By the late seventies convoys were the only safe way to travel between many towns. Convoys were operated by the police and the escort vehicles crewed in the main by reservists. If the army was involved in a contact near a convoy route, the convoy would be delayed until it was over, which is what happened here. The delay gave me enough time to nip out the Mazda and take the picture.
South Africa - What a Difference Twenty Years have made
What a difference twenty years have made for the South African National Defense Force (SANDF)> Looking as some photos one quickly realizes a lot has changed over the years. The changes can be defined as good, bad or downright daft. Before the 1994 election, South Africa had to defend her borders from communist, guerilla warfare. The international sanctions did not improve the arms industry. The government at that time did not drop dead and let it be; instead, they began to manufacture their…