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Walk in Africa / Posts tagged "jan van riebeeck"
11 May

The reality of Cape Town slavery

Most of us are aware that there were slaves at The Cape some time in the past. But how much do you know about the reality of slavery? I am amazed that slavery even existed. The idea of owning another human being is bizarre and reminds us of the baser side of human nature.Do you know that children could be sold as slaves separately from their mothers? In about 1657 Jan van Riebeeck was given the gift of a slave by the name of Clein Eva. She was 5 years...