Dr Leopold Scholtz is a senior journalist, political commentator and a highly regarded military expert. He was deputy editor of Die Burger until 2007 and is currently the European correspondent for Media24's Afrikaans dailies. Scholtz obtained his doctor's degree from the University of Leiden and is currently a research fellow at the University of Stellenbosch. He has written several books and over 40 academic articles, most of which are about military history. He was a captain in the Reserve Force of the South African Army until recently. His books include "Beroemde Suid-Afrikaanse Krygsmanne", "Generaal Christiaan de Wet as Veldheer" and "Waarom die Boere die oorlog verloor het".