The integration and assimilation of Black soldiers into the South African Defence Force in the 1970's
11 December 1998
UKZN - Gandhi-Luthuli Documentation Centre
The nature of this text is to provide the reader with some insights into the reasons which motivated the South African Army, during the 1970's, to alter its racial construction, from an all white military institution, to one which wholeheartedly embraced the inclusion of "all racial groups", especially Africans. The thesis is designed to present an introductory, chronological and discursive history of the silences that Historiography 'created' surrounding the contribution made by Africans to the miliary History of South and Southern Africa. This account will introduce the reader to the background of Black military history prior to the reintegration of Blacks into the modem South African military context.
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