n Journal for Contemporary History - Rationalization : an ambivalent process in the South African Army

Volume 28, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



Since the termination of the twenty-three year Border War between South West Africa/Namibia and Angola in April 1989, and the demise of apartheid rule in 1992, far-reaching changes have been made to the former South African defence system. During 1990 officers involved in the war had to be reintegrated into the organizational structure of the South African Army (SA Army), a subsystem of the former South African Defence Force (SADF).

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