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Project Koba-Tlala sees part-time soldiers adding value to private sector security

One focal point of Project Koba-Tlala, the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) contribution to government's National Development Plan, is the private security...

Reserve Force protest doesn’t reach the Union Buildings

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A protest in Pretoria earlier this week saw a group of Reserve Force members not allowed to hand over a memorandum at...

Alleged Reserve Force call-up corruption under investigation by board of inquiry

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Call-ups are for many Reserve Force members the only work they have and untoward actions regarding this are viewed as criminal and...

Still no word on Reserve Force unit name changes

The official word on name changes for SA Army Reserve Force units at present isn't. An announcement was expected from Defence and Military...

Name changes for Reserve Force units still under wraps

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Going on for four months after Brigadier General Gerhard Kamffer, Director: Army Reserves, indicated only i's had to be dotted and t's...

Project Koba-Tlala steadily ticking off objectives

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Ten objectives of the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) ambitious contribution to government's National Development Plan via Project Koba-Tlala have been achieved...

Number of SANDF Reserve Force mandays to drop

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The number of Reserve Force mandays utilised by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is set to drop over the next...

Reserve Force unit name changes approved but not yet public

All that is needed to move a project that started more than four years ago into the next phase is a ministerial...

Defence budget cut impacting on Reserve Force wages and salaries

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A just over 30% cut in the salaries and wages allocation of the national defence budget is impacting negatively on the utilisation...

New Reserve Force regulations gazetted

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New regulations for the Reserve Force, an integral component of the South African military's "one force" concept, have been published and set...

Reserve Force to be updated and revitalised

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The Reserves are, according to SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, General Solly Shoke, "a vital component" of the South African military...

Another step taken in reactivation of SAAF Reserve squadrons

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Efforts to reactivate and resuscitate the role of squadrons in the Air Force Reserve Service (AFRS) gained impetus during a special Air...

Reserve Force soldier arrested for fraud in connection with duty call-ups

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A part-time soldier in Nelspruit apparently abused his position as a human resources clerk by unofficially calling up other Reserve Force members...

Reserve Force Chief says South Africa must have a well-funded defence...

The man at the helm of South Africa's reserve force capability firmly believes it's a necessity for the country to have a...

Name changes for Army Reserve Force units finalised

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It's now more than four years since the then SA Army Chief indicated name changes for Reserve Force units and regiments to...

Andersen again asked to stay on as Reserve Force Chief

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Major General Roy Andersen, who should have handed over responsibilities as Chief: SANDF Reserves at the end of May to a successor...

Mapisa-Nqakula – “SANDF Reserves the force to be reckoned with”

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Yet another affirmation of the importance of the Reserve Force to the overall South African military machine has come from Defence and...

Reserve Force delegation attends employer support conference for part-time soldiers

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A four member team representing the Reserve Force earlier this month became the first South Africans to hear what other countries are...

SANDF Reserves to compete in international military skills competition

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A seven strong team representing the SANDF Reserve Force flies to Bulgaria today to fly the South African flag in an international...

Pay problems for trainee military paramedics

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About 20 trainee paramedics in the SA Military Health Services (SAMHS) maintain they are not being cared for by the SA National...

More man-days for Reserves

The contribution made by the Reserve Force in bringing about the Constitutional imperative of making all South Africans feel safe has been...

South Africa to get a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

There are at least 15 military memorials commemorating South African soldiers both in country and overseas according to the Reserve Force with...

Transformation of vitally important Reserves continues

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) continues to transform and revitalise the Reserves as they contribute significantly to the military's landward...

Army Reserves are Operation Corona backbone

The ongoing border protection tasking assigned to the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) by Cabinet would be nowhere near as successful as...

Reserves are a value add for the South African and United...

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More proof of the value reserves provide to militaries comes from US Africa Command (Africom) which sees mission accomplishment as not being...

Reserve Force is major contributor to landward deployments

An indication of the Reserve Force's importance to the overall South African defence capability comes with the utilisation, for an average of...

SANDF Reserve shines in military skills competition

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A nine-strong "senior" team from the SANDF Reserve Force brought home the bacon from the recent CIOR (Inter Allied Confederation of Reserve...

Reserve Force symposium in September

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This year's SANDF Reserve Force symposium will examine, among others, the need for employer support as being indispensable for voluntary service. Major General...

Reserves are important for the Navy

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In common with the other arms of service in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), the Navy constantly battles to maximise minimal...

Name change process for Army Reserve units reaching finality

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The final briefing of SA Army Reserve Force units on the details of possible name changes was conducted in the Western Cape...

Umvoti Mounted Rifles marks its 150th anniversary

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May 16, 1864 turned out to be a momentous day when a band of settlers, some short, some tall, galloped their horses...

Successful URTP recruitment drive in KZN

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That there is a willingness among sectors of South Africa's youth to serve comes from the latest round of recruitment by the...

URTP recruitment moves to KZN

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With five provinces canvassed for University Reserve Training programme (URTP) volunteers, the Reserve Force next month moves into KwaZulu-Natal hoping for results...

Limited funding not stopping SANDF Reserves

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The Reserve component of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is increasingly being called on to supplement the regular force, particularly regarding...

Sisulu promises more money for Reserve Force

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Minister for Defence Lindiwe Sisulu has promised to give more money to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Reserve Force. She...

Reserve Force talks strategy

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The South African National Defence Force's (SANDF), Defence Reserve Division is holding a three-day strategic work session at the Saint George Hotel...

SANDF to support DHA

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is to assist the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) "in the proper staffing of critical...

Eight Reserve medics killed in dawn crash

Eight South African Military Health Service reservists were killed and eight others injured in an accident in the Free State this morning,...

DA welcomes troops’ return to border

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) has welcomed the announcement that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be redeployed to protect the nation's borders. The...