History of slavery and early colonisation in South Africa Collection

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The early Cape was settled not only by ex-VOC workers who became free burghers and the Huguenots but also by slaves who lost their freedom and was brought to the Cape. To fix a date for the arrival...
Author: André van Rensburg
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Some African Americans, however, haven’t lost touch with this past, and have found success tracing their lineages through manumission records, the wills of slave owners, and censuses. Nancy...
Author: Julie Schablitsky
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As a city, Cape Town sits on top of an uncomfortable history of colonialism, slavery, and formal racial segregation. This history has an uneasy relationship with depictions of the city in tourist...
Author: Sam North
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WASHINGTON ”” On Dec. 3, 1794, a Portuguese slave ship left Mozambique, on the east coast of Africa, for what was to be a 7,000-mile voyage to Maranhão, Brazil, and the sugar plantations...
Publication date: 31 May 2015
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When Robert Semple visited Cape Town in 1804 he correctly noted the significance of the naming pattern for Cape Slave owners: It may here be observed that the whole heathen mythology is ransacked to...
Author: Robert Shell
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The visit of Nelson Mandela to India may be an appropriate occasion to recall a little known but significant aspect of relations between India and South Africa. Soon after Jan van Riebeeck set up a...
Author: E. S. Reddy
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Read this characterization of a Slave from Malabar (Walks & Sketches – Robert Semple) – He is in all respects the best of the household slaves. Without the inactivity or the dullness...
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[THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF SECTION 3 OF THE ABOVE PUBLICATION, CONCERNING LOUIS VAN BENGALE - NOT A PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION] THE FIRST FREE BLACKS OF STELLENBOSCH - 1679-1720     3....
Author: Prof. J.L. Hattingh
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The following list is taken from Frank R. Bradlow and Margaret Cairns, The Early Cape Muslims, appendix II. A note by the authors says that the list of names is a random selection culled from...
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Jean Gelman Taylor,  THE SOCIAL WORLD OF BATAVIA: EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN IN DUTCH ASIA. Madison, Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1983 The book indicates that there were many...
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INTRODUCTION There has been hardly any research in India on the transport of Indians to South Africa as slaves during the Dutch settlement in the Cape of Good Hope in the seventeenth and eighteenth...
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It is hardly known in India that there was a considerable importation of slaves from Asia to South Africa by the Dutch East India Company and its employees. Some of the slave trade was from India....
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Jacob van der Heiden, a political prisoner, spent part of his confinement in April-May 1706 in a dungeon in the Castle in Cape Town, which he shared with Ari van Bengalen, described as a "jail-...
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In an exploration of the attitudes taken by different cultures in different historical periods with regard to the cultural phenomenon of hybridity, I came across an interesting chiasm within the...
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Albert Luthuli's Presidential Address to the Forty-fifth Annual Conference of the African National Congress, Orlando, Johannesburg, December 16, 1957 The powers that be have again made my...
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