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Calueque and Ruacana both contained information regarding the damage to the power station. Namibia Power, which operates the hydro station, reports that the station is up and running 3 turbines @ 80 MW each for a total of 240 MW. --Mr Accountable 20:53, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

The power station is a complicated facility and after reading the NamPower Ruacana Hydro page, it is not perfectly clear to this reader what the current disposition of the various parts of the facility is. It is clear that the Ruacana Hydro station is up and running. --Mr Accountable 21:01, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Cold War Soviet-bloc propagandist terminology[edit]

The term "colonialist" as used in the following context may be misleading: "colonialist South African and Portuguese governments." South Africa had received its independence from Great Britain before the development began, correct?

The terms "colonialist" and "imperialist" were often used in Soviet-bloc propaganda to strengthen the notion that white immigrants were an extension of the oppressive ruling class in the West. By creating enmity between whites and the black working-class, the Soviet-bloc intended to create uprisings and institute socialist-style regimes. The Stalinist-flavored terminology "colonialist government" was intended to be inflammatory and does not offer a balanced view of South African ambitions and security concerns in Angola and elsewhere.

Suggesting that the white-majority government intended to colonize Angola and Namibia (SWA) is an oversimplification of its converging security, economic, and other policies.

Agree Socrates2008 (talk) 21:45, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

I think you mean "white-minority." Given your knowledgeable background, I suspect this was simply a typo on your part. I agree with your observation that "colonist" and "imperial" are poorly fitting descriptions for the South African Apartheid-era government's security policies. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:09, 15 December 2010 (UTC)


Another source suggests ten SADF soldiers were killed when their Casspir APC was bombed by a MiG-23. This article states that 11 were struck after exiting a Buffel APC, but makes no mention of casualties (conflicting information). There is also no mention of a MiG-23 being shot down by a S. African 20mm AAA system. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:14, 15 December 2010 (UTC)