The history of South Africa mainly revolves around communication and the conflict of the numerous varied ethnic groups in South Africa. Just like other historical accounts of various countries, South Africa is not any different. The themes of race, gender, and the socio-economy are the most common in these accounts as well as in that of South Africa. These and many other issues are often related and separating them is not only hectic but a specious task. However, the study of the history of South Africa is easier and more understood than many others through the detailing of its socio-economic class. The socio-economic class is also responsible for the evolution of other issues revolving around gender and racism. For this reason, Socio-economic study is the easiest way of understanding the history of South Africa as the text below explains.
Colonization of South Africa gets it's a major motivation from the economic status. It was easier and economically efficient for the traders to construct their sole port during their exchange with the Africans while on their journey to Eastern Asia (Ross, 21). Irrespective of the nature of transaction, the Dutch East India Company and the Africans mostly had socio-economic relationship. The dealings of the settlers and Africans majorly varied from buying and selling of sheep to the numerous conflicts on land where the settlers faced accusations of taking a lot of land from the Xhosa. The settlers occupied Africans land, which was a major blow economically. This is because Africans believed that the more the land one had for grazing, the more the social status of the purpose since more land meant ability of protecting the entrusted land (Ross, 22) .
[...] Individuals who ran businesses had to vote for the nationalist party in order to obtain cheap and disciplined labour to help them run their businesses (Ross, 117). The set goals of the nationalist party became legit by the introduction of different set of laws. Such laws include the inability to sharecrop among the classes of different people. The laws enabled the elite to remain in power and separated those on the boundary of their group. People like Kas Maine of Seed is Mine' were now poor on the onset of the coming of the apartheid. [...]
[...] For this reason, Socio-economic study is the easiest way of understanding the history of South Africa as the text below explains. Colonization of South Africa gets it's a major motivation from the economic status. It was easier and economically efficient for the traders to construct their sole port during their exchange with the Africans while on their journey to Eastern Asia (Ross, 21). Irrespective of the nature of transaction, the Dutch East India Company and the Africans mostly had socio- economic relationship. [...]
[...] The movement was aggressive in elimination of any person who was a racist. The Movement remained ‘colour blind' throughout most of its activities and maintained the tradition of working with all the people that were against oppression (Mandela, 137). The movement led by its leader Nelson Mandela was successful in most of its endeavours. Its success especially in holding successful boycotts with large numbers of followers supporting it led to a huge economic effect in the land. Socio-economic factors were not the only motivation during this struggle for liberation. [...]
[...] New York: Random House Maids and Madams. Videorecording. London: Channel 4 Television Co Mandela, Nelson. Long Walk to Freedom. Boston: Little, Brown and Company Marks, Shula, ed. Not Either an Experimental Doll. Bloomington: Indiana University Press Onselen, Charles van. The Seed is Mine: The Life of Kas Maine, a South African Sharecropper 1894-1985. New York: Hill and Wang Ross, Robert. A Concise History of South Africa. [...]
[...] He naturally rated in the high socio-economic class because of his good upbringing and his venture in studying the law. Despite the good life, he joined forces with Africans with much worse problems and in worse situations than he was, as a freedom fighter (Mandela, 140). Many may see the whole situation as a personal belief more than racial consciousness; however, describing the struggle as purely socio-economic motivated is incorrect in reference to many of its participants. Conclusively, most of the reasons that marked the end of apartheid and hence the end of the racial discrimination in South Africa may be economic in nature. [...]
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