Dick Hanscom forwarded this item from The Daily Mail about a remote south African community and its currency.
'Welkom in Orania' proclaims a mural, painted in white, blue and orange.
But this South African town, in the remote Northern Cape province, does not extend its welcome to everyone.
The colour scheme on the wall - accompanied by the community emblem of a boy pulling up his sleeves - harks back to the old apartheid flag.
Orania, one of the last outposts of racial segregation, is a whites-only enclave.
Around 1,000 people live in the rural community, established in 1991 during the last years of apartheid.
Built on 8,000 hectares of private farmland along the Orange River in the desolate region of Karoo, it has schools, a museum and even its own currency, the Ora.
All the residents are Afrikaners - descendants of white migrants of Dutch and German heritage - who make up about 7 per cent of South Africa's population.
A cashier holds Orania's currency
To read the complete article, see:
Welcome to Orania... as long as you're white: Remote town in South Africa where Afrikaners dream of building their own state
Wayne Homren, Editor
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization
promoting numismatic literature. See our web site at coinbooks.org.
To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor
at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
To subscribe go to: https://my.binhost.com/lists/listinfo/esylum
Copyright © 1998 - 2020 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.
NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS webmaster