On Strategy – Strategic Theory and Contemporary African Armed Conflicts
On Strategy – Strategic Theory and Contemporary African Armed Conflicts. The literature on the art of war over centuries presupposed that the decision maker was a single entity with a coherent and unitary political will. The ideal strategy maker was thus Alexander the Great, or a Napoleon. Little was written on the policy- and strategy-making process when there were multiple decision makers. Strategy in peace was recognized especially in the Cold War as something just as real as strategy…
Maritime Security in SA waters
Two thirds of the world population lies within 60 kilometres of the sea. Much of the well-being of our planet is dependent on the sea, as the bulk of international trade passes across oceans and through ports, while the sea is a rich source of protein and contains profound wealth in terms of energy and natural sources. Inevitably, economic stability and development are therefore closely linked to maritime security.
Towards Good Order at Sea
South Africa's armed forces invaded Angola in 1975, setting off a war that had consequences for the whole region that are still felt today. A Far-Away War contributes to a wider understanding of this war in Angola and Namibia. The book does not only look at the war from an "old" South African (Defence Force) perspective, but also gives a voice to participants “on the other side” – emphasising the role of the Cubans and Russians.
A necklace of springbok ears
Drawing upon a wide range of sources, the author analyses the interplay between war and society: the expectations of different groupings at the outbreak of war; the concerns and constraints which circumscribed the role of black and coloured troops; the nature of the recruiting process and the reasons why men enlisted; the realities of service in what was South-West Africa and East Africa, as well as in France and Palestine; and the socio-political ramifications of war service.
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This book is a timely publication, written by experts - drawn mainly from Africa - in the maritime security domain. It fills an area of scholarly research that has to date been under-reported and largely neglected. The chapters have value too for those whose task it is to develop and implement policies that may lead to improved and sustained good order at sea. It seeks to complete the circle in the maritime security debate in a professional manner by providing insights through an African…
Jihad: A South African Perspective
This book examines how South Africa has come to play a major role in global terror networks stemming from growing criminality and corruption within state structures. It also examines the interaction between local and foreign extremist elements which undermine South Africa’s security.
The Accurate Chain
The Accurate Chain is a book the South African reloader has been waiting for a long time. It will put an end to the many novice doctrines in the field of hand loading of rifle ammunition. It will stimulate the desire to improve the quality of hand loaded ammunition. It will enhance the pride of rifle owners and contribute to the positive image of the South African shooter." Kassie Kasselman
Knowledge as Enablement
The editors and authors of this book make a strong, substantive contribution to research and practice in community-engaged scholarship in South Africa and by implication in the wider world. Scholars and practitioners looking for an in-depth, thoughtful and critical review of relevant literature will find it here in the articulately presented introduction and following chapters, a number of which report on new, original research, which expands our understanding and discussion of important…