CCB, noun

In historical contexts. Initial letters of Civil Co-operation Bureau, a secret unit of the South African Defence Force, for a time carrying out covert operations against selected opposition targets. Also attributive.
1990 Weekend Post 10 Feb. 1Allegations have been made in the court case about a secret organisation connected to the Defence force. The spokesman said the CCB was a covert organisation of special forces in the Defence Force.
1990 Sunday Times 11 Feb. 6The CCB..was composed of former policemen and Defence Force members who carried out surveillance of ‘aggressive activists’.
1990 Armed Forces Nov. 27CCB agents might have operated in certain instances without the knowledge of their superiors.
1991 Sunday Times 10 Mar. 22At the heart of the CCB affair lies a question of murder: did rogue elements of the SADF — or a rogue force created, funded and protected by the SADF — carry out the assassination of..David Webster?
1991 J. Pauw In Heart of Whore 136The Star revealed that the CCB was a section of the SADF’s Special Forces, was commanded by a general, had at least 16 cells across the country and used prominent companies as fronts for its activities.
1991 J. Pauw In Heart of Whore 147The CCB became a sinister monster, the creation of securocrats obsessed with retaining power and blinded by the delusion of a communist plot to expel the white man from South Africa.
1992 Natal Mercury 3 Nov. 4Certain CCB projects had to be wrapped up before former CCB members could have their pensions paid out.
Initial letters of Civil Co-operation Bureau, a secret unit of the South African Defence Force, for a time carrying out covert operations against selected opposition targets. Also attributive.
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