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Good start to Corona tour of duty by 121 SAI

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Mtubatuba-based 121 SA Infantry Battalion did not have to move far when taking up border protection deployment in northern KwaZulu-Natal and it appears local...

Soldiers stop illegal immigrants; confiscate contraband, dagga and stolen vehicles

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In the 2020/21 financial year soldiers on border protection duty apprehended more than 21 000 illegal immigrants averaging out at 1 775 a month – around...

SSB soldiers show their mettle in Op Corona bust

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Soldiers from 1 Special Service Battalion (SSB) are temporarily dependent on assault rifles rather than their usual wheeled armour but this has not deterred...

Op Corona nets 500 illegals in a month

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South African soldiers, mostly infantry but also drawn from other formations including armour, continue patrols and observation along the country’s 4 862 km of land...

Soldiers doing duty in the national interest on borders and inland

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South Africans, notably in urban areas with high population concentrations as well as those using major roads, are all aware of an increased military...

Most used illegal border crossings to SA are with three countries

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The “most popular” countries when it comes to illegal entry or smuggling contraband into South Africa are Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Residents from these countries...

Illegal immigrants, livestock, narcotics, stolen vehicles – all in an Op...

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“Ops normal” is probably the best way to sum up the national defence force’s ongoing border protection tasking which in the three months ending...

Soldiers tasked with border protection arrested

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Proof there are bad apples in every barrel comes with the arrest of soldiers deployed on the national border protection tasking Operation Corona for...

Soldiers confiscate R1 million plus worth of illegal cigarettes

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Yet another illustration of how lucrative the South African cigarette market is for smugglers comes in the form of four separate busts by soldiers...

Border protection prevents drugs worth millions reaching South Africa

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People seeking a better life than what is on offer in their own countries continue illegal pilgrimages to South Africa as evidenced by the...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...