Category Archives: South Africa

South Africa’s ageing white mercenaries who helped turn tide on Boko Haram

South Africa’s ageing white mercenaries who helped turn tide on Boko Haram Battle-hardened soldiers, many of them paramilitary leftovers of the apartheid regime, have pursued private wars simply to put bread on the table One of several images distributed on … Continue reading

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South African Private Security Contractors Active in Armed Conflicts: Citizenship, Prosecution and the Right to Work

South African Private Security Contractors Active in Armed Conflicts: Citizenship, Prosecution and the Right to Work Subjects: Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence, Law, Law, Law and Political Science, Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence, Law, … Continue reading

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Leash the dogs of war; Mercenaries in Africa

The Economist 21 Mar. 2015: 42(US). Leash the dogs of war; Mercenaries in Africa South Africa struggles in vain to ban soldiers of fortune DURING the 1980s Leon Lotz fought for the “Koevoet” (“crowbar” in Afrikaans), a South African apartheid-era … Continue reading

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Contract award – Security services for the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of South Africa

Contract award – Security services for the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of South Africa, ref. No EEAS-273-DELZAFP-SER-FWC (English) Tenders Electronic Daily 3 April 2015

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Why media outlets still fantasize that Apartheid’s footsoldiers will be the ones to stop Boko Haram

Why media outlets still fantasize that Apartheid’s footsoldiers will be the ones to stop Boko Haram March 31, 2015 Former South African soldier Leon Lotz, killed in Borno state on March 9 In the weeks leading up to the Nigerian … Continue reading

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South African Mercenaries Play Crucial Role In Fight Against Boko Haram

South African Mercenaries Play Crucial Role In Fight Against Boko Haram NPR: Morning Edition 26 March 2015 STEVE INSKEEP: Today is the final day of campaigning for Nigeria’s presidential election – an election that was postponed six weeks ago because … Continue reading

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Why Nigeria is turning to South African mercenaries to help fight Boko Haram

March 20 2015, 10.45am EDT Why Nigeria is turning to South African mercenaries to help fight Boko Haram South Africans have a reputation for being among the best mercenaries in the world. It’s no wonder Nigeria is turning to them. Author … Continue reading

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Hiring ex-Apartheid mercenaries by Nigeria is awkward for modern South Africa

Soldiers of misfortune Hiring ex-Apartheid mercenaries by Nigeria is awkward for modern South Africa These guns are not for hire((AP Photo/Bernat Armangue))   SHARE Written by Sibusiso Tshabalala Obsession Nigeria Now March 16, 2015 Leon Lotz, a white South African … Continue reading

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Regulating the private security sector in South Africa

Regulating the private security sector in South Africa Author(s): Sabelo Gumedze Source:Social Justice. 34.3-4 (Fall-Winter 2007): p195. Full Text: Introduction THIS ARTICLE SEEKS TO ANALYZE THE SOUTH AFRICAN REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR the private security industry, an object of investigation that, … Continue reading

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S. Africans Fighting Boko Haram Are Mercenaries, Military Says

S. Africans Fighting Boko Haram Are Mercenaries, Military Says by Mike Cohen 6:00 AM EDT March 12, 2015 (Bloomberg) — South Africans fighting against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria are mercenaries and may face prosecution for violating … Continue reading

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