South Africa’s post-apartheid military : lost in transition and transformation
- Full Title:
- South Africa’s post-apartheid military : lost in transition and transformation
- Heinecken, Lindy.
- Statement of Responsibility:
- Lindy Heinecken
- 204 p.
- This timely book examines how the South African National Defence Force has adapted to the new security, political and social environment since 1994. In South...
Summary:This timely book examines how the South African National Defence Force has adapted to the new security, political and social environment since 1994. In South Africa’s changed political state, how has civilian control of the military been implemented and what does this mean for ‘defence in a democracy’, particularly with the army being used to quell gang violence in the townships? This book presents an overview of the security environment, how the mission focus of the military has changed and the implications for force procurement, force preparation, force employment and force sustainability.
The author addresses other issues, such as: • the effect of integrating former revolutionary soldiers into a professional armed force • the effect of affirmative action on meritocracy, recruitment and retention • military veterans, looking at the difficulties they face in reintegrating back into society and finding gainful employment • gender equality and mainstreaming • the rise of military unions and why a confrontational, instead of a more corporatist approach to labour relations has emerged • HIV/AIDS and the consequences this holds for the military in terms of its operational effectiveness.
- • Acknowledgements • Foreword • List of acronyms • Chapter 1: Introduction: Overview of Lost in Transition and Transformation • Chapter 2: The New Security...
Contents:• Acknowledgements • Foreword • List of acronyms • Chapter 1: Introduction: Overview of Lost in Transition and Transformation • Chapter 2: The New Security Environment: Mission Focus, Organisational and Force Restructuring • Chapter 3: Peace Missions: The Nature and Experiences of Deployment and Reintegration • Chapter 4: Civil-Military Relations: The Theory, Practice and Implications of a Civil-Military Gap • Chapter 5: Political Transformation: Integration, Affirmative Action and the Management of Diversity • Chapter 6: Military Veterans: Difficulties of Reintegration and Challenges of Compensation • Chapter 7: Gender Equality: Inclusion, Exclusion and the Challenge of Re-Gendering the Military • Chapter 8: HIV/ AIDS: The Threat, Prevention and Controversy Surrounding Testing and Deployment • Chapter 9: Military Unions: Emergence, Resistance and Attempts at Obviating the Need for Unions • Chapter 10: Conclusion: Some Critical Reflections
- Publisher & Date:
- Cape Town : UCT Press, 2019.
- Date of Publication:
- UCT Press
- D 8.4.3
- 9781775822103 (pbk)
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