The footpath of History Shows the Future.

The news is washed with the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa against Nigerians and fellow African Citizens by South African Citizens. Social media is awash with several facts, verified and unverified of Nigeria’s role in the liberation of South Africa from the throes of apartheid. And videos throng the cyberspace of Nigerians being killed, mobbed and the counter-attack by Nigerians on South African interests in Nigeria. But all these begs a question, where did things go horribly wrong? Continue reading

I Thought The Whites Owned South Africa! II

While its on record of the Anglo-Boer war of the 19th Century and prelude to that, the revolt to the Dutch Republic and the establishment of a separate republic in the Southern Africa, its worthy to note that the discovery of diamonds in 1867 and gold in 1884 in the interior started the Mineral Revolution and increased economic growth and immigration. This intensified the European-South African efforts to gain control over the indigenous peoples. The struggle to control these important economic resources was a factor in relations between Europeans and the indigenous population and also between the Boers and the British. This utmostly defined the relationship between all the parties concerned and began the process of establishing independence and the creation of Union of South Africa on 31 May 1910. Continue reading