Background: After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjugation of the native inhabitants. The Boers resisted British encroachments, but were defeated in the Boer War (1899-1902). The resulting Union of South Africa operated under a policy of apartheid - the separate development of the races. The 1990s brought an end to apartheid politically and ushered in black majority rule.
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- October 5th 2012 my bus trip from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth
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- August 19th 2012 Last post before I leave! 2 in 1
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- August 17th 2012 Ashley locked me in with the servals....twice!
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- August 16th 2012 I went to go fetch a cow
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- August 15th 2012 School Day!
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- August 13th 2012 I hate good-bye
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- August 12th 2012 All that foam is whale piss
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- August 11th 2012 I moved four tons of chicken....twice!
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- August 10th 2012 Happy Birthday Delano!
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- August 8th 2012 Shanzi was not being very lady like!
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- August 6th 2012 Paintball to welcome the newbies!
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- August 5th 2012 Crocodile feeding time!
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- August 4th 2012 Tigers love holes!
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- August 3rd 2012 And so the dreams began.......
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- August 3rd 2012 Big Lions, Noam and Tom
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- August 2nd 2012 A water main burst....no water for 2-3 weeks
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- August 1st 2012 All the crazy shit I do in South Africa and I sprain my ankle walking...lame
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- July 30th 2012 Hello, Good-bye, Hello, Good-bye
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- July 29th 2012 Its like we're in the Hangover but with lions
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- July 27th 2012 Let's go to the mall!
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