Genootskap van Regte Afrikaners

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Die Genootskap van Regte Afrikaners (The "Association of Real Afrikaners") was a hugely influential secret association formed in Paarl in 1875 to protect and promote the use of Afrikaans and the rights of Afrikaners (Afrikaans-speaking citizens) in the face of British Anglicization policies. The members were all prominent in the community and out of this flowed the influential rederijkerskamer named Aurora, the publication Di Patriot ("The Patriot") and the first production of an formal Afrikaans play – a Afrikaans translation of the Dutch play De Jonge Kunstskilder, directed by “Oom Lokomotief” (“Uncle Locomotive”), editor of Di Patriot.


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