African Oral Narratives
Military Intelligence in Apartheid-era South Africa

Interviews

Right Wing Organizations

Right-wing organizations in South Africa are mainly comprised of white Afrikaans-speaking South Africans who strive for Afrikaner unity and autonomy. Eugene Terre'Blanche led the most significant extremist right-wing organization, the Afrikaner Resistance Movement (Die Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, AWB), until his murder in 2010. His rhetoric resembled that of Adolf Hitler and the AWB's emblem resembles a Nazi swastika. Other significant right-wing organizations include the Boerevryheidsbeweging (the Boer Freedom Movement), the Boereweerstandsbeweging (the Boer Resistance Movement), the Boerestaatparty (Boer State Party), and the World Apartheid Movement (WAM), followed by numerous splinter groups such as the Church of the Creator, Die Orde Boerevolk (Order of the Boer People), the Stallard Foundation, and Die Wit Wolwe (the White Wolves).

This interview with General Tienie Groenewald, a former chief director of Military Intelligence, regarding the threat of civil war at the beginning of 1994 before the country's first democratic elections, consists of an audio recording, transcript and English translation. This interview was conducted, transcribed and translated by De Wet Potgieter on behalf of SAHA in 2009.

This interview with General Tienie Groenewald, a former chief director of Military Intelligence, regarding the establishment of the Volksfront (People's Front), consists of an audio recording, transcript and English translation. This interview was conducted, transcribed and translated by De Wet Potgieter on behalf of SAHA in 2009.

An interview with Colonel Lucas Ras, a former colonel in the SAP Security Branch's D branch unit, regarding far right-wing activities, how effective they were and how they were infiltrated by the security police, consists of an audio recording, transcript and English translation. This interview was conducted, transcribed and translated by De Wet Potgieter on behalf of SAHA in 2009.

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