A South African election

Cavendish, Richard
September 2010
History Today;Sep2010, Vol. 60 Issue 9, p8
The article discusses the history surrounding the South African elections of September 15, 1910, marking the establishment of the Union of South Africa in the aftermath of the second Boer War. Details are given describing both the political climate of the period and region, noting the white male exclusivity in voting and serving in its government. Profiles are also included for several prominent politicians of South Africa, including Louis Botha, J. B. M. Hertzog, and Jan Christiaan Smuts.


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