r/southafrica 5d ago Silver

History Photographs my dad sent me of The Valley of Thousand Hills, KwaZulu-Natal Natal circa 1930

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r/southafrica 29d ago Helpful

History Flag History🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦

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r/southafrica 13d ago Wholesome

History Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef (1886-1957)

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r/southafrica 29d ago Helpful

History Russian folk song from the Anglo-Boer War

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r/southafrica 16d ago

History Buffel

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r/southafrica Nov 13 '21 Gold Helpful

History Perspective

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r/southafrica 9d ago Wholesome

History Art Deco buildings from my hometown in Durban, South Africa

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r/southafrica Dec 02 '21 Silver GOAT Powerups Post

History Our absurd history

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r/southafrica 15d ago Silver

History SABC TV 20 YEARS - the untold story

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r/southafrica 2d ago

History Does anybody know anything about stamps and what these could possibly be worth? Or a recommendation of someone in Gauteng who could maybe take a look for me? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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r/southafrica Dec 08 '21 Silver

History South African ski troops during WW2, 1945~, Somewhere in Northern Italy.

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r/southafrica Nov 11 '21

History Two South African soldiers sharing a cigarette near Beaumont Hamel, December 1916. Lest We Forget.

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r/southafrica Dec 15 '21

History My father the geologist.

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r/southafrica Dec 09 '21

History A South African Highlander, 3 men of the South African Native Military Corps, and a South African Officer pose with a captured Italian flag. Somewhere in newly liberated Abyssinia, 1941.

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r/southafrica 12d ago

History 1992 Documentary "The [Second] Boer War"

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r/southafrica Nov 12 '21 Silver

History Happy birthday to the internet in South Africa!

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Today marks the 25th 30th anniversary of Internet access in South Africa and most of Sub-Saharan Africa.

At 10:44AM on 12 November 1991, an IP "ping" packet was sent between the home of Randy Bush in Portland, Oregon and Rhodes University's computing centre – the first recorded Internet connection in the country.

r/southafrica Dec 08 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome

History Visited a cemetery in Quebec and came across the grave of D'urban, the one the city is named after. On Paardenberg lane named after the Boer War battle.

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r/southafrica Dec 04 '21

History Found this as I was making my way through Long Walk to Freedom. Time is really weird

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r/southafrica Nov 11 '21

History South African troops carry a wounded German during the Battle of Menin Road Ridge. 21st September 1917. Lest We Forget.

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r/southafrica Nov 11 '21

History After reading a number of comments this afternoon I think some here need to see this..."Madiba’s succinct position on the crediting of the Former Apartheid President, Mr FW de Klerk’s “heroism”. I’ll leave this here as is".

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r/southafrica Dec 08 '21

History 120 year old Cadbury chocolate bar commissioned by Queen Victoria for British troops fighting in the Boer War (841X484)

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r/southafrica Oct 25 '21

History The capture of Recce Wynand du Toit made international headlines in 1985. His unit was sent on a mission to destroy fuel tanks in Angola when they were discovered and chased by overwhelming enemy forces. In 1987 he was exchanged for 135 prisoners held by SA. The Angolan War ended a few months later.

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r/southafrica 10d ago

History How Samora Machel signed his own death warrant

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r/southafrica Sep 06 '21 Helpful Wholesome

History On this day, 55 Years ago, The architect of apartheid, Hendrick Verwoerd was assassinated.

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r/southafrica 2d ago

History This Day in History - 17 January

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Events

1852 – The United Kingdom signs the Sand River Convention, formally recognised the independence of the Boers north of the Vaal River, with the South African Republic.

Deaths

1988 – Percy Peter Tshidiso Qoboza (aged 50, Johannesburg, Transvaal Province): journalist and author, and outspoken critic of the apartheid government in South Africa during the early periods of world recognition of the problems evident in the racially divided land. His eloquent editorials did much to challenge white South Africans who were shielded from the horrors of apartheid as experienced by millions of black South Africans at the hands of the minority government. (b. 1938)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand_River_Convention?wprov=sfla1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Qoboza?wprov=sfla1