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Global Country Review South Africa
In 1652 Dutch traders landed at the southern tip of modern day South Africa and established a stopover point on the spice route between the Netherlands and the Far East. From this initial founding of the city of Cape Town, the discovery of dia-monds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth, fueled immigration and intensified the subjugation of the native black inhabitants. Having defeated the Afrikan-ers in the Boer War, the Brit-ish and Dutch descendants ruled together beginning in 1910 under the Union of South Africa. In 1948, the National Party was voted into power and institut-ed the policy of apartheid, the institutionalized separation of the races, which favored the white minority at the expense of the black majority. 09_2013_CFAL_Country_Review_South_Africa-1 Click here for full Country Review for South Africa
 

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