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Book review: Mad Mike Hoare – the Legend

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Any book about a controversial figure that is subtitled ‘The Legend’ ought to be treated with caution, but the story of ‘Mad Mike’ as...

Book Review:  Ratels on the Lomba. The Story of Charlie Squadron

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Military historian Dr. Leopold Scholtz wrote Ratels on the Lomba to remember the National Servicemen of the then South African Defence Force (SADF)...

Book review: Uiters Geheim en Ander Anekdotes

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This is a memoir written in Afrikaans by Kobus de Villiers, a South African engineer who spent his working life on top...

Book review: Operation Relentless – The world’s Most Wanted Criminal; The Elite Forces Hunt...

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Operation Relentless is the gripping story of the years-long effort to catch arms dealer Viktor Bout, nicknamed ‘The Merchant of Death' and...

Wings over Langebaanweg. Stories from a South African Air Force Base

Hermanus-based Andrew Embleton's third book on SA Air Force (SAAF) training looks set to be a winner with the military flying fraternity. "Wings...

Book Review: Harsh Lessons: Iraq, Afghanistan And the Changing Character of War

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The interventions by the US and its allies in Iraq and Afghanistan were on a massive scale and came close to failure....

ANC backs Zuma after calls for him to quit

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South Africa's ruling African National Congress said its executive committee stood by President Jacob Zuma after some top officials demanded his resignation,...

Apartheid Guns and Money – a tale of profit

"Apartheid Guns and Money - a tale of profit" is the latest addition to the stable of South African non-fiction providing much-needed...

Book Review: Firearms Developed and Manufactured in Southern Africa 1949-2000

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This weighty tome is a definitive reference guide to firearms developed during the region's golden age of gunmaking. It took seventeen contributors...

“Composite Warfare” – a composite insight into conflict and war in Africa

Eeben Barlow is a name well-known to those who are practitioners of military arts and skills, especially in Africa. He has now taken...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...