Saab’s launches Workplace Acceleration Programme to help SA graduates

To help combat the growing challenge of high unemployment, Saab Grintek Defence has partnered with the Sisekelo Institute of Business and Technology to launch...
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SVI VPAM 7 test in preparation for Land Cruiser 300 armouring

At SVI engineering we take ballistic protection seriously. Although the EN1063 B6 standard covers the specification of the materials used in providing protection against...

SANDF sending 10,000 soldiers to KZN to help people who are...

The SANDF will be sending 10,000 soldiers to KZN to help people who are affected by the floods. But the military has had severe problems...

Thandi Modise visits Russia for Moscow Conference on International Security

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise has arrived in Russia to attend the 10th Moscow Conference on International Security at the invitation of...

Saab’s launches Workplace Acceleration Programme to help SA graduates

To help combat the growing challenge of high unemployment, Saab Grintek Defence has partnered with the Sisekelo Institute of Business and Technology to launch...

UPDF delegation calls on SAAF Museum

A call on the SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum at Air Force Base (AFB) Swartkop was an early stop on the itinerary of a...

Mozambican IDPs back home

On one hand, hostilities continue while on the other people displaced by ongoing conflict in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado are being moved home. According to the...

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New delivery dates for SAN patrol vessels

The first new multi-mission inshore patrol vessel (MMIPV) is flying the fleet ensign as she undergoes operational testing and evaluation but it’s going to...

US Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk visits The Gambia, Sierra Leone

The US Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk has made port calls in The Gambia and Sierra Leone under its forward deployment to the US Naval...

Ex Oxide 2022 will be west coast based

With COVID-19 no longer deemed a danger, it’s full steam ahead for Exercise Oxide, which is set down for 14 to 30 November. The joint...

Navy planning submarine spares acquisition

The SA Navy (SAN) looks to be planning ahead when cognisance is taken of an Armscor issued request for information (RfI) for the 2023/24...

More Mambas on the move

Almost a month after the first batch of refurbished Mamba armoured personnel carriers (APCs) left De Brug for Wallmannsthal, they are today (Friday, 12...

Cote d’Ivoire reveals new armoured vehicles

Cote d’Ivoire’s military has unveiled the acquisition of multiple new armoured vehicle types, at a parade celebrating the 62nd anniversary of the country’s independence....

Chinese private security firms are growing their presence in Africa: why it matters

Chinese private security companies have found a profitable niche market in Africa: guarding Chinese executives and construction sites. They’re also securing Chinese vessels at...

ATMIS 24 APCs better off

Mobility of African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) troops has been boosted with an additional 24 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) donated to the...

EU NavFor Op Atalanta 41st rotation underway

Italian Rear Admiral Fabricio Bondi handed command of the European Union (EU) naval force Atalanta headquarters to a Portuguese commodore with a notable first...

Illegal fishing thrives due to lack of knowledge, patrol capacity

Coastal African states are sounding the alarm that a lack of resources to patrol waters, combined with limited surveillance of vessel activity, are enabling...

Indian Ocean piracy on the decline, with Yemen conflict riskiest to seafarers – report

Piracy in the northern Indian Ocean has decreased over the last decade, and now the greatest threat to seafarers in the region is state-backed...

Op Irini notches up 22 board and search missions

The fragile situation in Libya means Operation Irini, the EU (European Union) tasking enforcing a United Nations (UN) arms embargo on the North African...

The great crime of Marikana

One act was central to converting what had already been a week of killing and confrontation at Marikana in 2012 into a massacre. That...

SA Government says it is working hard to ensure effective policing

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is working to provide the South African Police Service (SAPS) with the resources it needs to carry out its...

What’s behind terrorist attacks on churches in Nigeria

In early June 2022, 40 people died, including children, in a mass shooting and bomb attack on a Catholic church in the city of...

Police operations net 53 suspected illegal miners

Police in Gauteng have arrested 53 suspects for illegal mining while also seizing equipment during an operation in Kagiso. The weekend arrests were made by...

15 SAI ready for busy Op Corona deployment

Limpopo-based 15 SA Infantry (SAI) Battalion is good to go and will take up border protection duties next month (September) in what will likely...

Funding and technology necessary to “plug” borders

Safe and secure borders – air, land and sea – are critical for any country’s sovereignty and at the same time assure investors the...

Questions raised about border guards

Centurion-headquartered civil rights organisation AfriForum is unhappy about the newest addition to the country’s security forces – 200 border guards appointed and deployed to...

Op Corona hits Overstrand – again

Ahead of another Operation Corona maritime tasking in the Gansbaai area of Western Cape, the Maritime Reaction Squadron (MRS) of the SA Navy (SAN)...

Minister honours ranger dedicated to conservation

Ahead of World Ranger Day on 31 July, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy paid tribute to Timbavati’s Head Ranger, Anton...

US Army helps improve South African schools, clinics

Students in at the Zwelemfundo Public School in East London, South Africa, are learning in new and improved classroom facilities now thanks to a...

SA Army raises R100 000 for KZN flood victims

The South African Army has donated R100 000 to victims of flooding in KwaZulu-Natal. On 20 July, SA Army Chief, Lieutenant General Lawrence Khulekani Mbatha,...

‘Ethiopia’s other conflict’: what’s driving the violence in Oromia?

In November 2020 an outbreak of violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region captured worldwide attention. The conflict was between Tigrayan forces and the forces of...

State security mandate set out

At the apex of the South African government’s various intelligence operations is the State Security Agency (SSA) – since last August in the portfolio...

South Africa needs stronger security in place to stop the sabotage of its power supply

President Cyril Ramaphosa recently outlined plans to solve the country’s devastating electricity supply crisis. But he didn’t mention the country’s ability to protect its energy...

South Africa has been warned that it faces an ‘Arab Spring’: so what are the chances?

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki recently launched a sharp critique of the governing African National Congress (ANC) for failure to address what it...

Sahel-based violence ripples across borders into coastal countries

Attacks by Islamic extremists in Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali are rippling out of the Sahel and across the borders of countries to the...

Militarising the Metaverse

The term “metaverse” is becoming ubiquitous with Facebook betting on the metaverse and being renamed to Meta. The metaverse is the convergence of two well-established...

US, Moroccan Special Forces team up for inaugural cyber training

US Army Soldiers with the 3rd Special Forces Group Tactical Information Support Centre, Expeditionary Cyber Team 2, and Royal Moroccan Special Operations Forces have...

SA Military Academy team flies the flag high at international cyber strategy challenge

The national defence force acknowledges it is working on cyber defence, but as with much else in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) the...

Interpol, Hawks and US Secret Service swoop on cyber-criminals

A gang suspected of swindling a US-based company of Euro 455,000 (about R7,2 million) was taken down in raids across Johannesburg led by investigators...

Speech: Thandi Modise on the 6th UN Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping Symposium

Remarks by Minister of Defence znd Military Veterans, Thandi Modise, on the occasion of the 6th United Nations Partnership for Technology In Peacekeeping Symposium,...

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Armed Forces Day 21 Feb 2022

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Thandi Modise, Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Mr Thabang Makwetla, Secretary for Defence, Ambassador Sonto Kudjoe, Chief of...

SA condemns deadly attack directed on United Arab Emirates

The South African government says it is concerned about the escalating tensions in the Gulf region after a deadly drone attack by Yemen's Houthi...

Iraqi official says US-led troops end combat mission, as planned

Iraq's national security adviser said on Thursday that US-led forces had ended their combat mission in Iraq, a move that transfers all remaining troops...

Khashoggi murder suspect identified by passport, not name – French source

A Saudi man held at a Paris airport over suspected links to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was arrested because his passport triggered...

Yemen’s Houthis target Aramco, other Saudi sites in missile, drone attacks

Yemen's Houthi movement said on Tuesday it fired several ballistic missiles and 25 armed drones into Saudi Arabia, targeting Aramco oil facilities in Jeddah...