In 1652 the Dutch East India Company
set up a supply depot.
During this time there was a shortage of women. The
area was imported with slaves from India, Ceylon and
Indonesia. Some also from Madagascar and Mayala and
labour and sex is what the female slaves were used
For over 150 years the area thrived as was used by every sailor and it became known as the “Tavern of the Seas.”
By the end of the 18th century British
were in charge and the slaves were given freedom by
In 1870s and 1880s the are had diamonds
and gold and that became their claim to fame. Soon
the area was booming and one major contributor was
Cecil John Rhodes who made millions as the corporate
head of the De Beers Consolidated Mines.
In 1901 was the beginning of racial
segregation with the onset of Bubonic plague. By 1948
this was starting to change.
In May and June 1986 an estimated
70,000 people were killed after being driven from
Only some of the areas are still segregated today, with conditions constantly changing and improving. However, in those certain areas there is a lot of suffering with the aids virus and other economical problems.
Cape Town is also the capital of
the Western Cape Province. It has a memorable natural
harbour. In South Africa it has the second most people
in the country. This city is home to over 2,893,251
people that are proud to live in the wonderful area.
Another interesting fact about the city of Cape Town
is that it receives the largest number of tourists
in the country. Tourism is a big industry in this
town and you will see that by the way you are treated.
Expect the best, because that is what you will get.