Major content of Sociological Practice: Industrial and military sociology
Description of Competency: Prof Heinecken’s research focuses on the relationship between the armed forces and society. This includes a range of issues that affect civil‐military relations and the functioning of the military, specifically in relation to the South African armed forces. Her research aims to inform policy makers and military practitioners on issues of strategic importance. This has included submissions, briefings and presentations on issues on amongst other topics such as military unionism, gender integration, reintegration of military veterans back into society and the effect of HIV/AIDS in the military.