The Lingering, Unspoken Pain Of White Youth Who Fought For Apartheid

Whilst the political victors have certainly rewritten history. the legacies of apartheid in South Africa can only be understood by making sense of the complexities of the past. This includes recognising what those who were young during the apartheid era – and who are now the elders and leaders of our society – experienced during […]
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South Africa’s old white soldiers helped Nigeria beat Boko Haram where NO government, not even USA or UK, will.

South Africa’s ageing white mercenaries who helped turn tide on Boko Haram Battle-hardened soldiers, many of them paramilitary leftovers of the apartheid regime, have pursued private wars simply to put bread on the table Leon Lotz was once a member of the Koevoet – “crowbar” in Afrikaans – a paramilitary police unit created by South […]
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ANC’s MK a mere pinprick compared to SWAPO & SADF did win. Expert summary of 23 year border war.

There aren’t many truly unknown wars these days. Military history writing, scholarly and popular and in between, has mushroomed over the past several decades. But military events under the Southern Cross receive much less attention, because the vast majority of the developed countries are well north of the Equator. Reading South African accounts of the […]
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