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Western Cape preparing for soldiers’ exit from the Cape Flats

In anticipation of military involvement in the ongoing Cape Flats crime prevention operation finishing at the end of March, the provincial government has and...

Soldiers’ crime-fighting deployment extension will cost R64 million

The six month extension of Operation Lockdown which has South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers assisting police in crime-fighting operations on the Cape...

Soldiers to continue fighting Cape Flats crime

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,...

No decision on extending Cape Flats deployment

With the allocated time for the military deployment on the Cape Flats fast nearing its finish date, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula...

Mapisa-Nqakula on Cape Flats soldier utilisation

The difference between “deployment” and “employment” of soldiers is an operational issue left to commanders on the ground is how defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula...

No decision yet on extending Cape Flats army deployment

The decision to extend the duration of the deployment of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) in the Cape Flats is yet to be...

Minister says soldiers on Cape Flats having success

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

More than a thousand arrests on the Cape Flats

Since soldiers deployed to crime-ridden parts of Cape Town in mid-July more than a thousand suspects have been arrested. This message was delivered earlier this...

ISS: A plan to end Cape Town’s violence

It’s been three weeks since a battalion of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was deployed to the crime-saturated Cape Flats. Last week,...

SANDF deployment in Western Cape giving space for politicians and police

The deployment of soldiers to the Cape Flats earlier this month was a turnaround by the ANC government. For years it has resisted calls...


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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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...