Military history of South Africa
The military history of South Africa chronicles a vast time period and complex events from the dawn of history until the present time. It covers civil wars and wars of aggression and of self-defence b...
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Khoikhoi-Dutch Wars
The Khoikhoi–Dutch Wars were a series of conflicts that took place in the last half of the 17th century in what was known then as the Cape of Good Hope (today it refers to a smaller geographic spot), ...
History of Cape Colony
The Cape Colony (Dutch: Kaapkolonie) was a British colony in present-day South Africa and Namibia, named for the Cape of Good Hope. The British colony was preceded by an earlier Dutch colony...
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Battle of Muizenberg
The Battle of Muizenberg was a small but significant military engagement which took place near Muizenberg in 1795; it led to the capture of the Dutch Cape Colony by Kingdom of Great Britain.
In 17...
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Battle of Blaauwberg
The Battle of Blaauwberg, also known as the Battle of Cape Town, fought near Cape Town on 8 January 1806, was a small but significant military engagement. It established British rule in South Africa,...
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Xhosa Wars
The Xhosa Wars (also known as the Cape Frontier Wars or "Africa's 100 Years War"), were a series of nine wars or flare-ups (from 1779 to 1879) between the Xhosa tribes and European settlers, in what i...
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Ndwandwe-Zulu War
The Zulu Civil War or Ndwandwe–Zulu War of 1817–1819 was a war fought between the expanding Zulu Kingdom and the Ndwandwe tribe in South Africa.The Zulus were originally a close-knit ethnic grou...
Mfecane
Mfecane ([m̩fɛˈkǀaːne], crushing), also known by the Sesotho name Difaqane (scattering, forced dispersal or forced migration) or Lifaqane, was a period of widespread chaos and warfare among indigenous...
Battle of Italeni
The Battle of Italeni was a battle that took place at 28°29′6″S 31°16′27″E / 28.48500°S 31.27417°E / -28.48500; 31.27417 31°16′27″E / 28.48500°S 31.27417°Eþ...
Battle of Blood River
The Battle of Blood River is the name given for the battle fought between 470 Voortrekkers led by Andries Pretorius, and an estimated 15,000–21,000 Zulu attackers on the bank of the Ncome River on 16 ...
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Anglo-Zulu War
The Anglo-Zulu War was fought in 1879 between the British and the Zulus. Following Lord Carnarvon's successful introduction of federation in Canada, it was thought that similar political effort, coupl...
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First Boer War
The First Boer War (Afrikaans: Eerste Vryheidsoorlog, literally "First Freedom War") also known as the First Anglo-Boer War or the Transvaal War, was fought from 16 December 1880 until 23 March 18...
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Jameson Raid
The Jameson Raid (29 December 1895 – 2 January 1896) was a botched raid on Paul Kruger's Transvaal Republic carried out by a British colonial statesman Leander Starr Jameson and his Company mercenarie...
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Second Boer War
The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: Tweede Vryheidsoorlog, literally "Second Freedom War") was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the United Kingdom ...
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South African Overseas Expeditionary Force
The South African Overseas Expeditionary Force (SAOEF) was a volunteer military organisation in World War I.
The South African government formed the South African Overseas Expeditionary Force (SAO...
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Jan Smuts
Jan Christiaan Smuts OM CH DTD ED KC FRS PC (24 May 1870 – 11 September 1950) was a prominent South African and British Commonwealth statesman, military leader and philosopher. In addition to holding ...
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Simonstown Agreement
The Simonstown Agreement (sic) was a naval cooperation agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the (then-officially) Union of South Africa signed 30 June 1955. U...
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Israel-South Africa relations
Israel–South Africa relations refer to the current and historic relationship between the Republic of South Africa and the State of Israel.
South Africa was among the 33 states that voted in favour...
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South Africa and weapons of mass destruction
From the 1960s to the 1980s, South Africa pursued research into weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. Six nuclear weapons were assembled. Before the anticip...
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Vela Incident
Estimated locationThe Vela Incident, also known as the South Atlantic Flash, was an unidentified "double flash" of light detected by an American Vela Hotel satellite on September 22, 1979, near the Pr...
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South African Border War
The South African Border War, commonly referred to as the Angolan Bush War in South Africa, was a conflict that took place from 1966 to 1989 largely in South-West Africa (now Namibia) and Angola betwe...
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Cabinda Operation
The Operation Argon (sometimes called Cabinda Operation) was a controversial and high-profile military operation carried out by the South African Special Forces ("Recces") during the South African Bor...
Armscor (South Africa)
Armscor (or ARMSCOR), the Armaments Corporation of South Africa is the arms procurement agency of the South African Department of Defence. It was originally established in 1968 as an arms production ...
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Denel
Denel SOC Ltd is a South African state-owned aerospace and defence technology conglomerate established in 1991. It was created when the manufacturing subsidiaries of Armscor were split off in order fo...
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Umkhonto we Sizwe
Umkhonto we Sizwe (abbreviated as MK, Zulu for "Spear of the Nation") was the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC), co-founded by Nelson Mandela in the wake of the Sharpeville massacre. ...
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Azanian People's Liberation Army
The Azanian People's Liberation Army (APLA) was the military wing of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) in South Africa. It was originally called Poqo.
The organisation was founded in 1961 followin...
Anglo-Zulu War
The Anglo-Zulu War was fought in 1879 between the British and the Zulus. Following Lord Carnarvon's successful introduction of federation in Canada, it was thought that similar political effort, coupl...
Anglo-Zulu War - Wikipedia