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SANDF struggling to source fuel

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In broad terms food (rations), fuel and transport are essential to the functioning of any military force, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) included...

SA Army looking to up use of rail transport

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The successful – and cost-effective – move of SA Army equipment by rail appears to have whet the appetite of the landward force’s logistic...

African nations developing air transport sharing mechanism

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African nations are looking at developing an Air Transport Sharing Mechanism to improve the African Union’s airlift capability, and a conference to this effect...

SANDF’s Combat Team Alpha purifying its own water in Mozambique

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Due to a lack of infrastructure at its base in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, the South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF’s) Combat Team Alpha...

SANDF helps rebuild Durban’s M4 bridge

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South African Army engineers are helping rebuild the M4 bridge over the Mdloti River in La Mercy after it was damaged by recent flooding...

Rheinmetall subsidiary to equip German field hospital in Mali

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German’s Bundeswehr has contracted Rheinmetall subsidiary Zeppelin Mobile Systeme GmbH (ZMS) to equip a field hospital at Camp Castor, the Bundeswehr’s forward operating base...

American International Contractors awarded Egyptian F-16 hangar contact

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Virginia-based company American International Contractors has been awarded a $24 million contract to build an F-16 maintenance hangar at Egypt’s Marsa Matrouh Air Base. The...

US donates construction vehicles to Niger

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Construction vehicles that would be too expensive to ship back to the United States have been donated to Niger after the US military completed...

Construction underway of Nigerian Super Tucano support facilities

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Ground has been broken on the final phase of a $38 million construction project for Nigerian Air Force Super Tucano aircraft at Kainji Air...

RCSSA completes Project Swatch deliveries

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Pretoria-based Redeployable Camp Systems South Africa (RCSSA), part of the Canvas and Tent Group, has finished supplying tents to the South African National Defence...

Samil top structures up for renewal

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Samil trucks in SA National Defence Force (SANDF) service have, over the years, performed varied roles, from the ordinary troop transport through to specialist...

Air and road transport enlisted to move SA soldiers to DR Congo

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The last stop in South Africa for soldiers posted to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the...

Another bridge handed over with SANDF help

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The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has handed over a recently completed bridge in the Ndwedwe Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal after it was...

Army bakeries are “bizarre”

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A decision, seemingly taken by the command of the SA Army Support Formation, to set up on-base bakeries is “bizarre”. This was how Democratic Alliance...

Another Army bakery opens for business

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Potchefstroom, North West’s unofficial military capital, is home to the sixth SA Army bakery, which will supply bread to soldiers and military personnel in...

Fridge failure in Mozambique sees SA soldiers on dry rations

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South African soldiers in Mozambique as part of SAMIM (SADC Mission in Mozambique) used dry rations for days after a “mobile pantry storage unit”...

Local manufacture of SA Army’s new uniforms will create jobs

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is to get new uniforms, which will be 100% manufactured in South Africa, the SANDF says. The decision...

SADC log depot for Botswana

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Another step on a seemingly endless road to a Southern African Development Community (SADC) logistics depot for its standby force this week saw Botswana...

SANDF contributes to new bridges in KZN

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Transport Deputy Minister, Sindisiwe Chikunga, has officially opened four bailey bridges in the Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, under a programme implemented by...

ELW Global Limited reacts to emergency humanitarian requirement in record time

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Worldwide reaction to the growing refugee crisis caused by the military pull-out of Allied Forces and Afghan Nationals from Afghanistan created several urgent requirements. With...

Logistics cooperation with partners ensures moving at the ‘speed of relevance’

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On 6 August, US and French forces bolstered logistics capabilities with the second in a series of Proof of Principle flights. The mission, known...

Verbal skirmishing continues as soldiers allegedly go hungry

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Placatory words from the senior spin doctor in the SA National Defence Force regarding an apparent lack of proper rations for soldiers on active...

Delivery of new soldier field accommodation underway

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Twenty years ago the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) recognised a need to replace field accommodation and water supply capabilities under Project Swatch which...

Transnet operations normalise in KZN

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Transnet’s port and rail operations in KwaZulu-Natal have normalised following last week’s unrest in the province. “The Ports of Durban and Richards Bay have reported...

EU air bridge moves lifesaving cargo to northern Mozambique

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Driven by humanitarian needs rather than political and security ones, the European Union (EU) activated its air bridge to provide 15 tons of “lifesaving...

Feature: Solving an airlift shortage

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When it comes to building military capacity in Africa, adding aircraft tends to take a back seat because of the expense involved to acquire...

Regional Work Unit Western Cape hard at it

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The South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF’s) Regional Works Unit Western Cape has been labouring to ensure that facilities in its region are in...

M5 mortar airlift project saving the SANDF money and extending equipment life

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The 120 mm M5 heavy mortar is the primary long-range, indirect fire, artillery weapon for the Steve Biko Artillery Regiment (formerly Light Regiment) of...

Bridges link Ekhamanzi community to schools, clinics

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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...

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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

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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

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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...

Construction of new Durban Air Force Base among Defence Works Formation projects

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Construction of Air Force Base Durban at King Shaka International Airport is underway and will see 15 Squadron move there once completed. This is...

UN to host security commodities webinar

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The United Nations Procurement Division (UNPD) will next week host a webinar on Security Commodities in order to engage with relevant vendors. The UNPD said...

British helicopters help sustain airpower in Mali

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The British military Tri-Service Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) says it is leading the UK’s support to French counter-insurgency operations in West Africa by conducting...

Sappers integral to De Lille’s rural bridge programme

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The SA Army Engineer Formation will be “in business” for at least the next three years if an announcement by Public Works and Infrastructure...

A400M transports Griffon armoured vehicle from Djibouti

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As part of an operational trial, an A400M Atlas transport aircraft of the French Air and Space Force transported for the first time a...

Mali soldiers air drop provisions to village besieged by suspected jihadists

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Mali’s military said on Tuesday it had air dropped food into a village in the centre of the country where more than 2 000...

ISS: AFRICOM may be looking for a new home

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When the Pentagon sought to locate its newly formed Africa Command (AFRICOM) somewhere in Africa in 2007, Botswana and Liberia were reportedly eager to...

Nigeria to deliver aid by air in conflict-hit northeast

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Nigeria’s government plans to deliver humanitarian aid supplies by air to people in remote communities in parts of the northeast that have been ravaged...

Africa Command donates COVID-19 supplies to Ghana

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The US military’s Africa Command has donated approximately $75 000 in COVID-19 supplies to the Ghana Armed Forces. The command used Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and...

North West community farmer registering as DoD supplier

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Another recognition step for the Reserve Force’s Project Koba-Tlala comes from North West, the province where its pilot was launched. Tina Tseladimitloa, better known as...

SANDF receives PPE from China

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has taken delivery of a consignment of personal protective equipment (PPE) from China, which arrived at OR...

Logistics challenges, opportunities come under Africom spotlight

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US Air Force Brigadier General Leonard Kosinski, US Africa Command director of logistics, spoke to international logistics experts during a webinar hosted by the...

Another contract for KBR in Djibouti

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Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) has received a $75 million contract from the US Department of Defence for construction projects at Camp Lemonnier and...

DWF entrusted with care and maintenance of military facilities

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The Defence Works Formation (DWF) under the leadership of Major General Joseph Ledwaba was brought into being to provide the Department of Defence (DoD)...

Chefs helping keep boots on the ground in Op Notlela

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There have been – and still will be – many advances in the militaries of the 21st century but the old adage of an...

Thaba Tshwane in the dark

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Today (Wednesday, 29 July) marks the fifth day of no power in what is widely recognised as the heart of the South African military...

Water treatment upgrade on the way for AFB Hoedspruit

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SANEDI, the SA National Energy and Development Institute, has partnered with the Defence Works Formation (DWF) in a water treatment works project at AFB...

Kitchen Equipment Supplies (KES) serving the SANDF

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Over the decades we have seen numerous developments and changes in the operational spheres of modern armies, from weapon systems to satellite surveillance, that...