Thabo Mbeki Foundation/Afrikaner summit sets out priorities critical to social cohesion and economic development

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The weekend’s intensive talks and the signed statement were the culmination of rapprochement between Afrikaners and the Thabo Mbeki Foundation which dates back to 2014.
The weekend’s intensive talks and the signed statement were the culmination of rapprochement between Afrikaners and the Thabo Mbeki Foundation which dates back to 2014.

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Many Afrikaners feel “excluded and alienated”, and have lost confidence in government. But because they love South Africa they not only want to pursue their own interests but also help turn the country around, Flip Buys, head of the Solidarity movement, said at a two-day summit between Afrikaner interest groups and the Thabo Mbeki Foundation.

In a statement signed yesterday by 12 Afrikaner interest groups and the Mbeki Foundation at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town, the parties agreed that 11 priorities should be addressed in the Afrikaner community because the are critical to social cohesion and the economic development of South Africa and the African continent.

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