Africa: Slave Or Free?

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Student Christian Movement, 1919 - Africa - 244 pages
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Page 136 - ... claim on the Lippert concession. But it was held by the Judicial Committee that the concession did not give the concessionaire the right to use the land or take the usufruct (ie the income or fruits derived from it). If the Company was right, said Lord Sumner in delivering the opinion of the Committee, "it would follow that Herr Lippert was, or could become at pleasure, owner of the entire kingdom — for nothing is reserved in favour of the inhabitants — from the kraals of the King's wives...
Page 65 - Whoever intentionally offers any resistance or illegal obstruction to the lawful apprehension of himself for any offence with which he is charged or of which he has been convicted...
Page 155 - And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart...
Page 131 - All native lands, and all rights over the same, are hereby declared to be under the control and subject to the disposition of the Governor, and shall be held and administered for the use and common benefit of the natives: and no title to the occupation and use of any such lands shall be valid without the consent of the Governor.
Page 65 - ... be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds, or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a period not exceeding three months.
Page 95 - Above all things we must confidently expect, as an indispensable condition of the proposed arrangement, that the colonial laws and their administration will be such that Indian settlers, who have completed the terms of service to which they agreed, as the return for the expense of bringing them to the Colonies, will be...
Page 64 - head of a house " seems to be more than a. paterfamilias, a "house" being defined as "a group of persons subject by native law and custom to the control, authority, and rule of a chief known as a head of a house.
Page 96 - Indian settlers who have completed the terms of service to which they agreed as the return for the expense of bringing them to the Colonies will be in all respects free men, with privileges no whit inferior to those of any other class of Her Majesty's subjects resident in the Colonies.
Page 91 - The path is strewn with dead men's bones. You see the white thigh-bones lying in front of your feet, and at one side, among the undergrowth, you find the skull. These are the skeletons of slaves who have been unable to keep up with the march, and so were murdered or left to die.
Page 8 - The theory that the South African natives are hopelessly indolent may be dismissed," observed the authors of the South African Native Affairs Commission of 1905, "as not being in accordance with the facts.

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