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Op Corona border patrols net contraband worth R13 million

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Further proof of the porosity of South Africa’s borders, particularly those on land, comes from the Joint Operations Division of the national defence force...

Border safeguarding is a Department of Defence priority

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In its strategic plan for the five year period ending 2025, the Department of Defence (DoD) focuses on a number of issues it sees...

Border safeguarding is a Department of Defence priority

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In its strategic plan for the five year period ending 2025, the Department of Defence (DoD) focuses on a number of issues it sees...

Call for heightened land border protection in the face of COVID-19

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South Africa’s ports of entry are covered by Department of Health representatives supported by military medics checking for coronavirus but what about the thousands...

Border protection needs high tech equipment to up performance

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The national border protection tasking Operation Corona is widely acknowledged as one powered more by people than any high-tech equipment and questions...

Contraband netted, livestock recovered – all in a day’s work for...

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In line with current defence planning, Operation Corona is as of June staffed by 15 newly deployed companies from both the full-time...

The SA Army specialist infantry capability – an integral part of...

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The SA Army Specialist Infantry Capability, better known by its acronym SAASIC, provides the Infantry Formation with more mobility via the use...

Soldiers do their best to plug South Africa’s porous borders

While not soldiering in the true sense of the word, the deployment of more than 2 700 soldiers on "border duty" has...

All change for Op Corona deployment

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The thinly stretched camouflage line ensuring at least some territorial integrity along South Africa's land borders is rotating with 15 new companies...

South Africa’s border protection is in the hands of 2 700...

The border protection tasking assigned to the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) by Cabinet currently sees just over two thousand seven hundred...

Op Corona nets contraband and dagga worth just on R7 million...

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South African soldiers confiscated dagga worth more than R5 million during border protection patrols in June and July and seized contraband valued...

Op Corona nets contraband and dagga worth just on R7 million...

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South African soldiers confiscated dagga worth more than R5 million during border protection patrols in June and July and seized contraband valued...

Feature: Protecting South Africa’s borders

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Protecting a nation's borders was among the first tasks to fall to armies. Similarly, protecting a nation's waters and its seaborne trade...

Contraband, dagga and illegals all grabbed in Op Corona net

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It's been business as usual in the first seven weeks of the year for soldiers deployed on border protection, with contraband valued...

Op Corona sees dagga and other contraband worth more than R77...

The porosity of South Africa's land borders along with a lack of resources to properly patrol them continues to make the country...

Large quantities of T-shirts and running shoes confiscated in Op Corona...

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SA Army soldiers seized contraband valued at over R1.4 million in a busy weekend for the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) border...

New “mobility packages” will up the Army’s border protection capability

What SA National Defence Force chief, General Solly Shoke, calls "mobility packages" are replacements for the modified 4x4 bakkies used as the...

Busy month on the SA/Mozambique border for Op Corona soldiers

Operation Corona, the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) ongoing border protection tasking, saw soldiers deployed on the Mozambique border with KwaZulu-Natal and...

SA State Security minister worried about terrorism, border security

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State Security Minister David Mahlobo touched on a range of issues he maintains are affecting national security in South Africa during his...

Mozambique border shooting incident resolved without charges being laid

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The July shooting incident involving soldiers, police and employees of a car tracking company on the Mozambique/South African border in KwaZulu-Natal in...

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