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SA Defence

Questions still being asked around SAAF 2012 Drakensberg crash

More questions about Drakensberg C-47TP crashIt’s more than four years since a South African Air Force (SAAF) C-47TP crashed in the Drakensberg, killing all 11 aboard. The families of some of the dead have approached a parliamentarian because they feel let down by the air force.

New Joint Ops Chief brings 40 plus years of military experience to the post

New Joint Ops bossThe new man heading up the Joint Operations Division of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), Lieutenant General Barney Hlatshwayo, has more than 40 years military experience.

Amatola departs on epic European adventure

The SAS Amatola departing Simons Town. Photo by Dean Wingrin.The South African Navy frigate SAS Amatola departed Naval Base Simon’s Town on 16 January on a 96 day operational, commemoration and diplomatic visit to various European and African countries, known as Operation Ketane.

Navy battles Cape mountain fires

An Oryx dropping water from a Bambi bucket.Sailors from the maritime branch of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) have been doing battle against raging mountain fires threating property in the Cape Peninsula.

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