AmaBhulu the Blog


AmaBhulu – The Birth and Death of the Second America was first published in November 2013 as an e-book, and is now also available in a 630 page B&W printed softcover edition. This work is a comprehensive study of the complete history of South Africa, but with the unique differentiation that it tracks a few real bloodlines through that entire history. AmaBhulu describes how real individuals of European and North American descent experienced that epic history on the ground. The reader is placed among these real people. The author is the first to point out that his family is in this respect “dreadfully typical” and completely representative. AmaBhulu is therefore not a family history, but a History of a Nation by way of a few example bloodlines who happened to have been at the key formative events in that history.

These bloodlines systematically converge and by the 1950s they lead to the author and his wife, proving the author’s natural DNA-based authority in writing on the subject. AmaBhulu thereby also differs from the library of books by British newspapermen talking either about or to Afrikaners who are then treated as “subjects”. In AmaBhulu the world may hear an ordinary Afrikaner—not a reporter beholden to his editor, politician beholden to his party, or government-paid political history professor beholden to his pay cheque—talking about his own people based on actual experience, backed by solid evidence. The author is beholden to no one and no thing; only to his conscience, to his ethics, and to his respect for evidence.

AmaBhulu provides more than 1280 notes in evidence and a massive 270 bibliographic entries in support of any points it makes. The evidence is often from 17th-19th century texts, communications, or diaries. In more recent cases, the evidence is provided from British Hansard records and recently cleared US State Department documents. The author even provides recent documented supporting evidence from the enemy he was opposing.

Join the author in the epic and painful story of the Afrikaner nation as it evolves at the southern tip of Africa to build the country that became to Africa what America was to the world in the 20th century. In one sense, it is the story of what would have happened to the United States if it had not gained independence in the 18th century.

In 1797 the British Royal Navy was concerned that South Africa would become a “Second America” and take India from them. AmaBhulu holds stern warning for the First America if it wishes to avoid the present sad fate of the Second America.


The Line between Black & White


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—In the Third Chapter of my series “South Africa: Who stole the Land?“, we show how the Great Fish River was established as the line between Black and White in South Africa. Click on the map below to enlarge. We provide the evidence from the books and letters of the time.

The Nguni group of nations, spearheaded by the amaXhosa, was expanding down the east coast of the country. The white people were moving east through the drier semi-desert interior between the two mountain ranges. The eastern half of the south coast was well-nigh impassable, with deep crevasses and enormous forests. That coast today sports the world’s highest man-made bungee jump into one of those crevasses.

The Black folks from the east were nearing the limit of the 350mm summer rainfall line, which limits the ideal cattle herding region, being longer grass. They also grew millet and other agricultural items on a subsistence basis and mostly still do in that region, though they have since added corn and other items. Their very existence was predicated on their cattle herds, because they largely lived from milk and milk-derived foodstuffs.

The West Cape had meanwhile established itself as a superb place for fruit and wheat, largely a winter/spring rain crop with greater drought resistance. The climate of the West Cape is Winter Rainfall Mediterranean that arrives on violent Westerly gales. It is almost completely dry in Summer.

One look at the geography of the country immediately reveals how the continuous chains of rugged mountain ranges practically propelled the two drastically different civilizations headlong into each other. They met at the Great Fish River.

In later chapters we discuss the movement of the Ba’Tswana and Ba’Sotho, as well as the Vha’Venda. The country’s latest president is of Venda descent.

For the complete story, see South Africa: Who stole the Land?

— Harry Booyens

Before Black & White Fought


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— The first overland meeting between Black and White people in South Africa came in 1702, fifty years or two generations after the founding of the settlement at the Cape.  It happened between hunting parties from either side near the Great Fish River (above – click to enlarge), some 500 miles east of Cape Town, in a completely different climate zone.  The author’s own Bezuidenhout ancestor was leader of that party.

Before the first serious clash between the two sides around 1780, more than five generations after the founding of the settlement, the nearest Black people lived further east along the coast.

As part of a 2008 formal investigation by the Black Dominated ANC Government of South Africa, the Elders of the amaXhosa Black people explained that the people of their nation were immigrants to the country that would eventually become South Africa, and that they were still migrating southwestward by steps at the Mtata River even as the Dutch were already established on the continent to the west. They also maintain that the amaXhosa lived far beyond the great Kei River in the half-century after the Dutch settled the Cape. And, according to the survivors of the 1686 wreck of the Stavenisse, it was San Bushmen who lived further south along the coast. There are no coastal San people left in South Africa.

Read more in the Second Chapter of South Africa: Who stole the Land.

— Harry Booyens

Where were the Black People?


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— In my Series “South Africa:  Who stole the Land?” the first question is “Where were the Black people when the Dutch settled at the Cape of Good Hope in 1652?” The answer to that question may be found in the FIRST CHAPTER of the Series, where we show that, as the Dutch prepared to found the Settlement at the Cape of Good Hope, the nearest Black Ba’Ntu setllements were still established near the Mzimkulu River. This river is indicated on the map below (Click to enlarge)

That leads to the question, “So where then were the Black people when the Portuguese first got to Southern Africa around 1500?” The answer to that question may also be found in the FIRST CHAPTER of the Series. They were to the north of the Mtamvuna River (below- click to enlarge), which is the southern boundary of Natal. It is north of the Mzimvubu River. They were certainly in what is now Mozambique. We do not know whether they were in the Natal of today. It is possible, but not certain.

So, when the Dutch prepared to settle the Cape, the Black coastal people (with whom they would in future have no fewer than nine wars) were some 1100 km or 700 miles from Cape Town as the crow flies. By road it is 1500km or 830 miles. That is pretty much the distance the crow would have to fly from New York to Savannah, Georgia, and about the same distance by road. I trust that calibrates Americans. For Europeans, it is the distance from Paris to Belarus! One could fit many centuries of European history into a circle of that radius.

So, lose the thought that there were Black people on the beach to welcome the Dutch. Please realize folks who suggest such things are willfully lying or are lying from ignorance. And their lying is now leading to people being killed.

The readers of this post are watching the destruction of the outer wall of Western Civilization in South Africa, and they either want to resist that, or they are part of the destruction. Folks can no longer wash their hands of the situation. Pontius Pilate tried to do that, and look what history did to him.

For the painful and frightening background to this, see South Africa: Who stole the land?

—Harry Booyens

South Africa: Who stole the Land?


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—Today I make available the first five chapters of the series “South Africa: Who stole the Land?. This is all about how people got to be where they are in South Africa. I feel urged by the events in South Africa around the threatened confiscation of the property of white farmers without due compensation.

It has taken me many weeks to put all this together properly and I am only at chapter 5.  However, those five chapters deal with the development of the old Cape Frontier between the Afrikaner on the one hand, and two of the isiXhosa speaking nations, the amaXhosa and abaThembu, on the other. On the map below (click to enlarge), that would be the region along the coast between the broken green line and the right-most brown arrow.

This map plays a big role in the whole saga, so folks may want to memorize it or keep it handy. I say this with non-South Africans in mind. There will be more maps along the way. This particular map shows the immigration of the main groups of  Black Ba’Ntu people into South Africa. The indigenous people were the San Bushmen, and later the Khoekhoe, both drastically different people from the Black people. As late as 1836, a traveller came across a band of San Bushmen in the Southern Free State (the ‘Prairie’ on the map). As late as 1838 folks were still running into San Bushmen in the north of the 11,000 foot Drakensberg Mountains, shown heavily snow-topped on the map. Yes, South Africa gets snow. Port Elizabeth on the South Coast is as far from the Equator as Charleston in the USA.

Australia notices…

The brutality of the Ethnic Cleansing Campaign against white farmers in South Africa is beyond anything the world has seen in modern times. Being a farmer in South Africa is by now surely the single most dangerous occupation on the face of the earth outside war or space; and those occupations that come close do not involve being tortured to death. In a recent case, a Dutch immigrant farmer was tortured over five hours while his wife had to listen to his screams as he was dying. The ANC government dominated Police prefer to call these “robberies gone wrong“…. really!!?  Seriously!!?.

Folks outside South Africa have finally noticed the hell that South African farmers are suffering. This has led the Minister of the Interior of Australia to suggest fast tracking immigration visas for those farmers, because they are struggling with “horrific circumstances”. He also used the opportunity to tell the world just what fantastic immigrants the South Africans are and that they are exactly what his country needs. I had already personally been told that by a Minister in a Canadian Provincial Government who had made a point of wanting to meet me to convey the message. He was talking about South African doctors. In reality, these farmers are exactly what South Africa needs, but the government threatens them daily and the Black politicians chant “Kill the farmers!”

… but the Formal Media is morally challenged

Of course, the Anglophone Formal media of the World is largely trying to tell its readership and viewership that the dead farmers are lying about being killed, which I find an odd concept, to say the least. The BBC is flailing around, effectively suggesting, in my view, that, if 2001 dead farmers is a horrific situation, then just 2000 dead farmers is somehow acceptable. I cannot account for their relativist morality; I was raised differently and value all life. Next time you hear of a family who lost two children, ask them if it would have been OK if they had lost just one. I wonder if this is another “British Thing” or if it is just the BBC that is “morally challenged”. Is that perhaps the correct definition for “liberal?”.

The BBC was not around in the Great Boer War of 1899-1902 in South Africa, otherwise they might have behaved like the New York Times, who suggested at the time that Afrikaner ladies were enjoying tennis in the British Concentration Camps: — What!? You don’t believe me?…really?…then READ! I never knew tennis was so dangerous that it could kill 30,000 people. THAT is the Liberal Anglophone Media for you.

Move along folks! Nothing to see here!

The ANC government is clearly burying the numbers relating to farm murders, and the Formal media is playing along. The government does not allow the Police to report on these murders as a category of crime. They prefer to bury it in the mass of black-on-black violence, because there are ten times as many black people as white in South Africa, the vast majority of them in the east of the country. For my American readers, that would be the tactical equivalent of politically trying to hide any murders of Wyoming or Montana farmers in among the Black-on-Black gun violence statistics of Detroit. Fortunately, the Internet does not allow governments to hide stuff anymore, as the United States has discovered.

A Life and Death story in Ten Parts

I do not wish to steal my own thunder by saying much more here. So I refer the reader to “South Africa: Who stole the Land??“. Perhaps the title should be “A  Story of Life and Death in Ten Parts“.

What is to come

I am currently working on the sixth chapter, which addresses the matter of “who was where and moved where” over the period of the Great Trek up to the Sand River Convention of 1852, when Great Britain acknowledged the independence of the Free State and Transvaal Republics. It will also address the histories of the Black people affected. It may surprise some folks to find out that some Black groups specifically requested to be incorporated into the “white-run” Free State.

I imagine folks will be equally surprised to learn how the Ba’Rolong Tswana and the Afrikaners fought on one side against the Matabele: Black and White comrades-in-arms. How did that happen? Perhaps folks just never thought it odd that there would be Bushveld Tswana people freezing in winter in a patch in the Free State east of Bloemfontein. Folks should ask “WHY?”. Did Media people really never wonder why there was a little patch of the Bophuthatswana Homeland stuck in the middle of the Free State? I guess they were too busy expounding on why the country with the biggest platinum mine in the world was a “dump for Black people dreamt up by racists”. The same can be said for the Transkei coast, which was somehow a “dump” in the 1970s and is now a tourist haven of heavenly beauty. Such is the Media.

Folks will likely be as surprised to hear of the many Zulu warriors and men of mixed descent who fought on Afrikaner side at Blood River. And then there were the Englishmen who fought at the same battle, but I guess we should not let a small thing like facts and truth interfere with the political spin of the ANC and its Communist partnership.  I imagine the knowledge that the Mpande Zulu and the Afrikaners had a joint military campaign against Zulu King Dingane would be simply too much for the Government to process.

Further chapters will consider the European Rape of Africa and the history up to now.

I tell you, history is powerful. That’s why I study it.

The truth will set you free

For now, folks, I give you South Africa: Who stole the Land?.

— Harry Booyens



Stealing the Land – Theft via Democracy


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—The new South African President has just assumed office. His name is Cyril Ramaphosa (below, with ex-president Zuma on left). That would be the man who ran rings around the hapless FW de Klerk and his pet “Canary” in the negotiations leading up to the 1994 elections. Folks can read all about that in AmaBhulu.

The ordinary White folks of the country convinced themselves that Ramaphosa was some sort of “White Knight” come to their rescue.

Unfortunately, here we now have Ramaphosa’s first move in Parliament and it takes the form of a successful vote to take away the property of White South Africans without compensation. This is theft via democracy. He said he would do that. Pretty much everywhere else in the Civilized World, that would be considered Theft or Larceny; but not in South Africa. Even Zuma did not do that.

The Inevitable Moment has Come

I have been waiting patiently for this inevitable moment, because I knew this would get international attention. Those defending the ANC will now have to show their true colors as the Friends of Thieves and National Socialist Racists; the ruling ANC party being the African NATIONAL Congress and an avowed SOCIALIST party (read the panel on the right in the previous link) with a core of Communists.  They style themselves a Workers’ Party. For those who do not know, the NAZI party was the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. These supporters will have to defend out-and-out theft by Black People from White people based on skin color.

FOX NEWS finally latches onto the truth

And so it is that FOX NEWS finally picked up the story late last week. Tucker Carlson on his evening show (Click on the image belowto link to the video) treated the subject and asked outspoken but very erudite commentator Mark Steyn for his view on the matter. Mark Steyn, for those who do not know, is a born Canadian who lives in New Hampshire in the United States. 

The Time has Come to Act

With FOX NEWS, and Mark Steyn now aware of at least one truth about South Africa, the time has come for South Africans to stand up and get counted. The iron is hot NOW and it should be struck NOW. I’m doing my best to tell North Americans what is happening in South Africa, but so should South Africans living in that country; and they need to do so in English, please, so folks outside South Africa can understand what they are saying.

In a perfect world, President Trump would speak up and make it clear that this thinly disguised ethnic cleansing has to stop and stop immediately. However, the Left in his own country would howl in delight if he were to align himself with what is obviously right to any reasonable human being; all this because the vile Media in the US has painted South African Whites as the “spawn of Satan” who “should just die”, as I have personally been told to my face in an office of a world leading company in New York. This is why the formal Media in the US does not report on the farm attacks in South Africa; they have already sentenced White South Africans to death on the altar of their own guilty conscience about the slavery practised by their own great-grandfathers. Put differently, they are going to lament their own guilt unto the death of the last white South African.

Lies, damned Lies, and Politics… and ignorance

Readers in South Africa need to know that 99% of Americans have been led to believe that Black people waited on the beach in 1652 when the Dutch landed at the Cape. In reality, Black and White only met overland some 50 years later in 1702  in one small event, and the first clashes over territory happened some 600 miles to the east of Cape Town just on 130 years after the founding of the Cape Settlement. This “The Blacks were there” lie is representative of the mountain of utter rubbish the truth is up against in the United States; and the ANC surfs on a tsunami of this trash.

Another favorite of the media is to quote percentages of land ownership in South Africa. Since folks in faraway North America have no clue of the geography of South Africa and most could not find it on a map, they have no idea what percentage of the country is arable. In fact, they can’t even find their own country on a map. Incredibly, as fate would have it, the silly girl in that link even invokes the name of South Africa.

So, when I ask Americans and Canadians what percentage of the South African Karoo and western desert they would like Black South Africans to own, they just produce a vacant stare. When I ask them whether White farmers should be allowed to own any land in the much higher rainfall Black reserve areas, they come apart.

So, the ignorance is simply overwhelming. It is best exemplified by my learned MSc colleague in New York who asked me whether I knew her friend in Liberia (!) and the wonderfully kind elderly gentleman who told me, “I know South Africa! I was in the Mediterranean in the War!” (WWII). And then there is the young University student here in Canada who recently asked me, “Does Africa have countries?

I trust the above calibrates South Africans in South Africa. They need to “yell, scream, and make noise”…. lots and lots of it. That is all that Americans understand, sorry to say;…. really I am,….. but it is true.

Who stole the land?

I am responding to all this in the one way I know how, and that is to provide evidence of the demarcation of land between White and Black on a basis of the verifiable history of South Africa. That is, I do my best to cut through the politics and the Media Drivel using facts people can check for themselves.

At this point, I have been busy for several weeks on a series of articles under the title Who stole the land? This seeks to provide the detailed verifiable history of the land split between White and Black in South Africa. Up to this point, my focus has been on the old Cape Province, but I aim to add the Free State, Natal and the old Transvaal in due course.

Watch this Blog in the near future for the over-arching post that will serve as the link to the collection of permanent pages on the subject. It will be posted under the subject of AmaBhulu Topics where there is already a collection of articles of historical nature that have bearing on South African Political developments.

—Harry Booyens