Here´s what you have to do:

find out information about the issues in the list below;
work in your teams;
prepare a short presentation (don't talk more than 5 minutes), a short (!) handout, some sort of visualization (map, transparency...);

You have ONE lesson to find information and some interesting facts, the rest of the work you will have to do at home.


Search engines:



Do NOT use Wikipedia!!

Group 1 The early inhabitants -1600

Group 2 the Dutch East India Company (VOC) 1652 and following years

Group 3 colonial expansion in the 18the century (the Trek Boers)

Group 4 the British colonial era

Group 5 the Great Trek

Group 6 the Xhosa and the Zulu

Group 7 the Anglo-Boer War (October 1899 - May 1902) and its aftermath

Group 8 the mineral revolution (Gold and Diamonds)

Group 9 Union and the ANC (1910 - 1948)

Group 10 Apartheid (1948 - 1990)

Group 11 three decades of crisis (1960 - …)

Group 12 the end of Apartheid

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