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Gulube to stand down as Secretary for Defence

When Dr Sam Gulube exits his office in the Armscor building at year-end it brings down the curtain for him on eight years as...

Gulf of Guinea still a piracy high risk area

]The International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB) report for 2019’s third quarter shows fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships...

SA defence industry needs to promote itself, develop markets

The South African defence industry is facing a number of challenges and to overcome these needs to promote itself and actively develop not just...

Denel confirms exit of aerostructures business

Denel has confirmed that it is exiting the aerostructures manufacturing business as a cost-saving measure, and is trying to mitigate job losses. Earlier this year...

Without funding Defence Review implementation remains work in progress

A single sentence in the latest Department of Defence (DoD) annual report is the effective death knell of the Defence Review, first announced in...

Tunisia looking to acquire T-6C trainers

Tunisia’s military is looking at acquiring a dozen T-6C Texan II trainer aircraft from the United States in a deal worth more than $200...

Thankful SANDF receives hampers for the festive season

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Spouses Forum recently hosted a breakfast for the Goodwill Parcel Project (GWPP) 2019.   The SANDF Spouses Forum held...

New chiefs of SA Army, Joint Operations, SAMHS announced

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has announced several high-level promotions and transfers, including a new Chief of the Army, new Chief of...

Ramaphosa tells NCOP high-tech equipment needed for border security

President Cyril Ramaphosa this week told the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) “a range of complementary measures” was coming to address cross border crimes. ...

China looks to increase defence ties with South Africa

A long-time commercial partner with numerous African countries, the People's Republic of China is looking to improve its defence ties on the continent, with...


Check before you speak, Minister!

South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...