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North West military veterans on Deputy President’s agenda

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Mafikeng in North West will tomorrow (Saturday, 14 May) be the focus of Deputy President David Mabuza’s attention in his presidentially appointed position as...

Defence budget also to blame for poor serviceability of SANDF equipment – Denel

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The real reason why some South African Air Force (SAAF) aircraft are grounded is the poor state of the defence budget, and not just...

SPCA inspectors reportedly given the “run around” by SAASIC

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The latest round to be verbally fired in the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) vs SA National Defence Force (SANDF) equine abuse allegations saga...

SANDF will fly the flag at Mpumalanga Presidential Imbizo

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On Friday 20 May, President Cyril Ramaphosa will be in Mpumalanga town Carolina for his third Presidential Imbizo of the year and, as with...

DMV underachieves in delivering to military veterans

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The Department of Military Veterans (DMV) has underachieved in its performance for the final three quarters of 2021, and only managed to achieve less...

SAASIC equine abuse now an AfriForum investigation

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Four years of fruitless police investigation into charges of animal maltreatment at the SA Army Specialist Infantry Capability (SAASIC) have not gone unnoticed by...

SANDF helps clean up KZN beaches

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Three SA National Defence Force (SANDF) companies have helped clean debris off KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) beaches following recent flooding in the province. The companies from Buffalo...

CArmy pep talk for 2022 MSD intake

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The ranking officer in the landward force, Lieutenant General Lawrence Mbatha, listed seven reasons why the 2022 military skills development (MSD) intake for the...

Public Works to repair flood damage at AFB Durban

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That the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is doing repair work at Air Force Base (AFB) Durban in the wake of last...

Limpopo third stop on military veterans data verification call

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Military veterans resident in Limpopo are third on a provincial list to be given an opportunity to register on the Department of Military Veterans...

Sapper’s DRC vegetable garden an example of Koba-Tlala in action

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Project Koba-Tlala, originally an initiative to provide employment and add skills to part-time soldiers not on active duty, has spread its wings to the...

Department of Defence underfunded by 50%

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With a budget of R49 billion for the current financial year, the Department of Defence (DoD) is underfunded by 50%, as its full cost...

Another Welisizwe bridge ready for use

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Last month’s devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal provided added impetus to the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure’s (DPWI’s) Welisizwe rural bridges programme, of which...

No light at the end of the SANDF funding tunnel

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That the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) does not receive sufficient funding is widely known and at least two Parliamentarians have asked Defence Minister...

Why the SANDF matters for South Africa’s democratic freedoms

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In South Africa, the 27th of April is Freedom Day – a public holiday meant for the celebration of freedom and the commemoration of...

Special Forces School under civilian “threat”

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A training facility north of Pretoria where pre-selection, selection and ongoing training for and of South Africa’s elite Special Forces operators takes place is...

Defence Minister to elaborate on spoiled rations in Mozambique

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise has been granted time to study the Military Ombud report on bad and spoilt military rations in...

Ex-MK military veterans conference to be held in East London

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The Department of Military Veterans, together with the All-inclusive Ex-MK Conference Preparatory Committee, will host a conference of Ex-MK military veterans later this week...

Heberon task team report welcomed

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The actions of a two-star general who lifted the lid on the controversial and seemingly illegal acquisition of a drug not registered in South...

Bad rations in Mozambique blamed on mobile pantry malfunction

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Concerns about bad rations for South African soldiers in Mozambique were first raised in Parliament last November with a Military Ombud investigative team on...

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