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Bad move to cut Reserve Force mandays, defence committee hears

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) heard the already under pressure Army Reserves face additional calls for utilisation, with a reduction in allocated...

Reserve Force set to be border guards

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The fledgling Border Management Authority (BMA) is, according to a Parliamentary presentation, set to start operations in the coming festive season with Reserve Force...

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...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...