Dutch settlers arrive in South Africa.In 1756, they import slaves from West Africa, Malaysia, and India, establishing the dominance of whites over non-whites in the region. Diamond mining begins in South Africa. Africans are given the most dangerous jobs, are paid far less than white workers, and are housed in fenced, patrolled barracks. Oppressive conditions and constant surveillance keep Africans from organizing for better wages and working conditions. Traded slaves.