ZUID AFRIKA LENNY
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1497: Vasco da Gama explored lands on (Kwazulu)Natal Coast, nowadays a province of South Africa
1652: Cape Colony was found by a dutchman
1795: The British Colony claim Cape Colony from the Netherlands
1803: The Netherlands claim the Cape Colony back
1806: The Britons reconquer the cape colony for the last time
1852: Transvaal (also a province of South Africa) become a limited self government from Britain
1856: Natal coast and Cape Colony are no longer 1 because of ongoing tensions between them both
1910: Union, the historic pedecessor to the nowadays Republic of Sout Africa, becomes independent from the U.K.
1931: the Republic of South Africa becomes self governance by the U.K., an act from the U.K. to give effect to certain resolutions
1961: The republic became independant by a referendum in South Africa
1997: current constitution, the supreme law was settled
2009: Jacob Zuma becomes president
8 January 1912: South African Native National Congress was founded, the primary mission was giving black people and people of mixed race the voting right and fighting against the apartheid. The ANC, african national congress, is a political party and was most active from begin to 'the end of the apartheid'
1918: birth of Nelson Mandela, the most famous anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician of south africa. He was president from 1994 to 1999 and was the firtst black head of South Africa. He died in December 2013.
1994: since 1994, the ANC is the dominant political party in South Africa. This is because of the election of Nelson Mandela.
independence from U.K.
Republiek van Suid-Afrika - According to researchers, first humans would’ve lived in South Africa 100000 years ago - Motto: unity in diversity - 11 official languages - Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and the most known city aswell
1899-1902: Second Boer War Great Britain vs South African Republic Great Britain defeated two Boer states independence of the Boer republics
1880-1881: First Boer War Great Britain vs South African Republic Great Britain got defeated First Freedom War Piet Bezuidenhout refused to pay tax --> government took his wagon --> 100 armed Boers assaulted the sheriff
1948-1991: the apartheid, it was a system to segregate the races. Black people had to live apart from the white people.
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