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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Ossewa-Brandwag (Afrikaans, Oxwagon Sentinel) (OB)

The OB was formed in 1939 by conservative Afrikaners who objected to South Africa's participation in World War II. It was a para-military group with national socialist leanings; its so-called Stormtroopers formed a military wing that carried out acts of sabotage against the Smuts government.

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