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This Period Of Segregation Continued Until

Welcome to Archive-za.com, a dedicated resource for South African history, arts, and culture.

Today, we’ll be taking a look at the incredible history of South Africa. South Africa’s rich and vibrant history dates back thousands of years. Evidence suggests that the earliest inhabitants of the region were hunter-gatherers who lived along the coast. Later, the Khoikhoi and the San people settled in the area, and the Bantu-speaking peoples migrated southwards into the region.

The Portuguese were the first Europeans to reach South Africa in .

Dutch settlers arrived in the region a century later, and the British took control of the cape in . The Dutch and British clashed over control of the region, and in , South Africa became a union with the four British colonies of Transvaal, Natal, Cape Colony, and Orange Free State.

The period of Apartheid began in and saw the imposition of a racially segregated society.

This period of segregation continued until the early s, when the country held its first democratic elections, and Nelson Mandela was elected as the first black president of South Africa. Today, South Africa is a vibrant, multicultural society with a rich cultural heritage. From the breathtaking landscapes of the Cape to the bustling cities of Johannesburg and Durban, South Africa is home to some of the world’s most stunning scenery and diverse cultures.

At Archive-za.com, we strive to provide the best in South African culture, history, and arts.

We hope you’ll stay with us as we explore the many facets of this amazing country!
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