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International Mine Awareness Day

Now in its eighth iteration today is UN International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. With an estimated 110 million...

First Armed Forces Day parade

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula today inaugurated a day to honour South Africa's National Defence Force as well as soldiers of times past. She...

February 22 is Armed Forces Day

South Africa will on Friday officially pay tribute to its men and women in uniform when the country's first Armed Forces Day...

SAAF in “good shape”

Financial and other resource constraints have not prevented the South African Air Force (SAAF) from successfully completing each and every task assigned...

Air Force Day parade back on track

After four months at the helm of the SA Air Force (SAAF), Lieutenant General Zakes Msimang will maintain tradition and host his...

Armed Forces Day – sanity prevails

The announcement that February 21 will from now on officially be Armed Forces Day is a welcome one. When the first "official" Armed...

Armed Forces Day makes permanent return

After a hiatus of a year, Armed Forces Day will be marked on February 21, 2012, and will become a permanent feature...


Presidential pep talk on Armed Forces Day

President Cyril Ramaphosa had his Commander-in-Chief cap on when he addressed the country’s airmen, military medics, sailors and soldiers in Polokwane last Friday. Sadly, he...