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Presidential letter authorising soldier beach patrols received by JSCD

The use of soldiers to ensure compliance with revised level three lockdown regulations, including a beach ban, has been confirmed to Parliament’s Joint Standing...

Defence and military veterans feature on DA New Year resolution list

Better utilisation of South Africa’s military infrastructure, both equipment and personnel, is one of 25 New Year resolutions the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) hopes...

SANDF highlights successes in FY 2019/20 report

The national defence force conducted peacekeeping operations, rescued sailors at sea, patrolled for pirates off Mozambique and provided humanitarian assistance to its neighbours in...

Reserve Force unit on “beach patrol” duty

Western Cape Reserve Force unit General Jan Smuts Regiment was deployed a week ago with “beach patrols” on the Garden Route and general anti-crime...

Police “inadequacy” leads to calls for military assistance – DA

Notwithstanding its greater personnel numbers and bigger budget, the SA Police Service (SAPS) appears to have inadequate capacity throughout South Africa, a seasoned defence...

New SA Military Health Service Senior Chief Warrant Officer

Senior Chief Warrant Officer (SCWO) Mzolisi Miselo is the new man at the helm of the SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) in all its...

Police Minister says soldiers to patrol Garden Route beaches

That soldiers are going to be “roped in” to help police patrol Garden Route beaches is an admission of failure on the part of...

Less than 50 sexual exploitation and abuse cases reported in the SANDF in 2020

Response to a Parliamentary question in December indicated less than 50 allegations of sexual misconduct were made against SA National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel...

Veterans’ issues receiving attention from special task team

Government recognising, albeit belatedly, the contribution made by military veterans during the apartheid years as evidenced by President Cyril Ramaphosa assuring them “issues” they...

Time Mapisa-Nqakula accounts to Parliament

The immense amount of good work performed by soldiers and others in national defence force uniforms in 2020 pales into insignificance when stacked up...


Armscor in-house expertise can generate revenue

Sweating Armscor assets, mainly property, was at one stage trumpeted as the way to eventually ensuring financial independence for the State-owned defence and security...