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    Where in South Africa Are You From?

    I'm from Johannesburg. What about the other South African members? Where are you from?

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    Born, raised and schooled in Oudtshoorn, in the Little Karoo. Great town to grow up in. After that I came to Stellenbosch to study, and this is where I stayed after finding employment. I'm not sure from which of the two places I'd say I'm from if someone asks me now, but I'd definitely call Stellenbosch my home.

    It's interesting to see an English thread appear for which there is a duplicate topic in Afrikaans. Does that mean you're not entirely comfortable with Afrikaans, WA? Or did you simply feel there should be an English one to reflect the inclusion of Anglos in the SA section?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormraaf View Post
    It's interesting to see an English thread appear for which there is a duplicate topic in Afrikaans. Does that mean you're not entirely comfortable with Afrikaans, WA? Or did you simply feel there should be an English one to reflect the inclusion of Anglos in the SA section?
    I didn't notice the Afrikaans thread until after I created this one, but I also think there should be threads in separate languages. I don't want to post in English in an Afrikaans thread because I don't want to offend the Afrikaners.

    I am currently the only English South African member, yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Africa View Post
    I don't want to post in English in an Afrikaans thread because I don't want to offend the Afrikaners.
    Very considerate of you. I think we've gotten used to switching between English and Afrikaans in the SA section, though. Still, a fair idea if we want to make the place more welcoming for Anglo-Africans.

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    I am currently the only English South African member, yes?
    Yes, and the only such one who has registered on Skadi during my time here. What are your thoughts on why Anglo-Africans seem so much less interested in forums like these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormraaf View Post
    Yes, and the only such one who has registered on Skadi during my time here. What are your thoughts on why Anglo-Africans seem so much less interested in forums like these?
    I don't know, maybe the fact that there are only Boer nationalist forums out there? The only other forum I know besides Skadi is Stormfront, but the religious arguments put me off from there. I don't know if there are Anglo-Africans there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Africa View Post
    I don't know, maybe the fact that there are only Boer nationalist forums out there? The only other forum I know besides Skadi is Stormfront, but the religious arguments put me off from there. I don't know if there are Anglo-Africans there.
    "Boer Nationalist" forums which are often disorganised, obsessed with pointless religious bickering and either run by or populated by a number of people who appear to have more of an interest in sabotaging them than making actual progress.

    Many of the guys (although by no means all) are politically naive. They're also too fixated with vague ideas of a "Boer homeland" run along lines which are better suited to ruling a cult than a nation.

    The mission statements are often either missing or unrealistic.

    There is no consensus on where the homeland is supposed to be. Needless to say that placing it in the Transvaal and / or Freestate (where most of them live) doesn't seem workable to me due to the demographic realities.

    They're not making enough of an attempt to appeal to the middle-of-the-road part of the population who are wasting votes on the %^&£$% Democratic Alliance aka ZOG-in-opposition.

    I guess the answer would be that neither most English-speaking SA's nor the majority of the Afrikaans-speaking population are having their imagination captured by the majority of these these movements.

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    I am currently the only English South African member, yes?
    Not anymore. I'm from Cape Town, born and raised but now living in Stellenbosch. Neither of my parents are really South African but yeah, lived here forever really.

    What are your thoughts on why Anglo-Africans seem so much less interested in forums like these?
    I'll answer since I qualify. I think its because English South Africans don't feel as marginalized as the Afrikaners do. The English aren't having their language chipped away (like at Stellenbosch university, more demand for English in classrooms). Also I think more English South Africans feel okay to leave SA for other places but to Afrikaners this (SA) is home and always has been. Afrikaners don't want to leave and so a feeling of national/cultural identity grows and forums like this are joined.

    I don't mean to generalize if I got the wrong picture here, just an observation.

    Finally, this forum, well, its intended for continental Europeans and people who share that ancestry mostly. This SA section is a very tiny part of it and full-on English South Africans don't really have the connection to this place.
    Last edited by xamarth; Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 11:13 PM. Reason: I wanted to add more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xamarth View Post
    Finally, this forum, well, its intended for continental Europeans and people who share that ancestry mostly.
    We have a sizeable and respectable English (as in England) member base, and Americans are probably the largest group on the forum, with new American registrations appearing to be the most frequent. So not a valid observation, I'd say.

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    Oh right. I'm wrong then, but I am only new here. And most of the flags I've seen have been ones from continental Europe.

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    Cape Town, living in England now.

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