This report shows timeline of South Africa and also describes how historical events have shaped the country today. A particular emphasis has been placed on explaining the outcomes of apartheid and racial conflicts on economic conditions.
South Africa preserves one of the earliest and most complete records of human evolution, dating back to 3 million BC. 4th century – Migration of humans, joining indigenous Khoikhoi and San people. 1497 - Vasco da Gama’s crews lands on Natal coast in South Africa.
1652 – Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch East India Company, set up the Cape Colony.
(See Appendix A - Early Migrations)
1795 - British seize the Cape Colony.
1860-1911 – Thousands of traders and laborers arrive from India 1880-81 – European farmers ( ...