Knowledge Centre

Articles with useful information and about the laws, rules, customs and practices prevailing at the Cape in the decades following the VOC settlement in 1652. Other articles with useful information are also included.

  • Discriminatory Roman-Dutch Law Principles

    Summary of discriminatory Roman-Dutch Law principles pertaining to VOC-occupied Cape

  • Nomenclature and Identity Tags

    Nomenclature & identity tags peculiar to the Cape of Good Hope deriving from an individual’s legal status made for legally-entrenched hierarchic discrimination

  • Batavian Edicts

    Batavian Edicts on Marriage Proclamations, Impediments to Marriage and Repatriation and Native Women




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