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Cut in manday allocations will impact Reserve Force

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The part-time component of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) – the Reserves – will, along with the regular force, “feel” a 25% cut...

CSANDF has “immense pride” in the Reserves

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South Africa’s most senior soldier, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, General Rudzani Maphwanya, is a staunch supporter of the Reserve Force judging by...

Parliament hears part-time soldiers cost effective but ageing

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Parliamentarians, specifically members of the Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD), were given a timely reminder of the cost effectiveness of the reserve component...

Slow progress on Reserve Force insignia and regimental colours change

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Two Reserve Force units are expected to complete new unit insignia, badge, flag and regimental colours changes in line with a renaming process to...

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...

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...

Defence Reserves a recruiting pool for Correctional Services

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The Reserve Force is assisting the Department of Correctional Services providing personnel who will find full-time employment in the ranks of those charged with,...

New Reserve Force model explained to DFSC

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South Africa’s Defence Force Service Commission (DFSC) was given top level insight into a proposal to overhaul, rather than rejuvenate, the country’s Reserve Force. Retired...

Reserve Force utilisation in Op Notlela praised by top SANDF human...

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The importance of the part-time soldier in South Africa’s national military machine is aptly illustrated in the One Force concept used to up the...

Input sought for new SA Reserve Force

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South Africa’s part-time soldiers are an essential component of the South African military machine and, as such, to the country’s overall security including, among...

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