Recent Submissions

  • Anatomy of post-communist European defense institutions : the mirage of military modernity 

    Jordaan, Evert (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2020)
    In Anatomy of post-communist European defense institutions: The mirage of military modernity, Thomas-Durell Young’s aim was to determine why Central and Eastern European (CEE) states have failed to apply democratic defence ...
  • Is open source GIS feasible in military operations? evaluation by applying a USE case 

    Henrico, Susan; Coetzee, Serena; Cooper, Antony (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2020)
    The study of terrain and all its related elements and facets are of crucial importance to the military. Lodi, Smit, and Ayirebi agreed with this statement and added that the importance of terrain was recognised by military ...
  • From Boleas to Bangui : parliamentary oversight of South African defence deployments 

    Van Rensburg, Wilhelm Janse; Vrey, Francois; Neethling, Theo (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2020)
    Parliamentary oversight of the executive plays a key role in ensuring accountability and is therefore central to the system of checks and balances that characterises liberal democracies. After 1994, South Africa aligned ...
  • Editorial 

    Mandrup, Thomas (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2020)
    No abstract available.
  • Operation phakisa : reflections upon an ambitious maritime-led government initiative 

    Vrey, Francois (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2019)
    Operation Phakisa enjoys ‘presidential’ status as a project launched by and housed within the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa during the Zuma administration. Phakisa is a most ambitious project, which includes ...
  • South African maritime foreign policy : rethinking the role of the South African Navy 

    Blaine, Mark; Nel, Michelle (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2019)
    The military is one of the instruments that states use in the implementation of foreign policy within the security domain. As an arm of service, the South African Navy is the instrument of implementation of foreign policy ...
  • The African Standby Force : Quo Vadis? 

    Vrey, Francois; Mandrup, Thomas (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2017)
    Standby forces of the African Union are expected to deploy rapidly into high-intensity conflict zones. Inherently they stem from and are expected to work effectively with regional militaries of differing capabilities. But ...
  • The need for progress in an era of transformation : South African professional military education and military effectiveness 

    Esterhuyse, Abel; Mokoena, Benjamin (Centre for Security Governance, 2018-04-20)
    The article explores the link between defence sector reform, military effectiveness, and education. During the post-1994 transition, defence sector reform in South Africa primarily involved the ‘transformation’ of the South ...
  • Twenty years of democracy: An analysis of parliamentary oversight of the military in South Africa since 1994 

    Janse van Rensburg, Wilhelm Keyter (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Prior to 1994, the practice of parliamentary oversight of the military in South Africa was extremely limited. The post-1994 shift to liberal democracy characterised by representativeness and constitutionalism ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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