Anjouan is an island to the north-west of Madagascar. It is one of the Comoros Islands. The Company made regular voyages from Cape of Good Hope to Madagascar, Anjouan and the east coast of Africa to take slaves. These slaves were used as labourers in the Cape colony and Batavia. Anjouan was also employed as a staging post; it supplied VOC ships with fresh provisions. A literary source identifying this location as a VOC post has not yet been traced. The images of this location featured in this programme currently serve as source.