Port St Johns
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.
Blogs from Port St Johns
Latest Blogs from Port St Johns
- December 29th 2012 2013- A YEAR OF ABUNDANCE!
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- April 27th 2012 Wild coast supreme
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- January 27th 2010 Last 2 Days in South Africa
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- January 8th 2010 Port St Johns, Dec 24 2009
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- January 8th 2010 Hole in the Wall and Coffee Bay, Dec 25 2009
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- January 8th 2010 Port St Johns, Dec 23 2009
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- October 16th 2009 Port St Johns, I have fallen in love with this place..
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- July 8th 2009 Pics from last two entries!
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- April 27th 2009 Wild Coast med Mine
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- December 3rd 2008 My Really Really Incredible and My Really Really Ridiculous Time in Port St Johns . . .
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- December 2nd 2008 This is Africa . . .
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- November 6th 2008 Since last I left you
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- July 26th 2008 Port St. Johns and the Wild Coast (revisited)
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- July 7th 2008 The Wild Coast
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- July 5th 2008 Port St John's, Transkei, and the Wild Coast
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- June 2nd 2008 Port St Johns
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- January 29th 2008 21st century Designer Living- Paradise for sale...?
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- January 6th 2008 Wild, wild East
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- December 4th 2007 Mungle Junky
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- August 13th 2007 Day 310
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