This pattern is “Type J” and is supposed to be a copy of a vertical lizard pattern originating from Egypt, though other middle eastern countries like Syria also used similar camouflage patterns during the time.
SADF Cut Items:
SADF Cut Jacket #1
Similar cut to standard 32 Battalion jacket. Made of cotton twill material.
Waist adjustment drawstring goes to outside through button hole.
Paper “Copy” tag removed. Medium size.
SADF Cut Jacket #2
Same as SADF Cut Jacket #1, but mint condition.
Size and paper tags are intact.
This is an exact copy of the shirt sometimes worn by insurgents. It is made from the same cotton twill materials as the SADF cut items shown above.
Minimal tags and markings, like all exact copy items.
A Recce operator wearing this type of shirt can be seen on Page 503 of the book South Africa Special Forces: The Men Speak by Jonathan Pittaway and Douw Steyn.
Also has minimal markings. The hand-written numbers likely correspond to the waist size (first 2 digits) and inseam (last 2 digits), like the exact copy Strichtarn trousers, which these pants share a similar cut with.
Type J was probably based on this pattern worn used by SWAPO (Namibia), here worn by Cde. Sam Nujoma.
Color Balanced Swatch:
From SADF Cut Jacket #1.