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ORANIA, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 16: Carel Boshoff (right), the founder and leader of Orania sitting next to an unidentified resident of Orania on December 16, 2003 in Orania, in the Northern Cape province, South Africa. The village commemorated "the battle of Blood River", the most important holiday in the Afrikaner culture. Battles raged between Afrikaners and Zulus at Ncome River in Natal in 1838, and God helped the Afrikaners to win the battle. The figure on the left, The British Commander-in chief in South Africa (during the Anglo-Boer war 1901) General Kitchener was used during the day to play games. Sling shoot competitions were held. Prizes were awarded to the person most successful in hitting him. Orania was founded in 1991 and bought by descendants of Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of Apartheid. It?s run as a private town only accepting whites. About 600 Afrikaners lives in the village where they celebrate their culture and keep traditions alive. They have chosen not to live in today?s South Africa; a country ran by a black government since 1994..(Photo: Per-Anders Pettersson/ iAfrika Photos.....
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