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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)

Chapter 11 : Security Services


202. Command of defence force


(1) The President as head of the national executive is Commander-in- Chief of the defence force, and must appoint the Military Command of the defence force.


(2) Command of the defence force must be exercised in accordance with the directions of the Cabinet member responsible for defence, under the authority of the President.