SANDF – SPECIAL FORCES HO
Because of the strategic nature of special operations, the Special Forces is an autonomous force.
Operations are controlled at the highest level to ensure security, a short line of command, and the optimization of inherent capabilities. Key capabilities and specialized skills enable the effective conduct of operations under severe conditions, anywhere in Africa.
The SA Special Forces is a force multiplier for the South African National Defence Force to be utilized within the security community. It has its headquarters in Pretoria and is supported by units specializing in amphibious, air and landward operations, as well as a dedicated logistics capability.
Based in Pretoria. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) Special Forces commands, controls and coordinates the activities of the various SF Regiments from a headquarters (HQ) located in the Swartkop Park nature reserve on the southwestern outskirts of Pretoria. Colloquially called “Speskop”, the headquarters also houses the Special Forces’ operational planning as well as administrative support staffs.
This Force is still the most respected in Africa.