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Manthatisi and Vuk’uhlome BOIs still “in process”

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Military boards of inquiry (BOIs) into causes of deaths during two incidents last year are now in the hands of service commanders and military...

SAAF personnel complete rigorous mobile air operations training at Lohatlha

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Twenty-one SA Air Force (SAAF) personnel spent five weeks in the inhospitable terrain that is the SA Army Combat Training Centre (CTC) at Lohatlha...

SA Army awards presented at CTC following Ex Vuk’uhlome 2023

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In addition to declaring forces combat ready after a successful end to Exercise Vuk’uhlome last week, SA Army Chief Lieutenant General Lawrence Mbatha honoured...

VIPs at CTC for ex Vuk’uhlome finale

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With the SA Army division level exercise Vuk’uhlome reaching its climax in the semi-desert Northern Cape this week, a gathering of senior military officers...

November is Army Month with Ex Vuk’uhlome taking the lead

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The runaway fire that claimed six lives and caused extensive damage to SA Army equipment at the Lohathla Combat Training Centre (CTC) a month...

Lohatlha fire could have legal repercussions

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Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) raised the possibility of a legal claim against the owners of the land where the...

Army Foundation steps into the breach post CTC fire

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In the wake of a runaway fire earlier this month at the SA Army Combat Training Centre (CTC) in the Northern Cape Province the...

Rail will be major transport mode for Ex Vuk’uhlome

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A successful move back to long distance rail transport by the SA Army last year will be repeated next month (September) ahead of Exercise...

Ex Vuk’uhlome II set for November – Army Month in SA

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The SA Army’s flagship exercise and the only one at division level was held last year for the first time and planning for the...

Camo bus for Lohathla school kids

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Children of SA Army staffers at Combat Training Centre (CTC) in Northern Cape have a new bus – painted in camouflage – as a...

101 Field Workshop praised for sterling vehicle repair work

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Proof positive the people and skills needed to maintain and keep military vehicles serviceable are still available in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF)...

MSDs at CTC for specific skills training

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A group of 60 military skills development (MSD) recruits done with basic military training (BMT) and associated mustering training reported at the SA Army...

RDM green hydrogen mobile solution worked at CTC

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) used the recent Exercise Vuk’uhlome at the SA Army Combat Training Centre (CTC) in Northern Cape to spread the value...

Vuk’uhlome is flagship annual exercise for landward force

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What the landward force is calling the “battle of the brigades” is expected to be a highlight of Exercise Vuk’uhlome currently underway at the...

Lohathla parade marks Ex Vuk’uhlome start

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The first SA Army division level exercise since the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) was established 28 plus years ago is up and running...

Artillery trains at CTC ahead of continental deployment

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The senior soldier in the landward force cannot be termed a desk warrior as he is continuously on the move motivating his troops, attending...

Rail transport for Ratels – first time in 20 years

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Armed Forces Day this year is of necessity, due to the financial crunch the national defence force is in and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,...

New field mess at CTC for Amabutho and Ukuthula

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At one stage the junior command staff duties course field exercise at the SA Army Combat Training Centre (CTC) was dubbed “a reduced brigade...

Final countdown to Ex Ukuthula underway

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A “reduced brigade” level exercise is readying for action at the SA Army Combat Training Centre (CTC) in Northern Cape. The field training exercise –...

Army’s Modern Brigade explained at CTC

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The latest addition to the landward force of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is the Modern Brigade, unveiled this week at the SA...

Traditional South African “klip stapel” starts Ex Shared Accord at CTC

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The joint South Africa/US Exercise Shared Accord started at the SA Army Combat Training Centre (CTC) this week with the American contingent...