Petrus Jacobus Joubert

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Joubert, Petrus Jacobus


Born Jan. 20, 1834, in Oudtshoorn, Cape Province; died Mar. 28, 1900, in Pretoria. Political and military leader of the Republic of Transvaal.

Joubert became commander in chief of the Boer Army in 1880. During the Anglo-Boer War of 1880–81 he won a victory at Majuba; in January 1896 he defeated the British detachment of L. Jameson that had invaded the Transvaal. Joubert opposed President P. Kruger and advocated concessions to Great Britain. Elected vice-president in 1898, Joubert successfully led combat operations at the beginning of the Anglo-Boer War of 189–1902, but a severe illness compelled him to turn over the command to General L. Botha.

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The nephew of Piet Joubert, the legendary Commandant-General of South Africa from 1880 to 1900--the time of the Boer Wars--Duquesne had a lot to live up to.
By 1880 Boer resentment boiled over, and a rebellion broke out under the leadership of Paul Kruger and Piet Joubert. Known as the First Anglo-Boer War, the commandos rather handily defeated British forces and reestablished their independence.
Hendrik Schoeman, the son of a Doer general who had defected to the British, and Piet Joubert, the son of the recently deceased General Commander of the republican army, were among those who acted as escorts for the nine.
Right wing JP van der Mescht was crunched by young Scot Chris Paterson but he passed inside to No.8 Piet Joubert who set up full-back Kallie Benadie to race in behind the posts.
A., "Generaal Piet Joubert en sy aandeel aan die Transvaalse Geschiedenis," Archives Year Book for South African History.
Sir Garnet Wolseley (January 1880); with Piet Joubert and Paul Kruger, he formed a triumvirate to exercise political leadership of the Transvaal rebellion, and signed the Pretoria Convention that restored Transvaal's independence (August 1881); retired when the triumvirate gave way to the first presidency of Kruger (May 1883); died at Potchefstroom (May 19, 1901).