Potgietersrus Commando emblem
|Part of||South African Infantry Corps|
Army Territorial Reserve
This unit has its origins with Geysers commando around 1914, although residents of the area have been members of other commandos since 1854, such as the Zoutpansberg Commando.
with the UDF
This commando was active during the 1914 Rebellion and was known as the Potgietersus Commando as early as 1925.
With the SADF
During this era, the unit was mainly engaged in area force protection, search and cordons as well as stock theft control assistance to the rural police.
This unit resorted under the command of the SADF's Group 14.
With the SANDF
This unit eventually amalgamated with the Springbokvlaktes Commando but retained its name around 1997.
This combined unit, along with all other Commando units was disbanded after a decision by South African President Thabo Mbeki to disband all Commando Units. The Commando system was phased out between 2003 and 2008 “because of the role it played in the apartheid era”, according to the Minister of Safety and Security Charles Nqakula.
This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. (March 2015)
- Col L B van Stade, Senior Staff Officer Rationalisation, SANDF (1997). "Rationalisation in the SANDF: The Next Challenge". Institute for Security Studies. Archived from the original on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2015.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- "About the Commando system". Retrieved 17 January 2008.
- de Lange, Deon. "South Africa: Commandos Were 'Hostile to New SA'". Cape Argus. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
South African Commandos
|Group 1 (HQ Kelvin)|
|Group 2 (HQ Oudtshoorn)|
|Group 3 (collapsed into other groups)|
|Group 4 (collapsed into other groups)|
|Group 5 (collapsed into other groups)|
|Group 6 (HQ Port Elizabeth)|
|Group 7 (HQ Grahamstown)|
|Group 8 (HQ East London)|
|Group 9 (HQ Pietermaritzburg)|
|Group 10 (HQ Montclair, Durban)|
|Group 11 (HQ Dundee)|
|Group 12 (HQ Ermelo)|
|Group 13 (collapsed into other groups)|
|Group 14 (HQ Pietersburg)|
|Group 15 (HQ Thaba Tshwane)|
|Group 16 (HQ Marievale)|
|Group 17 (HQ Midvaal)|
|Group 18 (HQ Doornkop)|
|Group 19 (collapsed into other groups)|
|Group 20 (HQ Mmabatho)|
|Group 21 (collapsed into other groups)|
|Group 22 (HQ Diskobolos)|
|Group 23 (HQ Upington)|
|Group 24 (HQ Kroonstad)|
|Group 25 (HQ Bethlehem)|
|Group 26 (HQ, Jacobsdal)|
|Group 27 (HQ Eshowe)|
|Group 28 (collapsed into other groups)|
|Group 29 (collapsed into other groups)|
|Group 30 (HQ Potchefstroom)|
|Group 31 (HQ Wellington)|
|Group 32 (HQ Graaff-Reinet)|
|Group 33 (HQ Nelspruit)|
|Group 34 (HQ Welkom)|
|Group 35 (HQ Bloemfontein)|
|Group 36 (HQ Tempe/Ladybrand)|
|Group 39 (HQ Queenstown)|
|Group 40 (HQ Wingsfield)|
|Group 41 (HQ Primrose)|
|Group 42 (HQ Lenz)|
|Group 46 (HQ Umtata)|
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