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Army projects in line with National Development Plan underway

Project Koba-Tlala, originally an Army Reserves empowerment initiative in accordance with government’s National Development Plan (NDP), appears to have spread into regular landward force...

Ministerial ‘hostage’ incident seen as another intelligence failure

Three Cabinet Ministers held against their will by members of a grouping calling themselves the Liberation Struggle War Veterans (LSWV) drew reactions ranging from...

Government sets out military veterans’ benefits

Government is working at and on benefits ranging from Presidential pardons through to pensions, education support and provision of land for farming and human...

Post “hostage” military veterans’ press conference downplayed as “appeasement”

Thursday night’s apparent “hostage” incident involving three of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet Ministers brought the speedy response of what has been termed “an appeasement...

Hoefyster is another Denel casualty

The sorry saga that is the new infantry combat vehicle (ICV) for the SA Army drags on with Armscor indicating “no significant progress” in...

Further decline in reported piracy incidents

Piracy incidents in the first nine months of 2021 are the lowest reported in 17 years with, at the other end of the scale,...

Police arrest 56 suspects for taking defence minister Modise hostage

About 56 suspects were arrested on Thursday in Centurion after they allegedly held hostage Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise, her Deputy Thabang...

Denel 2020/21 annual report MIA

Denel successfully weathered a liquidation attempt this week but still faces a myriad of problems – mostly financial – and has also not met...

Egyptian Air Force F-16s, Mirage 2000s fitted with Al Tariq PGMs

The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) has acquired Denel-designed Al Tariq precision guided munitions (PGMs) and is now deploying them on its Mirage 2000 and...

Hensoldt South Africa introduces new jammers

Hensoldt South Africa has unveiled two new jammers at the AOC Europe event in the United Kingdom, with its GRJ8500 and GRJ6000 jammers covering...


SANDF missing the communication target

Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...