These settlers developed a unique cultural identity and language and became known as Afrikaners.Their language, Afrikaans, began as a spoken dialect, but developed into a written language, too. A khaki-clad farm boy whose staple diet consists of boerewors and biltong?A man who regards rugby as a religion and not just merely a Saturday afternoon distraction? What is an Afrikaner, more specifically, what is a modern day Afrikaner?His project aimed to re-educate individuals about the Afrikaans culture, and to encourage questions about the existence of a population of progressive, young, alternative Afrikaners.Cape Town Magazine: You have been involved with the creative industry (photography, advertising) for years now.
In urban areas many different ethnic groups will make up the population.
There are smaller but still significant groups of speakers of Khoisan languages, not included in the eleven official languages, but are one of the eight other officially recognised languages.
There are small groups of speakers of endangered languages, most of which are from the Khoisan family, that receive no official status; however, some groups within South Africa are attempting to promote their use and revival.
A woman who tends to over-accentuate her ‘r’s when speaking English? The tragic years of Apartheid undeniably cast a dark shadow over the Afrikaans culture, greatly marring notions of the population’s self-identity, both then and in decades that followed.
A girl who swoons over the ‘deep, thoughtful’ lyrics of Kurt Darren’s new hit? Yet, since the initiation of a democratic South Africa in 1994, Afrikaners and South Africa as a whole have come a long way in attempting to reconcile the past.