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SA Defence

Alternatives for funding SANDF duties

Defence funding altnerativesTalk of “sweating” defence assets and facilities to provide much-needed extra funding for an ailing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has been bandied about by senior public sector officials without much to show for it to date.

Pool of Specialists in the Army Reserve

Army Reserve Pool of SpecialistsThe utilisation of scarce skills in the service of the South African military can be seen in the Pool of Specialists (PoS) approach which, in the case of the SA Army, aims to enhance, develop and augment capacity in the landward force.

Reserve Force service system changes approved, now need to be financed

Reserve Force service system changesChanges to the Reserve Force service system have been approved by the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Military Command Council, but, as with all matters defence nowadays, finance is the bugbear still to be overcome.


South African gunners remembered

The memorial for gunners in Cape Town.The Cape Town Company Gardens echoed with the sound of four 25 pounder guns on Sunday 11 March 2018 in remembrance of all fallen South African Gunners. Cape Garrison Artillery (GCA) provided a smartly turned out guard of honour and sentries, Cape Field Artillery (CFA) provided the 25 pounders and gunners whilst the South African Army band ensured that there was musical accompaniment.


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