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Vereniging van Oranjewerkers

Vereniging van Oranjewerkers ("Organization of Orange Workers", sometimes shortened to simply Oranjewerkers, "Orange Workers") is a South African white separatist political movement that seeks a homeland for Afrikaners.


Formed in 1980 by Wally Grant, H. F. Verwoerd junior (the son of [1] Alongside this they also developed the plan of bolwerke ('bastions'), or privately owned farms whose landowners would undertake to stop utilising black labour.[1]

Eschewing the party political route, the Oranjewerkers became more of a research group, undertaking a series of studies of the demographics of the country. Leading member Hercules Booysen termed their mission as dinamiese-konserwatisme, seeking newer solutions to the old ideas of apartheid and the creation of a Volkstaat.[2] Similar plans for redesigning the map of South Africa have been suggested by the group from time to time.

In fiction

The organisation features prominently in Larry Bond's tale of a fictionalised Cold War conflict in South Africa, Vortex. By the novel's conclusion, they have succeeded in reaching their goal for an autonomous Afrikaner state under a post-apartheid government.

See also


  1. ^ a b Brian M. du Toit, 'The Far Right in South Africa', The Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 29, No. 4. (Dec., 1991), p. 647
  2. ^ du Toit, 'The Far Right in South Africa', p. 648

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  • Description in Afrikaans
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