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…
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…
EEN van die gewildste Boere generaals wat die Anglo-Boere Oorlog end-uit geveg het en in 1938 oorlede is, genl. Barend Daniël (Ben) Bouwer. Op sy grafsteen in Maitland is gegraveer: `` 'n Dappere held in die stryd. Altyd wakker en opgeruimd. Altyd met 'n glimlag bereid. In huislike kring die teerhartige. Selfs in sy laaste lyding.''
Johanna Brandt (18 November 1876 in Heidelberg / Transvaal – 13 January 1964 in Nuweland) was a South African propagandist of Afrikaner nationalism, spy during the Boer War, prophet and writer on controversial health subjects.
Krugerdag was 'n openbare vakansiedag wat vanaf 1882 tot 1899 en weer vanaf 1952 tot 1993 jaarliks op 10 Oktober in Suid-Afrika waargeneem is. Die dag is vernoem na Paul Kruger, 'n Boere weerstandsleier teen Britse bewind en later president van die Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, wat sy verjaarsdag op 10 Oktober gevier het. Op die dag is gepoog om die waardes en beginsels in die Afrikanervolkslewe te onderstreep