Imperialism in South Africa

Events

The Dutch East India Company establish a station at Cape Town

1652

Dutch herders and ivory hunters begin to move north

1700

British Arrive in Cape Town

1772

British powers acquire Cape Town from the Dutch

Approx. 1802

The British abolish slave trade

1807

Dutch farmers that resent British rule began to move farther north, causing dispute with the Zulus

1830

Battle between the Dutch and the Zulus- two Dutch republics formed

1834

Zulu victory against the British

1879

Dutch declared independent from Britain

1880

The Boer's started to rebel against the British- The first Boer war began

1880

Britain signed a peace treaty for the Dutch

1881

European nations divide up Africa

1884 - 1885

Second Boer war

1899