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SAPS rotorcraft and UAV acquisitions in Armscor supply chain queue

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When it comes to feet on the ground, Minister Bheki Cele’s SA Police Service (SAPS) can successfully point to recruiting thousands, while he and...

DMV has its fourth acting DG as legal action looms

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The perennially under-performing Department of Military Veterans (DMV) has another acting Director-General at the helm – the fourth interim appointment since 2017 - with...

Weak SANDF tarnishes national image and compromises SA’s ability to protect...

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If the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is perceived to be weak, or in fact is, this tarnishes South Africa’s national image and...

Over 1.2 million calls to Gauteng 10111 line dropped in a...

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Over 1.2 million calls to Gauteng’s police emergency call centre were “dropped” from 1 March 2023 and 1 March this year. In a recent parliamentary...

Four hundred more border guards enter service

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As of today (Thursday, 16 May) Border Management Authority (BMA) Commissioner and Chief Executive Michael Masiapato has another 400 trained personnel to deploy in...

Immediate attention for non-Pharmacy Council compliant SAMHS facilities

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A non-compliance red light warning for SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) pharmacies is receiving immediate attention. The issue was raised this week in a letter...

SANDF would have enough money if it wasn’t for theft and...

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There is much discussion about the declining South African National Defence Force (SANDF) budget, which is unlikely to increase, but the military would have...

Majority of missing SAPS firearms not recovered

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Men and women in National Police Commissioner General Fannie Masemola’s SA Police Service (SAPS) reported 742 firearms stolen in the 2022/23 financial year with...

SANDF’s 22-year journey to modernise combat net radios

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It’s taken 22 years for an upgrade of the SA National Defence Force’s (SANDF’s) combat net radio (CNR) systems, with SA Army brigade, division...

Hensoldt taking part in AOC Europe

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Hensoldt is participating in the Association of Old Crows (AOC) Europe electronic warfare (EW) conference underway in Norway from 13-15 May, where it is...

Inaugural National Security and Safety Townhall to debate the future of...

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As South Africa gears up for the national elections on 29 May, the South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD) is shining...

Manifesto analysis: Assessing political parties’ stance on defence and national security

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defenceWeb recently took time to look at the MK Party manifesto in terms of defence and security. I was wondering how the rest of...

SA Army first off the mark with MSD selection

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With Military Skills Development (MSD) applications for the 2025 intake closed, the SA Army is first off the mark to select suitable recruits. This saw...

Twiga to showcase rugged military patrol boat range at ASEC 2024

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Twiga will be showcasing its range of virtually indestructible Rugged Military Patrol Boats at the eleventh edition of the Africa Security Symposium (ASEC 2024)...

SAPS issues armoured vehicle tender for Special Task Force

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has issued a tender for the conversion of a Nissan Patrol 5.6 V8 LE Premium, or similar type...

‘They are attacking my base’

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“We need reinforcement, urgently. They’re coming to our base. We can hear the gunshots. They are here at the base.” These were the panicked words...

Riaz Saloojee joins Incomar

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Aerospace and defence company Incomar, in addition to expanding its capabilities and adding new aircraft to its fleet, is also adding key personnel to...

How can South Africa’s minister of police improve policing?

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At its launch on 8 May 2023, the police’s Operation Shanela (Zulu for ‘sweep’) was billed as an unapologetic and decisive initiative to ‘fight crime and...

The SANDF needs government support – Rise Mzansi

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“Effective defence for a democratic South Africa.” This is the vision defined for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in the Strategic Plan...

AAD 2024 to feature energy, general aviation, and drone hubs

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The twelfth edition of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition in September this year will host several hubs to showcase the latest innovations...

Highly skilled police officers leaving SAPS at an alarming rate, warns...

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Highly skilled and specialised members of the Special Task Force and National Intervention Unit divisions are exiting the SA Police Service at an alarming...

Anti-illegal mining ops net over four thousand suspects

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The four-month period from December to March saw police assisted by, among others, soldiers from the SA Army Light Modern Brigade (LMB), arrest 4...

KZN police boss addresses 3000 commissioned officers on ‘performance’ and ‘shortfalls’

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KwaZulu-Natal provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi met with 3000 commissioned officers on Tuesday to gauge performances and “account on all the shortfalls...

End of an era as SAAF Dakota retirement looms

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After 81 years of military service in South Africa, the C-47 Dakota is finally being withdrawn from the South African Air Force (SAAF). Air Force...

DoD performance plan emphasises prime mission equipment and operating systems maintenance

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One of six priorities set by Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise in the 2024 Department of Defence (DoD) Annual Performance Plan (APP)...

SANDF “deployable” soldier age up two years since 2019

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Sixty-five percent of soldiers eligible for deployment in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) are younger than 45, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi...

Empowering peacekeepers: Inside South Africa’s peace mission training centre

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Democratic South Africa’s involvement in continental peacekeeping and peace support operations started in 1999. Nine years later the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) set...

Data analytics contract will see Armscor “powering up” financial data

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Armscor, the South African defence acquisition and project management agency residing in Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise’s portfolio, is reportedly now able...

Denel taking aim at south-east Asia

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State-owned defence and technology conglomerate Denel is in Kuala Lumpur this week where it is seeking buyers for products and services ranging from landward...

Two more troop contributing countries exit Mozambique

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Angola and Namibia are the latest troop contributing countries (TCCs) to exit the South African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) as the...

South Africa’s polls unlikely to result in widespread public violence

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South Africa’s 29 May national and provincial elections will be the hardest fought since the birth of the country’s democracy in 1994. Surveys show...

Drugs worth over R6 million seized during April Operation Corona patrols

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SA Army soldiers posted on KwaZulu-Natal’s borders with Eswatini and Mozambique prevented over R5.5 million worth of illegal drugs from reaching South African users...

Military Academy launches centre for artificial intelligence excellence

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The South African Military Academy overlooking Saldanha Bay in the Western Cape has formally launched the Defence Artificial Intelligence Research Unit (DAIRU) as a...

Feature: SADC’s withdrawal from Mozambique – has SAMIM fulfilled its mandate?

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Having been deployed to Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province for just under three years, 5 April 2024 marked the beginning of the Southern African Development...

Hensoldt wins order for Quadome radar for UK Fleet Auxiliary ships

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Hensoldt South Africa’s new Quadome 3D surface and surveillance radar has been selected to equip the UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s three new support ships. The...

Elections 2024: More than 350 private security companies enlisted to assist...

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More than 350 private security companies across South Africa will pool their resources to assist police in hotspot areas, leading to the national general...

Armscor issues 6×6 Land Cruiser tender for Special Forces

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Armscor has issued a tender for the development of modified 6x6 Land Cruiser vehicles for the South African Special Forces to enhance their firepower...

LS telcom South Africa leading the way in spectrum management excellence

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All spheres of the world we inhabit today are networked to a very high degree. This applies to industry, transportation, communication, mining, energy and...

Government assistance to Denel totalled R9 billion in five years

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Beleaguered State-owned defence and technology conglomerate Denel benefitted to the tune of R9 billion from National Treasury (NT) over the past five years at...

Russia mistakenly claims South African APC captured in Ukraine

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Ahead of its annual Victory Day parade on 9 May, Russia is displaying a range of military hardware captured during the conflict in Ukraine,...

SAAF bringing out the big guns for Museum Air Show

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) is pulling out all the stops for the SAAF Museum Air Show on Saturday, with Gripens and Hawks...

Progress, but no delivery date for Badger yet

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The 2012 delivery date originally set down for the SA Army to receive its new infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), christened the Badger and given...

No longer needed EU equipment gifted to Mozambican military

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Part of the work-up to the mid-July conclusion of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) has seen Mozambique’s armed forces...

British military sealift vessel Anvil Point visits Cape Town

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The British military sealift vessel Anvil Point recently arrived in Cape Town harbour for refuelling and fresh supplies. There are two nations who are continuously...

Security plan in place for upcoming elections – JCPS Cluster

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With just 30 days left until South Africans head to the polls, government has assured citizens that the seventh National and Provincial Elections will...

Saldanha to host ex Ibsamar come October

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Saldanha is seemingly the SA Navy (SAN) venue of choice for naval exercises this year with Ibsamar set down for October in the wake...

SA investment in advanced defence technology can safeguard soldiers’ lives –...

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The South African defence industry faces tough decisions amid continuous reductions in government funding for product acquisition and development, coupled with limited support for...

Massive personnel losses at Denel

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In the five-year period from the 2019/20 to 2023/24 financial terms, State-owned defence and technology conglomerate Denel saw staff numbers drop by just on...

Direct cost of fraud and corruption at Denel is over R4...

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State-owned defence conglomerate Denel has suffered a direct loss of more than R4 million due to fraud and corruption over the last five years,...