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Encyclopedia > Eugene Terre'Blanche

Eugène Ney Terre'Blanche (born 1944) is an Afrikaner white supremacist who founded the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging. 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Afrikaners are white South Africans of predominantly Calvinist Dutch, German, French Huguenot, Friesian and Walloon descent who speak Afrikaans. ... White supremacy is the variety of white nationalism that believes the white race should rule over other races. ... The flag of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging The Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, also called Afrikaner Resistance Front or AWB, is an extremist right-wing political group of South Africa. ...


Descended from French Huguenot immigrants to South Africa who arrived in 1704 as refugees fleeing religious persecution in France along with many other Huguenot refugees to the Cape and elsewhere of the time, Terre'Blanche's grandfather fought for the Boers as a Cape Rebel in the Boer War, and his father was a lieutenant colonel in the South African Defence Force. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the name of Huguenots came to apply to members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France. ... Boer is the Afrikaans (and Dutch) word for farmer. ... Boer guerrillas during the Second Boer War There were two Boer wars, one from December 16, 1880-March 23, 1881 and the second from October 11, 1899-May 31, 1902 both between the British and the settlers of Dutch, French and German origin (called Boers, Afrikaners or Voortrekkers) in South... In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ... Military branches: South African National Defence Force or SANDF (includes Army, Navy, Air Force, and Medical Service), South African Police Service (SAPS) Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 11,924,500 (2004 est. ...


During the late 1960s, Terre'Blanche began to increasingly oppose what he called the "liberal policies" of B. J. Vorster, the then Prime Minister of South Africa. In 1970, Terre'Blanche, along with 6 other Afrikaners, founded the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging. His oratory skills earned him much support amongst the white population of South Africa; the AWB claimed 70,000 members at its height. The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... B. J. Vorster Balthazar Johannes Vorster (December 13, 1915 - September 10, South Africa from 1966 to 1978, and President from 1978 to 1979. ... This is a list of South African Prime Ministers. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Oratory is the art of eloquent speech. ...


Terre'Blanche viewed the end of apartheid as a surrender to communism, and threatened full scale race war if President de Klerk gave in to Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress' demands, however, Terre'Blanche did not back up these threats. A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a popular movement. ... The term Race war is a slang term, referring to develping hostilities between ethnic groups divided on the basis of race. ... F.W. de Klerk State President of South Africa 1989–1994 Frederik Willem de Klerk (born March 18, 1936) was the last State President of South Africa, serving from September 1989 to May 1994. ... President Nelson Mandela, 1995-1999 Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela IPA: [nɛlsən roliɬaɬa mandɛla], OM OC, (born 18 July 1918) was the first democratically-elected President of South Africa. ... The African National Congress (ANC) is a center-left political party, and has been South Africas governing party (in a coalition) since the establishment of majority rule in May 1994. ...


On June 17, 1997 Terre'Blanche was sentenced to six years in prison for assaulting a petrol station worker and trying to murder a farm hand. One of only three whites in the Rooigrond prison near Mafikeng, Terre'Blanche was released in June, 2004. During his time in prison, he became a born-again Christian and says that he has dropped many of his more extreme racist views. June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Modern gas station A filling station, gas station or petrol station is a facility that sells fuel for road motor vehicles – usually petrol (US: gas/gasoline), diesel fuel and LPG. The term gas station is mostly particular to the United States of America and Canada, where petrol is known as... Mafikeng is the capital of the North West Province, South Africa, 870 miles NE of Cape Town and 492 miles SSW of Bulawayo by rail, and 162 miles in a direct line W by N of Johannesburg. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Born again is a term used originally and mainly in Christianity, where it is associated with salvation, conversion and spiritual rebirth. ... A Black person drinks out of a water fountain designated for black people in 1939 at a streetcar terminal. ...


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BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Profile: Eugene Terreblanche (874 words)
Claiming on occasion to be a cultural organisation - albeit one with sidearms and paramilitary uniforms - Terreblanche and his men promised to fight for the survival of the white tribe of Africa.
Terreblanche's thunderous voice and magnificent style of delivery - alternating between roar and husky whisper, with gestures to match - helped to disguise the complete meaninglessness of what he was saying.
Terreblanche's conviction and jail sentence for assault provide the proof that he was a man capable of considerable cruelty.
iafrica.com | news | sa news Terre'Blanche advised not to sue (399 words)
Terre'Blanche, who is on parole after serving three of a five year sentence for the attempted murder of security guard Paul Motshabi, was arrested on Sunday for going to the Pretoria High Court to get permission to travel out of his magisterial district.
Terre'Blanche also had the option of holding the matter in abeyance as the law provided three years after an event for legal action to be launched.
Terre'Blanche turned to public speaking after a sales and auction job with a farming company fell through and his wife lost a job that had been given to her while her husband was in prison.
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