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Op Corona is only defence topic to make the SONA debate

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Another indication of the low ranking the South African military has on the national agenda comes from the two day debate on President Cyril...

UN hears SA doing its best to curb maritime crime

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South Africa is committed to its international obligations regarding lawlessness at sea and actively combatting organised transnational maritime crime the UN Security Council was...

Busy festive season for soldiers on border protection

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Soldiers on the South Africa/Zimbabwe border over the festive season had their hands full detaining just short of two thousand undocumented persons (illegal immigrants)...

Op Corona soldiers confiscate new “product”

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Soldiers on border protection this year came across a new "product" being smuggled into South Africa - dagga seed. While it is not clear -...

SANDF “set up for failure” in Operation Corona – DA

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) maintains government's failure to "fully capacitate" the border protection tasking Operation Corona has "set up the SA National...

Law protecting top military officers passed in Egypt

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Egypt's parliament passed a law that could make senior military officers immune from future prosecution over to violence after the 2013 ousting...

VIP protection will cost South Africa R3 billion this financial year

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In the current financial year (2018/19) the National Treasury allocated just under R3 billion to VIP protection – "a deeply conservative estimate"...

Soldiers on border protection seize contraband worth millions in first months...

The new year has been very much a case of business as usual for soldiers deployed on border protection. One stated objective...

Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill attracts 15 civil society comments

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No less than 15 civil society organisations submitted public comment on the new Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill, discussed for the first time...

Soldiers narrowly avoid injury in stolen vehicle recovery

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Proof that soldiers deployed on border protection face potentially lethal situations comes from the South Africa/Mozambique border where a patrol had to...

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Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...