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Sorry for any confusion, I was certainly not trying to imply that the Dutch invented the practice.  

I think many people are unaware that there were slaves (mostly Asian) imported to South Africa.

The Dutch slave trade, incidentally, was quite robust and not limited to the Cape Colony.

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Thu May 10th, 2007 at 08:16:04 AM EST
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