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Military branches:
South African National Defense Force (SANDF): Army, Navy, Air Force, Joint Operations, Joint Support, Military Intelligence, Military Health Service (2004)
Military manpower - military age and obligation:
18 years of age for voluntary military service; women have a long history of military service in non-combat roles - dating back to World War I (2004)
Military manpower - availability:
males age 18-49: 10,354,769 (2005 est.)
Military manpower - fit for military service:
males age 18-49: 4,927,757 (2005 est.)
Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
males: 512,407 (2005 est.)
Military expenditures - dollar figure:
$3.172 billion (2004)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
1.5% (2004)
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

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