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SA Defence

SA at risk of terrorism, trafficking and smuggling due to reduced budget

Nosiviwe Mapisa-NqakulaDefence and Military Veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has warned that the reduced defence budget puts South Africa at risk from terrorism, internal instability and lawlessness as a result of illegal immigration, trafficking and smuggling.


Army major dismissed for hate speech on social media

Hate speech earns officer dismissal from SA ArmyBoth the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Freedom Front Plus (FF+) have welcomed the dismissal of an SA Army major over hate speech circulated on social media.

New Force Intervention Brigade boss is South African

Brig Gen Dube is new FIB bossNewly minted South African brigadier general Patrick Dube has taken over command of the tri nation Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Military Health Service not financially well

SAMHS not financially wellThe SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) will have to put up with deterioration in facilities, obsolete equipment and a shortage of suitably qualified personnel this year.

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Company News

  • BRONCO II launched for USA
    by Paramount Group, 10 May 2018

    The BRONCO II's internal Interchangeable Multi-Mission System Bay allows a single airframe to be rapidly reconfigured to perform multiple roles.

  • AHRLAC/Mwari enters production and preparing first deliveries
    by Paramount Group, 8 May 2018

    The Ahrlac and its armed variant, the Mwari, are being developed and produced at Wonderboom Airport by Ahrlac Holdings, co-owned by Paramount Group.

  • defenceWeb launches new drone portal
    by defenceWeb, 7 May 2018

    The unmanned aerial vehicle portal will focus exclusively on military and commercial unmanned aviation, regulations and technology.