oa Africa Insight - Towards a National Defence Force in South Africa: Problems and prospects

Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



I will begin this paper by discussing the current ""balance of power"" between the South African administration and the ANC. I will then make a number of generalized assumptions governing a future defence force's deployment and role during the coming decade. The bulk of my presentation focuses on four key areas of debate - manpower policy, the creation of a National Defence Force, military structures in the homelands, and internal security/accountability - which will constitute the core issues for discussion in a number of commissions to be convened later today.

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