Republic of South Africa

Republiek van Suid-Afrika
  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The Union of South Africa was formed in 1910 and comprised the former self-governing British colonies of the Cape of Good Hope, Natal, the Transvaal and the Orange Free State.


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  • John Paxton

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