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    South Africa Military - 2003

      Military branches: South African National Defense Force (including Army, Navy, Air Force, and Medical Services), South African Police Service

      Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age (2003 est.)

      Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 11,865,280 (2003 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service: males age 15-49: 7,211,075 (2003 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually: males: 471,578 (2003 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure: $1.746 billion (FY02)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 1.7% (FY02)

      Military - note: with the end of Apartheid and the establishment of majority rule, former military, black homelands forces, and ex-opposition forces were integrated into the South African National Defense Force (SANDF); as of 2003 the integration process was considered complete

      NOTE: The information regarding South Africa on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about South Africa Military 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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