Comparative Ranks of Apartheid States in Southern Africa

Rank comparison charts of armies/ land forces of apartheid states and territories in Southern Africa.

Officers

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer
Bophuthatswana
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No equivalent
Brigadier
Colonel
Lieutenant
Colonel

Major
Captain
Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
Officer
Candidate
Ciskei
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No equivalent
Unknown
Brigadier
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
South Africa
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No equivalent
General
Generaal
Lieutenant general
Luitenant generaal
Major general
Generaal-majoor
Brigadier
Brigadier
Colonel
Kolonel
Commandant
Kommandant
Major
Majoor
Captain
Kaptein
Lieutenant
Luitenant
2nd lieutenant
Tweede luitenant
Candidate officer
Kandidaat offisier
South West Africa
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No equivalent
Lieutenant general
Major general
Brigadier
Colonel
Commandant
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
Officer candidate
Transkei
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No equivalent No equivalent Unknown
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
Venda
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No equivalent
Unknown
Brigadier
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer

Other ranks

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Bophuthatswana
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No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Warrant Officer Class 2
Staff Sergeant
Sergeant
Corporal
Lance Corporal
Private
Ciskei
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
Staff Sergeant
Sergeant
Corporal
Lance Corporal
Private
South Africa
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Warrant Officer Class 2
Staff Sergeant
Sergeant
Corporal
Lance Corporal
Private
South West Africa
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Formation warrant officer
Warrant officer class 1
Warrant officer class 2
Staff sergeant
Sergeant
Corporal
Lance corporal
Private
Transkei
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
Staff Sergeant
Sergeant
Corporal
Lance Corporal
Private
Venda
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
Staff Sergeant
Sergeant
Corporal
Lance Corporal
Private
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1

See also

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