South African Special Forces Brigade HQ,
The HQ is 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.
4 Special Forces Regiment
The Unit is based in Langebaan, Saldanha Bay, on the west coast north of Cape Town. It provides South Africa its seaward Special Forces capability. The unit was established at Langebaan in 1978. The Regiment consists of three operational commandos (companies) as well as a Special Forces Amphibious and Urban School.
5 Special Forces Regiment
5 Special Forces Regiment is based in Phalaborwa in the east of the northern Limpopo Province, and was established in Durban in 1976. After a sojourn at Duku Duku in northern KwaZulu-Natal, the unit moved into its present lines in 1980. Its post-2002 structure provides for two operational commandos and a training wing. It specialises in overland operations, especially long-range infiltration, intelligence gathering and airborne operations.
South African Special Forces School
Based in Murrayhill, the South African Special Forces School is responsible for the presentation of the Special Forces Pre-Selection and Selection courses and ongoing training.
South African Special Forces Supply Unit
The South African Special Forces Supply Unit provides logistical support and is based in Walmansthal, North of Pretoria.
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General Fritz Loots
A part of history was concluded on 18 August 2008 when the SA Special Forces bade farewell to its founder...