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The Past Week in Defence #49 (12 April – 18 April...

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, the Gulf of Guinea retains its world piracy hotspot status, The Nigerian Navy receives its new survey...

Minor damage in SA Navy vessel collision

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Two South African Navy (SAN) vessels sustained minor damage when they were involved in a minor collision last week. The SA Navy confirmed that there...

Drakensberg C-47TP crash investigation completed and reviewed

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The investigation in the crash that claimed the lives of 11 SA Air Force (SAAF) members and the loss of C47TP (tail...

Shrinking budget hits SA Navy operations

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The reduction in funding for the South Africa Navy is being felt in the operational budget, which is affecting fleet maintenance, but...

Questions still being asked around SAAF 2012 Drakensberg crash

It's more than four years since a South African Air Force (SAAF) C-47TP crashed in the Drakensberg, killing all 11 aboard. The...

Celebration turns to tragedy for 87 Helicopter Flying School

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What should have been an occasion to remember with AFB Bloemspruit-based 87 Helicopter Flying School (HFS) turned into tragedy when a guest...

SA Navy exploring SAS Drakensberg replacement

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The South African navy is looking at the eventual replacement of the combat support ship SAS Drakensberg, since the maritime arm of...

Eleven dead in SAAF Dakota crash

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Eleven people died yesterday when a South African Air Force C-47TP Turbo Dakota transport aircraft crashed during severe weather in a remote...

South African Navy to resume maritime security operations in Mozambique Channel

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The South African Navy will resume anti-piracy patrols off Mozambique and Tanzania later this month, with the SAS Drakensberg returning for her...

South African Navy helps catch pirates

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The South African Navy replenishment ship SAS Drakensberg has helped catch seven Somali pirates in the Mozambique Channel, in the Navy's first...

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SANDF youth employment commitment increasingly hamstrung

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With an official youth unemployment rate of 46% for the first quarter of 2021, it’s not surprising two published pieces about military recruitment on...
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