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  1. Gallery: Armed Forces Day 2017

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    The fifth iteration of Armed Forces Day was held on 21 February in Durban and saw a parade of 300 military vehicles as well as a capability demonstration as part of the commemoration of the sinking of ...
    Wednesday, 22 February 2017
  2. ISS: Military policing of Parliament: what does SA law say?

    Category: Governance/Governance

    ... Defence Force (SANDF) ‘for service in cooperation with the SA Police Service (SAPS) to maintain law and order during the opening of Parliament .’ The decision caused widespread concern – and was ...
    Wednesday, 22 February 2017
  3. Zuma lays wreath, presents medals during wet Armed Forces Day

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    ... Maritime Museum. He was accompanied by the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) General Solly Shoke, Chief of Staff ...
    Wednesday, 22 February 2017
  4. Just on a billion Rand needed to make 1 Mil fully operational again

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    ... of medical equipment and the balance of R327 000 000 budgeted for building and construction. SANDF Chief: Military Policy, Strategy and Planning, Major General Michael Ramantswana, told the committee ...
    Wednesday, 22 February 2017
  5. Contraband, dagga and illegals all grabbed in Op Corona net

    Category: Security/Border Security

    ... year, an SANDF Reserves Division planning session heard of significant cuts in man days available for Reserve call-ups which could impact on Corona. In related news, suspected illegal cigarettes worth ...
    Wednesday, 22 February 2017
  6. Military equipment worth over R4 million lost in Battle in Bangui

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    ... Michael Ramantswana, said the SANDF deployment lost equipment as “it would in any combat situation”. “The priority for the SANDF was to find ways to rescue our soldiers out of a volatile situation. ...
    Tuesday, 21 February 2017
  7. Sailors who died in gas leak rescue at Naval Base Durban named

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    ... gas fumes while working in a sewerage pit. According to a SA National Defence Force (SANDF) statement a sewage valve they were working on developed a leak and the unidentified gas, probably methane, affected ...
    Monday, 20 February 2017
  8. SANDF personnel killed in Naval Base Durban accident

    Category: Security/Human Security

    Three members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and three civilians were killed in a freak accident at Naval Base Durban on Friday. The SANDF said that at around 11:30 on Friday ...
    Friday, 17 February 2017
  9. Is Armed Forces Day a spectacular waste of resources?

    Category: Editorial/Editor Column

    The upcoming Armed Forces Day celebrations on 21 February in Durban will no doubt be spectacular and are a good way of showing off the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to the public, inspiring ...
    Friday, 17 February 2017
  10. Five SA Navy vessels in Durban for Armed Forces Day, but no frigate

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    ... was the third and last Type 209 underwater craft to be taken into service by the maritime arm of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) in the Strategic Defence Procurement Packages (SDPP). She was launched ...
    Friday, 17 February 2017
  11. FF+ wants Commando system back after spate of farm murders

    Category: Security/Civil Security

    ... Africa’s Commandos operated as a home guard and were also responsible for security at National Key Points (NKPs) as well as assisting the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and SA Police Service (SAPS) ...
    Friday, 17 February 2017
  12. Mapisa-Nqakula has ordered an investigation into military deployment at SONA

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    ... briefly, the concerns raised regarding the deployment of some units of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) on the day of the State of the Nation Address”. “Honourable members and the public are ...
    Thursday, 16 February 2017
  13. Military Ombud success rate passes the 1 500 case mark

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    ... a statement issued by the Ombud points to an unhappy SA National Defence Force (SANDF) as far as promotions, post grading, terminations of service, dismissal, pay progression and deployment are concerned. ...
    Wednesday, 15 February 2017
  14. Transporter rolls on Oliviershoek Pass, loses Olifant main battle tank

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    There will be one less Olifant main battle tank on display during next week’s Armed Forces Day parade in Durban. A transporter carrying the 60 ton tracked vehicle overturned on the Oliviershoek ...
    Tuesday, 14 February 2017
  15. Legal steps underway to have missing soldier declared dead

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    ... Force (SANDF) board of enquiry found that the soldier, Private Junior Ngwane of Soweto, drowned while swimming in the sea at Banana Beach, Port Shepstone, on 6 August 2013. He disappeared without ...
    Tuesday, 14 February 2017
  16. SONA more like The Nation is in a State, defence-wise

    Category: Editorial/Editor Column

    ... Town but did not venture into the role the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has been given by Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula in rural development. This was one area military watchers, defenceWeb included, ...
    Monday, 13 February 2017
  17. Court order sought to bar military from SA parliament

    Category: Governance/Governance

    South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance said it was seeking a court ruling on the deployment of armed soldiers in parliament saying the move, during President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation speech, ...
    Friday, 10 February 2017
  18. Zuma sees Simon’s Town becoming “government garage” for ships

    Category: Industry/Industry

    ... garage” concept that would see maintenance and repairs of government-owned vessels done at Simon’s Town. This would happen as part of what the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Commander-in-Chief ...
    Friday, 10 February 2017
  19. Parliament defends SANDF deployment for SONA

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    No South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers will be deployed within the Parliamentary precinct during President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) tonight, the government has ...
    Thursday, 09 February 2017
  20. SANDF gearing up for Armed Forces Day

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is well on the way to being fully prepared for this year’s Armed Forces Day, due to be held on 21 February in Durban. Armed Forces Day was initiated ...
    Thursday, 09 February 2017

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