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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...

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Are SANDF communicators losing the plot?

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Apart from somewhat poor communication with its various external audiences, there also appears to be a lack of communication internally at the SA National...
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