The South African Navy – and by extension the SA National Defence Force – formally has the right to discriminate against those aged between 26 and 35 again, after the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled in favour of its HR policy. Business Insider reports that the navy had technically lost that right in 2018, when the high court in Limpopo agreed with the Tebeila Institute of Leadership, Education, Governance, and Training that excluding older young people meant they had less access to education. But sticking to younger people, who are more likely to be combat ready, is fair, the SCA has now said.