Saturday, September 29th, 2012

 

SANDF in big trouble

The SA National Defence Force is on the verge of collapse. With dwindling budgets, an exodus of highly-skilled technical staff and reduced spending on training and equipment, the defence force – according to military experts – can barely meet its constitutional obligations. Increasing international demands and frequent internal deployments – such as the recent presidential announcement of the deployment of hundreds of troops on crime fighting operations over the next four months – is putting further strain on the already overstretched armed services.


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