Politics & Society

Slavery was introduced to the Cape Colony by the VOC in its desire to boost the agriculture and food supply while retaining control in the... read more
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Muslims living in the Cape were granted religious freedom by July 1804 as Dutch authorities attempted to enlist their support in the face... read more
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The year 1658 marks the beginning of the slave trade at the Cape colony.  During the first four years of the Dutch East India Company... read more
The Empty or Vacant Land Theory is a theory that was propagated by European settlers in nineteenth-century South Africa to support their... read more
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The history of white colonial land dispossession dates back to the expansion of the Dutch colonial settlement in the Cape, which was... read more
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Land is a very important commodity. It is used for farming, which provides food, providing living space and can also be seen as a sign of... read more
The outbreak of the First World War was precipitated by the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand and his wife... read more

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