EFFECTS OF THE PRETORIA CONVENTION

EFFECTS OF THE PRETORIA CONVENTION

  • Both the British and the Boers did not benefit from the out come of the treaty.
  • The Boers come out of the conference more discontented
  • Foreign affairs of Transvaal remained in the hands of the British meaning that the Boers loss of independence




  • The Boers were discontented with their new position
  • Transvaal become more stubborn and determined to resist the British rule in south Africa
  • The Boers of Transvaal become more united
  • Transvaal Boers started befriending other European countries like Germany and Portugal
  • Boers gained control over the internal affairs of Transvaal
  • It led to rise of war mongers such as Wellim Jourbert and Paul Kruger
  • Led to the rise of Cecil Rhodes who was determined silence the Boers.
  • Transvaal becomes richer because of charging high taxes on the British goods.
  • The British idea of federating SouthAfrican white states was dropped.




  • The Boers continued to interfere in native affairs. For Lucas Mayer; a Boer solider interfered in the Zulu local politics by enthroning Din Zulu and replacing him exiled father Cetewayo.
  • The Zulu lost their independence.
  • The Zulu lost their land to Boers
  • The Boers also attacked the Tswana and interfered in their politics

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