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In these pages I have endeavoured to set out in a connected form the most important features in the past history and present circumstances of South Africa.
Additional information, with extracts from authorities somewhat difficult of access, is contained in the Notes; and I have added a Historical Summary, a Statistical Appendix, and the Text of the Convention of London. This latter is given because of its importance (as governing to a large extent the present relationships of England to the Transvaal), and also because the Blue-book which contains it is, I understand, out of print.
I should perhaps say that I have been able to bring information acquired during a residence of nearly two years in the Cape Colony and Natal to bear upon the treatment of this subject.
W. B. W.
June roth, 1895.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Sir George Grey-Kafir Policy-German immigration-His
condemnation of dismemberment of South Africa, and pro-
covery of diamonds causes the reversal of the policy of non-
Constitution of Natal a separate colony in 1848–European
emigration Physical characteristics of the country-
-Rapid increase of Kafir population-Question of the
growth of the Bantu population in South Africa—The
wider question of the ultimate numerical relationship
between the white and coloured races of the world raised