Author: Peter Stiff
Cape Town, 2001
Hardcover, dustjacket, 17x24 cm, 600 pages, many bw- and colour photos
Überaus spannendes Werk über die Aktivitäten und Methoden des südafrikanischen Geheimdienstes bis 1990.
This outstanding book explores the methods of highly unconventional warfare conducted by South Africa’s secret intelligence and covert warfare units during the final years of apartheid.
It tells how SADF joined a disastrous attempt by Colonel Mike Hoare’s mercenaries to overthrow the Renéé regime in the Seychelles.
Having failed to convert Transkei into its Eastern Cape bastion, it turned next to the Ciskei to take over its intelligence functions.
It explains the roles played by surrogates like the Witdoekes in the Cape Flats, the Ama-Afrika in the Eastern Cape, the Iliso Lomzi in Transkei, the African Democratic Movement in Ciskei, Inkhata in KwaZulu-Natal and more, in combating the ‘‘total onslaught’’.
It tells of a great variety of Military Intelligence front organisations like Dynamic Teaching and Veterans for Victory.
It tells how Project Barnacle, an adjunct to Special Forces, destroyed jets of the Air Force of Zimbabwe and how it assassinated enemies. It deals with the Project Coast as a biological/chemical warfare unit.
It tells how the Civil Cooperation Bureau (CCB) poisoned prisoners, about assassinations, destruction and mayhem committed at home and abroad.
It explains how the CCB itself was uncovered after the shootings of Dr. David Webster in South Africa and Anton Lubowski in Namibia.