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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...

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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...