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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Table of Contents of Boerestaat by Robert van Tonder.

Not too long ago I found a few images online of an English version of the notable book Boerestaat by long time Boer Republican activist Robert van Tonder. Robert van Tonder was the son of one of the Boer commandos who voted to continue the Anglo-Boer War. He later left the National Party in 1961 in order to advocate for the restoration of the Boer Republics in order to reacquire Boer self determination which was surrendered in 1902 with the signing of the Vereeniging Peace Treaty. Van Tonder observed that the declaration of the Republic of South Africa in 1961 was a "betrayal" of the Boer Republics & that the RSA was a threat to Boer identity. After failing to get the other political parties to consider the notion of reinstating the Boer Republics, van Tonder founded the Boerestaat Party in 1986 & wrote a book of the same name outlining his vision. Robert van Tonder died on August 4 1999 after a long battle with cancer.

This book sounds very interesting as it expresses a long suppressed Boer Republican outlook.