Règle correspondante
South Africa
Practice Relating to Rule 8. Definition of Military Objectives
Section B. Armed forces
South Africa’s LOAC Manual (1996) states that military objectives include “the armed forces, with the exception of medical and religious personnel and objects”. 
South Africa, Presentation on the South African Approach to International Humanitarian Law, Appendix A, Chapter 4: International Humanitarian Law (The Law of Armed Conflict), National Defence Force, 1996, § 24(d)(i); see also § 34. This manual is also included in Chapter 4 of the Draft Civic Education Manual of 1997.
South Africa’s Revised Civic Education Manual (2004) states that “military objectives” include “the armed forces, with the exception of medical and religious personnel”. 
South Africa, Revised Civic Education Manual, South African National Defence Force, 2004, Chapter 4, § 47(d).
South Africa’s LOAC Teaching Manual (2008) states:
Military objectives include the following
- The armed forces, except medical service and religious personnel and objects. 
South Africa, Advanced Law of Armed Conflict Teaching Manual, School of Military Justice, 1 April 2008, as amended to 25 October 2013, Learning Unit 2, p. 53.
The manual also states:
Military objectives are combatants, and those objects which by their nature, location, purpose or use make an effective contribution to military action and whose total or partial destruction, capture or neutralisation offers a definite military advantage. 
South Africa, Advanced Law of Armed Conflict Teaching Manual, School of Military Justice, 1 April 2008, as amended to 25 October 2013, Learning Unit 3, p. 182.