1899P.A. MoltenoSel. from Correspondence (1981) 122Conversations which I have had since leaving London strengthen my conviction that the ‘Dominion of Afrikanderdom’ bogey..i.e. the fact of a bellicose and armed South African Republic..is the argument and justification which is relied upon for the war.
1900Standard & Diggers’ News inM.M. CleaverYoung S. Afr. (1913) 89The great cause of Afrikanderdom, the unity of the race from Capetown to the Zambesi, the mighty principle for which we are now struggling.
1911Blackburn & CaddellSecret Service 313It may be that the unwanted sight of uniforms and the presence of the symbolism of war excited young Afrikanerdom.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 23Africanderdom,..That section of the people of South Africa animated by the Africander spirit and ideals.
1930L. BarnesCaliban in Afr. 118Afrikaner supremacy must be protected, even..‘at the cost of injustice to the native.’ That, in its naked crudity, is the final answer of Afrikanerdom to the native question.
1941Bantu World 22 Feb. 4‘The members of the Ossewa Brandwag are, and shall always be, the storm troopers of Afrikanerdom,’ said Mr O. Pirow.
1948Press DigestNo.7, 48The movement had nothing to do with politics but..was nevertheless being of service in uniting Afrikanerdom at a critical moment.
1950H. GibbsTwilight in S. Afr. 179Having started by announcing itself in favour of a republic, the OB was stated by van Rensburg to be ‘the core and concentration of Afrikanerdom’.
1955G. Saron inSaron & HotzJews in S. Afr. 382All the ills of ‘Afrikanderdom’ were attributed to ‘British-Jewish capitalism’.
1960A.D. Lazarus inH. SpottiswoodeS. Afr.: Rd Ahead 91These miseries have not been brought upon the Indian people by the present government or even on the insistence of Afrikanerdom generally.
1976Sunday Times 1 Aug. 15The disappearance of Afrikanerdom as an exclusive White group as we know it today will be the prelude to the downfall, too, of the White English speakers as a separate group, although their language will be preserved as an official language.
1981S. Uys inRand Daily Mail 27 Feb. 9Afrikanerdom, of course, has never been the monolith that some people have liked to think it is: Afrikaners are a contentious people.
c1985F.G. Butler inEng. Academy Rev.Vol.3 167It is possible that there is a profound change taking place within Afrikanderdom itself.
1987Weekly Mail 17 July 7Some adherents of apartheid regard the Dakar talks ‘as an act of betrayal, not only to the apartheid state but also to the community of Afrikanerdom’.
1990D. Van Heerden inSunday Times 10 June 8He called Mr Terre Blanche..‘the rock of Afrikanerdom who will lead us into the struggle’.
1976V. RosenbergSunflower 153Herman Bosman’s reaffirmation of his Afrikanerdom was more the result of an overwhelming rediscovery after years spent in a nationality vacuum.
1982E. Prov. Herald 13 July 3Afrikanerdom did not exclude South Africanism, rather it enriched it and steered it forward on an independent path.
1990Bulletin (Centre for Science Dev.) Nov.–Dec. 3The war has again been invoked, this time in the general ideological discourse of the far right who see themselves as the true custodians of Afrikanerdom.
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