Timeline of South Africa

Timeline of South Africa
Important South African people, dates and events
The Zulus. Khoi, San, and Xhosa
The Dutch East India Company
The Policy of apartheid and Nelson Mandela
Apartheid laws and international sanctions lifted
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      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 South African 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 expedition to India via Africa stopping at Mombasa, Mozambique, Malindi and Kenya trading centres  
         
    1652 Jan van Riebeeck, working for the Dutch East India Company, founds the Cape Colony at Table Bay and Dutch settlement of South Africa starts  
         
    1816 1816 - 1826 Shaka Zulu founds the Zulu empire  
         
    1835 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 are discovered at Kimberley  
         
    1877 The British and the Boers defeat the Zulus in the Zulu War  
         
    1880 1880-81: The Boer War - The Boers rebel against the British  
         
    1880s The South African 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:  Prevented Blacks from purchasing land  
         
    1948 Policy of apartheid adopted by the National Party (NP)  
         
    1950 Group Areas Act: To segregate black and white people
The African National Congress (ANC) led by Nelson Mandela initiates 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 at last released from prison  
         
    1991 De Klerk repeals remaining apartheid laws and international sanctions are lifted  
         
Timeline of South Africa

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