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SANDF staying in DR Congo

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The South African military involvement in the DR Congo Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) will continue until at least the end of the current MONUSCO...

MSD volunteers add just over a thousand to SANDF personnel numbers

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Another indication of just how difficult it is to find employment in South Africa comes from the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) which this...

Government spend groupings show defence is low priority

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Defence and spending on it is a poor relation when it comes to government budget planning and execution in South Africa. Just how far down...

Queen Nandi Mounted Rifles museum

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The names of 52 Reserve Force units – all Army – were changed in August last year to better reflect South Africa’s military history. This...

Theft of military weapons first made public by shadow defence minister

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The public spiritedness of a Democratic Alliance (DA) MP in revealing the theft of assault rifles from a Lyttelton, Centurion, military base was almost...

SANDF announces memorial service for late Army Chief Mokhosi

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The memorial service for late Chief of the South African Army, Lieutenant General Thabiso Mokhosi, will be held on 17 December, the South African...

StatsSA government spend groupings show defence is low priority

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It’s common knowledge defence and spending on it is a poor relation when it comes to government budget planning and execution. Just how far down...

Cape crime fighting deployment costing more than budgeted

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The Department of Defence (DoD) is “reprioritising” its budget to pay for Operation Lockdown, the Western Cape anti-crime tasking. Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow defence...

Ministerial SEA task team a highlight of 2019 for Mapisa-Nqakula

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Current Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is the second longest serving in the portfolio since democracy and she will not look back...

Millions spent on vehicles for SANDF but nothing on facilities maintenance

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South Africa’s military capital Thaba Tshwane, south-west of Pretoria, is seemingly taking stress from the “no funds” malaise affecting the entire South African military...

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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...