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Boipatong massacre - 17 June 1992

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On 17 June 1992 the Joe Slovo Informal settlement in Boipatong outside Vereeniging was attacked by a group of a.. read more
Prehistory of Southern Africa The Dutch East India Company (VOC) established Cape Town as a refuelling station in 1652 for their ships... read more
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The coastline of the Eastern Cape is treacherous, and several ships ran aground or sunk offshore after Vasco de Gama rounded the Cape of... read more
South Africa has one of the longest sequences of human development in the world. It begins with two million years old hominid fossils.... read more
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The Nile river and its influence on settlement The tomb of Tutankhamen Way of life in ancient Egypt The spread of Egypt’s knowledge... read more
Prehistory of Southern Africa The Durban area is probably best known for the historic Zulu kingdom, dating to the early 19th century. To... read more
Prehistory of the Region Pre-history of Southern Africa Africans who worked with copper and iron inhabited the area between 350AD to 600AD... read more
Lived off the environment The earliest hunter-gatherers in southern Africa were the San people. They mostly survived by hunting Gemsbok... read more
Prehistory of the Nelspruit area Prehistory of Southern Africa Lying just below the escarpment, Nelspruit is the capital of a region... read more
What is herding? Herder societies are also known as pastoral societies and were also nomadic, like hunter-gatherers. They kept domesticated... read more
Who were the hunter-gatherers? Many societies all over the world survived by hunting and gathering for most of the last 100 000 years. In... read more
Prehistory of Southern Africa Two places are of particular heritage interest in the Polokwane area: the BaKoni Malapa Museum south of the... read more
The origin of South Africa’s judicial capital goes back to the mid 19th century when Major H.D. Warden established a British outpost in the... read more