London Convention (1884)
The London Convention was a treaty negotiated in 1884 between Great Britain, as the paramount power in South Africa, and the South African Republic (Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek). The London Convention superseded the 1881 Pretoria Convention.
Delegates from the South African Republic to the London Convention (1884).
|Context||Retrocession of the South African Republic after the First Boer War|
|Signed||27 February 1884|
|Effective||27 February 1884|
|Expiration||31 May 1902|
|Parties||United Kingdom Transvaal|
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The South African Republic was represented by the following delegates:
Content of the conventionEdit
The convention incorporated the bulk of the earlier Pretoria Convention, but with two major differences.
Name of the countryEdit
Following the Pretoria Convention, the name of the South African Republic had been changed to the Transvaal Territory. At the request of the Transvaal Territory's Volksraad the name was restored to South African Republic.
The main outcome of the London Convention was that British suzerainty over the South African Republic was relinquished.
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