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Title:Cattle, land and entrepreneurship: creating the Saulspoort Location after the Anglo-Boer War
Author:Morton, FredISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:Historia: amptelike orgaan
Volume:51
Issue:2
Pages:95-117
Language:English
Geographic terms:South Africa
Botswana
Subjects:property
native reserves
traditional rulers
Kgatla
1900-1949
Abstract:Between 1903 and 1935, the cattle-rich BaKgatla baga Kgafela of the Bechuanaland Protectorate acquired 26 farms and established 22 villages in what became the Saulspoort Location, Pilanesberg district, western Transvaal, South Africa. Saulspoort Location was testimony to the purchasing power of 'Kgosi' Linchwe in Mochudi, Bakgatla Reserve, British Protectorate, and his successor, the regent Isang Pilane. Their purpose was to create wealth free of the regional contract labour system. The Saulspoort Location arose from Isang's vision of linking property ownership to community advancement as a form of capital investment. Ultimately, Isang's influence was undercut by administrators and young Kgatla in the Protectorate. Whereas Isang's methods were adaptations to the new regional political economy, Isang's successor from 1929 onward, Linchwe's grandson Molefi, and the officials who backed him, clung to the tribal system based on chieftaincy and labour migration. Notes, ref., sum. in English and Afrikaans. [Journal abstract]
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