1780s in South Africa

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1780s in South Africa
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List of years in South Africa

The following lists events that happened during the 1780s in South Africa.

Events[edit]

1780[edit]

1781[edit]

1782[edit]

  • April - François Le Vaillant, French explorer, collector and ornithologist, arrives in the Cape Colony and travels until 1785[4]
  • 30 April - The paper rix dollars is issued for the first time in the Cape[4]
  • Grosvenor, wreck, Pondoland coast of South Africa
  • British forces capture the French outpost of Cuddalore in the Indian Ocean, later recaputed back
  • The Dutch port of Trincomalee on Ceylon is captured by the British, later recaptured back by the French

1783[edit]

  • 3 September - The Treaty of Paris is signed ending the war. The Dutch have lost the most from the war

1784[edit]

  • The French troops departed the Cape

1785[edit]

1786[edit]

1787[edit]

  • The Dutch East India Company passed a law subjecting the nomadic Khoikhoi in the colony to certain restrictions

1789[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

See Years in South Africa for list of more References