The Cape Colony is the motherland for Anglo-Africans who initially settled the southern tip of Africa before venturing north as farmers and traders. The Cape Colony also known as the Cape of Good Hope, was a British colony in present day South Africa named after the Cape of Good Hope. The British colony was preceded by an earlier Corporate colony that became a Dutch colony of the same name. The Dutch Cape Colony was established in 1652 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC). The Cape was under VOC rule from 1652 to 1795. The VOC lost the colony to Great Britain following the Battle of Muizenberg and British possession affirmed with the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1814. The colony was coextensive with the later Cape Province, stretching from the Atlantic coast inland and eastward along the southern coast, constituting about half of modern South Africa: the final eastern boundary, after several wars against the Xhosa, stood at the Fish River. In the north, the Orange River and subsequently called the Gariep River, served as the boundary for some time, although some land between the river and the southern boundary of Botswana was later added to it.

The British started to settle the eastern border of the cape colony, with the arrival in Port Elizabeth of the 1820 Settlers. They also began to introduce the first rudimentary rights for the Cape's Black African population and, in 1834, abolished slavery. The Colony of Natal was proclaimed a British colony on 4 May 1843. It was originally only about half the size of the present province, with the north-eastern boundaries being formed by the Tugela and Buffalo rivers beyond which lay the independent Kingdom of Zululand. In 1853, the Cape Colony became a British Crown colony with representative government. In 1854, the Cape of Good Hope elected its first parliament, on the basis of the multi-racial Cape Qualified Franchise. Cape residents qualified as voters based on a universal minimum level of property ownership, regardless of race. In 1872, after a long political battle, the Cape of Good Hope achieved responsible government under its first Prime Minister, John Molteno. Henceforth, an elected Prime Minister and his cabinet had total responsibility for the affairs of the country. A period of strong economic growth and social development ensued, and the system of multi-racial franchise also began a slow and fragile growth in political inclusiveness, and ethnic tensions subsided. The Cape of Good Hope remained self governing until the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910, when it became the Province of the Cape of Good Hope, better known as the Cape Province.

The Union of South Africa was the historical predecessor to the present-day South Africa. It came into existence on 31 May 1910 with the incorporation of the Cape, the Natal, the Transvaal, and the Orange River colonies. The Union came to an end with the enactment of the constitution of 1961, by which it became a republic and left the Commonwealth. Most English-speaking South Africans favoured close relations with the United Kingdom and were opposed to the creation of a republic. The decision to transform from a Union to a Republic was narrowly decided in a referendum. This decision together with the new South African National Party Government's insistence on its policy of apartheid resulted in South Africa's de facto expulsion from the Commonwealth of Nations. 

With the eventual collapse of the National Party led Apartheid Republic, general elections were held on the 26 April 1994. Initially the government of national unity inspired great promise for a new inclusive golden age in South Africa however the promise of a equality was soon shattered by the return of the ANC's communist leadership who had received their indoctrination and training in the former Soviet Union. Within a few short decades this ideologically led government had destroyed South Africa's industrial base and re-imposed racially divisive laws which would have been the envy of their National Party Republican predecessors.

Today at least thirty-five languages indigenous to South Africa are spoken in South Africa, ten of which are official languages: Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venḓa, Xhosa, Zulu and Afrikaans. The eleventh official language is English, which is the primary language used in parliamentary and state discourse. Unofficial and marginalised languages include what are considered some of Southern Africa's oldest languages: Khoekhoegowab, !Orakobab, Xirikobab, N|uuki, !Xunthali, and Khwedam; and other African languages, such as SiPhuthi, IsiHlubi, SiBhaca, SiLala, SiNhlangwini (IsiZansi), SiNrebele (SiSumayela), IsiMpondo/IsiMpondro, IsiMpondomise/IsiMpromse/Isimpomse, KheLobedu, SePulana, HiPai, SeKutswe, SeṰokwa, SeHananwa, SiThonga, SiLaNgomane, SheKgalagari, XiRhonga, SeKopa (Sekgaga) and others. Before the Union of South Africa each of these groupings were considered a nation in their own right and exercised self governance.


The Anglo African Nation supports the self determination of it's own people as well as the 34 other tribal groupings of Southern Africa. This can be achieved by adopting a system of Cantons similar in form to Switzerland's system of devolved government.  Politically our goal in Southern Africa is to support the incorporation of the Anglo-African Nation into a Confederation of Cantons where our interests are well represented at the local level. 







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The Anglo-African Nation is home for the English speaking descendants of the European diaspora who have made Africa their home since 1795. The Anglo-African Nation is pursuing a variety of projects. These include:   

  • Building relationships with the Anglosphere countries of the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand which share a common ancestry and value system.
  • The  establishment of closer trade ties between Anglo-Africans and Anglosphere countries.
  • Lobbying the British government to issue Anglo-Africans with a British National (Overseas) passport.
  • The establishment of an internationally recognised, English home language Anglo-African University in Southern Africa.
  • To celebrate Anglo-African cultural events.
  • A civil defence capacity to protect members.
  • Provide members with financial and political news to make informed decisions.
  • The establishment of a legal division to protect member’s constitutional rights.
  • To ensure Anglo-African political interests are well represented.
  • To support the devolution of political power in South Africa into Cantons based on the Swiss model of governance.
  • To negotiate an autonomous 99 year territorial lease to build an African-Anglosphere city state similar in scope and mission to Singapore.

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Facilitating trading relationships between the core Anglosphere businesses and Anglo-African's.

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