Project Coast: Apartheid's Chemical and Biological Warfare Programme

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United Nations Publications UNIDIR, 2002 - Political Science - 297 pages
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This publication explains how the apartheid government in South Africa created a chemical and biological weapons programme aimed at poisoning people both within and outside of South Africa. The book details "Project Coast" explaining how the apartheid regime deliberately planned the use of chemical and biological agents on its people, how the government acquired the knowledge and materials to develop these weapons, and how corruption within the Programme led to it's eventual downfall. This book is a major contributor to the ongoing fight against the spread of biological and chemical weapons in the world today.
  

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Contents

Summary of Findings
7
The Regional Context 21
16
Chemical Weapons in South Africa Prior to Project Coast
31
Project Coasts Links with the Police
47
Getting Down to Business
57
Roodeplaat Research Laboratories
69
The Private Companies
103
The De Klerk Years 19891993 and the Use of CBW Agents
115
The Intention of the Programme
153
Incidents of Poisoning
159
Structure and Management of Project Coast
169
International Links
191
Closing Down
209
Bassons Arrest and the TRC Hearing
223
The Criminal Trial of Dr Wouter Basson
231
Notes
241

The Phases of Project Coasts Development
143

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