MINERAL REVOLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICA

 

Mineral Revolution in South Africa was the discovery of minerals mainly diamond in Kimberly along the Orange and Vaal Rivers in 1867 and Gold at Witwatersrand in Transvaal in 1886.

 

The situation of South Africa before mineral Revolution.

 

  1. South Africa was agricultural backward (subsistence level).
  2. Railway line was short and
  3. There were few towns with few people.
  4. There were no heavy industries.
  5. There were few banking activities.
  6. The numbers of foreign investors were very

 

1.1.1.   EFFECTS OR IMPACTS OF MINERAL REVOLUTION

 

1.1.1.1. POLITICAL EFFECTS.

 

  1. It increased the British interest of dominating the Boer

The African people lost their independence

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