The World: Broederbond's Big Brother Act

The most powerful organization in South Africa is the Afrikaner Broederbond. An elite, secret society whose members include not only Prime Minister John Vorster but Afrikaners from every walk of life, the Broederbond (literally, association of brothers) is a kind of nerve center that keeps Afrikaner nationalism alive through the National Party, South Africa's Dutch Reformed churches and innumerable cultural and educational institutions.

The Broederbond was founded by 37 Afrikaner professional and businessmen in 1918, primarily to combat the growing dominance of English language and culture following the defeat of the two Boer republics and the formation of the Union of South...

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