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Parliament will debate farm attacks and murders

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National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete, has done an about turn and there will be a debate on farm murders in Parliament. FF+ leader,...

More calls for rural security to be upped

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The recent spate of farm attacks and murders has apparently not been sufficient to galvanise Parliament into action with a request for...

Minister told affirmative action doesn’t work in SANDF

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's wish for a national defence force that is demographically representative of South Africa has fallen...

Tempe’s sleeping sentries make it to Parliament

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The loss of weapons and other military equipment, taken from soldiers on guard duty at Tempe military base last August, has been...

SANDF ammunition and weapons stolen and lost

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) had just on 33,000 rounds of ammunition lost or stolen in the financial years 2013/14 and...

SANDF not “honourable” in its white recruitment effort

Encouraging white South Africans to join the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is not "honourable," Freedom Front Plus (FF+) defence spokesman Pieter...

The South African military machine needs more money – MPs

Both the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Freedom Front Plus (FF+) have made it clear South Africa's military needs to be properly...

MP asks what happened to South Africa’s professional and disciplined military

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"What happened to the professional and disciplined defence force the ANC inherited when it came to power in 1994?" was the question...

Calls for number of soldiers deployed on anti-xenophobia ops to be...

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The outbreak of xenophobic attacks which has seen the military mobilised as part of government's an all-out attempt to normalise the situation...

Stolen firearms far outweigh lost ones

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South African security forces in the form of the national defence force and the police service had almost nine times as many...

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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...