South Africa

Republic of South Africa
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The San (Bushmen), nomadic hunter-gatherers, lived at the edge of the Kalahari Desert for thousands of years. The Khoikhoi shared customs with the San and spoke related languages but lived in more settled communities in the Orange River valley and around the Cape. From the fourth century AD, Bantu-speaking farmers settled the east.


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Further Reading

  1. Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), including extracts from the South Africa Yearbook 2003/04, compiled and published by GCIS.Beinart, W., Twentieth Century South Africa. OUP, 1994Google Scholar
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  5. Giliomee, Hermann, The Afrikaners: Biography of a People. Univ. of Virginia Press. Charlottesville, 2003Google Scholar
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  13. Nattrass, N. and Ardington, E. (eds.) The Political Economy of South Africa. Cape Town and OUP, 1990Google Scholar
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  15. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa Report, 5 vols. Macmillan, London. 1999Google Scholar
  16. Turner, Barry, (ed.) Southern Africa Profiled. Macmillan, London, 2000Google Scholar
  17. Waldmeir, P., Anatomy of a Miracle: the End of Apartheid and the Birth of the New South Africa. London, 1997Google Scholar
  18. Who’s Who in South African Politics. 5th ed. London, 1995Google Scholar
  19. National statistical office: Statistics South Africa, Private Bag X44, Pretoria 0001.Google Scholar
  20. Free State: The Winning Province. Chris van Rensburg Publications, Johannesburg, 1997Google Scholar
  21. South African Yearbook 1998. Government Communication and Information System, ABC. Cape Town, 1997Google Scholar

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