FAK, noun

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Also F.A.K.
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AfrikaansShow more Initial letters of Afrikaans Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuurvereniginge, ‘Federation of Afrikaans Cultural Associations’.
An organisation established in 1929 by the Broederbond to guide and promote Afrikaans cultural activities. Also attributive. See also Broederbond sense 1.
1948 Press Digest No.5, 37F.A.K. to request legislation preventing buying up of farms by big capital.
1949 Blueprint for Blackout (Educ. League) 28F.A.K.: Federasie van Afrikaanse Kulturvereniginge: A very powerful body, with an influence in every Afrikaans social and cultural society, throughout the country; strongly Nationalist in sentiment.
1973 Weekend Argus 24 Feb. 7Party-political indoctrination in schools by Sabra, the Rapportryers, the F.A.K. (Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuurvereniginge) and by slanted syllabi.
1979 Scope 20 July 32The FAK, we discovered in due course, is the front organisation that co-ordinates the many organisations that are trying to keep the Afrikaners together.
1984 R. Davies et al. Struggle for S. Afr. 270The leading and acknowledged ‘public arm’ of the secret Afrikaner Broederbond.., the FAK seeks to provide ‘direction’ and ‘central guidance’ to all Afrikaans cultural organisations.
1990 Sunday Times 3 June 4They had microphones, backing musicians and shiny, shiny smiles. But the TV age has caught up with the FAK.
An organisation established in 1929 by the Broederbond to guide and promote Afrikaans cultural activities. Also attributive.

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