By Francis Wilson

An asteroid the scale of desk Mountain crashed into what was once to turn into South Africa over 2 billion years in the past, marking the spot. The country’s historical past on account that then has regularly been powerful and whole of strength. This ebook takes you in checklist time from that second, whilst the earth’s richest gold reefs have been formed, to the arrival of democracy in 1994, one other occasion that shocked the realm, and beyond.
Along how you will come upon essentially the most historic dinosaurs on checklist, the first actual humans on the earth, and the 1st cultures. you'll discover outsiders relocating in to reshape heritage: hunters and gatherers, cultivators and herders, iron-workers from the north, and immigrants from Europe and Asia. They fought and made peace; they stumbled upon gold and diamonds; they rose to the heights of excellence and sank to the depths of oppression, till on sooner or later all of them queued as equals to decide on a central authority. that's the tale marked via dinosaurs, diamonds and democracy.

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