These web pages are meant to make and keep contact with Afrikaners and our cultural associates
who realize the threat of the implosion of South Africa
resulting from ineptocratic, communistic driven methods of government and
squandering of valuable land and raw materials to China,
which will also result in the destruction of the Afrikaner people.
Independence and sovereignty over our own land is the only solution to prevent this from happening.
The time has become urgent to finalise a demarcated area and prepare for Afrikaner self-determination where we can exercise political control over our own people while safeguarding our Western social, cultural and economic pursuits, keeping strict consideration of International Legal Requirements as well as of the South African Constitution.
I have extracted and translated these pages from the book by Cor Ehlers:-
" 'n Heimat vir Afrikaners: Die Tiende Provinsie",, eminent Afrikaner researcher
and specialist in Afrikaner Self-determination, and chairman of
OASE (Onafhanklike Afrikaner-Selfbeskikkings-Ekspedisie).
Unfortunately I have no translated copy available.
"Thank you Cor, for Your friendship and patience while faithfully sharing your time and knowledge with me over the years as my mentor."
Briefly we talk about...
the power of Art.235 of the SA Constitution which resulted from the Agreement between the Freedom Front and the ANC, and the opinion of the Constitutional Court judges after their certification of Article 235, and about the value of Article 233.
A claim of Self-determination is based on several International Legal Instruments, we define the Definition of a People, look at the Guidelines for an area to be Demarcated and the Legal Grounds for the Afrikaner' claim on territory.
And then we talk about the OASE model, as the area that OASE proposes as an Afrikaner Heimat, and how it can be proven to be historically Afrikaner land.
We're talking about Historical land use patterns in SA before the Voortrekkers arrived, about the the KhoiSan, colored people, black tribes, the mfecane and Mzilikazi.
We think of Afrikaners and Voortrekker Groups of Hendrik Potgieter and Vegkop, Masega and Kapain against Mzilikazi's Matabeles, and the group of Piet Retief and Blood River against the Zulus.
We also focus on International Legal Requirements where Voortrekkers immediately after defeating Mzilikazi occupied the entire conquered area, while in Natal only the area negotiated with Dingaan by Piet Retief was occupied and inhabitedWe also look at a group of farmers who negotiated land from Cetswayo which became the Republic of Utrecht and was later incorporated into the ZAR.
Then there is the legislation in 1913 by the governemnt where black people get the right to areas where they have traditionally lived.
Finally, we reach a sensitive point among our people: Who wants to be Baas should also be Klaas, and look at the examples where we can learn from Orania and Kleinfontein
The Agreement between the ANC and the Freedom Front:-
The power of the Accord lies therein that it is a valid contract that can be used in a court case on Afrikaners' self-determination as evidence of what is known in law as "preparatory work." The Judges of a court should therefore accept the agreement as evidence in support of the intent of Article 235 of the Constitution which provides for self-determination and is a direct consequence of the Accord, although its content has become somewhat limited.
And with the certification of Art.235 ...
the Constitutional Court judges determined that:-  It is not necessary for us to decide whether the NT is obliged to keep the idea of territorial selfdetermination alive. The fact is that the CA chose to do so in terms of NT 235, which ensures that the permissive door opened by the CP is kept ajar. It is obvious that any arrangements which could be made to establish a territorial entity and to define its boundaries will have to be negotiated with an existing government within the framework of the NT [including the permissive provision].
The Value of Article 233 of the Constitution:-
Of great importance to Afrikaners seeking territorial self-determination is in Art.233, which states that, where there are differences of interpretation of the Constitution, priority should be given to the principles of International Law. This gives Afrikaner negotiators clear access to International Law.
A claim for Self-determination by a people...
is based on several International Legal Instruments of which the following are important:
* International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Part I and Part II;
* African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights;
* United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,
(although it is an open question whether a court would consider Afrikaners indigenous).
What is the definition of a People?
There are people, including some Afrikaners, who struggle with all sorts of definitions about who Afrikaners are. In the context of self-determination, we find the most acceptable definition of a people contained in UNESCO's findings: -
1. A group of individual human beings who enjoy some or all of the following features:
a. a common historical tradition;
b. racial or ethnic identity;
c. cultural homogeneity;
d. linguistic unity;
e. religious or ideological affinity;
f. territorial connection;
g. common economic life.
2. The group must be of a certain number which need not be large, but which must be more than a mere association of individuals within a state.
3. The group as a whole must have the will, or consciousness, to be identified as a people, allowing that groups, though sharing the foregoing characteristics, may not have that will or consciousness.
4. Possibly, the group must have institutions of expressing its common characteristics and will for identity.
We may conclude from this (especially from point 3) that someone is an Afrikaner if the person considers him or her an Afrikaner. An Afrikaner knows that he or she is one, as Scots know they are Scots, as are Irish, Flemish, Basque, Jews, Zulus, Tswanas etc. etc.
Some experts add a further characteristic: that people outside the group should also regard the specific group as people, in this case then as Afrikaners.
(Pages 35-40 discuss this definition in detail and compare the characteristics of Afrikaners to those of colored and black people in South Africa.)
Demarcation Guidelines for an area meant for Self-determination:-
* A historical connection with the territory and still permanent occupiers;
* Land Area Correlation as a percentage of total land area of the state,
and between the population numbers as a percentage of total numbers of the state;
* Rights of minorities in the area must enjoy clear protection;
* Minimum disruption for both sides;
* Form an ethnic majority;
* How land was acquired in history.
International Legal Grounds for Afrikaners' claim to territory:
* Legally conquered territory of Mzilikazi and his Matabeles;
* Territory under legal session of black tribes / peoples (with reservations);
* Territory over which Afrikaners have enjoyed sovereignty in the past;
* Territory where Afrikaners remain today as an ethnic majority;
* Note: Peoples have a stronger claim to Territorial Self-determination over territory where in their history Sovereignty (i.e. international recognition) was enjoyed.
The OASE model (proposed Afrikanwer land):
The territory that OASE refers to for Afrikaner Self-determination falls within the boundaries of the former Sovereign Boer Republics of the ZAR and the Orange Free State where Afrikaners enjoyed full independence with International Recognition . Also note: “OASE model” and “OASE demarcated area” are original OASE descriptions of the area demarcated / proposed by OASE in accordance with International Legal Requirements.
The Afrikaner Claim on the OASE demarcated area is provable...
on the basis of historical facts, reliable literature, legal treaties, Afrikaner tombs, monuments, historic buildings, cultural heritage sites, etc. This area is also where the majority of Afrikaners still live today.
Historical Land Occupation of South Africa:-
The different peoples who inhabited South Africa are described in depth in Chapter 6 of Cor Ehlers' book "'n Heimat for Afrikaners: the Tenth Province". To emphasize the difference between “conquered territory” and “territory acquired by session” we first discuss historical occupations in South Africa.
Brown people: Due to historical land occupation patterns and South Africa's constitutional development since the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck in 1652, today colored people occupy a majority of the the Western Cape as well as parts of the Eastern and Northern Cape..
The San were nomadic hunters and gatherers. Nomadic peoples do not permanently settle in a specific area and thus have no claim to territorial self-determination.
The Khoi-Khoi were mainly cattle farmers and collectors, but also farmed as subsistence farming.
Blacks of South Africa are all Bantu-speaking and originally from the Great Lakes region of Africa. It should be borne in mind that, before the arrival of Europeans with their Western technical and technological skills, Africans could not permanently establish themselves in the coldest parts of South Africa, neither where no perennial drinking water or natural wood was available.
Between 1815 and 1835, before the arrival of the Voortrekkers, there was great destruction in the interior of SA caused by various black and brown tyrants, such as Shaka and Dingane of the Zulus, Mzilikazi and his Matabeles, Manthatisi of the Tlokwas, the Bergenaars, Barend Barends and Jan Bloem of the Khoi-Khoi. This period is known as the mfecane or defacane when more than a million black and colored people perished.
Mzilikazi controlled the entire area between 1822 and 1835 from Machadodorp in the east to the Botswana border in the west and roughly from the current N4 route (Pretoria, Rustenburg, Zeerust) in the north as far as Bloemfontein in the south. The Zulus with the Khoi-Khoi drove Mzilikazi out of the area but never settled in the conquered area and left the area depopulated. The Matabeles fled westward into the Marico Valley on the Botswana border and settled there.
Afrikaners and Voortrekker groups
Afrikaners: As a result of the British annexation of the entire Cape South of the Orange River in 1806, thousands of Afrikaners decided by 1835 to leave the Cape Colony to a new home where they could exist in freedom,
but the Voortrekkers did not agree and split into two main groups.
The group of Voortrekkers led by Hendrik Potgieter, decided to move from Thaba'Nchu towards the Vaal River despite warnings against the cruel Matabeles, and was attacked by a group of Matabeles near Heilbron on October 16, 1836.
They averted the onslaught in what is today known as the Battle of Vegkop, which is sometimes considered a greater miracle than the Battle of Blood River. The Matabeles, however, carried the Voortrekkers' livestock to their strongholds in the vicinity of Zeerust. In January 1837, Potgieter, with the aid of a few Baralong impis went on a retaliation expedition, defeated the Matabeles during the Battle of Mosega and took back their livestock. In November 1837, the Voortrekkers finally defeated the Matabeles during the Battle of Kapain, after which Mzilikazi and his followers fled to Bulawayo in the old Rhodesia. The Voortrekkers permanently occupied, settled and established the entire legally conquered area, while the original inhabitants settled in another area and another country.
The fate of the group of Voortrekkers who moved under the leadership of Piet Retief to Natal is more well known. Retief negotiated with Dingane for territory. The negotiation was successful in the presence of British missionary Owen, but Retief was assassinated by his followers by the Zulus, after which the Zulu impis attacked and killed the entire trek company at Blaauwkrans and Moordspruit.
The events culminated in a retaliation expedition at the Battle of Blood River on December 16, 1838.
Conquered Area and Treaty Area
The Voortrekkers led by Hendrik Potgieter (unknowingly) but according to today's International Requirements permanently occupied the whole legally conquered area, established their farms and towns , while the original inhabitants established themselves in another area and another country.
On the other hand, after the Battle of Blood River, the Voortrekkers did not occupy the entire territory they had conquered from the Zulus, but settled permanently in the territory that was negotiated with Dingane, in what is now known as the Treaty Area. It is located between the Tugela River in the north and the Umzimvubu River in the south, and the Drakensberg in the west and the Indian Ocean in the east. The Voortrekkers proclaimed the Republic of Natalia in 1839 but it never enjoyed any International recognition.
The Republic of Utrecht,
A group of Afrikaner farmers acquired territory in northern Natal in 1854 and 1860 under legal cession of the Zulus under King Cetswayo, which included the site where the Battle of Blood River took place. The area was known as the Republic of Utrecht which in 1860 was incorporated into the ZAR which had already enjoyed sovereignty at that time.
In 1843 the British annexed the entire territory of the Voortrekkers in Natal and once again Afrikaners became victims of British imperialism.
Ackknowledgement to own land
In 1913 and 1936, legislation was approved by the Union of South Africa's parliament which, for the first time, acknowledged blacks' right to land ownership in places where they traditionally lived. This 1913 legislation serves as the starting point for the ANC's current land restitution policy.
There are two concentrations of colored people in the OASE demarcated area where people share Afrikaners' culture and where their home language is mainly Afrikaans - Heidedal at Bloemfontein and Eersterust at Pretoria. OASE suggests that the boundaries be drawn in such a way that the two colored communities can decide themselves by referendum whether they want to be part of a province where Afrikaners are in political control.
It is important to consider two facts:
1. that non-Afrikaans-speaking whites living in the proposed OASE area will vote for self-determination,
2. that non-SA citizens do not have the right to vote, and strict language tests will be required.
Who wants to be Baas should also be Klaas!
Since Jan van Riebeeck landed in the Cape, most white people in South Africa depend on labor from the ranks of other population groups, which today means being dependent on labor by those who oppress us...
Afrikaners need to choose against this enslavement by workers from other population groups, and choose for mechanization, modern business and farming practices, self-employment and labor from their own ranks. Where it is necessary to obtain “outside labor”, contracted services can be used which will not hesitate to use own labor, including unskilled labor, from their own ranks.
Good examples are Orania and Kleinfontein...
where Afrikaners are the workers who maintain the roads, dig ditches for pipelines and drive away garbage. The garden and domestic workers are Afrikaners and problems with sewerage are solved by Afrikaner hands. There are also no squatter camps of hopeful "blacks" to find employment with "whites". If Afrikaners ever want to enjoy territorial self-determination they will have to ensure that they maintain a majority in the area - otherwise they will only lose their political power in the future, as today.
The feasibility and sustainability of self-determination for a nation on independent territory has been very expertly researched and published.
This new book on Afrikaner Self-determination is really recommended for those who see Self-determination as a necessity but are not fully aware of the SA Constitution or International Legal Requirements.
'n Afrikaner-heimat:- die Tiende Provinsie
by Cor Ehlers.
Following is a video introducing OASE, as well as a series of video conversations by Cor Ehlers, all in Afrkaans.
OASE: - Oanafhanklike Afrikaner-Selfbeskikkings-Ekspedisie (Independent Afrikaner Self-determination Expedition).
There is hope!
"Who is Cor Ehlers?".
Cor introduces himself, explaining the need to respect the Constitution and to follow International Legal Principles.
Follow the youtube channel.
Question 1 - where Self-determination is discussed as a basic human right.
What is Self-determiation?
Question 2 - Can anyone claim self-determination?
Question 3 - What are the steps to prepare for self-determination, and
what are the pillars on which preparation rests?
The pillars of preparation
Question 4 - Self-determination has several forms.
What is the difference between internal and external self-determination?
Forms of Self-determination.
Question 5 - What about groups in SA that claim to have completed 98%?
The effects of ignorance.
Question 6 - What is the role of the FF Plus?
The role of the FF Plus
Question 7 - Are international legal experts important and necessary?
International legal experts.
Cor mentions how his daughter Marieke earned her "LLM in International Law with International Relations" degree with Self-determination as the theme under the heading "Contemporary issues in the law of external self-determination and secession beyond decolonization and disilution ".
She received her degree with distinction from the University of Kent.
To better understand the International Legal principles regarding Afrikaner self-determination, it is advisable to see how she came to the positive conclusion in her dessertation that Afrikaners can indeed obtain External Self-determination.