|I was intrigued by a news story about a slave shipwreck, off Camps Bay. The historians exploring the wreck said,
‘We have history that hasn’t been uncovered’….
I went exploring and thought that history buffs visiting Cape Town may be interested in the Cape’s slave history. But to add some spice to the debate of slavery I want to share a current perspective…….
A few months ago bantering with my daily-newspaper shop owner, he suggested I read Architects Of Poverty by Moeletsi Mbeki.
This SA gentleman, brother of ex-President Thabo Mbeki, is a critical thinker. And he says things many dare not say; obviously, not well received by populists.
In this book, he starts off in Dakar to understand slavery better and how we ended up here today, as we are.
I suggest you read the book as it shares a perspective on how greed by the locals and foreigners set the slavery scene.
I then share an article by Businesslive on Moetletsi’s views of our current state – today in South Africa. It’s amazing to read his rational perspective and how he draws the line between money and slavery.
I follow this up with various articles on slavery in Africa; who were the sellers of slaves? In Cape Town, and for example how slave Anna De Koning became the richest “slave” in Cape Town.
Let me not keep you waiting any longer: