The First Anglo-Boer War: Boers defeat the British at the Battle of Majuba

27 February 1881 The poverty and vulnerability of the South African Republic (Transvaal) prompted Disraeli’s Conservative government to annex it in 1877. This was an important step in achieving the federation of the South African colonies. However, Britain underestimated the fierce independence of Afrikaners in the Transvaal. An Afrikaner revolt in December 1880, led by Paul …

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Volksrust SAPS (South African Police Services)

Volksrust SAPS Office. Photographer: Carlos Pereira Contact Particulars: Physical Address: 74 President Street Volksrust 2470 Postal Address: PO Box 53 Volksrust 2470 Website (if any): Email: (Head Office in Pretoria) Telephone numbers: 017-7359900, 082-5790250 Office Hours: Office hours for detective services 07h00 – 16h00. General community services 24/7 (Date of Publication of This …

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Volksrust’s Involvement in the British Concentration Camps of the South African War 1900-1902

Volksrust camp was beautifully situated, in the shadow of Majuba mountain, on the border of Natal, where the Boers had defeated the British some twenty years before, reminding them of ‘the most glorious episode in their history’, as Dr Kendal Franks noted. But Elizabeth Neethling described the place as one of the most miserable in …

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