At the foot of the Union Buildings in Pretoria, a small tribe of Khoisan has set camp almost two years ago. The president of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa and the ruling party the ANC, seem to be proud of this very public exhibition. Proud that Khoisan Lives (don’t) Matter.
The Union Buildings form the official seat of the South African Government and also house the offices of the President of South Africa. The imposing buildings are located in Pretoria with the large gardens occupying the highest point of Pretoria, and constitute a South African national heritage site.
The Buildings are one of the centers of political life in South Africa and the location of presidential inaugurations. It is here at the feet of Nelson Mandela that our modern tribe of Khoisan or Bushmen decided to make their home. At least until their humanity is recognized.
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It is suggested that the ancestors of the modern Khoisan expanded to Southern Africa around 150,000 years ago, possibly as early as 260,000 years ago.
By the beginning of the “megadrought”, 130,000 years ago, there were two ancestral population clusters in Africa, bearers of mt-DNA haplogroup L0 in Southern Africa, ancestral to the Khoi-San, and bearers of haplogroup L1-6 ancestral to everyone else in Africa.
Astonishingly even with such an impressive heritage, the dignity and human rights of minorities such as the Khoisan are dismissed out of hand – as if they never existed.
The Khoisan website state: 1 Year and 251 Days away from our homes and families and are still waiting for President Cyril Ramaphosa to respond to our demand at the Union buildings
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