First Europeans Settlers

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  • First Europeans Settlers

    First Europeans Settlers
    The Dutch East India Company landed the first European settlers on the Cape of Good Hope in 1652
  • Establish Independent Republic

    Establish  Independent Republic
    settlers as early as 1795 tried to establish an independent republic.
  • Possession over Africa

    Possession over Africa
    Britain took permanent possession in 1815
  • Freeing Slaves

    Freeing Slaves
    Anglicization of government and the freeing of slaves in 1833 drove about 12,000 Afrikaners to make the “great trek”
  • Diamonds

    Diamonds
    The discovery of diamonds in 1867 and gold nine years later brought an influx of “outlanders”
  • War with Boers

    war with the Boers broke out on Oct. 11, 1899.
  • African National Congress

    African National Congress
    Organized political activity among Africans started with the establishment of the African National Congress in 1912.
  • Removed voters

    Removed voters
    Black voters were removed from the voter rolls in 1936.
  • Charter Member

    Charter Member
    South Africa became a charter member of the United Nations in 1945, but he refused to sign the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Apartheid—racial separation—dominated domestic politics as the Nationalists gained power and imposed greater restrictions on Bantus (black Africans), Asians, and Coloreds (in South Africa the term meant any nonwhite person)
  • Group Areas Act

    Group Areas Act
    The Group Areas Acts of 1950 and 1986 forced about 1.5 million Africans to move from cities to rural townships, where they lived in abject poverty under repressive laws.
  • Protesters Killed

    Protesters Killed
    In 1960, 70 black protesters were killed during a peaceful demonstration in Sharpesville.
  • Apartheid

    Apartheid
    Beginning in the 1960s, international opposition to apartheid intensified. The UN imposed sanctions, and many countries divested their South African holdings.
  • Republic

    Republic
    South Africa declared itself a republic in 1961
  • Black Protesters

    Black Protesters
    Black protests against apartheid grew stronger and more violent. In 1976, an uprising in the black township of Soweto spread to other black townships and left 600 dead.
  • Freedom Party

    Freedom Party
    The 1994 election, the country's first multiracial one, resulted in a massive victory for Mandela and his ANC. The new government included six ministers from the National Party and three from the Inkatha Freedom Party