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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1836. [Cape of Good Hope] Punishment Act

This proclaimed "the extension of British jurisdiction (but not sovereignty) as far north as the 25th degree of south latitude" (Davenport 1987: 185); that is, slightly north of Gibeon in Namibia.

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