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Lack of defence funding will reduce operational output

A single sentence in the latest Department of Defence (DoD) annual report sums up the increasingly worsening situation of South Africa’s armed forces and...

Commander-in-Chief lauds soldiers for COVID-19 “confrontation”

President Cyril Ramaphosa used a downscaled Armed Forces Day parade at the Castle of Good Hope on 21 February to stress the important contribution...

Soldiers still enforcing lockdown and aiding police

The current “employment” – to use President Cyril Ramaphosa’s word – of the military is for lockdown regulation enforcement, humanitarian aid and crime combatting...

Military to explain Heberon acquisition – again

Senior military officers, including Lieutenant General Zola Dabula, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Surgeon General, will be called to Parliament for a second...

SANDF adds to its one-star numbers

The Department of Defence (DoD) could well be accused of adding to rank inflation when first viewing its 17 February Bulletin, which lists no...

More questions than answers on Cuban COVID-19 drug

The apparent illegal importing of a Cuban drug to strengthen soldiers’ resistance to COVID-19 came – unsatisfactorily – under the Parliamentary oversight microscope on...

“Defenceless” SONA an indicator of low priority rating for the SANDF

Defence, as has become the norm when the Commander-in-Chief in his Presidential guise gives South Africans some insight of what to expect from government...

Military hospital management and operation should be a provincial competency – DA

The question of doing away with components of the non-combat service of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has been raised from time to...

Surgeon General visiting Eastern Cape as part of inspection tour

Lieutenant General Zola Dabula, Surgeon General of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), visits Eastern Cape military health institutions today, 16 February, following...

Corruption at Defence Intelligence – report

A Johannesburg daily reports a leaked internal report points to corruption and maladministration at Defence Intelligence. According to The Star, a publication in Iqbal Surve’s...


Are SANDF communicators losing the plot?

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