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The origins of AAD

What is today known internationally as AAD (Africa Aerospace and Defence) is an exhibition with its roots going back over 40 years...

Military veterans go digital

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The creation of a digitised history of all South Africa's military veterans will also provide a number of former soldiers with new...

New SAAF book tells it like it was

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An important addition to South African military aviation literature will, aptly, be launched at the South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum Flying...

Historic opportunities?

As a South African and frequent viewer of the of the Discovery, History and National Geographic channels I'm somewhat disappointed that we...

Book review: The Great Boer War

It is interesting and entertaining when a great novelist turns to telling great history. Dr Arthur Conan Doyle served as a volunteer...

Book review: Hani – A life too short

"Hani – A life too short" is a sympathetic biography of African National Congress (ANC) and South African Communist Party (SACP) "struggle"...

Book review: In a Bosnian Trench

In a Bosnian Trench is the powerful melancholy autobiography of Bosnian teenager Elvir Kulin, a boy a who stayed home in a...

The SAAF turns 90

The world's second oldest air force, that of South Africa, is 90 this Tuesday. The flying service today celebrates the event with...

Book Review: Goodbye Dolly Gray

Rayne Kruger's Goodbye Dolly Gray is a remarkably prescient and erudite single-volume account of the South African War, aka the Second Boer...

A century ago…

Last year Business Day editor Peter Bruce noted that several important centenaries had passed us by as a nation in the year...

Book review: Those Who Marched Away

Those Who Marched Away is an anthology of extracts from some 200 diaries from the 1660s to the present days. Peppered with...

Book review: A world of trouble

I forget who wrote that events in the Middle East were bloody-minded "spite and malice passing as normalcy", but that would be...

Egypt clearing World War Two minefields

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Egypt has stepped up efforts to clear millions of World War Two mines from prime north coast land in a $250 million demining...

Fact file: Chiefs of the SA Air Force

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Below follows a complete list of Chiefs of the SA Air Force:   SA National Defence Force (1994 – present) Chief of the...

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