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Permanent home for Mirage F1 CZ at Stellenbosch Flying Club

South Africa has a proud military aviation history and the efforts of both the country’s aviation community and the SA Air Force (SAAF) work...

The Warsaw Airlift, a triumph of South African bravery

The overall participation of the South African Air Force (SAAF) in the Second World War contributed greatly to the Allies' successes. Nearly 50 000...

The South African Navy’s ‘darkest hour’ is not recognised and not commemorated

Here’s a question for many, in what action did the South African Navy (SAN) experience its greatest single loss of personnel, the largest sacrifice...

We Will Remember comes to Africa

The We Will Remember documentary initiative has come to Africa to record South African veterans who served during the Second Word War. Founded in 2017,...

Cubans commemorate 31st anniversary of Cuito Cuanavale at Freedom Park

The Vice President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, Her Excellency Ines Maria Chapman Waugh...

Former enemies visit key sites of the “Border War”

Veterans from both sides of the Border War have remembered their former comrades who died or were wounded in that conflict and are bringing...

The fog of war: How Cuito Cuanavale became a legend

One of the interesting aspects of researching the fighting in southern Angola in 1987/88 was finding how different the recorded facts were to popular...

Feature: Was Cuito Cuanavale an SADF objective?

There has been renewed interest in the final phase of South Africa's involvement in Angola 30 years ago, but it has been mired in...


Check before you speak, Minister!

South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...