The Hidden Hand: Covert Operations in South Africa

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Author: Charl Schutte, Ian Liebenberg, Anthony Minnaar
Publisher: Human Sciences Research Council (1998)
ISBN-10: 0-1079691866
ISBN-13: 9780796918666
Condition: Very Good. Some wear and a bit of rubbing to the cover edges and corners. Light creasing along the cover alongside the spine. Closed tear at the top of the spine with adjacent crease along the top edge. Small hole next to the spine on the front cover. Else in very good condition.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 464
Dimensions: 21.0 x 15.0 x 3.0 cm

Weight: 0.7 kg

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Chris Hani, Matthew Goniwe, David Webster and others were victims of politically motivated murders. Many questions about their deaths remain unanswered, which has significant implications for the new, transforming South Africa.

This is a revised and updated version of a publication incorporating papers that were read at a conference on covert operations in November 1993. Since then a new government has come to power in South Africa with a set of new priorities and values. Accordingly, new chapters have been added on civil military relations in an emerging democracy, intelligence, gathering, and human rights in a new democratic order in South Africa. Short updates on the Hani assassination and the Goniwe/PEBCO Three/Motherwell murders, as well as new chapters on the "Third Force", external and crossborder covert operations and the victimisation of political exiles in the United Kingdom have been included.

The Hidden Hand provides a valuable contribution to the ongoing debate in South Africa on democracy, human rights and sound military-civil relations. The book is essential reading for all who believe that the protection of civil rights is the key to a stable democracy.



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