State Security in South Africa: Civil-military Relations Under P.W. Botha
This book is a study of civil-military relations in the Republic of South Africa during the period when Pieter Willem Botha was prime minister (1977-89).
The author's thesis is that Prime Minister Botha, recognizing that his country had reached the historical juncture when it needed to establish a new political order encompassing all its diverse peoples, moved effectively to prepare the ground for fundamental constitutional change. What was needed above all were stabilization measures to assure the support of the white population for reform. Botha used the South African Defense Force as his primary instrument. By 1989, Professor Roherty maintains, a striking degree of stabilization had been achieved within the country and throughout southern Africa. The groundwork for epochal change had been prepared.
The author makes use of exclusive interviews with scores of South Africans from the political, military, intelligence, corporate, and business worlds.
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