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Important historical events
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on Oct 7, 2010
Last updated: 10/07/10 at 04:23 AM
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South Africa becomes an independent republic.
A policy of ethnic segregation called Apartheid was enforced in 1948 and continued until it was dismantled when president F.W de Klerk became president in 1990
This election brought Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress to power.
The Boers were defeated by the British, making South Africa a British colony.
The Dutch and British fight over control of the control of the land with diamonds and lead gold.
The Dutch (Boers) and the British colonists started to claim land in the northern and eastern of south Africa.
This also led to some minor conflicts between the natives and the new European colonists.
In 1806 Cape town became a British colony.