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SA Air Force welcomes new brigadier generals

On Monday1 March, the Acting Chief of the SA Air Force, Major General Mzayifani Innocent Buthelezi, welcomed newly promoted Brigadier Generals in the SA...

Call for SANDF to be part of professionalising the public service

Cyril Ramaphosa’s call for a professional public service in his latest Presidential Newsletter has drawn wide response, including from a respected defence analyst who...

What’s happening with the Heberon task team?

Concerns have been raised regarding the apparent tardiness in the appointment of a ministerial task team to “establish the facts” behind what appears to...

Kamffer looks set to depart Army Reserves director post

The man who drove and successfully concluded the renaming of SA Army Reserve Force units and was also instrumental in adding value to this...

Budget cuts a recipe for SANDF disaster

“The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is now in a full-blown crisis,” is African Defence Review (ADR) director Darren Olivier’s curt summation of the...

Cuban COVID-19 drug import investigations continue

The Office of the Auditor-General and the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) are to be given “space” to better deal with the apparent...

Lion’s share of defence budget goes to salaries

Compensation of employees (CoE) is the largest cost driver in the Department of Defence (DoD), according to the latest Estimates of National Expenditure (ENEs)...

SG admits “wrongs committed” with Cuban COVID-19 drug import

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) heard “wrongs were committed” during the acquisition of a Cuban drug said to assist in...

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...


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...