n Institute for Security Studies Papers - Completing the defence transformation process : the transformation of the South African Reserve Force system

Volume 2001, Issue Issue-54B
  • ISSN : 1026-0404



In July 2000, the South African Border Police Head Office received approval on a new format for its detached border police. Under the new system, police officers are recruited and appointed to border posts for six months. In addition to this, they are given a financial incentive. Under the previous detached system, police officers were sent for border duties on a two to three month rotation system. However this was not delivering the desired results of addressing cross-border crime.

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