This Day in History: Sep 30, 1931: Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
The founding of the Voortrekkers coincided with the growth of Afrikaner nationalism in South Africa, then a member of the British Commonwealth. In some ways it was an Afrikaans-language alternative to the largely English-speaking Boy Scout movement, with its British heritage. The original concept of a youth movement amongst Afrikaners was formulated by Dr. C.F. Visser in 1913 in Bloemfontein. Dr. Visser appealed to the directors of the Boy Scout Movement (founded in 1907) to allow the…
Die afloop van die Rebellie was aanloop tot Grensoorlog
Ironies genoeg was Manie Maritz en Jan Kemp se rebellekommando’s onoorwonne toe hulle in Januarie 1915 uit Duits-Suidwes-Afrika na Upington opruk. Op 23 Januarie het die twee aanvoerders met hul offisiere reg noord van Upington op die rante van die plaas Toekoms (destyds Schröder se Puts) gestaan.
The South African BOER WAR 1899-1902
The South African BOER WAR 1899-1902. Cape of Good Hope. The Cape of Good Hope ,South Africa was founded in 1652 as a halfway house for the Dutch fleet to pick up fresh water and fresh vegetable for their crews. These ships were on their way to trade in the Orient, to places like Batavia ,India and Malaysia. The only indigenous people living in this area were the Koi ,so as the Colony grew, more workers were needed and the Dutch imported slaves from Malaysia, India and the east coast of…
Rossland Cenotaph - Boer War - Rossland, British Columbia
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This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends
In Pretoria, representatives of Great Britain and the Boer states sign the Treaty of Vereeniging, officially ending the three-and-a-half-year South African Boer War. The Boers, also known as Afrikaners, were the descendants of the original Dutch settlers of southern Africa. Britain took possession of the Dutch Cape colony in 1806 during the Napoleonic wars, sparking resistance from the independence-minded Boers, who resented the Anglicization of South Africa and Britain's anti-slavery…