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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...

Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...

More than a thousand South African soldiers deployed with MONUSCO

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South Africa is one of 125 countries contributing to United Nations peace missions worldwide. Its contribution is currently limited only to the Democratic...

Defence committee hears top personnel “removed” for not following drills

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Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) late last year heard two top personnel were "removed" from an infantry unit for apparently...

No military environment awards this year

Instead of this year marking 40 years of environmental awareness in the South African military, there will not be any Department of...

Defence Minister wants rethink on soldiers supporting police policies

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has seemingly joined the list of politicians asking for soldiers to be deployed as part...

Shoke’s 40 year service medal explained

That current SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, General Solly Shoke, will be presented with a medal to mark 40 years of...

Better soldier selection thanks to behavioural science

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People are at the centre of military efforts says Adelai van Heerden, head of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research's (CSIR's)...

Parliamentary Defence Committee fact-finding visit to SANDF facilities and bases

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A senior SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Special Forces officer told members of Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans that...

SuperSport Park honours the SANDF on first day of SA/NZ test

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Centurion's SuperSport Park, where the second test between South Africa and New Zealand is currently underway, on Saturday honoured the SA National...

Defence Minister applauds women for their achievements in the military

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As Women's Month draws to a close, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula points out women have achieved much in the...

More than two thousand soldiers deployed for election – Zuma

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As Commander-in-Chief of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), President Jacob Zuma has authorised the deployment of more than two thousand soldiers...

SA soldiers coming home from Sudan later this month

April 23, 25 and 27 are red letter days for South African soldiers whose deployment in Sudan is over. Those three days...

South Africa not sending soldiers – or Special Forces – to...

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No South African military assistance, including Special Forces, will be sent to Nigeria to assist in fighting Boko Haram. This assurance comes from...

South Africa to withdraw from UNAMID at the end of March

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A day after a Cabinet briefing this week had expressed its satisfaction with the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) continental peace support...

Yet another integration scam

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It comes around regularly in the first two months of every year – scammers "promising" young people positions in the military on...

SANDF rural development pilot project kicks off on April 1

April 1 has been set down as the starting date for the SA Army's official commitment to rural development in North West. Lieutenant...

Analysis: Sliding rand has serious implications for SANDF

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The steady slide in the value of the Rand since 2011 holds serious implications for the Defence Force, with the dramatic slide...

Six SA Navy vessels will be in Port Elizabeth for Armed...

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Armed Forces Day this year will be in Port Elizabeth, the first time the annual celebration of South Africa's military and its...

Progress on new generation tactical communication for the SANDF

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Development of a new generation tactical communication system for the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has reached an advanced stage according to...

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