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Defence budget cuts did not impact Lohatlha fire deaths – Maphwanya

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Budget cuts were not a factor in last week’s deadly fire at the SA Army’s Lohatlha Combat Training Centre, SA National Defence Force (SANDF)...

SA Army division-level exercise not affected by Lohatla fire

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Deaths and damage in the wake of Friday’s runaway fire at the SA Army Combat Training Centre (CTC) in the Northern Cape Province will...

Runaway veld fire claims the lives of six SANDF soldiers

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A runaway veld fire that swept through the South African Army’s Combat Training Centre (CTC) at Lohatla claimed the lives of six soldiers, and...

Largest SA Army exercise in decades wraps up

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More than 13 000 troops have taken part in the South African Army’s Exercise Vuk’uhlome at the Combat Training Centre in the Northern Cape,...

SA Army’s Modern Brigade put to the test

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The first South African Army Modern Brigade, designed to respond to modern threats such as asymmetric warfare, is flexing its muscles at the Combat...

Artillery, vehicles and aircraft involved in Ex Ukuthula mock battle

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel had a chance to test their mettle during a mock battle as part of the...

US, South African soldiers gain live fire experience during Shared Accord

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Soldiers from the United States and South Africa gained valuable combat experience during the final, live fire, portion of Exercise Shared Accord,...

Shared Accord challenges, preps young Army truck drivers for combat

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Only a year in the Army with no combat experience, Pvt. 2nd Class Ivan Zubia was trained on saving a life Thursday...

Gallery: Exercise Amani Africa II closing ceremony

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The closing ceremony for Exercise Amani Africa II was held on 8 November at the Lohatla Combat Training Centre in the Northern...

Gallery: Exercise Amani Africa II closing ceremony

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The closing ceremony for Exercise Amani Africa II was held on 8 November at the Lohatla Combat Training Centre in the Northern...

ISS: African Standby Force: how the AU can get it right

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Last week, as part of the Amani Africa II field exercise, the African Standby Force (ASF) has been testing its Rapid Deployment...

Africa puts security hopes in foreign-funded, home-grown strike force

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Backed by tanks, armoured vehicles and plenty of EU cash, thousands of African soldiers took on an imaginary enemy in the arid...

SANDF needs to get involved in peacekeeping in Africa – SA...

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The importance the South African military places on peacekeeping in Africa and having a stable and prosperous continent can be seen in...

Gallery: Exercise Young Eagle

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The South African Army hosted a firepower demonstration at the Lohatla Combat Training Centre in the Northern Cape on 20 August as...

Exercise Young Eagle ensures SANDF is combat ready

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The South African Army has declared the nearly 5 000 military personnel who took part in this year's Exercise Young Eagle combat...

SANDF demonstrates combat readiness during Exercise Seboka

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) yesterday demonstrated its combat readiness with an impressive display of armoured vehicles, aircraft and infantry...