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Fact file: SANDF regular force levels by race & gender: April 30, 2011

The uniformed services of the South African National Defence Force mustered 64 431 personnel in April this year, of whom 77.3% (49 831) were male, 72.3% (46 590) were black, 11.6% were Coloured, 744 (1.2%) were Indian and 14.9% (9591) were white.

When some 12 737 civilians are added, the total employment number rises to 77 168 of whom 54 503 (70.6%) are black, 12 106 (15.7%) white, 9687 (12.6%) Coloured and 872 (1.1%) Indian. This compares to Statistics SA's 2010 midyear estimated figures of Black African at 79.4%, White at 9.2%, Coloured at 8.8%, and Indian or Asian at 2.6%. The gender composition was 56 663 males (73.4%) versus 20 505 females (26.6%)

Rank

Black

Coloured

Indian

White

Total

M

F

T

%

M

F

T

%

M

F

T

%

M

F

T

%

M

F

T

%M

%F

Gen

1

0

1

100

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

100

0

Lt Gen

4

0

4

66.7

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

16.7

1

0

1

16.7

6

0

6

100

0

Maj Gen

28

1

29

78.4

1

0

1

2.7

0

0

0

0

7

0

7

18.9

36

1

37

97.3

2.7

Brig Gen

73

19

93

53.8

4

1

5

2.9

2

2

4

2.3

61

9

70

40.9

140

31

171

81.9

18.1

Col

297

64

361

41.9

42

6

48

5.6

8

4

12

1.4

378

62

440

51.1

725

136

861

84.2

15.8

Lt Col

600

185

785

40

131

13

144

7.3

16

13

29

1.5

787

217

1004

51.2

1534

428

1962

78.2

21.8

Maj

711

274

985

46.2

173

60

233

10.9

26

22

48

2.3

583

283

866

40.6

1493

639

2132

70

30

Capt

858

453

1311

58

204

113

317

14

20

20

40

1.8

294

297

591

26.2

1376

883

2259

60.9

39.1

Lt

956

475

1431

71.3

180

140

320

15.9

25

24

49

2.4

129

78

207

10.3

1290

717

2007

64.3

35.7

2Lt

106

47

153

70.5

16

11

27

12.4

6

1

7

3.2

22

8

30

13.8

150

67

217

69.1

30.9

Cpln

73

12

85

70.2

6

1

7

5.8

2

1

3

2.5

21

5

26

21.5

102

19

121

84.3

15.7

WO1

560

83

643

25.6

342

13

355

14.1

74

1

75

3

1166

271

1437

57.3

2142

368

2510

85.3

14.7

WO2

792

212

1004

38.5

423

53

476

18.2

56

6

62

2.4

799

270

1069

40.9

2070

541

2611

79.3

20.7

S Sgt

2568

744

3312

53.8

920

129

1049

17

119

11

130

2.1

1294

371

1665

27

4901

1255

6156

79.6

20.4

Sgt

4486

1050

5536

73.6

961

185

1166

15.5

85

22

107

1.4

550

165

725

9.6

6112

1422

7534

81.1

18.9

Cpl

5700

1306

7006

82

736

235

971

11.4

52

20

72

0.8

364

127

491

5.7

6852

1688

8540

80.2

19.8

L Cpl

4227

1215

5442

86.4

424

154

578

9.2

18

5

23

0.4

192

60

252

4

4861

1434

6295

77.2

22.8

Pvt

14 114

4215

18 329

87.7

1209

584

1793

8.6

57

22

79

0.4

577

121

698

3.3

15 957

4942

20 899

76.4

23.6

CO

6

15

21

56.8

1

7

8

21.6

0

3

3

8.1

1

4

5

13.5

8

29

37

21.6

78.4

Aux serv

60

0

60

80

8

0

8

10.7

0

0

0

0

7

0

7

9.3

75

0

75

100

0

 

Total

Def Act

36 220

10 370

46 590

72.3

5801

1705

7506

11.6

567

177

744

1.2

7243

2348

9591

14.9

49 831

14 600

64 431

77.3

22.7

% Def Act

56.2

16.1

72.3

-

9

2.6

11.6

-

0.9

0.3

1.2

-

11.2

3.6

14.9

-

77.3

22.7

100

77.3

22.7

PSAP

4925

2988

7913

62.1

1341

840

2181

17.1

49

79

128

1

517

1998

2515

19.7

6832

5905

12 737

53.6

49.4

% of PSAP

38.7

23.5

62.1

-

10.5

6.6

17.1

-

0.4

0.6

1

-

4.1

15.7

19.7

-

53.6

46.4

100

53.6

46.4

Total

41 145

13 358

54 503

70.6

7142

2545

9687

12.6

610

256

872

1.1

7760

4346

12 106

15.7

56 663

20 505

77 168

73.4

26.6

 

Source: DoD briefing on Transformation, Gender Equity and Empowerment in the South African Defence Force: June 23, 2011


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