For black South Africans, the hard lesson was the same as it had been during the Boer war: support for Britain would bring few rewards.
Apartheid has been removed from the statute books for almost three decades. But a de facto apartheid endures both economically and socially.
Humans have an innate interest and ability in naming biologically meaningful entities, or species. Taxonomy, then, vies for the title of world's “oldest profession”.
Britain’s acquiescence in the face of Afrikaner intransigence set the precedent for the progressive disenfranchisement of nonwhite South Africans and laid down the foundation for apartheid.