Category: BOSS / NI / BSV


Nongqai Special Edition Dieter Gerhardt Preview is a teaser for the upcoming publication in April, of an in-depth review of Gerhardt, a high-ranking SA Navy officer’s spying for the Soviet military intelligence, the GRU. The authors benefited from inputs by Gerhardt himself. Hitherto unpublished documentation is presented.

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Intelligence and National Security Management System in South Africa

As part of a new series in Nongqai, the South African Forces History Magazine, entitled “The Men Speak”, its editor-in-chief, retired Police Brigadier Hennie Heymans, shares his personal insights into the period 1964 to 1993 within the South African Police Security Branch and the National Security Management System, where he served in positions that afforded him vantage points from where to live and observe key shaping events on South Africa’s evolution over the course of the Cold War, from the last racially-based colonial bastion to a non-racial democracy along free-market, Western liberal constitutional principles.

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NONGQAI SERIES : The men speak : Brig Hennie Heymans

ntroducing the nature and goals of Nongqai magazine’s new series: “the men speak”. This will consist of eyewitness recollections and insights of those who served in the security and intelligence spheres during the last decades of white rule in South Africa, recounted to enhance understanding of the realities and motives that contributed to the transition from Apartheid to a non-racial democracy.

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S.A. Police Security Branch and the Armed Struggle: Part 1

Nongqai serialisation of our e-Book “The danger of a single story” about the other side of the conflict between the ANC’s MK and the S.A. Police SB during the armed struggle in South Africa – PART 1.

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ABSTRACT: Nongqai’s valuable digital archive is being preserved for posterity, in partnership with a leading university’s library. Similarly, our team believes that the common dream among many intelligence veterans of having a properly managed permanent repository, at a suitably prestigious heritage venue, of MEMORABILIA associated with the history of Intelligence Services in South Africa, may soon be realised. However, in the negotiations to promote this, it is important for us to be able to submit an indication of the kind and likely volume of such material that intelligence veterans would consider donating. Therefore, please contact our intelligence sub-editor, Henning van Aswegen, at: for further information and/or to send us your informal “inventory” (with photos please) of memorabilia you may be willing to donate.

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