Story: South Africans

Simon Walker interviews Robert Muldoon, 1976

Broadcaster Simon Walker was born in South Africa. Here he argues with Prime Minister Robert Muldoon in a notorious 1976 television confrontation. Simon’s accent betrays his Oxford education. Many white South Africans have strong English ties. Afrikaners dubbed English South Africans ‘rooineks’ (rednecks) as their white skin was prone to burn under the South African sun.

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Carl Walrond, 'South Africans - Settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015