African Oral Narratives
Military Intelligence in Apartheid-era South Africa

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This collection of 20 oral history interviews with military intelligence operatives active during the apartheid era in South Africa was conducted, transcribed, and translated by long-time investigative journalist and author, De Wet Potgieter, on behalf of SAHA during 2009 and 2010. A selection of South African news photographer Doug Lee's images complements these interviews. The photographs portray some of the individuals, events, and activities recounted and documented in the narratives.

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South African Defence Force
Together with the police, the regime deployed the South African Defence Force (SADF) to suppress opposition to apartheid. The South African Civil Cooperation Bureau (CCB) was a hit-squad that operated under the authority of the Defence Minister...
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Storm troopers of the Afrikaners Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) (1993)
This colour image of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (Afrikaner Resistance Movement) storm troopers is one of a series of photographs taken by photographer Doug Lee at an AWB rally in Klerksdorp, South Africa.
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General Johann van der Merwe, former commissioner of the South African Police (2009)
This interview was conducted by De Wet Potgieter with General Johann van der Merwe regarding the poisoning of Rev. Frank Chikane in 1987.