List of Wars

War ID Start Date End Date Title Area Combatants Comments Num
Deaths
1 1779 1781 1st Kaffir War Eastern Cape Frontier Commandos of Dutch East India Company
2 1789 1793 2nd Kaffir War Eastern Cape Frontier Commandos of Dutch East India Company
4 1799 1800 3rd Kaffir War Eastern Cape Frontier Dutch Government
6 1811 1812 4th Kaffir War Eastern Cape Frontier British Forces
7 1815 1819 5th Kaffir War Eastern Cape Frontier British Forces
8 1834 1835 6th Kaffir War Eastern Cape Frontier British Forces
12 1846 1846 7th Kaffir War (War of the Axe) Eastern Cape Frontier British Forces
14 1850 1852 8th Kaffir War Eastern Cape Frontier (Including Basutoland) British Forces 10
20 1877 1877 9th Kaffir War Eastern Cape Frontier British Forces including Cape Volunteers
AFG 2006 2010 Afganistan 2
16 1858 1865 Basuto Wars Orange Free State Oranje Vrijstaat (Orange Free State) vs Basutos
26 1880 1881 Basutoland Rebellion (The Gun War) Basutoland Cape Forces vs Basuto The Basutoland Rebellion was fought by the Cape Colony with the idea of disarming the Basotho, an object which failed completely, and by the Basotho, in alliance with various tribes in the Transkei and East Griqualand, to drive out the whites. The latter objective was not attained. Many Africans fought for the Cape but there were no Regular British troops other than a handful of Staff Officers. As a further result of the war the Basotho, in time, came, as they desired, under the direct rule of Great Britain instead of that of the Cape. 144
34 1896 1897 Bechuanaland Langberg area, west of Kimberley Cape Forces
15 1852 1852 Berea Expedition Basutoland British Forces vs Basuto 39
13 1848 1848 Boomplaas Orange Free State British Empire vs Oranje Vrijstaat (Orange Free State)
3 1795 1803 British Occupation Cape Peninsula British Forces vs Dutch East India Company
5 1806 1806 British Occupation Cape Peninsula British Forces vs Dutch
BURUNDI 2001 2002 Burundi Peacekeeping Burundi 4
38 1893 1893 First Matabele War Rhodesia
WWI 1914 1918 First World War Whole World Axis Powers vs Allied Powers 402
39 1914 1918 German South West Africa Campaign 1915 South West Africa South Africa vs Germany 7
Internal Internal Duties (Township, Support of Police or Training) South Africa 413
IRAQ 2003 2010 Iraq 1
33 1895 1896 Jameson Raid Transvaal Chartered Companies Forces vs Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (Transvaal) Commandos
KOREA 1950 Korea Korea United Nations & South Korea vs North Korea & Allies 35
18 1873 1873 Langalibalele Natal, Basutoland Natal Volunteers and Cape Police vs Natal Native Tribe
Langeberg 1897 1897 Langeberg Campaign South Africa 2
28 1882 1885 Mampoer, Mapoch, Massouw and Moshette Transvaal Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (Transvaal) vs Native Tribes
31 1890 1890 Modjajie, Magoeba and Malaboch Transvaal Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (Transvaal) Commandos
32 1896 1896 Modjajie, Magoeba and Malaboch Transvaal Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (Transvaal) Commandos
24 1879 (Mar) 1879 (Nov) Morosi's Mountain Basutoland Cape Forces vs Basuto Tribe The investment and capture of Mount Morosi in the Quthing District, March to November, 1879, by the forces of the Cape Colony. 38
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22 1878 1879 Northern Border and Orange River Area West of Kimberley and Along Orange River Cape Volunteers vs Coloured Clans and Bechuana
43 1998 1999 Operation Boleas Lesotho. SA Incursion into Lesotho SA Incursion into Lesotho for "Peace Keeping" 11
17 1869 1869 Orange River Central Sector Northern Cape Border Cape Forces vs Coloured Clans
Peacekeeping Peacekeeping 109
9 1834 1842 Period includes Great Trek and series of wars including Blood River 1838 Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal Trek Boers
44 1922 1922 Rand Revolt Witwatersrand Striking Miners 20
ABW2 1899 1902 S.A. War (Anglo Boer War) South Africa The British Empire vs Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek/Oranje Vrijstaat Britain and Commonwealth countries fought against the "Commandos" of the Boer Republics. 29713
WWII 1939 1945 Second World War Whole World Pretty much everyone 719
19 1876 1876 Sekukuni North East Transvaal Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (Transvaal) vs Bapedi Tribe
21 1878 1878 Sekukuni North Eastern Transvaal British Empire Forces vs Bapedi The British occupied the Transvaal 1877 - 1881
25 1879 (Nov) 1879 (Nov) Sekukuni North Eastern Transvaal British Forces vs Bapeli Tribe
10 1842 1842 Siege of Durban Natal British Empire vs Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek(Transvaal) and Oranje Vrijstaat(Orange Free State) Commandos 21
BORDER 1976 1991 SWA/Namibia Border War South West Africa and Angola SADF (South African Defence Force) and FALA (UNITA's Military Wing) vs PLAN (Peoples Liberation Army of Namibia), FAPLA (Angolan Army) and the Cuban armed forces FAR 2012
TamBook 1880 1881 Tambookie Campaign South Africa 1
16b 1865 1868 The Sequiti War Orange Free State Commandos of the Orange Free State and the Basotho There was a considerable amount of fighting in the first campaign from 1865-6 but very little in the second from 1867-8. The Basotho were completely defeated in the field but, owing to the failure of the Free State to capture Thaba Bosiu, the Basotho managed to keep on skirmishing until Great Britain stepped in and forced the Free State, completely exhausted financially, to make peace on terms which secured the Basotho in the possession of their country as it is to-day but under the rule of the Cape Colony. 58
16a 1858 (Mar) 1858 (June) The War of Senekal (1858) Orange Free State Commandos of the Orange Free State and the Basotho The War of Senekal, between the Commandos of the Orange Free State and the Basotho, lasted from March to June, 1858, and was caused by prolonged and aggravated boundary disputes. After some indecisive clashes the Free Staters retired to their own country without attacking Thaba Bosiu, Chief Moshesh's stronghold. After having much the better of the fighting the Basotho agreed to submit the boundary question to arbitration, with results that could be satisfactory to neither party. 26
42 1906 1907 The Zulu Rebellion (Bhambatha) Natal/Zululand 3
27 1880 1881 Transvaal War Northern Natal and Transvaal British Empire Forces vs Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (Transvaal)
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29 1884 1884 Warren's Bechuanaland Expedition Bechuanaland British Forces No Fighting
30 1888 1888 Zulu War Zululand British Forces vs Zulu Nation
23 1879 (Jan) 1879 (Jan) Zulu War (1st) Natal Border and Zululand British Empire Forces and Natal Volunteers vs Zulu Kingdom 3
11 1845 1845 Zwartkopjes Orange Free State British Empire vs Oranje Vrijstaat (Orange Free State)

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