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dc.contributor.authorDe Klerk, Pieter
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-20T09:26:25Z
dc.date.available2012-01-20T09:26:25Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationDe Klerk, P. 2008. Taal, kultuur en ontspanning: die rol van die Algemeen-Nederlands Verbond in Kaapstad, 1995 - 2008. New Contree : A journal of Historical and Human Sciences for Southern Africa. 55:67-91, May. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/4969]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0379-9867
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/5288
dc.description.abstractThe Algemeen-Nederlands Verbond (“General Dutch Union”), an international society for the promotion of the Dutch language and culture, has been active in South Africa since its foundation in 1895, and a branch of this organisation has existed in Cape Town since 1908. The article discusses the activities of the Algemeen-Nederlands Verbond in Cape Town from 1995 until February 2008. Although some Afrikaans speakers and a few people of Flemish origin belong to the Cape Town branch, most members are Dutch immigrants. The Cape Town branch has always concerned itself with the development of a Dutch library, today the largest collection of Dutch books in the southern hemisphere. In 2004 the Algemeen-Nederlands Verbond transferred the ownership of the library to another organisation, the Huis der Nederlanden (“House of the Netherlands”), mainly because of financial problems. The Algemeen-Nederlands Verbond in Cape Town has been active in promoting Dutch culture in various ways, inter alia, by organising fairs and festivals with a Dutch character, such as the traditional Saint Nicholas festival.en_US
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dc.publisherSchool for Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West Universityen_US
dc.titleTaal, kultuur en ontspanning: die rol van die Algemeen-Nederlands Verbond in Kaapstad, 1995 - 2008.en_US
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