Friday, August 26, 2011

The Simple Truth About Lincoln And Slavery

On March 2, 1861 A bill was passed by the Senate which proposed an amendment to the US Constitution. Here is the text:

"No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State."

Basically, what the amendment proposed to do was prevent Congress from interfering with the institution of slavery, in the States that it existed in.

Two days later in his inaugural address, Lincoln made the following remarks:

""I understand a proposed amendment to the Constitution has passed Congress, to the effect that the Federal Government
shall never interfere with the domestic institutions of the States,
including that of persons held to service. Holding such a
provision to now be implied constitutional law, I have no
objection to its being made express and irrevocable."

The amendment was never ratified by the Constitutionally required 3/4 of the States. However, what is important is that Lincoln expressly endorsed the amendment, an amendment which would prevent the federal government from interfering with slavery.

If the South only wanted to "keep their slaves", then all they had to do was to stay within the Union.

This exposes the myth that the "Civil War was fought over slavery", as the politically correct lie that it is."

Monday, August 8, 2011

Under The Yoke by S.M. Stirling - A Book Review

Under The Yoke is the sequel to S.M. Stirling's Marching Through Georgia

The book opens in 1947. The Second World War (titled the "Eurasian War" in this series)is over, the Draka now control all of Africa and Eurasia (with the exception of India). The remaining free nations of the world have created the "Alliance For Democracy", which includes the U.S. and the U.K., South America, Australia, India (which includes Pakistan and Myanmar), New Zealand, Japan and all of the South Pacific.

The war has left 200 million people dead; a cold war has begun between the Draka and the Alliance.

In Europe, the Draka are taking the methods they perfected in Africa, and bringing them to the heart of western civilization. All centers of education are closed down, radios are confiscated, curfews established, and every day more and more people are rounded up by the Draka military to be sent to state-owned factory compounds or sold into slavery.

The novel begins with two women, Marya Sokolowska, a Polish Nun and Chantel Lefarge, a French Communist are bought out of a detention center by a Draka named Tanya van Shrakenberg, who has just purchased a plantation in France.

Meanwhile, Finnish-American OSS agent Frederick Kustaa has just been inserted into Europe, his mission is to find an Austrian scientist who has knowledge of nuclear weapons that the Americans need for their weapons project.

While Lefarge and Sokolowska are forced to endure the horrors of slavery, Kustaa must make his way across a devasted Europe, find the scientist and extract him to safety. As the novel progresses it is revealed that Sokolowska is still a member of the French resistance and is to be Kustaa's contact.

Whereas Marching Through Georgia was a war story told from the perspective of the Draka, Under The Yoke is told from the perspective of the slaves. And it is not pretty. Stirling pulls almost no punches, murder, impalement and rape are all depicted in graphic detail.

But it is still a good novel, despite it's flaws.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

For Want Of A Nail by Robert Sobel - Book Review

For Want of a Nail was written by author Robert Sobel (1993-1999) in the year 1971. At that time Sobel, who was a business historian, was between contracts, and so wrote For Want of a Nail to give himself something to do.

Basically, the point of divergence occurs in 1777 when the British win the Battle of Saratoga, during the American Revolutionary War. In 1778 the colonists are forced to capitulate to the British, many of the Founding Fathers, such as George Washington, are imprisoned, while Thomas Jefferson and others are executed in London.

To remedy the causes of the war, the British reorganize the colonies into the Confederation of North America, giving the colonies more control over their own affairs while reserving some powers to Great Britain.

Many of the formers rebels leave the CNA to escape British rule. Heading west they occupy roughly the area that Texas would be in real life, and form the State of Jefferson, an independent country. In 1805, Mexico is engulfed in a drawn-out civil war, which Jefferson enters in 1817 when Andrew Jackson leads an army to capture Mexico City.

Jackson then engineers the combination of the two countries to form the United States of Mexico.

The book presents itself as a college-level history text from that world, covering the historical, political, social and economic events from 1763 to 1970.

This is probably the most detailed alternate history fiction ever written. And what's more impressive is that Sobel wrote it to give himself something to do in his spare time.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Republic: A Novel of America's Future by Charles Sheehan-Miles - A Book Review

Republic imagines a United States, somewhere in the near future, where taxes are at 60%, the economy is in a severe recession, and the US government has become oppressive and ignores the Constitution at will.

It begins in a small town in West Virginia. A labor dispute involving the local computer chip factory brings a violent response from the federal government. The main characters, employees at the factory, are also members of the West Virginia National Guard.

The federal governments response to the labor dispute is only the latest in a series of violent actions committed by the justice department. When the citizens of West Virginia decide that the only way to protect themselves and their rights, is to secede from the United States, the West Virginia National Guard is called upon to protect their state from the inevitable US invasion.

Simply put: this was an amazing and emotional novel. The characters were compelling as was the storyline. The pacing was particularly good, with only a few parts of the story getting in the way of an overall superb plot.

The author drew much of his inspiration for the novel from the federal government's actions in Waco, Texas and the 2001 Patriot Act.

Charles Sheehan-Miles deserves mention for the political angle of his book. Whereas other authors would have simply portrayed such a story from a left-wing or right-wing angle, Sheehan-Miles portrays it from a perspective that almost American can understand and sympathize with. This is particularly true with the subject of secession. It is presented not as a right-wing or "Neo-Confederate" idea, but as a last resort to protect the state and it's citizens from an overbearing federal government.

I don't read fiction very much, but I have read this book twice in the last six months. It's that important.

Read it for yourself.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

South Sudan

On July 9th, 2011, the southern part of Sudan seceded to become the Republic of South Sudan. So congratulations to the people of South Sudan and God bless you and your new country.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Historical Quote

"Fascism should rightly be called corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power." - Benito Mussolini

Remember this quote so that the next time you're winning an argument with some rancid leftist, and they throw out the "fascist" epithet, you'll have something to beat them over their empty head with (metaphorically speaking).

Obama's nationalizing of GM is textbook corporatism. It's also unconstitutional. Something that his lickspittles conveniently fail to mention.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Confederate Native-Americans

This is a photo of a 1903 reunion of Cherokee veterans who fought for the Confederate States.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

My Father is a Clone - Gary Stollman

In August of 1987, a man named Gary Stollman, whose father worked at KNBC as a drug expert, barged onto the studio of KNBC in Los Angeles, California. David Horowitz was engaged in a consumer report newscast. Stollman held a gun to Horowitz's head and demanded that he read aloud a statement that he had brought with him. Horowitz complied and read the statement, however KNBC had actually switched to a commercial, which Stollman was unaware of. When Horowitz finished reading the statement, Stollman put down the gun, which was actually just a toy, and surrendered.

I'm posting the text of Stollman's statement. Not because I actually believe in what he wrote, but because I think it provides an excellent look at mental illness. After reading this, it becomes easy to imagine the terror this person must have been under.

At the end of this post is a video of the incident.


The man who has appeared on KNBC for the last 3 years is not my biological father. He is a clone, a double created by the Central intelligence Agency and alien forces. It is only a small part of a greater plot to overthrow the United States government, and possibly the human race itself. The CIA has replaced and tried to destroy my family, and those of my friends.

Although I have known about this since 1981, I have not taken any action about it for fear of the lives of my family. I have been forced into CIA-run mental hospitals, such as Cedars-Sinai Thalians, where I am shown being interviewed by many doctors, although I spoke to nobody there for two weeks. At UCLA-NPI, I attempted to have myself released by a court several times, but was asked by a Dr. Martin Zsuba to keep removing my requests for a writ-hearing. I have been unable to obtain records from several other hospitals, including Ben Taub hospital in Cincinnati, where all the phones were turned off for 48 hours after I arrived.

I do not know where my real family or others are being held, but I believe it is somewhere in California. The records for Ben Taub Hospital, I have been informed, no longer exist, or have been misplaced.

I heard an interview a few weeks ago, on radio station KPFK, in which a former CIA official told a college audience in San Diego how the CIA has towed barges filled with diseases across New York Harbor, placed lightbulbs in the subways to create vertigo, and cameras to observe the reactions, and may have created the AIDS virus to wipe out the gay population.

He also spoke of secret teams that were created after World War II. I say that the CIA assassinated John F. Kennedy and the 22 material witnesses that day, who all died within 2 years of each other, a mathematical impossibility. What they are capable of, I know only too well. I demand the public release of all secret Air Force files concerning UFOs, which were kept secret even from Senator Barry Goldwater. On my way back from Expo 86 last year, I heard a broadcast in Oregon that he once asked to see the files and was told, "Hell, no!" I demand that release of information concerning the objects contained in Hanger 18 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, now obscurely referred to as the Environmental Control Building, the most highly guarded building in the world. Why has the knowledge of such advanced beings and equipment been kept so secret that even the United States Congress does not know?

I would have been satisfied to let my situation stand if it were only I and my family who were at stake here. However, I spoke to a girl at Florida Junior College two summers ago, who related the story to me of how seven of her friends had also been replaced. She said that she had written absence excuses for them when they weren't sick, then they disappeared for a week, only to come back with different personalities. Unless we act swiftly, there may not be very much hope for any of us. These people, or whatever they are, are taking over the phone services right now. The CIA is either doing this themselves, or are helping them.

I was warned in 1981 by someone with connections to the CIA to stay off computers, that they didn't trust people on computers. Then I began receiving disturbing calls from my parents, which led me to believe that something terrible was going on. I was forced into a mental hospital in Tallahassee, where I learned that my brother in law had been driven insane in the same manner that someone was trying to do to me. I eventually was released, but then my mom came down to visit me and I knew it was an impostor. I know that the secret service is involved in this as well, so who knows just how far this has gone in five years. I know of a counselor named Pat, who worked at the Optimist Boys School near Pasadena, who was involved in recruiting members for some secret group or people. Apparently they adopted orphans and gave them fake IDs and birth certificates. Since we already know of a secret group led by the President's own staff, someone had better find out what is going on and fast. I only know that there are beings around us now with the power to teleport instantaneously and do the same to others, who can read and control minds, and transform matter into other forms or create it at will.

I ask for a Congressional Investigation and Federal protection for my family, and those involved. There is no way I can harm anyone with an empty BB gun.


Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Future of the NDGOP

Here in North Dakota the Tea Party is seen as something of a threat to the NDGOP. I am delighted by this.

One thing you should know about me is that, while I sure as hell am not a Democrat, neither am I a Republican or an Independent. I am a Conservative. If I had to apply a political label to myself it would be: Constitutional Conservative. This means that I believe in absolutely strict adherence to the US Constitution. In fact the main problem I have with the Constitution is that it is not strict enough when describing the powers that are delegated to the federal government. I believe the Constitution needs to be amended to seriously curtail the powers and growth of the government, and to make sure that certain powers remain only with the states. Which is where they belong.

Now, it is true that I have always voted Republican. This is because the Republican candidates are generally preferable to Democrat ones. Yes, I voted for these people, but that does not mean that I agree with them 100%.

I voted for Bush, but he did many, many things that I did not like. He was too lax on illegal immigration (as is McCain), and he spent money like he was printing it in the White House basement. And one of the biggest problems I have with Republican politicians is that a great many of them not only do things that are clearly unconstitutional, but for some reason feel a need to be "compassionate". So they legislate welfare programs that only increase the amount of handouts that the tax payers have to fund.

I didn't like too much about McCain, but he was (and still is) infinitely preferable to Obama and his insane policies.

So that's essentially how I feel about the Republican Party. I vote for them, only because they are preferable to the Democrats.

Now I've had a great many complaints about the NDGOP (even though I still prefer them to the local Democrats). And lately the NDGOP is feeling "threatened" by the Tea Party.

I have absolutely no allegiance to the GOP, or any other party, simply because I have voted for them in the past. What I do have loyalty to is the principles of the Constitution and limited government.

And one of the problems with the GOP is that many within it, are not acting in the best interests of their constituents, but in the best interests of the GOP (this is something that Washington warned of). And the two are not synonymous.

If the NDGOP has to die in order to make way for a party that really does adhere to the Constitution, then let it die, and quickly.

Unless the NDGOP starts adhering to Conservative, Constitutional principles, then it eventually will get replaced by a party that does.

And I will be very happy when that happens.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Deo Vindice

Why The South Was Right by the Reverend Steve Wilkins

Why the South Was Right

And Why We Must Renew The Cause

by Steve Wilkins

With the defeat of the South, true liberty, liberty in the historic and Biblical sense, was lost to this land. James McPherson has remarked, ‘the Civil War changed the United States as thoroughly as the French Revolution changed that country. . . The United States went to war in 1861 to preserve the Union ; it emerged from war in 1865 having created a nation.’ (Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution, p. viii) The War for Southern Independence was indeed the American equivalent of the French Revolution.

It is little wonder that a young man named Karl Marx who was living in London at the time working as a correspondent for the New York Tribune, followed the War with great interest and excitement. He saw the implications of the War for the world and wrote gleefully to his friend Friedrich Engels that the War would be the beginning of a ‘world transforming . . . revolutionary movement.’

Slavery, so far from being the cause of the war, was merely the pretext for revolution. As Prussian military theorist, Carl Von Clausewitz once stated, ‘War is the pursuit of political goals by other means.’ There was seldom a more successful revolution. The old Constitutional Republic was destroyed and an octopus‑like centralized government took its place.

James McPherson has noted, ‘The war marked the transition of the United States to a singular noun. The ‘Union' became the nation, and Americans now rarely speak of their Union except in an historical sense.’ This is a significant change. Our speech reflects this. Before 1865 the accepted usage was ‘The United States are,’ but since that time it has been ‘The United States is.’ We are no longer a union of confederated states, but a nation where the individual integrity and political sovereignty of the states is denied.

Thus, the old federal republic in which the national government rarely touched the average citizen except through the post‑office is now dead and has been replaced by centralized bureaucracy which seeks to control every action. What we call liberty, our forefathers called slavery.

This was precisely what Dr James H. Thornwell and others had feared. In a tract entitled ‘Our Danger and Our Duty’ Dr Thornwell stated in regard to the consequences of a Northern victory, ‘If they prevail, the whole character of the Government will be changed, and, instead of a federal republic, the common agent of sovereign and independent States, we shall have a central despotism, with the notion of States for ever abolished, deriving its powers from the will, and shaping its policy according to the wishes, of a numerical majority of the people; we shall have, in other words, a supreme,irresponsible democracy. . . The avowed end of the present War is, to make the Government a government of force.’

The 14th amendment was particularly notorious in this regard. It has been interpreted so as to apply the Bill of Rights to the individual States. Section 1 says, ‘No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges and immunities of citizens of the United States . . .’ This has had the effect of changing the nature of our government in two ways:

1) It changed the intent of the Bill of Rights which were originally intended to limit the Federal government's powers, to restrictions upon the particular states. Thus, whereas before this amendment, the states had protection against the intrusions of the Federal government, now the Federal government has become the watch‑dog of the states. The states became ‘subsidiaries’ of the nation rather than ‘parties’ to the Union . The central government became the master rather than the servant of the states.

2) This shift has transferred immense power to the Federal government to restrict the internal actions of states. Senator Lot Morrill of Maine stated quite bluntly the purpose of the 14th amendment: ‘We must see to it, that hereafter, personal liberty and personal rights are placed in the keeping of the nation...against State authority and State interpretations...The great object of this amendment is, therefore, to restrain the power of the States and compel them at all times to respect these great fundamental guaranties.’ (Abraham Lincoln and The Second American Revolution, p. 143)

Within five years after its ratification, the Supreme Court in the Slaughter‑House cases began to redefine ‘privileges and immunities.’ The Court rejected the historic view of these things as biblically or religiously based and declared that privileges and immunities owed their existence to the grace of the Federal Government. Liberty in short, did not come from God, but was a gift of the Federal Government.

By this definition, the Federal Government has taken the place of God. It has arrogated to itself the privilege of defining what is right and wrong, good and evil. When God is not acknowledged, man becomes the sovereign. When man becomes the definer of liberty, liberty is lost.

Thus we find that we have lost what our forefathers called liberty. We have grown up in a world where no one truly ‘owns’ property (you may think you own it, but try not paying your property taxes one year and you will see who really owns your land).

Further, we do not have liberty to use our property in lawful ways. ‘Environmental’ laws limit the freedom of use as well. We can kill our unborn children, but are forbidden to cut down a tree on our own property without a permit. The Federal Government as if it was God, asserts a pre‑eminent claim on the earth and the fullness thereof. One peculiarly blatant expression of this is ‘eminent domain.’ Whatever and whenever the Government desires the use of your land, it claims the prerogative to it. God destroyed Ahab for doing what the modern Government does every year.

We are no longer free to exercise our gifts and talents. More and more the Federal Government limits how and when and where we may labour. Licensing laws, labour regulations, minimum wage legislation, unemployment taxes, social security taxes, union standards, federal health and safety regulations, racial quotas, anti‑discrimination legislation, environmental regulations, and a well‑nigh endless host of others laws, fees, prohibitions, limitations, regulations, and specifications, severely restrict the exercise of God‑given gifts and abilities.

Need I mention that by means of the income tax, the Federal Government has claimed the right to the fruit of our labours. By it, the Federal government exalts itself over God (by claiming more than God does in the tithe).

We have seen how this is in fact a claim on all the livelihood of an individual. Tax exemptions are now viewed as ‘subsidies.’ The argument is, to be granted a tax exemption is the same as being given a subsidy. The implication is that all your income belongs to the National Government and the Government could take it all should it so desire, but by means of tax exemptions, it graciously allows you to keep some of your earnings.

In education: certification, accreditation, and educational standards set by Federal bureaucrats continue to limit educational freedom. The Government continues to view the children as belonging to itself by asserting a ‘compelling interest’ in this or that aspect of our children's upbringing.

Freedom of religion has come to mean ‘freedom to believe whatever you want, so long as you do not act in a way contrary to public policy.’ Practically this means, our freedom of religion has been confined to the space between our ears.

We have now lived to see what our Founding Fathers thought impossible in this land. The Congress regularly legislates immorality, lines its own pockets, makes decisions based upon self‑ interest rather than upon what is right and best and then brags about its public‑spirited generosity and compassion.

We live in a country where the Constitution has no more real authority than the Royal Family in England . We like to be able to refer to it and trot it out on patriotic occasions, but we have no desire to take it seriously and find those who would suggest that we should, fearfully flatheaded.

We live in a land in which the people expect the government to protect them and provide for them and secure their futures. We have not freed the slaves, we have simply extended the plantation. Now, we are all slaves, captives to our liberators.

We think we are free only because we have never known true freedom. Like it or not, all this is the legacy of the South's defeat. Thus, the question of who was right in the old struggle is not so hard to answer after all. Look around you. Do you like what you see? If not, you have answered the question in my favor.

Alexander H. Stephens, in speaking about the future for this nation and the consequences of the Reconstruction policies, once said that the only hope for our country was that the people would one day realize what had happened to them as a result of this war and that a cry would go up akin to that which filled the land prior to the first War for Independence (the cry then was ‘The cause of Boston is the cause of us all’). Now, said Stephens, the only hope left for the preservation and maintenance [of Constitutional liberty] on this continent is, that another like cry shall hereafter be raised, and go forth from hill‑top to valley, from the Coast to the Lakes, from the Atlantic to the Pacific: ‘The Cause of the South is the Cause of us all!' I appeal to you to consider afresh the consequences of the War for Southern Independence . The defeat of the South spelled the defeat of constitutional liberty in our land.

If you long for constitutional order, legislative integrity, limited government, and true freedom under law — then you, my friend, agree with me that the South was right.

The time is passed due for us to think for ourselves and quit allowing the media and the educational establishment and the current orthodoxy to do our thinking for us. It is time to repent of our sins and beg for God's mercy. It is time, in short, to take up afresh the cause of the South.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Resolution to Reaffirm State Sovereignty

That Yankee filth thought he'd won.

Adolf Hitler on State's Rights

"The individual states of the American union could not possess any sovereignty for it was not these states that formed the Union but on the contrary it was the Union that formed the states"
- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

As a friend of mine recently said, the above quote is the view that many Liberals currently hold.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Die Grondwet van die Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging

As promised, here is the Afrikaans text of the AWB Grondwet.

I'm going to state again, that I am only posting this for informational purposes. I am not in any way connected to the AWB.

There is the possibility of a misspelling here or there. I have gone back through it and corrected any mistakes that I found. However, there might still be a few. If anyone who speaks and writes Afrikaans fluently would care to point out any errors I made then I would be pleased to hear from you. If I find any errors myself, I will correct them and add an update listing what was corrected.



Aan ons geagte kamerade en volksgenote; u wat in stilte bou en werk aan ons groot vryheidsideaal:

Ons is besig om te bou aan 'n Veilige Volkshuis vir ons en die geslagte wat na ons kom.

Elke gebou bestaan uit bakstene wat ry vir ry opmekaar gepak moet word totdat dit afgerond is, dak op het en gereed is om bewoon of betrek te word.

U en ek is daardie bakstene wat die kwaliteit van ons Volkshuis sal verseker. Ons Program van Beginsels is die plan waarvolgens ons bou.

Wat u nou in u hande vashou - die grondwet - is die troffel waarmee u plan en baksteen uitbou tot die finale glorieryke eindproduk. Daarsonder kan u nie bou nie. Ons bouers; nie brekers nie. Mag u troffelaltyd blink in die woel en die werskaf en mag die sweet van u arbeid deur dankbare nageslagte as grootse erfenis beskou en behou word.

Ons gaan wen, ons sal wen want ons wil wen!

Piet Rudolph
Hoof: Organisasie en Administrasie



Hoofstuk 1: Naam
Art. 1: Samestelling
Art. 2: Vereistes vir Lidmaatskap
Art. 3: Goedkeuring van lede
Art. 4: Weiering of Beeindiging van lidmaatskap deur Raadsleiers
Art. 5: Appel
Art. 6: Regte en pligte van lede
Art. 7: Verantwoordelikheid van finale besluitneming

Hoofstuk 2: Burgerrade
Art. 8: Stigting en same telling van Burgerrade
Art. 9: Aantal Burgerrade in ‘n Streek
Art. 10: Die Burgerraadsleier
Art. 11: Verslag van Burgerraadsvergaderings
Art. 12: Pligte en werksaamshede van Burgerrade
Art. 13: Vergaderings
Art. 14: Spesiale Vergaderings
Art. 15: Reg van sittings op Vergaderings
Art. 16: Kworum

Hoofstuk 3: Wyksrade
Art. 17: Wyksrade

Hoofstuk 4: Streeksrade
Art. 18: Samestelling van Streeksrade
Art. 19: Gesagsgebied van ‘n Streeksraad
Art. 20: Werksaamhede
Art. 21: Pligte
Art. 22: Reorganisasie
Art. 23: Vergaderings
Art. 24: Sittingsreg op Vergaderings
Art. 25: Kworum
Art. 26: Appel
Art. 27: Ontbinding

Hoofstuk 5: Gebiedsrade
Art. 28: Samestelling van Gebiedsrade
Art. 29: Gesagsgebied
Art. 30: Funksies en werksaamhede

Hoofstuk 6: Die Hoofraad
Art. 31: Samestelling van die Hoofraad
Art. 32: Reg van tootsie
Art. 33: Pligte en werksaamhede
Art. 34: Vergaderings van die Hoofraad
Art. 35: Kworum
Art. 36: Bevoegdhede
Art. 37: Appel na die Hoofraad

Hoofstuk 7: Die Uitvoerende Raad
Art. 38: Die Uitvoerende Raad
Art. 39: Samestelling
Art. 40: Werksaamhede, pligte en bevoegdhede

Hoofstuk 8: Die Grootraad
Art. 41: Die Grootraad

Hoofstuk 9: Die Opperraad
Art. 42: Die Opperraad
Art. 43: Samestelling van die Opperraad
Art. 44: Vergaderings van die Opperraad
Art. 45: Bevoegdhede van die Opperraad
Art. 46: Die Regspersoonlikheid van die Beweging

Hoofstuk 10: Die Landsberaad
Art. 47: Die Landsberaad
Art. 48: Doel en funksie van diel Landsberaad

Hoofstuk 11: Die Hoofleier en die Onder-Hoofleier
Art. 49: Die Hoofleier an die Onder-Hoofleier

Hoofstuk 12: Boerejeug
Art. 50: Boerejeug

Hoofstuk 13: Die Boervrou
Art. 51: Die Boervrou

Hoofstuk 14: Taal
Art. 52: Taal
Art. 53: Wysiging van die Grondwet


Hierdie grondwet reel die huishoudelike en interne strukture en discipline van die AWB. Die grondwet moet nie verwar word met die AWB se voorstel vir die grondwet van ‘n vrye, Christelike Republikeinse Boerevolksstaat nie.

Hoofstuk 1: Naam:
Die naam van die Organisasie is:” Die Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging”

Grondslag: Die Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging is gegrond op die Program van Beginsels, Beleid, Verklaring van Voorneme en Grondwet.

Artikel 1: Samestelling: Die oranisasie van die Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging
(hierna die Beweging genoem) word soos volg saamgestel:

Lede van die Beweging
Burgerrade met Besture
Wyksrade met Dagbesture
Streeksrade met Dagbesture en Komitees
Gebiedsrade met Dagbesture
‘n Grootraad
‘n Opperraad
‘n Onder-Hoofleier
‘n Hoofleier

Artikel 2: Vereistes vir lidmaatskap

Enige blanke burger van die Republiek van Suid-Afrika kan as lid van die Beweging toegelaat word mits hy of sy:

2.1 Reeds die ouderdom van 16 jaar bereik het,

2.2 nie ’n lid van ’n onnasionale of volksvreemde organisasie is nie. Met so ’n orgnisasie word ook diensorganisasie bedoel. (Indien wel moet so ’n persoon sy of haar lidmaatskap van so ’n organisasie neerle soos deur die Hoofraad bepaal). Slegs hierna sal lidmaatskap van die Beweging van sodanige persoon oorweeg word.

2.3 die Program van Beginsels en Grondwet van die Beweging onvoorwaardelik skriftelik aanvaar en uitleef.

2.4 gewillig is om hom of haar te onderwerp aan die gesag en dissipline van die Beweging ingevolge die Grondwet.

2.5 die voorgeskrewe aansoekvorm om lidmaatskap voltooi.

(Enige blanke inwoner van die Republiek van Suid-Afrika, insluitende nie-burgers, wat die Program van Beginsels en Grondwet van die Beweging aanvaar, maar wat nie vir lidmaatskap van die Beweging kwalifiseer nie, mag aan sekere aktiwiteite van die Beweging deelneem. Sodanige persone het egter op geen vlak van die Beweging stemreg nie.)

Artikel 3: Goedkeuring van lede

‘n Persoon word deur ’n Burgerraad as lid goedgekeur en deur Uitvoerende Raad bekragtig.

Artikel 4: Weiering of beeindiging van lidmaatskap

4.1 By aansoek om lidmaatskap of te enige tyd daarna kan eniga Burger-, Streeks-, of Gebiedsraad die Uitvoerende Raad van advies bedien m.b.t. die wenslikheid van die goedkeuring van ‘n persoon of die beeindiging van ‘n persoon se lidmaatskap.

4.2 Die Uitvoerende Raad kan sonder verkstrekking van enige rede

4.2.1 weier om ‘n persoon se lidmaatskap te bekragtig

4.2.2 ‘n lid se lidmaatskap beeindig

4.3 ‘n Persoon se lidmaatskap kan a.g.v. wangedrag of onbevoergdheid of enige handeling wat die Beweging skaad deur enige raad in Art. 4.1. genoem, opgeskort word, onderhewig aan appel soos bepaal in Art. 5

4.4 ‘n Lid se lidmaatskap verval outomaties wanneer sodanige lid op ‘n wyse optree wat skadelik is vir die Beweging.

4.5 ‘n lid se lidmaatskap verval outomaties wanneer sodanige lid ook lid word van enige organisasie genoem in Art. 2.2
4.6 ‘n Persoon wat as lid geskors is moet skriftelik deur die Uitvoerende Raad van sodanige skorsing in kennis gestel word.

Artikel 5: Appel

Enige persoon wat as lid geweier of geskors is of wie se lidmaatskap beeindig is of outomaties verval het, het die reg tot appel na die Hoofraad.

5.1 Appel moet kriftelik wees en moet die Sekrataris van die Hoofraad binne vier (4) kalenderweke bereik nadat ‘n persoon kennis van sy beeindiging van lidmaatskap of weiering van lidmaatskap ontvang het, welke geval ook at van toepassing is.

5.2 Sodanige appel word by die eerste Hoofraadsvergadering deur die Sekretaris aan die Hoofraad vir oorweging en beslissing voorgele.

5.3 Totdat ‘n appel deur die Hoofraad oorweeg is en ‘n beslissing daaroor gegee is, word die beeindiging of weiering as geldig beskou.

5.4 Slegs die Hoofraad het die bevoegdheid om oor die herstel van lidmaatskap te beslis.

Artikel 6: Regte en pligte van lede

6.1 ‘n Lid kan op enige vergadering van die Raad waarop hy sittingsreg het, besprekingspunte vir daardie Raad voorstel.

6.2 Enige sodanige besprekingspunt kan met ‘n gewone meerderheidsbesluit na goedkeuring van die Streeksraad na die Hoofraad vir beslissing deurgestuur word.

6.3 Sodanige besprekingspunt genoem in Art. 6.2 moet die Sekretaris van die Hoofraad skriftelik minstens een an kalenderweek voor die daaropvolgende Hoofraadsvergadering bereik.

6.4 ‘n Burgerraadslid moet aan die bedrywighede van die Beweging deelneem. Afwesigheid van twee agtereenvolgende bedrywighede sonder versioning kan tot skorsing aanleiding gee.

6.5 Geen lid mag namens die Beweging ‘n openbare of persverklaring maak of ‘n toespraak op ‘n openbare vergadering lewer sonder die vooraf goedkeuring van die Hoofleier of sy gevolmagtigde nie.

6.6 Soos in Art.2 bepaal dien dames met volle stemreg in Burgerrade. Geen vroulike lid mag egter in ‘n gesagshoedanigheid teenoor enige manlike lid staan nie.

Artikel 7: Verantwoordelikheid van finale besluitneming deur Raadsleiers

7.1 Alle raadsbesluite word b.w.v. meerderheidstem (50% + 1) van alle aanwesige lede by ‘n vergadering geneem.

7.2 ‘n Raadsleier het die verantwoordelikheid van alle besluit van sy Raad.

7.3 Vanwee voormelde verantwoordelikheid is ‘n raadsleier geregtig om enige meerderheidsbesluit, hangende reg van appel soos hierna uiteengesit, te veto.

7.4 Geen Raadsleier is by magte om ‘n minderheidsbesluit deur te voer nie.

7.5 In geval van ‘n staking van stemme dra die Raadsleier die beslissende stem.

7.6 Appel kan aan die Uitvoerende Raad gerig word oor enige meerderheidsbesluit wat deur die betrokke Raadsleier geveto is. Sodanige appel moet skriftelik en binne vier kalenderwerke geskied.

7.7 Indien geen appel binne gemelde tydperk aangeteken word nie, verval die besluit en kan die aangeleentheid opnuut oorweeg word.

Hoofstuk 2: Burgeraade

Artikel 8: Stigting en same telling van Burgeraade

8.1 ‘n Burgerraad word gevestig deur die betrokke Streeksraad met die Streekleier as sameroeper.

8.2. Stigting van ‘n Burgerraad is onderheweig aan gendering van die Streeksraad en bekragtiging deur die Uitvoerende Raad.

8.3 Waar ‘n Streeksraad nog nie Bestaan nie, tree die betrokke beampte van die Uitvoerende Raad of ‘n deur hom gemagtigde lid van die Beweging as sameroeper op.

8.4 In gevalle waar daar geen Streeksraad in die gebied is nie en waar dit nie prakties is om dadelik ‘n gebiedsekrataris of ‘n ampsdraer na die gebied te stuur nie, kan ‘n Burgerraad nogtans soos volg gestig word:

8.4.1 By ‘n vergadering van die lede in die omgewing word ‘n Burgerraadsleier gekies.

8.4.2 Die Burgerraadsleier vul die voorgeskrewe vorm vir die stigting van die Burgerrade in en doen aan die Uitvoerende Raad verslag.

8.4.3 Sodanige Burgerraad en Burgerraadsleier het die magte en pligte van ‘n volwaardige Burgerraad en volwaardige Burgerraadsleier tot tyd en wyl sodanige Burgerraad deur die Uitvoerende Raad goedgekeur is.

8.5 Minstens sewe en hoogstens vyftig (50) funksionele lede vorm ‘n Burgerraad. Indien die getal 50 oorskry word, moet afstigting plaasvind, tensy toestemming skrftelik van die Uitvoerende Raad verkry word.

8.6 Waar dit enigsins prakties moontlik is, behoort Burgerrade volgens beroepe en bedrywe ingedeel te word.

8.7 ‘n Burgerraad bestaan uit ‘n Leier, ‘n Onderleier, ‘n Sekretaris of Sekretaresse en lede.

8.8 Die Leier, Onderleier en Sekretaris en soveel addisionele lede as wat die Burgerraad mag bepaal, vorm die bestuur van ‘n Burgerraad.

8.9 Die Bestuur van ‘n Burgerraad mag te emigrated hoogstens twee lede op die bestuur koopteer,

8.10 By:

8.10.1 die stigting van ‘n nuwe Burgerraad

8.10.2 die reorganisasie van ‘n bestaande Burgerraad

8.10.3 nadat ‘n Burgerraad onderverdeel het

8.10.4 nadat twee bestaande Burgerrade om watter rede ook al veering is sal die persoon wat as voorsitter van die vergardering optree, synde dit die Burgerraadsleier of enige ander amptenaar of amspdraer, geleentheid gee dat persone wat nog nie voorheen by die Beweging aangesluit het nie, hulle aansoeke om lidmaatskap voltooi, en nadat sodanige gillnetted gegee is, sal die vergardering konstitueer uit alle aanswesige persone wat reeds ingeskrewe lede is sowel as diegene wat by daardie geleentheid vir die eerste keer ‘n aansoekvorm voltooi het. Alle hierdie persone genoem sal ‘n stem he vir die verkiesing van ampsdraers op daardie vergadering. Indien persone wat op sodanige vergadering eers aansoek om lidmaatskap gedoen het se lidmaatskap nie goedgekeur word nie en dit blyk dat hulle stemme die verkiesing van ampsdraers beinvloed het, is hierdie verkiesing ongeldig indien die feit binne veertien (14) dak skriftelik onder die aandag van die Uitvoerende Raad gebring word.

8.11 Sodra ‘n Burgerraad gestig is, moet die Streeksraad van daardie bepaalde Streek daarvan in kennis gestel word. Die Streeksraad keur die Burgerraad dan goed of af.

8.12 Die Hoofkantoor van die Beweging moet onmiddellik in kennis gestel word van die stigting van sodanige Burgerraad, by wyse van die voorgeskrewe Burgerraadstigitingsvorm.

8.13 ‘n Burgerraad word as gestig beskou slegs nadat bogenoemde gegewens ontvang is en mits minstens sewe (7) lede se lidmaatskap in terme van Art. 3 bekragtig is. Eweneems sal die optredes soos in Art . 8.10.2-8.10.4 gemeld, onderhewig wees aan bekragtiging deur die Uitvoerende Raad.

8.14 Geen amptenaar van die Beweging mag as ampsdraer verkies word nie.

8.15 Nieteenstaande die bepalings van enige van bovermelde artikels kan die Uitvoerende Raad te enige tyd die stigting van ‘n Burgerraad magtig of ophef.

Artikel 9: Aantal Burgerrade in ‘n Streek

9.1 Soveel Burgerrade as wat die Streeksraad in belang van die Beweging in sy Streek nodig ag, word in ‘n Streek gestig.

9.2 Waar moontlik behoort daar ‘n Burgerraad in elke woon- of landelik gebied gestig te word.

Artikel 10: Die Burgerraadsleier

10.1 Die Burgerraadsleier tree as voorsitter tydens Burgerraadsvergarderings op.

10.2 Die Burgerraadsleier word deur die lede van die Burgerraad in sym amp verksies, deur die Streeksraad goedgekeur en deur die Uitvoerende Raad bekragtig.

Artikel 11: Verslag an Burgerraadsvergaderings

Binne veertien (14) dae na elke Burgerraadsvergadering of aanvulling van die Burgerraad, moet die betrokke Streeksraad ‘n verslag van die varrigtinge, by wyse van ‘n afskrif van die notule, van die Leier van die Burgerraad ontvang.

Artikel 12: Pligte en werksaamhede van Burgerrade
Die pligte en werksaamhede van Burgerrade is:

12.1 Om jaarliks na 1 Julie en voor 31 Augustus sy jaarvergardering te hou waartydens reorganisasie dan plaasvind.

12.2 Om die belange van die gemeenskap in sy gebied te bevorder en uit te bou en opdragte nougeset uit te voer.

12.3 Om, waar ‘n Streeksraad bestaan, alle fondse ingesemal binne 14 dae aan sodanige raad of direk aan die Hoofkantoor te betaal.

12.4 Om volledig rekord te hou van werksaamhede en besonderhede van sy lede.

12.5 Om minstens een maal elke drie maande as raad te vergader ingevolge Art. 13 maar soveel keer as wat nodig geag word ingevolge Art. 14 byeen te kom in belang van die Beweging en sy werksaamhede.

12.6 Om, wanneer ‘n lid ‘n besprekingspunt voorstel vir bespreking deur die Hoofraad, so ‘n besprekingspunt na die Streeksraad te verwys vir evaluering en verdere handeling.

12.7 Om streng binne die grensgebied van die Burgerraad, soos van tyd tot tyd deur die Streeksraad bepaal, te funksioneer.

12.8 Om die werksaamhede wat gewoonlik aan die verskillende ampte verbonde is, asook enige bykomende take wat aan hulle opgedra word, nougesit uit te voer.

12.9 Om opdragte van Rade met meerdere gesag uit te voer.

12.10 Om volgens sy regte, magte en verpligtinge ingevolge hierdie Grondwet op te tree.

12.11 Om indien hy sou verkies, huishoudelik reels op te stel. Sodanige reels mag egter nie in stryd wees met die Program van Beginsels, Beleid of die Grondwet van die Beweging nie.

12.12 Om op plaaslike vlak met Boerejeug die jeugbeweging van die AWB te skakel, hulle behulpsaam te wees en steun te verleen waar nodig. Alle skakeling bly egter onderhewig aan die be palings van Art. 50.

Artikel 13: Vergaderings

13.1 Alle vergaderings word deur die Burgerraadsleier bele. Kennisgewing van vergaderings word deur die Sekretaris/esse gedoen.

13.2 Die Uitvoerende Raad, Gebiedsraad en/of die Streeksraad kan te enige tyd opdrag gee dat ‘n vergadering bele moet word.

13.3 Onderhewig aan die vooraf goedkeuring van die betrokke Streeksraad is die Burgerraadsleier geregtig om te enige tyd ‘n vergadering te bele waar ook nie-lede teenwoordig mag wees.

Artikel 14: Spesiale Vergaderings

14.1 Spesiale vergaderings word deur die Burgerraadsleier self bele, of op skriftelike versoek van minstens vier (4) lede of een-derde van die lede indien die Raad uit meer as tien lede en ingevolge Art. 8.3 bestaan.

14.2 Sulke vergaderings moet binne veertien (14) dae nadat ‘n Burgerraadsleier daartoe versoek is, gehou word, en alle lede moet behoorlik daarvan is kennis gestel word.

14.3 ‘n Versoek om so ‘n vergadering moet skriftelik aan die Burgerraadsleier gerig word en moet deur die lede wat die vergadering versoek, onderteken word.

Artikel 15: Reg van sitting op vergaderings

15.1 Die Hoofleier met vetoreg, die Onder-Hoofleier, Opperraadslede, aangewese verteenwoordigers van die Hoofraad en die Uitvoerende Raad het, nieteenstaande enige bepaling in hierdie grondwet, ipso facto sittingsreg op enige vergadering van ‘n Burgerraad.

15.2 Eweneems het die Gebiedsleier, Streeksleier of Onder-Streeksleier van ‘n bepaalde Streeksraad toegang en spreekbeurt op enige Burgerraadsvergadering in sy Streek.

Artikel 16: Kworum

16.1 ‘n Meerderheid ban die lede van ‘n bestuur is ‘n kworum (50% + 1)

16.2 Op ‘n spesiale Burgerraadsvergadering vorm vier (4) lede ook ‘n kworum.

16.3 In die geval van ‘n Burgerraad met meer as vyftig (50) lede ingevolge Art. 8.5, vorm ‘n gewone meerderheid (50% +1) van die lede van die Burgerraad ‘n kworum.

Hoofstuk 3: Wyksrade

Artikel 17: Wyksrade

Wyksrade kan, waar daar behoefte voor bestaan, in elke Streek deur die Streeksraad saamgestel word.

17.1 Wyksrade word op dieselfde wyse as Streeksrade soos in Art. 18.2 en 18.3 saamgestel.

17.2 Wyksrade reorganiseer jaarliks tussen 1 Oktober an 31 Oktober en kies by die geleentheid uit eie geledere ‘n Wyksraadleier, ‘n Onderleier en ‘n secretaries of sekretaresse plus soveel bykomende lede as wat die raad mag goed dink. Gemelde persone tree op as die Dagbestuur en word beklee met die gesag en bevoegdhede van die Wyksraad wanneer die Wyksraad nie sitting hou nie.

17.3 Die Wyksraad is ondergeskik en verantwoordelik aan die Streeksraad.

17.4 Die Streeksraad kan soveel van sy bevoegdhede en funksies as wat hy nodig mag ag, aan die Wyksraad oordra met die uitsondering van die volgende:

17.4.1 Keuring van ‘n Burgerraad

17.4.2 Skorsing van ‘n lid van die Beweging

17.4.3 Ontbinding van ‘n Burgerraad

17.5 Die Wyksraad vergader so dikwels as wat nodig geag mag word.

17.6 Die Wyksraad verrig werk of voer opdragte uit wat die Streeksraad, die Hoofraad of die Uitvoerende Raad aan hom opdra.

17.7 Die Wyksraad doen so gereeld verslag oor sy werksaamhede aan die Streeksraad as wat die betrokke Streeksraad bepaal.

Hoofstuk 4: Streeksrade

Artikel 18: Samestelling van Streeksrade

18.1 Waar slegs een Burgerraad in ‘n Streek bestaan, vorm daardie Burgerraad die Streeksraad totdat ‘n verteenwoordigende Streeksraad saamgestel is.

18.2 In ‘n Streek waar meer as een Burgerraad bestaan (Vroue Burgerrade ingesluit) die Streeksraad. Hulle verkry sitting met stemreg.

18.3 Sodra ‘n tweede Burgerraad in ‘n Streek gestig word, gelas die Uitvoerende Raad die samestelling van ‘n Streeksraad, met ‘n gemagtigde persoon as sameroeper.

18.4 Die Streeksraad verkies uit eie geledere ‘n Dagbestuur van die Streeksraad bestaande uit ‘n Streeksleier, ‘n Sekretaris of Sekretaresse en soveel bykomende lede as wat die Streeksraad mag bepaal.

18.5 Die Dagbestuur word beklee met die gesag en bevoegdhede van die Streeksraad wanneer die Streeksraad nie sitting hou nie.

18.6 Die Dagbestuur van die Streeksraad mag te enige tyd hoogstens 2 lede van die Streeksraad op die Dagbestuur koopteer.

18.7 Die Dagbestuur is by magte om deskundiges van buite die Streeksraad ten benoem om hulle van advies te bedien. So ‘n persoon sal nie stemreg op die Dagbestuur he nie en ook nie sittingsreg op die Streeksraad nie.

18.8 Die Streeksraad kies uit die geledere van die vrouelede van die Streeksraad, die Streeksleidster van AWB vrouelede. Sodanige verkose Streeksleidster verkry sitting op die Hoofraad van die Beweging (sonder stemreg).

Artikel 19: Gesagsgebied van ‘n Streeksraad

Die Gesagsgebied van ‘n Streeksraad is daardie gebied wat van tyd tot tyd deur ‘n afbakeningskomitee afgebaken word en deur die Departement van Binnelandse Sake as kiesafdeling geproklameer word. (Die grense van ‘n Streek val dus saam met die grense van ‘n kiesafdeling)
Die Uitvoerende Raad is by magte om in uitsonderlike gevalle en nadat ‘n gemotiveerde skriftelike voorlegging in die verband deur die Streke wat geraak word aan hom gemaak is, die gesagsgebied van ‘n Streeksraad wysig.

Artikel 20: Werksaamhede van die Streeksraad

Die taak van die Streeksraad sluit in om:

20.1 met die grootste verantwoordelikheid die vaandel van die Beweging te dra,

20.2 met doelgerigtheid die boodskap van die Beweging aan die inwoners van die Streek oor te dra en hulle steun te werf,

20.3 die Beweging se organisasie in die algemeen in die Streek te behartig,

20.4 die werksaamhede van die Burgerrade en Wyksrade aan te moedig en te koordineer,

20.5 te funksioneer as die gesagsdraer van die Beweging in die Streek,

20.6 uitvoering te gee aan opdragte van meerdere Rade.

Artikel 21: Pligte van die Streeksraad

Die Streeksraad keur nuwe Burgerrade waarna hulle deur die Uitvoerende Raad bekragtig word. Verder sal die Streeksraad:

21.1 die grensa van Burgerrade vasstel,

21.2 gereeld ledelyste van Burgerrade versamel en behoorlik rekord daarvan hou,

21.3 alle regte uitoefen en alle pligte ingevolge hierdie Grondwet nakom

21.4 behoorlik van die Beweging se werksaamhede in die Streek rekord hou, en verantwoordelik wees aan die Uitvoerende Raad vir alle handelinge van die Beweging in die Streek,

21.5 gereeld fondsinsamelingsveldtogte onderneem in oorleg met die Uitvoerende Raad en in opdrag van die Hoofraad, en met sodanige ingesamelde fondse soos in Art. 12.3 neergele handel en alle besluite van die Hoofraad ten opsigte van die streek waarvoor hy verantwoordelik is, uitvoer

21.6 openbare vergaderings reel, waarvoor amptelike sprekers in oorleg met die Uitvoerende Raad gereel moet word

21.7 huishoudelike konsepregslemente vir Burgerrade voorle of aangebode reglemente goedkeur, mits dit nie in stryd is met die bepalings van hierdie Grondwet nie.

Artikel 22: Reorganisasie van die Streeksraad

22.1 ‘n Streeksraad reorganiseer jaarliks tussen 1 September en 30 September.

22.2 Reorganisasie vind plaas soos voorgeskryf deur Art. 18.

22.3 Binne veertien (14) dae na reorganisasie moet die Hoofkantoor op die voorgeskrewe vorm vir die stigting van ‘n Streeksraad, verwittig word van sodanige reorganisasie en moet die besonderhede deurgegee word.

Artikel 23: Vergaderings van die Streeksraad

23.1 Die Streeksraad vergader so dikwels as nodig, maar minstens vier keer per jaar.

23.2 Gewone vergaderings word bele deur die Streeksleier.

23.3 ‘n Spesiale Vergaderings moet deur die Streeksleier byeengeroep word indien minstens een derde van Streeksraadslede dit skriftelik versoek, en wel binne veertien (14) dae na ontvangs van so ‘n versoek.

23.4 ‘n Spesiale Vergaderings van die Streeksraad word deur die Streeksraadleier bele nadat minstens een vyfde van die Burgerraadslede binne die streek dit skriftelik versoek het en wel binne veertien (14) dae na ontvangs van so ‘n versoek.

23.5 Jaarlikse vergadering: ‘n vergaderingsverslag moet by wyse van notule en bylae (finansiele verslag) aan die Uitvoerende raad gelewer word.

23.6 Die jaarlikse vergadering vind plaas soos per Art. 22.1.

Artikel 24: Sittingsreg op Vergaderings

Die Hoofleier en die Onder-Hoofleier met vetoreg, Opperraadslede, aangewese verteenwoordigers van die Hoofraad en die Uitvoerende Raad het ipso facto sittingsreg op die vergaderings van die Streeksraad.

Artikel 25: Kworum

‘n Gewone meerderheid (50% + 1) van alle lede van die Streeksraad vorm ‘n kworum.

Artikel 26. Appel
26.1 Daar kan teen enige beslissing van die Streeksraad na die Uitvoerende Raad geappelleer word.

26.2 Indien tevredenheid nie by die Uitvoerende Raad verkry word nie, kan appel by wyse van ‘n gewone besprekingspunt na die Hoofraad gaan vir finale beslissing.

Artikel 27: Ontbinding van Streeksrade

‘n Streeksraad kan slegs deur die Uitvoerende Raad opgeskort word, waarna die Hoofraad sodanige ontbinding finaal bekragtig of die opskorting ophef.

Hoofstuk 5: Gebiedsrade

Artikel 28: Samestelling van Gebiedsrade

‘n Gebiedsrade word as volg saamgestel:


28.1 ‘n Gebiedsleier - verkies deur Streeksleiers en Onderleiers (met stemreg) of deur die Uitvoerende Raad aangewys totdat die Streeksrade in die betrokke gebied gevestig is. *

28.2 ‘n Gebieds-Onderleier - verkies soos hierbo (met stemreg).

28.3 ‘n Gebiedsekretaris- ‘n amptenaar van die Hoofraad en aangestel die Uitvoerende Raad (sonder stemreg).

Verdere lede:

28.4 Die Streeksleiers en Onderleiers van elke streek (met stemreg).

Hoofstuk 6: DIE HOOFRAAD

Artikel 31: Samestelling van die Hoofraad

Die Hoofraad word as volg saamgestel:

Persone met stemreg:

31.1 Die Hoofleier (met veto stem - Art.7)

31.2 Die Onder-Hoofleier

31.3 Voorsitter van die Grootraad

31.4 Streeksleiers of sekundi

31.5 Gebiedsleiers

Persone sonder stemreg:

31.6 Lede van die Uitvoerende Raad

31.7 Gebiedssekretarisse

31.8 Redakteur van die amptelike mondstuk van die Beweging
31.9 Leier van die Boerejeug

31.10 Gebeidsbrandwagleiers van die Beweging

31.11 Leiers van ander Spesialiteitsoranisasies wat deur die Uitvoerende Raad aanbeveel en deur die Hoofraad bekragtig is.

31.12 Voorsitters van komitees van die Grootraad

31.13 Onder-Streekleiers

31.14 Streekleidsters

Artikel 32: Reg van Kooptasie

Die Hoofraad het die reg om te enige tyd kundige persone deur die Uitvoerende Raad aanbeveel, op die Hoofraad te koopteer. Sodanige persone verkry sitting sonder stemreg.

Artikel 33: Pligte en Werksaamhede

Die Hoofraad is met die volgende pligte en werksaamhede belas:

33.1 Om die beleidsrigting, strategie en toekomsplanne van die Beweging binne die raamwerk van die Grondwet en Program van Beginsels en Beleid en onderhewig aan die vetoreg van die Hoofleier, te bepaal, gegrond op verslae en aanbevelings van sy eie lede en van die Uitvoerende Raad.

33.2 Om die Uitvoerende Raad se goedkeuring van lede, aanstelling van Streeksleiers, Gebiedsleiers en ander handelinge te oorweeg en indien in orde gevind, te bekragtig.

33.3 Toesighouding oor die uitvoering van die onderskeie pligte van al die verskillende ondergeskikte liggame en Rade,

33.4 Die hantering van besprekingspunte van Burger-, Wyks-, Streeks-, en Gebiedsrade,

33.5 Die uitbou van die Beweging, dit lewenskragtig te maak en dit te laat inwortel en gedy in die Volkslewe,

33.6 Om van tyd tot tyd sake van Volksbelang te laat ondersoek deur die Uitvoerende Raad of komitees en om die Uitvoerende Raad behulpsaam te wees met die uitvoering van hierdie pligte.

33.7 Verkiesing van die Hoofleier deur ‘n gewone meerderheid. Die Hoofleier kan deur die Hoofraad van sy amp onthef word met ‘n twee-derde meerderheid. In so ‘n geval word ‘n waarnemende Leier verkies, wat vir ‘n tydperk van hoogstens veertien dae ageer. Binne daardie tydperk sal die waarnemende Leier ‘n Hoofraadsvergadering bele en hou waartydens ‘n nuwe Hoofleier verkies word.

33.8 Goedkeuring van ‘n Onder-Hoofleier soos deur die Hoofleier aangewys.

Artikel 34: Vergaderings van die Hoofraad

Alle vergaderings van die Hoofraad word met Skriflesing en gebed geopen.

34.1 Die vergaderings van die Hoofraad word bele deur die Hoofleier. Die Hoofraad sal minstens vier maal per jaar vergader. Wanneer minstens vyf-en-twingtig (25) in getal of 20% van die lede van die Hoofraad gesamentlik skriftelik daarom vra, sal ‘n vergadering van die Hoofraad binne veertien (14) dae bele word. Enige lid van die Hoofraad wat sonder voorafverkree verlof of sonder van kondonasie van afwesigheid ‘n vergadering van die Hoofrad nie bywoon nie, kan deur die Hoofleier as Hoofraadslid geskors word.

34.2 Kennisgewing van gewone vergaderings moet skriftelik en binne redelike tyd gegee word.

34.3 Spoedeisende vergaderings kan telefonies bele word.

Artikel 35: Kworum

‘n Gewone meerderheid (50% + 1) lede van die Hoofraad vorm ‘n kworum.

Artikel 36: Bevoegdhede

36.1 Die Hoofraad beslis oor appelsake by hom aanhangig gemaak, onderhewig aan die finale goedkeuring van die Opperraad.

36.2 Die Hoofraad is bevoeg om besprekingspunte te oorweeg en ‘n aanbeveling vir finale goedkeuring aan die Opperraad voor te le.

36.3 Die Hoofraad is met bevoegdhede soos uiteengesit in Art. 32 en Art. 33 beklee

Artikel 37: Appel na die Hoofraad

Enige lid, ampsdraer, raad of liggaam wat beswaar aanteken teen enige outspread, beslissing, bevinding of reeling, uitgesonderd die van die Opperraad of die Hoofleier, kan kom beroep op die Hoofraad ingevolge Art. 5

37.1 Alle stukke wat met ‘n appel verband hou moet binne veertien (14) dae na die beslissing waarteen geappelleer word, by die Sekretaris van die Hoofraad ingedien word.

37.2 Die Hoofraad kan aan ‘n ad-hoc Regskomitee opdrag gee om ‘n appel te oorweeg met die bevoegdhede om mondelingse getuienis aanbevelings aan die Hoofraad te maak.

37.3 Die Hoofraad se beslissing is onderhewig aan die finale goedkeuring van die Opperraad.


Artikel 38: Die Uitvoerende Raad

Die Uitvoerende Raad word aangestel deur die Hoofleier om bepaalde pligte te verrig in verband met die struktuur, strategie en funksionering van die Beweging, wat opdragte sal gee, en sorg dat hulle uitgevoer word, wat alle handelinge van die Beweging sal opvolg, en wat die pligte van alle amptenare, en kantore sal neerle en monitor. Alle aanstellings op die Uitvoerende Raad is odnerhewig aan bekragtiging deur die Hoofraad.

Artikel 39: Samestelling

Die Uitvoerende Raad word as volg saamgestel:

39.1 Die Hoofleier met vetoreg
39.2 Die Onder-Hoofleier met vetoreg in afwesigheid van Hoofleier
39.3 Die Hoofsekretaris
39.4 Die Administratiewe Sekretaris
39.5 Die Finansiele Sekretaris
39.6 Die Hoof van Organisasie
39.7 Persone deur die Hoofleier aangestel om spesifieke funksies te verrig, ingevolge Art. 40

Artikel 40: Werksaamhede, Pligte en Bevoegdhede

Alle handelinge van die Uitvoerende Raad is onderhewig aan bekragtiging deur die Hoofraad. Due Uitvoerende Raad se werksaamhede, pligte en bevoegdhede is as volg:


40.1 Openbare skakelwerk, media-skakeling, reklame en inligting

40.2 Invordering, kodifisering en berging van inligting

40.3 Koordinering van optrede en belange van die Beweging

40.4 Uitvoer van gespesialiseerde navorsingsprojekte

40.5 Uitvoer van opdragte van die Hoofraad (Art. 33)

40.6 Die administrasie van die Hoofkantoor en personeelbeheer

40.7 Die aanstelling en toesighouding van gebiedsekretarisse

40.8 Spesiale projekte

40.9 Vasstelling van ledegeld (Art. 2.5)

40.10 Ontvangs en administrasie van gelde

40.11 Opstel en deurvoer van opleidingsprogramme

40.12 Hantering en aanwending van die Beweging se fondse en die behoorlike boekhouding daarvan.

40.13 Om te enige tyd finansiele state en boeke van enige raad op te eis , dit na te sien en enige bevinding wat uit so ‘n ondersoek spruit aan die Hoofraad voor te le.

40.14 Om lede te keur en hulle skriftelik van sodanige keuring in kennis te stel en lidmaatskapkaarte aan sodanige persone uit te reik.

40.15 Skriftelike kennisgewing aan ‘n lid van beeindiging van lidmaatskap (Art.4).

Ten opsigte van Burgerrade

40.16 Om behulpsaam te wees met die stigting van Burgerrade

40.17 Vasstelling van Burgerraadsgrensa waar streeksrade nog nie gevestig is nie.

40.18 Ontvangs en prosessering van gegewens van lede van Burgerrade.

40.19 Ontvangs van verslee van Burgerrade

40.20 Magtiging verleen om vergaderings te bele waar nie-lede teenwoordig mag wees

40.21 Ontvangs van administratiewe en finansiele jaarverslae

40.22 Sittingsreg op Burgerraadsvergarderings

Ten opsigte van Streeksrade

40.23 Bekragtiging van Streeksraadleiers en Onder-Streeksrradleier

40.24 Opdragte om Streeksrade saam te stel

40.25 Verleen van toe stemming aan Streeksrade ten opsigte van spesifieke projekte

40.26 Ontvangs van administratiewe en finansiele jaarverslae

40.27 Sittingsreg op Streeksrade

Ten opsigte van Wyksrade

40.28 Bekragtiging van Wyksrade

40.29 Opdragte aan en monitor van opdragte aan Wyksrade

Ten opsigte van Gebiedsrade

40.30 Bekragtiging van Gebiedsrade

40.31 Opdragte aan en monitor van opdragte aan Gebiedsrade

Ten opsigte van Hoofraad

40.32 Sittingsreg sonder stemreg op Hoofraad behoudens Art. 31.1 en 31.2

40.33 Voorlegging van finansiele jaarstate aan ‘n finansiele komitee deur die Hoofraad aangewys en met volmag beklee.


Artikel 41: Die Grootraad

Die Grootraad is ‘n adviesliggaam aangestel deur die Hoofleier om die Hoofraad en Opperraad van deskundige advies te bedien, om bystand te verleen aan beide Rade waar nodig en om sodanige opdragte uit te voer wat deur die Hoofraad en Opperraad aan hom gegee word. Lede van die Grootraad kan ook insette lewer op ad-hoc projekspanne wat onder leiding van die Uivoerende Raad kontensieuse en delikate aangeleenthede ondersoek.


Artike 42: Die Opperraad

42.1 Die Opperraad is die hoogste gesagsliggaam van die Beweging en behou die reg voor om sekere bevoegdhede en pligte aan ondergeskikte liggame oor te dra.

42.2 totdat die Opperraad ssamgestel word, tree die Hoofraad op as die hoogste gesagsorgaan van die Beweging.

Artikel 43: Samestelling van die Opperraad

43.1 Die Hoofleier
43.2 Die Onder-Hoofleier
43.3 Soveel lede van die Hoofraad as deur die Hoofleier aangestel.
43.4 Soveel lede van die Grootraad as deur die Hoofleier aangestel.

Artikel 44: Vergaderings van die Opperraad

Die Hoofleier bele vergaderings van die Opperraad. Kennisgewing van sodanige vergaderings word deur die Sekretaris van die Opperraad gegee.

44.1 Wanner minstens 50 + 1 van die lede van die Opperraad skriftelik daarom vra, moet ‘n vergadering deur die Sekretaris van die Opperraad bele word, en alle lede van die Opperraad sal daarvan in kennis gestel word. Sodanige vergaderings moet binne sewe (7) dae nadat die Sekretaris van die Opperraad daartoe versoek is, gehou word.

44.2 Twee-derdes van die lede van die Opperraad vorm ‘n kworum.

Artikel 45: Bevoegdhede van die Opperraad

45.1 Die Hoofleier van die Beweging is ampshalwe ook leier van die Opperraad.

45.2 Die aanstelling van Opperraadslede in portfeuljes berus by die Hoofleier.

45.3 Die beginsel van gesamentlike verantwoordelikheid geld in die Opperraad.

45.4 Die verantwoordelikheid van finale besluitneming berus by die Hoofleier (Art.7)

45.5 Die Opperraad kan sonder opgawe van redes enige Raad of ander liggaam van die Beweging, uitgesonderd die Hoofraad, ontbind en so ‘n liggaam of Raad weer laat verkies.

45.6 Die Hoofleier kan sonder opgawe van redes enige lid van die Opperraad van sy amp onthef.

45.7 Die Opperraad of ‘n komitee wat vir die doel saamgestel is, beslis oor appelsake by hom aanhangig gemaak.

45.8 Die Opperraad kan die Uitvoerende Raad opdrag gee om sake van Volks- of Bewegingsbelang te ondersoek

45.9 Die Opperraad is by magte om enige spesialiteitsgroep van die Beweging te organiseer, en so ‘n liggaam sal deurentyd aan die gesag van die Opperraad onderworpe wees.

45.10 Die Opperraad kan adviesrade in die lewe roep om hom oor sake van Volks- of Bewegingsbelang te adviseer.

45.11 Die Opperraad behou die reg voor om sodanige komitees en adviesrade vertroulik te hou, indien hy daarvan oortuig is dat dit in belang van die Voul sou wees.

45.12 Die Opperraad lewer jaarliks, op ‘n gesamentlike vergadering met die Hoofraad, verslag van sy werksaamhede aan die lede van die Beweging by wyse van ‘n Landsberaad bestaande uit afgevaardigdes van alle Burgerrade soos voorgeskryf in Art. 47.

45.13 Die Opperraad is by magte om namens die Beweging lenings aan te gaan of om gelde te bele asook om in enige finansiele aangeleentheid die krediet van die Beweging teenoor derdes te bind.

45.14 Lede van die Opperraad het sittingsreg op alle Raadsvergaderings met stemreg.

Artikel 46: Die Regspersoonlikheid van die Beweging
46.1 Die Regspersoonlikheid van die Beweging setel in die Opperraad. In opdrag van die Opperraad kan enige bevoegde persoon in die Beweging regtens verteenwoodrig in enige hof of andersins.

46.2 Die Beweging kan roerende sowel as vaste eiendom besit en verder enige regshandeling uitvoer wat kragtens wet versoenbaar is met regspersoonlikheid.

46.3 Alle fondse ingesamel is die onvervreembare eiendom van die Beweging. Fondse in besit van Burgerrade en Streeksrade is die eiendom van die Beweging en kan deur die Opperraad opgeeis word.

46.4 Die boekjaar van die Beweging strek vaan 1 Maart tot 28 Februarie.


Artikel 47: Die Landesberaad

Die Landsberaad word jaarliks bele op ‘n plek en tyd soos deur die Opperraad bepaal en word as volg saamgestel:

47.1 Die Opperraad, Die Hoofraad, die Uitvoerende Raad en afgevaardigdes uit elke Streeksraad deur middel van Burgerrade (2 afgevaardigdes per Burgerraad).

47.2 Elke afgevaardigde na die Landsberaad moet ‘n geloofsbrief van sy Burgerraad, geteken deur die Burgerraadsleier en sekretaris, as bewys dat hy ‘n wettige verteenwoordiger van sy Raad is, indien. ‘n Lid se lidmaatskapkaart moet ook getoon word indien vereis.

47.3 Kennisgewing van sodanige landsberaad moet in die amptelike mondstuk van die Beweging bekend gemaak word en skriftelik kennisgewing moet alle Burgerrade beraad.

Artikel 48: Doel en funksie van die Landsberaad

48.1 Om ‘n volledige oorsig en uiteensetting van die aktiwiteite en prestasies van die Beweging in die voorafgaande jaar te verkry.

48.2 Bekendstelling van die Landswye leierstruktur.

48.3 Die kweek van hegte kameraadskap en motivering van lede deur toesprake en ander optredes deur persone of groepe vir die doel deur die Opperraad aangewys.

48. 4 Om doelwitte en take vir die Beweging in die algemeen in die daaropvolgende jaar daar te stel.


Artikel 49: Die Hoofleier en Onder-Hoofleier van die Beweging

Enige verwysing in die Grondwet na die Hoofleier is mutatis mutandis van toepassing op die Onder-Hoofleier indien:

49.1 Die Hoofleier weens fisiese redes na die oordeel van die Opperraad nie in staat is om sy pligte na te kom nie.

49.2 Die Onder-Hoofleier deur die Hoofleier en/of die Opperraad spesiaal versoek word om tydelik as Hoofleier te ageer.

Hoofstuk 12: BOEREJEUG

Artikel 50: Boerejeug

50.1 Boerejeug is jeugbeweging van die AWB.

50.2 Die Hoofleier van die Beweging stel die Hoofleier van Boerejeug aan.

50.3 Die Hoofleier van die Beweging is by magte om enige besluit te veto of enige beoogde optrede van Boerejeug af te keur.

50.4 Die Boerejeugleiersraad (die gesagsliggaam van Boerejeug) of ‘n afvaardiging deur die Boerejeugleiersraad (aangewys onder leiding van die Boerejeugleier), vergesel van die Voorsitter van die Raad van Beskermhere, doen verslag oor Boerejeug beplanning en optrede aan die Hoofleier van die Beweging so dikwels as wat nodig is of op versoek van die Hoofleier van die Beweging.

Hoofstuk 13: DIE BOEREVROU

Artikel 51: Die Boerevrou

51.1 Vrouelede van die Beweging vorm ‘n integrale deel van die Beweging.

51.2 Vrouelede van die Beweging woord aangemoedig om, soos Art.8, ook vroue Burgerrade te stig.

51.3 Waar vrouelede van die Beweging in vroue Burgerrade georganiseer is, kan hulle ook bekend staan as Die Boerevrou.

51.4 Vrouelede of -Burgerrade word aangemoedig om veral spesifieke projekte soos die volgende uit te voer:
- administrasie (sektretarieel)
- noodleniging en versorging
- voedselverspreiding
- geestes- en fisiese weerbaarheid
- paraatheid
- fondsinsameling


Artikel 52: Taal

Afrikaans is die amptelike voertaal van die Beweging. Alle interne korrespondensie en verslae van die Beweging geskied in Afrikaans.

Artikel 52: Wysiging van die Grondwet

Die Grondwet van die Beweging kan slegs deur die Hoofraad gewysig, verander of aangevul word.

Saamgestel en uitgegee deur P W Bingle namens die Grondwet komitee van die AWB litografies versong deur Wentzel Coetzer Drukkers en gedruk deur Aurora, Mitchellstraat

Monday, March 28, 2011

Constitution of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging

I was inspired to do this after spending some time at this site:, which is a fantastic collection of Nazi and East German propaganda. However, I thought I'd do something a little different.

This is the Grondwet (Afrikaans for "Constitution") of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (Afrikaner Resistance Movement), one of which I bought on eBay a few years ago.

It is a 32 page booklet that details the internal functions of the AWB.

I've searched the internet, and I don't believe it is available to read online in English, so I've done a translation myself (using Google Language) and am posting it here for anybody who is interested.

The AWB is a white-supremacist, secessionist organization that was formed in South Africa in the early 1970's by a man named Eugene Terreblanche. Terreblanche felt that the policies of the South African government of the time were much too liberal, and so he formed the AWB to combat the "communist menace"

The AWB gained notoriety in the 1980's when they began a campaign of violence against blacks and white liberals, as well as members of the National Party.

In the early 1990's the AWB began preparing for civil war to oppose the end of Apartheid. To this end they carried out many violent acts, including the use of explosives.

By the early 2000's the AWB had largely disappeared from the mainstream. Many of their members had been promised a revolution, and when that failed to appear, they left. Terreblanche himself spent a few years in jail. He reformed the AWB in 2008, renounced violence and began agitating for a section of land to be a home for white South Africans. Terreblanche was murdered in 2010. The AWB is now led by Steyn van Ronge.

The AWB logo is rather familiar

For more on the AWB, I suggest the documentary films The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife (1991) and His Big White Self (2006). Both films were made by Nick Broomfield. And while not available on DVD in the United States, are available for rent or purchase on iTunes.

Now before you read this, allow me to make a few points:

1. I am currently learning the Afrikaans language. And while I am able to speak and write the language to a significant degree, I still have a long way to go before I am fluent in it. This document is in Afrikaans and translating something like the Grondwet is currently beyond my abilities. So I made use of Google Translate. However, Google Translate was unable to translate the Afrikaans word "kooptasie". The word is related to the Dutch word "kopen" which means "buy", or something to that effect. I searched the internet but was unable to find a direct translation for that word.

2. Articles 29. and 30. are listed in the table of contents, but for some reason are not in the document. There are no pages missing so I have to assume that it was a production error.

3. I rearranged the structure of the sentences in some places to make them easier to read, while at the same time sticking to the exact meaning of the sentence. For instance the direct translation of Article 2.1 (which deals with membership requirements) would read "the age of 16 have achieved". I changed it to read "has achieved the age of sixteen".

4. Lest I be accused of having somehow altered this document, my next post will be the complete text in Afrikaans.

5. There is no copyright notice anywhere in the Grondwet so for right now I am going to assume that it's legal for me to post it here. However if I get an e-mail or a phone call informing me otherwise then I am going to take it down.

6. This one's the most important. I AM NOT A MEMBER OF, NOR AM I AFFILIATED IN ANY WAY WITH THE AWB. I DO NOT SPEAK FOR THEM, NOR DO I SHARE THEIR VIEWS. I am simply posting this to make the information available. And that is all. Do not make the mistake of imagining that because I post this document that I somehow am equated with the views of those who wrote it.

7. If anyone who can speak Afrikaans better than I can, and would like to critique my translation, please feel free to e-mail me. I mostly used Google Languages, but I translated a lot of the words from my own knowledge. I will be posting the Afrikaans text in a day or two, so you will have both versions to compare.

8. There is no date on this document. However I believe it to be from the late 80's or the early 90's because the dedication is written by a man named Piet Rudolph. Rudolph was arrested in the early 90's for hiding weapons he had obtained from the South African military and police. Since that time, I believe he has not associated with the AWB.


To our dear comrades and people, you who quietly build and work on our great freedom ideal:

We are working to build a safe house for our People and families who come to us.

Each building consists of bricks packed together until it is complete, roof on and ready to be occupied and involved.

You and I are those bricks that will keep the quality of our People's House. Our Program of Principles is the plan which we build.

What you now hold in your hands - the Constitution - the trowel with which you plan and brick building to the final glorious end product. Below you can not build. We are builders, not breakers. May your trowel always shine in the turbulence, let the sweat of your labor be considered as a great heritage, and retained by grateful descendants

We will win, we shall win because we want to win!

Piet Rudolph
Head of Organization and Administration



Chapter 1: Name
Sec. 1: Constitution
Sec. 2: Requirements for Membership
Sec. 3: Approval of Members
Sec. 4: Refusal or Termination of Membership by Council Leaders
Sec. 5: Appeals
Sec. 6: Rights and duties of members
Sec. 7: Liability of the final decision

Chapter 2: Civil Councils
Sec. 8: Formation and aggregation of Civil Council
Sec. 9: Number of Civil Councils in the Region
Sec. 10: The Civic Council Leader
Sec. 11: Report of Civic Council Meetings
Sec. 12: Duties and Functions of Civil Councils
Sec. 13: Meetings
Sec. 14: Special Meetings
Sec. 15: Rights of sessions at meetings
Sec. 16: Quorum

Chapter 3: Ward Councils
Sec. 17: Ward Councils

Chapter 4: Regional Councils
Sec. 18: Compositions of Regional Councils
Sec. 19: Authority Area of the Regional Council
Sec. 20: Functions
Sec. 21: Duties
Sec. 22: Reorganization
Sec. 23: Meetings
Sec. 24: Sitting Rights of Meetings
Sec. 25: Quorum
Sec. 26: Appeals
Sec. 27: Dissolution

Chapter 5: Area Councils
Sec. 28: Composition of District Councils
Sec. 29: Authority Area
Sec. 30: Features and Functions

Chapter 6: The Chief Council
Sec. 31: Composition of the Chief Council
Sec. 32: Right of Kooptasie
Sec. 33: Duties and Functions
Sec. 34: Meetings of the Chief Council
Sec. 35: Quorum
Sec. 36: Powers
Sec. 37: Appeal to the Chief Council

Chapter 7: The Executive Council
Sec. 38: The Executive Council
Sec. 39: Compilation
Sec. 40: Functions, duties and powers

Chapter 8: The Great Council
Sec. 41: The Great Council

Chapter 9: The Supreme Council
Sec. 42: The Supreme Council
Sec. 43: Composition of the Supreme Council
Sec. 44: Meetings of the Supreme Council
Sec. 45: Powers of the Supreme Council
Sec. 46: The Legal Personality of the Supreme Council

Chapter 10: The Land Council
Sec. 47: The Land Council
Sec. 48: Purpose and function of the Land Council

Chapter 11: The Chief Leader and the Deputy-Leader
Sec. 49: The Chief Leader and the Deputy-Leader

Chapter 12: Boer Youth
Sec. 50: Boer Youth

Chapter 13: The Boer Woman
Sec. 51: The Boer Woman

Chapter 14: Language
Sec. 52: Language
Sec. 53: Amendment of the Constitution


The constitution regulates the domestic and internal structures and discipline of the AWB. The constitution should not be confused with the AWB’s proposal for the constitution of a free, Christian, Boer, Republican State.

Chapter 1:
The name of the organization is: “The Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging”

The Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging is based on the Program of Principles, Policies, Statement of Intent and Constitution.

Section 1: Composition:
The organization of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (hereinafter called the Movement) is composed as follows:

Members of the Movement
Civil Council Authorities by
Ward Council with Day Authorities
Regional Councils and Committees with Day Authorities
District Councils and Day Authorities
A Council
A Supreme Council
A Deputy-Leader
A Chief-Leader

Article 2: Requirements for membership:
Any white citizen of the Republic of South Africa is allowed as a member of the Movement if he or she:

2.1 Has achieved the age of 16,

2.2 is not a member of a national or foreign organization. With such an organization is also referred to his organization. (If it should such a person his or her membership in such organization to lie down by the General Council may determine). Only after this may such a person be considered as a member of the Movement.

2.3 Unconditionally, and in writing, accepts the Program and Principle of the Movement.

2.4 Is willing to submit themselves to the authority and discipline of the Movement under the Constitution.

2.5 Has completed the prescribed membership application.

(Any white resident of the Republic of South Africa, including non-citizens, who have adopted the Program of Principles and Constitution of the Movement, but who do not qualify for membership in the Movement, may participate in certain activities of the Movement. However, such people do not carry the right to vote in the Movement.)

Section 3: Approval of Members
A person is a member of a Civic Council once their membership is approved and ratified by Executive Council.

Section 4: Refusal or termination of membership
4.1 When applying for membership or at any time thereafter any City, Regional or District Council may advise the Executive Council regarding the desirability of approving a person or the termination of a person’s membership.

4.2 The Executive Council may without any reason:

4.2.1 deny ratification to a person’s membership

4.2.2 Terminate a person’s membership

4.3 The membership of a person who engages in misconduct or incompetence or any act that harms the Movement, may, by any council in Sec. 4.1 above, be suspended, subject to appeal as provided in Sec. 5

4.4 A Member’s membership will automatically expire when such member acts in a manner that is detrimental to the movement.

4.5 A member’s membership will expire automatically when such member is also a member of any organization referred to in Sec. 2.2

4.6 The Executive Board should be notified of any suspension of a member.

Section 5: Appeals
Any person who has had their membership refused or suspended. or whose membership has been terminated or has automatically expired, has the right to appeal to the General Council.

5.1 Appeals must be submitted to the Secretary of the General Council within four (4) calendar weeks after a person receives notice of termination of membership or refusal of membership, whichever case applies.

5.2 Such appeal will be submitted by the Secretary to the Supreme Council for consideration and decision at the first Supreme Council meeting.

5.3 Until an appeal has been considered and decided upon by the Supreme Council , the termination or refusal will be considered as valid.

5.4 Only the Supreme Council has the power to restore membership.

Article 6: Rights and duties of members
6.1 A member may at any meeting of the Council sessions in which he is entitled, enter discussion points for the Council’s proposal.

6.2 Any such debate can point to a simple majority for approval by the Regional Council. Such a decision is then forwarded to the Supreme Council.

6.3 Any such a discussion point mentioned in Sec. 6.2, must be submitted in writing by the Secretary of the Supreme Council, at least one calendar week before the next Supreme Council meeting.

6.4 A Civic Council member is to participate in the activities of the Movement. Absence of two consecutive meetings without permission can lead to expulsion.

6.5 No member shall, on behalf of the Movement, issue a public or press release or make a speech at a public meeting, without the prior approval of the Head Leader or his authorized agent.

6.6 As provided Art.2, women shall have full voting rights in Civic Councils. However, no female member may have authority over any male member.

Article 7: Liability of the final decision by Council Leaders
7.1 All council decisions are by way of majority vote (50% +1) taken of all members present at a meeting.

7.2 A Council Leader has the responsibility of any resolution of its Council.

7.3 Due to the aforementioned responsibilities, a council leader is entitled to any majority decision, pending right of appeal as set out to veto.

7.4 Council Leader is entitled to a minority decided to implement it.

7.5 In case of an equality of votes the Council Leader carries the deciding vote.

7.6 A Council Leader may make an appeal to any majority decision of the Executive Council. Such appeal shall be in writing and within four calendar work done.

7.7 If no appeal is recorded within the said period are recorded, the matter may again be considered.

Chapter 2:

Article 8: Formation and aggregation of Civic Council

8.1 A Civic Council is established by the relevant Regional Council, and convened by the Regional Leader.

8.2. Establishment of a Civic Council is subject to approval of the Regional Council and confirmation by the Executive Council.

8.3 Where a Regional Council still exists, contact the relevant officer of the Executive Council or a member authorized by him to act as convener.

8.4 In cases where there is no Regional Council in the area and where it is practical to set one up, a field secretary or an office-bearer will be sent to the area, a Civic Council will be established as follows:

8.4.1 A Civic Council Leader will be elected at a meeting of the members in the area.

8.4.2 The Civic Council Leader will complete the form for the establishment of Civil Council and address a report to the Executive Board.

8.4.3 Such a Civic Council and the Civic Council Leader, will have the powers and duties of a full fledged Civic Council, once approved by the Executive Board.

8.5 At least seven and not more than fifty (50) functional members form a Civic Council. If the number exceeds 50, secession must take place unless consent is obtained from the of the Executive Board.

8.6 Where at all practicable, Civic Councils should be ranked by occupations and industries.

8.7 A Civic Council consists of a Leader, a Deputy Leader, a Secretary or Secretaries and members.

8.8 The Leader, Deputy Leader, Secretary and such additional members as the Civic Council may determine, will be the management of a Civic Council.

8.9 The Management of a Civic Council may at most be delegated to two members.


8.10.1 the creation of a new Civic Council

8.10.2 the reorganization of an existing Civic Council

8.10.3 after a Civic Council divided the

8.10.44 after two existing Civic Councils for whatever reason are united, the person as Chairman of the gathering act, being the Civic Council Leader or any other official or incumbent, the new members of the Movement who have completed applications for membership, and after such orders given, the gathering constitute present from all persons who are already enrolled members and those who on that occasion for the first time a completed application form. All these people will be called upon to vote for the election of officers at that meeting. If persons are at such meeting whose membership is not approved and it appears that they voted in the election of officers affected, then this election will be considered invalid if the facts are submitted in writing to the Executive Council with fourteen (14) days.

8:11 Once a Civic Council is founded, the Regional Council for that particular region is notified. The Regional Council must then approve the Civic Council.

8.12 The Head Office of the Movement must immediately be notified of the establishment of such a citizens council by way of the prescribed Civic Council Board.

8:13 a Civic Council is regarded as established only after the above information has been received and that at least seven (7) members' membership has been confirmed in terms of Sec. 3. Similarly the performances as in Sec. 8.10.2-8.10.4 reported will be subject to ratification by the Executive Council.

8.14 No official of the Movement may be elected as an office bearer.

8.15 Notwithstanding anything in any of the above items the Executive Board may at any time establish and authorize a Civic Council.

Article 9: Number of Civil Councils in the Region

9.1 The Regional Council will set up as many Civic Councils in a region, as is necessary for the interests of the Movement.

9.2 Where possible there should be a Civic Council set up in each residential or rural area.

Article 10: The Civic Council Leader

10.1 The Civic Council Leader presides at Civic Council meetings

10.2 The Civic Council leader by the members of the Civic Council's office elected by the Regional Council and approved by the Executive Board confirmed.

Article 11: Report an Civic Council Meetings

Within fourteen (14) days after each meeting of the Civic Council, the relevant Regional Council will submit a report of the proceedings by way of a copy of the minutes to the Leader of the Civic Board.

Article 12: Duties and functions of Civil Councils
The duties and functions of Civic Councils are:

12.1 annually after July 1 and August 31 to keep his yearly gatherings where reorganization then occurs.

12.2 To promote the interests of the community in his area, to promote and expand and conscientiously carry out assignments.

12.3 where a Regional Council exists, to submit any funds collected within 14 days directly to the Head Office for payment.

12.4 To complete record keeping of activities and details of its members.

12.5 under Sec. 13, to meet at least once every three months as council. But as many times as deemed necessary under Sec. 14 to come together in the interests of the Movement and its activities.

12.6 when a member is a discussion point proposal for discussion by the General Council as a discussion point for the Regional Council to pay for evaluation and further action.

12.7 To strictly within the borders of the Civic Council, from time to time by the Regional Council, to function.

12.8 To meticulously carry out the functions normally in the various offices involved, and any additional tasks assigned to them.

12.9 For orders to perform multiple councils of authority.

12:10 To act according to his rights, powers and duties under this Constitution.

12:11 For if he would prefer domestic rules, such rules may not conflict with the program of principles, policies or the Constitution of the Movement.

12:12 To link to, assist and provide support where needed at the local level with Boer Youth movement of the AWB. All links remain subject to the working provisions of Sec. 50.

Article 13: Meetings

13.1 All meetings of the Civic Leader Board will be given notice by the secretary.

13.2 The Executive Council, District Council and / or Regional Council may at any time direct that a meeting be convened.

13.3 Subject to the prior approval of the Regional Council, the Civic Council Leader is entitled at any time to convene a meeting where non-members may be present.

Article 14: Special Meetings

1.14 Special meetings of the Civic Council Leader self invested, or upon written request of at least four (4) members or one-third of the members if the Board more than ten members and under Sec. 8.3 exist.

14.2 Such meetings shall, within fourteen (14) days after a Civic Leader Council being requested is held and all members thereof is duly notified.

14.3 A request for such a meeting should be lodged at the Civic Leader Board and must be signed by the members who requested the meeting.

Article 15: Right of sitting at meetings

15.1 The Chief Leader with power of veto, the Deputy Chief Leader, Supreme Council members, designated representatives of the Chief Council and Executive Council, notwithstanding any provision in this constitution shall ipso facto have sitting rights at any meeting of a citizens council.

15.2 Similarly, the Area Leader, Regional Leader or Deputy Leader Region of a particular Regional Council has access to speak on any Civic Council meeting in his region.

Article 16: Quorum

16.1 A majority devoted members of a management is a quorum (50% + 1)

2.16 At a special Civic Council Meeting form four (4) members a quorum.

16.3 In the event of a citizens council by more than fifty (50) members under Sec. 8.5, form a majority (50% +1) of the members of the Civic Council, a quorum.

Chapter 3:

Article 17: Ward Councils

Ward Councils to where we need to exist in each region by the Regional Board compiled.

17.1 Ward Councils are compiled in the same manner as Regional Councils, as in Sec. 18.2 and 18.3.

2.17 Ward Councils reorganize annually between October 1 an October 31 and select the event from its ranks a Ward council leader, a deputy leader and a secretary or Secretaries plus such additional members as the board may deem fit. Reported persons acting as the Executive Committee and is vested with the authority and powers of the Ward Council when Ward Council not sit it.

17.3 The Ward Council is subordinate and accountable to the Regional Council.

17.4 The Regional Council as many of its powers and functions as he may consider necessary to carry Ward Council with the exception of the following:

17.4.1 Selection of a Civic Council

17.4.2 Suspension of a member of the Movement

17.4.3 Termination of a Civic Council

17.5 The Ward Council will meet as often as may be deemed necessary.

17.6 The Ward Council perform work or perform tasks in which the Regional Council, the General Council or the Executive Council assigned to him.

17.7 The Ward Council do so regularly report on its activities to the Regional Council as the relevant Regional Council.

Chapter 4:

Article 18: Composition of Regional Councils

18.1 Where only a Civic Council in a region exists, that form the Civic Council, Regional Council until a representative Regional Council is composed.

18.2 In a region where more than a Civic Council exists (Women Civil Councils included) the Regional Council. They obtain meeting with voting rights.

3.18 Once a second Civic Council in a region is established, the Executive Council ordered the establishment of a Regional Council, with an authorized person as convener.

18.4 The Regional Council elected from among themselves an Executive Committee of the Regional Council consisting of a Regional Leader, a Secretary or Secretary and such additional members as the Regional Council may determine.

18.5 The Executive Committee is vested with the authority and powers of the Regional Council when the Regional Board meeting hold.

18.6 The Executive Committee of the Regional Council may at any time more than two members of the Regional Council in the Executive opt.

18.7 The Executive Committee is empowered to experts from outside the Regional Council's appointed to advise them to use. Such a person shall not vote on the Executive Committee have, nor sitting rights on the Regional Council.

18.8 The Regional Council shall elect from among the female members of the Regional Council, the AWB Street Managers of women members. Such elected Street Managers gain a seat on the Main Board of the Movement (non-voting).

Article 19: Authority Area of the Regional Council

jurisdiction of a Regional Council that area from time to time by a delimitation committee delineated and the Department of Home Affairs as constituency proclaimed. (The boundaries of a region falls with the boundaries of a constituency)
The Executive Council is empowered in exceptional cases and after a reasoned written submission in the context of the regions affected to him made, the authority in a Regional Council conditions.

Article 20: Functions of the Regional Council

The task of the Regional Council includes:

20.1 with the greatest responsibility contribute to the auspices of the Movement

20.2 with determination the message of the Movement for the inhabitants of the region to transfer them to lobby,

20.3 to deal with he Movement's organization in general in the region

20.4 To encourage and coordinate the functions of the Civil Councils and Ward Councils

20.5 to operate as a message carrier of the Movement in the Region

20.6 to give effect to orders of multiple councils.

Article 21: Duties of the Regional Council

The Regional Council approves new Civic Councils deemed by the Executive Council confirmed. Furthermore, the Regional Council:

21.1 The areas of Civic Councils determine,

21.02 to collect and properly record the regular membership lists of Civic Councils,

21.3 All rights and exercise any duties under this Constitution to comply

21.4 properly record all of the Movement's operations in the region, and be accountable to the Executive Board for all actions of the Movement in the Region

5.21 regular fundraising drives undertaken in consultation with the Executive Council and commissioned by the General Council, and such funds are collected as in Sec. 12.3 imposed trade and all decisions of the General Council regarding the region where he is responsible,

21.6 public meetings at which speakers for official consultation with the Executive Council to be arranged.

7.21 domestic draft rules for Civic Councils, submit or offered, will be approved so long as they do not conflict with the provisions of this Constitution.

Article 22: reorganization of the Regional Council

1.22 A Regional Council will reorganize annually between September 1 and 30.

22.2 reorganization takes place as prescribed by Sec. 18.

22.3 Within fourteen (14) days after the reorganization, the Head Office in the prescribed form for the establishment of a Regional Council is notified of such reorganization and the details in due course.

Article 23: Meetings of the Regional Council

23.1 The Regional Council shall meet as often as necessary but at least four times a year.

2.23 Regular meetings are convened by the Regional Leader.

3.23 a Special Meeting to the Regional Leader will be convened if at least one third of Regional Councils submit a request in writing, such a meeting will be held within fourteen (14) days after receiving such a request.

23.4 A Special Meeting of the Regional Council by the Regional Council Leader convened after at least one fifth of the Civil Board members within the region in writing request and within fourteen (14) days after receiving such a request.

23.5 Annual Meeting: A meeting report by way of minutes and attachments (financial report) to the Executive Board are provided.

23.6 The annual meeting will be held as per Sec. 22.1.

Article 24: Sitting Rights of Meetings

The Chief Leader and Deputy Leader to Head veto, Supreme Council members, designated representatives of the Chief Council and Executive Council shall ipso facto sitting rights at the meetings of the Regional Council.

Article 25: Quorum

a simple majority (50% +1) of all members of the Regional Council shall constitute a quorum.

Article 26. Appeal
26.1 An appeal to the Executive Council may be made against any decision of the Regional Council.

26.2 If satisfaction with the Executive Council should be obtained, may appeal by way of a regular point of discussion at the Chief Council shall, for final decision.

Article 27: Dissolution of Regional Councils

A Regional Council may only be suspended by the Executive Council, after which, the Chief Council will either confirm or lift the suspension.

Chapter 5:
Area Councils

Article 28: Composition of District Councils

District Councils are composed as follows:

Executive Committee:

28.1 An area leader - elected by regional leaders and Deputy Leader (with voting rights) or by the Executive Council appointed until the Regional Councils in the area concerned is located. *

2.28 a territorial deputy leader - chosen as above (with voting rights).

28.3 An official Field Secretary of the Chief Council, appointed by the Executive Council (non-voting).

Other members:

28.4 The Regional Leaders and Deputy Leaders of each region (with voting rights).

Chapter 6:

Article 31: Composition of the Chief Council

The Chief Council is composed as follows:

Persons entitled to vote:

31.1 The Chief Leader (with veto vote - Art.7)

31.2 The Deputy Chief Leader

3.31 Chairman of the council

4.31 Regional Leaders or alternates

31.5 Area Leaders

People without voting rights:

31.6 Members of the Executive Council

31.7 Area Secretaries

31. 8 Editor of the official mouthpiece of the Movement

31.9 Leader of the Boer Youth

31.10 Area leaders of the Movement

31.11 Leaders of other special organizations recommended by the Executive Council and confirmed by the Chief Council.

31.12 Chairmen of committees of the council

31.13 Sub-Regional Leaders

31.14 Street Managers

Article 32: Right of Kooptasie

The Chief Council shall have the right at any time to make use of experts recommended by the Executive Council. Such persons acquire non-voting seat.

Article 33: Duties and Functions

The Chief Council is charged with the following duties and functions:

33.1 To determine, based on reports and recommendations of its own members and the Executive Council, the policies, strategy and future plans of the Movement, within the framework of the Constitution and Course of Principles and Policy, and subject to the veto of the Chief Leader.

33.2 To the Executive Board's approval of members, appointment of regional leaders, area leaders and other actions to consider and, if found in order to confirm.

33.3 To supervise the implementation of the respective duties of all the various subordinate bodies and councils

33.4 The management of discussion points of City, Ward, Regional and District Councils

33.5 The expansion of the Movement, this vibrancy to it and to let it grow and thrive in everyday life,

33.6 From time to time matters of public interest to be examined by the Executive Council or committees and the Executive Council to assist in carrying out these duties.

33.7 Election of the Chief Leader by a simple majority. The Chief Leader is elected to office in the Chief Council by a two-thirds majority. In such a case, an acting leader elected for a period not exceeding fourteen days act. Within that period, the acting leader a General Council meeting convened and held at which a new Chief Leader elected.

33.8 Adoption of a Deputy Chief Leader by the Chief Leader announced.

Article 34: Meetings of the Chief Council

All meetings of the Chief Council open with Scripture and prayer.

34.1 The meetings of the Chief Council are convened by the Chief Leader. The Chief Council shall meet at least four times a year. If at least twenty-eight (25) in number or 20% of the members of the Chief Council submit a written request together, a meeting of the Chief Council will be called within fourteen (14) days. Any member of the Chief Council who is absent from a meeting of the Chief Council, without prior permission or without the condoning of the Leader, will be suspended.

34.2 Notice of regular meetings must be in writing and be given within a reasonable time.

34.3 Emergency meetings may be called by telephone.

Article 35: Quorum

A simple majority (50% + 1) of members of the General Council shall form a quorum.

Article 36: Powers

36.1 The Chief Council will decide on pending appeal cases, subject to final approval of the Supreme Council.

36.2 The Chief Council is authorized to enter discussion points and to consider and make a recommendation for final approval by the Supreme Council.

36.3 The Chief Council has the powers enumerated in Sec. 32 and Art. 33.

Section 37: Appeal to the General Council

Any member, office bearer, board or body who objects to any outspread, decision, ruling or regulation, other than that of the Supreme Council or the Chief Leader may appeal to the Chief Council under Art.5.

37.1 All documents to which an appeal relates shall be submitted by the Secretary of the Chief Council , within fourteen (14) days after an appeal is made.

37.2 The Chief Council on an ad hoc legal committee to direct an appeal to consider the powers to take oral evidence recommendations to the Chief Council.

37.3 The Chief Council's decision is subject to final approval by the Supreme Council.


Article 38: The Executive Council

The Executive Council is appointed by the Chief Leader to certain duties to perform in connection with the structure, strategy and functioning of the Movement, which commands will provide and ensure that they are performed, which all actions of the Movement will follow, and the duties of all officers and offices will lay down and monitor. All appointments to the Executive Board subject to ratification by the Chief Council.

Article 39: Composition

The Executive Council is as follows:

39.1 The Chief Leader with veto
39.2 The Deputy Chief Leader of veto in the absence of Chief Leader
39.3 The Chief Secretary
39.4 The Administrative Secretary
39.5 The Financial Secretary
39.6 The Head of Organization
39.7 Persons by the General Leader appointed to specific functions, under Art. 40

Article 40: Functions, Duties and Powers

All actions of the Executive Council are subject to confirmation by the General Council. The functions, duties and powers of the Executive Council are as follows:


40.1 public relations, media relations, advertising and information

40.2 Collection, codifying and storing information

40.3 Coordination of actions and interests of the Movement

40.4 Export of specialized research projects

40.5 Export orders from the General Council (Art. 33)

40.6 The administration of the Head Office and staff management

40.7 The appointment and supervision of general secretaries

40.8 Special Projects

40.9 Determination of fees (Sec. 2.5)

40.10 Reception and administration fees

40.11 Setting up and conducting training programs

40.12 Management and utilization of the movement's funds and the proper accounting thereof.

40.13 To at any time, claim for viewing the financial statements and records of any board, and to submit the findings of any such resulting investigation to the General Council.

40.14 for members to check them in writing of such selection to notify and membership cards to such persons to issue.

40.15 Notification to members of termination of membership (Art.4).

In respect of Civil Councils

40.16 To assist with the establishment of Civil Councils

40.17 Determination of areas where regional councils have not established yet.

40.18 Reception and processing of data from members of Civic Councils.

40.19 Receipt of reports of Civil Councils

40.20 authorizes meetings to investigate where non-members may be present

40.21 Receipt of administrative and financial annual reports

40.22 Sitting rights on Civic Council meetings

In respect of Regional Councils

40.23 Ratification of Regional Leadership Council and Vice-Regional Council Leader

40.24 Commands for Regional Councils to put together

40.25 Grants of up to vote Councils in respect of specific projects

40.26 Receipt of administrative and financial annual reports

40.27 Sitting rights at the Regional Councils

Regarding Ward Councils

40.28 Ratification of Ward Councils

40.29 Assignments and monitoring missions to Ward Councils

In respect of Area Councils

40.30 Ratification of District Councils

40.31 Assignments and monitoring missions to Area Councils

Regarding Chief Council

40.32 Sitting rights without a vote at the Chief Council, except Sec. 31.1 and 31.2

40.33 Presentation of financial statements to a financial committee appointed to hold such authority by the Chief Council.


Article 41: The Great Council

The council is an advisory body of experts appointed by the Chief Leader to the Great Council and Supreme Council, to advise and to assist both councils where appropriate, and for such duties as may be given them by the Great Council and Supreme Council. Members of the council may also provide input on an ad hoc basis, using project teams under the direction of the Executive Council, to investigate delicate and contentious matters.

Chapter 9: The Supreme Council

Section 42: The Supreme Council

42.1 The Supreme Council is the supreme body of the Movement and reserves the right to certain powers and duties to all subordinate bodies.

42.2 until the Supreme Council composed, contact the General Council as the highest speaking organ of the Movement.

Article 43: Composition of the Supreme Council

43.1 The Chief Leader
43.2 The Deputy Chief Leader
43.3 As many members of the Chief Council as the Chief Leader.
43.4 As many members of the council as the Chief Leader.

Article 44: Meetings of the Supreme Council

The Chief Leader may convene meetings of the Supreme Council. Notice of such meetings will be made by the Secretary of the Supreme Council.

44.1 When at least 50 + 1 of the members of the Supreme Council submit written request, a meeting will be convened by the Secretary of the Supreme Council, and all members of the Supreme Council will be informed accordingly. Such meetings must be within seven (7) days after the Secretary of the Supreme Council receives the request.

44.2 Two-thirds of the members of the Supreme Council shall constitute a quorum.

Article 45: Powers of the Supreme Council

45.1 The Chief Leader of the Movement is also ex officio leader of the Supreme Council.

45.2 The appointment of Supreme Council members to portfolios is vested in the Chief Leader.

45.3 The principle of collective responsibility applies in the Supreme Council.

45.4 The responsibility of final decision rests with the Chief Leader (Art.7).

45.5 The Supreme Council may, without stating reasons dissolve any Council or other body of the Movement, other than the General Council, and such a body or board will be reformed.

45.6 The Chief Leader may without giving the reasons, dismiss any member of the Supreme Council from of his office.

45.7 The Supreme Council or a committee constituted for that purpose, that will decide on pending cases of appeal.

45.8 The Supreme Council may direct the Executive Board to investigate the affairs of the Folk Movement.

45.9 The Supreme Council is empowered to organize any special group of the Movement, and such a body will be constantly subject to the authority of the Supreme Council.

45.10 The Supreme Council may form advisory boards to advise them on matters of the Folk.

45.11 The Supreme Council reserves the right to keep confidential such committees and advisory boards, if it is satisfied that it would be in the interests of the Folk.

45.12 The Supreme Council provides annually, at a joint meeting with the General Council, and will report its activities to the members of the Movement by way of a Land Summit, consisting of delegates from all Civic Councils as required under Sec. 47.

45.13 The Supreme Council is empowered to act on behalf of the Movement to use the credit of the Movement, to make loans, to determine whether to charge or to invest in any financial matter.

45.14 Members of the Supreme Council have sitting rights and voting rights at all Council meetings.

Article 46: The Legal Personality of the Movement
46.1 The Legal Personality of the movement is vested in the Supreme Council. By order of the Supreme Council may appoint any eligible person in the motion is legally represented in any court or otherwise.

46.2 The motion to movable and immovable property owned and any further legal action which by law is compatible with legal personality.

46.3 All funds raised are the inalienable property of the Movement. Funds held by Civic Councils and Regional Councils are the property of the Movement and may be claimed by the Supreme Council.

46.4 The financial year of the Movement extends from 1 March to 28 February.


Article 47: The Land Council

The Land Council is convened every year at a time and place as the Supreme Council may determined as follows:

47.1 The Supreme Council, the General Council, Executive Council and delegates from each Regional Council through Civic Bodies (2 delegates per Civic Council).

47.2 Each delegate to the Land Summit, receives a credential of its Civic Council, signed by the Civic Council Leader and secretary, as evidence that he was a legitimate representative of his Council. A member's membership card must be produced if required.

47.3 Notice of such land should be consulted in the official mouthpiece of the Movement published and written notice to all Civic Councils consideration.

Article 48: Purpose and function of the Land Summit

48.1 To make a complete list and description of the activities and achievements of the Movement in the prior year.

48.2 Introducing the nationwide leadership structure.

48.3 The development of close comradeship and motivation of members through speeches and other actions by individuals or groups for the purpose by the Supreme Council.

48. 4 In the subsequent years, to achieve goals and tasks for the Movement in general.


Article 49: The Chief Leader and Deputy Leader of the Head Movement

Any reference in the Constitution to the Chief Leader mutatis mutandis to the Vice-Principal Leader if:

49.1 The Chief Leader for physical reasons at the discretion of the Supreme Council is unable to fulfill his duties to.

49.2 The Deputy Chief Leader of the Chief Leader and / or the Supreme Council is specifically requested to temporarily act as Chief Leader.

Chapter 12: BOER YOUTH

Article 50: Boer Youth

50.1 Boer Youth is youth movement of the AWB.

50.2 The Chief Leader of the Movement is the Chief Leader of Boer Youth.

50.3 The Chief Leader of the Movement has the power to veto any decision or any proposed action by the Boer Youth.

50.4 The Boer Youth Leadership Council (the Authority of Boer Youth) and a delegation of the Boer Youth Leadership Council (appointed under the leadership of the Boer Youth Leader), accompanied by President of Council of Patrons, reports on Boer Youth planning and action to the Chief Leader of the Movement as often as needed or requested by the Chief Leader of the Movement.

Chapter 13: THE BOER WOMAN

Article 51: The Boer Woman

51.1 Members of the Women's Movement are an integral part of the movement.

51.2 Female Members of the Movement are encouraged to speak as Art.8, women Civil Council establishment.

51.3 Where women members of the Movement are organized in Women Civic Councils, they can also be known as The Boer Woman.

51.4 Female Members of Citizen Councils are encouraged to run specific projects such as the following:
- Administration (secretarial)
- Relief and care
- Food distribution
- Mental and physical resilience
- Preparedness
- Fundraising


Article 52: Language

Afrikaans is the official language of the Movement. All internal correspondence and reports of the movement is in Afrikaans.

Article 52: Amendment of the Constitution

The Constitution of the Movement can only be amended, modified or supplemented by the Chief Council.

Compiled and edited by PW Bingle on behalf of the Constitutional Committee of the AWB lithograph version by Wentzel Coetzer Printers and published by Aurora, Mitchell Street, Pretoria.