South Africa in the 19th Century - West Chester University'sUnlike most of the rest of Africa, South Africa was very sparsely populated at the time . called Boers (from the Dutch word for farmer), created very large farms and found it . The discovery of diamonds in 1867 near the Vaal River, some 550 miles . By 1889, the South African gold mines were controlled by 124 companies.examine the responses of african societies on large scale mining and diamonds and gold in south africa between 1867 and 1900,Racism and apartheid in Southern Africa - unesdocGeography and climate, 33; South African gross domestic product, 35; . First Kaffir war: first major confrontation between settlers and. Bantu. . Chinese labourers imported for gold mines. .. Discovery of diamonds leads to mineral rush and growth of ... Protection Society protested about the Boers' treatment of the Africans.
examine the responses of african societies on large scale mining and diamonds and gold in south africa between 1867 and 1900