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    Dutch traders founded Cape Town, South Africa when establishing a stopover point between the Netherlands and the Far East. In 1896, countless of Dutch immigrants made their way up north to find their own land after the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area. The Dutch settlers were known as Afrikaners, or Boers (farmers) to the British. When diamonds were discovered in 1867 and gold in 1886, they encouraged wealth and immigration while increasing suppression to the native population. Although the Afrikaners battled the British and were defeated in the Second South African War in 1899-1902, they came together under the Union of South Africa in 1910. In 1961, the Union of South Africa became a republic following the whites-only vote.…

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    1. Postcolonialism, Censorship and History of South Africa 1.1 Postcolonialism To determine the definition of “post-colonial” and “postcolonial”, as well as the hermeneutical difference between the terms, is not merely a question of orthography or terminology. It is largely depending on the historical period that is being looked at, the way one decides to explore it, and evidently what is being looked for. The hyphenated term “post-colonial” seems to imply an epoch or a distinct historical…

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    as once you open that door, the history you find is vast and rich. Rock and Roll, for example, was born out the African musical tradition brought over with slaves and passed down, blending with European musical instruments in the American south. This music was a way for two cultures that were segregated at the time to mix and find common ground in a way that was often not an option for the people creating it. South Africa is another country with a shameful history of…

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    Invictus and Mandela: “Is it Hollywood or is it History?” Have you ever watched a film that is supposedly “based on a true story” and wondered how much of it was actually true and what part was made up? Whether it be a horror film or an influential story, when they say that is inspired by a true event it always grabs your attention and has you wondering more. I thought of this as I was watching the movie Invictus and wondered if most of it had really happened. In this research paper I will…

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    Significant to apartheid in South Africa, as this was one of the main event which ended apartheid in South Africa. After 1981 the all blacks were planned to tour South Africa in 1985, however they were not able to tour South Africa as the New Zealand protesters re-enabled against the New Zealand government, and the tour was cancelled. However and unauthorised New Zealand rugby team toured South Africa under the name of New Zeeland Cavaliers. The tour was given the name of rebel tour. New…

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    after time throughout history. One of those many occurences being the colonization of the people in South Africa. In the 1870s, the British began to colonize South Africa. They brought many things including disease, weapons, and the most disastrous of all, their ignorant beliefs. They believed that they were superior in every way and began to treat the people of South Africa unfairly. They eventually created apartheid - a series of laws that separated people because of their race. This created a…

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    :”Is it Hollywood or is it History?” Back in the time there was a lot of history in the world, South Africa however had many major events happen in the past, related to all the other countries. Since the history of South Africa is rather hard to learn for us Americans, books were published along with a movie called Invictus. This movie has great examples from the past of South Africa. It can also greatly benefited our knowledge of learning the past of South africa. In this paper I will…

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    government supporting apartheid laws in South Africa took power. The National Party, controlled by the white Afrikaner population, came to power in South Africa in 1948. Hoping to keep the white population in power in South Africa, the National Party enacted laws to give the whites in South Africa advantages over other ethnicities. The laws used by the Apartheid system were harsh on non-white ethnicities, to the point that the effects of Apartheid are still felt in South Africa today, for…

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    From Captivity of Political Shackles to Freedom in South Africa Throughout history, South Africa has experienced a long, severe, and unrelenting periods of sacrifice and struggle for freedom. South African citizens had to withstand colonization of Great Britain which stripped them of political freedom, roles in national decision making, and also led to the depletion of rich cultures. In addition, South Africa fought extremely hard to achieve decolonization from Great Britain. After decolonizing…

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    Decolonized South Africa

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    people take human rights as granted; however, history shows that human rights are earned instead of given. Many bloody and costly conflicts occurred in the past were actually caused by discriminations against race, religion and sex. Without being too sensitive about contentious topics, one has to admit the fact that Africans suffered the most from violations against humanity. Not only they were treated as slaves, but also their motherland was exploited. Early travelers from the Europe to Africa…

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