What was the Transvaal Civil War (1862-1864)?

Introduction The Transvaal Civil War was a series of skirmishes during the early 1860s (1862 to 1864) in the South African Republic, or Transvaal, in the area now comprising the Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and North West provinces of South Africa. It began after the British government had recognised trekkers living in the Transvaal as independent… Read More


What was the First Boer War (1880-1881)?

Introduction The First Boer War (Afrikaans: Eerste Vryheidsoorlog, literally “First Freedom War”), also known as the First Anglo-Boer War, the Transvaal War or the Transvaal Rebellion, was a war fought from 16 December 1880 until 23 March 1881 between the United Kingdom and Boers of the Transvaal (as the South African Republic was known while… Read More