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Project Coast

Apartheid's Chemical and Biological Warfare Programme

  • Author: UNIDIR
  • Publication date: February 2003
  • Page count: 312
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: GV.02.0.10

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This publication explains how the apartheid government in South Africa put together a determined chemical and biological weapons programme aimed at poisoning people within and outside South Africa. The book contains information on the following details concerning ‘Project Coast’: it explains how the apartheid regime planned the deliberate use of chemical and biological agents on people, how the government acquired knowledge and materials to develop these weapons, and how corruption within the programme led to it’s eventual downfall. This book provides a major contribution to the ongoing fight against the spread of biological and chemical weapons in the world today.