By Marion Wallace
Namibia won its independence in 1990 after a long time of fight opposed to South African rule. prior to its battles with South Africa, the rustic spent years in the grip of German colonialism. during this ebook, the 1st common background of Namibia to be released in additional than twenty years, a celebrated historian and a popular archaeologist offer clean standpoint on those occasions, in addition to an in depth account of the country's precolonial period.The quantity starts off with an soaking up background of Namibia from earliest occasions to the arriving of German colonialism within the 19th century. Drawing on resources in English and German, the authors discover trajectories of migration, construction, and gear within the precolonial interval, alterations prompted by way of ecu growth, and the dynamics of formal colonialism. They relate the total adventure of German rule, together with the genocide of 1904-1908, the wars of significant and southern Namibia, and the destiny of defeated Africans who have been imprisoned in focus camps. ultimate chapters talk about African nationalism, apartheid, and conflict among 1946 and 1990, and the advance of Namibia within the twenty years because independence. a useful advent and source, this quantity reasserts Namibia's an important position within the historical past of southern Africa and, with its wealthy perception and wide bibliography, furthers dependable examine at the state and the continent.
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10 Std. 8. 00 Source: RSA, Central Statistical Services, vol. 20, no. 3, Sept. 1986. 3. 4). Most of the others used the educational and employment opportunities that were available at the time to enter the economic system. Many of the elite used the financial rewards of their first occupation to train for another. Those that had not changed occupation were people who followed careers of their own choice. A total of 35 per cent (21) of the elite initially trained as schoolteachers, as training was available and free.
Black teachers in high school gave me a love of English. The present principal of Turfioop, Professor Mokgokong, was one of them. and: My role model was my school principal. He has an MA now. He encouraged me and also helped me financially. Some White people like Kentridge and Chaskalson. I model myself on White people like that these days. They also found Black role models outside the country: The late Archbishop Kiwanuka of Uganda who was the first Black bishop of modern times. When he was appointed the Pope said to him the appointment of future Black bishops depended on whether he was a success or failure.
Church leaders were able to playa stronger role in the community, for the government avoided Career 45 restrictions on religious leaders similar to those imposed on leaders in other spheres, as this would have been construed as action against the church. The role that religious elites can play in social change is demonstrated by the experience of Latin America where, after urbanization, the religious elites provided legitimation for modernization and new levels of social integration. 3 Many religious leaders started their careers as school-teachers while they studied for the ministry in their spare time.
A History of Namibia: From the Beginning to 1990 by Marion Wallace