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    South Africa Defense Forces - 1989

      Branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Medical Services

      Military manpower: males 15-49, 9,296,906; 5,678,368 fit for military service; 412,806 reach military age (18) annually; obligation for service in Citizen Force or Commandos begins at 18; volunteers for service in permanent force must be 17; national service obligation is two years; figures include the so-called homelands not recognized by the US

      Military budget: $4.1 billion, 15.2% of central government budget (FY89)

      NOTE: The information regarding South Africa on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of South Africa Defense Forces 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about South Africa Defense Forces 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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