Title: The Super-Afrikaners
Subtitle: Inside the Afrikaner Broederbond
Authors: Ivor Wilkins; Hans Strydom
Publisher: Jonathan Ball
Cape Town / Johannesburg, South Africa, 2012
ISBN 9781868425358 / ISBN 978-1-86842-535-8
Softcover, 15x23 cm, 616 pages, several bw photos
This book, originally published in 1978, scandalised a nation as it exposed the secret workings of the Broederbond. Political journalists Hans Strydom and Ivor Wilkins traced, at great personal risk, its development from the earliest days to the present. The new edition of The Super-Afrikaners: Inside the Afrikaner Broederbond includes the most comprehensive list of Broeders ever published. Out of print for over three decades, this edition with an introduction by Max du Preez is available for a new generation.
Formed in Johannesburg in 1918 by a group of young Afrikaners disillusioned by their role as dispossessed people in their own country, the first triumph of this remarkable organisation was the fact that it was largely responsible for welding together dissident factions within Afrikanerdom and thereby ensuring the accession of the National Party to power in 1948. This highly organised clique of Super-Afrikaners, by sophisticated political intrigue, waged a remarkable campaign to harness political, social and economic forces in South Africa to its cause and succeeded.