What is the Reserve Force?
"It is universally acknowledged that in a democracy the Citizen in Uniform, the part-time soldier, is an indispensable element of a country's defence". - Joe Modise, Minister of Defence, 5 June 1996 (South African Defence Review 1998). Reserve Force service is military service rendered by citizens of the country on a voluntary basis. The members of the Reserve either serve within the structure of an allocated unit or in accordance with a professional and skills requirement programme. Under normal circumstances the period of service will vary according to an agreed contract between the Reserve Force member and the SANDF.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR UNIFORMED MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE
I pledge to serve and defend my country and its people in accordance with the Constitution and the law and with honour, dignity, courage and integrity. I serve in the SANDF with loyalty and pride, as a citizen and a volunteer. I respect the democratic political process and civil control of the SANDF. I will not advance or harm the interests of any political party or organisation. I accept personal responsibility for my actions.
HOW WILL THE EMPLOYER BENEFIT?
Indirectly, an effective Defence Force will help to ensure a safe and secure national and local environment, in which South Africa can develop and prosper.
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