The name of the military base, Voortrekkerhoogte is officially changed to Thaba Tshwane

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Tuesday, 19 May 1998

Thaba Tshwane is the military headquarters of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in Pretoria. The base had been known as   Voortrekkerhoogte since 1939. , It was officially renamed on 19 May 1998, marking its third name change.

The military base was founded in 1905 by the British Army and was named Robert Heights after Lord Roberts, a British soldier and one of the best commanders of the 19th century.

References:
• South African Government Information ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE, THE Hon. MR JOE MODISE, ON THE HISTORIC OCCASION OF THE NAMING OF THE THABA TSHWANE MILITARY AREA, PRETORIA, 19TH MAY 1998 [online] Available at:>http://www.info.gov.za[Accessed on 14 May 2013]
•  Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar. Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau.    

Last updated : 19-May-2015

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-May-2013