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  1. Armed Forces Day events in Durban and Port Elizabeth cost R50 million plus

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    ... Kobus Marais. He wanted to know the cost of the event and its objectives taking into account the budgetary constraints faced by the SA National Defence Force (SANDF). The first Armed Forces Day event ...
    Friday, 24 March 2017
  2. Navy heroes who died attempting to save lives in Durban to be recognised

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    ... Mendi, the recommendations would be signed by SANDF Chief and perhaps the Minister, who might serve as a link to the Presidency. The next step is for recommendations to be passed for vetting by the President’s ...
    Thursday, 23 March 2017
  3. Minister confirms 35 Squadron grounded

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    ... the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) will also not be able to contribute to maritime security, as expected in the blue economy sector of Operation Phakisa. It is also not able to deliver when it comes ...
    Thursday, 23 March 2017
  4. Personnel rightsizing shaping up to be a headache for DoD

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    ... department and its operating arm, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), is going to achieve the recommended personnel rightsizing. The committee, according to research done by Parliament’s dedicated ...
    Wednesday, 22 March 2017
  5. Gallery: SA Navy Festival 2017

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    The South African Navy Festival took place between 19 and 19 March 2017 at Naval Base Simon's Town. Click here to view the gallery.
    Monday, 20 March 2017
  6. Shrinking budget hits SA Navy operations

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    ... SAS Galeshewe and SAS Makhanda and submarine SAS Queen Modjadji I. Despite the inclement weather and tragedies that saw several SANDF members die in accidents, in excess of 18 000 visitors toured the ships ...
    Monday, 20 March 2017
  7. Navy needs more money (and feet) to keep head above water

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    ... Defence Force (SANDF) has had its budget reduced by R5 billion. This has had a direct impact on the Navy, with Hlongwane saying: “I think (the decreased budget) will surely affect the maintenance of the ...
    Friday, 17 March 2017
  8. SAS Amatola heading home after Exercise Good Hope VII

    Category: Sea/Sea

    The South African Navy’s (SAN’s) frigate SAS Amatola is on her way back to South Africa, via West Africa, after wrapping up Exercise Good Hope VII with Germany. According to ship tracking data, ...
    Thursday, 16 March 2017
  9. Navy Festival in Simon’s Town this weekend

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    ... as commemorating the establishment of the naval arm of what is today the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) in 1922, making the SA Navy 85 years old. In terms of its Constitutional mandate the SA Navy ...
    Wednesday, 15 March 2017
  10. Defence Minister in the DRC

    Category: Joint/Diplomacy & Peace

    ... mandate. “The SANDF is a component of the Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) deployed by the United Nations in the eastern part of the DRC. The purpose of the visit is to accord SANDF troops an opportunity ...
    Monday, 13 March 2017
  11. Home Affairs to be central part of national security

    Category: Security/Border Security

    ... four thousand nine hundred kilometres between the official points of entry and exit rests only in the hands of the SANDF. It appears the proposed BMA will confine itself only to recognised border posts ...
    Monday, 13 March 2017
  12. Armscor seeking important submarine components

    Category: Sea/Sea

    State defence contracting agency Armscor has issued a request for offer (RFO) for the supply of spares for one of the South African Navy’s three submarines. According to the RFO, “Armscor Dockyard ...
    Friday, 10 March 2017
  13. Denel facing liquidity challenges

    Category: Industry/Industry

    ... in order to ensure short term cash flows. State needs to guarantee Denel’s role as a prime contractor of strategic defence and security products and compelling amongst others: SANDF, SAPS, National Disaster ...
    Friday, 10 March 2017
  14. Just on two thousand MSD volunteers now doing BMT

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    The three fighting arms of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) were on the receiving end of this year’s military skills development (MSD) intake with the landward force again taking the majority.  ...
    Thursday, 09 March 2017
  15. Women rule at AFB Zwartkop

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    ... Programme (SDSP) at the SANDF College. Schoeman has also been deployed operationally internally and externally. One of these was as aviation element commander for the UN in Burundi. Van Vollenstee ...
    Wednesday, 08 March 2017
  16. Mapisa-Nqakula to visit SA troops in the DRC

    Category: SA Defence/SA Defence

    ... troops are deployed. In addition to gaining first-hand information from SA National Defence Force (SANDF) airmen, medics and soldiers in the sprawling central African country, the Minister will ...
    Tuesday, 07 March 2017
  17. More calls for rural security to be upped

    Category: Security/Civil Security

    ... Mpumalanga leader Werner Weber, called for the re-establishment of the commando system as part of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF). This came in the wake of the killing of a family of four on a farmer ...
    Monday, 06 March 2017
  18. SA Navy displays new riverine patrol boats

    Category: Sea/Sea

    The South African Navy (SAN) took the recent Armed Forces Day parade as an opportunity to show off its new riverine patrol boats. A single green and black riverine patrol boat (RPB) was towed past ...
    Monday, 06 March 2017
  19. Border Management Authority expected to become operational this year

    Category: Security/Border Security

    ...  In the only other mention of border protection, Mapisa-Nqakula said the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) continues to “play a pivotal role” in safeguarding the country’s borders. “The SANDF ...
    Monday, 06 March 2017
  20. SA defence budget shrinks again

    Category: Editorial/Editor Column

    The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was allocated R46.8 billion in the 2017/18 national budget on 22 February, representing an increase of just under R1.5 billion on the 2016/17 budget. However, ...
    Monday, 06 March 2017

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