How many SADF members died in the border war?

How many SADF members died in the border war?

1791 casualties
During the Bushwar the SADF suffered 1791 casualties (combat and all other accidents), while SWAPO lost an estimated 11400 guerrillas in combat.

Who did South Africa fight in Angola?

The South African Border War, also known as the Namibian War of Independence, and sometimes denoted in South Africa as the Angolan Bush War, was a largely asymmetric conflict that occurred in Namibia (then South West Africa), Zambia, and Angola from 26 August 1966 to 21 March 1990.

How many wars did South Africa win?

List of wars involving South Africa

Conflict South Africa and allies Losses
South African Border War (1966–1989) South Africa Portugal UNITA FNLA 2,038 dead
Natal Civil War (1987–1994) IFP Unknown
Operation Boleas (1998) South Africa Botswana 11 dead
Battle of Bangui (2013) South Africa Central African Republic 15 dead

Why did Namibia fight in Angola in the 1960s?

During the 1960s, Angola was a Portuguese Colony and that meant that any supply lines to friendly black nations were too long for the Namibia armies to get enough weapons and aids to start a serious military campaign. However, the Namibian armies resorted to gathering support and small acts of terrorism and sabotage started.

What is the Angola-Namibia War?

Various names have been applied to the undeclared conflict waged by South Africa in Angola and Namibia (then South West Africa) from the mid 1960s to the late 1980s.

What is the Namibian War of Independence?

The South West African People’s Organisation (SWAPO) has described the South African Border War as the Namibian War of National Liberation and the Namibian Liberation Struggle. In the Namibian context it is also commonly referred to as the Namibian War of Independence.

Why did Angola invade the Republic of the Congo?

In early October 1997, Angola invaded the Republic of the Congo during its civil war, and helped Sassou Nguesso ‘s rebels overthrow the government of Pascal Lissouba. Lissouba’s government had allowed UNITA the use of cities in the Republic of Congo in order to circumvent sanctions. [181]