Fact file: SANDF operations February 2009

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Below is a list of current SANDF & SAPS deployments as provided by the Joint Operations Division of the SANDF.
Internal Operations  
Arabella
Purpose
Search-and-rescue
Location
Countrywide
SANDF commitment
·          No forces permanently allocated. As and when required.
Carona
Purpose
Border safeguarding operations
Location
Countrywide
SANDF commitment
·          No forces permanently allocated. As and when required in support of SA Police Service.
Chariot
Purpose
Disaster support and humanitarian assistance
Location
Countrywide
SANDF commitment
·          No forces permanently allocated. As and when required.
Intexo (until 31 March 2009)
Purpose
Borderline control
Location
SA-Zimbabwe border line
SANDF commitment
·         Three infantry companies (About 100 soldiers each).
Kgwele
Purpose
SANDF Confederations & World Cup support
Location
Countrywide
SANDF commitment
·         All services & Special Forces
Prosper
Purpose
SANDF to the SA Police Service in crime prevention
Location
Countrywide
SANDF commitment
·          No forces permanently allocated. As and when required.
External Operations 
Bongani
Purpose
Support of the AU peacekeeping mission in Sudan
Location
Darfur
SANDF commitment
·         Staff officers/military observers: 2 
Cordite
Purpose
Support of the hybrid AU/UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID)
Location
Darfur
SANDF commitment
·         Staff officers/military observers: 12+13 
·         SANDF: 611
·         Total: 636
SA Police Service[1]
·         165
Curriculum
Purpose
Support to the AU Special Task Force in Burundi (AUSTF)
Location
Burundi
SANDF commitment
·         973
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: 17+3 
·         Specialist Contingent including military police: 131
·         Infantry battalion:
o         Bn: 593
o        Support Gp: 152
o        Attached engineer troop: 35
·         Engineer Squadron: Assigned as North Kivu brigade engineer squadron: 151
·         Aviation unit: “To provide air service in the Katanga sector”:
o        SA Air Force detachment: 51
·         Total: 1130
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): 17
·         Advisory team: 10
·         Team building: 4
·         Total: 31
(Project) Thebe[2]
Purpose
Assistance to the FARDC with the training of three Rapid Reaction Battalions
Location
Democratic Republic of Congo
SA Army commitment
·         11
Vimbezela
Purpose
General military assistance to the Central African Republic
Location
Central African Republic
SANDF commitment
·         53
Totals
·         Staff officers:                     26
·         Military observers:              19
·         Peacekeepers:                    2781
·         Total:                                  2826


[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.    
[2] Assigned by CSANDF to C ARMY