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Title:The last chief of the Hottentots
Author:Shkliazh, I.M.
Periodical:African Studies in the Soviet Union: Yearbook
Geographic terms:South Africa
The Cape
traditional rulers
Abstract:The story of David Stuurman (1773-1830), 'the last chief of the Hottentots', and the struggle waged by the Xhosa, the Hottentots (Khoi Khoi), the Zulu and other tribes against European colonialism serves as an inspiration for the current fight against apartheid in South Africa. The author recounts the lives of Klaas and David Stuurman and their fight against the Boer settlers, who had moved into Hottentot territory, appropriating much of the Hottentots' land and turning the Hottentots themselves into farmhands or domestic servants. The Stuurman brothers headed the Hottentot rebellion of 1795, when Britain took over the Cape Colony. Hottentot-Boer animosity subsequently remained as strong as ever within a context of changing allegiances between the British and the Hottentots on the one hand, and the British and the Boers on the other, and joint action by the Hottentots and the Xhosa against the colonizers. Notes, ref.