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Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) BRANDFORT NATIVE Kamp/Camp

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Brandfort Native Concentration Camp

  • Type:black
  • Date open (general): By 1/3/1901
  • Date closed: 15/2/1901:
  • Rations: For native refugees: Natives over 12 years of age: Daily: 1½ lbs either mealies, K/corn, unsifted meal or mealie meal; ¼ oz salt; Weekly: 1 lb fresh or tinned meat; ½ coffee; 2 oz sugar - all but the corn to cost 4½d per ration. See Asam%>
  • Notes:26/2/1901; Superintendent notes that he has no paid officials in the Native RC, but he has an excellent native headman, Peter, who speaks English fluently and whom he recommends for an appropriate post.
  • While the two main forces in the Anglo-Boer War 2 were White, it was not an exclusively White war. At least 15 000 Blacks were used as combatants by the British, especially as scouts to track down Boer commandoes and armed block house guards, but also in non-combatant roles by both British and Boer forces as wagon drivers, etc. They suffered severely as result of the British "scorched earth policy" during which those who lived on White farms were removed to concentration camps, as were the women and children of their White employers.

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Agian we will keep this in 4 categories.

  • 1. They Lived
  • They Died


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  • Jacobus Meintjes (Staff)
  • Occupation:camp superintendent
  • Unique ID:1016
  • Notes:18/5/1901: I found Mr Meintjes, the native supt, living in the white camp. I sent him to the native camp.

  • Not on GENI
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  • N'too, Petrus (Date departure:20/3/1901 Reason departure:return to Basutoland
  • Notes:20/3/1901: party of 1 man, 6 children
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  • Lebecho,Cornelis
  • Date departure:20/5/1901
  • Reason departure:return to Basutoland
  • Notes:20/3/1901: party consists of 1 man, 2 women, 8 children