Land, Chiefs, Mining: South Africa's North West Province Since 1840 by Andrew MansonLand, Chiefs, Mining: South Africa's North West Province Since 1840 by Andrew Manson

Land, Chiefs, Mining: South Africa's North West Province Since 1840

byAndrew Manson, Bernard K. Mbenga

Paperback | March 1, 2015

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At the heart of this compelling account of the Setswana-speaking people of North West Province lie three defining and interlinked issues: ethnicity, the ownership of land, and the impact of mineral wealth. Land, Chiefs, Mining traces the ways in which, over 300 years, the land has determined the relationships between the people who live on it, and how, in the 21st century, mining activity has added another layer to the complex of chiefly influence and commercial interests. This book sheds light on some of the defining issues, moments, and individuals in this lesser-known region of South Africa: an important Tswana kgosi (chief), Moiloa II of the baHurutshe; the South African War and its aftermath; land acquisition; economic and political conditions in the nature reserves; resistance to Mangope’s Bophuthatswana; the impact of game parks and the Sun City resort; rural resistance and the liberation struggle; and African reaction to the platinum mining revolution. Written in a direct and accessible style, the book not only provides the general reader with an understanding of the region, but also opens up avenues for further research.
Andrew Manson is research professor in the faculty of human and social sciences at North-West University, Mahikeng Campus. Bernard K. Mbenga is a professor of history in the faculty of human and social sciences at North-West University, Mahikeng Campus. They are the coauthors of People of the Dew : A History of the Bafokeng of Rustenbu...
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Title:Land, Chiefs, Mining: South Africa's North West Province Since 1840Format:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 9.5 × 6.25 × 0.5 inPublished:March 1, 2015Publisher:Wits University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1868147711

ISBN - 13:9781868147717

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"Land, Chiefs, Mining draws together the histories of all the Setswana-speaking people of North West Province, showing their linkages, discords and contrasts … A significant contribution to the field." —Neil Parsons, former Professor of History, University of Botswana