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SANDF Reserves leaderless

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Two top posts in the Reserve Force, one the most senior - that of Chief - remain vacant months after previous incumbents either retired...

Rank reduction for drunk soldier caught on social media

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The “disgraceful behaviour” of an inebriated soldier, widely shared and ridiculed on social media, has brought repercussions from the SA National Defence Force (SANDF). His...

Cape Town city fathers anti “their” Reserve Force regiments changing names

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There’s been at least one objection to the Reserve Force regiments/units name changes. It was made by the City of Cape Town and has...

Work on new heraldry and insignia for renamed Reserve Force units...

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The end of year two to implement heraldic and other insignia changes for the renamed 52 SA Army Reserve Force units/regiments is fast approaching...

The Past Week in Defence #56 (31 May – 6 May...

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In this week’s edition, the Algerian Air Force will receive C-130J Super Hercules transports, Egypt is getting truck tankers and recovery vehicles, a crew...

Reserve Force currently sans Chief, same at Army Reserves

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The “one force” concept and doctrine does not appear to have filtered up to the top echelons of SA National Defence Force (SANDF) management...

Andersen stands down as Chief Defence Reserves

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The most senior officer in the Reserve Force component of the national defence force, two-star general Roy Andersen’s standing down was marked in true...

Reserve Force loses a dedicated and professional officer

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The death this week of Colonel Monica Muller leaves a void in the Office of Chief Defence Reserves. She was a pioneer for women throughout...

CArmy wants Reserves restored to “rightful glory”

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SA Army Chief Lieutenant General Lawrence Mbatha believes the contribution of part-time soldiers to the overall activities, operations and taskings of the landward force...

Firearm law training for Reserve Force regiment

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The majority of military deployments inside South Africa’s borders are classed as operations other than war (OOTW) and this has brought about change as...

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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...