SA Defence

Holomisa wants action on Umzimvubu Regiment Operation Prosper call-up debacle

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A sorry tale of men and women wanting to wear the SANDF uniform again and answer the call to serve has not been resolved...

Mabuza back in North West for second veterans’ meeting

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Less than a month after engaging military veterans in the North West province, Deputy President David Mabuza is today (Thursday, 2 June) again in...

Defence corruption and fraud totals R2.2 billion – Provost Marshal General

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The SA Army is the largest component of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and the largest “contributor” to fraud and corruption in the...

Heberon charges on hold – not shelved

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The importance of ensuring sufficient and correct information when asking for a police investigation is why a Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentarian has not yet...

Holomisa stresses the importance of morale in the SANDF

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As an old soldier Bantu Holomisa knows full well the value and importance of morale in the military and he made a point of...

Tight defence budget will not affect deployments – CSANDF

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The officer in overall charge of personnel in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and the force chief are in agreement deployments will continue...

Next RSABATT deployment starts final preparation training in Limpopo

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Currently underway and due to finish in August are SA Army exercises Matha and Phirima as final preparation for the next RSABATT (RSA Battalion)...

Mabuza maintains government “committed” to military veterans

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Deputy President David Mabuza told military veterans in Bloemfontein government is “committed to resolving their challenges and giving them quality services”. The South African number...

War College seemingly up and operational in Centurion

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Notwithstanding misgivings expressed three months ago, indications are the SA National War College (SANWC) is now based at a former hotel on the eastern...

Progress on military veterans’ issues disputed

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The official line that government “continues to make significant advances against a huge backlog” in dealing with military veterans’ affairs doesn’t ring true to...

Power back on at AFB Makhado after DPWI disruption

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The supply of electricity has been restored to Air Force Base (AFB) Makhado after a several day outage due to issues with the Department...

Department of Defence is willing, but lacks resources – Modise

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise, delivering her budget vote speech on Tuesday, has said that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF)...

Defence Minister taken to task for “broken” SANDF

“Disaster”, “weak political leadership”, “broken entity” and “embarrassing” were some of the words used by the Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow defence and military veterans...

Return to rail for logistics good – analyst

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Earlier this year elements of the SA Army used rail to move prime mission equipment – a first in the 28 years existence of...

Operation Thusano shenanigans sees ultimatum for Defence Minister

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Matters Cuban, especially as regards the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), appear to be reaching breaking point with an ultimatum delivered to the Minister...

Personnel overload at 3 SAI causes problems

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3 SA Infantry (SAI) Battalion in Kimberley is one of two premier training facilities for the SA Army Infantry Formation. The addition of three...

Case against hostage drama military veterans withdrawn

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The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has withdrawn the case against 52 military veterans accused of taking Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise, her...

Funding and other challenges hurting the Military Police

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The Military Police Division (MPD) of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says it is struggling to provide full policing services due to...

Operation Chariot in full swing in KZN

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The three-star general heading the Joint Operations Division of the national defence force acknowledges the men and women deployed in flood-stricken KwaZulu-Natal are not...

Cut in manday allocations will impact Reserve Force

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The part-time component of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) – the Reserves – will, along with the regular force, “feel” a 25% cut...

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