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SSB soldier killed when Ratel rolls en route to Armed Forces Day

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A Ratel ZT3 from 1 Special Service Battalion (SSB) rolled after the driver apparently lost control on the N1 between Bloemfontein and Edenburg on...

DoD maintenance backlog at R7 billion

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The Department of Defence has a maintenance backlog of R7 billion, mainly due to poor performance by the National Department of Public Works. This is...

Marievale housing decision apparently being appealed again

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Unused housing on Marievale military base continues to be at the centre of drawn out legal arguments between Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) and...

SANDF promotions and transfers for 2019 seemingly on hold

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The annual SA National Defence Force (SANDF) signals announcing promotions, transfers and course postings for the 2019 calendar year have not yet been circulated. This...

No MSDS recruits for military health service in current intake

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The national defence force’s ongoing contribution to job creation – the military skills development system (MSDS) – this year shows a slight improvement in...

Defence Force reaps benefits of Armed Forces Day activities

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The South African Navy, hosts of the 2019 iteration of Armed Forces Day, is planning a huge spectacle in and around Cape Town. Armed Forces...

Pakistan Army Chief of Staff in SA

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Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa is currently visiting South Africa where he is meeting with South African Army officials...

Cambridge Pixel supporting SAAF radar upgrade

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) is upgrading its secondary surveillance radars (SSRs) at six airfield across the country, with help from Tellumat and...

EFF member to appear in court for wearing SANDF uniform

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A member of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is due to appear in court on 24 January for illegally wearing a South African National...

Who is paying for Vaal River military clean-up?

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) wants to know where funding is coming from for the national defence force’s “emergency work” in Emfuleni.   The civil...

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