South Africa

  • First establishment (Cape Town)

    The dutch established a town in South Africa
  • Grand Britan took over the Cape of Good Hope

    They took it over to prevent it from falling in to the hands of the Frensch
  • Cape Town became Britisch

  • Slav tradeart

    The slavetrade stopped
  • The discovery of diamonds

    The discovery of diamonds (1867) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjugation of the native inhabitants
  • The disovery of gold

    Had the same effect as the discovery of diamonds
  • The first Boer War begins

    [BBC history]( war between dutch settles and British settles
  • The second Boer war

  • Apartheid begins

    In 1948, the National Party was voted into power and instituted a policy of apartheid - the separate development of the races - which favored the white minority at the expense of the black majority.
  • Apartheid stoppes

    The first multi-racial elections in 1994 brought an end to apartheid and ushered in majority rule under an ANC-led government. South Africa since then has struggled to address apartheid-era imbalances in decent housing, education, and health care
  • ANC

    ANC infighting, which has grown in recent years, came to a head in September 2008 when President Thabo MBEKI resigned, and Kgalema MOTLANTHE, the party's General-Secretary, succeeded him as interim president
  • Jacob

    Jacob ZUMA became president after the ANC won general elections in April 2009