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The African National Congress (ANC) is the Republic of South Africa's governing political party.
AgustaWestland (branded as Leonardo Helicopters since January 2016) was a helicopter design and manufacturing company.
Apartheid started in 1948 in theUnion of South Africa |year_start.
Asian South Africans are South Africans of Asian descent.
The Azanian People's Liberation Army (APLA), formerly known as Poqo, was the military wing of the Pan Africanist Congress, an African nationalist movement in South Africa.
BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company.
A Bantustan (also known as Bantu homeland, black homeland, black state or simply homeland) was a territory set aside for black inhabitants of South Africa and South West Africa (now Namibia), as part of the policy of apartheid.
Black people is a term used in certain countries, often in socially based systems of racial classification or of ethnicity, to describe persons who are perceived to be dark-skinned compared to other populations.
The Chief of the South African National Defence Force is the most senior South African military officer and the professional Head of the Defence Force and is appointed by the President of South Africa.
Coloureds (Kleurlinge) are a multiracial ethnic group native to Southern Africa who have ancestry from various populations inhabiting the region, including Khoisan, Bantu speakers, Afrikaners, and sometimes also Austronesians and South Asians.
The Commando System was a mostly voluntary, part-time force of the South African Army, but in their role as local militia the units were often deployed in support of and under the authority of the South African Police.
Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa (born 17 November 1952) is a South African politician and, since 15 February 2018, the fifth and current President of South Africa.
Denel SOC Ltd is a South African state-owned aerospace and military technology conglomerate established in 1991.
The Department of Defence is a department of the South African government.
A frigate is any of several types of warship, the term having been used for ships of various sizes and roles over the last few centuries.
Gauteng, which means "place of gold", is one of the nine provinces of South Africa.
A general officer is an officer of high rank in the army, and in some nations' air forces or marines.
Heckler & Koch GmbH (HK) is a German defense manufacturing company that manufactures handguns, assault rifles, submachine guns, and grenade launchers.
A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors.
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is a political party in South Africa.
Iveco, an acronym for Industrial Vehicles Corporation, is an Italian industrial vehicle manufacturing company based in Turin, Italy, and entirely controlled by CNH Industrial Group.
The Joint Operations Division is a component of the South African National Defence Force tasked with conducting Joint Operations involving the various arms of the SANDF.
The Korean War (in South Korean, "Korean War"; in North Korean, "Fatherland: Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the principal support of the United States).
Lindiwe Nonceba Sisulu (born 10 May 1954) is a South African politician, member of parliament since 1994, currently serving as Minister of International Relations and Cooperation since February 2018 and member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress.
This article lists the South African military chiefs.
This is a list of UN peacekeeping missions since the United Nations was founded in 1945, organized by region, with the dates of deployment, the name of the related conflict, and the name of the UN operation.
This is a list of wars involving South Africa, since the foundation of the Union of South Africa on 31 May 1910.
MAN SE (abbreviation of Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg), formerly MAN AG, is a German mechanical engineering company and parent company of the MAN Group.
A military or armed force is a professional organization formally authorized by a sovereign state to use lethal or deadly force and weapons to support the interests of the state.
Military branch (also service branch or armed service) is according to common standard the subdivision of the national armed forces of a sovereign nation or state.
The military history of South Africa chronicles a vast time period and complex events from the dawn of history until the present time.
The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans (formerly the Minister of Defence) is a Minister in the Government of South Africa, who is responsible for overseeing the Department of Defence, the Department of Military Veterans and the South African National Defence Force.
A multirole combat aircraft (MRCA) is a combat aircraft intended to perform different roles in combat.
Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula (born 13 November 1956) is a South African politician who was appointed Minister of Defence and Military Veterans by President Jacob Zuma in June 2012.
South African orders, decorations and medals are those military and civilian orders, decorations and medals issued by the Government of South Africa.
An organic unit is a military unit that is a permanent part of a larger unit and (usually) provides some specialized capability to that parent unit.
The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (formerly known as the Pan Africanist Congress, abbreviated as the PAC) is a South African Black Nationalist movement that is now a political party.
Paramount Group is a group of companies operating in the global defence, internal security and peacekeeping industries.
The President of the Republic of South Africa is the head of state and head of government under the Constitution of South Africa.
Pretoria is a city in the northern part of Gauteng, South Africa.
The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (or PAIA; Act No. 2 of 2000) is a freedom of information law in South Africa.
Reutech Radar Systems (RRS) is a subsidiary of Reunert Limited, a South African defence and aerospace technology company.
Roelof Petrus "Roelf" Meyer (born 16 July 1947) is a South African politician and businessman.
Saab Group (originally Svenska Aeroplan AB, later SAAB and Saab AB) is a Swedish aerospace and defence company, founded in 1937.
General Solly Zacharia Shoke (born 15 August 1956) is a South African military commander.
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.
The South African Air Force (SAAF) is the air force of South Africa, with headquarters in Pretoria.
The Strategic Defence Package or the Strategic Defence Acquisition, popularly referred to as the Arms Deal was a South African military procurement programme.
The South African Army is the army of South Africa, first formed after the Union of South Africa was created in 1910.
The South African Defence Force (SADF) comprised the South African armed forces from 1957 until 1994.
An overview of South African military decorations and medals, which form part of the South African honours system.
The South African Military Health Service is the branch of the South African National Defence Force responsible for medical facilities and the training and deployment of all medical personnel within the force.
The South African National Defence Force's rank system is largely based on the British system, with the Air Force (and later the Military Health Service) sharing the Army rank titles.
The South African Navy (SAN) is the naval warfare branch of the South African National Defence Force.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) is the national police force of the Republic of South Africa.
The South African Special Forces Brigade, colloquially known as the Recces, is South Africa's principal special operations unit and counter-insurgency elite, specialising in long-range combat reconnaissance as well as unconventional airborne operations.
Special forces and special operations forces are military units trained to conduct special operations.
A submarine (or simply sub) is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater.
Thales Group is a French multinational company that designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defence, transportation and security markets.
thyssenkrupp AG is a German multinational conglomerate with focus on industrial engineering and steel production.
A trainer is a class of aircraft designed specifically to facilitate flight training of pilots and aircrews.
uMkhonto we Sizwe (abbreviated as MK,, meaning "Spear of the Nation") was the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC), co-founded by Nelson Mandela in the wake of the Sharpeville massacre.
The Union Defence Force (UDF) was the military force of the Union of South Africa from 1 July 1912, when the Defence Act (No 13 of 1912) took effect, two years after the creation of the Union of South Africa, until 1957 when it was reorganised and renamed the South African Defence Force.
The United States diplomatic cables leak, widely known as Cablegate, began on Sunday, 28 November 2010 when WikiLeaks—a non-profit organization that publishes submissions from anonymous whistleblowers—began releasing classified cables that had been sent to the U.S. State Department by 274 of its consulates, embassies, and diplomatic missions around the world.
White South Africans are South Africans descended from any of the white racial groups of Europe and the Levant who regard themselves, or are not regarded as, not being part of another racial group (for example, as Coloureds).
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.