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Minister discloses average age of SA infantry soldiers

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The infantry soldier has been and still is the mainstay of any landward force and as such is usually seen as young, fit and...

New infantry combat vehicle “at least 32 months” behind schedule –...

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The replacement for the SA Army's Ratel infantry combat vehicle - the Badger – "has already been delayed by at least 32...

E-procurement hiccup apparently at the root of SANDF ration shortage

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Suppliers not properly registered or not registered at all on National Treasury's Central Supplier Database (CSD) have been blamed for the breakdown...

No-one to blame for Infantry School deaths – SA Army

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No blame can be apportioned for the death of at least 13 recruits during training at the SA Infantry School in Oudtshoorn...

Another death at Infantry School

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Just over four months after Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula ordered a full investigation to correct "a hazardous and generally...

Feature: Platoon manoeuvres (corrected)

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War is a social science, as is organising for it. However, it is often said the defining characteristic of the social sciences...

Opinion: SANDF Combat Readiness – Some grave concerns

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I am driven to capture these thoughts from a sense of deep moral duty and concern for fellow soldiers. Anyone who has...

Feature: The 21st Century infantry section: what road to take?

The importance of the infantry section on the modern battlefield can hardly be exaggerated. Its place has certainly been recognised in rhetoric...

Denel Dynamics shows off FSIM

State arsenal subsidiary Denel Dynamics this week show-cased its concept Fire Support for Infantry Missile (FSIM) at the Armour Symposium 201 in...

South African Infanteers looking to the future

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"South Africa the America of Africa" these are the words of the well known journalist and military analyst, Helmoed-Römer Heitman. With these...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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