Another Denel board member resigns

Denel has announced that non-executive director Hannelie Nel has resigned. She is the latest board member to resign from the troubled defence conglomerate. In a...

Senegalese CN235 arrives home

The Senegalese Air Force’s newest CN235 has arrived home after flying from the PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) factory in Indonesia. The aircraft arrived in Dakar...

Reserve Bank – not Armscor – will pay shipyards for new vessels

Main contractors on the two SA Navy (SAN) projects currently underway need not concern themselves about receiving payment for building four new seagoing platforms...

Former Burkina Faso leader Compaore charged in predecessor Sankara’s murder

A Burkina Faso court charged former President Blaise Compaore in absentia on Tuesday in connection with the 1987 murder of then-President Thomas Sankara, one...

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Defence Directorate Corporate Communications mum on Shoke retirement tour

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British Long Range Reconnaissance Group Completes Deterrence Operation in Mali

British troops have returned from a successful month-long operation to conducting deep reconnaissance and deterring terrorist groups in Mali. The Long Range Recce Group (Mali)...

Mambas join G5 Sahel efforts in Niger

Sixteen Mamba armoured personnel carriers (APCs) have joined the G5 Sahel Joint Force in northern Niger as part of efforts to combat terrorism, transnational...

SVI completes first armoured Amaroks

SVI Engineering has completed the first of three armoured Amarok bakkies, which provide protection against AK-47 and R1 assault rifle bullets. The new 190 kW...

International Mine Awareness Day marked

Sunday past (4 April) was International Mine Awareness Day with the UN marking it for the 16th time, following the General Assembly declaring the...

MMIPV names await Ministerial approval

The Ministerial stamp of approval is all that remains for the new SA Navy (SAN) platforms – its multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) –...

Confiscated abalone numbers drop as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions bite

The amount of poached abalone confiscated by South African authorities dropped from 66 tons in 2018 to 13 tons in 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions...

Nigerian Navy records substantial number of recent acquisitions

The Nigerian Navy (NN) has made significant progress in the recapitalisation of its fleet, with dozens of vessels commissioned in 2020 and more on...

France’s Ufast delivers patrol boat Taouay to Senegal

France’s Ufast shipyard has handed over the 33 metre long RPB 33 patrol boat Taouay to Senegal’s Navy. It was formally transferred in a ceremony...

Gulf of Guinea retains world piracy hotspot status

Africa, particularly the Gulf of Guinea, remains the world hotspot for piracy with 43% of all incidents reported in the first quarter of this...

Turkey, Libya committed to eastern Mediterranean maritime accord

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Turkey and Libya were committed to a 2019 maritime demarcation accord in the eastern Mediterranean, after...

Iran cargo ship attacked in Red Sea – Al Arabiya TV

An Iranian cargo ship has come under attack in the Red Sea, Al Arabiya TV reported on Tuesday, quoting unnamed sources, and semi-official Iranian...

Five drug seizures in one week for Combined Maritime Forces in the Arabian Sea

French Marine Nationale ships have recorded five seizures of illicit drugs in just six days whilst participating in a counter-narcotics focused operation under the...

Tunisian journalists protest over new head of state news agency

Tunisian police on Tuesday clashed with journalists at the state news agency demonstrating against a new chief executive whose appointment they see as an...

Ten killed in inter-communal violence amid protests in eastern Congo

Ten people have been killed and 34 injured in fighting between rival ethnic communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Goma,...

Rebels attacked Chad border post on election day – government

A group of Libya-based rebels attacked a Chadian border post in the north of the country as polling stations began counting votes from the...

Two killed during anti-UN protests in eastern Congo protests, officials say

At least two people were killed during violent protests on Friday against the United Nations peacekeeping mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local...

At least 34 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Djibouti, IOM says

At least 34 people drowned when a boat carrying migrants from Yemen capsized off the coast of Djibouti, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)...

Multi-country Interpol human trafficking operation

An Interpol-led crackdown on human trafficking and migrant smuggling saw authorities in Africa and Europe rescue 500 human trafficking victims including children and identifying...

At least four migrants found dead on boat off Canary Islands

At least four people were found dead on a migrant boat off the Canary Island of El Hierro on Sunday, the Spanish Red Cross...

SANDF highlights Op Corona first quarter successes

In the first three months of the year soldiers deployed on border protection confiscated contraband, narcotics, recovered stolen vehicles and handed 12 500 illegal...

Only half of women in developing world in charge of their own bodies – UN

Only about half of women and girls in developing countries are able to make decisions over their own bodies such as whether they want...

UN to boost security for LGBT+ refugees after deadly arson attack at Kenya camp

Security will be beefed up for LGBT+ people living in a Kenyan refugee camp, a UN official said on Tuesday, following the death of...

UN food agency says nearly 1 million going hungry in Mozambique

Almost one million people are facing severe hunger in northern Mozambique where hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee a jihadist...

ISS: Women at the heart of Boko Haram and katiba Macina

Whether voluntary or forced, women play a central role in the operations of violent extremist groups. Women play complex and nuanced roles in violent extremism...

Germany will synchronize withdrawal from Afghanistan with US, minister says

Germany will match US plans for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said, adding she expected a NATO decision to...

Biden administration proceeding with $23 billion weapon sales to UAE

US President Joe Biden’s administration has told Congress it is proceeding with more than $23 billion in weapons sales to the United Arab Emirates,...

Yemen’s Houthis say they attacked Saudi Aramco facilities; no Saudi confirmation

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Monday it had fired 17 drones and two ballistic missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including Saudi Aramco...

Saudi-led coalition intensifies Yemen air strikes, hits grains port

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen unleashed dozens of air strikes against what it called Houthi military targets in the country’s north, including the...

UK corporate report for defence in a competitive age sees major cuts and acquisitions

UK corporate report for defence in a competitive age sees major cuts as well as acquisitions Britain’s Defence Secretary has set out the future vision...

Companies need to prepare for more political disturbances and violence, analysts warn

A significant increase in the number of riots, demonstrations and vandalism, as terrorism events decline, means civil unrest is now the main political risk...

Major arms sales flat in 2016-20 for first time in more than a decade

International deliveries of arms were flat in the period 2016-2020, ending more than a decade of increases, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)...
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‘As long as it lasts’: Rolls-Royce says can weather crisis despite record loss

Rolls-Royce has enough funding to weather the crisis in the aviation industry caused by the pandemic, its chief executive said on Thursday, after the...

Construction of space weather centre launched in Hermanus

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has officially started construction of a new 24-hour state-of-the-art Regional Space Weather Centre in Hermanus. The start of...

SANDF concludes 2020 Defence Engineering, Science and Technology conference

The annual Defence Engineering, Science and Technology Conference (DESTC) 2020 held last month in Thaba Tshwane saw members from all South African National Defence...

CSIR marks 75 years of improving South African lives

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) reached a significant milestone as 5 October marked 75 years of existence. Establish in 1945, the CSIR...

Praise for Limpopo learner who invented anti-GBV tool

Limpopo Education MEC Polly Boshielo has commended a learner who has invented a device to help curb human trafficking and gender-based violence (GBV). Bohlale Mphahlele,...

15 Squadron in Drakensberg rescue

A 60-year-old hiker with head injuries was rescued from a precarious site in the Drakensberg thanks to the efforts of the provincial nature conservation...

Third and final Enstrom 480B handed over to Botswana Police

Safomar Aviation has handed over the third and final Enstrom 480B helicopter to the Botswana Police Service Air Support Branch. The first aircraft, BPS-11, was...

NIMASA helicopters delivered

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has taken delivery of its two AW109 helicopter from Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters. They will be used...

Additional helicopters to join the Mozambican military as mercenaries are eased back

Mozambique’s military will soon start using Mi-17 and Mi-24 helicopters in the fight against insurgents in Cabo Delgado province as Dyck Advisory Group (DAG)...

Boeing delivers 29 aircraft in March; orders positive for second straight month

Boeing Co said on Tuesday it delivered 29 aircraft in March, up from 20 a year earlier, with the US planemaker’s net orders staying...

IATA outlines main priorities for aviation in Africa

Financial relief, the safe reopening of borders and planning for the safe restart of operations are the main priorities for aviation in Africa, the...

Transformation imperative in aviation: Mbalula

Transformation in the aviation sector remains a challenge, with the 2020/21 financial year aviation statistics showing that no meaningful progress has been made in...

South Africa needs to start planning now for the safe restart of aviation – IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged South Africa to start planning for the safe resumption of international air travel to help repair...

Kenyan drone academy founder hopes to help aspiring pilots soar

In 2017, Nairobi-based producer Tony Mwangi headed to South Africa to retrain as a drone pilot instructor, hoping to get a head start in...

Yemen’s Houthis warn of stronger attacks after drone strikes on Saudi Arabiav

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis said on Friday they had attacked Saudi energy and military sites with 18 armed drones, and the kingdom’s energy ministry reported...

Biden wants to keep Trump policy that boosted armed drone exports – sources

The Biden administration wants to keep a controversial Trump policy that jump-started sales of armed drones to countries whose human rights records are under...

Anti-Euro 2020 drone interrupts La Liga game

A drone carrying a flag opposing Euro 2020 matches in Bilbao interrupted Athletic Bilbao’s match at home to Eibar in La Liga on Saturday. Play...

Leader of Mali’s rebel alliance CMA dies from gunshot wounds

The leader of Mali’s Tuareg-led rebel alliance has died from gunshot wounds sustained in an attack by unidentified gunmen outside his home on Tuesday,...

Chad makes arrests over alleged pre-election bomb and murder plot

Chad’s interior ministry said it had arrested several people after uncovering a plot to assassinate prominent political figures and bomb polling stations and the...

Dlodlo vows to rid State Security of corruption

State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has reiterated the State Security Agency’s determination to fight corruption from within its ranks. Dlodlo made the commitment in a...

Uganda says it has signed security agreement with Egypt amid tensions over Ethiopia dam

Uganda and Egypt have signed a military intelligence sharing agreement, the east African country said late on Wednesday, against a backdrop of rising tensions...

Swedish prosecutor says Russia’s GRU hacked Sweden’s sports body

Swedish prosecutors said on Tuesday an investigation showed that Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency had carried out serious data secrecy breaches at Sweden’s sports...

Iran says Natanz nuclear site hit by terrorism – TV

An incident at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility on Sunday was caused by an act of “nuclear terrorism”, the country’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi...

As US cities embrace tech, cyberattacks pose real-world risks

The word “cyberattack” usually brings to mind hackers breaking into a company or government agency, wreaking havoc and stealing valuable data. But for an employee...
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Leaker says they are offering private details of 500 million Facebook users

A leaker says they are offering information on more than 500 million Facebook Inc users - including phone numbers and other data - virtually...

Speech: Mabuza on engagement with military veterans

Opening remarks by Deputy President David Mabuza during the Gauteng Hybrid Provincial Engagement with Military Veterans, 9 April 2021. Allow me to firstly extend my...

Speech: Buthelezi at the memorial of Des Barker and Rama Iyer, 30 March 2021

The families of Major General Barker and Colonel Iyer, Chief of Staff South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Lieutenant General Yam, members of the...

ISS: Sahel counter-terrorism takes a heavy toll on civilians

Military operations that cause civilian deaths and violate human rights are fuelling terrorist groups’ propaganda. National and foreign forces deployed to fight terrorism in the...

Great Lakes region taking on challenges – UN

Despite COVID-19 challenges, countries in Africa’s Great Lakes region are “on the right track” as leaders push forward on political, security and economic co-operation,...

SADC commits to finding solution to Mozambique attacks

SADC Heads of State have reiterated commitment to contribute towards the efforts of bringing about lasting peace and security, as well as reconciliation and...

US expresses concern over Tigray crisis to Ethiopian deputy PM -White House

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan expressed US concerns over the crisis in the Tigray region in a call with Ethopia’s deputy prime...

Bridges link Ekhamanzi community to schools, clinics

Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) Minister Patricia de Lille and KwaZulu-Natal Transport MEC Kwazi Mshengu are set to unveil three bridges in Ekhamanzi, in...

US Army Corps of Engineers establishes permanent presence in Africa to support key missions on continent

The US Army Corps of Engineers recently established a permanent presence on the ground in Africa to oversee key US Africa Command (AFRICOM) projects. Europe...

Bailey bridge construction launched in KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Bheki Ntuli, in partnership with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), officially launched a strategic...

KBR wins $65 million contract to support US bases in Djibouti and Kenya

Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) has been awarded a $64.8 million US military contract to support base operations at three locations in Djibouti and...

Opinion: The South African defence industry and the God of Opportunity

defenceWeb recently published an article indicating that aerospace, maritime and defence industry association AMD, and I assume the whole member grouping, is looking to...

Opinion: SA Defence Review – good to great defence capability?

A question on a lot of lips is have we managed to achieve the goal of Arresting the Decline of critical defence capabilities as...

SANDF’s emblems explained

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has released a detailed explanation of the meaning behind the emblems of the SANDF and its branches...

Time for a long, hard look at the SANDF

The latest defence budget can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back, according to African Defence Review director Darren Olivier, who maintains the...
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