Conference Venues Bloemfontein
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Afrikaans and Dutch for “fountain of flowers” or “blooming fountain, Bloemfontein is the capital city of the province of Free State of South Africa; and, as the judicial capital of the nation, one of South Africa’s three national capitals; the other two capitals are Cape Town, the legislative capital, and Pretoria, the administrative capital.
In 1899 the city was the site of the Bloemfontein Conference, which failed to prevent the outbreak of the Second Boer War. The conference was a final attempt to avert a war between Britain and the South African Republic. With its failure the stage was set for war, which broke out on 11 October 1899.
The rail line from Cape Town provided a centrally located railway station, and proved critical to the British in occupying the city later.
On 13 March 1900, following the Battle of Paardeberg, British forces captured the city and built a concentration camp nearby to house Boer women and children. The National Women’s Monument, on the outskirts of the city, pays homage to the 26,370 women and children as well as 1,421 old men and 14,154 black people, though some sources feel that the records are unsatisfactory, and that this number could be as high as 20,000 who died in these camps in various parts of the country.
Bloemfontein is popularly and poetically known as “the city of roses”, owing to the abundance of these flowers and the annual rose festival held there. The city’s Sesotho name is Mangaung, meaning “place of cheetahs”. Bloemfontein has since 2011 formed part of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality, having been in the Mangaung Local Municipality beforehand.