History of Africa the true story

Mapungubwe, Apartheid, slavery, war and conflict, child abuse, traditional minstrels, HIV/AIDS. Exploitation of prehistoric knowledge of indigenous people.

Mapungubwe History of Africa denied. For Centuries the rich History of South Africa dating back about 2000 years was hidden from its people. Mapungubwe was home to an advanced culture of people. The civilization thrived as a sophisticated trading center from around 1200 to 1300 AD. It was the center of the largest kingdom in the sub-continent, where a highly sophisticated people traded gold and ivory with China, India and Egypt. The fact that Bantu speaking peoples of the region had a highly civilized existence hundreds of years before the first Europeans arrived was too much for any settler to bear ..

The San people and Hoodia Gordonii. In 2002 the Hoodia Gordonii case reversed a worldwide history of exploitation of indigenous peoples. The San tribe could easily have been victims of biopiracy. The particularly disconcerting aspect of this case is that it was a governmental organisation, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. The CSIR is an institution that was shaped by the apartheid regime it had served well for 40 years.

History of slaves at the Cape, South Africa (1658 - 1807) The first slaves at the Cape. By 1658 there were 11 slaves, eight women and three men at the Cape. One of these, Abraham, was a stowaway who, in 1653, arrived from the East aboard the ship Malacca, claiming to have run away from his master, Cornelis Lichthart of Batavia. Abraham was set to work at the Cape. In 1807, shortly after Britain occupied the Cape for the second time, the slave trade was banned. Slaves could still be sold within the colony, but no more slaves were to be imported. Slaves removed from visiting ships were landed at Simon’s Town and housed in an area, which came to be known as ‘BlackTown’ before being ‘apprenticed’ for a number of years to approved employers. The British settlers of 1820 were not permitted to own slaves, and slavery at the Cape was formally abolished on 1 December 1834, although the former slaves were obliged to work for their ex-owners for a further period of four years.            

South Africa - The history and creation of an apartheid society 1910. The seeds of Apartheid were sowed as early as 1910. Apartheid officially became law after the Reunited National Party won the white minority elections on the 28th May 1948. This victory was hailed as a "Miracle" and clear proof that God was watching over his Volk" Apartheid led to the immorality act, population registration, segregation, Bantu Education, the homeland system, black resistance, the freedom charter, treason trials, defiance campaigns, the Sharpeville massacre and finally Liberation in 1994 when the first democratic elections was held.

The San tribe: A way of life perfected: The descendants of those who lived more than 20000 years ago in what is now South Africa and who are believed to be the original human inhabitants of sub-Saharan Africa is known as the San people.

War and Conflict Africa The root causes of armed conflict and War. Most wars fought during the 1990’s took place in countries that are poor – to poor to buy weapons, however millions of small arms and light weapons are simply given away by militaries that are downsizing, or they are recycled from one conflict to another. In some lands there is such an abundance of assault rifles that they are sold for as little as six dollars or can be traded for a goat, chicken, or a bag of clothes.

Coon or Minstrel Carnival Cape Town South Africa. This exciting culture was prepared and brewed for more than three hundred years, and resulted in a vibrant, unique atmosphere.

HIV/AIDS Africa HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa (the true story) The three tests, the controversy surrounding HIV. Impact of poverty on HIV victims. Taking the statistics into account it is a known fact, that collecting precise medical data in sub-Saharan Africa, with it's abject poverty is almost impossible. The UNAIDS and other organizations compute the number of HIV cases from counting HIV positive pregnant women who visit health clinics. The number is extrapolated in complex mathematical models to estimate the death toll. HIV and AIDS cause an immune-system breakdown rather than a specific disease, so people can die of any one of dozens of diseases that has been here in Africa for decades.

Child Abuse and Sexual Exploitation Africa. From the first contact of colonialism and slavery more than three hundred years ago, Africa was in a constant state of turmoil. Statistics and rising crime levels clearly indicate that many young people leave home because their family environment became unstable or because there is desperate poverty.  They turn to living on the streets with the idealistic expectations of a child, trying to escape the burdens of their family and township life.  They do not anticipate the harsh realities that they are faced with on the streets. Child prostitution in South Africa is usually a case of survival sex. Children are often forced to work because of economic circumstances – they have to contribute to the family’s income or provide for themselves. Our children became the scatterings of South Africa. 

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