• 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...