1 Peter Batchelor and Susan Willett, Disarmament and Defence Industrial Adjustment in South Africa, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Oxford University Press: New York, 1998, p. 37.
2 “Special Investigation into Project Coast: South Africa's Chemical and Biological Warfare Programme”, Chapter 6, TRC Final Report, Vol. 2, 1999.
3 Verkleinde Verdedigingsbevelraad, Notule van vergadering gehou om 07H30 op 25 Oktober 1990 te Samik, Aanhangsel A: Voordrag aan Verkleinde VBR: Voorgestelde filosofie vir chemiese oorlogvoering vir die SA Weermag-Beginsels en teurgvoer oor huidige stand in die SA Weermag [Reduced Defence Command Council, Minutes of meeting held at 07h30 on 25 October 1990 at Samik, Appendix A: Proposed philosophy for chemical warfare for the South African Defence ForcePrinciples and feed-back about the current status in the SA Defence Force], SADF document handed to the TRC by Gen. Knobel during the TRC hearings into chemical and biological warfare in June and July 1998.
5 Weaponization means the making of a chemical or biological agent into an actual weapon, which is to say a war-fighting device that a potential user service has accepted into its operational inventory after due consideration. A weaponized agent is a substance that has been selected for its aggressive properties and for which routes to acquisition in adequate quantity have been worked out; that has then been formulated into disseminable payload for a munition whose dissemination characteristics are both militarily useful and predictable; and for which that same munition has been made into a weapon by virtue of acceptance into the arsenal and doctrine of potential user services. Chandré Gould electronic communication with J. Perry Robinson, 19 August 2000.
6 Certain of the charges against Basson, the presiding Judge ruled, were outside the jurisdiction of the South African courts. These charges must be regarded as not having been proved. The applies also to acts allegedly perpetrated in Namibia and for which the Judge ruled amnesty had been granted. (Judgement in the case of The State vs Wouter Basson, in the High Court of South Africa, Transvaal Provincial Division, Case number CC32/99, 12 October 1999.)
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Publication information: Book title: Project Coast: Apartheid's Chemical and Biological Warfare Programme. Contributors: Chandré Gould - Author, Peter Folb - Author, Robert Berold - Editor. Publisher: United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research. Place of publication: Geneva. Publication year: 2002. Page number: 241.
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