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Western Cape ready for wildfire season

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As is customary every November, the Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs finalised its firefighting resources in preparation for the worst summer...

SAAF on firefighting duty in Southern Cape

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A SA Air Force (SAAF) Oryx medium transport helicopter again showed its worth this week in a single day of firefighting operations...

22 Squadron douses fire in Camps Bay

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Thick vegetation and a fire fanned by strong winds saw the firefighting abilities of the SA Air Force's (SAAF) 22 Squadron called...

Drone support boosts firefighting efforts

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With fires recently causing a spate of disasters both in SA and globally, modern drones stand to offer multi-faceted support in combating...

Armscor seeking maintenance of SAAF fire trucks in the DRC

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Armscor has issued a tender for the maintenance and repair of South African Air Force (SAAF) fire fighting vehicles in the Democratic...

SAAF helos deliver over 700 000 litres of water onto Cape...

Three SA Air Force (SAAF) helicopters deployed to assist with emergency firefighting and rescue operations in parts of the Western Cape had...

Defence Force assisting with firefighting and evacuation in weather-ravaged Western Cape

The South African military has made three helicopters available with immediate effect to assist in firefighting, evacuation and general disaster management on...

Cape helicopter squadron rises to the fire challenge

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January has been a challenging month for the South African Air Force's (SAAF's) Cape-based 22 Squadron as they have been called in...

SAAF Oryxes log just on 94 firefighting hours in 11 days

The SA Air Force, in the form of AFB Ysterplaat-based 22 Squadron, was a latecomer to the fires which ravaged parts of...

Navy battles Cape mountain fires

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Sailors from the maritime branch of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) have been doing battle against raging mountain fires threating...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...