The Small group of 700 Afrikaners living in the small Christian-Afrikaner enclave of Kleinfontein near Pretoria – where they also are protecting the grave-sites of the historic Donkerhoek battle with British colonial forces in 1902 – say they are ‘astounded about the black-racist hatred emanating from the SA govt’s communications head Phumla Williams – who is organising an ‘ethnic-cleansing campaign’ against them: May 22 2013 — In a media statement by A.E. Breytenbach of Kleinfontein, he says the ‘Boer Afrikaners in Kleinfontein are simply astounded by the naked racial hatred emanating from the head of the government’s communications division, the government official Phumla Williams, about our small settlement of Kleinfontein. And we note that the Constitution she refers to when criticising us, also very specifically allows us this’freedom of association’ by any cultural group under Article 18, and that the right of any community for self-autonomy inside a territorial entity in the Republic of South Africa is moreover firmly embedded in Articles 31 and 235 of that same Constitution. We may also wish to point out that just a few kilometres away from Kleinfontein is the massive black township of Mamelodi – where there are no white residents at all – but is exclusively domiciled by blacks, just like many hundreds of other ‘black townships’ and ‘informal settlements’ all over South Africa. And unlike most of those black settlements, at least the handful of Boer-Afrikaners in Kleinfontein do pay taxes and rates for the municipal services they receive. Williams is however correct when saying that our nation, the Afrikaners, are indeed not participating in the integrated ‘democracy’ of their regime and that we do not want to be a part of that regime. We (Afrikaners) have never asked for nor voted for the current Constitution nor participated nor approved of the creation of this current Constitution. What puzzles us is why is Williams so worried about a very small community of Afrikaners which has elected to exercise its Constitutional Rights to want to remain seperate?” A.E. Breytenbach, Kleinfontein:
MANY BLACK-ETHNIC ENCLAVES IN GREATER PRETORIA – STATISTICS-SA RECORDS:
Statistics-SA recently (in 2012 Census) also identified specific residential zones in Greater Pretoria where ethnic-tribal communities chose to live together. The vast majority of the ‘black townships’ around Greater Pretoria contain Pedi-speakers. Zulu-enclaves of greater Pretoria are mainly contained in two ‘black townships’ namely Mamelodi (ward 67) and Winterveld (ward 9). Thus ethnic-tribal communities clearly chose to remain living together inside their own communities, and this is also the case with English-speaking and white Afrikaans-speaking SA citizens, the 2012 Census showed.
– For instance, they show that Afrikaners dominate the eastern suburbs of Pretoria, and that there are about 124,000 of them in suburbs such as Garsfontein, Woodhill, Mooikloof and Moreletapark.
— Centurion has the most white residents (111,000) whose home language is Afrikaans – And it is also presently seen that whereever there is a migration-pattern of blacks moving into some of these regions, they soon form their own ethnic-enclaves based on the tribal languages they speak while original Afrikaner residents are migrating out. This can be seen in action especially at the Silver Lakes Gholfing Estate, where some 950 upperclass black families have moved in, primarily ‘Pedi-speaking’ families. The Census of 2012 showed that only 36 percent of this estate’s residents now remain Afrikaans – and there is a distinctly deliberate move away from this now primarily Pedi-speaking ethnic-enclsave by Afrikaner-families – thus an exclusive Pedi-enclave is also developing at this estate.
Fourty-nine percent of the Woodhill-gholfing estate and 59% van the Mooikloof-estate remain Afrikaans-speaking (white).
At Garsfontein/Moreletapark) 750 black families moved in and 2,000 black families live in Elardus Park.
Only a scattering of ‘whites’-=- mostly poor-white individuals — live in massive black townships such as Soshanguve, Ga-Rankuwa and Mamelodi in Pretoria.
Pretoria’s 105 wards contain a total of 1,879106 residents – with 536,602 Afrikaans-speakers in 35 wards, and 56 wards containing exclusively Sepedi-speaking (black) residents.
Pretoria has 243189 (white) Englishspeaking families – in three specific wards English is the leading language spoken by the majority of whites:
Ward 61 (Erasmia, Claudius and Laudium with 19 573 Engelsspeakers); ward 59 (Sunnyside, Muckleneuk, Lukasrand and Groenkloof) with 4 418 Engelsspeakers; and
ward 92, (Eastwood, Kilberry, Riviera, Arcadia and Lisdogan Park) met 5 575 white English-speakers.
The wards where (white) Afrikaners are primarily in the majority are in
– Ward 91 – Garsfontein, Pretoriuspark, Woodhill, Mooikloof and Moreletapark (21 201);
- Ward 1 – Bergsig, Capitalpark, Daspoort, Pretoria Tuine, Mountain View, Parktown Oos and Rosevile (20 662).
The second-largest concentration of white Afrikaners is found in Pretoria in ward 43 (Eersterus, Dispatch, Waltloo and Silvertondale) met 19 327 residents.
The third-largest concentration of Afrikaans-speakers is in Pretoria’s ward 85 (La Montagne, Die Wilgers, Equestria and Wapad-rand) met 18 891;
– Ward 64 (The Reeds with met 18 923;
– Ward 79 (Lyttelton Manor, Pierre van Ryneveld and Rietvalleirand with 18 676 and
- Ward 5 (Montana) met 18 158 Afrikaners.
Ward 55 (Booysens, Lady Selborne, Suiderberg and Andeon) has 17 186 Afrikaners. .
Ward 52: Bergtuin, Waverley en Koedoespoort has 17 212 en
Ward 69 (Wierdapark, Eldoraigne and Rooi-huiskraal-Noord has 17 222 Afrikaners.
In the central Pretoria area, which used to be exclusively occupied by white working-class Afrikaners before 1992, a total of 14587 residents registered by the Census showed to be 3987 Pedi-speakers,
3 147 English-speaking white South Africans and only 2774 Afrikaners remain in central-Pretoria in 2012.
The large ‘traditional black townships’ in greater Pretoria – contained in 54 wards – are primarily Pedi-tribal residents.
Only two ‘black townships’ namely Mamelodi (ward 67) and Winterveld (ward 9) are domiciled by traditional black Zulu-speakers.
Background: Kleinfontein is located at the historically-important terrain where the battle of Donkerhoek (Diamond Hill) took place during the Boers’ second war of freedom which they lost against the British colonial forces. Kleinfontein has since become a gathering place for thousands of Afrikaners who commemmorate the Great Trek at this site – a 500-hectare farm about 30km from Pretoria. The Afrikaners at Kleinfontein also protect the historical war-graves and the war-memorial erected at the site to honour their Boer dead, the sonamed ‘Bittereinders’ – who refused to hand over their arms to the British occupying forces in the Boer republics in 1902.
Kleinfontein was purchased in 1992 when the farm was offered for sale and a Trust-fund was created with shareholders to develop Kleinfontein as an Afrikaner community-trust. While building their homes they also laid down the ground-rule that only Afrikaner labour would be used to build Kleinfontein’s homes, and to create their own town from scratch. Kleinfontein ‘s residents are not rich: they poured all their time, energy and pension-funds into developing their little settlement since 1992. The first two homes were raised in 1996 and two families become the first permanent residents that year. After this the small community swelled in numbers as new sites were developed. The first baby was born in Kleinfontein just after 1996. Radio Pretoria also raised its broadcasting mast at Kleinfontein, they built their own school, and a credit-cooperative bank, a community hall, a health-care centre and little retirement homes. All paid with their own money and built with their own labour. At the moment about 900 Afrikaners live at Kleinfontein, and it has about 400 shareholders in the Trust. The current 860 hectares of Kleinfontein stretch from the N4 freeway to the Boschkop road – and all these little homes are in Afrikaner-hands and built and maintained with their own labour.