South African War
Date 11 January, 1879-23 March, 1881
Location South Africa
Result Stalemate
Flag of the Orange Free State Orange Free State
Flag of Transvaal Transvaal
Voortrekker flag Cape Boers
KwaXhosa KwaXhosa Kingdom
KwaZulu flag 1985 Zululand
Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • BlueEnsignNatal Colony of Natal

Afrikaner Vryheidsvlag Volkstaat
Flag of the German EmpireGerman Empire

  • Flaggenentwurf 7 Südwestafrika 1914 German South-West Africa
Commanders and leaders
Flag of Transvaal Piet Joubert
Flag of Transvaal Nicolaas J. Smit
Flag of Transvaal J.D. Weilbach
Flag of Transvaal Frans Joubert
Flag of Transvaal Piet Cronjé
Flag of the Orange Free State Johannes Brand
Voortrekker flag Gordon Sprigg
KwaZulu flag 1985 Cetshwayo kaMpande
KwaZulu flag 1985 Ntshingwayo Khoza
KwaZulu flag 1985 Dabulamanzi kaMpande
Flag of the United Kingdom Earl of Beaconsfield
Flag of the United Kingdom Sir Henry Bartle Frere
Flag of the United Kingdom Lord Chelmsford
Afrikaner Vryheidsvlag Gerrit Jacobus van Niekerk
88,000 79,000
Casualties and losses
4,500 killed in action; 9,000 dead from other causes; 8,510 wounded or missing 2,900 killed; 9,890 wounded; 9,790 missing

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