history of South Africa

How South Africa established her rule over Namibia

After the defeat of the Germans in World War I, Namibia was declared a mandated state by the League of Nations and placed it under the control of South Africa. In 1919 the treaty of Versailles gave powers to South Africa to control Namibia as a mandated territory on behalf of theLeague of Nations. The …

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What were the effects of the Pedi resistance?

The Pedi were defeated in these wars of resistance. Sekukuni surrendered and was arrested by the whites toreleased him later in 1881 Sekukuni was replaced by his Brother Mampuru in 1882 He was later killed by his brother with the help of whites. The economy of Transvaal was weakened as it was costly It increased …

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How was Shaka able to build and maintain a powerful Zulu state?

Shaka was able to build and maintain the Zulu state bycarrying out reforms in the political, social and economicaspects of the Zulu state. Shaka introduced a standing army. His worriers werealways ready to defend the state. Shaka replaced the traditional throwing spear with a shortstubbing spear. The short stubbing spear was more effectivein hand to …

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MPANDE AND ZULU STATE (1840- 1872)

Mpande was the brother of Dingane and came to power in1840 with the help of the Boers. Mpande was therefore apuppet of the Boers. Mpande promoted peace in Zulu land and the populationincreased Mpande reduced on wars and improved the relation between the Zulu and the Boers. He gave Boers the Blood river territory for …

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EFFECTS OF THE SOWETO UP RISING

It sparked off national wide rebellions in South Africa. A lot of lives were lost in the street riots that lasted for 8days Led to the arrest of Steve Biko on 18 August 1977 andlater secretly killed on 2nd September 1977. A lot of property was destroyed as the burned white cars,schools, buildings. Some whites …

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The Effects of the Great Trek on the Africans

The Great trek increased on the whites’ population into the interior of South Africa i.e. both the British and the Boers. The Great trek led to the establishment of the Boers republic in the interior of South Africa like Transvaal, Orange Free State and Natal. The Great trek led to the mistreatment of the Africans …

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Who were the Utilanders?

These were Europeans of British origin who comes to Africa during the mineral discovery. They were prospectus miners and money lenders. Most of them settled in Transvaal especially in the mines. The Utilanders were supported by the British government at the cape. They were not allowed political rights by the government of Paul Kruger.

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