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SA Defence

Special Defence Account not included in latest Auditor General outcomes report

Auditor General on DoD, SANDFThe findings of Auditor General Kimi Makwetu and his team on the country’s collective defence organisation can be described as good, with exceptions.

DoD facilities fair at best

altThe majority of Department of Defence (DoD) facilities are in fair and acceptable condition, with only 1% being described as good, according to the latest DoD annual report, which notes that the new Works Formation is attempting to address the massive backlog from the National Department of Public Works (NDPW) when it comes to maintaining South African National Defence Force facilities.

Budget makes provision for new equipment for SANDF

An A-Darter air-to-air missile.The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be acquiring medium and light transport aircraft, torpedoes, mobile communications and air launched missiles, as funding has been allocated for these items in the Department of Defence’s budget.

SAAF to celebrate 80 years of Dakota excellence

A C-47TP.The South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) 35 Squadron is to celebrate 80 years of Dakota Excellence by hosting a formal banquet inside their hangar at AFB Ysterplaat on 5 December. The type is still in active service as a transport and electronic warfare platform and is deployed in the Mozambique Channel for maritime surveillance.

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