The railways and constabulary of the two colonies were (1903) placed under an inter-colonial council; active measures were taken for the repatriation of the prisoners of war and the residents in the concentration camps, and in every direction vigorous and successful efforts were made to repair the ravages of the war.
But these Indians by reindenturing might come under the operation of the repatriation proposal.
He provided a steady revenue by the levying of a tax of 10% on the annual net produce of the gold mines, and devoted special attention to the repatriation of the Boers, land settlement by British colonists, education, justice, the constabulary, and the development of railways.
The work of repatriation and resettlement was carried out by commissioners acting in conjunction with a central advisory committee at Pretoria.
Beak's The Aftermath of War (1906) is an account of the repatriation work in the Orange River Colony.
The £3,000,000 granted by the articles of peace, and other considerable sums, besides £7,000,000 from the loan, were expended on repatriation and compensation.
Having recovered from the worst effects of the war the Boers, both in the Transvaal and Orange Colony, began in 1904 to make organized efforts to regain their political ascendancy, and to bring pressure on the government in respect to compensation, repatriation, the position of the Dutch language, education and other subjects on which they alleged unfair treatment.
Imprisonment in Schliisselburg for life, or repatriation to Holstein, were proposed only to be rejected as dangerous.
The repatriation of some 200,000 Boers followed, and the departments of justice, education and agriculture were remodelled.'
The great expenditure incurred during the war had led to much deception as to the growth of trade, while the large sums spent on repatriation and other temporary work main ceased.