Tag: SA Police


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 Hitherto unpublished documentation is presented.

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Third extract from NONGQAI’s eBook on the South African Police Security Branch and the armed struggle launched by the SACP/ANC-alliance. This episode explains the complex history of South Africa’s internal conflict. Was “Apartheid” South Africa uniquely racist, in the world colonial context? What was the role of white South Africa’s security and intelligence community in the transition to a non-racial democracy.

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Dr Willem Steenkamp, son of former SAP-SB CO Maj-Gen Frans Steenkamp, and himself a former NIS officer who did his doctoral thesis on the intelligence function, as well as being a novelist, ambassador, attorney, entrepreneur and polyglot with wide experience of living abroad, and currently the co-editor and business manager of Nongqai magazine, shares his experiences and insights into South Africa’s transition. He gives his personal view on why and how the political war was lost, despite the “armed struggle” battles having been won, explaining that it had always been a political rather than a military conflict, with the “armed struggle” having been just one part of the propaganda war, which latter the former South African government decisively lost due to poor strategic and policy choices.

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NONGQAI Special series : The men speak : Brig Fanie Bouwer

NONGQAI magazine special series – the men speak: From Apartheid to Democracy – Personal insights and experiences recounted by Brig (Ret) Fanie Bouwer, who served in the uniformed component of the erstwhile South African Police during the turbulent years of internal political strife prior to the country’s transition to a non-racial democracy. He particularly addresses te question of coercive versus innovative police action.

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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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