By Timothy J. Stapleton

An army historical past of South Africa: From the Dutch-Khoi Wars to the top of Apartheid represents the 1st finished army background of South Africa from the start of ecu colonization within the Cape in the course of the 1650s to the present postapartheid republic. With specific emphasis at the final two hundred years, this balanced research stresses the historic significance of battle and armed forces buildings within the shaping of contemporary South African society. vital topics comprise army version in the course of the technique of colonial conquest and African resistance, the expansion of South Africa as a neighborhood army energy from the early twentieth century, and South African involvement in conflicts of the decolonization period. geared up chronologically, every one bankruptcy stories the foremost conflicts, regulations, and army problems with a selected interval in South African historical past. assurance contains the wars of colonial conquest (1830-69), the diamond wars (1869-81), the gold wars (1886-1910), global Wars I and II (1910-45), and the apartheid wars (1948-94).

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Tylden withdrew to Whittlesea with 600 cattle. In that attack, 40 rebels and 8 Fingo had been killed. On February 3, the Thembu retaliated by launching another ultimately unsuccessful attack on the four Whittlesea strong points. With his contingent running out of ammunition, Tylden sent off a message requesting reinforcements. On February 6, another 36 A Military History of South Africa Thembu assault, which seemed likely to capture the town, was foiled by the timely arrival of mounted settler volunteers from Cradock which was 200 kilometers to the south.

In 1820 or 1821 he had founded his own village on the slopes of a defensible mountain called Botha Bothe and gathered various dispossessed people around him. Around 1822 or 1823 the Tlokwa inflicted such a serious defeat on the Ngwane that some of the latter committed suicide rather than return to Matiwane in disgrace. In early 1823, in a prolonged battle, Matiwane’s Ngwane inflicted significant damage on the Hlubi. ’’ The Tlokwa then attacked once again, driving Moshoeshoe and his followers up into the Maluti Mountains.

Those under Andries Potgieter traveled north into the high grasslands over the Vaal River and those under Piet Retief crossed south of the Drakensberg Mountains to enter the Indian Ocean coastal area of present-day KwaZulu-Natal. 2 By the mid-1830s the Ndebele Kingdom of Mzilikazi, based around the settlements of Mosega and Gabeni on the Marico River, constituted the main power on the western Highveld dominating neighboring Tswana and Sotho groups. Mzilikazi knew about the power of mounted gunmen as he had moved to the Marico River partly because of Griqua raids.

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