The South African Intelligence Services

The South African Intelligence Services

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This book is the first full history of South African intelligence and provides a detailed examination of the various stages in the evolution of South Africaa€™s intelligence organizations and structures. Covering the apartheid period of 1948-90, the transition from apartheid to democracy of 1990-94, and the post-apartheid period of new intelligence dispensation from 1994-2005, this book examines not only the apartheid governmenta€™s intelligence dispensation and operations, but also those of the African National Congress, and its partner, the South African Communist Party (ANC/SACP) a€“ as well as those of other liberation movements and the a€˜independent homelandsa€™ under the apartheid system. Examining the civilian, military and police intelligence structures and operations in all periods, as well as the extraordinarily complicated apartheid governmenta€™s security bureaucracy (or 'securocracy') and its structures and units, the book discusses how South Africaa€™s Cold War a€˜positiona€™ influenced its relationships with various other world powers, especially where intelligence co-operation came to bear. It outlines South Africaa€™s regional relationships and concerns a€“ the foremost being its activities in South-West Africa (Namibia) and its relationship with Rhodesia through 1980. Finally, it examines the various legislative and other governance bases for the existence and operations of South Africaa€™s intelligence structures a€“ in all periods a€“ and the influences that such activities as the Rivonia Trial (at one end of the history) or the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (at the other end) had on the evolution of these intelligence questions throughout South Africaa€™s modern history. This book will be of great interest to all students of South African politics, intelligence studies and international politics in general.Boulder: Westview Press, 2000. Frankel ... Johannesburg: Raven Press, 1994. Galula ... Peoplea#39;s War, Peoplea#39;s Army: The Viet Cong Insurrection Manual for Underdeveloped Countries. ... Berkley: University of California Press, 1999. ... Kalley, Jacqueline A, Schoeman, Elna, and Andor, L.E. (eds), Southern African Political History: A Chronology of Key Political Events from Independence to Mid1997.


Title:The South African Intelligence Services
Author: Kevin A. O'Brien
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-11-01
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