Daily Archives: July 21, 2012
White South African teens wrestle with an uncertain identity. An extreme right-wing group is teaching young Afrikaners to eschew Nelson Mandela’s vision of a multicultural rainbow nation. The fringe group Kommandokorps, led by old-apartheid leader Franz Jooste, organizes camps in school holidays where Afrikaner teenagers learn to defend themselves against crime in South Africa. But that’s not all. They learn they are their own people – not South Africans but Afrikaners – that shouldn’t integrate in the new democratic South Africa.