In different times : the war of Southern Africa, 1966-1989

Van der Waag, I. J. ; Grundlingh, A. M. (2019)

CITATION: Van der Waag, I. J. & Grundlingh, A. M. (eds) 2019. In different times : the war of Southern Africa, 1966-1989. Stellenbosch, SUN PReSS, doi:10.18820/9781928480358.

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Book

This is the first attempt to bring together diverse scholars, using different lenses, to study South Africa’s Border War. As a book, it is critical in approach, provides deeper reflection, and focuses specifically on the SADF experience of the war. The result is a more complex picture of the war’s dynamics and its legacies. Although South Africa is a vastly different country today, the study of the Border War opens a range of questions, also relevant to contemporary deployments such as in Lesotho (1998) and the Central African Republic (2013). It includes the debate on participation in foreign conflicts; on the deployment, design and preparation of appropriate, modern armed forces and their use as foreign policy instruments in far‑off theatres; on military planning; and, as the historical controversies regarding the battles at Cuito Cuanavale and Bangui illustrate, on the interface between foreign campaigning and domestic politics.

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