SA Defence

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...

SA, Tanzanian Reserve Force leaders meet

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The Chief of the Reserve Force of the Tanzania People Defence Force (TPDF) is this week visiting his South African counterpart to...

Fact file: SANDF operations February 2009

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Below is a list of current SANDF & SAPS deployments as provided by the Joint Operations Division of the SANDF. Internal Operations...

Ex Shield 3 next week

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The South African Police Service (SAPS), the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and other government departments will next week conduct "Exercise Shield...

Guinea Bissau asks SA help

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Guinea Bissau's interim President Raimundo Pereira (pictured) has asked South Africa to assist the country with security sector reform. That according to a...

SANDF winding up internal operations

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The South African National Defence Force is winding up its long-running Operation Intexo, in terms of which it was responsible for borderline...

First SA conference on strategic theory planned

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The University of Stellenbosch's School for Security and Africa Studies in the Faculty of Military Science and the Faculty for Strategic and...

Ban asks for more SA peacekeeping support

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended South Africa for its role in peacekeeping and post-conflict reconstruction in Africa – and has...

5000 soldiers headed for SA

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About 5000 Southern African Development Community (SADC) solders, sailors and airmen are headed for South Africa to take part in the inaugural...

SA to celebrate 10 years of peacekeeping

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South Africa will this year celebrate 10 years of participation in African Union and United Nations peacekeeping, Lt General Themba Matanzima, the...

Special Forces on strength

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South Africa's two Special Forces (SF) Regiments are again at full strength, says the General Officer Commanding the SF Brigade, Brigadier General...

SANDF in Burundi a while yet

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) seems destined to spend a bit more time in Burundi. The SANDF currently has 973...

Joint Operations briefs media

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The South African National Defence Force's Joint Operations (J Ops) this morning comprehensively briefed the media on its current activities.The four hour...

SA key to building an effective ASF

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The European Union's special advisor for African peacekeeping says the South African military is ideally placed to help train the African Union's...

SAMATT must be properly resourced: experts

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The South African Military Assistance and Training Team (SAMATT) must be properly resourced if it is to succeed, defence experts say. SAMATT,...

Armscor readies Vistula RfO

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Defence department acquisition agency Armscor says it is nearly ready to re-issue a request for offers (RfO) for a new family of...

Defence Reserves rebuild

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South Africa is rebuilding its Defence Reserves in order to enlarge the pool of trained military personnel available for deployment as peacekeepers...

Fact file: SANDF structure

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The SANDF is South Africa`s last line of defence, for use when diplomacy, the intelligence services and the military`s own attempts at...

R180 million for the Reserves?

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The National Treasury says R180 million "could" be set aside for the training of the Reserves Force. The Parliamentary Monitoring Group says...

Fact file: Special Forces main equipment

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The main weapon of any Special Forces Operator, anywhere, is his mind. His main skills are those of improvisation and teamwork. As...

Fact file: SA Special Forces training

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The rite of passage to earn the Special Forces Operators Badge is long and arduous. It begins with joining one of the...

Fat file: The SA Special Forces

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Not unlike the concept of joint operations, Special Forces (SF) are themselves a modern development, also dating to the Second World War....

Fact file: The Joint Operations Division

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Institutionalised joint operations are, surprisingly, a relatively new development in military affairs. Throughout most of history "joint" or "combined" operations implied army-navy...

Fact file: Lt Gen Themba Matanzima

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Fact file: GOC Joint Operations

The Roll of General Officers Commanding the Joint Operations Division ·         Lt Gen Themba Templeton Matanzima                      September 1, 2007 – present...

Fact file: South African tactical radios

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General Information ...

Fact file: Defence Logistic Division

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Mission "To provide logistic services to the DOD." Mandate The DOD Logistic Division "is to provide an integrated, joint logistics support system to the DOD...

SA soldier on way to recovery

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A South African soldier shot and wounded in Sudan's troubled Darfur province is on his way to recovery and will soon be...

The SANDF rejuvenates

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The South African National Defence Force has in five years dramatically changed the age and health profile of its junior ranks, the...

SA troops could face off Congo rebels

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South African troops forming part of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) may be required to engage...

Fact file: SANDF mandate

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The SA National Defence Force is South Africa's last line of defence, for use when diplomacy, the intelligence services and the military's...

Factfile: Public Service, SANDF, Police and Prisons rank and salary levels 2008

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Below follows a table of Public Service, SA National Defence Force, SA police Service and Correctional Service ranks.  The table shows how these relate...

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