21 Feb 1978: 70371711BT Lieutenant Phillip Joseph Castle from Regiment Windhoek, was Killed in Action in Northern Owamboland during a close-quarter battle with SWAPO/PLAN insurgents at Olusjandja Dam after his Patrol was ambushed just before sunrise. He was 20.
21 Feb 1979: 75332973BG Rifleman Francis William John Snyman from 7 SAI was Killed in Action when the Bedford he was driving, detonated a land mine outside Oshakati. He was 19.
21 Feb 1981: Commandant Pieter Gouws from 1 SWA Squadron SWATF was Reported Missing when his Civilian aircraft, a Cherokee 6 PA32-300, Registration ZS-EXG, disappeared without trace while conducting an aerial reconnaissance sortie up the South West African Coastline. He has no known grave and remains unaccounted for. He was 49.
21 Feb 1983: Corporal Kallie Vermeulen from the Northern Logistical Command was killed in a private motor vehicle accident. He was 21.
21 Feb 1984: 76913979SP Rifleman Rinho Jepau from 201 Battalion SWATF was Killed in Action during a contact with SWAPO/PLAN insurgents. He was 27.
21 Feb 1985: Special Constable Johannes Tobias from the South West Africa Police Counter-Insurgency Wing: Ops-K Division (Koevoet) was Killed in Action during a contact with SWAPO/PLAN insurgents in Northern Owamboland. He was 25.
21 Feb 1987: Airman Albert Osler Kieser from the Air Force Headquarters Media Section was murdered by persons unknown after being found drugged and hanged in Johannesburg while he was on a weekend pass in Johannesburg. He was 19.
21 Feb 1988: Two members from 5 Signals Regiment and one member from Infantry School were Killed in Action in Southern Angola during Operation Hooper when their position was attacked by Angolan Air Force MiG-21 and MiG 23 Fighter Bombers firing rockets and dropping 460kg (1 000lb) aircraft bombs. The trench in which they were sheltering was first hit by rockets before a 460kg landed and exploded right next to their trench. The casualties were:
1978 – FR Clemence Muwangani, PR BSAP, DOAS. Died in Salisbury Hospital from cerebral malaria contracted whilst on active duty in the operational area.
1979 – Sgt George Mleya, A Coy, 1st Bn RAR, KIA.