WHY DID THE SAN MIGRATE INTO SOUTH AFRICA?

WHY DID THE SAN MIGRATE INTO SOUTH AFRICA?

  • The search for wild game. The San were hunters and might have migrated in search for hunting grounds.
  • Hostile tribes might have forced the San to migrate to South Africa .They moved to find a peaceful place.




  • The outbreak of diseases might have forced the san to migrate to South Africa .For example sleeping sickness and small pox.
  • Love for adventure might have made the San to migrate to South Africa i.e. the youth might have wanted to see what lay beyond their home land.
  • Internal conflicts among the san might have made them to migrate to new places where they could get peace.
  • Increase in population in their cradle land could have resulted into conflicts over hunting grounds hence migration.
  • Peer pressure also made them to migrate. Same migrated just because they saw others migrating more especially friends and relatives.
  • The outbreak of famine in their cradle land might have forced the San to migrate to South Africa. They wanted to find disease-free areas.
  • Natural calamities such as drought, earthquakes and floods might have caused great human suffering hence forcing the San to migrate.




  • The need for more political independence might have forced the san to migrate to South Africa. Some might have wanted to set up their own kingdoms.

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