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Eureka is *Another* Whites-Only Town and its Founder is a Criminal 

A heartfelt voetsek (and we hope it gets shut down soon).

Yes, racism is alive and well in South Africa today. There seems to be no shortage of apartheid-throwback groups looking to isolate themselves or secede. Orania and Gatvol Capetonian now have a new contemporary in the form of Eureka in the Northern Cape. But the founder of Eureka, South Africa’s newest whites-only town, is a criminal.

The Town in All Of its Propaganda

The farming settlement in the Northern Cape (same province that’s home to Orania) has been bought and promised to white South Africans. IOL reports that Eureka is described as a “security town”/”veiligheid dorp” with its own schools, shops and medical services. A place where white South Africans (only) can work and retire while returning to their rural culture. Cue the De La Rey soundtrack and the old South African flags.

Related: Why it’s Time to Ban the Old South African Flag

An Exclusive Offer to Whites (brace yourself for this)

The founder of Eureka is a man called Adriaan Alettus Nieuwoudt. He has promised a free 1000 square metre piece of land to any white South African who wants to “fight against the uprooting of the white race”. Members of said “uprooted white race” (Loooooooool! The irony) should register with the Eureka movement in order to receive this land. Adriaan Nieuwoudt bought the land with his own money in 2016. His statement reads:

“This plot will stay reserved in your name till the end of days. Whether you use it or not, it remains your own place in the land of your birth and is transferable to your heirs. When you start building on the plot, you have to carry building costs, but until then we cost each other nothing…”

“Eureka is a serious attempt to re-establish our white people in safety. Here we empower the entire white race to independently, for yourself, with our own means, in our own fatherland, build a future. We have already waited too long. No one may prevent us from doing so. In this way we can again let the white race, without bloodshed, acquire a piece of their birth land.”

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This man actually used the word fatherland. I mean wow.

The Founder is a Known Criminal

It seems the boere-tears swart-gevaar propaganda has reached a new level of f*ckery. But there’s more. Adriaan Nieuwoudt is also a convicted criminal:

His rotten milk pyramid scheme called Kubus fooled thousands of South Africans in the early ’80s. Nieuwoudt made millions as South Africans bought milk culture from him and then re-sold it to Nieuwoudt in a dried powder. In classic pyramid scheme style, those involved in the scheme recruited others to do the same. Nieuwoudt claimed he needed lots of this dried powder to develop a skincare product, IOL reports. There was no skincare product (plot twist!) and the dried milk culture was found by investigators rotting in a shed. This was one of several money-making schemes by Nieuwoudt.

In the ’90s, he was found guilty of diamond theft and illegal dealing, and sentenced to 8 years in prison. He only served one year before release (our justice system being what is is).

The Pathos of this Actually Gaining Support

Nieuwoudt said that by Tuesday, Eureka already had 5000 registered members. This man’s scheme seems to be working on his rather tragic target market. He’s appealing to those who buy into the myth of white genocide. If you are interested in joining this community, you probably deserve to deal with the likes of this skollie. So, by all means, a heartfelt voetsek and we hope this ‘town’ gets shut down soon.

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