ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Niklas Kirsten, a former South African Army Paratrooper, teaches Erik Du Pree hand-gun self-defence in the fields outside Orania, South Africa , July 18 2010. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over the the la

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Afrikaner Schoolchildren from the conservative Afrikaner CVO School in traditional "Volkspeel" clothing at a cultural day, July 18, 2010. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over the the last 5 years in Orania. The CVO skool system has over 50 branches throughout the country and expects further growth to continue. Afr

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Pastor Andre Boshoff, the leader of the Afrikaaner Protestant Church, an ultra-conservative breakway of the Dutch Reformed Church, Orania, South Africa, 18 July 2010. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over th

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Hannes Du Pree, a successful financial consultant and resident of Orania, teaches his son Erik Du Pree hunting techniques in the bushveldt outside Orania, South Africa, July 18, 2010. Hunting is very much a part of Afrikaner tradition and part of the rites of passage between a father and son. Du Pree moved his family to Orania four years previously and feels that the steady, ongoing decline of security and white opportunity in South Africa today has justified his decision. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afri

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: The traumatised Potgieter family who have just moved to Oraina stand with a portrait of Marius Potgieter, 32, who was shot dead in a burglary in Pretoria last year, Orania, South Africa, July 18 2010. In the picture Susan and Peet Potgieter stand with their grand-daughters Genevieve and Zelda who hold a picture of their slain father. Crime statistics in South Africa are the highest in the world, with murder statistics rivalled only by Columbia. The security and common value system of a place like Orania has seen a steady stream of families like the Potgieters who desire a more secure place to live and raise their children. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been furthe

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: A group of young Afrikaner men build new community housing in Orania, South Africa, 18 July, 2010. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over the the last 5 years in Orania. The CVO skool system has over 50 branc

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Andre Coetzee and his family at daily prayer around the family table in Orania, South Africa, July 18, 2010. Coetzee is a member of the ultra conservative "Verbontenes Volk Church" and has strongly held beliefs on the place of the Afrikaner in South African society. He and his wife have built a successful hotel and spa business in Orania from the ground up and express a strong desire to be in charge of their own destiny. They claim they are not racists but simply wish to live in a community which expresses their own value systems of religious conservatism and Afrikaner tradition. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province, July 18, 2010. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence o

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Sunday morning scenes from the Afrikaner Protestant Church, APK, in Orania, South Africa, July 19, 2010. The APK church is a more conservative offshoot of the tradtional Afrikaner Church, the Dutch Reformed Church. It was established as result of dis-satisfaction by the more conservative elements of the church with how the Dutch Reformed Church was seen to be changing core values in the new South Africa. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and relig

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Schoolchildren from the Afrikaner Orania CVO school enact a play from the Boer war which tells the story of the heroic actions of an Afrikaner boy in the face of British brutality during the time of the Boer War, Orania, South Africa, July 18, 2010. The scars of the Boer war and the million Afrikaner lives lost therein still run deep in the veins of traditional Afrikaner today. The Boer wars were very much a foundation for the thinking behind Apartheid and they continue to be an influence on conservative Afrikaner thinking on self determination today. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orani

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Scenes of students at the conservative Afrikaner CVO school in Orania, July 18 2010. The CVO school has a strictly Afrikaans curriculum with a strong emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both ha

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Scenes of students at the conservative Afrikaner CVO school in Orania, July 18 2010. The CVO school has a strictly Afrikaans curriculum with a strong emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both ha

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Scenes of students at the conservative Afrikaner CVO school in Orania, July 18 2010. The CVO school has a strictly Afrikaans curriculum with a strong emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both ha

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Scenes of students at the conservative Afrikaner CVO school in Orania, July 18 2010. The CVO school has a strictly Afrikaans curriculum with a strong emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both ha

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: A statue of Hendrick Verwoerd, the so -called "Architect of Apartheid" outside the Verwoerd Museum in Orania, South Africa, July 18, 2010. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over the the last 5 years in Orania

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Scenes of students at the conservative Afrikaner CVO school in Orania, July 18 2010. The CVO school has a strictly Afrikaans curriculum with a strong emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both ha

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: The traumatised Potgieter family who have just moved to Oraina stand with a portrait of Marius Potgieter, 32, who was shot dead in a burglary in Pretoria last year, Orania, South Africa, July 18 2010. In the picture Susan and Peet Potgieter stand with their grand-daughters Genevieve and Zelda who hold a picture of their slain father. Crime statistics in South Africa are the highest in the world, with murder statistics rivalled only by Columbia. The security and common value system of a place like Orania has seen a steady stream of families like the Potgieters who desire a more secure place to live and raise their children. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been furthe

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Schoolchildren from the Afrikaner Orania CVO school enact a play from the Boer war which tells the story of the heroic actions of an Afrikaner boy in the face of British brutality during the time of the Boer War, Orania, South Africa, July 18, 2010. The scars of the Boer war and the million Afrikaner lives lost therein still run deep in the veins of traditional Afrikaner today. The Boer wars were very much a foundation for the thinking behind Apartheid and they continue to be an influence on conservative Afrikaner thinking on self determination today. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orani

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Images of Carel Boshoff the 4th, the current mayor of Orania, South Africa, July 18, 2010. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over the the last 5 years in Orania. The CVO skool system has over 50 branches thro

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Dr Carel Boshoff, the 1990 founder of Orania, and the Pastor of the Orania Dutch Reformed Church, Orania, South Africa, July 18 2010. Dr Carel Boshoff is a direct descendant of Hendrick Verwoerd, the so-called Architect of Apartheid. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Pastor Andre Boshoff, the leader of the Afrikaaner Protestant Church, an ultra-conservative breakway of the Dutch Reformed Church, Orania, South Africa, 18 July 2010. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over th

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: A stretch of highway passing by Orania, a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province, July 18, 2010. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over the the last 5 years in Orania. The CVO skool system has over 50 branches throughout the country and expects further growth

 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Niklas Kirsten, a former South African Army Paratrooper, teaches Erik Du Pree hand-gun self-defence in the fields outside Orania, South Africa , July 18 2010. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over the the la
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Afrikaner Schoolchildren from the conservative Afrikaner CVO School in traditional "Volkspeel" clothing at a cultural day, July 18, 2010. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over the the last 5 years in Orania. The CVO skool system has over 50 branches throughout the country and expects further growth to continue. Afr
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Pastor Andre Boshoff, the leader of the Afrikaaner Protestant Church, an ultra-conservative breakway of the Dutch Reformed Church, Orania, South Africa, 18 July 2010. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over th
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Hannes Du Pree, a successful financial consultant and resident of Orania, teaches his son Erik Du Pree hunting techniques in the bushveldt outside Orania, South Africa, July 18, 2010. Hunting is very much a part of Afrikaner tradition and part of the rites of passage between a father and son. Du Pree moved his family to Orania four years previously and feels that the steady, ongoing decline of security and white opportunity in South Africa today has justified his decision.  Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afri
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: The traumatised Potgieter family who have just moved to Oraina stand with a portrait of Marius Potgieter, 32, who was shot dead in a burglary in Pretoria last year, Orania, South Africa, July 18 2010. In the picture Susan and Peet Potgieter stand with their grand-daughters Genevieve and Zelda who hold a picture of their slain father. Crime statistics in South Africa are the highest in the world, with murder statistics rivalled only by Columbia. The security and common value system of a place like Orania has seen a steady stream of families like the Potgieters who desire a more secure place to live and raise their children. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been furthe
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: A group of young Afrikaner men build new community housing in Orania, South Africa, 18 July, 2010. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over the the last 5 years in Orania. The CVO skool system has over 50 branc
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Andre Coetzee and his family at daily prayer around the family table in Orania, South Africa, July 18, 2010. Coetzee is a member of the ultra conservative "Verbontenes Volk Church" and has strongly held beliefs on the place of the Afrikaner in South African society. He and his wife have built a successful hotel and spa business in Orania from the ground up and express a strong desire to be in charge of their own destiny. They claim they are not racists but simply wish to live in a community which expresses their own value systems of religious conservatism and Afrikaner tradition. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province, July 18, 2010. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence o
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Sunday morning scenes from the Afrikaner Protestant Church, APK, in Orania, South Africa, July 19, 2010. The APK church is a more conservative offshoot of the tradtional Afrikaner Church, the Dutch Reformed Church. It  was established  as result of dis-satisfaction by the more conservative elements of the church with how the Dutch Reformed Church was seen to be changing core values in the new South Africa. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and relig
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Schoolchildren from the Afrikaner Orania CVO school enact a play from the Boer war which tells the story of the heroic actions of an Afrikaner boy in the face of British brutality during the time of the Boer War, Orania, South Africa, July 18, 2010. The scars of the Boer war and the million Afrikaner lives lost therein still run deep in the veins of traditional Afrikaner today. The Boer wars were very much a foundation for the thinking behind Apartheid and they continue to be an influence on conservative Afrikaner thinking on self determination today. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orani
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Scenes of students at the conservative Afrikaner CVO school in Orania, July 18 2010. The CVO school has a strictly Afrikaans curriculum with a strong emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both ha
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Scenes of students at the conservative Afrikaner CVO school in Orania, July 18 2010. The CVO school has a strictly Afrikaans curriculum with a strong emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both ha
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Scenes of students at the conservative Afrikaner CVO school in Orania, July 18 2010. The CVO school has a strictly Afrikaans curriculum with a strong emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both ha
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Scenes of students at the conservative Afrikaner CVO school in Orania, July 18 2010. The CVO school has a strictly Afrikaans curriculum with a strong emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both ha
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: A statue of Hendrick Verwoerd, the so -called "Architect of Apartheid" outside the Verwoerd Museum in Orania, South Africa, July 18, 2010. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over the the last 5 years in Orania
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Scenes of students at the conservative Afrikaner CVO school in Orania, July 18 2010. The CVO school has a strictly Afrikaans curriculum with a strong emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both ha
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: The traumatised Potgieter family who have just moved to Oraina stand with a portrait of Marius Potgieter, 32, who was shot dead in a burglary in Pretoria last year, Orania, South Africa, July 18 2010. In the picture Susan and Peet Potgieter stand with their grand-daughters Genevieve and Zelda who hold a picture of their slain father. Crime statistics in South Africa are the highest in the world, with murder statistics rivalled only by Columbia. The security and common value system of a place like Orania has seen a steady stream of families like the Potgieters who desire a more secure place to live and raise their children. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been furthe
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Schoolchildren from the Afrikaner Orania CVO school enact a play from the Boer war which tells the story of the heroic actions of an Afrikaner boy in the face of British brutality during the time of the Boer War, Orania, South Africa, July 18, 2010. The scars of the Boer war and the million Afrikaner lives lost therein still run deep in the veins of traditional Afrikaner today. The Boer wars were very much a foundation for the thinking behind Apartheid and they continue to be an influence on conservative Afrikaner thinking on self determination today. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orani
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Images of Carel Boshoff the 4th, the current mayor of Orania, South Africa, July 18, 2010. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over the the last 5 years in Orania. The CVO skool system has over 50 branches thro
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Dr Carel Boshoff, the 1990 founder of Orania, and the Pastor of the Orania Dutch Reformed Church, Orania, South Africa, July 18 2010. Dr Carel Boshoff is a direct descendant of Hendrick Verwoerd, the so-called Architect of Apartheid. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Pastor Andre Boshoff, the leader of the Afrikaaner Protestant Church, an ultra-conservative breakway of the Dutch Reformed Church, Orania, South Africa, 18 July 2010. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over th
 ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: A stretch of highway passing by Orania, a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province, July 18, 2010. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over the the last 5 years in Orania. The CVO skool system has over 50 branches throughout the country and expects further growth

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Niklas Kirsten, a former South African Army Paratrooper, teaches Erik Du Pree hand-gun self-defence in the fields outside Orania, South Africa , July 18 2010. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over the the la

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Afrikaner Schoolchildren from the conservative Afrikaner CVO School in traditional "Volkspeel" clothing at a cultural day, July 18, 2010. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over the the last 5 years in Orania. The CVO skool system has over 50 branches throughout the country and expects further growth to continue. Afr

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Pastor Andre Boshoff, the leader of the Afrikaaner Protestant Church, an ultra-conservative breakway of the Dutch Reformed Church, Orania, South Africa, 18 July 2010. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over th

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Hannes Du Pree, a successful financial consultant and resident of Orania, teaches his son Erik Du Pree hunting techniques in the bushveldt outside Orania, South Africa, July 18, 2010. Hunting is very much a part of Afrikaner tradition and part of the rites of passage between a father and son. Du Pree moved his family to Orania four years previously and feels that the steady, ongoing decline of security and white opportunity in South Africa today has justified his decision. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afri

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: The traumatised Potgieter family who have just moved to Oraina stand with a portrait of Marius Potgieter, 32, who was shot dead in a burglary in Pretoria last year, Orania, South Africa, July 18 2010. In the picture Susan and Peet Potgieter stand with their grand-daughters Genevieve and Zelda who hold a picture of their slain father. Crime statistics in South Africa are the highest in the world, with murder statistics rivalled only by Columbia. The security and common value system of a place like Orania has seen a steady stream of families like the Potgieters who desire a more secure place to live and raise their children. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been furthe

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: A group of young Afrikaner men build new community housing in Orania, South Africa, 18 July, 2010. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over the the last 5 years in Orania. The CVO skool system has over 50 branc

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Andre Coetzee and his family at daily prayer around the family table in Orania, South Africa, July 18, 2010. Coetzee is a member of the ultra conservative "Verbontenes Volk Church" and has strongly held beliefs on the place of the Afrikaner in South African society. He and his wife have built a successful hotel and spa business in Orania from the ground up and express a strong desire to be in charge of their own destiny. They claim they are not racists but simply wish to live in a community which expresses their own value systems of religious conservatism and Afrikaner tradition. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province, July 18, 2010. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence o

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Sunday morning scenes from the Afrikaner Protestant Church, APK, in Orania, South Africa, July 19, 2010. The APK church is a more conservative offshoot of the tradtional Afrikaner Church, the Dutch Reformed Church. It was established as result of dis-satisfaction by the more conservative elements of the church with how the Dutch Reformed Church was seen to be changing core values in the new South Africa. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and relig

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Schoolchildren from the Afrikaner Orania CVO school enact a play from the Boer war which tells the story of the heroic actions of an Afrikaner boy in the face of British brutality during the time of the Boer War, Orania, South Africa, July 18, 2010. The scars of the Boer war and the million Afrikaner lives lost therein still run deep in the veins of traditional Afrikaner today. The Boer wars were very much a foundation for the thinking behind Apartheid and they continue to be an influence on conservative Afrikaner thinking on self determination today. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orani

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Scenes of students at the conservative Afrikaner CVO school in Orania, July 18 2010. The CVO school has a strictly Afrikaans curriculum with a strong emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both ha

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Scenes of students at the conservative Afrikaner CVO school in Orania, July 18 2010. The CVO school has a strictly Afrikaans curriculum with a strong emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both ha

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Scenes of students at the conservative Afrikaner CVO school in Orania, July 18 2010. The CVO school has a strictly Afrikaans curriculum with a strong emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both ha

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Scenes of students at the conservative Afrikaner CVO school in Orania, July 18 2010. The CVO school has a strictly Afrikaans curriculum with a strong emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both ha

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: A statue of Hendrick Verwoerd, the so -called "Architect of Apartheid" outside the Verwoerd Museum in Orania, South Africa, July 18, 2010. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over the the last 5 years in Orania

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Scenes of students at the conservative Afrikaner CVO school in Orania, July 18 2010. The CVO school has a strictly Afrikaans curriculum with a strong emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both ha

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: The traumatised Potgieter family who have just moved to Oraina stand with a portrait of Marius Potgieter, 32, who was shot dead in a burglary in Pretoria last year, Orania, South Africa, July 18 2010. In the picture Susan and Peet Potgieter stand with their grand-daughters Genevieve and Zelda who hold a picture of their slain father. Crime statistics in South Africa are the highest in the world, with murder statistics rivalled only by Columbia. The security and common value system of a place like Orania has seen a steady stream of families like the Potgieters who desire a more secure place to live and raise their children. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been furthe

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Schoolchildren from the Afrikaner Orania CVO school enact a play from the Boer war which tells the story of the heroic actions of an Afrikaner boy in the face of British brutality during the time of the Boer War, Orania, South Africa, July 18, 2010. The scars of the Boer war and the million Afrikaner lives lost therein still run deep in the veins of traditional Afrikaner today. The Boer wars were very much a foundation for the thinking behind Apartheid and they continue to be an influence on conservative Afrikaner thinking on self determination today. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orani

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Images of Carel Boshoff the 4th, the current mayor of Orania, South Africa, July 18, 2010. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over the the last 5 years in Orania. The CVO skool system has over 50 branches thro

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Dr Carel Boshoff, the 1990 founder of Orania, and the Pastor of the Orania Dutch Reformed Church, Orania, South Africa, July 18 2010. Dr Carel Boshoff is a direct descendant of Hendrick Verwoerd, the so-called Architect of Apartheid. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: Pastor Andre Boshoff, the leader of the Afrikaaner Protestant Church, an ultra-conservative breakway of the Dutch Reformed Church, Orania, South Africa, 18 July 2010. Orania is a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over th

ORANIA, NORTH WEST CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2010: A stretch of highway passing by Orania, a privately owned South African town located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape Province, July 18, 2010. Orania is a former government workers village originally bought by a group of Afrikaners in 1991 from the South African government with the intention of creating a pure Afrikaner community which would function as a stronghold for conservative Afrikaner cultural and religious values. The community sees themselves as independant from the rest of South Africa with a goal of a self-determining Afrikaner homeland. All work in Orania is done by white Afrikaners. They do not see themselves as right wing, but are very concerned with their ultra conservative cultural and religious integrity and independence. They welcome anyone who shares those values and as a result are one hundred percent white in ethnicity. THere has been a steady rise in population numbers for Orania, due to ongoing disenfranchisement of white South Africans as a result of Black Empowerment policies of the ANC government as well as undiminished, traumatically high crime statistics which are driving whites to seek shelter in perceived safer communities such as Orania. There has also been a solid increase in the numbers of professional people moving to Orania in the face of the afore mentioned drivers. This has been further impacted by the existence of two schools in Orania, the Volkskool Orania and the CVO Skool Orania, both of which expouse a conservative Christian Afrikaner curriculum with special emphasis on Afrikaner history and religion. The Volkskool uses a self driven teaching system which relies on self-motivation by students and the CVO Skool runs along more conventional lines. Neither school receives any assistance by government but both have grown enormously over the the last 5 years in Orania. The CVO skool system has over 50 branches throughout the country and expects further growth

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