Het Volk (political party)
Het Volk (The People) was a Transvaal political party, established in May 1904:53 under the leadership of Louis Botha and his deputy Jan Smuts. Upon the creation of the Union of South Africa in May 1910, it merged with Afrikaner Bond, the South African Party, and the Orangia Unie, the dominant political parties of the Cape Colony and Orange River Colony (formerly the Orange Free State), creating the pan-Union South African Party.:54
Ewald Auguste Esselen, one of the founding members of Het Volk.
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