The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) plans to replace its camouflage fatigues at the cost of between R120-million and R200-million for the army alone. This is despite the fact that it is also facing a budget reduction of R15-billion over the medium-term expenditure framework, with a “devastating impact” on its ability even to maintain its prime mission equipment.
SANDF’s ‘dignity’ comes with a R200m price tag
We make it make sense
If this story helped you navigate your world, subscribe to the M&G today for just R30 for the first three months.
Subscribers get access to all our best journalism, subscriber-only newsletters, events and a weekly cryptic crossword.”