History of the Emigrant Boers in South Africa, 2nd ed, G.M. Now and again they were able to send out to their eastern possessions a few families who were attracted by the tales of wealth. The Boers, also known as Afrikaners, were the descendants of the original Dutch settlers of southern Africa. The first Europeans to come to South Africa were the Portuguese in 1488. [22], Since the Anglo-Boer war, the term "Boerevolk" was rarely used in the 20th century by the various regimes because of the effort to assimilate the Boerevolk with the Afrikaners. [13] Known as Boers, they migrated westwards beyond the Cape Colony's initial borders and had soon penetrated almost a thousand kilometres inland. The more modern name for the white South Africans descended from Dutch settlers (earlier known as Boers). [4][need quotation to verify][5], The term Afrikaner is generally used in modern-day South Africa for the white Afrikaans-speaking population of South Africa (the largest group of White South Africans) including the descendants of the boers.[6]. In 1652 the Dutch East India Company charged Jan The Dutch were the first to really begin colonizing South Africa, with Dutch settlers called Afrikaners fighting violently against the indigenous Khoikhoi people for control. [dubious – discuss] The Boers are the smaller segment within the Afrikaner designation,[original research?] A rustic characteristic and tradition was developed quite early on as Boer society was born on the frontiers of white settlement and on the outskirts of civilisation. [10] In 1688 they also sponsored the immigration of nearly two hundred French Huguenot refugees who had fled to the Netherlands upon the Edict of Fontainebleau. Tensions in the Zuurveld led the colonial administration and Boer settlers to evict many of the Xhosa tribes from the area initiating the 4th Frontier War in 1811. Britain seized Natal in 1843 but the … Landing at Table Bay, Van Riebeek took control over Cape Town, and after ten years and one month of governing the settlement, in 1662, Jan van Riebeeck stepped down as Commander at the Cape. Still the country remained essentially Dutch, and few British settlers were attracted to it. "[19] They were so impressed with the natural resources of the country that on their return to the Republic, they represented to the directors of the company the great advantages to the Dutch Eastern trade to be had from a properly provided and fortified station of call at the Cape. Its policies were not directed at development of the colony, but to using it to profit the Company. Many more Europeans moved in over time including Germans, French, and Dutch settlers. The governor of Cape Town at first refused to obey the instructions from the prince; but, when the British proceeded to take land troops to take possession anyway, he capitulated. [20], The Boers of the frontier were known for their independent spirit, resourcefulness, hardiness, and self-sufficiency, whose political notions verged on anarchy but had begun to be influenced by republicanism. The word Boer is Dutch for "farmer," and it should come as no surprise to learn that many of the Boers were Dutch Protestants. In 1795 the British captured Cape Colony (South Africa). The administration of the Dutch East India Company was extremely despotic. The Cape government responded with several military expeditions. The system of multi-racial franchise also began a slow and fragile growth in political inclusiveness, and ethnic tensions subsided. But their chief wealth was in cattle. They continuously claimed land from the local Khoikhoi until the entire cape was colonized. The Dutch settlers were unhappy with British rule and became even angrier when the British outlawed slavery in 1835. The Great Trek . The missionaries' championing of Khoikhoi grievances caused much dissatisfaction among the majority of the colonists, whose views temporarily prevailed, for in 1812 an ordinance was issued which empowered magistrates to bind Khoikhoi children as apprentices under conditions differing little from that of slavery. Retief then concluded his letter with "We quit this colony under the full assurance that the English Government has nothing more to require of us, and will allow us to govern ourselves without its interference in future".[12]. They stayed for nearly one year and were rescued by a fleet of 12 ships under the command of W.G. Through the latter half of the 17th and the whole of the 18th century, troubles arose between the colonists and the government. [8], The authorities of the East India Company had been endeavouring to induce gardeners and small farmers to emigrate from Europe to South Africa, but with little success. The Company in 1701 directed that only Dutch should be taught in the schools. The result was that in 1652, a Dutch expedition led by surgeon Jan van Riebeek constructed a fort and laid out vegetable gardens at Table Bay. The temporary peace between the UK and Napoleonic France had crumbled into open hostilities, whilst Napoleon had been strengthening his influence on the Batavian Republic (which Napoleon would subsequently abolish and directly administer later the same year). In 1658, a year after the first free burghers had been granted their plots of land, the first slaves were imported into South Africa, specifically for agricultural work. At that time, the Afrikaners attempted to assimilate the Boers into a new politically based cultural label as "Afrikaners". Those Trekboere who occupied the eastern Cape were semi-nomadic. The history of South Africa generally includes the story of the Dutch and how they “helped” South Africa. The Maritz Rebellion (also known as the Boer Revolt, the Five Shilling Rebellion or the Third Boer War) occurred in 1914 at the start of World War I, in which men who supported the re-creation of the old Boer republics rose up against the government of the Union of South Africa because they did not want to side with the British against Germany so soon after the war with the British. The Dutch came to South Africa to build a rest stop for the Dutch East India Company ships. British Immigration continued in the Cape, even as many of the Boers continued to trek inland, and the ending of the British East India Company's monopoly on trade led to economic growth. This caused a small rebellion, known as Slachters Nek, in 1815, called "the most insane attempt ever made by a set of men to wage war against their sovereign" by Henry Cloete. The little settlement gradually spread eastwards, and in 1754 the country as far as Algoa Bay was included in the colony. A farmer named Frederick Bezuidenhout refused to obey a summons issued on the complaint of a Khoikhoi, and, firing on the party sent to arrest him, was himself killed by the return fire. The VOC favoured the idea of freemen at the Cape and many settlers requested to be discharged in order to become free burghers. Cape Town had a population of 16,000 people. The principles of Christianity were also introduced at the school resulting in the baptisms of many slaves and indigenous residents. Descending from the Sneeuberge, a scene near Graaff-Reinet, by Burchell, Passing Cradock Pass, Outeniqua Mountains, by Charles Collier Michell, An aquatint by Samuel Daniell of Trekboers making camp, Trekboers crossing the Karoo by Charles Davidson Bell. As the Voortrekkers progressed further inland, they continued to establish Boer settlements on the interior of South Africa. These people, thinly scattered over a wide territory, had lived for so long with little restraint from law that when, in 1815, by the institution of "Commissions of Circuit", justice was brought nearer to their homes, various offences were brought to light, the remedying of which caused much resentment. Dutch, French, and German settlers and their descendants in South Africa … In October 1670, however, the Chamber of Amsterdam announced that a few families were willing to leave for the Cape and Mauritius during the following December. For 150 years, the Dutch were the predominant foreign influence in South Africa. They emigrated from the Cape to live beyond the reach of the British colonial administration, with their reasons for doing so primarily being the new Anglophone common law system being introduced into the Cape and the British abolition of slavery in 1833. [7] Van Riebeeck's objective was to secure a harbour of refuge for VOC ships during the long voyages between Europe and Asia. the pinnacle of the competition between all the powers for territory in Africa and is commonly known as the Scramble for Africa (cf. The colony was coextensive with the later Cape Province, stretching from the Atlantic coast inland and eastward along the southern coast, constituting about half of modern South Africa: the final eastern boundary, after several wars against the Xhosa, stood at the Fish River. The White colonial population was small, no more than 25,000 in all, scattered across a territory of 100,000 square miles. Moreover, the inadequate compensation awarded to slave-owners, and the suspicions engendered by the method of payment, caused much resentment; and in 1835 the farmers again removed to unknown country to escape an unloved government. [n 1] The term is ultimately derived from Dutch Afrikaans-Hollands meaning "African Dutch". The Cape of Good Hope remained nominally under British rule until the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910, when it became the Province of the Cape of Good Hope, better known as the Cape Province. In 1792, Moravian missions had been established for the benefit of the Khoikhoi, and in 1799 the London Missionary Society began work among both Khoikhoi and Bantu peoples. Between 1652 and 1691 a Commandment, and between 1691 and 1795 a … On the 6th of April 1652, three ships belonging to the Dutch East India Trading Company, arrived in the Cape of Good Hope, led by a man called Jan van Riebeeck. The rebellion was put down by Louis Botha and Jan Smuts, and the ringleaders received heavy fines and terms of imprisonment. Eventually the Xhosas were defeated and the territories were brought under British control.[11]. They feel that the Western-Cape based Afrikaners – whose ancestors did not trek eastwards or northwards – took advantage of the republican Boers' destitution following the Anglo-Boer War. Secondly, South Africa gained its The British angered the Afrikaners by freeing their enslaved people. Then in 1652, the first Dutch settlers arrived. An expedition of the United East India Company (VOC) led by Jan van Riebeeck established a trading post and naval victualing station at the Cape of Good Hope in 1652. The Great Trek . During the same year one of their ships was stranded in Table Bay at what would eventually become Cape Town, and the shipwrecked crew had to forage for themselves on shore for several months. However, although the descendants of the settlers have kept many of their traditions alive, they have also borrowed from those around them. At that time the colony extended to the line of mountains guarding the vast central plateau, then called Bushmansland, and had an area of about 120,000 sq. The Cape Colony, also known as the Cape of Good Hope (Dutch: Kaapkolonie), was a British colony in present-day South Africa named after the Cape of Good Hope. The first Europeans to come to South Africa were the Portuguese in 1488. The Burgher people of Sri Lanka and the Indo people of Indonesia as well as the Creoles of Suriname are mixed race people of Dutch descent. It is the main church of the Afrikaans-speaking whites, and its present membership covers a large percentage of the Republic of South Africa… Soon after Jan van Riebeeck set up a Dutch settlement at the Cape of Good Hope in 1652 to supply provisions to Dutch ships plying to and from India and the the East Indies, people from India were taken to the Cape and sold into slavery to do domestic work for the settlers, as well the dirty and hard work on the farms. They were called Boers (Dutch for farmer), or Afrikaners – Dutch with a mix of Flemish, German and French Huguenot heritage. During 1688–1689, the colony was greatly strengthened by the arrival of nearly two hundred French Huguenots. From time to time, servants in the direct employment of the company were endowed with the right of "freeburghers"; but the company retained the power to compel them to return into its service whenever they deemed it necessary. In 1775 The Cape government established a boundary between the trekboere and the Xhosas at the Bushmans and Upper Fish Rivers. "Boer, Afrikaner Or White – Which Are You?" [8] A large number of vrijburgers became independent farmers and applied for grants of land, as well as loans of seed and tools, from the Company administration. [15] The VOC colonial period was marred by a number of bitter conflicts between the colonists and the Khoe-speaking indigenes, followed by the Xhosa, both of which they perceived as unwanted competitors for prime farmland. One of the first acts of General Craig had been to abolish torture in the administration of justice. Emigrants from Holland wer… Many more Europeans moved in over time including Germans, French, and Dutch settlers. As the result of the investigations of a 1685 commissioner, the government worked to recruit a greater variety of immigrants to develop a stable community. Piet Retief, one of the leaders of the Boers during the time, addressed a letter to the government on 22 January 1837 in Grahamstown stating that the Boers did not see any prospect for peace or happiness for their children in a country with such internal commotions. In South African contexts, "Boers" (Afrikaans: Boere) refers to the descendants of the proto-Afrikaans-speaking settlers of the eastern Cape frontier in Southern Africa during the 18th and much of the 19th century. The Orange Free State and the Transvaal (officially the South African Republic) were independent countries in southern Africa in the 19th century established largely by Dutch/Afrikaans-speaking settlers known as the Boers (Boer translates to “farmer” in Dutch). [11], Peace were restored to the area when the British, under the Treaty of Amiens returned the Cape Colony to the Dutch Batavian Republic in 1803. This evolved from Dutch but also contained Malay and Portuguese Creole words. The Early Dutch Settlers of South Africa This project is devoted to the Dutch Settlers in South Africa. What they had learnt of government from the Dutch East India Company they carried into the wilderness with them. In 1853, the Cape Colony became a British Crown colony with representative government. In 1657 nine European men were released from the VOC's service, given the status of "free burghers," and granted blocks of land. The British government paid owners for their slaves, but the Boers complained the payments were too small. The Great Trek occurred between 1835 and the early 1840s. An incident which occurred in 1815–1816 did much to make permanent the hostility of the frontiersmen to the British. Source:[25], Dutch and British colony in Southern Africa, The Cape of Good Hope c. 1890 with Griqualand East and Griqualand West annexed and Stellaland/Goshen (light red) claimed. Smuts I: The Sanguine Years 1870–1919, W.K. They possessed numerous enslaved people, grew wheat in sufficient quantity to make it a commodity crop for export, and were famed for the good quality of their wines. Its cost to the British exchequer during this period was £16,000,000. The Boers then fought the Second Boer War in the late 19th and early 20th century against the British in order to ensure the republics of the Transvaal (the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, or ZAR) and the Orange Free State (OFS), remaining independent, ultimately capitulating in 1902. ... but many other white settlers were landless. Vryburg, the capital of Stellaland, became capital of British Bechuanaland, while Mafeking (now Mahikeng), although situated south of the protectorate border, became the protectorate's administrative centre. Tribal Conflicts between the Xhosas on the frontier led to the beginning of the 5th Frontier War in 1819. Their permanent links with Africa were emphasized by the spontaneous & natural way in which the various 18 th Century Dutch dialects evolved into a new tongue, called Afrikaans. While European colonialism was first kicked off by Portugal, the Dutch were one of the next major powers to get into the game. As a result it was looked down on as a kombuistaal (kitchen language) by the wealthier settlers who spoke High Dutch. In February 1803, as a result of the peace of Amiens (February 1803), the colony was handed over to the Batavian Republic, which introduced many needed reforms, as had the British during their eight years' rule. Afrikaans is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The oldest inhabitants of South Africa were known as the San. Along the West Coast of Africa, British charter companies clashed with the forces of the Dutch West India Company over rights to slaves, ivory, and gold in 1663. [3], The Boer quest for independence manifested in a tradition of declaring republics, which predates the arrival of the British; when the British arrived, Boer republics had already been declared and were in rebellion from the VOC (Dutch East India Company). The Trek Boers of the 19th century were the lineal descendants of the Trek Boers of the 18th century. The resulting famine crippled Xhosa resistance and ushered in a long period of stability on the border. However, it is also variously (although incorrectly) described as a creole or as a partially creolised language. An internet-based radio station, Boerevolk Radio, serves as a mouthpiece for Boer separatists. Leibrandt, P47 – 48, History of South Africa, G.M Theal, London 1888, pp. The desire to wander, known as trekgees, was a notable characteristic of the Boers. A Brief History of South Africa: From Early Settlement to the Boer War It was many years later, however, in 1652 when the Dutch East India Company established a small settlement at the Cape of Good Hope. a. Afrikaners b. Transvaalers c. Ashanti d. Siedlers. Apartheid in South Africa Section 1: Introduction The history of South Africa differs from other African countries in several important ways. The open grasslands of South Africa are known as the ____. [11] There was a degree of cultural assimilation due to Dutch cultural hegemony, that included the almost universal adoption of the Dutch language. This is not an ethnic designation, but a linguistic one. The Second Boer War (11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902), also known as the Boer War, Anglo-Boer War, or South African War, was fought between the British Empire and two independent Boer states, the South African Republic (Republic of Transvaal) and the Orange Free State, over the Empire's influence in South Africa.The trigger of the war was the discovery of diamonds and … In 1780, Joachim van Plettenberg, the governor, proclaimed the Sneeuberge to be the northern boundary of the colony, expressing "the anxious hope that no more extension should take place, and with heavy penalties forbidding the rambling peasants to wander beyond." Dutch Reformed Church, Afrikaans Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk (NGK), South African denomination that traces its beginnings to the Reformed tradition of the first white settlers who came to South Africa from the Netherlands in the mid-17th century. This was the … The company, to control the emigrants, established a magistracy at Swellendam in 1745 and another at Graaff Reinet in 1786. These areas were separated by the Amstel River (Liesbeek River). In 1834 a large Xhosa force moved into the Cape territory which began the 6th Frontier War. boers,dutch,afrikaneers,dutch settlers. Starting in 1903, the largest group emigrated to the Patagonia region of Argentina. [19] Soon after Jan van Riebeeck set up a Dutch settlement at the Cape of Good Hope in 1652 to supply provisions to Dutch ships plying to and from India and the the East Indies, people from India were taken to the Cape and sold into slavery to do domestic work for the settlers… [22], The supporters of the "Boer" designation view the term "Afrikaner" as an artificial political label which usurped their history and culture, turning "Boer" achievements into "Afrikaner" achievements. The districts of the colony in 1850 were: Population Figures for the 1904 Census. Davenport, T. R. H., and Christopher Saunders (2000). However, if you'd asked somebody this question in the 17th century, they would have placed the Netherlands at the top of the list. The end of the Thirty Years' War in 1648 saw European soldiers and refugees widely dispersed across Europe. It was largely to escape oppression that the farmers trekked farther and farther from the seat of government. [11], The Xhosas were disgruntled by certain government policies of the time which resulted in large scale cattle thefts on the frontier. In some Dutch colonies there are major ethnic groups of Dutch ancestry descending from emigrated Dutch settlers. belgian settlers in south africa were known as boers. Many Boers had German ancestry and many members of the government were themselves former Boer military leaders who had fought with the Maritz rebels against the British in the Second Boer War. The Dutch settlers were therefore forced to look elsewhere for their labour needs. Sharpeville Massacre South African police shot non-violent protesters (protesting against pass laws) in Sharpeville township; 69 deaths (1960). This sparked a desire to formally colonize South Africa, and soon Dutch settlers were moving to the colony … This prompted Great Britain to occupy the Cape Colony in 1795 as a way to better control the seas in order to stop any potential French attempt to reach India. Large numbers of people from Great Britain settled in South Africa after gold and diamonds were discovered. Although the British relinquished the colony to the Dutch in the Treaty of Amiens … The Boers and the Xhosas ignored the boundary and both groups established homes on either side of the frontier. With colonialism, which began in South Africa in 1652, came the Slavery and Forced Labour Model. From 1652 to 1795, the Dutch East India Company controlled this area, but the United Kingdom incorporated it into the British Empire in 1806. Boer is the specific group within the larger Afrikaans-speaking population. [7] Within about three decades, the Cape had become home to a large community of "vrijlieden", also known as "vrijburgers" (free citizens), former VOC employees who settled in the colonies overseas after completing their service contracts. The Calvinist influence, in such fundamental Calvinist doctrines such as unconditional predestination and divine providence, remains present in a minority of Boer culture, who see their role in society as abiding by the national laws and accepting calamity and hardship as part of their Christian duty. Afrikaners are an ethnic group in Southern Africa descended from predominantly Dutch settlers first arriving at the Cape of Good Hope in the 17th and 18th centuries. His name is Autshumato (c.1611-1663) Chief of the Goringhaicona Khoikhoi. selfstudyhistory.com It remained… The effect of this tyranny was inevitable: it drove men to desperation. false (european) https://www.politifact.com/.../coulters-strange-claim-dutch-settlers-preceded-bla The VOC lost the colony to Great Britain following the 1795 Battle of Muizenberg, but it was acceded to the Batavia Republic following the 1802 Treaty of Amiens. false (dutch) racism is the name for the belief that one race is superior to others. Over the following decades the number of Dutch (and some German and French) settlers grew. After the government takeover the British began to draw up policies with regards to the frontier resulting in a Boer rebellion in Graaff-Reinet. It was many years later, however, in 1652 when the Dutch East India Company established a small settlement at the Cape of Good Hope. [20], The Boers had cut their ties to Europe as they emerged from the Trekboer group.[21]. These people became known as the Afrikaners. In 1872, after a long political battle, the Cape of Good Hope achieved responsible government under its first Prime Minister, John Molteno. Senior British representatives in the constituent protected states, Senior British representatives in the neighbouring Malayan protected states, Senior British representatives in neighbouring protected states, This page was last edited on 12 January 2021, at 21:20. The British occupied the Cape in 1795, ending the Dutch East India Company’s role in the region. By this time the Boers had already formed a separate code of laws in preparation for the great trek and were aware of the dangerous territory they were about to enter. [22] In 1877, the state expanded by annexing Griqualand West and Griqualand East[23] – that is, the Mount Currie district (Kokstad). This resulted in the Huguenots assimilating by the middle of the 18th century, with a loss to the community in the use and knowledge of French. After this deputation, some nominal reforms were granted. In 1795, the British invasion of the Cape Colony resulted in a change of government. The freemen or free burghers as they were afterwards termed, thus became subjects, and were no longer servants, of the Company. A portion of those who are the descendants of the Boerevolk have reasserted use of this designation. The great trek was undertaken by the FRENCH in an attempt to escape the british but led them into conflict with the zulu and other africans. The Cape Colony, also known as the Cape of Good Hope (Dutch: Kaapkolonie), was a British colony in present-day South Africa named after the Cape of Good Hope.The British colony was preceded by an earlier Corporate colony that became a Dutch colony of the same name (controlled by France), the Dutch Cape Colony, established in 1652 by the Dutch United East … One, Jopie Fourie, was convicted for treason when, as an officer in the Union Defence Force, he refused to take up arms alongside the British, and was executed by the South African government in 1914. The Cape was under VOC rule from 1652 to 1795 and under rule of the Napoleonic Batavia Republic from 1803 to 1806.[5]. In the north, the Orange River, natively known as the ǂNūǃarib (Black River) and subsequently called the Gariep River, served as the boundary for some time, although some land between the river and the southern boundary of Botswana was later added to it. The burghers of Graaff Reinet did not surrender until a force had been sent against them; in 1799 and again in 1801 they rose in revolt. [2] In South African contexts, "Boers" (Afrikaans: Boere) refers to the descendants of the proto-Afrikaans-speaking settlers of the eastern Cape frontier[3] in Southern Africa during the 18th and much of the 19th century. It was re-occupied by the British following the Battle of Blaauwberg in 1806, and British possession affirmed with the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1814. Less about slaves or ivory, the Anglo-Dutch Wars were actually more about who would be the dominant European naval power. The end of the 19th century saw a revival of this same tyrannical monopolist policy in the Transvaal. This migration from Cape Town into the South African hinterland from 1835 to the early 1840s came to be known as “The Great Trek.” (Dutch settlers who remained in Cape Town, and thus under British rule, became known as Afrikaners.) "Open Letter to the Institute for Security Studies", Yolandi Groenewald. The history of colonialism begins with the Dutch in 1652 followed by the British in 19th century. The migration of the trekboere from the Cape Colony into the Eastern Cape parts of South Africa gave rise to a series of conflicts between the Boers and the Xhosas. They formed part of the class of vrijlieden, also known as vrijburgers (free citizens), former Company employees who remained at the Cape after serving their contracts. The original Dutch colonists who settled in South Africa called themselves _____, and were known to the British as Boers. Madagascar. Upon its suppression, five ringleaders were publicly hanged at the spot where they had sworn to expel "the English tyrants". occupants. Dutch settlers at the Cape of Good Hope arrived in 1652 when Jan van Riebeeck came to the Cape to establish a trading post and supply fort for trading vessels plying the Europe-East Indies route. as the Afrikaners of Cape Dutch origin are more numerous. 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