Talk:South African Special Forces

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Stiff: A Silent War[edit]

I've been reading Peter Stiff's A Silent War, and I found the sections towards the end (about cross-border assassinations of ANC operatives) particularly interesting. I'm thinking about writing about this on Wikipedia, but I'm not sure of the best way of doing this. Add it to this article? Start a new article about this phenomenon? Make a list of people assassinated during the apartheid struggle?

Suggestions are welcome.

ManicParroT (talk) 17:26, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

The South African Special Forces Brigade IS part of the Army. For purely operational purposes it is directly under the Chief of the SANDF. (talk) 05:10, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
The organisational structure of the SANDF places the SASF Brigade within the Joint Operations Division, created in 1997. It no longer reports directly to the Chief of the SANDF, but to the Chief of Joint Operations. It is not a part of the organisational structure of the South African Army. If you have verifiable information to the contrary I would like to see it, but to my knowledge the setup I described remains in place. Darren (talk) 19:09, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

Tenses etc[edit]

I have made an attempt (in my edit marked "/* History */ Updated Tenses and other mior changes of grammer") to correct the tense and grammatical problems in that section. Could someone else please check and if agreeable remove the unsightly tag about the need to correct tenses? Thank you. BoonDock (talk) 20:30, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Comparable units section[edit]

There really is no justification for this section! It is not cited and there is clearly no basis for comparison. It appears to have been added as an opinionated afterthought. Does it reflect comparable by size, comparable by capability, comparable by allegiance or comparable by period in operation - In the interests of retaining an neutral, well sourced article / subject - I strongly recommend it be deleted. Views? Farawayman (talk) 10:06, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

I agree. I would support the comparison being made on the general Special Forces entry, and leave it off this one. No matter how well intentioned, the temptation will always be there to express a partisan view.. BoonDock (talk) 18:50, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
No other comment. Removing. BoonDock (talk) 22:49, 1 November 2014 (UTC)