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 concept map of the OASE proposed area, and explain how population numbers of the area are calculated;
We realize that there are International guidelines to be followed to achieve Self-determination, of which negotiation with the government is the most important,
We talk about large organizations and the reasons why the Freedom Front Plus is the best organisation to take the future of Afrikaners forward.
Only after an agreement has been reached will a draft legislation be submitted to Parliament, and we look at unilateral declaration of independence.
It is important for Afrikaners to ride the current wave of nationalism in the International Community.
Session and Independence is an intricate process to be followed. Comparing other nations' outonomy against Afrikaners need for full independence.
Hence we discuss again the five criteria for establishing a new state and realize...
A people acquire usually only internal self-determination, except in cases ofextreme oppression.
We discuss the findings of several leading specialists who conducted in-depth investigations.
At times of danger Afrikaners were known to move their wagons into a protective circle ... maybe ...
Finally we notice that as long as Afrikaners do not show the political will or stand in significant numbers behind a political (or other) organization ....
It is absolutely essential that Afrikaners approach the process from the outset on constitutional grounds and within the framework of International Law - and that certain sacrifices are requested and will have to be given...
The concept map...
of the OASE proposed territory for a tenth province, or better still - as territory for full Afrikaner Self-determination, is an example of how a territory can be demarcated. Points (flags) are used instead of lines. The finalization of borders will happen only by negotiation between the legally elected government and our own negotiators for the territory.
However, refinement of boundaries is necessary to ensure that as many Afrikaner "pockets" are included as possible, especially in urban areas, at the same time keeping International Principles in consideration. Agreement on boundary lines may not be fully completed, as long as the area has a stable government.
Israel's border lines are still not finalized after 50 years.
is based on StatisticsSA's 2011 census survey where approximately 3 million people live in the OASE proposed / demarcated area of which 1.5 million are Afrikaners. Afrikaners are about 2/3 of the white population in SA.
Although StatisticsSA is fairly unreliable according to its own recognition, there are more Afrikaners in SA than shown.
Self-determination is something that can only be negotiated with the government of the state. It cannot be enforced with aggression or by force - there are clear guidelines in International Law which prohibit that and will therefore not be supported by anyone.
A unilateral declaration of independence, called remedial secsession, can only be thought about after negotiations have literally failed and all internal remedies have been exhausted.
Negotiation between Afrikaners and the SA government on self-determination is essential. Currently, the FF+ enjoys the legitimacy of the International Community. UNPO (Peoples outside the UN) views the FF+ as the official representative of the Afrikaner minority. This is not the case with organizations like Afriforum, because management is not democratically elected and also it is part of the Solidarity movement, which is a multicultural organization that does not advocate self-determination for Afrikaners.
The negotiation process with the RSA government for territorial self-determination now becomes a matter of urgency especially now that Afrikaners' right to land ownership is seriously threatened. Without a significant mandate to a political party or liberation movement (about a million votes nationwide including 500,000 from the area), the government is unlikely to be willing to negotiate with Afrikaners and the International Community will not take Afrikaners' pursuits seriously.
Once a political party...
like the FF Plus - receive a significant mandate from Afrikaners for territorial self-determination for an area, a team of experts must be put together including historians, anthropologists, economists, political scientists, but especially constitutional and international jurists so that a freedom deputation consisting of seasoned negotiators can be delegated to negotiate on behalf of Afrikaners. The deputation should immediately demand a moratorium on land expropriation as well as all discriminatory legislation such as RA and BEE.
a settlement has been reached between the parties, draft legislation can be submitted to Parliament for approval, as required by Article 235 of the Constitution. The government is likely to insist on an area referendum by all legal permanent established RSA nationals within the demarcated territory, to be monitored by the International Community.
If negotiations with the RSA government become stalemate, Afrikaners will have to take the matter to the Constitutional Court. This will probably be the last process in depleting internal remedies to reach a settlement agreement with the government, and if negotiations with the government break down, or Parliament will not adopt national legislation for Afrikaners' territorial self-determination, the planning process should be so advanced and waterproof that unilateral self-determination is considered as a serious option - such as Kosovar in 2007 when they separated from Serbia.
The International Community:-
It is important for Afrikaners to ride the current wave of nationalism in the International Community by garnering as much support for their freedom pursuit as possible. Without a concrete Territorial Self-determination Plan based on the RSA Constitution and International Legal Principles, meaningful International support will not easily happen. Unfortunately, International organizations such as the UN and power blocs like the EU rarely have the teeth to put pressure on sovereign states on human rights violations and peoples' freedom pursuits.The power of individual states is much stronger, so it is imperative that our pursuit of liberty be brought to the attention of international politicians and opinion makers.
Session and Independence:
The process to be followed for full independence requires more than just what is contained on these pages or even Cor Ehlers' book as far as International Law and the guidelines of the International Community or even the SA-Constitution are concerned. For a better understanding of peoples' right to external self-determination, Cor Ehlers refers to various sources on page 134 of his book.
The English, Scots, Irish and Welsh today enjoy extensive territorial autonomy in the UK, as do the French-speaking Wallonians, Dutch-speaking Flemish and, to a lesser extent, the Eastern Belgians in Belgium. Yet these peoples strive for full independence, even if they share the same culture, values and norms. The reason why such minority peoples are seeking independence is so that they can exercise complete control over all government functions affecting their people.
Against these peoples, Afrikaners, as small minority people with their Western culture and value system, face a real threat among millions of people in SA who cling to African cultures and value systems. Look at the serious consequences that democratization has brought to Afrikaners. In the long run they will find it difficult to survive as a Western people unless they can exercise political control over all their own government functions such as border control and Immigration policy, Defense Force and National Police, Macro-economic policy, Foreign policy and agreements with sovereign states.
It is completely pointless to pursue Self-Determination that does not aim at full independence with International Recognition right from the outset.
Establishing a new state It is important to note the five criteria for the establishment of a new state as enshrined in the Montevideo Convention of 1933.
1. A Permanent Population:
There are more than 50 states today with a population less than 1 million, which are considered by the UN as full member states .
2. A Delimited Area:
Final boundaries are not a prerequisite. Israel's borders are not even now finalized after 50 years. However, the territory must have a stable community and is relatively clearly demarcated.
3. A Government:
The new state must have a government that exercises effective control.
4. Ability to conclude agreements with other states:
This criterion is the result of independence; as long as an entity is subordinate to the authority of another state with regard to foreign relations, it does not meet the criterion.
5. Democratic Justice:
This criterion includes factors such as universal suffrage for all citizens, constitutional protection of minorities, a Bill of Rights, etc. Racial discrimination and acts that amount to apartheid usually compel states to not to recognize a new state's independence.
Somaliland, which is not recognised by any state in the world, yet meeting all the criteria of the Montivideo Convention.
Peoples in a Unitary State....
do normally not have the right to external self-determination or the right to session, but do have the right to internal self-determination - that is, the right to choose their own political status and their social cultural and economic pursuits.
However, the Canadian Supreme Court, in extreme cases of oppression of a nation, derived from a paragraph on self-determination with the phrase "territorial integrity" of a unitary state protected only if the state behaved "in Compliance with the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples and thus posessed by a government representing the whole people belonging to the territory without distinction as to race, creed or color.”
It concludes that where self-determination is seriously violated, the state does not enjoy protection over territorial integrity or political unity, which supports the notion of at least a qualified right of secession.
Legal Specialists' findings.
David Raič conducted an in-depth investigation into preparatory work and confirmed that a qualified right of session exists:-
* "if there is a people who are in minority over the population of the unitary state, but still form a majority in an identifiable area within the unitary state;
* “That the people must have suffered grievously wrongs at the hands of the parent state it wishes to secede from, consisting of serious violation of the right of self-determination through for instance a pattern of discrimination, and serious and widespread violations of fundamental human rights;
* and there must be no further realistic and effective remedies for the peaceful settlement of the conflict”.
Brilmayer emphasizes that there are two aspects to consider in determining whether a session motion has a valid claim:-
* "that the people who want to secede have a clearly recognizable identity;
* and is the claim for a session objectively justifiable on “historical fact, legal reasoning, moral argumentation and so forth.”
At times of real danger the Voortrekkers moved their wagons in a protective circle (trek 'n laer). The pictures of Blood River are a prime example we all know.
Today we live in a country that has been ruled by a black majority since 1994, we have since been socially marginalized as a result of blatant racial discrimination; we are being dismantled culturally; economically disempowered; and cheated, assaulted, robbed, raped and murdered on an unprecedented scale. Thousands of people have already left the country to seek a safer environment.
Perhaps it is now the time for Afrikaners to move into their own sovereign territory for the sake of survival.
show in significant numbers the will to be ruled by their own people they will never be free from oppression.
The sooner Afrikaners show in large numbers to the majority government in South Africa and the International Community that they wish to exercise political control over their own people in their own territory, the sooner the wheels can be set to achieve territorial self-determination.
Afrikaners located outside the proposed OASE demarcated territory need not feel excluded, as nearly half a million Afrikaners live in areas directly adjacent to the demarcated area. Large numbers of Afrikaners will be able to settle in the territory without much effort and still commute back and forth when it comes to work or business that needs to be done outside the area.
Afrikaners living elsewhere will confidently entrust their children, the elderly and the sick to schools, nursing homes and hospitals in the demarcated territory.
Little benefit will be made in unfounded criticism of the FF+, as the FF+ possesses the necessary knowledge and insight about self-determination for peoples and International Law, as well as experience within the current parliament to realize the freedom aspirations of Afrikaners.
It is essential...
that Afrikaners start the process from the outset on constitutional grounds and within the framework of international law; otherwise, the chances of success are slim. For this, Afrikaners will have to move a first class team to the negotiating table, and not a reserve team like with the Codesa negotiations.
Without an excellent team of international lawyers and other experts, Afrikaners run the risk of losing the case at the Constitutional Court, or even before the International Court of Justice in The Hague, if it would ever end up there.
Without specific sacrifices, Afrikaners will not easily be able to exercise political control over their own people again. Such sacrifices would mean, among other things, that boundaries in some towns and cities would have to be drawn in such a way that existing infrastructure, shops, houses and jobs would fall outside the demarcated area, and that Afrikaners would again have to create new infrastructure and jobs within the territory where they enjoy autonomy because of their number majority. Peaceful negotiations hold the key to compromises that will have to be made on issues such as distribution of municipal taxes, and so on.
South Africa as a unitary state will only benefit if Afrikaners are allowed to live up to their basic human right of self-determination in a meaningful way; it will also largely put a stop to the growing tension between Afrikaners and the rest of South Africa's population.
Carpe diem, Afrikaners!
and finally, friends ...
I promise - these were all excerpts from the book by Cor Ehlers, chairman of OASE, who is one of our leading specialists and experts on Afrikaner self-determination, but also my friend.
My original intention was to make a list of important points for myself. When it was finished, and I was asked for a copy several times, I realized that it could also serve as a kind of appetizer to read Cor's book "'n Heimat vir Afrikaners: Die Tiende Provinsie", or even for those who have read the book just a little bit, like in here and there.
I can really recommend the book, because Cor describes in depth what I have only touched on superficially here - these are things we need to know and understand about Afrikaner self-determination. At the same time, I want to emphasize that by "Afrikaners" I always meant our English-speaking friends who have the same value system and culture as me - you are my "cultural companions" - kultuurgenote.
And with sympathy and empathy, I can imagine the confusion and possibly some grumpiness as some of us see the boundaries of the area drawn two or three blocks away from our house or farm. It also gives an idea of the many sacrifices that have to be made. You are then in the same position as our people who live far away in Louis Trichardt or Cape Town, although you have the advantage that you can still commute back and forth between your home and your work or vice versa - with a border crossing in between. You're not the only one either - there are an estimated 500,000 of us in the same position.
But it's good to know that you, as well as those of us who are far away, can bring their children, seniors or even sick people to schools, homes or hospitals in the area to be treated as they should be ...
With kind regards,
Jan Mastenbroek - Oom Jan.
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.