Cape Town Train Station
A steam train prepares to leave Cape Town station in a photograph from around 1890. In the background, the slopes of Signal Hill are visible. The old station was replaced by the present complex, in 1964
This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa
It was a war of greed. An already rich and powerful nation wanted more and was willing to sacrifice anything to get it. The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: Tweede Vryheidsoorlog or Tweede Boereoorlog) was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State. It ended with a British victory and the…
Battle of Modder River The Boer War
Lord Methuen’s encounter battle at the Modder River, fought on 28th November 1899, as the British advanced to relieve Kimberley.