The Diamond Trade: History & Culture of the Key Players (Who owns the “Blood Diamonds”)?

punarnav bharat

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The Afrikaners & British
Diamonds and the Jews
The Hindustani Diamond Cutters
The African Nationals
The Americans

Diamonds and the Afrikaners

Petrus Jourbert, Andries Pretorius, & Jan Smuts

Photos:The Boers

Historically, Afrikaners (aka Boers or farmers) were religious refugees from the Netherlands and other parts of northern Europe during the mid 1600s to late 1700s, most with Dutch Calvinist, Flemish, or German Protestant backgrounds. They settled in the ‘Cape of Good Hope‘ on Africa’s southern most tip, which at the time was administered by the ‘Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie‘ or ‘Dutch East India Company.’

During the 1830s and 1840s, there was a mass exodus (the Great Trek) northward to ‘Northern Cape,’ ‘Limpopo,’ ‘Gauteng,’ and the ‘Orange Free State’ provinces to escape hostilities with the native…

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