Fact file: SANDF & SAPS deployments

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Below is a list of current SANDF deployments (October 2008) as provided by the Joint Operations Division of the SANDF.
Internal Operations  
Intexo
Purpose
Borderline control
Location
SA-Zimbabwe border line
SANDF commitment
·         Three infantry companies (About 100 soldiers each).
External Operations 
Bongani
           
Purpose
Support of the AU peacekeeping mission in Darfur
Location
Darfur
SANDF commitment
·         Staff officers/military observers: 1 
Cordite
Purpose
Support of the hybrid AU/UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID)
Location
Darfur
SANDF commitment
·         Staff officers/military observers: 23 
·         SANDF: 577
·         Total: 600
SA Police Service[1]
·         165
Curriculum
Purpose
Support to the AU Special Task Force in Burundi (AUSTF)
Location
Burundi
SANDF commitment
·         1024
Induli
Purpose
Support to the UN mission in Nepal
Location
Nepal
SANDF commitment
·         Staff officers/military observers: 1    
Mistral
Purpose
Support to the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC)
Location
Democratic Republic of Congo
SANDF commitment
·         Staff officers/military observers: 14 
·         Specialist Contingent including military police: 39
·         Infantry battalion: Assigned as Eastern Division reserve
o         Bn: 731
o        Support Gp: 152
o        Attached engineer troop: 56  
·         Engineer Squadron: Assigned as North Kivu brigade engineer squadron: 117
·         Aviation unit: “To provide air service in the Katanga sector:
o        SA Air Force detachment: 38
o        Protection team (SA Navy): 19
·         Total: 1126
Teutonic I
Purpose
Support to the reconstruction of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Location
Democratic Republic of Congo
SANDF commitment
·         SA Detachment assisting with Integration and Training (SADAIT): 18
·         Advisory team: 11
·         Total: 29
Vimbezela
Purpose
General military assistance to the Central African Republic
Location
Central African Republic
SANDF commitment
·         56


[1] The SA Police Service does not deploy under SANDF auspices. The deployment is shown here for the convenience of the reader. This is the police foreign deployment since 1994, other than those supporting Operation Rachel in Mozambique (the destruction of arms and ammunition left over after the 1975-1992 civil war there.