June 30, 2016
Proof of controversial South African media boss and businessman Dr Iqbal Survé’s widely trumpeted background is hard to find. In particular, there seems to be no available evidence of his major claim to fame: that he was the physician to, and personal friend of, Nelson Mandela.
November 30, 2012
A small part of the murk surrounding South Africa's multi-billion dollar arms deal cleared slightly, but only to reveal still greater depths to be plumbed. And it has now eerged that a Swedish businessman with a highly chequered past was also involved with all sides concerned with the controversial multi-billion dollar arms deal.
March 7, 2011
At the height of the 1976 rebellion against apartheid in South Africa, the security police launched an audacious scheme that enabled them to steal anti-apartheid funds with the aid of bogus trusts headed by an apparently respectable fine arts professor at the University of the Witwatersrand.
February 19, 2011
In 2003 South Africa's director of public prosecutions, Bulelani Ngcuka, was accused of having been a spy — RS452 — for the apartheid state. But the search for RS452 revealed that the spy with that designation was a woman, a lawyer who was once considered a stalwart of the anti-apartheid movement.
January 2, 2011
(Excerpted from Unfinished Business — South Africa, apartheid & truth, 2001/03) Operation Daisy was perhaps the most lucrative and efficient of the undercover operations conducted by the apartheid state’s security police (SB). It began in 1976 when the police spy and National Union of SA Students (Nusas) executive member, Craig Williamson met in Botswana with […]
November 24, 2010
Aubrey Levin, the Johannesburg-born psychiatrist who once claimed to "cure" homosexuals by "aversion therapy" and who was in charge of the notorious Ward 22 for "deviants" in the apartheid state's military hospital in Pretoria, was arrested in March 2010 in Calgary, Canada, charged with the sexual assault of a male patient. It was merely the latest in a history of allegarions dating back across decades.
November 20, 2010
(Published in Unfinished Business — South Africa, apartheid & truth, 2001 and 2003) Horace William Doncaster, Major-General, Military Intelligence (rtd) Date of birth: 09.02.1950; military number: 66339243E Career soldier, 33 years service; promoted brigadier, 1993; major-general, 2000; given ‘employer-induced retrenchment package, November, 2001; retired, April, 2002. Senior positions in and eventual director of MI ‘dirty […]