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South Africa: Military

Military South Africa
Military branches:
South African National Defense Force (including Army, Navy, Air Force, and Medical Services), South African Police Service
Military manpower - military age:
18 years of age (2003 est.)
Military manpower - availability:
males age 15-49: 11,865,280 (2003 est.)
Military manpower - fit for military service:
males age 15-49: 7,211,075 (2003 est.)
Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
males: 471,578 (2003 est.)
Military expenditures - dollar figure:
$1.746 billion (FY02)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
1.7% (FY02)
Military - note:
with the end of Apartheid and the establishment of majority rule, former military, black homelands forces, and ex-opposition forces were integrated into the South African National Defense Force (SANDF); as of 2003 the integration process was considered complete

Also See:

Background & Country Profile
Transnational Issues & International Disputes


Source: The CIA World Fact Book 2003

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