A new right-wing group Aksie Eie Toekoms (Action for our Own Future) (AET) is founded in Pretoria.

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Aksie Eie Toekoms was an extreme right wing political group. It was founded by Afrikaner academics Professors Willie Lubbe and Alkmaar Swart. Lubbe stated that he and other Afrikaners were disenchanted with then ruling National Party (NP) and its leaning towards desegregation. Lubbe and his peers, inspired by the father ofAapartheid, H.F. Verwoed, advocated for a White Afrikaner State and segregation.

Lubbe is on record saying that desegregation and harmony between races would mean White people would have to share with other races that which is their own. He also felt that segregation was the only way to ensure that Afrikaners survived. The group later became part of the Conservative Party (CP).

References:
• The Christian Science Monitor An Afrikaner who wants to be South Africa's Ronald Reagan, from The Christian Science Monitor, [online], Available at www.csmonitor.com [Accessed: 29 January 2014]
• Kelly J.A., Schoeman E. And Andor L.E, (1999), South African Political History: A Chronology of Key Political Events from Independence to Mid-1997, Greenwood Press, United States, Pp 465

Last updated : 07-Feb-2014

This article was produced for South African History Online on 31-Jan-2012