n Journal for Contemporary History - Afrikanernasionalisme in die sakewêreld : 'n verenigde front? Die verhouding tussen Afrikanersakeondernemings in die noorde en in die suide, 1934-1950

Volume 30, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



In this article the two different directions in which economic mobilisation in South Africa developed from the middle of 1930 to the end of 1940 are investigated. Attention is focused on the course of events from the establishment of Volkskas by Afrikaners in the north in 1934 to that of Trust Bank, with the Cape as basis, during the early 1950s. Studying business units and the business philosophy of the management of certain large enterprises, provides a much more nuanced view of businessmen and, with respect to Afrikaner concerns, of the varied nature of the thinking and orientation of Afrikaner businessmen, than ascribing differences merely to class clashes. This article highlights such nuances.

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