The red / white & blue horizontal tri color flag was used for both republics of the Cape frontier.
For further reading: The First Boer Republic.
Those visiting this blog for a while know we have posted a few articles on farm murders, or “plaasmoorde” in Afrikaans, in the past. You will also know that we have never proclaimed that white people bear the brunt of crime in South Africa.
What we have indicated is that if you look at crime statistics in terms of specific demographics, white people and specifically farmers, are more targeted per capita than any other group. Farm murders and attacks also tend to be more violent than other crimes.
We have even exposed the flawed logic and statistics of the South African Institute of Race Relations here:
The term Afrikaner - as anyone studying its roots knows - is a political term that was first used to describe a political abstraction within a political context during the late 19th cent & was initiated by a Cape organization composed of Cape Dutch intellectuals & two individuals from Holland. As such, this term was significantly influenced by the British colonial power. The following are some quotes further outlining this fact.
Quote: [ Another point of grotesque confusion that we need to clear up, is that Boers are not "Afrikaners". None of your co-workers seem to have any understanding of this. All Boers are aware of the systematic subterfuge and distortion of "identity" that has been the result of the makings of the Broederbond and the National Party, based upon the then image of the British imperialist gentleman. This artificial identity was meant to wean away the Boers from their strong identity, from their history, from their nationalism, and thus weaken them. ]
From: Professor Dr. Tobias Louw. Open Letter to the Institute for Security Studies. September 16 2003.
The following takes a short look at the growing poverty among the White population.
Most of the impoverished White people are often from the Boer population.
The following video of libertarian commentator Stefan Molyneaux expounds further.
Note: Molyneaux erroneously asserts that Apartheid started in the 1940s when in reality it started during the British colonial governments of the 19th century & among the early governments of South Africa, most notably under JBM Hertzog. The term Apartheid was coined in 1917 by Smuts to describe the racial system South Africa had adopted & the term was later appropriated by his childhood friend D F Malan when the latter was running for office after assuming control of the National Party remnant. All 3 aforementioned politicians were from the Cape Dutch population.