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Military of South Africa

Military branches: South African National Defense Force or SANDF (includes Army, Navy, Air Force, and Medical Services), South African Police Service or SAPS

Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age

Military manpower - availability:
males age 15-49: 11,345,031 (2000 est.)

Military manpower - fit for military service[?]:
males age 15-49: 6,901,252 (2000 est.)

Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
males: 460,917 (2000 est.)

Military expenditures - dollar figure: $2 billion (FY99/00)

Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 1.5% (FY99/00)

Military - note: the National Defense Force continues to integrate former military, black homelands forces, and ex-opposition forces

See also : South Africa

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