Who Is SANDF And What Do They Do?

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) comprises the armed forces of South Africa. It's object is to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of South Africa and its people.


The SANDF comprises the armed forces of South Africa consisting of the South African Army, the South African Navy, South African Military Health Service and the South African Air Force.

The  Department of Defence, the Department of Military Veterans and the South African National Defence Force is overseen by the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans.

In 1994, SANDF took over the personnel and equipment from the SADF. As a result, the military has seen a lot of change in recent years with regards to its equipment, personnel and missions.


 Effective defence for a democratic South Africa.


“To enable, prepare, employ, sustain and renew defence capabilities in accordance with the needs of South Africa 
as regulated by the Constitution, National Legislation, Parliamentary and Executive direction”

Find out more below:

Want to Join SANDF? Here's How

When and How to Apply at SANDF


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