SANDF – SPECIAL FORCES HO
Due to the strategic nature of special operations, the Special Forces Brigade is an autonomous force.
They control operations at the highest level to ensure security. This ensures a short line of command and the optimization of inherent capabilities. Key capabilities and specialized skills enable the effective conduct of operations. This may happen under severe conditions, anywhere in Africa.
The SA Special Forces is a force multiplier for the South African National Defence Force. The SANDF utilizes them within the security community. The headquarters is in Pretoria. Specialized units allow amphibious, air and landward operations. They have a dedicated logistics capability.
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) Special Forces commands the HQ and Regiments. He controls, and coordinates the activities of the various entities. This happens from the headquarters (HQ) located in the Swartkop Park nature reserve. It is southwest of Pretoria. “Speskop”, the common name for the HQ, houses the operational planning and administrative support staff elements.
This Force is still the most respected in Africa.