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Didn't we (ie the rest of the British Empire) lose the Boer War to them?
"Gold was discovered in 1871 – in a Boer Republic. Britain went to war with the Boers and, with difficulty, defeated them. Having also finally defeated the Zulus, Britain gained control of all South Africa. The four provinces were united in 1910 into the dominion of the Union of South Africa, and the country’s independence was formally recognised under the Statute of Westminster in 1931."
I blame Breaker Morant for misleading me. I also thought all the Shaka Zulu stuff was BEFORE the Boer War.
Might see if I can download Shaka Zulu to watch, remember when it was on we were all doing reenactments of the battles the next day at school.