n Journal for Contemporary History - Die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Weermag, 1994-2004(2) : 'n dekade van ingrypende uitdagings

Volume 30, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



In this, the second of two articles that deal with the history of the South African National Defence Force in the first ten years of its existence (1994 to 2004), the track record of the SANDF is critically analysed in an effort to find answers to questions like: How successful has the SANDF been? What problems had to be overcome? To what extent have the challenges been met? In the course of the article reference is, inter alia, made to allegations of racism, problems with regard to discipline, the impact that HIV / AIDS has on the SANDF, rationalisation, the controversial arms deal, and the role played by the SANDF in peace-keeping operations (including its involvement in Lesotho, 1998-2000).

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