Multimedia production by journalist/videographer Elles van Gelder & photojournalist Ilvy Njiokiktjien about the right-wing organization Kommandokorps in South Africa.
The project Afrikanerblood consist of a feature story, a photo essay and a short multimedia documentary. Several international magazines have published the text and photo's as a feature story in their print edition with the multimedia project on their online platforms. Among them are The Telegraph Magazine (UK), L'Espresso (Italy), Vrij Nederland (The Netherlands) and dsWeekblad (Belgium).
An extreme right-wing group is teaching young white South Africans to eschew Nelson Mandela's vision of a multicultural rainbow nation. The fringe group Kommandokorps, led by old-apartheid leader Franz Jooste, organizes camps in school holidays for Afrikaners, white teenagers of mainly Dutch and German descent. He teaches them to defend themselves against crime in South Africa and that black South Africans are their enemy. He tells them they are firstly Afrikaners and should deny their South African identity. We follow them on one of the camps, where in nine days boys who once carried a budding belief in South Africa's unity, become toughened men with racist ideas.
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