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Western Cape anti-crime op over, soldiers now part of national lockdown

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The utilisation of soldiers in support of police anti-crime operations on the Cape Flats was set to finish at the end of March. Indications...

Military medics seeking volunteers for coronavirus response

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The medical component of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) wants volunteers – urgently – to boost the number of healthcare operatives in the...

Soldier impersonators apparently attack and murder elderly KZN woman

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The issue of the illegal use of South African National Defence Force (SANDF) uniforms was this week again in the public focus after a...

Military Ombud confirms receipt of excessive soldier force during lockdown complaint

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The Military Ombud office in Centurion is operational and taking complaints, including those about alleged excessive use of force by soldiers during the national...

Gulube still staying on as Secretary for Defence

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Secretary for Defence Dr Sam Gulube has not vacated his office in the Armscor Building and will remain the senior civilian official in the...

Casspir crashes whilst evading taxi in the Eastern Cape

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A South African Army Casspir has crashed whilst trying to avoid a minibus taxi in the Eastern Cape, injuring some of the occupants. Security video...
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Chief of Joint Ops addresses soldiers and nation

Chief of Joint Operations for the South African National Defence Force, Lieutenant General Rudzani Maphwanya, addresses SA soldiers and citizens to "heed the call...

More openness needed from the SANDF on deployments

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It’s apparently either “policy” or “practice” in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) not to make public the names of deployed regiments and units...
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SAMHS doctors keeping busy in the DRC

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At the Composite Helicopter Unit (CHU) in Goma, DRC, is a South African Military Health Services (SAMHS) level one hospital. DefenceWeb had the opportunity to...

C-in-C and Defence Minister tell soldiers “no excessive force”

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President Cyril Ramaphosa again stressed South Africa’s security personnel “must act within the law at all times” during the coronavirus lockdown and his defence...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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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...