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British and European economic investment in the Transvaal

J. J. Van Helten

British and European economic investment in the Transvaal

with specific reference to the Witwatersrand gold fields and district, 1886-1910

by J. J. Van Helten

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Published by University of London in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of London, 1981.

Statementby Jean Jacques Van-Helten.
The Physical Object
Pagination5 microfiches
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19578758M

The Pretoria Convention of gave the Boers self-rule in the Transvaal, under British oversight, and the republic was restored with full independence in with the London Convention. With the discovery of gold in the Witwatersrand (), there was a rush of non-Boer European . Parliament in , the four South African colonies of Transvaal, Natal, Orange Free State, and the Cape were unified as provinces of the Union of South Africa. Although much British propaganda before and during the South African War had been concerned with the political rights of British subjects regardless of Southern Africa.

Virulently racist, with strong notions of racial superiority, they came into conflict with the British when gold deposits were discovered in the Afrikaner province of Transvaal. Treaty of Nanking - ; the first of the "unequal treaties" between China and the European powers that gave the west important inroads and economic dominance in. Early Dutch trading posts were attacked and destroyed by the Portuguese and so these were upgraded to full blown forts. The Dutch then set about systematically attacking and undermining Portuguese forts in West Africa and across the Atlantic in Brazil in a sustained campaign that went on for decades. saw them attack and take the largest Portuguese Fort in Western Africa at Elmina forcing.

A British mule train stirring up the dust as it toils up a steep incline during Second Anglo-Boer War - , South Africa - 'South African War (a.k.a. the Anglo-Boer War) remains the most terrible and destructive modern armed conflict in South Africa’s history. It was an event that in many ways shaped the history of 20th. Preview Cambridge International AS Level International History political and economic rights by the Transvaal president, Paul Kruger. had become colonies of Britain’s European.


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British and European economic investment in the Transvaal by J. J. Van Helten Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Transvaal Colony (Afrikaans pronunciation: [ˈtransfɑːl]) was the name used to refer to the Transvaal region during the period of direct British rule and military occupation between the end of the Second Boer War in when the South African Republic was dissolved, and the establishment of the Union of South Africa in The physical borders of the Transvaal Colony were not Capital: Pretoria.

2 On British and European capital investment in the Transvaal gold mining industry, see Van-Helten, J. J., ‘British and European economic investment in the Transvaal with specific reference to the Witwatersrand gold fields and district, –’ (Ph.D.

thesis, University of London, ), chs. 1, 3 and 8; Kubicek, R. V., Economic Cited by: Read more about this on Questia. Great Britain, officially United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, constitutional monarchy ( est.

pop. 65,), 94, sq mi (, sq km), on the British Isles, off W Europe. Van-Helten, J. ‘ British and European economic investment in the Transvaal: with specific reference to the Witwatersrand gold fields and district – ’. Ph.D. London, Vaughan, M. ‘ Social and economic change in southern Malawi: a study of rural communities in the Shire highlands and upper Shire valley from the mid.

Jan Christiaan Smuts, OM (24 May – 11 September ) was a prominent South African and Commonwealth statesman and military leader.

He served as a Boer General duning the Boer War, a British General during the First World War and was appointed Field Marshal during the Second World War. In addition to various Cabinet appointments, he served as Prime Minister of the Union of South.

The history of the Transvaal is similar to that of the Orange Free State in that both states were formed as the result of the Great Treks of the s and s. The Boer settlers were trying to avoid British jurisdiction in the Cape Colony.

They had disagreed over religious rights, slavery and the treatment of black Africans in general. From an economic backwater the area would be transformed and the way this was to change the Transvaal in particular led to the Second Boer War that would be a turning point for the British Empire.

Following the annexation of Griqualand (where diamonds had been found) ininvestment and immigrants had been attracted on a huge scale. Despite the investment in India's infrastructure in the last quarter of the century, the British failed to make India a real economic asset and its people continued to suffer from periodic famines.

Of Britain's remaining colonies, their interests were ignored when Peel decided to repeal the Corn Laws and move towards free trade. Kubicek, Economic Imperialism in Theory and Practice: the Case of South African Gold-Mining Finance, – (Durham, N.

C., ); J. van Helten, ‘British and European Economic Investment in the Transvaal with Specific Reference to the Witwatersrand Goldfields and District, –’, London University PhD thesis ().Author: Iain R.

Smith. He published a major analysis titled: Imperialism: A Study in In the book he maintained that modern imperialism was a direct consequence of the modern industrial economy. Economic concerns were inevitably tinged with political overtones and with questions of.

The British South Africa Company (BSAC or BSACo) was established following the amalgamation of Cecil Rhodes' Central Search Association and the London-based Exploring Company Ltd which had originally competed to exploit the expected mineral wealth of Mashonaland but united because of common economic interests and to secure British government backing.

The company received a Founded: London, United Kingdom (). The annexation of the Transvaal Republic is, however, a very different affair from the admission of Fiji to the privileges of a British colony.

The Transvaal is colonised by a population of European de- scent, with a Government of their own, with traditions, placing them in an attitude of fierce hostility to the British Government, and with an.

In the Transvaal republic was annexed by Britain, while economic reasons seem reasonable at first it can be argued that ‘political control of the Transvaal was not sought in order to control the gold-mines nor secure access to the supply of gold’, that the British.

Many readers of Africa and the Victorians have tended to view the book as little more than a textbook-like chronology of the British scramble for Africa.

But the true significance of the book is to expand the highly influential theory of British expansion that the authors originally articulated in "The Imperialism of Free Trade," an article which first appeared in the Economic History Review /5.

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