The Indians in South Africa
South Africa herself belongs rightly to the West. It was from the countries of Europe that her early settlers came, yet it is significant that she first attracted public attention as a possible half-way house between East and West. At the time of the East India Companies, the settlement at the Cape was regarded simply as an outpost of the East Indies. In fact it was not intended to be a colony at all, but merely to minister to the trade with the East.