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UAVs give police an edge in border livestock theft ops

Landlocked Lesotho provides South African defence and law enforcement agencies tasked with border protection ongoing problems of which livestock theft is one. This was confirmed...

Soldiers recover goats and seize narcotics on Lesotho border

Another indication of the ease with which contraband and stolen goods move into South Africa comes from the Eastern Cape where soldiers deployed to...

Lesotho Defence Force confiscates 80 illegal guns, dangerous weapons

The Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) through its Infantry Battalion 11 has confiscated 80 illegal firearms from community members especially those in the highlands of...

Lesotho man nabbed in ‘SANDF’ uniform

Lesotho soldiers last week apprehended a Mosotho man putting on the South African Defence Force (SANDF) uniform in Maputsoe town towards the Ficksburg border...

Call for drones on Free State-Lesotho border

Border protection in South Africa’s central province – Free State – is allocated R88 million a year and 370 soldiers but does not appear...

Two men nabbed over cattle theft

Two Lesotho-born men residing in Matatiele, South Africa, were apprehended by the Lesotho Defence Force’s (LDF’s) 13 Infantry Battalion on Wednesday last week after...

SANDF delegation visits Lesotho to discuss security issues

A delegation from the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) arrived in Lesotho on Monday to discuss the apprehension and detention of two South...

Two SANDF members nabbed in Lesotho

Two South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers were apprehended on Thursday night in Maseru after allegedly crossing into Lesotho without proper documents, police...

Link between border and rural security highlighted by Free State abduction

Border security is by its nature ranked alongside rural security, sharing dangers including abduction and attackers escaping to a neighbouring country. Freedom Front Plus (FF+)...

Stock and other cross-border theft a regular occurrence on SA/Lesotho boundary

South Africa might have new border management legislation in place but it’s not yet making an iota of difference along at least the border...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...