About this site

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Afrikaner Volksfront (Afrikaner People's Front AVF)

Formed in 1993, just before the democracy discussions began, the AVF was an umbrella body for several right-wing groups and was under the leadership of an ex-SADF* general, Constand Viljoen. The AV called for the establishment of a volkstaat, an exclusively Afrikaner territory where Afrikaners could retain their autonomy and culture. Viljoen's Freedom Front Party contested the 1994 election but gained little support.

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