The Long Story- an immigrant’s quest to understand South Africa and Afrikaners.

The Roper Report

A lot of people are fascinated by Africa, often because of the stunning scenery and wilderness portrayed in wildlife documentaries. Yet there are other stories as well, which need to be told because they are more important than tear-jerkers about poached rhinos and elephants. These are the human stories and in particular, those of the Afrikaners, with their history, hopes, fears and struggles. You might not know much about these people beyond what pro- and anti-apartheid propaganda told you during the Seventies and Eighties, and it is my aim to help you understand who and what some of the toughest people on the African continent are.

The reason is simple- there’s a lot of misperception and worse, misinformation, about South Africa and Afrikaners in particular, something that needs to change. The article below is a primer on Afrikaners and while it may tell you some things you didn’t know, it…

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Author: Alfred E. Neuman

71 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.