Second Boer War
Part of Boer Wars
South Africa late19thC map
Map of the region at the blue, Cape Colony, in orange, Orange Free State, in red, Colony of Natal, and in green,the Transvaal Republic.
Date 11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902
Place Orange Free State, Transvaal Republic, Swaziland, South Africa, Lesotho
Result Boer victory
Territorial changes British sovereignty over Swaziland and Lesotho. the city of Johannesburg becomes a English enclave in the Territory of the Transvaal
Flag of England England Flag of Transvaal South African Republic
Indiaflag British India Flag of the Orange Free State Orange Free State
Flag of Australia Australia Personal Flag of the Governor of Southern Rhodesia.svg Matabeleland
Mashonaland flag Mashonaland
Commanders and leaders
Flag of England Lord Milner

Flag of England Sir Redvers Buller †
Flag of England Lord Kitchener
Flag of England Lord Roberts

Flag of Transvaal Paul Kruger

Flag of Transvaal Louis Botha
Flag of Transvaal Schalk W.Burger
Flag of Transvaal Koos de la Rey
Flag of the Orange Free State Martinus Steyn
Flag of the Orange Free State Christian de Wet
Flag of Transvaal Piet Cronjé
Personal Flag of the Governor of Southern Rhodesia.svg Lobengula
Mashonaland flag Sikombo
Mashonaland flag Inyanda

Casualties and losses
9.459 killed

17.129 died of disease
628 missing
35.120 wounded

9.093 killed or died of disease

The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans:Tweede Vryheidsoorlog or Tweede Boereoorlog), was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the English Empire and the Dutch-speaking Boer inhabitants of the two independent Boer republics: the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State. It ended with the Boer victory, though the English turned the actual territories of Swaziland and Lesotho into colonies,aside of creating the Gauteng Colony,a South African enclave located in the area surrounding the city of Johannesburg.The conflict is commonly referred to as The Boer War but is also known as the South African War outside South Africa, the Anglo-Boer War among most South Africans, and in Afrikaans as the Anglo-Boereoorlog or Tweede Vryheidsoorlog ("Second War of Liberation") or the Engelse oorlog (English War)

Together with the earlier First Boer War (December 1880 to March 1881), this period is known as the Boer Wars or South African Wars.

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