Ways to divide South Africa (if 20th century progressives had 21st century hindsight)
By - oretah_
Hah! I mixed up the first two work ethic points
Lore: (it's long, shut up, we're all bored)
\-1910 - the Union of South Africa is established as a Dominion of the British Empire
\-1910-20 - a concerted nation-building effort begins. The British vision for South Africa is a multiracial country (in which the people of various races act like the English, of course). To appease the large Dutch speaking population, Dutch (and Dutch-dialect) education is given equal standing to English language education. This bilingual education system, as well as the economic benefits it brings to the Boer population, means that Afrikaner nationalism is a lot more mild. This education system creates a class of educated blacks who, in the hopes of the nation-builders, will integrate into English and Dutch society.
\-1919 - South Africa is granted Mandate Administration over occupied German South-west Africa at the end of the Great War
\- 1923 - Rhodesia narrowly votes against joining the Union of South Africa, fearing the political power of the Afrikaners
\- 1926 - what essentially amounts to a modified form of the [Cape Qualified Franchise](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Qualified_Franchise) is extended across South Africa. Non-whites are allowed to vote in elections when they meet income and education requirements. Such requirements do not exist for whites.
\- 1930 - women are granted voting rights equal to those of men.
\- 1934 - South Africa officially annexes South-west Africa as a province. German influence in the new province is suppressed with the passage of laws promoting the English and Dutch languages instead of German, although that language remains co-official in the province
\- 1936 - The "Dictionary of South African Verneculars" is published by "Ukhozi nomkhonto", a Black Conciousness Think Tank from Johannesburg, which standardises various Bantu languages in the country into 3 bigger languages: isiNguni, which combines the Nguni languages; Sotho-Tswana, which combines the languages it is named after with Lozi, and Oshitosha, combining the Bantu languages of northern Namibia. The publishing of the Dictionary sparks many movements in Black Conciousness in the educated black class.
\- 1939 - South Africa enters fierce political debate on whether or not to join in the Second Great War
\- 1940 - South Africa enters that war on the side of Great Britain, taking part mainly in the East and North African Theatres, and in the invasion of Italy. South Africa's army is made up of volunteers of various races, mostly white.
\- 1940 - In an effort to protect white interests amidst a surprisingly quickly growing black voter base, it is decided to take in European refugees. The number never becomes enough to create a white majority (with that population capping at little over a 3rd of the population due to more attractive destinations such as the USA, Australia and Argentina). A new problem for the increasingly conservative government is the anti-segregationist values many mostly intellectual European immigrants bring with them
\- 1956 - James Leonard "JLN" Nkosi, prominent Black Conciousness leader is assassinated, presumably by Afrikaner nationalists. Controversially, no culprit is held accountable. This sparks many protests amongst the non-white population for equal rights
\- 1960 - following political gridlock in the discussion around the rights of non-whites, and in reaction to the American Civil Rights Movement and various independence movements across Africa, the above mentioned protests turn into riots, forcing Labour Party Prime Minister Johannes "Hanie" de Koe to grant various concessions to non-white protesters. Voting limits are extended across all races and lowered, but not eliminated.
\- 1970 - still displeased at the political status of their communities and the racialisation of law, country-wide protests erupt. In the uproar, a new political party arises out of non-white and non-Anglo-Afrikaner-white intellectual circles. "Liberty! South Africa" successfully runs in the general election on a platform of South African Republicanism. Winning the general election with 37% of the popular vote, and working in coalition with the African National Congress (24%), a referendum is forged on whether or not South Africa should become a republic
\- 1972 - 72% of South Africans vote in favour of forming a republic
\- 1974 - the Republic of South Africa is declared. Liberty! South Africa candidate Julianne Nkosi (widow of "JLN" Nkosi) is voted in as South Africa's first president, first black head of state and Africa's first female head of state. New official languages: English, Afrikaans, isiNguni, Sotho-Tswana. Most provinces have other languages as official languages in addition to these.
\- 1993 - following a failed democratic transition, a military coup takes place in Lesotho, claiming to be a peace-restoration effort. As protests against the coup turn into riots, the Lesotho Defence Force cracks down with force. In the chaos, a counter-coup is declared. As the situation seems to be sliding towards a civil war, a convention is held in Pretoria hosting various sides of the conflict to resolve it. Protests in Maseru turn into pleas for annexation into South Africa.
\- 1993 - South African Defense Force troops, along with auxiliaries from other SADC countries, enter Lesotho on a peacekeeping mission. The Lesotho National Transitional Government is put in place to direct the country in a democratic direction.
\- 1994 - calls for annexation grow in Lesotho as the HIV/AIDs epidemic takes a grip of society and the flagile economy is left shaken by political uncertainty. Flows of aid into the country from South Africa grow, however.
\- 1996 - due to apparent popularity in South Africa itself for further integration of Lesotho, and following a referendum in both countries, Lesotho comes under South African juristiction. The integration process commences in phases. Initially being designated an external territory under direct central government control, Lesotho is linked up to South Africa physically through infrastructure development, and slowly also politically and culturally through education and political reform
\- 2007 - Lesotho is fully annexed into South Africa as a province
\- 2010 - along with the Centennial Celebrations of the foundation of the country, South Africa hosts the first FIFA World Cup in Africa
\- 2016 - Cape Town hosts the first Olympic Games in Africa
\- 2019 - following a referendum influenced by growing cultural presence of South Africa on the island, as well as the fact that all flights to and from the Island fly via either Cape Town or Walvis Bay, the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and N. Ireland allows St. Helena to attain "Special Relationship Status" with the Republic of South Africa. RSA and the UK now de facto play a similar role on the island.
That's a heck of a lore for such a simple map. Don't get me wrong, I like this kind of maps even though they aren't as detailed as others that we see on here, but it's still much better and well-thought than most of the stuff that is posted on the sub
"Here is the end of my EU4 campaign"
haha thanks mate :D
ill look into making a more detailed map, if its that interesting
**[Cape Qualified Franchise](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Qualified_Franchise)**
>The Cape Qualified Franchise was the system of non-racial franchise that was adhered to in the Cape Colony, and in the Cape Province in the early years of the Union of South Africa. Qualifications for the right to vote at parliamentary elections were applied equally to all men, regardless of race. This local system of multi-racial suffrage was later gradually restricted, and eventually abolished, under various National Party and United Party governments. In 1930 white women were enfranchised, and in 1931 property qualifications for white voters were removed.
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10/10, fun maps, great lore
This shit is hilarious bro. As a man from Gauteng I can confirm that the sun does not rise or set till we give it the go ahead.
People Live Here - No part is just perfect
You ever met someone from the Northern Cape? I've lived here 15 years and have only met 2.
wow... the place is really desolate huh ?
It's nothing compared to Namibia and Botswana some of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. Beautiful landscape but really tough life supporting conditions (especially Namibia)
I do not like this alternate history where I’m South African
ahahaha windhoek gang! its you and me both bra
Lesotho does not exist in this world?
It barely exists now lol, considering their 3rd main export is water. Oh and diamonds (while being surrounded by South Africa the biggest diamond producing country in the world)
Places which are getting money from Germany(Northwest)
Places ehich aren't getting money from Germany (South)
you know it chief!
You don't know much about South Africa do you?
Which part of it?
Because the “lazy” people consist of 3 different groups, Namibian Ovambu, Limpopo And mpumalanga, and white surfers in natal.
In the the Limpopo/mpumalanga we have northern Sotho majority (Swati/Zulu in mpumalanga)
And specifically targeting white surfers in KZN
Which part is racist?