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Flag of Kommandokorps.[1][2]

Kommandokorps is an Afrikaner survivalist group active in South Africa.[3] The leader is Kol.Franz Jooste, who served with the South African Defence Force during the apartheid era.[4]

The group organises paramilitary camps, which are attended by youths between the ages of 13 and 19.[3] The teenagers are taught self-defence and how to combat a perceived black enemy.[4] Following an infantry-style curriculum, they are lectured on racial differences, such as a claim that black people had a smaller cerebral cortex than whites, and are made to use a modern South African flag as a doormat.[3] The camp is located in the veld outside the town of Carolina, Mpumalanga, about 230 km east of Johannesburg.[5]

The group has been criticised by the Afrikaner lobby group AfriForum.[3] The Democratic Alliance called for the group to be closed, and its activities investigated by the Human Rights Commission.[6] A group of Kommandokorps volunteers attended the funeral of the former Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging leader Eugene Terreblanche.[7] In 2011, the group signed a saamstaanverdrag (unity pact) with the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging and the Suidlanders, a large whites-only group.[5]

“Fatherland” is a full-length documentary produced and directed by Tarryn Lee Crossman that explores the experiences of young men in the Kommandokorps camps.[8]

See also


  1. ^ Kommandokorps: Racism Breeding Camp
  2. ^ South Africa's DA wants Kommandokorps "hate camp" closed
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External links

  • Official website (in Afrikaans)
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