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South Africa History Timeline & Facts

The South Africa History Timeline & Facts is full of interesting facts and history about the bygone times of  the South Africa Nation. A clear and concise list of dates, history and events in chronological order. The South Africa History Timeline & Facts outlines and records all of the critical and major incidents in the history of the nation. History, Dates, Kings, Leaders and Wars are all mentioned in the South Africa History Timeline & Facts. The South Africa History Timeline & Facts provides a brief and interesting historical record of facts about different events in history.

 

South Africa History Timeline & Facts

Concise History of South Africa
10,000BC Upper Paleolithic (the Old Stone Age) period
5000 - 3000BC Neolithic (New Stone Age) period
3000BC - 1000BC - Evidence of migration of people from Somalia and Ethiopia
The Zulus, who belong to the Nguni-speaking peoples, constitute the majority of the population. Other tribes include the Khoi, San, and Xhosa
400 AD - Migration of the Bantu peoples into South Africa
700 - Trade with the Arabs and Phoenicians in ivory, rhino horn, gold, shells and slaves
1480 - Portuguese navigator Bartholomeu Dias first European to travel round the southern tip of Africa
1497 July 8 - Vasco da Gama set out on expedidition to India via Africa stopping at Mombasa, Mozambique, Malindi, Kenya, and Quilmana trading centres
1652 - Jan van Riebeeck, representing the Dutch East India Company, founds the Cape Colony at Table Bay and Dutch settlement of South Africa starts
1816 - 1826 Shaka Zulu founds and expands the Zulu empire
1835 - 1840 - The Boers leave Cape Colony and found the Orange Free State and the Transvaal
1858 - Boers proclaim the Transvaal a republic
1867 - Diamonds discovered at Kimberley
1877 - The British and the Boers defeat the Zulus
1880-81 - The Boer War - Boers rebel against the British
1880s - The gold rush
1910 - Formation of Union of South Africa by former British colonies of the Cape and Natal, and the Boer republics of Transvaal, and Orange Free State
1913 - Land Act introduced preventing Blacks from purchasing land
1948 - Policy of apartheid adopted by the National Party (NP)
1950 - Group Areas Act passed to segregate black and white people
1950 - The African National Congress (ANC) led by Nelson Mandela initiates a civil disobedience
1961 - South Africa declared a republic
1964 - Nelson Mandela sentenced to life imprisonment
1970's- 1980's - Civil unrest, sanctions imposed on South Africa, forced resettlement process and Township revolts
1990 - Nelson Mandela released from prison
1991 - De Klerk repeals remaining apartheid laws and international sanctions are lifted

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South Africa History Timeline & Facts
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