1 /2 How Long Can South Africa Survive as a Cohesive State?
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South Africa currently has Insecure borders. Could break up into constituent parts.
Few South Africans are aware of how the state was formed: there were many small countries there; as Bantu started to move south and Europeans move in to the Cape. The Swazis (Zulu) (Eswatini- land of Zulus) asked the British to protect them. In fact, Brits administered Swaziland from the Cape, leased parts to the Portuguese (Mozambique), took others, and returned in by simply leaving. South Africa now contains huge portions o f Swazi territory and parts of other countries the Brits arrogated to their control on the Cape Province.
Swaziland actually contains all the gold and diamond fields, and much of the good agricultural land, Meanwhile, S Africa is breaking down along ethnic lines; at the same time, the white population is under threat, but is fairly well established, having been there since the Seventeenth Century.
What used to be Zululand now is KwaZulu Natal. Is moderately independent now.
The three main regions might be
- KwaZulu Natal (Bantu)
- Khoisan (Bushmen); the king declared independence of Western Cape in 2018, sent a msg tot h national government, hoisted its flag, and announced that it had seceded. It's been the most successful area since Nelson.
- The rump of South Africa – everything else.
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