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Eastern Cape school gives Defence Minister a sheep

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...contained in the 2018 register of members’ interests made public by Parliament this week. The Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests is responsible for compilation and publication of the...

Botswana acquires another C212

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...June 2018 carrying out test flights prior to delivery – it was flying in Botswana in July. This aircraft apparently has fewer than 500 hours on its airframe – its...

Sudan could be off terror sponsor list – US official

...a designated individual would be problematic.” Sudan’s economy has been laid low by sanctions, corruption and mismanagement. Consumer prices rose by 73% in 2018 and long queues at bakeries, petrol...

Special Defence Account faces closure

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...Account was given funding of R6.2 billion in 2015/16, R5.6 billion in 2016/17 and R6.3 billion in 2017/18. This falls to R5.9 billion in 2018/19, R5.2 billion in 2019/20, R5.5...

SA police seize rhino horn

...the country each year from 2013 to 2017, according to conservation group Save the Rhino. That figure fell below 1,000 in 2018, but more than two rhinos were killed each...

ISS: Another setback for stability in Mali

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...of the July 2018 presidential election and pre-existing social agitation by various unions in the country. The opposition in Mali are using the protests to sustain their political relevance Some...

Senegal acquires more Bastion armoured vehicles

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...commentator as being new acquisitions. Intelligence Online reports that 36 Bastions were acquired by Senegal in 2018 using a $30 million grant from Saudi Arabia, with France’s Sofema acting as...

World’s largest plane makes first flight over California

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...in October 2018 while suffering from non-Hodgkins’ lymphoma, just months after the plane’s development was unveiled. “We all know Paul would have been proud to witness today’s historic achievement,” said...

Elon Musk’s SpaceX sends world’s most powerful rocket on first commercial flight

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...company in the race to grasp lucrative military launch contracts. The 23-story-tall Heavy, which previously launched Musk’s cherry red Tesla roadster to space in a 2018 debut test flight, blasted...

U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends seven years in Ecuador embassy

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...U.S. charges could be coming. The indictment was made secretly in March 2018 and unsealed on Thursday. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted, with legal experts...

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,...