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Somali clashes slow fight against al Qaeda-linked insurgents

Somali troops clashed with a regional militia in a serious outbreak of fighting over political rivalries Washington says are slowing the war against al...

Mali military to be bigger

Mali will increase the size of its army by 50% in a recruitment drive aimed at uprooting jihadist groups, Prime Minister Boubou Cisse. The...

Lieutenant Colonel Tiisetso Sekgobela: a leader amongst men

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In 2004, a bachelor of commerce in banking graduate by the name of Tiisetso Sekgobela, from the village of Sedawa near Hoedspruit in Limpopo,...

Chief of the Angolan Army visits South Africa.

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In the interest of maintaining military relations between African Union (AU) member states, the Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General Lindile Yam, hosted...

Soldiers to continue fighting Cape Flats crime

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Soldiers will remain on the troubled Cape Flats for another six months assisting police in combating especially gang-related crime. The extension was announced on Monday,...

“Super camps” for Nigerian soldiers

When Islamic State gunmen stormed the Nigerian town Magumeri on of August 21 they had free rein. Nigerian soldiers left the town earlier under...

Minister says soldiers on Cape Flats having success

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National Council of Provinces (NCOP) members heard from the Defence and Military Veterans Minister that the deployment of soldiers to the Cape Flats was...

Army protects Eskom workers in Khayelitsha

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“The army is here to intimidate us” says Qandu-qandu informal settlement resident. About a month ago, the South African National Defence Force was deployed to...

Soldier’s body found in burnt out car

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has confirmeded the murder of a soldier whose body was found in the boot of a state...

SA Army budget remains static

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The Landward Defence component of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will make do with only a slight increase in funding over the...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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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...