The development of a community of free-burghers was the main secret of the success of the settlement. n° 4, 1995; pp. The Boers had founded two independent South African republics (the Orange Free State and the South African Republic) and had a long history of distrust and dislike for the British … South Africa's government set up a policy that separated races into four groups. As in Ceylon the free-burghers in Kaapstad (Cape Town) were in most cases tavern-keepers or to a lesser extent craftsmen and shopkeepers. The descendants of the settlers have kept many of their traditions alive As the name suggests, the Dutch Reformed Church (Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk) in South Africa owes its origins and predominantly Calvinist theology to the Reformed Church in the Netherlands. A square wooden fort with four bastions was quickly built on the left bank of the Salt River, where is now the Central Post Office, and later were built also two redoubts near the shore. In the 17th century, the southernmost point of Africa where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet became a desirable half-way haven for the Dutch East India Company which was trading with India. On 2 Janaury 1666 during the government of Wagenaer was laid the foundation stone of the Castle of Good Hope, which was completed in 1674 during the government of Isbrand Goske. II: xii+303 pp. Bibliography of Dutch Colonial History 17th-18th century, Malacca, Thailand, and Philippines. In the 1680s 50 more Dutch and German farmers and women from orphanages arrived and at the end of the decade 200 by Hugenots arrived. List of Dutch colonial forts and possessions, Africa. Gold, Uranium, Chromium, diamonds, copper, iron ore and coal are _____ most important resources. In 1795 the British captured Cape Colony (South Africa). Afrikaans was declared an official tongue of South Africa besides English in 1925. In 1652 a Dutch expedition of 90 Calvinist settlers under the command of Jan Van Riebeeck founded the first permanent settlement near the Cape of Good Hope. After their return to Holland a part of the shipwrecked tried to persuade the Dutch East India Company to open a trading center at the Cape. – Sleigh, D. “The Forts of the Liesbeeck Frontier” Castle Military Museum, Cape Town, South Africa. The colonization of South Africa took place in the early 1800s by the British. After the departure of Jan van Riebeeck a period of confusion began in the colony: During the first ten years 4 governors were appointed and after this started the war with France. If you do not know how to do this please contact one of the other collaborators to assist you. On one of these ships was Jan van Riebeeck, too. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini. It is also spoken in Zimbabwe and Botswana, but not extensively. So sad that anyone in the world … Finally I am passionate about astronomy. n° 29; Nizza da Silva, M. B. Cecil Rhodes. Dutch Colonial Remains 16th-18th centuries, America. The language is generally used in South Africa and Namibia. The coritemp. Harmen Barentsz from Rotterdam on the De Schelde; sailor; a.1688; freed 1691. There are no specific guidelines. In 1621, the Dutch government approved the charter of the Dutch West Indian Company (West-Indische Compagnie or WIC) with the goal of basically messing with Spanish and Portuguese trade routes. n° 29, 1998; pp. List of Portuguese colonial forts and possessions, List of Danish colonial forts and possessions, The French in Brazil: Saint-Alexis, France Antarctique (Rio de Janeiro), Ipiapaba and Sao Luís do Maranhão, Russian presence in Hawaii. History. Dutch in Africa. The Boers, also known as Afrikaners, were the descendants of the original Dutch settlers of southern Africa. La Fontaine was a quietly efficient governor. They settled in the area around Transvaal, South Africa in the 1700's and 1800's. After white settlers arrived in South Africa in 1652, they moved eastwards further into the land. A. Balkema, 1971, Cape Town, South Africa. the Dutch in the south of the continent. 1670 Immigration to RSA has slowed down drastically, but the remnants of a huge Flemish population still exist in Southern Africa. Originally, South Africa was discovered by the Portuguese in 1488. The whole settlement was thus protected from Hottentot incursion. In 1679, the colony had 289 Europeans of whom 142 were free-burghers and 191 slaves. Boer War. They were called Boers (Dutch for farmer), or Afrikaners – Dutch with a mix of Flemish, German and French Huguenot heritage. As time went by, the Dutch peoples experienced a shift in their cultural and social way of life. The Khoisan have been referred to in the past as “Bushmen” – and when the Dutch settlers landed in South Africa in the 17th century, they called them Hottentots, a word derived from the famous clicks in their languages. To solve the problem it was decided to build a strong fence around the farms to protect the cattle. Bibliography of Dutch Colonial History 17th-18th century, Asia Far East: China, Taiwan (Formosa), Japan. A. Thus, the order to set up a permanent settlement was an attempt by the Dutch to exclude the British with whom the Dutch were at war. The shipwreck victims built a small fort named "Sand Fort of the Cape of Good Hope". They handed it back to the Dutch in 1803 but took it again in 1806. Afrikaans is not only spoken by the White peoples of Dutch, Huguenot and German descent (about 60% of South Africa’s Whites), but also by the majority (about 90%) of the people of mixed descent (Coloureds). de Jong. and also those of prominent, famous Dutch. The first fifty years of Dutch colonisation as seen by callers” 2 vols Vol. You've helped me understand a bit more. The first European settlers in South Africa were sponsored by the Dutch East India Company which controlled Netherlands trade between India and East Asia. All rights reserved. Bibliography of Dutch Colonial History 17th-18th century, Ceylon (Sri Lanka). In 1660 a Dutch ship with 150 slaves from Angola arrived at the Cape. Today South Africa is an ethnically and culturally diverse country, where the descendants of the Dutch settlers form only a minority. If you want to publish a study with regard to the geographical discoveries or colonialism, please contact me I will be happy to post it on Colonialvoyage. A few years later, in 1652, persuaded by some of those who had been wrecked in 1647 the Dutch East India Company's (VOC) established a supplies station at the Cape of Good Hope under the command of Jan van Riebeeck. Final colonization was taken over by the British which also began a large conflict with the Dutch, or the Boers, and the English. English settlers in substantial numbers first entered South African in 1820s as part of a government program to relieve poverty at home. Farmers descended from Dutch settlers in South Africa. The Dutch claimed that they had purchased the land from Osingkhima leader of the Khokhoi group known as the Goringhaiqua with brandy, tobacco and bread. The first European settlement in southern Africa was established by the Dutch East India Company in Table Bay (Cape Town) in 1652. Jan de la Fontaine became governor in 1724 and he was in control of the Cape Colony until 1739, except for an interval of three years, when Gysbert Noodt was governor. in Dutch Colonialism, South Africa The History of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) during Portuguese and Dutch rule, Trincomalee: The first British occupation and the definitive Dutch surrender, Trincomalee: The consolidation of the Dutch presence, Trincomalee: The new Dutch occupation and the reconstruction of the Fort, Trincomalee: The Dutch conquest and the abandonment of the Fort, Trincomalee: The arrival of the Danes, the Dutch and the construction of the Portuguese Fort, The History of Trincomalee during Portuguese and Dutch rule: Introduction, The Dutch Fort of Galle in Sri Lanka (Ceylon), The Fort of Malacca: Portuguese-Dutch Fortress of Malacca (Melaka), The abortive expedition of Don Juan de Silva against the Dutch in the East Indies (1612-1616), Recife Forts: Fort do Brum, Fort das Cinco Pontas, Recife: the capital of sugar cane of Colonial Brazil, Fort Orange (Oranje), Itamaracá: a Dutch fortress in Brazil, Dutch in Chile: Hendrick Brouwer’s expedition to Valdivia, Dutch New York: The Dutch settlements in North America, Dutch and Courlanders on Tobago. Starting in the 17th century, Dutch settlers relied on slaves to build up South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini. Southern Africa, southernmost region of the African continent, comprising the countries of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Also the length of the article is not a problem, the minimum lenght is about 450 words. with 37 b/w illust. Early British Settlers in South Africa ... Like the Dutch the British initially had little interest in the Cape as a Colony, seeing it more as a strategic port. The Dutch needed to get around the Cape to points in eastern locations. The western Cape of South Africa had long experienced the dispossession of indigenous land under the regime of merchant capitalism of the Dutch East India Company from the mid 1600s. They stayed for nearly one year at the Cape. Please feel free to add to the information here and to correct any information which you consider to be incorrect. Please enable JavaScript in your browser's settings to use this part of Geni. Zulu leader who used highly disciplined warriors and good military organization to create a large centralized state. In 1717 there were more than 5,000 souls, of whom 2,500 were Europeans in the colony (in most cases farmers and breeders) and 2,500 slaves. false (european) The VOC had a big impact on South Africa, but they weren't the only Dutch trading company. Huntington's Disease, for example, is more common among the Afrikaner or Dutch-descent population of South Africa than in most other populations, because a gene for Huntington's happened to be unusually common among the small group of original Dutch colonists. During the first years the natives were the most persistent problem of the colony. From the beginning the first trades with the Hottentots were started being residents of the zone, but the relationship with these tribes were often problematic. A history of the first settlements 1628-1677, The Castle of Good Hope: A Dutch Fort in South Africa, The Dutch Heritage in South Africa: the Afrikaans Language and the Dutch Reformed Church, The Dutch on São Tomé and Principe: the attacks on the island of Principe (1598) and São Tomé (1599), The Dutch on Mauritius 1638-1658, 1664-1710, The Portuguese on the Persian Gulf and on the Arabian Peninsula, The Portuguese in Ceylon: The Portuguese in Sri Lanka before the war with the Dutch, The Jesuit Missions in South America: Jesuits Reductions in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Fort Jesus Mombasa: a Portuguese fortress in Kenya, India. 66-108, – Guelke, Leonard “The anatomy of a colonial settler population: Cape Colony, 1657-1750” In: “An Expanding World” Vol. As a result it was looked down on as a kombuistaal (kitchen language) by the wealthier settlers who spoke High Dutch. Bibliography of Dutch Colonial History 17th-18th century, The Dutch East India Company: VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie), Map of Dutch settlements in Guyana and Suriname 1600-1750, The Dutch in Formosa 1624-1662, 1664-1668, Index of the Journal of the Dutch Burgher Union of Ceylon, Dutch and Portuguese remains in Sri Lanka: forts and churches, The Dutch Burghers of Sri Lanka. The settlement established in the Cape in 1652 provided fresh food supplies for ships sailing to the east. – Raven-Hart, R. “Cape of Good Hope 1652-1702. https://www.politifact.com/.../coulters-strange-claim-dutch-settlers-preceded-bla Dutch settlement in South Africa began in March 1647, the Dutch ship Nieuwe Haarlem, wrecked at the Cape. A protester of apartheid. de Jong. This group of first settlers was led by Jan van Riebeeck. In 1691 the population of Kaapstad or “De Kaap” consisted of 1000 Europeans and 400 Slaves. – Theal, G. “The history of South Africa under the administration of the Dutch East India Company (1652 – 1795)” 459+462 pp. They stayed for nearly one year and were rescued by a fleet of 12 ships under the command of W.G. https://www.politifact.com/.../coulters-strange-claim-dutch-settlers-preceded-bla Dutch has been present in South Africa since the establishment in 1652 of the first permanent Dutch settlement around what is now Cape Town. 453-473. This article attempts to place their reactions into the broader framework of the receptivity of Late Stone Age society in South Africa to cultural innovation, and suggests that the usual dichotomy drawn between the rapid disintegration of the pastoral Khoi in the face of the Dutch settlers and the fierce resistance of the San hunter-gatherers is an oversimplification. In 1795, the British, who were at war with France, invaded the Cape Peninsula from False Bay and took over the … I designed some internet sites including the www.colonialvoyage.com site dedicated to the history of geographical exploration and colonialism. The shipwreck victims built a small fort named "Sand Fort of the Cape of Good Hope". Dutch settlement in South Africa began in March 1647, the Dutch ship Nieuwe Haarlem, wrecked at the Cape. R. Boxer wrote in his book “The Dutch seaborne Empire”, “the Cape developed into a colony, which was something unique, save for the short-lived New Netherland, in the possesion of the Dutch East and West India Companies. [Who was this]. In 1655 the first coast vessel made of Cape timber was lauched. Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree. 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