South Africa - Defence transformation and new security progress and prospects

South Africa's Defence White paper broadly outlined the country's response to the new security environment and identified long-term goals for transformation of the SANDF. The transformation aims included modern, effective, affordable and accountable defence but this paper will also discuss appropriate defence. This paper seeks to assess the efforts of the Department of defence transformation within the 'new security thinking' framework. Prospects for the ongoing transformation of the SANDF and possible new defence roles and functions will also be considered.