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    South Africa Military - 2004

      Military branches:
      South African National Defense Force: Army, Navy, Air Force, and Medical Services

      Military manpower - military age:
      18 years of age (2004 est.)

      Military manpower - availability:
      males age 15-49: 11,924,500 (2004 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service:
      males age 15-49: 7,247,696 (2004 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
      males: 471,221 (2004 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $2,653.4 million (2003)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      1.7% (2003)

      Military - note:
      with the end of apartheid and the establishment of majority rule, former military, black homelands forces, and ex-opposition forces were integrated into the South African National Defense Force (SANDF); as of 2003 the integration process was considered complete

      NOTE: The information regarding South Africa on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of South Africa Military 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about South Africa Military 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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