What are the main ways that knowledge of the precolonial southern african past may be useful in helping to understand historical developments in the colonial period after 1652?
Knowledge of the precolonial history of South Africa helps in developing better understanding of the Colonial South Africa. This helps in embracing the changes experienced during the development. It also helps in building knowledge and understanding of historical events and trends that took place as there was a change in the way of living. This helps to develop a much greater appreciation for colonial South Africa.
Through history, one learns how past societies, systems, governments, cultures and technologies were built, how they operated, and how they have changed.