A Story for South Africa

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‘A Story for South Africa’ - A Perspective through Chronology

 

1488-Portuguese discover the Cape of Good Hope

1652-Dutch establishes Cape of Good Hope

1806 Britain seizes Cape Town from the Dutch

1816-Shaka Zulu forms the Zulu Kingdom; it declines after his assassination in 1828

1833-Great Trek of Dutch begins

1856 Dutch (Boers) declare Transvaal as Republic

1866-Diamonds are discovered in Kimberly

1886-Gold discovered in Witwatersrand

1889-British South Africa Co formed by Cecil Rhodes

1902-Treaty of Vereeniging

1910-Union of South Africa

 

Suggested Biographies

Nokutela Dube (1873-1917) Co-founder of the SANNC

https://africasacountry.com/2013/11/remembering-nokutela-mdima-dube

John Dube (1871-1946) Co-founder of the SANNC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZPUwphVjmE

Steve Biko (1946 -77) Activist and Leader of the ‘Black Consciousness Movement’

https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/steve-biko-the-black-consciousness-movement-steve-biko-foundation/AQp2i2l5?hl=en

https://www.sahistory.org.za/archive/quotes-steve-biko

Phyllis Naidoo (1928-2013) Lawyer, Lecturer and anti-Apartheid activist

https://overcomingapartheid.msu.edu/video.php?kid=163-572-78

 

 

Suggested places of Interest

Castle of Good Hope (Cape Town)

Voortrekker Monument (Pretoria)

Isandlwana Battlefield

Ohlange Native Industrial Institute (Ohlange High School) 1900

St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town

Bo-Kaap (formerly known as The Malay)

Robben Island

 

 

Suggested Historical Sources

John Dube’s address after his election as President of the SANNC

https://www.sahistory.org.za/archive/address-reverend-john-langalibalele-dube-after-his-election-president-south-african-native

"Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" the National Anthem of the indigenous peoples South Africa composed in 1897 by Enoch Sontonga,

https://www.nda.agric.za/doaDev/sideMenu/plantHealth/docs/NATIONAL_ANTHEM.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21f0M6_D6_o

Ilanga lase Natal (The Natal Sun or Sun of Natal) South Africa’s first native newspaper

https://cdm21048.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p21048coll31/id/541