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Army command told people are its major asset

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General Rudzani Maphwanya, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, used an Extended Army Command Council (EACC) meeting in Oudtshoorn to stress the importance of...

“Modern Brigade” preparations underway ahead of Ex Ukuthula

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To make it a more responsive service, the landward component of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is setting up a “modern brigade”. This,...

New Army accommodation system ready for use

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Following an August demonstration at the Department of Defence (DoD) mobilisation centre in Free State, a 20 year field accommodation project is complete with...

Army projects in line with National Development Plan underway

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Project Koba-Tlala, originally an Army Reserves empowerment initiative in accordance with government’s National Development Plan (NDP), appears to have spread into regular landward force...

Field accommodation, water purification and a grenade launcher among completed Armscor...

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Armscor, according to its latest annual report, successfully completed six projects and sub-projects, notwithstanding “severe delays in deliveries” as well as contract execution “disruptions”...

Soldiers stop illegal immigrants; confiscate contraband, dagga and stolen vehicles

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In the 2020/21 financial year soldiers on border protection duty apprehended more than 21 000 illegal immigrants averaging out at 1 775 a month – around...

Minister Modise inspects fire damage at Wallmansthal

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Last week’s devastating fire at the Wallmansthal military area saw hundreds of unserviceable national defence force vehicles burnt out, drawing swift response in the...

Final countdown to Ex Ukuthula underway

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A “reduced brigade” level exercise is readying for action at the SA Army Combat Training Centre (CTC) in Northern Cape. The field training exercise –...

CArmy centre of excellence visit

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Lieutenant General Lawrence Mbatha heads the SA Army, the largest component both equipment and manpower-wise in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF). To ensure best...

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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...