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Unformatted text preview: •Zimbabwe's transition to majority black rule, in 1980, was an inspiration to black South Africans •Botswana, also to the north, has been one of the most economically successful African nation •On its eastern border, Mozambique and Swaziland are extremely poor ! •Dutch Rule: 1652–1795 •The early Dutch settlers, known as Boers (Afrikaans for “farmer”), quickly seized the fertile land of the Cape of Good Hope. ! •Boer Migration: 1835–1840s ! •The Second Boer War: 1888–1902 war fought between the British Empire and •The two independent Boer republics, the Orange Free State and the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) ended with the conversion of the Boer republics into British colonies •The Renaissance of Afrikaner Power: 1910–1948 •English and Afrikaners worked together to create a single British colony, and the ]irst prime minister of the Union of South Africa was a former Afrikaner military leader ! The Rise of the Boers •The Native Land Act of 1913 prevented blacks from owning land except in designated "reserves" (less than 10% of the total land of South Africa) •Discrimination against blacks continued in the former Boer republics •Only in the largely English Cape Colony were coloureds and a small number of blacks allowed to vote •Nowhere in South Africa were minority rights protecte...
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