Beginning with the history of modern South Africa, we explore what happened when the Dutch arrived in 1652. Jumping ahead in time we explore the tribal groups that made-up 17th century South Africa and that today, make-up modern South Africa. The ANC and EFF parties both claim they have the answer to what to do with the land that was stolen from the native African populations by the white Europeans. Is land expropriation the answer, or will it lead to another Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe situation?
The story then returns to South Africa in the 19th century. with the Boer wars and Britain's dominance on the continent. These events lead into the calamitous 20th century and 1st and 2nd World Wars, where an unwilling Dutch populace, sympathetic to Right-wing segregationist policies find themselves aligned with the British Crown.
About The Show
A Brief History of is now called The History of Current Events.
It is a show released every other Monday.
This show explores current events. We explain the history of the subject to better understand why things are the way they are.
Some episodes will focus specifically on history.
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