South Africa

Anglo-Zulu War

Battle of Isandlwana From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Battle of Isandlwana Part of the Anglo-Zulu War Depiction of the battle from the Illustrated London News Date 22 January 1879 Location Isandlwana, South Africa Coordinates: 28°21′32″S 30°39′9″E Result Zulu victory

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Local History

This just in, thanks Robin! Howzit, Arthur, I had an excited call from an old friend from Botha’s Hill, telling me that she had just read in JC vd Walt’s True Stories (p. 59) that the ailing British troops at Eshowe  dosed themselves with, among other things, Lamplough’s Antipyretic Saline.  She wanted to know if …

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Trade Unions

Trade unions in South Africa From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Trade unions in South Africa National trade union organization(s) COSATU, FEDUSA, NACTU, CONSAWU National government agency(ies) South African Department of Labour Primary trade union legislation Labour Relations Act Trade union membership 3.11 million[1] Percentage of workforce 25.3% by main industry – Agriculture, hunting, forestry and …

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U-Boats off Natal

The Local Ocean War, 1942-1944 by William Bizley This article reproduced here by kind permission of the author. Some sixty seven years after the event, a good deal of reminiscence is evident as participants, historians, and a fascinated public carefully re-follow the chronology of World War II. Amazingly missing from this recollection here in Natal …

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Voortrekkers

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The Boer Wars

Boers in combat (1881). The Boer Wars (known in Afrikaans as Vryheidsoorloeë [lit. “freedom wars”]) were two wars fought between Britain and the two independent Boer republics, the Orange Free State and the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic). The First Boer War The First Anglo-Boer War (1880–1881), also known as the “Transvaal War,” was a …

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Senekal/Biddulphsberg

By Steve Watt This paper published by kind permission of the author. On 3 May 1900 Lord Roberts departed from Karee Siding, north of Bloemfontein, with a force of some 20 250 men, while 40 km to the east, under the command of Lt-Gen Ian S M Hamilton and Lt-Gen Sir H E Colvile, another …

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