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Dark are the forces that menace our country Frontier and city and farm. 4e - 'The Boys on the Border' Civilian support groups, fundraising organisations, private companies and voluntary organisations have been drawn into SADF schemes to build support for the apartheid war effort and for 'the boys on the border'. These initiatives have generated millions of rands for the SADF and relieved it of or male friends in the army. The 'women's Pages' of Paratus carry extensive rnorale-boosting reports on fundraising and other events organised by top some of its welfare responsibilities.
Sudsidies to the SADF have also taken less direct forms, for instance by providing cash bonuses and discounts to National Servicemen, and by paying employees while they serve in the armed forces (see Chapter s). Major South African and multinational companies provide further subsidies to the SADFby placing suitably militaristic advertisements in the pages of official organs like Paratus. Some firms have sponsored Paratus pin-ups and special supplements on cars and motorbikes, or even entire SADF publications.
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