THE DIS-EASES OF SECRECY, tracing history, memory and justice

: Rappert (B.) & Gould (C.)

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261pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017


An analysis of Project Coast, a top-secret chemical and biological warfare programme established and maintained by South Africa's apartheid government under the leadership of Wouter Basson. The authors examine how the continuing silences, impunities and stories surrounding Project Coast are still relevant today.

Brain Rappert is Professor of Science, Technology and Public Affairs in the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Exeter.
Chandré Gould is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa. She investigated Project Coast for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She is also the author of "Secrets and Lies: Wouter Basson and South Africa's chemical and biological warfare programme".