Black and White South African allies – A Series
—The impression has been created by the Media and various Governments of South Africa that White and Black have always been enemies unto death. In reality, Black and White have allied on numerous occasions in South African history. While this may surprise people outside the country, I venture to say it will also be a revelation to many South Africans. It is a truth that is as uncomfortable for the present government as it was for the previous.
The pre-1994 government of the country corralled its political base by convincing it of the Swart Gevaar (The Black Danger). It formed the basis of the Old Apartheid Laws. The present Black ANC government has ratcheted up this approach by orders of magnitude, inciting murder with its singing of “Kill the Whites”. This gets it votes from millions of the Uneducated, the Ignorant, and from racist Africanist Blacks. It forms the basis of the New Apartheid Laws. It appears not to realize that it is vindicating the old government. If it does, then it simply does not care, because the West has given it a free pass to do exactly what it pleases to the utterly powerless Whites.
I hope and trust that the examples provided here will show there was Black and White cooperation and alliance at many seminal events, and that the country does not have to be the divided nightmare that its various governments have made of it.
Click on the Title or first image below to read the third article in the series and see the evidence.
♦ Part 3 – The Black King with the White Stepfather
In the year 1795 the British took the Cape with the coerced support of the Dutch Stadtholder who had fled to London to escape Napoleon. The British ignorance about, prejudice against, and hatred for the Afrikaner was extreme. It led to disastrous decision making on the part of the new British Government at the Cape and would eventually cost them half of their new colony. It would also cost two ancestors of the author their lives. Britain would end up paying tribute to men with spears.
This period, usually ignored in both British and South African history, forms the background of the third installment on the subject of Black and White South African Allias. The unique relationship between the Frontiersmen and Rharhabe’s descendants would again surface 15 years later in 1815 in a seminal event that would create 150 years of bitterness between Boer and Brit.
All of this is described in detail in AmaBhulu- The Birth and Death of the Second America.