• S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. Basutoland first received the protection of Britain in 1868 at the request of Moshesh, the first paramount chief. In 1871 the territory was annexed to the Cape Colony, but in 1884 it was restored to the direct control of the British Government through the High Commissioner for South Africa.


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Books of Reference

  1. Basutoland Constitutional Handbook. HMSO, 1960Google Scholar
  2. Basutoland, Bechuanaland Protectorate and Swaziland. Report of an Economic Survey Mission. HMSO, 1960Google Scholar
  3. Geological Report on Basutoland. Maseru, 1947Google Scholar
  4. Hailey, Lord, Native Administration in the African Territories. Part V: Basutoland, Bechuanaland, Swaziland. HMSO, 1953.Google Scholar
  5. Hailey, Lord, The Republic of South Africa and the High Commission Territories. OUP, 1963Google Scholar
  6. Sheddick, V., Land Tenure in Basutoland. HMSO, 1954Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUSA

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