Rhodes Scholarships were established after the death of British statesman and financier Cecil Rhodes (known for his role in building British South Africa
), who hoped to promote international understanding by bringing students from around the world to Oxford.
Some of these men--Cecil Rhodes (British South Africa
Company), Robert Clive (English East India Company), and the Hudson's Bay Company's George Simpson--have had their exploits documented in extensive biographies.
In 1889 he formed the British South Africa
Company to extend British rule into central Africa without involving the British government in new responsibility or expense.
Blue and old gold; the history of the British South Africa
The relief of Mafeking, after a 217-day siege by Boers of this small Cape Colony town, in British South Africa
, caused wild rejoicing when the news reached London at 9.35pm, on May 18, 1900.
Whilst I never met Dave, I was very aware of him and his achievements and reputation in the British South Africa
His many years in the British South Africa
Police--using counter-terror operations in the Rhodesian bush--gave him a credibility and authority that many of the rest of us who presume to write about defensive handgunning lack.
In 1891, officials of the British South Africa
Company drew a line on a map in order to carve out two new districts in the lands under their control, heedlessly slicing through the traditional boundaries of the Chewa and Tumbuka tribes.
The bikes they made for the British South Africa
Company even had attachments to take a sword and a rifle.
Starting in 1873, he establishes a monopoly over Kimberley diamond production, becomes a member of South Africa's parliament, tricks the Matabele ruler into securing further diamond concessions, conspires to overthrow Kruger in the Transvaal and eventually is severely admonished by the British House of Commons for grave breaches of duty as prime minister of Cape Colony and administrator of the British South Africa
The army was uninterested in Rhodesia's security beyond repelling Boer raids, but local loyalists and Cecil Rhodes' British South Africa
Company, which had founded the colony and still partly administered it, demanded security and the raising of an occupation force--and Rhodes had a long purse and a loud voice.
The ruddy-faced former British South Africa
Police officer was an instant hit with Mugabe after the CIO was assigned to look after the him while electioneering.
Following in the footsteps of David Livingstone and funded by his income from gold mining, Rhodes founded the British South Africa
Company, which started to colonize the interior in 1889.
In 1862, the Standard Bank of British South Africa
, incorporated in England and established in Port Elizabeth, began its expansion by internal and external growth.