South Africa Military Size 1960-2024

Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • South Africa military size for 2022 was 0.00, a NAN% decline from 2021.
  • South Africa military size for 2021 was 0.00, a 100% decline from 2020.
  • South Africa military size for 2020 was 89,000.00, a 1.11% decline from 2019.
  • South Africa military size for 2019 was 90,000.00, a 0.39% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Number of People
Bulgaria 0.00
Costa Rica 0.00
Equatorial Guinea 0.00
Kazakhstan 0.00
Montenegro 0.00
Russia 0.00
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.00
Azerbaijan 0.00
Colombia 0.00
Gabon 0.00
Jordan 0.00
North Macedonia 0.00
Romania 0.00
Tuvalu 0.00
American Samoa 0.00
China 0.00
Fiji 0.00
Jamaica 0.00
Marshall Islands 0.00
Paraguay 0.00
Turkey 0.00
Armenia 0.00
Botswana 0.00
Ecuador 0.00
Iraq 0.00
Mexico 0.00
Peru 0.00
Tonga 0.00
Albania 0.00
Brazil 0.00
Algeria 0.00
Iran 0.00
Maldives 0.00
Nauru 0.00
Turkmenistan 0.00
Belize 0.00
Dominican Republic 0.00
Guyana 0.00
St. Lucia 0.00
Namibia 0.00
Thailand 0.00
South Africa 0.00
Belarus 0.00
Dominica 0.00
Guatemala 0.00
Libya 0.00
Malaysia 0.00
Suriname 0.00
Samoa 0.00
Bosnia 0.00
Cuba 0.00
Grenada 0.00
Lebanon 0.00
Mauritius 0.00
Serbia 0.00
Venezuela 0.00
South Africa Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2022 0.00 nan%
2021 0.00 -100.00%
2020 89,000.00 -1.11%
2019 90,000.00 0.39%
2018 89,650.00 12.06%
2017 80,000.00 -1.72%
2016 81,400.00 -0.91%
2015 82,150.00 -0.12%
2014 82,250.00 6.61%
2013 77,150.00 24.24%
2012 62,100.00 -19.96%
2011 77,582.00 0.56%
2010 77,153.00 0.00%
2009 77,153.00 24.44%
2008 62,000.00 0.00%
2007 62,000.00 -39.81%
2006 103,000.00 83.93%
2005 56,000.00 1.82%
2004 55,000.00 -1.26%
2003 55,700.00 -7.17%
2002 60,000.00 -10.45%
2001 67,000.00 -6.42%
2000 71,600.00 -8.38%
1999 78,150.00 -63.08%
1998 211,700.00 -2.64%
1997 217,440.00 -21.76%
1996 277,900.00 0.36%
1995 276,900.00 269.20%
1994 75,000.00 0.00%
1993 75,000.00 0.00%
1992 75,000.00 -6.25%
1991 80,000.00 -5.88%
1990 85,000.00 -15.00%
1989 100,000.00 inf%
1988 0.00 nan%
1987 0.00 nan%
1986 0.00 -100.00%
1985 106,400.00 inf%
1984 0.00 nan%
1983 0.00 nan%
1982 0.00 nan%
1981 0.00 nan%
1980 0.00 nan%
1979 0.00 nan%
1978 0.00 nan%
1977 0.00 nan%
1976 0.00 nan%
1975 0.00 nan%
1974 0.00 nan%
1973 0.00 nan%
1972 0.00 nan%
1971 0.00 nan%
1970 0.00 nan%
1969 0.00 nan%
1968 0.00 nan%
1967 0.00 nan%
1966 0.00 nan%
1965 0.00 nan%
1964 0.00 nan%
1963 0.00 nan%
1962 0.00 nan%
1961 0.00 nan%
1960 0.00 nan%