‘Afrikaaners were oppressed and confined to concentration camps by the English yet they rose above it and built SA”

‘Afrikaaners were oppressed and confined to concentration camps by the English yet they rose above it and built SA but some blacks continue to use racism as an excuse to burn hospitals and hate others’.

A large group of children gathered for a Cocoa Party at the Nylstroom Camp, circa 1901. Between June 1901 and May 1902, 115,000 people were brought into the concentration camps

Prominent black South Africans have expressed concern about the attitude of many blacks in South Africa, always playing to victims to commit crimes and in other to attract unmerited sympathy.

Racism makes us feel like victims and remember that victims never rise.

The reason we don’t succeed after every war is because of our inability to move forward.

READ: Thuli Madonsela challenges Ajay Gupta’s recording of interview

We don’t forgive:
* we keep focusing on the enemy instead of picking up the pieces and building afresh.

I think the reason the Afrikaaner nation was able to build themselves into a formidable nation was to forget the past and found ways to empower themselves.

A tent camp in Johannesburg in a picture taken in around 1901. Dozens of rows of tents can be seen stretching back for hundreds of yards. Common in the camps were inadequate shelter, poor diet, bad hygiene and overcrowding led to malnutrition and endemic contagious diseases such as measles, typhoid and dysentery to which the children were particularly vulnerable

These are the harrowing photographs of Britain’s concentrations camps during the Second Boer War show the disease-ridden tents where more than 48,000 innocent people lost their lives.

Most of the victims were women and children who were herded into the camps where disease and hunger ran rampant.

The British concentration camps took the lives of almost ten per cent of the Boer population at the time although – unlike the Nazi camps during the Second World War – there were no executions of innocent people.

Instead, what ended up killing thousands, was malnutrition and disease. The Second Boer War was fought from 1899 to 1902 by Britain and her Empire against the Boers in South Africa.

The Boers comprised of the combined forces of the South African Republic and the Republic of the Orange Free State.

When the Boers refused to surrender to the Anglos in 1900, the British rounded-up thousands of Afrikaners (Boers) and forcibly took thousands of women and children from their farms and placed them in concentration camps.

Native South Africans raising railway lines, singing as they lift each one. The exact date of the picture is unclear, but it is thought to have been taken around 1901. The Second Boer War (1899 - 1902) was fought by Britain and her Empire against the Boers. The Boers comprised of the combined forces of the South African Republic and the Republic of the Orange Free State

Black people were also gathered in concentration camps to deprive the commandos of yet another means of getting to food producers.

Between June 1901 and May 1902, 115,000 people were brought into the concentration camps. There were a total of 45 tented camps built for Boer internees and 64 camps for black Africans.

The camps were poorly administered from the outset and thousands of people died due to the terrible conditions.

The internees received hardly any rations or medical support and were expected to grow their own crops.

The inadequate shelter, poor diet, bad hygiene and overcrowding led to malnutrition and endemic contagious diseases such as measles, typhoid and dysentery to which the children were particularly vulnerable.

Sources: News360.co.za and dailymail.co.uk

8 thoughts on “‘Afrikaaners were oppressed and confined to concentration camps by the English yet they rose above it and built SA””

  1. UNTWISTING OUR TWISTED HISTORY

  2. Haha you are stupid😹. Try again

  3. Thank you for publishing the truth about South Africa and keeping history alive! I will share your reports.

  4. Still the British (Jacob Reese-Mog) thinks the concentration camps for Boers were justified. Would they then think that WW2 German concentration camps were justified too? Just saying.

  5. Dick measuring failed!

    Opressing someone for 30 years apose to 3 year imprisonement?

    None of these must be allowed to happen but making such comparisons is in poor taste and not conducive to rebuilding.

    Find a better way to appeal to the majority!

    Growing up there in the 80s I realise now that as a white male, I won the live lotto.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ80GxSupBo&t=5s

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