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Alleged lockdown soldier brutality to be investigated

The first days of South Africa’s national coronavirus lockdown have seen allegations of unnecessary brutality and violence by soldiers which are going to find...

C-in-C confirms DR Congo and Mozambique Channel deployments for another year

With the coronavirus pandemic currently very much front of mind for government, other commitments continue and this saw President Cyril Ramaphosa late last week...

SANDF calls up reserve force members for COVID-19 deployment

The Department of Defence and Military Veterans has called up members from the Reserve Force to complement the already deployed soldiers in the fight...

2 800 soldiers deployed for coronavirus lockdown

President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the deployment of 2 820 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help contain the COVID-19...

Ramaphosa tells military and police they are fighting an invisible enemy

President Cyril Ramaphosa added the phrase “invisible enemy” to the South African coronavirus lexicon when he addressed soldiers at the Doornkop military base prior...

Armed rebel groups still a major threat in the DRC

Armed rebel groups are still a major threat in the DRC, with attacks on civilians in eastern DRC occuring in December 2019. DefenceWeb interviews the...

China donates medical protective gear to SANDF in fight against COVID-19

In the final hours before a 21-day national lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, the South African National Defence...

Military ombud still accessible during COVID-19 lockdown

The South African Military Ombud will close offices during the 21-day shutdown to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus, but its staff will remain reachable electronically...

Defence and Police ministers expound on coronavirus lockdown

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is deployed to assist the SA Police Service (SAPS to ensure lockdown...

Constitutional Court upholds dismissed soldier’s appeal

The SA National Defence Union (Sandu) assisted a dismissed SA National Defence Force (SANDF) member in legal action as far as the Constitutional Court...


Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...