The War for Africa
‘The War for Africa: Conflict, Crime, Corruption and Foreign Interests’ is a hard-hitting account of the undeclared and invisible conflicts and wars that go almost unnoticed in the daily mainstream media. The impact of these economic, military, and political conflicts on the continent and its people is devastating.
THE RAW WAR
A narrative and analysis of 123 battles of the Boer War, including battles that were fought without bullets as unbeknown to many – battles are not only fought on the blood-stained battlefield.
THE FIRESIDE SPRINGBOK
The Fireside Springbok is a hardcover coffee table book. Richly illustrated, there are cartoons by the much-loved Dr Jack while rare black-and-white photographs capture the mood of the historical chapters and award-winning photographers supplement the modern inclusions.
Who has earned Africa’s brotherhood, friendship, and loyalty?
Faced with numerous challenges resultant from intelligence inertia, information overload, agenda-driven intelligence, and so forth, African military intelligence organisations must revisit the art of HUMINT.
It’s Our Land You Want
It’s Our Land You Want is the comprehensive sequel to the best seller Great Trek Uncut.
An exploration into some of the unanswered questions around one of the major battles of The Anglo – Zulu War (1879)
In Your Stride
In Your Stride: 100 Years of the Comrades Marathon, 1921 – 2021 , captures the story and the images of this remarkable event, spanning 100 years, which appeals not only to runners but to those captivated by the triumph of the human spirit.
The Boer War Atlas
This comprehensive military atlas covers every aspect of the Boer War in some 230 full-colour maps, diagrams and detailed ORBATs.
Move The Border
An account which strives to place the war which South Africa fought in Angola in a historically meaningful perspective.
The Rhodesian Special Air Service, one of the most formidable fighting forces in the world, operated almost exclusively across borders during the long bitter bush war, undertaking deep-penetration missions against insurgents being harboured inside neighbouring Mozambique and Zambia.
Bat Out of Hell
The sequel to the best seller 19 with a Bullet …
What Is Africanness?
What is Africanness?: Contesting nativism in culture, race and sexualities, is a peer-reviewed monograph aiming to contribute to the ongoing scholarly conversation in and beyond South Africa about who is African and what is African.
Anglo-Boer War (South African War) 1899 – 1902
Even though the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 ended more than 110 years ago, no extensive study on the sites of remembrance of this war that covers the country as a whole and is based on methodological research has thus far been published.
Executive Outcomes was already well known to several governments and private corporations before it exploded into controversy in 1993 after entering into a contract with Angola’s FAA to train a brigade-level force to decisively end their decades-old conflict with UNITA.
Surviving the Ride
Mine-protected and mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles are today standard in the US, most major western armed forces and many other armies as a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The South African Army was already routinely using mine-protected armoured personnel carriers and patrol vehicles forty years ago even if they looked primitive and ungainly.
The Great Trek
In the early planning stages of Freedom Park Robin Binckes participated as a member of the history sub-committee. The amount of debate and argument, much of it heated, astounded him. Practically every event discussed was interpreted from diametrically differing viewpoints. One of the most controversial topics was the Great Trek, the 1836 Boer exodus from the Cape Colony.
This pictorial is a compilation of images obtained by the author while working on his first book—an oral history of pre-1994 South African Defence Force national service.