With the forthcoming 400 th Anniversary of the Dutch East India Company, in Amsterdam in 2002 with its 10 month long commemoration programme, the impact on the social systems of former colonies such as Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and South Africa, especially the enduring legacy of slavery will become a significant ‘other’ material world view as the hidden history with untold stories of the silent voices i.e. VOC slaves, bandieten, local Khoisan tribes, zielverkopers, etc as part of the ‘black pages’ of the Dutch Colonial past.
This website is for various users i.e.Content
readers as web surfers, historians interested in Dutch Colonial Slavery period and the British Anti-Slavery Emancipation campaigns, students of South African history, and pupils/learners who are busy with school assignments such as the UNESCO SLAVE TRADE ROUTES PROJECT.
- The Cape slave code of 1754
- Social conditions of slaves at the Cape: other restricitions administered by VOC offcials and/or enforced by 'free burghers'
- The slave lodge in Cape Town
- The lodge women of Cape Town, 1671 to 1795, presented by Prof. Robert C.-H. Shell at the Conference on Slavery and Forced Labour - Women in Slavery, Université d’Avignon (France). NEW
- The 1714 census of the slave lodge, a document prepared by Prof. Robert C.-H. Shell. NEW
- A freedom tree in Freedom Square, by Prof. Robert C.-H. Shell. NEW
- Behind Rangton’s door: a Balinese wood-carver slave at Stellenbosch, 1673-1720 by Prof. Robert C.-H. Shell. NEW
- The Old Slave Lodge in Cape Town - a background note.NEW
Timeline of Slavery @ the Cape - A Chronology of Slave Events Historical demography: population size and distribution of the slaves at Cape of Good Hope UNESCO 'Slave route' - South African chapter / Western Cape tourism Behind Rangton’s door: a Balinese wood-carver slave at Stellenbosch, 1673-1720 by Prof. Robert C.-H. Shell. NEW School projects on slave history South African bibliography on 'Slavery at the Cape of Good Hope' Scholars specialising in Slave History @ the CAPE [under construction] Related websites and other links
The author of the part of the this website on slavery is Mogamat G Kamedien. He is responsible for the contents of the South African slavery pages. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org with any information in order to update this dedicated webpage.