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Tunisia navy rescues 487 migrants from overloaded boat

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The Tunisian navy rescued 487 migrants on Friday from an overloaded boat that ran into difficulty in rough seas in the Mediterranean as they...

France expands sea monitoring as migrants vow to pursue UK dream

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France pledged on Thursday to step up surveillance of its northern shores, but migrants huddling in makeshift camps said neither that nor a tragic...

7 SAI records border successes

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Macadamia base in eastern Mpumalanga is currently home to a detachment from Phalaborwa-based 7 SA Infantry Battalion to execute the border protection mandate handed...

Additional border safeguarding initiatives detailed by Joint Operations

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The Joint Operations Division of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has been allocated additional funding for border safeguarding initiatives, and this includes...

Soldiers and immigration officials to be BMA vanguard this festive season

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The nascent Border Management Authority (BMA), not yet fully operational, plans “border patrol activities over the festive season” which will see immigration inspectorate staff...

Big illicit cigarette bust by gunners

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The wider commitment of the SA Army to executing its border protection tasking sees units and regiments from formations other than infantry deployed to...

Migrant boat with ten dead bodies arrives in Sicily

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A boat carrying the bodies of ten migrants found dead at sea arrived in Sicily on Friday, along with dozens of people it rescued...

Report identifies role-players in wildlife crime ecosystem

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Game rangers, vets, casino staff, construction and transport industry workers, as well as customs and other government officials, have been identified as role-players in...

Defence Force Service Commission makes Op Corona recommendations after critical findings

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers deployed on the borders under Operation Corona have no authority to intercept vehicles, have poor communications equipment,...

SA soldiers nab Botswana stock thieves

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South African soldiers apprehended two stock thieves after being asked to assist by Botswana police in the form of that country’s special support group...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...