South African Institute for Maritime Research

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South African Institute for Maritime Research (SAIMR) is the name of a shadowy paramilitary organisation that supposedly performed clandestine operations to support white supremacy in Africa. The SAIMR first became publicly known during sessions of the South African Truth and Reconcilliation Committee[1](TRC), in 1998, a year before the second elections after Apartheid, when documents emerged implying SAIMR had a role in a plot to kill Dag Hammarskjöld, the UN Secretary-General, in 1961.

The documentary Cold Case Hammarskjöld, that premiered in January 2019, brought new credibility to these claims.[2] The documentary also claims that the mother of a young woman named Dagmar Feil tried to bring the killing of her daughter to the attention of the TRC, implying that her daughter had worked with SAIMR to spread HIV among black people and had wanted to make that public.


  1. ^ "BBC News | Africa | UN assassination plot denied". Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  2. ^ Graham-Harrison, Emma; Rocksen, Andreas; Brügger, Mads (2019-01-20). "Coups and murder: the sinister world of apartheid's secret mercenaries". The Observer. ISSN 0029-7712. Retrieved 2019-04-04.