Dan Roodt is an Afrikaner author and intellectual who also worked for some time in the financial markets. He was born in the late fifties in Springs, a city just east of Johannesburg where he also went to primary school. He has spent most of his adult life in Johannesburg, apart from a stint in Paris where he learnt French and became in his own words, “more Europeanised than most South Africans, although my roots are in Africa, in our wonderful sunny country which has been so manhandled these past few decades”.
He holds a PhD in Afrikaans language and literature, but also comments regularly in the media and on the website praag.org on South African politics and society. In 2005 he published a popular book critical of the current South African government called The Scourge of the ANC. More recently he has written on South Africa’s English identity, as well as penning a preface to the South African edition of Jared Taylor’s White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century. Most of his books are available on praag.org.
Since February 2000 when he founded the Pro-Afrikaans Action Group (PRAAG) he has campaigned actively for the retention of Afrikaans and Western culture in South Africa, against the Afrocentric, leftist, cultural-Marxist hegemony in South Africa. He has also been in the forefront of protesting against the ongoing violence shaking South Africa and which some have qualified as a genocide, killing 500 000 people in twenty years and leading to the rape of most of the female population in the country. Farmers are particularly hard-hit, with 4000 being murdered in often horrible ways in South Africa.