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More successes recorded by SA soldiers

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has in the last couple of weeks recorded numerous successes as part of border protection and coronavirus...

Reserves contributing to Corona and Notlela

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The contribution of South Africa’s part-time soldiers to the one force concept is well illustrated by current deployments with 13 000 Reserve Force personnel...

Kenya closes borders to Tanzania and Somalia over coronavirus

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday banned movement across the country’s borders with Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. He...

22 companies not enough for border protection

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South Africa has just 15 companies of soldiers deployed to safeguard its landward borders, but even the 22 companies that are planned would not...

Cigarettes, fake clothing and footwear confiscated by border patrols

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Soldiers have yet again seized hundreds of thousands of rands worth of illegal and counterfeit clothing and footwear destined for South Africa’s massive informal...

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...

Soldiers on border duty seize and recover goods valued at R60...

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Soldiers from both the full-time and Reserve Force components of the SA Army continue patrolling South Africa's landward borders preventing undocumented people...

SANDF seizes contraband on SA-Mozambique border

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has seized contraband items worth R70 000 on the border between South Africa and Mozambique...

Joint Ops Northern Cape joins list of mobility package users

Next Wednesday sees the official roll-out of specially modified 4X4 vehicles for border protection at the Louisvale military base outside Upington in...

Op Corona deployment numbers set to stay at 15 companies

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The border protection tasking in the hands of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) will remain at the level of 15 companies...

Company commander hit six times by fire from own forces

The commander of an infantry company deployed on border protection duty was no shot less than six times by own forces earlier...

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...

No expanded deployment for Operation Corona due to lack of funding

Indications are any plans to expand the presence of soldiers on South Africa's landward borders will not happen if the current status...

Operation Corona recording several successes – defence minister

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Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has said that Operation Corona, a collaboration between border management agencies from South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland, was...

Air Force doing its bit for border protection and counter-piracy

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The resource-stressed SA Air Force (SAAF) is still, to paraphrase Deputy Chief Major General Jerry Malinga, undertaking and completing the tasks assigned...

Another soldier killed on border protection duty

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The death, at the weekend, of an infantry soldier in the Kruger National Park, brings to 17 the number of South African...

Progress on Phase Four of Operation Corona

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Phase Four of the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) border protection tasking Operation Corona is underway with two companies currently working out...

Op Corona sees success but no more troops for the borders

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The last 15 months of border protection operations by the SA Army has seen over 12 400 illegal immigrants apprehended by soldiers,...

More SANDF troops for the borders

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The South African National Defence Force will deploy two more companies in the Northern Cape and North West Provinces as part of...

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