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1488 Portuguese are the first to arrive in South Africa

1488

1652 Jan Van Riebeek representing the Dutch East Indian company settle

1652

1795 British Take control of Cape Colonies

1795

1803 Dutch take control

1803

1806 British take control

1806

1816-1826 Shaka Zulu created and ran the Zulu army

1816 - 1826

1835-1840 Boers move up North in the Great Trek

1835 - 1840

1872 Cape Colony was allowed to govern itself

1872

1880's gold was discovered causeing a massive gold rush

1880 - 1890

1880-1881 Boers rebel against British, starting first Boer War.

1880 - 1881

British unified colonies again because of Zulu and Boer wars

1910

1912- ANC was formed- Nelson Mandela imprisoned

1912

1934 White Minority gains independence

1934

1948 Apartheid was established

1948

1991 Apartheid ended

1991

1994 First multiracial elections

1994