• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Combined effect of buoyancy force and Navier slip on MHD flow of a nanofluid over a convectively heated vertical porous plate 

      Mutuku-Njane, Winifred Nduku; Makinde, Oluwole Daniel (Hindawi, 2013)
      We examine the effect of magnetic field on boundary layer flow of an incompressible electrically conducting water-based nanofluids past a convectively heated vertical porous plate with Navier slip boundary condition. A ...
    • Editorial 

      Mandrup, Thomas (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2020)
      No abstract available.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...