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Soldiers on border patrol confiscate illicit cigarettes worth R1 million

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers on border patrol have over the past week recovered a million rands’ worth of illicit cigarettes and...

Reserve Force unit Lenong Regiment on border protection tour of duty

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Alpha Company of West Rand headquartered Reserve Force unit Lenong Regiment are the new keepers of South Africa’s territorial integrity on the Botswana border. On...

SANDF deploys to Western Cape to fight poaching

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has deployed to the Overstand region of the Western Cape to combat the poaching of abalone and...

Illegal immigrant flow from Mozambique and Zimbabwe continues unabated

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The largest sources of illegal immigrants to South Africa are its eastern and northern neighbours – Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The February Operation Corona statistics compiled...

SANDF continues to counter cross-border crimes

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) continues to record successes in combating cross-border crimes under Operation Corona, including the seizure of drugs and...

Explosives, illicit cigarettes confiscated by SANDF during border patrols

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In addition to the usual haul of illicit cigarettes and other contraband, members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) have confiscated explosives...

New border fencing and improved military facilities in the pipeline

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The newest addition to South Africa’s list of agencies, authorities and other government sanctioned organisations – the Border Management Authority (BMA) – is set...

Additional border safeguarding initiatives detailed by Joint Operations

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The Joint Operations Division of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has been allocated additional funding for border safeguarding initiatives, and this includes...

Defence Force Service Commission makes Op Corona recommendations after critical findings

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers deployed on the borders under Operation Corona have no authority to intercept vehicles, have poor communications equipment,...

SANDF recovers another stolen vehicle

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers have recovered another stolen vehicle whilst on Operation Corona border patrol duties. Soldiers from 1 Special Services Battalion...

Millions of Rands worth of illicit cigarettes, stolen vehicles recovered by...

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers on Operation Corona border protection duty have recovered illicit cigarettes worth nearly R2 million and several vehicles...

More border security successes for SANDF soldiers

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SA National Defence Force (SANDF) members deployed along South Africa’s borders on Operation Corona duty have recovered another stolen vehicle and contraband. Soldiers patrolling the...

Huge cigarette bust for Op Corona soldiers

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers, along with members of the South African Police Service (SAPS), have seized more than R5 million worth...

Livestock, drugs and vehicles recovered by soldiers on Op Corona duty

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South African soldiers on Operation Corona border protection duty have recorded more successes, recovering several stolen vehicles, drugs and livestock. Unusually for Operation Corona...

Soldiers on border patrol help recover stolen vehicle, illegal firearm

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Another example of soldiers “doing good” as it were while on Operation Corona border protection duty came last week with the recovery of a...

Wildlife, bribery and cigarettes part of latest Op Corona successes

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Confronting bribery, illicit cigarettes and illegally hunted wildlife was all in a day’s work for South African soldiers deployed on Operation Corona border protection...

SANDF recovers more stolen vehicles on SA’s borders

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South African Army soldiers have recovered another two stolen vehicles along South Africa’s borders as part of Operation Corona border patrols. In the early hours...

More big successes for Operation Corona soldiers

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers on Operation Corona border patrol duties have once again recorded big successes in securing South Africa’s borders,...

SANDF fighting abalone poaching in the Overstrand

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has deployed to the Overstrand region of the Western Cape to combat poaching and related crime in...

MPs’ oversight visit provides first-hand information on Op Corona

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Parliamentarians with first-hand knowledge of at least some aspects of the national border protection tasking want more resources, both in terms of equipment and...

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