The Constitution of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (South African Republic, commonly known as Transvaal Republic) is finally r

Thursday, 18 February 1858

The Constitution of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (South African Republic, commonly known as Transvaal Republic) is finally ratified by the Volksraad at Rustenburg. It states, among other things, "the people will admit of no equality of persons of colour with the White inhabitants, either in state or in church". The dates 16 and 19 February 1858 are given in other sources, but official Volksraad minutes supports the 18th.

References:
• Scholtz, G.D. (1974). Die ontwikkeling van die politieke denke van die Afrikaner, dl. 3: 1854-1881. Johannesburg: Perskor, p. 184.

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