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South African Army not impressed with Hoefyster delays

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Chief of the South African Army, Lieutenant General Lindile Yam, has expressed dissatisfaction with the delays by Denel Land Systems in delivering Badger infantry...

More than a thousand arrests on the Cape Flats

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Since soldiers deployed to crime-ridden parts of Cape Town in mid-July more than a thousand suspects have been arrested. This message was delivered earlier this...

Shoke tells soldiers to abandon entitlement

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South Africa’s top soldier General Solly Shoke used a recent parade at the SA Army Infantry School to urge military skills development (MSD) volunteers...

Suggestion for future defence funding to be mandate, not budget, driven

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A joint Department of Defence (DoD)/National Treasury (NT) task team paints a gloomy picture in terms of defence funding other than the allocation given...

First ever Parliamentary civil military relations colloquium

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In what appears to be a step toward greater proactivity Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) will next week host a...

Fire destroys SAAF Museum hangar

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An unexplained fire at the weekend in 8 Hangar at Air Force Base (AFB) Swartkop, home to the SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum, was...

ISS: A plan to end Cape Town’s violence

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It’s been three weeks since a battalion of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was deployed to the crime-saturated Cape Flats. Last week,...

About turn on hijab policy by the SANDF

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Muslims in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) may in future be allowed to wear the hijab. This is clarified in a statement issued by...

Yam highlights successes, challenges of budget-constrained SA Army

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South African Army Chief, Lieutenant General Lindile Yam, has cautioned that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will struggle to face all South...

New Reserve Force unit names

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The names of 52 SA Army Reserve Force units have been consigned to the history books with new ones to reflect “the military traditions...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...