Ja nee, if Afrikaans isn’t indigenous, then the SACP isn’t South ...

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Ja nee, if Afrikaans isn’t indigenous, then the SACP isn’t South African

Of all this week’s nonsense, the only thing to trump Maharaj and Jordan’s new book is Blade’s rejection of Afrikaans

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On Wednesday, former professional gaslighter Mac Maharaj and prominent non-doctor Pallo Jordan held an online discussion about their new book which has been eagerly anticipated by dozens of readers in SA.

I was one of them. When I first heard that the ANC veterans had written a book together, I was intrigued to find out if one of the two co-authors had taken the lead, producing either an interesting non-fiction work like Fart-Catching for Dummies or else a gripping spy thriller like Dr Not Really.

Instead, I discovered, it was called Breakthrough, focusing on the secret talks between the ANC and the apartheid government before 1994...

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