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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...

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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...