Political groups such as the white supremacist one that Eugene Terre'Blanche led remain at the fringes of society in South Africa.
However, their influence is exaggerated by the fact that the average white South African still earns seven times as much as the average black South African.
Race scandals come around every couple of weeks, the last one being the suggestion that South Africa's last white president F.W. de Klerk endorsed the idea of separate homelands for people based on their ethnicity.
The rhetoric here sometimes appears to be drawing people back into the conflicts of Apartheid, but that never quite materialises.
People are more concerned about issues like poverty, aids and public corruption. Everyone is disappointed by the progress of change in South Africa.
Members of Terre'Blanche's far-right Afrikaaner Weerstands Beweging party have been linking hands in prayer outside a court house, in the north-western town of Ventersdorp, where two farm workers stand accused of his murder.
The defendants' supporters have been singing, and holding signs with slogans including 'AWB: Animals Without Brains'.