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An Unstable Frontier
They ended up having to use their armed forces on a number of occasions to fight displaced Xhosa or to prevent Boers chasing Africans in to British areas of control.
In 1852 a deal was done between the British and the Boer Republics of Orange Free State and Transvaal.
- The British did not want to be responsible for the costs of maintaining the peace between Boers and Africans
- Especially in a poor and unproductive part of the world.
- But that was before the discovery of…