Jacoba Elizabeth Joubert (c.1899 - 1901)

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Death: Died in South Africa
Cause of death: Icanhoea
Managed by: Lea Herbst
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About Jacoba Elizabeth Joubert

Middelburg Refugee Camp

Personal Details

Name: Miss Jacoba Elizabeth Joubert

Born in camp? No

Place of death: Middelburg RC

Age died: 1 years 6 months

Died in camp? Yes

Cause of death: icanhoea

Gender: female

Race: white

Marital status: single

Nationality: Transvaal

Registration as child: Yes

Unique ID: 81750

Camp History

Name: Middelburg RC

Age arrival: 1

Age arrival: 18 months

Date arrival: 05/05/1901

Date departure: 22/05/1901

Reason departure: Death

Tent number: I 303

Farm History

Name: Klipkraal

District: Bethal


Miss Jacoba Elizabeth Joubert

is the daughter of Mrs Abram Benjamin Joubert


Title: RS 26 Transvaal DL

Type: Death lists

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: 26

Origin: Goldman

Notes: p.177

Title: TKP 101 Tvl Government Gazette

Type: Transvaal Government Gazette

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: 101

Dates: 1901

Notes: 26/6/1901, p.1081

Title: DBC 83 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 83

Notes: p. 115

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Jacoba Elizabeth Joubert's Timeline

December, 1899
May 22, 1901
Age 1
South Africa
- 1902
Age 1
South Africa

Middelburg camp presents a problem in trying to understand why so many people died in the camps. It was the largest camp in the Transvaal system, reaching over 7,000 inmates at one point, and the reports of Dr Kendal Franks and the Ladies Committee suggest that it was very badly run. Dr Franks was critical of the layout of the camp and complained that the administration was ‘lax’, while the Ladies Committee thought it ‘one of the most unsatisfactory we have seen’.1 An intake of over 3,000 in May 1901 brought in desperately impoverished and debilitated people, which precipitated disease. By all these criteria the mortality in Middelburg ought to have been amongst the worst in the system, yet this was not the case, as a comparison with Mafeking camp shows. Indeed, apart from the May peak (a pattern which appeared in almost all the camps) mortality was little worse than the camp average, which was a record few camps achieved.


Age 1
South Africa