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Officer Commanding AFB Waterkloof passes away

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has announced that Brigadier General Motlhokomedi Kenneth Petso, General Officer Commanding Air Force Base (AFB) Waterkloof, has...

Shadow defence minister positive ahead of Parliament opening

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Re-appointed Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow defence and military veterans minister Kobus Marais is cautiously optimistic the start of the sixth parliament could herald positive...

Military land in the Western Cape could be rezoned for low-cost housing

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Several military bases in the Western Cape could potentially be closed if they are rezoned for affordable housing. This includes Air Force Base Ysterplaat...

Soldier and bogus soldier arrested ahead of presidential inauguration

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Defence Intelligence is – along with other law enforcement agencies – investigating what is being called infiltration of a national defence force unit before...

South African soldiers repulse ADF rebels in DRC firefight

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South African soldiers attached to the UN Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been commended by SA National...

First SA Navy non-white female submarine officer

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Sub-lieutenant Gillian Malouw is the first qualified non-white female SA Navy submarine officer. She was recently presented with the coveted submarine badge number and leather...

Mapisa-Nqakula stays on as Defence Minister

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Re-appointed defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is well on the way to becoming the longest serving minister in this post since 1994. She...

SANDF commemorates fallen peacekeepers ahead of next DRC rotation

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has commemorated the United Nations International Peacekeepers Day during an event at the Mobilisation Centre outside Bloemfontein...

Chief of Staff of the SA Army Infantry Formation passes on

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The Chief of Staff of the South African Army Infantry Formation, Brigadier General Bhasie Gqoboka has passed away after a short illness, the South...

SANDF showed the way at Presidential inauguration

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With the exception of an errant and somewhat hard parachute landing, the national defence force more than held its own during Saturday’s presidential inauguration...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...