South African national focus tree

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Flag of South Africa South Africa, along with other nations of the British commonwealth, gets a unique national focus tree as part of the Together for Victory Together for Victory expansion. Without the expansion it utilizes the Generic national focus tree instead.

South Africa's unique NF tree (part of the Together for Victory expansion).


South Africa's unique focus tree has 6 main branches and 2 sub-branches:

War Measures Act/Support the Policy of Appeasement
This branch focuses on war preparations, mustering Flag of South Africa South Africa's industrial capacity as well as constructing strategic defensive forts. The other half of the branch reinforces cooperation with the rest of the Commonwealth.
Abandon Westminster
This branch focuses on independence from the Commonwealth, with a choice of becoming either a Fascism Fascist or Communism Communist country.
Support the Afrikaner Broederbond
The Fascism Fascist sub-branch. This branch opens the possibility to switch to fascism by starting a civil war. The player can go for greater cooperation with the Flag of German Reich German Reich, which comes with substantial benefits, or start a faction of its own, with a policy of revanchism targeting the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom. In either case, former British king Edward VIII can be selected as the head of state.
Empower the Workers
The Communism Communist sub-branch. One path aligns Flag of South Africa South Africa with the Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union. The other is the most unique of the focus tree, Anti-Colonialist Crusade: Flag of South Africa South Africa declares war on the colonial powers to liberate Africa from their rule.
South African Railways
This branch focuses on improving infrastructure, expanding industrial capacity, and providing additional research slots.
Special Service Battalion
This branch provides bonuses to weapons, artillery and land doctrine research.
Commit to the Five-Year Plan
This branch provides bonuses to aircraft and air doctrine research.
Seaward Defense Force
This branch focuses on the navy, giving bonuses to ship models and naval doctrine research.


War Measures Act/Support the Policy of Appeasement branch[edit]

SA NF War Measures Act.png
Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s) Description
Goal generic demand territory.png War Measures Act We cannot allow any disruption to the war effort, so we are passing new legislation to enforce total compliance with government aims. This will protect the flow of resources and allow us to focus political energy where it is needed.
Goal generic production.png Emergency Workers
  • Requires Goal generic demand territory.png War Measures Act
Emergency Workers icon
Emergency Workers
  • Infrastructure construction speed: +7.00%
  • Military Factory construction speed: +7.00%
  • Civilian Factory construction speed: +7.00%
It is time to mobilize more of the South African population for the war effort. Women can be brought into the factories at lower cost, as well.
Goal generic fortify city.png Cape Garrison Artillery
  • Requires Goal generic production.png Emergency Workers
  • Add level 2 Coastal fort.png Coastal Fort on all home territory coastal provinces
  • Add level 2 Coastal fort.png Coastal Fort on all home territory naval bases
The Cape remains an important sea route for many nations, and is the gateway to the South African heartland. Expansion of the garrison’s coastal defenses and artillery should be at the top of our to-do list.
Goal generic allies build infantry.png Reconstitute the Cape Corps
  • Requires Goal generic fortify city.png Cape Garrison Artillery
History of Segregation icon
History of Segregation
  • Recruitable Population Factor: -40%
Historically, we have been able to press some of our Colored population into service to defend South Africa. This is not popular with everyone in the country, but it will free white South Africans to serve overseas.
Goal generic demand territory.png Expand the Cape Corps
  • Requires Goal generic allies build infantry.png Reconstitute the Cape Corps
  • ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with Goal generic demand territory.png Outlaw Strikes
Though we reconstituted the Cape Corps as a mostly non-combatant force, the threat of invasion means we must give the Corps greater resources, training and access to weapons.
Goal tfv strengthen commonwealth ties.png Support the Policy of Appeasement
  • One of the following must be true:
  • Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom: At peace
  • ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with Goal tfv sever ties with uk.png Abandon Westminster
  • Political Power Political Power: +120
  • Available as Political Advisor:
    • Sir Patrick Duncan (Democratic Reformer):
Germany has legitimate grievances and the Dominions suffered greatly in the last war. We should take advantage of every opportunity for peace in our time.
Goal tfv generic tech sharing.png CSIR
  • Requires all of the following focuses:
    • Goal generic demand territory.png War Measures Act
    • Goal tfv strengthen commonwealth ties.png Support the Policy of Appeasement
  • is a member of the Commonwealth Research technology group.
  • 10% Technology Sharing bonus from Commonwealth Research
South Africa lags behind other Dominions in science and technology, so establishing the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria has become a pressing matter for the government.
Goal generic political pressure.png Police Windhoek
  • Requires Goal tfv strengthen commonwealth ties.png Support the Policy of Appeasement
Ossewabrandwag icon
Ossewabrandwag
  • Factory Output: -10.00%
  • Dockyard Output: -10.00%
  • Loses Anti-British Sentiment (Opinion Opinion of Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom +20)
  • We have had a mandate over the former German colony of South-West Africa since the last war ended. It is vital that we live up to our duty to secure and improve the major city of Windhoek.
    Goal generic air fighter2.png Joint Air Training Scheme
    • Requires Goal tfv generic tech sharing.png CSIR
    Joint Air Training Scheme icon
    Joint Air Training Scheme
    • Fighter:
    • Range: +10%
    • Air Attack +5%
    Carrier Fighter:
    • Range: +10%
    • Air Attack +5%
    Close Air Support:
    • Range: +10%
    • Ground Attack +5%
    Carrier CAS:
    • Range: +10%
    • Ground Attack +5%
    CV Naval Bomber:
    • Range: +10%
    • Naval Attack +5%
    Naval Bomber:
    • Range: +10%
    • Naval Attack +5%
    Tactical Bomber:
    • Range: +10%
    • Ground Attack +5%
    Heavy Fighter:
    • Range: +10%
    • Air Attack +5%
    Strategic Bomber:
    • Range: +10%
    • Strategic Bombing +5%
    Transport Plane:
    • Range: +10%
    Ace generation chance: +10.00%
    The Commonwealth nations are pooling their resources and experience to facilitate and accelerate the training of pilots and air crew.
    Goal generic allies build infantry.png Desert Equipment
    • Requires Goal generic air fighter2.png Joint Air Training Scheme
    Desert Equipment icon
    Desert Equipment
    • Heat Attrition: -50%
    • Hot acclimatization gain factor: +10.0%
    The war in North Africa requires specialized equipment and as our forces could be called to serve on that front, the provision and supply of that equipment will become an important logistical matter.
    Goal generic military sphere.png Suppress the Stormjaers
    • Requires all of the following focuses:
      • Goal generic air fighter2.png Joint Air Training Scheme
      • Goal generic political pressure.png Police Windhoek
    The Fascist pro-German Ossewabrandwag (OB) has a paramilitary wing modeled on similar European groups. They are disrupting government efforts to recruit troops and pursue a secure and united war policy. The Stormjaers must be broken up.
    Focus SAF secure africa.png Secure Interests in Africa
    • Requires all of the following focuses:
      • Goal generic military sphere.png Suppress the Stormjaers
      • Goal generic allies build infantry.png Desert Equipment
    • At peace with Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
    • Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom is fully independent
    The Union of South Africa neighbors a number of British colonies that could be left to our administration. We should also do what we can to permanently secure our Mandate over South-West Africa.
    Goal generic forceful treaty.png Native Laws Amendment Act
    • Requires one of the following focuses:
      • Goal generic political pressure.png Police Windhoek
      • Goal support fascism.png Support the Afrikaner Broederbond
    Cheap Labor icon
    Cheap Labor
    • Recruitable Population Factor: -5%
    • Factory Output: +3.00%
    • Dockyard Output: +3.00%
    To further guarantee work for the Afrikaner population, we must limit the settlement of Black South Africans within the cities. Only those with a long history in the municipality will have residency rights.
    Goal generic construction2.png Work for All Poor
    • Requires Goal generic forceful treaty.png Native Laws Amendment Act
    Cheap Labor icon
    Cheap Labor
    • Recruitable Population Factor: -5%
    • Consumer Goods Factories: -3%
    • Factory Output: +3.00%
    • Dockyard Output: +3.00%
    Poor rural Afrikaners have flooded into the cities seeking work for the last few years, and we’ve done little to help them. Until now. Industrialization and government protection of their access to work will help this population.
    Goal generic consumer goods.png Outlaw Strikes
    • Requires Goal generic production2.png Work for All Poor
    • ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with Goal generic demand territory.png Expand the Cape Corps
    Cheap Labor icon
    Cheap Labor
    • Recruitable Population Factor: -5%
    • Consumer Goods Factories: -8%
    • Factory Output: +6.00%
    • Dockyard Output: +6.00%
    Work stoppages and labor disruption is unpatriotic in times of crisis. Strikes are hereby declared illegal, and the government will force people back to work.

    Abandon Westminster branch[edit]

    SA NF Abandon Westminster.png
    Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s) Description
    Goal tfv sever ties with uk.png Abandon Westminster
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    • ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with Goal tfv strengthen commonwealth ties.png Support the Policy of Appeasement
    Abandon Westminster icon
    Abandon Westminster
    • Daily autonomy progress gain: +0.5
    • Daily Democratic Support: -0.03
    The replacement of the Cape route by the Suez, as well as the formative experience of the Boer War have helped create a South African identity distinct from that of our Dominion allies. We should distance ourselves from the King, and forge our own path.

    Support the Afrikaner Broederbond sub-branch[edit]

    SA NF Support the Afrikaner Broederbond.png
    Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s) Description
    Goal support fascism.png Support the Afrikaner Broederbond
    • Requires Goal tfv sever ties with uk.png Abandon Westminster
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    • ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with Goal support communism.png Empower the Workers
    Abandon Westminster icon
    Abandon Westminster
    • Daily autonomy progress gain: +0.5
    • Daily Democratic Support: -0.03
    • Daily Fascism Support: +0.03
    The Afrikaner Broederbond has been agitating for a greater voice for the Afrikaner people and stronger separation of the races. The memory of British policy in the Boer War is still strong, and the Broederbond can help create a new South Africa.
    Focus SAF support ossewabrandwag.png Support Ossewabrandwag
    • Requires Goal support fascism.png Support the Afrikaner Broederbond
    • One of the following must be true:
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    • Army experience Army Experience: +15
    • Modifies national spirit Ossewabrandwag Ossewabrandwag to the following:
    Ossewabrandwag icon
    Ossewabrandwag
    • Daily Fascism Support: +0.01
    • Foreign subversive activities efficiency: -40%
    • Damage to Garrisons: -10.00%
    The Fascist Ossewabrandwag paramilitary should be used as a bulwark against foreign agitation and domestic uprisings that target our ruling class.
    Goal generic demand territory.png Celebrate the Great Trek
    • Requires Goal support fascism.png Support the Afrikaner Broederbond
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    A century ago, our Afrikaner ancestors separated from the rising British colonial power and built their own Boer nation in the northeast. Their hardy spirit still represents the best of South African virtue.
    Goal generic national unity.png Voortrekker Monument
    • Requires one of the following focuses:
      • Focus SAF support ossewabrandwag.png Support Ossewabrandwag
      • Goal generic forceful treaty.png Native Laws Amendment Act
    Voortrekker Monument icon
    Voortrekker Monument
    • Stability: +7.00%
    • Daily autonomy progress gain: +0.5
    A monument to the Voortrekkers who undertook the Great Trek will strengthen national spirit and unity in these troubling times.
    Goal generic attack allies.png Support Nazification of South-West Africa
    • Requires Focus SAF support ossewabrandwag.png Support Ossewabrandwag
    • More than 20% support for fascism Gesuiwerde Nasionale Party (GNP)
    • Is more autonomous than Colony.png Colony (or Autonomy reichsprotectorate.png Reichsprotectorate)
    • Controls South West Africa (541)
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    • ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with Goal generic political pressure.png South Africa First
    As a former German colony, it is only appropriate that we encourage the growth of German political ideas in South-West Africa.
    Goal generic political pressure.png South Africa First
    • Requires Goal generic demand territory.png Celebrate the Great Trek
    • One of the following must be true:
    • Not fighting war on same side as Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    • ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with Goal generic attack allies.png Support Nazification of South-West Africa
    South Africa is the strongest independent nation on the continent, and therefore can be a lodestone for the future of Africa and former colonies.
    Focus SAF german coup.png Support the German Coup
    • Requires Goal generic attack allies.png Support Nazification of South-West Africa
    • More than 25% support for fascism Gesuiwerde Nasionale Party (GNP)
    • Controls South West Africa (541)
    • One of the following must be true:
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty

    The following will bypass the focus:
    • A civil war will break out between fascist Nationalists in South West Africa and democratic Unionists in the rest of the country.
    The German government has long seen South Africa as fertile ground for greater influence, dating back to the last century. Our future lies with the Reich, not the Empire, so let's move forward with the plan to overthrow the current government.
    Goal generic major war.png Reclaim Boer Colonies
    • Requires Goal generic political pressure.png South Africa First
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    • Gains Conquer (Focus) war goal against Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
      • Bechuanaland (542), Rhodesia (545)
    The former Boer territory of Transvaal and other regions rightfully belong to the free heirs of that enterprising people.
    Goal generic secret weapon.png Commemorate the Battle of Blood River
    • Requires all of the following focuses:
      • Goal generic attack allies.png Support Nazification of South-West Africa
      • Goal generic national unity.png Voortrekker Monument
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    Voortrekker Monument icon
    Voortrekker Monument
    • Stability: +7.00%
    • Recruitable Population: +0.50%
    • Daily autonomy progress gain: +0.75
    In 1838, a wagon laager of Boer settlers held off tens of thousands of Zulu warriors, dealing a crippling blow to Zulu power in the Natal. This was surely a divine sign of the rightness of our cause.
    Goal tfv generic tech sharing.png German Scientists German scientists are among the best in the world and have much to share with us.
    Goal generic propaganda.png A King for Our People
    • Requires one of the following focuses:
      • Focus SAF german coup.png Support the German Coup
      • Goal generic political pressure.png South Africa First
    • King Edward VIII has been exiled
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    Edward VIII icon
    Edward VIII
    • Division Organization: +2.0%
    • Division Recovery Rate: +2.0%
    • Stability: +5.00%
    South Africa should have a king, and fortunately there is a Windsor that no one is using right now. The former Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor, can sit on our throne.
    Goal generic construct infrastructure.png Support Axis Interests
    • Requires Focus SAF german coup.png Support the German Coup
    • Controls Bechuanaland (542)
    • Controls Rhodesia (545)
    • Controls Tanganyika (546)
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    The Axis powers have an energy and ideology that can help South Africa establish its place in the world. We should give them our full diplomatic support.

    Empower the Workers sub-branch[edit]

    SA NF Empower the Workers.png
    Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s) Description
    Goal support communism.png Empower the Workers
    • Requires Goal tfv sever ties with uk.png Abandon Westminster
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    • ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with Goal support fascism.png Support the Afrikaner Broederbond
    Abandon Westminster icon
    Abandon Westminster
    • Daily autonomy progress gain: +1
    • Daily Democratic Support: -0.03
    • Daily Communism Support: +0.03
    We are a country of miners and farmers. The working people of South Africa are the only true representation of the national will.
    Goal generic position armies.png Support Spain
    • Requires Goal support communism.png Empower the Workers
    • Flag of Spain Spain is in a civil war
    • One of the following must be true:
      • Current ruling party is Communism Communist
      • More than 10% support for Communism South African Communist Party (SACP)
    • One of the following must be true:
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    Fascism is on the rise in Europe, and we can stop it in Spain - or at least slow its spread. Men and material should be sent to support the Republican cause.
    Goal generic national unity.png Repeal the Native Representation Act
    • Requires Goal support communism.png Empower the Workers
    • More than 10% support for Communism South African Communist Party (SACP)
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    Black Volunteers icon
    Black Volunteers
    • Recruitable Population: 1.00%
    • War Support: +5.00%
  • Modifies national spirit Ossewabrandwag Ossewabrandwag to the following:
  • Ossewabrandwag icon
    Ossewabrandwag
    • Factory Output: -10.00%
    • Dockyard Output: -10.00%
    Racial discrimination is contrary to the values of popular revolution in South Africa. Blacks should be restored to the general voting rolls and given political rights.
    Goal generic production.png Equal Opportunity Employment
    • Requires Goal generic national unity.png Repeal the Native Representation Act
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    Equal Opportunities icon
    Equal Opportunities
    • Factory Output: +5.00%
    • Dockyard Output: +5.00%
  • Removes national spirit Ossewabrandwag Ossewabrandwag
  • If we are to improve the lot of workers in our nation, we must start with ensuring that all workers are treated equal, regardless of their color of skin.
    Goal tfv burn the royal portraits.png Burn the King's Portraits
    • Requires one of the following focuses:
      • Goal generic position armies.png Support for Spain
      • Goal generic national unity.png Repeal the Native Representation Act
    • More than 35% support for Communism South African Communist Party (SACP)
    • One of the following must be true:
      • Autonomy progress over 70.00%
      • Flag of South Africa South Africa is fully independent
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    The news event 'Anti-Royalist riots in South Africa' is triggered in 6 hours.
    Down with the Royal Family! This symbolic gesture will publicly declare our breach from the foreign throne.
    Focus SAF colonialist crusade.png Anti-Colonialist Crusade
    • Requires Goal tfv burn the royal portraits.png Burn the King's Portraits
    • Flag of South Africa South Africa is fully independent
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    • ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with Goal support communism.png Join Comintern

    Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom:

    Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom, Flag of France France, Flag of Belgium Belgium, Flag of Portugal Portugal:

    • Gains Anti-Colonialist Crusaders (Opinion Opinion of Flag of South Africa South Africa -100)
    Colonialism sits at the heart of the imperialist system that oppresses the workers of the world. We are in the unique position to smash that system and free the African people from the centuries of exploitation they had to endure.
    Goal anschluss.png Union of the African People
    • Requires Focus SAF colonialist crusade.png Anti-Colonialist Crusade
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    • Set the rule: Yes Can Create Factions
    • Creates faction: African People's Union
    The news event 'African People's Union' is triggered in 6 hours.
    For the longest time, African people had no say in determining their own destiny. Those days are over. We will create a faction strong enough to withstand any attempt by the revanchionist powers of the world to roll back our achievements. Africa will be free of colonialism.
    Goal generic military sphere.png Liberate Portuguese Colonies
    • Requires Goal anschluss.png Union of the African People
    • One of the following must be true:
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    • Gains Conquer (Focus) war goal against Flag of Portugal Portugal
      • South Angola (540), Mozambique (544)
    The colonies of Angola and Mozambique sit right at our borders. It is time to end the exploitation of their people.
    Goal generic more territorial claims.png Liberate Belgian Colonies
    • Requires Goal generic military sphere.png Liberate Portuguese Colonies
    • Flag of Zaire Zaire does not exist
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    • Gains Conquer (Focus) war goal against Flag of Belgium Belgium
      • Central Congo (538), Stanleyville (718), Leopoldville (295)
    The Belgian Congo is widely regarded as one of the most cruel stories of exploitation and oppression. We will write the final chapter of that story.
    Goal generic occupy states ongoing war.png Liberate British Colonies
    • Requires Goal anschluss.png Union of the African People
    • One of the following must be true:
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    • Gains Conquer (Focus) war goal against Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
      • Tanganyika (546), Kenya (547), Uganda (548), Bechuanaland (542), Rhodesia (545)
    The British Empire is the most infamous example of colonialism in history. We will end it.
    Goal support communism.png Join Comintern
    • Requires Goal tfv burn the royal portraits.png Burn the King's Portraits
    • At peace with Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union
    • Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union is fully independent
    • Flag of South Africa South Africa is fully independent
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    • ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with Focus SAF colonialist crusade.png Anti-Colonialist Crusade

    The following will bypass the focus:
    The Soviet Union has been in the forefront of the crusade for the workers and against Fascism. We shall join their mighty alliance.
    Goal generic intelligence exchange.png Support the World Revolution
    • Requires Goal support communism.png Join Comintern
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    Support the World Revolution icon
    Support the World Revolution
    • Subversive activities cost: -50%
    • War Support: +5.00%
    The only way for the workers to triumph is to unite the entire globe in a single effort. The Revolution must be universal and, therefore, it must be exported.
    Goal generic military deal.png Invite Soviet Advisors
    Soviet Advisors icon
    Soviet Advisors
    • Division Organization: +5.0%
    • Planning Speed: +5.0%
  • 100% Research bonus for: Mass Assault Doctrine
  • 50% Research Bonus for: Land Doctrine
  • If we are to support the Soviet Union in their struggle to bring freedom to the workers of the world, we need to improve our military by learning from them.
    Goal tfv generic tech sharing.png Research Treaty with USSR

    Flag of South Africa South Africa:

    • Requires Goal generic military deal.png Invite Soviet Advisors
    • Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union:
      • Exists
      • Is fully independent
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    After learning many valuable lessons from our Soviet friends, it is time to deepen the relationship and sign a formal treaty.
    Goal generic demand territory.png Demand Madagascar
    • Requires one of the following focuses:
      • Goal support communism.png Join Comintern
      • Focus SAF colonialist crusade.png Anti-Colonialist Crusade
    • Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union has agreed to the Pact
    • Flag of France France:
      • Has capitulated
      • Exists
      • Ruling party is not communism Communist
    • Britain has not enforced our loyalty
    With the dramatic changes of the situation in Europe, it is time to reevaluate the whole system of colonialism. Why should Madagascar be shackled to a falling empire?

    South African Railways branch[edit]

    SA NF South African Railways.png
    Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s) Description
    Goal generic construct infrastructure.png South African Railways The South African Railways company needs to be expanded. Bands of youth can be trained there, and given the necessary skills to both work in the country and serve overseas.
    Goal generic construction.png Expand the Mining Industry
    • Requires Goal generic construct infrastructure.png South African Railways
    • ×1 Random state:
    • 100% Research bonus for: Excavation I, Excavation II, Excavation III, Excavation IV and Excavation V
    South Africa’s mineral wealth is legendary, and we've only just begun to tap its deep reserves of gold, chromium and platinum.
    Goal generic production.png Heavy Engineering
    • Requires Goal generic construct infrastructure.png South African Railways
    • 100% Research bonus for: Industry
    It is important that South Africa stay up to date with the latest in engineering techniques. Even though our industrial base is small, we should invest in heavy machinery and engineering to quickly catch up to our peers.
    Goal generic construct infrastructure.png Infrastructure Effort
    • Requires one of the following focuses:
      • Goal generic construction.png Expand the Mining Industry
      • Goal generic production.png Heavy Engineering
    Much of South Africa remains rural and undeveloped. More roads and railroads can bring the natural wealth of the country to its hungry ports.
    Goal generic construct mil factory.png Armament Effort
    • Requires Goal generic construct infrastructure.png Infrastructure Effort
    South Africa is safe from invasion by any foreign power, but also remote from its allies. It is vital that it develop its own arms industry so that the Union is never undefended.
    Goal generic construction2.png South African Steel
    • Requires Goal generic construct infrastructure.png Infrastructure Effort
    • Controls Transvaal (275)
    • Transvaal (275):
      • Add production of 16 Steel Steel
    We have the coal and iron. Now we have the reason. Expansion of the Iscor steel works in Pretoria will provide the country with the heavy steel plating necessary for modern weapons.
    Goal generic production2.png Pretoria Arms
    • Requires all of the following focuses:
      • Goal generic construct mil factory.png Armament Effort
      • Goal generic construction2.png South African Steel
    The existing steel works in Pretoria has focused on heavy plate. With some machine tools, however, we can convert some of the factory into a center for small arms production.
    Goal generic consumer goods.png Expand the Rand Mines
    • Requires Goal generic construction2.png South African Steel
    Gold Exports icon
    Gold Exports
    • Consumer Goods Factories: -5%
    The Rand Mines are some of the deepest gold mines in the world - and so even with 19th-century technology. We are capable of so much more now. Dig deep! And greedily, even.
    Focus research.png Fund the University of South Africa
    • Requires one of the following focuses:
      • Goal generic production2.png Pretoria Arms
      • Goal generic consumer goods.png Expand the Rand Mines
    • Gain 1 Research Slot
    Pretoria's University of South Africa is one of the best universities on the continent - in the southern hemisphere, even. By investing in it, we can grow our own local talent instead of sending our young people overseas.
    Focus wonderweapons.png Establish the Atomics Energy Board
    • Requires Focus research.png Fund the University of South Africa
    • 100% Research bonus for: Nuclear Technology
    Atomic weapons will be the greatest military breakthrough since gunpowder, not to mention the peaceful uses of this power if we can harness the atom. Gather our top scientists to study this.
    Focus research.png The Cape Defense Institute
    • Requires Focus wonderweapons.png Establish the Atomics Energy Board
    • Flag of South Africa South Africa is fully independent
    • Gain 1 Research Slot
    Now that South Africa is fully a sovereign nation we are no longer receiving access to advanced prototypes and blueprints like we previously did. We must ensure that we always stay ahead of our enemies, and do not fall behind in technology.
    Goal generic scientific exchange.png Defense Collaboration Initiative
    • Requires Focus wonderweapons.png Establish the Atomics Energy Board
    • Flag of South Africa South Africa is fully independent
    • At war
    • Is in Faction
    • One of the following must be true:
      • More Factories than 50
      • Any other country:
    • Gain 1 Research Slot
    The British showed us the advantage of sharing scientific progress between close allies. Our whole faction will be able to conduct wartime R&D more efficiently if we take the steps necessary to coordinate this.

    Special Service Battalion branch[edit]

    SA NF Special Service Battalion.png
    Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s) Description
    Goal generic army doctrines.png Special Service Battalion
    • Army experience Army Experience: +10
    • 100% Research Bonus for: Land Doctrine
    South Africa is full of young, unemployed men who need to find something useful to do. The Special Service Battalion will instill some much-needed discipline and organization.
    Goal generic small arms.png Improve the Three Oh Three
    • Requires Goal generic army doctrines.png Special Service Battalion
    • 100% Research Bonus for: Infantry Weapons
    South Africa's troops will be fighting in varied climates, and we are fortunate that the Lee-Enfield rifle is easily customized. The .303 cartridge has been modified a number of times by other countries to suit their needs.
    Goal generic army motorized.png Q Services Corps
    • Requires Goal generic army doctrines.png Special Service Battalion
    • 100% Research Bonus for: Motorized, Logistics Company I, Logistics Company II, Logistics Company III and Logistics Company IV
    The Q Services Corps will be the centralized authority responsible for the logistics and supply of the permanent army. It will handle the distribution of oil, rations, ammo and uniforms.
    Goal generic military sphere.png South African Military College
    • Requires one of the following focuses:
      • Goal generic small arms.png Improve the Three Oh Three
      • Goal generic army motorized.png Q Services Corps
    • Army experience Army Experience: +10
    • 100% Research Bonus for: Land Doctrine
    South Africa should have a military academy modeled on the lines of West Point in the United States. This will give us a professional officer corps loyal to the Union.
    Goal generic army artillery2.png Expand the South African Artillery
    • Requires one of the following focuses:
      • Goal generic small arms.png Improve the Three Oh Three
      • Goal generic military sphere.png South African Military College
    • 100% Research Bonus for: Support Artillery
    The artillery corps was unified in 1934. Now the time has come to increase its size and capacity.
    Goal generic allies build infantry.png SA Engineer Corps
    • Requires one of the following focuses:
      • Goal generic military sphere.png South African Military College
      • Goal generic army motorized.png Q Services Corps
    • 100% Research Bonus for: Support technology
    The South African Engineer Corps has barely 600 men in uniform. This is unacceptable in a modern army. We need more men and more training for this crucial task.
    Goal generic army artillery.png Equipment Effort
    • Requires one of the following focuses:
      • Goal generic army artillery2.png Expand the South African Artillery
      • Goal generic allies build infantry.png SA Engineer Corps
    • 100% Research Bonus for: Infantry Weapons and Support Artillery
    We cannot neglect the supply of support equipment needed for our army. Guns and tanks are well and good, but we need uniforms, radios, repair kits and more.
    Goal generic build tank.png Mechanization Effort
    • Requires Goal generic army artillery.png Equipment Effort
    • 100% Research Bonus for: Mechanized models
    Motorized and mechanized war is upon us. The Great Trek of the future will be guided by tracked and wheeled vehicles.
    Goal generic special forces.png South African Special Forces
    • Requires one of the following focuses:
      • Goal generic army artillery.png Equipment Effort
      • Goal generic allies build infantry.png SA Engineer Corps
    • 100% Research Bonus for: Airborne Technology, Marine technology and Mountaineers Technology
    South Africa needs a home-grown commando squad to handle those difficult jobs in hard-to-reach places.
    Goal generic army tanks.png Armor Effort
    • Requires one of the following focuses:
      • Goal generic build tank.png Mechanization Effort
      • Goal generic special forces.png South African Special Forces
    • 100% Research Bonus for: Armor technology
    Tanks have come a long way from the sluggish beasts of the last war. Our research and training cannot fall behind that of our enemies - or our friends.

    Commit to the Five-Year Plan branch[edit]

    SA NF Commit to the Five-Year Plan.png
    Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s) Description
    Goal generic build airforce.png Commit to the Five-Year Plan
    • Air experience Air Experience: +25
    • ×1 Random state:
    • 100% Research bonus for: Air Doctrine
    We have developed a Five-Year Plan for the modernization and expansion of the South African air force. The government must publicly commit to not fall behind this schedule.
    Goal generic air fighter.png Improve the Hawker Hartbees
    • Requires Goal generic build airforce.png Commit to the Five-Year Plan
    • ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with Goal generic occupy start war.png Replace the Blenheim
    • 1x 100% Research bonus for: Gloster Gladiator, Hawker Hurricane, Supermarine Spitfire and Supermarine Spiteful fighters
    The Hawker Hartbees we have are not the most advanced fighters in the world, but we will make do. Improved mechanics and training will get the most out of these biplanes.
    Goal generic occupy start war.png Replace the Blenheim
    • Requires Goal generic build airforce.png Commit to the Five-Year Plan
    • ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with Goal generic air fighter.png Improve the Hawker Hartbees
    • 1x 100% Research bonus for: Tactical Bomber models, Close Air Support models and Naval Bomber models
    The Bristol Blenheim has been a serviceable light bomber for the RAF, and for the Dominions. But it may be time to find something sturdier, with a longer range.
    Goal generic air doctrine.png Perfect the "Cab-Rank" Technique
    • Requires one of the following focuses:
      • Goal generic air fighter.png Improve the Hawker Hartbees
      • Goal generic occupy start war.png Replace the Blenheim
    • Air experience Air Experience: +25
    • 100% Research bonus for: Battlefield Support Doctrine
    The "Cab-Rank" Technique has a series of bombers strike a target one at a time, in a long row. This maintains pressure on the enemy, but takes a great amount of skill.
    Goal generic CAS.png Desert Air Force
    • Requires Goal generic air doctrine.png Perfect the "Cab-Rank" Technique
    • 100% Research bonus for: Close Air Support models
    The desert skies are clear, and the heat and sand mean special attention to the mechanics of our aircraft. There are valuable skills to be learned in this unforgiving environment.
    Goal generic air bomber.png Secure the Cape Sea Route
    • Requires one of the following focuses:
      • Goal generic air doctrine.png Perfect the "Cab-Rank" Technique
      • Goal generic occupy start war.png Replace the Blenheim
    • 100% Research bonus for: Naval Bomber models
    If the Suez should fall, the Cape will again be the gateway to the East. Defend it at all costs.
    Goal generic air doctrine.png Retain Experienced Pilots
    • Requires one of the following focuses:
      • Goal generic CAS.png Desert Air Force
      • Goal generic air bomber.png Secure the Cape Sea Route
    • Air experience Air Experience: +35
    • 100% Research bonus for: Air Doctrine
    Too often our experienced pilots move on to the RAF instead of staying with our own force. The RAF has better opportunities for advancement and combat. But we should endeavor to keep our trained pilots close to home where they can inspire and educate other South Africans.

    Seaward Defense Force branch[edit]

    SA NF Seaward Defense Force.png
    Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s) Description
    Goal generic navy doctrines tactics.png Seaward Defense Force The Seaward Defense Force has served as our navy for two decades. Its funding should be increased.
    Goal generic navy cruiser.png Protect the Trade
    • Requires Goal generic navy doctrines tactics.png Seaward Defense Force
    • ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with Goal generic occupy states coastal.png Disrupt the Trade
    • 100% Research bonus for: Convoy Defense Doctrine
    The last war showed the importance of convoys and escorts. South Africa lies on a major trade route and should make sure that the goods get through to their destination.
    Goal generic occupy states coastal.png Disrupt the Trade
    • Requires Goal generic navy doctrines tactics.png Seaward Defense Force
    • ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with Goal generic navy cruiser.png Protect the Trade
    • 100% Research bonus for: Trade Interdiction Doctrine
    The last war showed the importance of convoys and escorts. South Africa lies on a major trade route and is ideally situated to intercept and destroy enemy shipping.
    Goal generic construct naval dockyard.png Expand the Simon's Town Base
    • Requires one of the following focuses:
      • Goal generic navy cruiser.png Protect the Trade
      • Goal generic occupy states coastal.png Disrupt the Trade
    Simon's Town on the Cape has been the most important naval base in southern Africa since the 1790s. It should be refitted and expanded to accommodate more and larger vessels.
    Goal generic navy anti submarine.png Anti Submarine Tactics
    • Requires Goal generic construct naval dockyard.png Expand the Simon's Town Base
    • Reduce ahead of time penalty by 2.0 years and give a 100% research bonus. Valid for the next 1 researches of these technologies: Destroyer models
    Submarines threaten the ships that pass through the Cape of Good Hope. We must find and destroy them.
    Goal generic navy submarine.png Submarine Warfare
    • Requires Goal generic construct naval dockyard.png Expand the Simon's Town Base
    • Reduce ahead of time penalty by 2.0 years and give a 100% research bonus. Valid for the next 1 researches of these technologies: Submarine models
    Enemy trade convoys continue to use the pass through the Cape of Good Hope. We will strike them from below.
    Goal generic navy doctrines tactics.png Prepare Overseas Offensive
    • Requires Goal generic navy anti submarine.png Anti Submarine Tactics
    • ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with Goal generic construct military.png Strengthen the Cape Garrison Artillery
    • 100% Research bonus for: Convoy Defense Doctrine
    • 100% Research Bonus for: Marine technology and Transport models
    With miles of coastline, South Africa is fit to train its soldiers in amphibious war. This is one of the most difficult of skills, but our boys can handle it.
    Goal generic construct military.png Strengthen the Cape Garrison Artillery
    • Requires Goal generic navy submarine.png Submarine Warfare
    • ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with Goal generic navy doctrines tactics.png Prepare Overseas Offensive
    The Cape Garrison guns must be upgraded and increased to protect the Cape from enemy attack.