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Wannie Carstens : profeet vir versoening – Sy enigste droom was om die Afrikaanse gemeenskap te versoen

dc.contributor.authorLe Cordeur, Michaelen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-05T10:09:13Z
dc.date.available2018-12-05T10:09:13Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationLe Cordeur, M. L. 2018. Wannie Carstens : profeet vir versoening – Sy enigste droom was om die Afrikaanse gemeenskap te versoen. Literator, 39(2):a151, doi:10.4102/lit.v39i2.1514en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2219-8237 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0258-2279 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4102/lit.v39i2.1514
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/104777
dc.descriptionCITATION: Le Cordeur, M. L. 2018. Wannie Carstens : profeet vir versoening – Sy enigste droom was om die Afrikaanse gemeenskap te versoen. Literator, 39(2):a151, doi:10.4102/lit.v39i2.1514.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://literator.org.zaen_ZA
dc.description.abstractWannie Carstens: An agent for reconciliation. His only dream was to reconcile the Afrikaans community. When I first met Wannie Carstens, I thought to myself: This must be one of those WOW moments that people talk about. Two individuals from different backgrounds came together, thanks to Afrikaans, and we clicked immediately. Since then, our friendship for the last 12 years has sustained a number of storms. But mostly our friendship bore fruit that would change the Afrikaans landscape irreversibly, whilst at the same time our friendship continues to grow. In this contribution I will firstly describe that WOW moment, after which I will elaborate on three aspects that glued our relationship together. First there was the establishment of the Afrikaanse Taalraad (ATR) (Afrikaans Language Council) which had started in 2003 already, became a reality in 2008 and lasted until 2013. It was in this time that we travelled to the Netherlands for the first time. Our relationship continued when we both served on the Board of the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (SA Academy for Science and Arts). This journey, which was not always smooth for Wannie, lasted from 2012 till 2014. After Wannie completed his term as chairman of the Academy and my term as chair of the ATR came to an end, we again found a new common goal: that of a book called Ons kom van vêr (We came from afar). This will be the third aspect that I will be writing about in this contribution. Throughout this piece I will point out how Wannie has always strived towards reconciliation and how this theme runs through his life as a whole.en_ZA
dc.language.isoaf_ZAaf_ZA
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishingen_ZA
dc.subjectAfrikaans language -- Study and teachingen_ZA
dc.subjectAfrikaans language -- Historyen_ZA
dc.subjectSuid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kunsen_ZA
dc.subjectAfrikaanse Taalraad (ATR)en_ZA
dc.subjectReconciliationen_ZA
dc.subjectAfrikaans language -- Social aspects -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleWannie Carstens : profeet vir versoening – Sy enigste droom was om die Afrikaanse gemeenskap te versoenaf_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderAuthor retains copyrighten_ZA


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