A 'Volk' without Space ...

The first of my wife's ancestors to arrive in the Cape of Good Hope were Dutch Calvinist settlers who came ashore at Table Bay on the 6th April 1652. The colony gradually grew as, according to Professor Charles Boxer, "It had a healthy, subtropical and partly fertile hinterland, which was virtually unoccupied." Some of the descendants of those Dutch settlers (who came to be termed 'Boer' or farmer) trekked into the interior in the 1830s as a direct result of their rejection of the imposition of British imperial ambitions. They went armed with muskets and carried their entire lives in their ox drawn, covered wagons.* What is paramount to the current debate about land appropriation by the Sout

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