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Reserves called up to boost civil unrest deployment soldier numbers

That, to quote African Defence Review (ADR) director Darren Olivier, “the cupboard is empty” in response to yesterday’s announcement of a 25 000 strong...

Portfolio committee told about Reserve Force contribution and plans

An example of the cost-effective contribution made by South Africa’s part-time soldiers – the Reserve Force – to the national military effort is that...

Chief: Defence Reserves pleads for no further budget cuts

Final preparations are underway for Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, to deliver her budget speech in the National Assembly on...

Defence Reserves out in force at AAD

The part-time component of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) will be making full use of next week's Africa, Aerospace and Defence...

URTP heading to KZN in 2014

The Reserve Force has targeted KwaZulu-Natal for its next round of University Reserve Training programme (URTP) recruitment. In its first two years the...


Communicate don’t abrogate!

The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...