The Boerstaat Party (English: Boer State Party) is a right wing South African political party founded on 30 September 1986 by the late Robert van Tonder. It was never officially registered as a political party because it was unable to rally 500 persons under one roof, a requirement under South African electoral law for official political party status. It was never represented in the South African Parliament, neither in the apartheid era nor after democratization. In 1989, it joined the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) in declaring support for Jaap Marais, the leader of the Herstigte Nasionale Party and has worked with the HNP on occasion since. The party was a charter member of the Afrikaner Volksfront coalition group. It has also operated with the paramilitary group, the Boere Weerstand

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  • Le Boerestaat Party (parti de l'état boer en Afrikaans) est un mouvement politique sud-africain d'extrême droite fondé en 1986 par Robert van Tonder. Il fut le premier parti politique sud-africain à réclamer la restauration d'un état boer en Afrique du Sud, en l'occurrence les républiques boers du Transvaal et de l'état libre d'Orange, dissoutes en 1902 et incorporées dans l'Union d'Afrique du Sud en 1910. Le BP ne présenta jamais de candidats à une quelconque élection et ne chercha jamais à exercer un quelconque pouvoir ce qui peut lui retirer le caractère de parti politique au terme de la définition retenue par la science politique. Néanmoins, il intervint dans la vie politique sud-africaine en ralliant, en 1989, le Herstigte Nasionale Party de Jaap Marais qu'il considéra comme son expression politique. Le BP fut aussi membre du front du peuple Afrikaner (Afrikaner Volksfront), un groupe coalisant les mouvements politiques afrikaners de l'extrême droite et de la droite conservatrice sud-africaine lors de la transition politique en Afrique du Sud après l'abrogation des dernières lois d'apartheid en 1991. Le BP posséda son propre groupe paramilitaire appelé Boere Weerstandsbeweging (Armée de la résistance Boer). Le projet politique du BP était la restauration des républiques boers du XIXe siècle. Il considérait même que les Boers de ces républiques avaient leurs caractéristiques propres et ne se fondaient pas dans la nation Afrikaner mais constituaient une nation à part rejetant ainsi le projet politique de l'Afrikaner Bond. Après la mort de Robert van Tonder en 1999, Coen Vermaak devint le nouveau chef du BP. Si celui-ci n'appelle pas à la restauration du droit de vote pour les seuls blancs, il rejette fermement le principe du suffrage universel. Coen Vermaak estime ainsi qu'il est ridicule qu'un médecin et un vagabond aient le même droit de se prononcer sur la façon de diriger un pays et que le vote de certains doit compter davantage que d'autres. Il est par ailleurs convaincu que « le sida et l'avortement sont les outils d'un complot pour décimer la race blanche » et« qu'aucun Boer n'a jamais eu le sida » . (fr)
  • The Boerstaat Party (English: Boer State Party) is a right wing South African political party founded on 30 September 1986 by the late Robert van Tonder. It was never officially registered as a political party because it was unable to rally 500 persons under one roof, a requirement under South African electoral law for official political party status. It was never represented in the South African Parliament, neither in the apartheid era nor after democratization. In 1989, it joined the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) in declaring support for Jaap Marais, the leader of the Herstigte Nasionale Party and has worked with the HNP on occasion since. The party was a charter member of the Afrikaner Volksfront coalition group. It has also operated with the paramilitary group, the Boere Weerstandsbeweging (Boer Resistance Movement) led by Andrew Ford. The BSP were the third group in South Africa to openly advocate the restoration of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State and call for the secession of these territories from the Union of South Africa. Other groups advocated this notion in the past, with the Maritz Rebellion of 1914 and the Ossewa Brandwag of the 1940s being the most notable . This policy was later taken on board by the AWB and other rightist movements. The BSP further argued that the Boer citizens of these nineteenth century republics should be considered as a distinct nation from the Afrikaners, known as a Boerestaat. The BSP has been noted for adopting controversial views on AIDS and came out in support of the views on the subject expressed by Thabo Mbeki. The party has also taken an active role in ensuring that the Voortrekker Monument is cared for, with current leader Coen Vermaak a leading advocate in this campaign. Coen Vermaak has become noted for his controversial statements, arguing that it is official policy to drive white people to extinction through the widespread availability of contraceptives whilst he has further argued that 'I am convinced the abortion law is aimed at getting rid of white babies'. Vermaak has also claimed that AIDS was a hoax designed to promote the use of condoms among whites, claiming that 'no Boer [Afrikaner] ever had Aids. It doesn't exist. It's the biggest scam that can take place'. Whilst the party does not actively call for voting rights to be restricted to whites only, it firmly rejects the post-apartheid doctrine of universal suffrage. For Vermaak, it is ridiculous that a doctor and a vagrant should have an equal say in how the country is governed. He has argued that 'any logical person should understand [that] some people's votes should count more than others'. (en)
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  • The Boerstaat Party (English: Boer State Party) is a right wing South African political party founded on 30 September 1986 by the late Robert van Tonder. It was never officially registered as a political party because it was unable to rally 500 persons under one roof, a requirement under South African electoral law for official political party status. It was never represented in the South African Parliament, neither in the apartheid era nor after democratization. In 1989, it joined the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) in declaring support for Jaap Marais, the leader of the Herstigte Nasionale Party and has worked with the HNP on occasion since. The party was a charter member of the Afrikaner Volksfront coalition group. It has also operated with the paramilitary group, the Boere Weerstand (en)
  • Le Boerestaat Party (parti de l'état boer en Afrikaans) est un mouvement politique sud-africain d'extrême droite fondé en 1986 par Robert van Tonder. Il fut le premier parti politique sud-africain à réclamer la restauration d'un état boer en Afrique du Sud, en l'occurrence les républiques boers du Transvaal et de l'état libre d'Orange, dissoutes en 1902 et incorporées dans l'Union d'Afrique du Sud en 1910. Après la mort de Robert van Tonder en 1999, Coen Vermaak devint le nouveau chef du BP. (fr)
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