• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Basutoland first received the protection of’ Britain in 1868 at the request of Moshoeshoe I, the first paramount chief. In 1871 the territory was annexed to the Cape Colony, but in 1884 it was restored to the direct control of the British Government through the High Commissioner for South Africa.


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Further Reading

  1. Statistical Information: Bureau of Statistics, PO Box 455, Maseru, Lesotho.Google Scholar
  2. Ashton, H., The Basuto, 2nd ed. OUP, 1967Google Scholar
  3. Bardill, J. E. and Cobbe, J. H., Lesotho: Dilemmas of Dependence in South Africa. London, 1986Google Scholar
  4. Murray, C., Families Divided: The Impact of Migrant Labour in Lesotho. OUP, 1981Google Scholar
  5. Willet, S. M. and Ambrose, D. P., Lesotho. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1981Google Scholar

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