Dutch immigration to South Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries

Nov 2010
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Why did relatively very few Dutch people migrate to South Africa from the time of the British takeover in the early 1800s all the way down to the present day, even as significant numbers of Dutch migrated to the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (the latter three of them fellow British dominions) in the 19th and early/mid 20th centuries and even as there was a significant preexisting Dutch offshoot in South Africa (i.e. the Afrikaners)? Was it because South Africa was less attractive to immigrants (British, Dutch, or otherwise) to begin with in the 19th and early 20th centuries than North America or the Antipodes, especially before the discovery of gold and diamonds?
 

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