German influence on Boer-Afrikaner people
After in the first post of these series we had explain the influence of French Huguenot people in the Boer-Afrikaner culture in this post we will explain the influence of another people that influe…
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…
Jopie Fourie: Daar gaan ’n man verby
Jopie Fourie (1878-1914), leier van die 1914-Rebellie teen die premier Louis Botha, is op 16 Desember 1914 in die omgewing van Rustenburg gevange geneem. Vandag, 100 jaar gelede, is Fourie weens hoogverraad ter dood veroordeel. Hy was die enigste deelnemer aan dié rebellie wat op hierdie wyse die hoogste prys betaal het, skryf J.B. ROUX.J.B. Roux.
1902: Gideon Scheepers, Boer guerrilla
"Scheepers lives because they shot him." -Hermi Baartman, Graaf-Reinet Museum On this date in 1902, Kommandant Gideon Jacobus Scheepers was shot by the British for his exploits in the Boer War. The...
The Guns of the Boer Commandos
Superior Boer marksmanship and Mauser rifles exacted a high price from the British during the Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. But the Boers used other arms as well—everything from single-shots to "Long" Lee-Enfields.
Māori soldiers in the South African War
Members of the Nelson Squadron of the Seventh New Zealand Mounted Rifles. Despite the British desire that this should be a 'white man's war', Maori soldiers served, including the unidentified soldier standing in the centre of the second row.
Like faded flowers, thrown away: Steve Biko and the Boer women
A Boer woman with her dead child, the last of her children to die, photographed by Emily Hobhouse The women are wonderful. They cry v...