This Day in History: Sep 27, 1862: Gen. Louis Botha, soldier, statesman and first prime minister of the Union of South Africa, is born.

This Day in History: Sep 27, 1862: Gen. Louis Botha, soldier, statesman and first prime minister of the Union of South Africa, is born.

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This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com http://unimaps.com/sth-africa1899/mainmap.gif

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com http://unimaps.com/sth-africa1899/mainmap.gif

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[flag of South Africa of 1912]  The Red Ensign's most prominent moment was probably when General Louis Botha, former Commandant-General of the Zuid-Afrikaanse Republiek forces, later Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa and Commander-in-Chief of the Union forces, hoisted it over Windhoek (in the then German South West Africa), after capturing that town from the Germans in 1915.

[flag of South Africa of 1912] The Red Ensign's most prominent moment was probably when General Louis Botha, former Commandant-General of the Zuid-Afrikaanse Republiek forces, later Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa and Commander-in-Chief of the Union forces, hoisted it over Windhoek (in the then German South West Africa), after capturing that town from the Germans in 1915.

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This Day in History: Sep 11, 1950: Jan Smuts, statesman, military leader & philosopher, dies

This Day in History: Sep 11, 1950: Jan Smuts, statesman, military leader & philosopher, dies

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Nelson Mandela  Born: Rolihlahla Mandela 18 July 1918 Mvezo, Cape Province, Union of South Africa  Died: 5 December 2013 (aged 95) Johannesburg, South Africa  Resting place: Mandela Graveyard Qunu, Eastern Cape

Nelson Mandela Born: Rolihlahla Mandela 18 July 1918 Mvezo, Cape Province, Union of South Africa Died: 5 December 2013 (aged 95) Johannesburg, South Africa Resting place: Mandela Graveyard Qunu, Eastern Cape

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Union of South Africa  Type of 1947 Scott 47 (S.G. 114) ½d green & gray Photogravure; 18×22 mm

Union of South Africa Type of 1947 Scott 47 (S.G. 114) ½d green & gray Photogravure; 18×22 mm

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'A4' Pacific, No. 60009, 'Union of South Africa' - Carlisle to Settle Railway, England

'A4' Pacific, No. 60009, 'Union of South Africa' - Carlisle to Settle Railway, England

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Free Maps Site: http://etc.usf.edu/maps/pages/6000/6062/6062.htm

Free Maps Site: http://etc.usf.edu/maps/pages/6000/6062/6062.htm

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Official photographer -- Field Marshal Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa, standing in front of a Lockheed Lodestar aircraft of No. 234 Squadron SAAF. -- High quality art prints, canvases -- Imperial War Museum Prints

Official photographer -- Field Marshal Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa, standing in front of a Lockheed Lodestar aircraft of No. 234 Squadron SAAF. -- High quality art prints, canvases -- Imperial War Museum Prints

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