Joining the Boerevolk is easier than one would imagine and you don’t have to be white to qualify for membership, writes a Weekly Mail Reporter
IT’S easy to become a member of the Boerevolk. All you need is R15 and a postage stamp.
You don’t need to have an aunt who died in the Boer war concentration camps, nor or an uncle who fought at Bloedrivier. You don’t have to belong to a political party. You don’t even have to speak Afrikaans nor do you have to be white.
If you fill in a form and send R15 to a Randburg address, you can get a “Boere-volk Identiteitsboek” within a couple of weeks, with your own Boere ID number and place to keep your marriage, driver’s and gun licences and to record your immunisation history.
It’s issued by the Boerestaat Party and it will arrive a lot quicker than anything issued in Pretoria. “Carry this ID book with you and show your Boere pride,” it suggests.
The dappled, pale yellow Boerevolk ID is prettier than the official green South African ID book — and more practical. A Boere ID number is shorter and easier to remember than the national one.
There’s more space for your gun licences (four pages). And there’s place not just for a marriage certificate, but a “second marriage certificate — if needed”.
Because the Boerestaat is not yet issuing these certificates, they suggest you use — in the interim — a photostat of your official South African gun, marriage and driver’s licences.
It might make you a little worried about the state of health in the Boere-staat. There is space to mark down your immunisation against smallpox, yellow fever, cholera, polio, dyptheria and tetanus.
But it does, on the other hand, give you a full list of Boer military victories (43 of them, including Talana but excluding Cuito Canavale) and a full list of “The concentration camps which the British used to destroy us when they couldn’t defeat us militarily” (46 of them).
It has a map of the Boerestaat, including most of the old Transvaal, OFS and kwaZulu, and the words of the Boere Volkslied.
It also lists “The principles of a Boer”. You have to reject the names Afrikaner and South African, as these are meaningless and will associate you with the country that took away your Boer identity and tried to condition you for integration.
You have to speak only Boeretaal and fight for the return of the Republics of the Transvaal, Free State and Vryheid as they were in 1902. You have to reject the anthem Die Stem, because it represents the “concocted state” of South Africa, in favour of the Boere Volkslied.
You have to reject the British party-political system that was forced on us in 1902 and which has, after 18 general elections, failed to deliver one inch of Boer land, in favour of “our old system of volk-politics”.
And you have to send your R15 to Die Boerestaat Party, Box 3456, Randburg.