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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- November 9th 2012 Garden Route - day I - Cape Town to Sedgefield
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- August 31st 2012 Monkey thievery, a whale of a landing, and beer pong
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- July 3rd 2009 Roadtrip Today!!
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- June 28th 2009 Back in the Sedge, planning travelling :D
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- April 25th 2009 G&G photos now on facebook!! Still raining... :p
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- April 22nd 2009 Voting Day in Sweet SA
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- April 18th 2009 3 months!!
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- April 14th 2009 Back from the one of the most amazing couple of weeks of my life!!
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- March 28th 2009 Busy Week!!
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- March 22nd 2009 10k!! :D
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- March 18th 2009 Didn't expect to be here!!
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- March 14th 2009 13 months...
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- March 10th 2009 Roooooooll!!
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- March 5th 2009 Away on Saturdayyyyyyy
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- March 3rd 2009 Quick update
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- March 1st 2009 Back in Sedgefield (but for how long...?!)
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- February 15th 2009 Before Assessment Tomorrow... :p
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- February 13th 2009 Photos willnae work :(
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- February 10th 2009 Tried and Failed to post photos on facebook - will keep trying though!!
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- February 7th 2009 Leave in Sedgefield (unexpected, non?!)
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