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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."
South African Military History Society - Journal- THE VERDICT OF HISTORY
Genl Koos de la Rey, was a general during the Boer War and is widely regarded as one of the strongest and bravest of the Boer generals during the War and as one of the leading figures of Boer independence. On 15/09/1914 Genl Beyers sent his car to fetch De la Rey from Jburg to Pta. The two Genls set out for Potchefstroom military camp. They encountered police roadblocks but refused to stop. At Langlaagte the police fired on the speeding car and a bullet struck De la Rey's back, ending his…
Battle of Spion Kop
The iconic British defeat on 24th January 1900, during Buller’s second and disastrous attempt to cross the Tugela River and relieve Ladysmith in the Great Boer War
Boer baby in a British concentration camp.Boer baby in a British concentration camp. Helen Harris, who paid a visit to the Potchefstroom concentration camp, stated: "Imagine a one year old baby who receives no milk; who has to drink water or coffee - there is no doubt that this is the cause of the poor health of the children."
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…
South Africa 2 Rand 1961
South Africa 2 Rand (1961) Obverse: Portrait of Johan Anthoniszoon "Jan" van Riebeeck (21 April 1619 – 18 January 1677); Sailing ships in the Atlantic Ocean in front of the Table Mountain (Cape Town, Western Cape Province). Reverse: Coat of Arms depicting a lion. Signature: Dr. Michiel Hendrik de Kock (in office from 1st of July 1945 to 30th of June 1962) or Dr. Gerard Rissik (in office from 1 July 1962 to 30 June 1967). Watermark: Portrait of Jan van Riebeeck.