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Soldiers confiscate R1.4 million worth of cigarettes on SA borders

Two separate cigarette “interceptions” by soldiers in the last week again show the ease with which smugglers breach thinly protected borders and just how...

Defence Minister rapped on the knuckles in NCOP

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula was taken to task in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) for claiming soldier sexual abuse was...

SA Special Forces workboat delivered

Veecraft Marine has delivered a 20 metre workboat, Inkanyamba, to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), whose Special Forces will use it for...

Soldiers on Notlela duty in Limpopo test positive for COVID-19

The lid the national defence force has put on making public the number of soldiers testing positive for coronavirus has not reached Limpopo. The provincial...

Mapisa-Nqakula tells NCOP no problems with Turkish munitions sale

The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans used a National Council of Provinces (NCOP) question session this week to support the sale of munitions...

Hensoldt South Africa acquires Tellumat’s air traffic management, defence units

Hensoldt South Africa has acquired Tellumat’s air traffic management and defence and security business units as it continues its local expansion. The agreement was signed...

Morocco reportedly orders Sherpa armoured vehicles

Morocco has apparently ordered 36 Sherpa armoured vehicles from France’s Arquus, in Light Scout and Light Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) models. This is according to...

Algerian Navy orders Chinese corvette

Algeria’s Navy will in two years’ time take delivery of a 96 metre long corvette from China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group (HZ). The project was revealed...

AAD postponed to 2022

This year’s edition of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) show has been "deferred" to 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the exhibition organisers...

NCACC to investigate SA defence equipment in Libya

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSDC) has asked questions about military hardware exported to Turkey “that might” have found its way to strife-torn...


Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...