WELCOME

The Heritage Foundation (ES) was established in 2002 as a non-profit company and is a respected player in the South African cultural heritage industry. The Heritage Foundation is the focal point of the Afrikaner’s legacy for the next generation.

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Through our archive, library and museum store, we can ensure that the core of Afrikaner culture and history is preserved for the next generation. Furthermore, the ES is also actively involved in the protection and conservation of various Afrikaner heritage sites across Southern Africa.
The educational role of the ES is fulfilled through exhibitions that are renewed regularly to put a variety of topics in the limelight. Researchers, academics and other interested parties can also visit the reference library and archive.

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EXHIBITIONS

The Second World War had a polarizing effect on the Afrikaner community in South Africa. Many Afrikaners joined the Union forces under General Jan Smuts and played a major role in the resistance against German forces in North Africa. However, many Afrikaners were also opposed to the idea of waging war against Germany. After all, the Germans were always helpful to the Afrikaners. The Ossewabrandwag played a leading role in the resistance against South Africa’s involvement in the Second World War. Was the Ossewabrandwag sympathetic to Germany? Or did they simply not want to fight with Britain, the Boers’ enemies of the Anglo-Boer War? Come visit the exhibition and decide for yourself.

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SITES

Furthermore, the ES also focuses on preserving sites with high Afrikaner heritage value:
– Kerkenberg
– Barefoot Woman Monument
– Bloukrans Monument
– Louis Tregardt Memorial Garden (Maputo, Mozambique)
– Mafikeng Concentration Camp Cemetery
– Danie Theron Monument (Gatsrand, Fochville)
– Kroonstad Concentration Camp Cemetery
– Ossewabrandwag Honorary Field
– Karel Landman Monument (Alexandria, Port Elizabeth)
– Doornbult Concentration Camp (Hopetown)
– Boekenhoutfontein Heritage Site

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FACILITIES

The Heritage Foundation has two facilities that provide space for meetings and lectures.
– The African Patriot Committee Room
– The Heritage Foundation’s reference library

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George Anderson