Timeline of Events

Go on a journey through the ages with this compelling tale that uncovers the deep, sometimes unsettling, but always victorious history of culturally diverse people of Southern Africa.

CHAPTER 1: Dawn of History – 500AD

CHAPTER 1: Dawn of History – 500AD

Origins and migration of the African peoples Track the migratory routes & lives of all the tribes down East & West Africa to Southern Africa

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CHAPTER 2: 500AD – 800AD

CHAPTER 2: 500AD – 800AD

African tribal life Relate scenes of tribal life for all the tribes including their wars etc

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CHAPTER 3: 1750 – 1800

CHAPTER 3: 1750 – 1800

European Colonisation of Southern Africa Relate the life of colonists and leaders & their relations with the indigenous tribes include all provinces here. Include euro – afro wars. Boer trekkers and their histoory. Rhodes etc.

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CHAPTER 4: 1750 – 1800

CHAPTER 4: 1750 – 1800

Indigenous peoples lives under colonialism Relate the lives of these people and their style of life Inter tribal wars and the migration of the Basutu`& Swazi fleeing from Shaka`s tyrrany. Also the beginnings of the Lobenngulu era in S.Rhodesia

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CHAPTER 5: 1800 – 1900

CHAPTER 5: 1800 – 1900

 Colonialism in Southern Africa Relate Afrikaaner / Anglo conflicts and first Boer War and any other conflicts in the other regions/countries

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CHAPTER 6: 1900 – 1946

CHAPTER 6: 1900 – 1946

Southern African everyday life across the region Daily life in the various countries. Political scene etc.

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CHAPTER 7: 1946 – 1956

CHAPTER 7: 1946 – 1956

Freedom Struggle & fight for Independence Relater the political scene around everyday characters

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CHAPTER 8: 1956 – 1965

CHAPTER 8: 1956 – 1965

Politics across the region. Military Ops across the Region Relater the political scene around everyday characters & politicians

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CHAPTER 9: 1965 – 1975

CHAPTER 9: 1965 – 1975

Various countries become independent and how they fare Happenings in the countries as Independence takes hold.

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CHAPTER 10: 1975 – 1990

CHAPTER 10: 1975 – 1990

Political events in South Africa Tell the Mandela Story – the long road to Freedom

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CHAPTER 11: 1990 – 1995

CHAPTER  11: 1990 – 1995

Independence for the black majority Political events leading up to this and the freeing of Mandela

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CHAPTER 12: 1995 – 2000

CHAPTER 12: 1995 – 2000

State of the Nations Relate how Independence has affected each of the previous Euro governed countries. Politics, Economy, Infrastructure, daily life, Crime & corruption etc

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CHAPTER 13: 2000 <

CHAPTER 13: 2000 <

Where to from here State of the Nations and a synopsis of the choices they have going forward.

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Meet the people of Southern Africa

In this, his first novel, the author chose to write of the land in which he has lived his life and for which he has an abiding love.

Through firsthand experience, his insightful, colourful and entertaining writing brings to life; the people, their migrations, lifestyles, cultures, wars and politics.

He writes with love and understanding of all these South African people, their cultures, experiences, aspirations, adventures, conflicts and life over the centuries.

All these very human factors have culminated to shape and form today’s multi-cultural rainbow civilizations, on the virtual tip of Africa.