Reserve Force loses a dedicated and professional officer

The death this week of Colonel Monica Muller leaves a void in the Office of Chief Defence Reserves. She was a pioneer for women throughout...

Solidarity wants Denel to work, despite court order

Trade union Solidarity is talking to Denel to assist the beleaguered government-owned defence and technology conglomerate back onto a solid financial footing notwithstanding it...

Somalia revives ties with Kenya after nearly six-month break

Somalia said on Thursday it was restoring diplomatic relations with neighbouring Kenya almost six months after severing ties, accusing Nairobi of meddling in politics. Relations...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...

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NNS Lana due to arrive in Nigeria in ten days

The Nigerian Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel NNS Lana will arrive home on 17 May, and is currently sailing from The Gambia to Ghana. The...

Irini assets continue to enforce Libyan arms embargo

“Significant progress” en route to a political solution in Libya is, according to the UN and its international partners, welcome but has not seen...

Tunisia launches another locally built patrol boat

The Tunisian Navy has received another locally built patrol vessel under a partnership between the government and local private shipbuilding company Societe de Construction...
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Sunken missing Indonesian submarine found broken into pieces

A missing Indonesian submarine has been found, broken into at least three parts, at the bottom of the Bali Sea, army and navy officials...

ECM Technologies appointed as military distributor for Pirelli tyres

ECM Technologies have been appointed as the military distributor for Pirelli Tyres in South Africa, putting ECM in the unique position of being able...

Ratel marks 43 years’ service as replacement slips further away

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) this week heard there was no progress on Project Hoefyster and the contract between Armscor,...

RDM and Northrop Grumman collaborate on precision-guided long range artillery ammunition

Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) and Northrop Grumman have signed a ten-year partnership agreement on precision-guided enhanced range artillery ammunition. The agreement was signed in February...

Otterpack presents the world first manpack portable, hybrid power, full reverse osmosis water purification system

Renowned portable water purification specialists Otterpack LLC are expanding even further into the African market and are in discussions with countries across Africa for...

Record heroin seizure by Canadian warship in the Arabian Sea

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ship HMCS Calgary has made the largest ever heroin bust in Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) history, operating under the...

Fire extinguished on oil tanker off Syria after suspected drone attack

Syria's oil ministry said firefighters on Saturday put out a fire on an oil tanker off the Baniyas refinery after a suspected attack by...

Cabo Delgado insurgents pose an increasing maritime risk – Dryad

The recent attacks on the coastal town of Palma, Cabo Delgado, over the past few weeks by Islamic State affiliated Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamamah (ASWJ),...

High value drug bust for French frigate in the Arabian Sea

The French frigate FS Guépratte has seized 626 kg of methamphetamine worth more than $17 million during the latest Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-narcotics...

Gunmen kill 15 soldiers in attack in southwest Niger

Unidentified gunmen killed 15 soldiers and wounded four more on Tuesday in an attack on an army post in southwest Niger, the ministry of...

ISS: Anti-MONUSCO protests send a clear message to Tshisekedi

Congolese in eastern DRC will only appreciate the UN peace mission’s efforts when their government makes them feel safe. On 23 April, around 100 women...

More police resign than retire

The SA Police Service (SAPS) lost more personnel to resignations than retirement in the 2019/20 financial year with nine other reasons given for continued...

Over 200 arrested in connection with drug related crimes

A two-week period in early March saw police arrest over two hundred suspects in connection with drug related crimes, specifically that of syndicates, according...

Home affairs extends validity of asylum seekers, refugee status

Qualifying asylum seekers and refugees have until 30 June 2021 to renew their expired visas and status online. Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, extended...

Three to appear in court over R5.5 m drug bust

Two men and a woman are expected to appear in court on Wednesday after they were caught in possession of drugs estimates to be...

Stolen copper recovered during border ops

Copper is the latest addition to the growing list of goods confiscated by soldiers protecting “South Africa’s territorial integrity” as part of the Operation...

Rhino poachers are back after South Africa eases lockdown restrictions

Rhino poaching is on the rise again in South Africa since the government loosened coronavirus restrictions, following a year-long lull due to the pandemic,...

Special report – Ethiopia’s crackdown on ethnic Tigrayans snares thousands

Police arrested Tigrayan street trader Nigusu Mahari last year as he strolled along the traffic-clogged streets of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. He says he...

Multi-dimensional response needed to curb violence in schools

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on Wednesday said a multidimensional response is necessary to curb the worrying increase in the incidence of violence...

Interventions to tackle GBV-related DNA cases at laboratories

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government has set in motion interventions to reduce the number of DNA cases at forensic laboratories, as part of efforts...

Rwandan deported from US denies genocide charges

A Rwandan woman who was deported by the United States and is facing charges related to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda appeared in court...

SAAF helicopters help fight Simons Town fire

South African Air Force Oryx helicopters helped extinguish a fire that broke out in the Simons Town area on Monday. Provincial Disaster Management (PDM) requested...

NIMASA helicopters nearing service entry

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has received all three of its new AW109 helicopters from Italy and is about to put...

Air Force of Zimbabwe takes delivery of H215 VIP transport helicopter

The Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) has taken delivery of an Airbus H215 helicopter that is set to replace the aged Cougar helicopter currently...

Air Force of Zimbabwe AB412 crash kills four

Three people have died after an Air Force of Zimbabwe Agusta Bell 412 helicopter crashed into a house on 23 April. In a statement, the...

ISS: Africa can’t stay out of the space race

Can Africa avoid getting sucked into the 21st-century contest, or should it also reach for the stars? Space powers or aspirant space powers like India,...

US Space Command tracks Chinese rocket for uncontrolled re-entry from orbit

Remnants of a large Chinese rocket launched last week are expected to plunge back through the atmosphere this weekend in an uncontrolled re-entry being...
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Four astronauts return from space station aboard SpaceX capsule

Four astronauts returned safely to Earth from the International Space Station early on Sunday in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, parachuting to splash-down in...

South African Airways exits administration after 17 months

South Africa's struggling national airline South African Airways (SAA) on Friday exited a local form of bankruptcy protection called business rescue after roughly 17...

Ultimate Heliport briefly shut down due to illegal drone activity

The Ultimate Heliport in the Waterfall precinct in Midrand was shut down for an hour on Monday after drones were observed flying in the...

Denel lost a Seeker 400 in a 2020 crash

A Denel Seeker 400 crashed during a test flight last year, resulting in significant damage being sustained to the airframe. Photos recently emerged on social...

UAV Industries hired to inspect and quantify fire damage at UCT by drone

Following the devastating mountain blaze that raged through the University of Cape Town (UCT) campus and surrounding areas, insurance companies have sought the assistance...

New rules allowing small drones to fly over people in US take effect

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that final rules announced in December took effect on Wednesday allowing for small drones to fly over people...

Congo to impose military rule in troubled eastern provinces

Congo will replace civilian authorities with military administrations in two conflict-hit provinces for a month, the government said on Monday, announcing the details of...

Democratic Republic of Congo declares state of siege over eastern bloodshed

Militants killed at least 19 people, including ten soldiers, in raids on two villages in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday,...

“Nation is on fire”: Nigerian lawmakers demand action on security crisis

Nigeria's parliament called on the presidency, armed forces and police to address the country's mounting security crisis on Tuesday, with the lower house urging...
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Forces opposed to Somali president control parts of Mogadishu

Gunmen opposed to Somalia's Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed had control of strategic parts of the capital Mogadishu on Monday, Reuters journalists saw, after factions in...

US government probes VPN hack within federal agencies, races to find clues

For at least the third time since the beginning of this year, the US government is investigating a hack against federal agencies that began...

Facebook says Palestinian spies behind hacking campaign

Facebook says it has disrupted a long-running cyberespionage campaign run by Palestinian intelligence which features spies posing as journalists and the deployment of a...

China-linked hackers used VPN flaw to target US defense industry

At least two groups of China-linked hackers have spent months using a previously undisclosed vulnerability in American virtual private networking devices to spy on...

White House blames Russian spy agency for SolarWinds hack

The White House said Russia’s foreign intelligence service, the SVR, was responsible for the SolarWinds hack, which led to the compromise of nine federal...

CV of Major General Siphiwe Lucky Sangweni

Siphiwe Lucky Sangweni was born on 27 February 1967 in KwaMashu township, Durban, in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. After he completed his...

CV of Major General Ntshavheni Peter Maphaha

Major General Ntshavheni Peter Maphaha was born on 8 August 1967 in Thohoyandou, Venda, in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. After completing his...

CV of General Rudzani Maphwanya

Rudzani Maphwanya was born on 23 November 1960 in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. He completed his secondary schooling at the Mphaphuli High...

Militants attack oil wells in Iraq’s north, production unaffected – sources

Militants using bombs attacked two oil wells at an oilfield close to the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Wednesday, killing at least one...

Taliban launches huge Afghan offensive after deadline for US pullout

Afghan security forces fought back a huge Taliban offensive in southern Helmand province in the last 24 hours, officials and residents said on Tuesday,...
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Car bomb kills 27 in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province

A huge car bomb blast killed at least 27 people and injured dozens more in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province on Friday evening, with high...
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Top US commander in Afghanistan says steps to end military mission launched

The commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan, US Army General Scott Miller, on Sunday said an orderly withdrawal of foreign forces and the handing...

Ex Airbus unit ordered to pay $42 million over corrupt Saudi contracts

A former Airbus subsidiary was on Wednesday ordered to pay more than 30 million pounds ($42 million) after pleading guilty to corruption over contracts...

Defence and commercial travel boost Raytheon’s hopes for the year

US aerospace manufacturer Raytheon Technologies Corp on Tuesday lifted the lower end of its full-year sales forecast on strong performance of its defense unit...

UK imposes sanctions on Russians, South Africa’s Guptas in first use of anti-corruption law

Britain imposed sanctions on Monday on 14 Russians, on the Gupta family of South African businessmen and on officials accused of aiding Central American...

International military expenditure not affected by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic did not affect military spending by the world’s traditional Big Five with five sub-Saharan African countries also showing increases in their...

NASA extracts breathable oxygen from thin Martian air

NASA has logged another extraterrestrial first on its latest mission to Mars: converting carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere into pure, breathable oxygen, the...

Direction Finding Antennas and Accuracy – Part 1: Accuracy and Sensitivity

It is sometimes said that: “If you can’t convince them, confuse them!”.  Nowhere is this more apparent than the minefield which is antenna datasheets...

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...

Ousting hold-out regional governor, Congo’s president tightens control

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi on Thursday struck a heavy blow against his predecessor and political rival Joseph Kabila as his allies ousted the governor...

Chad’s military names new government but opposition still unimpressed

Chad’s military rulers named a new government on Sunday after the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby, but leading opposition figures rejected the appointments...

Somalia’s parliament votes to cancel presidential term extension

Somali lawmakers voted unanimously on Saturday to cancel a two-year presidential term extension they had approved last month, after clashes in the capital Mogadishu...

South Africa’s Ramaphosa says ANC should have done more to prevent Zuma-era corruption

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday the governing party "could and should" have done more to prevent corruption under his predecessor Jacob...

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...

Analysis: SANDF appointments

The new South African National Defence Force (SANDF) senior appointments announced by President Ramaphosa this week merit comment, not on the persons but on...

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...
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