Large tribes/kingdoms of native Africans are prominent throughout the South African region.
Dutch land and become the first Europeans to colonize and settle in SA
British arrive and begin to impose English law
Dutch migrate North to avoid the British and their English governing, conflicts with Zulu and Xhosa kingdoms arise between Dutch and Zulu/Xhosa's, who also migrated North to avoid the Dutch when they first arrived.
First diamond found in SA on the banks of the Orange River
British and Dutch fight after they realize the value of gold and that they want to control it, Dutch surrender one year later