4th Century Indigenous San and Khoikhoi
The San and Khoikhoi are two of South Africa’s native tribes. The San were hunters while the Khoikhoi were pastoral herders. The Khoikhoi were the first to come into contact with the Dutch and given the nickname ‘Bushmen’. Today they are know as the Khoisan and are still domestic herders.
1910 Formation of Union of South Africa by British Colonies
The Union of South Africa is the historic predecessor to the present-day Republic of South Africa. It came into being on 31 May 1910 with the unification of four previously separate British colonies: Cape Colony, Natal Colony, Transvaal Colony and Orange River Colony.
1912 African National Congress Founded