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March 27, 2018
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 Battalion,ÃâÃÂ ...
February 9, 2018
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 UNITAÃâÃÂ ...
August 17, 2017
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.
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July 7, 2017
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 wasÃâÃÂ ...
May 22, 2017
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 weÃâÃÂ ...
January 31, 2017
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 theÃâÃÂ ...
January 14, 2017
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,ÃâÃÂ ...
April 15, 2016
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;ÃâÃÂ ...
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June 2, 2015
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 sinceÃâÃÂ ...
March 14, 2015
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 maleÃâÃÂ ...
February 13, 2013
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.
September 27, 2011
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.
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