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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,...

Gunners time-honoured tribute to “their” general

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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

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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

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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...

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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...