‘Winnie Mandela Province’ and an independent Afrikaner state: The politics of exclusion in the ‘new’ South Africa

By IAfrica
In South Africa
Jul 24th, 2014
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This week, an Afrikaner lobby group announced that they had received a commitment from government to enter into talks about the possibility of an Afrikaner state. In Cape Town, meanwhile, a human rights organization has launched a campaign to merge the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape into one mass they want to call “Winnie Mandela Province”. While neither initiative may have a great chance of success, both cases reflect a distinct sense of exclusion from the political mainstream in different ways. By REBECCA DAVIS.

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