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— On 3 September 2019 I joined Karin Smith and her co-host Schalk van der Merwe (left) on the air. Schalk is based in South Africa. Karin runs a channel called Radio Free South Africa. Her invitation was precipitated by the current violence against foreign black people in South Africa. Some of that behavior may be traced back in history.

My focus was strongly on the Mfecane of 1816-1836, which I treated in my Blog series “Who stole the land?”

We also touched on the trend in the US toward denigrating anything done by or created by White people. I trace the latter to the 1780s, using a young French adventurer in South Africa as example.

The whole 2-hour show may be heard or downloaded HERE.  The actual show starts at minute 4.01 and I join at minute 14.48. The Webpage for the show is HERE. The controls for the radio session is at the top of the web page.

As any South African would know, the Trekkers of 1836-1840 fought Mzilikatse and Dingane, the successor to Shaka. So I obviously made a mistake in the heat of the moment during the show when I said they fought Mzilikatse and Shaka. Chapter 8 of my series “Who Stole the Land?” and my book AmaBhulu both make that abundantly clear.

— Harry Booyens