Answer to Question #195402 in History for Penelope Ayanda No

Question #195402

Discuss the reasons for the decision of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) to establish a refreshment station at the Cape in the middle of the 17 century


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2021-05-20T10:11:01-0400

Cape Town was founded by the Dutch East India Company or the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC) in 1652 as a refreshment outpost. The outpost was intended to supply VOC ships on their way to Asia with fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and to enable sailors wearied by the sea to recuperate.


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