Grade 10 - Colonial expansion in South Africa after 1750

Artist’s depiction of ‘Insurgents defending a stronghold in the forested Water Kloof during the 8th Xhosa war’.Source: wikipedia

In this topic we study the impact that British colonisation of the Cape and Natal had on the people that were living there. We focus on the Khoikhoi, the Xhosa, the Basotho, the Zulus and the Boers. We explore changing labour patterns and slavery. We look at expanding frontiers and the Xhosas response to this. We take a brief look at the Boers moving out of the Cape i.e the Great Trek.

Last updated : 27-Feb-2018

This article was produced by South African History Online on 08-Nov-2011

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