This picture is from the Shaka Zulu series...Shaka Zulu supposedly introduced cowhide shields, which were much stronger than the iron or wood shields used previously.

16 Things That Made Shaka Zulu A Military Genius

This picture is from the Shaka Zulu series. 16 things a that made Shaka Zulu the greatest military leader of all time.

Denel G6 Self-Propelled Gun, South Africa

Friday Firepower: S. Africa's meanest Rhino on wheels, howitzer Photos)

One of the last great South African Generals - Constand Viljoen - also known as "stofstrepie"

One of the last great South African Generals - Constand Viljoen - also known as "stofstrepie"

Jan Smuts - This Day in History: Jun 28, 1919: Treaty of Versailles = Keynes predicts economic chaos

Field Marshal Jan Smuts of South Africa. Smuts signed the Paris Peace Treaty, resolving the peace in Europe, thus becoming the only signatory of both the treaty ending the First World War, and that ending the Second.

This Day in History: Sep 27, 1862: Gen. Louis Botha, soldier, statesman and first prime minister of the Union of South Africa, is born.

This Day in History: Sep Gen. Louis Botha, soldier, statesman and first prime minister of the Union of South Africa, is born.

Gen Jannie Geldenhuys is a former South African military commander who served as Chief of the South African Defence Force between 1985 and 1990

Gen Jannie Geldenhuys is a former South African military commander who served as Chief of the South African Defence Force between 1985 and 1990

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