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SANDF personnel strength – by the numbers

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel strength las year was 73 844 with 219 generals and admirals heading up the country's military. The senior...

Military veterans by the numbers

The oft mentioned database of South Africa's military veterans shows the country currently has 67 718 veterans from at least 10 different...

US wants cut to UN Congo troop cap

The United States wants to cut by a quarter the troop cap for the UN peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo,...

Department of Defence spending 55% of its budget on personnel

The Department of Defence is spending 55% of its budget on personnel, with R24 out of R45 billion rand of its 2015/16...

Temporary boost for AU force in Somalia

The UN Security Council has authorised a temporary boost for the African Union (AU) peacekeeping force in Somalia of over 4 000...

SA no 6 contributor to UN peacekeeping ops

The latest available figures on United Nations peacekeeping deployment numbers put South Africa at number six, a long way behind number one...