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SA Air Force and Navy support COVID-19 lockdown efforts

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) and the SA Navy (SAN) are playing a vital role in assisting the efforts to combat and contain...

Defence committee concerned about soldier violence during lockdown

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) supports deployment of national defence force elements to ensure lockdown protocols and regulations are adhered...

SA National Defence Force assists SA Police Service in Franschoek

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SA National Defence Force (SANDF) members, under command of Joint Tactical Headquarters Western Cape, shifted their focus to the rural area of Franschoek on...

Ramaphosa condemns crime, violence during lockdown

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned acts of crime and violence during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, including the looting of schools and gender based violence. In...

African police accused of excessive force during lockdowns

Days after Congo announced emergency restrictions to curb the new coronavirus, a police video circulating online showed an officer beating a taxi driver violating...

Case brought against soldiers on lockdown duty

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In what is believed to be the third incident of violence - apparently a murder - involving soldiers since the 28 March lockdown started,...

Concern about illegal immigrants returning when lockdown is lifted

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“Porous” land borders, especially with Mozambique and Zimbabwe, have been brought into the coronavirus battle by the Freedom Front Plus (FF+) which is concerned...

Rural areas lockdown, alert warning from representative agriculture

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By far the majority of the national lockdown effort is focussed on South Africa’s urban areas even while there are warnings about the impact...

SANDF Chief and Chaplain General call on lockdown duty troops

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Top SA National Defence Force (SANDF) brass, including the Chief and Chaplain General, today (Wednesday 8 April) called on soldiers deployed in support of...

Western Cape anti-crime op over, soldiers now part of national lockdown

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The utilisation of soldiers in support of police anti-crime operations on the Cape Flats was set to finish at the end of March. Indications...

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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...