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Soldiers prevent illegal livestock export

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Ongoing and often hazardous foot and mounted patrols along with stop and searches as well as observation posts paid off for two SA Army...

More than three thousand illegal immigrants stopped by soldiers in April

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April saw an escalation in xenophobia in South Africa with at least one death – that of a Zimbabwean at the hands of an...

Anti-air gunners nab illegals, confiscate illicit tobacco products

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Gunners from 10 Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment are just as adept at border protection as they are operating “their” weapons to keep ground forces safe...

Gunners stop illegal immigrants; confiscate a boat, brandy and cigarettes

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An attempt by Zimbabwean cigarette smugglers to beat South Africa’s eyes and ears on the country’s borders by using a covered eight ton truck...

Soldiers save vehicles from illegal export

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The illegal export of top of the range utility vehicles to Mozambique was – at least – temporarily nipped in the bud last week...

Soldiers prevent thousands of illegals entering South Africa

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One of the main reasons for first the military, then the police and now again the military, being deployed on South Africa’s borders is...

Humint leads to massive illicit cigarette bust

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The importance of good civil/military relations in remote parts of South Africa, such as those entrusted to soldiers to maintain territorial integrity and at...

Soldiers reach out to those in need

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In keeping with the goodwill to all message practiced by many over the Christmas period, soldiers on border duty took time to assist communities...

Op Corona patrols on song with seizures over festive season

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There was a brief, welcome interlude from the daily duty of border patrols for Operation Corona deployed soldiers to receive hampers and gifts during...

Own transport now in service for Op Corona rotations

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Working with what one has is an oft-used term in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) with at least one component going as far...

Dagga, drugs, counterfeit goods and a firearm in Op Corona December...

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Dagga is not, according to soldiers posted on the South Africa/Zimbabwe border, an often transported illegal commodity. This was shown up by a R1,5...

Skin lightener smugglers stopped by soldiers

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One would imagine after 10 years of border patrols, soldiers have seen it all as far as contraband goes. But no, the newest addition...

“Sexual enhancement drug” seizure among SANDF border security successes

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In what is believed to be a first, South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers confiscated close to R20 million worth of “sexual enhancement...

Collaboration and technology will boost border protection

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One Parliamentary defence oversight committee – the Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) – maintains better collaboration between all components of Cabinet’s “justice and...

7 SAI records border successes

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Macadamia base in eastern Mpumalanga is currently home to a detachment from Phalaborwa-based 7 SA Infantry Battalion to execute the border protection mandate handed...

Big illicit cigarette bust by gunners

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The wider commitment of the SA Army to executing its border protection tasking sees units and regiments from formations other than infantry deployed to...

SA soldiers nab Botswana stock thieves

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South African soldiers apprehended two stock thieves after being asked to assist by Botswana police in the form of that country’s special support group...

121 SAI nabs illegals, dagga and stock smugglers on Eswatini border

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Eagle-eyed infantry soldiers from 121 SA Infantry Battalion (121 SAI) have recorded no less than five successful missions in a short space of time...

Smugglers drop dagga and run

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Ongoing efforts of dagga smugglers to service South African users of the drug regularly encounter a stronger counter effort by soldiers deployed to ensure,...

Soldiers intercept two thousand plus illegal immigrants in October

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Contraband and drugs with a value in excess of R8 million were confiscated by soldiers protecting South Africa’s territorial integrity as per the Operation...

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