Afrikaans dating culture
It had its detractors – those who said it was responsible for encouraging a harsh shopping-list approach to sex.
Matthew Todd, the author and former editor of Attitude magazine, wrote a darkly satirical hit play, Blowing Whistles, inspired by the new culture born of Gaydar.
But he had been in relative obscurity since his release in 2004 after a prison sentence for beating a black man nearly to death.
Last year he attempted a comeback, announcing plans to rally far-right groups and to apply to the United Nations for a breakaway Afrikaner republic.
Despite earning millions from his venture, his demeanour was far from the flash entrepreneur one might expect.Growing up in a conservative, suburban, religious Afrikaans household in Johannesburg, Badenhorst could not have dreamed of what he would later create.He told me in 2009 while I was interviewing him for the Observer: “When I was a teenager I knew I was gay but I thought I was the only one; but these days boys go online and see there are plenty of gay men.” He also could not grasp the multitude of connections – from fleeting trysts to long-term relationships – he had facilitated: “It’s only when you meet people and they tell you how it’s affected their lives that you go back and think, ‘This is what I’ve done.’”If anything, this – preventing millions from believing themselves to be alone – is the legacy Badenhorst leaves behind.Terre’Blanche’s mutilated body was found on his bed along with a panga and a knobkerrie, police said.“He was hacked to death while he was taking a nap,” one family friend, who did not wish to be named, told Reuters.Local media quoted a member of Terre’Blanche’s Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging party (AWB) as saying that the 69-year-old had been beaten with pipes and machetes.