New leadership for the Afrikanerbond was elected on 16 May 2014
– Afrikaners do not have to stand hat in hand – we are an integral part of South Africa
During a meeting of the National Council of the Afrikanerbond held 15 and 16 May 2014 Johannesburg, Jaco Schoeman was elected chairperson of the Afrikanerbond.
Jaco Schoeman, who has a medical technology background which led to several visits abroad and his own private practice in Port Elizabeth in 1991, where he specialised in reproductive biology. He is currently farming in Barkly East in the Eastern Cape.
After his acceptance as chairperson of the Afrikanerbond, Jaco Schoeman said the “election and the outcome of the 2014election, compelled all organisations in civil society to act as guardians of our constitutional democracy. Too many pronouncements and statements were made â€‹â€‹regarding the second transition or second phase of the revolution which will have a more radical effect on civil society. There is no reason why the key characteristics of good governance which are internationally valid, namely, transparency, responsibility, accountability, participation and responsiveness to the needs of the people, cannot apply to South Africa.
Therefore organisations in civil society organisations, especially those committed to a constitutional democracy, such as the Afrikanerbond, need to involve themselves with this. There is no need, time or justification to move back to an era of neo-racism or obsolete socialist ideologies. Afrikaners should oppose any attempt to change property rights and free market principles as they are part of the cornerstones of a prosperous