This is retarded.
* The inhabitants of most of Southern Africa were the khoi-san, hunter-gatherers who were almost entirely wiped out by the new inhabitants
* Farming was the common way of life for the Bantu peoples for hundreds of years before and after the arrival of whites in SA, but it didn't and couldn't scale to the degree that farming in more centralized societies could because bantu cultures were, and still are to a large degree, extremely decentralized due to environmental, geological, and cultural factors
* white settlers in SA were equipped with knowledge and resources that allowed them to farm on an industrial scale by virtue of the fact that they came from what was at the time a relatively industrial culture and received help from TPTB sustaining the colony
* SA implemented a caste system that prevented black migrants from gaining the knowledge and resources necessary to engage in industrial farming, which is very complex
>They were dropped off from the boats with only the shirts on their backs
They were dropped off with the shirts on their backs, skills obtained from a centralized society, and support from a strong and wealthy nation that had a vested interest in keeping their colonies alive and prosperous>Barren desert was converted was converted into productive farmland by the sweat of their own brow.
Yeah, that's similar to what happened in the majority of sub-saharan Africa. The only reason that this is in any way exceptional is because the only native inhabitants of the region were basal hunter-gatherers. If they'd managed to conquer the Namib Desert then that would be a true testament to their abilities, but it turns out that the land they farmed wasn't that difficult to farm with a bit of effort.>It was only after many generations of labor that they started a turn a profit, and it was at this point that Africans from every other corner of the continent came knocking on their doors begging them for jobs.
Some Bantu peoples arrived in the area around the same time, and a little after, the Afrikaners arrived. There is an influx of unskilled migrants now, but that has less to do with afro-bogans being ~super successful~ and more to do with the fact that colonialism fucked most of the continent. If Post too long. Click here to view the full text.