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Coming in From the Cold: Untold Stories from the Cold War

Sep 30, 2020

This month on Coming in From the Cold, CNA analyst Pamela Faber and Steve Wills join Bill to discuss Project Coast. This was the covert effort of the Apartheid government to develop chemical and biological weapons, assassinate political dissidents, and continue the oppression of the Apartheid State in South Africa.

Related Materials

Chandré Gould, Brian Rappert, Verne Harris, and Kathryn Smith, “Why Project Coast Still Matters,” Institute for Security Studies, November 24, 2014,

“Special Investigation into Project Coast: South Africa’s Chemical and Biological Weapons Programme,” Truth and Reconciliation Commission (South Africa),  October 29, 1998,

Stephen Burgess and Helen Purkit, The Rollback of South Africa’s Chemical and Biological Warfare Program (Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: U.S. Air Force Counterproliferation Center, April 2001).

Chandré Gould and Peter Folb, “Project Coast: Apartheid’s Chemical and Biological Warfare Programme,” United Nations Disarmament Research Institute, December 20, 2002,