20 Months In Hostage Hell - Debbie Calitz with Ulrike Hill

R 255.00

When Debbie Calitz and her partner Bruno Pelizzari set sail from Dar es Salaam in October 2010, they could never have guessed that they would be making a voyage into the depths of hell. Three days into their journey as crew on board the yacht Choizel, it was captured by Somali pirates who held Debbie and Bruno for ransom. For...

Agent 407: A South African Spy Breaks Her Silence - Olivia Forsyth

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In the world of espionage, truth is the first victim and nothing is as it seems. Here, for the first time, South Africa’s most notorious apartheid spy Olivia Forsyth lays bare the story of her remarkable life.  Olivia Forsyth was a romantic young woman in search of adventure when she joined the Security Police with visions of international derring-do. But...

Apartheid, Guns and Money - Hennie van Vuuren

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In this thoroughly researched book, Hennie van Vuuren lifts the lid on some of the darkest secrets of apartheid’s economic crimes. The research weaves together material collected in over two dozen archives in eight countries over four years, providing readers with an insight into tens of thousands of pages of newly declassified documents. Interviews with businessmen, politicians, sanctions busters and...

Askari: A Story of Collaboration and Betrayal in the Anti-apartheid Struggle - Jacob Dlamini

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This is the story of Comrade September, a member of the ANC and its military wing, MK. He was abducted from his hideout in Swaziland by an apartheid death squad in August 1986 and taken across the border to South Africa, where his interrogation and torture began. It was not long before September began telling his captors about his comrades...

Behind The Door - The Oscar Pistorius And Reeva Steenkamp Story

R 255.00

Behind The Door: The Oscar Pistorius And Reeva Steenkamp Story - Mandy Wiener & Barry Bateman The news of successful model Reeva Steenkamp’s fatal shooting by her boyfriend and global sporting star Oscar Pistorius stunned the world. Over the ensuing weeks, as Pistorius appeared in court and applied for bail, every detail that emerged was analysed, debated, justified and digested. South...

BLOOD on their HANDS: General Johan Booysen Reveals his Truth - Jessica Pitchford

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When Johan Booysen hears that the new Provincial Police Chief takes backhanders from a Durban businessman, he decides to give her the benefit of the doubt. But the evidence becomes impossible to ignore and he soon gets dragged down the corridors of power and politics into a web of intrigue, deceit and betrayal that, at times, he has trouble making...

Blue And Old Gold: The History Of The British South Africa Police 1889-1980 - Peter Gibbs, Hugh Phillips & Nick Russell

R 675.00

Peter Gibbs was born in London in 1903, educated at Aldenham, and lived in Bulawayo since 1936. A number of his books have been published in London and New York. He served in the BSA Police Reserve for 21 years, retiring with the rank of reserve superintendent. He was awarded the MBE in 1964. He is deceased. Hugh Phillips was...

Bwana Wa Polisi: The Story Of A Policeman's Life In England, Nyasaland And Bechuanaland, 1952 -1967 - Christopher Bean

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Christopher Bean was born into a police family in Yorkshire and joined the West Riding Constabulary as a cadet in 1952. For the next fifteen years or so he continued a career in the police service, in the Royal Corps of Military Police, the West Riding Constabulary, the Nyasaland Police and finally the Bechuanaland Protectorate Police. This account re-lives his...

Byleveld: Dossier Of A Serial Sleuth (Hanlie Retief)

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Piet Byleveld is a super detective. Honoured by the International Police Association as one of the top three detectives in the world, he has assisted the FBI, Scotland Yard, the Canadian police and Mossad with their serial-killing investigations. But it is in South Africa where he perfected his technique, solving some of the country's most famous cases and catching some...

Camels to Cruisers: 100 Years of Police Adventure in the Kalahari - Henry Abbott & Cobus van Zyl

R 350.00

By taking from the past, the authors have successfully recorded the interwoven history of the Kalahari and of the South African Police Service over the past 100 years, in a manner that will captivate the reader. It is evident that many years of thorough research and a profound interest in the subject material, preceded this book. The following well-known description...

Dead Men Running: On the front line of the South African Border War - Gavin Manning

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Imagine the most tenacious and skilled soldiers in the business fighting in the most brutal of bush wars, Gavin Manning was there, from 1982 - 88, on the border of northern Namibia and southern Angola - right in the thick of it. The ultra-covert South African special forces unit known as Koevoet (or Special OPS-K) has been shrouded in mystery...

Death And Taxes - Johann van Loggerenberg

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Nothing in life is certain, except death and taxes – or so the expression goes. And over the past two decades South African criminals and tax dodgers have come to realise this truth the hard way.Tax sleuth Johann van Loggerenberg was at the centre of many of SARS’ high-profile cases during his time there. As far as SARS is concerned...

Die Gloriejare van die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiemag 1913 -1994 (Saamgestel deur: Genl. Johan van der Merwe, Brig. Hennie Heymans & Sarie van Niekerk)

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Die Gloriejare van die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiemag 1913 -1994 Voorwoord deur Dr Willem Cruywagen, slotwoord deur die trustees van die oud-SAP lede liefdadigheidstrust. en bronnelys 21 Hoofstukke wat onder meer die volgende insluit: Samevatting van die Kommissarisse en hulle dienstydperke Sigbare polisiering Spesiale wageenheid BBP beskermingseenheid Speur- en Handelstakke SANAB Forensiese Wetenskaplaboratorium Hertoelating tot Interpol Veilgheidstak Grensdiens en teeninsurgensie Polisiemag se...

Die Lang Generaal - Die duistere politieke sluipmoorde van die ou Suid Afrika - Alan D. Elsdon

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Generaal Lang Hendrik van den Bergh, oud-hoof van die Veiligheidspolisie en hoof van BOSS, was vir baie die mees gevreesde man in apartheid-era Suid-Afrika. Selfs internasionaal was hy 'n gerekende figuur onder Koue Oorlog-spioene. Hierdie boek deur 'n oud-veiligheidspolisieman, verbind hom met die moorde van HF Verwoerd,Steve Biko, Dr Robert Smit en sy vrou, professor Johan Heyns en andere. Vir...

Eugene de Kock: Assassin for the State - Anemari Jansen

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The first comprehensive investigation into the life of former operative Eugene de Kock. The book, which includes innumerable hours of in-depth conversations with De Kock whilst in prison, is based on his diaries, prison writings and psychological reports. The writer, Anemari Jansen was unexpectedly introduced to De Kock in 2011 at Pretoria Central. She was immediately fascinated by “the man...

Eugene de Kock: Sluipmoordenaar van die Staat - Anemari Jansen

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Die eerste boek wat Eugene de Kock se lewe in diepte blootlê. Dit is deels gebaseer op sy dagboeke en tronkgeskrifte, sielkundige verslae, asook honderde ure se gesprekke met hom in die tronk. Die skrywer is Anemari Jansen, sy het in 2011 onverwags die kans kry om De Kock in Pretoria-Sentraal te ontmoet. Sy was dadelik gefassineer deur “die man met...

Gallantry Awards of the South African Police 1913-1994 (Including a Complete Roll of Honour) - Terence King

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Terence King's medallious detective work has encompassed 81 years of constabulary awards in South Africa, covering all aspects and angles of the Police Force. Assisted by Audrey Portman, this life's labour has been formed into one impressive fact-finding publication: Gallantry Awards of the South African Police Force, 1913-1994. Chapters include: History of Policing South African Police Awards Alloocation of Force...

Gruesome - The crimes and criminals that shook South Africa - De Wet Potgieter

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In this book, investigative journalist De Wet Potgieter follows the trail of a number of criminals in South Africa’s history. These violent crimes, perpetrated from the late 1980's into the new millennium, vary from fanatical far-rightists who killed their innocent countrymen, to assassins who executed high-profile, state-sanctioned murders. He takes the reader behind the scenes of some of the most...

Grusaam - Die dade en geweldenaars wat Suid Afrika geruk het - De Wet Potgieter

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In hierdie boek loop die ondersoekende joernalis De Wet Potgieter terug op die spore van ’n klomp geweldenaars in Suid-Afrika se geskiedenis. Dié geweldsmisdade, wat van die laat tagtigerjare tot in die nuwe millennium gepleeg is, wissel van fanatiese verregses wat medeburgers koelbloedig afmaai, tot geweldenaars wat hoëprofiel-staatsmoorde gepleeg het. Hy neem die leser tot agter die skerms van die...

Hitmen For Hire: Exposing South Africa's Underworld - Mark Shaw

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When you next sit down at your local coffee shop, look around you: there may just be a professional hitman sitting at the next table. As author Mark Shaw reveals in this highly original and informative book, the ‘upper world’ sails perilously close to the underworld. Hitmen For Hire takes the reader on a journey like no other, navigating a world...

IN DIE SKADU VAN DIE GALG - Brigadier Fanie Brits

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Stap saam met die skrywer, van puberteit tot aftrede, hoe hy met uiters geharde kriminele en slagoffers van geweld, ‘n lewenswyse van ‘n geharde speurder moes handhaaf, maar tog met deernis die slagoffers bystaan. Lees en sien ontstellende foto’s van laakbare dade, gepleeg deur mense met geen gewete. Hoe ‘n Vader sy dogtertjie doodslaan en dan keel afsny, hoe ‘n...

IN THE GALLOW'S SHADOW - Brigadier Fanie Brits

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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

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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...

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

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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 3,500.00

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...

Lothar Neethling: 'n Lewe vertel - Annette Jordaan

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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,...

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

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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...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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 South African Police Special Task Force: An Operator's Perspective - Shane Willard (SOFTCOVER)

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"YOU HAVE NOT LIVED TILL YOU HAVE ALMOST DIED, AND FOR THOSE WHO FIGHT FOR IT, LIFE HAS A FLAVOUR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW" The South African Police Special Task Force is the Special Operation element of the South African Police. They are considered to be amongst the best of such Units in the world. They have a formidable reputation...

The Street: Exposing a World of Cops, Bribes and Drug Dealers - Paul McNally

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There are no villains here. Award-winning journalist Paul McNally finds corrupt cops, drug dealers, vigilante residents, addicts, torturers, murderers and cops partnered with drug dealers. But no villains.  Raymond is a shop owner on Ontdekkers Road, in Johannesburg, who takes a baseball bat to the dealers when they break his rules. He systematically records in his notebook the police officers...

The Tall Assassin: The Darkest Political Murders of the Old South Africa - Alan D. Elsdon

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General Hendrik van den Bergh, head of Security Police and BOSS, was for many, the most feared man in the Apartheid-era South Africa. He reigned in terror and was a noted personality among Cold War spies. This book, by a former member of the Security Police, implicates him in the murders of HF Verwoerd, Steve Biko, Dr Robert Smit and his wife,...

Trou Tot Die Dood Toe: Die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiemag – Generaal Johan van der Merwe

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Trou Tot Die Dood Toe: Die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiemag, heropen die laaste polisiekommissaris onder die ou bedeling, Johan van der Merwe, die verlede. Nie net verklap hy al die polisie se geheime rondom die stryd teen ANC-aktiviste en -terreur nie, maar hy gee ook ‘n boeiende insig in die optrede van P.W. Botha, Adriaan Vlok, F.W. de Klerk, Pik Botha en...

Truth, Lies And Alibis: A Winnie Mandela Story - Fred Bridgland

R 275.00

On New Year's Eve in 1988, Stompie Moeketsi was beaten to within an inch of his life in Soweto, then stabbed and dumped in the veld. When his body was identified six weeks later, the trail led to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and the feared Mandela United Football Club. Will we ever find out who killed Stompie? Was Madikizela-Mandela above the law? Veteran news correspondent...

Tydbom: 'n Polisieman se Ware Verhaal - Johan Marais

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Op 16 verlaat Johan Marais die skool om by die polisie aan te sluit. Op 'n vroee ouderdom word hy reeds blootgestel aan geweld, lyke en 'n rits polisievergrype. Maar as avontuurlustige jong man sluit hy in die laat sewentigerjare by Koevoet aan op soek na meer aksie. By halssnoermoorde en faksiegeweld is sy eenheid eerste op die toneel. Hy...

Umkhonto we Sizwe: The ANC's Armed Struggle - Thula Simpson

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The armed struggle waged by the ANC’s military wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), was the longest sustained insurgency in South African history. This book offers the first full account of the rebellion in its entirety, from its early days in the 1950s to the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as South African president in 1994. Vast in scope, this story traverses...

Under Fire in South Africa - Schalk Visagie

R 250.00

Colonel Schalk Visagie’s book Under Fire in South Africa provides fascinating and important insights into the life of a policeman who was eyewitness to tumultuous events and dramatic developments, which continued to affect our world today. Coming from a police family, Schalk’s incredible life story includes the Border War in South West Africa/Angola, guarding President P.W. Botha, working in the Security Branch,...

Warfare by Other Means: South Africa in the 1980's and 1990's - Peter Stiff

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This wide ranging title deals with everything you didn't know about the total onslaught of the last years of the apartheid era. It tells of assassinations inside and outside of South Africa sanctioned by the State Security Council. It deals with the ruthless killings of friend and foe alike. It deals with the untold story of how South Africa nearly...

Weekend Warriors - Alon Bergman

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In this book Alon recounts some of his most memorable police duties, opening a small window to the public of what it means to police the suburbs and townships of South Africa, especially during the turbulent 90's and early 2000's. This book recounts true stories of action and mayhem. Shootings, car-chases and tracing murderers! Real events as told by a Police...

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