Thrustor Group 1981 date.
Liner is synthetic pile that buttons into jacket. Hang loop has a buttonhole on it for liner.
Serged seams on inside, not flat-felled seams like standard South African Police jacket.
Epaulettes are removeable like standard South Africa Police jacket.
Probably a later production example.
Jacket 1 vs 2 Comparison:
Jacket 1 has more fine details in the pattern like the white spots that are degraded in Jacket 2. The pants, below, have even fewer white spots. These could be a sign that the printing screens wore down during production.
Thin fabric, also like standard South Africa Police shirt. The left epaulette button (as worn) is sewn through to the back, which is a production error.
1982 date, also from Thrustor Group.
Same heavy fabric as jacket, but camouflage print is lower quality (fewer white dots). This could be a sign that the printing screens wore out later into the war.
Closed with velcro.
Green button, not iridescent salmon color.
Some SWAPOL sets are marked “A.I.R.”. It is currently not known if this is an abbreviation for a company name, “Anti-Infrared”, or something else. “Anti-Infrared” is unlikely because SWAPOL tended not to operate at night when infrared nigh vision would have been used, if it even was used by insurgents or their advisors, during the conflict. AIR items tend to be made from a coarser fabric with a more subdued print (source: https://iacmc.forumotion.com/t40-south-west-african-police-camouflage-originally-posted-by-nkomo#43771).
AIR Set 1:
For pens. Not present on the standard shirt.
Similar buttons as standard pants, but greyer color.
Size 00, like Extra Small.
Closed with velcro like standard pocket. Velcro is green on this particular example.
AIR Set 2:
Also AIR marked, but much shirt has fainter and softer fabric than AIR Set 1, above. Shirt cuff buttons appear to have never been in holes. Medium size.
Size 4, like Medium size.
Also closed with velcro, but same brown as standard pants.