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Pretoria becomes capital of the South African Republic

Africa, 1857, zoomable map
04/03/1860
Hoping to consolidate the independent South African Republic, Boer (Afro-Dutch) leaders named Pretoria as the country's new capital. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
G. S. P. Freeman-Grenville, Chronology of African History (Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 1973), 167.

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