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SA “integration programme” for Cuban-trained military doctors questioned

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Thirteen SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) personnel are back in South Africa following six years of “military medicine” training in Cuba and find themselves...

SAMHS welcomes returning military medical students from Cuba

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The Surgeon General of the South African National Defence Force, Lieutenant General Ntshavheni Peter Maphaha, has welcomed home 13 soldiers from Cuba after completing...

SA Navy to host Sea Power for Africa Symposium and send...

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In pursuit of international partnerships and collaboration, the South African Navy will next year host the Sea Power for Africa Symposium, and send a...

Project Thusano raises FF leader’s ire

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Freedom Front Plus (FF+) leader Pieter Groenewald will pose further questions to Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise on the Cuban connection with...

Project Thusano will be reviewed – Minister Modise

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It appears Cuban expertise will again be utilised by the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) at some time in the future. This inference is drawn...

Top Cuban general in SA

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The association between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba and the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) continues with the Caribbean island state’s deputy defence...

Look to operational efficiency, not Cuban contracts – FF+ MP

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Freedom Front Plus (FF+) parliamentarian Fanie du Toit maintains a possible review of Cuban defence contracts is essential with an eye to improving operational...

SAAF officers back from Cuban training

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A batch of SA Air Force (SAAF) officers are the latest beneficiaries of Cuban military expertise and training thanks to what is known in...

Heberon charges on hold – not shelved

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The importance of ensuring sufficient and correct information when asking for a police investigation is why a Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentarian has not yet...

Operation Thusano shenanigans sees ultimatum for Defence Minister

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Matters Cuban, especially as regards the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), appear to be reaching breaking point with an ultimatum delivered to the Minister...

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...

Cuban Embassy delegation visits SAAF Museum

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A delegation from the Cuban Embassy together with a representative of the Cuban Co-operation Brigades in South Africa has paid a visit to the...

SACP defends SANDF’s controversial COVID-19 drug procurement

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The South African Communist Party (SACP) has defended the SA National Defence Force’s (SANDF’s) controversial acquisition of the drug Heberon from Cuba. In a statement...

SANDF acquisition of non-approved Cuban COVID-19 drug draws more criticism

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The decision to import Cuban medication to provide heightened protection against COVID-19 for soldiers at a cost in excess of R200 million, apparently contradicting...

SANDF defends acquisition of interferon drug from Cuba

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has issued a statement defending its controversial acquisition of Heberon, meant to treat COVID-19, from Cuba, following...

SANDF refutes claims it inadvertently destroyed Cuban COVID-19 drug

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has refuted reports that it inadvertently destroyed COVID-19 medication from Cuba by leaving fridge doors open, but...

Military Ombud to be part of Cuban COVID-19 drug investigation

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A call has been made for the Military Ombud to investigate the reported R215 million spent importing an apparently unregistered COVID-19 drug by the...

Cuban automated shooting training for MSD volunteers

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Cuban involvement in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is increasing with officers from the Caribbean island’s military imparting their musketry skills to Infantry...

SANDF welcomes Cuban health professionals to South Africa

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has welcomed a team of more than 200 Cuban doctors who arrived at Waterkloof Air Force Base...

Court orders discharged SAMHS trainee doctors be reinstated

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The Pretoria High Court has ordered the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to reinstate 35 soldiers who were dismissed for allegedly deserting whilst...

Discharged SANDF medics in Cuba were not attending course classes

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The 35 medics administratively discharged from the SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) after being absent without official leave (AWOL) from a Cuban training facility...

AWOL SA medics in Cuba administratively discharged

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Indications are 35 SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) members will not be able to put the initials MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine) or its Cuban...

Cubans commemorate 31st anniversary of Cuito Cuanavale at Freedom Park

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The Vice President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, Her Excellency Ines Maria Chapman Waugh...

SANDF members acquire specialist skills in Cuba

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The latest fruits of the Cuba/South Africa military bilateral co-operation agreement come in the form of 33 SA National Defence Force (SANDF)...

SARS denies weapons on board flight to Cuba

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has refuted media reports that customs officials discovered R4 and R5 rifles, 7.62mm light machine guns...

SA vehicle simulators sent to Cuba for training purposes

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The bilateral defence co-operation agreement between Cuba and South Africa now extends as far as sending heavy vehicle training simulators to the...

Millions spent on civil and military flights to and from Cuba

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The July C-130BZ flight to and from the Caribbean island republic of Cuba was part of SA Air Force (SAAF) force preparation,...

South Africa still in the dark over SAAF Cuba flight

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Opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party shadow defence and military veterans minister Kobus Marais and defenceWeb are both being kept in the dark...

Parliamentary question asked about C-130BZ Cuba flight as SANDF still silent

With still no word from the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) on the recent C-130BZ Hercules flight to Cuba and back, an...

Destination of mystery air force Hercules flight revealed

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A South African Air Force (SAAF) C-130BZ Hercules transport aircraft recently photographed at the remote South Atlantic island of Saint Helena was...

SANDF Chief in Cuba for South African soldiers’ graduation ceremonies

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SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, General Solly Shoke, was in Cuba recently for three military graduation ceremonies where South African soldiers...

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