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East Germany was worried about the pro-democracy ferment, while South Africa was struggling with sanctions, the financial cost of the war, as well as the ... intensive reconnaissance operations and decided on Operation Excite, which was a reconnaissance in force, carried out by elements of 32 ...
South Africa also became democratic, but the new ANC government did not encourage the veterans to talk, either. ... The SADF hurriedly raised 20 Brigade, comprising 61 Mechanised Battalion Group, 32 Battalion, 20 artillery regiment and two companies of 101 Battalion, SWATF as well as UNITA ...

But South Africa's ambassador to the DRC, Sisa Ngombane, said on Thursday it now seemed some of the men might be freed and others would simply be charged with ... Meanwhile, it has emerged that most of the South Africans arrested in the DRC were members of the formidable former 32 Battalion. police
In 1975 his discovery of South Africa's secret US-engineered invasion of Angola uncovered the CIA's involvement in the Angolan civil war, and was a world scoop. Bridgland has written a ... I ran south all day towards a 32 Battalion post 17 km from where I had had the contact with UNITA. All the way I was ... police
Many of those who opted to remain feel stranded between South Africa, where their service is scorned, and Angola, where they are seen as traitors. "Angolans say we killed them. The ANC here think that we killed their fighters," said Alexander Joaquim, a 74-year-old veteran of 32 Battalion. "What are we ... police
Residents of Pomfret in the North West Province are still fighting for a better life, as they are without electricity, water and an income for survival. A group of good Samaritans are concerned about the former members of the famous 32 Battalion (32 Bn) and their families. Pomfret is found on the edge of ... soldiers

The 32 Battalion fought in Angola, Zambia and Namibia and, after Namibia gained independence from South Africa in 1990, many of them were incorporated into the new SA National Defence Force (SANDF). Former president FW de Klerk's government acquired Pomfret, then an asbestos-mining town, ... soldiers
Neither are accepted as legitimate veterans, even though the Angolans were given South African citizenship, according to the 32 Battalion website. However, things were done differently in the case of the Reconnaissance Regiments, which had numerous former Namibian, Angolan or Rhodesian members; ... soldiers
On 21 May 1980, under the codename Operation Tiro-Tiro, 32 Battalion attacked and routed a FAPLA brigade at Savate, a small town 75 kilometres inside Angola. 15 of 32 Battalion were killed in the action and many more wounded. It was the highest South African casualty rate in a single skirmish since ... soldiers
South Africa used to have a highly respected defence force. How else could they keep the Apartheid system going? Among the special forces there were the Recces, the Koevoete and then there was 32 Battalion. I only heard of these guys at the end of the war. I was one of the last intakes of white male ... soldiers
Why all parents and guardians of school learners must partake in SGB elections. SGBs are the governance engines of any public school in South Africa, writes Lucky Menoe. Cape Town Scattered tstorms late. High level clouds. Cool. soldiers
South Africa was fighting the “communist threat” in Angola and Namibia. The SADF recruited a group of Angolan fighters, sometimes with force. Armed with heavy artillery like no black South African counterparts had encountered, 32 Battalion was arguably the SADF's most lethal and effective weapon. soldiers
South Africa also became democratic, but the new ANC government did not encourage the veterans to talk, either. ... The SADF hurriedly raised 20 Brigade, comprising 61 Mechanised Battalion Group, 32 Battalion, 20 artillery regiment and two companies of 101 Battalion, SWATF as well as UNITA ... soldiers
Military sources in South Africa agree if there is to be any military intervention in Lesotho it will fall to the ACIRC (African Capacity for Immediate Response ... I can't remember the colonel (32 Battalion experience) who headed up operation boleas on the ground but he had solid credentials and even he was ... soldiers
World Ranger Day marked in South Africa ... A week previously she told a Cape Town briefing that poachers killed 529 rhino in South Africa in the first six months of this year – 13 less than the corresponding ... We essentially need to build a Koevoet or 32 Battalion like force that focusses on anti poaching. soldiers
Remember, this is based on a recommendation from the permanent members of the UN Security council, South Africa has little political weight on that level ... Perhaps we could relook at some disbanded units like 32 Battalion and 61 Mechanised Battalion Group as some sort of Special light Infantry with ... soldiers
In 1975 his discovery of South Africa's secret US-engineered invasion of Angola uncovered the CIA's involvement in the Angolan civil war, and was a world scoop. Bridgland has written a ... I ran south all day towards a 32 Battalion post 17 km from where I had had the contact with UNITA. All the way I was ... soldiers

They were recruited into the apartheid-era unit called the “32 Battalion” to help the British colonial government to fight communism in South Africa, including in Namibia and Zambia. “The government should tell us what we did wrong. Why are they punishing us like this?” 69-year-old Jose Lourenco, one of ... soldiers
Antonio Isaac, an 18-year-old relative of a 32 Battalion fighter, said: "Staying here is useless for me. It's not a good place; after school, I will go." Many of those who opted to remain feel stranded between South Africa, where their service is scorned, and Angola, where they are seen as traitors. "Angolans say ... soldiers
The 32 Battalion fought in Angola, Zambia and Namibia and, after Namibia gained independence from South Africa in 1990, many of them were incorporated into the new SA National Defence Force (SANDF). Former president FW de Klerk's government acquired Pomfret, then an asbestos-mining town, ... soldiers
Neither are accepted as legitimate veterans, even though the Angolans were given South African citizenship, according to the 32 Battalion website. However, things were done differently in the case of the Reconnaissance Regiments, which had numerous former Namibian, Angolan or Rhodesian members; ... soldiers
Once upon a long time ago sometime in May 1994, Basics was over and we were in what was known as the second phase of training. We were on parade and the call for volunteers to go to the border was made. I stayed just where I was and watched the future heroes of our nation step forward. If I had ... soldiers
Lesotho is a major supplier of water to South Africa's industrial heartland. ... I can't remember the colonel (32 Battalion experience) who headed ... soldiers
But South Africa's ambassador to the DRC, Sisa Ngombane, said on ... in the DRC were members of the formidable former 32 Battalion. soldiers
As South Africa battles threats against its natural heritage on numerous ... We essentially need to build a Koevoet or 32 Battalion like force that ... soldiers
World Ranger Day marked in South Africa As South Africa battles threats against its natural heritage on numerous fronts across the country it has necessitated a change in approach and operational strategy ... We essentially need to build a Koevoet or 32 Battalion like force that focusses on anti poaching. soldiers
Remember, this is based on a recommendation from the permanent members of the UN Security council, South Africa has little political weight on that level ... Perhaps we could relook at some disbanded units like 32 Battalion and 61 Mechanised Battalion Group as some sort of Special light Infantry with ... soldiers
Perhaps we could relook at some disbanded units like 32 Battalion and 61 ... might and defence funding that is higher than South Africa's GDP. soldiers
In 1975 his discovery of South Africa's secret US-engineered invasion ... I ran south all day towards a 32 Battalion post 17 km from where I had ... soldiers
Both our families come from a military community, called 32 Battalion. A lot has been written about the unit, but mainly from a white perspective. soldiers
At least 3,000 Angolan soldiers recruited by South Africa's apartheid ... into the apartheid-era unit called the “32 Battalion” to help the British ... soldiers
POMFRET, SA - Angolan soldiers recruited by South Africa's ... 69, a black Angolan, pointed to yellowing photos of "32 Battalion" -- his elite and ... soldiers
Members of the Kimberley Shellhole Moths provided mattresses and clothing to former members of 32 Battalion. From the left are Lawrence ... soldiers
Members of the Kimberley Shellhole Moths provided mattresses and clothing to former members of 32 Battalion. From the left are Lawrence ... soldiers
Welcome to Pomfret, home to the retired soldiers of apartheid South Africa's once-feared 32 Battalion, an elite fighting unit of Angolan ... soldiers
Welcome to Pomfret, home to the retired soldiers of apartheid South Africa's once-feared 32 Battalion, an elite fighting unit of Angolan ... soldiers
Namibians who fought for South Africa in the border war seek end of ... given South African citizenship, according to the 32 Battalion website. soldiers
The 32 Battalion raided the settlement in 1992, leaving one woman dead and more than 100 people injured, ith dozens of woman claiming they ... soldiers
Once upon a long time ago sometime in May 1994, Basics was over and we were in what was known as the second phase of training. We were ... soldiers
Once upon a long time ago sometime in May 1994, Basics was over and we were in what was known as the second phase of training. We were ... soldiers
Lesotho is a major supplier of water to South Africa's industrial heartland. ... I can't remember the colonel (32 Battalion experience) who headed ... soldiers
... and I was an intelligence officer attached to 32 battalion in Angola," ... A South Africa/Angola Chamber of Commerce was set up recently. soldiers
As South Africa battles threats against its natural heritage on numerous ... We essentially need to build a Koevoet or 32 Battalion like force that ... soldiers
Perhaps we could relook at some disbanded units like 32 Battalion and 61 ... might and defence funding that is higher than South Africa's GDP. soldiers
In 1975 his discovery of South Africa's secret US-engineered invasion ... I ran south all day towards a 32 Battalion post 17 km from where I had ... soldiers
Both our families come from a military community, called 32 Battalion. A lot has been written about the unit, but mainly from a white perspective. soldiers
At least 3,000 Angolan soldiers recruited by South Africa's apartheid ... in Pretoria ended, members of the 32 Battalion relocated to Pomfret, ... soldiers
POMFRET, SA - Angolan soldiers recruited by South Africa's ... 69, a black Angolan, pointed to yellowing photos of "32 Battalion" -- his elite and ... soldiers
POMFRET, SA - Angolan soldiers recruited by South Africa's ... 69, a black Angolan, pointed to yellowing photos of "32 Battalion" -- his elite and ... soldiers
Pomfret - Angolan soldiers recruited by South Africa's apartheid ... a black Angolan, pointed to yellowing photos of "32 Battalion" - his elite and ... soldiers


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