This Day in History: Sep 27, 1862: Gen. Louis Botha, soldier, statesman and first prime minister of the Union of South Africa, is born.
Louis Botha (27 September 1862 – 27 August 1919) was an Afrikaner and first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa—the forerunner of the modern South African state. A Boer war hero during the Second Boer War he would eventually fight to have South Africa become a British Dominion. He was born in Greytown (now in KwaZulu-Natal) as one of 13 children born to Louis Botha Senior (26 March 1827 – 5 July 1883) and Salomina Adriana van Rooyen (31 March 1829 – 9 January 1886). He briefly…
GRG GERMANY The Genocide of South Africa
Boervolk | Ons vir jou Suid-Afrika | Uit die blou van onse Hemel, uit die diepte van ons see. Oor ons ewige gebergtes waar die kranse antwoord gee. Deur ons ver verlate vlaktes, met die kreun van Ossewa. Ruis die stem van ons geliefde, vir ons land Suid-Afrika. Ons sal antwoord op jou roepstem, ons sal offer wat jy vra: ons sal lewe, ons sal sterwe, ons vir jou Suid-Afrika. In die murg van ons gebeente, in ons hart en siel en gees. In ons roem op ons verlede, in ons hoop op wat sal wees.
December 16, 1838: The River Runs Red With Blood! (Our 100th Post!) - History and Headlines
A Brief History Today we celebrate our 100th post by going back to December 16, 1838 when the Ncome River in South Africa became the Blood River at what is known as The Battle of Blood River where the river ran red with blood! Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find the Boers, colonists of DutchRead More