The arrival of Jan van Riebeeck, a Dutch navigator and colonial administrator, at Table Bay (Cape of Good Hope) marked the beginning of permanent European settlement in the region.
This nineteenth-century map depicts the known boundary lines, cities, rivers, lakes and elevation changes in Africa.
This Tswana-Venda wedding demonstrates the continued importance of traditional culture in contemporary South African society.
Dutch colonists (Boers) load supply-filled wagons in preparation for their migration into the interior of South Africa in the 1830s.
The Boers, semi-nomadic farmers of Dutch descent, often lived in impoverished conditions due to social isolation and their views on racial superiority.