Department of Military Strategy

Recent Submissions

  • Collective security in Africa : the tension between theory and practice 

    Jordaan, Evert (Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, 2017)
    The promotion of peace and security in Africa necessitates security cooperation between states and collective security remains a way to pursue it. This paper explores the changed meaning and application of the concept ...

  • Thinking militaries or military thinking : the need for education in armed forces 

    Esterhuyse, Abel (SUN MeDIA Bloemfontein, 2007)
    The recently tabled parliamentary report on the South African Military Academy did not pose the most fundamental question concerning the existence of the Military Academy: why is it important that soldiers should become ...

  • A proposed typology of the military bully 

    Kalamdien, Donovan; Lawrence, Audrey (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2017)
    Workplace bullying is a pervasive problem faced by organisations globally. Although progress has been made in augmenting our understanding of the phenomenon within diverse work settings, the military remains one work ...

  • On Strategy: Stategic theory and contemporary African armed conflicts 

    Vrey, Francois; Mandrup, Thomas; Esterhuyse, Abel (SUN MeDIA Stellenbosch, 2010)
    The conference theme On strategy: Strategic theory and contemporary African armed conflicts, jointly presented by Stellenbosch University in South Africa and the faculty of the Royal Danish Defence College, attempts to ...

  • Maritime security in Southern African waters 

    Potgieter, Thean; Pommerin, Reiner (SUN MeDIA, 2009)
    This publication includes papers from academic experts and practitioners addressing topics from Port Security to the economic dimensions of maritime security, from Asymmetrical War and Terror at Sea to the African Experience ...

  • South Africa and the search for strategic effect in the Central African Republic 

    Vrey, Francois; Esterhuyse, Abel (Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2016)
    This article provides a critical assessment from a strategic perspective of the South African military involvement in the Central African Republic that culminated in the Battle of Bangui. The strategic assessment was aimed ...

  • From the editors 

    Esterhuyse, Abel; Liebenberg, Ian (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2015)
    The role of the military in the making of South Africa has always been a contentious issue and has recently again been highlighted when the military was deployed in certain South African neighbourhoods in support of the ...

  • Recce : small team missions behind enemy lines 

    Jordaan, Evert (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2015)
    Recce: Small team missions behind enemy lines is an autobiography by Colonel (retired) Koos Stadler. The book mainly covers his career as a Special Forces officer and reconnaissance soldier during South Africa’s so-called ...

  • Second law analysis for MHD permeable channel flow with variable electrical conductivity and asymmetric Navier slips 

    Eegunjobi, Adetayo S.; Makinde, Oluwole D. (De Gruyter, 2014-11)
    The inherent irreversibility in a steady hydromagnetic permeable channel flow of a conducting fluid with variable electrical conductivity and asymmetric Navier slip at the channel walls in the presence of induced electric ...

  • Testing and implementation of a transportable and robust radio-element mapping system 

    Bezuidenhout, Jacques (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015-09-25)
    Gamma ray spectroscopy has been successfully applied as a survey tool in the fields of morphology, geology and mineral exploration. Gamma ray surveys are regularly done at ground level, which frequently requires transecting ...

  • The South African military in transition : part 2 - from strategic culture to strategic reality 

    Louw, Gerhard M.; Esterhuyse, Abel (Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2014)
    The analysis reported here focused on the dynamic interaction between a preferred strategic management model of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) on the one hand, and the SANDF’s acquired strategic culture ...

  • The South African military in transition : part 1 - from strategy formulation to strategy formation 

    Louw, Gerhard M.; Esterhuyse, Abel (Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2014)
    By 2013, sufficient evidence had become publicly available to confirm what defence analysts had been suspecting for a while now: the military effectiveness of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is deficient. ...

  • Turning the tide : revisiting African maritime security 

    Vrey, Francois (Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2013)
    Maritime security appears to be assuming an increasingly more prominent place on the African security agenda. Although the growing scholarly debate and international responses seem to attend to more than piracy, the latter ...

  • South African defence policy and capability : the case of the South African National Defence Force 

    Louw, Gerhard Martin (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Armed forces the world over have three primary functions — force development, force deployment and force employment. Defence policy plays a guiding role in all of these, but is especially important in ...

  • Multi-detector registration system for the study of multi-body decay of heavy body nuclei 

    Malaza, Vusi David (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
    Nuclear ssion is commonly known as a process where a heavy nucleus such as Uranium or Thorium decays into two fragments of roughly equal mass. On occasion however, instead of decay into two parts a process known as ...

  • From the editors 

    Esterhuyse, Abel; Liebenberg, Ian (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2011)
    This edition of Scientia Militaria, South African Journal of Military Studies, brings three very particular themes together: history, contemporary military operations, and military technology. From a historical perspective, ...

  • Paradigm shifts, South African Defence Policy and the South African National Defence Force : from here to where? 

    Vrey, Francois (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2004)
    Elements of Kuhn's theory on scientific revolutions and its applicability to the political domain also promote explanations of military change. In this regard, changes in the South African defence realm during the past ...

  • The evolution of strategy : thinking war from antiquity to the present 

    Vrey, Francois (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2011)
    The Evolution of Strategy: Thinking War from Antiquity to the Present is another welcome addition to the field of War Studies with its particular focus on strategy. The publication adds to a growing body of literature that ...

  • Maintaining international peace and security : reflections on peace-support operations in Africa 

    Neethling, Theo (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 1998)
    The shift from a bipolar to a multipolar and multi-faceted world has reduced the risk of conventional inter-state wars, but has been the cause of several intra-state armed conflicts with an even higher risk of regional ...

  • Nature of military geography 

    Bezuidenhout, Jacques (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2012)
    The author presents a review of the book " Modern Military Geography" edited by Francis A. Galgano and Eugene J. Palka (2011), about the relationship between geography and military conflict.

  • The application of Supers theory in the military : culture and gender in the life roles of young professional officers 

    Kotze, M. E. (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2001-01)
    Abstract: Political and societal changes in South Africa have resulted in the fundamental transformation of amongst others the personnel composition of the National Defence Force in order to be more representative of the ...

  • South African defence since 1994 : a study of policy-making 

    Jordaan, Evert (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: As South Africa entered the transitional period towards establishing a multi-party democracy, its defence policy changed fundamentally. The African National Congress (ANC) as the upcoming governing party ...

  • Military Intervention in Africa after the Cold War 

    Ramuhala, Mashudu Godfrey (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Military intervention remains controversial when it happens, as well as when it fails to. Since the end of the Cold War, military intervention has attracted much scholarly interest, and it was demonstrated ...

  • Pursuing human security in Africa through developmental peace missions : ambitious construct or feasible ideal? 

    Olivier, Laetitia (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis explores the feasibility of the concept Developmental Peace Missions (DPMs). It seeks to answer the question whether DPMs is an ambitious construct or a feasible ideal and whether DPMs could ...

  • Instrument to evaluate to which extent the operational support information system (OSIS) adds value to the South African Air Force (SAAF) 

    Hattingh, Maria Jacoba (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
    Since the 1940s, the evaluation of information systems has been the topic of many authors’ research. When taking into account the amount of resources invested in an organisation’s information systems, especially in the ...