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BERGH, J.S.. A perspective on State President S.J.P. Kruger: Chief Justice J.G. Kotzé's Biographical Memoirs and Reminiscences. Historia [online]. 2013, vol.58, n.1, pp.106-121. ISSN 2309-8392.

As chief justice of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR) referred to in this article as the South African Republic, for approximately twenty years, J.G. Kotzé was in continuous contact with State President S.J.P. Kruger. His is an evaluation of Kruger by an individual from a completely different cultural and educational background. He describes both positive and negative incidents in his relations with Kruger and provides an interesting analysis and appreciation of Kruger's character.

Keywords : S.J.P. Kruger; J.G. Kotzé; T.F. Burgers; appointment of judges; Nellmapius case; Hananwa commando; presidential election; Jameson Raid; judicial dispute.

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