This page contains Moshoeshoe Essay Exam Guide for History Grade 10 Learners (South Africa):

In the Essay, candidates should include the following aspects in their response:

Essay Introduction

Candidates need to explain how Moshoeshoe came to power and led to the Basotho nation or any other relevant introduction.

Body Elaboration Key Points about King Moshoeshoe:

  • Left his father’s home to set up his own chiefdom
  • 1824 – his followers were attacked by the Tlokoa
  • Forced to flee to Thaba Mosiu
  • His chiefdom began to grow
  • Gave them land
  • By 1840 – had 40 000 followers
  • Faced various challenges from Griqua and the Koras, white trekboers and Voortrekkers, missionaries and the British
  • 1843 – Moshoeshoe concluded a treaty with the British governor – agreed on a border for the Sotho kingdom
  • British went against the treaty
  • Led to fighting between the British and the Sotho
  • Twice the Sotho defeated the British
  • Bloemfontein Convention signed
  • British gave up their land to the Voortrekkers
  • Led to a series of wars between the OFS and the Sotho
  • More wars continued
  • Moshoeshoe asked British for protection
  • 1868 – Moshoeshoe agreed that the Sotho kingdom could become a British colony called Basutoland
  • Any other relevant response

More Study Resources for grade 10

My Courses is here for you! We have compileda list of grade 10 study guides, past papers, memos, as well as assignments and practical projects questions and answers for your revision.

Good Luck

Subject Guide for different careers

Discover plenty of careers with their relevant subjects combination and APS score guidelines HERE.

Browse Grade 10 Learning Resources by Subject

Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Western Cape, Kwazulu Natal, Free State, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Gauteng.

Leave a comment