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Personnel overload at 3 SAI causes problems

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3 SA Infantry (SAI) Battalion in Kimberley is one of two premier training facilities for the SA Army Infantry Formation. The addition of three...

More than three thousand illegal immigrants stopped by soldiers in April

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April saw an escalation in xenophobia in South Africa with at least one death – that of a Zimbabwean at the hands of an...

Modern brigades’ vehicle needs to come from Infantry Formation

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Transport is an integral component of most military activity and due attention is being paid to it by the landward force as it moves...

Army commanders told be more responsible

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SA Army commanders are “expected to look after prime mission equipment”, “maintain high serviceability” and “take more responsibility and accountability”. These exhortations were delivered to...

Border patrols intercept three thousand plus illegal immigrants in March

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More Mozambicans and Zimbabweans are intercepted by soldiers than citizens from any of the other four countries sharing South Africa’s 4 862 km long...

New army work dress still a way off

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New camouflage dress for the SA Army is, according to the communication directorate of the national defence force, still within its research and development...

Second and third Modern Brigades progressing – CArmy

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The establishment of the South African Army’s second and third Modern Brigades is moving forward, according to SA Army Chief Lieutenant General Lawrence Mbatha. Mbatha...

Freedom of Thohoyandou for 15 SAI

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The peacekeeping efforts of 15 SA Infantry (SAI) Battalion, recently back from a 14 month deployment in DR Congo, will be recognised when the...

ASB business centre opens in Thaba Tshwane

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The SA Army Support Base (ASB) Garrison in Thaba Tshwane now boasts its own business centre offering services to soldiers and the wider community. The...

CArmy “outraged” by recruitment scammers targeting the military

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In the wake of the second known SA National Defence Force (SANDF) recruitment scam of the year, the man in charge of its single...

Top training honours for 3 SAI

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Kimberley-based 3 SA Infantry (SAI) battalion walked off with top honours at the South African Army Training Formation awards presentation. The unit received seven awards,...

SANDF academic year is underway

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This week saw a start to the national defence force’s academic year with Chief of the SA Army welcoming the Class of ’22 to...

Air force and Army promotions

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Senior rank numbers in the SA Army and SA Air Force (SAAF) increased by 25 this week with promotions to colonel and one brigadier...

Soldiers on toll plaza duty in December

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A commitment by Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise to government’s overall festive season security plan saw over 400 soldiers assigned infrastructure protection...

Ex Super Sapper tests Army engineers’ mettle

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The SA Army Engineer Formation is well and truly a support entity for the sharp point of the landward force and the Sappers in...

Air and road transport enlisted to move SA soldiers to DR...

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The last stop in South Africa for soldiers posted to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the...

New name for A-Mess

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Soldiers and other military personnel in Thaba Tshwane now take meals and are housed at the Albertina Sisulu Mess. The mess, along with food storage,...

Army bakeries are “bizarre”

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A decision, seemingly taken by the command of the SA Army Support Formation, to set up on-base bakeries is “bizarre”. This was how Democratic Alliance...

SA Army Chief, Lieutenant General Lawrence Mbatha answers questions from the...

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SA Army Chief, Lieutenant General Lawrence Mbatha answers questions from the media at Exercise Ukuthula 2021 Visitor’s Day in Lohatla, Northern Cape on 9...

Thabang Makwetla Speech | Exercise Ukuthula 2021 Visitor’s Day | Lohatla,...

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Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thabang Makwetla addresses soldiers and invited guests at Exercise Ukuthula 2021 Visitor’s Day in Lohatle, Northern Cape...

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