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 (bō′tə, -tä′), Louis 1862-1919.
South African general in the Boer War (1899-1902) and first prime minister of the Union of South Africa (1910-1919).


, Pieter Willem 1916-2006.
South African prime minister (1978-1989) who defended and upheld apartheid despite international protest.
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1. (Biography) Louis. 1862–1919, South African statesman and general; first prime minister of the Union of South Africa (1910–19)
2. (Biography) P(ieter) W(illem). 1916–2006, South African politician; defence minister (1965–78); prime minister (1978–84); state president (1984–89)
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Louis, 1862–1919, South African statesman.
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He noted that there are statues of both Mandela and Louis Botha, a white South African leader in the early 20th century, at Pretoria's hilltop Union Buildings, home to the South African president's offices.
1915 German forces in southwest Africa surrender to South Africans under Louis Botha.
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Synopsis: Louis Botha was prime minister of the Union of South Africa when Britain declared war on Germany in 1914.
The demonstrations have triggered similar reactions elsewhere, with a statue outside parliament of Afrikaner Boer war hero and former prime minister of the Union of South Africa, Louis Botha, vandalised with paint.
For the following two years, Boer commander Louis Botha recognized Krueler's courage and gave him ever-increasing responsibility and authority.
Caption: Commander in Chief of the South African forces, General Louis Botha inspects the South African troops in Luderitzbucht.
Nearby Colonial Road and Imperial Road emphasise that the Boer republics became colonies of the British Empire; Pretoria Road is named after the capital of the Transvaal, which became the administrative capital of South Africa; and Botha Road refers to the South African statesman and soldier, Louis Botha.
* (1354) Botha: Named for Louis Botha (1862 Sep 27-1919 Aug 27), first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa.
Probably the most admired white South African at this point--in Britain as well as South Africa--was an Afrikaner, Louis Botha, a former Boer War general who was appointed prime minister by the British governor-general, Viscount Gladstone.
A number of famous historical figure were involved in the war including Winston Churchill, Mahatma Ghandi and the future South African leader Louis Botha.