Labour And Other Questions In South Africa; Being Mainly Considerations On The Rational And…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III Landing at Durban--Race and labour questions--Natal colonists--KaffirsLack of manufactures--Agriculture and horticulture in a very backward state--Wealth of the colony of Natal mostly due to wars--Benefit derived by Durban from the Transvaal gold discoveries--Skilled labour mostly white, but manual labour almost entirely done by blacks--Difficulty in obtaining a passport for Indian servant to proceed to the Transvaal--Food supply of the colony mostly imported. We were so far in luck, on reaching Durban, that the sea was calm, but we arrived at the outer harbour about 6.30 p.m., and the Health Officer does not come on board ship after 6 p.m., so that we had to wait outside all night. In the morning the pilot and Health Officer came on board, and the ship was moved into the inner harbour, which was fortunate, as the sea was beginning to get up. The day was hot, and the arrangements for landing baggage bad. It took me till six in the evening to get my cabin baggage to the hotel at which I was staying. It was whilst I was kept waiting for my own baggage that I had my first experience as to how natives of India were treated in Natal. A Multani, who had during the voyage fraternised with my servant, asked me to interpret for him to the immigration officer on board, who would not give him the landing ticket, without which he could not go on shore. On inquiry I found that he could not land because he had no permit, issued by the Natal Government, authorising him to come on shore. He had, when in Aden, entered into an agreement with an Indian firm in Johannesburg to join it, and had been furnished with a certificate from the office of the Supervisor of Asiatics, Johannesburg, addressed to the British Resident at Aden, stating that the bearer, Kimadrai,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III Landing at Durban--Race and labour questions--Natal colonists--KaffirsLack of manufactures--Agriculture and hortic...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217785271

ISBN - 13:9780217785273

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