IN THE GALLOW'S SHADOW - Brigadier Fanie Brits

R 275.00

Walk with the author from puberty to retirement and experience how he had to maintain the rugged lifestyle of a detective among ruthless and hardened criminals, but still show compassion towards hapless victims. Read about, and see photographs of distressing deeds, committed by loathsome criminals, who have no remorse for their actions. Read how a father beats his little daughter...

In The Heart Of The Whore: The Story Of Apartheid's Death Squads - Jacques Pauw

R 280.00

The ongoing assassinations of anti-apartheid activists led to rumours that some kind of third force must be responsible. The South African government flatly denied any involvement. All investigations of the matter were met with stony silence.  The first crack in the wall came with the publication by the Vrye Weekblad newspaper of the extraordinary story of Dirk Coetzee, former Security...

Inside Quatro: Uncovering The Exile History Of The ANC And Swapo - Paul Trewhala

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Concentrating on parts of the exile history of the African National Congress (ANC) and the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) that both organizations would prefer to forget, these first-hand accounts describe the human rights abuses in Quatro prison camp that led to the mutiny in Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) in Angola in 1984. The articles cover the SWAPO "spy drama" of the 1970's...

INTO THE HEART OF DARKNESS: Confessions of Apartheid's Assassins - Jacques Pauw

R 300.00

Jacques Pauw has been an investigative journalist for more than three decades. Before the phenomenal success of The President’s Keepers, he spent years tracking down apartheid death squads. Into the Heart of Darkness, first released in 1997, was the result of this work. Despite official denials and cover-ups, the rumours of apartheid’s death squads have now been proved to be all too real....

Kill the Boer: Government complicity in South Africa’s brutal farm murders - Ernst Roets

R 350.00

Kill the Boer: Government complicity in South Africa’s brutal farm murders by the activist, attorney and deputy CEO of the civil rights organisation AfriForum, Ernst Roets, lays bare the brutal reality of farm attacks in South Africa. Among other things it investigates the level of complicity in the crisis by the South African government. The book reveals accounts of direct involvement...

KOEVOET: The Men Speak - Jonathan Pittaway

R 675.00

This is the story of one of the world's most effective Special Forces units told by the men who served in it. Breaking with conventional military thinking, the South African Police created Koevoet by refining the concept of the counter-insurgency group pioneered in Rhodesia during the Bush War in order to provide up-to-date intelligence about an elusive enemy. Now at...

Land of Sorrow: 20 years of farm attacks in South Africa - Dr. Dirk Hermann & General Chris van Zyl

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Land of Sorrow relates the events surrounding more than 2 610 farm attacks that took place over the period 1990 to 2010. The book is intended to convey the severe scope of attacks on farmers and their families and farm workers. The content is based on a comprehensive register of farm attacks that the Transvaal Agricultural Union has kept since...

Lothar Neethling: 'n Lewe vertel - Annette Jordaan

R 275.00

A German orphan is adopted by Afrikaner Nationalists. After years of refuge and hardship in a war beaten Germany he becomes Afrikaans, plays rugby and excels in science with two doctorates. He becomes the respected founder and head of the forensic laboratory of the SAP, but has to defend his reputation after an allegation that he supplied poison to kill...

Ministry Of Crime: An Underworld Explored - Mandy Wiener

R 285.00

As a follow up to the bestselling Killing Kebble: An Underworld Exposed (2010), the new book from Mandy Wiener examines how organised crime, gangsters and powerful political figures have been able to capture the law enforcement authorities and agencies. These various organisations have been eviscerated, hollowed out and left ineffective. They have been infiltrated and compromised and, as a result,...

Missing & Murdered: A Personal Adventure in Forensic Anthropology - Alan G Morris

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What can human bones tell us of a person’s life, or even death? How can information from bones solve mysteries both modern and ancient? And what makes the study of skeletonised human remains so imperative in southern Africa? The answers to these and other questions are contained in Missing & Murdered, which lays bare the fascinating world of forensic anthropology....

Motoring Memories Of The British South Africa Police - Barry Woan & Peter Huson

R 300.00

MOTORING MEMORIES OF THE BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA POLICE - Written & compiled by Barry Woan & Peter Huson This book starts with a history of the British South Africa Police (BSAP) Motor Car Club, which would never have existed if it had not been for the enthusiasm of the then Commissioner, Basil Spurling.  It was a success during its short...

My Cryptic Life - Donald Els Alanby

R 235.00

Ever wondered what it was really like in the SA police during the “Apartheid Era”? Find out by walking in the daily footsteps of a young policeman on the borders of “Rhodesia”, in Uniform, as a Detective, in the “Drug Squad” and eventually the secretive and notorious Security Branch. Cross swords with members of “Koevoet” and discover hidden agendas in...

My Memoirs of the British South African Police - John Shaw

R 260.00

My memoirs of the British South African Police 1966 - 1981 ... and a Colonial Upbringing in Northern Rhodesia Throughout the author’s life in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) his father was a member of the Northern Rhodesia Police and the author sets about recording various incidents in the life of a youngster growing up on the numerous towns and police stations...

Never Quite A Soldier - A Rhodesian Policeman's War 1971-1982

R 300.00

The author was a Rhodesian policeman during the Bush War days. His first involvement with the war came when he was member-in-charge of Macheke Police Station. Groups of infiltrating ZANLA guerrillas moved into the area and embarked on a murderous campaign targeting both black and white civilians.The war throughout the country escalated and indiscriminate acts of terror like the bomb...

Really Inside BOSS: A Tale of South Africa's Late Intelligence Service (and Something about the CIA)

R 280.00

REALLY INSIDE BOSS: A Tale of South Africa’s late Intelligence Service (And Something about the CIA) – PC Swanepoel Authors Foreword: “This book was initially conceived of as nothing else but a commentary on James Sanders' APARTHEIDS’ FRIENDS – THE RISE AND FALL OF SOUTH AFRICA'S SECRET SERVICE which appeared in 2006. Its name was suggested by INSIDE BOSS, a...

Rogue: The Inside Story of SARS's Elite Crime-busting Unit - Johann van Loggerenberg and Adrian Lackay

R 220.00

The story of a ‘rogue unit’ operating within the South African Revenue Service (SARS) became entrenched in the public mind following a succession of sensational reports published by the Sunday Times in 2014. The unit, the reports claimed, had carried out a series of illegal spook operations: they had spied on President Jacob Zuma, run a brothel, illegally bought spyware and entered into...

Rule Of Law - Glynnis Breytenbach

R 290.00

In Rule Of Law, Glynnis Breytenbach reflects back on her career as a prosecutor, including specific cases she has tried, and on her life to provide a fascinating commentary on the importance of the independence of judicial institutions and the precariousness of this independence.  Her current challenges are directly linked to how outspoken she is and how she continues to campaign...

Shred When Read - Michael Bowery

R 300.00

This work is a serious, non-fictional autobiography, which inter alia is an expose of the times and personalities involved during the thirty years the author spent in covert operations with the Nationalist Party government of South Africa from 1966. The author’s targets during this period included Soviet and Cuban political and military activity in Southern Africa and those of the...

Spy: Uncovering Craig Williamson - Jonathan Ancer

R 280.00

It  was in 1972 when the seemingly ordinary Craig Williamson registered at Wits University and joined the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS). Williamson was elected NUSAS’s vice president and in January 1977, when his career in student politics came to an abrupt end, he fled the country and from Europe continued his anti-apartheid ‘work’. But Williamson was not the...

Street Blues: The Experiences of a Reluctant Policeman - Andrew Brown

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The author writes about his experiences as a police reservist, taking the reader into the day-to-day life of a policeman on the beat. It covers car chases, accident scenes, hijackings, gangsterism, prostitution, drug busts, firefighting and other dramas that policemen and women deal with. Shifting between tragedy and humour, this book gives personal insight into a perilous and sometimes shocking...

Student Comrade Prisoner Spy - Bridget Hilton-Barber

R 210.00

When Bridget Hilton-Barber got on a train to Grahamstown in 1982 to study journalism at Rhodes University, she had no idea of the brutal drama that would unfold. A rebellious young woman, she became politically involved in anti-apartheid organisations and was caught up in the massive resistance and repression sweeping the Eastern Cape at the time. She ended up spending...

The Lost Boys of Bird Island: A shocking expose - Mark Minnie & Chris Steyn

R 300.00

It is the late 1980's. Serious allegations surface against three prominent National Party cabinet ministers, one of them the second‐most powerful man in the land. They are, it is said, regularly abusing young boys on an island just off the coast of Port Elizabeth. From opposite ends of South Africa, a brave cop and a driven journalist investigate. Mark Minnie...

The Mounted Police of Natal: The Zulu War, The Boer War, The Zulu Rebellion And Policing The Colonial Frontier In South Africa 1873-1906 - AP Holt

R 455.00

In parts of the globe during the nineteenth century, particularly those quarters incrementally being coloured red by the growth of the British Empire, many new police forces were formed and their services were as varied as their locations and the native peoples who populated them dictated. Sometimes that meant the activities of the force were virtually military for long periods...

The Other Side Of The Story: A True Perspective - Maj-Gen HD Stadler

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South Africa was under serious terrorist attacks during the 1980's. Those attacks were mainly committed by Communists and the ANC. The South African Police as the main law enforcement agency had the task of maintaining law and order in an atmosphere, where the opposing sides only paid lip service to the international accepted protocols and conventions. Queensbury rules had been thrown over board...