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2 Black people in South Africa The role of Black people in the SA war was ignored for many years. Was seen as a battle between Boers and Brits. Black people, Indian People and also Coloured people were classified as black.

3 Agterryers (one who rides behind) Looked after the horses, collected firewood, cooked and cleaned. Carried ammunition and extra rifles. Both British and Boers used them as servants and scouts. Were not always allowed to carry guns.

4 Black involvement Black men employed to guard a blockhouse

5 Black involvement Cape and Natal colonies were against Black people carrying guns Boers believed that armed blacks were not to be trusted black people were involved in the war Many black people fought in the war thinking that they would win land from the Boers

6 Black involvement A mother and child interned in a refugee camp in Klerksdorp

7 The End of the War Boers surrendered in Vereeniging (Transvaal) and Treaty of Vereeniging was signed on 31 May Both Boer republics had to give up independence and accept British rule. Humiliating for the Boers, esp. the Bittereinders.

8 The End of the War Bittereinders: Boers who fought until the end Hensoppers: Boers who gave up Joiners: Boers who joined the British side

9 Conclusion The SA War lasted longer than anyone imagined at a terrible price For Boers; Peace without Freedom and thousands of men, women, children dead. For Black people: were used as cheap labour by the British to start rebuilding SA. For British: world turned against them, the world disliked their imperial desires.


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