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“Mad Mike” Hoare dies

Michael “Mad Mike” Hoare, one of the most famous foreign mercenaries in Africa’s violent transition from colonial rule, died aged 100. Born in British-occupied...

Book review: Mad Mike Hoare – the Legend

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


SANDF missing the communication target

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...