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Op Corona is only defence topic to make the SONA debate

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Another indication of the low ranking the South African military has on the national agenda comes from the two day debate on President Cyril...

Busy festive season for soldiers on border protection

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Soldiers on the South Africa/Zimbabwe border over the festive season had their hands full detaining just short of two thousand undocumented persons (illegal immigrants)...

Algeria bars Syrians

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Algeria barred all Syrians from entering the country via its southern border with Mali and Niger to keep out members of defeated rebel groups...

Op Corona soldiers confiscate new “product”

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Soldiers on border protection this year came across a new "product" being smuggled into South Africa - dagga seed. While it is not clear -...

“Alarming issues” uncovered on border fact-finding mission

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A four week-long fact-finding mission looking into South Africa's land borders by the Democratic Alliance (DA) has, according to the political party,...

Feature: Challenges and successes define SANDF border operations

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has said it would be pure chaos on South Africa's borders if it was not...

SANDF “set up for failure” in Operation Corona – DA

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) maintains government's failure to "fully capacitate" the border protection tasking Operation Corona has "set up the SA National...

Ethiopia Eritrea open border points after 20 years

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The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea re-opened crossing points on their shared border for the first time in 20 years, Asmara said,...

New rebel group attacks Chadian forces

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Rebels in northern Chad attacked government forces at the border with Libya, fighters and two military sources said, although the government denied...

Eritrea withdraws border troops

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Eritrea pulled troops back from the heavily militarised Ethiopian border as a "gesture of reconciliation" with its neighbour and long-time foe, the...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...