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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- August 11th 2012 Weeks 1 and 2 of school
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- August 8th 2012 training week
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- May 26th 2012 Working, playing golf and enjoying more of Africa
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- September 20th 2011 craig ross and bryan in south africa
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- September 19th 2011 Nelspruit Cheetah project
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- June 27th 2011 Kruger
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- June 3rd 2011 The Last portion of our African road trip!
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- July 17th 2010 To travel or not to travel. . .
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- July 10th 2010 Rustenburg to Nelspruit
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- July 6th 2010 Australia v's Serbia
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- July 3rd 2010 zurück in südafrika...
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- June 30th 2010 When the Worst Case scenario became even worse but in the end Pretty Bloody Good for what was Eventually the Worst Case Outcome.
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- June 25th 2010 Nelspruit - Australia v Serbia
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- April 29th 2010 bevor ich nach mosambik gehe... (deutsch & english)
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- April 18th 2010 finally i am a fully qualified trails guide !
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- March 11th 2010 one week off ! (now as well in english)
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- January 15th 2010 Kruger again and relaxing in Nelspruit
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- October 10th 2009 In My Spare Time I: Garden
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- September 25th 2009 NEWS :-)
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- September 19th 2009 das lange warten...
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