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SA man shot by cop, security guard

South African police said a policeman and security guard shot a man dead during the coronavirus lockdown. Police officers encountered men drinking in a tavern...

C-in-C and Defence Minister tell soldiers “no excessive force”

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President Cyril Ramaphosa again stressed South Africa’s security personnel “must act within the law at all times” during the coronavirus lockdown and his defence...

Coronavirus prevention a MONUSCO priority, but no halt to mission mandate

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The South African contingent of the UN’s largest peacekeeping mission – MONUSCO – is along with the rest of the mission sticking to prescribed...

Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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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...

Zimbabwe locked down

Zimbabwe will impose a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from Monday to curb the spread of the coronavirus and security forces may be deployed...

Libyan fighting continues as more coronavirus reported

Two new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Libya, authorities said after the first was detected last week, with international aid agencies warning of a...

UCT develops app to track coronavirus patients

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After South Africans commenced a 21-day lockdown on 26 March, a group of researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) continued working on...

SANDF calls up reserve force members for COVID-19 deployment

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The Department of Defence and Military Veterans has called up members from the Reserve Force to complement the already deployed soldiers in the fight...

2 800 soldiers deployed for coronavirus lockdown

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the deployment of 2 820 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help contain the COVID-19...

Eurosatory 2020 cancelled

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The COVID-19 coronavirus has claimed yet another defence show, with the Eurosatory exhibition in France cancelled this year. It will next take place in...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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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...