Transvaal: Polity Style: 1877-1910 - Archontology.org

Transvaal: Polity Style: 1877-1910

12 Apr 1877 South African Republic is declared a British territory in accordance with a proclamation of Her Majesty's Special Commissioner for certain Purposes in South Africa (Transvaal Government Gazette, 12 Apr 1877, Extra, pp. 1-3)
12 Apr 1877 - 8 Aug 1881 Transvaal Territory :: Transvaalsche Grondgebied [1]
8 Aug 1881 Transvaal Territory is granted self-government, subject to the suzerainty of the British Crown, under the name of the Transvaal State in accordance with the Convention of Pretoria (signed on 3 Aug 1881; effective upon the ratification by the Volksraad of the South African Republic on 8 Aug 1881) [2]
8 Aug 1884 suzerainty of the British Crown over the Transvaal State is tacitly withdrawn in accordance with the London Convention superseding the Pretoria Convention of 1881 (signed on 27 Feb 1884; effective upon the ratification by the Volksraad of the South African Republic on 8 Aug 1884)
1 Sep 1900 South African Republic is declared part of the dominions of the British Crown in accordance with a proclamation of the Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces in South Africa (Transvaal Government Gazette, No. 15, 5 Sep 1900, p. 294)
1 Sep 1900 - 31 May 1910 Transvaal
31 May 1902 sovereignty of the British Crown over the South African Republic and Orange Free State is recognized in accordance with a peace treaty signed by the representatives of the governments of the South African Republic and Orange Free State, and by the representatives of the United Kingdom at Pretoria (Treaty of Vereeniging)
31 May 1910 colonies of the Cape of Good Hope, Natal, the Transvaal, and the Orange River Colony constituted a union in accordance with the South Africa Act, 1909 / Zuid-Afrika Wet, 1909 (passed by the House of Lords and by the House of Commons of the United Kingdom on 4 Aug 1909 and 19 Aug 1909 respectively; received Royal Assent on 20 Sep 1909; effective on the date [31 May 1910] appointed by a Royal Proclamation of 2 Dec 1909) (London Gazette, No. 28314, 3 Dec 1909, p. 9217; The Cape of Good Hope Government Gazette, No. 9253, Extra, 15 Jan 1910, pp. 146-188; p. 200) [3]

[1] Also in official use: Transvaal Province
[2] Upon the enactment of the Pretoria Convention, the state authority was transferred (8 Aug 1881) from the British colonial administration to the government claiming the restoration of the South African Republic since 13 Dec 1880; this government formally acting under the "suzerainty of Her Majesty" over the Transvaal State refused to use this name which appeared only in the British official documents.
[3] Full title (English): An Act to constitute the Union of South Africa; full title (Dutch): Een Wet ter daarstelling van de Unie van Zuid-Afrika.
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