The Khoisan were the first people in Southern Africa, and their history is both fascinating and a sombre reminder on how our direct and indirect actions can bring about the decline of an entire people. Long before the first settlers arrived on South African shores, there were various groups of people who spread out sparsely across the land. These people, today called the Khoisan, were skilled hunter-gatherers and nomadic farmers who lived off the land. And even after the fall of Apartheid in South Africa, they are among the most forgotten as well. The name Khoisan is a blend of Khoikhoi and San, two groups who shared similar cultures and languages.
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Kimberley , city, diamond-mining centre, and capital of Northern Cape province, South Africa. It lies near the Free State province border. Founded after the discovery of diamonds on farms in the area in —71, the mining camp of Kimberley grew as a result of the intensive digging of the diamond-bearing pipe at the hill called Colesberg Koppie. The camp was named after John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley, who was then British colonial secretary. The town of Kimberley was created in and incorporated into the Cape Colony in John French on February 15,
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