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a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks Afrikaans

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But Raffles paid no attention to their fire; he was pointing downward through the bushes to where Corporal Connal stood with his back to us, shooing a last charger out of the mouth of the donga towards the Boer trenches.
The prosecutor's memo asserts that Jackie Boer was involved in the manufacture and sale of marijuana between 1978 and 1985, and failed to report income from his drug sales during a three-year period ending in 1984, a year for which the Boers did not file a tax return.
Descended from Dutch and French Huguenot (Protestant) settlers, the Boers were a determined and resolute foe who believed that they were chosen by God as a special people.
of the North, South Africa) attempts to distinguish fact and legend about the Long Toms, four cannons employed by the Boers during the war, by discovering the sites where the Long Toms were destroyed by the Boers.
Common prayers," Arthur Boers writes, "keep reminding me that God is present, at work, and reliable" (17).
While initially the Boers had some successes they started to face big losses and eventually decided to abandon the British style of face-to-face armed combat.
Thousands of neutered Boers are now being used as show animals in 4-H and FFA.
From July 1901, more than 4,600 Boers were held prisoner in the Bermudas, situated in the Atlantic Ocean about 600 miles from the North American continent and halfway between the West Indies and Canada.
The cross has a hybrid vigor that both the Nubian and Boers seem to lack.
In March 1900, three months after a series of defeats that shook the confidence of a British army that tremendously outnumbered its foe, the commanders in the field settled on a new policy to deprive the loosely-organized troops of Boers access to food and fuel--the British began to bum the homes and crops of South African men who were away on commando duty.
I regarded them as wonderful storytellers, the old Boers who lived in the Marico district twenty years ago.
Yet, despite their sufferings, the Boers were ready to accept the actof union as a reasonably just solution of the South African problem.
As a result many Boers (voortrekkers or pioneers) migrated north to establish their own republics, the Transvaal and the Orange Free State.
We knew what Boers and what Kaffirs appeared nightly at the Rustenburg office to give treasonable information about us; we knew what columns were converging on us and their appointed places in the mechanical arrangement of Lord Kitchener, and we knew the exact moment when it would be necessary for our little band to scatter and to avoid the meshes of the net which was being so laboriously and so uselessly drawn in our sight.