SONGS AND SECRETS, South Africa from liberation to governance

: Gilder (B.)

R 280.00
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511 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012


A memoir by Barry Gilder, a former high-ranking member of the ANC's intelligence wing.

Barry Gilder was born in 1950. He went into exile in 1976, and composed and sang songs at anti-apartheid events overseas. He also served in the ANC's intelligence structures until his return to South Africa in 1991. He served as General Manager and later Deputy Director-General Operations of the National Intelligence Agency from 2000 to 2003, when he was appointed Director-General of Home Affairs. In 2005 he was appointed Coordinator for Intelligence, where he served until his retirement at the end of 2008. He is currently Director Operations at the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection, a policy think tank.