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View Poll Results: South Africa, more Dutch or British?
More Dutch influence 20 40.82%
More British influence 29 59.18%
Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-29-2013, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by DBCC View Post
Influences in South Africa:

1652 - 1906 - The Dutch, the French Huguenots, the British pioneers and Pirates like Cecil John Rhodes

1906 to 1961 - the Brits,- stealing and manipulating their financial interests, creating racial segregation

From 1961 to Mandela - the Afrikaners (Dutch descendants) (The Brits clandestinely took advantage of this situation and tolerated the South African Givernment until they could while away (in tax free havens) their ill gotten investments, minerals, manufacturing plants etc

From Mandela to Mbeki - The people of South Africa, the Rainbow Nation envisaged by Madiba prospered, jopbs were created, multinationals invested, productivity was at an all time high

From Mbeki to present (Zuma) Just another declining and corrupt African nation whose power is in the hands of the Xhosa and will do anything to keep that power....Corruption, crime, reverse racism, unemployment, violence, and cutting off their own hands (that feed them.)
Of course, the Afrikaners have done no wrong. Only the Anglos and the Blacks have done wrong. You are so off the rocker it's absurd.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:50 PM
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The Republic of South Africa is much British more influenced. Although White Afrikaners speak a language that's closer to Flemish, Dutch and German with some strong Calvisnistic beliefs. The culture over-all is derived from the British colonists, this is even reflected in the sports, a South African won't have a problem adjusting to life in the British Isles or in Australia/New Zealand in comparison to that in the Netherlands/Belgium. Even Apartheid was an invention of the British colonialists before the Afrikaners/Boere people adpoted it as their national policy in order to keep the Black population from rising over them. Apartheid was practised in the Cape Colony well before 1949! Afrikaners are a mixture of Dutch, French,German,Scandinavian with minor admixtures of British Isles, Portugal, Spanish. However many people forget that some have a distant ancestry with Hottentots(Southern African aboriginals).
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:41 PM
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Oh my God: Flemish IS NO LANGUAGE!! It is a light accent of the Dutch language, spoken in Belgium. To say that Afrikaans has more in common with Flemish than the "accent-less" standard Dutch is absolute *******s. Furthermore, it is more than obvious that South-Africa is way more influenced by the Dutch.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:54 AM
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You know I'd think if one could take a look at the extent particularly to how much of SA's judicial elements are made up in terms of Dutch or Brit background it could help identify 'influence. 'Laws' of the land and how they are drawn up signify and point to the way a population behaves in a cultural milieu. Add religious, tribal, racial preferences and you have a mix that can either foster harmony or set up divison within that society.

It's unfortunate that the British in the late 19th were like bulls in a china shop when they came to SA. Frankly, it just gave the original inhabitants of SA more reasons to blame somebody else for problems that possibly could have even existed without them, i.e. tribal warfare within and between peoples, etc. I know SA has moved on from the colonial experiences of the sad 19th. The wounds may have ostensibly healed but the betrayals no doubt exist deep in the SA cultural psyche.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:11 AM
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Probably the Dutch, up until the British concentration camps.
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