Settler Colonialism and Land Rights in South Africa

Possession and Dispossession on the Orange River

  • Edward Cavanagh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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    Pages 40-61
  3. Edward Cavanagh
    Pages 74-89
  4. Edward Cavanagh
    Pages 101-118
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 119-164

About this book


This local history of Griqua Philippolis (1824-1862) and Afrikaner Orania (1990-2013) gets at the crux of the ever-pertinent land question in South Africa. Identifying the many layers of dispossession definitive of the South African past, the book presents a provocative new argument about land rights and the residues of settler colonialism.


Colonial history postcolonialism indigenous rights legal history Africa colonialism history Polis settler

Authors and affiliations

  • Edward Cavanagh
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OttawaCanada

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