zondag 18 november 2007

Afrikaners celebrate Pretoria's 152nd year with protests against name-change


Nov 17 2007 -- PRETORIA -- Afrikaner singer Steve Hofmeyr and Springbok rugby star Pierre Spies were among the crowd celebrating Pretoria's 152nd birthday on Saturday. The Afrikaans music-fest was held around Paul Kruger's statue on Church Square.
(Picture: Afriforum).

Rapport newspaper writes that some 10,000 people attended, many in family groups.

The party also was held to highlight the ANC's unilateral decision to rename the Boer-Republican city to "Tswane", the name of a ceremonial bull according to the Afrikaners.
The ANC claims the name would honour a historically-murky clan-leader who had been given refuge from tribal warfare at a Christian mission station several hundreds of miles away from the region. Three new Afrikaans protest songs were staged, written specifically for the occasion. Spies -- one of the Springboks who recently brought the World Cup to SA -- also delivered a rousing message.
In an earlier meeting between Afriforum and Pallo Jordan, the ANC's Minister of Arts and Culture, Jordan promised the Afrikaner delegates that 'the capitol city of South Africa is named Pretoria. And Potchefstroom is Potchefstroom."
He gave the assurance during the meeting that 'he would not take any decisions about name-changes for Pretoria while emotions are running this high about the issue.'
The Afrikaner delegates who were given this undertaking were Solidarity trade union leader Kallie Kriel, Alana Bailey of AfriForum, singer Steve Hofmeyr and Theo Venter of Action-Potchefstroom - one of the many traditional Boer-towns in South Africa which are also facing the name-change axe.
Jordan also undertook to ask the Pretoria metro-council's mayor Dr Gwen Ramokgopa to 'start negotiations and consultations with Afriforum to try and find solutions for the Pretoria-name dispute'.Thus far, the mayor has ignored all requests for meetings with Afriforum.
Jordan also took note of the documents they gave him about a recent court decision disallowing the planned name-change for the Voortrekker-founded town of Louis Trichardt.
The Afrikaners told the ANC-Minister that they would use all the necessary legal steps to retain their Constitutional-cultural rights to maintain the old Boer-names in these towns and cities which were founded and developed by their Voortrekker forebears.

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6 opmerkingen:

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