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Implikasies van die prosesse van transformasie vir die universiteitswese in Suid-Afrika
Willie Esterhuyse
Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship , 1994, DOI: 10.4102/koers.v59i1.654
Abstract: This article addresses a contentious political and policy issue: the implications which the process of change currently taking place in South Africa hold for traditional 'white’ universities. It is argued that this issue should be addressed, on the one hand, from the perspective of sociopolitical transformation and, on the other hand, from the perspective of modernizing development. These two major transformational processes determine the context in which universities need to restructure and position themselves. The implications of these processes for traditional ‘white' universities in general and Afrikaans universities in particular are analysed in terms of three distinctive categories or levels of issues: The nature, function and mission of the university as an academic institution. The organizational structure of the university. The organizational culture, social structure and value system of the university as a community of people. It is concluded that the desegregation of traditional 'white ’ universities has been but the first step in the complicated process of transforming South African universities.
Shocks and Prospects for a Pacific Islands Currency Union  [PDF]
Willie Lahari
Modern Economy (ME) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/me.2012.35065
Abstract: This analysis re-kindles the debate on the feasibility of a Pacific Islands currency union in view of the recent expansion and consolidation of regional strategies such as the Pacific Plan and the PACER Plus. Limited consideration has been given to the proposition for a Pacific Islands currency union. This paper exploits the OCA theoretical framework and employs the Gonzalo and Ng (2001) decomposition method in investigating the dynamic effects of permanent and transitory shocks on key macroeconomic variables among Pacific Island countries (PICs). Using newly constructed quarterly data in the analysis, evidence shows that the proposed union of six PICs (Fiji, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Tonga) do not meet most of the preconditions for a union. However, further investigation shows evidence for the Melanesian countries (Fiji, PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu) to possibly form a monetary union, preferably with the Australian dollar as the anchor currency. Nonetheless, further costs in terms of the alignment of policies by Melanesian countries are required.
Book Review: "Seapower: A guide for the twenty-first century"
A Esterhuyse
Scientia Militaria: South African Journal of Military Studies , 2010,
Abstract: Geoffrey Till London: Routledge, 2009 (2nd edition). 409 + xxi pages Index, list of illustration ISBN: 978-0415480888 (Hardback) ISBN: 978-0415480892 (Paperback) $154,37 (amazon.com hardback)
Die Buffel Struikel: n Storie van 32 Bataljon en sy mense
Abel Esterhuyse
Scientia Militaria: South African Journal of Military Studies , 2007,
Abstract: L.J. Bothma Bloemfontein: Handisa, 2006 383 pages Maps (6) and Photos ISBN – 10: 0620372966; 13: 9780620372961 Price unknown Scientia Militaria, South African Journal of Military Studies, Vol 35, Nr 1, 2007
Educating for Professionalism: a new military for a new South Africa
Abel Esterhuyse
Scientia Militaria: South African Journal of Military Studies , 2006,
Abstract: This article explores the role of education in professionalising the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) since 1994. The central thesis is that military education, training and development played a major role in bringing the pre-1994 belligerent forces in South Africa together and blending them into a single, coherent, bureaucratised defence force. There is, however, reason for serious concern. The article first outlines the specific need for education in the SANDF since 1994. The second part provides an overview of the educational institutions in the SANDF, their programmes and the nature of education, training and development that are provided. The final section discusses the most salient factors that have influenced education in the SANDF over the last decade. Specific emphasis is placed on the lack of suitably qualified academic staff, the difficulty of educating soldiers in a second or third language, the lack of research and the presence of an institutional climate of anti-intellectualism. Scientia Militaria, South African Journal of Military Studies, Vol 34, Nr 2, 2006
Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies
Abel Esterhuyse
Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies , 2012, DOI: 10.5787/31-1-149
Abstract: At first glance two aspects about the book stands out. Firstly, some of the foremost scholars in the field of strategic and security studies contributed to it. They include Colin Gray, John Baylis, John Garnette, Steven Biddle, Lawrence Freedman and Eliot Cohen. Secondly, this work covers a wide range of topics within the field of strategic studies. As the editors explain, their purpose is "to identify, update, and apply traditional concepts of strategy to an emerging security environment characterized by globalization, the information revolution, the new threats posed by international terrorism, the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and a host of ethnic and regional conflict." Although the focus is on the emerging security environment it is clear that allthe contributors followed a very traditional strategic-studies approach in their discussion of these issues, which are considered in historical context by describing the intellectual, military, or political evolution of the topic. This is done in an effort to explain that some of the modem issues are indeed old concepts or even ideas discredited long ago dressedup to meet modem tastes.
SEAPOWER: A GUIDE FOR THE TWENTYFIRST CENTURY/GEOFFREY TILL
Abel Esterhuyse
Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies , 2011, DOI: 10.5787/38-1-84
Abstract: With the publication of Seapower: A Guide for the Twenty-First Century Geoffrey Till has set the standard for publications on all things maritime. The updated and expanded new edition of the book is an essential guide for students of naval history and maritime strategy and provides essential reading for those interested in the role of seapower in the twenty-first century. Till notes in the preface to the second edition of the book (p. xv) that he specifically aimed at providing a broader international context for the discussion of the role of navies. The naval policies of China, Japan, India and the United States are used as case studies of general naval developments around the world. In addition, the analysis highlights the “… post-modern preoccupations of today’s navies” (p. xvii) including inter alia the maintenance of good order at sea, coalition operations, and multilateral terrorism. The central hypothesis of the book is rooted in the notion that the sea is central to the prosperity and security of all nations, and even more so since the emergence of an increasingly globalised world trading system. Till argues in Seapower that the fate of nations is closely link to the sea as a source of resources and as a means of transportation, information exchange and strategic domination in all human development.
BLACK HAWK DOWN: A STORY OF MODERN WARFARE
Abel Esterhuyse
Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies , 2012, DOI: 10.5787/30-1-170
Abstract: Robert D. Kaplan in his illuminating article "The Coming Anarchy", published in the Atlantic Monthly of February 1994, emphasises the fact that "Africa may be marginal in terms of conventional late-twentieth-century conceptions of strategy, but in an age of cultural and racial clash, when national defense is increasingly local, Africa's distress will exert a destabilizing influence on the United States ". This point was clearly illustrated during 1993 in a battle between American Colin Gray; Modern Strategy; a logical pathway of strategic theory, its history and the future; The Strategist's Toolkit forces and Somali militias in Mogadishu. Bowden's book focuses on this military action on 3 October 1993, when a US task force consisting of US Rangers and Delta force operators embarked on a mission to capture two high-ranking deputies of the militia leader Mohammed Farrah Aideed. Instead of a quick success, a so-called surgical operation, the American forces found themselves surrounded and pinned down in a hostile African city. The result was a drawn-out battle in which the fierce resistance of the Somali militia and civilians and the downing of two helicopters unhinged the American forces
DIE BUFFEL STRUIKEL: ’N STORIE VAN 32 BATALJON EN SY MENSE/L.J. BOTHMA
Abel Esterhuyse
Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies , 2011, DOI: 10.5787/35-1-33
Abstract: “Die Buffel Struikel: ’n Storie van 32 Bataljon en Sy Mense” (The Buffalo Stumbles: A Story of 32 Battalion and Its People) was written originally in Afrikaans. The author is an Afrikaans-speaking white South African who, as a member of the well-known South African 32 “foreign legion” Battalion, participated in the Namibian Border War in the 1970s and 1980s. The war was fought by an army whose operational language for the major part was Afrikaans. However, two reasons call for a review of this book in English. Firstly, with the Western powers facing a serious insurgency threat in Iraq and elsewhere, the world has an urgent need for a new understanding, thinking and perspectives about counter-insurgency. Secondly, the book can be seen as a watershed contribution to the so-called Border War literature that, until now, has been dominated by contributions of journalists and writers with questionable motives.
EDUCATING FOR PROFESSIONALISM: A NEW MILITARY FOR A NEW SOUTH AFRICA
Abel Esterhuyse
Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies , 2011, DOI: 10.5787/34-2-22
Abstract: This article explores the role of education in professionalising the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) since 1994. The central thesis is that military education, training and development played a major role in bringing the pre- 1994 belligerent forces in South Africa together and blending them into a single, coherent, bureaucratised defence force. There is, however, reason for serious concern. The article first outlines the specific need for education in the SANDF since 1994. The second part provides an overview of the educational institutions in the SANDF, their programmes and the nature of education, training and development that are provided. The final section discusses the most salient factors that have influenced education in the SANDF over the last decade. Specific emphasis is placed on the lack of suitably qualified academic staff, the difficulty of educating soldiers in a second or third language, the lack of research and the presence of an institutional climate of anti-intellectualism.
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