American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A region of northeast South Africa. Inhabited by Bantu-speaking Black Africans, the area was settled by Boer farmers who formed an independent state, called the South African Republic, in the 1850s. Great Britain annexed the territory in 1877, but the discovery of gold in 1886 led to an influx of settlers, further tensions between the British and the Boers, and the eventual formation of the Transvaal as a crown colony (1900) after the Boer War. Transvaal became a part of South Africa in 1910.
- n. Geographical region in South Africa between the Vaal and Limpopo rivers. Was a province until 1994.
- n. a province of northeastern South Africa originally inhabited by Africans who spoke Bantu; colonized by the Boers
“Looking to all the circumstances, both of the Transvaal and the rest of South Africa, and to the necessity of preventing a renewal of disorders, which might lead to disastrous consequences, not only to the Transvaal but to the whole of South Africa, _our judgment is that the Queen cannot be advised to relinquish the Transvaal_. ”
“Note 15: One important collaborative effort in the eastern Transvaal is discussed in van der Merwe and Scully, "The Phalaborwa Story.”
“As Minister of National Education, F.W. de Klerk was a supporter of segregated universities, and as a leader of the National Party in Transvaal, he was not known to advocate reform.”
“The chief crop in the Free State and the Transvaal is maize (which we know as corn) and which the Union normally produces in exportable quantities, though this year the crop was short due to drought conditions in some areas.”
“The Transvaal is a very expensive country to live in.”
“Whether called Transvaal, Cats or Lions, the Joburg-based side has not enjoyed a good time of it in Super rugby, going back to 1996 when the competition still consisted of 12 teams.”
“1887 Construction of a railway line from Lourenço Marques to the Transvaal is begun.”
“Again I say I am glad to know the Transvaal is English ground; perhaps now there may be rest. ”
“Britain had a duty when the Transvaal was a foreign state to protect her Indian subjects, even to the extent of making their grievances a cause of war.”
“- At the time the Transvaal was a Crown Colony, and they made a protest and eventually a deputation consisting of Gandhi and other members of the Indian community went over to England to interview the British Government there, as well as to educate the British public opinion to see that this measure is not passed.”
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