Vasco da Gama carried out 2 expeditions between 1497 and 1502. It was during this expedition that Vasco da Gama's crew landed in South Africa.
The land was already occupied and was being used by the inhabitants.The reason why groups often state their arrival on some foreign land as a "discovery" is because,
according to the primitive 'finders keepers' rule, this lends support to any claim they make to "owning" the land. For an unpacking of this mystification of the history of exploration.
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