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Denel to pay May salaries – Numsa

Denel will pay its staff May salaries after all, the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) has said, after Denel indicated it couldn't pay May...

Budget cuts mean South Africa is losing its sovereign capability, defence industry

Successive budget cuts are causing the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to lose its capabilities and are also threating South Africa’s defence industry,...

Defence committee deeply concerned by Hoefyster problems

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) is so concerned by the inability of Denel to deliver Badger infantry fighting vehicles to the South...

Soldiers not only manning roadblocks and patrolling during lockdown

What the various disciplines and taskings in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) are doing in contributing to mitigating the impact of the coronavirus...

Khosa death decision slammed by DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) “rejects” the exoneration of soldiers from the death of an Alexandra resident with the Defence Minister, at the same time,...

UN offers one symbolic dollar for Rooivalk expertise

The days of the South African composite helicopter unit (CHU) as a major contributor to MONUSCO’s Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the Democratic Republic...

Denel ventilator prototype undergoing testing

Over a month ago, Denel said it would put expertise and resources into the design, development and manufacture of ventilators. This, according to the...

Board of inquiry says soldiers not liable for Alexandra man’s death

Soldiers apparently part of a “security forces” group involved in the assault and subsequent death of an Alexandra resident cannot be held liable for...

Coronavirus puts paid to Ex Ibsamar

There will be no Exercise Ibsamar this year. The tri-nation naval exercise is cancelled, not postponed, according to the Joint Operations Division of the...

New SANDF two-stars named

The SA Navy has a new flag officer fleet (FOF). This is one of 23 promotions for the 2020/21 financial year, according to the...


Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...