South Africa

South Africa, or the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost country in Africa and is the twenty-fifth largest country in world. On the north, South Africa’s neighboring countries are Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; on the east and northwest, it is bordered by Mozambique and Swaziland. South Africa is known for being a multiethnic society and recognizes eleven official languages.


Latitude: -29.427637615592
Longitude: 21.676025390625

Timeline of Events Associated with South Africa

Date Event Manage

Livingstone visits Victoria Falls

David Livingstone visited Victoria Falls in 1856.

11 Oct 1899 to 31 May 1902

Second Boer War

Crane, Stop the WarOn 11 Oct 1899, war was declared between Britain and the Transvaal Republic and Orange Free State, two independent Boer nations in southern Africa. The Treaty of Vereeniging concluded the Second Boer War on 31 May 1902. The fighting had resulted in c. 45,000 British military casualties and around 40,000 combined military and civilian casualties among the Boers. Eight years later in 1910, the Union of South Africa made the region a dominion of the British Empire. Image: Walter Crane, “Stop the War,” page 297, The War Against War in South Africa, 23 February 1900, wood engraving, courtesy of Yale University.


Jo Briggs, “The Second Boer War, 1899-1902: Anti-Imperialism and European Visual Culture”