South African History A-Z

Can you name the facts about South African history from A-Z?

System of racial segregation enforced in South Africa from 1948 to 1994A
Two wars waged against the British Empire by white Afrikaans-speaking settlersB
This city is founded by Dutch merchant Jan van Riebeeck in 1652C
This Portuguese explorer is the first European to reach the southernmost tip of AfricaD
First diamond found in South Africa, named after a famous Greek expressionE
The Dutch Cape Colony is captured by the British in 1795 to prevent this country from taking it insteadF
On June 7 1893, this man is thrown off a train in Pietermaritzburg G
Many of these French protestants settled in the Dutch Cape Colony to avoid prosecutionH
Famous British defeat in the Anglo-Zulu WarI
This boomtown is founded in 1886 after the discovery of gold nearbyJ
President of the South African Republic* in the final two decades of the 19th centuryK
This present-day country avoided Boer conquest by appealing to Queen Victoria to become a British protectorateL
First democratically elected president of South AfricaM
This present-day country became a South African protectorate after its occupation in World War IN
Southern Boer republic with Bloemfontein as capitalO
Capital of the South African Republic*, named after the leader of the Boer migrantsP
Powerful imperialist British mining magnate in Southern Africa during the 19th centuryR
Zulu king renowned for his brutal yet succesful military reignS
Informal name of the South African Republic*, formal name of the successive British colony and South African province until 1994T
Temporary capital of Zululand and KwaZuluU
Segregationist prime minister of South Africa from 1958 to 1966V
Scarp in the Gauteng province known for its massive quantities of gold, namesake of the South African currencyW
Native African people, mostly living in the Eastern CapeX
First Zulu president of South AfricaZ
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  • *South African Republic (1856–1877 & 1881–1902), independent Boer-ruled country not to be confused with present-day South Africa
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