A Spook's Progress: From Making War to Making Peace - Maritz Spaarwater

R235.00 ZAR

From the 1960's, Maritz Spaarwater was an intelligence agent for the South African government, first for Military Intelligence and later for National Intelligence. In the late 1980's, he was among the first to start official discussions overseas with the exiled leadership of the ANC, and he became involved in the negotiations that led to the 1994 election. This is his...

Afrikaners in Angola 1928-1975 - Nicol Stassen

R345.00 ZAR

Die gemeenskap van 386-471 Afrikaners wat na 1928 in Angola agtergebly het, is aan die vergetelheid en verwaarlosing oorgelaat en is later as 'n lewende fossiel en slagoffers van hulle eie behoudendheid bestempel. Sommige het wel nog 'n lewe uit gemengde boerdery, transportry en jag probeer maak, dekades nadat hierdie lewenswyse elders uitgesterf het. Vanaf 1958 tot 1963 is die...

ANGOLAN RENDEZVOUS: Man and Nature in the Shadow of War

R250.00 ZAR

In Angola everything is interwoven: life and death, war and peace. Ostensibly, this book is in two voices: Tamar Golan, Israel’s first Ambassador to Angola, deals with the political/diplomatic aspects, while the stories on gorillas, the Black giant sable and Nature are by zoologist/ecologist, Tamar Ron. But in reality, the book has one voice, one of love for Angola, its...

Beroemde Suid-Afrikaanse Krygsmanne - Leopold Scholtz

R250.00 ZAR

'n Boeiende beeld van krygsverrigtinge binne en buite Suid-Afrikaanse grense in die loop van byna 500 jaar. Hier is besielende verhale van moed en heldedom - maar ook verhale van broedertwis en verraad, met figure en gebeure so uiteenlopend soos die Boereoorlog en generaal Christiaan de Wet; Dan Pienaar in die westelike Sahara; Bob Rogers en kolonel Koos van Heerden...

BIAFRA'S WAR 1967-1970: A Tribal Conflict In Nigeria That Left A Million Dead - Al J Venter

R450.00 ZAR

Almost half a century has passed since the Nigerian Civil War ended. But memories die hard, because a million or more people perished in that internecine struggle, the majority women and children, who were starved to death. Biafra’s war was modern Africa’s first extended conflict. It lasted almost three years and was based largely on ethnic, by inference, tribal grounds....

Black Hawks Rising: The Story of AMISOM's Successful War against Somali Insurgents, 2007-2014

R550.00 ZAR

“Black Hawks Rising” tells the story of the formation and deployment of the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) in March 2007. Initially confined to peacekeeping within the Mogadishu enclave, it transformed into a peace-making mission. Many - including the author, who predicted the mission was DOA (Dead on Arrival) - gave the mission little chance of success. As a...

Black Vortex: One Man's Journey Into Africa's Wars - Jim Hooper

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Jim Hooper's work needs little introduction. His words and photographic images have captured the heart, soul and desperation of Third World conflict for almost three decades. Author of the critically acclaimed Koevoet! and A Hundred Feet Over Hell, Hooper is renowned for his brutal honesty. In this all-new work, he takes a powerful and retrospective look at four of Africa's...

Brothers in War and Peace: Abraham and Constand Viljoen and the Birth of the New South Africa - Dennis Cruywagen

R235.00 ZAR

Brothers in War and Peace is the remarkable story of the Viljoen twins, Abraham and Constand, and the starkly different roads that they took in life. One was a deeply religious man, who opposed apartheid; the other was a man of war, who became head of the SADF. Estranged by political beliefs, the Viljoen twins found themselves in different political...

BULALA: A True Story of South Africa - Cuan Elgin

R230.00 ZAR

"BULALA abaTagati" means in Zulu, "Kill the Wizards!" These were the words Zulu king Dingane used in 1838, when ordering his bodyguards to execute the Boer emissaries, shortly after their mutual signing of a land treaty.   The gripping tale of the beginnings of a small, brave, Christian nation born of both extremes of the emotional spectrum: conflict, turmoil, and tragedy as well...

CHOPPER DOWN! The Story Of A Mercenary Pilot In Africa - Carl Alberts

R295.00 ZAR

After twenty years of armed conflict in Angola and political instability in coup-ridden Sierra Leone going back to 1991, private corporate financial interests became the catalyst that spawned the creation of possibly the most successful private military corporation to date: Executive Outcomes (EO). With its initial task of securing Angolan government control in the Soyo oil-producing region, prompted by private...

Communistisation Of The ANC - Gerard Ludi

R295.00 ZAR

Gerard Ludi was recruited by SA Intelligence to infiltrate the Communist Party which had gone underground after it was banned in 1950. It was still active, financed by and working under the directions of Moscow with the aim of turning South Africa into a Marxist state. Marxists had been fomenting and organising labour unrest in South Africa since the early...

Composite Warfare: The Conduct of Successful Ground Force Operations in Africa - Eeben Barlow

R375.00 ZAR

Composite Warfare presents African soldiers and scholars with a true African ‘Art of War’. This book is intended as a guide and textbook for African soldiers and scholars who wish to understand the development of hostilities, strategy, operational design, doctrine and tactics. It also illustrates the importance of non-partisanship and the mission and role of the armed forces. It covers...

Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington & Africa, 1959-1976 - Piero Gleijeses

R295.00 ZAR

Conflicting Missions is a compelling and dramatic account of Cuban policy in Africa and of its escalating clash with US policy and later its direct military clashes with the South African Defence Force in Angola.It is the other side of a conflict that South Africans have not been told about until now.Gleijeses' narrative gallops from Cuba's first hesitant steps in rendering assistance...

Dances with Devils: A Journalist's Search for Truth - Jacques Pauw

R270.00 ZAR

For more than a decade, Jacques Pauw has traversed his native continent in pursuit of warlords and drug traffickers, child soldiers and charlatans, adventure and anarchy. What he found was a rich array of personalities and a panoply of stories, ranging from the profoundly tragic to the intensely personal. Pauw’s stories range from South Africa to Rwanda, from Sierra Leone...

De La Rey: 'n Stryd Vir Vryheid - AWG Raath

R450.00 ZAR

Genl. J.H. de la Rey se gedenkskrifte oor die Anglo-Boereoorlog was nie net kripties nie – hy het dit nooit voltooi nie! Hy was ’n man van min woorde, wat annotering noodsaaklik maak indien ’n boek oor sy herinneringe geskryf sou word. Maar selfs annotering slaag nie ten volle daarin om die optrede van die generaal en die verloop van...

Die Bom: Suid-Afrika se Kernwapenprogrm - Dr. Nic von Wielligh & Lydia von Wielligh-Steyn

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Dekades lank het die wereld gegis oor Suid-Afrika en Die Bom. Die land het ses kernbomme in die geheim ontwikkel, maar hulle self vernietig. Geen ander land ter wereld het nog ooit sy eie kernwapens afgetakel nie. Hierdie is sover die volledigste opgaaf van Suid-Afrika se kernwapenvermoe, geskryf deur 'n kernfisikus wat sedert 1975 direk by die proses betrokke was....

Executive Outcomes: Against All Odds - Eeben Barlow

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Eeben Barlow a former lieutenant-colonel in the Permanent Force of the South African Defence Force, served in the Engineer Corp, the Reconnaissance Wing of the elite 32-Battalion, Military Intelligence and in the shadowy Civil Co-operation Bureau division of Special Forces. When the government arbitrarily disbanded the CCB Barlow found himself on the street. Taking advantage of his exceptional military skills,...

FIREARMS: Developed and Manufactured in Southern Africa 1949 - 2000

R725.00 ZAR

Two hundred and twenty local firearms are covered in this new reference guide. The full story of these firearms and of the people who designed them has never before been told. This new firearms reference guide is the result of eight years of hard work tracing and interviewing key people, scanning original documents and taking original photographs. This book comprehensively covers the...

Four Flags, The Odyssey of a Professional Soldier: Part 1 - Dave Barr

R450.00 ZAR

Four Flags refers to the four armies Dave Barr fought in, US Marines, Israeli Paratroopers, Rhodesian RLI and the South African Paratroopers, Pathfinders where he lost his legs. PART 1 - US MARINE CORPS VIETNAM 1969-72, ISRAELI DEFENCE FORCE 1975-77 Dave Barr had had a penchant for trouble since day one, born in the back of a car, shooting by...

Four-War Boer: The Century And Life Of Pieter Arnoldus Krueler

R295.00 ZAR

The amazing life of Pieter Krueler (1885-1986) provides a window into a full century of conflict such as one man rarely experiences. Four-War Boer traces Krueler's highly colorful life from the Second Boer War, where he first served as a 14-year-old scout, through his service in World War I with the German army in East Africa, to the Spanish Civil...

From Addis To The Aosta Valley: A South African In The North African And Italian Campaigns 1940–1945 - Keith Ford

R245.00 ZAR

Based on the author’s diaries, From Addis to the Aosta Valley is the account of Keith Ford’s service in the Second World War from 1940–1945. As a gunner, he was deployed ‘up north’ to East Africa and experienced his first taste of action with the 1st South African Division during the invasion of Italian Somaliland; thereafter he was involved in...

Geheime Revolusie: Memoires van ’n Spioenbaas - Neil Barnard

R245.00 ZAR

In the sinister world of spies few rules apply and everything is allowed in the name of state security – even talking to your Enemy No. 1.And this is exactly what Niël Barnard did in the late 1980's as head of the National Intelligence Service. On instruction of PW Botha he started talking to Nelson Mandela in secret about the...

How South Africa Built Six Atom Bombs - Al J Venter

R750.00 ZAR

How South Africa Built Six Atom Bombs and Then Abandoned Its Nuclear Weapons Program  How South Africa built six atom bombs is the definitive account of how a maverick government was able to secretly develop and test atoms bombs. South Africa - then still dominated by Pretoria's apartheid-orientated regime - achieved that objective within six years - or roughly half...

I won't be home next Summer - Ron Selley & Karen Cocks

R185.00 ZAR

Ronnie Selley, a South African from rural Natal, joined the RAF on a short-service commission in 1937, considered the Golden Age of aviation. During these glory years of Howard Hughes and Amelia Earhart few guessed at the brewing storm and dark days to come. After completing his training on antiquated First World War aircraft, Selley was posted to 220 Squadron...