SA Defence

SANDF cleared for borderline control

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has been authorised to continue borderline control in support of the police. President Kgalema Motlanthe approved the...

SANDF projects: past, present & future

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Known South African National Defence force (SANDF) projects, past, present and future, presented alphabetically per Service/Division. The information below was compiled from...

Cape terror-buster appointed fight organised crime

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Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has appointed Western Cape deputy provincial commissioner Anwar Dramat (pictured) the head of the new Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation...

Soccer World Cup security disorganised: G4S

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G4S, the world's biggest security firm, will not operate at next summer's soccer World Cup in South Africa because of concerns over...

SA Army to return to crime fighting?

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Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa wants the military to return to the streets to assist the police in fighting crime, several Independent Group newspapers reported...

SA Army lance corporal in family shooting

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A married South African Army lance corporal deserted his post yesterday and murdered his wife, before firing on military police and omitting...

South African military ready for swine flu

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The South African Military Health Service says it is part of the National Department of Health's Outbreak Response Team to assist with the possible...

SANDF to shortly finalise new HIV policy

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The South African National Defence Force should within weeks finalise its new policy regarding the deployment of personnel who have tested positive...

Police, Scorpions in cyber crime limbo

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The Directorate of Special Operations' (DSO's) cyber crimes investigators are yet to be incorporated in the South African Police Service (SAPS) cyber...

Thales Australia talks network centric warfare

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Thales Australia has opened a laboratory at Garden Island in Sydney to further develop tools for netcentric warfare.A company release says the...

Cabinet returns troops to border, approves military strategy

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The outgoing administration of President Kgalema Motlanthe has approved a new military strategy and force structure for the South African National Defence...

Security forces ready for elections

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Police minister Nathi Mthetwa says the South African security forces are ready and in place to ensure a peaceful election this week. South...

Police, military, spooks ready for IPL

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The South African security forces comprising the South African Police Service, South African National Defence Force and the National Intelligence Agency say...

US visits South African Special Forces

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Soldiers from US Army Africa and the US Army Ranger Training Brigade got a taste of South African Special Forces (SASF) training...

SANDF to recruit 11 000 next year

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The South African National Defence Force is to recruit 11 000 new soldiers, airmen, sailors and medics next year, taking advantage of...

SANDF Warrant Officers meet US counterparts

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Senior warrant officers of the South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF) earlier this month hosted their US counterparts in Pretoria for a...

Defence committee throws gauntlet down for next government

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South Africa's next government must decide the future of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF). That`s the view of the view of the...

Police, SANDF ready for soccer cups

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The police and 13 supporting government departments are ready for every safety and security-related eventuality – from terrorist attack to ambush marketing...

Police, SANDF to take “no chances” with election

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Minister of Safety & Security Nathi Mthetwa says the police "are not taking chances" with political violence before, during or after next...

SANDF still has no Confederations Cup, World Cup budget

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) must still be allocated a budget for supporting this June's Confederations Cup and next June's...

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