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Cigarettes, dagga confiscated, vehicles recovered by border protection patrols

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Cigarettes make up the majority of recent confiscations by soldiers on border protection duty, with dagga and illegal immigrants adding to the recent success...

Soldiers confiscate R1.4 million worth of cigarettes on SA borders

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Two separate cigarette “interceptions” by soldiers in the last week again show the ease with which smugglers breach thinly protected borders and just how...

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...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...