The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) comprises the armed forces of South Africa. The commander of the SANDF is appointed by the President of South Africa from one of the armed services. They are in turn accountable to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans.
The military as it exists today was created in 1994 following South Africa's first post-apartheid national elections and the adoption of a new constitution. It replaced the South African Defence Force. – less