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SANDF unprepared for gendarmerie role, says ISS

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Two weeks ago, South Africa’s Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise told Parliament she wanted to consider establishing an ‘intermediate’ military force trained...

SSB soldiers show their mettle in Op Corona bust

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Soldiers from 1 Special Service Battalion (SSB) are temporarily dependent on assault rifles rather than their usual wheeled armour but this has not deterred...

Denel “not aware” of Employees Association

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The deadline to submit affidavits against court papers seeking business rescue for Denel expired yesterday (Monday, 13 September) with the under-fire State-owned company (SOC)...

SADC urged to prepare for long ‘slog’ of counterinsurgency in Mozambique

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As Mozambique’s neighbours in Southern Africa join its four-year fight against insurgents in the Cabo Delgado region, observers are celebrating early gains while warning...

Holomisa seeking another oversight committee investigation

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Retired general and sitting parliamentarian Bantu Holomisa wants one of Parliament’s two defence oversight committees to investigate what he alleges is abuse of office...

Hyena bites soldier

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Soldiers and support personnel on active duty in the Kruger National Park were again reminded of the dangers of being in close proximity to...

Rolls-Royce and Airlink extend TotalCare agreement

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Rolls-Royce and Airlink have signed a TotalCare service agreement for the AE3007 engines that power the South African airline’s fleet of Embraer ERJ135 aircraft....

Equity partner opens new UAV markets for Knysna company

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Knysna, South Africa-based UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) designer and manufacturer, ALTI now has an equity partner in the form of Israeli-based worldwide operator Avnon...

Op Corona nets 500 illegals in a month

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South African soldiers, mostly infantry but also drawn from other formations including armour, continue patrols and observation along the country’s 4 862 km of land...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...