Boer War Memorial, corner of King William st and North tce, Adelaide.

Boer War Memorial, corner of King William st and North tce, Adelaide.

South Africa became valuable to England after the discoveries of mines and gold. Britain's rule finally became solid after their victory in the Second Boer War.

South Africa became valuable to England after the discoveries of mines and gold. Britain's rule finally became solid after their victory in the Second Boer War.

Statue of Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr ["Onze Jan"], Cape Town by Kleinz1, via Flickr

Statue of Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr ["Onze Jan"], Cape Town by Kleinz1, via Flickr

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_NO93lhIs69o/TMDst-UTQYI/AAAAAAAAAFU/-LaXnIhCURA/s1600/177.jpg

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_NO93lhIs69o/TMDst-UTQYI/AAAAAAAAAFU/-LaXnIhCURA/s1600/177.jpg

This Day in History: Sep 27, 1862: Gen. Louis Botha, soldier, statesman and first prime minister of the Union of South Africa, is born.

This Day in History: Sep 27, 1862: Gen. Louis Botha, soldier, statesman and first prime minister of the Union of South Africa, is born.

Piet Retief-standbeeld. This day in History: Nov 12, 1780 - Voortrekker leader, Piet Retief is born http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Piet Retief-standbeeld. This day in History: Nov 12, 1780 - Voortrekker leader, Piet Retief is born http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

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