1981E. Prov. Herald 23 Apr. 1This powerful clique ‘supervises the implementation of Broeder policies, sees that Broeders get effective control of key areas,..and advises Cabinet Ministers on policy matters’ according to..a book which exposed the workings of the Broederbond.
1988J. Le May inInside S. Afr. May 12By the 1960s he held numerous directorships and was also chairman of several companies, including Volkskas, the bank founded by Broeders.
1989M. Manleytr. ofL.M. Oosthuizen’s Media Policy & Ethics 93Free from ideology, propaganda and slogans, inhibitions, maniuplation by state presidents, ministers, broeders, generals and big-time captialists.
1990Sunday Times 15 July 18The not so spooky Broeders. To the extent that the Broederbond still plays any political role at all, it is a benign one.
1993R. McNeill inSunday Times 4 Apr. 19As a harbinger of the new spring of ‘independent’ Broeder-free television it was very ordinary indeed.
1975Sunday Times 27 July 20The Voortrekker spirit flickered in the north this week...A dim memory..of the time when protest ran strongly in the veins, and broeder thumped broeder with a point of principle.
A term of address or reference to a fellow member of a religious community or congregation.
Short for Broederbonder; occasionally also used as a title.
Of or belonging to the Broederbond or Broederbonders.
An Afrikaner; boet4.
Hence broederskap/ˈbrudə(r)skap/noun [Afrikaans -skap -hood, -ship], brotherhood, comradeship; membership of the Broederbond (sense 1).
1979Voice 4 Mar.In a flash of broederskap Gerry is reported as saying Kallie can sommer stay in the same hotel as his opponent, John Tate. Tate is Black.
1988‘K. De Boer’ inFrontline May 38Scarcely had this been achieved and broederskap restored (if we are to believe the Press), than a new problem arose surrounding the collection of short stories.
1989‘Hogarth’ inSunday Times 3 Dec. 26It seems that Mr Wynand Malan’s membership of the Broederbond came up for discussion at a recent conclave of DP leaders. One wonders..whether his broederskap really still needs to cause such alarm.
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