What are Smuts?

Some articles on smuts:

Battle Of Elands River (1901) - Battle
... On 17 September, as Smuts' commando threaded through a gorge that opened out into the Elands River valley, a 17-year old farmer named Jan Coetzer informed them that a British force held the pass at Elands River ... Smuts commented, "If we don't get those horses and a supply of ammunition, we're done for." The British were C Squadron of the 17th Lancers ... When Smuts' vanguard ran head on into a Lancer patrol, the British hesitated to fire because many of the Boers wore captured British uniforms ...
Barbara Smuts - Research
... Much of Smuts’ research concerns the development of social relationships between animals, particularly among chimpanzee and baboon populations ... Smuts began studies of wild baboons in 1976 ... Smuts also carried out research into bottlenose dolphin social development, working extensively with Janet Mann ...
James Thompson Bain - Industrial Action
... in a meeting between the strike leaders, Prime Minister Louis Botha and then-minister Jan Smuts, agreement was reached on the basis of full ... Botha and Smuts managed to persuade the mine owners, and the settlement was concluded ... However, Smuts was to have his revenge for the 'defeat' of 1913 ...
Smut (fungus)
... The smuts are multicellular fungi, that are characterized by their large numbers of teliospores ... The smuts get their name from a Germanic word for dirt because of their dark, thick-walled and dust-like teliospores ... The smuts are grouped with the other basidiomycetes because of their commonalities concerning sexual reproduction ...