Side Lights on South Africa by Roy DevereuxSide Lights on South Africa by Roy Devereux

Side Lights on South Africa

byRoy Devereux

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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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. 1899. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. SOME OBSERVATIONS AND REFLECTIONS. Before I lay down my pen, I should like to add to these fugitive impressions of my wanderings in Africa a few words on three problems intimately connected with its present welfare and pregnant with future possibilities. Of these, the greatest and certainly the most farreaching is the Native Question, which involves the relations subsisting between the white and the black races who conjointly occupy that continent, not only to-day, but as long as both shall endure there. In considering these relations a distinction must primarily be made between those natives who still remain under the tribal authority of their chiefs and who are principally located beyond the sphere of white influence, and those who live in direct contact with the white population, subject to the white man's laws. With regard to the former class, the condition of the native has not materially altered since the beginning. He abides in the outer darkness of barbarism, just as he did before the militant Boer and Briton drove him north of the Zambesi or confined him within specially reserved areas. It is true that in the case of those tribes--such as the Matabele and the Mashona in Rhodesia and the Bamangwato in Bechuanaland--who continue to inhabit the borders of the territory wrested from them, we have imposed certain restrictions for our own protection. But now, as heretofore, the wild native is subject to his chief, who rules over the tribe and administers its affairs according to native law and custom, in his own way. Our interference has been limited to the prohibition of certain barbarous practices, notably murder by the " smelling out" of witch doctors, and the tendering of friendly advice to the chiefs through resident officials and na...
Title:Side Lights on South AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021755346X

ISBN - 13:9780217553469