Cobus van Bosch

Black women being marched to a concentration camp during the Anglo Boer War - 1899-1902I (Oil on canvas, 38cm x 76cm, 2013).

Thousands of black South Africans shared the fate of Boer women and children by dying in British concentration camps during the Anglo Boer War, 1899 - 1902. It is estimated that between 14 000 and 20 000 black South Africans, most of them children, died in dozens of camps all over South Africa of hunger, malnutrition, unhygienic conditions and medical neglect. An estimated 27 000 Boer women and children died in the camps.