Brandfort concentration camp 15 550 Boer women and children
The concentration camp called Dwyersdorp lies just outside Brandfort. A garden
of remembrance was created in memory of the 15 550 women and children who died during the
Anglo-Boer War of 1899 to 1902. These large number of women and children where the victims
of the absolute shocking conditions in the British concentration camp at Brandfort. The austere cenotaph has a stirring
"Rus in vrede tere bloeisels,
offer van die storm
want uit welke moedertrane
is die steen gevorm"
"Rest in peace tender blossoms
sacrifice of the storm
(because) out of mothers tears
the stone was formed"