Imperialism in South Africa

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The Dutch East India Company established a base at Cape of Good Hope.

1652

British arrived in Cape Town.

1772

The British control Cape of Good Hope and Cape Province.

1806

The British Parliament abolished the slave trade.

1807

The Dutch defeated the Zulus, creating two Dutch republics.

1834

The First Boer War started when the Boers decided to rebel against the British.

1880

The Transvaal Republic (Dutch) declared independence from Britain.

1880

Britain signed a peace treaty and gave Transvaal Republic self-government.

1881

European nations met to divide Africa.

1884 - 1885

Britain said the Southern Africa area to be within their sphere of influence.

1891

The Transvaal Republic declared war on Britain, starting the Second Boer War.

1899

Boers surrendered and the union of South Africa is in the British Empire.

1902

Apartheid

Segregation began to occur throughout South Africa.

1910 - 1948

Apartheid started.

1948 - 1994

End of Apartheid

President Mandela abolished the Apartheid.

1994