Saturday, May 01, 2004


Orania was in the news yesterday because of the launch of its own currency. Orania is something unique in the West, a town of 600 Afrikaners trying to preserve their own culture within their own small community.

They have a website with a photo page (you have to click "Fotoalbum" on the left). According to the site, three aims they have set themselves are the building of community; economic independence; and ecological sustainability.

Even if it is on a small scale, at least the Oranians are connecting their life work to something important, namely the furtherance of their own traditional culture.

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