Inside the 'Apartheid town' of Orania: Part 2

To live in Orania, you must be Afrikaner, a group that descends from the Europeans who first colonized South Africa. For some, the town recalls a proud ancestry - for others, a haunting past.
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irania. In the northern part of south Africa is a small town. At first glance it resembles small town America, but there is one striking difference here. Everyone, and we mean everyone, is white. It's by design. Many people, they call this an apartheid town. What South Africa was, not what it's attempting to become. Reporter: To live in orania. You must be an ethnic group that descended from the Europeans. They even speak their own language. He and his wife and their four boys moved here seven years ago. Here's my first question. Living in this town, does it make you racist? Practically speaking, living in this town makes me less racist. The problem in South Africa, we don't understand each other. Reporter: He says they moved here to escape the crime and chaos of big city life. We want to build our own heritage, and building your own is not the same as breaking somebody else down. Reporter: You want to build your own country? If it's necessary and we can do that without bloodshed, why not? Reporter: Has anything in South Africa ever been done without bloodshed? Has anything in the world ever been done without bloodshed? I don't know. Reporter: When people hear all-white town they are suspicious, perhaps even fearful. I understand that. We don't perceive ourselves as white people. We perceive ourselves as africaaana people. Reporter: There are no black people. It's the beauty of it. It's not that different. It's not that different. It's just human beings living Reporter: We get a tour from the town spokesperson. A guy rolling up his sleeve is our national symbol. It represents getting ready to work. Reporter: The town's population has almost doubled in the last seven year. It's growing. It's growing rapidly. Reporter: Post apartheid measures make many feel they're being left behind, making orania a safe haven. This whole circle represents this history. Reporter: He takes us here, a monument to heroes, south Africa's unwanted statues have come to rest. The similarities to America's confederate memorials is striking. For some, recalling a proud ancestry. For others a haunting past. They look from the past, and we say look towards the future. Reporter: Among the busts here, the architect of apartheid. The most prominent part of my family is obviously the doctor. Reporter: This is Carl, the president of the orania movement. His father started the town. His grandfather started apartheid. The racial divide is in his bloodline. From 30,000 feet, people look down and say ah, that must be a town of racists. Are you a racist? No. Reporter: Do you think that your people are better other ethnic groups? I know us too well to think that. ��� ��� Reporter: Protecting their culture and Christian values, he insists, is their primary goal. We are thinly spread and just in a very vulnerable position. This is a time for a spread out population to start and concentrate. Reporter: So you think you are under threat. Yes. Reporter: Apartheid is a word that at its core means "Apart." Yes, yes. Reporter: What you have here in orania is a community that chooses to live apart. That line of argument is why -- Reporter: It isn't an argument but a statement of fact, yes? It's interesting when the stating of facts become an and it has to do with the baggage of the term. Reporter: How do you bridge that, though? That baggage one could also call history, right? Yes. Reporter: Because the history of South Africa, oftentimes, all white, has often come at the expense of all others. Yeah. It starts by not negating it, and give us time to prove ourselves as participants in the African future. Reporter: So you're saying "Trust us". Yes. That's, I didn't think about it that way, but yeah, I'm saying trust us. Reporter: Trust the words of the grandson or trust the wounds left by the grandfather. Just like gold and diamonds, mistrust lives deep in the soil of South Africa. Not all the ghosts of apartheid have faded, and none have been forgotten.

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