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Heberon task team report welcomed

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The actions of a two-star general who lifted the lid on the controversial and seemingly illegal acquisition of a drug not registered in South...

DIRCO to appeal Cuba aid court order

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The South African government’s intention to donate R50 million for Cuba, temporarily on hold following a court order, was an agenda item at last...

Modise maintains Cuban military training adds value for SANDF

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According to Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise, Cuba is “the only country that opened its training opportunities in bigger numbers to the...

Cubans deliver simulators, skills and weapons maintenance Parliament hears

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The technical skills brought to South Africa by Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces personnel have been part of “preservation and maintenance” of six hundred thousand...

Cuban expertise sees over ten thousand military vehicles serviceable again

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The professional and technical services provided to all four SA National Defence Force (SANDF) arms of service by Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces personnel has,...

The Cuban Connection

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Now in its 10th year, the bilateral agreement on defence co-operation between Cuba and South Africa has increasingly come under the spotlight following the...

Heberon drugs returned to Cuba as Portfolio Committee reveals incompetence and...

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) has revealed that more than 500 000 vials of the drug known as Heberon, or...

Heberon ministerial task team report seemingly MIA

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The saga around the importation and use of a Cuban immune booster/modulator to protect soldiers and other military personnel, mainly medical, from the “viral...

Heberon acquisition wasted R260 million

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The Department of Defence’s acquisition of R260 million worth of Heberon from Cuba to treat COVID-19 patients was for nought as the drug is...

Cuban training for SA military medics, pilots with officers on strategic...

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That training in a number of military and other disciplines available in Cuba is highly rated by those in overall command of national defence...

Deadline fast approaching for Cuban drug task team report

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By the end of this month a ministerial task team is expected to complete its investigation into the purchase of an unregistered Cuban drug...

Cubans put 11 000 plus SA military vehicles back on the...

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What started as an initiative to refurbish military vehicles, particularly Samil trucks, morphed into an almost SA National Defence Force (SANDF) wide maintenance and...

Cuban graduates join SAMHS ranks

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Twenty-one additions to the ranks of military medical doctors have been welcomed by acting Surgeon General on returning to South Africa after seven years...

Military medical students return from Cuba as CSANDF visits island nation

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Nearly two dozen South African students have returned from Cuba after a six-year stint studying medicine, coinciding with recently appointed Chief of the South...

Forty percent of illegally acquired Cuban COVID-19 drug reportedly unusable

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The senior command structure of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) responded – after a reminder – to the Public Protector for information on...

SA, Cuba commemorate 27 years of diplomatic relations

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South Africa will always vote in favour of the annual United Nations resolution, calling for the end of the economic, commercial and financial embargo...

UASA disturbed by SANDF’s spending on Cuban service providers

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Trade union UASA says it is infuriated to learn that the cash-strapped South African National Defence Force (SANDF) spent more than R1 billion on...

Cuban involvement – and cost – in SA military questioned

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Cuba, in the form of the Caribbean island nation’s military mechanics and technical personnel, earned over a billion Rand in the seven years Project...

SANDF facing a Public Protector subpoena for Interferon investigation

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Feedback from one of three investigations underway into the acquisition, from Cuba, of an unregistered drug to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the...

South Africa’s Cuban connection questioned again

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The apparent preoccupation some in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet have with Cuba again manifested itself in the form of current Human Settlements, Water and...

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