The Voortrekkers

The Voortrekkers -Afrikaans and Dutch for pioneers, literally "those who pull ahead", "fore-trekkers". were emigrants during the 1830s and 1840s who left the Cape Colony ,British at the time, but founded by the Dutch, moving into the interior of what is now South Africa. The Great Trek consisted of a number of mass movements under a number of different leaders including Louis Trichardt, Hendrik Potgieter, Sarel Cilliers, Pieter Uys, Gerrit Maritz, Piet Retief and Andries Pretorius.The Voortrekkers mainly came from the farming community of the Eastern Cape .

The Voortrekker Monument

The Voortrekker Monument is located just south of Pretoria in South Africa. This massive granite structure is prominently located on a hilltop, and was raised to commemorate the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854.On 8 July 2011 the Voortrekker Monument, designed by the architect Gerard Moerdijk, was declared a National Heritage Site by the South African Heritage .

The Great Trek

The Great Trek (Afrikaans: Die Groot Trek) was an eastward and north-eastward migration away from British control in the Cape Colony during the 1830s and 1840s by Boers (Dutch/Afrikaans for "farmers"). The migrants were descended from settlers from western mainland Europe, most notably from the Netherlands, northwest Germany and French Huguenots. The Great Trek itself led to the founding of numerous Boer republics, the Natalia Republic, the Orange Free State Republic and the Transvaal being the most notable.

 The Battle of Blood River

The Battle of Blood River (Afrikaans: Slag van Bloedrivier; Zulu: iMpi yaseNcome) is the name given for the battle fought between 470 Voortrekkers led by Andries Pretorius, and an estimated 10,000–15,000 Zulu attackers on the bank of the Ncome River on 16 December 1838, in what is today KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Three Trekker commando members were lightly wounded, including Pretorius himself.In the sequel to the Battle of Blood River in January 1840, prince Mpande finally defeated Dingane in the Battle of Maqongqe.

The Boer Republics 

The Boer Republics , also referred to as Boer states, were independent self-governed republics created by the northeastern frontier branch of the Dutch-speaking (proto Afrikaans) inhabitants of the north eastern Cape Province and their descendants ,variously named Trekboers, Boers, Afrikaners and Voortrekkers, in mainly the northern and eastern parts of what is now the country of South Africa. Although some of these republics were already founded from 1795 .

First Anglo-Boer War
The First Boer War -Dutch: Eerste Boerenoorlog, literally 'First Farmer's War', Afrikaans: Eerste Vryheidsoorlog, literally 'First Freedom War' also known as the First Anglo-Boer War or the Transvaal War, was fought from 16 December 1880 until 23 March 1881The southern part of the African continent was dominated in the 19th century by a set of epic struggles to create within it a single unified state. British expansion into southern Africa was fueled by three prime factors: first, the desire to control the trade routes to India that passed around the Cape; second, the discovery in 1868 .

 Die Vier Kleur Flag

The Flag of Trans
vaal was the flag of the former Transvaal province of South Africa. It was previously the flag of the historic Transvaal Republic, officially called the Zuid Afrikaanse Republiek or in English translation, the South African Republic, from 1857 to 1874, 1875-1877, and 1881-1902. It was also used by the Boer rebels during the Maritz Rebellion as the flag of their insurgent South African Republic from 1914 to 1915.

 The flag of the Orange Free State 

The flag of the Orange Free State (1854–1902) was designed in 1856 and adopted officially on 23 February 1857  on the third anniversary of the republic. The OFS flag was designed by King William III of the Netherlands.The OFS national flag contained alternating horizontal orange and white stripes ,three orange and four white, with the white stripes on the outside, with a version of the Dutch flag used initially by Boer republican movements at Graaff Reinet and Swellendam in 1795, featured in the canton.

The Boere Volk
The Boere Volk. Boer is the Dutch and Afrikaans word for farmer, which came to denote the descendants of the Dutch speaking settlers of the eastern Cape frontier in Southern Africa during the 18th century, as well as those who left the Cape Colony during the 19th century to settle in the Orange Free State, Transvaal ,which are together known as the Boer Republics, and to a lesser extent Natal. Their primary motivations for leaving the Cape were to escape British rule and extract themselves from the constant border wars between the British imperial government and the native tribes on the eastern frontier.

The Picture Gallery 

 The Picture Gallery the-south-star displays a collection of SOUTH AFRICA and the History of South Africa.The images in OUR PICTURE GALLERY. When viewing the page, a user can click with the right mouse button and download the PICTURES TO YOUR HARD DRIVE . The screen-sized image can be view and use for prvate use and School Projects,The Picture may not be used for advertising and Company use .

Nicolaas Pieter Johannes
"Niklaas" or "Siener"
Nicolaas Pieter Johannes "Niklaas" or "Siener" Janse van Rensburg ,August 30, 1864 – March 11, 1926, was a Boer from the South African Republic - also known as the Transvaal Republic , and later a citizen of South Africa who was considered by some to be a prophet of the Boere ,who are the smaller section of the language based macro group which became known as Afrikaners. Consequently his nickname became Siener, which is Afrikaans for "seer" or "soothsayer".

The South African 

The South African farming community has suffered from attacks for many years. The majority of the victims have been Afrikaner farmers, with claims of death tolls of up to 3,000 cited in the national and international media.While the government describes the attacks as simply part of the bigger picture of crime in South Africa, white farmers point to brutal attacks and incidents involving self-declared anti-white motivations as evidence of a campaign to drive them off their land.


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