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By Leonard Thompson, Lynn Berat

ISBN-10: 0300189354

ISBN-13: 9780300189353

A magisterial heritage of South Africa, from the earliest recognized human inhabitation of the quarter to the current. Lynn Berat updates this vintage textual content with a brand new bankruptcy chronicling the 1st presidential time period of Mbeki and finishing with the celebrations of the centenary of South Africa’s ruling African nationwide Congress in January 2012.
 
“A historical past that's either exact and genuine, written in a pleasant literary style.”—Archbishop Desmond Tutu
 
“Should turn into the traditional common textual content for South African heritage. . . . suggested for faculty sessions and someone drawn to acquiring a old framework within which to put occasions happening in South Africa today.”—Roger B. Beck, History: studies of latest Books

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A magisterial historical past of South Africa, from the earliest recognized human inhabitation of the sector to the current. Lynn Berat updates this vintage textual content with a brand new bankruptcy chronicling the 1st presidential time period of Mbeki and finishing with the celebrations of the centenary of South Africa’s ruling African nationwide Congress in January 2012.

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Southern Africa in the sixteenth century 2. The Cape Colony under the Dutch East India Company, 1652–1795 3. Xhosa land losses, 1795–1850 4. Shaka’s Zulu Kingdom and the Mfecane Wars, 1817–1828 5. The Afrikaner Great Trek, 1836–1854 6. Basotho land losses, 1843–1870 7. Southern Africa in 1908 8. The African “Homelands” of South Africa 9. Modern Southern Africa 10. South Africa’s Postapartheid Provinces PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION South Africa is a place of stunning contrasts: extreme wealth and desperate poverty, heroic devotion to the greater good and klepto- and megalomaniacal self-interest, exceptional natural beauty and environmental desecration.

Photo: International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Photographic Library, London. 28. Police in Action against African Women, 1959. Photo: IDAF Photographic Library, London. 29. Forced Removals, Sophiatown, Johannesburg, 1959. Photo: IDAF Photographic Library, London. 30. Nelson Mandela Burns His Pass, 1959. Photo: IDAF Photographic Library, London. 31. A Farm House and Laborers’ Huts. Photo: IDAF Photographic Library, London. 32. A United Democratic Front Funeral, 1985. Photo: IDAF Photographic Library, London.

Alien observers are imperfect recorders and interpreters, and we cannot be sure how ancient or how recent were the things that they described. Finally, it was not until the twentieth century that many Africans themselves began to write about their past. The reader should bear these problems in mind throughout this chapter. The Southern African Environment Although Southern Africa is at the southern end of the Eurasian-African landmass, it Was an isolated region before humanity’s technological advances of the past few centuries (map 1).

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