the same skin colour... Huh?? a white person can be as racist as he feels fit, blacks are everywhere and are here to stay so he at the end of the day will spite himself if he refuses to accept a blacks.. Get over urself, you thinking racist comments whilst reading this article and commenting, thus you feel tables must turn!!! pfffft

  • Bev - 2012-05-09 11:57

    I have to be honest, this make me angry. What does "Afrikaner" mean..there are people of different races that are Afrikaans. For heavens sake. Semantics..this chop meant..NO BLACKS ALLOWED. SHOCKING SHOCKING

      dewalds3 - 2012-05-09 12:00

      Black Lawyers Association (BLA) Black Business Forum (BBF) Black Gun-Owners Association of South Africa (BGOASA) Black Business Executive Circle (BBEC) Black Management Forum (BMF) Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP ) Black Brokers Council of South Africa (BBCSA) Black Association of Travel Agents of South Africa (BATASA) Black Conveyancers Association (BCA) Black Information Technology Forum (BITF) National Black Business Caucus (NBBC) South African Black Technical and Allied Organisation (Sabtaco ) South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP ) Welcome to The National Society of Black Engineers of South Africa (NSBE)

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-09 12:24

      Once more Dewald, Your laziness in due diligence before posting comments exposes the lack of IQ. All these associations mentioned allow members from all RSA races.

      dewalds3 - 2012-05-09 12:28

      @Tamaruni. Does the 'black' refer to skin colour?

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-09 12:43

      Don't be so literal, Try an application to any of these organizations.

      Drienie - 2012-05-09 13:11

      @Bev, maybe this girl could not speak Afrikaans. Maybe no one of a different race that tried to be part of this event could speak afrikaans... Why would they allow her then, must they just do so because she is black and has an advantage over others?? You cant judge from the poor article written with minimal info. Our national rugby team was said to have 7 blacks in it, regardless if they are as good as the 15 whites sitting on the bench, they just have to be part of it because of skin colour, so what makes this event different? If your skin colour does not qualify you for something i suggest you wipe your tears and move on! (like whites gets rejected by employers because of BEE/AA ,)but there is always this major story ragarding poor victims of a racial nature and sadly its only black ppl running to the papers firing up the racial issue even more amongst south africans.. SAD

      wehan.victor - 2012-05-09 13:15

      "Afrikaner" is 'n kulturele groep Bev. As jy afrikaans praat, is jy nie noodwendig 'n afrikaner nie. Net so is nie elke engels sprekende 'n engelsman nie.Word wakker.

  • RES.AntiPollution - 2012-05-09 11:59

    discriminating on the bases of race is...er racist, just like BBE, sports kwotas, and previously disadvantage bs, great place, proudly south african sic

  • leko.dada1 - 2012-05-09 12:00

    No balanced of facts by media? Is this bokkie week a hockey sport?if its sport event clearly a BLACK CHILD is being humiliated by racists but again if its a tribal Afrikaner ceremony...then she must learned the hard way and start accepting other people's religion ,somehow the story is misleading.

      GavinBu - 2012-05-09 12:31

      In a way I agree with you, but bear in mind that Bokkie week is a predominately an event for Hockey trials!\r\nYears ago in the apartheid years, it was obviously for whites only, so Afrikaans culture was introduced with language, games and food (Culture)\r\nThe fact of the matter still remains the Bokkie week is a Sporting event and not a Cultural event!\r\nShe should never have been turned away!\r\nThis matter should be investigated further and the people who told her to go to the event should be dealt with by the authorities!\r\nThis was done to her to humiliate her!\r\nI'm sorry, I'm white and Afrikaans and I don't agree with this type of thing as all!\r\nThe media can also be misleading agreed, they to should be dealt with!

  • williamboitumelo.mogapi - 2012-05-09 12:03

    I think we as black s are always complaining about things that dont concern us and say thats racism. Imagine if u can see a white girl at an annual Zulu reed dance or seeing white girl playing diketo, kgati, dibeke, maranthas etc, come on black South Africans in China for the plan of a new car or something though we are fighting racism shame on you

  • williamboitumelo.mogapi - 2012-05-09 12:04

    I think we as black s are always complaining about things that dont concern us and say thats racism. Imagine if u can see a white girl at an annual Zulu reed dance or seeing white girl playing diketo, kgati, dibeke, maranthas etc, come on black South Africans in China for the plan of a new car or something though we are fighting racism shame on you

  • Cedric Papa-Junior Kgatla - 2012-05-09 12:04

    Apartheit wil always remain a policy for Afrikaaners........I never came across BLACK ONLY,But at Thabazimbi thers a restaurent nexto pick n pay where u wil see Whites only sign...

      GavinBu - 2012-05-09 12:08

      Cedric you right 100%!\r\nYou will never see a \Blacks only\ sign in Soweto, in Soweto whites are welcomed!

  • damonsb - 2012-05-09 12:06

    I’m a coloured/ Black dude, and I say I am a Afrikaner, in English ,an African. I love my neighbour, his white, his black, his Indian, his whoever, because he was born in Africa, that makes him/her ,a Afrikaner. Doesn`t that make sense, Now where the Hell does colour fit in our society...It’s getting really boring, love your neighbour or die trying

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-09 12:27

      Loved my neighbour many many many times.

  • magomarele - 2012-05-09 12:07

    there we go again. Please! Why're people still so primitive? Scientifically speaking, races or tribes don't exist, we're one big human race. The effects of our environments made us develop diferent skin colors and features over time, but we all remain human beings. Can't we just pause and respect that. People need education about evolution and mutual respect too.

  • Rishaal - 2012-05-09 12:08

    THIS SORT THING HAPPENS IN ALL COUNTRIES. USA HAS ALL BLACK MUSIC AND FILM AWARDS. THESE SORT OF FUNCTIONS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED AS THEY WILL EVENTUALLY LEAD TO A RACE DISPUTE.

  • DeonHeunis - 2012-05-09 12:08

    I wouldn't send my children to a white only sport event. It's wrong on every level and especially in South Africa. If it was a cultural event then it would be a different story, but it's not, it's a sports event imho.

      koos.vandermerwe.92 - 2012-05-09 12:17

      Dis jou keuse.

  • kwbateman - 2012-05-09 12:12

    How can a Reverend adopt such an attitude?

  • Hermann - 2012-05-09 12:12

    I am not one for boycotts, but in this case I can only say "in die toekoms boikot die donners! en laat die Bokkie Hokkie vrek."

  • Pertunia - 2012-05-09 12:13

    " afrikaner" children, if she were an afrikans speaking coloured would they let her in?

      koos.vandermerwe.92 - 2012-05-09 12:18

      Is sy 'n Afrikaner?

      David - 2012-05-09 13:11

      @Koos.. do you mean is she a "boer"?

  • Innocent - 2012-05-09 12:16

    We feel flabbergasted by those believe in 21 century SA must exercise racial exclusion.we multracial let curb and combat these allegation .

  • sadrick.lottering - 2012-05-09 12:17

    It could be that her non-toxicated, pure-at-heart, non-racial whites friends invited her to the event. And that could exhibit our unique disposition as the elderly, toxic!!!

  • Erna - 2012-05-09 12:18

    Unfortunately the Afrikaans schools in Pretoria are still mainly white. (Can't speak for the rest of the country.) They have very few black students because of the language. Suppose it is easy than to have events that are only for Afrikaners.

      Erna - 2012-05-09 12:38

      I don't approve, so don't give me the thumbsdown.

  • sadrick.lottering - 2012-05-09 12:20

    It could be that her non-toxicated, pure-at-heart, non-racial whites friends invited her to the event. And that could exhibit our unique disposition as the elderly, toxic!!!

  • Ronel - 2012-05-09 12:21

    Just one question. If this was the other way around, would it have caused such a furore as it does now?

      ngonimclean - 2012-05-09 12:31

      If it was ur child would u b askn such a question

      Gladstone - 2012-05-09 12:56

      @Ronel, It can never be the other way. 'cause to us blacks we'd always used sports to unite all races, cultutes, countries and the continents.

  • Bloodstone - 2012-05-09 12:22

    Here is an excerpt from our constitution: 31. Cultural, religious and linguistic communities Persons belonging to a cultural, religious or linguistic community may not be denied the right, with other members of that community ­to enjoy their culture, practise their religion and use their language; and to form, join and maintain cultural, religious and linguistic associations and other organs of civil society. Is the Bokkie Hokkie thing a cultural event? If it is, then give it a rest.

  • Garth - 2012-05-09 12:23

    I'm a white guy.. I can't speak a single African language but I want to call myself a Zulu. Why can't I do that??

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-09 12:29

      Welcome my Zulu brother , Finally........ you were and will always be welcome.