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Opinion: SA Defence Solutions Centre – An Alternative SADI Future

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There have been a few documents presented in the last few years that are aiming to address the decline of the South African defence...

Opinion: Glimmers of hope!

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In the last few months it seems as though there is some momentum growing in the discussions around South African Defence capability. The positive...

Opinion: Is a new beginning possible, or will Defence march on inexorably towards a...

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Towards the end of 2006 South African Department of Defence (DD) top management attended a week-long Defence Management Seminar at Mount Grace, Magaliesberg. The...

Opinion: Dear Minister of Defence and Military Veterans – The Aerospace & Defence Industry...

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As Minister of Defence and Military Veterans you have stated in the budget debate that you would like to spread the net wider for...

Analysis: SANDF appointments

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The new South African National Defence Force (SANDF) senior appointments announced by President Ramaphosa this week merit comment, not on the persons but on...

Opinion: The South African defence industry and the God of Opportunity

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defenceWeb recently published an article indicating that aerospace, maritime and defence industry association AMD, and I assume the whole member grouping, is looking to...

Opinion: SA Defence Review – good to great defence capability?

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A question on a lot of lips is have we managed to achieve the goal of Arresting the Decline of critical defence capabilities as...

SANDF’s emblems explained

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has released a detailed explanation of the meaning behind the emblems of the SANDF and its branches...

Time for a long, hard look at the SANDF

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The latest defence budget can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back, according to African Defence Review director Darren Olivier, who maintains the...

“Mad Mike” Hoare dies

Michael “Mad Mike” Hoare, one of the most famous foreign mercenaries in Africa’s violent transition from colonial rule, died aged 100. Born in British-occupied...

Border War commemorative service and veteran military fair coming to Benoni

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The MOTH Reveille Shellhole in Benoni will be the place to be on Sunday 18 August if you are a military collector or enthusiast...

Too many generals in the SANDF?

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In addition to the view that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is over-strength, there is an argument that it is badly over-ranked,...

South Africa at WW1 centenary commemoration

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is attending the centenary commemoration of Armistice Day in Paris, France. She is representing South Africa...

War Graves Society fundraiser at Edenvale MOTH Shellhole

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The SA War Graves Society (SAWG) on Saturday hosts another of its regular fundraising efforts with Edenvale's Dickie Fritz MOTH Shellhole the...

Feature: A pathway to professionalism

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For African countries, improving the security outlook does not require better weapons or larger defense budgets. Instead, the precarious balance of national...

Veterans’ militaria fair at Warrior Shellhole

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The SA War Graves Society (SAWGS) will this Sunday stage another in its series of veterans' militaria fairs to raise much-needed funds...

SA defence industry at a crossroads – Mapisa-Nqakula

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The South African defence industry is at a critical crossroads due to challenges including the reduced defence budget and fewer acquisition programmes,...

SA defence technology highlighted at AAD despite low defence budget

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With the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition kicking off in Tshwane on 19 September, South Africa's defence industry is on display...

SA War Graves Society raising funds to maintain and restore military history

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The SA War Graves Society (SAWGS) exists solely to restore and maintain war graves and memorials and has an ongoing need for...

Veterans Military Fair

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Edenvale in Gauteng is the place to be on Saturday, July 21, if you are a collector of military memorabilia in any...

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