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Call for soldiers to be part of emergency water supply in...

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With electioneering hotting up ahead of the 29 May national and provincial election, the Democratic Alliance (DA) potentially stole a march on the majority...

Another Sapper assisted rural bridge taken into service in KZN

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was in deep rural KwaZulu-Natal yesterday (Wednesday, 31 January) overseeing another rural bridge completed with input from the SA...

SA Army Engineer Formation key part of Welisizwe bridge initiative

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The role of the SA Army Engineer Formation is pivotal in ensuring the success of the Welisizwe bridges project, which will see Cyril Ramaphosa...

Engineer Formation remains part of rural bridge project

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF), specifically by way of the SA Army Engineer Formation, continues to be a vital cog in national government’s...

NARYSEC helps unlock youth potential, recruits hear

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The officer currently responsible for SA Army force structure told new arrivals at 1 Construction Regiment the involvement of the SA National Defence Force...

Engineer Formation committed to 95 rural bridges

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The SA Army Engineer Formation, familiarly the Sappers, is integral to improving the lives of rural people by way of putting in place Bailey-type...

Valuable lessons learnt in KZN Op Chariot deployment

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Looking back at the devastating KwaZulu-Natal floods and the contribution made particularly by the SA Army Engineer Formation, the colonel who commanded Joint Operations...

Mbatha calls on Sapper regiments

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Further evidence of Lieutenant General Lawrence Mbatha’s hands-on approach to being the number one in the SA Army comes with a call on the...

KZN Op Chariot deployment to end in September

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The deployment of military personnel in the wake of April’s devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal is set to end in mid-September according to Major General...

Another Welisizwe bridge ready for use

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Last month’s devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal provided added impetus to the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure’s (DPWI’s) Welisizwe rural bridges programme, of which...

Sappers’ bridge building expertise harnessed in KwaZulu-Natal

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The Engineer Formation of the SA Army will, via an agreement with the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI), erect 18 bridges in...

Ramaphosa commits Sappers to building rural bridges

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The SA Army Engineer Formation can look forward to a busy year if President Cyril Ramaphosa’s indication for a major upscaling of government’s Welisizwe...

Ex Super Sapper tests Army engineers’ mettle

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The SA Army Engineer Formation is well and truly a support entity for the sharp point of the landward force and the Sappers in...

Twenty year-long project ends with new earthmoving equipment for Sappers

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The Engineer Formation of the SA Army has taken new earthmoving and civil construction equipment into service along with tractor-trailers to transport it as...

Praise for Sappers deployed to “fix” Vaal pollution not justified

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The praise heaped on the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), in particular the Engineer Formation of the SA Army, by outgoing Chief General Solly...

Sappers add mobile medical facility to inventory

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The SA Army Engineer Formation has another “weapon” in the form of a specially outfitted container in its armoury to keep coronavirus at bay. The...

Sappers integral to De Lille’s rural bridge programme

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The SA Army Engineer Formation will be “in business” for at least the next three years if an announcement by Public Works and Infrastructure...

Sappers end Vaal River project deployment

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Come the end of this month (January) the SA Army Engineer Formation will end its involvement in the Vaal river clean-up, with Gauteng-based East...

Sappers expected to finish Vaal River project by March 2020

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More money in the form of R341 million from government will be used to finish rehabilitation of wastewater treatment infrastructure in the Vaal Triangle...

Sappers to build a bridge at Matatiele

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The SA Army’s Engineer Formation is again on the receiving end of a ministerial request, this time to assess assistance to an Eastern Cape...

Vaal River infrastructure repair underway

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In October Finance Minister Tito Mboweni told the nation "the military" would be part and parcel of a major clean-up of the...

Army Engineer Formation repairing Vaal water infrastructure

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Starting today (Monday 26 November) the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is rolling up its sleeves and starting work on "cleaning the...

Defence Minister to visit soldiers deployed to rehabilitate the Vaal River

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is scheduled to visit southern Gauteng tomorrow to see first-hand progress on the "Vaal River...

SA Army does Vaal River assessments ahead of pollution clean-up operation

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In October Finance Minister Tito Mboweni told South Africa the military would be part of ridding the Vaal River system of pollution....

Engineer Formation does a recce on the Vaal River

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The "crisis" in the Vaal River system highlighted by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in his mini-budget has, according to the South African...

Army Sappers to build bridges in Eastern Cape

SA Army Chief Lieutenant General Lindile Yam said the Engineer Formation of the landward force has completed nine assessments for bridges to...

SA Army Engineers building Bailey bridges in E Cape

The South African Army's Engineer Corps this weekend started construction of the first of three Bailey bridges in the rural Eastern Cape...