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Soldiers confiscate R1.4 million worth of cigarettes on SA borders

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Two separate cigarette “interceptions” by soldiers in the last week again show the ease with which smugglers breach thinly protected borders and just how...

Op Corona border patrols net contraband worth R13 million

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Further proof of the porosity of South Africa’s borders, particularly those on land, comes from the Joint Operations Division of the national defence force...

Smuggling of alcohol, cigarettes on the rise

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Lockdown regulations in South Africa have seen an increase in demand for products currently not available, with the national border protection tasking reporting a...

No SA soldiers killed or wounded in Mozambican border shooting incident

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No casualties or injuries have been reported from the South Africa/Mozambique border where soldiers were involved in a shooting incident with Mozambican border police...

Big dagga haul in Free State

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More proof of the ease with which dagga smugglers cross South Africa’s land borders came earlier this month when soldiers discovered 44 bags of...

Op Corona is only defence topic to make the SONA debate

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Another indication of the low ranking the South African military has on the national agenda comes from the two day debate on President Cyril...

Busy festive season for soldiers on border protection

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Soldiers on the South Africa/Zimbabwe border over the festive season had their hands full detaining just short of two thousand undocumented persons (illegal immigrants)...

Soldiers part of major Mpumalanga dagga bust

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In yet another addition to the Operation Corona border protection tasking, soldiers from 9 SA Infantry Battalion assisted police and provincial nature conservation in...

Op Corona soldiers confiscate new “product”

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Soldiers on border protection this year came across a new "product" being smuggled into South Africa - dagga seed. While it is not clear -...

Op Corona goodwill parcel delivery next week

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Monday will see the departure of a seven-strong convoy of vehicles from AFB Waterkloof carrying festive season cheer for the just on...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...