History of South Africa

This board is for events and places reminding us of our country's history. Of courage and sadness.
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South African Airways Original Travel Poster Zebra Come and See Our Stars and Stripes, 19890. {DP Vintage Posters}

South African Airways Original Travel Poster Zebra Come and See Our Stars and Stripes, 19890. {DP Vintage Posters}

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Melrose House in Pretoria, where the peace treaty of Vereniging was signed on the 31st of May 1902, ending the second Anglo-Boer war

Melrose House in Pretoria, where the peace treaty of Vereniging was signed on the 31st of May 1902, ending the second Anglo-Boer war

The South African Border War, often referred to by South Africans as the Angolan Bush War, was a conflict that took place from 1966 to 1989, largely in South-West Africa (now Namibia) & Angola. It was fought between South Africa + its allied forces (the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, UNITA) on the one side, & the Angolan government + South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) + their allies (Cuba) on the other.

The South African Border War, often referred to by South Africans as the Angolan Bush War, was a conflict that took place from 1966 to 1989, largely in South-West Africa (now Namibia) & Angola. It was fought between South Africa + its allied forces (the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, UNITA) on the one side, & the Angolan government + South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) + their allies (Cuba) on the other.

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SA War Hero Capt Wynand du Toit. During the raid on the Cabinda oil refinery, Angola, on the 21 May 1985, Capt. Wynand du Toit was taken captive, and two other South African commandoes were killed. The rest of the commando unit evacuated successfully.This resulted in the reconnaisance teams being discovered and coming under heavy fire. During this firefight, Corporal van Breda and Corporal Liebenberg were killed, while Capt. Du Toit was captured.

SA War Hero Capt Wynand du Toit. During the raid on the Cabinda oil refinery, Angola, on the 21 May 1985, Capt. Wynand du Toit was taken captive, and two other South African commandoes were killed. The rest of the commando unit evacuated successfully.This resulted in the reconnaisance teams being discovered and coming under heavy fire. During this firefight, Corporal van Breda and Corporal Liebenberg were killed, while Capt. Du Toit was captured.

Klapperkopfort - Pretoria This statue of a soldier holding a R1 rifle, was erected in memory of all members of the South African Defence Force who lost their lives serving their country. The individuals who have lost their lives are honored with an inscription on a number of marble plaques mounted around the statue.

Klapperkopfort - Pretoria This statue of a soldier holding a R1 rifle, was erected in memory of all members of the South African Defence Force who lost their lives serving their country. The individuals who have lost their lives are honored with an inscription on a number of marble plaques mounted around the statue.

South Africa 1979 Flowers World Rose Convention Set Fine Mint SG 466 9 Scott 525 8 Other South African Stamps HERE

South Africa 1979 Flowers World Rose Convention Set Fine Mint

South Africa 1979 Flowers World Rose Convention Set Fine Mint SG 466 9 Scott 525 8 Other South African Stamps HERE

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