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  A short history of South Africa
South Africa becomes a parliamentary state, but the suffrage is limited to whites.
Since 1948 South Africa is ruled by the NP and Apartheid, the complete segregation between whites and fls, becomes the official policy of the state.
In In 1976/1988 South Africa establishes the so-called independent republics of Transkei, Ciskei, Bophutatswana and Venda.
www.electionworld.org /history/southafrica.htm   (759 words)

 Welcome to South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
If the history of South Africa is in large part one of racial divisiveness, today it can also be seen as the story of a journey through massive obstacles towards the creation, from tremendous diversity, of a single nation whose long-time dream of unity and common purpose is today being realised.
Other long-term inhabitants of the area that was to become South Africa were the Bantu-speaking people who had begun moving from more northern parts of Africa into the north-eastern and eastern regions many hundreds of years before the arrival of the Europeans.
The descendants of some of the Khoisan, slaves from elsewhere in Africa and the East (who brought a potent new ingredient to South Africa's cultural mix, in the form of Islam), and white colonists formed the basis of the mixed-race group known today as "coloured".
www.southafrica.net /index.cfm?SitePageID=13542   (513 words)

 South Africa: History
Shortly after the establishment of the colony, slaves were imported from East Africa, Madagascar and the East Indies, their labor and skills facilitating the growth of the colony which, by the early 1700s was spreading into the hinterland.
South Africa, now welcomed back into the international community, was divided into nine new provinces in place of the four provinces and 10 ‘homelands’ that existed previously.
South Africa was launched into the post-Mandela era under the presidency of Thabo Mbeki.
www.southafrica-newyork.net /consulate/history.htm   (1656 words)

 History of South Africa
The fact that South Africa went on to overturn the apartheid ideology and, in large part, apartheid practices between 1989 and 1994 was a stunning development, unforeseen by political forecasters and paralleling the overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.
The South African War, fought by the Boers and the British between 1899 and 1902, was primarily a struggle for the control of gold.
Henceforth, South Africa was to be governed by a party that hoped to shape government policies to work in favor of whites, in general, and Afrikaners, in particular.
worldfacts.us /South-Africa-history.htm   (3685 words)

 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - South Africa
Violence in South Africa during the 1970's led to an exodus of many white citizens, including Jews, who were fearful of their future in the country.
South Africa has the highest violent crime rate in the world, about ten times that of the United States; residences in the middle of cities are often surrounded by electrified ten-foot-high walls topped with barbed wire.
South Africa’s Jewish population is mainly found in five urban centers: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, Durban and Port Elisabeth.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/South_Africa.html   (3645 words)

 South Africa: History
South Africa was strongly opposed to the establishment of fl rule in the white-dominated countries of Angola, Mozambique, and Rhodesia, and gave military assistance to the whites there.
South Africa invaded Angola in 1975 in an attempt to crush mounting opposition in exile, but the action was a complete failure.
History of the Okiep copper district: Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province South Africa.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0861191.html   (2937 words)

 South Africa Information - South Africa History
South Africa is rich in fossil evidence of the evolutionary history of the human family, going back several million years.
It was in South Africa that Mohandas Gandhi refined from the mid-1890s the techniques of passive resistance, which he later effectively practised in India.
South Africa was divided into nine new provinces in place of the four provinces and 10 'homelands' that existed previously.
www.eyesonafrica.net /south-african-safari/south-africa-info.htm   (8818 words)

 History of South Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
South Africa's ports and harbors, such as at Cape Town, Durban, and Simon's Town, were also important rest-stops, refueling-stations, and served as strategic assets to the British Royal Navy during the war, helping to keep the vital sea lanes to the British Raj open.
South Africa's contribution consisted mainly of supplying troops, men and material for the North African campaign (the Desert War) and the Italian Campaign as well as to Allied ships that docked at its crucial ports adjoining the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean that converge at the tip of Southern Africa.
There have been three referendums in South Africa: 1960 referendum on becoming a republic; 1983 referendum on implementing the tricameral parliament; and 1992 referendum on becoming a multiracial democracy all of which were held during the era of Nationalist Party control.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_South_Africa   (8844 words)

 Amazon.com: A History of South Africa: Books: Leonard Thompson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The history of South Africa is mostly one of violence, starting from the earliest beginning when the Europeans came from Portugal, England and Holland.
Since this is a history of SA, I will point out that a quick scan of the book reveals no more detail around these events, yet he takes a cheap shot at the Afrikaner government by making it sound as though they willy-nilly went into Angola for the sake of oppressing people.
The South Africans were responding to this threat to avoid the spread of communism into the region (it is rumored that the CIA condoned this until the withdrawal from Vietnam).
www.amazon.com /History-South-Africa-Leonard-Thompson/dp/0300048157   (2248 words)

 The History of Apartheid in South Africa
South Africa (see map) is a country blessed with an abundance of natural resources including fertile farmlands and unique mineral resources.
South African mines are world leaders in the production of diamonds and gold as well as strategic metals such as platinum.
South Africa was colonized by the English and Dutch in the seventeenth century.
www-cs-students.stanford.edu /~cale/cs201/apartheid.hist.html   (737 words)

 History of South Africa
Members of the Khoisan language groups are the oldest surviving inhabitants of the land, but only a few are left in South Africa today--and they are located in the western sections.
In 1912, the South Africa Native National Congress was founded in Bloemfontein and eventually became known as the African National Congress (ANC).
Mbeki won the presidency of South Africa after national elections in 1999, when the ANC won just shy of a two-thirds majority in parliament.
www.historyofnations.net /africa/southafrica.html   (1093 words)

 History > South Africa
Shortly after the establishment of the colony, slaves were imported from East Africa, Madagascar and the East Indies, their labour and skills facilitating the growth of the colony which, by the early 1700s was spreading into the hinterland.
In 1943, a younger, more determined political grouping came to the fore with the launch of the ANC Youth League, a development which was to foster the leadership of figures such as Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo and Walter Sisulu.
Developments in neighbouring states in the face of mass resistance to white-minority role and colonial rule, left South Africa exposed to the last bastion of white supremacy.
www.southafrica.co.za /history_28.html   (1705 words)

 History of Pretoria, South Africa
The Boer Republics of Transvaal and the Orange Freestate were united with the Cape Colony and Natal to become the Union of South Africa.
Pretoria became the capital of the whole of South Africa.
The founding of Pretoria as the capital of the South African Republic marked the end of the Boers' settlement movements of the Groot Trek.
www.southafrica-travel.net /north/a1pret01.htm   (187 words)

 South African History South Africa History
Examples of video clips: visit to South Africa of the Royal Family, Commonwealth conferences, the 1964 OAU meeting in Tanzania, 1967 African leaders meeting in Kampala, the 1966 assassination of H. Verwoerd (President of South Africa).
From the Gandhi-Luthuli Documentation Centre, at the University of Durban-Westville, South Africa.
He is "a leader in the struggle for human rights in South Africa and [was] a freedom fighter in the African National Congress." Interview, by Harry Kreisler, part of the Institute of International Studies, U.C. Berkeley, "Conversations with History" series.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/southafrica/rsahistory.html   (8603 words)

 Carnegie Reporter, Vol. 2, No. 4 | The History of South Africa: A Twice-Told Tale
“South Africa is not a complete country,” Kgara says as the students wind their way through the museum’s entrance, a series of bars and cages designed to create a feeling of constriction and foreboding—even oppression—precisely what museum officials say is needed to begin an exploration of apartheid.
The Apartheid Museum is just one of a number of broad-based initiatives by the South African government and the society at large aimed at redressing what they feel was their virtual exclusion from the symbols and substance of their country’s history.
Lynn Abrahams is a former history teacher and provincial leader of the Youth League of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).
www.carnegie.org /reporter/08/southafrica/index.html   (1375 words)

 WHKMLA : History of South Africa, ToC
Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : South Africa, from Kirken i Norge
South Africa, from Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth
M.S. Geen, The Making of the Union of South Africa, a brief history 1487-1939, London : Longmans 1946 [G] Krüger, The Age of the Generals, A Short Political History of the Union of South Africa 1910-1948, n.pl. : Dagbreek 1958 [G] Eric Rosenthal, Die Verbygande Jare.
www.zum.de /whkmla/region/southafrica/xsafrica.html   (521 words)

 Africa - Modern History
History of South Africa: Late 19c - 20c -
The Republic of South Africa: Political and Social Contexts Overview
The United Nations, India and South Africa's Liberation Struggle: A Collection of Articles by E. Reddy, former Director of the United Nations Centre against Apartheid
www.historyteacher.net /GlobalStudies/Africa_ModernHistory.htm   (613 words)

 History of South Africa
The South African museum's site seeks "to ensure that the history and the memory of forced removals in South Africa endures.....its mission is the documentation and imaginative reconstruction of the history, labouring life and cultural heritage of the District Six community." Has a background to the museum, history of the church, etc. http://www.districtsix.co.za/
Their microfiche collection, South Africa: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1962-1989 (2,500 documents on 439 microfiche, cost U.S. The collection is held by at least 23 U.S. libraries and Oxford U.; check RLIN or the OCLC World Catalog for a list of these.
The History section of the South African government's annual South Africa Yearbook (Pretoria: Government Communications (GCIS) is available, full text.
www.empereur.com /Africa/history/safrica.html   (5401 words)

 South Africa : Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
South Africa : Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
Formation of the Union of South Africa, 1910
Steve Biko and the South African Students' Organisation
lcweb2.loc.gov /frd/cs/zatoc.html   (130 words)

 HistoryWiz: South Africa
South Africa - Annenberg Exhibit - an excellent resource on South African history
The History of Apartheid in South Africa Stanford University
South Africa Arts, Culture and Heritage South Africa Arts, Culture, Science and Technology - the history section
www.historywiz.com /southafrica.htm   (223 words)

 WWW Virtual Library Labour History: South Africa
South African Labour History Project A joint project of the Labour Research Service and Khanya College (Woodstock) to promote knowledge and understanding of the history of the South African working class and the role of women in its development.
Collections Held at the University of Fort Hare Library Overview of the collections of the African National Congress ANC, the collected records of the Pan Africanist Congess of Azania, AZAPO and the Black Consciousness Movement finding aids and more.
South African History Archive (SAHA) at the University of the Witwatersrand.
www.iisg.nl /~w3vl/southafrica.html   (114 words)

 Amazon.com: A History of South Africa, Third Edition: Books: Leonard Thompson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Travelzoo handpicks outstanding South Africa vacation deals and guides you directly to the quality companies providing them.
G.A.P Adventures invites you to truly experience South Africa with one of our authentic African adventures tours.
First tag: south africa (Book Lover "T" on Jul 12, 2006)
www.amazon.com /History-South-Africa-Third/dp/0300087764   (2362 words)

 Brief History of South Africa
The devious politics of racial separation are initiated.
In the beginning of the 19th century, Zulu King Shaka establishes the mightiest kingdom in southern Africa.
33 Andrews Street, Hout Bay 7800, South Africa.
www.southafrica-travel.net /history/eh_menu.htm   (143 words)

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