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Columnist Peter Bruce never misses an opportunity to have a dig at Afrikaners. Since Cecil Rhodes and Lord Alfred Milner launched a propaganda campaign against the two Boer republics, every imaginable insult has been hurled at the Afrikaner by colonial jingoists. But Bruce has a new one: Afrikaners are, like Julius Malema, fascists, he writes. He should bury the hatchet. Afrikaners are being murdered by the dozen on farms and kicked out of jobs. Malema has threatened to cut the throats of whites. There is no longer a need for Bruce to fight us. We live in a country with a population of 57-million and whites comprise less than 10% of the total. Hendrik Verwoerd and former opposition leader Frederik van Zyl Slabbert were in agreement about one fact: if a country is experiencing a population explosion and has deep cultural divisions, huge structural changes, often painful for minorities, are inevitable. Both men were sociologists so they had an understanding of the dynamics of societie...

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