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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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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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...