In his endeavours to realize this aim he had to contend with the new spirit of national consciousness animating the Boers, which found expression in the formation of the Afrikander Bond.
The Afrikander cattle, powerful draught animals, large horned, bony and giving little milk, are being crossed with other stock.
The renewal of the policy of British expansion had been answered by the formation of the Afrikander Bond, which represented the racial aspirations of the Dutch-speaking people, and had active branches in the Free State.
These three men were principally responsible for the formation of the Afrikander Bond (see Cape Colony: History).
Both unions had constitutions almost identical with that of the Afrikander Bond, and their aims were similar - to secure the triumph of Boer ideals in state and society.
While the ideal of the Unie was an Afrikander state, the Constitutionalists desired the perfect equality of both white races.
At the instance of the new Cape government, formed in May and under control of the Afrikander Bond, Mackenzie, who was accused of being too " pro-Bechuana " and who had been refused the help of any armed force, was recalled on the 30th of July by the high commissioner, Sir Hercules Robinson.
In the latter part of 1881 a Dutch pastor at the Paarl, a town in western Cape Colony named Du Toit, in a paper called De Patriot, suggested the organization of an Afrikander Bond; in the same year Carl Borckenhagen, a German resident in the Free State, advocated such a bond in his paper, the Bloemfontein Express.
(For the Afrikander Bond see further Cape Colony: History, and Hofmeyr.) Not long after the Warren expedition the valuable gold fields which Sir Garnet Wolseley had foreseen would be discovered in the Transvaal were actually found.
Meanwhile, and partly through distrust of the Kruger policy, there was growing up in Cape Colony a party of South African Imperialists, or, as they have been called, Afrikander Imperialists, who came to a large extent under the influence of Cecil Rhodes.
Suspicions had been raised that the attempt would be made to force union on a Dutch Afrikander basis, which might have resulted had the basis of representation adopted been the total European population.
The Dutch Afrikander candidates stood as " Nationalists," while their opponents took the name of Unionists.
Colquhoun, The Afrikander Land (1906); A.
The Boer War of 1881, with its disastrous termination, naturally reacted throughout South Africa; and as one of the most important results, in the year 1882 the first Afrikander Bond congress was held at Graaff Reinet.
" The Afrikander Bond has for its object the establishment of a South African nationality by spreading a true love for what is really our fatherland.
Let them remove that, and in less than a year the confederation would be established under the Free Afrikander flag."
" It is the duty of each true Afrikander not to spend anything with the English that he can avoid."
The head of the Afrikander Bond at this time in Cape Colony, and the leader of Dutch opinion, was Mr J.
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