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    South Africa Military 1997

      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: 10,972,813 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 6,672,760 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males: 435,972 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $2.9 billion (FY95/96)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 2.2% (FY95/96)

      Disputes - international Swaziland has asked South Africa to open negotiations on reincorporatingsome nearby South African territories that are populated by ethnic Swazisor that were long ago part of the Swazi Kingdom

      Illicit drugs transshipment center for heroin and cocaine; cocaine consumption onthe rise; world's largest market for illicit methaqualone, usually importedillegally from India through various east African countries; illicit cultivationof marijuana

      NOTE: The information regarding South Africa on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of South Africa Military 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about South Africa Military 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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