UOE TRIP ONE DAY 5.3.2 COLONISATION CONTINUED AND DAVID LUSCOMBE LIVESTOCK FARMING

Judy Sole asks Cyril Hromnik what is unfair about colonialism, and that land ownership shouldn’t apply to all. Cyril explains that the colonial government in South Africa didn’t want to go inland because there was nothing to gain from the inland, and rather wanted to provide supplies to ships going to Indonesia. Trek Boere existed, however, who didn’t want to pay taxes, so they went beyond the colony, and the government had to chase them because they wanted to bring them under their taxation. This meant increasing the boundary. The original boundary was at Saldhana Bay. They didn’t buy the land. They intermarried and that is why Afrikaaners have Kenah blood to a high percentage. Which means they do have a right to be in the land. If they acknowledge their Kenah blood they will then become indigenous. It is an aspect which is not discussed in history, but rather that there was a government in Holland which came here and said colonise this country. The government actually told them not to come to this country as it will cost them money. It was the Trek Boere who were actually colonising the country, against the will of the government. The government chased them and they went all the way to the orange river, which became the Orange Free State. The Brits made it interesting to colonise it when they discovered Kimberly when they discovered diamonds and gold. Then there was a rush to colonise the Transvaal in the late 1800’s. At this time there was no anger amongst the different races, as many Dutchmen had affairs with, or married the local Kenah or Hottentot woman, and that’s how the colored people were created, and today there are three times as many colored people in South Africa than whites. There were skirmishes but most of the time, people lived in coexistence.

 

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