Discipline is vital for the existence of every organisation, and more importantly, it is the
lifeline of a defence force. The NDF is entrusted with the mandate to guarantee the
security and safeguard the territorial integrity of Namibia and its national interests. Such
a mandate can only be executed by a well disciplined Force.
The discipline of NDF members has been reported deteriorating, thus having the
potential to compromise the ability of the Force to carryout its mandate. Also, it can
reverse the good reputation developed over the years and ruin Namibia’s good military
standing internationally. This worrying development necessitated the need for this
Thus, the primary objective of this research was to examine the effectiveness of the
enforcement mechanisms. The research is descriptive in nature as it attempts to explain
perceptions and seeks to understand the rationale for indiscipline in the NDF. The
research employed both quantitative and qualitative techniques in presenting and
interpreting data. The sample included ranks from Private to Colonel. The data was
collected from sources using questionnaires, personal interviews and examinations of
NDF staff and disciplinary records.
An analysis of information from the respondents revealed a perception that the standard
of discipline of the NDF is declining.
The NDF needs to ensure that it creates effective structures where rules, policies and
practices are fair, equitable, consistent, egalitarian and legitimate if it is to reduce
inappropriate behaviour and improve the standard of discipline.
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