The Army was basically organised into
In addition, there were the elements stationed in South-West Africa (Namibia) until that country became independent. The Chief of the Army exercised direct command over the Army Battle School and the Army College, the two premier training institutions of the Army, as well as the corps schools. The latter fell under the relevant territorial commands for operational and support purposes. The national service training units fell under the command of the relevant territorial commands.Army Headquarters itself was located in Pretoria, and comprised of the usual six staff departments responsible to the Chief of Army Staff, and an Inspector General. The six staff departments of the army were:
Each of the Army's Corps or branches was represented by a Director, who was responsible to the Chief of the Army as an advisor and for developing doctrines, organisation and equipment tables, and tactics for the units of his Corps, in accordance with overall Army policy and doctrine. The following Corps and branches existed in the SA Army:
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