South African Republic
|South African Republic|
Location of the South African Republic, circa 1890.
|Religion||Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk|
|•||1857–1863||Marthinus Wessel Pretorius|
|•||1900–1902||Schalk Willem Burger (acting)|
|•||Established||27 June 1856|
|•||Second Boer War||11 October 1899|
|•||Treaty of Vereeniging||31 May 1902|
|Currency||South African Republic pond|
|Today part of||South Africa|
The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often informally called the Transvaal Republic, was a sovereign state in southern Africa ruled by the Afrikaners. It was defeated by the UK and its colonies, the British Cape Colony and the Colony of Natal in the Second Boer War and became the British colony of Transvaal.