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South Africa's history, more than just apartheid

Steatopygia is a high degree of fat accumulation in and around the buttocks. The deposit of fat is not confined to the gluteal regions, but extends to the outside and front of the thighs, forming a.

Saartji Baartman from Southern Africa was cruelly exploited in Europe. She became known as the "Hottentot Venus". Her body was displayed like an animal and mutilated after death to examine and differentiate the white and black races.

Isak Dinesen (aka Karen Blixen) at her house in Kenya: 'I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills'. It is now the Karen Blixen House Museum. Out Of Africa, East Africa, Women In History, World History, Karen Blixen, African House, Happy Valley, British Colonial, African Culture
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Isak Dinesen (otherwise known as Karen Blixen at her house in Kenya (Out of Africa)

The Castle of Good Hope. Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa. Port Elizabeth, Namibia, East India Company, Cape Town South Africa, Holland, Fortification, Places Of Interest, African Safari, Victoria
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Castle of Good Hope the oldest surviving building in South Africa. Built between 1666 and 1679, this pentagonal fortification replaced a small clay and timber fort built by Commander Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 upon establishing a maritime replanishment station art the Cape of Good Hope for the Dutch East India Company, better known as the VOC (Verenigde Oos-Indische Compagnie).

Robben Island Lighthouse was commissioned in 1865 on the highest point of the island. Jan Van Riebeeck’s diary mentions an open flame that . Lighthouse Lighting, Lighthouse Pictures, Beacon Of Light, Light Of The World, South Africa, Coastal, Light House, At Least, Around The Worlds
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Lighthouses of South Africa

This lighthouse was undergoing maintenance during my visit, as I mentioned in an earlier post. Francesco Guerrini the owner of Viacom (the maintenance contractor) accompanied us on the trip. The maintenance work has since been completed and he has kindly sent me the following photographs. Thank you, Francesco. Firstly, two members of his staff, suspended precariously from the top of the lighthouse tower, painting the exterior. Secondly, the lighthouse in its final bright livery, red and…

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Old bank notes with Jan Van Riebeeck on them (The Dutchman that found Cape Town)

Boer Wars Boer soldiers at Ladysmith, South Africa, circa 1899 Bbc History, African History, British History, World History, Zulu, British Army, Military History, Historical Photos, Warfare
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South Africa: A Boer Girl’s Memories of the Boer War and concentration camps… African History, Women In History, World History, Art History, Military Women, Military History, Modern History, British History, Thing 1
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Newsboys hawking papers with stories of the surrender of Pretoria and the end of the Boer War Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images South Afrika, Victorian London, Pretoria, Life Pictures, My Land, British Army, African History, West Africa, History Facts
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 Kommandeur Van der Stel het die myn in 1685 op 'n ekspedisie na die Koperberge gesink.

Simon van der Stel, goewerneur van die Kaap en eerste eienaar van Groot Constantia. Hy word dikwels gesien as die Vader van wynbou in Suid-Afrika.

Plaisir de Merle dates to 1687 when the French Huguenot, Charles Marais and his family were granted the land by Governor Simon van der Stel. They named the farm Le Plessis Marly after the small village from which they had come in France. Over time, the pronunciation changed. South African Homes, African House, Modern Traditional, Traditional House, Colonial Architecture, Architecture Design, Cape Dutch, Dutch House, Ooty

Plaisir de Merle dates to 1687 when the French Huguenot, Charles Marais and his family were granted the land by Governor Simon van der Stel. They named the farm Le Plessis Marly after the small village from which they had come in France. Over time, the pronunciation changed.

Top: Lord and Lady Erroll in Kenya Highlands residence, 1925 with Scottish Deerhound; bottom, stylin' in Kenya on the Lak. All About Africa, Out Of Africa, East Africa, Happy Valley, Mitford Sisters, Karen Blixen, Scottish Deerhound, African Tribes, African History
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SIGHTHOUNDS in HAPPY VALLEY

Top: Lord and Lady Erroll in Kenya Highlands residence, 1925 with Scottish Deerhound; bottom, 1930s stylin' in Kenya on the Lake Navaisha shores of the "Djinn Palace" making "white mischief" with a Borzoi, ?, soon to be murdered Lord Erroll and even sooner to be overdosed next wife Mary...

Simon's Town is a village and a naval base in South Africa. Cape Colony, Africa Style, Cape Town South Africa, Port Elizabeth, Most Beautiful Cities, Royal Navy, Homeland, The Good Place, National Parks
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South Africa. Cape Peninsula

Simon's Town. Simon's Town (also widely but incorrectly referred to as Simonstown; Afrikaans: Simonstad) is a village and a naval base in South Africa, near Cape Town. It is located on the shores of False Bay, on the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula. For more than two centuries it has been an important naval base and harbour (first for the Royal Navy and now the South African Navy). The town is named after Simon van der Stel, an early governor of the Cape Colony. The land rises steeply…

Keerwerder - The farm was the very first to be allotted to a European in the Franschhoek Valley by the Dutch East India Company. It was granted to Henrich Mòllern in 1692 by Simon van der Stel. Mòllern came from Basle in Switzerland. Dutch House, My House, Colonial Architecture, Interior Architecture, African House, Cape Dutch, Garden Walls, Dutch Colonial, The Gables
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Keerwerder - The farm was the very first to be allotted to a European in the Franschhoek Valley by the Dutch East India Company. It was granted to Henrich Mòllern in 1692 by Simon van der Stel. Mòllern came from Basle in Switzerland.

Cecil John Rhodes was the man who envisioned a British colonial… John Rhodes, Victoria Reign, Youth Day, Out Of Africa, British Colonial, Zimbabwe, African History, British History, Quote Of The Day
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Cecil John Rhodes (1853–1902) was the man who envisioned a British colonial presence in Africa from "Cape to Cairo." A staunch racist and imperialist, he was prime minister of the colony of South Africa and founded and gave his name to Rhodesia, which became North and South Rhodesia and finally Zambia and Zimbabwe after independence. Rhodes established the De Beers Consolidated Mines for diamonds in 1888 and the Rhodes Scholarship.

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Statue of Cecil John Rhodes founder of University of Cape Town. Removed 2015. [Founder of UCT? HOW PEOPLE EASILY DISTORT HISTORY]