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History & Politics

To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child Marcus Cicero

School History lessons were invariably written off as “boring and unnecessary”, although at that age there are undoubtedly stronger descriptions! It tends to be the onset of advancing years when one starts to appreciate the realities of how past events, and passages in history, had a very strong influence on shaping current circumstances.

South Africa is certainly no different to other countries, although arguably more interesting than some, due in no small way to it’s culturally diverse developmental needs, against a background of social engineering that ranged from basic to draconian over many centuries.