Expeditionary Logistics and Southern African Operations: What Next for
the South African Military?
14 February 2024
Lunch break 12:00-13:00
This seminar will focus on the topic of both strategic and operational logistics and its influence on future regional African deployments. The speakers will show that the South African military must pay close attention particularly to lessons learnt for logistics emerging from the Russo-Ukrainian war. In the case of South Africa a re-examination of current supply and replenishment systems may also be required, including an evaluation of the role and functionality of commercial logistic contracting solutions. Lastly, a current 'best practice' model of expeditionary logistics will be proposed with the intention of provoking debate in South African military logistic circles.
Ronald Ti (King's College London) : Logistic lessons from Ukraine
Evert Jordaan & Abel Esterhuyse (Stellenbosch University) : South African operational logistics
Roy Marais (RCM Strategic Sustainment Consulting) : A bottom-up view of logistics in the SA military
Eeben Barlow (Executive Outcomes) : Learning from the private military domain
Thomas Durell-Young (US Naval Postgraduate School) : Why defence planning doesn't 'work'
Speaker Bios Here
Presentations: Ron Ti - A Esterhuyse & E Jordaan - Eeben Barlow - Roy Marais - Thomas Young
Registration Link (opens 3 Jan 24): Here
MS TEAMS link: Here
SIGLA Brief on expeditionary logistics: Here
Prof Abel Esterhuyse: Email
Prof Francois Vreÿ: Email