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1 SA Corps Headquarters
1 South African Corps Headquarters [Afr: Hoofkwartier 1 Suid-Afikaanse Korps]

7 South African Infantry Division Headquarters
7 SA Division Headquarters (7 DIV HQ) [Afr: 7 Suid-Afrikaanse Infanteriedivisie Hoofkwartier]

7 South African Infantry Division Headquarters
7 SA Division Headquarters (7 DIV HQ) [Afr: 7 Suid-Afrikaanse Infanteriedivisie Hoofkwartier]

8 South African Armoured Division Headquarters
8 SA Division Headquarters (8 DIV HQ) [Afr: 8 Suid-Afrikaanse Pantserdivisie Hoofkwartier]

Chief of the Army
In 1966 the General Staff of the SADF had been replaced by a Supreme Command comprising of the Commandant General, Commander Maritime Defence and Chief of the Navy, GOC Joint Combat Forces, Chief of Staff Army, and Chief of Staff Air Force. The originl post of Chief of Staff Army was altered to Chief of the Army [Afr: Hoof van die Leër] in 1968 due to the rapid expansion of the Defence Force which had made further organizational changes necessary. The post of Chief of the Army was upgraded at the same time and provided with its own Chiefs of Army Staff for administrative purposes. The Chief of the Army was responsible for the command and control of all Permananet Force and Citizen Force units of the South African Army, which was the land-based combat service of the SADF.

Headquarters 15 Combat Group
Headquarters 15 Combat Group [Afr: Hoofkwartier, Veggroep 15] was the headquarters of one of the last two of the six Combat Groups (15 and 16), established on 1 April 1963, with the specific task of executing unconventional warfare. Only the HQ was established and the unit was never formed. With the re-evaluation of the role of Commands, all the Combat Groups were disestablished in mid-1966

Headquarters 16 Brigade
Headquarters 16 Brigade [Afr: Hoofkwartier, 16 Brigade] was established as a Citizen Force unit on 1 November 1967

Headquarters 16 Combat Group
Headquarters 16 Combat Group [Afr: Hoofkwartier, Veggroep 16] was the headquarters of one of the last two of the six Combat Groups (15 and 16), established on 1 April 1963, with the specific task of executing unconventional warfare. Only the HQ was established and the unit was never formed. With the re-evaluation of the role of Commands, all the Combat Groups were disestablished in mid-1966 with the exception of HQ 16 Combat Group which was re-designated "Headquarters Task Force" [Afr: Hoofkwartier, Taakmag] but which was itself disbanded in November 1967

Headquarters 17 Brigade
Headquarters 17 Brigade [Afr: Hoofkwartier, 17 Brigade] was established on 1 April 1965 at Cape Town and housed in the Castle in an office above the archway leading to the Inner Square in 1973

Headquarters Army Task Force
Headquarters Army Task Force (ATF HQ) [Afr: Hoofkwartier, Lëertaakmag] was established as a Permanent Force unit on 1 November 1967. With effect from 1 September 1971, Army Task Force HQ was re-designated Headquarters 7 SA Infantry Division, as a unit for both Permanent Force and Citizen Force personnel.

Headquarters of the SA Army (CF)
Headquarters 7 S.A. Division and Headquarters 17-19 Brigades were established and designated as Headquarters of the S.A. Army (CF) [Afr: Hoofkwartier van die Suid Afrikaanse Lëer (Burgermag)] with effect from 1 April 1965. Difficulty in obtaining senior personnel to man Headquarters 7 S.A. Division was the reason for its disestablishment on 1 November 1967

SA Army Headquarters
SA Army Headquarters was the headquarters of one of the three Combat Services of the SADF, and which included all land-based forces. Headed by the Chief of the Army, and based in Pretoria, it exercised command and control over two main components, the Conventional Force, and the Territorial Force, supported by the Army Logistics Command. It comprises of 6 staff departments and an Inspector General.

SA Army Inspector General*

Sector 10 Headquarters
Sector 10 [Afr: Sektor 10] was established in 1975 as the headquarters of one of the 7 geographical areas within South-West Africa used by the SADF to control and coordinate military operations. Sector 10 was the sector in the Operational Area covering the north-western part of SWA and the border with Angola (Kaokoland and Okavango), with its headquarters at Oshakati. A number of SADF cross-border operations was launched into Angola from this sector.

Sector 10 Headquarters
Sector 10 [Afr: Sektor 10] was established in 1975 as the headquarters of one of the 7 geographical areas within South-West Africa used by the SADF to control and coordinate military operations. Sector 10 was the sector in the Operational Area covering the north-western part of SWA and the border with Angola (Kaokoland and Okavango), with its headquarters at Oshakati. A number of SADF cross-border operations was launched into Angola from this sector.

Sector 20 Headquarters
Sector 20 [Afr: Sektor 20] was established in 1979 as the headquarters of one of the 7 geographical areas within South-West Africa used by the SADF to control and coordinate military operations. Sector 20 included Kavango and West Caprivi, covering the Angolan border from the Cubango (Kavango) River east to to the Cuando (Kwando) River, with its headquarters at Rundu. It was the Area Of Responsibility of both SWATF 202 and 203 Bns.

Sector 70 Headquarters
Sector 70 [Afr: Sektor 70] was established in 1979 as the headquarters of one of the 7 geographical areas within South-West Africa used by the SADF to control and coordinate military operations. Sector 70 encompassed East Caprivi, covering the Zambian land border from the Cuando to the Zambezi River, and the riverine border with Zambia along the Zambezi to its Cuando confluence. Headquarters was at Katima Mulilo with 701 Battalion.




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