The Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, South Africa: Little House on the Prairie meets colonial violence meets monumental fascist-esque architecture.  Very special.

The Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, South Africa: Little House on the Prairie meets colonial violence meets monumental fascist-esque architecture. Very special to the Afrikaner people

Voortrekker monument, Pretoria:  "At the foot of the Monument stands a bronze sculpture of a Voortrekker woman and her two children by South African sculptor Anton van Wouw. It pays homage to the strength and courage of the Voortrekker women who played as big a part in this historic event as the men."

Poignant memorial to the Voortrekker women and children - Voortrekker Monument - South Africa

Mother and child starved in Concentration Camp during the Boer War. Konsentrasiekamp-ellende... ’n jong Afrikaner-ma en haar erg uitgeteerde kind.

Mother and child starved in Concentration Camp during the Boer War. ’n jong Afrikaner-ma en haar erg uitgeteerde kind.

By Voortrekker Pas is daar 'n monument van 'n vrou wat weg loop van Natal af.  Dit is in nagedagte van Susanna Smit, die suster van Gert Maritz, wat gesê het sy sal eerder kaalvoet terug oor die berge trek as om in Natal onder Britse beheer te bly.

By Voortrekker Pas is daar 'n monument van 'n vrou wat weg loop van Natal af. Dit is in nagedagte van Susanna Smit, die suster van Gert Maritz, wat gesê het sy sal eerder kaalvoet terug oor die berge trek as om in Natal onder Britse beheer te bly.

A boer child, Abraham Carel Wessels in a concentration camp during the Anglo Boer War

A boer child, Abraham Carel Wessels in a concentration camp during the South African War

Apartheid is an afrikaans word meaning "seperateness" - it was a legal system whereby people were classified into racial groups - White, Black, Indian and Coloured; and seperate geographic areas were demarcated for each racial group. Apartheid laws were part of South Africa's legal framework from 1948 to 1994.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: On June South Africa’s Apartheid laws were repealed. For almost 350 years, Black people in South Africa had been subject to exceedingly unjust laws designed, firstly.

1900 - The Boer War  The Battle of Spion Kop

Boer War Skirmish (Original) art by James McConnell at The Illustration Art Gallery

Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria by Nele en Jan, on 16 th December 12 noon the sun shine in the middle of this block.

Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria by Nele en Jan, on 16 th December 12 noon the sun shines in the middle of this block.

Boer women and children in a British concentration camp during the Boer war circa 1901. Total War - Photograph of Boer civilians in a British concentration camp. National Army Museum

Boer women and children in a British concentration camp during the Boer War in South Africa - circa Total War - Photograph of Boer civilians in a British concentration camp.

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