The Afrikanerbond (Afrikaner League), established in 1994, is the successor to the Afrikaner Broederbond, formerly a South African secret society.[1] Unlike its predecessor, membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 years who identifies with the Afrikaner community. Applicants are required to go through a selection process before membership is granted. The existence of the organisation is no longer cloaked in secrecy, it now has its own website.[2]

TypeCommunity organization
HeadquartersDie Eike
est. 12,000
Official language
Afrikaans & English
Wiese, A.T
Key people
Bosman, J.P.G.
Chief Secretary

The Afrikanerbond acts in the interest of Afrikaners who are committed to South Africa and want to positively contribute to the creation of a successful South Africa, which provides opportunities for all South Africans. The Afrikanerbond is therefore involved in:

  • the protection and promotion of fundamental rights,
  • protection of constitutional democracy
  • the promotion of responsible citizenship and patriotism.

The chairmen of the Afrikanerbond were:[3]

Name From To
de Beer, T.L. 1994 2000
Venter, F. 2000 2004
van Garderen, D.S.. 2004 2007
Theron, P.F. 2007 2010
Vorster, P.J, 2010 2014
Schoeman, J.G. 2014 2020
Wiese, A.T. 2020

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ritchie, Kevin (March 15, 2007), "New boss, new role for Afrikanerbond", Pretoria News, p. 4, archived from the original on September 5, 2012
  2. ^ Boyle, Brendan (August 12, 1997), "South Africa's secret society comes out on the Web", Turkish Daily News, archived from the original on September 30, 2007
  3. ^ "100 jr - Bondsraad gedenkblad".

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