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South African Defence Force

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South African Defence Force - (24 members)

The South African Defence Force (SADF) [Afr: Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag] comprised the South African armed forces from 1957 until 1994. Shortly before the state reconstituted itself as a republic in 1961, the former Union Defence Force was officially succeeded by the SADF, which was established by the Defence Act (No. 44) of 1957. The SADF was organised to perform a dual mission: to counter possible insurgency in all forms, and to maintain a conventional military arm which could defend the republic's borders, making retaliatory strikes as necessary. As the military expanded during the 1970s and 1980s, the SADF general staff was organised first into five, and then finally, into six sections - finance, intelligence, logistics, operations, personnel, and planning. It originally omprised mainly of the three Armed Services: the South African Army, the South African Air Force, and the South African Navy; but in 1979 the South African Medical Service was added as a fourth Service.

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