July 2002
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South Africa History
South Africa-Military Aspects

South Africa - History

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Beinart, William. Twentieth-Century South Africa. New York, Oxford University Press, 2001. 414 p.
Book call no.: 968.04 B422t

Harvey, Robert. Fall of Apartheid: The Inside Story from Smuts to Mbeki. New York, Palgrave, 2001. 257 p.
Book call no.: 968.06 H342f


Blue Book They Didn't Want Us to Read...How Britain, Germany and South Africa Destroyed a Damning Book on German Atrocities in Namibia. New African No.403:32-33 January 2002.
Chapters 1 and 2 in April issue pp 44-49. Chapters 3 and 4 in May issue pp 40-43.

Boykin, Calvin C., Jr. Master of Mobile Warfare, Boer General Christiaan De Wet Was Also a 'Bitter Ender' Against British Rule. Military History 18:28+ December 2001.

Cavendish, Richard. Peace of Vereeniging History Today 52:65 May 2002.
Remembers peace meetings at the at the end of the second Boer War.

Cobley, Alan. Does Social History Have a Future? The Ending of Apartheid and Recent Trends in South African Historiography. Journal of Southern African Studies 27:613-625 September 2001.

Devonport, John. Valor on the Veld: Boer Commando Assault at Bakenlaagte. Military History 18:38-45 October 2001.

Fotheringham, Allan. Prisoner 0221141011. Mclean's 114:76 December 3, 2001.
Recounts Nelson Mandela's time as a prisoner.

Lieberfeld, Daniel. Evaluating the Contributions of Track-Two Diplomacy to Conflict Termination in South Africa, 1984-90. Journal of Peace Research 39:355-372 May 2002.

Nasson, Bill. Waging Total War in South Africa: Some Centenary Writings on the Anglo-Borer War, 1899-1902. Journal of Military History 66:813-828 July 2002.

South Africa - Military Aspects


Aerospace Encyclopedia of World Air Forces, edited by David Willis. Westport, CT, AIRtime Publishing, 1999. 320 p.
South Africa, pp 147-148.
Book call no.: R 358.4003 A252

Jane's World Air Forces, edited by Paul Jackson. Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 2002. 551 p.
See contents to locate information about each country.
Book call no.: R 623.746 J33 No. 15 2002 Apr.

Jane's World Insurgency and Terrorism. Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 2002. 890 p.
See table of contents to locate information about each country.
Book call no.: R 364.1 J33 2002 May-Aug

Selected Military Issues with Specific Reference to the Republic of South Africa, edited by M. Hough and L. Du Plessis. Pretoria, South Africa, Institute for Strategic Studies, 2001. 124 p.
Book call no.: 355.033068 H838s


Steyn, J. J. Changing Face of South Africa's Military Forces. Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, March 2001. 33 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-537 S853c


Another South African Reserve Force Foreign Visit Another Success. African Armed Forces, p 14, December-January 2002.
Reservists participated in the 19th Annual Army National Guard International Parachute Competition hosted by the Rhode Island Army National Guard.

Bachelor, Peter and others. Demand for Military Spending in South Africa. Journal of Peace Research 39:339-354 May 2002.

Boshoff, H. J. South Africa's Internal Security Dilemma: The Role of the Military. African Armed Forces, pp 23-26, November 2001.

Business Not Always a Good Example to Follow: It Might Be Better if Business Followed the Tried and Tested Military Structures. African Armed Forces, p 17-18p, December-January 2002.
States that business executives in South Africa are not ethical.

Commandos: What Is the True Situation? African Armed Forces, pp 12-13, September 2001.
"The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Defence has scheduled a public hearing on the role and functions of Commando Units, on October 17, 2001.

Deenik, K. R. Role of Navies in Peace Support Operations in Africa. African Armed Forces, pp 23-29+, August 2001.

Denel Restructuring Is on Track: International Joint Ventures. African Armed Forces, p 8, May 2002.

Engelbrecht, Leon. Armscor: Understanding Its Importance. African Armed Forces, pp 15-17, March 2002.
Armscor is the "South African Ministry of Defence's procurement and through-life equipment support agency."

Engelbrecht, Leon. Military Possibilities of the African Union: An Appreciation of "Partnership for Peace" Policy? African Armed Forces, pp 13-16, July 2001.

Engelbrecht, Leon. South Africa's Defence Support Origanisation Are Comparisons Needed for a Service Supplier. African Armed Forces, pp 9-10, December-January 2002.
"Recent events have clearly shown that there is a need for a number of issues to be addressed in the new 'Armscor Bill' which is due to come before parliament. Authority and responsibility need to be defined."

Engelbrecht, Leon. South Africa's Multi-Billion Rand Arms Programme Revisited. African Armed Forces, pp 27-28+, April 2002.

Engelbrecht, Leon. Towards an Indigenous Military Peace-Building Initiative for Africa: A Proposal. African Armed Forces, pp 22-25, June 2002.

Expensive Surplus When Comparisons Are Made. African Armed Forces, p 23, February 2002.
Reports that there are too many general and flag officers in the SANDF.

Germany Uses OTB for Flight Trials. African Armed Forces, pp 13, February 2002.
"Problems are increasing regarding maintaining live firing ranges, and test centres in Europe and elsewhere, and the South African facilities are attracting more international interest."

Gunning for Profit. Economist 361:45 November 25, 2001.
"A Controversial arms deal could be a money-spinner."

Heitman, Helmoed-Romer. Country Briefing: South Africa. Jane's Defence Weekly 36:22-27 December 19, 2001.

Heitman, Helmoed-Romer. Interview (with) Vice Adm Johan Retief, Chief of the South African Navy. Jane's Defence Weekly 37:32 March 6, 2002.

Is the SANDF Ready? A Resume of Events and Media Reports. African Armed Forces, pp 13-15, July 2002.
Wonders about the readiness of the South African National Defence Force.

Jamison, Guy. Evolution of Air Defence in the South African Navy: An African Perspective. African Armed Forces, pp 16-18, September 2001.

Kamffer, Gerhard. South African Army Reserve Force Officers' Visit to Belgium and Kosovo African Armed Forces, pp 18-20, November 2001.

Liberman, Peter. Rise and Fall of the South African Bomb. International Security 26:45-86 Fall 2001.

Madlala-Routledge, N. Overview of the Critical Developments in the South African Defense Industry. African Armed Forces, pp 24-27, October 2001.

Mdutyana, D. D. 21 Infantry Battalion Hosts an at Home Day. African Armed Forces, p 33, November 2001.
"Extracts of the address by the Director of Area Defence, Brig-General D. D. Mdutyana."

Mnyandu, L. S. Industrialisation, Military Technology and National Economic Developments. African Armed Forces, pp 17-21, July 2001.
Includes a case study of South Africa.

Modise, Thandi. Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Establishment. African Armed Forces, pp 9-11, September 2001.

Neethling, Theo. South African Navy at the Start of the 21st Century Facing the Challenges of Peacekeeping Responsibilities. African Armed Forces, pp 28+, July 2002.

Nyanda, Siphiwe. Restructuring the SA Military: Between Domestic Imperatives and External Obligations. South African Journal of International Affairs 8:45-55 Winter 2001.
Address given by General Nyanda, Chief of the South African National Defense Force.

Parliamentary Defence Committee Requires Fast Action: Disquiet in Respect of Reserves. African Armed Forces, pp 9-10, June 2002.

Parsons, C. A. South African Commitment to Arms Control: A Complexity of International Agreements. African Armed Forces, pp 16-17, June 2002.

Plunging in at the Deep End. Economist 361:53 November 3, 2001.
"Why South Africa is sending 1,400 soldiers to Burundi."

Purkitt, Helen E. and Burgess, Stephen. South Africa's Chemical and Biological Warfare Programme: A Historical and International Perspective. Journal of Southern African Studies 28:229-253 June 2002.

Pustam, Anil R. Amphibious Capability for South Africa: A Versatile and Cost-Effective Asset. African Armed Forces, pp 27-28+, February 2002.

Sadlowski, Manfred and Wiedemann, Jan. German-South African Defence Co-operation. Naval Forces 22,no.4:53-56+ 2001.

SANDF Budget Debate: Defence Committee Addresses Matters. African Armed Forces, p 10, May 2002.

SANDF Gains Experience in Sealift Exercise. African Armed Forces, pp 21-23, March 2002.

Smith, Charlene. Arms and the Men. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 7:16-17 November 2001.
Investigates corruption in arms deals in South Africa.

Smith, Charlene. Light, Mobile and Capable. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 8:19-20 June 2002.
"New concerns with terrorism is forcing South Africa to rethink its military strategy."

South Africa. Military Technology 26:288-290 World Defence Almanac 2001-2002.
Force structure.

South Africa's Defence Partnerships Advance the Turbomeca-Denel Airmotive Project. African Armed Forces, pp 14-16, April 2002.
"In view of the joint venture between Turbomeca of France and the South African company, Denal Airmotive, part of the South African government's Strategic Partners programme, these questions were put to Mr. Emeric d'Arcimoles."

South Africa/Sudan: Guns for Hire Again. Africa Confidential 42:8 November 23, 2001.
Executive Outcomes' involvement in Sudanese training.

Start of Construction of the First Corvette for the South African Navy at Blohm+Vos GMBH. Naval Forces 22,no.2:122-123 2001.

Steenkamp, W. South Africa's Defence: Top Structure 1913-1970s: How the System Worked. African Armed Forces, pp 18-19, July 2002.

Support for Foreign Visits a Very Worthwhile Learning Experience: Two Reservist Groups Visit Different Countries. African Armed Forces, pp 13-14, December-January 2002.
Reservists visited Belgium and Kosovo.

Talk Is Not Cheap: When Action Does Not Produce Results. African Armed Forces, pp 14-15, October 2001.
South African reserve forces.

Thorne, E. A. Reorganising the SANDF for Expeditionary Manoeuvre Warfare in the African Littoral. African Armed Forces, pp 13-17, November 2001.

Thorne, E. A. Staff Officers Have Wide-Ranging Delegation of Duties and Responsibility: Is Over-Ranking at Fault? Unique Systems Replace "Tried and True". African Armed Forces, pp 17-19, October 2001.
Observes that staff officers in the South African Defense Force will not assume responsibility.

Top Performance for GRINTEK. Military Technology43 November 2001.
Discusses Grintek, the South African Corporation specializing in telecommunications.

Turbomeca Africa Takes off: Joint Venture with Denel Finalised. African Armed Forces, p 9, May 2002.

Type 209/1400mod: New Submarines for the South African Navy. Naval Forces 22,no.3:95-96 2001.

Van der Westhuijzen, J. U. Defence Force Budget & Training Cuts Cause Concern: Defence Committee to Investigate Future Budgets before Approval. African Armed Forces, pp 31-34, October 2001.

Van der Westhuijzen, J. U. Visit to Kosovo by Reserve Officers of the SANDF: A Second Opinion. African Armed Forces, pp 21-22, November 2001.

Vickers OMC Plan for the Future. African Armed Forces, pp 24-25, February 2002.
Interviews Johan Steyn, Vickers OMC Managing Director.

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