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53 By 1913, about 90 per cent of the adult male Africans within the 'Police Zone' were estimated to be employed in the capitalist sector. More than 12 500 worked on farms, and nearly 10000 worked in the larger mining and government enterprises. They were joined by Ovambo migrant workers, whose numbers at this time amounted to between t t 000 and 12000 a year. 'German South West Africa' began to fluorish, and, for the first time in the colonial history of Namibia, profits on a large scale were realised.

51. 52. 53. 54. Colonialist-Capitalist Relations in Namibia Studie zur historischen und begriffsslichen Genesis faschistischer Bewusstseinsformen am deutschen Beispiel (Giessen/Lollar: Achenbach, 1975). For details of the colonial war, see Jon M. Bridgman, The Revolt of the Hereros (Berkeley: University of California, Press, 1981); and Horst Drechsler, op. cit. For the importance of both and for what they represented, see Neville Alexander, Three Essays on Namibian History. 1, edited by Kenneth Abrahams, Windhoek, 1983 (mimeographed); for Witbooi, see Christoph Borkowsky, 'Hendrik Witbooi - Terrorist oder Freiheitskampfer?

For this process and more details on the social and economic set-up of the Ovambo see ibid: Christoph Borkowsky, Zu Einigen Aspekten des Ovambolebens (unpublished M A thesis from Free University of Berlin, 1975); and Lothar Berger, Der Einflus der Grenzzihung auf die Ovambo (unpublished M A thesis from University of Mainz, 1980). At present a project-group of Finnish researchers is eager to explore in more detail the historic records and evidence provided by members of the Finnish Missionary Society based in northern Namibia since the late 19th Century.

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