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Four dead in Tunisian border security op

A Tunisian policeman and three Islamist militants were killed in a security operation in a remote area near the Algerian border, police said. Tunisia...

Cigarettes, fake clothing and footwear confiscated by border patrols

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Soldiers have yet again seized hundreds of thousands of rands worth of illegal and counterfeit clothing and footwear destined for South Africa’s massive informal...

Atalanta airborne ops

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The continued success of the EU naval operation off the Horn of Africa to ensure safe passage for vessels carrying much-needed food and stop...

Successful Niger joint operation against militants

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French and Nigerien troops killed around 15 Islamist militants in a joint air and ground operation in south west Niger, France's armed forces and...

SANDF “set up for failure” in Operation Corona – DA

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) maintains government's failure to "fully capacitate" the border protection tasking Operation Corona has "set up the SA National...

Good results from Op Copper deployment

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The most recent Operation Copper deployment paid good dividends in tactical execution and also opened new doors for operational improvements. The multi-platform deployment...

Soldiers on border duty seize and recover goods valued at R60...

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Soldiers from both the full-time and Reserve Force components of the SA Army continue patrolling South Africa's landward borders preventing undocumented people...

Global seizures and arrests in transcontinental wildlife crime operation

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An international operation against the illegal trade in wildlife and timber saw hundreds of seizures and suspects arrested worldwide. Codenamed Thunderstorm, the Interpol...

Casualties, arrests in Egyptian Sinai operation

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Egypt's military and police forces killed 19 militants in an exchange of gunfire and arrested 20 suspects in a continuing crackdown in...

Joint Ops Northern Cape joins list of mobility package users

Next Wednesday sees the official roll-out of specially modified 4X4 vehicles for border protection at the Louisvale military base outside Upington in...

Op Corona deployment numbers set to stay at 15 companies

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The border protection tasking in the hands of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) will remain at the level of 15 companies...

Ethiopians flee after botched security op

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More than 2,000 Ethiopians crossed into Kenya seeking refuge, the Kenyan Red Cross Society said, after several civilians were killed in what...

Soldiers not yet called on for Op Fiela II

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Just on a month ago Police Minister Fikile Mbalula launched Operation Fiela II aimed at "rooting out criminals and shutting down crime...

Egypt Sinai operation sees 10 dead, 400 arrested

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Egyptian security forces killed 10 militants in an exchange of fire and arrested 400 suspects, including foreigners, in a continuing crackdown in...

Egyptian security operation underway

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Egypt today launched a major security operation involving the army and police against "terrorist and criminal elements and organisations" across the country,...

Op Fiela II aims to shut down crime hotspots

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Police Minister Fikile Mbalula this week launched Operation Fiela II that will see a minimum of 10 government departments and agencies involved...

Nine years of counter-piracy ops off the Horn of Africa

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This month (December) marks the ninth anniversary of EU Naval Force Somalia's Operation Atalanta, the specialist counter- piracy operation in the Gulf...

Interpol west Africa border operations snares child traffickers

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Nearly 40 people either being smuggled or trafficked for illicit labour were this week identified and rescued during an Interpol co-ordinated operation...

Company commander hit six times by fire from own forces

The commander of an infantry company deployed on border protection duty was no shot less than six times by own forces earlier...

South Africa’s border protection is in the hands of 2 700...

The border protection tasking assigned to the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) by Cabinet currently sees just over two thousand seven hundred...

Five DR Congo rangers killed in rescue operation

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Five park rangers were killed in a joint operation with the army to rescue an American journalist and three park rangers, who...

Cuban military mechanics saved SANDF R100 000 plus – Minister

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The use of Cuban military mechanics has saved the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) more than R100 000 in repair costs Defence...

No expanded deployment for Operation Corona due to lack of funding

Indications are any plans to expand the presence of soldiers on South Africa's landward borders will not happen if the current status...

Nigerian army launches operation to stem ethnic violence

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The Nigerian army launched a month-long operation to reduce violence in the centre of the country, as ethnically charged fighting pressures a...

Shortage of air and naval assets turns Op Copper into a...

The tri-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) counter-piracy initiative in the Mozambique Channel – Operation Copper – has become largely a radio...

Final Ocean Shield flight undertaken by Royal Danish Air Force

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Last week saw a detachment of 20 Royal Danish Air Force officers and enlisted service members fly their Challenger CL-604 from the...

Spioenkop “limping” back to Durban

SAS Spioenkop (F147), the Valour Class frigate tasked to be next on station for the counter-piracy Operation Copper last month, is on...

Air Force doing its bit for border protection and counter-piracy

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The resource-stressed SA Air Force (SAAF) is still, to paraphrase Deputy Chief Major General Jerry Malinga, undertaking and completing the tasks assigned...

New additions to Ocean Shield fleet

Operation Ocean Shield, NATO's counter-piracy contribution off the horn of Africa, has been boosted by the arrival of two new ships. HDMS Esbern...