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South Africa vs ANC

Years: 1981-1988
Battle deaths: 4,087 [1]

Nation(s) involved and/or conflict territory [note]
South Africa

Published: 2014-08-12 17:20:32 | Altered: 2014-08-17 18:31:17
The armed conflict between the South African government and the ANC (African National Congress) broke out in response to popular opposition against the apartheid system. ANC sought an end to white minority rule and establishment of an equal, democratic political system, and in 1961 it formed an armed wing, MK (Umkhonto we Sizwe; Spear of the Nation) and launched an armed struggle against the government. The armed conflict was active between 1981 and 1988, and ended with a negotiated settlement which brought about a democratically elected transitional government.

Source: Uppsala Conflict Data Program (Date of retrieval: 2014-08-12) UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia, Uppsala University

SOURCES: FATALITY DATA

Data Sources

[1] Battle deaths: PRIO Battle Deaths Dataset v3.0 (link) (1946-88) ID: #150
Low: 1,000 High: 12,995

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NOTE ON NATION DATA

NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.

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