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Defence Minister rapped on the knuckles in NCOP

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula was taken to task in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) for claiming soldier sexual abuse was...

Collins Khosa case still receiving attention: Defence Minister

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says the case in which soldiers are accused of brutality in an incident that led to the...

Soldiers on Notlela duty in Limpopo test positive for COVID-19

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The lid the national defence force has put on making public the number of soldiers testing positive for coronavirus has not reached Limpopo. The provincial...

Muslim Judicial Council appreciative of soldiers’ lockdown efforts

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Brigadier General Monwabisi Jamangile, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chaplain General this week thanked the senior representative of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) for...

Military veterans appeal board an under the radar entity

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The Military Veterans Act of 2011 provides for an appeal board to serve the best interests of former soldiers with a Parliamentary committee hearing...

Defence Minister reports four soldier misconduct incidents during Op Notlela

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Parliament has heard four cases of soldier misconduct involving civilians were reported to the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) since the national state of...

SANDF facing another tough defence budget vote

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The South African Department of Defence is facing more bad news in terms of its budget allocation. Although it has been granted an additional...

Reserves exploring home guard function

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It’s presently embryonic but if developed as envisaged, the Mzansi Home Guard could contribute to improving rural safety using Reserve Force personnel. This is one...

SANDF silent on coronavirus statistics

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The national defence force and its command council is keeping cards close to chest as far as coronavirus is concerned. Earlier this month the SA...

United States donates more face masks to the SAMHS

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The United States has donated 11 000 plastic face masks to the South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) to assist the country’s efforts to...

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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...