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Jungle warfare training for 21 SAI ahead of DR Congo deployment

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Training is the backbone of most military actions and operations so it is no surprise SA Army elements, particularly its Infantry Formation, devote much...

Army’s Modern Brigade explained at CTC

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The latest addition to the landward force of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is the Modern Brigade, unveiled this week at the SA...

Marievale not becoming second SAASIC base

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Marievale military base on Gauteng’s East Rand will not become a second base for the SA Army Specialised Infantry Capability (SAASIC). The base, plagued by...

Infantry Formation GOC not holding out hope for new equipment

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At least one SA Army command cadre senior officer appears to have given up on new equipment coming the way of the landward force. Major...

Marievale moving to become an equestrian base

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Moves are underway to provide proper equestrian facilities at the much-maligned Marievale SA Army base. The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) said Major General Patrick...

Sub-unit commanders learn at Lohatla Combat Training Centre

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Sixty-five SA Army junior officers completed the recent integrated sub-unit commanders’ learning programme at the landward force’s prime training area – the Combat Training...

Border protection prevents drugs worth millions reaching South Africa

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People seeking a better life than what is on offer in their own countries continue illegal pilgrimages to South Africa as evidenced by the...

Military Ombud to the rescue for MSD volunteers

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What can only be termed a complete disregard for set down conditions of service for volunteers who make it through the selection process for...

Landward force adds 100 plus colonels to officer ranks

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The ranks of senior officers in the SA Army were boosted by the promotion of 133 substantive colonels this week. According to Colonel Sammy Mosiaine,...

Ratel marks 43 years’ service as replacement slips further away

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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,...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...