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Land Reform and Farm Murders in South Africa: The Story of the Boers and the ANC

Started by ammodotcom, July 18, 2021, 09:39:50 AM

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South African farm murders have long been a niche cause on the Internet, and the country has made headlines again due to a South African government plan to seize the land of white farmers under the guise of "South African land reform."

News of these farm murders and land seizures have gained steam with the release of Lauren Southern's documentary Farmlands. And United States President Donald Trump has brought even more attention to the plight of Afrikaners with his tweet that he would be looking into the South African land and farm seizure.

Most people don't know much about the history of South Africa beyond the simplistic propaganda of the 1980s – white South Africans bad, ANC good. The history and current situation of South Africa, however, is much more complex.

A Brief History of South Africa: From Early Settlement to the Boer War

To understand the current situation in South Africa, it is important to first understand the country before, during and after apartheid.

South Africa's modern history begins with the Dutch East India Company, which established trading posts for sailors along the coast. Dutchmen soon started settling the area, with little, if any, conflict with the native Khoisan population. Dutch settlers, however, quickly came into conflict with the Dutch East India Company's authoritarian rule.

Freedom-seeking Dutch settlers moved north starting in the 17th Century. In 1852, Boers founded the South African Republic (known as the "Transvaal Republic") and then the Orange Free State in 1854. These are called "Boer Republics" and they, in turn, came into conflict with both southward-expanding Bantu tribes (most notably the Zulu, who were in the process of conquering other nearby Bantu tribes) and the British Empire.

"White South Africans" are typically treated as a monolith, but there are two main, distinct groups: The Afrikaans-speaking Afrikaners and the English-speaking British. Indeed, there were intense hostilities between these two groups, especially after the Second Boer War when the Boer Republics were reforged as British colonies.

Telling the Afrikaners to "go home" is a nonsensical statement. They are not Dutch. They do not hold Dutch passports, nor would they at any point have been welcomed back by the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In many regions of South Africa, the Afrikaners have been around longer than the Bantus and have a stronger claim on the land, having purchased it from Khoisans. On the other hand, traditionally Bantu land was conquered from other Bantu tribes or taken by the Bantus from the Khoisans.

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Quote from: ammodotcom on July 18, 2021, 09:39:50 AM

South African farm murders have long been a niche cause on the Internet, and the country has made headlines again due to a South African government plan to seize the land of white farmers under the guise of "South African land reform."

News of these farm murders and land seizures have gained steam with the release of Lauren Southern's documentary Farmlands. And United States President Donald Trump has brought even more attention to the plight of Afrikaners with his tweet that he would be looking into the South African land and farm seizure.

Most people don't know much about the history of South Africa beyond the simplistic propaganda of the 1980s – white South Africans bad, ANC good. The history and current situation of South Africa, however, is much more complex.

A Brief History of South Africa: From Early Settlement to the Boer War

To understand the current situation in South Africa, it is important to first understand the country before, during and after apartheid.

South Africa's modern history begins with the Dutch East India Company, which established trading posts for sailors along the coast. Dutchmen soon started settling the area, with little, if any, conflict with the native Khoisan population. Dutch settlers, however, quickly came into conflict with the Dutch East India Company's authoritarian rule.

Freedom-seeking Dutch settlers moved north starting in the 17th Century. In 1852, Boers founded the South African Republic (known as the "Transvaal Republic") and then the Orange Free State in 1854. These are called "Boer Republics" and they, in turn, came into conflict with both southward-expanding Bantu tribes (most notably the Zulu, who were in the process of conquering other nearby Bantu tribes) and the British Empire.

"White South Africans" are typically treated as a monolith, but there are two main, distinct groups: The Afrikaans-speaking Afrikaners and the English-speaking British. Indeed, there were intense hostilities between these two groups, especially after the Second Boer War when the Boer Republics were reforged as British colonies.

Telling the Afrikaners to "go home" is a nonsensical statement. They are not Dutch. They do not hold Dutch passports, nor would they at any point have been welcomed back by the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In many regions of South Africa, the Afrikaners have been around longer than the Bantus and have a stronger claim on the land, having purchased it from Khoisans. On the other hand, traditionally Bantu land was conquered from other Bantu tribes or taken by the Bantus from the Khoisans.

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Great history lesson.
It bears mentioning that the khoisan people were hunter-gatherers, having very small populations, and didnt over hunt the land.
The zulus and other bantus on the other hand, had livestock and farmed, having large populations, and over hunted the land.

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Quote from: T Hunt on July 18, 2021, 04:03:47 PMGreat history lesson.
It bears mentioning that the khoisan people were hunter-gatherers, having very small populations, and didnt over hunt the land.
The zulus and other bantus on the other hand, had livestock and farmed, having large populations, and over hunted the land.

Good point. It would appear their modern-day version of hunting will destroy the land's productivity in an altogether different and horrific way.
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Quote from: ammodotcom on July 20, 2021, 04:00:14 PMGood point. It would appear their modern-day version of hunting will destroy the land's productivity in an altogether different and horrific way.

How so?

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Quote from: T Hunt on July 20, 2021, 05:30:04 PMHow so?
I'd say look to Venezuela and the fact that people raided farms and stole livestock just to survive.
No more food production, it's an inevitably.
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Quote from: Solar on July 20, 2021, 10:45:24 PMI'd say look to Venezuela and the fact that people raided farms and stole livestock just to survive.
No more food production, it's an inevitably.

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I didnt realize what he meant by 'modern-day version of hunting'.