South Africa has a proud military history that 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 both within South Africa and against it.
It includes the history of battles fought in the territories of modern South Africa in neighboring territories, in both world wars and in modern international conflicts.
The “Special Interest” pages contain many interesting articles regarding the military history of South Africa spanning from the Anglo-Boer Wars to the South African Border War.
Read about “Nancy the Springbok” and “Jackie the Baboon”; animals that were used as mascots by the South Africans soldiers during WWI.
Here you will also find articles about the daring but controversial South African paratrooper assault on the Angolan town of Cassinga in 1978 during the Border War, and the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale towards the latter part of the conflict.