It has been suggested that the Afrikaner Nationalist cause which planted the seed of apartheid was a Third Positionist agenda, seeking to empower the Afrikaner (especially such considered "poor whites") through appeals to "race and national loyalties" predicated on the concept of Reddingsdaad (lit., "rescue action" or "rescue deed") as was expected to be, in the motto of the well-connected life insurer Sanlam, "born out of the Volk to serve the Volk."
In particular, such called for the creation of a "people-centred" capitalism (Volkskapitalisme) expected to emphasise jobs creation and training over traditional capitalist models expected to emphasise simple wealth creation, reinforced through a mass movement known as the Reddingsdaadbond ("Rescue Action League") which sought to promote Afrikaner socioeconomic empowerment through the promotion of an Afrikaner national and cultural identity.
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