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August 09, 2015

A book about a South African sugar sector built on colonialism, indentured labour and massive profit

Sugar and Settlers: The colonisation of the Natal South Coast 1850-1910 is a doctoral dissertation by  Duncan du Bois.

du Bois, a retired teacher, says, "My research involved delving through 1,500 boxes of unpublished material in the Archives and perusing 58 years of editions of the Natal Mercury at the Killie Campbell library, aside from numerous other sources."

"People ask why I embarked on such an undertaking. The answer is simple: I am passionate about History and enjoy research and writing."

 Grethe Koen, a journalist on the City Press newspaper, has written a light review of the book.

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