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Ratel marks 43 years’ service as replacement slips further away

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) this week heard there was no progress on Project Hoefyster and the contract between Armscor,...

Gunners time-honoured tribute to “their” general

Fitting tribute was paid to Gunner General Khaya Makina, who died in March, during an Artillery Formation capability demonstration in Potchefstroom this week. CArmy Lieutenant...

New camouflage combat dress, boots and caps for SA soldiers

Among reasons for the landward component of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) embarking on a replacement exercise for among others, its boots and...

Armscor assisting in keeping ageing army equipment operational

The landward force was not part of government’s Strategic Defence Procurement Package (SDPP) and has had to extend the service life of much of...

Jungle training for quick reaction force ahead of DRC deployment

A quick reaction force (QRF) is part of South Africa’s contribution to the three-nation Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) deployed in DR Congo as the...

Praise for Sappers deployed to “fix” Vaal pollution not justified

The praise heaped on the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), in particular the Engineer Formation of the SA Army, by outgoing Chief General Solly...

Infantry Formation GOC in Limpopo

General Officer Commanding (GOC) the SA Army Infantry Formation, Major General Patrick Njabulo Dube, is doing the rounds with his most recent stop being...

Notlela deployment showed SA Army readiness

At the height of South Africa’s COVID-19 induced lockdown, the landward force showed its mettle by deploying no less than 33, mostly infantry, companies...

Strict COVID-19 precautions and protocols for Junior Staff Command Course 2021

The 2021 Class for the Junior Command and Staff Duties Course started work in earnest today (Monday, 25 January) after Friday’s official course opening...

SAMHS integral to Op Notlela

With the first anniversary of South Africa’s COVID-19-induced national state of disaster looming, it should be remembered the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), in...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...